Articles by: Carla Boonkong & Son Nguyen

Legal sex toys and 24 hour adult entertainment venues are key questions for Thai society

Legal sex toys and 24 hour adult entertainment venues are key questions for Thai society

March 21, 2019

Culture, Politics, Thailand:

A colorful political party is canvassing enthusiastically throughout Thailand on a platform of liberalising the sale of sex toys and allowing adult entertainment venues to… Read More ›

Thai bride named as ‘Lady of the Hills in Yorkshire’ by Thai police – husband, living here, is not a suspect

Thai bride named as ‘Lady of the Hills in Yorkshire’ by Thai police – husband, living here, is not a suspect

March 19, 2019

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

The news that a body of a woman, who was found in 2004 on a remote hill in Yorkshire, was that of Thai wife, mother… Read More ›

Thai father calls off ฿10 million business offer for his beautiful daughter’s hand in marriage

Thai father calls off ฿10 million business offer for his beautiful daughter’s hand in marriage

March 10, 2019

Media, Personal, Thai World:

The media pitch and fever rose higher and higher last week until finally a Thai business man and loving father Anont Rotthong withdrew his marriage… Read More ›

Chinese millennials drive Bangkok’s condo sales with online buying as they flee Chinese property market

Chinese millennials drive Bangkok’s condo sales with online buying as they flee Chinese property market

March 9, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Prudent banking controls and carefully managed economic growth have seen a Thai property market which has sensibly doubled in value these last 10 years. It… Read More ›

Thai man offers ฿10 million and thriving business to man who wins his daughter’s hand in marriage

Thai man offers ฿10 million and thriving business to man who wins his daughter’s hand in marriage

March 5, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Successful business man in Thailand’s southern Chumphon province is determined to see his daughter find love with the right man. This week, he took bold… Read More ›

Snake home invasions double in Thailand within the last 4 years with injuries and deaths reported

Snake home invasions double in Thailand within the last 4 years with injuries and deaths reported

March 3, 2019

Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Many TV reports and coverage of snakes in Thailand seem to highlight the importance of returning the creatures to the wild and encourage users not… Read More ›

UK beauty spot may have disguised the grim murder of a Thai bride from Udon Thani for over a decade

UK beauty spot may have disguised the grim murder of a Thai bride from Udon Thani for over a decade

February 27, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

In September 2004 a mystery emerged on the hills above a small, remote village in Yorkshire when the body of what police then believed to… Read More ›

Brutal murder of Thai maid 7 years ago sees punishment of mistress sentenced to life in prison

Brutal murder of Thai maid 7 years ago sees punishment of mistress sentenced to life in prison

February 23, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A Thai mother received justice from a Thai court this week when her daughter’s former mistress and employer was convicted of pre meditated murder of… Read More ›

Tensions and sex appeal of Thai politics as a foreigner is arrested and a Thai ‘pretty’ candidate

Tensions and sex appeal of Thai politics as a foreigner is arrested and a Thai ‘pretty’ candidate

February 21, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A young Thai woman confirmed last week as a candidate for election to Thailand’s lower house of parliament in the March  24th election has become… Read More ›

Thailand leads the world in the crackdown on online romance crooks targeting Thai women online

Thailand leads the world in the crackdown on online romance crooks targeting Thai women online

February 16, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

As online dating becomes the most popular way for people in every country to find relationships, the scourge of online romance scammers or fraudsters is… Read More ›

Shock Thai poll shows Valentine’s Day is a day for sex among some school and university students

Shock Thai poll shows Valentine’s Day is a day for sex among some school and university students

February 7, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

This year in Thailand, Valentines Day expenditure looks like it will dip but the sexual escapades between Thai students at university and high schools looks… Read More ›

PM rules out odd, even car limitations in Bangkok for now as metro smog control zone declared to curb problem

PM rules out odd, even car limitations in Bangkok for now as metro smog control zone declared to curb problem

February 2, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai government and Bangkok’s Metropolitan Authority have been busy combating the ongoing smog problem impacting the city in the last few weeks. This has… Read More ›

UK man watched his ceiling as a downpour of money spelled his downfall and jailing in Thailand

UK man watched his ceiling as a downpour of money spelled his downfall and jailing in Thailand

January 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

Jimmy Kelly’s story is broadcast this week on National Geographic’s hit  TV show Banged Up Abroad. It shows how things can go badly wrong for… Read More ›

Thai teachers rule as 4th year teenage student has hair cropped in public after defying school code

Thai teachers rule as 4th year teenage student has hair cropped in public after defying school code

January 20, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

As any foreign visitor to Thailand or expat will know, the neatness and orderly appearance of Thai school children is a very impressive thing. Even… Read More ›

20 monkeys poisoned in Rayong with more reports of monkey attacks on visitors as populations increase

20 monkeys poisoned in Rayong with more reports of monkey attacks on visitors as populations increase

January 18, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Monkey populations in some parts of Thailand, especially near human settlements and tourists spots, are growing. Last week, 20 long tailed macaque monkeys, a protected… Read More ›

European Union gives Thailand’s fishing industry a vote of confidence as it lifts yellow card warning

European Union gives Thailand’s fishing industry a vote of confidence as it lifts yellow card warning

January 14, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A singular achievement for the Thai government and current Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha who in 2015 and 2016 battled against threats of a red… Read More ›