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A sacred day cruise

A sacred day cruise

A one-day river tour by the Chao Phraya Express Boat is a relaxing way to take in the sights and make merit at five temples with unique histories.

15 Apr 2021 4

A place where time moves slow

Close to world-famous tourism juggernauts, Koh Phaluai remains a low-profile destination as it paves the way for eco-conscious travellers.

8 Apr 2021
A place where time moves slow
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Wellness just for you

A simple Google search of wellness programmes or retreats will have you bombarded with countless results. It's not at all difficult to book wellness treatments around Bangkok or in the provinces if you feel like doing a healthy getaway. But the numerous options out there can be overwhelming, and unless you take the time to also research what these treatments are, you might end up signing for something that will make you feel worse rather than better. Kamalaya, however, will do all the heavy lifting for you: they'll tailor a programme based on your goals and needs so you get treatments that actually help you. On top of that, it doesn't hurt that it's located on the beautiful island of Koh Samui.

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Wellness  just for you
15 Apr 2021

Trouble in paradise

It has been a bad year for tourism and a boom in the travel and hospitality sector would no doubt be good for the economy. However, it could also be a nightmare for people living and working amid the flux of transient tourists. It wasn't that long ago that we saw media reports of tourist misbehaviour from carving names on ancient Egyptian bas reliefs to chasing geishas down the streets in Kyoto. Around the world, countries are looking for ways to curb bad behaviour from tourists. Iceland, for instance, launched the Inspired by Iceland pledge in June 2017 that urges tourists to travel responsibly. Apart from implementing official rules, a recent research study reveals that poor tourist behaviour could be reduced by simply making the tourists feel closer to the locals.

15 Apr 2021
Trouble in paradise
15 Apr 2021

A sacred day cruise

A one-day river tour by the Chao Phraya Express Boat is a relaxing way to take in the sights and make merit at five temples with unique histories.

15 Apr 2021 4
A sacred day cruise
15 Apr 2021

Loei marks Ton Dokmai Festival

In Loei, the Hae Ton Dokmai Festival will be organised at Wat Sri Pho Chai in tambon Sang Pha, Na Haeo district this month.

15 Apr 2021
Loei marks Ton Dokmai Festival
15 Apr 2021

New archaeological centre in Udon Thani

The Fine Arts Department (FAD) will open Ban Chiang Archaeological Research Centre in Udon Thani.

15 Apr 2021
New archaeological centre in Udon Thani
13 Apr 2021

Narita airport starts facial recognition trial run for faster travel

TOKYO: Narita airport, near Tokyo, started on Tuesday trialing the use of facial recognition for international travellers, with no need to show passports or flight tickets after check-in.

13 Apr 2021 4
Narita airport starts facial recognition trial run for faster travel
10 Apr 2021

Green dream features atomic superyacht

SINGAPORE: A nuclear-powered ship full of scientists, activists and billionaires, sailing the world and examining the state of the oceans. That’s the dream of entrepreneur Aaron Olivera, who believes the novel vessel will help raise environmental awareness.

10 Apr 2021 8
Green dream features atomic superyacht
9 Apr 2021

Seaside staycation

With no shortage of comfort, a stay at the seafront retreat of Hua Hin Marriott Resort & Spa is as uplifting as ice cream on a hot summer's day. Having just celebrated five years of being in operation, the resort continues to soar in popularity among families despite the pandemic. Solo vacationers and couples will also have an experience that is as sublime as the experience had by the kids doing cannonballs into the resort's pool.

9 Apr 2021 1
Seaside staycation
8 Apr 2021

Silavadee Pool Spa Resort, Koh Samui

Standing on the tranquil Laem Nan beach, Silavadee Pool Spa Resort on Koh Samui has long been a popular holiday getaway for local and foreign vacationers and honeymooners to indulge in the romantic ambience and have fun doing a wide range of leisure activities.

8 Apr 2021 1
Silavadee Pool Spa Resort, Koh Samui
8 Apr 2021

Take a trip to Japan, no passport required

Omotenashi, loosely translated as Japanese hospitality, is one of the impressions that always captures the hearts of visitors to Japan.

8 Apr 2021
Take a trip to Japan, no passport required