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Cash is still king in Thailand with a cashless society not on the cards anytime soon says study

Cash is still king in Thailand with a cashless society not on the cards anytime soon says study

May 1, 2022

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

It had been thought that with high smartphone penetration among the population and the widespread use of digital apps for payments during the pandemic, a… Read More ›

Thai wife’s plot to kill 63-year-old Dane bicyclist on April 21st uncovered by Nakhon Sawan police

Thai wife’s plot to kill 63-year-old Dane bicyclist on April 21st uncovered by Nakhon Sawan police

April 30, 2022

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

Disturbing story from Nakhon Sawan in the lower part of northern Thailand where a 24-year-old agreed with his aunt to kill a 60-year-old foreigner on… Read More ›

Policeman jailed, sacked from the force over death of young doctor at a zebra crossing in Bangkok

Policeman jailed, sacked from the force over death of young doctor at a zebra crossing in Bangkok

April 25, 2022

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

Police Corporal Norawich Buadok was charged with reckless driving causing death in February after public outcry over the incident. The court heard, on Monday, that… Read More ›

Pheu Thai calls for a landslide win but a crisis is a rising prospect if new voting laws flounder in parliament

Pheu Thai calls for a landslide win but a crisis is a rising prospect if new voting laws flounder in parliament

April 24, 2022

Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Failure to pass two laws amending the country’s voting process is not only a possibility but also very much fraught with danger, one that is… Read More ›

Former Democrat boss gets bail on three charges including one of rape before a court in Bangkok

Former Democrat boss gets bail on three charges including one of rape before a court in Bangkok

April 17, 2022

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

As a fifth complaint emerged on Saturday before the Metropolitan Police Bureau deputy chief Police Major General Trairong Phewpan, on Sunday, emphasised that women making… Read More ›

Thai Me too moment as top party leader to face sex charges as women come forward with reports

Thai Me too moment as top party leader to face sex charges as women come forward with reports

April 16, 2022

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

On Friday, one 30-year-old woman, Hathairat ‘Ann’ Thanakitamnuay or Anna Vidhyaphum, the wife of former Democrat Party turned street protester and political activist, Tanat Thanakitamnuay… Read More ›

Rapper charged for his part in a ping pong bomb attack on the Bangkok home of the PM last Sunday

Rapper charged for his part in a ping pong bomb attack on the Bangkok home of the PM last Sunday

April 15, 2022

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

Police at Bangkok’s Ta Rua Police Station in a follow-up search of Thanayut Na Ayudhaya’s home in Klong Toey unearthed explosives. The 20-year-old critically acclaimed… Read More ›

Defiant Thanathorn vows to prove his innocence after being charged with Lèse-majesté offence in Bangkok 

Defiant Thanathorn vows to prove his innocence after being charged with Lèse-majesté offence in Bangkok 

April 12, 2022

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

The latest charges against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, a key political activist and opponent of the government, have been anticipated for some time ever since the Prime… Read More ›

Teenage love plot sees 53-year-old woman knifed to death near Bangkok by her daughter’s young lover

Teenage love plot sees 53-year-old woman knifed to death near Bangkok by her daughter’s young lover

April 9, 2022

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

Horrible twist of the knife as teenage girl orchestrated the brutal and cruel murder of her own mother, all because of teenage love. Police in… Read More ›

Channel 5 TV rumpus shows Thailand feels the heat in an altered world after the Ukrainian war raised divisions

Channel 5 TV rumpus shows Thailand feels the heat in an altered world after the Ukrainian war raised divisions

March 31, 2022

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

The Ukraine war and the unprecedented resolve of western countries to sanction Russia even while sacrificing their individual economic interests, make it crystal clear that… Read More ›

Legal pot does not appear to be working for Anutin’s Bhumjaithai Party in latest opinion poll

Legal pot does not appear to be working for Anutin’s Bhumjaithai Party in latest opinion poll

March 28, 2022

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

The drive to legalise pot or marijuana pursued by the Bhumjaithai Party may, in time, prove popular with Thai people as a source of income… Read More ›

Husband bludgeons his wife with a cement pole on Monday in a country riven by domestic violence

Husband bludgeons his wife with a cement pole on Monday in a country riven by domestic violence

November 10, 2021

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

Thailand’s rate of suicide is 450% of that seen in the Philippines and 272% of that in Cambodia. The growing toll of domestic abuse cases,… Read More ›

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

Culture, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

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 ›