Mandatory Health Insurance for Expats in Thailand with retirement visa from 31 October

Foreigners applying for a Non O-A visa will be required to purchase health insurance from October 31, 2019 according to Thaivisa. Non–Immigrant Visa “O-A” (Long Stay) This type of visa may be issued to applicants aged 50 years and over who wish to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 1 year without the…

Scandinavian and Asian islands make it to top 10 list

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Wondering where to spend your next holiday? If you’re looking to relax by the beach or explore stunning sceneries, CNN’s list of beautiful islands to visit across the globe might just be of interest. From crystal clear water and bounty beaches to snowy landscapes and towering mountains the list includes inspiration for every taste. Among…

Clean Finnish water to be bottled and shipped to China

Bottled ground water from the Finnish city of Lahti will be transported on the China-bound trains next year, as a ground-breaking ceremony took place on Friday for a bottling facility. Aqua-Matters, a company owned by Singapore-based investor Allan Poh and his family, is involved in the investment, which is estimated at 20 million euros (22…

Norwegian project to make ocean waste valuable

A Norwegian project is being launched to promote the usage of plastic waste as a source of energy for energy intensive industries, reducing ocean waste and improving energy efficiency. The project will be carried out in five countries, the other four being China, India, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its pilot phase is expected to start at…

US-Korean nuclear talks in Stockholm broken off

Negotiations talks in Sweden between officials from North Korea and US have broken off, North Korea’s top negotiator said late on Saturday 5 October through an interpretor at the North Korean Embassy in Stockholm. The talks, at an isolated conference centre on the outskirts of Stockholm, were the first such formal discussions since US President…