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Girlfriend of German tourist infected with monkeypox tests negative in Phuket for the virus infection

Girlfriend of German tourist infected with monkeypox tests negative in Phuket for the virus infection

August 4, 2022

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Authorities in Phuket this week confirmed that the 25-year-old German man who is believed to have picked up the infection abroad is neither homosexual nor… Read More ›

Second case of monkeypox in Bangkok identified in a 47-year-old who had sex with foreign men

Second case of monkeypox in Bangkok identified in a 47-year-old who had sex with foreign men

July 28, 2022

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

City’s public health services and officials are monitoring all public health facilities to identify possible new cases and track the activities of those who may… Read More ›

Thai Belgian man’s body found in Chiang Mai river on Sunday after horror water rafting incident

Thai Belgian man’s body found in Chiang Mai river on Sunday after horror water rafting incident

July 24, 2022

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

30-year-old Nicolas Hinckxt, a computer programmer, who worked in Belgium and was of Thai Belgian descent with a Thai mother, was in the country on… Read More ›

Mysterious African monkeypox sufferer arrested after illegally crossing the border into Cambodia

Mysterious African monkeypox sufferer arrested after illegally crossing the border into Cambodia

July 23, 2022

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

Monkeypox patient captured in Cambodia: African Osmond Chihazirim Nzerem identified a Chiang Mai language school as linked with his stay in Thailand on arrival last… Read More ›

Central bank reassurances as ex-minister raises loan quality with China’s economy in trouble 

Central bank reassurances as ex-minister raises loan quality with China’s economy in trouble 

July 15, 2022

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

Top Thai bank official Dr Daranee Saeju this week assured reporters that Thailand’s strong financial position made it impervious to speculation and was quite unlike… Read More ›

Norwegian rescued by police and medics after being found stabbed within his Pattaya hotel room

Norwegian rescued by police and medics after being found stabbed within his Pattaya hotel room

June 30, 2022

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

Reports suggest that the wound was either self-inflicted or an accident. A small packet of dried marijuana leaves and a lighter found by police at… Read More ›

Good news from airports as arrivals help offset damage from inflation and supply chain blocks caused by war

Good news from airports as arrivals help offset damage from inflation and supply chain blocks caused by war

June 29, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Kasikorn Research Centre predicts that there is enough capital in the financial system to meet short-term debt repayments, imports for 3 months and demand for… Read More ›

Fears for the baht as it hits a 15-year low and Thai economic performance in the medium term with chronic ills

Fears for the baht as it hits a 15-year low and Thai economic performance in the medium term with chronic ills

June 26, 2022

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

While the kingdom maintains a strong external financial situation and prudent fiscal management to support its economy, the growing impact of chronic problems such as… Read More ›

Man dragged 14-year old into a blackmail scheme leading her to take her own life as the only way out

Man dragged 14-year old into a blackmail scheme leading her to take her own life as the only way out

June 24, 2022

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

More charges are due to be brought against the 27-year-old call centre worker after evidence of at least 10 other underage victims was found on… Read More ›

Warnings as fears grow over recreational cannabis use as Thai man is left impotent by self-harm act

Warnings as fears grow over recreational cannabis use as Thai man is left impotent by self-harm act

June 23, 2022

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

Original plans to deregulate cannabis, this year, were for it to be made freely available only for medical use and products with a strictly limited… Read More ›

World inflation crisis may lead Bank of Thailand to act before August and raise interest rates more sharply

World inflation crisis may lead Bank of Thailand to act before August and raise interest rates more sharply

June 19, 2022

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

Rapidly changing world financial environment where cash is king and looking like it is going to be more expensive as interest rates are set to… Read More ›

Harrowing scene as Canadian cries for his dead wife at early morning accident in Kanchanaburi 

Harrowing scene as Canadian cries for his dead wife at early morning accident in Kanchanaburi 

June 18, 2022

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

Death again highlights the danger of Thailand’s roads for foreigners including pedestrians, car drivers, motorcyclists and bicyclists due to reckless driving and a lack of… Read More ›

Boomtime with Thailand Pass gone by July 1st along with 2 am closing and face mask easing in public 

Boomtime with Thailand Pass gone by July 1st along with 2 am closing and face mask easing in public 

June 17, 2022

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

Face mask requirement in public is abandoned except for crowded areas and places with poor ventilation such as public transport as Thailand drops all restrictions… Read More ›

Marijuana revolution and overdoses raise concern with calls for action to outlaw recreational use

Marijuana revolution and overdoses raise concern with calls for action to outlaw recreational use

June 15, 2022

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

Cannabis revolution places Thailand in danger: Police and drug control agencies agree that under the current legal provisions in force, unrestricted recreational use of cannabis… Read More ›

Police still probing ‘booze fest’ party at which Russian woman died in Phuket – 3 to be charged

Police still probing ‘booze fest’ party at which Russian woman died in Phuket – 3 to be charged

June 14, 2022

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

Police chief in Phuket warns of the danger to foreigners who become intoxicated and the duty of care that exists to foreign visitors who are… Read More ›

Ferrari Joe could still face death penalty when case outcome is later reviewed by the Court of Appeal

Ferrari Joe could still face death penalty when case outcome is later reviewed by the Court of Appeal

June 13, 2022

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

The Ferrari Joe case involving the torture and murder of a 24-year-old drug suspect in police custody on August 5th last in Nakhon Sawan shocked… Read More ›

Concern for the Thai baht and liquidity if Thailand does not move swiftly to raise interest rates

Concern for the Thai baht and liquidity if Thailand does not move swiftly to raise interest rates

June 10, 2022

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

Some analysts in the United States suggest that interest rates there could reach 2.7% to 3% by the end of 2022 leading to a wider… Read More ›

Conflicting signals nationwide and in Phuket on face mask mandate with two volte-faces this week

Conflicting signals nationwide and in Phuket on face mask mandate with two volte-faces this week

June 4, 2022

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

Impatience appears to be growing in the nightlife sector and across the foreign tourism industry for not only a return to full normality but stronger… Read More ›

Arrested foreigners uncooperative with Phuket police after Russian woman dies in balcony fall

Arrested foreigners uncooperative with Phuket police after Russian woman dies in balcony fall

June 2, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Scene found by police at The Emerald Terrace apartment building early on Tuesday morning was one of a sex, drugs and alcohol party with condom… Read More ›

8 years for Brit who murdered Nana sex worker, dismembered her body and threw it in a Kanchanaburi river

8 years for Brit who murdered Nana sex worker, dismembered her body and threw it in a Kanchanaburi river

June 1, 2022

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

UK man has been in custody in Thailand since being extradited in July 2021 after the European Court of Human Rights threw out his appeal… Read More ›