Tag Archive: Thailand

Greater Mekong Region – 139 new species found.

‘Dementor’ Wasps and Long-Fanged Bats! A paralysis-inducing wasp, a color-changing toad and a bat with eerily long teeth- What do all of these curious critters have in common? Sure, they all seem a… Continue reading

Migrant issue heats up in South East Asia.

Countries in Southeast Asia – Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia – come under mounting pressure from the international community to provide humane treatment to thousands of Bangladeshi and Rohingya boat people. . Thailand and… Continue reading

Laos – A landlocked or landlinked pivot in SEA?

Laos as China’s pivot state for mainland ASEAN. (I) Laos as China’s pivot state for mainland ASEAN (II) This tiny and impoverished Southeast Asian state is ever more becoming the geopolitical fulcrum for the… Continue reading

China is losing out on manufacturing to SEA.

China-ASEAN Wage Comparisons and the 70 Percent Production Capacity Benchmark. Total cost of labor (using minimum wage plus cost of welfare) is comparable in China, Thailand and Malaysia. But other countries are far… Continue reading

China offers billions to the Greater Mekong Region.

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang offered huge financial and technical support for infrastructure development projects in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS). The main proposals and projects: Five Chinese proposals on transport links, investment schemes,… Continue reading

Russia seeks closer defense cooperation with Thai Junta.

Russia is ready to sell weapons to Thailand as Moscow wants to see a new era of military and security cooperation to combat transnational crime and terrorism. A closer cooperation between the Thai… Continue reading

THAILAND INVITES TOURISTS TO “EXPERIENCE MARTIAL LAW”!!

Thailand’s Tourism Authority (TAT) says tourists can now travel “both day and night with safety at all times”. Rather than highlight its country’s beautiful natural landscapes or its innumerable architecturally aesthetic structures, the… Continue reading

A bad Thai September – Schlechte Tourismuszahlen – Une mauvaise septembre – Una cattiva settembre.

In September 2014, 1.85 million tourists came to Thailand, which is 7 percent less than in September-2013. In the first nine months of the year the number of tourists decreased by 10.28 percent.… Continue reading

THAILAND CONSIDERS TRACKING TOURISTS WITH GPS.

Thailand, which began arresting citizens last summer for reading copies of George Orwell’s 1984, is now considering tracking tourists with GPS devices. Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Minister, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, said the government is… Continue reading

Thailand has an Interim Constitution.

The new interim or provisional constitution grants sweeping powers to the Thai military junta that took over on May 22, 2014 by a coup. Thailand’s military leader, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha secured the king’s endorsement… Continue reading