Love history? Then check out these Thai destinations

… Bangkok, Ayutthaya is well worth the trip if you want to see first-hand what an ancient Thai city looked like.   Chiang Mai You might know Chiang Mai for once being the capital of the Lanna Kingdom. This Kingdom covered most of Northern Thailand at one point, but the Burmese invaded in 1557 and claimed Chiang Mai as their own. It took over 300 years for Siam (what Thailand was previously known as) to reclaim the city, and it now acts as the country’s northern capital. You’ll find an …

Thailand Transport Minister speech of truth about infrastructure

… appeal as an investment destination. Comparing ranking between the World Economic Forum Survey of 2010-11 and 2012-13, the Minister pointed out to his audience that Thailand declined from rank 57 to 65 for the competitiveness of its rail, from rank 28 to rank 33 for its roads, from rank 43 to 56 for its ports and from 28 to 33 for its airports. The Kingdom today ranks 49th in infrastructure competitiveness. This is far behind Singapore (2nd), Taiwan (27th) or Malaysia (29th). At the same time, …

Medical tourism in Thailand on the rise

… the English language. We have less English-speaking people compared to Singapore and Malaysia.” Even so, the number of foreign patients in Thailand grows at a yearly rate of 16 per cent. In 2011, they generated US$3.15 billion in revenue, compared to just above US$800 million in Singapore. In recent years, Thailand has been reporting a higher number of overseas patients from the United States and Western Europe who are choosing the Kingdom over Singapore because of lower costs. Thailand is …