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Minister denies the government is prioritising tourism over safety tackling the Chinese corona virus

Minister denies the government is prioritising tourism over safety tackling the Chinese corona virus

January 27, 2020

Living, Politics, Thailand:

It comes as the number of deaths in China has gone past 80 with 2,744 confirmed cases. However international experts continue to be sceptical about… Read More ›

Government says virus under control in Thailand but the infection rate in China is worrying medical experts

Government says virus under control in Thailand but the infection rate in China is worrying medical experts

January 26, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Thai government to decide on screening of passengers from other Chinese provinces after Hubei and Wuhan flights were all grounded. For now, Thai authorities are… Read More ›

Paranoid Swiss man died in Pattaya home fire on Thursday from prolonged smoke inhalation

Paranoid Swiss man died in Pattaya home fire on Thursday from prolonged smoke inhalation

January 26, 2020

Living, Thailand:

It is believed that the elderly man started the fire himself by leaving a gas cooker and stove on for a long period of time.… Read More ›

Decisive action ordered by Krabi governor after pack of dogs attack 7-year-old American boy on a beach

Decisive action ordered by Krabi governor after pack of dogs attack 7-year-old American boy on a beach

January 24, 2020

Living, Thailand:

A 5-year-old boy from Finland was hospitalised in a similar attack last February at a time when a number of dogs in Krabi tested positive… Read More ›

Young woman killed in a moment as pickup driver opens his door on a quiet Chonburi road last Friday

Young woman killed in a moment as pickup driver opens his door on a quiet Chonburi road last Friday

January 22, 2020

Living, Thailand:

A pickup truck travelling on the same Chonburi road at dusk that evening could not have stopped as the 31-year motorcycle rider fell in its… Read More ›

UK man survives vicious flu infection after emergency 5-hour surgery on his lungs at a top Bangkok hospital

UK man survives vicious flu infection after emergency 5-hour surgery on his lungs at a top Bangkok hospital

January 22, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Threat to the 32-year Manchester man brought his mother and father to Thailand when his medical condition continued to worsen after contracting a flu virus… Read More ›

Low hanging cable on a public road swipes two female tourists from a motorbike in Kanchanaburi

Low hanging cable on a public road swipes two female tourists from a motorbike in Kanchanaburi

January 20, 2020

Living, Thailand:

The Two women from Spain and Argentina were taken to a local hospital for treatment and were fully conscious but shocked after they were swept… Read More ›

Thai health officials vigilant as they brace for Chinese New Year tourists as new virus spreads rapidly in China

Thai health officials vigilant as they brace for Chinese New Year tourists as new virus spreads rapidly in China

January 20, 2020

Living, Thailand:

Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London and the MRC Centre of Global Infectious Disease Analysis has warned that the outbreak in China is probably… Read More ›

82-year-old French man killed in Phuket when his motorbike was crushed by an out of control ATV

82-year-old French man killed in Phuket when his motorbike was crushed by an out of control ATV

January 17, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

French man died a Chalong Hospital from what doctors say were severe head injuries. He never regained consciousness after the forceful collision with the ATV… Read More ›

German man bitten by a bull shark while taking early morning swim near the seashore in Phuket

German man bitten by a bull shark while taking early morning swim near the seashore in Phuket

January 17, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The key point about sharks in Thai waters is that there are no great white species. These are the killer sharks that have caused panic… Read More ›

Lucky escape for UK tourists heading for Pattaya as passenger van’s tyre explodes on inbound highway today

Lucky escape for UK tourists heading for Pattaya as passenger van’s tyre explodes on inbound highway today

January 14, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Three of the UK men were critically injured in the crash after the 53-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle when it hit an island… Read More ›

Canadian couple free to travel home from Thailand after insurance firm Allianz confirms full coverage

Canadian couple free to travel home from Thailand after insurance firm Allianz confirms full coverage

December 13, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Medical coverage from the 30-year-old Canadian man had been queried after his medical records showed he reported to the hospital with flu-like symptoms 1 month… Read More ›

Russian tourist is bitten on Phuket’s Monkey Hill prompting a review by police of security for visitors

Russian tourist is bitten on Phuket’s Monkey Hill prompting a review by police of security for visitors

December 12, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Commander of tourist police says he has been told that there are incidents of monkey bites on Toah Sae Hill on a daily basis but… Read More ›

American tourist attacked by restaurant staff in a violent affray on Karon beach in Phuket over comment

American tourist attacked by restaurant staff in a violent affray on Karon beach in Phuket over comment

December 5, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Personal, Thailand:

The Chief of Police in Karon on Thursday confirmed the incident and that four people were arrested and fined for physical assault including the American… Read More ›

Visitors warned of the deadly danger of working in Thailand without a proper visa and valid work permit 

Visitors warned of the deadly danger of working in Thailand without a proper visa and valid work permit 

December 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Personal, Thailand:

The Thai Immigration Bureau is right now in the middle of another crackdown. This means near-daily stories of foreigners being detained and caught up in… Read More ›

Woman killed after being flung from a car that lost control after friends had a heated row while driving

Woman killed after being flung from a car that lost control after friends had a heated row while driving

December 2, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Initially, 40-year-old Chalita Sutthitongtae told police she had fallen asleep at the wheel but on Monday Thai police revealed that the younger Thai woman who… Read More ›

74-year-old UK man dies in another Pattaya motorcycle smash on a busy highway this Wednesday

74-year-old UK man dies in another Pattaya motorcycle smash on a busy highway this Wednesday

November 28, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A Thai government official driving a white car heading for Sattahip told police that his car was unable to stop as the UK motorcyclist cut… Read More ›

Pattaya’s Russian tourists targeted by motorcycle snatch gang as the city’s hotels struggle with lower occupancy

Pattaya’s Russian tourists targeted by motorcycle snatch gang as the city’s hotels struggle with lower occupancy

November 27, 2019

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

At a reception on Tuesday attended by the Governor of the Thailand Tourism Authority in Pattaya, a recycling initiative was launched by a Thai company… Read More ›

Six students cut out of passenger van smash after driver is killed on the road to Bangkok in the early hours

Six students cut out of passenger van smash after driver is killed on the road to Bangkok in the early hours

November 24, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

48-year-old lorry driver Lorry Somthin Wilawan told police that he initially thought some steel rods had fallen from his vehicle and got out to see… Read More ›

Criminal case opened into death of seven foreign workers in Phuket building collapse on Thursday

Criminal case opened into death of seven foreign workers in Phuket building collapse on Thursday

November 23, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The investigation officer into the disaster Major Wuttichai Thongkaew reported that it appeared the earth subsided on the new ‘spread footing’ type foundation system. Local… Read More ›