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7 hrs ago | The Nation

BDMS targets total of 50 hospitals in 2015

Bangkok Dusit Medical Services, one of the largest hospital networks in Southeast Asia, plans to increase its portfolio from 35 to 50 hospitals by the end of 2015.

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13 hrs ago | Slovak Spectator

Italian journalist based in Slovakia is stabbed

ITALIAN journalist Antonio Papaleo who participated in revealing a Slovak scheme of money laundering was stabbed during his holiday in Thailand on July 3. He survived the attack and is recovering in hospital under police protection.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

CNN

5 of Southeast Asia's darkest destinations

Some of the 8,000 human skulls at the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center in Cambodia sit in a glass case.

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Thephuketinsider.com

Condo Hotel Black And Blues

This week news became public that the Allamanda Laguna Phuket condo hotel operation is planning to cease operations at the end of July.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

The York Daily Record

Thai soldiers hit the beach in cleanup campaign

Soldiers in full combat uniforms, some armed, were deployed by Thailand's military junta to one of the country's most crowded beaches Wednesday to clear away food stalls, massage huts and other illegal vending operations as part of a campaign to clean up the country's image.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Nation

Rooms with a view

Tucked away beyond the Phuket Town and sheltered by a backdrop of mountains, Panwa Cape was once a deep-sea port serving merchant ships and, more recently, the occasional cruise liner.

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The Nation

Electronic monitoring devices considered for Don Mueang, Phuket airports

After achieving success at Suvarnabhumi Airport, the authorities are planning to use electronic monitoring devices at the capital's Don Mueang International Airport as well as at the Phuket International Airport in a move to prevent tour guides and taxi drivers from harassing tourists.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Bangkok Post

Phuket vows airport mafia cleanup

The Third Region Navy on Monday said it was cleaning up all illegal activities and will improve services at the Phuket airport within a month.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

Bangkok Post

Motorbike taxi vests to stay orange

The colour of new vests issued to licensed drivers of motorcycle taxis operating on Bangkok streets will continue to be orange, as recommended by Land Transport Department director-general Asdsathai Rattanadilok Na Phuket.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

Bangkok Post

Centre to keep records of taxi drivers

The Land Transport Department has set up a centre to build a database of public transport drivers to improve road safety.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Examiner.com

'The First Cultural Spa in the World'

There are many ways to enjoy adventures in Phuket, Thailand, but you will find so much more.

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The Nation

Plans set to make Pattaya a major MICE destination

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau has announced a strategic plan to turn Pattaya into an international meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions destination.

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Blaze

Qantas flight attendant confessions: When Owen Beddall met Katy Perry

In his 12 years as a first-class Qantas flight attendant, Owen Beddall gossiped in the galleys with a whole host of celebrities.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Katy Perry, World News, Thailand

Thu Jul 03, 2014

CNN

Summer's spectacular skies

The fireworks on Bastille Day are a must-see if you're in Paris. Marcia Taylor attended the celebration for the first time in July 2012 and captured this display.

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Hospitality Net

Patrick Duff has been promoted Resort Manager at Indigo Pearl in Phuket, Thailand

Patrick Duff has been promoted from Executive Assistant Manager to Resort Manager since joining Indigo Pearl in January 2014.

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Hospitality Net

Dawid Koegelenberg has been named General Manager at Paresa Resort Phuket in Phuket, Thailand

Paresa Resort, the hideaway-style luxury resort in Phuket, Thailand, is proud to announce the appointment of Dawid Koegelenberg as General Manager.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

South China Morning Post

Smugglers and drug traffickers exploit weaknesses in airport security

Italian Luigi Maraldi, whose stolen passport was used by a passenger boarding the missing Malaysia airlines flight 370, shows his passport as he reports himself to Thai police at Phuket police station in Thailand.

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Bangkok Post

NCPO vows to splash water cash

Junta chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has promised South Korean investors that the military administration will press on with the water management and infrastructure schemes initiated by the last government even though they are now under review.

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QTMagazine

Gay, First-Class Flight Attendant Spills Secrets on Celebs

Owen Beddall's Confessions of a Qantas Flight Attendant: True Tales and Gossip From the Galley is a juicy read with guest appearances from Katy Perry and Lily Allen.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

Bangkok Post

NCPO: B8bn airport plan too costly

The Airports of Thailand will review a planned passenger screening system costing 8.3 billion baht after the junta's budget scrutinising committee found the project was too costly.

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