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Thailand faces an economic test as change becomes a reality in cars, farming and business

Thailand faces an economic test as change becomes a reality in cars, farming and business

June 13, 2019

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Is Thailand ready for the ride: The arrival of new technology and the global scramble to secure trade means that Thailand can no longer count… Read More ›

Police called to deal with gecko trespass incident in Bueng Kan. Suspect arrested, later released

Police called to deal with gecko trespass incident in Bueng Kan. Suspect arrested, later released

June 11, 2019

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

A humorous story from northern Thailand highlights the varied role of the Royal Thai police across the nation. For once, it is a story that… Read More ›

Mother abandons newborn baby as she felt she could not care for little boy on husband’s income

Mother abandons newborn baby as she felt she could not care for little boy on husband’s income

June 9, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Woman’s husband works away from home to find employment. His salary as a driver is just over ฿10,000 per month. The infant’s mother, after bringing… Read More ›

Thai loan shark jailed on perjury charges after suit against borrower brings about her downfall

Thai loan shark jailed on perjury charges after suit against borrower brings about her downfall

June 6, 2019

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

The Thai woman, who took out the loan from Supitcha Apichatphokhin, attempted to pay the loan back in full, nearly ten years ago but the… Read More ›

Family to visit Buddhist shrine as little Thai girl miraculously escapes playing with a cobra snake

Family to visit Buddhist shrine as little Thai girl miraculously escapes playing with a cobra snake

May 29, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

In January 2018, a little Thai girl died in her bed after being bitten by a deadly cobra snake in her sleep. On Thursday last,… Read More ›

Pattaya plagued by foreign thieves preying on Thai locals and tourists as French man is arrested for theft

Pattaya plagued by foreign thieves preying on Thai locals and tourists as French man is arrested for theft

May 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Pattaya’s fun lovin criminals: Tourists and expats in Pattaya on guard against low life thieves, many of them foreigners, targeting the city’s booming tourist trade,… Read More ›

Thai dog saves newborn infant buried alive by his teenage mother in Nakhon Ratchasima province

Thai dog saves newborn infant buried alive by his teenage mother in Nakhon Ratchasima province

May 16, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police quickly identified the 15 year old mother of the child in the small Thai village community. The baby is now reported to be… Read More ›

Thai government’s new compulsory insurance may only apply to retirement visas for foreigners

Thai government’s new compulsory insurance may only apply to retirement visas for foreigners

May 14, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

It needs clarification but for now, it does look like that this new regulation only applies to retirement visas for foreigners living in Thailand. The… Read More ›

Eight month old baby boy crushed by a truck after his baby walker rolled onto a South Bangkok street

Eight month old baby boy crushed by a truck after his baby walker rolled onto a South Bangkok street

May 12, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

BANGKOK TRAGEDY – Lorry driver told Thai police that he was powerless to avoid the tragedy. Even as he swerved immediately, the child in his… Read More ›

Thailand faces a new world economy driven by Trump’s economic agenda, not a global one in a new world order

Thailand faces a new world economy driven by Trump’s economic agenda, not a global one in a new world order

May 12, 2019

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

The outcome of the trade talks between China and US may yet change course but if things stay as they are or get worse, as… Read More ›

Elite Thai police internal security unit arrests Thai police captain for drug dealing in Nakhon Phanom

Elite Thai police internal security unit arrests Thai police captain for drug dealing in Nakhon Phanom

May 9, 2019

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

59 year old police captain was caught red handed selling ฿50,000 worth of methamphetamine pills, sourced from his mistress in Laos, to an undercover agent.… Read More ›

Loyal dog stands waiting for Dutch owner in Krabi after he appears to have drowned in local pond

Loyal dog stands waiting for Dutch owner in Krabi after he appears to have drowned in local pond

May 7, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The Dutchman’s Thai wife raised the alarm at dusk when her husband failed to return from his afternoon walk with his dog yesterday. Up to… Read More ›

UK man removed from Phuket condo after 16 week standoff and siege following his refusal to pay any rent

UK man removed from Phuket condo after 16 week standoff and siege following his refusal to pay any rent

May 6, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The skeletal UK man refused medical attention after a carefully planned police operation was successful in removing him on Friday last from the apartment he… Read More ›

Friday evening horror smash in southern Thailand wipes out family riding pillion on a motorbike

Friday evening horror smash in southern Thailand wipes out family riding pillion on a motorbike

May 6, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thai police are actively searching for the driver of the car involved in the horrific accident. The driver walked away from a blue Honda Jazz… Read More ›

French diplomat killed this week at a Bangkok BTS terminal was formerly a skilled investigative journalist

French diplomat killed this week at a Bangkok BTS terminal was formerly a skilled investigative journalist

April 30, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The 2009 article written by French man Arnaud Dubus in Liberation, a French left of centre daily newspaper published in France investigated a submarine deal… Read More ›

Thai woman may have succumbed to a bite delivered by giant centipede as doctors perform an autopsy

Thai woman may have succumbed to a bite delivered by giant centipede as doctors perform an autopsy

April 30, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

54 year old Thai woman was treated in hospital on Saturday and given an injection as well as medication. Complaining of severe pain and swelling,… Read More ›

Charges to be brought against American and Thai wife with arrest warrants sought soon for the pair

Charges to be brought against American and Thai wife with arrest warrants sought soon for the pair

April 22, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The enthusiastic and pioneering  Chad Elwartowski’s actions between February and April 2019 have opened himself and his Thai partner up to prosecution by Thai authorities.… Read More ›

American and Thai wife seeking to create new community and ‘governance’ in the sea off Phuket

American and Thai wife seeking to create new community and ‘governance’ in the sea off Phuket

April 14, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

A visionary American and his Thai wife celebrate a new departure, the beginnings, they believe, of a new community and mode of living off the… Read More ›

Court throws out murder charges against drunk driver involved in death of senior police officer

Court throws out murder charges against drunk driver involved in death of senior police officer

April 13, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police now focus their investigation on the lesser charges of drunk or reckless driving causing death, injury or property damage. Court later granted bail… Read More ›

Boss of a successful Thai firm faces murder charge and death penalty after horror drink driving crash

Boss of a successful Thai firm faces murder charge and death penalty after horror drink driving crash

April 12, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A Deputy National Police Chief on Friday referenced the death penalty after interviewing a Thai business man who denies murder charges after killing a husband and wife… Read More ›