Thailand

Diamond heist thief was a failed Chanthaburi businessman with a chronic gambling habit and debts

Diamond heist thief was a failed Chanthaburi businessman with a chronic gambling habit and debts

December 30, 2018

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Man was a respected jeweler and figure in the diamond trading business until he lost his business to a chronic gambling habit and love of… Read More ›

Record year for Thai tourism but not so good for Thailand’s bar girls and luxury hotels as market has changed

Record year for Thai tourism but not so good for Thailand’s bar girls and luxury hotels as market has changed

December 29, 2018

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Reports of empty go go bars and bored, Thai bar girls improvising Christmas parties, while tourist numbers are at an all-time high, shows things have… Read More ›

Thai police arrest army Lieutenant in Buriram province for Christmas Eve armed bank robbery of ฿1 million

Thai police arrest army Lieutenant in Buriram province for Christmas Eve armed bank robbery of ฿1 million

December 28, 2018

Crime, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

This week saw a number of bizarre crimes in Thailand including an armed robbery on a Krungthai Bank branch in Buriram province, carried out by… Read More ›

Thailand and Bangkok market for condos adjusting to a slackening of demand – prices still ticking up

Thailand and Bangkok market for condos adjusting to a slackening of demand – prices still ticking up

December 27, 2018

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Developers of condominiums in Bangkok are adjusting their sights to the higher end of the market and more niche offerings as sales rates and price… Read More ›

Thailand’s PM under fire from former cabinet colleague as he steers the country towards a critical election

Thailand’s PM under fire from former cabinet colleague as he steers the country towards a critical election

December 26, 2018

More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

The strongest criticism yet directed at the Thai Prime Minister as he is reported to be calculating a move into politics. The extraordinary strict new… Read More ›

Thai woman and French man say Goodbye leaving for a Thai prison after being convicted of murder

Thai woman and French man say Goodbye leaving for a Thai prison after being convicted of murder

December 25, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Love that went wrong: The conclusion of the Thai police investigation sees two dangerous killers sent away for a long time. The lovers will probably… Read More ›

Thailand faces an economic threat from a fast paced shift to a digital economy – 3 million jobs in peril

Thailand faces an economic threat from a fast paced shift to a digital economy – 3 million jobs in peril

December 24, 2018

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Rapid changes, even in the last year, are bringing a quiet revolution to Thailand’s banking and media sectors. Now influential thinkers are suggesting that many… Read More ›

New health coverage proposals for foreigners in Thailand a concern for those with medical conditions

New health coverage proposals for foreigners in Thailand a concern for those with medical conditions

December 23, 2018

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

New move could be bad news for many middle aged foreigners and particularly elderly individuals who have been unable to get health insurance coverage before.… Read More ›

Thailand’s top immigration cop wants genuine foreigners to come forward – new visa regime is forever

Thailand’s top immigration cop wants genuine foreigners to come forward – new visa regime is forever

December 22, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Frank exchange from Immigration Bureau boss comes as Thailand is consolidating a new era with stringent enforcement of immigration laws. Many westerners including American, UK,… Read More ›

Thailand’s real Santa Claus and the story of Christmas in Thailand where goodwill and dreams are prized

Thailand’s real Santa Claus and the story of Christmas in Thailand where goodwill and dreams are prized

December 21, 2018

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Christmas is getting more popular in Thailand and Santa Claus is the star attraction for many Thai people. The Red clad figure is seen as… Read More ›

93% of Thai people want to see the death penalty put to use to curb shocking murders and drug gangs

93% of Thai people want to see the death penalty put to use to curb shocking murders and drug gangs

December 21, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

Monk gives an insight into how he helps prisoners on Thailand’s death row cope with the mental anguish of not only being in one of… Read More ›

Parents of young Thai woman, who was Muay Thai Champion, suggest their daughter was murdered

Parents of young Thai woman, who was Muay Thai Champion, suggest their daughter was murdered

December 20, 2018

Crime, Culture, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thailand:

Young 22 year old Thai woman had made a life out of Muay Thai after her parents had divorced that took her to university and… Read More ›

Inequality in Thailand is reducing but one Thai economist wants to see more ‘sufficiency’ economic thinking

Inequality in Thailand is reducing but one Thai economist wants to see more ‘sufficiency’ economic thinking

December 18, 2018

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

Thailand was shocked in recent weeks to see one of the world’s biggest banks label it as the most unequal country in the world. This… Read More ›

Players in Thailand getting ready to challenge for a slice of the medical cannabis trade as new legal era nears

Players in Thailand getting ready to challenge for a slice of the medical cannabis trade as new legal era nears

December 17, 2018

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s outgoing National Legislative Assembly is finalising a new law which will open up a new era for cannabis use in Thailand for medical purposes.… Read More ›

Chinese man who killed his wife in Thailand may face further charges including premeditated murder

Chinese man who killed his wife in Thailand may face further charges including premeditated murder

December 16, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A Chinese wife was killled by her husband at the end of October who reported it as an accident and left the country. This week… Read More ›

Denmark and Thailand seek economic partnership and face the same challenge – demographics

Denmark and Thailand seek economic partnership and face the same challenge – demographics

December 14, 2018

Economy, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The Danish ambassador held out the prospect of a  resumption of trade talks between Thailand and the EU bloc after next year elections this week.… Read More ›

Thai police offer assurances to foreigners of safety after murder of French man by former cop

Thai police offer assurances to foreigners of safety after murder of French man by former cop

December 14, 2018

Crime, Thailand:

The brutal slaying of a French man in the early hours of Wednesday morning drew a remarkably candid apology form a senior Thai police officer… Read More ›

Thailand will face a political test after the next election with the result indicating the extent of the challenge

Thailand will face a political test after the next election with the result indicating the extent of the challenge

December 12, 2018

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

As Thailand heads into an election year, the parties opposed to the junta are beginning to direct their fire to Thailand’s new constitution itself. This… Read More ›

Thai police bust Iranian Yakuza drug smuggling operation using duped holiday travelers from Japan

Thai police bust Iranian Yakuza drug smuggling operation using duped holiday travelers from Japan

December 11, 2018

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Japanese man, who grew suspicious when he opened travel case while on a ‘free’ world tour, reported his concerbs to the Japanese embassy in Bangkok… Read More ›

Climate change in Thailand – Thai farmers believe it is real but the impact is unclear as yields are steady

Climate change in Thailand – Thai farmers believe it is real but the impact is unclear as yields are steady

December 11, 2018

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

Thailand’s is one of the very few significant economies to keep its obligations under the Paris Accord so far. It has new and exciting plans… Read More ›