Thailand used by criminals as a new offshore support location for online networks targeting Chinese market

Thailand used by criminals as a new offshore support location for online networks targeting Chinese market

October 11, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thai police working with Chinese counterparts disrupt increasingly large and confident online betting and call centre scams Police in China last month announced the suppression… Read More ›

Thai PM may yet change the culture in Thailand and last month emerged as a JPop fan of Japanese band AKB48

Thai PM may yet change the culture in Thailand and last month emerged as a JPop fan of Japanese band AKB48

October 9, 2018

Culture, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand, like much of Asia is looking East with shared tastes in new popular music and TV soaps. The Thai PM recently drew attention to… Read More ›

The pervasive problem of debt in Thailand and the struggle to survive for those hit by bad fortune

The pervasive problem of debt in Thailand and the struggle to survive for those hit by bad fortune

October 8, 2018

Culture, Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The heart breaking stories of some good people in Thailand who either through bad fortune or bad life choices end up living a very Thai… Read More ›

Teachers in Thailand held to a high standard as shocking cases of misconduct with students emerge

Teachers in Thailand held to a high standard as shocking cases of misconduct with students emerge

October 5, 2018

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

In January LINE messages received by a female shocked teachers and officials at a school in Nakhon Ratchasima when it was found out that they… Read More ›

Tourism booming in Thailand. Soon a $100bn income stream to protect as Asian visitors grow

Tourism booming in Thailand. Soon a $100bn income stream to protect as Asian visitors grow

October 3, 2018

Culture, Economy, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Some foreigners particularly westerner express scepticism about the continued spiral in Thai tourist numbers – we looked and found and it is even a greater… Read More ›

Historical French embassy in Bangkok opened to the public

Historical French embassy in Bangkok opened to the public

October 1, 2018

Culture, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thailand’s relationship with France are of critical importance to its ongoing trade with Europe and the western world – today it is a very warm… Read More ›

Thailand’s sex industry crackdown sees westerners rounded up at hotel orgy in Pattaya – brothel raided

Thailand’s sex industry crackdown sees westerners rounded up at hotel orgy in Pattaya – brothel raided

September 29, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

There appears to no limits to the serious effort to suppress the formerly rampant sex for sale culture in Thailand including arrests of officials and… Read More ›

Disabled Thai woman killed by a young gambler for her gold necklace in a chilling crime that shocked locals

Disabled Thai woman killed by a young gambler for her gold necklace in a chilling crime that shocked locals

September 27, 2018

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Young Thai man from respectable background carried out appalling murder driven by the need to repay a gambling debt A young man from what has… Read More ›

Prayuth indicates an interest in political office – favourite as Thailand’s next Prime Minister

Prayuth indicates an interest in political office – favourite as Thailand’s next Prime Minister

September 24, 2018

Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Pheu Thai and Thaksin Shinawatra are also actively preparing for the 2019 election with plans to energise its electoral base with a popular policy platform… Read More ›

Vern Unsworth sues Elon Musk in Los Angeles court while UK proceedings are also pending and being prepared

Vern Unsworth sues Elon Musk in Los Angeles court while UK proceedings are also pending and being prepared

September 23, 2018

Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Musk sued by UK hero Vern Unsworth – the spat raises the question of a mistaken prejudice and stereotype held by some against foreigners living… Read More ›

Thai femme fatale raises the question of safety for westerners who bring strangers to hotel rooms in Thailand

Thai femme fatale raises the question of safety for westerners who bring strangers to hotel rooms in Thailand

September 20, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

There are many dangers in Thailand but record tourist numbers show that many westerners love ‘free’ and independent minded Thailand in spite of everything and… Read More ›

Mr Goldshell – the Thai hero turtle brings joy and hope to a small Thai village while another village calls police over ghost

Mr Goldshell – the Thai hero turtle brings joy and hope to a small Thai village while another village calls police over ghost

September 18, 2018

Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World:

Thailand is a country where ghosts and legends do battle for people’s minds with the biggest inspiration of all – the lottery win In a… Read More ›

Koh Tao claims by UK teenager questioned by Thai police – arrest warrants indicated for some media

Koh Tao claims by UK teenager questioned by Thai police – arrest warrants indicated for some media

September 16, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

Sensational claims by UK’s Sun tabloid are challenged as Thai police take a criminal action against media outlets and online posters over the damage caused… Read More ›

Death sentence for the ‘Iceman’ drug lord in Thailand highlights new zeal by Thai authorities

Death sentence for the ‘Iceman’ drug lord in Thailand highlights new zeal by Thai authorities

September 13, 2018

Crime, Economy, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand sending strong message to international drug gangs that use the country to transport deadly drugs to international markets The notorious Malaysian drug smuggler dubbed… Read More ›

Former jet set monk jailed for over a century in Thailand after trial on financial charges

Former jet set monk jailed for over a century in Thailand after trial on financial charges

September 11, 2018

Crime, Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Extraordinary story of former Thai monk who exploited the goodwill Thai people for a luxury lifestyle A former Thai monk was jailed last month for… Read More ›

Thailand’s road accident rate still a red light – many factors driving the carnage with no easy fix

Thailand’s road accident rate still a red light – many factors driving the carnage with no easy fix

September 10, 2018

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

 Thai PM orders tough new road traffic penalties, which could have caused undue hardship for working Thais, to be held off Thailand’s Prime Minister has… Read More ›