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Gold medalist pays solemn respect to her father as she makes her triumphant return to Thailand

Gold medalist pays solemn respect to her father as she makes her triumphant return to Thailand

July 26, 2021

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Gold medal win last Saturday has given some encouragement to many ordinary Thais who feel deeply the sense of helplessness that pervades the kingdom… Read More ›

Iconic 70s Bangkok comes to life again as the dark story of The Serpent wows world Netflix audiences

Iconic 70s Bangkok comes to life again as the dark story of The Serpent wows world Netflix audiences

May 18, 2021

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

77-year-old serial killer is still alive, jailed in Nepal serving two life sentences, he cannot be prosecuted in Thailand for at least 14 cold-blooded murders.… Read More ›

Former Thai US army sergeant tells schoolboy he can join the US army and follow his dream job

Former Thai US army sergeant tells schoolboy he can join the US army and follow his dream job

March 10, 2021

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

Pattarapong Niyomchat from Nakhon Si Thammarat was determined to live and study in the United States when he first went there as an exchange student.… Read More ›

Band singer arrested on arson, lèse-majesté charges after burning the Thai King’s portrait outside prison

Band singer arrested on arson, lèse-majesté charges after burning the Thai King’s portrait outside prison

March 4, 2021

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The arrest of the famed ‘Ammy The Bottom Blues’ whose real name is Chaiamorn Kaewwiboonpan throws the spotlight back on the use of the controversial… Read More ›

Another ‘Pretty’ dies after working as a hostess at a party in Bangkok. Police await post-mortem in the case

Another ‘Pretty’ dies after working as a hostess at a party in Bangkok. Police await post-mortem in the case

February 26, 2021

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

The tragedy has sparked memories of the death of 25-year-old ‘pretty’ Thitima Noraphanpiphat or ‘Lunlabelle’ who died in September 2019. On October 14th last year,… Read More ›

Policeman at the centre of second wife scandal now facing disciplinary enquiry and living alone

Policeman at the centre of second wife scandal now facing disciplinary enquiry and living alone

February 20, 2021

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

It created a social media sensation on Thursday and Friday across Thailand. The video of a hurt and angry Thai wife losing control and beating… Read More ›

King tells people to rely on their own culture to bring about strength and security for the New Year in Thailand

King tells people to rely on their own culture to bring about strength and security for the New Year in Thailand

January 2, 2021

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The Thai monarch spoke in a TV address to Thais on New Year’s Eve and urged them to fall back on their traditions and culture… Read More ›

Princess Ubolratana explains Christmas Eve to fans as part of her efforts to fight youth drug use

Princess Ubolratana explains Christmas Eve to fans as part of her efforts to fight youth drug use

December 26, 2020

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

Now 69 years old, the glamorous Princess Ubolratana lived and raised a family in the United States for twenty-six years before she returned to Thailand… Read More ›

Thai King speaks candidly and insightfully on the danger posed by depression to his young audience

Thai King speaks candidly and insightfully on the danger posed by depression to his young audience

December 15, 2020

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn has not given many interviews during his time as Crown Prince since 1972 and since he assumed the throne in 2016.… Read More ›

Club without a permit, selling alcohol and drugs until 4 am every morning, raided in Bangkok by task force

Club without a permit, selling alcohol and drugs until 4 am every morning, raided in Bangkok by task force

December 10, 2020

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Insanity Nightclub: Officers with the Department of Provincial Administration swooped on the venue at 3 am bringing the party to an end. Local residents had… Read More ›

Police bring in shaman for ritual on Udon Thani killer after no trace of narcotics found in medical tests

Police bring in shaman for ritual on Udon Thani killer after no trace of narcotics found in medical tests

December 9, 2020

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A shaman known as ‘Ajarn Tae’ performed a ceremonial ritual on the young man who was found to have nine hanuman tattoos, said to have… Read More ›

Public in Bangkok in stirring show of support for the monarchy on King Bhumibol’s birthday, December 5th

Public in Bangkok in stirring show of support for the monarchy on King Bhumibol’s birthday, December 5th

December 5, 2020

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

King and Queen led the ceremonies and again came out to meet enthusiastic well-wishers near the Grand Palace in the evening. It was the first… Read More ›

Key Twitter account linked with supporting the monarchy shut by the tech firm over policy violations

Key Twitter account linked with supporting the monarchy shut by the tech firm over policy violations

December 1, 2020

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Protest leader Parit Chiwarak or ‘Penguin’ has contrasted online activities in support of the student-led movement to those engaged in by a closed down account… Read More ›

King and Queen visit South to a rapturous salute from well-wishers in Trang and Phatthalung provinces

King and Queen visit South to a rapturous salute from well-wishers in Trang and Phatthalung provinces

November 29, 2020

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The higher visibility of the Thai Monarch and his Queen has been a positive for the country in recent weeks and has helped buoy spirits… Read More ›

Anon calls for officials in government to defect as PM vows a hardline stance against all lawbreakers

Anon calls for officials in government to defect as PM vows a hardline stance against all lawbreakers

November 21, 2020

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

Charges brought against high school students 15-year-old Benamaporn ‘Ploy’ Nivas, and 17-year-old Lopnaphat ‘Min’ Wangsit highlight that this is an intergenerational struggle in Thailand between… Read More ›

French man’s deportation shock is a wake-up call to all foreigners in Thailand using social media

French man’s deportation shock is a wake-up call to all foreigners in Thailand using social media

November 5, 2020

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

In 2019, 47-year-old Yan Eric Marchal was visited by plainclothes police after he released a video on Facebook parodying a song linked to the National… Read More ›

King tells western TV crews that he loves all Thai people equally and the kingdom is the land of compromise

King tells western TV crews that he loves all Thai people equally and the kingdom is the land of compromise

November 2, 2020

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The King and Queen received a rousing reception from well-wishers and followers on Sunday in Bangkok. The atmosphere prompted some revealing comments from the King… Read More ›

Sean Connery, the sexiest man alive, who played James Bond, has passed away at 90 years of age in Bahamas

Sean Connery, the sexiest man alive, who played James Bond, has passed away at 90 years of age in Bahamas

November 1, 2020

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

Remembered as the greatest Scotsman ever, Connery revealed that his decades of success were never planned when he was growing up in working-class Edinburgh. He… Read More ›

Thai King and Queen surprise crowd outside the Grand Palace on Tuesday with warm personal greetings

Thai King and Queen surprise crowd outside the Grand Palace on Tuesday with warm personal greetings

October 14, 2020

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The 13th of October is the 4th anniversary of the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great. A solemn ceremony took place at 7.41 pm… Read More ›

Human rights of westerners tied to Thailand being trampled by popular virus measures taken worldwide

Human rights of westerners tied to Thailand being trampled by popular virus measures taken worldwide

October 6, 2020

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

This crisis, far from petering out, seems to be entering a renewed stage of life with increasing economic consequences and human suffering. While the public… Read More ›