Only 7% of applicants for informal sector financial supports have received the green light for payouts

Only 7% of applicants for informal sector financial supports have received the green light for payouts

April 9, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

Only a small minority of applications for the monthly support payments during the virus emergency have been approved from a large range of informal workers… Read More ›

Chanthaburi police investigating reports of foreigners spitting when denied entry to a convenience store

Chanthaburi police investigating reports of foreigners spitting when denied entry to a convenience store

April 9, 2020

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Police scour CCTV footage for evidence of the spitting incident said to involve a number of foreigners in Chanthaburi on Tuesday outside a convenience store.… Read More ›

PM signs order granting visa extensions to all valid visa holders until April 30th to cull queues

PM signs order granting visa extensions to all valid visa holders until April 30th to cull queues

April 9, 2020

Crime, Living, Thailand:

The order also granted a waiver for all 90-day reporting extending all deadlines until April 30th at the earliest. The immigration chief says this date… Read More ›

Thailand and US aim for a new more ‘proactive’ trading relationship as ambassador meets Prayuth

Thailand and US aim for a new more ‘proactive’ trading relationship as ambassador meets Prayuth

April 8, 2020

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Today’s meeting between the PM and American Ambassador say Thai sources could lead to a more ‘proactive’ trading relationship. General Prayuth revealed that he had… Read More ›

Popular Phuket based Facebook page attacks foreigners and tourists in Thailand as virus tensions mount

Popular Phuket based Facebook page attacks foreigners and tourists in Thailand as virus tensions mount

April 8, 2020

Living, Media, Thailand:

Spotlight Thailand, a hugely popular Facebook page with nearly 600,000 followers overnight attacked foreigners as ‘shit tourism’ and called for them to ‘get out’ of… Read More ›

Progress in the fight against the Covid 19 enemy but medical expert says it will still take more time

Progress in the fight against the Covid 19 enemy but medical expert says it will still take more time

April 8, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Lower new cases of infection and hospitalisation mean Thailand is winning the war against the Covid 19 virus but it’s too soon to think of… Read More ›

Award-winning abbot shot after violating the curfew on Tuesday morning in Surat Thani province

Award-winning abbot shot after violating the curfew on Tuesday morning in Surat Thani province

April 7, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Local headman says he killed the abbot of the local monastery and environmentalist in self-defence after he was arrested for violating the 10 pm to… Read More ›

Hotel run by foreigners raided in Ko Samui and over 20 arrested as they attempted to flee police at the scene

Hotel run by foreigners raided in Ko Samui and over 20 arrested as they attempted to flee police at the scene

April 7, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Two foreign co-owners of a hostelry raided in Koh Samui on Sunday are to be charged by police. The island was closed from Tuesday to… Read More ›

Surprise Covid 19 diagnosis and death of Hungarian patient leads to 100 medics being placed in quarantine

Surprise Covid 19 diagnosis and death of Hungarian patient leads to 100 medics being placed in quarantine

April 6, 2020

Living, Thailand:

A Hungarian man at a Phuket Hospital with a weakness in his limbs following a traffic accident was operated on before his links with the… Read More ›

Swiss man left gasping in Pattaya fire, life saved by an alert neighbour as his condo is ravaged by the blaze

Swiss man left gasping in Pattaya fire, life saved by an alert neighbour as his condo is ravaged by the blaze

April 6, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Firefighters and police seek to interview the Swiss man about the blaze at his condo in Pattaya at 7.30 am this morning. He is currently… Read More ›

Elderly UK businessman kills himself in central Bangkok by jumping from flyover onto busy road last Saturday

Elderly UK businessman kills himself in central Bangkok by jumping from flyover onto busy road last Saturday

April 6, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Saturday’s suicide of the businessman followed that of a 26-year-old English teacher in Bangkok who threw himself from his apartment balcony on the 25th of… Read More ›

Virus may be partially airborne and Minister right in face mask fracas according to new US research

Virus may be partially airborne and Minister right in face mask fracas according to new US research

April 5, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

World Health Organisation has consistently described reports of airborne transmission of the virus as ‘fake news’ but recent research in the US and a letter… Read More ›

Conditions tighten, grow more tense for visitors staying on in Thailand during the to coronavirus emergency

Conditions tighten, grow more tense for visitors staying on in Thailand during the to coronavirus emergency

April 4, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Foreigners in Thailand should look carefully at their position in the coming week as flights close and make sure their lifestyle is viable for the… Read More ›

Police to track down arrivals last night who escaped Suvarnabhumi Airport in defiance of emergency

Police to track down arrivals last night who escaped Suvarnabhumi Airport in defiance of emergency

April 4, 2020

Living, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Dramatic events in which 158 Thai passengers rebelled against emergency quarantine orders at Suvarnabhumi Airport. The shocking scenes led to the Director-General of the… Read More ›

Jail time looms for sick party animals who defied the virus state of emergency in Phuket this week

Jail time looms for sick party animals who defied the virus state of emergency in Phuket this week

April 4, 2020

Crime, Living, Thailand:

PHUKET: The sentence handed down to 18 teenagers in Ayutthaya should let the Phuket party crew know what is in store when they come before… Read More ›

Investigation into the death of 57-year-old Muslim man who died on a train last Monday. Had medical cert.

Investigation into the death of 57-year-old Muslim man who died on a train last Monday. Had medical cert.

April 3, 2020

Living, Thailand:

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: The 57-year-old arrived in the early hours of Sunday morning on a flight from Islamabad. He was issued a medical certificate from… Read More ›

Thailand faces a third shock after the virus if high debt and the informal economy are not prioritised

Thailand faces a third shock after the virus if high debt and the informal economy are not prioritised

April 3, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

BANGKOK: A World Bank report this week highlights Thailand, Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy, as one of the key concerns in the region as it faces… Read More ›

UK couple with two young children stranded on Koh Phangan as dream job was axed after 3 days in the sun

UK couple with two young children stranded on Koh Phangan as dream job was axed after 3 days in the sun

April 2, 2020

Living, Thailand:

SURAT THANI: The plight of the couple and their two young sons has been covered in the UK media as the situation escalates in Thailand… Read More ›

‘Zero’ – nationwide curfew announced on TV by the PM as the government steps up virus fight

‘Zero’ – nationwide curfew announced on TV by the PM as the government steps up virus fight

April 2, 2020

Living, Thailand:

BANGKOK: ‘Zero’ is the government’s target. New curfew to be part of stepped-up measures to stem the spread of the virus with 3 more deaths… Read More ›

Lamborghini survives a plunge into low-level klong in Pathum Thani, driver emerged unscathed

Lamborghini survives a plunge into low-level klong in Pathum Thani, driver emerged unscathed

April 2, 2020

Living, Thailand:

PATHUM THANI: 30-year-old Jakrawan Sukhumkanchana was later given the all-clear at a local hospital by medics where he reported with chest pains after he swam… Read More ›