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Growing concern and frustration among a large number of expats cut off from their families in Thailand

Growing concern and frustration among a large number of expats cut off from their families in Thailand

May 24, 2020

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

Fears are growing that inward access to Thailand may be restricted for some time even beyond the already extended passenger flight ban until July 1st.… Read More ›

Minister reports encouraging news as national vaccine goes forward to the next stage in trials on monkeys

Minister reports encouraging news as national vaccine goes forward to the next stage in trials on monkeys

May 21, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Tests on mice showed a high level of antibodies as the modern vaccine prototype developed by Thai scientists and medical experts moves forward to be… Read More ›

86-year-old man rescued by a compatriot from a small room where he was fed on rice and water

86-year-old man rescued by a compatriot from a small room where he was fed on rice and water

May 20, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

86-year-old ex-soldier Ron from Brighton rescued by a UK expat living in Thailand Declan Theodore after losing contact with his family at home. Mr Theodore… Read More ›

Nigerians living in limbo at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok after flights shut down in late March

Nigerians living in limbo at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok after flights shut down in late March

May 19, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Three Nigerians are living at Bangkok’s International Suvarnabhumi Airport in a no man’s land. It’s a situation similar to the 2004 Tom Hanks movie The… Read More ›

US actor and Thai son struggling to survive virus ordeal in India as they wait to fly home to life in Thailand

US actor and Thai son struggling to survive virus ordeal in India as they wait to fly home to life in Thailand

May 13, 2020

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

Geoffrey Giuliano is a well-known movie actor and writer of books on legendary figures in the music industry. He is 66 years old and stranded… Read More ›

3 foreigners in Pattaya arrested for brazen flouting of the law on Saturday by swimming at a beach

3 foreigners in Pattaya arrested for brazen flouting of the law on Saturday by swimming at a beach

May 10, 2020

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

3 foreigners arrested on a secluded beach in Pattaya on Saturday deserve little sympathy for breaking the law. However, this virus situation and the experience… Read More ›

26-year-old partner advertised his ex-wife by her real name on Facebook with erotic photographs as a hooker

26-year-old partner advertised his ex-wife by her real name on Facebook with erotic photographs as a hooker

May 9, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police in Chumphon obtained an arrest warrant against the ex-partner who solicited a Thai woman for prostitution online as revenge. He later told investigating police… Read More ›

PM thanks Thai entrepreneurs as he aims for a safe return to a confident future free of the coronavirus threat

PM thanks Thai entrepreneurs as he aims for a safe return to a confident future free of the coronavirus threat

May 8, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan ocha indicated a May 17th second stage easing of virus lockdown measures as he looked forward to the return of business… Read More ›

New taxi cab as Air Force delivers safety bulkhead barrier solution to protect drivers and passengers

New taxi cab as Air Force delivers safety bulkhead barrier solution to protect drivers and passengers

May 7, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

New look for the inside of Thai taxi cabs as the Air Force delivers new bulkhead partitions to top taxi fleets in Bangkok. See-through dividers… Read More ›

Ambulance expels female patient on a stretcher on to busy Bangkok street while speeding to hospital in traffic

Ambulance expels female patient on a stretcher on to busy Bangkok street while speeding to hospital in traffic

May 7, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A patient in an ambulance was expelled from the vehicle into oncoming traffic on a busy Bangkok street on Tuesday. Video of the incident has… Read More ›

Australian hotel manager in Phang Nga province becomes Thailand’s 55th casualty from the Covid 19 virus

Australian hotel manager in Phang Nga province becomes Thailand’s 55th casualty from the Covid 19 virus

May 6, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Australian who died after contracting Covid 19 on Tuesday suffered from asthma. He lived and worked as a hotel manager in the Khao Lak area… Read More ›

‘New normal’ life and economy could be here for 9 months warns Thai Prime Minister on Tuesday at briefing

‘New normal’ life and economy could be here for 9 months warns Thai Prime Minister on Tuesday at briefing

May 6, 2020

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

Life in Thailand reopens to a ‘new normal’ existence with the effects of the virus expected to be with the kingdom for 6 to 9… Read More ›

Top Thai executives roll out plans but ultimately ‘herd immunity’ may be the basis for recovery in the long run

Top Thai executives roll out plans but ultimately ‘herd immunity’ may be the basis for recovery in the long run

May 5, 2020

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thailand’s wealthiest businessmen are putting their money where their mouths are in plans to help ‘revive’ the economy as it faces its bleakest hour. However,… Read More ›

Booze is back on the shelves in Thailand from Sunday, May 3rd to the relief of many thirsty foreigners

Booze is back on the shelves in Thailand from Sunday, May 3rd to the relief of many thirsty foreigners

May 2, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thai PM has signed an order making the sale of booze or alcohol products legal from Sunday, May 3rd in Thailand strictly for consumption at… Read More ›

Brit from Northern Ireland brutally murdered a Pattaya sex worker early on Thursday morning at his home

Brit from Northern Ireland brutally murdered a Pattaya sex worker early on Thursday morning at his home

May 1, 2020

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

46-year-old Northern Ireland man Neil Henry Elliott picked up a woman on Soi Buakhao in Pattaya just before curfew on Wednesday night. Hours later, he… Read More ›

Government to control rollback of lockdown measures to reopen all businesses from May until July

Government to control rollback of lockdown measures to reopen all businesses from May until July

April 30, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

May 3rd sees the first of four steps which will see all business premises including bars and entertainment venues reopened in Thailand before the start… Read More ›

Some shops and outlets to reopen in Bangkok but measures to be reimposed if infection rate rises

Some shops and outlets to reopen in Bangkok but measures to be reimposed if infection rate rises

April 29, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Shops begin to reopen in Thailand tentatively and to a new order. Top government doctor says the infection rate has slowed from 2.2 to 0.7… Read More ›

Emergency decree extended by Thai government but politics behind the scenes abuzz with PPP party heave

Emergency decree extended by Thai government but politics behind the scenes abuzz with PPP party heave

April 28, 2020

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The extension of Thailand’s emergency decree and a ban on all inbound passenger flights does not mean that lockdown restrictions may not be eased selectively… Read More ›

US man and 12-year-old Thai son face life on the streets in India if they cannot return to Thailand right now

US man and 12-year-old Thai son face life on the streets in India if they cannot return to Thailand right now

April 27, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

66-year-old American, Geoffrey Giuliano, has lived in Thailand for 20 years near Pattaya. Both he and his son are out of money and will soon… Read More ›

92% of suicides due to the virus are among the self-employed according to expert research group in academia

92% of suicides due to the virus are among the self-employed according to expert research group in academia

April 26, 2020

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

Suicides and deaths driven by people suffering economic hardship have just begun to spike in Thailand as the government and PM Prayuth Chan ocha carefully… Read More ›