Thailand

Some Thai people lose patience as China sends 1 million tourists per month to visit Thailand

Some Thai people lose patience as China sends 1 million tourists per month to visit Thailand

July 3, 2018

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

The Chinese tourist boom poses a challenge to Thai travel and tourist interests as well as the Thai public Thailand has become an irresistible magnet… Read More ›

Former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban returns to the political arena in Thailand

Former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban returns to the political arena in Thailand

June 25, 2018

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

New political party formed on a policy platform similar to now defunct PDRC movement Suthep Thaugsuban, ex-leader of the former People’s Democratic Reform Committee, has… Read More ›

Foreigners dealing or even using drugs in Thailand are ill advised

Foreigners dealing or even using drugs in Thailand are ill advised

June 23, 2018

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

In the last few decades too many foreigners have found themselves in perilous straits on the wrong side of Thai law over illicit drugs Thailand’s… Read More ›

Thai Government warns about fake news online as political discourse picks up before elections

Thai Government warns about fake news online as political discourse picks up before elections

June 21, 2018

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

Tough laws concerning online speech and commentary should be noted by foreigners as Thailand resumes political discourse Thailand’s authorities have warned the public that it… Read More ›

Foreigners snared in sex industry crack down as Thai police promise that wrong doers will be detected

Foreigners snared in sex industry crack down as Thai police promise that wrong doers will be detected

June 18, 2018

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

One foreigner (American) arrested in Thailand for human trafficking while another (Swiss) arrested for possession of child pornography as part of sex industry crackdown

Watch out for deadly snakes in Thailand – they’re not your friend

Watch out for deadly snakes in Thailand – they’re not your friend

June 16, 2018

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

While an expert claims that foreigners or visitors to Thailand should not fear snakes, it is sensible to be cautious – there are some horror… Read More ›

Thai Female Minister declares the end of sex tourism as Thailand too moves towards girl power

Thai Female Minister declares the end of sex tourism as Thailand too moves towards girl power

June 12, 2018

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai sex tourism recently involved UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in controversy when he acknowledged it was popular with UK men. Probably one of the… Read More ›

Thailand to build real time database to track foreigners

Thailand to build real time database to track foreigners

June 9, 2018

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

More crime in Thailand is being linked to foreign gangs attracted to the country’s lifestyle and economic opportunities Thailand is gearing up efforts to monitor… Read More ›

Gangs involved in fraud rackets arrested by Thai authorities

Gangs involved in fraud rackets arrested by Thai authorities

June 5, 2018

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

The many reasons that make Thailand a desirable place to live for foreigners are also attracting the wrong sort of people in unprecedented numbers The… Read More ›

Thailand’s Economic and diplomatic policies are working

Thailand’s Economic and diplomatic policies are working

June 4, 2018

Economy, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Biggest challenge Thailand’s economy may ultimately face is demographics as in Europe Things are looking up for Thailand as this year’s economic growth is expected… Read More ›

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 ›