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Tourist levy hits further turbulence with fears it could harm airline’s effort to boost flight numbers

Tourist levy hits further turbulence with fears it could harm airline’s effort to boost flight numbers

July 18, 2022

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The fee will provide automatic insurance cover with 11.3% of the money from it going to pay for limited medical insurance coverage for visitors with… Read More ›

Young mother who pimped her child arrested, 2 men linked with the case already facing charges

Young mother who pimped her child arrested, 2 men linked with the case already facing charges

July 13, 2022

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The mother of the child identified by police as Ms Chantra has pointed the finger at a 33-year-old man who was also arrested on Tuesday,… Read More ›

Abe’s legacy will be his efforts to awaken Japan and build a defensive alliance against China

Abe’s legacy will be his efforts to awaken Japan and build a defensive alliance against China

July 10, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The leading figure in modern Japanese politics had lately been campaigning extensively against the danger of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Ill health had plagued… Read More ›

Thailand with a falling baht caught in stagflation spiral with high inflation and low GDP growth this year

Thailand with a falling baht caught in stagflation spiral with high inflation and low GDP growth this year

July 7, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The significant and heavy impact of the war in Ukraine is hitting Thailand hard as it also challenges economies across the world as inflation bites… Read More ›

Intensive clashes in Myanmar near Tak ease leaving locals near the border rattled and on guard

Intensive clashes in Myanmar near Tak ease leaving locals near the border rattled and on guard

July 4, 2022

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Myanmar is now effectively in a state of all-out civil conflict with a deadly war of attrition between swelling rebel groups and a military fighting… Read More ›

Police probe the state of mind of Australian teenager who fell to his death from a Phuket Hotel 

Police probe the state of mind of Australian teenager who fell to his death from a Phuket Hotel 

July 1, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Daredevil and highly dangerous antics of the deceased in the swimming pool area on the 6th floor of his luxury hotel led to his fall… Read More ›

Good news from airports as arrivals help offset damage from inflation and supply chain blocks caused by war

Good news from airports as arrivals help offset damage from inflation and supply chain blocks caused by war

June 29, 2022

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Kasikorn Research Centre predicts that there is enough capital in the financial system to meet short-term debt repayments, imports for 3 months and demand for… Read More ›

Fears for the baht as it hits a 15-year low and Thai economic performance in the medium term with chronic ills

Fears for the baht as it hits a 15-year low and Thai economic performance in the medium term with chronic ills

June 26, 2022

Culture, Economy, Living, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

While the kingdom maintains a strong external financial situation and prudent fiscal management to support its economy, the growing impact of chronic problems such as… Read More ›

Warnings as fears grow over recreational cannabis use as Thai man is left impotent by self-harm act

Warnings as fears grow over recreational cannabis use as Thai man is left impotent by self-harm act

June 23, 2022

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

Original plans to deregulate cannabis, this year, were for it to be made freely available only for medical use and products with a strictly limited… Read More ›

Sexual jealousy and love rivalry behind horrific murder-suicide act of senior Bangkok policeman

Sexual jealousy and love rivalry behind horrific murder-suicide act of senior Bangkok policeman

June 20, 2022

Crime, Culture, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Police investigating the horrific incident in a Bangkok suburb are beginning to look at the state of the officer’s personal relationships in an attempt to… Read More ›

Harrowing scene as Canadian cries for his dead wife at early morning accident in Kanchanaburi 

Harrowing scene as Canadian cries for his dead wife at early morning accident in Kanchanaburi 

June 18, 2022

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

Death again highlights the danger of Thailand’s roads for foreigners including pedestrians, car drivers, motorcyclists and bicyclists due to reckless driving and a lack of… Read More ›

US Defence Chief asserts Thailand’s position as a key military ally in a tense Indo-Pacific region

US Defence Chief asserts Thailand’s position as a key military ally in a tense Indo-Pacific region

June 17, 2022

Culture, Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Lloyd Austin, a career soldier who began work as a US Army lieutenant in the 1970s, cut an impressive figure in Bangkok this week after… Read More ›

Police still probing ‘booze fest’ party at which Russian woman died in Phuket – 3 to be charged

Police still probing ‘booze fest’ party at which Russian woman died in Phuket – 3 to be charged

June 14, 2022

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

Police chief in Phuket warns of the danger to foreigners who become intoxicated and the duty of care that exists to foreign visitors who are… Read More ›

Visa free for all put forward by industry meeting hosted by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)

Visa free for all put forward by industry meeting hosted by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)

June 12, 2022

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The proposals from the meeting which ranged from declaring Thailand mask-free outdoors to eliminating temperature checks on arrival, come as the kingdom’s foreign tourism numbers… Read More ›

Police warn foreign fugitives Thailand is no longer a safe haven after Pattaya arrest of UK paedophile

Police warn foreign fugitives Thailand is no longer a safe haven after Pattaya arrest of UK paedophile

June 8, 2022

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The sort of tourist Thailand does not need or want: Dempster is facing a 10 year and 6-month prison term ahead of him when he… Read More ›

Rohingyas found on an Andaman Sea island to face illegal entry charges and return to Bangladesh

Rohingyas found on an Andaman Sea island to face illegal entry charges and return to Bangladesh

June 5, 2022

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

On Saturday, Police Lieutenant General Surachate Hakparn was dispatched by headquarters to find out more about the group who were detected on Saturday on the… Read More ›

Arrested foreigners uncooperative with Phuket police after Russian woman dies in balcony fall

Arrested foreigners uncooperative with Phuket police after Russian woman dies in balcony fall

June 2, 2022

Crime, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Scene found by police at The Emerald Terrace apartment building early on Tuesday morning was one of a sex, drugs and alcohol party with condom… Read More ›

Face masks back on as cabinet votes down end of mandate in June. Nightlife trade slams reopening

Face masks back on as cabinet votes down end of mandate in June. Nightlife trade slams reopening

May 31, 2022

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

Nightlife business owner says his customers are not happy with seeing masseuses with face masks on while other operators slam the nervousness of the government… Read More ›

Man guns down three after being asked for a beer as a 16-year-old is found dead in Pathum Thani

Man guns down three after being asked for a beer as a 16-year-old is found dead in Pathum Thani

May 30, 2022

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

Thailand has by far the greatest number of guns in circulation compared to any other country in ASEAN, 50 times more than Singapore and over… Read More ›

Confusing traffic lights and reckless driving may have caused death of French tourist in Ayutthaya

Confusing traffic lights and reckless driving may have caused death of French tourist in Ayutthaya

May 27, 2022

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Harrowing scenes on Wednesday night as a 34-year old American woman watched in horror as her newfound friend 26-year-old Camille Jeanne Gavaudan’s life drained away… Read More ›