Month: September 2022

  • Central Thailand News

    Cultural officer in central Thailand caught stealing govt money

    Another story of corruption in Thailand… A cultural officer in Thailand’s central Ayutthaya province was caught yesterday stealing government money meant to pay for a religious ceremony. The provincial cultural officer, 58 year old Chureeporn, worked with a friend, so far only known as “B,” to steal 80,000 baht from the government. Chureeporn drafted a proposal for the government to…

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  • Bangkok News

    Fire engulfs warehouse in Bangkok, 7 firefighters hospitalised

    Seven firefighters are in hospital after a wall collapsed onto them while they put out a huge blaze at a warehouse in Bangkok last night. At 9.30pm yesterday, officers at Bang Kho Laem Police Station received a report that a fire had engulfed a warehouse on Rat Burana Soi 15 in the Bang Pakok subdistrict of Bangkok. Firefighters rushed to…

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  • Hot News

    Central department stores to get facelift funding

    The Central department stores, seen throughout Thailand and other countries, may be looking a lot less shabby as the retail giant has approved a 15 billion baht makeover for its stores. Central Department Store Co, under Central Retail Corporation, has approved the funding as part of its efforts to expand the retail business from 2023 to 2027. Oliver Bron, the…

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  • Thailand video news

    Thailand To Apply Tax on non-alcoholic beer | GMT

      Thailand To Apply Tax on non-alcoholic beer. Not only is Thailand planning on increasing the existing tax on all types of alcohol, but it also plans on applying an alcohol tax to non-alcoholic beer. In addition, operators face huge fines over sim cards. Cabinet approves 1.6 billion baht to solve Thai flood problems. Record rain overwhelming city canals.—all this…

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  • Tourism News

    Thailand rekindles historical ties with Greece

    Thailand’s Governor of Tourism was in Greece today to meet his Greek counterpart in a bid to resurrect tourism and promote the previous historic relationship shared between the two nations. Yuthasak Supasorn met with Olympia Anastasopoulou, General Secretary of Tourism Policy & Development, in the Greek capital to revive a tourism cooperation memorandum signed by both countries 16 years ago.…

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  • Politics News

    Acting PM of Thailand Prawit insists he wasn’t sleeping on the job

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  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s caretaker PM caught sleeping on the job

    Caretaker Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan was caught sleeping on the job this afternoon. The 77 year old was in Krabi province today overseeing a joint meeting with several water and land use agencies to discuss water management issues when he dozed off. The image quickly went viral on Thai social media and drew a number of cheeky comments. Suthaporn Suriyakarn…

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  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Troubling online predator statistics in Thailand

      The world likes to joke about Thailand and the sex industry, but the truth is that those who’ve fallen prey to various abuse are not laughing. Here’s extended coverage of recent statistics on the prevalence of sexual harassment in Thailand and the people fighting against it. When a stranger started chatting with her on Facebook, Thai university student Sirinada…

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  • Thailand News

    Thailand to apply alcohol tax to non-alcoholic beer

    Not only is Thailand planning on increasing existing tax on all types of alcohol, but it also plans on applying alcohol tax to non-alcoholic beer, according to Director-General of the Revenue Department Ekniti Nitithanprapas. Ekniti said that the department will increase tax on all types of alcohol, in the fiscal year 2023, to help combat alcoholism among Thailand’s youth. More…

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  • Crime News

    Teenager stabs school bully after he made fun of his poverty

    A 15 year old schoolboy in the northeastern province of Buriram stabbed one of his friends in the neck after he bullied him and made fun of his poor family. The teenager, named A, attacked his friend in the classroom of a school in the Pakam district of Buriram province last Friday, September 2. He launched at him stabbing him…

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  • World News

    Pakistan flood death toll rises, agencies warn country needs long-term aid

    The death toll from Pakistan’s devastating floods continues to rise, and things are getting worse. The official death toll now stands at 1,325, including 466 children. Up to 33 million people have been affected by the floods. Pakistan’s total population is 220.9 million. Now, UN officials are warning that Pakistan’s situation is likely to keep going downhill. The country is…

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  • Thailand News

    Cabinet approves 1.6 billion baht to solve Thai flood problems

    The Thai Cabinet yesterday approved a budget of almost 1.6 billion to deal with Thailand’s perpetual flood problems. Some 912 million baht has been set aside for water management during the rainy and drought seasons while 664 million baht has been allocated for new water pumps. Prime Minister Office spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisi told an assembled Thai press conference yesterday that…

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  • Bangkok News

    Police punish (some of) Bangkok’s school rival fighters

    After about 110 students from two rival schools brawled in the middle of Bangkok last month, some of the youngsters are now facing the consequences. About 60 students from Pathumwan Institute of Technology clashed with about 50 students from the Rajamangala University of Technology in the area of Bangkok’s national stadium on August 25. The stadium is located in the…

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  • World News

    3 year old dies after being left in kindergarten van all day in Japan

    A three year old girl died after being left inside a kindergarten van for around five hours on Monday in Makinohara, Shizuoka prefecture, in Japan. The young girl, China Kawamoto, is suspected to have died of heatstroke. Yesterday, police searched Kawasaki Kindergarten and the director and principal’s homes, who were arrested under suspicion of professional negligence causing death. The van…

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  • Home Services

    How to improve your dog’s quality of life in Bangkok

    SPONSORED Dogs give us ‘feel-good vibes’ which is one of the most natural advantages of living with a furry friend. To keep your beloved pet by your side for as long as possible, it is crucial to make sure that he or she is receiving the best care possible. The good news is that you can always choose the best…

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  • Thailand News

    Horny monk sexually harasses former OnlyFans actor

    A former gay OnlyFans actor claims he was sexually harassed yesterday by a randy monk in his clothing store in a shopping mall in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, or Korat. The former OnlyFans actor, who goes by the name of Graf, posted a video of the alleged horny monk on his TikTok account @graf19. The video caption said……

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  • Eastern Thailand News

    VIDEO: 15 students on truck in eastern Thailand get caught in flood

    Fifteen students on a songthaew truck in Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong got caught in a flood in the main city district. The students had been on their way to school in the morning when run-off flooded the truck. The water level quickly rose to the middle of the truck’s height. One student tried to get out of the truck,…

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  • Cannabis News

    Thai man sits on roof for 2 days because his family won’t let him smoke marijuana

    A disgruntled man in northeast Thailand climbed onto the roof when his family cut off his access to marijuana and stayed up there for two days. Yesterday evening, he got hungry and climbed down before being taken to hospital. The man’s wife said her 42 year old husband Kantaphi is a “weed addict,” so she took him from Bangkok to…

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  • Crime News

    Mother to bury missing daughter found dead in central Thailand

    A mother has been finally reunited with her dead daughter eight years after she disappeared in Lopburi in central Thailand. The 25 year old woman, Nong Air, went missing on February 14, 2014, and her whereabouts were unknown until this week. A police investigation failed to find the missing woman so her mother, Malee Phongjin, turned to the non-governmental organization Mirror…

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  • Phuket News

    Surf competition coming up in Patong

    Another surfing competition is coming up in Phuket this month. The ‘Kalim Reef Surfers Surfing 2022’ competition will be held at Kalim Beach in Patong from September 16-18. The competition is being organised by the Patong Municipality and the Phuket Surfing Association. The event will feature five different categories of competitions, which are: open shortboard, open longboard, master 35 years…

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  • Things To Do

    Beautiful national parks in Phuket you need to visit in 2022

    From pristine beaches to limestone cliffs, Phuket’s natural beauty is unrivalled. And if you want to really immerse yourself in nature, there’s no shortage of national parks on the island to visit. Travelling to the national parks can be exciting in itself, as taking a boat can help you get to many areas that are off the beaten path. Moreover,…

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  • Crime News

    Corpse with phone charger tied around neck dumped in pond in northern Thailand

    A murder investigation has been launched in Phayao province, northern Thailand after a woman’s corpse was found floating face down in a pond yesterday. Police suspect she was strangled to death with a phone charger, which was tied around her throat. Her right ankle was tied up with rope. Officers from Muang Phayao Police Station were called to Village 13…

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  • Thailand News

    Gran’s drowning attempt thwarted by her strong swimming ability

    An 81 year old granny from the Baan Pom sub-district in Mueng Ayutthaya district tried to kill herself by drowning yesterday because she felt a burden on her family. But her attempted suicide failed when she was fished out of the Chao Phraya River at 7am by a fish farm owner – four hours and 20 kilometres after she took…

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  • Tourism News

    Small hotels call for looser regulations to allow them to be legal

    Hot on the heels of the Ministry of Interior proposing to loosen laws that would let small hotels operate more simply as homestays, a coalition of hotel associations is calling for a relaxation of building guidelines that have made 20,000 small hotels illegal. The group of 10 hotel and tourism associations submitted a letter on June 29 to the prime…

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  • World News

    Chiang Mai, Thailand rated No.1 city for healthcare in southeast Asia

    In a recent online survey, Chiang Mai was rated the No.1 city in Southeast Asia for the overall quality of healthcare. Two more Thai cities made the top 10, with Bangkok coming in at No.3 and Pattaya coming in at No.4. The index uses data from the website Numbeo and works out the results as follows… “Health Care Index is an…

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  • Covid-19 News

    Thailand importing 2nd gen vaccines, producing 3 domestically

    Next month should see the start of procurement of the second generation of Covid-19 vaccines, as the Ministry of Public Health plans to import them to Thailand. The National Vaccine Institute (NVI) will convene to discuss the plan sometime in October, according to the Deputy Director-General of the Department of Disease Control. Up for debate is how many vaccines are…

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  • Bangkok News

    Shoe seller loses millions in damages after warehouse floods in Bangkok

    A Thai businesswoman who sells trainers says she has lost millions of baht in damages after her warehouse in Bangkok flooded last night. In a TikTok clip, the woman cried and apologised to her customers. Heavy rainfall which began yesterday and continued through the night caused flash flooding in several areas of Bangkok and surrounding provinces, disrupting traffic, education, and…

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  • World News

    Justin Bieber postpones rest of world tour due to health issues

    Pop sensation Justin Bieber yesterday announced that he is postponing the rest of his Justice World Tour due to health issues. Bieber had revealed earlier this year that he suffers from Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome, which has made his face partially paralysed. In an Instagram story yesterday, he wrote that performing on tour in Europe has exhausted him. He said that because…

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  • Crime News

    Drug-crazed Thai man murders 3 teens in cold blood in Krabi

    In a horrific scene more fitting to a gangster movie, a Thai man high on drugs mowed down three teenagers and shot them dead in cold blood on Khao Panom-Tung Yai Road in Krabi. Witnesses revealed the man, high on methamphetamine, drove his BMW Series 525i black sedan car into the three teenagers travelling down the road on a motorcycle,…

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  • Travel

    2022’s hottest new restaurants in Bangkok (so far)

    As we make our way through 2022, Bangkok is back in full swing and has already welcomed a number of outstanding new restaurants. From Mexican delicacies served atop Bangkok’s most popular skyscraper to out-of-the-ordinary northern Thai cuisine, there’s a lot to get excited about on the streets of Bangkok today. So if you’re looking for a new destination to add…

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  • Bangkok News

    Floods disrupt Bangkok, Governor Chadchart pushes stranded vehicles

    Heavy rainfall which began yesterday and continued throughout the night caused flash flooding in several areas of Bangkok and its surrounding provinces, disrupting traffic, education, and business. Deep flooding caused Chaeng Wattana Road and Phahon Yothin Road heading towards Saphan Mai in Bang Khen district to become impassible last night leaving many cars stranded. At 8am today, remaining floodwater congested…

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  • World News

    Japanese man makes job out of hanging out with people

    Tired of sitting around waiting to find your dream job? What if sitting around could BE your dream job? A man in Japan is doing just that as he charges lonely people over 2,500 baht an hour just to hang out or accompany them. Tokyo resident Shoji Morimoto is 38 years old and has created a lucrative job out of…

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  • Crime News

    Thai druggie claims he threw rocks at cars because ghosts bullied him

    Ahh, another ordinary day in Thailand… A druggie in central Thailand’s Suphan Buri province claims he hurled rocks at cars because ghosts and big cars were bullying him. Police arrested the man, Saranpat Boonchuay, on Monday night after two drivers in U Thong district complained that a man on a blue motorcycle had thrown rocks at their cars. A truck’s…

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  • Thailand News

    Hate traffic tickets? Traffic court may replace them

    Not getting a ticket when you get pulled over by police in Thailand sounds nice, but not if it’s replaced with a traffic court date instead. The Cabinet Committee approved a motion yesterday under the Traffic Case Draft Act to create a Traffic Law Enforcement Department which would make being cited for a violation a more formal process that could…

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  • Pattaya News

    Drunk Indian pays 200,000 baht to Thai woman he sexally assaulted in Pattaya

    An Indian man agreed to pay 200,000 baht to a Thai woman he sexually assaulted on Pattaya Walking Street yesterday morning. He said he only did it because he was drunk. Sandeep Madan allegedly squeezed the bottom of Nanthana Chaisaeng while she was standing on the street minding her own business at 3am yesterday. The 43 year old woman loudly…

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  • Thailand Election News

    2nd of 3 statements to court may support PM Prayut until 2025

    The ongoing saga continues of whether suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will be able to extend his tenure more than the eight years he has already served, with speculation rife about a court document suggesting his constitutional eight years ends in 2025. The Constitutional Court is currently considering a pitch by Prayut himself as well as documents from two legal…

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  • Thailand video news

    Using Mobile Data to improve Domestic Tourism in Thailand | GMT

    Opening day of 2022, welfare sees 1.86 million people register. New MRT Pink Line causes a flood to local schools & communities. Justin Bieber scraps world tour over health issues. Locals pray to blue snakes in northeast Thailand. Super gran! Octogenarian swept away in flood waters survives and wows netizens. Bangkok paralyzed! The Thai capital has five hours of torrential…

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