Thai Muslim political party calls for improved ties with Saudi Arabia damaged by 1989 jewel theft

Thai Muslim political party calls for improved ties with Saudi Arabia damaged by 1989 jewel theft

January 5, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

New Thai political party for Muslims wants to forge closer links between Thailand and the Islamic world. Veteran politician and leader Pichet Sathirachawala, wants to see… Read More ›

Thailand jails more women than any other country in the world over pink yaba pills and ongoing drug arrests

Thailand jails more women than any other country in the world over pink yaba pills and ongoing drug arrests

January 4, 2019

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The speed at which Thailand’s prisons are becoming more and more overcrowded and the alarming increase in the incarceration rate of Thai women is pushing… Read More ›

Election date due shortly but postponement expected as Democrat Party rejects Pheu Thai coalition offer

Election date due shortly but postponement expected as Democrat Party rejects Pheu Thai coalition offer

January 3, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

Democrat Party leader suggested that any coalition deal would need a broad consensus as he rejected an approach from the former, governing Pheu Thai Party.… Read More ›

Thai man burns down his family home: Thailand’s drugs problem is still a very real threat to society

Thai man burns down his family home: Thailand’s drugs problem is still a very real threat to society

January 2, 2019

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The effects of illegal drugs, including addiction, mental aberration and psychosis are real and cannot be ignored even though the some drugs such as cannabis,… Read More ›

Thailand’s Monarch wishes Nation a Happy New Year as coronation is announced for May with a parade

Thailand’s Monarch wishes Nation a Happy New Year as coronation is announced for May with a parade

January 2, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The coronation date has been announced in Thailand for the new Thai monarch, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who assumed the throne in October 2016 with the… Read More ›

Thailand’s political parties talking a coalition deal with reports of a short poll postponement due to logistics

Thailand’s political parties talking a coalition deal with reports of a short poll postponement due to logistics

January 1, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The official date for the general election is set to be announced within days with talk of a short postponement to allow political party logos… Read More ›

Lift scare in Bangkok for end of season party goers highlights the danger of overloaded elevators

Lift scare in Bangkok for end of season party goers highlights the danger of overloaded elevators

December 31, 2018

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Nine young Thai adults had a dreadful experience this weekend when what should have been an end of year celebration turned into a more than… Read More ›

Diamond heist thief was a failed Chanthaburi businessman with a chronic gambling habit and debts

Diamond heist thief was a failed Chanthaburi businessman with a chronic gambling habit and debts

December 30, 2018

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Man was a respected jeweler and figure in the diamond trading business until he lost his business to a chronic gambling habit and love of… Read More ›

Record year for Thai tourism but not so good for Thailand’s bar girls and luxury hotels as market has changed

Record year for Thai tourism but not so good for Thailand’s bar girls and luxury hotels as market has changed

December 29, 2018

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Reports of empty go go bars and bored, Thai bar girls improvising Christmas parties, while tourist numbers are at an all time high, shows things… Read More ›

Thai police arrest army Lieutenant in Buriram province for Christmas Eve armed bank robbery of ฿1 million

Thai police arrest army Lieutenant in Buriram province for Christmas Eve armed bank robbery of ฿1 million

December 28, 2018

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

This week saw a number of bizarre crimes in Thailand including an armed robbery on a Krungthai Bank branch in Buriram province, carried out by… Read More ›

Thailand and Bangkok market for condos adjusting to a slackening of demand – prices still ticking up

Thailand and Bangkok market for condos adjusting to a slackening of demand – prices still ticking up

December 27, 2018

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Developers of condominiums in Bangkok are adjusting their sights to the higher end of the market and more niche offerings as sales rates and price… Read More ›

Thailand’s PM under fire from former cabinet colleague as he steers the country towards a critical election

Thailand’s PM under fire from former cabinet colleague as he steers the country towards a critical election

December 26, 2018

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The strongest criticism yet directed at the Thai Prime Minister as he is reported to be calculating a move into politics. The extraordinary strict new… Read More ›

Thai woman and French man say Goodbye leaving for a Thai prison after being convicted of murder

Thai woman and French man say Goodbye leaving for a Thai prison after being convicted of murder

December 25, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Love that went wrong: The conclusion of the Thai police investigation sees two dangerous killers sent away for a long time. The lovers will probably… Read More ›

Thailand faces an economic threat from a fast paced shift to a digital economy – 3 million jobs in peril

Thailand faces an economic threat from a fast paced shift to a digital economy – 3 million jobs in peril

December 24, 2018

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Rapid changes, even in the last year, are bringing a quiet revolution to Thailand’s banking and media sectors. Now influential thinkers are suggesting that many… Read More ›

New health coverage proposals for foreigners in Thailand a concern for those with medical conditions

New health coverage proposals for foreigners in Thailand a concern for those with medical conditions

December 23, 2018

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

New move could be bad news for many middle aged foreigners and particularly elderly individuals who have been unable to get health insurance coverage before.… Read More ›

Thailand’s top immigration cop wants genuine foreigners to come forward – new visa regime is forever

Thailand’s top immigration cop wants genuine foreigners to come forward – new visa regime is forever

December 22, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Frank exchange from Immigration Bureau boss comes as Thailand is consolidating a new era with stringent enforcement of immigration laws. Many westerners including American, UK,… Read More ›