Thailand

Tourism minister pushes end of year levy to include Covid 19 health insurance for visitors to Thailand

Tourism minister pushes end of year levy to include Covid 19 health insurance for visitors to Thailand

May 12, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Plans for a tourism levy in Thailand were being developed by Naresuan University and the Insurance Commission last year but were shelved in favour of… Read More ›

Police arrest French bar owner, staff and punters on Ko Samui in shock Sunday night raid on lounge party

Police arrest French bar owner, staff and punters on Ko Samui in shock Sunday night raid on lounge party

May 11, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

24-year-old French man Quentin Thioliet was named by police as the owner of the venue. If true, he could be in hot water not only… Read More ›

Fraud gang boss arrested on visit to temple for eliciting payments on fake ministry projects all over Thailand

Fraud gang boss arrested on visit to temple for eliciting payments on fake ministry projects all over Thailand

May 11, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Businessmen throughout Thailand paid millions in communications fees to land government construction projects pitched by the fraud gang which were fake. They were later told… Read More ›

Killer Spaniard surprised naked Chilean man at his home on Ko Phangan and knifed him to death

Killer Spaniard surprised naked Chilean man at his home on Ko Phangan and knifed him to death

May 10, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

41-year-old Chilean man Rennie Patricio Goodmen Barahona was murdered by a deranged 34-year-old Spaniard, Carlos Alkanis Morales, early on Saturday morning after he was awoken… Read More ›

3 foreigners in Pattaya arrested for brazen flouting of the law on Saturday by swimming at a beach

3 foreigners in Pattaya arrested for brazen flouting of the law on Saturday by swimming at a beach

May 10, 2020

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

3 foreigners arrested on a secluded beach in Pattaya on Saturday deserve little sympathy for breaking the law. However, this virus situation and the experience… Read More ›

26-year-old partner advertised his ex-wife by her real name on Facebook with erotic photographs as a hooker

26-year-old partner advertised his ex-wife by her real name on Facebook with erotic photographs as a hooker

May 9, 2020

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police in Chumphon obtained an arrest warrant against the ex-partner who solicited a Thai woman for prostitution online as revenge. He later told investigating police… Read More ›

Top bank sees rise in money on deposit in reaction to the virus emergency and rattled markets

Top bank sees rise in money on deposit in reaction to the virus emergency and rattled markets

May 9, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Bank boss also points to clients switching banks seeking stability at this uncertain time as the reason for its surprise growth in funds held. The… Read More ›

PM thanks Thai entrepreneurs as he aims for a safe return to a confident future free of the coronavirus threat

PM thanks Thai entrepreneurs as he aims for a safe return to a confident future free of the coronavirus threat

May 8, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan ocha indicated a May 17th second stage easing of virus lockdown measures as he looked forward to the return of business… Read More ›

Police probe mental health of suspected murderer who killed his wife and stepson in Maha Sarakham

Police probe mental health of suspected murderer who killed his wife and stepson in Maha Sarakham

May 8, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police reveal that 31-year-old restaurant owner Udomsak Thepparat, who murdered his wife in Maha Sarakham, had been receiving psychiatric treatment as they investigated yesterday’s double… Read More ›

New taxi cab as Air Force delivers safety bulkhead barrier solution to protect drivers and passengers

New taxi cab as Air Force delivers safety bulkhead barrier solution to protect drivers and passengers

May 7, 2020

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

New look for the inside of Thai taxi cabs as the Air Force delivers new bulkhead partitions to top taxi fleets in Bangkok. See-through dividers… Read More ›

Ambulance expels female patient on a stretcher on to busy Bangkok street while speeding to hospital in traffic

Ambulance expels female patient on a stretcher on to busy Bangkok street while speeding to hospital in traffic

May 7, 2020

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A patient in an ambulance was expelled from the vehicle into oncoming traffic on a busy Bangkok street on Tuesday. Video of the incident has… Read More ›

Prachinburi police launch murder investigation as German teacher found stabbed in bed at his home

Prachinburi police launch murder investigation as German teacher found stabbed in bed at his home

May 6, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Murder victim, 59-year-old Klaus Wilhelm, had asked his 49-year-old Thai wife to collect ฿40,000 for him on Tuesday. She found him stabbed in his bed… Read More ›

Australian hotel manager in Phang Nga province becomes Thailand’s 55th casualty from the Covid 19 virus

Australian hotel manager in Phang Nga province becomes Thailand’s 55th casualty from the Covid 19 virus

May 6, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Australian who died after contracting Covid 19 on Tuesday suffered from asthma. He lived and worked as a hotel manager in the Khao Lak area… Read More ›

‘New normal’ life and economy could be here for 9 months warns Thai Prime Minister on Tuesday at briefing

‘New normal’ life and economy could be here for 9 months warns Thai Prime Minister on Tuesday at briefing

May 6, 2020

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

Life in Thailand reopens to a ‘new normal’ existence with the effects of the virus expected to be with the kingdom for 6 to 9… Read More ›

Top Thai executives roll out plans but ultimately ‘herd immunity’ may be the basis for recovery in the long run

Top Thai executives roll out plans but ultimately ‘herd immunity’ may be the basis for recovery in the long run

May 5, 2020

Economy, Living, Thailand:

Thailand’s wealthiest businessmen are putting their money where their mouths are in plans to help ‘revive’ the economy as it faces its bleakest hour. However,… Read More ›

3 western men arrested by Pattaya police at the ‘Pussycat Club’ on Saturday night and locked up

3 western men arrested by Pattaya police at the ‘Pussycat Club’ on Saturday night and locked up

May 4, 2020

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Western foreigners were taken away by police and held in custody after being found in a local Pattaya bar in defiance of Thailand’s emergency decree… Read More ›

Yaba Yaba Don’t. Another murder in Phatthalung province this week linked to the evil drug now rife

Yaba Yaba Don’t. Another murder in Phatthalung province this week linked to the evil drug now rife

May 3, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Evil drug Yaba behind two murders this week in Pattaya City and Phatthalung province where a father, driven to despair, killed his drug-crazed son after… Read More ›

Bank predicts Thai exports to the US to be down by 9.2% in 2020 as the country picks up the economic pieces

Bank predicts Thai exports to the US to be down by 9.2% in 2020 as the country picks up the economic pieces

May 3, 2020

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Removal of Thailand’s preferred export status in the US and a huge contraction in demand is to blame for the forecasted heavy loss of exports… Read More ›

Pattaya police release grainy CCTV of UK man picking up the woman he later brutally murdered at home

Pattaya police release grainy CCTV of UK man picking up the woman he later brutally murdered at home

May 2, 2020

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

46-year old Neil Henry Elliot is facing a murder charge and possible death penalty. The grainy CCTV footage of Pattaya’s red-light area appears to show… Read More ›

Booze is back on the shelves in Thailand from Sunday, May 3rd to the relief of many thirsty foreigners

Booze is back on the shelves in Thailand from Sunday, May 3rd to the relief of many thirsty foreigners

May 2, 2020

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thai PM has signed an order making the sale of booze or alcohol products legal from Sunday, May 3rd in Thailand strictly for consumption at… Read More ›