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US Defence Chief asserts Thailand’s position as a key military ally in a tense Indo-Pacific region

US Defence Chief asserts Thailand’s position as a key military ally in a tense Indo-Pacific region

June 17, 2022

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

Lloyd Austin, a career soldier who began work as a US Army lieutenant in the 1970s, cut an impressive figure in Bangkok this week after… Read More ›

Marijuana revolution and overdoses raise concern with calls for action to outlaw recreational use

Marijuana revolution and overdoses raise concern with calls for action to outlaw recreational use

June 15, 2022

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

Cannabis revolution places Thailand in danger: Police and drug control agencies agree that under the current legal provisions in force, unrestricted recreational use of cannabis… Read More ›

Police still probing ‘booze fest’ party at which Russian woman died in Phuket – 3 to be charged

Police still probing ‘booze fest’ party at which Russian woman died in Phuket – 3 to be charged

June 14, 2022

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

Police chief in Phuket warns of the danger to foreigners who become intoxicated and the duty of care that exists to foreign visitors who are… Read More ›

Ferrari Joe could still face death penalty when case outcome is later reviewed by the Court of Appeal

Ferrari Joe could still face death penalty when case outcome is later reviewed by the Court of Appeal

June 13, 2022

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

The Ferrari Joe case involving the torture and murder of a 24-year-old drug suspect in police custody on August 5th last in Nakhon Sawan shocked… Read More ›

Proposal to scrap Thailand Pass comes as moves to return to normal face a new hurdle: politics

Proposal to scrap Thailand Pass comes as moves to return to normal face a new hurdle: politics

June 7, 2022

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

Thailand’s economy is facing rising inflation and slowing export growth with fears of a GDP contraction in the second quarter. The scrapping of the Thailand… Read More ›

Conflicting signals nationwide and in Phuket on face mask mandate with two volte-faces this week

Conflicting signals nationwide and in Phuket on face mask mandate with two volte-faces this week

June 4, 2022

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

Impatience appears to be growing in the nightlife sector and across the foreign tourism industry for not only a return to full normality but stronger… Read More ›

Face masks back on as cabinet votes down end of mandate in June. Nightlife trade slams reopening

Face masks back on as cabinet votes down end of mandate in June. Nightlife trade slams reopening

May 31, 2022

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

Nightlife business owner says his customers are not happy with seeing masseuses with face masks on while other operators slam the nervousness of the government… Read More ›

Man guns down three after being asked for a beer as a 16-year-old is found dead in Pathum Thani

Man guns down three after being asked for a beer as a 16-year-old is found dead in Pathum Thani

May 30, 2022

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

Thailand has by far the greatest number of guns in circulation compared to any other country in ASEAN, 50 times more than Singapore and over… Read More ›

Confusing traffic lights and reckless driving may have caused death of French tourist in Ayutthaya

Confusing traffic lights and reckless driving may have caused death of French tourist in Ayutthaya

May 27, 2022

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Harrowing scenes on Wednesday night as a 34-year old American woman watched in horror as her newfound friend 26-year-old Camille Jeanne Gavaudan’s life drained away… Read More ›

Mask mandate to be scrapped in Thailand from mid June in a boost for the foreign tourism sector

Mask mandate to be scrapped in Thailand from mid June in a boost for the foreign tourism sector

May 25, 2022

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

Visa Global Travel Plan Survey in recent weeks shows that 63% of foreign tourists come to Thailand seeking relaxation from modern life and particularly identified… Read More ›

Sex drugs found in hotel room of Australian man who died from balcony fall on Tuesday in Phuket

Sex drugs found in hotel room of Australian man who died from balcony fall on Tuesday in Phuket

May 19, 2022

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

Death of a young Australian man being treated by police as a tragic accident after an investigation this week which has reignited speculation about the… Read More ›

Deadly Ko Samui waterfall claims another life on Saturday as Romanian woman falls to her death

Deadly Ko Samui waterfall claims another life on Saturday as Romanian woman falls to her death

May 16, 2022

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

All three dead tourists died while posing for photographs at the waterfall on different levels. Two died while trying to take selfie shots while one,… Read More ›

Prayut unveils 3 ‘R’ strategy for a deeper and broader partnership with the US on the economy

Prayut unveils 3 ‘R’ strategy for a deeper and broader partnership with the US on the economy

May 15, 2022

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

In an address to an audience representing the growing US Thai community, he spoke of his government’s success in maintaining stability, introducing new legislation and… Read More ›

US to unveil new economic relations framework for Asia at ASEAN Summit as China warns of new cold war

US to unveil new economic relations framework for Asia at ASEAN Summit as China warns of new cold war

May 11, 2022

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

US ASEAN Summit is a contrast to the 2016 event with some tough talking expected behind the scenes as the United States continues to pursue… Read More ›

Southeast Asia’s biggest online retailer Lazada landed in hot water in Thailand over Tik Tok video ad skit

Southeast Asia’s biggest online retailer Lazada landed in hot water in Thailand over Tik Tok video ad skit

May 9, 2022

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

Tik Tok video featuring a transgender influencer joking with a disabled person in a wheelchair sparks fury across Thailand from royalists who claim the skit… Read More ›

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 ›