Thailand

UK pianist in tune with Thai elephants in Kanchanaburi as he entertains them with concerts

UK pianist in tune with Thai elephants in Kanchanaburi as he entertains them with concerts

February 10, 2019

Culture, Living, Thailand:

A UK pianist playing on a hillside in Kanchanaburi province to old and disabled elephants has become a You Tube star with millions of views… Read More ›

14 wealthy loan sharks taken in by Thai police as money lending menace and debt remain a big problem

14 wealthy loan sharks taken in by Thai police as money lending menace and debt remain a big problem

February 10, 2019

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

Friday’s arrest in Bangkok of 14 loan sharks lending money at daily interest rate of up to 20% is a reminder that Thailand’s chronic personal… Read More ›

Thai King intervenes to put a stop to a controversial political move that could have turned politics on its head

Thai King intervenes to put a stop to a controversial political move that could have turned politics on its head

February 9, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

In the aftermath of the Thai King’s intervention via a statement published through the Thai Royal Gazette, it is now clear that he may have… Read More ›

Korean international online lottery conman arrested in Bangkok by Thai police after $41 million scam

Korean international online lottery conman arrested in Bangkok by Thai police after $41 million scam

February 8, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

South Korean man led a group of 15 which set up a website allowing South Koreans play international lotteries around the world. Problems arose when… Read More ›

UK man killed in Jomtien beach fall from his condo balcony suffered from a panic attack medical condition

UK man killed in Jomtien beach fall from his condo balcony suffered from a panic attack medical condition

February 7, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police have requested CCTV footage and will examine it carefully as well as performing an autopsy on the body of the UK man who… Read More ›

Shock Thai poll shows Valentine’s Day is a day for sex among some school and university students

Shock Thai poll shows Valentine’s Day is a day for sex among some school and university students

February 7, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

This year in Thailand, Valentines Day expenditure looks like it will dip but the sexual escapades between Thai students at university and high schools looks… Read More ›

Australian officials made the error which plunged Bahraini footballer into a legal and jail nightmare

Australian officials made the error which plunged Bahraini footballer into a legal and jail nightmare

February 6, 2019

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

The appearance of Bahraini footballer Hakeem Al Araibi, shackled before a Thai court this week, caused quite an outburst of ill will towards Thailand and Thai… Read More ›

Google gearing up to help Thai voters get the best election outcome for news and media political coverage

Google gearing up to help Thai voters get the best election outcome for news and media political coverage

February 5, 2019

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

In a week that saw Google’s parent company, Alphabet, announce record profits and investment, Thailand’s political parties are finalizing candidates for the March 24th General… Read More ›

Raids on online gambling websites by ‘Big Joke’ highlights the scale of Thailand’s illegal gambling market

Raids on online gambling websites by ‘Big Joke’ highlights the scale of Thailand’s illegal gambling market

February 4, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s most popular cop led a raid personally last week on an illegal gambling website operating from a Bangkok apartment. It was one of four … Read More ›

Thailand’s fight against recreational drugs is escalating and deadly even as medical cannabis is legalised here

Thailand’s fight against recreational drugs is escalating and deadly even as medical cannabis is legalised here

February 3, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

At the end of last year, as legalized cannabis for medical use was passed by Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly, there was talk of a more… Read More ›

PM rules out odd, even car limitations in Bangkok for now as metro smog control zone declared to curb problem

PM rules out odd, even car limitations in Bangkok for now as metro smog control zone declared to curb problem

February 2, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai government and Bangkok’s Metropolitan Authority have been busy combating the ongoing smog problem impacting the city in the last few weeks. This has… Read More ›

Thailand’s Council of Engineers calls of crane site regulation after fatal crash kills 5 workers on condo site

Thailand’s Council of Engineers calls of crane site regulation after fatal crash kills 5 workers on condo site

February 1, 2019

Economy, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

A rising number of accidents on Thai building sites involving construction cranes, particularly in Bangkok where there is an ongoing condominium constriction boom, has prompted… Read More ›

Scandal over illegal imported Porsche cars still rumbles on for Thai owners as DSI files report suggesting probe

Scandal over illegal imported Porsche cars still rumbles on for Thai owners as DSI files report suggesting probe

January 31, 2019

Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Thailand’s wealthy elite drive a huge market for luxury super cars. Bangkok is home to many Rolls Royces, Bentleys, Lamborghinis and Ferraris. Cars that, frankly,… Read More ›

Distraught UK family praise 17 year old, eldest of 5 brothers – latest motorbike casuality in Thailand

Distraught UK family praise 17 year old, eldest of 5 brothers – latest motorbike casuality in Thailand

January 30, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The latest death of a young 17 year old UK teenager on Thailand’s roads whose ‘life was ahead of him’ means it is time for… Read More ›

This week may see PM’s political future emerge as parties finalise lists for Thailand’s March election

This week may see PM’s political future emerge as parties finalise lists for Thailand’s March election

January 29, 2019

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The Thai political process is now gearing up quite quickly with the Thai General Election date now formally set for the first time. Next week… Read More ›

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 ›