Thai World

UK man killed in Jomtien beach fall from his condo balcony suffered from a panic attack medical condition

UK man killed in Jomtien beach fall from his condo balcony suffered from a panic attack medical condition

February 7, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thai police have requested CCTV footage and will examine it carefully as well as performing an autopsy on the body of the UK man who… Read More ›

Shock Thai poll shows Valentine’s Day is a day for sex among some school and university students

Shock Thai poll shows Valentine’s Day is a day for sex among some school and university students

February 7, 2019

Culture, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

This year in Thailand, Valentines Day expenditure looks like it will dip but the sexual escapades between Thai students at university and high schools looks… Read More ›

Raids on online gambling websites by ‘Big Joke’ highlights the scale of Thailand’s illegal gambling market

Raids on online gambling websites by ‘Big Joke’ highlights the scale of Thailand’s illegal gambling market

February 4, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s most popular cop led a raid personally last week on an illegal gambling website operating from a Bangkok apartment. It was one of four … Read More ›

Thailand’s fight against recreational drugs is escalating and deadly even as medical cannabis is legalised here

Thailand’s fight against recreational drugs is escalating and deadly even as medical cannabis is legalised here

February 3, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

At the end of last year, as legalized cannabis for medical use was passed by Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly, there was talk of a more… Read More ›

PM rules out odd, even car limitations in Bangkok for now as metro smog control zone declared to curb problem

PM rules out odd, even car limitations in Bangkok for now as metro smog control zone declared to curb problem

February 2, 2019

Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The Thai government and Bangkok’s Metropolitan Authority have been busy combating the ongoing smog problem impacting the city in the last few weeks. This has… Read More ›

Distraught UK family praise 17 year old, eldest of 5 brothers – latest motorbike casuality in Thailand

Distraught UK family praise 17 year old, eldest of 5 brothers – latest motorbike casuality in Thailand

January 30, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

The latest death of a young 17 year old UK teenager on Thailand’s roads whose ‘life was ahead of him’ means it is time for… Read More ›

Canadian arrested at the border but a lifeline for foreigners seeking marriage and retirement visas

Canadian arrested at the border but a lifeline for foreigners seeking marriage and retirement visas

January 28, 2019

Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

New move is meant to assist genuine foreigners who have, in the past, relied on certification from their national embassies which has been withdrawn by… Read More ›

Drug lords using an Australian gang to ship concealed drugs to Australia and Canada – more arrests promised

Drug lords using an Australian gang to ship concealed drugs to Australia and Canada – more arrests promised

January 26, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

A press conference held last weekend heard presentations from Thai and Australian officials involved in the ongoing war against drugs and the fight against drug… Read More ›

Thailand’s economy impacted by the whims of the US President as much as its political future in 2019

Thailand’s economy impacted by the whims of the US President as much as its political future in 2019

January 25, 2019

Economy, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand, like the rest of the world, has entered 2019 with raised concerns as prospects for the world economy darken. The strength of the Thai… Read More ›

UK man watched his ceiling as a downpour of money spelled his downfall and jailing in Thailand

UK man watched his ceiling as a downpour of money spelled his downfall and jailing in Thailand

January 24, 2019

Crime, Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

Jimmy Kelly’s story is broadcast this week on National Geographic’s hit  TV show Banged Up Abroad. It shows how things can go badly wrong for… Read More ›

Thai family killer who said he was a business man now also faces serious fraud charges over loan from priest

Thai family killer who said he was a business man now also faces serious fraud charges over loan from priest

January 22, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The killing in Thailand’s Uttaradit province by a Thai man, angry at his estranged wife’s family, has caused heightened feelings among surviving family members who… Read More ›

Thai teachers rule as 4th year teenage student has hair cropped in public after defying school code

Thai teachers rule as 4th year teenage student has hair cropped in public after defying school code

January 20, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

As any foreign visitor to Thailand or expat will know, the neatness and orderly appearance of Thai school children is a very impressive thing. Even… Read More ›

20 monkeys poisoned in Rayong with more reports of monkey attacks on visitors as populations increase

20 monkeys poisoned in Rayong with more reports of monkey attacks on visitors as populations increase

January 18, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Thai World, Thailand:

Monkey populations in some parts of Thailand, especially near human settlements and tourists spots, are growing. Last week, 20 long tailed macaque monkeys, a protected… Read More ›

Thai man who killed his wife and family after she wanted to go back to her former husband is arrested

Thai man who killed his wife and family after she wanted to go back to her former husband is arrested

January 16, 2019

Crime, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The killer was arrested yesterday in a forest area in Ranong. A video has emerged of the last moments of his Thai wife and her… Read More ›

Cambodia’s recall of diplomatic passports linked to press reports of Yingluck’s Hong Kong dealings

Cambodia’s recall of diplomatic passports linked to press reports of Yingluck’s Hong Kong dealings

January 15, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Press reports and comments from Phnom Penh suggest that either the passport, reportedly used by Yingluck Shiniwatra, in the Hong Kong company filing is fake… Read More ›

European Union gives Thailand’s fishing industry a vote of confidence as it lifts yellow card warning

European Union gives Thailand’s fishing industry a vote of confidence as it lifts yellow card warning

January 14, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

A singular achievement for the Thai government and current Prime Minister Prayut Chan ocha who in 2015 and 2016 battled against threats of a red… Read More ›

Leonardo Di Caprio returns to Thailand and the beach on vacation with his stunning Italian girlfriend

Leonardo Di Caprio returns to Thailand and the beach on vacation with his stunning Italian girlfriend

January 14, 2019

Foreigners, Media, Thai World, Thailand:

The Hollywood legend whose movie The Beach has inspired a generation of younger visitors to Thailand returned the country over the New Year to retrace… Read More ›

Thailand’s women, culture and weather are all factors which lead to more foreigner suicides

Thailand’s women, culture and weather are all factors which lead to more foreigner suicides

January 13, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Two glaring public suicides involving western men this week in addition to the ongoing reports of falls from balconies and tragic endings in hotel or… Read More ›

Pheu Thai accuses authorities in Phayao province of ‘political persecution’ as election is stalled

Pheu Thai accuses authorities in Phayao province of ‘political persecution’ as election is stalled

January 12, 2019

Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The Prime Minister this week told reporters to await publication of the royal decree which will be published, eventually in the royal gazette. The election… Read More ›

Foreigners and tourists lodge a huge number of complaints to police relating to Thai taxi cabs

Foreigners and tourists lodge a huge number of complaints to police relating to Thai taxi cabs

January 10, 2019

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand’s tourist police release a report showing over 12,600 complaints were received. The biggest problems is taxi drivers refusing fares which is illegal under Thai… Read More ›