Codeshare agreement announced between Bangkok Airways and Garuda Indonesia

Bangkok Airways (PG) and the national airline of Indonesia, Garuda Airlines (GA) recently announced their codeshare agreement on selected flights to Thailand. A codeshare agreement allows airlines to directly sell another airline’s flight using their own flight numbers. The specific routes negotiated began on December 15, 2014. Continue reading Codeshare agreement announced between Bangkok Airways and Garuda Indonesia

Thai taxi drivers learning English on the go in Thailand

Thai taxi drivers are learning English on the go in Thailand, thanks to The Department of Skill Development (DSD). They are now providing English lessons on radio for taxi drivers to learn English, in order to assist tourists visiting the country.  Director-General of DSD,  M.L. Puntarik Smiti, said that the radio broadcast training services really do help taxi drivers improve their English skills. Continue reading Thai taxi drivers learning English on the go in Thailand

The life of sea gypsies after the 2004 tsunami in Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand

The Agence France-Presse (AFP) media recently reported on the life of sea gypsies after the 2004 tsunami in Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand that killed 5,395 people in Thailand alone. Even though their origins are uncertain, sea gypsies are believed to be the earliest inhabitants dotting the coasts of Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand on the Andaman Sea. As seafaring nomads, their existence depended solely on their fishing. Continue reading The life of sea gypsies after the 2004 tsunami in Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand

Deciding whether to bring your pets when visiting or moving to Thailand

There are several things you need to consider carefully when deciding whether to bring your pets with you on holiday when visiting Thailand, or moving them with you when settling in Thailand as an expat. In addition to the myriad of Thai legal requirements allowing pets into the country, you should take note of other particulars. Continue reading Deciding whether to bring your pets when visiting or moving to Thailand

Enjoy the beautiful Phra Nang Beach in Ao Nang, Thailand

Phra Nang Beach in Ao Nang, Thailand in Krabi Province is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Formerly called Ao Phra Nang (Princess Bay), the beach is only twenty minutes from Ao Nang via a longtail boat. Nestled between the Andaman Sea and tropical mangrove forests, this Thai beach offers spectacular unspoiled scenery, perfect water for swimming, and activities for all ages and budgets.  Continue reading Enjoy the beautiful Phra Nang Beach in Ao Nang, Thailand