Foreigners

German in Chiang Mai assaulted over bar bill shows danger of some karaoke bars to foreigners

German in Chiang Mai assaulted over bar bill shows danger of some karaoke bars to foreigners

April 2, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Karaoke bars sound to some foreigners visiting Thailand like a good compromise between indulging in Thailand’s sex of sale industry or listening to moral scruples… Read More ›

UK police detectives intensify probe into Thai woman’s 2004 murder and make public appeal for information

UK police detectives intensify probe into Thai woman’s 2004 murder and make public appeal for information

March 31, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

As UK police intensify their investigation into the Thai woman’s murder in 2004, there are reports of UK detectives interviewing past acquaintances and work colleagues… Read More ›

Fingerprints being sent to Canada – African murder suspect is Nigerian and not South African as reported

Fingerprints being sent to Canada – African murder suspect is Nigerian and not South African as reported

March 30, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

It has now emerged that the killer of a Thai woman at a Bangkok hotel last Sunday was a Nigerian who has been identified as… Read More ›

Long road still for UK man jailed in Thailand for 50 years in 2015 but family support is inspirational

Long road still for UK man jailed in Thailand for 50 years in 2015 but family support is inspirational

March 28, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Thai Examiner covers many stories of foreigners dealing drugs in Thailand and the harsh punishment regularly meted out by Thai authorities. This can include… Read More ›

Thai baht is the key reason for the continued faltering of Thailand’s exports and cross border trade

Thai baht is the key reason for the continued faltering of Thailand’s exports and cross border trade

March 27, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Figures for trade for the first two months of 2019 show a continuation of a trend that began in 2018. Thailand’s exports are declining. One… Read More ›

Thailand’s northern provinces face chronic smog pollution and a health threat caused by farming fires

Thailand’s northern provinces face chronic smog pollution and a health threat caused by farming fires

March 26, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

The dramatic photo of a young Thai woman bleeding from the nose and mouth was published by a daily newspaper in Thailand this month to… Read More ›

Thailand’s election result: Prayuth will return as Prime Minister with big turnout and new political landscape

Thailand’s election result: Prayuth will return as Prime Minister with big turnout and new political landscape

March 24, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan ocha, looks set to retain the premiership when the new parliament meets at the end of May or early June… Read More ›

Thai bride named as ‘Lady of the Hills in Yorkshire’ by Thai police – husband, living here, is not a suspect

Thai bride named as ‘Lady of the Hills in Yorkshire’ by Thai police – husband, living here, is not a suspect

March 19, 2019

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

The news that a body of a woman, who was found in 2004 on a remote hill in Yorkshire, was that of Thai wife, mother… Read More ›

Jordanian father who killed his son in Pattaya was obsessed about the child’s impact on his finances

Jordanian father who killed his son in Pattaya was obsessed about the child’s impact on his finances

March 15, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

According to little Omar’s uncle in Jordan, the holiday to Thailand was a ruse to get his wife and child out of the local jurisdiction… Read More ›

Sad end for Finnish man near a Thai temple in Pattaya as he is found collapsed on his distinctive motorbike

Sad end for Finnish man near a Thai temple in Pattaya as he is found collapsed on his distinctive motorbike

March 13, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The macabre yet poignant sight of Finnish man strewn from his customised and wheelchair accessible blue motorbike has saddened many foreigners in Thailand. It is… Read More ›

Japanese man arrested by Thai police in Yukazu linked plot to smuggle drugs out of Thailand

Japanese man arrested by Thai police in Yukazu linked plot to smuggle drugs out of Thailand

March 13, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

This is the second such incident in the last three months or so, involving an attempt to use a drug mule and hardened crystal ice… Read More ›

Raging Jordanian father bound toddler’s legs to walker, dumped him at a Pattaya pier and returned to hotel

Raging Jordanian father bound toddler’s legs to walker, dumped him at a Pattaya pier and returned to hotel

March 12, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police discovered what happened to a missing 2 year old Jordanian boy yesterday when a speedboat operator discovered the body of the 2 year… Read More ›

Bizarre antics of hippie western foreigners in Chiang Mai draws attention online and on TV news

Bizarre antics of hippie western foreigners in Chiang Mai draws attention online and on TV news

March 11, 2019

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

Thailand draws a lot of hippie westerners. This week in Chiang Mai, one American man took the carefree lifestyle a step too far when he… Read More ›

Thai man uses hammer to attack Italian riding motorbike with a broken leg and breaks his arm

Thai man uses hammer to attack Italian riding motorbike with a broken leg and breaks his arm

March 8, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Road rage incident on Wednesday night in the Muang area of Chonburi province saw the Italian taken to hospital by an emergency rescue unit in… Read More ›

Thai man offers ฿10 million and thriving business to man who wins his daughter’s hand in marriage

Thai man offers ฿10 million and thriving business to man who wins his daughter’s hand in marriage

March 5, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Successful business man in Thailand’s southern Chumphon province is determined to see his daughter find love with the right man. This week, he took bold… Read More ›

Kiwi who created a $50 million ‘legal high’ drugs empire in New Zealand dies in Thai prison after visa arrest

Kiwi who created a $50 million ‘legal high’ drugs empire in New Zealand dies in Thai prison after visa arrest

March 4, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Sad end for a Kiwi who was trail blazer in the world of synthetic drugs or ‘legal highs’ nearly a decade ago in New Zealand.… Read More ›

Italian couple die in Chumphon in another horrific motorcycle accident on Thailand’s deadly roads

Italian couple die in Chumphon in another horrific motorcycle accident on Thailand’s deadly roads

March 1, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

There is conflicting evidence as to what happened on the Pak Nam road in Chumphon province at 4.3o pm yesterday but what is not in… Read More ›

Older foreigners arrested in Thailand this week one an international pimp and a German man who killed his wife

Older foreigners arrested in Thailand this week one an international pimp and a German man who killed his wife

February 28, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Two elderly foreigners arrested in Thailand this week. Two strange cases. A Dutch man with a five year visa over stay and ฿22 million in… Read More ›

UK beauty spot may have disguised the grim murder of a Thai bride from Udon Thani for over a decade

UK beauty spot may have disguised the grim murder of a Thai bride from Udon Thani for over a decade

February 27, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

In September 2004 a mystery emerged on the hills above a small, remote village in Yorkshire when the body of what police then believed to… Read More ›

New Thai cannabis law but recreational use is still illegal. Tricky transition period for medical users

New Thai cannabis law but recreational use is still illegal. Tricky transition period for medical users

February 25, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The media coverage of the new Thai law on the medical use of cannabis may be misleading for some foreigners in Thailand as well as… Read More ›