4 women behind multi-million dollar counterfeit racket smashed by police in Nakhon Pathom after raid, arrests

4 women behind multi-million dollar counterfeit racket smashed by police in Nakhon Pathom after raid, arrests

November 3, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Girl power team operating a US dollar counterfeiting racket at a printing facility northwest of Bangkok, thwarted by a police raid that saw the arrest… Read More ›

Kingdom may see up to 1 million tourists this year but it will be an uphill battle to get back to 2019

Kingdom may see up to 1 million tourists this year but it will be an uphill battle to get back to 2019

November 2, 2021

Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The decision by Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha to reopen the kingdom on the 1st November more decisively and liberally appears to be delivering results… Read More ›

Economy climbing out ‘of a hole’, foreign firm’s confidence levels rose sharply during October

Economy climbing out ‘of a hole’, foreign firm’s confidence levels rose sharply during October

November 1, 2021

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

The Finance Ministry is insisting the economic growth for 2021 will be in excess of 1% driven by renewed domestic spending, exports and now a… Read More ›

Vaccinated tourists from 63 countries can leave SHA plus hotels after 1st night says top official in Phuket

Vaccinated tourists from 63 countries can leave SHA plus hotels after 1st night says top official in Phuket

October 30, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Protests from small business operators who feel excluded from the reopening process in Phuket on Friday drew a clear response from Deputy Governor Pichet Panapong… Read More ›

US businessman in Bangkok kidnap plot seeks justice as police link him to damaging American TV report

US businessman in Bangkok kidnap plot seeks justice as police link him to damaging American TV report

October 29, 2021

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

Senior officers with the Food and Drug Administration in Thailand and police had already raided a warehouse run by Paddy the Room in Bangkok in… Read More ›

Fears for travellers trying to access Thailand in the interim period as Thailand Pass launch nears GO

Fears for travellers trying to access Thailand in the interim period as Thailand Pass launch nears GO

October 27, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Hoteliers have generally given a warm welcome to the new urgency driving the November 1st reopening injected by Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha but are… Read More ›

Thailand starts CPTPP application process driven by fears for inward investment and the economy

Thailand starts CPTPP application process driven by fears for inward investment and the economy

October 26, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Vietnam is emerging as Thailand’s key competitor for investment and trade opportunities. The fellow ASEAN member is already in the CPTPP pact which China applied… Read More ›

Russian and Indian travellers unhappy at entry rules for November 1st, call for simpler plans

Russian and Indian travellers unhappy at entry rules for November 1st, call for simpler plans

October 25, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A key problem emerging for many tourist hotspots in Thailand for the high season is the problem with lack of recognition of the Russian Sputnik… Read More ›

Police investigate the rape of a party hostess in Chonburi, three men accused have been arrested 

Police investigate the rape of a party hostess in Chonburi, three men accused have been arrested 

October 24, 2021

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

The latest case highlights the dangers of ‘hostessing’ for young women in Thailand seeking to earn short term cash by serving drinks and performing a… Read More ›

Most tourists will be able to travel freely in Thailand once they pass their first test on arrival here

Most tourists will be able to travel freely in Thailand once they pass their first test on arrival here

October 23, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Details emerging on the November 1st reopening are encouraging and appear to show a determination by the Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan ocha, to make… Read More ›

Thailand planning an infrastructural overhaul aimed at improving regional transport links to boost the economy

Thailand planning an infrastructural overhaul aimed at improving regional transport links to boost the economy

October 23, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Plans for a landbridge between the coast of Chumphon and Ranong linking the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea which would cut two days… Read More ›

46 countries green-lighted as Thailand’s tourism business is set to take off from November 1st

46 countries green-lighted as Thailand’s tourism business is set to take off from November 1st

October 22, 2021

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s foreign tourism big bang: 46 countries listed below from November 1st with nightlife to reopen on December 1st next. The Minister of Public Health,… Read More ›

New health insurance regime for retirees living in Thailand means foreign firms can provide cover

New health insurance regime for retirees living in Thailand means foreign firms can provide cover

October 20, 2021

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

Statement by Thailand’s Deputy Minister of Public Health caused some alarm among foreign visa holders and retirees in the kingdom but the change, on balance,… Read More ›

Pheu Thai Party deputy leader proposed Thaksin’s former wife as lead candidate for Prime Minister

Pheu Thai Party deputy leader proposed Thaksin’s former wife as lead candidate for Prime Minister

October 19, 2021

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The government’s top legal expert, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, has dismissed the significance of the video conversation as mere political discourse despite efforts by… Read More ›

Online skimming scam impacting thousands of Thai bank account holders shut down by officials

Online skimming scam impacting thousands of Thai bank account holders shut down by officials

October 18, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The scam highlights the importance of data protection both by Thai firms and international firms where credit and debit cards are used. On Monday, it… Read More ›

Thailand calls for Myanmar talks as besieged coup leader is barred from the ASEAN summit in Brunei 

Thailand calls for Myanmar talks as besieged coup leader is barred from the ASEAN summit in Brunei 

October 17, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

In September, the parallel government declared an all-out defensive war on the Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s armed forces, as the will of the people to confront the… Read More ›

Southern surge in COVID-19 cases sees daily cases jump by 20% on Friday as doctors issue warning

Southern surge in COVID-19 cases sees daily cases jump by 20% on Friday as doctors issue warning

October 16, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

New outbreak comes as Bangkok is preparing ‘swab hubs’ to cater for a strong inflow of foreign tourists from November as Thailand ramps up its… Read More ›

Bright lights may be turned on again for foreign tourism as hated Certificate of Entry is to be axed

Bright lights may be turned on again for foreign tourism as hated Certificate of Entry is to be axed

October 14, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thailand’s foreign tourism industry is set to fly again: All foreign tourists need now is a resumption of the nightlife scene and the sale of… Read More ›

TAT boss: quarantine remains for 1 day to test all visitors, no going back to old tourism pub scenes

TAT boss: quarantine remains for 1 day to test all visitors, no going back to old tourism pub scenes

October 14, 2021

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

TAT boss rules out going back to the old Thai tourism formula of crowded bars and nightlife. He insists the kingdom is instead pursuing a… Read More ›

PM’s reopening order-only the beginning of the end of this cataclysmic crisis for Thai tourism

PM’s reopening order-only the beginning of the end of this cataclysmic crisis for Thai tourism

October 13, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

There is already growing opposition in some medical circles to the intervention of the prime minister on Monday night’s TV address to the nation where… Read More ›

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