Thailand’s Phuket island reopens for vaccinated tourists under quarantine-free ‘sandbox’ schemeMore than 200 tourists have arrived on the first day of Thailand’s quarantine-free tourism pilot programme for the resort island of Phuket. The island, which was hit hard by economic losses during the pandemic, started welcoming fully-vaccinated tourists on July 1, 2021. The arrivals are under the “Phuket sandbox” programme to restart Thailand’s ailing tourism industry that has been reeling from pandemic losses for more than a year.
Thailand's tuk tuks and boats marooned at Lunar New Year
Parked in rows with many gathering dust and cobwebs, hundreds of “tuk-tuk” motorized rickshaws, tour buses, and boats lie silent across the Thai capital of Bangkok, after suffering a twin blow from the coronavirus pandemic and a lack of foreign tourists.
Meet Thailand's 23-year-old democracy activist
It was with a kiss that student activist Tattep Ruangprapaikitseree first took centre stage in Thai politics. His embrace with his boyfriend at parliament last December as they campaigned for gay marriage rights shocked conservatives and stirred a social media storm. Libby Hogan has more.
Thai labourers in Israel tell of harrowing conditions
A year long BBC investigation has discovered widespread abuse of Thai national living and working in Israel-under a scheme organised by two governments. Some are overworked, others unpaid and there are dozens of unexplained deaths.
Would you bring your dog to work?
Dog ownership is very popular in Thailand, especially with the younger generation. One marketing company in Bangkok encourages employees to bring their own dogs to work, saying it helps reduce work-related stress.
Hong Kong now on 'brink of total breakdown': police
Rare weekday fighting in Hong Kong carried into Tuesday night as authorities admitted that the city is on the verge of collapse.
Rohingya 'lost generation' fight for right to education in Bangladesh camps
Rohingya children in Bangladeshi camps are struggling to study, especially after the government issued letters to local schools banning their attendance. But some are still finding ways to get their education.
100 Women: Meet Bangkok's all-female Muay Thai fight team
Chamagorn Chairin, professionally known as Yodying, trains an all-female fight team in Bangkok. Female Thai boxers are still not allowed to compete at two of the country's main stadiums.
Thai cabin crew switch trade amid coronavirus crisis
Thailand helps sea turtle swim again with prosthetic flippers
'I don't recommend you do this': Thailand's stealthy snake wrangler
Catching snakes with his bare hands has become a common task for Pinyo Pukpinyo, a 50-year-old firefighter from Thailand. Pukpinyo says he has caught about 10,000 snakes in his 16-year career.
Thai drag queen joins politics to challenge gender bias
A drag queen aiming to promote LGBT rights and gender equality has joined Thai politics ahead of the general election on March 24.
One Year Behind Bars
December 12, 2018 marks one year that Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been imprisoned in Myanmar.
Thailand's pet groomer reopens as new coronavirus cases slow