Thailand & Asia

Airport in Thailand

Thai airport infrastructure An increase of international passenger numbers, combined with a strong domestic traffic, led Thailand to accelerate its program of investment in airport infrastructure. Thailand is facing a slower growing number of traveler in the last 18 months, due to the recent political events. The figures show that while domestic traffic rose 16.1%, the increase was offset by a 5.6% decrease in international passengers. Overall, the six airports run by Airports of Thailand (AOT) experienced an increase of 37.8% in

Ports in Thailand

Ports in Thailand Thailand has a coastline of 3219 km with over 4,000 km of waterways. Major ports of Thailand : – Bangkok – Laem Chabang – Map Ta Phut – Rayong – Phuket – Songkhla – Sattahip – Si Racha The development and management of all major ports in Thailand depend on the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT). At present, there are eight international ports in operation, including four private ports equipped and approved for handling containers. Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) The Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) is a public

Bangkok

What is Bangkok? Bangkok is the capital and largest city of Thailand. This city is known in Thailand under the name “Krung Thep”. The city spans over 1,600 square kilometers in the delta of the Chao Phraya River in central Thailand. It has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6% of that of the country. More than 14 million people (22.2 percent) live in the Bangkok Metropolitan Area. Bangkok is a city in Thailand, or “everything” happens. The history of Bangkok Bangkok has

ASEAN

What is ASEAN? ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) was established August 8, 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the “Declaration of ASEAN” (Bangkok Declaration) by the Founding countries namely Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam then joined the group January 7, 1984, Viet Nam, July 28, 1995, Laos and Myanmar July 23, 1997, and finally Cambodia April 30, 1999. Goals and Objectives As written in the Declaration of ASEAN, ASEAN’s goals and objectives are: – To accelerate economic growth, social progress and

Cost of living in Thailand in 2017

Cost of living in Thailand in 2017 The cost of living is one of the main reasons why people move to Thailand. While housing is very affordable, the food can be quite expensive, especially if you are attached to imported foods such as cheese, wine, olives … brand name clothing and cosmetics can be quite expensive too. But overall, Thailand still ranks as one of the cheapest places to live in South Asia. This article will focus on the cost of living

Thai monarchy

Thai Monarchy The King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the ninth of the Chakri dynasty, is revered for his intelligence, his worldview and for his attention to the population. The King is one of symbols of the cultural identity of Thailand, and he is considered as the supreme guardian of the religion : the Buddhism. For Thai people, welfare and tranquility of the nation depends largely on the morality of the king, who is committed to promote public well being, both material and spiritual. June 9,

Economy of Thailand

Economy of Thailand According to the IMF, the economy of Thailand is considered as an emerging economies, heavily dependent on exports which account for over half of GDP, 654 billion of dollars in 2015. This same year, Thailand is the second largest economy in Southeast Asia, after Indonesia but ahead of Malaysia. The recovery in Thailand since the Asian economic crisis of 1997, is expressed in particular by specializing in certain export sectors such as automotive, food processing, electronics that make return significant

Phuket

 Shipping from and to Phuket Phuket is one of the southern provinces (Changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Phang Nga and Krabi, although Phuket is an island and its borders are not terrestrial. North of the island is Phuket International Airport. Geography of Phuket Phuket is the largest mainland province of Thailand located in the Andaman Sea, west of the Malay Peninsula. It is very mountainous, with a mountain range west side which aligned north to south. The mountains of southern Phuket extend

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai: Handicraft export paradise Chiang Mai, capital of the province of Chiang Mai, is the largest and most culturally significant city in northern Thailand. It is located at aproximatively 700 kilometers from Bangkok, among some of the highest mountains in the country. The city is on the banks of the Ping River, the largest tributary of the Chao Phraya River. In recent years, Chiang Mai has become an increasingly modern city, although it lacks the cosmopolitan gloss of Bangkok. It has

Koh Samui

Koh Samui Ko Samui is an island in the Gulf of Thailand located belonging to the province of Surat Thani. Located about 25 km from the coast, it is the second largest island in Thailand, with an area of 228 km² and a population of 62 500 inhabitants in 2012. It enjoys many tourist natural resources: white sandy beaches, coconut palms and coral . Geography of Koh Samui The island is located in the Gulf of Thailand, about 35 km northeast of the city