Month: June 2024

  • Phuket News

    Rain check: Floodgates open as downpours dampen Phuket spirits

    The Meteorological Department of Thailand (TMD) released an updated report on the recent flooding in Phuket, following heavy rains that caused significant disruption across the popular holiday resort island. Floodwaters inundated roads and homes, while landslides and fallen trees rendered several routes impassable. The TMD highlighted that water levels in Kathu had largely decreased, making most roads passable, including those…

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  • Crime News

    Car bomb near Yala police flat kills one, injures several (video)

    A car bomb detonated near a police flat in Bannang Sata, Yala, causing multiple injuries and one fatality. The explosion occurred around 10.30am today, close to the district office and only a few hundred metres from the local police station. The powerful blast happened in front of the police officers’ residential building, situated within the Bannang Sata Municipality. Initial reports…

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  • Politics News

    Srettha Thavisin’s support drops as MFP gains in NIDA Poll

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s ongoing efforts to address national issues and promote Thailand have failed to win over the majority of voters, according to a survey by NIDA Poll. The poll, published yesterday, June 29, also highlighted a decline in the popularity of Pheu Thai Party leader Paetongtarn Shinawatra and a rise in support for the Move Forward Party (MFP).…

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  • Phuket News

    Heavy rainfall disrupts flights and floods Phuket (video)

    Heavy rainfall in Phuket disrupted flights and caused widespread flooding across the tourist island province. Starting at 7am, today, June 30, persistent rain forced the diversion of around 10 inbound flights to other airports, including Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi, Krabi, Langkawi, Penang, and Surat Thani. The heavy downpour reduced visibility, making it impossible for pilots to see the runway, according to…

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  • Thailand News

    Thailand seeks UNESCO recognition for Tom Yum Kung & Kebaya dress

    The Government of Thailand is pushing to have Tom Yum Kung soup and the Kebaya dress registered as intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. The Ministry of Culture is accelerating plans to promote Thailand’s soft power on the international stage. The Ministry of Culture is promoting two of Thailand’s cultural heritages this year: Tom Yum Kung soup and the Kebaya dress.…

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  • Business News

    Northeast plans NEC to boost economy at mobile Cabinet meeting

    Private sector representatives in the northeast are set to present a series of economic stimulation projects, including the establishment of the Northeastern Economic Corridor (NEC), during the mobile Cabinet meeting in Nakhon Ratchasima on July 2. Hatsadin Suwattanapongchet, Secretary of the Northeastern Industrial Federations, announced that the NEC, traversing Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Udon Thani, and Nong Khai, will emulate…

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  • Politics News

    EC clarifies Senate candidacy rules amid fraud allegations

    The Election Commission (EC) has clarified that registering in incorrect professional groups is not necessarily an offence unless there is an intent to deceive officials and the public during the Senate election. This statement was made by EC Secretary-General Sawaeng Boonmee on Facebook yesterday. The EC has faced significant scrutiny following the conclusion of the national Senate contest in Bangkok…

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  • Thailand News

    Police apologise after drug chase causes distress to family

    Police in Plaibang issued a formal apology to a family after a dramatic drug chase led officers to fire a gun, causing great distress to a grandmother and her six year old granddaughter. The incident unfolded when the suspect’s car crashed into the family’s wall. Officers from the Plaibang Police Station in Nonthaburi were chasing a suspect involved in drug…

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  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Thailand braces for heavy rain across 35 provinces

    The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) issued a weather warning for 35 provinces across Thailand, advising residents to brace for continuous heavy rainfall. Bangkok is expected to experience intense showers covering 60% of the area. Citizens are urged to be cautious of accumulated rainfall and potential hazards. The sea is reported to have waves exceeding 2 metres. The TMD forecasts weather…

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  • Road deaths

    Mother and son drown after motorcycle plunges into canal

    A tragic accident occurred when a motorcycle with a sidecar plunged into a canal, resulting in the drowning deaths of a mother and her son. The police are investigating the exact cause of the incident. The accident happened at 12.10am today, June 30, when Police Lieutenant Piyanat Boonchan with the Wangkhu Police Station, was informed about a motorcycle falling into…

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  • Business News

    Thailand aims for US$30 billion bilateral trade with Malaysia

    The government is set to participate in the Joint Trade Committee (JTC) meeting with Malaysia on July 4, aiming to enhance bilateral trade to US$30 billion by 2025. Chotima Iemsawasdikul, Director-General of the Trade Negotiations Department, announced that Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai will attend the third JTC meeting between Thailand and Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. This will be Thailand’s inaugural…

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  • Thailand News

    Couple finds matching lucky numbers at Kham Chanod Island

    A couple visited Kham Chanod Island to offer thanks after their wishes were granted twice, with surprising results as the incense and candle numbers matched. Reporters from Kham Chanod Island, the land of King Naga Sri Sutho and Queen Sri Pathum, reported that tourists flocked to the sacred site in Non Mueang, Ban Muang Subdistrict, Ban Dung District, Udon Thani…

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  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok boosts Yaowarat safety as Lisa’s video draws tourists

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the Tourism and Sports Ministry are intensifying safety measures in Yaowarat, also known as Chinatown, following a surge in visitors inspired by Lisa’s Rockstar music video. The video, featuring Thai K-pop star Lalisa “Lisa” Manobal, was filmed in Bangkok’s Chinatown and has captivated audiences globally. The music video, which includes scenes shot near the…

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  • Thailand News

    House collapses into Mae Klong River, owner narrowly escapes

    A house collapsed into the Mae Klong River, causing a severe scare for neighbouring residents. The homeowner narrowly escaped being crushed by the debris, and a quick response prevented potential electrical hazards. Rescue workers from the Sawang Benjatham Samut Songkhram Foundation were alerted to the incident at 7pm yesterday. A single-storey wooden house located on Phet Samut Road in Mae…

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  • Thailand News

    UFO sighting over Prachinburi pond sparks local curiosity

    A former MP candidate claims to have witnessed a large UFO over a pond in Prachinburi’s Prachinwanarom Park, describing it as a recurring phenomenon. She believes the UFO visits to extract energy and has linked it to lucky lottery numbers. Yesterday, June 29, a video was posted showing a large, soft blue light moving upwards in the night sky over…

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  • Thailand News

    Man bitten by python while trying to help friend in Pattaya

    A man’s attempt to help a friend by catching a snake with his bare hands ended in chaos when the reptile bit him, necessitating immediate medical attention. Rescue workers were called to handle the situation and release the snake far from the community. Rescue workers from Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation in Pattaya received a report of a snakebite incident at…

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  • Thailand News

    How to access USA channels in Thailand

    You may wish to curl up in bed, grab the popcorn, and binge-watch some of your favourite US TV shows on Hulu, Netflix, or Max. However, soon, you will be disappointed when you can’t watch these channels from your home country. If you’re residing in Thailand, it may be disheartening to realise that many channels in the US aren’t available…

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  • Search Engine Marketing (SEM)

    How to use instagram thread feature for marketing

    Ever heard about Instagram’s thread feature? It is the recent talk of the town in the realm of social media marketing. But, are you curious as to how to leverage it to enhance your brand’s exposure and customer interaction? This article will provide an in-depth look at this innovative feature, demonstrating how it can revolutionise your marketing approach. Not just…

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  • Thailand News

    Japanese man arrested in Bangkok for overstaying visa

    Thai Immigration apprehended a Japanese national in Bangkok’s Khlong Toei district after receiving a tip-off about his illegal stay. The 43 year old man was found to have overstayed his visa. Further investigations revealed the Japanese man, Miyoshi’s alarming criminal history. Allegedly involved in 111 theft cases across five areas in Japan last year, he caused damages amounting to approximately…

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  • Thailand News

    Two South Korean illegal tour guides arrested in Chiang Mai

    Two South Korean nationals working illegally as tour guides in Chiang Mai have been arrested by the Royal Thai Immigration Bureau. Thai immigration detained the suspects, identified as 50 year old Han and 41 year old Kim, on a local road in Chiang Mai City. The arrests were made after immigration officers received tips from concerned citizens about their illegal…

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  • Retire in Thailand

    Things you should avoid doing after retirement in Thailand

    Dreaming about sipping fresh coconut water on the beautiful beaches of Thailand when you retire? You are not alone. Thailand is super popular among retirees because of its stunning landscapes, yearlong tropical weather, and affordable lifestyle. But we all know that retirement is not just about hammocks and sunrise swims, right? There can be a few bumps on the road…

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  • Thailand News

    Chinese man injured in early-morning Pattaya crash

    A 42 year old Chinese man sustained moderate injuries in an early-morning crash yesterday in Pattaya. The collision took place at 3.36am on Jomtien Second Road in the Nongprue sub-district, Banglamung district, Chon Buri province. Rescue workers from the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Foundation arrived to find a white Hyundai Elantra had struck a black Isuzu D-Max pickup truck parked on…

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  • Thailand News

    Pattaya police arrest drug dealer supplying nightclubs

    Pattaya police arrested a Thai drug dealer suspected of supplying illicit substances to local nightclubs. The arrest occurred on Thursday, June 27 at 10.05pm following a tip-off indicating the suspect’s planned drug drop in Soi Thepprasit 7. Police officers observed the suspect, Sittichai Sapsawat, also known as Bank, arriving on a Yamaha Fino motorcycle. The 30 year old was seen…

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  • Thailand News

    Nonthaburi hit-and-run injures seven, including five minors

    A hit-and-run incident in Nonthaburi at 1am yesterday, June 28, resulted in multiple injuries, including five minors and two women. Bang Bua Thong police responded to the accident on Bang Kruai-Sai Noi Road, where rescue teams found five minors, aged between 14 and 17, with several injuries and two slightly damaged motorbikes nearby. Their names were withheld due to their…

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  • Thailand News

    Phuket bans heavy trucks on key roads during peak hours

    Heavy-duty trucks with 10 wheels or more are now restricted from travelling on certain Phuket roads during peak traffic hours, effective today. This measure, enforced under Section 139 of the Land Traffic Act 1979, aims to mitigate the island’s worsening traffic congestion. Phuket Provincial Police Commander Sinlert Sukhum issued the order on June 7, citing the imbalance between the growing…

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  • Thailand News

    Girlfriend of Pattaya theft suspect arrested with stolen items

    The girlfriend of a theft suspect arrived at the Pattaya Police Station to support her boyfriend, only to be arrested herself after police discovered numerous stolen items on her person. Pattaya police apprehended 35 year old Samphan Prabkratum on Wednesday, June 26, under a Pattaya Provincial Court arrest warrant issued on June 7. He faced charges of burglary following a…

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  • Thailand News

    Drone remote explodes mid-flight, narrowly misses operator’s face

    A TikTok user experienced a terrifying moment when his drone remote short-circuited and exploded in his face. The incident occurred yesterday when the user, a drone operator for agricultural purposes, was spraying pesticide over a rice field. “I haven’t even covered 10 rai yet.” The clip showed the drone in operation, and the remote suddenly emitted smoke. The user quickly…

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  • Thailand News

    TikTok user baffled by human activity captured on home CCTV (video)

    A TikTok user’s eerie experience has left many intrigued after her home security camera detected unexplained human activity. The user, identified as @falyme, shared a video on TikTok showing a series of strange events that her home’s CCTV captured. The TikTok user reported that the security camera in her house issued an alert indicating human presence, but when she checked,…

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  • Thailand News

    Thai father faces backlash for letting son throw ping pong bombs

    A father has faced online backlash after posting a video of his young son throwing ping pong bombs, which exploded with a loud bang. The video was shared widely before being deleted, sparking widespread criticism. Yesterday, the Facebook page Red Skull XXX posted a video showing a young boy, presumed to be in primary school, wearing a white tank top…

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  • Thailand News

    Influencer arrested for promoting gambling on Facebook

    Police have apprehended Nong Noey, the ex-wife of the well-known influencer Keng Lay Phrang, for promoting gambling websites. She was caught at her home in Nakhon Nayok, having advertised these sites on her widely-followed Facebook page. Police from the Region 1 Investigation Unit executed a search warrant issued by the Nakhon Nayok Provincial Court at a residence in Phrommani, Mueang…

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  • Thailand News

    Thai man who won the lottery shaves his head as promised

    A young man won the lottery, cleared his debts, and promptly visited a temple to shave his head as promised. He vowed to donate half his winnings to the temple if he wins again. Yesterday at Phra Borommathat Worawihan Temple in Chai Nat, 23 year old Aphimuk Pholkhong, a general labourer, brought offerings including red incense sticks, red garlands, red…

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  • Thailand News

    Deputy headteacher found dead in car after 13-day search

    Police confirmed the tragic discovery of a missing deputy headteacher, found dead in his car under a bridge in Chiang Mai after a 13-day search. The man, identified as 43 year old Ruchakorn Jaisanti, had been missing since June 16. Ruchakorn, also known as Bank, served as the deputy headteacher at San Pa Yang Nom School and the acting headteacher…

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  • Thailand News

    Thai beautician tops senator votes with 79 votes

    A 45 year old beautician emerged as one of the 200 newly elected senators, achieving the highest vote count with 79 votes. Her victory highlights a notable career in preventive medicine, skin and beauty expertise, and extensive advisory roles. Chinnachot Saengsang secured 77 votes, Police Lieutenant General Yutthana Thaiphakdi received 76 votes, General Kriangkrai Srirak garnered 74 votes, and Sopon…

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  • Thailand News

    Taxi driver alerts police to car fire on Bangkok expressway

    A taxi driver witnessed a dramatic car fire on an expressway and quickly alerted the police, resulting in a successful containment of the blaze. The incident, which occurred at 4.30am today, saw a Toyota Corolla engulfed in flames on the Chalerm Mahanakorn Expressway near the Sukhumvit 62 curve in the Phra Khanong district of Bangkok. Police Captain Paniphak Silachot, an…

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  • Thailand News

    Latest trends in the Thailand real estate market

    Thailand’s economy is affected by the real estate market in a big way. Tourist destinations like Bangkok and Phuket have seen times of expansion. Both local desire and attention from other countries drive growth. There are a lot of different types of buyers in the housing market. There are expensive homes in great places and cheaper homes in new areas. …

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  • Visa Information

    Top ways to fail at getting a work permit in Thailand

    Obtaining a work permit in Thailand is a complex process due to its strict regulations and substantial penalties for violations. Potential issues can vary from misplacing or modifying your work permit without prior notification to the designated authorities to not correctly updating personal detail changes. These errors can unintentionally endanger your work status. A slight alteration to your personal information…

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  • Press Room

    TradingPRO’s global journey in May: A testament to commitment and excellence

    In May, TradingPRO embarked on an ambitious journey, attending four prestigious expos across the globe: Colombia, Dubai, South Africa, and the Philippines. This extensive tour was a challenging endeavour for our dedicated team, who tirelessly worked to make each event a success. Despite the rigours of travel and the demands of maintaining a consistent presence, we persevered, driven by the…

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