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Booze is back on the shelves in Thailand from Sunday, May 3rd to the relief of many thirsty foreigners

Booze is back on the shelves in Thailand from Sunday, May 3rd to the relief of many thirsty foreigners

May 2, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thai PM has signed an order making the sale of booze or alcohol products legal from Sunday, May 3rd in Thailand strictly for consumption at… Read More ›

Bampot American sent for mental health review after suspect package alert near US Bangkok Embassy

Bampot American sent for mental health review after suspect package alert near US Bangkok Embassy

April 21, 2020

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

A US man was arrested by police and sent for psychiatric evaluation after leaving a suspicious package designed to look like a bomb outside the… Read More ›

‘Zero’ – nationwide curfew announced on TV by the PM as the government steps up virus fight

‘Zero’ – nationwide curfew announced on TV by the PM as the government steps up virus fight

April 2, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

BANGKOK: ‘Zero’ is the government’s target. New curfew to be part of stepped-up measures to stem the spread of the virus with 3 more deaths… Read More ›

Prison riot and conflagration at Buriram prison in the northeast of Thailand with military deployed

Prison riot and conflagration at Buriram prison in the northeast of Thailand with military deployed

March 29, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

BURIRAM: Riot and prison escape linked with virus fears. A fire broke out within the prison near the cafeteria and training workshops just after midday as… Read More ›

Government declares a state of emergency with sweeping powers to curb the spread of the coronavirus

Government declares a state of emergency with sweeping powers to curb the spread of the coronavirus

March 24, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The government today has announced a state of emergency to come into effect on Thursday next giving the government sweeping powers to control the… Read More ›

American rescued by police and park officials at Phuket beach beauty spot after getting lost in beach side forest

American rescued by police and park officials at Phuket beach beauty spot after getting lost in beach side forest

March 3, 2020

Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

PHUKET: 48-year old David Mitchell refused an invitation to a local hospital after receiving first aid but thanked those who had rescued him from his… Read More ›

Two tour bus passengers dead after vehicle overturned near the top of a scenic hill in the South of Thailand

Two tour bus passengers dead after vehicle overturned near the top of a scenic hill in the South of Thailand

February 24, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: Police on Sunday questioned the 47-year-old driver about the incident following the deaths and serious injuries caused to three other passengers.  Two… Read More ›

Austrian dies in falls from the 12th floor in Phuket. Death of 3 Austrian nationals within 48 hours

Austrian dies in falls from the 12th floor in Phuket. Death of 3 Austrian nationals within 48 hours

February 7, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Austrians Michael Bank De and Hei Delin De, both in their fifties, died instantly on Tuesday when their motorbike hit a pickup head-on while travelling… Read More ›

Young man dies from a severe skull fracture after crashing into the walls of an old Bangkok fort this morning

Young man dies from a severe skull fracture after crashing into the walls of an old Bangkok fort this morning

February 1, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Witnesses at the scene saw the man’s motorbike weaving on the road as it rode up an incline towards the Phra Sumen Fort and later… Read More ›

82-year-old French man killed in Phuket when his motorbike was crushed by an out of control ATV

82-year-old French man killed in Phuket when his motorbike was crushed by an out of control ATV

January 17, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

French man died a Chalong Hospital from what doctors say were severe head injuries. He never regained consciousness after the forceful collision with the ATV… Read More ›

Dutchman Johan Van Laarhoven just freed from prison after serving 6 out a 100-year sentence under treaty

Dutchman Johan Van Laarhoven just freed from prison after serving 6 out a 100-year sentence under treaty

January 17, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

In August last year, the Supreme Court reduced an Appeal Court 75-year sentence to 50 years but upheld the conviction for money laundering on the… Read More ›

Lucky escape for UK tourists heading for Pattaya as passenger van’s tyre explodes on inbound highway today

Lucky escape for UK tourists heading for Pattaya as passenger van’s tyre explodes on inbound highway today

January 14, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Three of the UK men were critically injured in the crash after the 53-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle when it hit an island… Read More ›

2-year-old shot dead by gold robber Thursday night as 3 die, 4 injured in mass shooting with silencer gun

2-year-old shot dead by gold robber Thursday night as 3 die, 4 injured in mass shooting with silencer gun

January 10, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

UPDATED: The two staff members including a young Thai woman died at the scene while the young child, a little boy, was removed to hospital… Read More ›

Search off Phuket for missing Polish man and Thai woman who went missing while kayaking off the coast 

Search off Phuket for missing Polish man and Thai woman who went missing while kayaking off the coast 

December 8, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The alarm was raised on Saturday evening after only three kayaks out of four returned. The 27-year-old Polish man had phoned his friends to say… Read More ›

Disabled German robbed by stealth in Pattaya by a thief that he took to be a kind hearted woman offering a hand

Disabled German robbed by stealth in Pattaya by a thief that he took to be a kind hearted woman offering a hand

December 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

German with waking impairment told police that the woman gave him a hearty hug after helping him on his way to a restaurant. He only… Read More ›

Father in law brutally executes his son and law over a 3-year grudge in Nakhon Si Thammarat province

Father in law brutally executes his son and law over a 3-year grudge in Nakhon Si Thammarat province

November 26, 2019

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

A two-year-old little Thai girl saw her grandfather kill her father in a violent attack when he came to her grandparents to bring his family… Read More ›

Six students cut out of passenger van smash after driver is killed on the road to Bangkok in the early hours

Six students cut out of passenger van smash after driver is killed on the road to Bangkok in the early hours

November 24, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

48-year-old lorry driver Lorry Somthin Wilawan told police that he initially thought some steel rods had fallen from his vehicle and got out to see… Read More ›

German tourist dies following rescue from the local beach in Phuket after being hit by a boat’s propeller

German tourist dies following rescue from the local beach in Phuket after being hit by a boat’s propeller

November 22, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Deputy Superintendent of Police at Kamala station revealed that the German man was swimming outside the designated swimming area of the beach when tragedy… Read More ›

Gold snatched from Russian woman’s neck in Pattaya by a flying motorcycle thief late on Sunday night

Gold snatched from Russian woman’s neck in Pattaya by a flying motorcycle thief late on Sunday night

November 18, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The young Russian woman had stopped on the sidewalk to tend to her 3-year-old daughter when the raider struck. A motorcyclist snatched two gold necklaces… Read More ›

70-year-old German man attacked in Phuket in a home invasion by two men with long knives

70-year-old German man attacked in Phuket in a home invasion by two men with long knives

November 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

His 50-year-old Thai wife arrived home just in the nick of time as the men had tied the German man to a chair with black… Read More ›