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  • Thailand News

    Lottery frenzy blooms as human-like face graces 50 year old Longan tree bark

    The sight of a human-like face appearing on the bark of a 50 year old Longan tree has led to a local lottery frenzy. The evergreen deciduous tree, located at the Farmers’ Council Coordination Centre in Phayao province, has become an attraction for both local and out-of-town denizens seeking lottery fortune, discovering apparent lucky numbers 11 and 528 after rubbing…

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    Chiang Mai: Explosion at longan plantation claims three lives

    Tragedy struck a longan plantation in Ban Chai Ngam village of Mae Waen subdistrict, Phrao district, Chiang Mai yesterday when an explosion claimed the lives of three workers. The incident occurred as they were making a flowering stimulant mixture, resulting in an immediate fatality for two female workers – one Thai and one from Myanmar. Another worker, a man from…

  • Food

    Longan fruit guide: Discovering Thailand’s sweet gem

    Longan, or ลำไย “lum yai” in Thai, is a juicy, sweet fruit that tastes similar to lychee. Known as “dragon’s eye” due to its translucent, white flesh with a central black seed, longan is a popular option when it comes to tropical fruits in Thailand. When visiting Thailand, longan fruit is a must-try because of its sweetness and numerous culinary…

  • World News

    Man arrested for smuggling durian trees valued at 1 million baht to Laos

    A Thai man has been arrested at the Customs Department’s border checkpoint in the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani. He was caught trying to deliver durian trees, valued at around one million baht, to a customer in Laos. The Head of Chongmek Customs House at the border of Thailand and Laos, Wanlop Suiraksa, told Thai media that they received leaked…

  • Thailand News

    Frenchman and Thai girlfriend convicted over gruesome murder of Italian expat

    A Thai court has sentenced a French man and his Thai girlfriend to 29 years in jail for the brutal murder of an Italian expat in rural Thailand. Thaivisa is reporting that 34 year old Amaury Rigaux and 38 year old Rujira Eiumlamai admitted murdering 61 year old Giuseppe de Stefani in January this year. Read the original report about…

  • News

    Thai woman, French boyfriend blame each other for Italian’s murder

    A Thai woman and her French boyfriend have turned on each other after their arrests, with each blaming the other for the murder of the woman’s Italian ex-husband. 38 year old Rujira Eiumlamai told police after her arrest yesterday that she was innocent of the murder, saying it had been perpetrated by her French boyfriend, 34 year old Rigaux Amaury…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Cabinet shake-up plants seeds for cannabis reform, India and Thailand to launch cross-border QR payments

    In this Thailand video news, Alex and Jay cover the stories across Thailand. Beginning with Thailand and India have announced plans to revolutionise cross-border payments with the introduction of QR code technology. Meanwhile, amidst political maneuvering, Thailand’s Cabinet reshuffle hints at forthcoming changes in cannabis legislation. However, not all news is positive for Thailand as its flagship carrier, Thai Airways, grapples…

  • Travel

    Thai drinks you must try while in Thailand

    When it comes to mixing up refreshing drinks, the people in Thailand can get very creative. From milky teas to bright and fruity sips of joy, trying local beverages is an absolute must! Below, we have the top Thai drinks to try when visiting Thailand below. Taste these tasty drinks and more by answering Thaiger’s audience survey so that you…

  • Things To Do

    Delicious Thai fruits that will delight your taste buds

    Blessed with a hot tropical climate and fertile plains, the Thailand boasts the perfect environment to produce exotic and tasty fruits and vegetables. Everywhere you go in the country, you’ll come across plenty of fruit stands offering different varieties of interesting and delicious delights. The tropical Thai fruits are a feast for the eyes and taste buds. They come with…

  • Travel

    Top 20 things to purchase in 7-11 Thailand Edition

    Over 11,000 7/11 stores serve over 11.8 million customers every day in Thailand. In the Bangkok Metropolitan Region alone, there are about 5,000 stores. In comparison, the United States has just over 9,000 7/11. When in Thailand you will never go hungry as 7/11s offers all types of snacks, food, drinks, and desserts. Let’s take a look at a local…

  • Best of

    5 must-try drinks when you visit Thailand

    Thailand’s locals can get pretty creative when it comes to mixing up new and refreshing local drinks. From local beers to bright and fruity sips of joy, trying the local beverages is an absolute must! Here, we have the top drinks to try when visiting Thailand below. Top 5 Drinks To Try When Visiting Thailand 1. Cha Yen (Thai milk…

  • Things To Do

    Top 20 things to purchase in 7-11 Thailand Edition

    Over 11,000 7/11 stores serve over 11.8 million customers every day in Thailand. In the Bangkok Metropolitan Region alone, there are about 5,000 stores. In comparison, the United States has just over 9,000 7/11. When in Thailand you will never go hungry, as 7/11s offers all types of snacks, food, drinks, and desserts. Let’s take a look at a local…

  • News

    Storms wreak havoc in Chiang Rai and Phitsanulok

    Thunderstorms and hail pounded 16 districts of Chiang Rai last night (Monday), damaging around 1000 houses. The director of the province’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office says reports were received of blackouts in 30 villages in five districts as utility poles were knocked over and tree branches snapped power lines. All of Mae Fah Luang district was without electricity when…

  • Thai Life

    Fruit: Food of the gods – Phuket Gardening

    PHUKET: As any journalist worth his salt will tell you, it is always easier to amplify or pad out a piece than to abridge it. Unless you are very careful, condensing a piece can result in a lack of clarity, in stylistic obfuscation or worse, some painful wrenching of the sense. When, in response to a reader’s question last week,…

  • Thai Life

    Enjoy the fruits of your labor – Phuket Gardening

    PHUKET: Sepp writes to say that he owns three villas in Phuket and “would like to change the gardens to [include] more fruit trees, fruit bushes and nice flowers”. He adds: “Can you help me to find the right ones?” and asks “which books could I buy?” Well, Sepp, even to attempt an answer all your wide-ranging queries would take…

  • Thai Life

    A worthy initiative – Phuket Gardening

    PHUKET: Any initiative which includes the planting of new trees is to be welcomed. There is a plan afoot, initiated by Mr Songjit Suppakit of Phisut Technology and supported by Phuket’s Governor Maitri Inthusut, to connect Sirirat Road (near Le Meridian Beach Resort) to remote and spectacular Tri Trang and Freedom beaches. The most ecologically sensitive proposal is to replace…

  • Thai Life

    Phuket Gardening – Cavalcade of Cassias

    PHUKET: With the tennis season in full swing, sports addicts are hitting the covers off yellow balls, or watching day-glo missiles hurtle over the net on TV. Yellow is, apparently, more visible than the conventional white of my tennis-playing days. Yet this most vibrant of colors has plenty of negative associations. Yellow has traditionally been the color of cowardice, a…

  • Thai Life

    Phuket Gardening: Enter the Dragon’s Eye

    PHUKET: From blocked canals to poor flood management, the debate rages as to why Thailand suffered the floods of 2011. And while the arguments continue, the plight of many fruit farmers has attracted little attention, even though their livelihood has disappeared with the receding waters. Fruit trees, like most plants, suffocate through lack of oxygen if submerged for any length…