Month: April 2018

  • NewsWARNING: Shocking accident between motorcyclist and pick-up | Thaiger

    WARNING: Shocking accident between motorcyclist and pick-up

    WARNING: Graphic photos Gruesome pictures of an accident in Phuket show the aftermath of a collision between a female motorcyclist and the rear of a pick-up truck. The woman was impaled on the back bumper suffering severe injuries to her left leg and losing a lot of blood. Rescue organisations used cutting equipment to get her free then she was…

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  • NewsSeven year old Trang Twins marry in a big ceremony

    Seven year old Trang Twins marry in a big ceremony

    Translated from Thai Tharaporn and Tharapong – seven year olds – are the children of Natthapong and Pilanthana Pankhong who own a big agricultural equipment supply firm in the southern Thai town. The twins were married in a lavish ceremony. Some 1000 guests turned up for the ceremony that is held to satisfy old beliefs that by so doing the…

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  • NewsBrits behaving badly

    Brits behaving badly

    British nationals are more likely to be arrested in Thailand than in any other overseas country, official figures reveal. However, it’s in Spain and the USA where the highest number of arrests of British nationals were recorded. According to the most recent stats available, which record the period from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016, a total of 194…

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  • NewsDay Three: Top of the Gulf Regatta 2018

    Day Three: Top of the Gulf Regatta 2018

    PHOTOS: Guy Nowell All the fleet are playing catch-up in their respective series after two days of unseasonal weather in the Gulf of Thailand and race officers on the keelboat and multihull, dinghy and Optimist courses were eager to get going today. Two quick windward/leewards for all in classes 1-6 (keelboats, multihulls) and two quick races for the dinghies (classes…

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  • NewsPeeling back the red tape – Thailand 4.0

    Peeling back the red tape – Thailand 4.0

    A committee tasked with propelling needed reforms under the Thailand 4.0 policy on Monday heard progress updates from state bodies in a meeting chaired by PM General Prayut Chan-o-cha. A series of measures must be implemented to aid in the nation’s digital transformation including, this August, cancelling state agency requirements for photocopies of the Thai national ID card and household…

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  • HealthHigh performance coaching secrets for life and business

    High performance coaching secrets for life and business

    by Hayden Rhodes I recently spent time in New Zealand and this special country reminded me of fundamentals required for optimal mental and physical performance – fundamentals that are mandatory to be put in place so that you can live and work at your best, day in and day out. Remember, fundamentals are vital for the long-term success of any…

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  • NewsOfficials raising the yellow flags on Krabi beaches

    Officials raising the yellow flags on Krabi beaches

    Officials raised yellows flags at two popular beaches warning tourists against swimming following strong winds and high waves that kicked up from Sunday evening. Champen Phomphakdee, chief of two national parks – Mu Koh Hong National Park and Than Bokkhoranee National Park – said officials put up yellow flags on the beach in front of Koh Hong beach to warn…

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  • NewsThe Good Shepherd Phuket Learning Centre requires urgent funding

    The Good Shepherd Phuket Learning Centre requires urgent funding

    The fate of the Good Shepherd Learning Centre Phuket is a matter of concern. The Centre has an urgent need to obtain sustainable funds to continue operations as its initial period of regular, committed funding will cease in May 2018. At The Good Shepherd Learning Centre they provide basic education i.e. science, mathematics and language skills in Thai, Burmese and…

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  • NewsPolice look into deaths linked to Lyn-brand weight-loss products

    Police look into deaths linked to Lyn-brand weight-loss products

    Fresh on the heels of an investigation into Magic Skin beauty products, police are now looking at another well-known brand, Lyn, after its weight-loss products were allegedly found to contain two dangerous substances. Deputy national police chief Pol General Weerachai Songmetta says the products might contain the appetite suppressant Sibutramine and the laxative Bisacodyl. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

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  • NewsPhuket’s Nepalese community commemorate the Buddha’s birthday

    Phuket’s Nepalese community commemorate the Buddha’s birthday

    Buddha’s Birthday celebrations vary from place to place according to the different schools of the faith that have developed over the years, but regardless, the birthday of Lord Buddha remains one of the largest Buddhist festivals wherever and whenever it’s celebrated. In Nepal, Myanmar and India the Buddha’s birthday is being celebrated today. In Thailand, South Korea and Hong Kong,…

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  • Thai LifeBritish International School Phuket Hosts Scholarship Bake Off

    British International School Phuket Hosts Scholarship Bake Off

    PHUKET – BISP Scholarship Bake Off The IWA Phuket Team together with the Year 10 – 12 students of British International School Phuket hosted a bake off on Sunday at the Outrigger Laguna Beach Resort Phuket, all to raise money for the IWA a student lead initiative, funding girls in education. All the participating baking teams showcased their talent, the…

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  • News20 injured after bus flips over near Surat Thani

    20 injured after bus flips over near Surat Thani

    A Bangkok – Khanom bus has ran off Highway 41 and crashed into a tree alongside the road injuring about 20 passengers this morning (Monday). (UPDATE: 19 confirmed injured) Thai PBS reports that the bus was heading from Bangkok on the way to Nakhon Si Thammarat with 36 passengers when it ran off the highway in Chaya district of Surat…

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  • NewsDutch tourist falls from ladyboy’s condo balcony

    Dutch tourist falls from ladyboy’s condo balcony

    PHOTO: Ivy Residence Pinklau, Hipflat.co.th A Dutch tourist has fallen to his death from a condo room of a ladyboy he had just met at a drinking party on Khao San Road, Bangkok early this morning. The tourist has been identified by his driving licence as 21 year old Salmans Rik W F. Police say he fell from the room of 37…

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  • Thai LifeTOONS TUNES – Bon Jovi “Walls”

    TOONS TUNES – Bon Jovi “Walls”

    Checking new and amazing music for The Thaiger everyday with Donna Toon Toons Tunes for today features American rock band Bon Jovi and the latest release from their expanded edition of their 2016 studio album “This House is not for Sale” the track is called “Walls”. The song is politically motivated and the music video is equal parts performance and…

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  • NewsA Chinese-speaking man dies in bike crash near the Klong Kata Dam

    A Chinese-speaking man dies in bike crash near the Klong Kata Dam

    Chalong Police received a report about a motorcycle crash last night (April 28) on the road behind Klong Kata Dam that killed a man whom the police are yet to positively identify. Ruamjai Rescue Foundation and Chalong Police believe that the 35-45 year old man might be a Chinese language tour guide as they found information in his mobile phone…

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  • NewsHuge rally in Chiang Mai protesting judges’ homes on Doi Suthep mountain

    Huge rally in Chiang Mai protesting judges’ homes on Doi Suthep mountain

    PHOTO: Chiang Rai Times Around 1,000 people have rallied in Chiang Mai yesterday to protest the homes being built for Thai judges on forested land on Doi Suthep mountain. The protest is one of the largest protests against the government ever staged. Public frustration has been mounting over the project since aerial images started circulating on social media earlier this…

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  • NewsA man killed by a boar in Kathu

    A man killed by a boar in Kathu

    A 48 year old man Somsak Pengsata was attacked by a boar after kicking it. After the attack, he bled to death. According to witnesses who are fellow workers there in Kathu area, there were 4 boars, each of them has a pair of 2 inch long tusks living in the same sty. The workers were sitting in front of…

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  • NewsDay Two – Top of the Gulf Regatta

    Day Two – Top of the Gulf Regatta

    PHOTOS: Guy Nowell What a difference a day makes. Yesterday’s grey skies and consistent rain was replaced with hope this morning as blue skies hinted of a better day to come. A full fleet of boats headed out to their respective start lines as 120+ Optimists and more than 70 in the Single-Handed Monohull Dinghy and Double-Handed Monohull Dinghy classes…

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  • Thai LifeTop 10 reasons to live in Thailand

    Top 10 reasons to live in Thailand

    (10 minute read) Let’s move to Thailand! Many travel to the Land of Smiles and some even stay, drawn by it’s culture, climate, opportunities, cost-of-living or maybe even ‘love’. Here are our top ten reasons to move to and live in Thailand. 1. The weather Thailand’s weather, north to south, can vary quite a bit but most of the year…

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  • Thailand NewsHalf a ton of marijuana seized in Mekong sting

    Half a ton of marijuana seized in Mekong sting

    A total of 490 kilograms of dried marijuana worth 15 million baht in street value has been seized by Thai authorities in Bung Kan province in the far north-east of Thailand on the Mekong River, Saturday, but the suspected Laotian smugglers managed to flee. Bung Kan Customs checkpoint head Prasongsak Boonma said the four Laotian smugglers, who were bringing sacks…

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  • NewsTwo mysterious objects found in Mai Khao

    Two mysterious objects found in Mai Khao

    Thachatchai Police received a report about an items that looked like ancient cannons at an old house in the Mai Khao area. The house, which belongs to a local man Dam Jitchamnan, was being demolished for renovation and the objects were found among the debris as workers were clearing it away. The police found that the rusty items were about…

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  • Thai LifeThe world’s top 25 luxury hotels

    The world’s top 25 luxury hotels

    Luxury hotels. Sure, we plenty of those in Phuket and around Thailand. But where are the world’s best luxury hotels? Out of the top 25, only one is in Thailand. The votes are in by the people who visit and stay in these expensive but ornate and luxurious accommodation offerings. Trip Advisor guests have stayed in them and voted. The…

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  • NewsDay 1 of 2018 Top of the Gulf Regatta

    Day 1 of 2018 Top of the Gulf Regatta

    PHOTOS: Guy Nowell The blue skies and tropical conditions for which the Top of the Gulf Regatta is known failed to show up on Day 1 as a downpour which started the evening before never let up all day, making it a grey and wet start to the regatta. That, however, didn’t dampen spirits as the Race Officer kept the…

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  • NewsBike crashes into a van killing one

    Bike crashes into a van killing one

    A 35 year old man from Chiang Mai, Warat Liewrungrot, has crashed his motorcycle into a van, killing him instantly. He was driving without a helmet. The accident happened in front of Soi Suksan 1 in Rawai heading towards the Chalong Circle. Witnesses told Chalong Police that Warat was riding his motorcycle at high speed from Rawai Pier towards Chalong…

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  • News27 Cobras found in a Krabi rubber plantation

    27 Cobras found in a Krabi rubber plantation

    The owner of a rubber plantation in Lumtub District in Krabi, 45 year old Prapai Yaithong, revealed today (April 28) that he found a den* of cobra on his land. While a worker was using a tractor to level the land surface and to remove a pile of wood in the rubber plantation, the worker saw that the blades from…

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  • NewsChinese man arrested with 57 fake ATM cards in BKK

    Chinese man arrested with 57 fake ATM cards in BKK

    FILE PHOTO A Chinese man has been arrested for allegedly stealing ATM card identities to make fake ones and steal from bank accounts. Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal, the deputy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau (and earning a reputation as an International Crime Terminator), said the 27 year old Chinese man, named as Xen Dazui, was arrested while he was…

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  • NewsSamkong & Darasamut underpasses closing

    Samkong & Darasamut underpasses closing

    The underpasses at Samkong (Tesco Lotus) and Darasamut School (Central Festival intersection) are to be closed temporarily. The Phuket Provincial Highway Office has announced the temporary closure of both underpasses to remove the mud and rubbish from the pits and give the two tunnels a scheduled maintenance and general cleaning from April 30 – May 2 from 8 pm –…

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  • NewsWho’s keeping Thailand’s beaches clean?

    Who’s keeping Thailand’s beaches clean?

    PHOTO: Daily News Every week there are volunteers heading to the beaches of Phuket to pick up rubbish, mostly washed ashore and landing on the beaches. Some of it has washed out Phuket’s drains and just making its way back to shore. Other rubbish comes from passing boats and fishing fleets. One group, Clean The Beach Bootcamp, organised bi-weekly by…

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  • NewsRomance gang busted by tourist police

    Romance gang busted by tourist police

    Tourist Police and 191 Special Branch Police have busted an alleged Nigerian romance scam gang and arrested a Negerian man for fraud charges during the ongoing investigation. Thai PBS are reporting that Light Chinezurum was presented to the media yesterday (April 27) after being caught by tourist police for luring several women into an online relationship and convincing them to transfer…

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  • NewsStorms hit Bangkok and Central regions

    Storms hit Bangkok and Central regions

    The Big Mango got a battering last night whilst rains are expected sometime on Phuket during Saturday and Sunday, but not the torrential rains that hit Bangkok. Heavy rains and strong winds hit several areas of the capital last night. A bus stop on Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road, outside the head office of petroleum giant PTT, collapsed as a result of strong…

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  • NewsEnvironment Minister presented with 5 demands to protect the Andaman coast

    Environment Minister presented with 5 demands to protect the Andaman coast

    The Natural Resources and Environment Minister General Surasak Karnjanarat has appointed volunteer marine rangers for six coastal Andaman provinces today (Friday). The provinces are: Trang, Phang Nga, Krabi, Phuket, Satun, and Ranong. He officially handed marine ranger badges to the volunteers as he met with the Network for Participation-based Management of Marine Resources, which comprises communities from the Andaman provinces.…

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  • NewsPhi Phi National Park to punish illegal beach vendors

    Phi Phi National Park to punish illegal beach vendors

    The Phi Phi National Park Office is set to punish businesses that put their signs and kayaks on the beaches. Following complaints about signs and kayaks on the Loh Dalum Beach of Koh Phi Phi, the Chief of Had Nopparat Thara Mu Ko Phi Phi, Worapot Lomlim, said that the National Park officers will strictly enforce the law. “However, there…

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  • NewsPolice interview Magic Skin ‘spokespersons’ and ‘influencers’

    Police interview Magic Skin ‘spokespersons’ and ‘influencers’

    Four Thai actresses have testified “as witnesses” to police about their role in product review advertisements for the Magic Skin cosmetic and food-supplement brand at the centre of allegations of fraudulent and misleading product labelling and marketing, according to national police deputy chief Pol General Weerachai Songmetta. Pitchanart “May” Sakhakorn, Napapa “Patt” Tantrakul, Orapan “Aoffy Maxim” Dansiriwattanakun, and Nonthaporn “Ying…

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  • NewsBoat propeller strike suspected death of baby dolphin – Samut Prakan

    Boat propeller strike suspected death of baby dolphin – Samut Prakan

    A rotting carcass of a baby dolphin was found on the seashore near a temple in Samut Prakan’s Muang district, south east of Bangkok, this morning (Friday). Monks living at the Asokaram Temple in Tambon Taiban noticed a stench coming from the direction of the erosion prevention dam at the seaside behind the temple. Laymen sent by the monks to…

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  • NewsHeavy penalties on the way for drivers blocking ambulances

    Heavy penalties on the way for drivers blocking ambulances

    Motorists failing to get out of the way for ambulances may face harsher punishments for “endangerment to others” as netizens join with the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and the police to get tough on offenders. The fine for blocking an ambulance could be raised from the current 500 to 10,000 baht or as high as 20,000 baht if the NLA…

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  • Thai LifeTOONS TUNES – Meghan Trainor “No Excuses”

    TOONS TUNES – Meghan Trainor “No Excuses”

    Checking new and amazing music for The Thaiger everyday with Donna Toon Toons Tunes for today features American singer and songwriter Meghan Trainor and the lead single from her third studio album “No Excuses” called “No Excuses”. Retro in style and retro in sound, Meghan Trainor has returned back to her old fashioned 50’s roots. The song is upbeat and…

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  • NewsWoman’s throat slit by hanging cable in Khon Kaen

    Woman’s throat slit by hanging cable in Khon Kaen

    Police are investigating how a fibre optic cable detached from overhead attachments and ended up killing a woman motorcyclist. 40 year old Maneenetr Charoenngao was killed when she ran into the dangling cabling, almost decapitating her and slashing her throat. Muang Khon Kaen deputy inspector Pol Capt Singha Hong-on said it was a small, sharp, fibre-optic cable insulated with hard…

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