Articles by: Carla Boonkong

Tiger Woods, back on top and back on a family visit to Thailand, home of the mom that made him

Tiger Woods, back on top and back on a family visit to Thailand, home of the mom that made him

June 20, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

The story of Earl Woods and Kultida Punsawad is an inspiring one and must be a key factor in the making of the golfing legend.… Read More ›

Thailand eyes up the sex trade with ongoing raids and a new drive against human trafficking

Thailand eyes up the sex trade with ongoing raids and a new drive against human trafficking

May 20, 2018

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

Prostitution has always been illegal in Thailand while legal in many western countries Thailand is in the midst of crackdown on the sex industry. The… Read More ›

Thai woman masterminded a sex ring that sparked the biggest police raid in German history

Thai woman masterminded a sex ring that sparked the biggest police raid in German history

May 7, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thai World:

Raid in Germany raises questions about the plight of Thai women in Germany and the exploitation of transsexuals in Thailand The raid by German police… Read More ›

Noble spirit of Thailand’s elderly helps country deal with demographic problem

Noble spirit of Thailand’s elderly helps country deal with demographic problem

June 12, 2017

Economy, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s working-age population is set to peak next year with the percentage of the population over 65 more than doubling between now and 2030. Experts… Read More ›

Heroes with a mission: Foreigners rescue young Thai girls from Thailand’s vice dens

Heroes with a mission: Foreigners rescue young Thai girls from Thailand’s vice dens

June 7, 2017

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

Unfairly as transpires, Thailand has a worldwide reputation for prostitution. Among the increasing numbers of visitors to Thailand, thousands on a daily basis come to… Read More ›

European expats moving to Thailand question UN yardsticks for quality of life

European expats moving to Thailand question UN yardsticks for quality of life

June 5, 2017

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand is rising in UN tables showing greater levels of happiness and economic development. Despite this some foreigners living in Thailand take issue with the… Read More ›

Thai singles using online dating sites must be aware of scamming threat

Thai singles using online dating sites must be aware of scamming threat

May 28, 2017

Crime, Culture, Media, Personal, Thai World:

Thai women have been leading the surge in internet usage in the Kingdom for years. As well as education and job searching, one notable trend… Read More ›

Irish couple warn foreigners about the perils of Immigration and Visa fraud in Thailand

Irish couple warn foreigners about the perils of Immigration and Visa fraud in Thailand

May 23, 2017

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Personal, Thailand:

A young Irish couple waiting for their flight at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport were looking forward to Christmas in Ireland. Instead they found themselves in the… Read More ›

Darker side to life in Thailand as some lives are blighted by murder, debt and gambling

Darker side to life in Thailand as some lives are blighted by murder, debt and gambling

March 28, 2016

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

Surveys show that for foreigners visiting and living Thailand, life is very good. One recent giant sized expat survey revealed that nearly 75% of expats… Read More ›

Tough Thai Immigration law comes into force in March 2016 with blacklist provisions

Tough Thai Immigration law comes into force in March 2016 with blacklist provisions

February 16, 2016

Crime, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand’s new laws clamping down on abuse of the immigration system and blacklisting foreigners who overstay their visa comes into force in March. This  follows… Read More ›

Thai government in extensive campaign to save Thailand’s fisheries and seafood exports

Thai government in extensive campaign to save Thailand’s fisheries and seafood exports

February 14, 2016

Economy, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai government has vowed to wipe out human rights abuses within its seafood and fisheries industry and a robust campaign is already showing results.… Read More ›

Thailand is a safe bet as tourism takes off with Bangkok No. 1 in Asia

Thailand is a safe bet as tourism takes off with Bangkok No. 1 in Asia

February 9, 2016

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thailand has received a strong vote of confidence from tourists all over the world who are flocking to the Kingdom in spite of a barrage… Read More ›

Thailand tightens screening of foreign English teachers following paedophile arrest

Thailand tightens screening of foreign English teachers following paedophile arrest

February 7, 2016

Crime, Thailand:

The Thai government has ordered more rigorous screening of the background to westerners entering Thailand as teachers in the wake of  recent scandals. It has… Read More ›

Household debt levels a weight on Thai economy

Household debt levels a weight on Thai economy

September 16, 2015

Thailand:

A new survey on household debt in Thailand raises questions about the impact of the situation on an economy that already faces external headwinds. Recent… Read More ›

Burmese accused says he ‘simply’ went for a swim at 2am at murder trial on Koh Samui

Burmese accused says he ‘simply’ went for a swim at 2am at murder trial on Koh Samui

September 14, 2015

Thailand:

The defence in the Koh Tao murder trial being held in Koh Samui has raised the issue of torture in dramatic testimony given by one… Read More ›

British man lucky to survive fall into 3 metre manhole in Bangkok

British man lucky to survive fall into 3 metre manhole in Bangkok

September 12, 2015

More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A British man told rescuers this week that he would file a legal complaint against local authorities in Bangkok for neglecting to cover a sewer… Read More ›

Thailand strengthens copyright laws to meet challenges of internet age

Thailand strengthens copyright laws to meet challenges of internet age

August 2, 2015

Living, Thailand:

The new Thai copyright law comes into force in Thailand in August 4th 2015 and may have implications for those online using social networkling sites… Read More ›

Irish students avoid jail in Thailand over visa overstay

Irish students avoid jail in Thailand over visa overstay

July 22, 2015

Thai World, Thailand:

Three Irish students received shock last week when Thai immigration officials told them that their seven day visa over stay in Thailand meant that they… Read More ›