Phi Ta Khon Listed as One of Thailand’s National Treasures in 2013

The Department of Cultural Promotion, under the Ministry of Culture, has registered Phi Ta Khon, or the Ghost Festival, as one of Thailand’s cultural heritage items in 2013.

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Great Opportunities for Thailand to Attract Muslim Tourists in AEC

The Muslim tourism market worldwide is likely to grow further. It is receiving greater attention in Southeast Asia, in anticipation of 2015, when the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) goes into full effect.

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Thailand’s Investment in 2013 Likely to Reach 900 Billion Baht

Thailand’s investment value from January to October 2013 amounted to 757 billion baht. It is expected that the value will reach about 900 billion baht by the end of the year, against 1.46 trillion baht registered in 2012.

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Thailand Provides Relief Assistance to the Philippines

Thailand has presented 200,000 US dollars (around six million baht) to Her Excellency Jocelyn S. Batun Garcia, Ambassador of the Philippines to Thailand, as part of its contribution to the Government of the Philippines for disaster relief following the devastation caused by typhoon Haiyan.

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Thai Economy in 2013 and Outlook in 2014

The Thai economy in 2013 is projected to grow by 3 percent, compared with 6.5 percent in 2012. The growth rate is likely to be around 4-5 percent in 2014.

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Prime Minister Cites ICT Connectivity as Key to Inclusive Growth

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, in her keynote address at the Connect Asia-Pacific Summit 2013, has stated that ICT connectivity is key to inclusive growth and development.

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A Call for Serious Action against the Root Causes of Problems in the Deep South

Provincial governors and district chiefs in the three southern border provinces have been called to take serious action against the root causes of problems in the deep South.

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People Urged to Join Campaign to Stop Violence against Women and Girls

Members of Thai society have been urged to join the campaign to stop all forms of violence against women and girls and to be aware of problems involving domestic and family violence.

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Joining Loy Krathong Festival in Thailand

One of the most fascinating water-based cultural events in Thailand, Loy Krathong takes place on the full-moon night of the twelfth lunar month, or in November. It is a well-known festival among foreigners, as well.

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Thailand Offers Assistance to the Philippines Affected by Typhoon Haiyan

Thailand has prepared prompt assistance for the Philippines, whose central region was struck by typhoon Haiyan on 8 November 2013.



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