Articles by: Carla Boonkong & Pranee O' Connor

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, Politics, 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 ›

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, 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, Living, 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 ›

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, 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 ›

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, 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 ›

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, 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 ›

Arrested foreigners uncooperative with Phuket police after Russian woman dies in balcony fall

Arrested foreigners uncooperative with Phuket police after Russian woman dies in balcony fall

June 2, 2022

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Scene found by police at The Emerald Terrace apartment building early on Tuesday morning was one of a sex, drugs and alcohol party with condom… Read More ›

Man guns down three after being asked for a beer as a 16-year-old is found dead in Pathum Thani

Man guns down three after being asked for a beer as a 16-year-old is found dead in Pathum Thani

May 30, 2022

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

Thailand has by far the greatest number of guns in circulation compared to any other country in ASEAN, 50 times more than Singapore and over… Read More ›

Thailand Pass to be used in Monkeypox screening at airports with new RT-PCR test for the disease

Thailand Pass to be used in Monkeypox screening at airports with new RT-PCR test for the disease

May 26, 2022

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

Thailand puts itself on alert against Monkeypox. Officials underline that there is no need for the public to panic at this time as the Ministry… Read More ›

Thailand Pass app retained for foreign tourists but Thai nationals are to be exempted after June 1st

Thailand Pass app retained for foreign tourists but Thai nationals are to be exempted after June 1st

May 21, 2022

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

Minister Anutin told a public forum on Friday that the Thailand Pass application could still be scrapped but health officials need more time to examine… Read More ›

26 year old murders her grandmother after being confronted with bank theft charges by her relative

26 year old murders her grandmother after being confronted with bank theft charges by her relative

May 17, 2022

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

Details of the harrowing crime were given this week by senior police officers in Phetchaburi province who revealed that legal proceedings against Chantima Wongwatkee are… Read More ›

Prayut unveils 3 ‘R’ strategy for a deeper and broader partnership with the US on the economy

Prayut unveils 3 ‘R’ strategy for a deeper and broader partnership with the US on the economy

May 15, 2022

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

In an address to an audience representing the growing US Thai community, he spoke of his government’s success in maintaining stability, introducing new legislation and… Read More ›

Face masks to be still needed in Thailand even after the emergency said Minster Anutin this week

Face masks to be still needed in Thailand even after the emergency said Minster Anutin this week

May 13, 2022

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

Minister still on a mission about face masks. A key committee within the Ministry of Public Health is looking to make sure that the public,… Read More ›

Southeast Asia’s biggest online retailer Lazada landed in hot water in Thailand over Tik Tok video ad skit

Southeast Asia’s biggest online retailer Lazada landed in hot water in Thailand over Tik Tok video ad skit

May 9, 2022

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

Tik Tok video featuring a transgender influencer joking with a disabled person in a wheelchair sparks fury across Thailand from royalists who claim the skit… Read More ›

Thailand Pass linked to Emergency Decree as Anutin wants priority for Thais ahead of foreign tourists

Thailand Pass linked to Emergency Decree as Anutin wants priority for Thais ahead of foreign tourists

May 5, 2022

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Growth in foreign tourist arrivals since Sunday, May 1st has been impressive with a 63% spike in numbers arriving at Thailand’s main Suvarnabhumi Airport and… Read More ›

Cash is still king in Thailand with a cashless society not on the cards anytime soon says study

Cash is still king in Thailand with a cashless society not on the cards anytime soon says study

May 1, 2022

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

It had been thought that with high smartphone penetration among the population and the widespread use of digital apps for payments during the pandemic, a… Read More ›

Proposal to scrap Thailand Pass from June 1st as Thailand seeks tourism-driven economic growth 

Proposal to scrap Thailand Pass from June 1st as Thailand seeks tourism-driven economic growth 

April 28, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The economy is very much depending on a stronger performance this year by the foreign tourism industry. The proposal to scrap the Thailand Pass regime… Read More ›

Thailand Pass stalling visitors who wish to travel after May 1st as industry wants the app scrapped

Thailand Pass stalling visitors who wish to travel after May 1st as industry wants the app scrapped

April 26, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

More foreign tourists are part of the answer for Thailand’s still challenged economy. Figures released by the government show falling unemployment in line with rising… Read More ›

Pheu Thai calls for a landslide win but a crisis is a rising prospect if new voting laws flounder in parliament

Pheu Thai calls for a landslide win but a crisis is a rising prospect if new voting laws flounder in parliament

April 24, 2022

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

Failure to pass two laws amending the country’s voting process is not only a possibility but also very much fraught with danger, one that is… Read More ›

Test and Go scrapped, a giant step by officials that removes testing for incoming air passengers to Thailand

Test and Go scrapped, a giant step by officials that removes testing for incoming air passengers to Thailand

April 22, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Unvaccinated travellers still face 5 days quarantine, a prior negative test and an RT-PCR test on Day 4 or 5 but on Friday, the decision… Read More ›