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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, 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, 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, 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 ›

PM urges ministers to ‘create a sense of unity’ in the country as Thai King swears in new cabinet

PM urges ministers to ‘create a sense of unity’ in the country as Thai King swears in new cabinet

July 16, 2019

Culture, Media, Politics, Thailand:

Thai King urged the new cabinet to work for the good of the people and the country. Prior to the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu… Read More ›

Begpacking is shameless behaviour that is outlawed in Thailand and poisons goodwill between cultures

Begpacking is shameless behaviour that is outlawed in Thailand and poisons goodwill between cultures

July 11, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The sort of tourists and visitors that Thailand could do without. Cheap, ignorant and entitled begpackers from wealthy western countries are increasingly targeting Thailand as… Read More ›

TV interest in German man on the run led to him being exposed in June as Thai police pulled his file

TV interest in German man on the run led to him being exposed in June as Thai police pulled his file

July 3, 2019

Crime, Culture, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

German man Maximilian Fernsebner was only arrested after two days hiding in a local creek where he used a straw to submerge himself in water… Read More ›

Filming of Fast and Furious movie begins in Krabi in what will be a big boost to the local economy

Filming of Fast and Furious movie begins in Krabi in what will be a big boost to the local economy

July 3, 2019

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Hollywood movie stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez released a short video clip after the first day’s filming was completed. Both celebrated the long-lived franchise,… Read More ›

Thai women fall victim to London’s pickpocketing problem which targets Asian tourists to the city

Thai women fall victim to London’s pickpocketing problem which targets Asian tourists to the city

July 1, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai women handed their video of the pickpocket theft over to the Metropolitan Police in London. It clearly identifies the three thieves with clear footage.… Read More ›

Military police officer flies off his motorbike in Bangkok while riding escort duty for high ranking official

Military police officer flies off his motorbike in Bangkok while riding escort duty for high ranking official

June 29, 2019

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

Accident as taxi hit military escort motorcyclist: Motorcycle escorts for VIPs are common in Thailand and particularly in Bangkok where for high ranking personages and… Read More ›

Elite doctors at Siriraj reveal that the ‘mystery’ illness that killed a Thai TV star was a rare but lethal form of TB

Elite doctors at Siriraj reveal that the ‘mystery’ illness that killed a Thai TV star was a rare but lethal form of TB

June 29, 2019

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

Doctors found some colored tissue in the star’s nasal cavity. This led them to conduct tests which tested positive for a rare form of TB… Read More ›

Home smoke law not a blanket ban but a stringent new law that foresees the end of smoking in Thailand

Home smoke law not a blanket ban but a stringent new law that foresees the end of smoking in Thailand

June 26, 2019

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

Thailand is an outstanding country in the world in its approach to healthcare and government health campaigns. They are both remarkably successful and point to… Read More ›

Tiger Woods, back on top and back on a family visit to Thailand, home of the mom that made him

Tiger Woods, back on top and back on a family visit to Thailand, home of the mom that made him

June 20, 2019

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

The story of Earl Woods and Kultida Punsawad is an inspiring one and must be a key factor in the making of the golfing legend.… Read More ›

Thai man puts pesticide in his parents water to poison them after they cut off the internet router at his home

Thai man puts pesticide in his parents water to poison them after they cut off the internet router at his home

June 19, 2019

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

Shocking incident happened after a highly charged row on Thursday night when the 29 year old step father switched off the family’s wifi after the… Read More ›

Thai girlfriend survives fall from 5th floor condo after heated argument with her French partner

Thai girlfriend survives fall from 5th floor condo after heated argument with her French partner

June 19, 2019

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

Incident at condo in Banglamung area of Pattaya on Sunday last is strikingly similar to a 2017 incident in which the mute 24 year old… Read More ›

Thai woman in Chiang Rai shot in the head by spurned ex lover after online jealousy erupts

Thai woman in Chiang Rai shot in the head by spurned ex lover after online jealousy erupts

June 17, 2019

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

27 year old Sawitree Phromwong had ended her relationship with 31 year old Ek Udom, a convicted criminal who had just served one year from… Read More ›

Police called to deal with gecko trespass incident in Bueng Kan. Suspect arrested, later released

Police called to deal with gecko trespass incident in Bueng Kan. Suspect arrested, later released

June 11, 2019

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

A humorous story from northern Thailand highlights the varied role of the Royal Thai police across the nation. For once, it is a story that… Read More ›

Thailand celebrates the birthday and life this June of Queen Suthida – an inspiring story for all

Thailand celebrates the birthday and life this June of Queen Suthida – an inspiring story for all

June 3, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The new Thai Queen graduated from Assumption University in Bangkok in 2000. After working for a number of airlines including Thai Airways, she joined the… Read More ›

Murder of ex cop focuses the light on his love life even though police have cleared his 5 wives as suspects

Murder of ex cop focuses the light on his love life even though police have cleared his 5 wives as suspects

June 1, 2019

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

Thai police investigating the murder of a retired policeman in Nakhon Pathom on Friday believe his murder may have been linked to his money lending… Read More ›

Family to visit Buddhist shrine as little Thai girl miraculously escapes playing with a cobra snake

Family to visit Buddhist shrine as little Thai girl miraculously escapes playing with a cobra snake

May 29, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

In January 2018, a little Thai girl died in her bed after being bitten by a deadly cobra snake in her sleep. On Thursday last,… Read More ›

Thai man brutally murders the man who took his wife as his own in a country that lives off passion

Thai man brutally murders the man who took his wife as his own in a country that lives off passion

May 27, 2019

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The news over the weekend of a Thai man killing the man who stole away his Thai wife is a common one. Nearly all foreigners… Read More ›