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New health coverage proposals for foreigners in Thailand a concern for those with medical conditions

New health coverage proposals for foreigners in Thailand a concern for those with medical conditions

December 23, 2018

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

New move could be bad news for many middle aged foreigners and particularly elderly individuals who have been unable to get health insurance coverage before.… Read More ›

Thailand’s top immigration cop wants genuine foreigners to come forward – new visa regime is forever

Thailand’s top immigration cop wants genuine foreigners to come forward – new visa regime is forever

December 22, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Frank exchange from Immigration Bureau boss comes as Thailand is consolidating a new era with stringent enforcement of immigration laws. Many westerners including American, UK,… Read More ›

Thailand’s real Santa Claus and the story of Christmas in Thailand where goodwill and dreams are prized

Thailand’s real Santa Claus and the story of Christmas in Thailand where goodwill and dreams are prized

December 21, 2018

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Christmas is getting more popular in Thailand and Santa Claus is the star attraction for many Thai people. The Red clad figure is seen as… Read More ›

Parents of young Thai woman, who was Muay Thai Champion, suggest their daughter was murdered

Parents of young Thai woman, who was Muay Thai Champion, suggest their daughter was murdered

December 20, 2018

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

Young 22 year old Thai woman had made a life out of Muay Thai after her parents had divorced that took her to university and… Read More ›

Thailand will face a political test after the next election with the result indicating the extent of the challenge

Thailand will face a political test after the next election with the result indicating the extent of the challenge

December 12, 2018

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

As Thailand heads into an election year, the parties opposed to the junta are beginning to direct their fire to Thailand’s new constitution itself. This… Read More ›

Climate change in Thailand – Thai farmers believe it is real but the impact is unclear as yields are steady

Climate change in Thailand – Thai farmers believe it is real but the impact is unclear as yields are steady

December 11, 2018

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

Thailand’s is one of the very few significant economies to keep its obligations under the Paris Accord so far. It has new and exciting plans… Read More ›

UK doctor and Canadian face ultimate price for smuggling  ฿2.5 billion cannabis oil out of Thailand

UK doctor and Canadian face ultimate price for smuggling  ฿2.5 billion cannabis oil out of Thailand

December 9, 2018

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

The raids in Bangkok this week have put four people including tow foreigners in serious legal jeopardy. They are, essentially, industrial scale drug smugglers for… Read More ›

Thailand must tackle inequality but must not blindly follow the failed economic agenda of world bodies

Thailand must tackle inequality but must not blindly follow the failed economic agenda of world bodies

December 8, 2018

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand was, questionably, labelled by a Swiss bank as top of World’s economic inequality charts this week – it does not reflect the real story,… Read More ›

Thailand this year is battling another deadly threat – rabies. For now its is under control but it requires action

Thailand this year is battling another deadly threat – rabies. For now its is under control but it requires action

December 7, 2018

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Spike in deaths from rabies in Thailand this year at the beginning of the year prompted a massive response from Thai authorities which has seen… Read More ›

Prayut takes a step closer to leading Thailand’s next democratically elected government

Prayut takes a step closer to leading Thailand’s next democratically elected government

December 5, 2018

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

The current Prime Minister is well positioned to become the next government leader and should receive the support of Thailand Upper House when the new… Read More ›

New yaba production recipe behind drug shipments across Thailand as the kingdom fights a lethal war

New yaba production recipe behind drug shipments across Thailand as the kingdom fights a lethal war

December 5, 2018

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

Increased drug smuggling and the emergence of new drug types have complicated anti-drug efforts in Thailand Thailand’s war with the biggest drug barons in the… Read More ›

Facebook pushes Thailand’s emerging gaming industry now being backed by government and industry

Facebook pushes Thailand’s emerging gaming industry now being backed by government and industry

December 3, 2018

Culture, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Gaming is increasingly seen as a valuable area of activity for Thailand’s emerging new technologically advanced society and is being championed by those with influence… Read More ›

Canadian in hot water after arrest in Bangkok on fraud charges relating to his defunct 2013 company

Canadian in hot water after arrest in Bangkok on fraud charges relating to his defunct 2013 company

November 26, 2018

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

Canadian arrested in Thailand for fraud over overseas job offers cold face additional charges as Thai police look deeper into his jobs for cash employment… Read More ›

Expanding in the Thai Market, Audi seeks new dealer in North Thailand for the premium brand

Expanding in the Thai Market, Audi seeks new dealer in North Thailand for the premium brand

November 23, 2018

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

Audi seeks new dealer in Thailand’s north as the brands expands in Thailand Audi in Thailand has announced plans to expand its operations. The move… Read More ›

World Bank report warns Thailand of huge potential economic loss caused by road carnage

World Bank report warns Thailand of huge potential economic loss caused by road carnage

November 21, 2018

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

Thailand risks the loss of up to 22% of future GDP if it fails to tackle road safety and carnage on Thai roads with new… Read More ›

Blitz on foreigners acting outside the Thailand’s immigration laws nets many ‘bad guys’

Blitz on foreigners acting outside the Thailand’s immigration laws nets many ‘bad guys’

November 20, 2018

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

A small number of western foreigners were found in a recent survey to be earning less than ฿25,000, a lower Thai salary – the dangers… Read More ›

Thailand uses big data to power the government and foster public confidence as well as ownership

Thailand uses big data to power the government and foster public confidence as well as ownership

November 16, 2018

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

Thailand is quietly working on a revolution in both the operations or business and government. A country unhindered by PC thinking and supranational powers, it… Read More ›

Thai conman arrested for selling fake visas to unsuspecting foreigners as farang is jailed

Thai conman arrested for selling fake visas to unsuspecting foreigners as farang is jailed

November 9, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Arrest of fake visa lawyer reveals a growing and dangerous world of visa fraud which can land legitimate foreigners in Thailand in hot water –… Read More ›

Thai lawmakers in move to position Bangkok as a global international city bridging Asia and the world

Thai lawmakers in move to position Bangkok as a global international city bridging Asia and the world

November 5, 2018

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

Bangkok becoming the Geneva of Asia is the new goal as Thailand passes key legislation allowing for personnel of international organisations to be granted privileges… Read More ›

Fortune teller jailed in Thailand for financial fraud – case highlights influence of mystics

Fortune teller jailed in Thailand for financial fraud – case highlights influence of mystics

October 31, 2018

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

Former mystic abused her position of trust and fame to launch a scam that deceived up to 1,000 Thai people – the case highlights the… Read More ›