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51-year-old Russian found dead at home in Koh Samui. Drug paraphernalia, brown liquid found

51-year-old Russian found dead at home in Koh Samui. Drug paraphernalia, brown liquid found

September 22, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Man had lived in the house for 10 years and was well-liked by locals who never had any issues with him. Police found one of… Read More ›

Exemptions on T28 reporting for visas linked to foreigners working in Thailand in effect now

Exemptions on T28 reporting for visas linked to foreigners working in Thailand in effect now

September 22, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Progress is being made on the burdensome T28 and T30 regulations as key government aide Kobsak Pootrakool appears to have taken up the issue. The… Read More ›

Mr Bin and the Prime Minister working together to bring relief as authorities battle flooding

Mr Bin and the Prime Minister working together to bring relief as authorities battle flooding

September 21, 2019

Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Rain to continue as the navy assists in rescue efforts on Koh Chang. Prime minister and cabinet ministers this week visited Ubon Ratchathani to give… Read More ›

Thai PM floats suggestion of moving capital away from Bangkok to ease chronic city congestion

Thai PM floats suggestion of moving capital away from Bangkok to ease chronic city congestion

September 19, 2019

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

Last year government sources heralded Bangkok as the ‘Geneva of Asia’ with a new law making it easier to recognise international bodies diplomatically. The suggestion… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand governor warns about growing debt levels, calls for sufficiency economic thinking

Bank of Thailand governor warns about growing debt levels, calls for sufficiency economic thinking

September 18, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

While Thailand’s household debt to GDP ratio may be in line with other economies and below many developed countries, it is still among the highest… Read More ›

Baht is the new gold but the trade war is now having a leaden effect on big business performance in Thailand

Baht is the new gold but the trade war is now having a leaden effect on big business performance in Thailand

September 15, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Many economists, however, say the downturn in exports and economic problems besetting Thailand is more likely to be due to the global downturn and the… Read More ›

Changes to TM30, an easier visa and work permit system approved by Thai cabinet yesterday for foreign workers

Changes to TM30, an easier visa and work permit system approved by Thai cabinet yesterday for foreign workers

September 11, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

It’s all about the economy as ministers seek to attract more investment and jobs by making things easier. Light at the end of the tunnel… Read More ›

Businessman murders wife, commits suicide in Bangkok over trade downturn and money issues

Businessman murders wife, commits suicide in Bangkok over trade downturn and money issues

September 11, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

39-year-old wife was found face down holding a plastic bag of clothes by police who were dispatched to the premises. She had been shot in… Read More ›

Thailand’s health service the sixth best in the world according to new world healthcare index

Thailand’s health service the sixth best in the world according to new world healthcare index

September 10, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand scored very highly on infrastructure and the competitive cost of medical services which has made the kingdom a growing centre for medical tourism. A… Read More ›

Bangkok Immigration boss indicates easier TM30 reporting as an option, asks for understanding

Bangkok Immigration boss indicates easier TM30 reporting as an option, asks for understanding

September 5, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s expat community has grown exponentially in recent decades and Bangkok has become the World’s City – for Thailand’s immigration police it means they find… Read More ›

Thai Ministry of Health brings in tiered pricing for medical services to foreigners and tourists

Thai Ministry of Health brings in tiered pricing for medical services to foreigners and tourists

September 4, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

New regulation may be a step forward for foreigners visiting and living in Thailand as medical services will now be costed and reported to the… Read More ›

Unit suggests that TM30 reporting be scrapped to make doing business in Thailand easier as Chambers weigh in

Unit suggests that TM30 reporting be scrapped to make doing business in Thailand easier as Chambers weigh in

August 31, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Personal, Thailand:

The TM30 reporting for foreigners living in Thailand is reported to be causing severe problems for long term expats in Thailand since March 25th this… Read More ›

Thai man may be the world’s oldest person, his long life spans three centuries of Thailand’s history

Thai man may be the world’s oldest person, his long life spans three centuries of Thailand’s history

August 28, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Mr Aon lives in the Chai Wan area of Udon Thani with his 70-year old wife whom he married in 1964 when she was 15… Read More ›

Mickey and Minnie Mouse promote the Land of Smiles as the duo portray the joy of Thai culture

Mickey and Minnie Mouse promote the Land of Smiles as the duo portray the joy of Thai culture

August 27, 2019

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

Mickey and Minnie Mouse highlight what’s so great about Thailand in a campaign and collection kicking off this month. Walt Disney Thailand is to launch… Read More ›

Disturbing road rage incident sees motorist calmly threatened with a gun for honking his car horn

Disturbing road rage incident sees motorist calmly threatened with a gun for honking his car horn

August 25, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai man who honked his horn at the driver admitted to online viewers on Friday that he had grovelingly apologised to the man who… Read More ›

Arrangements in place for end of year visit by Pope Francis to Thailand but trip and itinerary yet to be confirmed

Arrangements in place for end of year visit by Pope Francis to Thailand but trip and itinerary yet to be confirmed

August 23, 2019

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

The trip is expected to go ahead and will revive memories of the historic papal visit in 1984 when Pope John Paul II visited the… Read More ›

It’s a hard station for Thai police and foreigners should understand better the job they do to keep order

It’s a hard station for Thai police and foreigners should understand better the job they do to keep order

August 22, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The role and value of Thailand’s Royal Thai Police is an immense and valuable one that foreigners should recognise and understand as it underpins everything… Read More ›

Bangkok MP on Phuket mission to investigate controversial local condo project before the courts

Bangkok MP on Phuket mission to investigate controversial local condo project before the courts

August 19, 2019

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A public prosecutor in Phuket has called for fairness for all the parties in the tense dispute and has pointed out that the Supreme Administrative… Read More ›

Pattaya school to investigate reports that 7 year old was beaten on the head with a stick causing swelling

Pattaya school to investigate reports that 7 year old was beaten on the head with a stick causing swelling

August 17, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Ja Ja’s parents have already filed a police complaint and are understood to be ready to meet the school’s director to discuss the matter. They… Read More ›

Thai wife insane with jealousy sets husband alight in karaoke bar horror show on Thursday night

Thai wife insane with jealousy sets husband alight in karaoke bar horror show on Thursday night

August 16, 2019

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police were called to the scene at 11.30 pm and found the man in severe pain on the ground. His wife surrendered to authorities on… Read More ›