Articles by: Carla Boonkong & Son Nguyen

Pope’s second cousin is a school principal in Udon Thani and looks forward to meeting him again

Pope’s second cousin is a school principal in Udon Thani and looks forward to meeting him again

September 15, 2019

Culture, Thailand:

Visit by Pope Francis will be the second by a pontiff and the first papal visit since the historic visit of Pope John Paul II… Read More ›

Thai woman paralysed after surviving 5th-floor fall and now deserted by violent French boyfriend

Thai woman paralysed after surviving 5th-floor fall and now deserted by violent French boyfriend

September 15, 2019

Culture, Thailand:

The French man named in reports as Mr Christian Philip Song has left Thailand according to the family and even prior to that, had proved… Read More ›

Western tourists win praise for tending to soldier as visitor numbers to Thailand are on the up

Western tourists win praise for tending to soldier as visitor numbers to Thailand are on the up

September 12, 2019

Thailand:

Amidst a recovery in tourism prospects, plans for a tourist levy next year which may have covered expenditure on amenities and automatic insurance for visitors… Read More ›

Businessman murders wife, commits suicide in Bangkok over trade downturn and money issues

Businessman murders wife, commits suicide in Bangkok over trade downturn and money issues

September 11, 2019

Living, Thailand:

39-year-old wife was found face down holding a plastic bag of clothes by police who were dispatched to the premises. She had been shot in… Read More ›

Thailand’s health service the sixth best in the world according to new world healthcare index

Thailand’s health service the sixth best in the world according to new world healthcare index

September 10, 2019

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thailand scored very highly on infrastructure and the competitive cost of medical services which has made the kingdom a growing centre for medical tourism. A… Read More ›

Rogue son fakes kidnapping in northern Thailand but loving parents simply want him at home

Rogue son fakes kidnapping in northern Thailand but loving parents simply want him at home

September 9, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The 27-year-old son had given up his job as a teacher to take a shot at becoming a singing star but didn’t make the cut.… Read More ›

Education Minister issues new rules to crack down on sexy mini skirts and deadly inter-school rivalry

Education Minister issues new rules to crack down on sexy mini skirts and deadly inter-school rivalry

September 2, 2019

Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Minister used his powers under the Child Protection Act 2003 to tighten up and add to regulations that had not been amended since 2005. There… Read More ›

Thai man may be the world’s oldest person, his long life spans three centuries of Thailand’s history

Thai man may be the world’s oldest person, his long life spans three centuries of Thailand’s history

August 28, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Mr Aon lives in the Chai Wan area of Udon Thani with his 70-year old wife whom he married in 1964 when she was 15… Read More ›

Mickey and Minnie Mouse promote the Land of Smiles as the duo portray the joy of Thai culture

Mickey and Minnie Mouse promote the Land of Smiles as the duo portray the joy of Thai culture

August 27, 2019

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

Mickey and Minnie Mouse highlight what’s so great about Thailand in a campaign and collection kicking off this month. Walt Disney Thailand is to launch… Read More ›

Police swoop on energy-saving device money making racket led by 2 Vietnamese masterminds

Police swoop on energy-saving device money making racket led by 2 Vietnamese masterminds

August 27, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The crooks had set up a Facebook page where the devices were portrayed in fake advertising as a breakthrough in technology being used by Thailand’s… Read More ›

Disturbing road rage incident sees motorist calmly threatened with a gun for honking his car horn

Disturbing road rage incident sees motorist calmly threatened with a gun for honking his car horn

August 25, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai man who honked his horn at the driver admitted to online viewers on Friday that he had grovelingly apologised to the man who… Read More ›

Arrangements in place for end of year visit by Pope Francis to Thailand but trip and itinerary yet to be confirmed

Arrangements in place for end of year visit by Pope Francis to Thailand but trip and itinerary yet to be confirmed

August 23, 2019

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

The trip is expected to go ahead and will revive memories of the historic papal visit in 1984 when Pope John Paul II visited the… Read More ›

Thai man goes to prison to grant his girlfriend in Sisaket her heart’s desire – him out of her life

Thai man goes to prison to grant his girlfriend in Sisaket her heart’s desire – him out of her life

August 20, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police arrested the Thai man in the northeastern province of Sisaket before 2 pm on Monday as he attempted to rob a gold shop. Police… Read More ›

Pattaya school to investigate reports that 7 year old was beaten on the head with a stick causing swelling

Pattaya school to investigate reports that 7 year old was beaten on the head with a stick causing swelling

August 17, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Ja Ja’s parents have already filed a police complaint and are understood to be ready to meet the school’s director to discuss the matter. They… Read More ›

Thai wife insane with jealousy sets husband alight in karaoke bar horror show on Thursday night

Thai wife insane with jealousy sets husband alight in karaoke bar horror show on Thursday night

August 16, 2019

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police were called to the scene at 11.30 pm and found the man in severe pain on the ground. His wife surrendered to authorities on… Read More ›

Thai woman threatens to kill toddler on Facebook – says it was a ruse to gain his father’s attention

Thai woman threatens to kill toddler on Facebook – says it was a ruse to gain his father’s attention

August 15, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The woman explained to police and officials that she had no money to buy milk or diapers for her little boy named as Nong Andrey… Read More ›

US teacher Matthew Hall extradited from Thailand in 2017 pleads guilty before a court in Alabama

US teacher Matthew Hall extradited from Thailand in 2017 pleads guilty before a court in Alabama

August 14, 2019

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

As Thai police moved to arrest and deport another American teacher with a history of sex abuse this week in the northern Thai province of… Read More ›

Patience running out for American in Chiang Mai who vandalised 3 cars but has no money to pay for damages

Patience running out for American in Chiang Mai who vandalised 3 cars but has no money to pay for damages

August 13, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police and prosecutors are offering 34-year-old Jesse Edward Lee the opportunity to pay compensation to the victims of the crime and avoid criminal prosecution… Read More ›

Aussie rap star taken in by Thai police after raid on his hotel following online posts of party drug use

Aussie rap star taken in by Thai police after raid on his hotel following online posts of party drug use

August 11, 2019

Culture, Living, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

The Aussie is believed to have been staying in Phuket and published video clips of the raid where he admitted to being afraid as Thai… Read More ›

French man dies on the side of a road from alcohol abuse on Ko Samui island – post mortem ordered

French man dies on the side of a road from alcohol abuse on Ko Samui island – post mortem ordered

August 10, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The 31-year French man was named by Ko Samui police as Yann Naquin. He was admitted to hospital on August 5th and diagnosed with liver… Read More ›