Leisure Travel

Road tripping Thailand: Weekend getaways to beat the crowds

Oct 9, 2019

Get off Thailand's well-trodden track by rail or road with lesser-known weekend getaways

Air is so dirty in northern Thailand, leader flies to see it

Apr 2, 2019

The air hanging over Thailand's far north has become so polluted that it has drawn a visit by the prime minister to see in person what is being called a severe health crisis

Thailand's new government could be unstable, short-lived

Mar 23, 2019

Thailand's election Sunday is likely to produce a weak unstable government whether a civilian or military-backed party cobbles together a coalition, setting off a new phase of uncertainty in a country that's a U.S. ally in Southeast Asia

Thailand braces for powerful storm at southern beach towns

Jan 4, 2019

Ferry services suspended, people evacuated ahead of a tropical storm expected to pound Thailand's southern beach resorts during a peak tourism season

Alba the albino orangutan returned to jungle in Indonesia

Dec 21, 2018

The world's only known albino orangutan climbed trees, foraged for food and began building a nest after being released into a remote Borneo jungle more than a year after conservation officials found her starving and dehydrated in an Indonesian village

Thailand keeping 'The Beach' of movie fame closed for rehab

Oct 4, 2018

Thailand extending closure of a beautiful bay made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie "The Beach" until it recovers from years of environment damage caused by too many tourists

21 killed as bus plunges into ravine in Indonesia

Sep 8, 2018

Officials say 21 people were killed when a tourist bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia's main Java island

Australian woman detained in Bali over Papua link

Aug 4, 2018

An Australian graduate student whose honeymoon plans in Indonesia included a cultural festival in the violent and insecure Papua region says she's being deported after officials accused her of being a journalist

US art collector returns 12 ancient artifacts to Thailand

Aug 3, 2018

A private American collector has returned a dozen ancient artifacts to Thailand as the Southeast Asian country presses for other treasures that were taken abroad to be given back

The Latest: 14 dead, 162 injured in Indonesia quake

Jul 29, 2018

The death toll from a strong earthquake that struck Indonesia's popular tourist island of Lombok has risen to 14, with more than 160 injured

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