Thailand

Canadian arrested at the border but a lifeline for foreigners seeking marriage and retirement visas

Canadian arrested at the border but a lifeline for foreigners seeking marriage and retirement visas

January 28, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

New move is meant to assist genuine foreigners who have, in the past, relied on certification from their national embassies which has been withdrawn by… Read More ›

Apology to Israeli ambassador as Thai girl and singer wears shirt with a Nazi German flag – uproar

Apology to Israeli ambassador as Thai girl and singer wears shirt with a Nazi German flag – uproar

January 27, 2019

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

The hugely popular Thai band posted shots of a rehearsal on Friday night at Bangkok’s Impact Arena at Muang Thong Thani for a televised show to go… Read More ›

Drug lords using an Australian gang to ship concealed drugs to Australia and Canada – more arrests promised

Drug lords using an Australian gang to ship concealed drugs to Australia and Canada – more arrests promised

January 26, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

A press conference held last weekend heard presentations from Thai and Australian officials involved in the ongoing war against drugs and the fight against drug… Read More ›

Thailand’s economy impacted by the whims of the US President as much as its political future in 2019

Thailand’s economy impacted by the whims of the US President as much as its political future in 2019

January 25, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand, like the rest of the world, has entered 2019 with raised concerns as prospects for the world economy darken. The strength of the Thai… Read More ›

UK man watched his ceiling as a downpour of money spelled his downfall and jailing in Thailand

UK man watched his ceiling as a downpour of money spelled his downfall and jailing in Thailand

January 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

Jimmy Kelly’s story is broadcast this week on National Geographic’s hit  TV show Banged Up Abroad. It shows how things can go badly wrong for… Read More ›

Thai man, 50 stone, rescued after medical crisis that left him trapped within his seaside home

Thai man, 50 stone, rescued after medical crisis that left him trapped within his seaside home

January 23, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Young 26 year old Thai man was found by rescuers trapped inside his wooden seafront home on a light mattress. At the scene, medical personnel… Read More ›

Thai family killer who said he was a business man now also faces serious fraud charges over loan from priest

Thai family killer who said he was a business man now also faces serious fraud charges over loan from priest

January 22, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The killing in Thailand’s Uttaradit province by a Thai man, angry at his estranged wife’s family, has caused heightened feelings among surviving family members who… Read More ›

Dane killed in Phuket bike smash had a Thai wife, son and was a respected online anti vaccine campaigner

Dane killed in Phuket bike smash had a Thai wife, son and was a respected online anti vaccine campaigner

January 21, 2019

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

The Danish man leaves behind a Thai wife and son. His death, in a tragic motorbike accident, is one of up to 50 everyday on… Read More ›

Thai teachers rule as 4th year teenage student has hair cropped in public after defying school code

Thai teachers rule as 4th year teenage student has hair cropped in public after defying school code

January 20, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

As any foreign visitor to Thailand or expat will know, the neatness and orderly appearance of Thai school children is a very impressive thing. Even… Read More ›

Australian business woman deported to Sydney on charges of illegal overstay after being arrested

Australian business woman deported to Sydney on charges of illegal overstay after being arrested

January 19, 2019

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

‘My Immigration Department will send her to Australia. She leaves tonight.’ – Immigration chief Surachate Hapkarn confirmed earlier. Lucky Australian woman deported from Thailand after… Read More ›

20 monkeys poisoned in Rayong with more reports of monkey attacks on visitors as populations increase

20 monkeys poisoned in Rayong with more reports of monkey attacks on visitors as populations increase

January 18, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Monkey populations in some parts of Thailand, especially near human settlements and tourists spots, are growing. Last week, 20 long tailed macaque monkeys, a protected… Read More ›

Thailand issues innovative digital driving license but awaits key legal amendments for police use on roads

Thailand issues innovative digital driving license but awaits key legal amendments for police use on roads

January 17, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

New digital licence was not recognised this week for road traffic enforcement purposes as the Royal Thai police explained that they were awaiting a legal… Read More ›

Thai man who killed his wife and family after she wanted to go back to her former husband is arrested

Thai man who killed his wife and family after she wanted to go back to her former husband is arrested

January 16, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The killer was arrested yesterday in a forest area in Ranong. A video has emerged of the last moments of his Thai wife and her… Read More ›

Cambodia’s recall of diplomatic passports linked to press reports of Yingluck’s Hong Kong dealings

Cambodia’s recall of diplomatic passports linked to press reports of Yingluck’s Hong Kong dealings

January 15, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Press reports and comments from Phnom Penh suggest that either the passport, reportedly used by Yingluck Shiniwatra, in the Hong Kong company filing is fake… Read More ›

Thai police in Pattaya investigating American tourist’s claim that he was robbed by a taxi driver who drove off

Thai police in Pattaya investigating American tourist’s claim that he was robbed by a taxi driver who drove off

January 15, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Thai police were called to an incident on Sunday morning when a partially handicapped American man fell on the road as he tried to run… Read More ›

European Union gives Thailand’s fishing industry a vote of confidence as it lifts yellow card warning

European Union gives Thailand’s fishing industry a vote of confidence as it lifts yellow card warning

January 14, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A singular achievement for the Thai government and current Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha who in 2015 and 2016 battled against threats of a red… Read More ›

Leonardo Di Caprio returns to Thailand and the beach on vacation with his stunning Italian girlfriend

Leonardo Di Caprio returns to Thailand and the beach on vacation with his stunning Italian girlfriend

January 14, 2019

Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

The Hollywood legend whose movie The Beach has inspired a generation of younger visitors to Thailand returned the country over the New Year to retrace… Read More ›

Thailand’s women, culture and weather are all factors which lead to more foreigner suicides

Thailand’s women, culture and weather are all factors which lead to more foreigner suicides

January 13, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Two glaring public suicides involving western men this week in addition to the ongoing reports of falls from balconies and tragic endings in hotel or… Read More ›

Pheu Thai accuses authorities in Phayao province of ‘political persecution’ as election is stalled

Pheu Thai accuses authorities in Phayao province of ‘political persecution’ as election is stalled

January 12, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Prime Minister this week told reporters to await publication of the royal decree which will be published, eventually in the royal gazette. The election… Read More ›

7 young men accused of raping a schoolgirl in Northeastern Thailand behind bars as police investigate

7 young men accused of raping a schoolgirl in Northeastern Thailand behind bars as police investigate

January 11, 2019

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Some of the suspects are juveniles and were held by Thai police pending a medical report. One Thai wife defends her husband who is accused… Read More ›