Iconsiam to Light up New Year with Epic Firework Extravaganza

Iconsiam will ring in the New Year on the banks of the Chao Phraya with “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2021” on December 31 at River Park. The event will be hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) as part of year-end celebrations taking place simultaneously in five other provinces – Krabi, Sukhothai, Roi Et, Ratchaburi… Continue reading Iconsiam to Light up New Year with Epic Firework Extravaganza

Hoteliers Brainstorming Ideas to Recovery Tourism and Hospitality Industry

The Tourism and Sports Ministry of Thailand has called for a meeting with the country’s leading hotel executives to seek recovery solutions as it is planning a two-year revival plan dubbed “Thailand Tourism Year“. Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn, the tourism and sports minister, said the hospitality industry has been crippled by the pandemic. The ministry arranged a… Continue reading Hoteliers Brainstorming Ideas to Recovery Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Phuket, Thailand Applies to Reopen for Super Yachts

Thailand’s success in containing Covid-19 has come at a price: huge losses of income from foreign visitors. To lure overseas visitors and give the tourism industry a shot in the arm, the government introduced a special tourist visa (STV) scheme and recently approved a guideline for foreign tourists and crews of foreign super-yachts looking to… Continue reading Phuket, Thailand Applies to Reopen for Super Yachts

Outbreak Jump-Starts ‘Work from Home’

In one month, working from home has turned from a luxury for many office workers in Thailand to a necessity. While the transition is hampered by buggy video conferencing programmes, missed communications and unanswered emails, some office heads like the new concept, saying it can actually increase efficiency and keep workers happy.

When ‘Remote Working’ isn’t an Option

‘Working from Home‘ amidst Covid-19 is a luxury not many can afford due to the nature of their jobs. Life talks with people from five occupations who are still working and thriving out there, to see how they are adjusting their work style and staying safe while getting the job done.

Life Explores How the Covid-19 Pandemic has taken a toll on Informal Workers

Venue closure, curfew and state policies enforced to contain the spread of Covid-19 are affecting the labour force severely. Workers experience the impact in different magnitudes, with some getting less pay and seeing their working hours reduced. Others manage to work from home. Some lose their jobs entirely. Around the world, the International Labour Organisation… Continue reading Life Explores How the Covid-19 Pandemic has taken a toll on Informal Workers

Silom Lands are the Costliest in Bangkok, Thailand

Lands on Silom Road are the priciest, according to data on estimates in Bangkok gathered from 2016-2019 and reported by the Treasury Department on its website. Silom had the highest estimated price at Bt700,000-Bt1 million per square wah (4 square metres), followed by lands on Phloen Chit Road (Bt900,000 per sq.wah) and lands on Rajdamri… Continue reading Silom Lands are the Costliest in Bangkok, Thailand

Fusing Medical Tourism with Telemedicine

While a relatively new service in Thailand, telemedicine has become a fast-growing sector, complimenting already established medical tourism and even exporting the expertise of Thai doctors overseas. Organisations such as Bumrungrad Hospital and Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS) are putting dozens of their doctors on call for telemedicine appointments for Thais and patients coming from… Continue reading Fusing Medical Tourism with Telemedicine

Toward the Office-Less World

The nature of work is constantly evolving, but the pace is picking up in the era of digital disruption. The traditional norm of spending eight hours in an office staring at a screen is heading for obsolescence, as more people and their employers embrace flexible working schedules and remote work. With flexible work — not… Continue reading Toward the Office-Less World

Benefits of Remote Working for Employer

The ability to work remotely has become increasingly popular in recent years as more and more professionals are moving away from the traditional office environment. Many now opt to take their work on the go, choosing their own preferred space to work in, which could be their home, co-working space, coffee shop, beach, mountain, abroad… Continue reading Benefits of Remote Working for Employer