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An American nutcase in Thailand insults locals, harasses a local restaurant in Chiang Mai

An American nutcase in Thailand insults locals, harasses a local restaurant in Chiang Mai

November 11, 2019

Living, Thailand:

46-year-old American has been intimidating a Thai woman at her place of business in Chiang Mai even after being arrested and charged by police for… Read More ›

Norwegian dies from smoke inhalation after fire erupts at 16th story Pattaya condo building

Norwegian dies from smoke inhalation after fire erupts at 16th story Pattaya condo building

November 2, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Firefighters initially had difficulty accessing the building with ladders to fight the fire but later deployed hoses and chemical extinguishers to bring the conflagration control.… Read More ›

Thai tourism figures are up but the focus has shifted away from western visitors to Asia perhaps for good

Thai tourism figures are up but the focus has shifted away from western visitors to Asia perhaps for good

October 26, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

2019 was a year of warnings from hoteliers in Pattaya, Phuket and Chiang Mai about low occupancy rates. Many hotel insiders remain sceptical about not… Read More ›

Another passenger van crash leaves seven dead, four seriously injured on Thailand’s chaotic roads

Another passenger van crash leaves seven dead, four seriously injured on Thailand’s chaotic roads

October 25, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The accident occurred in Ubon Ratchathani province on Wednesday morning and saw a passenger van lose control and swerve onto the path of a heavy… Read More ›

TV actress apologises for her wrongful bribery accusation against a Thai traffic police officer 

TV actress apologises for her wrongful bribery accusation against a Thai traffic police officer 

October 25, 2019

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

The high profile controversy has once again raised the issue of illegally imported luxury cars as the car was handed over for police inspection on… Read More ›

Man’s love quest on the roads of Thailand to fulfil his promise to his deceased wife and soulmate

Man’s love quest on the roads of Thailand to fulfil his promise to his deceased wife and soulmate

October 24, 2019

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

3 years ago Sakchai Suphanthamat’s wife passed away suddenly after being bitten by a dog. After her passing, he found his life so empty that… Read More ›

GPS policing to be studied for all cars and motorbikes in Thailand to curb road accidents, deaths and carnage

GPS policing to be studied for all cars and motorbikes in Thailand to curb road accidents, deaths and carnage

October 23, 2019

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has ordered a study into the proposed plan and acknowledges that a law will be required to protect driver’s rights if… Read More ›

Pickup driver arrested after his speed race with a biker led to a car smash and death of a woman

Pickup driver arrested after his speed race with a biker led to a car smash and death of a woman

October 14, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Mother and child from Hmong family also killed on Sunday in Phetchabun province when a pickup lost control on a steep incline and overturned in… Read More ›

Widow blames a Thai hospital for failing to diagnose her husband’s fatal heart condition

Widow blames a Thai hospital for failing to diagnose her husband’s fatal heart condition

October 13, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The 45-year-old electrical engineer died from coronary heart disease failure. He attended at his hospital hours earlier but was sent home by doctors who said… Read More ›

Judge attempts suicide in court after trial verdict and a caustic review of criminal justice practice

Judge attempts suicide in court after trial verdict and a caustic review of criminal justice practice

October 5, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The Secretary-General of Future Forward Party, Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, has revealed that the judge had been in contact with him since September voicing his concerns about… Read More ›

Canadian the latest foreigner killed in a motorbike accident in Thailand early on Friday in Pattaya

Canadian the latest foreigner killed in a motorbike accident in Thailand early on Friday in Pattaya

September 28, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Scores of people die every day on Thailand’s roads and even more are injured through road traffic accidents involving motorbikes. On Tuesday in Bangkok, a… Read More ›

Tourists to Thailand will be required to have a valid licence to ride a motorbike under new order

Tourists to Thailand will be required to have a valid licence to ride a motorbike under new order

September 25, 2019

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

The death last year of 17-year-old Anthony Ryan from the UK, the eldest of five sons from Bradford, stands out but scarcely a week goes… Read More ›

51-year-old Russian found dead at home in Koh Samui. Drug paraphernalia, brown liquid found

51-year-old Russian found dead at home in Koh Samui. Drug paraphernalia, brown liquid found

September 22, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Man had lived in the house for 10 years and was well-liked by locals who never had any issues with him. Police found one of… Read More ›

Exemptions on T28 reporting for visas linked to foreigners working in Thailand in effect now

Exemptions on T28 reporting for visas linked to foreigners working in Thailand in effect now

September 22, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Progress is being made on the burdensome T28 and T30 regulations as key government aide Kobsak Pootrakool appears to have taken up the issue. The… Read More ›

Mr Bin and the Prime Minister working together to bring relief as authorities battle flooding

Mr Bin and the Prime Minister working together to bring relief as authorities battle flooding

September 21, 2019

Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Rain to continue as the navy assists in rescue efforts on Koh Chang. Prime minister and cabinet ministers this week visited Ubon Ratchathani to give… Read More ›

Thai PM floats suggestion of moving capital away from Bangkok to ease chronic city congestion

Thai PM floats suggestion of moving capital away from Bangkok to ease chronic city congestion

September 19, 2019

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

Last year government sources heralded Bangkok as the ‘Geneva of Asia’ with a new law making it easier to recognise international bodies diplomatically. The suggestion… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand governor warns about growing debt levels, calls for sufficiency economic thinking

Bank of Thailand governor warns about growing debt levels, calls for sufficiency economic thinking

September 18, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

While Thailand’s household debt to GDP ratio may be in line with other economies and below many developed countries, it is still among the highest… Read More ›

Baht is the new gold but the trade war is now having a leaden effect on big business performance in Thailand

Baht is the new gold but the trade war is now having a leaden effect on big business performance in Thailand

September 15, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Many economists, however, say the downturn in exports and economic problems besetting Thailand is more likely to be due to the global downturn and the… Read More ›

Changes to TM30, an easier visa and work permit system approved by Thai cabinet yesterday for foreign workers

Changes to TM30, an easier visa and work permit system approved by Thai cabinet yesterday for foreign workers

September 11, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

It’s all about the economy as ministers seek to attract more investment and jobs by making things easier. Light at the end of the tunnel… Read More ›

Businessman murders wife, commits suicide in Bangkok over trade downturn and money issues

Businessman murders wife, commits suicide in Bangkok over trade downturn and money issues

September 11, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

39-year-old wife was found face down holding a plastic bag of clothes by police who were dispatched to the premises. She had been shot in… Read More ›