Travel and Life

Thailand: Chinese tourists cry foul over $265 restaurant bill

By Tue, May 19, 2015 10:24AM UTC

Footing the bill is never fun, but a group of Chinese tourists was especially displeased after finding they owed 8,840 baht (US$265) after a meal at a seafood restaurant during their recent trip to Bangkok.

Hong Kong model’s naked bungee jump causes a stir in Thailand

By Mon, May 18, 2015 5:53PM UTC

Authorities in Thailand’s northern ‘city of culture’ Chiang Mai were incensed last week after it emerged that a model from Hong Kong performed a naked bungie jump – and promptly shared images and video on social media.

China blacklists 4 people for misbehaving while traveling

By Fri, May 08, 2015 9:59AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have blacklisted four people for misbehaving while traveling, as Beijing seeks to improve the image of its tourists who are visiting the world’s touristy spots in increasingly large numbers but also are earning a reputation for rudeness.

Chinese tour guide rebukes travelers for not spending enough, gets fired

By Wed, May 06, 2015 11:26AM UTC

The tour guide scolded the bus-full of travelers, asking them: “Where are your sense of conscience and morals?”

Activists criticize government deal with Thailand’s ‘Tiger Temple’ monks

By Mon, Apr 27, 2015 9:30PM UTC

A compromise has been reached at ‘Tiger Temple’ in Kanchanaburi Thailand, but it could hardly be called a consensus. Despite rampant criticism from animal rights activists (who say the tourist site is a hotbed for wildlife misdeeds and violations) and government strict pledges to extract the tigers (made by Department of National Parks, Wildlife (DNP), and Plant Conservation chief Nipon Chotibarn on April 16) those officials were lenient when they visited the temple at the weekend.