Thailand

Thai Government switches sugar to ethanol production as prices plunge

Thai Government switches sugar to ethanol production as prices plunge

May 30, 2018

Economy, Thailand:

New Thai government ethanol initiative highlights a leading Thai company and an emerging industry for Thailand Worldwide sugar production surplus and the rise of biofuel… Read More ›

Driving in Thailand really is dangerous – Don’t do it

Driving in Thailand really is dangerous – Don’t do it

May 27, 2018

Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s roads are the most dangerous in the world. It’s not just a statistic but a very real human tragedy. For foreigners visiting Thailand and… Read More ›

UK man’s idyllic life in Thailand turns to nightmare in one fit of passion

UK man’s idyllic life in Thailand turns to nightmare in one fit of passion

May 24, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

One commentator blames toxic online commentary on Thai women marrying foreigners for an apalling tragedy that unfolded in Ubon Ratchathani Living a life of luxury… Read More ›

Thai online bank scraps all fees to fight off Asian rivals

Thai online bank scraps all fees to fight off Asian rivals

May 22, 2018

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Personal, Thailand:

Online for banking for foreigners to Thailand looks like a brighter proposition but the days of the old fashioned branch service are numbered here also… Read More ›

Thailand eyes up the sex trade with ongoing raids and a new drive against human trafficking

Thailand eyes up the sex trade with ongoing raids and a new drive against human trafficking

May 20, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

Prostitution has always been illegal in Thailand while legal in many western countries Thailand is in the midst of crackdown on the sex industry. The… Read More ›

Thailand offered to host the Trump Kim summit in Bangkok and was on some shortlists

Thailand offered to host the Trump Kim summit in Bangkok and was on some shortlists

May 15, 2018

Media, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Summit between Trump and Kim was mooted for Bangkok The meeting between Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump takes place in Singapore on… Read More ›

Fake goods and counterfeit brands in Thailand not yet a thing of the past but maybe soon

Fake goods and counterfeit brands in Thailand not yet a thing of the past but maybe soon

May 13, 2018

Culture, Economy, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand is suppressing  fake and counterfeit goods but intellectual property infringement remains 2017 raids on Bangkok’s gigantic shopping centres which for decades were a mecca… Read More ›

Thailand cracking down on foreign criminals operating scams in the country

Thailand cracking down on foreign criminals operating scams in the country

November 30, 2017

Crime, Foreigners, Thailand:

Thai Police are in the midst of a vigorous crackdown that is targeting scam operators within the Kingdom as efforts to tighten immigration security are… Read More ›

Thailand preparing for new democratic future as PM submits new cabinet

Thailand preparing for new democratic future as PM submits new cabinet

November 23, 2017

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

Thailand is on the way towards a new democratic future which the National Council for Peace and Order hopes will usher in a new political… Read More ›

Bizarre story of UK man who threw himself off hotel balcony in fraud attempt

Bizarre story of UK man who threw himself off hotel balcony in fraud attempt

November 16, 2017

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Media, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

A bizarre and shameful incident in Phuket last week may cause Thai police and authorities to be a little more suspicious of foreigners in peril… Read More ›

Tragic killings in Thailand this week

Tragic killings in Thailand this week

November 9, 2017

Crime, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A young Thai woman, rejected by her Korean lover and despair, tossed her newborn baby from the 17th floor of a high rise apartment building… Read More ›

Thailand is safe for foreigners who take responsibility as dangers lurk in paradise

Thailand is safe for foreigners who take responsibility as dangers lurk in paradise

October 14, 2017

Crime, Economy, Foreigners, Living, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

This week Thailand’s Tourism minister told the Thai Public Broadcasting service that she was confident that tourists, who continue to visit Thailand in ever increasing… Read More ›

Noble spirit of Thailand’s elderly helps country deal with demographic problem

Noble spirit of Thailand’s elderly helps country deal with demographic problem

June 12, 2017

Economy, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s working-age population is set to peak next year with the percentage of the population over 65 more than doubling between now and 2030. Experts… Read More ›

New internet laws give Thai government all the cards to regulate online content

New internet laws give Thai government all the cards to regulate online content

June 11, 2017

Culture, Economy, Media, Personal, Thailand:

The new digital economy legislation and amendments to the wide ranging Computer Crime Act will usher in a new era for the internet in Thailand.… Read More ›

Thai property market steady but concerns about high end speculation in Bangkok

Thai property market steady but concerns about high end speculation in Bangkok

June 8, 2017

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thailand:

Changes to deposit protection limits on bank accounts in Thailand may give a boost to property investments even as there are warnings of speculation at… Read More ›

Heroes with a mission: Foreigners rescue young Thai girls from Thailand’s vice dens

Heroes with a mission: Foreigners rescue young Thai girls from Thailand’s vice dens

June 7, 2017

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Unfairly as transpires, Thailand has a worldwide reputation for prostitution. Among the increasing numbers of visitors to Thailand, thousands on a daily basis come to… Read More ›

European expats moving to Thailand question UN yardsticks for quality of life

European expats moving to Thailand question UN yardsticks for quality of life

June 5, 2017

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand is rising in UN tables showing greater levels of happiness and economic development. Despite this, some foreigners living in Thailand take issue with the… Read More ›

Thai young people take up ghost hunting as craze spikes

Thai young people take up ghost hunting as craze spikes

May 31, 2017

Culture, Living, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

Many younger and urban Thais have developed a passion for ghost hunting as part of social network and media phenomenon in the country. Ghost hunting… Read More ›

Arrest of Iranian Dr. Passport master forger a boost for EU security chiefs

Arrest of Iranian Dr. Passport master forger a boost for EU security chiefs

May 25, 2017

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

The arrest by the Royal Thai police some weeks ago of one of the world’s leading passport forgers was a major boost to efforts by… Read More ›

Irish couple warn foreigners about the perils of Immigration and Visa fraud in Thailand

Irish couple warn foreigners about the perils of Immigration and Visa fraud in Thailand

May 23, 2017

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Personal, Thailand:

A young Irish couple waiting for their flight at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport were looking forward to Christmas in Ireland. Instead they found themselves in the… Read More ›