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Australian retiree is spending his own pension money on supporting the poor during the crisis in Chiang Mai

Australian retiree is spending his own pension money on supporting the poor during the crisis in Chiang Mai

April 20, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Aussie man with Thai wife in Chiang Mai uses his own pension money to buy food and provisions for poor people in need during the… Read More ›

Party foreigners arrested for breach of emergency decree in Pattaya and on Ko Pha Ngan island in police raids

Party foreigners arrested for breach of emergency decree in Pattaya and on Ko Pha Ngan island in police raids

April 19, 2020

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

After the arrest of 13 party-goers, most of them foreigners, at a poolside party on Saturday, police in Pattaya are also warning that they are… Read More ›

Stranded 66-year-old German tourist seeks help on the street from a Good Samaritan in central Bangkok

Stranded 66-year-old German tourist seeks help on the street from a Good Samaritan in central Bangkok

April 17, 2020

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

German national on Khaosan Road returning from his closed national embassy with ฿20 in his pocket for food gets a cash handout from Thai businessman… Read More ›

UK ex WHO director warns of 2 to 3 years of chaos as IMF sees Thailand as the hardest hit economy in Asia

UK ex WHO director warns of 2 to 3 years of chaos as IMF sees Thailand as the hardest hit economy in Asia

April 16, 2020

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

‘We’re not going back to normal’ says former WHO director as the cost of economic disruption spirals for Thailand. The IMF has predicted at least… Read More ›

Trump’s WHO decision and strident criticism of a cover-up just another big headache for Thailand right now

Trump’s WHO decision and strident criticism of a cover-up just another big headache for Thailand right now

April 16, 2020

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

Trump’s WHO call will present Thai authorities with another problem as they still face the virus challenge and tricky efforts to restart and preserve the… Read More ›

Lockdown review at the end of April as TOT brings forward plans to use phone boxes for virus testing

Lockdown review at the end of April as TOT brings forward plans to use phone boxes for virus testing

April 15, 2020

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

PM says the government may consider easing lockdown measures in the last week of April as two more deaths, a Chiang Mai woman and a… Read More ›

Dead taxi driver in Bangkok did not die from the coronavirus but sudden heart failure on the job after rest stop

Dead taxi driver in Bangkok did not die from the coronavirus but sudden heart failure on the job after rest stop

April 14, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

37-year old Bangkok taxi driver’s wife from Samut Prakan earlier told police she suspected her husband had the infection. He was working night and day… Read More ›

Irate self-employed go straight to the top over pernickety issues holding up Covid 19 income support payments

Irate self-employed go straight to the top over pernickety issues holding up Covid 19 income support payments

April 14, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Up to 100 annoyed and infuriated taxi drivers and traders were handled by patient security guards until they were met at the minister’s office by… Read More ›

Different strain of virus caused the outbreak in Bangkok which plunged Thailand into a state of emergency

Different strain of virus caused the outbreak in Bangkok which plunged Thailand into a state of emergency

April 13, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Top Thai doctors are studying different virus strains to fully understand the disease as the government considers how to bring the country out of the… Read More ›

Stranded Russians offered free food in Phuket as Aeroflot begins to airlift over 21,000 stranded home to safety

Stranded Russians offered free food in Phuket as Aeroflot begins to airlift over 21,000 stranded home to safety

April 12, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Free food in Phuket for stranded Russians as Aeroflot begins airlifts in Thailand from Phuket where there are 8,000 alone registered on the holiday island.… Read More ›

Dogs and cats mission in Phuket as 11 tonnes of feed moved in showing the best of human spirit at this time

Dogs and cats mission in Phuket as 11 tonnes of feed moved in showing the best of human spirit at this time

April 11, 2020

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World:

The Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket is supported by western countries making life better for stray dogs and cats. As the city locks down, this… Read More ›

Germans arrested for defying local authorities in Chiang Mai and removing Covid 19 checkpoint

Germans arrested for defying local authorities in Chiang Mai and removing Covid 19 checkpoint

April 11, 2020

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

The foolhardy and provocative action by up to 20 German nationals in removing a legal checkpoint, a measure to contain the Covid 19 virus in… Read More ›

City area popular with foreigners to be targeted by new lockdown measures in Pattaya from Tuesday

City area popular with foreigners to be targeted by new lockdown measures in Pattaya from Tuesday

April 11, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The new plans will see the inner Pattaya area which is home to many foreigners, become the focus of checkpoints and lockdown measures for at… Read More ›

Chanthaburi police investigating reports of foreigners spitting when denied entry to a convenience store

Chanthaburi police investigating reports of foreigners spitting when denied entry to a convenience store

April 9, 2020

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

Police scour CCTV footage for evidence of the spitting incident said to involve a number of foreigners in Chanthaburi on Tuesday outside a convenience store.… Read More ›

PM signs order granting visa extensions to all valid visa holders until April 30th to cull queues

PM signs order granting visa extensions to all valid visa holders until April 30th to cull queues

April 9, 2020

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

The order also granted a waiver for 90-day reporting for visitors extending all deadlines until April 30th at the earliest. The immigration chief says this… Read More ›

Popular Phuket based Facebook page attacks foreigners and tourists in Thailand as virus tensions mount

Popular Phuket based Facebook page attacks foreigners and tourists in Thailand as virus tensions mount

April 8, 2020

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

Spotlight Thailand, a hugely popular Facebook page with nearly 600,000 followers overnight attacked foreigners as ‘shit tourism’ and called for them to ‘get out’ of… Read More ›

Progress in the fight against the Covid 19 enemy but medical expert says it will still take more time

Progress in the fight against the Covid 19 enemy but medical expert says it will still take more time

April 8, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Lower new cases of infection and hospitalisation mean Thailand is winning the war against the Covid 19 virus but it’s too soon to think of… Read More ›

Award-winning abbot shot after violating the curfew on Tuesday morning in Surat Thani province

Award-winning abbot shot after violating the curfew on Tuesday morning in Surat Thani province

April 7, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Local headman says he killed the abbot of the local monastery and environmentalist in self-defence after he was arrested for violating the 10 pm to… Read More ›

Hotel run by foreigners raided in Ko Samui and over 20 arrested as they attempted to flee police at the scene

Hotel run by foreigners raided in Ko Samui and over 20 arrested as they attempted to flee police at the scene

April 7, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Two foreign co-owners of a hostelry raided in Koh Samui on Sunday are to be charged by police. The island was closed from Tuesday to… Read More ›

Surprise Covid 19 diagnosis and death of Hungarian patient leads to 100 medics being placed in quarantine

Surprise Covid 19 diagnosis and death of Hungarian patient leads to 100 medics being placed in quarantine

April 6, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A Hungarian man at a Phuket Hospital with a weakness in his limbs following a traffic accident was operated on before his links with the… Read More ›