Southern Thailand; Rail link for Trang, Satun, Phuket aired

From Bangkok Post: 14 Sep 2015 Transport planners are looking into a new rail route linking Trang with Satun and Phuket provinces as part of efforts to boost tourism to the South. The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning will speed up a feasibility study of the proposed route, said director Pheerapol Thawornsupacharoen. The rail […]

Thai govt bans foreigner ‘visa runs’ to borders

Immigration police at land border crossings have now stopped giving entry stamps to foreigners who exit and immediately return to Thailand to extend their stay for 15-30 days on visa runs. “The order is not new. Originally, officers were authorised to consider giving permits. But in this current situation of heightened security, all officers have to […]