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Police have arrested the colourfully dressed gold shop robber who rode off with ฿1.9 million jewelry haul

Police have arrested the colourfully dressed gold shop robber who rode off with ฿1.9 million jewelry haul

January 20, 2021

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Initially, the staff at the Yaowarat Bangkok gold shop refused the armed robber’s demands that they hand over the gold forcing him to climb over… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand official says reopening to foreign tourism vital to kingdom’s 2021 economic hopes

Bank of Thailand official says reopening to foreign tourism vital to kingdom’s 2021 economic hopes

January 19, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

On Tuesday, the cabinet was presented with a ฿210 billion free cash payments scheme aimed at 31 million Thais. This came in addition to smaller… Read More ›

PM puts brakes on the vaccination rollout with warning that caution is the kingdom’s watchword

PM puts brakes on the vaccination rollout with warning that caution is the kingdom’s watchword

January 18, 2021

Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

On Saturday, the Norwegian Medicine Agency confirmed that up to 29 people had died after being administered with the Pfizer BionNTech mRNA vaccine in the… Read More ›

Bomb device explodes on Saturday evening after broken up pro-democracy protest in Bangkok

Bomb device explodes on Saturday evening after broken up pro-democracy protest in Bangkok

January 17, 2021

Foreigners, Living, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The protest on Saturday began when a group called ‘Free Guard’ assembled at Victory Monument with three blank 112-metre banners and called upon members of… Read More ›

Top virologist Dr Yong defends the use of the Sinovac vaccine to protect frontline medical staff at high risk 

Top virologist Dr Yong defends the use of the Sinovac vaccine to protect frontline medical staff at high risk 

January 15, 2021

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The CoronaVac vaccine will be rolled out in Thailand in late February in the first step of the government’s three-step vaccination programme starting with front… Read More ›

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 ›