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Bizarre story of UK man who threw himself off hotel balcony in fraud attempt

Bizarre story of UK man who threw himself off hotel balcony in fraud attempt

November 16, 2017

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

A bizarre and shameful incident in Phuket last week may cause Thai police and authorities to be a little more suspicious of foreigners in peril… Read More ›

Tragic killings in Thailand this week

Tragic killings in Thailand this week

November 9, 2017

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

A young Thai woman, rejected by her Korean lover and despair, tossed her newborn baby from the 17th floor of a high rise apartment building… Read More ›

Thailand is safe for foreigners who take responsibility as dangers lurk in paradise

Thailand is safe for foreigners who take responsibility as dangers lurk in paradise

October 14, 2017

Crime, Economy, Foreigners, Living, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

This week Thailand’s Tourism minister told the Thai Public Broadcasting service that she was confident that tourists, who continue to visit Thailand in ever increasing… Read More ›

Noble spirit of Thailand’s elderly helps country deal with demographic problem

Noble spirit of Thailand’s elderly helps country deal with demographic problem

June 12, 2017

Economy, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s working-age population is set to peak next year with the percentage of the population over 65 more than doubling between now and 2030. Experts… Read More ›

Thai property market steady but concerns about high end speculation in Bangkok

Thai property market steady but concerns about high end speculation in Bangkok

June 8, 2017

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thailand:

Changes to deposit protection limits on bank accounts in Thailand may give a boost to property investments even as there are warnings of speculation at… Read More ›

Heroes with a mission: Foreigners rescue young Thai girls from Thailand’s vice dens

Heroes with a mission: Foreigners rescue young Thai girls from Thailand’s vice dens

June 7, 2017

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

Unfairly as transpires, Thailand has a worldwide reputation for prostitution. Among the increasing numbers of visitors to Thailand, thousands on a daily basis come to… Read More ›

European expats moving to Thailand question UN yardsticks for quality of life

European expats moving to Thailand question UN yardsticks for quality of life

June 5, 2017

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand is rising in UN tables showing greater levels of happiness and economic development. Despite this some foreigners living in Thailand take issue with the… Read More ›

Thai young people take up ghost hunting as craze spikes

Thai young people take up ghost hunting as craze spikes

May 31, 2017

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

Many younger and urban Thais have developed a passion for ghost hunting as part of social network and media phenomenon in the country. Ghost hunting… Read More ›

Irish couple warn foreigners about the perils of Immigration and Visa fraud in Thailand

Irish couple warn foreigners about the perils of Immigration and Visa fraud in Thailand

May 23, 2017

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Personal, Thailand:

A young Irish couple waiting for their flight at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport were looking forward to Christmas in Ireland. Instead they found themselves in the… Read More ›

Bangkok feminists declare V Day over expat foreigners in media war

Bangkok feminists declare V Day over expat foreigners in media war

May 10, 2017

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Media, Personal:

The feminist agenda has arrived in Bangkok scoring a famous victory over a hugely popular Facebook expat page used by western men in Thailand. The… Read More ›

Thailand key to world’s greatest feel good story as Thai owners set to win big financially

Thailand key to world’s greatest feel good story as Thai owners set to win big financially

May 4, 2016

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World:

The achievement of Leicester FC in winning the UK Premiership is a welcome and positive coup for Thailand and one of its leading families. It… Read More ›

Bridge club still faces prosecution after raid in Pattaya which made world headlines

Bridge club still faces prosecution after raid in Pattaya which made world headlines

April 22, 2016

Foreigners, Living, Thailand:

Elderly foreigner expats arrested at the Pattaya Bridge Club in February still face a lengthy legal ordeal until a Thai court finally adjudicates on the… Read More ›

Foreign business under scrutiny as Thai nationals warned not to act as nominees

Foreign business under scrutiny as Thai nationals warned not to act as nominees

March 31, 2016

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

A senior official with the Thai Business Development Department has warned Thai citizens that they should not agree to become nominee shareholders for foreign business… Read More ›

Darker side to life in Thailand as some lives are blighted by murder, debt and gambling

Darker side to life in Thailand as some lives are blighted by murder, debt and gambling

March 28, 2016

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

Surveys show that for foreigners visiting and living Thailand, life is very good. One recent giant sized expat survey revealed that nearly 75% of expats… Read More ›

Tough Thai Immigration law comes into force in March 2016 with blacklist provisions

Tough Thai Immigration law comes into force in March 2016 with blacklist provisions

February 16, 2016

Crime, Living, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand’s new laws clamping down on abuse of the immigration system and blacklisting foreigners who overstay their visa comes into force in March. This  follows… Read More ›

Thailand is a safe bet as tourism takes off with Bangkok No. 1 in Asia

Thailand is a safe bet as tourism takes off with Bangkok No. 1 in Asia

February 9, 2016

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thailand has received a strong vote of confidence from tourists all over the world who are flocking to the Kingdom in spite of a barrage… Read More ›

Thailand strengthens copyright laws to meet challenges of internet age

Thailand strengthens copyright laws to meet challenges of internet age

August 2, 2015

Living, Thailand:

The new Thai copyright law comes into force in Thailand in August 4th 2015 and may have implications for those online using social networkling sites… Read More ›