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Healthcare in Thailand

Nine things to know: 1.  The sectors Healthcare in Thailand is generally good but it is important to distinguish between the private and public sectors.  The public sector is essentially for Thais although many hospitals …
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You’re in trouble In this week’s column, we explore how your embassy can help (or not) when you meet a big problem.  Of course, embassies are separate institutions, but they are increasingly coming together when …
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Gut-buster breakfast Over a hundred cafes and restaurants in Pattaya offer the full English breakfast, usually on an all-day basis. It has been a staple offering worldwide for as long as anyone can remember and …
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Sausages Ahoy It is said that 2,000 sausages are eaten in Pattaya every day, but do the consumers know what they are devouring?  Last year they almost jumped out of their skin when WHO’s International …
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ATM cards change Some 60 million magnetic-stripe ATM and debit cards issued by Thai banks and circulating in the market are being upgraded to chip-embedded cards, a process already underway and lasting until 2019 as …

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