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Thai government acts to deal with a coconut crisis as price of the crop has plunged sharply

Thai government acts to deal with a coconut crisis as price of the crop has plunged sharply

November 12, 2018

Culture, Economy, Thailand:

Thai officials concerned as import figures from other Asean countries registered a decline yet prices of the essential crop dropped sharply What authorities in Thailand… Read More ›

Thai lawmakers in move to position Bangkok as a global international city bridging Asia and the world

Thai lawmakers in move to position Bangkok as a global international city bridging Asia and the world

November 5, 2018

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Bangkok becoming the Geneva of Asia is the new goal as Thailand passes key legislation allowing for personnel of international organisations to be granted privileges… Read More ›

Groom jailed for life for murdering his fiancé days before the couple’s wedding – a tragic love triangle

Groom jailed for life for murdering his fiancé days before the couple’s wedding – a tragic love triangle

November 2, 2018

Crime, Culture, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Man and girlfriend jailed for life after he murdered his fiancé days before their wedding in December last year A 26 year-old Thai man has… Read More ›

Fortune teller jailed in Thailand for financial fraud – case highlights influence of mystics

Fortune teller jailed in Thailand for financial fraud – case highlights influence of mystics

October 31, 2018

Crime, Culture, Living, Thailand:

Former mystic abused her position of trust and fame to launch a scam that deceived up to 1,000 Thai people – the case highlights the… Read More ›

Thai PM may yet change the culture in Thailand and last month emerged as a JPop fan of Japanese band AKB48

Thai PM may yet change the culture in Thailand and last month emerged as a JPop fan of Japanese band AKB48

October 9, 2018

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

Thailand, like much of Asia is looking East with shared tastes in new popular music and TV soaps. The Thai PM recently drew attention to… Read More ›

The pervasive problem of debt in Thailand and the struggle to survive for those hit by bad fortune

The pervasive problem of debt in Thailand and the struggle to survive for those hit by bad fortune

October 8, 2018

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

The heart breaking stories of some good people in Thailand who either through bad fortune or bad life choices end up living a very Thai… Read More ›

Tourism booming in Thailand. Soon a $100bn income stream to protect as Asian visitors grow

Tourism booming in Thailand. Soon a $100bn income stream to protect as Asian visitors grow

October 3, 2018

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

Some foreigners particularly westerner express scepticism about the continued spiral in Thai tourist numbers – we looked and found and it is even a greater… Read More ›

Historical French embassy in Bangkok opened to the public

Historical French embassy in Bangkok opened to the public

October 1, 2018

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

Thailand’s relationship with France are of critical importance to its ongoing trade with Europe and the western world – today it is a very warm… Read More ›

Vern Unsworth sues Elon Musk in Los Angeles court while UK proceedings are also pending and being prepared

Vern Unsworth sues Elon Musk in Los Angeles court while UK proceedings are also pending and being prepared

September 23, 2018

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

Musk sued by UK hero Vern Unsworth – the spat raises the question of a mistaken prejudice and stereotype held by some against foreigners living… Read More ›

Mr Goldshell – the Thai hero turtle brings joy and hope to a small Thai village while another village calls police over ghost

Mr Goldshell – the Thai hero turtle brings joy and hope to a small Thai village while another village calls police over ghost

September 18, 2018

Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World:

Thailand is a country where ghosts and legends do battle for people’s minds with the biggest inspiration of all – the lottery win In a… Read More ›

Former jet set monk jailed for over a century in Thailand after trial on financial charges

Former jet set monk jailed for over a century in Thailand after trial on financial charges

September 11, 2018

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

Extraordinary story of former Thai monk who exploited the goodwill Thai people for a luxury lifestyle A former Thai monk was jailed last month for… Read More ›

Thailand’s road accident rate still a red light – many factors driving the carnage with no easy fix

Thailand’s road accident rate still a red light – many factors driving the carnage with no easy fix

September 10, 2018

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

 Thai PM orders tough new road traffic penalties, which could have caused undue hardship for working Thais, to be held off Thailand’s Prime Minister has… Read More ›

A politically incorrect economic success: Thailand is home to some of the world’s richest people

A politically incorrect economic success: Thailand is home to some of the world’s richest people

August 30, 2018

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

Young Thai woman from Khlong Toei shows the way forward for the chronic poor in Bangkok’s slums. Don’t blame the rich, raise your sights Unknown… Read More ›

Miss Universe is coming back to Thailand, it’s good news, enjoy

Miss Universe is coming back to Thailand, it’s good news, enjoy

August 28, 2018

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

Miss Universe pageant has a special relationship with Thailand and although there will be controversy in the current world media climate, it will be a… Read More ›

Thai girl dies after taking part in ‘black curse’ ritual in tragic unexplained death – five charged

Thai girl dies after taking part in ‘black curse’ ritual in tragic unexplained death – five charged

August 23, 2018

Crime, Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal:

Former Thai monk detained by police in July claims he administered nothing to a ‘cursed’ girl but ‘holy water’. He has been charged with four… Read More ›

Tham Luang cave was the place where the miracle happened. Now it is going to become a tourist attraction

Tham Luang cave was the place where the miracle happened. Now it is going to become a tourist attraction

August 22, 2018

Culture, Foreigners, Media, Thai World:

Huge event catering for up to 10,000 people to celebrate a Thai miracle that the world has made its own. It’s a good news story… Read More ›

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