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World Cup all set to be available on free-to-air TV in a vital boost to the foreign tourism industry

World Cup all set to be available on free-to-air TV in a vital boost to the foreign tourism industry

November 9, 2022

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The US dollar has fallen by 3.7% against the baht in the last 3 weeks as the number of foreign tourists entering the country is… Read More ›

Land for foreign high flyers plan to be axed by cabinet as new 10-year visa draws a pretty mild response

Land for foreign high flyers plan to be axed by cabinet as new 10-year visa draws a pretty mild response

November 7, 2022

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

Minister of the Interior General Anupong argues that there are other options for foreigners seeking to acquire property in Thailand and that the new 10-year… Read More ›

Emergency Room admissions for cannabis up 566% as parties call for it to again be criminalised

Emergency Room admissions for cannabis up 566% as parties call for it to again be criminalised

November 5, 2022

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

Spat between deputy prime ministers Anutin Charnvirakul and Jurin Laksanawisit over the issue as tensions mount. The Democrat Party and the opposition are adamant that… Read More ›

Police unearth huge new threat from Chinese drug cartels with ฿300 million seized in Bangkok

Police unearth huge new threat from Chinese drug cartels with ฿300 million seized in Bangkok

November 3, 2022

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

Police on Thursday at the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) headquarters in Bangkok revealed that huge amounts of drug money from Chinese criminal cartels linked… Read More ›

Anger grows over land for foreigners plan as ex-MP says Thais may face a ban in upmarket areas

Anger grows over land for foreigners plan as ex-MP says Thais may face a ban in upmarket areas

November 1, 2022

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

Land purchase programme under the new long-term visa is now being backpedalled by the government with Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, on Tuesday, saying it… Read More ›

Prayut’s sadness at Seoul Halloween horror as similar party is to go ahead in Bangkok on Monday

Prayut’s sadness at Seoul Halloween horror as similar party is to go ahead in Bangkok on Monday

October 30, 2022

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Organisers of the Khao San Road Halloween Party are still going ahead on Monday night with the annual spectacular which in the past year has… Read More ›

Pheu Thai opposes land for foreigners as industry leader warns of abuse from Chinese speculators 

Pheu Thai opposes land for foreigners as industry leader warns of abuse from Chinese speculators 

October 29, 2022

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

The government has been left reeling as opposition to its property for wealthy foreigners regulation rises with fears of abuses by wealthy Chinese investors as… Read More ›

Thai Economy to grow

Full steam ahead: Thailand’s economy on course for steady GDP growth in 2023 despite headwinds

October 28, 2022

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

The prospects for growth in 2023 will be driven primarily by foreign tourism with over 21 million tourists expected to arrive. The real problem that… Read More ›

Chinese links to nightlife underworld and police collusion being investigated in drugs crackdown

Chinese links to nightlife underworld and police collusion being investigated in drugs crackdown

October 27, 2022

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

Police seized ฿1.3 million in cash from two safes while they failed to open four others at a completely unlicensed Chinese-run high-end nightlife complex in… Read More ›

Cabinet approves land rights for rich foreigners as Thailand ramps up inward investment in 2022

Cabinet approves land rights for rich foreigners as Thailand ramps up inward investment in 2022

October 26, 2022

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha upbeat about the kingdom’s prospects as inward investment from foreign firms for the first 9 months showed a 57% improvement… Read More ›

Policeman on the run after gunning down 32 year old at a music bar in southern Trang province

Policeman on the run after gunning down 32 year old at a music bar in southern Trang province

October 25, 2022

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

The perpetrator, known as ‘Sergeant Bird’ is a member of the Trang Special Operations Unit or SWAT team in Trang and is understood to have… Read More ›

Thailand feels the pinch of lower tourism earnings as second ex-minister queries economic data

Thailand feels the pinch of lower tourism earnings as second ex-minister queries economic data

October 24, 2022

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

Former Deputy Minister of Labour warns that a continuation of the current trend with twin deficits would be bad news for the kingdom. Thailand’s Foreign… Read More ›

Fears for Russian tourist, a top business executive, gone missing from Naithon Beach in Phuket

Fears for Russian tourist, a top business executive, gone missing from Naithon Beach in Phuket

October 23, 2022

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Police have not ruled out that the woman may have been attacked for her personal belongings but it is also feared she may have had… Read More ›

MP seeks probe into Thursday’s NBTC decision not to block the $7.5 billion DTAC True merger

MP seeks probe into Thursday’s NBTC decision not to block the $7.5 billion DTAC True merger

October 22, 2022

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

The decision on Thursday by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) not to block the huge merger between two key players in the Thai… Read More ›

Police chief vows swift action against Provincial Police chief suspected of assisting drug gangs in Narathiwat

Police chief vows swift action against Provincial Police chief suspected of assisting drug gangs in Narathiwat

October 21, 2022

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

General Damrongsak Kittiprapaton, on Thursday, removed the police chief in the southern province under Section 63 of the new National Police Act. The allegations against… Read More ›

Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister, the shortest-lived and most disastrous tenure in office ever

Truss resigns as UK Prime Minister, the shortest-lived and most disastrous tenure in office ever

October 20, 2022

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

Her replacement is expected to be unveiled in a week. Former chancellor Rishi Sunak is thought to be a key contender as is Penny Mordaunt… Read More ›

Travel to Thailand rebounding despite inflation and higher fares, now nearly 2 million a month

Travel to Thailand rebounding despite inflation and higher fares, now nearly 2 million a month

October 20, 2022

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

An 80% rise in energy costs in the United Kingdom and similar rises in Europe with inflation at a 40-year high may well be good… Read More ›

Manhunt: Renegade drug dealing soldier has broken out of a military prison in Lampang province

Manhunt: Renegade drug dealing soldier has broken out of a military prison in Lampang province

October 19, 2022

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

The soldier has a history of illegal activity, being arrested on October 6th last year and was the subject of a military arrest warrant when… Read More ›

French tourists held in Ko Samui cells after vicious assault left Thai man needing emergency brain surgery

French tourists held in Ko Samui cells after vicious assault left Thai man needing emergency brain surgery

October 18, 2022

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

It is not clear how this case will proceed as the victim is not yet out of danger and still unconscious while the two French… Read More ›

Drugs showdown in the works bound to prompt memories of decisive 2003 crackdown by Thaksin government

Drugs showdown in the works bound to prompt memories of decisive 2003 crackdown by Thaksin government

October 17, 2022

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

The current campaign as well as being a response to Nong Bua Lamphu also comes after demands from other provinces around the country including Krabi… Read More ›