Top National Thailand Stories From the Past Week: Thailand to Serve as Backdrop for Jurassic World 4, and More

Here is a look at the top NATIONAL Thailand stories, chosen by our Pattaya News/TPN National team, from last week, Monday, June 3rd, to Sunday, June 9th, 2024.

They are not in any particular level of importance but are listed in the order of date of publication.

  1. A prominent escaped prisoner directly arrived at Nakhon Si Thammarat International Airport from Indonesia.

A prominent escaped prisoner who was arrested in Indonesia was transferred to a central prison in Nonthaburi.

2. Thai Government spokesperson Chai Watcharong announced that the lifestyle and travel guide magazine “Time Out” has ranked Bangkok, Thailand, as the 6th best city in the world for food.

The city’s street food is recognized as the third most affordable globally and offers a wide variety of options.

3. Thailand has been chosen to serve as the backdrop for “Jurassic World 4,” the latest sequel in the globally celebrated Jurassic Park franchise.

According to Department of Tourism Director General Jaturon Phakdeewanit, the film’s production will take place from June 13 to July 16 across multiple locations, including Bangkok, Krabi, Trang, Phang Nga, Phuket, and Chiang Mai.

4. Praram Radio Center 199 received a report from Bangkok firefighters and water rescue services about a Chinese tourist boat capsizing after colliding with a navy ferry at Tha Chang Pier, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok.

The collision had resulted in minor injuries to three Chinese tourists.

5. Thailand Sees 38% Surge in Tourism with Over 14 Million Visitors in First Half of 2024.

Through the “IGNITE TOURISM THAILAND” policy, the strategy is designed to transform Thailand into a leading global tourism hub with improved infrastructure, transportation, and logistics.

Thank you and see you next week!

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The TPN National News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.