Thailand

Bizarre story of UK man who threw himself off hotel balcony in fraud attempt

Bizarre story of UK man who threw himself off hotel balcony in fraud attempt

November 16, 2017

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

A bizarre and shameful incident in Phuket last week may cause Thai police and authorities to be a little more suspicious of foreigners in peril… Read More ›

Tragic killings in Thailand this week

Tragic killings in Thailand this week

November 9, 2017

Crime, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A young Thai woman, rejected by her Korean lover and despair, tossed her newborn baby from the 17th floor of a high rise apartment building… Read More ›

Thailand is safe for foreigners who take responsibility as dangers lurk in paradise

Thailand is safe for foreigners who take responsibility as dangers lurk in paradise

October 14, 2017

Crime, Economy, Foreigners, Living, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

This week Thailand’s Tourism minister told the Thai Public Broadcasting service that she was confident that tourists, who continue to visit Thailand in ever increasing… Read More ›

Noble spirit of Thailand’s elderly helps country deal with demographic problem

Noble spirit of Thailand’s elderly helps country deal with demographic problem

June 12, 2017

Economy, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s working age population is set to peak next year with the percentage of the population over 65 more than doubling between now and 2030.… Read More ›

New internet laws give Thai government all the cards to regulate online content

New internet laws give Thai government all the cards to regulate online content

June 11, 2017

Culture, Economy, Media, Personal, Thailand:

The new digital economy legislation and amendments to the wide ranging Computer Crime Act will usher in a new era for the internet in Thailand.… Read More ›

Thai property market steady but concerns about high end speculation in Bangkok

Thai property market steady but concerns about high end speculation in Bangkok

June 8, 2017

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thailand:

Changes to deposit protection limits on bank accounts in Thailand may give a boost to property investments even as there are warnings of speculation at… Read More ›

Heroes with a mission: Foreigners rescue young Thai girls from Thailand’s vice dens

Heroes with a mission: Foreigners rescue young Thai girls from Thailand’s vice dens

June 7, 2017

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

Unfairly as transpires, Thailand has a worldwide reputation for prostitution. Among the increasing numbers of visitors to Thailand, thousands on a daily basis come to… Read More ›

European expats moving to Thailand question UN yardsticks for quality of life

European expats moving to Thailand question UN yardsticks for quality of life

June 5, 2017

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand is rising in UN tables showing greater levels of happiness and economic development. Despite this some foreigners living in Thailand take issue with the… Read More ›

Thai young people take up ghost hunting as craze spikes

Thai young people take up ghost hunting as craze spikes

May 31, 2017

Culture, Living, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

Many younger and urban Thais have developed a passion for ghost hunting as part of social network and media phenomenon in the country. Ghost hunting… Read More ›

Arrest of Iranian Dr. Passport master forger a boost for EU security chiefs

Arrest of Iranian Dr. Passport master forger a boost for EU security chiefs

May 25, 2017

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

The arrest by the Royal Thai police some weeks ago of one of the world’s leading passport forgers was a major boost to efforts by… Read More ›

Irish couple warn foreigners about the perils of Immigration and Visa fraud in Thailand

Irish couple warn foreigners about the perils of Immigration and Visa fraud in Thailand

May 23, 2017

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Personal, Thailand:

A young Irish couple waiting for their flight at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport were looking forward to Christmas in Ireland. Instead they found themselves in the… Read More ›

Koh Tao victim’s family endorse the conviction of Myanmar migrants

Koh Tao victim’s family endorse the conviction of Myanmar migrants

May 14, 2017

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

The family of David Miller, one of the UK backpackers murdered in Koh Tao in September 2014 have strenuously defended both the case prepared by… Read More ›

Korean woman highlights role of Thailand in the plight of North Koreans seeking freedom

Korean woman highlights role of Thailand in the plight of North Koreans seeking freedom

May 8, 2017

Foreigners, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A beautiful North Korean woman this week described Thailand as a ‘beacon of hope at the end of a long journey’ as she recounted her… Read More ›

Radical new Thai constitution now in the hands of the Thai people who vote in August

Radical new Thai constitution now in the hands of the Thai people who vote in August

June 19, 2016

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Hailed by its creators as a recipe for a new form of consensus politics in Thailand and criticised by others for diluting democracy, the verdict… Read More ›

Hua Hin attack: UK family to be compensated as Thai authorities promise justice

Hua Hin attack: UK family to be compensated as Thai authorities promise justice

May 1, 2016

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

The Thai tourism minister has met with the British charges d’affaires in Bangkok over the vicious assault of a British family in Hua Hin which has… Read More ›

Former PM calls for a culture shift and sustainable democracy to advance Thailand

Former PM calls for a culture shift and sustainable democracy to advance Thailand

April 28, 2016

Economy, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

A former Thai Prime Minister, who heralded a new age of economic development and modernisation in Thailand in the aftermath of the 1991 coup, has… Read More ›

Bridge club still faces prosecution after raid in Pattaya which made world headlines

Bridge club still faces prosecution after raid in Pattaya which made world headlines

April 22, 2016

Foreigners, Living, Thailand:

Elderly foreigner expats arrested at the Pattaya Bridge Club in February still face a lengthy legal ordeal until a Thai court finally adjudicates on the… Read More ›

Drug seizures in Thailand spotlight the narcotics threat and regional instabilities

Drug seizures in Thailand spotlight the narcotics threat and regional instabilities

April 16, 2016

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

In one week at the end of March, Thai police seized drugs worth over $175 million on the international market in two raids. The seizures… Read More ›

Thai PM says foreign countries are not listening to government’s plan for Thailand’s stability

Thai PM says foreign countries are not listening to government’s plan for Thailand’s stability

April 6, 2016

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

During his visit to Washington for the Nuclear summit of world leaders the Thai Prime Minister and military junta leader reiterated the mission of the… Read More ›

Foreign business under scrutiny as Thai nationals warned not to act as nominees

Foreign business under scrutiny as Thai nationals warned not to act as nominees

March 31, 2016

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

A senior official with the Thai Business Development Department has warned Thai citizens that they should not agree to become nominee shareholders for foreign business… Read More ›