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Thai conman arrested for selling fake visas to unsuspecting foreigners as farang is jailed

Thai conman arrested for selling fake visas to unsuspecting foreigners as farang is jailed

November 9, 2018

Crime, Living, Thailand:

Arrest of fake visa lawyer reveals a growing and dangerous world of visa fraud which can land legitimate foreigners in Thailand in hot water –… 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, Living, Politics, 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 ›

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, 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 ›

7 Eleven expands business in Thailand, with the economy looking up, it embraces change

7 Eleven expands business in Thailand, with the economy looking up, it embraces change

October 28, 2018

Economy, Living, Thailand:

The 7 Eleven store network in Thailand is not only reflecting the consumer boom in Thailand but also at the forefront of new developments in… Read More ›

UK man stranded in Thailand facing a £100,000 medical bill may be rescued by crowd funding success

UK man stranded in Thailand facing a £100,000 medical bill may be rescued by crowd funding success

October 24, 2018

Living, Thailand:

Plight of young UK expat raises the question of health insurance as a vital requirement for all foreigners in Thailand – there is no a… Read More ›

Thai consumers and Ford both may actually have won in last month’s landmark ruling by a Thai court

Thai consumers and Ford both may actually have won in last month’s landmark ruling by a Thai court

October 19, 2018

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thailand’s first consumer class action against Ford was a historic win for consumers, Thailand’s auto industry, the Thai legal system and Ford itself The South… Read More ›

Thai economy in good shape even with the odd mishap and the impact the US China trade war

Thai economy in good shape even with the odd mishap and the impact the US China trade war

October 18, 2018

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Although there are indications that the 3rd quarter has seen optimistic forecast lowered, the Thai economy is sound and poised for steady progress barring a… Read More ›

Foreigners in Thailand who seem to lose their sanity when things go wrong in an alien paradise

Foreigners in Thailand who seem to lose their sanity when things go wrong in an alien paradise

October 16, 2018

Living, Personal, Thailand:

Some foreigners such as western expats can sometimes simply lose control of life in Thailand and dread a knock on the door and possible arrest… Read More ›

Thailand at war with drugs as regional anti drug effort gains steam, foreigners must not be the enemy

Thailand at war with drugs as regional anti drug effort gains steam, foreigners must not be the enemy

October 13, 2018

Crime, Living, Thailand:

The pattern of drug use in Thailand is far lower and different to western countries with the number of Thai addicts being drastically reduced between… Read More ›

Thailand used by criminals as a new offshore support location for online networks targeting Chinese market

Thailand used by criminals as a new offshore support location for online networks targeting Chinese market

October 11, 2018

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

Thai police working with Chinese counterparts disrupt increasingly large and confident online betting and call centre scams Police in China last month announced the suppression… 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 ›

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 ›

Former jet set monk jailed for over a century in Thailand after trial on financial charges

Former jet set monk jailed for over a century in Thailand after trial on financial charges

September 11, 2018

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

Extraordinary story of former Thai monk who exploited the goodwill Thai people for a luxury lifestyle A former Thai monk was jailed last month for… Read More ›

Thailand’s road accident rate still a red light – many factors driving the carnage with no easy fix

Thailand’s road accident rate still a red light – many factors driving the carnage with no easy fix

September 10, 2018

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

 Thai PM orders tough new road traffic penalties, which could have caused undue hardship for working Thais, to be held off Thailand’s Prime Minister has… Read More ›

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