Thailand

Thai baht is the key reason for the continued faltering of Thailand’s exports and cross border trade

Thai baht is the key reason for the continued faltering of Thailand’s exports and cross border trade

March 27, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Figures for trade for the first two months of 2019 show a continuation of a trend that began in 2018. Thailand’s exports are declining. One… Read More ›

Thailand’s northern provinces face chronic smog pollution and a health threat caused by farming fires

Thailand’s northern provinces face chronic smog pollution and a health threat caused by farming fires

March 26, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

The dramatic photo of a young Thai woman bleeding from the nose and mouth was published by a daily newspaper in Thailand this month to… Read More ›

Activist slams Air Asia ad campaign in Australia that she claimed promoted Thai sex tourism at Aussie blokes

Activist slams Air Asia ad campaign in Australia that she claimed promoted Thai sex tourism at Aussie blokes

March 25, 2019

Media, Thailand:

The Air Asia bus advertisement had not received any complaints since it was launched on February 18th in the capital city of Queensland but a… Read More ›

Thai police on the trail of South African man who is believed to have beaten a Thai woman to death

Thai police on the trail of South African man who is believed to have beaten a Thai woman to death

March 25, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police have revealed the identity and passport of the South Africa man who they suspect may be responsible for the brutal murder of a… Read More ›

Thailand’s election result: Prayuth will return as Prime Minister with big turnout and new political landscape

Thailand’s election result: Prayuth will return as Prime Minister with big turnout and new political landscape

March 24, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan ocha, looks set to retain the premiership when the new parliament meets at the end of May or early June… Read More ›

Thai police raid a sex for sale hotel in Loei province staffed by Laotian women working as prostitutes

Thai police raid a sex for sale hotel in Loei province staffed by Laotian women working as prostitutes

March 23, 2019

Crime, Thailand:

Thai authorities took 10 Laotian women into custody when they were found working at a restaurant in Loei province which fronted for an elaborate brothel… Read More ›

Thai princess attends lavish wedding event hosted ex Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra in Hong Kong

Thai princess attends lavish wedding event hosted ex Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra in Hong Kong

March 23, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A wedding reception for the youngest daughter of Thaksin Shinawatra and her commercial airline husband gave us another glimpse of the influence that the ex… Read More ›

Thai woman fends off perverted attacker who emerged from under her bed naked and with a 6 inch knife

Thai woman fends off perverted attacker who emerged from under her bed naked and with a 6 inch knife

March 22, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thai police in Loei this week arrested a 40 year old sex fiend. The 40 year old man named only as ‘Manop’ broke into a… Read More ›

Legal sex toys and 24 hour adult entertainment venues are key questions for Thai society

Legal sex toys and 24 hour adult entertainment venues are key questions for Thai society

March 21, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A colorful political party is canvassing enthusiastically throughout Thailand on a platform of liberalising the sale of sex toys and allowing adult entertainment venues to… Read More ›

Fake news becomes an issue in the Thai election as polling day nears with old battle lines emerging

Fake news becomes an issue in the Thai election as polling day nears with old battle lines emerging

March 20, 2019

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

Election commission shows off its election war room to combat fake news on social media as poll approaches. Thai TV program airs fake audio clip… Read More ›

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

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

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

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

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

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

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

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

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 custom motorbike

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

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

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 ›