Good news from airports as arrivals help offset damage from inflation and supply chain blocks caused by war

Good news from airports as arrivals help offset damage from inflation and supply chain blocks caused by war

June 29, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Kasikorn Research Centre predicts that there is enough capital in the financial system to meet short-term debt repayments, imports for 3 months and demand for… Read More ›

Senator warns that Paetongtarn Shinawatra or Ung Ing, Thaksin’s daughter, is wrong for the job

Senator warns that Paetongtarn Shinawatra or Ung Ing, Thaksin’s daughter, is wrong for the job

June 28, 2022

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

Political instability in Thailand, cited by Fitch, the US ratings agency which retained Thailand’s BBB+ status last week, as one of the country’s greatest weaknesses… Read More ›

Fears for the baht as it hits a 15-year low and Thai economic performance in the medium term with chronic ills

Fears for the baht as it hits a 15-year low and Thai economic performance in the medium term with chronic ills

June 26, 2022

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

While the kingdom maintains a strong external financial situation and prudent fiscal management to support its economy, the growing impact of chronic problems such as… Read More ›

Man dragged 14-year old into a blackmail scheme leading her to take her own life as the only way out

Man dragged 14-year old into a blackmail scheme leading her to take her own life as the only way out

June 24, 2022

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

More charges are due to be brought against the 27-year-old call centre worker after evidence of at least 10 other underage victims was found on… Read More ›

Warnings as fears grow over recreational cannabis use as Thai man is left impotent by self-harm act

Warnings as fears grow over recreational cannabis use as Thai man is left impotent by self-harm act

June 23, 2022

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

Original plans to deregulate cannabis, this year, were for it to be made freely available only for medical use and products with a strictly limited… Read More ›

Top insurgent leader suspected as behind Monday night’s large bomb attack on Pattani district

Top insurgent leader suspected as behind Monday night’s large bomb attack on Pattani district

June 21, 2022

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Three soldiers were left hospitalised by the bomb attack but with minor injuries including an officer working within a local government building who was hit… Read More ›

Sexual jealousy and love rivalry behind horrific murder-suicide act of senior Bangkok policeman

Sexual jealousy and love rivalry behind horrific murder-suicide act of senior Bangkok policeman

June 20, 2022

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

Police investigating the horrific incident in a Bangkok suburb are beginning to look at the state of the officer’s personal relationships in an attempt to… Read More ›

World inflation crisis may lead Bank of Thailand to act before August and raise interest rates more sharply

World inflation crisis may lead Bank of Thailand to act before August and raise interest rates more sharply

June 19, 2022

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

Rapidly changing world financial environment where cash is king and looking like it is going to be more expensive as interest rates are set to… Read More ›

Harrowing scene as Canadian cries for his dead wife at early morning accident in Kanchanaburi 

Harrowing scene as Canadian cries for his dead wife at early morning accident in Kanchanaburi 

June 18, 2022

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

Death again highlights the danger of Thailand’s roads for foreigners including pedestrians, car drivers, motorcyclists and bicyclists due to reckless driving and a lack of… Read More ›

Boomtime with Thailand Pass gone by July 1st along with 2 am closing and face mask easing in public 

Boomtime with Thailand Pass gone by July 1st along with 2 am closing and face mask easing in public 

June 17, 2022

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

Face mask requirement in public is abandoned except for crowded areas and places with poor ventilation such as public transport as Thailand drops all restrictions… Read More ›

US Defence Chief asserts Thailand’s position as a key military ally in a tense Indo-Pacific region

US Defence Chief asserts Thailand’s position as a key military ally in a tense Indo-Pacific region

June 17, 2022

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

Lloyd Austin, a career soldier who began work as a US Army lieutenant in the 1970s, cut an impressive figure in Bangkok this week after… Read More ›

Marijuana revolution and overdoses raise concern with calls for action to outlaw recreational use

Marijuana revolution and overdoses raise concern with calls for action to outlaw recreational use

June 15, 2022

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

Cannabis revolution places Thailand in danger: Police and drug control agencies agree that under the current legal provisions in force, unrestricted recreational use of cannabis… Read More ›

Police still probing ‘booze fest’ party at which Russian woman died in Phuket – 3 to be charged

Police still probing ‘booze fest’ party at which Russian woman died in Phuket – 3 to be charged

June 14, 2022

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

Police chief in Phuket warns of the danger to foreigners who become intoxicated and the duty of care that exists to foreign visitors who are… Read More ›

Ferrari Joe could still face death penalty when case outcome is later reviewed by the Court of Appeal

Ferrari Joe could still face death penalty when case outcome is later reviewed by the Court of Appeal

June 13, 2022

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

The Ferrari Joe case involving the torture and murder of a 24-year-old drug suspect in police custody on August 5th last in Nakhon Sawan shocked… Read More ›

Visa free for all put forward by industry meeting hosted by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)

Visa free for all put forward by industry meeting hosted by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)

June 12, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The proposals from the meeting which ranged from declaring Thailand mask-free outdoors to eliminating temperature checks on arrival, come as the kingdom’s foreign tourism numbers… Read More ›

Concern for the Thai baht and liquidity if Thailand does not move swiftly to raise interest rates

Concern for the Thai baht and liquidity if Thailand does not move swiftly to raise interest rates

June 10, 2022

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

Some analysts in the United States suggest that interest rates there could reach 2.7% to 3% by the end of 2022 leading to a wider… Read More ›

Police warn foreign fugitives Thailand is no longer a safe haven after Pattaya arrest of UK paedophile

Police warn foreign fugitives Thailand is no longer a safe haven after Pattaya arrest of UK paedophile

June 8, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The sort of tourist Thailand does not need or want: Dempster is facing a 10 year and 6-month prison term ahead of him when he… Read More ›

Proposal to scrap Thailand Pass comes as moves to return to normal face a new hurdle: politics

Proposal to scrap Thailand Pass comes as moves to return to normal face a new hurdle: politics

June 7, 2022

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

Thailand’s economy is facing rising inflation and slowing export growth with fears of a GDP contraction in the second quarter. The scrapping of the Thailand… Read More ›

Rohingyas found on an Andaman Sea island to face illegal entry charges and return to Bangladesh

Rohingyas found on an Andaman Sea island to face illegal entry charges and return to Bangladesh

June 5, 2022

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Saturday, Police Lieutenant General Surachate Hakparn was dispatched by headquarters to find out more about the group who were detected on Saturday on the… Read More ›

Conflicting signals nationwide and in Phuket on face mask mandate with two volte-faces this week

Conflicting signals nationwide and in Phuket on face mask mandate with two volte-faces this week

June 4, 2022

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

Impatience appears to be growing in the nightlife sector and across the foreign tourism industry for not only a return to full normality but stronger… Read More ›

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