Foreigners

Police investigate the rape of a party hostess in Chonburi, three men accused have been arrested 

Police investigate the rape of a party hostess in Chonburi, three men accused have been arrested 

October 24, 2021

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

The latest case highlights the dangers of ‘hostessing’ for young women in Thailand seeking to earn short term cash by serving drinks and performing a… Read More ›

Thailand planning an infrastructural overhaul aimed at improving regional transport links to boost the economy

Thailand planning an infrastructural overhaul aimed at improving regional transport links to boost the economy

October 23, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Plans for a landbridge between the coast of Chumphon and Ranong linking the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea which would cut two days… Read More ›

New health insurance regime for retirees living in Thailand means foreign firms can provide cover

New health insurance regime for retirees living in Thailand means foreign firms can provide cover

October 20, 2021

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

Statement by Thailand’s Deputy Minister of Public Health caused some alarm among foreign visa holders and retirees in the kingdom but the change, on balance,… Read More ›

Online skimming scam impacting thousands of Thai bank account holders shut down by officials

Online skimming scam impacting thousands of Thai bank account holders shut down by officials

October 18, 2021

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The scam highlights the importance of data protection both by Thai firms and international firms where credit and debit cards are used. On Monday, it… Read More ›

Thailand calls for Myanmar talks as besieged coup leader is barred from the ASEAN summit in Brunei 

Thailand calls for Myanmar talks as besieged coup leader is barred from the ASEAN summit in Brunei 

October 17, 2021

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

In September, the parallel government declared an all-out defensive war on the Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s armed forces, as the will of the people to confront the… Read More ›

Bright lights may be turned on again for foreign tourism as hated Certificate of Entry is to be axed

Bright lights may be turned on again for foreign tourism as hated Certificate of Entry is to be axed

October 14, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thailand’s foreign tourism industry is set to fly again: All foreign tourists need now is a resumption of the nightlife scene and the sale of… Read More ›

PM’s reopening order-only the beginning of the end of this cataclysmic crisis for Thai tourism

PM’s reopening order-only the beginning of the end of this cataclysmic crisis for Thai tourism

October 13, 2021

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

There is already growing opposition in some medical circles to the intervention of the prime minister on Monday night’s TV address to the nation where… Read More ›

New Immigration Bureau boss signals new orders so police can easily track down foreign suspects in Thailand

New Immigration Bureau boss signals new orders so police can easily track down foreign suspects in Thailand

October 10, 2021

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

The newly installed immigration police chief wants to create a climate of fear against foreign criminals who are waiting for the opportunity to use Thailand… Read More ›

Policeman gunned down in Din Daeng as Chief voices increased concern about organised street violence

Policeman gunned down in Din Daeng as Chief voices increased concern about organised street violence

October 7, 2021

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

Police chief has instructed Bangkok police commanders to increasingly prosecute the gangs involved on the basis of illegal association as attacks against police property and… Read More ›

High-quality tourism dream may be making the COVID-19 crisis for the industry even worse than it should be

High-quality tourism dream may be making the COVID-19 crisis for the industry even worse than it should be

October 5, 2021

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

The Phuket Sandbox only achieved 38,000 visitors in its opening three months, nearly 20% of whom were returning Thais while the scheme has generated a… Read More ›

American tourist faces a Khon Kaen court on assault, rape charges after his arrest in Bangkok on Saturday

American tourist faces a Khon Kaen court on assault, rape charges after his arrest in Bangkok on Saturday

October 2, 2021

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

Robert Andrew, high on speed pills and crystal methamphetamine, was riding a motorbike without number plates and attempted to molest a young girl at a… Read More ›

Tourism chief again plans to open up Thailand’s rock bottom tourism industry to cryptocurrencies 

Tourism chief again plans to open up Thailand’s rock bottom tourism industry to cryptocurrencies 

September 30, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The devastating impact of COVID-19 on the tourism industry has caused it to shed no less than 3 million jobs or 71% of its workforce… Read More ›

Virus endgame for Thailand in sight as herd immunity is credited for falling UK infection rates

Virus endgame for Thailand in sight as herd immunity is credited for falling UK infection rates

September 27, 2021

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

The news from the UK comes as officials in Bangkok and Washington coordinate to allow 1 million free Pfizer doses to be flown into the… Read More ›

Thai volunteer soldier in Songkhla guns down his wife and mother in law with M16 in a jealous rage 

Thai volunteer soldier in Songkhla guns down his wife and mother in law with M16 in a jealous rage 

September 25, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Car overturned near a local temple as the 47-year-old Ranger volunteer made his escape from the scene of a double murder. He is still on… Read More ›

Older Thai people switching off the internet as adults score consistently higher than OECD norms

Older Thai people switching off the internet as adults score consistently higher than OECD norms

September 23, 2021

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

The survey showed that 71% of Thai teenagers aged between 15 and 16 years of age experienced anxiety at the thought of being denied internet… Read More ›

Drug trafficking convictions linked with Pattaya Hells Angels Biker plot quashed by Supreme Court

Drug trafficking convictions linked with Pattaya Hells Angels Biker plot quashed by Supreme Court

September 20, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Luke Joshua Cook was arrested by police at Suvarnabhumi Airport in December 2017 with his Thai wife Kanyarat Wechapitak with whom he ran a small… Read More ›

Dysfunction hits reopening of Thailand to tourism as Health Minister dismisses October 1st date

Dysfunction hits reopening of Thailand to tourism as Health Minister dismisses October 1st date

September 18, 2021

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

Talk of lifting the alcohol ban on Phuket is scrapped as the island faces an escalating COVID-19 outbreak and is pursuing a third booster vaccine… Read More ›

Bangkok reopening delayed as figures for fully vaccinated must nearly double by October 15th to go ahead

Bangkok reopening delayed as figures for fully vaccinated must nearly double by October 15th to go ahead

September 16, 2021

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thailand’s reopening to foreign tourism amid a continued COVID-19 outbreak is sending a signal that the government is determined to push forward on a pledge… Read More ›

Bank of Thailand boss hints at a digital baht which may help revive the virus ravaged cash economy

Bank of Thailand boss hints at a digital baht which may help revive the virus ravaged cash economy

September 13, 2021

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

New digital currency will be secure but it will need to be traceable to prevent fraud while offering its users far more security. The ‘new… Read More ›

Police probe ‘child sacrifice’ claim in case of an abducted 23-month-old little girl from a Chiang Mai village

Police probe ‘child sacrifice’ claim in case of an abducted 23-month-old little girl from a Chiang Mai village

September 11, 2021

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The bizarre case of Nong Gina has echoes of the tragic story of little Nong Chompoo whose body was found on a mountainside in Mukdahan… Read More ›