Thailand

Wife and mother from Northern Ireland flies to Thailand after tragic death of her husband

Wife and mother from Northern Ireland flies to Thailand after tragic death of her husband

July 7, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Urgent calls for more information on the danger of riptides on Phuket beaches: Some locals in Phuket have criticised the lack of lifeguards and the… Read More ›

German and Swede nabbed in raids by Thai police as authorities call time on paradise for fraudsters

German and Swede nabbed in raids by Thai police as authorities call time on paradise for fraudsters

July 6, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Swedish man who came to Thailand with ฿50 million knew it was the end when he saw the handcuffs. This week, it was the same… Read More ›

Senior bank figure suggests an interest rate cut in Thailand can not be ruled out to tackle economy

Senior bank figure suggests an interest rate cut in Thailand can not be ruled out to tackle economy

July 5, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The underlying financial good health of Thailand’s currency and a continued flight of capital into the country will pose a growing dilemma for the soon… Read More ›

Mother cradled daughter’s head after crocodiles ate her as family crocodile farm is to be sold, father takes blame

Mother cradled daughter’s head after crocodiles ate her as family crocodile farm is to be sold, father takes blame

July 5, 2019

Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Rom Roath, a 35-year-old crocodile farmer arrived home on Sunday to his wife and two infant children at the family farm in Siem Reap. He… Read More ›

New Thai cabinet finalised as government set for July launch, PM to retain old hands at the helm

New Thai cabinet finalised as government set for July launch, PM to retain old hands at the helm

July 4, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

Legal expert and government insider Wissanu Krea-ngam this week refused to comment on how long the new government would last but compared it to an… Read More ›

TV interest in German man on the run led to him being exposed in June as Thai police pulled his file

TV interest in German man on the run led to him being exposed in June as Thai police pulled his file

July 3, 2019

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

German man Maximilian Fernsebner was only arrested after two days hiding in a local creek where he used a straw to submerge himself in water… Read More ›

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

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

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

Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crime, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

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

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

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 pulled… Read More ›