Luxurious interior contributed to the Lady D fire as police intially suggest the yacht was insured

Luxurious interior contributed to the Lady D fire as police intially suggest the yacht was insured

August 9, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Public meeting at Phuket Provincial Hall hears Vice Governor call for fireboats as the response to the incident exposed the weaknesses Phuket faces in relation… Read More ›

22-year-old Satun man arrested in Korat after attempting to rob two diamond rings for true love 

22-year-old Satun man arrested in Korat after attempting to rob two diamond rings for true love 

August 9, 2019

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

The young man’s fantasy came crashing down as he ran headlong into a shopping mall door and was pounced upon by security officers. A senior… Read More ›

UK paedo arrested on Wednesday was living in Pattaya with a Thai wife and her daughters – held in custody

UK paedo arrested on Wednesday was living in Pattaya with a Thai wife and her daughters – held in custody

August 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

On Wednesday as Thai police officers arrived at the UK man’s home in the Bang Lamung area of Pattaya he happily showed them his PC… Read More ›

Fire aboard superyacht in Phuket began in the engine room. Lady D towed out to sea yesterday

Fire aboard superyacht in Phuket began in the engine room. Lady D towed out to sea yesterday

August 8, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Senior police officer told a local newspaper in Phuket that the 56metre vessel with 7 staterooms and a range of  13,000 nautical miles was full… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand cuts interest rates in a surprise move as ING Bank predicts a second later this year

Bank of Thailand cuts interest rates in a surprise move as ING Bank predicts a second later this year

August 7, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s export industry has been ravaged by the US-China trade war that is now threatening to provoke an economic setback. The move today could be… Read More ›

Chiang Mai Airport backpack found to contain over ฿13 million in gold. Owner left it behind at check-in desk

Chiang Mai Airport backpack found to contain over ฿13 million in gold. Owner left it behind at check-in desk

August 7, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Airport officials and police interviewed the owner of the bag when she returned at 1 pm, nearly 5 hours after the bag and its valuable… Read More ›

Fatal passenger van and bus accidents on Tuesday caused by drivers who fell asleep at the wheel in the early hours

Fatal passenger van and bus accidents on Tuesday caused by drivers who fell asleep at the wheel in the early hours

August 7, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

There is a pattern to fatal bus accidents in Thailand, it is this: sleep deprivation and drugs both driven by overworked drivers. On Tuesday morning… Read More ›

Rapid progress being made on Bangkok bomb probe with 9 suspects already being held by police

Rapid progress being made on Bangkok bomb probe with 9 suspects already being held by police

August 6, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Police have identified a house used by the attackers in Pathum Thani and have questioned taxi drivers who ferried some of the bombers to and… Read More ›

Thai woman dies from a female mosquito bite as deaths and infections from dengue spike

Thai woman dies from a female mosquito bite as deaths and infections from dengue spike

August 6, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Doctors in Si Sa Ket and Ubon Ratchatani took action weeks ago and changed the medication for malaria sufferers after recovery rates dipped below World… Read More ›

Senior Thai minister calls for weaker baht and a target value of ฿32 against the dollar at Bangkok forum meeting

Senior Thai minister calls for weaker baht and a target value of ฿32 against the dollar at Bangkok forum meeting

August 5, 2019

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

The Moodys upgrade of the Thai government’s ratings and that of Thai banks last month underlines the country’s strong fundamentals which before July’s central bank… Read More ›

Chinese pickpockets staying in hostels as backpacker visitors targeting tourists in Bangkok 

Chinese pickpockets staying in hostels as backpacker visitors targeting tourists in Bangkok 

August 5, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

At the end of July, the tourist police force in Bangkok began a training programme for volunteers to work with existing officers on the streets… Read More ›

Pattaya’s Canadian hellraiser tells police he has ‘suicidal tendencies’ as he taunts officers in cuffs

Pattaya’s Canadian hellraiser tells police he has ‘suicidal tendencies’ as he taunts officers in cuffs

August 4, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

45-year-old Candian highlights the lack of psychiatric care for foreigners in Thailand who at times lose their mental capacity and become a danger to themselves… Read More ›

Bizarre coincidence as schoolboys cause Friday’s Bangkok bomb that put workers in hospital

Bizarre coincidence as schoolboys cause Friday’s Bangkok bomb that put workers in hospital

August 4, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The series of fires that preceded the bombs on Friday may pose serious questions for security chiefs in Thailand as it has emerged that they… Read More ›

Arrested: Woman in Singburi using fake online profile to pose as the daughter of Thai Army boss

Arrested: Woman in Singburi using fake online profile to pose as the daughter of Thai Army boss

August 3, 2019

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

26-year-old Wanida Thongtum was detained by Crime Suppression Division officers on Friday at a resort in Singburi province. The woman created a spurious closed LINE… Read More ›

Two Muslim men questioned as security officials link Friday’s bombing to southern insurgency

Two Muslim men questioned as security officials link Friday’s bombing to southern insurgency

August 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Bombs on Friday were not designed to kill and maim civilians but rather to cause panic and disruption. A top police officer who investigated the… Read More ›

US Secretary of State in Bangkok heralds closer ties with ASEAN bloc – good news for Thailand 

US Secretary of State in Bangkok heralds closer ties with ASEAN bloc – good news for Thailand 

August 2, 2019

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

Statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on China’s upriver dams on the Mekong River on Thursday and an assurance that the United States… Read More ›

Bombs and fires set off in Bangkok designed to cause early morning terror in the Thai capital

Bombs and fires set off in Bangkok designed to cause early morning terror in the Thai capital

August 2, 2019

Crime, Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Bangkok is hosting a high profile ASEAN summit of foreign ministers at this time attended US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Police last night arrested… Read More ›

Young mother and father arrested by police in Pak Kret after new born baby found on July 23rd at condo complex

Young mother and father arrested by police in Pak Kret after new born baby found on July 23rd at condo complex

August 1, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thai police had days earlier taken the 18-year-old Thai woman named as Ms Orm to a local hospital where DNA samples were obtained which matched… Read More ›

Thailand’s new move to boost the birth rate and fight the negative impact of an ageing population 

Thailand’s new move to boost the birth rate and fight the negative impact of an ageing population 

August 1, 2019

Culture, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The prospects for Thailand if the birth rate continues to decline, are grim. The population, now growing, could fall to 62 million in thirty years.… Read More ›

UK Home Office arrest UK man’s Thai wife after he fell ill and could not return to Thailand with her

UK Home Office arrest UK man’s Thai wife after he fell ill and could not return to Thailand with her

July 31, 2019

Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The UK man and his wife have been supported by north London Labour MP Tulip Siddiq and shadow home secretary Diane Abbot. The couple have… Read More ›