Land for foreign high flyers plan to be axed by cabinet as new 10-year visa draws a pretty mild response

Land for foreign high flyers plan to be axed by cabinet as new 10-year visa draws a pretty mild response

November 7, 2022

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

Minister of the Interior General Anupong argues that there are other options for foreigners seeking to acquire property in Thailand and that the new 10-year… Read More ›

Warning to all dog owners in Thailand after a recent pit bull attack and other serious incidents

Warning to all dog owners in Thailand after a recent pit bull attack and other serious incidents

November 6, 2022

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

Thai law imposes duties on the owners of dogs to keep them under restraint at all times. There is growing concern about the spike in… Read More ›

Emergency Room admissions for cannabis up 566% as parties call for it to again be criminalised

Emergency Room admissions for cannabis up 566% as parties call for it to again be criminalised

November 5, 2022

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

Spat between deputy prime ministers Anutin Charnvirakul and Jurin Laksanawisit over the issue as tensions mount. The Democrat Party and the opposition are adamant that… Read More ›

4 am Nightlife closing time pushed again by minister as TAT unveils deal to boost US tourists and flights

4 am Nightlife closing time pushed again by minister as TAT unveils deal to boost US tourists and flights

November 4, 2022

Culture, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Pilot study on the Bangla Road in Phuket carried out by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports shows that 2 am to 3 am is… Read More ›

Police unearth huge new threat from Chinese drug cartels with ฿300 million seized in Bangkok

Police unearth huge new threat from Chinese drug cartels with ฿300 million seized in Bangkok

November 3, 2022

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

Police on Thursday at the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) headquarters in Bangkok revealed that huge amounts of drug money from Chinese criminal cartels linked… Read More ›

Flight connectivity dogs tourism recovery as Immigration Bureau warns travellers of delays

Flight connectivity dogs tourism recovery as Immigration Bureau warns travellers of delays

November 2, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

An Immigration Bureau spokesman on Wednesday warned of longer waiting periods at arrivals with large numbers and tighter screening in advance of the Asia-Pacific Economic… Read More ›

Anger grows over land for foreigners plan as ex-MP says Thais may face a ban in upmarket areas

Anger grows over land for foreigners plan as ex-MP says Thais may face a ban in upmarket areas

November 1, 2022

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

Land purchase programme under the new long-term visa is now being backpedalled by the government with Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, on Tuesday, saying it… Read More ›

Uncertain politics ahead as PM reported to be planning to dissolve the House of Representatives

Uncertain politics ahead as PM reported to be planning to dissolve the House of Representatives

October 31, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Political expert says Prayut should have resigned as Prime Minister on August 24th and bowed out with dignity as his future path to power in… Read More ›

Prayut’s sadness at Seoul Halloween horror as similar party is to go ahead in Bangkok on Monday

Prayut’s sadness at Seoul Halloween horror as similar party is to go ahead in Bangkok on Monday

October 30, 2022

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Organisers of the Khao San Road Halloween Party are still going ahead on Monday night with the annual spectacular which in the past year has… Read More ›

Probe at the Commerce Ministry’s Department of Trade into official’s collusion with scam operators

Probe at the Commerce Ministry’s Department of Trade into official’s collusion with scam operators

October 30, 2022

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

Chiang Mai-based doctor, in July, lost ฿6.9 million after speaking with what she thought was a senior officer with the Department of Special Investigation (DSI)… Read More ›

Pheu Thai opposes land for foreigners as industry leader warns of abuse from Chinese speculators 

Pheu Thai opposes land for foreigners as industry leader warns of abuse from Chinese speculators 

October 29, 2022

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

The government has been left reeling as opposition to its property for wealthy foreigners regulation rises with fears of abuses by wealthy Chinese investors as… Read More ›

Political quake brewing over nightclub Chinese donor which could see ruling party dissolved

Political quake brewing over nightclub Chinese donor which could see ruling party dissolved

October 28, 2022

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

Police enquiries into the financing of the highly unusual and illegal nightclub that began on Wednesday had been focusing on the owner and financial backer… Read More ›

Thai Economy to grow

Full steam ahead: Thailand’s economy on course for steady GDP growth in 2023 despite headwinds

October 28, 2022

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

The prospects for growth in 2023 will be driven primarily by foreign tourism with over 21 million tourists expected to arrive. The real problem that… Read More ›

Minister received body of Russian tourist recovered at sea on Wednesday off Phuket

Minister received body of Russian tourist recovered at sea on Wednesday off Phuket

October 27, 2022

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

52-year-old Ms Elena Rusradchenko had been missing for 6 days. Officials earlier this week declared her lost at sea after an exhaustive search off Naithon… Read More ›

Chinese links to nightlife underworld and police collusion being investigated in drugs crackdown

Chinese links to nightlife underworld and police collusion being investigated in drugs crackdown

October 27, 2022

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

Police seized ฿1.3 million in cash from two safes while they failed to open four others at a completely unlicensed Chinese-run high-end nightlife complex in… Read More ›

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin reports higher than expected exports in September but a trade deficit

Deputy Prime Minister Jurin reports higher than expected exports in September but a trade deficit

October 26, 2022

Culture, Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Speaking on Monday, the minister reaffirmed his party’s opposition to the government’s marijuana bill. The deputy prime minister said the liberal availability of cannabis was… Read More ›

Cabinet approves land rights for rich foreigners as Thailand ramps up inward investment in 2022

Cabinet approves land rights for rich foreigners as Thailand ramps up inward investment in 2022

October 26, 2022

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha upbeat about the kingdom’s prospects as inward investment from foreign firms for the first 9 months showed a 57% improvement… Read More ›

Finance Ministry unveils green bonds as it seeks ฿900 billion for investment over four years

Finance Ministry unveils green bonds as it seeks ฿900 billion for investment over four years

October 25, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Kingdom’s finances appear to be sound with a projected debt-to-GDP ratio in 2023 of 60.4% which is extremely prudent by international standards. The fact that… Read More ›

Policeman on the run after gunning down 32 year old at a music bar in southern Trang province

Policeman on the run after gunning down 32 year old at a music bar in southern Trang province

October 25, 2022

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

The perpetrator, known as ‘Sergeant Bird’ is a member of the Trang Special Operations Unit or SWAT team in Trang and is understood to have… Read More ›

Political activist and tycoon Thanathorn attacked by crazed man at National Book Fair in Bangkok

Political activist and tycoon Thanathorn attacked by crazed man at National Book Fair in Bangkok

October 24, 2022

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

Attack on the Progressive Movement leader by a crazed and eccentric businessman comes before a General Election is due to be called in Thailand in… Read More ›

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