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A little bit of an area perception that even I didn’t know, a well-known Thai influencer recommends that individuals ought to solely take taxis that show a inexperienced vacant gentle as a result of they’re registered with the Division of Land Transport and supply a safer service for passengers.

The Thai influencer, Beam, who runs a Fb web page Beam’s Story (เรื่องของบีม), informed her followers to make use of solely taxis with a inexperienced vacant signal as a result of they’ve a GPS monitoring system, an SOS button for an emergency, and a safety digicam contained in the cab.

Her put up went viral on Thai social media with many passengers sharing their dangerous experiences by the hands of Bangkok’s harmful cabbies, an amazing quantity including that they didn’t know there was a safer choice for them.

The inexperienced vacant signal got here into use on December 15 final yr after a marketing campaign by the DLT. Beforehand, purple was the color used if a taxi was vacant.

The DLT urges all taxi drivers to register their automobiles with the federal government software DLT Driver. By registering their taxis, passengers are ensured a safer service.

All registered taxis have a GPS monitoring system, driver’s info, a safety digicam within the cab, an SOS button for emergencies, and a fare metre that’s related to the DLT system, which could be monitored.

The DLT additionally launched a brand new software, TAXI OK, in December final yr, for passengers to e-book a protected, high quality service from their cellphones.

The brand new service is encouraging however plenty of Thai netizens revealed that plenty of taxi drivers are dishonest.

One mentioned…

“I discovered many taxis close to my home that managed to get their vacant lights modified to inexperienced from purple at a random store. So, not all taxi drivers with a inexperienced vacant gentle have joined the DLT scheme. The drivers informed me themselves.”

Different netizens revealed they’re nonetheless struggling the identical previous issues: drivers refusing to take them to their vacation spot in the event that they don’t fancy the route. Some others commented that the drivers informed them that the SOS button and a safety digicam is put in however they don’t work.

On the upside, a large number of netizens shared their constructive experiences of the brand new DLT taxi service, saying the drivers had been well mannered and the fares had been clear.


Yesterday, Vietnam Airways’ inaugural flight from Ho Chi Minh Metropolis landed at Phuket Worldwide Airport with 161 vacationers on board.

With Thailand’s monsoon season in full swing, all passengers got a water-proof bag as a welcome present to the island as they disembarked from the plane. The vacationers will be a part of actions organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Phuket Workplace throughout their keep.

The direct route between Ho Chih Minh and Phuket Worldwide Airport will run as soon as every week on Thursdays. Flying 962 kilometres over the Gulf of Thailand, the entire flight period is just one hour and 27 minutes.

The brand new direct route connecting Vietnam’s largest metropolis to Phuket is hoped to spice up tourism between Thailand and Vietnam.

Tickets on the route usually are not but that can be purchased by means of the Vietnam Airways web site, which is anticipated to be up to date quickly.



The high-speed railway from Laos to China is full steam forward as Laotian authorities say they hope it would improve commerce alternatives for the area. 

The hyperlink, often called the Vientiane-Boten railway was opened late final yr on December 3, as a part of China’s Belt and Street Initiative. Now, the railway operates each day to supply extra economical journey, slicing journey occasions by at the least a 3rd.

Vientiane-Boten railway varieties a bit of the Kunming-Singapore railway venture, connecting Kunming with Singapore by means of Laos, Thailand, and Malaysia. Kunming is the capital of China’s Yunnan province. However, the railway is proving to be helpful in additional methods than one.

The hyperlink has additionally introduced extra guests from Thailand to Luang Prabang, which is a UNESCO World Heritage web site and has been made one of many stations alongside the road. From the second week of Might till the tip of July, when Laos reopened for travellers, round 250,000 vacationers from Thailand visited its neighbouring nation.

Such a rise in tourism numbers has resulted in a further 800 million baht, based on authorities officers.

The railway additionally gives a sooner strategy to transport contemporary items and maintain produce contemporary alongside the way in which.



A Thai teenage dance crew has put Thailand on the map by profitable three gold medals in a world dance competitors within the US. 

The crew, named ‘Superior,’ received the medals on the World Hip Hop Dance Championship 2022 for juniors and adults held in Phoenix, Arizona from August 7-13. The crew collected their congratulations items on the Chonburi Provincial Administrative Organisation this week.

Group Superior is made up of six teenagers from Thailand’s jap Chon Buri province. The championship in Arizona noticed a complete of 211 crews from 33 nations showcase their strikes on stage. 

The Superior crew members aren’t the one younger Thais placing the dominion within the highlight. Final month, 16-year-old sprinter ภูริพล บุญสอน was named by World Athletics because the No.1 100 metres’ sprinter within the Beneath 18 age group. He set a file of 10.09 seconds on the 2022 World Athletics U20 Championships in Columbia on August 2.



And now for each bachelor’s worst nightmare. A celeb physician shared a surprising story of a girl searching for the urine of a pregnant girl to trick a boyfriend into marrying her.

The physician then issued a warning to each patrons and sellers of urine samples to cease their enterprise as they might face a superb and imprisonment.

The Fb web page, Youngsters’s Story by Physician Am raised the difficulty final Saturday, August 27.

The feminine physician, Pornnipa Siprasert, mentioned…

“Surprising! Can’t consider it! I wish to warn everybody as a result of many moms have skilled this. I got here throughout a mom’s put up on a Fb group saying a girl contacted her by way of Fb and requested to purchase her urine. The girl mentioned her boyfriend had an affair with one other woman, however nonetheless wished him to return again and marry her by tricking him into believing she was pregnant. Many different moms commented that that they had skilled the identical factor! Some agreed to promote too.”

The physician warned patrons and sellers that they are going to undergo extreme penalties of the legislation if they’re caught within the act.

In line with Part 2 of the Thai Felony Regulation, the patrons might resist three years in jail and a superb of as much as 60,000 baht for dishonestly deceiving an individual by presenting false messages or concealing the reality, and the deception is aimed on the property of others.

The sellers additionally face a penalty of 1 yr in jail and a superb of as much as 30,000 baht based on Part 86 of the Thai Felony Regulation: supporting or facilitating others to commit unlawful actions.

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