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Tourism booming in Thailand. Soon a $100bn income stream to protect as Asian visitors grow

Tourism booming in Thailand. Soon a $100bn income stream to protect as Asian visitors grow

October 3, 2018

Culture, Economy, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Some foreigners particularly westerner express scepticism about the continued spiral in Thai tourist numbers – we looked and found and it is even a greater… Read More ›

Disabled Thai woman killed by a young gambler for her gold necklace in a chilling crime that shocked locals

Disabled Thai woman killed by a young gambler for her gold necklace in a chilling crime that shocked locals

September 27, 2018

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Young Thai man from respectable background carried out appalling murder driven by the need to repay a gambling debt A young man from what has… Read More ›

Prayuth indicates an interest in political office – favourite as Thailand’s next Prime Minister

Prayuth indicates an interest in political office – favourite as Thailand’s next Prime Minister

September 24, 2018

Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Pheu Thai and Thaksin Shinawatra are also actively preparing for the 2019 election with plans to energise its electoral base with a popular policy platform… Read More ›

Vern Unsworth sues Elon Musk in Los Angeles court while UK proceedings are also pending and being prepared

Vern Unsworth sues Elon Musk in Los Angeles court while UK proceedings are also pending and being prepared

September 23, 2018

Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Musk sued by UK hero Vern Unsworth – the spat raises the question of a mistaken prejudice and stereotype held by some against foreigners living… Read More ›

Mr Goldshell – the Thai hero turtle brings joy and hope to a small Thai village while another village calls police over ghost

Mr Goldshell – the Thai hero turtle brings joy and hope to a small Thai village while another village calls police over ghost

September 18, 2018

Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World:

Thailand is a country where ghosts and legends do battle for people’s minds with the biggest inspiration of all – the lottery win In a… Read More ›

Former jet set monk jailed for over a century in Thailand after trial on financial charges

Former jet set monk jailed for over a century in Thailand after trial on financial charges

September 11, 2018

Crime, Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Extraordinary story of former Thai monk who exploited the goodwill Thai people for a luxury lifestyle A former Thai monk was jailed last month for… Read More ›

New picture of Thailand’s democratic future emerging with February 24th 2019 election date tipped

New picture of Thailand’s democratic future emerging with February 24th 2019 election date tipped

September 7, 2018

Economy, Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand may be ready for a new democratic future commencing next year as election talk mounts and political parties gear up to do battle for… Read More ›

New Party, new era in Thai politics about to commence with eyes on next year’s election

New Party, new era in Thai politics about to commence with eyes on next year’s election

September 3, 2018

Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

New political parties and a political flux as Thailand’s new political landscape is in the making under the watchful eye of the junta Gender equality… Read More ›

A politically incorrect economic success: Thailand is home to some of the world’s richest people

A politically incorrect economic success: Thailand is home to some of the world’s richest people

August 30, 2018

Culture, Economy, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Young Thai woman from Khlong Toei shows the way forward for the chronic poor in Bangkok’s slums. Don’t blame the rich, raise your sights Unknown… Read More ›

Miss Universe is coming back to Thailand, it’s good news, enjoy

Miss Universe is coming back to Thailand, it’s good news, enjoy

August 28, 2018

Culture, Economy, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Miss Universe pageant has a special relationship with Thailand and although there will be controversy in the current world media climate, it will be a… Read More ›

A Thai woman driven to suicide by a Facebook photo

A Thai woman driven to suicide by a Facebook photo

August 26, 2018

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

Tragic story of a 22 year old wife, daughter and sister shows Facebook was a factor in her death when it was used as a… Read More ›

Thai girl dies after taking part in ‘black curse’ ritual in tragic unexplained death – five charged

Thai girl dies after taking part in ‘black curse’ ritual in tragic unexplained death – five charged

August 23, 2018

Crime, Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal:

Former Thai monk detained by police in July claims he administered nothing to a ‘cursed’ girl but ‘holy water’. He has been charged with four… Read More ›

Bright economic outlook for Thailand but the debt nightmare for poorer Thai people must be tackled

Bright economic outlook for Thailand but the debt nightmare for poorer Thai people must be tackled

August 20, 2018

Economy, Media, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s economy is make progress, consumer confidence is rising but inequality masks hardship among poorer Thais and rural communities Thailand has so far defied the… Read More ›

Thai teens are luring their peers into prostitution through social networks in a new internet trend

Thai teens are luring their peers into prostitution through social networks in a new internet trend

August 18, 2018

Crime, Culture, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

New trend will feed into debate on the internet in Thailand and it may well become a worldwide trend as Thailand has become an advanced… Read More ›

Drink driving in Thailand can have the severest of consequences

Drink driving in Thailand can have the severest of consequences

August 4, 2018

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Forget the tall tales of easygoing Thai police and backhanders – drink driving in Thailand is a big No, No for all foreigners as Thailand… Read More ›

Gay and LGBT people in Thailand on the verge of same sex partnership era

Gay and LGBT people in Thailand on the verge of same sex partnership era

July 24, 2018

Culture, Foreigners, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

LGBT face discrimination and bias in Thailand but it has become Asia’s most progressive countries for gay rights despite a contradictory culture Thailand has long… Read More ›

Elections to be held in Thailand next year and stability is likely to be maintained

Elections to be held in Thailand next year and stability is likely to be maintained

July 22, 2018

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s new constitution and political landscape has changed utterly since the last election in 2011 A General Election in Thailand will not be held until… Read More ›

German man who overstayed his visa by nine years arrested by Thai police

German man who overstayed his visa by nine years arrested by Thai police

July 14, 2018

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

British man found himself detained this year after recovering from a coma following an accident on his way to the airport to leave Thailand This… Read More ›

Australian man jailed for sexually abusing Thai children shows the depravity that authorities must tackle

Australian man jailed for sexually abusing Thai children shows the depravity that authorities must tackle

July 12, 2018

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand has been a playground for sex perverts and paedophiles but all that is changing as Thai police work closely with foreign services using big… Read More ›

World cup brought home Thailand’s chronic gambling issue

World cup brought home Thailand’s chronic gambling issue

July 7, 2018

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

Gambling in Thailand can be the road to hell for many Thai people who have an acute propensity for risk as Thai police cracked down… Read More ›