Month: September 2022

  • Thailand News

    Thai Racing Champions Journey to the Top feat. Sandy Stuvik | Thaiger Podcast Ep.5

    https://youtu.be/T_h59UgizSs   Sandy Stuvik, one of Thailand’s top auto racers, has a wealth of experience in karts, open-wheel cars up to F2, touring cars, and GT cars, and now he currently drives the Audi R8 for B-quick absolute racing team and is sponsored by big names such as Pizza Company, Thai Airways and many more. In this edition of our…

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  • World News

    Burmese junta sentences former UK ambassador to 1 year in prison

    After the Burmese junta arrested a former UK ambassador to Myanmar, along with her husband, on August 24, the junta yesterday sentenced them to a year in prison. The former ambassador, Vicky Bowman, is the director of the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business. She served as the UK’s ambassador to Myanmar from 2002-2006. Her husband, Htein Lin, is a Burmese…

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  • Phuket News

    How to plan a destination wedding in Phuket 2022 – Step by Step

    If you are looking for how to plan a wedding in Phuket, you have come to the perfect place! Going to a foreign land to marry your love can offer you that amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, planning the perfect wedding can sometimes be a daunting task. But don’t worry as we are here to guide you through the steps of…

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  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Why you should only use THIS taxi in Thailand

    A bit of a local insight that even I didn’t know, a famous Thai influencer recommends that people should only take taxis that display a green vacant light because they are registered with the Department of Land Transport and provide a safer service for passengers. The Thai influencer, Beam, who runs a Facebook page Beam’s Story (เรื่องของบีม), told her fans…

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  • Crime News

    10 year old girl allegedly forced into child labour & abused by parents

    Non-profit organization Zendai yesterday rescued an abused 10 year old girl they found selling snacks at a petrol station in the Ayutthaya province of central Thailand. The child had wounds and bruises on her body and face. Zendai (เส้นด้าย) posted a video of the girl on their Facebook page highlighting her plight… “One of our team found this girl selling…

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  • World News

    North Korea throws shade at “US puppet” human rights leader

    North Korea is up to its hate-mongering tactics again. Today, the country called a United Nations special rapporteur on North Korean Human Rights a “puppet of the US.” An unnamed spokesman for the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in an English statement on state-run media… “We had already made clear our principled stand that we neither recognize nor deal…

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  • Crime News

    Elephant invades home and steals fermented fish in eastern Thailand

    An elephant with no respect for the law smashed its way into a home in Prachin Buri province at 4.40am today and helped itself to some fermented fish and other food items before fleeing into the jungle. The owner of the one-storey house, Pranee Saicharoen, says she was woken up by a loud bang in the middle of the night.…

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  • Pattaya News

    Deputy Mayor says Pattaya’s Walking Street makeover almost finished

    Following an inspection this week, Pattaya’s Deputy Mayor Manoch Nongyai has announced that the resurfacing of the city’s famous Walking Street is almost finished. Manoch, along with other authorities, inspected Walking Street on Wednesday. He said the resurfacing is about 95% complete, with only the street art left to complete. He added that advertising signs obstructing the street must be…

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  • Thailand News

    Virus expert tells Thailand’s masses to top up for pandemic fight

    One of Thailand’s top virologists last night insisted that it is vital everyone in the kingdom tops up on their vaccination jabs with a booster shot to defeat Covid-19. Dr Yong Poovorawan likened getting vaccinated to training the body’s immune system to become a frontline soldier in fighting off invading diseases. “The Covid-19 virus does not just invade our body…

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  • Phuket News

    VIDEO: Phuket Airport and surrounding areas engulfed by floods

    Floodwater is being pumped out of Phuket Airport and surrounding areas following heavy rainfall. No flights have been cancelled yet but the airport has requested passengers to arrive three to four hours before their scheduled departure time. “Heavy rain in Phuket province has resulted in flooding at Phuket Airport. Urgent remedial action is being taken in all flooded areas,” said…

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  • South Thailand News

    52 kilometre car chase for suspects with millions of meth pills in South Thailand

    Highway Police were sent on a wild goose chase in South Thailand this week in a mission to catch three drug suspects. The police reported on Wednesday that they had chased a car from the Lang Suan district of Chumphon province, all the way to Than Chana district in Surat Thani province, totalling 52 kilometres. The police found two million…

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  • Politics News

    UPDATE: German activist gets a warning from Thailand police

    The German activist, who earlier this week held a one-man protest against acting Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, acknowledged that his visa might not be extended if he continues his protest against the Thai government. Moritz Pfoh and his Thai wife arrived in Bangkok today in preparation for a protest in the capital tomorrow and revealed that police officers visited him…

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  • Crime News

    Thai woman forced into prostitution in Dubai seeks help for 3 imprisoned friends

    A 40 year old Thai woman who claims she escaped forced prostitution in Dubai is pleading for help for her three friends, who are still imprisoned in Dubai, UAE, by a gang of Thai brokers. Ms. A (pseudonym), originally from Sri Saket province in northeast Thailand, says she and three other Thai women were tricked by the brokers. The men…

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  • Thailand News

    Officers face 50 years in jail for soliciting bribes from erotic massage parlour

    Four police officers were sentenced to 50 years in prison after they solicited bribes from an erotic massage parlor in the Din Daeng district of Bangkok. Officers from the Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) raided Nataree Massage after being notified the establishment was using women under the age of 18 that had been trafficked. The raid took place…

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  • Politics News

    Prayut returns PM’s car to Government House

    Thailand’s now former PM, Prayut Chan-o-cha, has returned the prime minister’s car and three motorcade vehicles to Government House. Prayut’s driver returned the vehicles. From now on, Prayut is using his car, a Mercedes Benz, to get around. This news comes after Thailand’s Constitutional Court suspended Prayut from his position as PM on August 24. Out of the nine people…

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  • Hot News

    Anti-Thai government group plans to hold rally despite bad timing

    Even though they admit that the timing isn’t right to try and bring down the current regime, an anti-government group is still plowing on with plans to hold a rally. The Kana Lomruam Prachachon (Melting Pot Group) is planning to rally in central Bangkok this weekend at the Skywalk at Pathumwan intersection. Jatuporn Prompan, the group’s co-leader and chair for…

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  • Economy News

    Thailand to host APEC CEO Summit 2022 with a focus on post-Covid economies

    Thailand is set to host the APEC CEO Summit 2022 with a key theme of focusing on rehabilitating economies after the Covid-19 epidemic. The Embrace, Engage and Enable theme will see a gathering of the world’s top CEOs, policymakers, and other leaders from 21 member economies. Set to start on November 16-18, 2022, organisers say the summit will be the…

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  • Destination Guide

    Bangkok’s most expensive neighbourhoods 2022

    It comes as no surprise that Bangkok has one of the most competitive real estate industries in Asia. Being a popular destination among tourists and expats from different parts of the world, both Thais and foreigners in Bangkok have been rushing to get a bite of its luxury condo market. That being said, the property market varies based on the…

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  • World News

    India hit by unusually heavy rainfall

    India experienced unusually heavy rain for the month of August, the country’s state-run weather office reported on Wednesday. Last month’s rainfall was 3.4% above India’s average. In July, India’s rainfall was 16.8% above average. The heavy rainfall has caused floods to wreak havoc across the country. This week, about 700 tribal people in the western state of Maharashtra were forced…

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  • Pattaya News

    Several bars and nightclubs fail fire safety inspections in Pattaya, Thailand

    Authorities ramped up fire safety inspections at entertainment venues in Pattaya following the tragic Mountain B nightclub fire in Chon Buri’s Sattahip district last month. The tragedy claimed the lives of 22 people, 13 on the night of the fire and nine more who died in hospital in the weeks that followed. The tragedy would have been avoided if the…

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  • Thailand News

    Thai influencer tells fans to use green light DLT taxis for safer ride

    A famous Thai influencer recommends that people should only take taxis that display a green vacant light because they are registered with the Department of Land Transport (DLT) and provide a safer service for passengers. The Thai influencer, Beam, who runs a Facebook page Beam’s Story (เรื่องของบีม), told her fans to use only taxis with a green vacant sign because…

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  • Phuket News

    Inaugural Vietnam Airlines flight lands in Phuket, Thailand

    Yesterday at 11am, Vietnam Airlines’ inaugural flight from Ho Chih Minh City landed at Phuket International Airport with 161 tourists on board. Passengers on flight VN9625 were given a warm welcome from the Director of Phuket Airport Monchai Tanod, and the Deputy Director of Phuket Airport’s Business Support Line Kanyarat Suthipatanakit. With Thailand’s monsoon season in full swing, all passengers…

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  • Koh Samui News

    British expat killed in Koh Samui motorbike accident, another seriously injured

    A British expat has been tragically killed in a motorbike accident on Thailand’s island of Koh Samui in the early hours of yesterday morning, with another man from the UK seriously injured. The two men had been on a motorbike together when they collided with a garbage truck. The man killed had been the passenger on the motorbike. He was…

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  • Road deaths

    VIDEO: Foreign driver causes horror crash in southern Thailand, 2 killed, 1 injured

    Thai media reports that a “foreign man” – whose nationality is unknown – has been arrested after he pulled out into oncoming traffic and collided with a motorbike in Songkhla province, southern Thailand, yesterday afternoon. Two teenage girls died from their injuries and another teenage girl is seriously injured. Yesterday at 2.34pm, a “foreign man” driving a Mitsubishi Pajero pulled…

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  • Thailand News

    Bungled tattoo turned woman from east Thailand into a freak

    A Thai woman said she was left “speechless” after a visit to a tattoo parlour to paint her eyebrows left her with four permanent eyebrows. Nipapron Meeking wanted to make her eyebrows more beautiful for a holiday she was planning with friends so visited a clinic in Rayong province, in eastern Thailand. The 32 year old woman handed over 1,500…

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  • Health

    Thailand’s student monks get diet overhaul to combat obesity

    After a recent study concluded that over a quarter of student monks in the Phra Pariyatti Dhamma General Education schools nationwide are overweight, a new food and health programme has arrived. The National Health Commission Office has launched the project together with the Thai Health Promotion Foundation, the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences of Chulalongkorn University, and six other organisations.…

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  • Thailand News

    VIDEO: Bodyguards chase acting PM Prawit’s golf buggy for 2km in Thailand

    Acting Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan – aka Big Pom – entertained the Thai nation once again yesterday when he made his two bodyguards jog after his golf buggy in the sweltering heat during his trip to Chachoengsao province. One of them couldn’t keep up. Big Pom visited a water treatment facility in Mueang district yesterday to learn about how wastewater…

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  • Pattaya News

    Quick-thinking resident saves child from fatality in Chon Buri

    A quick-thinking resident saved a three year old from a fatal injury after the boy electrocuted himself touching an electrified metal chain on a beach in the Sattahip district of Chon Buri. The child wandered away from his mother on Bang Saray Beach at about 8pm on Tuesday, August 30, to investigate a propeller memorial on the beachside that was…

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  • Thailand News

    Thai teens win 3 gold medals in world dance competition in US

    A Thai teenage dance team has put Thailand on the map by winning three gold medals in a world dance competition in the US. The team, named ‘Awesome,’ won the medals at the World Hip Hop Dance Championship 2022 for juniors and adults held in Phoenix, Arizona from August 7-13. The team collected their congratulations gifts at the Chon Buri…

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  • Pattaya News

    Deceased student’s injuries raise doubts among relatives

    After a seven year old student was found dead in a Chon Buri school’s van, her relatives are casting doubts upon what really happened. The girl, Jihun, was found Tuesday afternoon, with a preliminary examination stating that the cause of death was heat stroke. The child was pale and bleeding from the mouth, lying next to a black backpack and…

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  • Thailand video news

    Taxi fares to Increase in Thailand after 8 years | GMT

    Taxi fares in Thailand to increase for the first time in 8 years. Thailand makes jet fuel from the nation’s used cooking oil. Full steam ahead for high-speed trains. All this and more on today’s Good Morning Thailand.All this and more on today’s Good Morning Thailand.

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  • World News

    Laos-China high-speed railway to bring increased trade opportunities

    The high-speed railway from Laos to China is full steam ahead as Laotian authorities say they hope it will increase trade opportunities for the region. The link, known as the Vientiane-Boten railway was opened late last year on December 3, as part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Now, the railway operates daily to offer more economical travel, cutting travel…

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  • Politics News

    German’s one-man protest against the government of Thailand

    A foreigner held a one-man protest against the government of Thailand today in the central province of Rayong. The German man, Moritz Pfoh, was spotted walking on an island in the middle of Sukhumvit Road in Tapong sub-district, Mueng district, holding a portrait of acting Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan with a red cross on his face. The 35 year old,…

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  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Today | Thailand launches 10-year visa program TODAY

      Foreign experts, professionals, eligible high-net-worth individuals, and retirees can start applying today for Thailand’s new 10-year visa. An adviser to the Thai prime minister Chayothit Kritdakorn says the country has set a target of attracting about one million wealthy or talented foreigners over the next five years. The new O-X visa aims to eliminate the burden on professionals and…

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  • Phuket News

    Another Phuket meth bust

    There’s been another meth bust in Phuket’s main city district. Border Patrol Police reported arresting 32 year old Eakksachai ‘Gueng’ Paesophon on Monday, on a road in the Wichit Sub-district. The police seized 2,770 meth pills from Gueng, along with roughly 1,293 grammes of crystal meth. Gueng is allegedly part of a larger drug network, which includes dealers in other…

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  • Phuket News

    Soi Dog Foundation vaccinates over 700 stray dogs in Phuket, Thailand

    Soi Dog Foundation, a non-profit organisation, recently carried out its annual vaccination campaign at the Phuket Stray Dog Shelter in Thalang district, also known as the “government dog compound.” A team of Soi Dog veterinarians, community outreach staff, rescue officers, and a representative from the Phuket Provincial Office of the Department of Livestock Development came together to vaccinate 735 resident…

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  • Phuket News

    Children at Phuket school suffer food poisoning from drinking water

    Children at a school in Phuket’s main city district went down with a heavy dose of food poisoning on August 19, according to the school’s director. The Darasamuth Phuket School’s director released a statement about the incident yesterday (Wednesday), saying the problem had been due to the school’s water system. The director, Dararat Pengpinit, said that “some” students had become…

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