Articles by: Carla Boonkong & Son Nguyen

Thailand is red-lighted in the UK for quarantine purposes alongside Brazil, China and the US, inexplicable move

Thailand is red-lighted in the UK for quarantine purposes alongside Brazil, China and the US, inexplicable move

July 4, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

Travellers from Thailand must quarantine for 14 days when entering the UK. Clarification late on Friday night is disappointing news for Thai authorities as the… Read More ›

Buriram judge brokers justice for Danish man and his Thai wife after abrupt relationship breakdown

Buriram judge brokers justice for Danish man and his Thai wife after abrupt relationship breakdown

July 1, 2020

Culture, Living, Thailand:

The case before the court was not decided but the judge indicated that their relationship was one of marriage and therefore suggested that assets, excluding… Read More ›

Slow progress as list of foreigners allowed entry expands but there is some confusion at embassies 

Slow progress as list of foreigners allowed entry expands but there is some confusion at embassies 

June 29, 2020

Economy, Thailand:

Thousands of foreigners around the world particularly in western countries have already applied or are preparing to apply to return to Thailand with a further… Read More ›

Bangkok Metropolitan police officer gets bail in court after admitting he killed his pretty wife unintentionally

Bangkok Metropolitan police officer gets bail in court after admitting he killed his pretty wife unintentionally

June 23, 2020

Crime, Thailand:

32-year-old Pim Chadaporn Phu Yam Sai was reported dead from a gunshot wound to the left temple on Saturday. Questions and concerns were raised by… Read More ›

Mother of woman who murdered her father and cut off his penis says she was sexually abused by the victim

Mother of woman who murdered her father and cut off his penis says she was sexually abused by the victim

June 18, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

52-year-old mother of 29-year-old Boonyada Chanchuang says that her ex-husband was violent with his daughter since she was 10 years old and had sexually abused… Read More ›

Key ministries met on Sunday to discuss access by foreigners to the kingdom and a tourism relaunch

Key ministries met on Sunday to discuss access by foreigners to the kingdom and a tourism relaunch

June 15, 2020

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

Ministers and officials met on Sunday to coordinate further access for foreigners to the kingdom and the relaunching of Thailand’s tourism industry through the use… Read More ›

Death of 32-year-old Olga Frolova on Ko Samui either suicide or natural causes – case to be closed by police

Death of 32-year-old Olga Frolova on Ko Samui either suicide or natural causes – case to be closed by police

June 12, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Death of Ukrainian woman on Ko Samui was either from natural causes or suicide says Surat Thani police chief Major General Thakoon Netpukkana. Officers found… Read More ›

Tourism industry could be left on its knees if curbs on inbound foreigners are not relaxed or lifted in time

Tourism industry could be left on its knees if curbs on inbound foreigners are not relaxed or lifted in time

June 11, 2020

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

Increasing unease at the hit to the Thai economy being caused by the ban on incoming foreign flights as both tourism and industry bodies implore… Read More ›

Mobile phone of Ukrainian woman key to the puzzle as police decide between murder or suicide

Mobile phone of Ukrainian woman key to the puzzle as police decide between murder or suicide

June 10, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Senior police officers in Surat Thani province were at the scene where the body of 32-year-old Olga Frolova was unearthed last Sunday as police released… Read More ›

Ko Samui police probe the death of a Ukrainian woman found in a forested area last Sunday by a local man

Ko Samui police probe the death of a Ukrainian woman found in a forested area last Sunday by a local man

June 9, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

32-year-old Olga Frolova’s body was found on Sunday. Police are waiting on an autopsy and trying to determine if the case is one of murder.… Read More ›

Australian envoy says his embassy and others continue to work on helping stranded foreigners get home

Australian envoy says his embassy and others continue to work on helping stranded foreigners get home

June 7, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Australian ambassador in ongoing talks with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerning access for foreigners with links to the kingdom and non-tourist visas. ‘Not a… Read More ›

Dutchman in Suphan Buri missing from wife with reports of a mystery rendezvous in Uthai Thani province

Dutchman in Suphan Buri missing from wife with reports of a mystery rendezvous in Uthai Thani province

June 5, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Mystery of a Dutchman who disappeared leaving his wife behind and a car containing cash, gold and his passports in Uthai Thani. 64-year-old Friedrich Reinhardt… Read More ›

Woman and her half Swedish son found dead near Korat in what looks like a heartbreaking tragedy

Woman and her half Swedish son found dead near Korat in what looks like a heartbreaking tragedy

June 3, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

33-year-old Thai woman, Tukta Thongkasem, was found hanged on Tuesday morning. She had appeared to her family to be depressed after her Swedish husband of… Read More ›

Thai security chief suggests a full reopening of the kingdom to international flights from July 1st

Thai security chief suggests a full reopening of the kingdom to international flights from July 1st

May 28, 2020

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Shock announcement that international flights will fully reopen on July 1st will be welcome and good news to many foreigners with links to Thailand. Many… Read More ›

Growing concern and frustration among a large number of expats cut off from their families in Thailand

Growing concern and frustration among a large number of expats cut off from their families in Thailand

May 24, 2020

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

Fears are growing that inward access to Thailand may be restricted for some time even beyond the already extended passenger flight ban until July 1st.… Read More ›

Nigerians living in limbo at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok after flights shut down in late March

Nigerians living in limbo at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok after flights shut down in late March

May 19, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Three Nigerians are living at Bangkok’s International Suvarnabhumi Airport in a no man’s land. It’s a situation similar to the 2004 Tom Hanks movie The… Read More ›

Thailand extends ban on inbound flights until July 1st at the earliest – blow to foreigners and tourism

Thailand extends ban on inbound flights until July 1st at the earliest – blow to foreigners and tourism

May 16, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Saturday’s announcement by the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand means no inbound passenger flights to the kingdom until July 1st. The move will be another… Read More ›

US actor and Thai son struggling to survive virus ordeal in India as they wait to fly home to life in Thailand

US actor and Thai son struggling to survive virus ordeal in India as they wait to fly home to life in Thailand

May 13, 2020

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

Geoffrey Giuliano is a well-known movie actor and writer of books on legendary figures in the music industry. He is 66 years old and stranded… Read More ›

Fraud gang boss arrested on visit to temple for eliciting payments on fake ministry projects all over Thailand

Fraud gang boss arrested on visit to temple for eliciting payments on fake ministry projects all over Thailand

May 11, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Businessmen throughout Thailand paid millions in communications fees to land government construction projects pitched by the fraud gang which were fake. They were later told… Read More ›

26-year-old partner advertised his ex-wife by her real name on Facebook with erotic photographs as a hooker

26-year-old partner advertised his ex-wife by her real name on Facebook with erotic photographs as a hooker

May 9, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police in Chumphon obtained an arrest warrant against the ex-partner who solicited a Thai woman for prostitution online as revenge. He later told investigating police… Read More ›