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3 Nigerians Star In Real Life Version Of ‘The Terminal 2 – Thailand Edition’

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3 Nigerians Star In Real Life Version Of The Terminal Thailand Edition

Three Nigerians stranded at Suvarnabhumi Airport for almost two months have become stars in what appears like a real-life movie “The Terminal 2 – Thailand Edition”.

“The Terminal”, a 2004 American comedy-drama starring Tom Hanks, was based on the true story of an Iranian refugee stuck at Charles de Gaulle airport in 1988 without a passport or papers.

Now Thailand has a follow-up for movie makers with three Nigerians stuck in departures waiting for airlines to resume services and borders to reopen.

The Special Operations and Public Relations Department at Swampy said two of the men landed on March 21st on an Emirates flight with a connection with Lao Airlines to Vientiane. The third man arrived on March 24th with Etihad Airways connecting to Myanmar on a Bangkok Airways flight.

Before the three men could catch their connections, both Myanmar and Laos closed their airports to all inbound flights preventing the Nigerians from reaching their destinations.

The trio couldn’t return to their homelands as both Emirates and Etihad suspended operations, nor can the men enter Thailand because they don’t have visas leaving them stuck in the departure lounge for nearly two months.

The Nigerian embassy in Bangkok did attempt to organise flights home for the men via the United Arab Emirates, however, the UAE will not allow transit passengers to enter until June 4.

While stranded at the airport, staff and officials have been providing the trio with food, drinking water and other necessities. The two airlines are also helping to take care of the men.

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Four New BTS Stations Opening Friday

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The operators of the BTS Skytrain system announced the opening of four new stations on the Sukhumvit Line northern extension will go ahead as planned this Friday following a series of successful test runs.

The four new stations opening are Royal Forest Department (N14), Bang Bua (N15), 11th Infantry Regiment (N16) and Wat Phra Si Mahathat (N17).

All trips between the Royal Forest Department and Wat Phra Si Mahathat will be free until the end of the year.

Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang said the new stations would link educational institutions, government offices, and suburban communities while relieving traffic on normally congested roads along the route of the new extension.

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On Nut Cannabis Farm Busted

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On Nut Cannabis Farm Busted

Two Chinese nationals were arrested and 1,000 cannabis plants seized after Bangkok Metropolitan police raided a warehouse in the On Nut area following a tip-off from the owner of the premises.

The two men, here on student visas, were selling dried organic marijuana to clients for 250,000 baht per kilo, however, their landlord became suspicious at high power bills running into six-figures every month in a property with a monthly rental price of only 40,000 baht.

On Nut Cannabis Farm Busted

He called the police and asked them to look into the matter and surveillance was put in place to gather evidence.

Wu Ding Bin, 41, said to be the ringleader in the online business, caught on he was being watched and cut the power to the warehouse letting all the plants die.

Police had gathered enough evidence against him and raided the warehouse while another team picked him up at a condo on Soi Ramkhamhaeng 24/3.

He was remanded in custody pending further legal proceedings.

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Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

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Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

Nike Thailand has launched a massive new flagship store in Bangkok’s Siam Center designed to showcase product innovation.

Operated by Southeast Asian luxury retail specialist Valiram, the new 9000sq foot Nikestore offers a blend of physical and digital retail experiences for shoppers.

Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

“Nike Bangkok at Siam Center exists to offer everyone the ability to make sport a daily habit, ensuring they are inspired and committed to staying active,” said director of Nike stores Southeast Asia & India Tarundeep Singh.

Services such as head-to-toe apparel fitting and footwear trialling are offered to provide consumers with opportunities to deepen their connection with the brand and select products suited to their needs.

You can also book one-on-one sessions with running experts and styling specialists.

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