Month: July 2023

  • Visa Information

    Business and work visas in Thailand: What you need to know

    Dreaming of working or doing business in the sunny paradise of Thailand? You’ve probably heard the terms “business visa” or “work visa” dropped in conversations or spotted in your Google searches. But did you know these terms are just simpler ways of referring to the Non-Immigrant Visa B? This is the visa you need if you’re a foreigner looking to…

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  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya police crack down on Kuwaiti street racers disrupting traffic

    In the busy streets of South Pattaya, the rising clamour of Middle Eastern street racers revving their engines late into the night has become a troublesome traffic disturbance for locals and businesses alike. The continual uproar has driven some hotel guests to cancel their stays, according to hotel operators in the area. Early this morning, law enforcement officers from the…

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  • Thailand News

    Delayed delight: Thai lottery results finally unveiled, Buddha-tinged draw

    The Thailand Government Lottery Office this afternoon announced the much-awaited results of the August 1 draw, which was put back a day to avoid the latest Buddhist holiday in Thailand. Those who purchased tickets were able to check their lottery results quickly and conveniently via several various sources. The live Government Lottery draw was available from around 2.30pm today. This…

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  • Thailand News

    Lost in translation: Foreign women turn Thai rice steamers into hilarious hats

    Thai netizens expressed their admiration and laughed at two foreign women who mistook Thai-style bamboo sticky rice steamers for hats. They bought them from a local vendor who could not communicate very well due to the language barrier. A Thai man named Surat Seehabut shared pictures of the two European women wearing hats which looked like weaving baskets. The caption…

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  • Transport News

    Police deny involvement with taxi mafia in viral video scuffle

    Confusion swirled around an incident captured on a viral video with speculation of whether certain Bangkok taxis were registered or not, and whether Thong Lor Police were involved with an illegal taxi mafia. Phansa Amraphitak, Police Chief of Thong Lor Police, today stated that the group of seven accused taxi drivers appeared for interrogation based on the summon notice. They…

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  • Thailand News

    Sky’s the limit: Krabi Airport’s expansion set to soar by 2025

    The redevelopment of Krabi International Airport, expected to amplify its passenger capacity to 8 million annually, is slated for completion by late 2024 with the new infrastructure being operational by 2025, according to an announcement from the Department of Airports. The scheme encompasses the addition of a third passenger terminal and enhancements to the existing two terminals and car park…

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  • Bangkok News

    Missing Bangkok contractor’s body found in canal

    A tragic missing person incident has concluded with the discovery of the man’s body in a canal. Two days ago, a construction contractor mysteriously disappeared. Now, the man’s body was found in the Lam Kret Canal, along with his moped. His wife mournfully identified the body and explained that her husband had driven his moped to get more washed sand…

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  • Thailand News

    Restaurant owner confronts negative reviewer at their home

    Following an online uproar when a restaurant owner confronted a customer who had left a negative review, the owner herself sought to clarify events. She states she did not intend to cause distress but rather to understand the customer’s complaints. The owner identified only as Tum elaborated on what happened regarding the negative review. The customer accused the unnamed Thai…

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  • World News

    Taiwanese man doesn’t measure up to his girlfriend’s expectations

    An unusual first-time romantic getaway for a young Taiwanese man and his girlfriend has been described in a popular Taiwanese online forum, Dcard. The couple, who have been childhood friends and neighbours, began to develop romantic feelings for one another during their high school years, receiving support from both of their families. Their relationship blossomed gradually, and a few days…

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  • Thailand News

    Taxi turmoil: Thonglor Road assault leaves three passengers shaken in Bangkok

    A group of taxi drivers physically assaulted three passengers on Thonglor Road in Bangkok on Saturday night. A Thai man, Chatchanan Chantajinda, shared the story and videos of the assault on him and his friends, another man and a woman, on Facebook yesterday, Sunday, July 30. One of the videos even showed two police officers present at the scene but…

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  • Thailand News

    Bangkok academy deals with serious research publication misconduct

    A disciplinary action has been announced by Chulabhorn Royal Academy after an irregularity in a research publication revealed serious misconduct. The academy fired the individual in question as of today, and relayed the news through the official Facebook page, underscoring their dedication to ensuring the work transparency and integrity of all their staff. The statement came in the wake of…

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  • Bangkok News

    Ashton Asoke condo sees possible building permit resolution

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) revealed a potential solution for the Ashton Asoke condominium, following a unanimous ruling by the Supreme Administrative Court to revoke the building permit. The BMA is ready to allow the condominium to apply for a new construction permit, after making necessary changes to entrance and exit points. The BMA reported that Chadchart Sittipant, Governor of Bangkok,…

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  • Thailand News

    Nine year old boy tragically drowns on holiday at beach getaway in Rayong, Thailand

    A beach holiday turned into a tragedy when a nine year old boy drowned in the sea at Mae Ram Phueng Beach in Rayong, Thailand. The boy was swallowed by high waves and a rescue attempt fell short as the youngster slipped from his rubber ring and disappeared beneath the waves. A 10 year old relative also got into difficulty…

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  • World News

    Late-night discovery of deserted pushchair sparks online debate on potential dangers

    Nancy Walsh, a property agent from South Carolina, USA, recently shared an unnerving run-in with an isolated pushchair during a late-night drive. In a chilling encounter, she was navigating a deserted alley and stumbled upon an abandoned pushchair on the roadside. Although she was terrified that a child had been left alone, she warned social media users to never leave their…

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  • Thailand News

    Chulalongkorn combats cancer in lab animals with plant-based antibody

    For the first time in Thailand, lecturers at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences have successfully developed antibody from tobacco plants with inhibitory effects on the growth of cancer cells in laboratory animals. This signals hope for access to effective cancer medication and treatment at a lower cost. From world-class success in producing a COVID-19 vaccine from tobacco plants, today…

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  • Crime News

    Chon Buri contractor’s pickup stolen by new hire, 10,000 baht reward for info

    A construction contractor experienced an unexpected blow when a recently hired worker stole the company’s pickup truck after just five days on the job. News broke on Facebook that the thief drove off in the stolen bronze-coloured Isuzu D-Max. The owner of the construction company has offered a reward for anyone connecting him to the lost vehicle. Caught on surveillance…

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  • Cannabis

    Green comedy night at Izumo Green

    The bustling streets of Bangkok came alive with laughter and excitement as Izumo Green, an upscale cannabis dispensary, bar and music lounge, hosted its highly anticipated Stand-up Comedy Night in collaboration with the Comedy Club Bangkok. The evening brought a fusion of culture and comedy that took centerstage, promising a unique and memorable experience for all attendees. As the clock…

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  • Thailand News

    Japanese woman found dead at luxury hotel in Chiang Mai

    A heart-wrenching incident unfolded at the upscale Parc Borough hotel on Mahidol Road in Chiang Mai’s Padad sub-district when a Japanese man discovered his girlfriend’s dead body in their room. The shocking discovery prompted an immediate response from Mueang Chaing Mai Police Station officers, who rushed to investigate the scene. The victim, identified as 25 year old Ami Hosue, was…

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  • Thailand News

    Family ties in flames: Former son-in-law caught in alleged arson incident in Chon Buri

    A former son-in-law was identified and apprehended for alleged arson on a residential property, according to Don Hua Lo Police in Chon Buri yesterday. The suspect, a 34 year old man, had previously threatened to kill and is identified as being connected to the homeowner, 68 years old man. Boonchuey Naksri explained that he received information about his house being…

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  • Business News

    Twinkling triumph: Mitsubishi Triton shines in bold bid to rock the truck market

    Bangkok last week played host to the unveiling of Mitsubishi’s revamped Triton pickup truck at its global premiere. The twinkle in Mitsubishi’s marketing plan, the Triton carries a striking aesthetic and innovative features that indicate a bold bid to stir things up within the truck market. Constructed in Thailand, the Mitsubishi Triton is slated for export to over a hundred…

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  • China News

    Chinese mum’s video indictment of husband’s neglect impacts child’s attitude, sparks online debate

    The everyday behaviours of parents can significantly influence their children‘s developmental thought processes, a fact often overlooked by many. A recent social media buzz in China serves as a stark reminder for parents to take this matter seriously. The story began when a mum from Shenzhen shared a video on social media about an incident in her family. In the…

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  • Thailand News

    Bank job foiled: Thai man nabbed in Bangkok robbery caper

    Police last night arrested a Thai man in connection with an attempted bank robbery in the Ratchada neighbourhood of Bangkok. The attempted bank robbery occurred in front of Soi Ratchadapisek 32 in the Chatuchak district of Bangkok on Tuesday, July 25. The suspect, 40 year old Jaratpong Srichai, visited the bank and feigned the intention of opening a new bank…

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  • China News

    Chinese man uses cash incentives to encourage wife’s post-partum recovery walks

    In an unusual attempt to support his wife’s post-partum recovery, a man in Jilin City, China, urged her to walk by dangling cash prizes for each step. His wife had undergone surgery three days prior and faced struggles to start exercising due to severe pain from her wound. The incident was filmed in a facility dedicated to the recuperation of…

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  • Thailand News

    Disturbing discovery: 13 year old girl reveals child abuse, 47 year old man arrested

    In a disconcerting case of child abuse involving a 13 year old girl from Pathum Thani, a 47 year old man has been arrested. The man ran after the victim multiple times before the police managed to capture him. This series of disturbing events led to the girl attempting to take her own life. Beer Donmuang, whose real name is…

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  • Thailand News

    Former soldier arrested for brutal murder of neighbour near Bangkok

    Samrong Nuea Police Station officers arrested a former soldier at a condominium in Samut Prakarn province near Bangkok yesterday after the alleged brutal murder of a neighbour. He bludgeoned her to death with a hammer. The murder took place at a condominium in Soi Sri Boonrueng in Samut Prakarn province, and the gruesome act was captured on the condo’s security…

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  • Crime News

    Drug bust: Phuket duo nabbed by police with 40,000 meth pills

    Phuket police authorities apprehended a pair of female culprits implicated in a significant drug bust at a local parcel delivery service in Wichit. The individuals, identified under pseudonyms as 31 year old Wan, hailing from Phatthalung, and 21 year old Ya, a native of Prachuap Khiri Khan, were arrested for possession of 40,000 methamphetamine pills, commonly referred to as Yaba,…

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  • Thailand News

    Feathers fly: Fatal shooting ruffles feathers at crowded chicken fighting arena

    A 40 year old man was fatally shot in a crowded chicken fighting arena in Lat Lum Kaeo, Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok. The episode occurred yesterday at 8.30pm, leading to his injuries after being rushed to Lat Lum Kaeo Hospital. Panicked bystanders promptly dialled the hotline of Lat Lum Kaeo Police Station, leading Royal Thai Police Captain Precha…

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  • Thailand News

    Thai man dies in mysterious circumstances at Tomorrowland music festival in Belgium

    A Thai man lost consciousness at the Tomorrowland music festival in the Belgium town of Boom and later died in hospital on Friday night, July 28. The cause of death is under investigation. Tomorrowland spokesperson Debby Wilmsen reported to the media that festival officers provided CPR to a Thai man aged about 30 years old in the VIP area. The…

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  • Thailand Hotels

    Stay refreshed in Phuket with “Bed & Brews” at Four Points by Sheraton

    Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort, one of the island’s most stylish beachside retreats, is inviting craft beer lovers to enjoy a refreshing seafront escape that blends world-class hospitality with Phuket’s “Best Brews.” Under Four Points by Sheraton’s signature brand beverage program, guests can experience the vibrant taste of Chalawan Pale Ale. This locally-brewed craft beer is available…

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  • Thailand News

    Road accident: University students killed in horrific crash north of Bangkok

    Two university students lost their lives while one sustained injuries after a six-wheel truck crashed into their motorcycle in a horrific road accident in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok, Thailand. The driver of the truck later reported himself to the police in the aftermath of this tragic accident. Around 2.40am today, a road accident incident was reported on Rangsit-Nakhon…

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  • Business News

    Penny-pinching plans: Finance ministry’s welfare budget shuffle in the works

    In an attempt to ease the strain on government spending, the Ministry of Finance is contemplating new measures regarding the allocation of the public welfare budget, an anonymous source from the finance ministry disclosed. This primarily pertains to the bracket of public welfare budget expenditure which, the source identifies, consists of redundant items that do not necessarily correlate with the…

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  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Monsoon mayhem: Thai Meteorological Department warns of soaking showers

    The Thai Meteorological Department issued a warning today of increased and heavy rainfall due to the southwestern monsoon covering the Andaman Sea, Thailand, and the Gulf of Thailand. As a result, 47 provinces are at risk of sudden flooding and forest runoff. People in these areas have been urged to be wary of heavy rain and accumulated precipitation, which can…

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  • Thailand News

    Thai man punches South Korean YouTuber for filming him in Pattaya

    A Thai man punching a South Korean YouTuber in the face on the beach in Pattaya has gone viral on YouTube. The Thai attacker blamed the foreigner for filming him without permission. A video of the attack on the victim, 38 year old Anseong Ri, was shared on the YouTube Channel, 시수기릿[girit]. According to ThaiRath, the incident took place on…

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  • Thailand News

    Shocking surprise: Thai Facebook user electrified by 11 million baht bill

    In an unparalleled event, a Thai Facebook user was stunned after receiving an electric bill amounting to 11 million baht. Usually, the family’s bill lies within the boundary of 40,000 baht per month, thus, the recent drastic increase has courted distress and confusion. The shocking occurrence has exploded into a major point of interest online. The distressed Thai Facebook user…

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  • Business News

    Thai-tanic delivery dips: Digital food landscape to shrink by 0.6% in 2023

    The digital food delivery landscape in Thailand is expected to shrink by a marginal 0.6% this year, pegging its total value at 86 billion baht according to recent projections by Kasikorn Research Center (K-Research). This change symbolises the first contraction of its rapidly blooming industry and is anticipated to coincide with an 11.3% decrease in the volume of food orders.…

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  • Events

    DeeMoney launches “OWNDEE Win Tesla” campaign offering 3.5 million baht in prizes

    SawasdeeShop Co Ltd or DeeMoney, the foremost FinTech firm in Thailand, specialising in cross-border payments under the DeeMoney brand, is excited to announce the launch of the first movie advertisement, titled “OWNDEE Movie” as well as the biggest promotion of the year, “DeeMoney OWNDEE Win Tesla” campaign. DeeMoney, operational since 2017, has achieved an impressive total transaction volume of USD…

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  • Crime News

    Online gambling raid nets three arrests, seizes over 920,000 baht

    The police conducted a series of raids on properties in both Bangkok and Loei on Saturday, apprehending three individuals under dubious circumstances, allegedly tied to the operation of online gambling websites. Deputy National Police Chief Roy Ingkapairote yesterday revealed that these arrests were the handiwork of the Police Cyber Taskforce (PCT) who’d been inspired by suspicious activities linked to several…

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