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Thai Muslim political party calls for improved ties with Saudi Arabia damaged by 1989 jewel theft

Thai Muslim political party calls for improved ties with Saudi Arabia damaged by 1989 jewel theft

January 5, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

New Thai political party for Muslims wants to forge closer links between Thailand and the Islamic world. Veteran politician and leader Pichet Sathirachawala, wants to see… Read More ›

Thailand jails more women than any other country in the world over pink yaba pills and ongoing drug arrests

Thailand jails more women than any other country in the world over pink yaba pills and ongoing drug arrests

January 4, 2019

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The speed at which Thailand’s prisons are becoming more and more overcrowded and the alarming increase in the incarceration rate of Thai women is pushing… Read More ›

Thailand’s Monarch wishes Nation a Happy New Year as coronation is announced for May with a parade

Thailand’s Monarch wishes Nation a Happy New Year as coronation is announced for May with a parade

January 2, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The coronation date has been announced in Thailand for the new Thai monarch, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who assumed the throne in October 2016 with the… Read More ›

Record year for Thai tourism but not so good for Thailand’s bar girls and luxury hotels as market has changed

Record year for Thai tourism but not so good for Thailand’s bar girls and luxury hotels as market has changed

December 29, 2018

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Reports of empty go go bars and bored, Thai bar girls improvising Christmas parties, while tourist numbers are at an all time high, shows things… Read More ›

Thailand’s real Santa Claus and the story of Christmas in Thailand where goodwill and dreams are prized

Thailand’s real Santa Claus and the story of Christmas in Thailand where goodwill and dreams are prized

December 21, 2018

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Christmas is getting more popular in Thailand and Santa Claus is the star attraction for many Thai people. The Red clad figure is seen as… Read More ›

Parents of young Thai woman, who was Muay Thai Champion, suggest their daughter was murdered

Parents of young Thai woman, who was Muay Thai Champion, suggest their daughter was murdered

December 20, 2018

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

Young 22 year old Thai woman had made a life out of Muay Thai after her parents had divorced that took her to university and… Read More ›

Players in Thailand getting ready to challenge for a slice of the medical cannabis trade as new legal era nears

Players in Thailand getting ready to challenge for a slice of the medical cannabis trade as new legal era nears

December 17, 2018

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s outgoing National Legislative Assembly is finalising a new law which will open up a new era for cannabis use in Thailand for medical purposes.… Read More ›

Indians and Thai women arrested in Bangkok sham marriages scam linked to illegal money lending

Indians and Thai women arrested in Bangkok sham marriages scam linked to illegal money lending

December 6, 2018

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

Thailand has become a prime target for Indian seeking to make their fortunes as illegal money lenders in the country. Personal debt and illegal loans… Read More ›

Facebook pushes Thailand’s emerging gaming industry now being backed by government and industry

Facebook pushes Thailand’s emerging gaming industry now being backed by government and industry

December 3, 2018

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

Gaming is increasingly seen as a valuable area of activity for Thailand’s emerging new technologically advanced society and is being championed by those with influence… Read More ›

World Bank report warns Thailand of huge potential economic loss caused by road carnage

World Bank report warns Thailand of huge potential economic loss caused by road carnage

November 21, 2018

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Thailand risks loss of up to 22% of future GDP if it fails to tackle road safety and carnage on Thai roads with new methodology… Read More ›

Thai government acts to deal with a coconut crisis as price of the crop has plunged sharply

Thai government acts to deal with a coconut crisis as price of the crop has plunged sharply

November 12, 2018

Culture, Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai officials concerned as import figures from other Asean countries registered a decline yet prices of the essential crop dropped sharply What authorities in Thailand… Read More ›

Thai lawmakers in move to position Bangkok as a global international city bridging Asia and the world

Thai lawmakers in move to position Bangkok as a global international city bridging Asia and the world

November 5, 2018

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

Bangkok becoming the Geneva of Asia is the new goal as Thailand passes key legislation allowing for personnel of international organisations to be granted privileges… Read More ›

Groom jailed for life for murdering his fiancé days before the couple’s wedding – a tragic love triangle

Groom jailed for life for murdering his fiancé days before the couple’s wedding – a tragic love triangle

November 2, 2018

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

Man and girlfriend jailed for life after he murdered his fiancé days before their wedding in December last year A 26 year-old Thai man has… Read More ›

Fortune teller jailed in Thailand for financial fraud – case highlights influence of mystics

Fortune teller jailed in Thailand for financial fraud – case highlights influence of mystics

October 31, 2018

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

Former mystic abused her position of trust and fame to launch a scam that deceived up to 1,000 Thai people – the case highlights the… Read More ›

Thai PM may yet change the culture in Thailand and last month emerged as a JPop fan of Japanese band AKB48

Thai PM may yet change the culture in Thailand and last month emerged as a JPop fan of Japanese band AKB48

October 9, 2018

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

Thailand, like much of Asia is looking East with shared tastes in new popular music and TV soaps. The Thai PM recently drew attention to… Read More ›

The pervasive problem of debt in Thailand and the struggle to survive for those hit by bad fortune

The pervasive problem of debt in Thailand and the struggle to survive for those hit by bad fortune

October 8, 2018

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

The heart breaking stories of some good people in Thailand who either through bad fortune or bad life choices end up living a very Thai… Read More ›

Tourism booming in Thailand. Soon a $100bn income stream to protect as Asian visitors grow

Tourism booming in Thailand. Soon a $100bn income stream to protect as Asian visitors grow

October 3, 2018

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

Some foreigners particularly westerner express scepticism about the continued spiral in Thai tourist numbers – we looked and found and it is even a greater… Read More ›

Historical French embassy in Bangkok opened to the public

Historical French embassy in Bangkok opened to the public

October 1, 2018

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

Thailand’s relationship with France are of critical importance to its ongoing trade with Europe and the western world – today it is a very warm… Read More ›

Vern Unsworth sues Elon Musk in Los Angeles court while UK proceedings are also pending and being prepared

Vern Unsworth sues Elon Musk in Los Angeles court while UK proceedings are also pending and being prepared

September 23, 2018

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

Musk sued by UK hero Vern Unsworth – the spat raises the question of a mistaken prejudice and stereotype held by some against foreigners living… Read More ›

Mr Goldshell – the Thai hero turtle brings joy and hope to a small Thai village while another village calls police over ghost

Mr Goldshell – the Thai hero turtle brings joy and hope to a small Thai village while another village calls police over ghost

September 18, 2018

Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World:

Thailand is a country where ghosts and legends do battle for people’s minds with the biggest inspiration of all – the lottery win In a… Read More ›