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Lorry and pickup truck in a head-on collision in Kalasin leaving four bodies within the wreckage

Lorry and pickup truck in a head-on collision in Kalasin leaving four bodies within the wreckage

January 12, 2022

Living, Thailand:

Relatives of the man who died in the smash called to the scene of the tragedy after locals recognised his mangled pickup in the wreckage.… Read More ›

Pandemic drawing to a close, senior public health official says growing Omicron strain is harmless

Pandemic drawing to a close, senior public health official says growing Omicron strain is harmless

January 11, 2022

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The speed at which Omicron is spreading as well as its more benign clinical outcomes could be the game-changer that brings an end to this… Read More ›

Top official describes the popular ‘Test and Go’ entry as a loophole exposing Thailand to Omicron

Top official describes the popular ‘Test and Go’ entry as a loophole exposing Thailand to Omicron

January 8, 2022

Economy, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Friday did not go as far as public health officials had demanded by banning alcohol sales nationwide.… Read More ›

Tourism business owners think the unthinkable, the Omicron storm may bring with it good news over time

Tourism business owners think the unthinkable, the Omicron storm may bring with it good news over time

January 6, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

The ‘Test and Go’ entry regime was not even given a hearing this week as senior public health officials simply dismissed the prospect of reviewing… Read More ›

Air force seeks eight F35 fighter jets at a time when Thailand’s defence budget finds itself at a low ebb

Air force seeks eight F35 fighter jets at a time when Thailand’s defence budget finds itself at a low ebb

January 4, 2022

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thailand’s military defence expenditure has not been above the NATO recommended level of 2% of GDP since 1997, the year of the Asian Financial Crisis.… Read More ›

Thai vaccine certs accepted in Europe as Omicron offers glimmers of hope for a virus fatigued world

Thai vaccine certs accepted in Europe as Omicron offers glimmers of hope for a virus fatigued world

December 26, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Public health officials are currently scrambling to control an emerging cluster in Kalasin caused by a returned couple from Belgium who travelled extensively in Kalasin… Read More ›

On the run Israeli tourist tracked down to Ko Samui, surrenders to authorities, taken to hospital

On the run Israeli tourist tracked down to Ko Samui, surrenders to authorities, taken to hospital

December 22, 2021

Crime, Living, Thailand:

29-year-old Ohan Baruch picked up a taxi last Saturday and paid ฿2,500 to be taken to Pattaya where he failed to check into a hotel… Read More ›

Minister suggests that ‘Test and Go’ now paused entry regime may be restarted in the New Year

Minister suggests that ‘Test and Go’ now paused entry regime may be restarted in the New Year

December 21, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Mixed signals from Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul and the Director of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) General Supoj Malaniyom on Tuesday… Read More ›

Omicron nightmare for already troubled tourism sector: plan to suspend ‘Test and Go’ entry route

Omicron nightmare for already troubled tourism sector: plan to suspend ‘Test and Go’ entry route

December 20, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Shock development will upend the recovery of the foreign tourism sector which only this week saw some life being breathed into foreign tourist hotspots such… Read More ›

Inflationary fears for Thailand more muted than in the United States but planners should prepare 

Inflationary fears for Thailand more muted than in the United States but planners should prepare 

December 19, 2021

Economy, Living, Politics, Thailand:

The World Bank warns that chronic levels of household debt and a failure to contain a flare-up from Omicron could see Thailand’s economy go backwards… Read More ›

Thailand again signals move away from mass-market foreign tourism with falling numbers being seen

Thailand again signals move away from mass-market foreign tourism with falling numbers being seen

December 17, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Continued statements that Thailand is moving away from its former, perhaps controversial but highly lucrative foreign tourism market must tend to irk foreign adults who… Read More ›

Officials concerned that a rising crypto asset trend poses a real threat to Thailand’s financial stability

Officials concerned that a rising crypto asset trend poses a real threat to Thailand’s financial stability

December 15, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand has seen explosive growth in the cryptocurrency sector since January, a process that has seen the country create its first billion-dollar startup or unicorn.… Read More ›

Do or Die mission for ex-husband in Ayutthaya who gunned his spurning ex-wife down lying on a hammock

Do or Die mission for ex-husband in Ayutthaya who gunned his spurning ex-wife down lying on a hammock

December 13, 2021

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

35-year-old husband went to the family home of his ex-wife to either make up with her or commit murder. When 32-year-old Jarupan Insutha again insisted… Read More ›

Thailand’s first female investigative police officer takes on deputy superintendent job in Surat Thani 

Thailand’s first female investigative police officer takes on deputy superintendent job in Surat Thani 

December 12, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Activists are calling for more gender equality within the force pointing to criminal cases involving the sexual abuse and exploitation of women which are a… Read More ›

Man with mental health issues kills his mother with knives and plastic bags in a central Bangkok office

Man with mental health issues kills his mother with knives and plastic bags in a central Bangkok office

December 9, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Ongoing violent crimes within families driven by mental health are a weekly feature of news reports in Thailand. Even before the increased pressures and anxiety… Read More ›

Thaksin affirms loyalty to the monarchy amid new efforts to limit discourse and Amnesty probe

Thaksin affirms loyalty to the monarchy amid new efforts to limit discourse and Amnesty probe

December 8, 2021

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

There is increasing tension about public commentary in Thailand with a Royal Thai Police investigation announced last week into international human rights group Amnesty International.… Read More ›

Omicron has arrived in Thailand but top officials believe they can manage an escalating situation

Omicron has arrived in Thailand but top officials believe they can manage an escalating situation

December 6, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Officials are emphasising the need for no panic as Omicron has landed. Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha, over the weekend, reached out to the nightlife… Read More ›

With Omicron hovering, firms already suffering a cash flow crunch with the economy again in peril

With Omicron hovering, firms already suffering a cash flow crunch with the economy again in peril

December 1, 2021

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

A senior official with the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) has warned that the loss of small and medium-sized firms by even… Read More ›

Thailand pushes ahead with foreign tourism drive, may defer switch to antigen testing over Omicron

Thailand pushes ahead with foreign tourism drive, may defer switch to antigen testing over Omicron

November 29, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A senior Thai public health official, on Monday, Dr Chawetsan Namwat, said his department had noted the mild symptoms being reported from the new Omicron… Read More ›

French expat government critic deported after being denied entry into Thailand via Phuket on Saturday

French expat government critic deported after being denied entry into Thailand via Phuket on Saturday

November 28, 2021

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

Last year he was told by the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok that his visa was already cancelled and he was to be deported. He has… Read More ›