Most people in the Bangkok area said they are not affected by the minimum wage hike to 300 baht per day, according to a poll by the Bangkok University Research Center. Some said their lives got worse, mostly due to rising prices.
The Thai government is making adjustments to its tax system, and may eventually require taxi drivers and food merchants to start paying VAT taxes. Recently the corporate tax rate was cut by 3 percent, and the government wants to raise the VAT tax rate from 7 to 8 percent.
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Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive form of severe dementia usually striking elderly people. But activities that stimulate the brain and body, such as playing cards or having sex, may reduce the chance of getting Alzheimer’s, according to the Health Ministry.
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With more people adopting healthier lifestyles, the functional food industry has been growing fast in recent years. Functional foods are natural or processed foods containing ingredients that promote and maintain the body’s health. Such foods can supplement a regular balanced diet.
It seems more people are saying that Thailand is becoming a more difficult place to live. When it comes to crime, they may be partially right. The potential for corruption exists when bribery is considered an acceptable practice by the people in authority.
Over the past 10 years there has been a dramatic change in the public’s perception of cosmetic surgery and non-surgical solutions for both Thais and foreigners. Long gone are the days when people would feel embarrassed if their friends or relatives knew they had visited a skincare clinic. Now, appearance and personality have become more and more important for those seeking sublime self-confidence or the chance to find a dream job.
Last year, more than 8 million tourists visited Pattaya, which includes both Thais and foreigners, who spent more than 87million baht. That number should rise to 10 million tourists in 2015 when the ASEAN Community takes effect, predicts Pattaya Lord Mayor Ittiphol Khunpluem.
An energy crisis is looming on the distant horizon for Thailand. About a decade from now, all the natural gas from the Gulf of Thailand will have been used up. Costly alternatives such as importing liquefied gas and increasing the use of fuel oil/diesel plants will cause electric bills to skyrocket.
The Ministry of Public Health has been developing a project to increase the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) of Thai children from the year 2000.
A government worker in Thailand may get a lower monthly salary than a private sector worker, but because of greater job stability, the government worker will end up accumulating more lifetime income, according to a special report by the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI).
Prostitution has become so widespread in Thailand for so long that it has become world famous for it. Many foreigners in other countries associate Thailand as a place where prostitution is its major industry. Some even make jokes about it. But the reality is not that funny for the prostitutes.
Falling in love is wonderful. In addition to making the world a better place, love also makes your life and the lives of those around you even more happy. On the other hand, displaying too much love as a couple, especially in public, might only be irritating to other people.
More than 150 Thai tourism workers in Phuket staged a protest in front of Russian businesses that they claim are taking jobs away from them. The "Russian domination" of Phuket is largely due to lax law enforcement by local authorities, the protestors claimed.
The widespread practice in Thailand of using foam containers or plastic bags for “take away” food orders is a hidden health hazard, doctors warn. Heated food causes chemicals like styrene to leach into the food and end up absorbed by the body. Some chemicals are known carcinogens, so eating takeout food from foam containers should be minimized.
The Retailers Association of Thailand announced that the retail industry is expected to grow by 10 to 12 percent in 2013. This growth is largely powered by an increase in market competition of the convenience store business, expected to grow by 18 percent this year.
The elderly ex-mayor of Saensuk will be serving a sentence of 28 years and 5 months for the killing of another local politician in 2003. He had evaded punishment with various court appeals and evading police until he was finally arrested.
The thorny issue of what to do with persecuted Rohingya refugees from Myanmar continues to vex Thai authorities. A proposal to build a refugee camp in Ranong province has raised protests by some local military and community leaders.
THAILAND is one of the nation's favourite overseas holiday destinations - but the popular family playground has a darker side.