TAT Reports Candlelight Vigil Tourism Up 8000% Since Bomb

BANGKOK — Amidst dire economic news exacerbated by the recent bomb attacks in the capital city, the Tourism Authority of Thailand today reported some positive news, declaring a huge spike in candlelight-vigil-based tourist arrivals. “Since the dreadful events of Monday, the country has seen a major upturn in arrivals of international visitors who are seeking vigil-type recreation,”... 

Thai-led AEC Confirms Asian Dawn of Endless Prosperity

BANGKOK – The ASEAN Economic Community, including the Heads of State/Government of Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Member Countries of ASEAN, on the occasion of the... 

Army Bans 10 “Dangerous Books” From Bookstores

BANGKOK – Citing the need to promote harmony in society, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has instructed Thailand’s leading bookstores to remove 10 potentially incendiary titles from their shelves. According to an anonymous source at Kinokuniya’s flagship at Siam Paragon, staff were forced to come to the store at 6am Tuesday morning, only hours after martial law was declared,... 

Non-Naked, Non-German, Non-Sex Tourist Plunges From Hotel Window

Thai Police Baffled At Unprecedented “Karl Slym” Case   BANGKOK – The Royal Thai Police are asking the public to help with any leads in the mysterious death of Karl Slym, 51, who died after jumping out of a hotel window Monday despite not being naked, German, or in the presence of one or more Thai prostitutes. “We’ve simply never seen a case like this before,” said Police Lieutenant... 

Nation “Mood Meter” Saves Newspaper Industry

BANGNA – The global decline in the traditional news industry, once considered inevitable, appears to have been completely and permanently reversed by the innovative addition of a “Mood Meter” on the website of the Nation, Bangkok’s second-largest English-language press. By allowing users to click on a selection of faces ranging from “Happy” to “Angry” to “Mai Pen Rai” after reading...