Update on Flood Situation in Thailand

National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) chief, Somsak Khaosuwan, has updated the water situation in Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani that rising sea levels will result in water levels in the Chao Phraya river to rise in the next couple of days. Residents living in riverside communities will be affected by the rising level of water.…

Vegetarian Festival 2013 kicks off nationwide!

Many people in Thailand, especially Thais of Chinese origin, are joining the celebration of the Vegetarian Festival which is being held until October 13. In observing the Vegetarian Festival, they consume meat-free meals and refrain from taking some vegetables with a strong smell. They also dress in white and pay homage to gods in Chinese…

Thai rice exports from January to August 2013 totaled 4.2 million metric tonnes, valued at 2.9 billion US dollars, or 87.2 billion baht. In terms of export value, Thailand remains the world’s largest rice exporter. Deputy Director-General of the Department of Foreign Trade Tikhumporn Natvaratat said that, during the eight-month period, Thailand’s rice export volume…

Government Spokesman Teerat Ratansevi has stated that Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yingluck Shinawatra made 42 overseas trips from September 2011 to August 2013. Mr. Teerat said that, during the period, the Prime Minister visited nine ASEAN countries, made 26 official visits, and attended 19 international conferences. He explained that it is a common practice…