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Iconic 70s Bangkok comes to life again as the dark story of The Serpent wows world Netflix audiences

Iconic 70s Bangkok comes to life again as the dark story of The Serpent wows world Netflix audiences

May 18, 2021

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

77-year-old serial killer is still alive, jailed in Nepal serving two life sentences, he cannot be prosecuted in Thailand for at least 14 cold-blooded murders.… Read More ›

Thailand facing a credit crunch as 3rd virus wave craters the kingdom’s economic recovery plans

Thailand facing a credit crunch as 3rd virus wave craters the kingdom’s economic recovery plans

May 14, 2021

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

Liquidity in the banking system decreased by 70% from May 2020 to March 2021 with the latest figures from the first quarter of this year… Read More ›

Battle of Bangkok against the Covid-19 virus with record deaths and still rising hospitalisations

Battle of Bangkok against the Covid-19 virus with record deaths and still rising hospitalisations

May 13, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Finnish national dies in the latest virus wave. Over the weekend, the government, in an effort coordinated by the Prime Minister and his office, deployed… Read More ›

Government making it easier for expats to access vaccine rollout including private sector option

Government making it easier for expats to access vaccine rollout including private sector option

May 12, 2021

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Foreigners will have access to the free public vaccine programme in the government’s effort to vaccinate 70% of the population by the end of 2021.… Read More ›

Colourful Bangkok former sex industry tycoon Chuwit told to quit sniping by an aide to the PM 

Colourful Bangkok former sex industry tycoon Chuwit told to quit sniping by an aide to the PM 

May 10, 2021

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

In April, the ever-controversial Chuwit Kamolvisit revealed he had published a report on Thailand’s prostitution industry for his Thammasat University thesis 10 years ago and… Read More ›

Thailand still plans to attract foreign tourists in the last quarter of 2021 targeting 4 million visitors

Thailand still plans to attract foreign tourists in the last quarter of 2021 targeting 4 million visitors

May 9, 2021

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

New visitor charge for all incoming travellers from 2022 will be ฿300 but will provide for automatic insurance cover for foreign tourists in Thailand, something… Read More ›

American who stabbed his pregnant wife to death attempted to murder his ex-wife in Colorado in 2019

American who stabbed his pregnant wife to death attempted to murder his ex-wife in Colorado in 2019

May 8, 2021

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

A bad guy: the tragedy raises questions about the ability of a US fugitive from justice to enter Thailand at this time of restricted entry… Read More ›

‘No one is safe until everyone is safe.’ Foreigners and expats on vaccine to do list says top official at ministry

‘No one is safe until everyone is safe.’ Foreigners and expats on vaccine to do list says top official at ministry

May 7, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Both a spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday, Natapanu Nopakun and the Head of the Department of Disease Control at the Ministry… Read More ›

Thai government urged to buy more vaccine doses at any cost as the only way out of a growing crisis

Thai government urged to buy more vaccine doses at any cost as the only way out of a growing crisis

May 5, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Government’s handling of the vaccination campaign is being openly criticised for being too short-sighted and lacking ambition. One analyst has said the government can have… Read More ›

Thailand may face a ‘real crisis’ as 3rd virus wave fails to slow amid record deaths says top doctor

Thailand may face a ‘real crisis’ as 3rd virus wave fails to slow amid record deaths says top doctor

May 3, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand is lagging behind most countries in Southeast Asia in its vaccination effort as it has been plunged into a third wave of the virus… Read More ›

Expats over 60 and with underlying conditions can register for free Covid vaccinations in June & July

Expats over 60 and with underlying conditions can register for free Covid vaccinations in June & July

May 2, 2021

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

Despite the assurance of unity this week from government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri, there is tension at a political level both within parliament and even among… Read More ›

‘Noble’ nun arrested for ฿10 million fraud left her family facing eviction after quietly selling their home

‘Noble’ nun arrested for ฿10 million fraud left her family facing eviction after quietly selling their home

April 30, 2021

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

Siblings and family of a nun at the centre of a ฿10 million fraud case and being detained in Nakhon Pathom, have revealed she sold… Read More ›

PM Prayut hands power back to the CCSA to find 100 million vaccine doses to defeat Covid-19

PM Prayut hands power back to the CCSA to find 100 million vaccine doses to defeat Covid-19

April 27, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The move comes as the clamour for Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health Anutin Charnvirakul to resign mounts, with an online petition, launched… Read More ›

Thailand scrambles to procure more vaccines as infections and deaths from Covid-19 jump sharply

Thailand scrambles to procure more vaccines as infections and deaths from Covid-19 jump sharply

April 23, 2021

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

Ex-Premier Thaksin Shinawatra, speaking on Clubhouse, urged the government to work with business leaders and offered to reach out to international leaders himself on Monday… Read More ›

Officials turn to hotels for more scarce hospital beds but say the 3rd wave can be defeated in May

Officials turn to hotels for more scarce hospital beds but say the 3rd wave can be defeated in May

April 19, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Bank of Thailand has said there is sufficient liquidity in the financial system while the Minister of Tourism and Sports Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn has warned… Read More ›

3rd virus wave now spells not just economic loss but financial danger as kingdom’s debt level rises

3rd virus wave now spells not just economic loss but financial danger as kingdom’s debt level rises

April 17, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Fears are rising that the government may not have the resources to cushion the effects of the third wave of the virus, currently spreading within… Read More ›

Bus driver charged as police find fatal inferno was caused by brake failure triggering a gas explosion 

Bus driver charged as police find fatal inferno was caused by brake failure triggering a gas explosion 

April 16, 2021

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

The owner of the bus, the 407 Pattana Company, was fined by local authorities for it being substandard, revealed Khon Kaen Governor Somsak Jangtrakul. Police… Read More ›

Still time to avoid lockdown says Health Minister as 3rd virus wave dwarfs all infections to date

Still time to avoid lockdown says Health Minister as 3rd virus wave dwarfs all infections to date

April 15, 2021

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

The growing third wave of the virus has just begun to present the Thai government with perhaps its greatest challenge yet as it stands ready… Read More ›

Police probe high-end Thong Lor club prostitution links and may call in the owners for questioning

Police probe high-end Thong Lor club prostitution links and may call in the owners for questioning

April 14, 2021

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

Activist groups are calling for answers as the extent of the third wave of the virus becomes clear and with a key House of Representatives… Read More ›

6 year old among 5 people burned to death in overnight bus tragedy on Tuesday morning in Khon Kaen

6 year old among 5 people burned to death in overnight bus tragedy on Tuesday morning in Khon Kaen

April 13, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The freak accident comes as the Ministry of the Interior coordinates a campaign to control the carnage on the roads during the Songkran holiday which… Read More ›