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Angry and disillusioned tourism operators in Pattaya call on the governor to close down hotels

Angry and disillusioned tourism operators in Pattaya call on the governor to close down hotels

January 13, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Industry leaders now convinced that it will be 2022 before any prospect of recovery emerges and are asking the government to step up with support… Read More ›

Pheu Thai presses the government on Chinese vaccine as PM hails the kingdom as a medical hub

Pheu Thai presses the government on Chinese vaccine as PM hails the kingdom as a medical hub

January 11, 2021

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

The Chinese vaccine has been confirmed by trials in Brazil as 78% effective and its partnering institution in the South American country is pressing ahead… Read More ›

Battle against the Covid-19 virus is going well with upbeat Public Health Ministry assessment last Friday

Battle against the Covid-19 virus is going well with upbeat Public Health Ministry assessment last Friday

January 10, 2021

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

Despite the spread of the virus now reaching 58 provinces, the outbreak in many areas, is being brought under control. Officials are particularly pleased with… Read More ›

Gamblers and hosts at illegal gambling dens are being jailed as massive crackdown proceeds apace

Gamblers and hosts at illegal gambling dens are being jailed as massive crackdown proceeds apace

January 9, 2021

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

Latest gambling bust on a casino located at a high-end condominium resort in Pattaya on Saturday morning. It comes as the government is about to… Read More ›

UK travellers welcome as top Thai officials reject calls to restrict entry over ‘Kent’ virus strain in Britain

UK travellers welcome as top Thai officials reject calls to restrict entry over ‘Kent’ virus strain in Britain

January 7, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Security officials in Bangkok are more concerned right now with illegal migrants after the arrest of nineteen unregistered aliens detected in the capital revealed that… Read More ›

Ministers told to fund new utility bill supports as government moves to ease Covid-19 virus surge hardship

Ministers told to fund new utility bill supports as government moves to ease Covid-19 virus surge hardship

January 6, 2021

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

Exporters warn the government that logistics needed for shipping in Eastern provinces must be maintained up and running as they report an upside in demand… Read More ›

Thailand faces its darkest hour against Covid-19 virus as vaccinations due to begin in March

Thailand faces its darkest hour against Covid-19 virus as vaccinations due to begin in March

January 5, 2021

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

Prime Minister appeals to the public to lie low for 14 or 15 days as his government tries to avoid plunging the economy into meltdown… Read More ›

Ministry asks Covid-19 unit to halt travel from the UK over new ‘Kent’ strain found among a family

Ministry asks Covid-19 unit to halt travel from the UK over new ‘Kent’ strain found among a family

January 5, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Sources are pointing out that no decision has yet been taken on the request and that certificates of entry continue to be issued to UK… Read More ›

Activist: more gambling dens in Rayong, 45-year-old security man tested on Sunday dies on Monday

Activist: more gambling dens in Rayong, 45-year-old security man tested on Sunday dies on Monday

January 1, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The police chiefs of both Rayong and Chonburi were removed this week after the National Police Commissioner, General Suwat Jangyodsuk, sent a fact-finding mission to… Read More ›

Confirmed: Covid-19 second wave is here with the new outbreak seen as more serious than the first one

Confirmed: Covid-19 second wave is here with the new outbreak seen as more serious than the first one

December 29, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Government urges the public to cut back on all socialising for the New Year as fears grow. The Centre for Covid 19 Situation Administration spokesman,… Read More ›

Property glut fueling visa offer schemes for foreigners with up to ฿1 trillion in unsold property

Property glut fueling visa offer schemes for foreigners with up to ฿1 trillion in unsold property

December 28, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Bangkok has a property glut with up to 300,000 unsold properties as foreign buyers, mostly Chinese, are still trapped behind their own borders. There are… Read More ›

Covid-19 situation worsens as local infections now spread to 38 provinces with more red zones on the map

Covid-19 situation worsens as local infections now spread to 38 provinces with more red zones on the map

December 27, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Dr Yong Poovorawan, the top virologist with Chululongkorn’s Faculty of Medicine, has expressed concern about the high levels of asymptomatic cases being detected and urged… Read More ›

Princess Ubolratana explains Christmas Eve to fans as part of her efforts to fight youth drug use

Princess Ubolratana explains Christmas Eve to fans as part of her efforts to fight youth drug use

December 26, 2020

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

Now 69 years old, the glamorous Princess Ubolratana lived and raised a family in the United States for twenty-six years before she returned to Thailand… Read More ›

PM criticises employers for using cheap, illegal migrant labour as officials remain on high alert

PM criticises employers for using cheap, illegal migrant labour as officials remain on high alert

December 25, 2020

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

Colour coded system designates Bangkok as an ‘orange’ area where increased public and official caution is required over the coming days as the kingdom hopes… Read More ›

Illegal Chinese fraudsters use fake banking app to steal millions of baht from gulled online SCB users

Illegal Chinese fraudsters use fake banking app to steal millions of baht from gulled online SCB users

December 21, 2020

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

The scourge of Chinese criminals entering Thailand illegally continues despite the coronavirus lockdown this year. In the last week, Immigration Bureau Police Chief Lieutenant General… Read More ›

Samut Sakhon flare-up spreads to other provinces but will be brought under control say top officials

Samut Sakhon flare-up spreads to other provinces but will be brought under control say top officials

December 21, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The outbreak at the shrimp market in Samut Sakhon has shone the spotlight on migrant labour in Thailand where over 90% of those working in… Read More ›

Covid 19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon sees province placed under lockdown measures by provincial officials

Covid 19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon sees province placed under lockdown measures by provincial officials

December 20, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The outbreak in Samut Sakhon is the most serious development since the coronavirus crisis began in Thailand. Officials are now scrambling to contain the disease… Read More ›

Top officials urge speedy end to Ko Pha Ngan expat’s appeal to stay in Thailand after dive video outrage

Top officials urge speedy end to Ko Pha Ngan expat’s appeal to stay in Thailand after dive video outrage

December 19, 2020

Crime, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The other diver, Hungarian, Attila Ott, has already been deported from Thailand after both men were arrested and later transferred to the Immigration Detention Centre… Read More ›

Plan to allow high tech and skilled foreigners to live and work in Thailand for up to four years

Plan to allow high tech and skilled foreigners to live and work in Thailand for up to four years

December 18, 2020

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

Expanded Smart Visa scheme is aimed at business executives, entrepreneurs, investors and even senior educators in academia who can bring added skills and know-how to… Read More ›

Evil, crazed druggie dishes out death to innocent young women in Udon Thani with his opened flick knife 

Evil, crazed druggie dishes out death to innocent young women in Udon Thani with his opened flick knife 

December 6, 2020

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

Police have charged the 31-year-old man, who later claimed remorse and could not explain his actions at the central police station in downtown Udon Thani,… Read More ›