Articles by: Carla Boonkong & Son Nguyen

50-year-old Dutchman suffering from cancer files complaint against Hua Hin hospital over fees

50-year-old Dutchman suffering from cancer files complaint against Hua Hin hospital over fees

July 22, 2019

Thailand:

April survey by the Thai Ministry of Commerce showed that many private Thai hospitals were overcharging by between 30% and 300% on a range of… Read More ›

Chinese woman seeks death penalty for husband who tried to murder her in Thailand by pushing her off a cliff

Chinese woman seeks death penalty for husband who tried to murder her in Thailand by pushing her off a cliff

July 21, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The motive for the attempted murder was the ฿78 million ($2.5 million) fortune belonging to the 32-year-old woman in China. It has emerged that she… Read More ›

Thai women dead as a riverside pavilion with over 20 people in it slid into a murky river and sunk

Thai women dead as a riverside pavilion with over 20 people in it slid into a murky river and sunk

July 17, 2019

Culture, Living, Thailand:

The tragedy occurred in Samut Songkhram province, an old, historic and small province southwest of Bangkok on the gulf. It was a holiday in Thailand… Read More ›

UK man scrambles online to raise funds before he is lodged in a Bangkok remand prison

UK man scrambles online to raise funds before he is lodged in a Bangkok remand prison

July 16, 2019

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Initial reports suggested that Samuel Caleb Bircher was an Irish man. He is, in fact, a UK man from Taunton in Somerset where his family… Read More ›

UK Thai TV star faces legal battle to get custody of her baby daughter after midday snatch in Phuket

UK Thai TV star faces legal battle to get custody of her baby daughter after midday snatch in Phuket

July 14, 2019

Living, Media, Thailand:

UK tabloids have been reporting the story of the baby’s abduction in Phuket as Thai police investigate a complaint filed by her mother. On Friday,… Read More ›

Begpacking is shameless behaviour that is outlawed in Thailand and poisons goodwill between cultures

Begpacking is shameless behaviour that is outlawed in Thailand and poisons goodwill between cultures

July 11, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The sort of tourists and visitors that Thailand could do without. Cheap, ignorant and entitled begpackers from wealthy western countries are increasingly targeting Thailand as… Read More ›

Mother cradled daughter’s head after crocodiles ate her as family crocodile farm is to be sold, father takes blame

Mother cradled daughter’s head after crocodiles ate her as family crocodile farm is to be sold, father takes blame

July 5, 2019

Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Rom Roath, a 35-year-old crocodile farmer arrived home on Sunday to his wife and two infant children at the family farm in Siem Reap. He… Read More ›

Filming of Fast and Furious movie begins in Krabi in what will be a big boost to the local economy

Filming of Fast and Furious movie begins in Krabi in what will be a big boost to the local economy

July 3, 2019

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Hollywood movie stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez released a short video clip after the first day’s filming was completed. Both celebrated the long-lived franchise,… Read More ›

Thai women fall victim to London’s pickpocketing problem which targets Asian tourists to the city

Thai women fall victim to London’s pickpocketing problem which targets Asian tourists to the city

July 1, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai women handed their video of the pickpocket theft over to the Metropolitan Police in London. It clearly identifies the three thieves with clear footage.… Read More ›

Elite doctors at Siriraj reveal that the ‘mystery’ illness that killed a Thai TV star was a rare but lethal form of TB

Elite doctors at Siriraj reveal that the ‘mystery’ illness that killed a Thai TV star was a rare but lethal form of TB

June 29, 2019

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

Doctors found some colored tissue in the star’s nasal cavity. This led them to conduct tests which tested positive for a rare form of TB… Read More ›

Calls to legalise prostitution in Thailand after Pattaya sex raid on Walking Street this week

Calls to legalise prostitution in Thailand after Pattaya sex raid on Walking Street this week

June 28, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

This month, a Thammasat University law lecturer called for Thailand to legalise and regulate the sex industry. It follows an informative seminar and forum in… Read More ›

Home smoke law not a blanket ban but a stringent new law that foresees the end of smoking in Thailand

Home smoke law not a blanket ban but a stringent new law that foresees the end of smoking in Thailand

June 26, 2019

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

Thailand is an outstanding country in the world in its approach to healthcare and government health campaigns. They are both remarkably successful and point to… Read More ›

Australians drinking duty free on flight from Sydney to Phuket make the right call and arrive on time

Australians drinking duty free on flight from Sydney to Phuket make the right call and arrive on time

June 22, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The standoff between the flight crew and Australians at the back of the Sydney to Phuket flight on Wednesday ended well after three hours when… Read More ›

Thai man puts pesticide in his parents water to poison them after they cut off the internet router at his home

Thai man puts pesticide in his parents water to poison them after they cut off the internet router at his home

June 19, 2019

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

Shocking incident happened after a highly charged row on Thursday night when the 29 year old step father switched off the family’s wifi after the… Read More ›

Thai girlfriend survives fall from 5th floor condo after heated argument with her French partner

Thai girlfriend survives fall from 5th floor condo after heated argument with her French partner

June 19, 2019

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

Incident at condo in Banglamung area of Pattaya on Sunday last is strikingly similar to a 2017 incident in which the mute 24 year old… Read More ›

Thai woman in Chiang Rai shot in the head by spurned ex lover after online jealousy erupts

Thai woman in Chiang Rai shot in the head by spurned ex lover after online jealousy erupts

June 17, 2019

Crime, Culture, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

27 year old Sawitree Phromwong had ended her relationship with 31 year old Ek Udom, a convicted criminal who had just served one year from… Read More ›

UK rapist and crack cocaine drug dealer to be sentenced on July 8th after his release from a Thai prison

UK rapist and crack cocaine drug dealer to be sentenced on July 8th after his release from a Thai prison

June 16, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The tragic death of a young Thai woman, 26 year old Wannipa Chanhuaton, at the hands of the UK man formerly convicted of rape and… Read More ›

Highway robber arrested and charged on Ko Samui led double life as hotel employee on the island

Highway robber arrested and charged on Ko Samui led double life as hotel employee on the island

June 14, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thai man on a motorbike stopped a German Thai couple on the road from Lamai beach in the east of Ko Samui to Mae Nam… Read More ›

Police called to deal with gecko trespass incident in Bueng Kan. Suspect arrested, later released

Police called to deal with gecko trespass incident in Bueng Kan. Suspect arrested, later released

June 11, 2019

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

A humorous story from northern Thailand highlights the varied role of the Royal Thai police across the nation. For once, it is a story that… Read More ›

Mother abandons newborn baby as she felt she could not care for little boy on husband’s income

Mother abandons newborn baby as she felt she could not care for little boy on husband’s income

June 9, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Woman’s husband works away from home to find employment. His salary as a driver is just over ฿10,000 per month. The infant’s mother, after bringing… Read More ›