Thai World

Thai man sentenced to death for the Ko Si Chang murder of German woman Miriam Beelte in April

Thai man sentenced to death for the Ko Si Chang murder of German woman Miriam Beelte in April

July 12, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai court found that it could not mitigate the sentence imposed on the Ronnakorn Romruen who worked cleaning the local beaches. It said that… Read More ›

Begpacking is shameless behaviour that is outlawed in Thailand and poisons goodwill between cultures

Begpacking is shameless behaviour that is outlawed in Thailand and poisons goodwill between cultures

July 11, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The sort of tourists and visitors that Thailand could do without. Cheap, ignorant and entitled begpackers from wealthy western countries are increasingly targeting Thailand as… Read More ›

New Thai cabinet attains royal approval as military rule is dismantled in Thailand by orders

New Thai cabinet attains royal approval as military rule is dismantled in Thailand by orders

July 11, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Civil rights groups are pointing to the retention of some provisions allowing for individuals to be detained for 7 days by security forces for questioning… Read More ›

Nigerian and Thai wife arrested by police after online romance fraud costs woman ฿1.5 million

Nigerian and Thai wife arrested by police after online romance fraud costs woman ฿1.5 million

July 8, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai woman transferred the money in the hope of gaining access to ฿15 million in an approved loan from the World Bank arranged by a… Read More ›

Wife and mother from Northern Ireland flies to Thailand after tragic death of her husband

Wife and mother from Northern Ireland flies to Thailand after tragic death of her husband

July 7, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Urgent calls for more information on the danger of riptides on Phuket beaches: Some locals in Phuket have criticised the lack of lifeguards and the… Read More ›

German and Swede nabbed in raids by Thai police as authorities call time on paradise for fraudsters

German and Swede nabbed in raids by Thai police as authorities call time on paradise for fraudsters

July 6, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Swedish man who came to Thailand with ฿50 million knew it was the end when he saw the handcuffs. This week, it was the same… Read More ›

Senior bank figure suggests an interest rate cut in Thailand can not be ruled out to tackle economy

Senior bank figure suggests an interest rate cut in Thailand can not be ruled out to tackle economy

July 5, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The underlying financial good health of Thailand’s currency and a continued flight of capital into the country will pose a growing dilemma for the soon… Read More ›

TV interest in German man on the run led to him being exposed in June as Thai police pulled his file

TV interest in German man on the run led to him being exposed in June as Thai police pulled his file

July 3, 2019

Crime, Culture, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

German man Maximilian Fernsebner was only arrested after two days hiding in a local creek where he used a straw to submerge himself in water… Read More ›

Filming of Fast and Furious movie begins in Krabi in what will be a big boost to the local economy

Filming of Fast and Furious movie begins in Krabi in what will be a big boost to the local economy

July 3, 2019

Culture, Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Hollywood movie stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez released a short video clip after the first day’s filming was completed. Both celebrated the long-lived franchise,… Read More ›

Attempted car homicide as woman sees boyfriend with new partner riding pillion on his motorbike

Attempted car homicide as woman sees boyfriend with new partner riding pillion on his motorbike

July 2, 2019

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The horrific incident took place on Saturday morning in Thailand’s southern Songkhla province.  The Thai woman appeared to lose her mind with jealousy after some… Read More ›

Thai women fall victim to London’s pickpocketing problem which targets Asian tourists to the city

Thai women fall victim to London’s pickpocketing problem which targets Asian tourists to the city

July 1, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai women handed their video of the pickpocket theft over to the Metropolitan Police in London. It clearly identifies the three thieves with clear footage.… Read More ›

Elite doctors at Siriraj reveal that the ‘mystery’ illness that killed a Thai TV star was a rare but lethal form of TB

Elite doctors at Siriraj reveal that the ‘mystery’ illness that killed a Thai TV star was a rare but lethal form of TB

June 29, 2019

Culture, Living, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Doctors found some colored tissue in the star’s nasal cavity. This led them to conduct tests which tested positive for a rare form of TB… Read More ›

Calls to legalise prostitution in Thailand after Pattaya sex raid on Walking Street this week

Calls to legalise prostitution in Thailand after Pattaya sex raid on Walking Street this week

June 28, 2019

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

This month, a Thammasat University law lecturer called for Thailand to legalise and regulate the sex industry. It follows an informative seminar and forum in… Read More ›

Israeli wife murderer trying to evade Thai immigration blacklist back in prison where he belongs

Israeli wife murderer trying to evade Thai immigration blacklist back in prison where he belongs

June 25, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The Israeli man had agreed to divorce his wife of 10 years amicably, in 2004. He was on his way to Australia when he stopped… Read More ›

Chinese man in Bangkok with a plastic bag of cash to buy a condo in Pattaya. Leaves money in a taxi

Chinese man in Bangkok with a plastic bag of cash to buy a condo in Pattaya. Leaves money in a taxi

June 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

The Chinese man received extraordinary support from a staff member at the hotel in Bangkok where he stayed with his partner. This initiative and the… Read More ›

Crunch for Thai economy as exports dive. Fears that Thai baht has become a focus of speculation

Crunch for Thai economy as exports dive. Fears that Thai baht has become a focus of speculation

June 23, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The effects of the US China trade war has been nothing short of devastating for Thai exports so far. Thailand has found its manufacturing base… Read More ›

Tiger Woods, back on top and back on a family visit to Thailand, home of the mom that made him

Tiger Woods, back on top and back on a family visit to Thailand, home of the mom that made him

June 20, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

The story of Earl Woods and Kultida Punsawad is an inspiring one and must be a key factor in the making of the golfing legend.… Read More ›

Thailand’s new democracy cannot claim victory as old strifes open up against a weak government

Thailand’s new democracy cannot claim victory as old strifes open up against a weak government

June 18, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

New cabinet, once it is sworn in, will replace the National Council for Peace and Order which has been in power since 2014. It is… Read More ›

‘They stayed in Thailand and never left’ – Italian fraudster lived in Pattaya after escape from Thai prison

‘They stayed in Thailand and never left’ – Italian fraudster lived in Pattaya after escape from Thai prison

June 17, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

A security expert has revealed that 58 year old Francesco Galdelli and his wife, 45 year old Vanya Goffi, were a highly regarded couple in… Read More ›

Violent street battle breaks out in Bangkok between rival motorcycle taxi gangs: two dead

Violent street battle breaks out in Bangkok between rival motorcycle taxi gangs: two dead

June 16, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Bangkok’s motorcycle taxis have been involved in a number of violent incidents with rival technology driven competitor taxi services in recent years. They have also… Read More ›