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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 ›

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

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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

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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 ›

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

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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 ›

Dogs and cats mission in Phuket as 11 tonnes of feed moved in showing the best of human spirit at this time

Dogs and cats mission in Phuket as 11 tonnes of feed moved in showing the best of human spirit at this time

April 11, 2020

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The Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket is supported by western countries making life better for stray dogs and cats. As the city locks down, this… Read More ›

Germans arrested for defying local authorities in Chiang Mai and removing Covid 19 checkpoint

Germans arrested for defying local authorities in Chiang Mai and removing Covid 19 checkpoint

April 11, 2020

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

The foolhardy and provocative action by up to 20 German nationals in removing a legal checkpoint, a measure to contain the Covid 19 virus in… Read More ›

Rival monkey kingdoms fought a pitched battle in the Thai city of Lopburi on Wednesday morning

Rival monkey kingdoms fought a pitched battle in the Thai city of Lopburi on Wednesday morning

March 13, 2020

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LOPBURI: Locals seemed to understand the cause of the outbreak in the precincts of the city and even recognised the leaders or monarchs of both… Read More ›

Songkran parties and celebrations are cancelled everywhere for 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak

Songkran parties and celebrations are cancelled everywhere for 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak

March 6, 2020

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PATTAYA: On March 2nd, the Deputy Mayor of Pattaya led a merry band of volunteers armed with coconut oil spray and their own zeal to… Read More ›

Quarantine for high-risk country passengers still pondered with 4 new cases from Italy and Iran announced 

Quarantine for high-risk country passengers still pondered with 4 new cases from Italy and Iran announced 

March 6, 2020

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KOH PHANGAN: Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan has been called off for Sunday and all future parties until the coronavirus emergency is brought under… Read More ›

Minister acts after a music teacher is reported to have raped a 12-year-old student at a resort on Valentine’s Day

Minister acts after a music teacher is reported to have raped a 12-year-old student at a resort on Valentine’s Day

February 18, 2020

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Students at the school reported to officials that the teacher would require them to make sexually explicit ‘moans’ to be granted back confiscated smartphones during… Read More ›

Thai man maddened by drink and love burns down his home and is taken away by police laughing

Thai man maddened by drink and love burns down his home and is taken away by police laughing

February 14, 2020

Crime, Culture, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Jenro Deena was maddened by the effects of alcohol and the refusal of his 19-year-old girlfriend Supaporn Nunil to return home this week from her… Read More ›

Thai King urges soldiers and police to be united and sacrifice in their commitment to serving the country

Thai King urges soldiers and police to be united and sacrifice in their commitment to serving the country

January 19, 2020

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Ceremony and parade held at the Thai Army Cavalry Centre in Saraburi this Saturday. The first such occasion since the King’s coronation in May. The… Read More ›

Thai King and Queen extend New Year’s wishes to the Thai people for a happy 2020 through the media

Thai King and Queen extend New Year’s wishes to the Thai people for a happy 2020 through the media

January 2, 2020

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This year the King and Queen also released a New Year’s greeting card to the Thai people for 2020 following a ceremony at the Dusit… Read More ›

Appalling New Year’s start in Pattaya as a just engaged UK man’s life ends in a split second fireworks explosion

Appalling New Year’s start in Pattaya as a just engaged UK man’s life ends in a split second fireworks explosion

January 1, 2020

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Police removed the large fireworks container from the scene near where the body of Gary McLaren was found by Pattaya police officers responding to the… Read More ›

Frenchman who founded mission to rescue abused dogs reported to Buriram police by disgruntled staff

Frenchman who founded mission to rescue abused dogs reported to Buriram police by disgruntled staff

December 25, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Personal, Thailand:

Thai staff at a dog shelter have rebelled at the unorthodox methods of the French founder, 50-year-old Michael Chour. These include forcing them into dog… Read More ›

Pope Francis arrives in Thailand amid more trenchant criticism from western conservatives at home 

Pope Francis arrives in Thailand amid more trenchant criticism from western conservatives at home 

November 20, 2019

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Pope will pray at the tomb of the Thai martyr of the Catholic church Nicholas Bunkerd Kitbamrung who was imprisoned by Thai authorities in 1941,… Read More ›

Saraburi school official under fire for pompous sent off ceremony with prostrating students before him 

Saraburi school official under fire for pompous sent off ceremony with prostrating students before him 

November 19, 2019

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A senior advisor to the Thai deputy education minister and a former school pupil was scathing about the online photos seen from the event and… Read More ›

Two Thai women come back from the dead this month, one just minutes before her cremation

Two Thai women come back from the dead this month, one just minutes before her cremation

October 26, 2019

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82-year-old woman Loen Chunchue told her family she was in an old city with monks and angels and did not want to return home before… Read More ›

TV actress apologises for her wrongful bribery accusation against a Thai traffic police officer 

TV actress apologises for her wrongful bribery accusation against a Thai traffic police officer 

October 25, 2019

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The high profile controversy has once again raised the issue of illegally imported luxury cars as the car was handed over for police inspection on… Read More ›

Man’s love quest on the roads of Thailand to fulfil his promise to his deceased wife and soulmate

Man’s love quest on the roads of Thailand to fulfil his promise to his deceased wife and soulmate

October 24, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

3 years ago Sakchai Suphanthamat’s wife passed away suddenly after being bitten by a dog. After her passing, he found his life so empty that… Read More ›