Thai World

Kiwi who created a $50 million ‘legal high’ drugs empire in New Zealand dies in Thai prison after visa arrest

Kiwi who created a $50 million ‘legal high’ drugs empire in New Zealand dies in Thai prison after visa arrest

March 4, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Sad end for a Kiwi who was trail blazer in the world of synthetic drugs or ‘legal highs’ nearly a decade ago in New Zealand.… Read More ›

Snake home invasions double in Thailand within the last 4 years with injuries and deaths reported

Snake home invasions double in Thailand within the last 4 years with injuries and deaths reported

March 3, 2019

Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Many TV reports and coverage of snakes in Thailand seem to highlight the importance of returning the creatures to the wild and encourage users not… Read More ›

Thai man arrested for blackmail scheme targeting Thai women whom he paid to send him sex clips

Thai man arrested for blackmail scheme targeting Thai women whom he paid to send him sex clips

March 2, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Evil Thai man terrorised up to 200 Thai women with his blackmail scheme after he paid them cash  to send him sexually explicit video clips… Read More ›

Italian couple die in Chumphon in another horrific motorcycle accident on Thailand’s deadly roads

Italian couple die in Chumphon in another horrific motorcycle accident on Thailand’s deadly roads

March 1, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

There is conflicting evidence as to what happened on the Pak Nam road in Chumphon province at 4.3o pm yesterday but what is not in… Read More ›

UK beauty spot may have disguised the grim murder of a Thai bride from Udon Thani for over a decade

UK beauty spot may have disguised the grim murder of a Thai bride from Udon Thani for over a decade

February 27, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

In September 2004 a mystery emerged on the hills above a small, remote village in Yorkshire when the body of what police then believed to… Read More ›

Supernatural lover taken into custody by Thai police in Chachoengsao after luring two Thai girls for sex

Supernatural lover taken into custody by Thai police in Chachoengsao after luring two Thai girls for sex

February 26, 2019

Crime, Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

When a Thai mother reported that her daughter, an 18 year Thai girl, had run off with a fortune teller last Friday to Thai police… Read More ›

New Thai cannabis law but recreational use is still illegal. Tricky transition period for medical users

New Thai cannabis law but recreational use is still illegal. Tricky transition period for medical users

February 25, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

The media coverage of the new Thai law on the medical use of cannabis may be misleading for some foreigners in Thailand as well as… Read More ›

40 year old Thai billionaire and emerging election winner may face prosecution for Facebook post

40 year old Thai billionaire and emerging election winner may face prosecution for Facebook post

February 24, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Future Forward Party and its radical leader could emerge after the March 24th election as a new voice in Thai politics and one of… Read More ›

Thailand is about to change as more people spend money online and we move to a virtual reality 5G world

Thailand is about to change as more people spend money online and we move to a virtual reality 5G world

February 23, 2019

Economy, Media, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

In the last two or three years, Thailand has begun to see an astonishing shift to online business and shopping platforms. This follows a decade… Read More ›

Brutal murder of Thai maid 7 years ago sees punishment of mistress sentenced to life in prison

Brutal murder of Thai maid 7 years ago sees punishment of mistress sentenced to life in prison

February 23, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A Thai mother received justice from a Thai court this week when her daughter’s former mistress and employer was convicted of pre meditated murder of… Read More ›

Tensions and sex appeal of Thai politics as a foreigner is arrested and a Thai ‘pretty’ candidate

Tensions and sex appeal of Thai politics as a foreigner is arrested and a Thai ‘pretty’ candidate

February 21, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A young Thai woman confirmed last week as a candidate for election to Thailand’s lower house of parliament in the March  24th election has become… Read More ›

Thailand’s advertisers power the shift to online media in 2019 as print loses out to the internet

Thailand’s advertisers power the shift to online media in 2019 as print loses out to the internet

February 18, 2019

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

One of Thailand’s leading advertising service companies is predicting a 5% rise in advertising media spending in Thailand this year with more money going online… Read More ›

Thailand’s economy is robustly healthy while strong baht piles pressure on western foreigners

Thailand’s economy is robustly healthy while strong baht piles pressure on western foreigners

February 17, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The latest growth figures to the end of 2018 are expected to underline the resilience of the Thai economy which is well balanced and has… Read More ›

Thailand leads the world in the crackdown on online romance crooks targeting Thai women online

Thailand leads the world in the crackdown on online romance crooks targeting Thai women online

February 16, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

As online dating becomes the most popular way for people in every country to find relationships, the scourge of online romance scammers or fraudsters is… Read More ›

Thai wife charged with the murder of her successful husband after Valentines Day dinner in tragic twist

Thai wife charged with the murder of her successful husband after Valentines Day dinner in tragic twist

February 15, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

A romantic dinner date for St Valentines Day for a successful couple in Kalasin province with a good life turned into outright tragedy in the… Read More ›

Thailand’s long week in politics still points to a strong opposition performance in the election

Thailand’s long week in politics still points to a strong opposition performance in the election

February 14, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The shock of last Friday’s events have been deeply felt both within Thailand’s political elite and the public. The nomination of a Thai Princess, intervention… Read More ›

UK lad was riding his motorbike illegally when killed in January – bike shop fined by Thai police for offence

UK lad was riding his motorbike illegally when killed in January – bike shop fined by Thai police for offence

February 13, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police have fined the motorbike shop that rented the motorbike that 17 year old Anthony Ryan was riding when he met his death on… Read More ›

Election commission calls for Thai court to disband political party which nominated the Thai princess

Election commission calls for Thai court to disband political party which nominated the Thai princess

February 12, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s Election Commission confirmed on Wednesday that it had decided to recommend the dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart party. It first appeared that it… Read More ›

Thailand faces economic and political tests in 2019 but soon joins the biggest trade bloc in the world

Thailand faces economic and political tests in 2019 but soon joins the biggest trade bloc in the world

February 11, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand is pressing hard to forge export markets and keep its economy powered up as deteriorating world conditions as well as the political turbulence and… Read More ›

Thai King intervenes to put a stop to a controversial political move that could have turned politics on its head

Thai King intervenes to put a stop to a controversial political move that could have turned politics on its head

February 9, 2019

Culture, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

In the aftermath of the Thai King’s intervention via a statement published through the Thai Royal Gazette, it is now clear that he may have… Read More ›