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Filming of Fast and Furious movie begins in Krabi in what will be a big boost to the local economy

Filming of Fast and Furious movie begins in Krabi in what will be a big boost to the local economy

July 3, 2019

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Hollywood movie stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez released a short video clip after the first day’s filming was completed. Both celebrated the long-lived franchise,… Read More ›

Attempted car homicide as woman sees boyfriend with new partner riding pillion on his motorbike

Attempted car homicide as woman sees boyfriend with new partner riding pillion on his motorbike

July 2, 2019

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The horrific incident took place on Saturday morning in Thailand’s southern Songkhla province.  The Thai woman appeared to lose her mind with jealousy after some… Read More ›

Apology by Thai PM also contains a warning about the ‘old solutions’ to political deadlock meaning a coup

Apology by Thai PM also contains a warning about the ‘old solutions’ to political deadlock meaning a coup

July 2, 2019

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Apology by the Thai prime minister was made directly to the Thai public over the unsightly bickering and wrangling that has broken out in the… Read More ›

Thai women fall victim to London’s pickpocketing problem which targets Asian tourists to the city

Thai women fall victim to London’s pickpocketing problem which targets Asian tourists to the city

July 1, 2019

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Thai women handed their video of the pickpocket theft over to the Metropolitan Police in London. It clearly identifies the three thieves with clear footage.… Read More ›

Good weekend’s work by Thai PM at Osaka G20 meeting in Japan. Thailand keeps pushing trade pact

Good weekend’s work by Thai PM at Osaka G20 meeting in Japan. Thailand keeps pushing trade pact

June 30, 2019

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European Union this Sunday signed a free trade deal with Vietnam: Prospect of an EU trade deal with Thailand is some way off and would… Read More ›

Military police officer flies off his motorbike in Bangkok while riding escort duty for high ranking official

Military police officer flies off his motorbike in Bangkok while riding escort duty for high ranking official

June 29, 2019

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Accident as taxi hit military escort motorcyclist: Motorcycle escorts for VIPs are common in Thailand and particularly in Bangkok where for high ranking personages and… Read More ›

Elite doctors at Siriraj reveal that the ‘mystery’ illness that killed a Thai TV star was a rare but lethal form of TB

Elite doctors at Siriraj reveal that the ‘mystery’ illness that killed a Thai TV star was a rare but lethal form of TB

June 29, 2019

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Doctors found some colored tissue in the star’s nasal cavity. This led them to conduct tests which tested positive for a rare form of TB… Read More ›

Calls to legalise prostitution in Thailand after Pattaya sex raid on Walking Street this week

Calls to legalise prostitution in Thailand after Pattaya sex raid on Walking Street this week

June 28, 2019

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

This month, a Thammasat University law lecturer called for Thailand to legalise and regulate the sex industry. It follows an informative seminar and forum in… Read More ›

Thai industry must adapt to new technology, a big factor in a new, more competitive world economy

Thai industry must adapt to new technology, a big factor in a new, more competitive world economy

June 27, 2019

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

The candid analysis by the Thai Prime Minister at a Bangkok seminar on Monday was refreshing. It shows that Thailand is, at least, preparing to… Read More ›

Home smoke law not a blanket ban but a stringent new law that foresees the end of smoking in Thailand

Home smoke law not a blanket ban but a stringent new law that foresees the end of smoking in Thailand

June 26, 2019

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Thailand is an outstanding country in the world in its approach to healthcare and government health campaigns. They are both remarkably successful and point to… Read More ›

Israeli wife murderer trying to evade Thai immigration blacklist back in prison where he belongs

Israeli wife murderer trying to evade Thai immigration blacklist back in prison where he belongs

June 25, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The Israeli man had agreed to divorce his wife of 10 years amicably, in 2004. He was on his way to Australia when he stopped… Read More ›

Chinese man in Bangkok with a plastic bag of cash to buy a condo in Pattaya. Leaves money in a taxi

Chinese man in Bangkok with a plastic bag of cash to buy a condo in Pattaya. Leaves money in a taxi

June 24, 2019

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The Chinese man received extraordinary support from a staff member at the hotel in Bangkok where he stayed with his partner. This initiative and the… Read More ›

Western foreigners arrested in Pattaya by police in two separate incidents of out of control behavior

Western foreigners arrested in Pattaya by police in two separate incidents of out of control behavior

June 24, 2019

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The first incident occurred early on Friday morning last. It involved Aussie, Constantine Anagnostou, who sparked the problem when he arrived at a local bar,… Read More ›

Crunch for Thai economy as exports dive. Fears that Thai baht has become a focus of speculation

Crunch for Thai economy as exports dive. Fears that Thai baht has become a focus of speculation

June 23, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The effects of the US China trade war has been nothing short of devastating for Thai exports so far. Thailand has found its manufacturing base… Read More ›

Australians drinking duty free on flight from Sydney to Phuket make the right call and arrive on time

Australians drinking duty free on flight from Sydney to Phuket make the right call and arrive on time

June 22, 2019

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The standoff between the flight crew and Australians at the back of the Sydney to Phuket flight on Wednesday ended well after three hours when… Read More ›

Caterpillar pest a threat to Thai farms and if not tackled, could lead to higher food prices – experts

Caterpillar pest a threat to Thai farms and if not tackled, could lead to higher food prices – experts

June 21, 2019

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The fall armyworm pest has already arrived in 50 out of 76 Thai provinces. It is a timely reminder of why farmers still need to… Read More ›

Owner of Udon Thani hotel and Manager arrested in connection with ฿13 million credit card fraud

Owner of Udon Thani hotel and Manager arrested in connection with ฿13 million credit card fraud

June 20, 2019

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The story and information available so far doesn’t explain the role of a Chinese national and another Thai man who were arrested by Thai police… Read More ›

Tiger Woods, back on top and back on a family visit to Thailand, home of the mom that made him

Tiger Woods, back on top and back on a family visit to Thailand, home of the mom that made him

June 20, 2019

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

The story of Earl Woods and Kultida Punsawad is an inspiring one and must be a key factor in the making of the golfing legend.… Read More ›

Thai man puts pesticide in his parents water to poison them after they cut off the internet router at his home

Thai man puts pesticide in his parents water to poison them after they cut off the internet router at his home

June 19, 2019

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Shocking incident happened after a highly charged row on Thursday night when the 29 year old step father switched off the family’s wifi after the… Read More ›

Thai girlfriend survives fall from 5th floor condo after heated argument with her French partner

Thai girlfriend survives fall from 5th floor condo after heated argument with her French partner

June 19, 2019

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Incident at condo in Banglamung area of Pattaya on Sunday last is strikingly similar to a 2017 incident in which the mute 24 year old… Read More ›