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  1. Ap Photos: Editor selections from the past week in AsiaRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    In this Monday, Feb. 20, 2017 photo, North Korea's Ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol, right, speaks to the media outside the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Security camera footage obtained by Japanese television appears to show a careful and deliberate attack last week on the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, while Malaysia said Monday it had recalled its ambassador to North Korea amid rising tensions between the nations.

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  2. Battambang on course for growthRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Pnompenh Post

    Battambang, the city at the epicentre of Cambodia's agricultural heartland, has long struggled to reward its farmers with profits and compete in global markets. However, new logistics and economic development projects are driving a positive transformation that could see the city develop into a regional agro-industrial hub.

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  3. TAT recruits Buakaw, Mario to give tourism promotion an extra dash of star appealRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Nation

    RENOWNED kick-boxer Buakaw Banchamek and young acting star Mario Maurer are taking to the global stage in promoting the Thai tourism sector this year. The Tourism Authority of Thailand is hosting an "Amazing Fight" event, inviting tourists interested in Thai kick-boxing to join Muay Thai activities in the Kingdom.

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  4. Human capital 'key' to sustainable Mekong tourismRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Nation

    TOURISM EXPERTS have called for sustainable tourism in the Greater Mekong Subregion by viewing human capital development and human resource development as "strategic pillars". Jens Thraenhart, executive director of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office , said: "In the Mekong tourism region, we absolutely want all of those multiple bottom-line outcomes.

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  5. Raja Ferry looking at Andaman Sea routeRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Nation

    RAJA FERRY PORT PLC, a leading ferry and boat service provider in the lower Gulf of Thailand, plans to expand to the Andaman Sea and connect its operation to the Pacific and Indian oceans. He added that the company should find out this year if this would happen after it submitted the proposal for the ferry operation and port construction to relevant agencies for consideration.

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  6. A winter's escape to care for elephants in balmy ThailandRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | Philly.com

    Escaping Pennsylvania's winter weather is always a priority for me. I like to mix volunteering with global destinations.

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  7. the Big Issue: Those pesky touristsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Bangkok Post

    If you need to watch a rant or even start a hot dispute, pick an expatriate, any expat, and say "double pricing". Chinese tourists at Koh Phi Phi Marine National Park in Krabi have selfie sticks and typhoon shelter instructions, and now they're so brazen they even want to pay the same as Thais to enter the park.

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  8. Russian rebound tops new Phuket update, while AirAsia links Phuket and Pattaya.Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | 4 Hoteliers

    Russian arrivals are back to pre-crisis level while zero-baht tourism curbed Q4 growth rate, with total airport arrivals surpassing 7.5 million passengers, Phuket experienced a sharp year-on-year rise of 18% compared to 13% the previous year. This is largely attributed to the resurgence of the Russian source market, which increased by 51% last year.

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  9. Glimpse into the life of pioneer family behind tourism boomRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Nation

    THAI tourism historian Chanin Donavanik knows the hotel business in Thailand well. As the son of Thanpuying Chanut Piyaoui, founder of Dusit Thani , Chanin spent his entire life involved in hospitality.

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  10. Nigeria: Fact-Check - Presidency Wrong Again - Nigeria Not World's Second-Largest Rice ProducerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | AllAfrica.com

    "As I speak to you now, Nigeria just achieved the record of the second largest producer of rice in the world. The rice revolution just started a year ago," Mr. Shehu, senior special assistant on media to President Muhammadu Buhari was quoted by The Cable as saying.

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  11. Lates & BreaksRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Daily Star

    Go from Gatwick on Thursday for a week B&B at the three-star Tangerine Beach Hotel in Kalutara for 750. See southalltravel.

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  12. Tapping into the Islamic tourist marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Bangkok Post

    Visitors from majority Muslim nations are growing fast and they are finding a warm welcome at hotels in the South, writes Ekkarat Mukem The Phu Phi Maan Resort & Spa has the standard facilities of a typical hotel, without the bars and alcoholic rinks. It advertises itself as a '100%' halal-compliant hotel.

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  13. Solo traveller Sarah Obser takes a boat in Bangladesh. Photo: Sarah ObserRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | South China Morning Post

    International SOS says main threats for women are sexual harassment, sexual assault and bag theft, while many worry about financially motivated crimes More women are travelling to increasingly dangerous countries for business and leisure, prompting a greater need for in-depth knowledge and support, a travel security firm has said. Between 2014 and 2015, the number of female travellers going to destinations rated as having "extreme" or "high" travel risk increased by 24 per cent, according to medical and travel security services firm International SOS.

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  14. Grand celebrations of Francophonie in Thailand to be launched next monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Nation

    The International Organization of la Francophonie's member states that have a diplomatic mission or consular post in Bangkok will organize several events to celebrate the International Francophonie Day, the French Embassy announced. To launch the Francophonie festivities in Thailand, a reception co-organized by the Embassies of Belgium, Canada, France, Morocco and Switzerland will take place on March 1 during which each country will present their culinary specialties, according to a press statement from the French Embassy.

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  15. Samsung Pay goes live in MalaysiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Oak Ridge Observer

    "We are proud to call leading financial institutions and merchants our partners and to introduce Samsung Pay as the most widely accepted mobile payment service in Malaysia", said Samsung Malaysia Electronics vice-president of the Mobile and IT business unit Lee Jui Siang. Samsung Pay allows users to register up to 10 cards with the smartphone's digital wallet.

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  16. Sex robot holidays: 'Cyborb brothel' resorts to open worldwideRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | Daily Star

    It is no surprise Amsterdam, crowned the "city of sin", is predicted to be the first place to offer glamorous cyborg brothels. And there is no doubt sex tourist hotspots including Philippines, Thailand and Mexico will follow, will be putting themselves on the robot romping map.

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  17. Malaysian Demand Surges for Japanese CosmeticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | HAPPI/Household & PP Industry

    One of the newest Asian Tigers is fighting with other members of the streak to be the top user of Japanese cosmetics. According to an article in The Bangkok Post, users of Japanese cosmetic products in Malaysia are expected to surpass those in Thailand and Singapore to become their top consumers in Asia, according to industry officials.

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  18. Post your commentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | Bangkok Post

    National artist Chalermchai Kositpipat shows a chocolate box featuring an image of Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai on Thursday. CHIANG RAI: A chocolate importer and distributor has recalled products with packaging featuring a picture of Wat Rong Khun after national artist Chalermchai Kositpipat complained it was inappropriate.

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  19. Myanmar nationalist monks protest Thai crackdown on sectRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | Powhatan Today

    A Buddhist nationalist group that has been accused of stirring up religious tensions in Myanmar has demonstrated outside Thailand's embassy in Myanmar to protest the Thai government's siege of the temple headquarters of a controversial Buddhist sect. Friday's protest by more than 100 monks and supporters was organized by the Association of the Protection of Race and Religion - also known as Ma Ba Tha - a group that has been criticized for pushing an anti-Muslim agenda in mostly Buddhist Myanmar.

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  20. 'I didn't realise he was dying' - the day I lost my fiance on trip of a lifetimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 24 | Independent.ie

    A woman has told of how her fiancA died in front of her after he was stung by a deadly jellyfish during a trip of a lifetime. A woman has told of how her fiancA died in front of her after he was stung by a deadly jellyfish during a trip of a lifetime.

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