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Thai bride named as ‘Lady of the Hills in Yorkshire’ by Thai police – husband, living here, is not a suspect

Thai bride named as ‘Lady of the Hills in Yorkshire’ by Thai police – husband, living here, is not a suspect

March 19, 2019

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

The news that a body of a woman, who was found in 2004 on a remote hill in Yorkshire, was that of Thai wife, mother… Read More ›

‘I’m not part of the elite’ vows Thanathorn as he gears up for political office after the Thai election

‘I’m not part of the elite’ vows Thanathorn as he gears up for political office after the Thai election

March 18, 2019

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

No one knows the extent of the breakthrough, if any at all, that the Future Forward Party will achieve after the March 24th election but… Read More ›

Thai people in early voting in first election since 2014 coup but junta has a head start under the constititution

Thai people in early voting in first election since 2014 coup but junta has a head start under the constititution

March 17, 2019

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Huge enthusiasm among Thai voters as they come out to exercise their democratic voice in electing a new Thai government under the 2017 Constitution which… Read More ›

Wanted Thai fraudster dies as he tried to evade police in disguise and cast his vote in Thailand’s election

Wanted Thai fraudster dies as he tried to evade police in disguise and cast his vote in Thailand’s election

March 17, 2019

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Thai police were shocked to discover that a wanted 43 year old fraudster, who was sought by them on several provincial court warrants and in… Read More ›

African man tried hide from immigration police in Thailand by posing as a Buddhist monk in Sa Kaeo

African man tried hide from immigration police in Thailand by posing as a Buddhist monk in Sa Kaeo

March 16, 2019

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Thai locals in Sa Kaeo province in the village of Ban Klong Yang were shocked to see an African man dressed as a Buddhist Thai… Read More ›

Jordanian father who killed his son in Pattaya was obsessed about the child’s impact on his finances

Jordanian father who killed his son in Pattaya was obsessed about the child’s impact on his finances

March 15, 2019

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According to little Omar’s uncle in Jordan, the holiday to Thailand was a ruse to get his wife and child out of the local jurisdiction… Read More ›

Future Forward Party and leader are Thai junta’s worst nightmare in March 24th general election

Future Forward Party and leader are Thai junta’s worst nightmare in March 24th general election

March 14, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Facing a projected record turnout in the March 24th election, there can be no doubt that the Thai public is enthusiastic. As well as 96%… Read More ›

Sad end for Finnish man near a Thai temple in Pattaya as he is found collapsed on his distinctive motorbike

Sad end for Finnish man near a Thai temple in Pattaya as he is found collapsed on his distinctive motorbike

March 13, 2019

Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The macabre yet poignant sight of Finnish man strewn from his customised and wheelchair accessible blue motorbike has saddened many foreigners in Thailand. It is… Read More ›

Japanese man arrested by Thai police in Yukazu linked plot to smuggle drugs out of Thailand

Japanese man arrested by Thai police in Yukazu linked plot to smuggle drugs out of Thailand

March 13, 2019

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This is the second such incident in the last three months or so, involving an attempt to use a drug mule and hardened crystal ice… Read More ›

Raging Jordanian father bound toddler’s legs to walker, dumped him at a Pattaya pier and returned to hotel

Raging Jordanian father bound toddler’s legs to walker, dumped him at a Pattaya pier and returned to hotel

March 12, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police discovered what happened to a missing 2 year old Jordanian boy yesterday when a speedboat operator discovered the body of the 2 year… Read More ›

Market conditions for Honda motorbikes may be a signpost for a stalling Thai economy in 2019

Market conditions for Honda motorbikes may be a signpost for a stalling Thai economy in 2019

March 11, 2019

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

Honda Motorbikes has 80% of the Thai motorbike market. It is a good bellwether for the Thai economy with the market made up largely of… Read More ›

Bizarre antics of hippie western foreigners in Chiang Mai draws attention online and on TV news

Bizarre antics of hippie western foreigners in Chiang Mai draws attention online and on TV news

March 11, 2019

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Thailand draws a lot of hippie westerners. This week in Chiang Mai, one American man took the carefree lifestyle a step too far when he… Read More ›

Chinese millennials drive Bangkok’s condo sales with online buying as they flee Chinese property market

Chinese millennials drive Bangkok’s condo sales with online buying as they flee Chinese property market

March 9, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Prudent banking controls and carefully managed economic growth have seen a Thai property market which has sensibly doubled in value these last 10 years. It… Read More ›

Thailand’s Pandin Dharma Party says Buddhism is under threat as it campaigns against Muslim influence

Thailand’s Pandin Dharma Party says Buddhism is under threat as it campaigns against Muslim influence

March 8, 2019

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

The Thai General Election on March 24th will see over 80 political parties battling it out for 50 seats in the lower house in the… Read More ›

Thai man uses hammer to attack Italian riding motorbike with a broken leg and breaks his arm

Thai man uses hammer to attack Italian riding motorbike with a broken leg and breaks his arm

March 8, 2019

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Road rage incident on Wednesday night in the Muang area of Chonburi province saw the Italian taken to hospital by an emergency rescue unit in… Read More ›

Thai Raksa Chart Party disbanded by the Thai Constitutional Court in Bangkok after Princess PM move

Thai Raksa Chart Party disbanded by the Thai Constitutional Court in Bangkok after Princess PM move

March 7, 2019

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Thai Constitutional Court disbands political party that stunned Thailand on February 8th last when it nominated Thai Princess Ubolratana, the older sister of the Thai… Read More ›

Teacher and friends sent to jail by a Thai court for telling lies over a 2005 car crash and subsequent conviction

Teacher and friends sent to jail by a Thai court for telling lies over a 2005 car crash and subsequent conviction

March 6, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Appeal to exonerate her name ends in disaster for a former Thai teacher, 57 year old Jomsap Saenmuangkhot, as she jailed for 8 years as a… Read More ›

Thai police captain helps woman lose spirit that was damaging her health in call out video that went viral

Thai police captain helps woman lose spirit that was damaging her health in call out video that went viral

March 5, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A viral video shows just how real spirits and ghosts can become for Thai people. The adept way the senior Thai police officer handled the… Read More ›

Thai man offers ฿10 million and thriving business to man who wins his daughter’s hand in marriage

Thai man offers ฿10 million and thriving business to man who wins his daughter’s hand in marriage

March 5, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Successful business man in Thailand’s southern Chumphon province is determined to see his daughter find love with the right man. This week, he took bold… Read More ›

Kiwi who created a $50 million ‘legal high’ drugs empire in New Zealand dies in Thai prison after visa arrest

Kiwi who created a $50 million ‘legal high’ drugs empire in New Zealand dies in Thai prison after visa arrest

March 4, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Sad end for a Kiwi who was trail blazer in the world of synthetic drugs or ‘legal highs’ nearly a decade ago in New Zealand.… Read More ›