Thailand

Some Expat foreign residents face a base tax bill of up to ฿71k a year and must file a return by March 2025

Some Expat foreign residents face a base tax bill of up to ฿71k a year and must file a return by March 2025

May 28, 2024

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

Foreigners in Thailand must file income tax returns for 2024 by March 2025. The new regime could mean a minimum of ฿71,000 tax for some… Read More ›

Two tourists horrifically beaten on Pattaya’s Soi 6 within the city’s red light district on Sunday afternoon

Two tourists horrifically beaten on Pattaya’s Soi 6 within the city’s red light district on Sunday afternoon

May 27, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Two foreign tourists were horrifically beaten by security guards on Pattaya’s Soi 6, within the city’s red light district, on Sunday. The viral video of… Read More ›

Thailand flies the flag for the LGTBQ community in a divided and darkening world for many gay people

Thailand flies the flag for the LGTBQ community in a divided and darkening world for many gay people

May 27, 2024

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

Thailand’s government under PM Srettha Thavisin champions LGBTQ rights with plans to host the international World Pride event in 2030. As global attitudes darken, including… Read More ›

Big Joke marches on with his mission to clean up corruption in Thailand through People Power under the Constitution

Big Joke marches on with his mission to clean up corruption in Thailand through People Power under the Constitution

May 26, 2024

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Big Joke’s Mission: Top Cop Surachate Hakparn, aka ‘Big Joke,’ vows to clean up corruption in Thailand using ‘People Power.’ Under investigation yet fighting to… Read More ›

Luxury Porsche EV car worth ฿10 million self-ignites and is destroyed in minutes at a central Bangkok dealership

Luxury Porsche EV car worth ฿10 million self-ignites and is destroyed in minutes at a central Bangkok dealership

May 25, 2024

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Luxury Porsche EV worth ฿10 million spontaneously ignites and is destroyed in central Bangkok. Firefighters controlled the blaze which erupted after it overheated. The incident… Read More ›

UK former mercenary, living in Thailand for 22 years, given a strong warning by Udon Thani police on Friday

UK former mercenary, living in Thailand for 22 years, given a strong warning by Udon Thani police on Friday

May 25, 2024

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

UK former mercenary, living in Thailand for 22 years, fined and warned by Udon Thani police after assault at PTT station. Man agrees to pay… Read More ›

Disturbing questions that must be confronted over Thailand’s reeling economy are China and EV cars

Disturbing questions that must be confronted over Thailand’s reeling economy are China and EV cars

May 24, 2024

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Thailand’s manufacturing base is weakening, and competitiveness is plummeting. Key issues like the EV car gamble and economic integration with China should be dominating Monday’s… Read More ›

Condemnation of previous pot policy from medical experts as Thailand’s pot shops are set to close

Condemnation of previous pot policy from medical experts as Thailand’s pot shops are set to close

May 24, 2024

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Thailand’s Minister of Public Health aims to shut down pot shops, reclassifying flowers and buds as Category 5 narcotics. Medical experts condemn previous cannabis policy,… Read More ›

PM survives Constitutional Court’s call in a close run thing raising real questions over his future

PM survives Constitutional Court’s call in a close run thing raising real questions over his future

May 23, 2024

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PM Srettha Thavisin narrowly survived a Constitutional Court order to stand down but now faces a court decision over appointing a minister jailed for bribery.… Read More ›

Thai speaking foreigner attacks PTT service station attendants in Udon Thani in the early hours

Thai speaking foreigner attacks PTT service station attendants in Udon Thani in the early hours

May 23, 2024

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A well-built foreigner attacked a young Thai gas station attendant early on Wednesday before then assaulting a cashier who intervened. Police are seeking an arrest… Read More ›

Fears for a Thai woman gone missing in Switzerland with a US man who has a dubious history with women

Fears for a Thai woman gone missing in Switzerland with a US man who has a dubious history with women

May 22, 2024

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Concern for a Thai Woman missing in Switzerland with an American boyfriend with a sinister past. Nantiwa ‘Noon’ Saejiw vanished after moving to Switzerland. She… Read More ›

UK man who died in Singapore Airlines mid-air emergency was on a once in a lifetime holiday with his wife

UK man who died in Singapore Airlines mid-air emergency was on a once in a lifetime holiday with his wife

May 22, 2024

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Elderly passenger who died in a Singapore Airlines mid-air emergency is fondly recalled at home in Gloucestershire. Geoffrey Ralph Kitchen, 73, passed away during a… Read More ›

Second passenger on Singapore Airlines flight dies in hospital after Tuesday’s emergency landing incident

Second passenger on Singapore Airlines flight dies in hospital after Tuesday’s emergency landing incident

May 21, 2024

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A second passenger has died following the emergency landing of a Singapore Airlines flight in Bangkok on Tuesday. Aircraft appears to have suffered serious turbulence… Read More ›

Lawyer who a woman claims drove her to suicide arrested by elite squad in Southern Songkhla province

Lawyer who a woman claims drove her to suicide arrested by elite squad in Southern Songkhla province

May 21, 2024

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Phongsathon Suwannaraksa, a prominent lawyer with political ambitions, was arrested in Songkhla. He is accused of raping a beautiful 26-year-old woman and leading her to… Read More ›

First-quarter GDP growth surprises analysts based on higher tourism and consumer spending growth

First-quarter GDP growth surprises analysts based on higher tourism and consumer spending growth

May 20, 2024

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Thailand’s top economic agency surprises analysts with higher-than-expected quarter-one GDP growth driven by a 24.8% rise in tourism and a 6.9% spike in consumer spending.… Read More ›

UK man saved by Thai girlfriend, onlookers and 7/11 staff after early hours stabbing in Phuket on Saturday

UK man saved by Thai girlfriend, onlookers and 7/11 staff after early hours stabbing in Phuket on Saturday

May 20, 2024

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Everyday heroes as stabbed UK tourist, in Phuket street fight, is saved by his Thai Girlfriend, local members of the public and 7/11 Staff. Charlie… Read More ›

PM Srettha Thavisin could be temporarily toppled from power on Thursday by the Constitutional Court

PM Srettha Thavisin could be temporarily toppled from power on Thursday by the Constitutional Court

May 19, 2024

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PM Srettha Thavisin faces temporarily being ousted. Thai Constitutional Court to decide on Thursday. Returning from his European trip, a petition from the caretaker Senate… Read More ›

UK mother takes her family to live in Thailand to escape her own country’s cost of living crisis

UK mother takes her family to live in Thailand to escape her own country’s cost of living crisis

May 19, 2024

Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A UK mother flees the country’s roaring Cost of Living crisis. Jess from Cheshire relocated to Thailand with her partner and young daughter. The family… Read More ›

Thailand reverses course on 2023 submarine decision and will now proceed with a Chinese-made engine

Thailand reverses course on 2023 submarine decision and will now proceed with a Chinese-made engine

May 18, 2024

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand backs down on cancellation of the submarine contract, a cabinet decision made in 2023. Now, it agrees to proceed with the Chinese engine after… Read More ›

Finance Minister meets central bank boss as Fitch research house questions Thailand’s direction and tourism trade

Finance Minister meets central bank boss as Fitch research house questions Thailand’s direction and tourism trade

May 18, 2024

Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Finance Minister Pichai Chunhavajira met with the Bank of Thailand’s chief amid weak economic growth and concerns from a Fitch research house about falling foreign… Read More ›