Foreigners

Airline boss pleads with government to delay the Thailand Tourism Fee (TTF) due later this year

Airline boss pleads with government to delay the Thailand Tourism Fee (TTF) due later this year

September 10, 2022

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

Key consideration now according to Tony Fernandes is the momentum of growing numbers which generates income for the economy including taxes for the government. Mr… Read More ›

Property market collapse in China and a Chinese economic recession is the key threat to Thailand

Property market collapse in China and a Chinese economic recession is the key threat to Thailand

September 8, 2022

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

Thai economy is currently chugging along in choppy waters as China’s problems grow and the US dices with recession. However, the key worry is, increasingly,… Read More ›

Police reviewing complaint against German man Moritz Pfoh after royalist figure filed a statement

Police reviewing complaint against German man Moritz Pfoh after royalist figure filed a statement

September 6, 2022

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

The latest move comes as the Constitutional Court in Bangkok has signalled that it will address the situation regarding Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha’s tenure… Read More ›

10 year visa a magnet for global citizens setting up in Thailand with zero tax on offshore income

10 year visa a magnet for global citizens setting up in Thailand with zero tax on offshore income

September 3, 2022

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

The new 10 year Long Term Visa which became open to applications on Thursday, September 1st, is expected to help generate up to 5% of… Read More ›

Brothers of acting PM and senator to be quizzed by panel probing scandal over abusive policewoman

Brothers of acting PM and senator to be quizzed by panel probing scandal over abusive policewoman

September 1, 2022

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

A House committee chaired by former Police Commissioner and Thai Liberal Party leader General Sereepisuth Temeeyaves is to probe the facts which point towards corruption,… Read More ›

Grandson of former minister denied bail by court in Bangkok on drug rape charges filed by young actress

Grandson of former minister denied bail by court in Bangkok on drug rape charges filed by young actress

August 30, 2022

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

Sister of the actress claims that she was offered money by the accused as she filed further police complaints for defamation and giving false evidence… Read More ›

China condemns latest US action as two American naval vessels sail through the Taiwan Strait 

China condemns latest US action as two American naval vessels sail through the Taiwan Strait 

August 28, 2022

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Taiwan is becoming the focus of increased tensions not just between the United States and China but also with other countries across the world where… Read More ›

Investigation into police woman’s maid abuse scandal raising serious questions about corruption

Investigation into police woman’s maid abuse scandal raising serious questions about corruption

August 25, 2022

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

It has emerged that the 43-year-old policewoman, jailed on Monday after being refused bail, was working within Thailand’s Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC), the equivalent… Read More ›

Drug kingpin linked with South African woman’s drug conviction ‘fighting for love’ in Ukraine

Drug kingpin linked with South African woman’s drug conviction ‘fighting for love’ in Ukraine

August 23, 2022

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

Family of Ashley Oosthuizen remains convinced of her innocence and upbeat about her prospects despite a Ko Samui court, on August 17th last, confirming a… Read More ›

Police woman who kept 30-year-old soldier as a slave rocks Thailand, exposing a hidden, dark culture

Police woman who kept 30-year-old soldier as a slave rocks Thailand, exposing a hidden, dark culture

August 21, 2022

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

Explosive details of a woman’s 2-year nightmare as a slave within the house of a serving Special Branch police woman who claimed to be the… Read More ›

Recreational cannabis use can be legalised under the current law being passed through parliament

Recreational cannabis use can be legalised under the current law being passed through parliament

August 19, 2022

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

Bullish Anutin, this week, argued that social problems caused by his campaign to decriminalise marijuana were negligible and even pointed to a provision in the… Read More ›

Dutch tourist arrested and facing jail time after killing endangered fish on an island excursion near Ko Phi Phi 

Dutch tourist arrested and facing jail time after killing endangered fish on an island excursion near Ko Phi Phi 

August 17, 2022

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

The latest arrest of a foreign tourist for breaching Thailand’s strict laws on the conservation of natural resources follows a string of incidents since 2017.… Read More ›

US party flies into Taiwan further inflaming already raised tensions with China over the island 

US party flies into Taiwan further inflaming already raised tensions with China over the island 

August 15, 2022

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

Dr Kurt Campbell, the key Biden administration advisor concerning Asia Pacific affairs, over the weekend, confirmed that the United States will conduct drills in waters… Read More ›

Nightlife until 4 am as poll shows plans to move foreign tourism upmarket a ‘recipe for disaster’

Nightlife until 4 am as poll shows plans to move foreign tourism upmarket a ‘recipe for disaster’

August 13, 2022

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

Changes to the worldwide travel industry since 2020 are more like back to the future. Industry surveys show travellers are looking for tried and trusted… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand tailors rate rise of 0.25% to avoid killing off badly needed economic growth this year

Bank of Thailand tailors rate rise of 0.25% to avoid killing off badly needed economic growth this year

August 11, 2022

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

Bank of Thailand’s modest rate rise will not stymie current economic growth and momentum which is moving upwards. The last rate rise still leaves levels… Read More ›

Wife defends venue boss as Pattaya court grants him bail on charges including negligent homicide

Wife defends venue boss as Pattaya court grants him bail on charges including negligent homicide

August 9, 2022

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

Owner of the gutted and soon-to-be demolished entertainment venue in Sattahip, Pattaya promises to make amends to families of those who died and were injured… Read More ›

No circuit breaker at death trap nightlife spot in Sattahip, Chonburi as 15 people die in horror blaze 

No circuit breaker at death trap nightlife spot in Sattahip, Chonburi as 15 people die in horror blaze 

August 7, 2022

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

Top engineer says Thailand does not yet seem to have learned lessons from the Santika nightclub fire in Bangkok in 2009 which killed 66 people… Read More ›

China asserts sovereignty over Taiwan with fears of an attack by 2024 and a blockade of the island

China asserts sovereignty over Taiwan with fears of an attack by 2024 and a blockade of the island

August 5, 2022

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

China’s diplomatic efforts are now countered by a larger diplomatic presence in the region on behalf of the United States and Japan as Foreign Minister… Read More ›

Thai economy in an upswing with over 1 million foreign tourists in July powering higher GDP gains

Thai economy in an upswing with over 1 million foreign tourists in July powering higher GDP gains

August 3, 2022

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

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha expressed optimism about the economic situation on Tuesday saying the kingdom’s prospects had not been as good since 2017. However,… Read More ›

Pelosi defies Communist China’s concerted campaign of intimidation and visits Taiwan sparking a crisis

Pelosi defies Communist China’s concerted campaign of intimidation and visits Taiwan sparking a crisis

August 2, 2022

Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The landing of the US House of Representatives Speaker in Taipei has triggered a major crisis between China and the United States in the region… Read More ›