Articles by: Joseph O' Connor and Son Nguyen

Foreigners in Thailand should find out more about Thailand 4.0 and be part of the change that is coming

Foreigners in Thailand should find out more about Thailand 4.0 and be part of the change that is coming

July 11, 2018

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand 4.0 is no government PR gimmick or propaganda exercise – it is an honest plan that could transform Thailand The Thai government plans to… Read More ›

World cup brought home Thailand’s chronic gambling issue

World cup brought home Thailand’s chronic gambling issue

July 7, 2018

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

Gambling in Thailand can be the road to hell for many Thai people who have an acute propensity for risk as Thai police cracked down… Read More ›

Food poisoning in Thailand: It’s a real danger to Thais and a menace to western foreigners

Food poisoning in Thailand: It’s a real danger to Thais and a menace to western foreigners

June 27, 2018

Culture, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand:

The heat, the sunshine, a multitude of food outlets, large numbers of visitors and cultural differences make the threat of food poisoning in Thailand a… Read More ›

Former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban returns to the political arena in Thailand

Former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban returns to the political arena in Thailand

June 25, 2018

Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

New political party formed on a policy platform similar to now defunct PDRC movement Suthep Thaugsuban, ex-leader of the former People’s Democratic Reform Committee, has… Read More ›

Foreigners dealing or even using drugs in Thailand are ill advised

Foreigners dealing or even using drugs in Thailand are ill advised

June 23, 2018

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

In the last few decades too many foreigners have found themselves in perilous straits on the wrong side of Thai law over illicit drugs Thailand’s… Read More ›

Watch out for deadly snakes in Thailand – they’re not your friend

Watch out for deadly snakes in Thailand – they’re not your friend

June 16, 2018

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

While an expert claims that foreigners or visitors to Thailand should not fear snakes, it is sensible to be cautious – there are some horror… Read More ›

Airbnb and Uber given short shrift in Thailand  as Airbnb business model is declared illegal by a Thai court

Airbnb and Uber given short shrift in Thailand as Airbnb business model is declared illegal by a Thai court

June 15, 2018

Foreigners, Living, Media, More News from Thailand:

Regulations in Thailand link entrenched services are proving a barrier for global online apps. Thai Institute shows a popular demand for taxi hailing apps. Airbnb… Read More ›

Thai Female Minister declares the end of sex tourism as Thailand too moves towards girl power

Thai Female Minister declares the end of sex tourism as Thailand too moves towards girl power

June 12, 2018

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai sex tourism recently involved UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in controversy when he acknowledged it was popular with UK men. Probably one of the… Read More ›

Thailand’s Economic and diplomatic policies are working

Thailand’s Economic and diplomatic policies are working

June 4, 2018

Economy, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Biggest challenge Thailand’s economy may ultimately face is demographics as in Europe Things are looking up for Thailand as this year’s economic growth is expected… Read More ›

Thai Government switches sugar to ethanol production as prices plunge

Thai Government switches sugar to ethanol production as prices plunge

May 30, 2018

Economy, Thailand:

New Thai government ethanol initiative highlights a leading Thai company and an emerging industry for Thailand Worldwide sugar production surplus and the rise of biofuel… Read More ›

Driving in Thailand really is dangerous – Don’t do it

Driving in Thailand really is dangerous – Don’t do it

May 27, 2018

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s roads are the most dangerous in the world. It’s not just a statistic but a very real human tragedy. For foreigners visiting Thailand and… Read More ›