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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

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, 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

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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 ›

French man ignored official warnings and a cordon as he died taking a selfie at a popular Ko Samui waterfall

French man ignored official warnings and a cordon as he died taking a selfie at a popular Ko Samui waterfall

November 17, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The death is the second in four months at the popular waterfall and for a similar reason after 26 years Spaniard David Rocamundi Conesa from… Read More ›

Black Mercedes driver give the finger to an ambulance carrying a seriously ill passenger

Black Mercedes driver give the finger to an ambulance carrying a seriously ill passenger

November 13, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Online and media outrage over the incident has led to an investigation of the car’s owner which is a company in the ​​Ramkhamhaeng area of… Read More ›

Thailand hit by online fraud schemes with billions lost by savers looking for a quick buck

Thailand hit by online fraud schemes with billions lost by savers looking for a quick buck

November 10, 2019

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

As policemen in Udon Thani worked overtime on Saturday to interview victims of the ‘Mae Manee’ fraud in which 4,000 people are estimated to have… Read More ›

17-year-old Thai girl electrocuted by her smartphone in Chaiyaphum province last Friday

17-year-old Thai girl electrocuted by her smartphone in Chaiyaphum province last Friday

November 6, 2019

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

Police investigators, however, suspect an old and repaired electric extension cable unit may have ‘leaked’ current which reached the girl’s iron bed but are keeping… Read More ›

Internet health threat to people in Thailand and one which society must now prepare for

Internet health threat to people in Thailand and one which society must now prepare for

November 5, 2019

Economy, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

47 million Thai people are now regular Internet users in Thailand with an average usage of 5 hours and 13 minutes every day. This has… 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 ›