CanCham Thailand would like to express its best wishes to King Rama X, H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua, on the auspicious occasion of his first birthday following his Coronation last May.

Bangkok’s Land of Smiles ice hockey tourney marks its 25th anniversary this fall and organizer Scott Whitcomb is hoping 35 teams will compete in the tournament, which has become a “must attend” event for recreational hockey players in the region. First some background: the original…

On July 12, 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar issued Notification 1/2019 which announced that foreign entities and individuals will be permitted to invest in the shares in Myanmar companies listed on the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX). Ownership will undoubtedly be restricted at…

On May 29, 2019, three new acts were published in the Government Gazette to update existing laws and introduce new regulations relating to the protection and conservation of the environment. These laws will come into effect on November 25, 2019, and the implementation of all…

By Shamez ‘Mez’ Lalji The 25th anniversary addition of the Mekong Cup was held in Bangkok on February 15th & 16th. Asia’s longest-running ball hockey tournament lived up to its hype continuing the long-standing tradition of competitive play, comradery and celebration coupled with the gala dinner and awards…

Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act B.E. 2562 (2019) (PDPA), approved by the government earlier this year, was published in the Government Gazette on May 27, 2019. Provisions relating to the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data will come into force one year after publication….

To celebrate 36 years of purveying Bangkok’s most deliciously authentic Thai cuisine, iconic restaurant Spice Market has unveiled an eye-catching line-up of gastronomic delights. From its tropical garden surrounds in Parichart Court atrium, the restaurant marked the occasion by unveiling a new-look menu and subtle…

Jim Algie was one of the most prominent Canadian journalists based in Bangkok over the past two decades. He has since gotten married and moved back to North America. But in this Q & A, Voyageur looks back at his life and time in Thailand….

The Factory Act (No. 2) B.E. 2562 (2019) and Factory Act (No. 3) B.E. 2562 (2019) were published in Thailand’s Government Gazette on April 30, 2019. These will amend the Factory Act B.E. 2535 (1992). The Factory Act (No. 2) will become effective 180 days…

Scott Whitcomb and his company JOG Athletics make hockey jerseys for some of the most prestigious universities in the United States from a factory in suburban Bangkok. The company was first called Jamcomb after co-founders Jamie Marriott and Scott Whitcomb. They had met while teaching…

On April 29, 2019, the Bank of Thailand issued Notification 4/2562 Re: The Determination of Rules, Procedures, and Conditions for Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Lending Businesses and Platforms. The notification took effect the following day. The notification lays out a number of guidelines for P2P platform providers…