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Change in insurance rules for retirement visas after some over 70s were forced out of Thailand 

Change in insurance rules for retirement visas after some over 70s were forced out of Thailand 

June 20, 2021

Living, Thailand:

Move towards health insurance for foreigners does not yet cover business, work or marriage visa holders and comes as Thai authorities are looking at health… Read More ›

Engineer gets suspended sentence for killing 17 year old in Chonburi with a gun in a road rage confrontation

Engineer gets suspended sentence for killing 17 year old in Chonburi with a gun in a road rage confrontation

June 19, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Defendant in the case, 56-year-old Suthep Phochanasomboon, lost his ฿874k bail bond when he failed to turn up at the Chonburi Provincial Court on May… Read More ›

Prayut says Thailand will revert to normal for tourism from mid-October as Phuket set to reopen

Prayut says Thailand will revert to normal for tourism from mid-October as Phuket set to reopen

June 18, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Reopening of Phuket to turn the island into a holiday Alcatraz with heightened and stringent security measures being imposed by officials. It comes as Minister… Read More ›

Closure of Phuket bars and alcohol restrictions turn off prospective foreign tourists says survey

Closure of Phuket bars and alcohol restrictions turn off prospective foreign tourists says survey

June 16, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Survey does show that there is interest in visiting Phuket and that some are already booked to come after July 1st. However, there is frustration… Read More ›

Chaos and confusion as vaccination drive is left in disarray with no new doses supplied this week to facilities

Chaos and confusion as vaccination drive is left in disarray with no new doses supplied this week to facilities

June 15, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Rural Doctor Society is blaming the Prime Minister as the Head of the CCSA for this week’s debacle while most anger and frustration has been… Read More ›

Blow for travellers: strict rules, no bars and entertainment venues allowed to open in Phuket 

Blow for travellers: strict rules, no bars and entertainment venues allowed to open in Phuket 

June 14, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Yuthasak Supasorn visited Phuket on Saturday and assured potential holidaymakers that there will be no change to the promise… Read More ›

Taiwan accuses Thailand of prioritising its own access to the AstraZeneca vaccine amid delays

Taiwan accuses Thailand of prioritising its own access to the AstraZeneca vaccine amid delays

June 13, 2021

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

A massive 79.47% of the Thai public want to see their local authorities handle the distribution of vaccines as significant majorities have no confidence in… Read More ›

Anutin signs up Pfizer for 20 million doses but warns that Covid-19 may be with us for some time into the future

Anutin signs up Pfizer for 20 million doses but warns that Covid-19 may be with us for some time into the future

June 11, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Experience in Bahrain where 50% of the population was vaccinated primarily with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine but which suffered a surge in infections at the… Read More ›

Bottlenecks as 28 die after receiving a vaccine amid surging demand with 5% already vaccinated nationwide

Bottlenecks as 28 die after receiving a vaccine amid surging demand with 5% already vaccinated nationwide

June 10, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesperson Dr Apisamai Srisangson confirms all vaccine doses are being logged and all adverse reactions are being investigated. She… Read More ›

Staff heard 4 to 5 shouts before alarm was raised in Ko Tao island death of billionaire industrialist and his wife

Staff heard 4 to 5 shouts before alarm was raised in Ko Tao island death of billionaire industrialist and his wife

June 9, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

34-year-old son Ratish Sachathamakul went kayaking while his parents later emerged from their bedroom looking for the pool area. When the younger man returned, he… Read More ›

Army in the South on guard against the South African variant as border security is tightened up against virus

Army in the South on guard against the South African variant as border security is tightened up against virus

June 9, 2021

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

More helicopter flights over key districts in southern Songkhla province and patrol boats near Satun as military tightens control of Thailand’s southern border with Malaysia… Read More ›

Jab site for expats as country’s second vaccination phase begins driven by locally produced AstraZeneca doses

Jab site for expats as country’s second vaccination phase begins driven by locally produced AstraZeneca doses

June 8, 2021

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

AstraZeneca gamble by the government appeared to be paying off this week as the UK Swedish firm confirmed that the kingdom now has a sustainable… Read More ›

Top brass in Bangkok order a deeper probe into deaths of a business tycoon and his wife on Ko Tao

Top brass in Bangkok order a deeper probe into deaths of a business tycoon and his wife on Ko Tao

June 8, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police seized 5 bottles of beer for examination as well as CCTV equipment from the luxury hotel to be reviewed by experts after being told… Read More ›

Tragic deaths of Thai Indian tycoon and his wife after checking into luxurious Ko Tao island resort

Tragic deaths of Thai Indian tycoon and his wife after checking into luxurious Ko Tao island resort

June 6, 2021

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police surmised that the couple died after one got into trouble and the other rushed into the pool to assist. A preliminary medical examination showed… Read More ›

IMF urges government to loosen nation’s purse strings as finances tighten with the tax take down

IMF urges government to loosen nation’s purse strings as finances tighten with the tax take down

June 5, 2021

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

Washington based monetary policy institute warns the Covid-19 virus is still the master of the economic situation as the human suffering in Thailand takes its… Read More ›

PM gives final nod to Phuket’s July 1st reopening as doubts this week had risen on the island haven

PM gives final nod to Phuket’s July 1st reopening as doubts this week had risen on the island haven

June 5, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Top tourist industry leaders this week came out to raise the alarm claiming the government had not made the position on reopening the holiday island… Read More ›

Door open to expats for vaccine appointments, they simply have to push says top official

Door open to expats for vaccine appointments, they simply have to push says top official

June 1, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Moderna vaccine and a package being promoted by the Private Hospital Association is emerging as a favoured option among the expat community while many… Read More ›

Foreigners can register at local hospitals and medical facilities for a vaccine from June 7th

Foreigners can register at local hospitals and medical facilities for a vaccine from June 7th

May 22, 2021

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

The government is mobilising to speed up the vaccination drive with reports of a rising level of infection among the general population and workers. A… Read More ›

Expats to get vaccine app as Buriram threatens jail for anyone not complying with jab rollout mission

Expats to get vaccine app as Buriram threatens jail for anyone not complying with jab rollout mission

May 18, 2021

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

Thailand experiences the largest day of infections so far as the government announces it is preparing a vaccination programme with contact facilities and communications for… 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 ›