Thailand

Thailand faces an economic test as change becomes a reality in cars, farming and business

Thailand faces an economic test as change becomes a reality in cars, farming and business

June 13, 2019

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Is Thailand ready for the ride: The arrival of new technology and the global scramble to secure trade means that Thailand can no longer count… Read More ›

Despicable western foreigner sought by Pattaya police after the theft of ฿2,000 from a Thai woman

Despicable western foreigner sought by Pattaya police after the theft of ฿2,000 from a Thai woman

June 12, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Overweight, elderly foreigner can be seen spotting the woman’s cash. He moves toward it while she is still at the counter. He places a sandaled… Read More ›

Fate of key ministries will be the opening indicator on how the new Thai government proceeds from here

Fate of key ministries will be the opening indicator on how the new Thai government proceeds from here

June 11, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Some within the Democrat and Bhumjaitai parties seem to have forgotten that this new parliament is operating under a very different constitutional dispensation. A difficult… Read More ›

Police called to deal with gecko trespass incident in Bueng Kan. Suspect arrested, later released

Police called to deal with gecko trespass incident in Bueng Kan. Suspect arrested, later released

June 11, 2019

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

A humorous story from northern Thailand highlights the varied role of the Royal Thai police across the nation. For once, it is a story that… Read More ›

Porn web preying on Thai women in Bangkok. Arrest of the fiend at the heart of the blackmail and deceit

Porn web preying on Thai women in Bangkok. Arrest of the fiend at the heart of the blackmail and deceit

June 10, 2019

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The fact that two of the victims of the criminal enterprise are under 18 has opened up the Thai man arrested this week to a… Read More ›

Mother abandons newborn baby as she felt she could not care for little boy on husband’s income

Mother abandons newborn baby as she felt she could not care for little boy on husband’s income

June 9, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Woman’s husband works away from home to find employment. His salary as a driver is just over ฿10,000 per month. The infant’s mother, after bringing… Read More ›

American graffiti couple tracked down in Pattaya and arrested Wednesday night. To be Deported

American graffiti couple tracked down in Pattaya and arrested Wednesday night. To be Deported

June 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

28 year old Sell Tornberg and his American companion, 24 year old Nicola Gollan, were in a sober mood this week following their shock arrest… Read More ›

Wait of South African drug mule to go free coming to an end as story exposes an evil underworld

Wait of South African drug mule to go free coming to an end as story exposes an evil underworld

June 7, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

The help and support given freely for years by Henk Vanstaen to South African women abused as drug mules and abandoned in Bangkok’s Lard Lao… Read More ›

Thai loan shark jailed on perjury charges after suit against borrower brings about her downfall

Thai loan shark jailed on perjury charges after suit against borrower brings about her downfall

June 6, 2019

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

The Thai woman, who took out the loan from Supitcha Apichatphokhin, attempted to pay the loan back in full, nearly ten years ago but the… Read More ›

Prayut wins vote to be Thailand’s Prime Minister in marathon 12 hour session of parliament in Bangkok

Prayut wins vote to be Thailand’s Prime Minister in marathon 12 hour session of parliament in Bangkok

June 5, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The 29th Thai Prime Minister now moves on to form his second government which will face a very different political environment to the last one… Read More ›

Thai smartphone users ditching Chinese firm Huawei as US China trade war opens up in tech arena

Thai smartphone users ditching Chinese firm Huawei as US China trade war opens up in tech arena

June 4, 2019

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

There has been a drop in sales not only for Huawei as sales of smartphones in Thailand are now expected to decline by 4% this… Read More ›

Thailand celebrates the birthday and life this June of Queen Suthida – an inspiring story for all

Thailand celebrates the birthday and life this June of Queen Suthida – an inspiring story for all

June 3, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The new Thai Queen graduated from Assumption University in Bangkok in 2000. After working for a number of airlines including Thai Airways, she joined the… Read More ›

UK man fights for his life in a northern Thai town after being targeted trying to intervene in a fight

UK man fights for his life in a northern Thai town after being targeted trying to intervene in a fight

June 2, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

At first glance, the CCTV footage from the incident looks like fair game but when you look closer you can see the UK man is… Read More ›

Murder of ex cop focuses the light on his love life even though police have cleared his 5 wives as suspects

Murder of ex cop focuses the light on his love life even though police have cleared his 5 wives as suspects

June 1, 2019

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

Thai police investigating the murder of a retired policeman in Nakhon Pathom on Friday believe his murder may have been linked to his money lending… Read More ›

Death sentence for murderous trio who executed a loving Thai wife and her UK husband in Phrae

Death sentence for murderous trio who executed a loving Thai wife and her UK husband in Phrae

May 31, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

The first hit man sought out by the Thai man, who was reported by his extended family to be inseparable from his sister, pulled out.… Read More ›

Thailand could introduce tourist tax or levy next year as expert group begins to examine plans

Thailand could introduce tourist tax or levy next year as expert group begins to examine plans

May 30, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Japan this year introduced a tourist or ‘Sayonara’ tax of ¥1,000 in January or $9 or ฿300 approximately payable on leaving the country. This does… Read More ›

Family to visit Buddhist shrine as little Thai girl miraculously escapes playing with a cobra snake

Family to visit Buddhist shrine as little Thai girl miraculously escapes playing with a cobra snake

May 29, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

In January 2018, a little Thai girl died in her bed after being bitten by a deadly cobra snake in her sleep. On Thursday last,… Read More ›

Charges imminent against Thai celebrities and stars linked with the Magic Skin fake products

Charges imminent against Thai celebrities and stars linked with the Magic Skin fake products

May 28, 2019

Crime, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Last year up to 60 well known and popular celebrities gave evidence to the Thai police in the ongoing investigation into a range of fake… Read More ›

Thai man brutally murders the man who took his wife as his own in a country that lives off passion

Thai man brutally murders the man who took his wife as his own in a country that lives off passion

May 27, 2019

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The news over the weekend of a Thai man killing the man who stole away his Thai wife is a common one. Nearly all foreigners… Read More ›

Thai parliament in session as Thailand begins a new political era with a surprise for Pheu Thai

Thai parliament in session as Thailand begins a new political era with a surprise for Pheu Thai

May 26, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

It is reported that the vote on Thailand’s next Prime Minister will take place in the next week as the  existing government supporting parties look… Read More ›