Thailand

Most tourists will be able to travel freely in Thailand once they pass their first test on arrival

Most tourists will be able to travel freely in Thailand once they pass their first test on arrival

October 23, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Details emerging on the November 1st reopening are encouraging and appear to show a determination by the Thai Prime Minister, Prayut Chan ocha, to make… 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, 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 ›

46 countries green-lighted as Thailand’s tourism business is set to take off from November 1st

46 countries green-lighted as Thailand’s tourism business is set to take off from November 1st

October 22, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand’s foreign tourism big bang: 46 countries listed below from November 1st with nightlife to reopen on December 1st next. The Minister of Public Health,… 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, Living, 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 ›

Pheu Thai Party deputy leader proposed Thaksin’s former wife as lead candidate for Prime Minister

Pheu Thai Party deputy leader proposed Thaksin’s former wife as lead candidate for Prime Minister

October 19, 2021

Politics, Thailand:

The government’s top legal expert, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, has dismissed the significance of the video conversation as mere political discourse despite efforts by… 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

Living, 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

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 ›

Southern surge in COVID-19 cases sees daily cases jump by 20% on Friday as doctors issue warning

Southern surge in COVID-19 cases sees daily cases jump by 20% on Friday as doctors issue warning

October 16, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

New outbreak comes as Bangkok is preparing ‘swab hubs’ to cater for a strong inflow of foreign tourists from November as Thailand ramps up its… 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, 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 ›

TAT boss: quarantine remains for 1 day to test all visitors, no going back to old tourism pub scenes

TAT boss: quarantine remains for 1 day to test all visitors, no going back to old tourism pub scenes

October 14, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

TAT boss rules out going back to the old Thai tourism formula of crowded bars and nightlife. He insists the kingdom is instead pursuing a… 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, 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 ›

Pheu Thai set to unveil ‘wow’ candidate for PM before the next election but Prayut has the aces 

Pheu Thai set to unveil ‘wow’ candidate for PM before the next election but Prayut has the aces 

October 11, 2021

Politics, Thailand:

No matter what happens, it is clear that if Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha is in office after August 2022, there will be a Constitutional… 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, 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 ›

New ‘high quality’ economy again touted by the government’s economics czar amid storm clouds

New ‘high quality’ economy again touted by the government’s economics czar amid storm clouds

October 9, 2021

Economy, Politics, Thailand:

The government’s key economics minister underlined its green credentials as he put the environment at the centre of agricultural, tourism and industrial policy in explaining… 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, Living, 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 ›

Goal is to live with COVID as an endemic disease as Dr Yong urges everyone to get their vaccine shots

Goal is to live with COVID as an endemic disease as Dr Yong urges everyone to get their vaccine shots

October 6, 2021

Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thailand orders 200,000 courses of a breakthrough drug to treat COVID-19 developed by scientists at US pharma giant Merck. The new treatment, taken in pill… 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, 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 ›

Another GDP contraction looms as Thailand tries to boost its economic fortunes by spending more 

Another GDP contraction looms as Thailand tries to boost its economic fortunes by spending more 

October 3, 2021

Economy, Thailand:

Bank of Thailand senior director Ms Chayawadee Chai-Anant pointed towards a relaxation of public health curbs and rising government stimulus to prop up the economy… 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, Living, 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 ›

Dutchman’s tenacious fight over tiered healthcare costs firmly rejected by a Thai provincial court

Dutchman’s tenacious fight over tiered healthcare costs firmly rejected by a Thai provincial court

October 1, 2021

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thailand’s public health system is a combination of public and private hospitals and the Ministry of Public Health has been moving towards reform and regulation… Read More ›