Culture

Thai PM floats suggestion of moving capital away from Bangkok to ease chronic city congestion

Thai PM floats suggestion of moving capital away from Bangkok to ease chronic city congestion

September 19, 2019

Culture, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Last year government sources heralded Bangkok as the ‘Geneva of Asia’ with a new law making it easier to recognise international bodies diplomatically. The suggestion… Read More ›

TV show to raise cash for flood victims following Thai actor’s inspiring and hearty example to all

TV show to raise cash for flood victims following Thai actor’s inspiring and hearty example to all

September 17, 2019

Culture, Media, Thailand:

Actor Bin Bunluerit brought his cash to villages in need and handed it out on the spot. He chipped in ฿1 million to a fund… Read More ›

Pope’s second cousin is a school principal in Udon Thani and looks forward to meeting him again

Pope’s second cousin is a school principal in Udon Thani and looks forward to meeting him again

September 15, 2019

Culture, Thailand:

Visit by Pope Francis will be the second by a pontiff and the first papal visit since the historic visit of Pope John Paul II… Read More ›

Thai woman paralysed after surviving 5th-floor fall and now deserted by violent French boyfriend

Thai woman paralysed after surviving 5th-floor fall and now deserted by violent French boyfriend

September 15, 2019

Culture, Thailand:

The French man named in reports as Mr Christian Philip Song has left Thailand according to the family and even prior to that, had proved… Read More ›

Government could fall on family law amendment decree if found illegal which could also see house dissolved

Government could fall on family law amendment decree if found illegal which could also see house dissolved

September 13, 2019

Culture, Politics, Thailand:

Cabinet decree referred to the Constitutional Court concerning the handling of domestic abuse cases in Thailand and the suspension of a law handing jurisdiction of… Read More ›

Education Minister issues new rules to crack down on sexy mini skirts and deadly inter-school rivalry

Education Minister issues new rules to crack down on sexy mini skirts and deadly inter-school rivalry

September 2, 2019

Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Minister used his powers under the Child Protection Act 2003 to tighten up and add to regulations that had not been amended since 2005. There… Read More ›

Thai man may be the world’s oldest person, his long life spans three centuries of Thailand’s history

Thai man may be the world’s oldest person, his long life spans three centuries of Thailand’s history

August 28, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Mr Aon lives in the Chai Wan area of Udon Thani with his 70-year old wife whom he married in 1964 when she was 15… Read More ›

Mickey and Minnie Mouse promote the Land of Smiles as the duo portray the joy of Thai culture

Mickey and Minnie Mouse promote the Land of Smiles as the duo portray the joy of Thai culture

August 27, 2019

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

Mickey and Minnie Mouse highlight what’s so great about Thailand in a campaign and collection kicking off this month. Walt Disney Thailand is to launch… Read More ›

Disturbing road rage incident sees motorist calmly threatened with a gun for honking his car horn

Disturbing road rage incident sees motorist calmly threatened with a gun for honking his car horn

August 25, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai man who honked his horn at the driver admitted to online viewers on Friday that he had grovelingly apologised to the man who… Read More ›

Arrangements in place for end of year visit by Pope Francis to Thailand but trip and itinerary yet to be confirmed

Arrangements in place for end of year visit by Pope Francis to Thailand but trip and itinerary yet to be confirmed

August 23, 2019

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

The trip is expected to go ahead and will revive memories of the historic papal visit in 1984 when Pope John Paul II visited the… Read More ›

Fury as British Embassy in Ploenchit bulldozed – sold to the Central Group for nearly ฿16 billion in record deal

Fury as British Embassy in Ploenchit bulldozed – sold to the Central Group for nearly ฿16 billion in record deal

August 14, 2019

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

British Ambassador Brian Davidson highlights that the building will be rebuilt and incorporated into the new mega-mall which will give the public in Thailand access… Read More ›

US teacher Matthew Hall extradited from Thailand in 2017 pleads guilty before a court in Alabama

US teacher Matthew Hall extradited from Thailand in 2017 pleads guilty before a court in Alabama

August 14, 2019

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

As Thai police moved to arrest and deport another American teacher with a history of sex abuse this week in the northern Thai province of… Read More ›

Aussie rap star taken in by Thai police after raid on his hotel following online posts of party drug use

Aussie rap star taken in by Thai police after raid on his hotel following online posts of party drug use

August 11, 2019

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

The Aussie is believed to have been staying in Phuket and published video clips of the raid where he admitted to being afraid as Thai… Read More ›

22-year-old Satun man arrested in Korat after attempting to rob two diamond rings for true love 

22-year-old Satun man arrested in Korat after attempting to rob two diamond rings for true love 

August 9, 2019

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

The young man’s fantasy came crashing down as he ran headlong into a shopping mall door and was pounced upon by security officers. A senior… Read More ›

Thailand’s new move to boost the birth rate and fight the negative impact of an ageing population 

Thailand’s new move to boost the birth rate and fight the negative impact of an ageing population 

August 1, 2019

Culture, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The prospects for Thailand if the birth rate continues to decline, are grim. The population, now growing, could fall to 62 million in thirty years.… Read More ›

Thailand united in wishing the King a Happy Birthday with events in Bangkok and all provinces

Thailand united in wishing the King a Happy Birthday with events in Bangkok and all provinces

July 28, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s post office ThaialandPost released a stamp on Sunday, July 28th to celebrate His Majesty’s birthday and is available at all post offices and online.… Read More ›

17 year old loses his life in Bangkok after chasing a ฿400 debt driving his motorbike on Friday night

17 year old loses his life in Bangkok after chasing a ฿400 debt driving his motorbike on Friday night

July 27, 2019

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The student was stabbed 3 times and left beside his blood-stained Honda motorbike. Later, a 20-year-old student was attacked by a group of 10 motorcyclists… Read More ›

Leading banks report steady profits as Thanachart Bank reaches out to show the Thai way forward

Leading banks report steady profits as Thanachart Bank reaches out to show the Thai way forward

July 20, 2019

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

Thailand’s banks lead the way forward: Combined profits for banks reporting this week saw a 3.62% rise in profits in the first half with an… Read More ›

New Education minister and his deputies face a digital test as Thailand needs more bright minds 

New Education minister and his deputies face a digital test as Thailand needs more bright minds 

July 19, 2019

Culture, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The new minister will be the 22nd since 2000 with an average term of less than a year. A key issue that reflects the stasis… 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, More News from Thailand, Personal, 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 ›