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  1. HOLIDAY hideaway

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peta Tomlinson Global austerity measures might be tightening belts in many countries, but it seems there's no sign of the sun setting on our favourite tropical resorts. Thailand, in particular, remains hot for Hong Kong buyers who fancy their lap of ...

  2. Finding the harm in false alarm

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jason Gagliardi in Bangkok Dear Hongkongers planning a trip to Bangkok. Welcome to the City of Angels, recently voted favourite leisure city by Business Traveller and Asia's greatest food city by TripAdvisor's legion of readers and contributors. ...

  3. Bangkok tours resume, with cheaper deals offered

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com After a month's suspension, tours to Bangkok will resume on December 1 at cheaper prices. On October 25, Hong Kong issued a red travel alert covering the Thai capital and 16 provinces, advising against going to flood-affected ...

  4. High and dry, but not without some sacrifice

    Posted Oct 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jason Gagliardi in Bangkok As I sit writing this from the 16th floor of a friend's Bangkok condominium, I don't think I have ever been quite so grateful to be high and blissfully dry. However, as the vast volume of water from Thailand's cen ...

  5. Thailand's islands

    Posted Sep 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tim Pile

    ... with Tim Pile Away from the jet-skis and full-moon parties, the intrepid traveller can still find isles where the white sand and clear blue seas are unspoiled. 1. Koh Kham A welcome antidote to the unchecked development, overcrowding and waste-management ...

  6. Thai projects make job seekers smile

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nick Walker The Thai government says its US$14 billion (HK$108.9 billion) construction sector is projected to expand by around 7 per cent over the next few years. Moreover, the government's rubber-stamping of US$5.9 billion for investments in infrast ...

  7. One-woman show isn't enough to tackle floods

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Pavin Chachavalpongpun Thailand is drowning in what is believed to the worst floods in more than half a century. The north and the central plains have been submerged in water, in places up to 2 metres deep, and the Yingluck Shinawatra government is now tr ...

  8. first person

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Arnaud Leveau is a French journalist, historian and film critic based in Bangkok. He visits Hong Kong and the mainland frequently to cover news and film festivals. This year he published a book on Chinese communities in Vietnam and Thailand, which will be ...

  9. 'These guns and roadblocks are making people scared'

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The violence in Thailand's troubled south will not be solved by sending in more soldiers but by long-term efforts, say locals. Greg Torode reports It is known as the 'highway of heartache'. Tall trees with over-hanging branches line the str ...

  10. 'Widows' village' sad symbol of insurgency

    Posted Sep 05th 2005, 12:00am by Simon Montlake

    ... Simon Montlake in Rotan Batu A royal-sponsored project gives hope to victims of violence in Thailand's south As the death toll mounts in Thailand's troubled south, a village of grieving women and children is taking root on a riverbank near the p ...




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