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Scandal over illegal imported Porsche cars still rumbles on for Thai owners as DSI files report suggesting probe

Scandal over illegal imported Porsche cars still rumbles on for Thai owners as DSI files report suggesting probe

January 31, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thailand’s wealthy elite drive a huge market for luxury super cars. Bangkok is home to many Rolls Royces, Bentleys, Lamborghinis and Ferraris. Cars that, frankly,… Read More ›

Distraught UK family praise 17 year old, eldest of 5 brothers – latest motorbike casuality in Thailand

Distraught UK family praise 17 year old, eldest of 5 brothers – latest motorbike casuality in Thailand

January 30, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The latest death of a young 17 year old UK teenager on Thailand’s roads whose ‘life was ahead of him’ means it is time for… Read More ›

Canadian arrested at the border but a lifeline for foreigners seeking marriage and retirement visas

Canadian arrested at the border but a lifeline for foreigners seeking marriage and retirement visas

January 28, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

New move is meant to assist genuine foreigners who have, in the past, relied on certification from their national embassies which has been withdrawn by… Read More ›

Thai man, 50 stone, rescued after medical crisis that left him trapped within his seaside home

Thai man, 50 stone, rescued after medical crisis that left him trapped within his seaside home

January 23, 2019

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Young 26 year old Thai man was found by rescuers trapped inside his wooden seafront home on a light mattress. At the scene, medical personnel… Read More ›

Dane killed in Phuket bike smash had a Thai wife, son and was a respected online anti vaccine campaigner

Dane killed in Phuket bike smash had a Thai wife, son and was a respected online anti vaccine campaigner

January 21, 2019

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

The Danish man leaves behind a Thai wife and son. His death, in a tragic motorbike accident, is one of up to 50 everyday on… Read More ›

Australian business woman deported to Sydney on charges of illegal overstay after being arrested

Australian business woman deported to Sydney on charges of illegal overstay after being arrested

January 19, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

‘My Immigration Department will send her to Australia. She leaves tonight.’ – Immigration chief Surachate Hapkarn confirmed earlier. Lucky Australian woman deported from Thailand after… Read More ›

Thailand issues innovative digital driving license but awaits key legal amendments for police use on roads

Thailand issues innovative digital driving license but awaits key legal amendments for police use on roads

January 17, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

New digital licence was not recognised this week for road traffic enforcement purposes as the Royal Thai police explained that they were awaiting a legal… Read More ›

Thailand’s women, culture and weather are all factors which lead to more foreigner suicides

Thailand’s women, culture and weather are all factors which lead to more foreigner suicides

January 13, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Two glaring public suicides involving western men this week in addition to the ongoing reports of falls from balconies and tragic endings in hotel or… Read More ›

Foreigners and tourists lodge a huge number of complaints to police relating to Thai taxi cabs

Foreigners and tourists lodge a huge number of complaints to police relating to Thai taxi cabs

January 10, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s tourist police release a report showing over 12,600 complaints were received. The biggest problems is taxi drivers refusing fares which is illegal under Thai… Read More ›

Thai workers need a 2019 raise but most importantly a successful election outcome and stability

Thai workers need a 2019 raise but most importantly a successful election outcome and stability

January 7, 2019

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

Thai workers need a wage hike as many work overtime or hold two jobs to care for their families. The flexibility of the Thai workforce… Read More ›

Thai man burns down his family home: Thailand’s drugs problem is still a very real threat to society

Thai man burns down his family home: Thailand’s drugs problem is still a very real threat to society

January 2, 2019

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The effects of illegal drugs, including addiction, mental aberration and psychosis are real and cannot be ignored even though the some drugs such as cannabis,… Read More ›

Lift scare in Bangkok for end of season party goers highlights the danger of overloaded elevators

Lift scare in Bangkok for end of season party goers highlights the danger of overloaded elevators

December 31, 2018

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Nine young Thai adults had a dreadful experience this weekend when what should have been an end of year celebration turned into a more than… Read More ›

Thailand and Bangkok market for condos adjusting to a slackening of demand – prices still ticking up

Thailand and Bangkok market for condos adjusting to a slackening of demand – prices still ticking up

December 27, 2018

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Developers of condominiums in Bangkok are adjusting their sights to the higher end of the market and more niche offerings as sales rates and price… Read More ›

Thailand faces an economic threat from a fast paced shift to a digital economy – 3 million jobs in peril

Thailand faces an economic threat from a fast paced shift to a digital economy – 3 million jobs in peril

December 24, 2018

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Rapid changes, even in the last year, are bringing a quiet revolution to Thailand’s banking and media sectors. Now influential thinkers are suggesting that many… Read More ›

New health coverage proposals for foreigners in Thailand a concern for those with medical conditions

New health coverage proposals for foreigners in Thailand a concern for those with medical conditions

December 23, 2018

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

New move could be bad news for many middle aged foreigners and particularly elderly individuals who have been unable to get health insurance coverage before.… Read More ›

Thailand’s top immigration cop wants genuine foreigners to come forward – new visa regime is forever

Thailand’s top immigration cop wants genuine foreigners to come forward – new visa regime is forever

December 22, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Frank exchange from Immigration Bureau boss comes as Thailand is consolidating a new era with stringent enforcement of immigration laws. Many westerners including American, UK,… Read More ›

Thailand’s real Santa Claus and the story of Christmas in Thailand where goodwill and dreams are prized

Thailand’s real Santa Claus and the story of Christmas in Thailand where goodwill and dreams are prized

December 21, 2018

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Christmas is getting more popular in Thailand and Santa Claus is the star attraction for many Thai people. The Red clad figure is seen as… Read More ›

Parents of young Thai woman, who was Muay Thai Champion, suggest their daughter was murdered

Parents of young Thai woman, who was Muay Thai Champion, suggest their daughter was murdered

December 20, 2018

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

Young 22 year old Thai woman had made a life out of Muay Thai after her parents had divorced that took her to university and… Read More ›

Thailand will face a political test after the next election with the result indicating the extent of the challenge

Thailand will face a political test after the next election with the result indicating the extent of the challenge

December 12, 2018

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

As Thailand heads into an election year, the parties opposed to the junta are beginning to direct their fire to Thailand’s new constitution itself. This… Read More ›

Climate change in Thailand – Thai farmers believe it is real but the impact is unclear as yields are steady

Climate change in Thailand – Thai farmers believe it is real but the impact is unclear as yields are steady

December 11, 2018

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

Thailand’s is one of the very few significant economies to keep its obligations under the Paris Accord so far. It has new and exciting plans… Read More ›