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Home smoke law not a blanket ban but a stringent new law that foresees the end of smoking in Thailand

Home smoke law not a blanket ban but a stringent new law that foresees the end of smoking in Thailand

June 26, 2019

Culture, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thailand is an outstanding country in the world in its approach to healthcare and government health campaigns. They are both remarkably successful and point to… Read More ›

Crunch for Thai economy as exports dive. Fears that Thai baht has become a focus of speculation

Crunch for Thai economy as exports dive. Fears that Thai baht has become a focus of speculation

June 23, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The effects of the US-China trade war has been nothing short of devastating for Thai exports so far. Thailand has found its manufacturing base pulled… Read More ›

Caterpillar pest a threat to Thai farms and if not tackled, could lead to higher food prices – experts

Caterpillar pest a threat to Thai farms and if not tackled, could lead to higher food prices – experts

June 21, 2019

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

The fall armyworm pest has already arrived in 50 out of 76 Thai provinces. It is a timely reminder of why farmers still need to… Read More ›

Tiger Woods, back on top and back on a family visit to Thailand, home of the mom that made him

Tiger Woods, back on top and back on a family visit to Thailand, home of the mom that made him

June 20, 2019

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

The story of Earl Woods and Kultida Punsawad is an inspiring one and must be a key factor in the making of the golfing legend.… Read More ›

Thai woman in Chiang Rai shot in the head by spurned ex lover after online jealousy erupts

Thai woman in Chiang Rai shot in the head by spurned ex lover after online jealousy erupts

June 17, 2019

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

27 year old Sawitree Phromwong had ended her relationship with 31 year old Ek Udom, a convicted criminal who had just served one year from… Read More ›

Wiley UK man gets off by meeting the Thai woman he stole from and offering a tearful apology

Wiley UK man gets off by meeting the Thai woman he stole from and offering a tearful apology

June 15, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s legal code is very clear. Under Section 334, it is a crime punishable by up to 3 years imprisonment to ‘take away’ the property… Read More ›

Thailand faces an economic test as change becomes a reality in cars, farming and business

Thailand faces an economic test as change becomes a reality in cars, farming and business

June 13, 2019

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Is Thailand ready for the ride: The arrival of new technology and the global scramble to secure trade means that Thailand can no longer count… Read More ›

Police called to deal with gecko trespass incident in Bueng Kan. Suspect arrested, later released

Police called to deal with gecko trespass incident in Bueng Kan. Suspect arrested, later released

June 11, 2019

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

A humorous story from northern Thailand highlights the varied role of the Royal Thai police across the nation. For once, it is a story that… Read More ›

Mother abandons newborn baby as she felt she could not care for little boy on husband’s income

Mother abandons newborn baby as she felt she could not care for little boy on husband’s income

June 9, 2019

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Woman’s husband works away from home to find employment. His salary as a driver is just over ฿10,000 per month. The infant’s mother, after bringing… Read More ›

Thai loan shark jailed on perjury charges after suit against borrower brings about her downfall

Thai loan shark jailed on perjury charges after suit against borrower brings about her downfall

June 6, 2019

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

The Thai woman, who took out the loan from Supitcha Apichatphokhin, attempted to pay the loan back in full, nearly ten years ago but the… Read More ›

Family to visit Buddhist shrine as little Thai girl miraculously escapes playing with a cobra snake

Family to visit Buddhist shrine as little Thai girl miraculously escapes playing with a cobra snake

May 29, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

In January 2018, a little Thai girl died in her bed after being bitten by a deadly cobra snake in her sleep. On Thursday last,… Read More ›

Pattaya plagued by foreign thieves preying on Thai locals and tourists as French man is arrested for theft

Pattaya plagued by foreign thieves preying on Thai locals and tourists as French man is arrested for theft

May 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Pattaya’s fun lovin criminals: Tourists and expats in Pattaya on guard against low life thieves, many of them foreigners, targeting the city’s booming tourist trade,… Read More ›

Thai dog saves newborn infant buried alive by his teenage mother in Nakhon Ratchasima province

Thai dog saves newborn infant buried alive by his teenage mother in Nakhon Ratchasima province

May 16, 2019

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Thai police quickly identified the 15 year old mother of the child in the small Thai village community. The baby is now reported to be… Read More ›

Thai government’s new compulsory insurance may only apply to retirement visas for foreigners

Thai government’s new compulsory insurance may only apply to retirement visas for foreigners

May 14, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

It needs clarification but for now, it does look like that this new regulation only applies to retirement visas for foreigners living in Thailand. The… Read More ›

Eight month old baby boy crushed by a truck after his baby walker rolled onto a South Bangkok street

Eight month old baby boy crushed by a truck after his baby walker rolled onto a South Bangkok street

May 12, 2019

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BANGKOK TRAGEDY – Lorry driver told Thai police that he was powerless to avoid the tragedy. Even as he swerved immediately, the child in his… Read More ›

Thailand faces a new world economy driven by Trump’s economic agenda, not a global one in a new world order

Thailand faces a new world economy driven by Trump’s economic agenda, not a global one in a new world order

May 12, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The outcome of the trade talks between China and US may yet change course but if things stay as they are or get worse, as… Read More ›

Elite Thai police internal security unit arrests Thai police captain for drug dealing in Nakhon Phanom

Elite Thai police internal security unit arrests Thai police captain for drug dealing in Nakhon Phanom

May 9, 2019

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

59 year old police captain was caught red handed selling ฿50,000 worth of methamphetamine pills, sourced from his mistress in Laos, to an undercover agent.… Read More ›

Loyal dog stands waiting for Dutch owner in Krabi after he appears to have drowned in local pond

Loyal dog stands waiting for Dutch owner in Krabi after he appears to have drowned in local pond

May 7, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The Dutchman’s Thai wife raised the alarm at dusk when her husband failed to return from his afternoon walk with his dog yesterday. Up to… Read More ›

UK man removed from Phuket condo after 16 week standoff and siege following his refusal to pay any rent

UK man removed from Phuket condo after 16 week standoff and siege following his refusal to pay any rent

May 6, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The skeletal UK man refused medical attention after a carefully planned police operation was successful in removing him on Friday last from the apartment he… Read More ›

Friday evening horror smash in southern Thailand wipes out family riding pillion on a motorbike

Friday evening horror smash in southern Thailand wipes out family riding pillion on a motorbike

May 6, 2019

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Thai police are actively searching for the driver of the car involved in the horrific accident. The driver walked away from a blue Honda Jazz… Read More ›