• Airbnb: Five Reasons Why Thailand Is A Preferred Destination For Living & Working

    Bangkok, Thailand, 11 November 2020 – As travel sees a comeback across Thailand in the new normal, Airbnb sees an emerging trend to extended work-cations around Thailand as people look to combine work, travel and living.

    According to a recent YouGov survey commissioned by Airbnb 87% of Thai people found an extended work-cation appealing. With an increased desire and ability to work from anywhere, Airbnb share five reasons why Thailand is a preferred destination for digital nomads.

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    1) Diverse locales
    Whether you prefer mountains or beaches, cities or off-the-beaten-path destinations, Thailand can cater to all types of work-cation. The cool and mountains of the north, the history of the central plains and the world-class beaches on the Andaman and Gulf coasts, the options for an inspiring work-cation are limited only by your own imagination.

    2) You’ll never go hungry
    Thailand is famous for its cuisine and dining out is a part of daily life. You don’t have to be in the heart of a city to find great food options, the quietest rural neighbourhood can spring a food surprise and with street vendors ubiquitous the food options are endless. If you want to take your work-cation to the next level and learn how to cook, then take advantage of some great Airbnb Cooking Experiences.

    3) Culture immersion and new experiences
    Thailand is a land of diversity and from one destination to the next, cultural nuances abound. These can manifest in local dialects, beliefs and even cuisine! From reefs to rainforests to national parks and mountains, Thailand’s natural gems are complemented by the hospitality of local communities, their handicrafts and local way of life. These regional highlights are what makes a work-cation in Thailand so exciting; being able to combine work and travel with new experiences in vibrant local communities can be food for the brain and inspiration for the mind.

    4) Connectivity
    Thailand has fast and reliable wifi coverage throughout the country making the opportunity to work from anywhere, real. All you need is a laptop and you can connect with anyone, anywhere in the world at any time through Thailand’s omnipresent wifi.

    Thailand also has impressive transport facilities – domestic flights, interprovincial rail and bus, and an extensive road network – making it easy to get around in the country and to explore new areas anytime from your work-cation base.

    5) Location, location, location
    Thailand’s recently launched Special Tourist Visa is the first step in re-opening the country and attracting long stay international travellers. A well connected aviation hub with more than four billion people living within a 6-hour flight, the country’s central location makes it easily accessible and a popular destination for digital nomads. Its proximity to regional business centres means short business trips are easy; leave your Airbnb in the morning and be back in time for an evening swim and sundowners.

    An established tourism destination that welcomed almost 40 million international visitors in 2019, Thailand remains popular with long-term visitors. And as the region starts to reopen borders, Thailand is well positioned to become the destination of choice for work-cations.

  • Dutch man arrested for stealing Gopro on Koh Tao Island.

    The Surat Thani Police arrested a Dutchman after he stole a Gopro in Koh Tao Island. Rattawit the victim went to file a report with the Koh Tao Police on 8 October 2019. The Dutchman had stolen a black Gopro 7 with equipment worth about 12,000 THB from a store called Koh Tao Telecom on 4 October 2019. The suspect had stolen a Gopro, a Gopro stand, 2 USB cords, a spare battery, a battery charger case, a card reader and more.

    Gerhardus from The Netherlands was caught on the security camera inside the store. The Koh Tao Police decided to contact the Surat Thani Immigration to use the Biometrics system in order to get information on Gerhardus. Officials also tracked him down to find what his activities and plans were after the day of the theft, this was also to make sure that Gerhardus hasn’t committed any more theft to other local stores in Surat Thani.

    Credit: INN News
    Credit: INN News

    Turns out the investigation team discovered that he had run away from Koh Tao Island and was hiding at a bungalow on Koh Samui Island. The suspect had crossed islands with the belief that he could escape the law and keep the brand new GoPro all to himself.

    Officials teamed up together and planned to arrest the suspect while he was traveling back to his room after enjoying a day out. There was evidence hidden under the stairs in his room which included the stolen Gopro and other stolen goods from Koh Tao Telecom. When Gerhardus arrived the police informed him of the charges then they took him to the police station. The suspect has now been sent to the Koh Tao Police Station for the prosecution process. Hopefully, this will set an example to others that theft is never a good idea, especially in a foreign land.

    FB Caption: There was evidence hidden under the stairs in his room which included the stolen Gopro and other stolen goods from Koh Tao Telecom.

    Source: INN News


  • Long Weekend Causes Isaan Congestion

    Isaan Congestion – The northeast has suffered heavy congestion at the start of the four-day vacation.


    Isaan congestion jams were reported on the Mitraparp Highway in Nakhon Ratchasima on Friday on a 30km-long section between Tambon Thab Kwang of Saraburi’s Kaeng Khoi district and Tambon Pak Chong of Nakhon Ratchasima’s Pak Chong district and 10km between Tambon Nong Sarai in Pak Chong district and Khlong Phai Prison in Sikhiu district.

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    Another 3km queue was reported at the Nakhon Ratchasima-Khon Kaen bypass.

    Highway and regional police were working on the congestion and expected it to be cleared by Friday night.

    The long weekend is constituted by Asarnha Puja Day on July 27, the 66th birthday of His Majesty King Rama X on July 28 and an extra holiday for the birthday on monday

    The nation

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