A Thai dancing troupe in traditional costumes at the Erawan shrine in Bangkok on 22 September 2015. Photo: EPA
Nithinan Boonyawattanapisut
Opinion

Opinion

Eye on Asia by Nithinan Boonyawattanapisut

Thailand, the Land of Smiles, is beaming on tourists, blockchain and cryptocurrencies alike to promote technological innovation

  • Thailand’s National Innovation Agency is providing access to over 44 billion baht (US$1.4 billion/HK$11 billion) in funds
  • Along with dedicated innovation hubs in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, the Thai government is aiming to nurture up to 3,000 start-ups within the next 10 years

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A Thai dancing troupe in traditional costumes at the Erawan shrine in Bangkok on 22 September 2015. Photo: EPA
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