Foreigners

Finn becomes the 10th person to take his life after jump on Saturday at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Finn becomes the 10th person to take his life after jump on Saturday at Suvarnabhumi Airport

October 7, 2019

Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi is the 17th busiest airport in the world, the 11th busiest in Asia. It handles huge numbers of arrivals and departures daily numbering… Read More ›

Russian faces counterfeit charges after gifting toy money to bar staff while also paying in baht

Russian faces counterfeit charges after gifting toy money to bar staff while also paying in baht

October 6, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The wife of the Russian man has described the whole matter as a joke gone wrong to the public at home as she emphasises that… Read More ›

Judge attempts suicide in court after trial verdict and a caustic review of criminal justice practice

Judge attempts suicide in court after trial verdict and a caustic review of criminal justice practice

October 5, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The Secretary-General of Future Forward Party, Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, has revealed that the judge had been in contact with him since September voicing his concerns about… Read More ›

US man found innocent after 13 months in Klong Prem prison held by immigration at airport

US man found innocent after 13 months in Klong Prem prison held by immigration at airport

October 5, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

It is expected that US man Derrick Keller will be deported and fly home to the US on Monday following his 13 month ordeal in… Read More ›

Deputy Transport Minister calls talks with Thai Airways, seeks new business plan in 3 months

Deputy Transport Minister calls talks with Thai Airways, seeks new business plan in 3 months

October 4, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Depuy Minister Thaworn Senniam said this week that he feared that Thai Airways may be flying into a ฿10 billion loss this year and… Read More ›

Gang violence concerns as 8 charged in Chiang Mai with the killing of a new father on Sunday morning

Gang violence concerns as 8 charged in Chiang Mai with the killing of a new father on Sunday morning

October 3, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The incident was the second reported in a week involving gangs. Last week a student in the San Sai Luang area was attacked by local… Read More ›

Thai economy remains sound says Fitch the ratings agency as the baht’s surge may be over for now

Thai economy remains sound says Fitch the ratings agency as the baht’s surge may be over for now

October 3, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The key issue for Thailand’s economy remains US tariffs on Chinese imports as local firm Kasikorn Research predicts a further 2% contraction in exports for… Read More ›

UK businessman found dead in staged suicide in Chiang Mai as such events become more usual in Thailand

UK businessman found dead in staged suicide in Chiang Mai as such events become more usual in Thailand

October 2, 2019

Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

57-year-old Michael David Belcher’s death comes as the second such discovery in Chiang Mai just this week. Another foreigner was found at a resort on… Read More ›

‘Richest man in Khon Kaen’ keeps police on tiptoes with 7 hour suicide threat with a knife at a church

‘Richest man in Khon Kaen’ keeps police on tiptoes with 7 hour suicide threat with a knife at a church

October 1, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Disturbing and unacceptable actions of a western foreigner in Khon Kaen have left the public and authorities both perplexed and bothered over the last week… Read More ›

Canadian the latest foreigner killed in a motorbike accident in Thailand early on Friday in Pattaya

Canadian the latest foreigner killed in a motorbike accident in Thailand early on Friday in Pattaya

September 28, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Scores of people die every day on Thailand’s roads and even more are injured through road traffic accidents involving motorbikes. On Tuesday in Bangkok, a… Read More ›

US President agrees to visit Thailand for the 35th ASEAN Summit later this year in Bangkok from October 31st

US President agrees to visit Thailand for the 35th ASEAN Summit later this year in Bangkok from October 31st

September 26, 2019

Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Speculation about the visit comes as there is an acceptance of the growing importance of the ASEAN bloc of nations as a pivotal force in… Read More ›

Finn kidnaps stepdaughter in Khon Kaen for the noblest of reasons – police say no further action

Finn kidnaps stepdaughter in Khon Kaen for the noblest of reasons – police say no further action

September 26, 2019

Crime, Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Police in Immigration Bureau Division 4 briefed the media on the matter on Wednesday. Major General Nattawat Karndee explained that the police had become involved… Read More ›

Tourists to Thailand will be required to have a valid licence to ride a motorbike under new order

Tourists to Thailand will be required to have a valid licence to ride a motorbike under new order

September 25, 2019

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

The death last year of 17-year-old Anthony Ryan from the UK, the eldest of five sons from Bradford, stands out but scarcely a week goes… Read More ›

51-year-old Russian found dead at home in Koh Samui. Drug paraphernalia, brown liquid found

51-year-old Russian found dead at home in Koh Samui. Drug paraphernalia, brown liquid found

September 22, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Man had lived in the house for 10 years and was well-liked by locals who never had any issues with him. Police found one of… Read More ›

Exemptions on T28 reporting for visas linked to foreigners working in Thailand in effect now

Exemptions on T28 reporting for visas linked to foreigners working in Thailand in effect now

September 22, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Progress is being made on the burdensome T28 and T30 regulations as key government aide Kobsak Pootrakool appears to have taken up the issue. The… Read More ›

Bullman escapes Thailand, applies to the Norwegian embassy in Hanoi for a new passport – Interpol notice

Bullman escapes Thailand, applies to the Norwegian embassy in Hanoi for a new passport – Interpol notice

September 21, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

It is being reported that the family of UK tourist Amital Bajaj who died in a frenzied attack at a Phuket hotel in August have… Read More ›

Thailand and China to forge closer ties across a range of areas as high-level envoy meets Thai PM

Thailand and China to forge closer ties across a range of areas as high-level envoy meets Thai PM

September 20, 2019

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

Thai Princess among only six foreigners to receive the prestigious Chinese medal of friendship issued by a decree signed by the Chinese President this week.… Read More ›

UK Instagram star spends 24 hours in a Thai airport holding cell, thinks it’s the Bangkok Hilton

UK Instagram star spends 24 hours in a Thai airport holding cell, thinks it’s the Bangkok Hilton

September 19, 2019

Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The model was welcomed home at Heathrow Airport by her family on Wednesday to celebrate her birthday with balloons and a sign describing her as… Read More ›

TM6 arrivals and departure forms scrapped by the government in move to ease red tape for visitors

TM6 arrivals and departure forms scrapped by the government in move to ease red tape for visitors

September 18, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The President of the European Association of Business and Commerce has come out strongly against the continued enforcement of TM28 and TM30 immigration reporting even… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand governor warns about growing debt levels, calls for sufficiency economic thinking

Bank of Thailand governor warns about growing debt levels, calls for sufficiency economic thinking

September 18, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

While Thailand’s household debt to GDP ratio may be in line with other economies and below many developed countries, it is still among the highest… Read More ›