Month: May 2024

  • Lifestyle

    Ways to do laundry in Thailand

    So, you’re planning a trip to Thailand, or as I like to call it, the Land of Spicy Noodles and Elephants in Pajamas, huh? Well, buckle up because we’re about to dive deep into an enthralling aspect of Thai culture that is, wait for it laundry shocked No worries, it’s way more exciting than it sounds, trust me. Whether it’s…

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  • Lifestyle

    Break negative thought patterns with these steps

    As we navigate the complexities of the present world, we often find ourselves encumbered by negative thinking patterns that affect our performance and overall well-being. However, the good news is that we can alter these patterns. This article seeks to empower you with knowledge and practical steps to dismantle negative thought structures and create a pathway to positive thinking. One…

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  • Travel

    Must see Bueng Kan: Natural and cultural sites

    Bueng Kan has pristine natural beauty and cultural treasures. Start with the iconic Naka cave, a sandstone massif offering breathtaking views of the cave. Besides, the scenic waterfalls can captivate any nature enthusiast. This article aims to indicate the top destinations in Bueng Kan, Thailand. Must see Bueng Kan Naka Cave Naka Cave, also known as Snake Cave, is one…

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  • Thailand News

    MFP minister faces tough questions on foreign policy

    Move Forward Party (MFP) MP Chulapong Yukate demanded that Foreign Minister Maris Sangiampongsa reveal his vision for Thailand’s foreign policy. The call came during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs meeting, leaving the nation eager for answers. Chulapong, who serves as the deputy chairperson of the committee stated that the public wants to know in which direction the foreign minister…

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  • Thailand News

    British granny’s pension nightmare in Thailand

    An 87 year old British woman regrets her move to Thailand to be closer to family, as she struggles to survive on a frozen UK state pension of just £300 (approximately 14,000 baht) a month. Christine Gloria Fox, who lives near Pattaya on Thailand’s east coast, laments her decision to relocate to what she describes as an expensive area where…

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  • Thailand News

    Kazakhstan’s first direct flight lands in Surat Thani

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Scat Airlines today celebrated the inaugural direct flight from Almaty, Kazakhstan to Surat Thani. The flight carrying 212 passengers, landed at Surat Thani International Airport this morning at 7.30am. The Thai Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Chatchawan Sakornsinsuwan, accompanied the flight, along with Kazakhstani travel operators and media, receiving a warm welcome from local officials.…

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  • Press Room

    SynergyLabs ICP Hub accelerator program 2024: Empowering Web3 projects

    Are you an entrepreneur or developer with a groundbreaking idea or early-stage project in the blockchain space? The Internet Computer Protocol (ICP) ecosystem is buzzing with excitement, and the SynergyLabs ICP Hub Accelerator Program 2024 is your gateway to transforming your vision into a market-ready reality. As the first Web3 ICP accelerator in Thailand, SynergyLabs provides comprehensive support to blockchain…

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  • Thailand News

    Drunk driver causes fatal motorcycle crash in Samut Songkhram

    A tragic accident occurred today as a 20 year old man lost his life when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck driven by a drunk driver in Amphawa, Samut Songkhram. The collision took place on Somdet Phra Suriyenthr Bridge Road, involving a Honda Wave motorcycle and an Isuzu D-Max pickup truck. Authorities responded promptly to the accident site, where…

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  • Thailand News

    Cambodian man shot in violent clash with Thai youths in Chon Buri

    A confrontation between Cambodian and Thai youths escalated into violence, resulting in a 20 year old Cambodian man being shot and injured. The incident occurred yesterday, May 30 in Banglamung District, Chon Buri Province, prompting a police investigation. The violence erupted around 10.30pm yesterday. Officers from Nong Prue Police Station, led by Jaroon Duangwiangkham, received a report from Banglamung Hospital…

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  • Thailand News

    Barking mad: Real estate giant faces online backlash over free pet

    A renowned real estate company suffered an online backlash after launching a campaign offering a free pet with the purchase of a luxury home. The campaign, which allows buyers to choose from five different breeds of dogs or cats, sparked widespread criticism. A Facebook user publicly addressed the company in an open letter, expressing concerns over the potential negative impacts…

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  • Thailand News

    Motorbike mayhem: Pattaya’s underpass crackdown sparks debate

    In a recent traffic enforcement blitz, the Pattaya City Peacekeeping Division, alongside the Pattaya City Police Traffic Division, brought the contentious issue of motorbikes using the underpass into the limelight. The crackdown, resulting in numerous prosecutions, has ignited a fiery debate among residents. Many locals have thrown their weight behind the operation. “Good deeds should be appreciated. This should be done…

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  • Thailand News

    Udder chaos: Frenzied cow injures man in Chon Buri

    A frenzied cow in Sattahip, Chon Buri province, injured its caretaker by ramming him against a wall, causing severe injuries and triggering a chaotic rescue attempt. Locals and rescue workers struggled to retrieve the injured man as the agitated cow continued to charge at them, forcing them to flee. The Sattahip Sawang Rojanathammasathan Rescue Foundation’s radio centre received a report…

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  • Thailand News

    Fisherman discovers body in tragic canal drowning accident

    A fishing trip along an irrigation canal quickly took a tragic turn when a local fisherman discovered the floating corpse of a man who had been missing since the previous night after taking a quick dip in the canal, citing excessive heat. The incident occurred yesterday when Police Lieutenant Nutthaphat Chan-narong from the Amphawa Police Station received a report of…

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  • Thailand News

    Newborn girl found abandoned in black bag in Pathum Thani

    A newborn baby girl was found abandoned in a black bag next to a garbage bin in Pathum Thani. Locals promptly alerted emergency services, who rushed the infant to the hospital. Police are now reviewing CCTV footage to identify the person responsible. Chumphon Songngam, an investigator at Khlong Luang Police Station in Pathum Thani, received a report yesterday that a…

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  • Thailand News

    Fugitive suspect arrested for killing boyfriend in Nonthaburi condo

    Police today arrested a fugitive suspected of killing his boyfriend at a condominium in Nonthaburi province before fleeing to the southern province of Chumphon. Local police officers in Chumphon arrested the 27 year old Thai man, Phurinat, at a house in the Mueang district of the province at about 1pm today, May 31. He is the prime suspect in the…

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  • Thailand News

    Mae Hong Son villagers reap profits from collecting mushrooms

    Mae Hong Son villagers are seizing the annual opportunity to gather mushrooms known as the barometer earthstar, earning up to 2,000 baht per day. These mushrooms, known for their white flesh and sweet, crunchy taste, have become a significant economic driver in the region. Throughout the early rainy season, Mae Hong Son’s forests yield an abundance of barometer earthstar mushrooms,…

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  • Thailand News

    Would you eat 10 year old rice? Activist demands court intervention

    Prominent solo activist Srisuwan Janya approached the Central Administrative Court, seeking an urgent suspension of the Commerce Ministry’s plan to auction off approximately 15,000 tonnes of rice from the scandal-tainted rice pledging scheme of the Yingluck Shinawatra government. In his court petition, Srisuwan highlighted the concerns of numerous rice experts who oppose the auction. They argue that rice stored for…

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  • News

    Ancient treasure chest unearthed in Laos along Mekong River

    A treasure chest was unearthed along the banks of the Mekong River in Bokeo Province, Laos, revealing a trove of Buddha statues, gemstones, coloured stones, metal artefacts, and other valuable items. The discovery follows earlier findings of Buddha statues and ancient artefacts in the same area, believed to be the site of an old temple and city from the fabled…

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  • Health

    BREAKING: Keto diets can cause premature ageing of the organs

    The ketogenic diet, commonly known as the keto diet, has gained immense popularity due to its efficacy in rapid weight loss. Originally developed as a treatment for epilepsy, the diet involves a high intake of fats and a significant reduction in carbohydrates. While many people achieve their desired weight loss outcomes through this diet, recent research suggests that the long-term…

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  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s unique flower symbol for World No Tobacco Day

    Every year on May 31, World No Tobacco Day is marked with ashtrays and fresh flowers symbolising the fight against tobacco. But in Thailand, a unique flower takes centre stage – the leelawadee, also known as plumeria or frangipani. Leelawadee, a delicate flowering tree often seen adorning gardens, carries profound symbolism in Thai culture. Historically known as lan thom, the…

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  • Lifestyle

    5 signs that you have low self esteem

    Ever had days where you felt a bit down in the dumps or less than peachy about yourself? It’s totally normal but, if those’meh’ or ‘blah’ days are turning into weeks or even months, it might be a sign of low self-esteem. Low self-esteem can be a bit sneaky, whispering little bits of doubt into your ear and potentially bringing…

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  • Food

    Foods that are bad for your skin

    You can follow all the skincare routines you want, but if you follow a healthy diet, you will still break out. Eating right isn’t just for a healthy body, it also promotes healthy skin. Here are the types of food that can harm your skin. 1. High-glycemic foods High-glycemic food digests easily and shoots your blood sugar up like a…

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  • Thailand News

    Rayong beach’s dark waters leave a foul odor but no fishy business

    The Thai police investigated the appearance of black water at a beach in Rayong, finding a foul odour but no dead marine life. It is suspected that wastewater flowed into the sea following heavy rain over the past week. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, along with the Eastern Gulf of Thailand Marine and Coastal Resources Research Center and…

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  • Thailand News

    Factory owner donates 10 million baht to Chachoengsao hospital

    A factory owner has garnered significant online attention by donating 10 million baht to a temple, meticulously folding the money into floral arrangements. This generous contribution aims to support the construction of a hospital and acquire medical equipment for Wat Saman Rattanaram Hospital in Chachoengsao Province. The donation, amounting to 10 million baht, was made by Wanthanee Saeseng, the owner…

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  • Thailand News

    Thai man stabbed by girlfriend’s ex, attacker flees with woman

    A Thai man is seeking justice after being stabbed by his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend at a condominium in Bangkok. The attacker escaped arrest and fled to the central province of Chainart with the victim’s girlfriend. The victim, 21 year old Thanawat Phontaecha, urged non-profit organisation Saimai Survive to follow up on the complaint of the physical assault for him. Thanawat claimed…

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  • Thailand News

    Thai land bridge project faces concerns over land disputes

    Private companies, eager to invest in the Thai government’s ambitious land bridge project in the south of the country, voiced concerns over potential legal hurdles that could impede the construction of the mega project. The project aims to establish a crucial link between the Pacific and Indian oceans in the southern region of Thailand. Chumphon and Ranong are to act…

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  • Thailand News

    Lottery enthusiasts turn to Chinese lunar calendars for June 1 draw

    Lottery enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the upcoming draw tomorrow, June 1, with the spotlight on numbers from Chinese lunar calendars. The excitement revolves around four versions of the Chinese calendar that are believed to hold lucky numbers for this draw. As the lottery draw date nears, fans and seasoned players alike are on the lookout for the next set of…

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  • Guides

    Circular economy in Thailand: An innovative approach to sustainability

    Thailand is advancing its commitment to sustainability by embracing circular economy principles to reduce waste and enhance recycling. Recent collaborations in Thailand showcase the potential of a circular economy. For instance, a partnership with Thai Beverage Can Company Limited collected 45 metric tonnes of post-consumption packaging, while another initiative with SCG Chemicals expanded plastic packaging recycling efforts across multiple buildings.…

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  • Thailand News

    Temple abbot redeems motorcycle to help struggling family (video)

    A temple abbot used his personal funds to redeem a motorcycle that a woman had pawned to pay for three months of overdue electricity bills. The act was a gesture of gratitude for the family’s daily almsgiving. The abbot posted the story on his personal Facebook page, recounting the heartwarming story. “Today, I have a good story to share with…

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  • Thailand News

    Golden pumpkin vine in Phayao draws villagers seeking luck

    A unique golden-hued pumpkin vine has captured the attention of villagers in Phayao, prompting them to seek luck and fortune. The vine, located in the vegetable garden of Amphorn Chaithong’s home, has drawn a crowd eager to witness and worship the unusual plant. The golden pumpkin vine, planted near the fence of Amphorn Chaithong’s residence in Cham Pa Wai, Mueang…

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  • Thailand News

    Taxing times: Tourism Minister stands firm with 300 baht tourist tax

    In a recent press conference, Thailand’s new Tourism and Sports Minister, Sermsak Pongpanich, hinted at the impending introduction of a tourist tax, known as the Kha Yeap Pan Din, translating to a landing fee. Although no specific timeline was provided for its implementation, the newly-appointed minister emphasised the unlikelihood of abandoning the proposed tax. Sermsak, formerly the Culture Minister, assumed…

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  • Visa Information

    Get Your Schengen Visa for France with VisaThailand.com

    With the Paris Olympics 2024 approaching, there are even more reasons to plan your visit! However, before you can enjoy the wonders that France has to offer, it is essential to obtain a Schengen visa for your thai friend. At VisaThailand.com (Visa agency based in Bangkok), we are committed to simplify this process by providing you with personalized assistance and…

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  • Thailand News

    Rare albino frog discovery in Kamphaeng Phet sparks lottery frenzy

    A rare albino frog discovered during a rainstorm in Kamphaeng Phet sparked local excitement and speculation about potential lottery numbers. The unusual amphibian was found by 51 year old Sompong Tongteng outside his home in Ban Nong Jok, Khamphaeng Phet Province. Two days ago, heavy rainfall in the village brought a chorus of frogs onto the streets. Sompong, while riding…

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  • Thailand News

    Homeless Khon Kaen couple fined for having sex in public

    Police summoned a homeless couple to pay a fine after a viral video showed them having sex in public in the Isaan province of Khon Kaen on Tuesday, May 28. The video, widely shared on Thai social media, depicted the man and woman engaging in sexual activity on a roadside wooden bench. The incident reportedly occurred around 9pm on May…

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  • Thailand News

    SRT demolishes buildings in Nakhon Ratchasima for high-speed rail

    The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has begun demolishing buildings in a disputed area in Nakhon Ratchasima to expedite the construction of a high-speed rail project. Only one commercial unit awaits demolition due to a pending compensation claim. Demolition work started today, with machinery moving in to clear the area in the Mueang district. The SRT aims to clear this…

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  • Thailand News

    LGBTQ+ community migrating Bangkok for freedom & fun’s sake

    A Chinese real estate agent revealed the LGBTQ+ community is flocking to Bangkok to escape persecution and seek a new life that offers them more freedom. In 2019, 40 year old Owen Zhu’s real estate career was flourishing, with Chinese investors eagerly buying Bangkok properties, but the pandemic struck, halting travel and spending. Although Chinese buyers were slow to return, one…

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  • Thailand News

    London couple ‘blown away’ by resort-like Thai airport (video)

    A couple from London were utterly blown away by the stunning design of an airport in Thailand. Their video clip on TikTok via the account @dcandkd took viewers around the airport, amassing an impressive 146,900 views since its debut on March 26. Daniel, a 32 year old content creator and songwriter, and Nakita, a 27 year old content creator and…

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