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Staff heard 4 to 5 shouts before alarm was raised in Ko Tao island death of billionaire industrialist and his wife

Staff heard 4 to 5 shouts before alarm was raised in Ko Tao island death of billionaire industrialist and his wife

June 9, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

34-year-old son Ratish Sachathamakul went kayaking while his parents later emerged from their bedroom looking for the pool area. When the younger man returned, he… Read More ›

Army in the South on guard against the South African variant as border security is tightened up against virus

Army in the South on guard against the South African variant as border security is tightened up against virus

June 9, 2021

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More helicopter flights over key districts in southern Songkhla province and patrol boats near Satun as military tightens control of Thailand’s southern border with Malaysia… Read More ›

Jab site for expats as country’s second vaccination phase begins driven by locally produced AstraZeneca doses

Jab site for expats as country’s second vaccination phase begins driven by locally produced AstraZeneca doses

June 8, 2021

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

AstraZeneca gamble by the government appeared to be paying off this week as the UK Swedish firm confirmed that the kingdom now has a sustainable… Read More ›

Top brass in Bangkok order a deeper probe into deaths of a business tycoon and his wife on Ko Tao

Top brass in Bangkok order a deeper probe into deaths of a business tycoon and his wife on Ko Tao

June 8, 2021

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Police seized 5 bottles of beer for examination as well as CCTV equipment from the luxury hotel to be reviewed by experts after being told… Read More ›

Tragic deaths of Thai Indian tycoon and his wife after checking into luxurious Ko Tao island resort

Tragic deaths of Thai Indian tycoon and his wife after checking into luxurious Ko Tao island resort

June 6, 2021

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Police surmised that the couple died after one got into trouble and the other rushed into the pool to assist. A preliminary medical examination showed… Read More ›

IMF urges government to loosen nation’s purse strings as finances tighten with the tax take down

IMF urges government to loosen nation’s purse strings as finances tighten with the tax take down

June 5, 2021

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

Washington based monetary policy institute warns the Covid-19 virus is still the master of the economic situation as the human suffering in Thailand takes its… Read More ›

PM gives final nod to Phuket’s July 1st reopening as doubts this week had risen on the island haven

PM gives final nod to Phuket’s July 1st reopening as doubts this week had risen on the island haven

June 5, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Top tourist industry leaders this week came out to raise the alarm claiming the government had not made the position on reopening the holiday island… Read More ›

Door open to expats for vaccine appointments, they simply have to push says top official

Door open to expats for vaccine appointments, they simply have to push says top official

June 1, 2021

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The Moderna vaccine and a package being promoted by the Private Hospital Association is emerging as a favoured option among the expat community while many… Read More ›

Foreigners can register at local hospitals and medical facilities for a vaccine from June 7th

Foreigners can register at local hospitals and medical facilities for a vaccine from June 7th

May 22, 2021

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

The government is mobilising to speed up the vaccination drive with reports of a rising level of infection among the general population and workers. A… Read More ›

Expats to get vaccine app as Buriram threatens jail for anyone not complying with jab rollout mission

Expats to get vaccine app as Buriram threatens jail for anyone not complying with jab rollout mission

May 18, 2021

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

Thailand experiences the largest day of infections so far as the government announces it is preparing a vaccination programme with contact facilities and communications for… Read More ›

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

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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 ›