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- October,2023(part3) -
15 Oct, 2023
Malaysia Airlines subsidiary Firefly launches new Penang-Bangkok route
Malaysia Airlines subsidiary Firefly will launch a new direct flight between Penang, Malaysia and Bangkok, Thailand from November 3, 2023.

Flights operate 5 times a week. The aircraft used is a Boeing 737-800 (189 economy seats).

The planned flight schedule is as follows.
Penang ⇔ Bangkok (Don Mueang) (from November 3, 2023)
FY3632 PEN16:00 DMK16:50 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun
FY3633 DMK18:00 PEN20:50 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun

Firefly is an LCC, but on this newly opened Penang-Bangkok flight, there is no additional charge for checked baggage up to 10kg. Complimentary snacks are also provided on board.

A sale is currently underway. For reservations and details, please refer to the official Firefly website.







14 Oct, 2023
KOKUYO opens its first stationery POP UP SHOP in Thailand
KOKUYO Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Osaka City / President: Hidekuni Kuroda) will open Thailand's first POP UP SHOP from October 19th (Thursday) to October 25th (Wednesday), 2023 in the capital Bangkok. The event will be held at the shopping mall "Mega Bangna".

In Thailand, the need for self-expression is increasing with the spread of SNS, and the value-added stationery market is expanding. It was possible to purchase some KOKUYO products at KOKUYO's global EC store, which opened in Thailand in September 2022, but until now, there were limited opportunities to touch KOKUYO stationery in Thailand. They will opened a POP UP SHOP in the shopping mall "Mega Bangna", which is popular among young people, and they sell the "Pastel Cookie Sora" series, which is popular among Chinese students, and the "GOOD TOOLS", which is popular in Japan. A total of 363 product numbers including series will be available in Thailand.
13 Oct, 2023
Thailand, inflation rate in September 2023 is 0.3%
The Consumer Price Index (CPI, 2019 = 100) compiled by Thailand's Ministry of Commerce in September 2023 was 108.02, an increase of 0.3% compared to the same month last year and a decrease of 0.36% compared to the previous month, which was lower than the market forecast of 0.8%. , the lowest level since June 2023. This figure was also well below the Bank of Thailand's target range of 1-3%. Inflation was at its lowest level, weighed down by lower prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as lower prices for meat, poultry, fish, seasonings and condiments. And non-food inflation has also moderated.

The core CPI excluding fresh food and energy was 104.38, an increase of 0.63% from the same month last year and a decrease of 0.03% from the previous month.
12 Oct, 2023
Taiwan's Starlux Airlines launches new Taipei-Chiang Mai route
Taiwan's STARLUX Airlines has announced that it will open a new route connecting Taipei (Taoyuan), Taiwan, and Chiang Mai, Thailand, starting January 18, 2024. Flight ticket sales have already begun.

The flight operates three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The aircraft used is an Airbus A321neo (8 business seats, 180 economy seats).

The planned flight schedule is as follows.
Taipei (Taoyuan) ⇔ Chiang Mai (from January 18, 2024)
JX751 TPE12:55 CNX16:15 Tue/Thu/Sat
JX752 CNX17:15 TPE22:10 Tue/Thu/Sat

For details and reservations, please refer to Starlux Airlines' official website.







11 Oct, 2023
Thailand considers extending stay period for foreign experts in digital technology from three months to one year
Efforts are underway by the Thai government to attract foreign experts in digital technology, who are in high demand in the Thai labor market.

According to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Anutin Charnvirakul, It is said to be under consideration that the Ministry of Local Government will extend the period of stay in Thailand for foreign experts in digital technology from three months to one year based on a proposal by the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society.

In Thailand, there is a growing shortage of skilled workers in digital technology, and these efforts need to be moved quickly.

Drafting of the policy is currently underway and the plan is expected to be implemented once finalized.







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