Articles by: Carla Boonkong & Son Nguyen

Conditions tighten, grow more tense for visitors staying on in Thailand during the to coronavirus emergency

Conditions tighten, grow more tense for visitors staying on in Thailand during the to coronavirus emergency

April 4, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Foreigners in Thailand should look carefully at their position in the coming week as flights close and make sure their lifestyle is viable for the… Read More ›

Investigation into the death of 57-year-old Muslim man who died on a train last Monday. Had medical cert.

Investigation into the death of 57-year-old Muslim man who died on a train last Monday. Had medical cert.

April 3, 2020

Living, Thailand:

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: The 57-year-old arrived in the early hours of Sunday morning on a flight from Islamabad. He was issued a medical certificate from… Read More ›

Lamborghini survives a plunge into low-level klong in Pathum Thani, driver emerged unscathed

Lamborghini survives a plunge into low-level klong in Pathum Thani, driver emerged unscathed

April 2, 2020

Living, Thailand:

PATHUM THANI: 30-year-old Jakrawan Sukhumkanchana was later given the all-clear at a local hospital by medics where he reported with chest pains after he swam… Read More ›

Crazed man kills two in night of bloody murder in Nakhon Ratchasima on Sunday including ex-wife

Crazed man kills two in night of bloody murder in Nakhon Ratchasima on Sunday including ex-wife

April 1, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: When police from nearby Thepharak police station on Sunday found the body of the man’s ex-wife, Ms Wiphapha, they thought initially she had… Read More ›

No need for further measures in Bangkok says Covid 19 centre spokesman as provinces take steps

No need for further measures in Bangkok says Covid 19 centre spokesman as provinces take steps

March 31, 2020

Living, Thailand:

BANGKOK: Currently over 52% of infections are outside Bangkok. One of the hotspot provinces is Nonthaburi. The local governor on Tuesday revealed that there are… Read More ›

Huge demand for emergency supports with over 20 million to apply for self employed payments

Huge demand for emergency supports with over 20 million to apply for self employed payments

March 30, 2020

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

BANGKOK: As well as creating a huge technical problem for the Ministry of Finance website with over 10 times the load or public demand on… Read More ›

Scramble to register online for state money as banks close over the weekend to defeat the virus

Scramble to register online for state money as banks close over the weekend to defeat the virus

March 28, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: The Immigration Bureau opened new offices in Muang Thong Thani on the outskirts of Bangkok, this week, to cater to more foreigners seeking extensions… Read More ›

Still a chance to avoid a curfew or lockdown if the public stays at home over the coming 7 days to quell virus

Still a chance to avoid a curfew or lockdown if the public stays at home over the coming 7 days to quell virus

March 28, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The figures for infections are expected to skyrocket between now and April 15th even in the best-case scenario but the government is hoping to… Read More ›

Woman files false rape complaint against a local trader in Chonburi to get a free virus infection test

Woman files false rape complaint against a local trader in Chonburi to get a free virus infection test

March 26, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

CHONBURI: The 50-year-old woman withdrew the complaint immediately and admitted to officers that the accused man’s version of events was, in fact, the truth. She… Read More ›

Authorities ready to control movement and lockdown as public is urged not to leave Bangkok right now

Authorities ready to control movement and lockdown as public is urged not to leave Bangkok right now

March 24, 2020

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

BANGKOK: A new fiscal stimulus package was also announced today as well as a state of emergency decree under a 2005 law. The financial package… Read More ›

New Team Thailand to the rescue as ex-minister says infections can be controlled in weeks with public help

New Team Thailand to the rescue as ex-minister says infections can be controlled in weeks with public help

March 23, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

BANGKOK: New ‘Team Thailand’ revealed as leading lights in Thai medicine who met with the Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul on Saturday. It comes… Read More ›

Mounting protest over new airline rules for flights to Thailand amid calls for an urgent lockdown

Mounting protest over new airline rules for flights to Thailand amid calls for an urgent lockdown

March 20, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Thai nationals in the UK and European countries are having difficulty obtaining the medical certification stipulated by the Civil Aviation Authority for flights to… Read More ›

Police investigate Ukrainian teacher’s death after a hit and run traffic incident in Sa Kaeo province

Police investigate Ukrainian teacher’s death after a hit and run traffic incident in Sa Kaeo province

March 17, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Coworkers and friends gathered in a poignant scene as the young teacher’s body was removed on Sunday morning from hospital to the local police facility… Read More ›

Fears that Thailand could be on the verge of a phase 3 breakout with a record 32 new infections in 1 day

Fears that Thailand could be on the verge of a phase 3 breakout with a record 32 new infections in 1 day

March 15, 2020

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

BANGKOK: Expert physicians with Thailand’s Thoracic Society have warned that the rise in infections up to the weekend indicates the beginning of a wider outbreak.… Read More ›

Thailand extends quarantine rule for western countries including the US and UK over the deadly virus

Thailand extends quarantine rule for western countries including the US and UK over the deadly virus

March 14, 2020

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

BANGKOK: The party may be over for foreigners – a secret report has been seen by a Thai news agency. It suggests that experts feel… Read More ›

Rival monkey kingdoms fought a pitched battle in the Thai city of Lopburi on Wednesday morning

Rival monkey kingdoms fought a pitched battle in the Thai city of Lopburi on Wednesday morning

March 13, 2020

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

LOPBURI: Locals seemed to understand the cause of the outbreak in the precincts of the city and even recognised the leaders or monarchs of both… Read More ›

Dead woman used a disconnected phone to harangue 191 police in Loei with over 50 calls a day for help

Dead woman used a disconnected phone to harangue 191 police in Loei with over 50 calls a day for help

March 8, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

LOEI: Police arrived at a local village after losing patience with the drunken woman ready to investigate her. They were not prepared to be ferociously… Read More ›

UK stalls progress in case of Lamduan Seekanya, the Thai wife found dead 16 years ago by hill walkers in Yorkshire

UK stalls progress in case of Lamduan Seekanya, the Thai wife found dead 16 years ago by hill walkers in Yorkshire

March 7, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

UDON THANI: The UK’s Lady of Hills was identified last year as 36-year Thai woman and mother of three, Lamduan Seekanya, whose death, police believe,… Read More ›

14 days quarantine confirmed for all passengers from high risk listed countries and now in place with fines

14 days quarantine confirmed for all passengers from high risk listed countries and now in place with fines

March 6, 2020

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

BANGKOK: A spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health Dr Rungrueng Kitphati confirmed that the quarantine requirement applied to all passengers from the high-risk countries… Read More ›

Police arrest an armed husband in Ayutthaya on his way to deal violently with his wife’s illicit affair at work

Police arrest an armed husband in Ayutthaya on his way to deal violently with his wife’s illicit affair at work

March 4, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

AYUTTHAYA: The lucky interception by police in Ayutthaya of a married man on his way to avenge his honour may have saved lives. It came… Read More ›