Foreigners

American graffiti couple tracked down in Pattaya and arrested Wednesday night. To be Deported

American graffiti couple tracked down in Pattaya and arrested Wednesday night. To be Deported

June 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

28 year old Sell Tornberg and his American companion, 24 year old Nicola Gollan, were in a sober mood this week following their shock arrest… Read More ›

UK man fights for his life in a northern Thai town after being targeted trying to intervene in a fight

UK man fights for his life in a northern Thai town after being targeted trying to intervene in a fight

June 2, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

At first glance, the CCTV footage from the incident looks like fair game but when you look closer you can see the UK man is… Read More ›

Thailand could introduce tourist tax or levy next year as expert group begins to examine plans

Thailand could introduce tourist tax or levy next year as expert group begins to examine plans

May 30, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Japan this year introduced a tourist or ‘Sayonara’ tax of ¥1,000 in January or $9 or ฿300 approximately payable on leaving the country. This does… Read More ›

Criminal flyer exposed by new Thai police facial scanner on Friday and arrested with $500,000 in cash

Criminal flyer exposed by new Thai police facial scanner on Friday and arrested with $500,000 in cash

May 25, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

New biometric facial scanning and fingerprint technology rolled out across Thailand at 170 different locations at a cost of ฿2.1 billion. The technology is developed… Read More ›

Pattaya plagued by foreign thieves preying on Thai locals and tourists as French man is arrested for theft

Pattaya plagued by foreign thieves preying on Thai locals and tourists as French man is arrested for theft

May 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Pattaya’s fun lovin criminals: Tourists and expats in Pattaya on guard against low life thieves, many of them foreigners, targeting the city’s booming tourist trade,… Read More ›

Scotsman known as ‘Big Daddy’ escapes Thailand before arrest warrant issued for human trafficking

Scotsman known as ‘Big Daddy’ escapes Thailand before arrest warrant issued for human trafficking

May 21, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Evidence of a Tanzanian woman to a Bangkok court last month led to an arrest warrant being issued against a Scotsman who left Thailand last… Read More ›

Thai government’s new compulsory insurance may only apply to retirement visas for foreigners

Thai government’s new compulsory insurance may only apply to retirement visas for foreigners

May 14, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

It needs clarification but for now, it does look like that this new regulation only applies to retirement visas for foreigners living in Thailand. The… Read More ›

Thai police arrest junkie just out of prison for rape of 26 year Norwegian woman on Ko Pha-ngan

Thai police arrest junkie just out of prison for rape of 26 year Norwegian woman on Ko Pha-ngan

May 13, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The Norwegian woman is now in the care of the island’s tourist police as police announce the arrest of the suspected motorbike attacker who they… Read More ›

Thailand faces a new world economy driven by Trump’s economic agenda, not a global one in a new world order

Thailand faces a new world economy driven by Trump’s economic agenda, not a global one in a new world order

May 12, 2019

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

The outcome of the trade talks between China and US may yet change course but if things stay as they are or get worse, as… Read More ›

Italians held in Phang Nga since April 17th last as police probe a complaint of illegal fishing within national park

Italians held in Phang Nga since April 17th last as police probe a complaint of illegal fishing within national park

May 10, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A senior police officer in Kuraburi spoke to the media this week. He confirmed that the men, together with the speed boat crew and a… Read More ›

Loyal dog stands waiting for Dutch owner in Krabi after he appears to have drowned in local pond

Loyal dog stands waiting for Dutch owner in Krabi after he appears to have drowned in local pond

May 7, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The Dutchman’s Thai wife raised the alarm at dusk when her husband failed to return from his afternoon walk with his dog yesterday. Up to… Read More ›

UK man removed from Phuket condo after 16 week standoff and siege following his refusal to pay any rent

UK man removed from Phuket condo after 16 week standoff and siege following his refusal to pay any rent

May 6, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The skeletal UK man refused medical attention after a carefully planned police operation was successful in removing him on Friday last from the apartment he… Read More ›

UK man safe after being attacked by knife man as he arrived for agreed meeting with Thai girlfriend’s ex

UK man safe after being attacked by knife man as he arrived for agreed meeting with Thai girlfriend’s ex

May 5, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police at Wichit Police Station in Phuket are confident that they will find the attacker involved in a cold blooded knife attack on a… Read More ›

French diplomat killed this week at a Bangkok BTS terminal was formerly a skilled investigative journalist

French diplomat killed this week at a Bangkok BTS terminal was formerly a skilled investigative journalist

April 30, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The 2009 article written by French man Arnaud Dubus in Liberation, a French left of centre daily newspaper published in France investigated a submarine deal… Read More ›

American speedboat bandit freed as he apologises to Ko Phi Phi boat owner, all charges dropped

American speedboat bandit freed as he apologises to Ko Phi Phi boat owner, all charges dropped

April 29, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Parker Wilson, the US backpacker who was accused of theft and criminal damage after he drove away a speedboat on Ko Phi Phi on Friday… Read More ›

American who stole a speedboat on Koh Phi Phi Leh arrested at Suvarnabhumi on Krabi warrant

American who stole a speedboat on Koh Phi Phi Leh arrested at Suvarnabhumi on Krabi warrant

April 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A 25 year old American became the latest foreigner to lose the run of himself in Thailand on Friday night last when he drove off… Read More ›

Charges to be brought against American and Thai wife with arrest warrants sought soon for the pair

Charges to be brought against American and Thai wife with arrest warrants sought soon for the pair

April 22, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The enthusiastic and pioneering  Chad Elwartowski’s actions between February and April 2019 have opened himself and his Thai partner up to prosecution by Thai authorities.… Read More ›

Aussie attacked by a Thai man in an idyllic seaside village defending a Thai woman keeping her T Shirt on

Aussie attacked by a Thai man in an idyllic seaside village defending a Thai woman keeping her T Shirt on

April 20, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A senseless attack could easily have taken the life of a 44 year old Australian man on Friday morning when he was attacked over a… Read More ›

‘Big Joke’ replaced by ‘Big Oud’ as Deputy PM says ‘case closed’ on departure from his previous role

‘Big Joke’ replaced by ‘Big Oud’ as Deputy PM says ‘case closed’ on departure from his previous role

April 19, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The removal of Thailand’s most well known and loved policeman known as ‘Big Joke’ from his role as boss of Thailand’s huge immigration bureau is… Read More ›

Irish man left UK woman asleep on the ground in Ko Phi Phi where she was later sexually assaulted

Irish man left UK woman asleep on the ground in Ko Phi Phi where she was later sexually assaulted

April 19, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

23 year old Thai man came upon the drunken 21 year old UK woman at 3 am sleeping on the ground. Using a cutting knife,… Read More ›