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Australian man’s heartbreak cut off from his Thai wife – begs to be included on repatriation flights

Australian man’s heartbreak cut off from his Thai wife – begs to be included on repatriation flights

April 26, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Aussie Thai Couple who have lived in Phuket for 10 years separated by the virus. Brad Dalton was barred from the Thai repatriation flight from… Read More ›

UK Embassy in Bangkok makes contingency plans to help stranded British nationals get flights home

UK Embassy in Bangkok makes contingency plans to help stranded British nationals get flights home

April 25, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

UK Ambassador says the UK Embassy is making contingency plans for helping UK travellers and also assisting them to get refunds or reticketing for flights… Read More ›

American jailed for 4 years after being caught with forged Canadian passport last year in Mukdahan

American jailed for 4 years after being caught with forged Canadian passport last year in Mukdahan

April 25, 2020

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

54-year-old US man from Ohio Robert David Bell had used the fake passport extensively in Thailand and other countries. His arrest came when an eagle-eyed… Read More ›

US throws sunlight on the weakness of the virus and why Thailand may have had such good outcomes so far

US throws sunlight on the weakness of the virus and why Thailand may have had such good outcomes so far

April 24, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

New research in the US shows directly that sunlight kills the virus and may explain Thailand’s relative good fortune even though it was the first… Read More ›

Spouses of Thai wives down under denied access to limited repatriation flights from Australia this week 

Spouses of Thai wives down under denied access to limited repatriation flights from Australia this week 

April 23, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Controversy as Australian spouses denied access to repatriation flights to Thailand from Australia this week as concern grows for thousands of stranded foreigners in the… Read More ›

Unemployed mother charged with theft of money and a wallet to buy milk for her baby in Khon Kaen

Unemployed mother charged with theft of money and a wallet to buy milk for her baby in Khon Kaen

April 23, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police tracked down the 25-year-old mother of the baby, Aphaporn Kerdtruat, from CCTV footage of her motorbike after she was caught red-handed stealing the cash.… Read More ›

Police in Phuket await post mortem results after deaths of two elderly westerners last weekend at home

Police in Phuket await post mortem results after deaths of two elderly westerners last weekend at home

April 22, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Two bodies were discovered last Saturday of a Canadian and Swiss man at their apartments in the Chalong and Kathu areas of Phuket. Autopsies were… Read More ›

Bampot American sent for mental health review after suspect package alert near US Bangkok Embassy

Bampot American sent for mental health review after suspect package alert near US Bangkok Embassy

April 21, 2020

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

A US man was arrested by police and sent for psychiatric evaluation after leaving a suspicious package designed to look like a bomb outside the… Read More ›

Covid 19 electricity price reductions overshadowed by reports of skyrocketing energy bills nationwide

Covid 19 electricity price reductions overshadowed by reports of skyrocketing energy bills nationwide

April 21, 2020

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

Hard-pressed households looking forward to electricity price reductions instead this week were confronted with startling increases in bills well beyond the seasonal rise in demand… Read More ›

Australian retiree is spending his own pension money on supporting the poor during the crisis in Chiang Mai

Australian retiree is spending his own pension money on supporting the poor during the crisis in Chiang Mai

April 20, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Aussie man with Thai wife in Chiang Mai uses his own pension money to buy food and provisions for poor people in need during the… Read More ›

Party foreigners arrested for breach of emergency decree in Pattaya and on Ko Pha Ngan island in police raids

Party foreigners arrested for breach of emergency decree in Pattaya and on Ko Pha Ngan island in police raids

April 19, 2020

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

After the arrest of 13 party-goers, most of them foreigners, at a poolside party on Saturday, police in Pattaya are also warning that they are… Read More ›

Stranded 66-year-old German tourist seeks help on the street from a Good Samaritan in central Bangkok

Stranded 66-year-old German tourist seeks help on the street from a Good Samaritan in central Bangkok

April 17, 2020

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

German national on Khaosan Road returning from his closed national embassy with ฿20 in his pocket for food gets a cash handout from Thai businessman… Read More ›

UK ex WHO director warns of 2 to 3 years of chaos as IMF sees Thailand as the hardest hit economy in Asia

UK ex WHO director warns of 2 to 3 years of chaos as IMF sees Thailand as the hardest hit economy in Asia

April 16, 2020

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

‘We’re not going back to normal’ says former WHO director as the cost of economic disruption spirals for Thailand. The IMF has predicted at least… Read More ›

Trump’s WHO decision and strident criticism of a cover-up just another big headache for Thailand right now

Trump’s WHO decision and strident criticism of a cover-up just another big headache for Thailand right now

April 16, 2020

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

Trump’s WHO call will present Thai authorities with another problem as they still face the virus challenge and tricky efforts to restart and preserve the… Read More ›

Lockdown review at the end of April as TOT brings forward plans to use phone boxes for virus testing

Lockdown review at the end of April as TOT brings forward plans to use phone boxes for virus testing

April 15, 2020

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

PM says the government may consider easing lockdown measures in the last week of April as two more deaths, a Chiang Mai woman and a… Read More ›

Dead taxi driver in Bangkok did not die from the coronavirus but sudden heart failure on the job after rest stop

Dead taxi driver in Bangkok did not die from the coronavirus but sudden heart failure on the job after rest stop

April 14, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

37-year old Bangkok taxi driver’s wife from Samut Prakan earlier told police she suspected her husband had the infection. He was working night and day… Read More ›

Irate self-employed go straight to the top over pernickety issues holding up Covid 19 income support payments

Irate self-employed go straight to the top over pernickety issues holding up Covid 19 income support payments

April 14, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Up to 100 annoyed and infuriated taxi drivers and traders were handled by patient security guards until they were met at the minister’s office by… Read More ›

Different strain of virus caused the outbreak in Bangkok which plunged Thailand into a state of emergency

Different strain of virus caused the outbreak in Bangkok which plunged Thailand into a state of emergency

April 13, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Top Thai doctors are studying different virus strains to fully understand the disease as the government considers how to bring the country out of the… Read More ›

Stranded Russians offered free food in Phuket as Aeroflot begins to airlift over 21,000 stranded home to safety

Stranded Russians offered free food in Phuket as Aeroflot begins to airlift over 21,000 stranded home to safety

April 12, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Free food in Phuket for stranded Russians as Aeroflot begins airlifts in Thailand from Phuket where there are 8,000 alone registered on the holiday island.… Read More ›

Dogs and cats mission in Phuket as 11 tonnes of feed moved in showing the best of human spirit at this time

Dogs and cats mission in Phuket as 11 tonnes of feed moved in showing the best of human spirit at this time

April 11, 2020

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World:

The Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket is supported by western countries making life better for stray dogs and cats. As the city locks down, this… Read More ›