Search Results for: Petchaburi

  • Thailand News

    Petchaburi struggles with mounting macaque menace impacting locals and tourism

    In Thailand’s central-western Petchaburi province, trouble is brewing as locals, tourists, youth, and businesses alike voice their grievances over the nuisance caused by increasing numbers of crab-eating macaques. These primates, which are protected under Thai law as wildlife species, are becoming bothersome as their population expands rapidly. The macaques, which reside mainly in the Khao Wang historical park area in…

  • Thailand Travel

    UNESCO awards Petchaburi culinary scene, now it’s a hotspot in Thailand

    UNESCO named Petchaburi a Creative City of Gastronomy in November last year, as part of its creative cities network. Now, the city continues to draw income from food tourism and locally produced ingredients. The Petchaburi provincial governor said ingredients local artisans use in their food are entirely produced in the province. “That means all the production capital used to create…

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    Too much monkey business in Petchaburi, now they’re getting sterilised

    In Petchaburi, a central province, monkeys are breeding like rabbits. They might look cute at first, but the booming number of monkeys might threaten tourism since the monkeys often steal peoples’ belongings. Right now there are 1,000-1,500 per district, and this number is rising to 3,000 in Muang district. An adviser to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said…

  • Phuket News

    New Phuket governor announced, old Governor shunted off to Petchaburi

    The southern island province of Phuket is to have a new governor, it was announced today. Phuket’s governor, Pakkapong Tawipat started work on the island on October 1, 2018. He was a former Phang Nga governor and former vice governor of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya and Saraburi in central Thailand. ‘Former’ Governor Pakkapong will be taking up a new post in the…

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    Resorts near Kaeng Krachan dam in Petchaburi temporarily closed

    PHOTOS: The Nation More than 30 resorts downstream of the Kaeng Krachan dam in Phetchaburi province, are being closed temporarily due to heavy flooding. Thai PBS reports that floodwater levels at the 30 plus resorts range from 1-3 metres making it impossible to carry on with their business. It’s also been reported that spillover water from the spillway has heavily…

  • Guides

    Iconic Thai street art pieces and their stories

    Thailand’s streets are a canvas, showcasing some of the most iconic graffiti artworks that tell stories of culture, resistance, and creativity. As you wander through bustling cities and quiet alleyways, you’re bound to stumble upon vibrant murals that capture the essence of Thai life and beyond. From the heart of Bangkok’s urban sprawl to the hidden corners of smaller towns,…

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    Hazardous haze engulfs Thailand provinces with dangerous PM2.5 levels

    A hazardous haze of ultra-fine dust engulfed 35 out of Thailand’s 77 provinces this morning, January 28, predominantly affecting the central plains. This information was revealed in a recent report by the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency, which was released at 8am. The report classified nine provinces as suffering from red-level air pollution, indicating serious harm due to the…

  • Food

    10 Best restaurants in Ari, Bangkok

    Ari is often overlooked by tourists more familiar with areas like Banglamphu and Silom. However, this up-and-coming neighbourhood actually has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to restaurants. From authentic Thai food to exquisite international cuisines, Ari is a food paradise waiting to be explored. But with so many hidden gems tucked away in this neighbourhood, it can…

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    Thai couple arrested for stealing pickup truck and evading police

    Local authorities arrested a couple suspected of stealing a pickup truck, fleeing the scene, and later changing clothes to evade police. Today, 37 year old Theerawich (no surname given) and 30 year old Parichat (no surname given) were caught by Phetchaburi highway police with a red Ford pickup truck and a motorcycle as evidence. The couple was apprehended near the…

  • Thailand News

    Monkey mayhem no more: Urban overpopulation problem swings towards solutions

    The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, in collaboration with the Wild Animal Rescue Foundation, has made significant progress in tackling the issue of monkey overpopulation in urban areas. The first phase of this initiative involves the construction of a 7,000 square metre enclosure for monkeys in the Huai Sai Wildlife Breeding Station, located in Phetchaburi province. This…

  • Thailand News

    Witch hunt against ‘Big Joke’ persists: Police probe rental properties linked to top cop

    The witch hunt to try and destroy the prestigious career of Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn continues after police summoned the owner of five houses rented by the Royal Thai Police (RTP) Deputy Commissioner. Big Joke stated that the owner of the houses is a relative of his and that the relative is a businessman, not an online gambling operator. According…

  • Thailand News

    Big Joke caught partying with leading online gambling operator

    Further suspicion has been cast on the Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Thai Police (RTP), Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn, after a video recorded by a renowned Thai lawyer showed Big Joke singing with a leading online gambling operator at a party. The former president of the Lamphun Warrior Football Club, Pongsiri “Tarn” Ratchawongsuek, and a Thai woman named Suchanan, also…

  • Thailand News

    Sacred wings: Thai Airways welcomes 2 new A350 models for modern travel

    Thai International Airways (THAI) boosted its fleet with two newly blessed Airbus A350-900 aircraft designed for the modern traveller. The up-to-date design boasts private video touch screens on every seat. The Reverend Maha Ratchamongkol Muni, the assistant abbot of Wat Traimit Wittayaram, yesterday, August 9, presided over a blessing ceremony. These two latest additions to the portfolio of Thai Airways…

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    Phuket island relocation tackles rampant macaque issue in Phetchaburi communities

    In what’s being hailed as a successful initiative, multiple crab-eating macaques have been relocated from communities within Phetchaburi to an island in Phuket, under a pilot project. The venture has cleared the road for the relocation of more from the rapidly increasing macaque population in the province, as well as the neighbouring Prachuap Khiri Khan, according to the Ministry of…

  • Crime News

    Thai ‘Dark Side Club’ operator nabbed for gambling promotions and explicit content

    The administrator of the secretive ‘Dark Side Club‘ on the platform VK, has been arrested for sharing explicit content and promoting online gambling. He confessed to operating for several years, having earned up to 100,000 baht (US$2,892) per month at its peak. The arrest was conducted today by an esteemed team of Royal Thai Police (RTP) officers. RTP officers, armed…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Thunderstorms forecast: Heavy rainfall to sweep across 40% of Thailand, including Bangkok

    The Meteorological Department warned that Thailand will continue to experience thunderstorms, predicting that 40% of the territory, including Bangkok, will be hit by heavy rainfall. A southwesterly monsoon that currently covers the Andaman Sea, Thailand, and the Gulf of Thailand is causing these downpours. Accordingly, in both the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, waves are expected to reach…

  • Crime News

    Police raid Bangkok’s Thonglor district, arrest 2 women for drug possession

    Police and Narcotics Control officers conducted a raid in Bangkok’s Thonglor district, arresting two Thai women possessing illegal drugs and detaining tourists for drug testing. During the operation, several persons were found to have ingested methamphetamine and ketamine, with voluntary rehabilitation announced for some of them. At around 12.30am this morning, police and narcotics control officers led by Pol. Lt.…

  • Crime News

    Bangkok cops detain 56 in drug-fuelled karaoke party crackdown

    Bangkok cops arrested 56 individuals, including 23 Chinese tourists, after raiding a private party at the Diamond KTV Club. The suspects face charges ranging from drug possession to illegal stay and firearm possession. At the venue, located within the Meria massage shop on New Petchaburi Road, Chinese tourists were illegally provided with after-hours karaoke services, starting from 10pm until morning. The…

  • Crime News

    Bangkok police relocate officers amid probe into illegal Chinese club drug operation

    Police officers of Makkasan station reassigned following illegal drug raid at a Chinese nightclub in Bangkok‘s Petchaburi area. A committee has been formed by the Commander-in-chief of the Metropolitan Police Division 1 to investigate any potential misconduct and relevant benefits received by officers. Today, Police Lieutenant Colonel Athaphon Wongsiripri-da, the commander of the Metropolitan Police Division 1, issued transfer orders…

  • Crime News

    Thai bank employee drinks 6 beers, shoots at Youtuber’s car in road rage incident

    A 51 year old Thai bank employee was arrested for allegedly shooting at a popular YouTuber’s car after consuming six cans of beer. Police apprehended the suspect at the junction of Chaturathit and Phra Ram 9 roads in Bangkok, seizing a 9mm pistol and nearly 30 rounds of ammunition. Punnanikorn Pholmakrut, a 46 year old YouTuber behind the channel ‘Diew…

  • Crime News

    Shooting instructor opens fire in Rayong, Thailand

    A shooting instructor who is a former soldier fired gunshots from inside a house in Rayong province in eastern Thailand this morning. Police surrounded the house but the gunman still hasn’t surrendered. No injuries or fatalities have been reported. At 7am, officers at Mueang Rayong Police Station received a call from 70 year old “Rang” to help arrest his “manic”…

  • Things To Do

    Thonglor Bangkok: Thailand neighborhood guide 2023

    Thonglor Bangkok, also known as Thong Lo or Thonglor, is a cool and upscale neighborhood in Bangkok, Thailand. As Bangkok’s hippest neighborhood, Thong Lor is the go-to destination for those seeking an eclectic mix of culture, cuisine, and entertainment, all set within the city’s most fashionable and creative district. Thonglor Bangkok brings together different cultures, with ex-pats, locals, and tourists…

  • Crime News

    Gun used to shoot dead net idol in Bangkok belongs to ex-boyfriend’s military officer father

    UPDATE #2 The gun used to shoot dead “Gigi” the net idol and her air force cadet ex-boyfriend “Ikkyu” in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday is licensed and belongs to Ikkyu’s father, who is a high-ranking military officer, according to a spokesperson for the National Police Agency Pol. Lt. Gen. Archayon Kraithong. Police have completed their assessment of the CCTV footage and confirm…

  • Crime News

    Net idol found dead in Bangkok condo abused by air force cadet ex-boyfriend

    UPDATE A close friend disclosed evidence that “Gigi,” the Thai net idol who was found dead in her rented condo room in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday, was physically abused by her ex-boyfriend – the air force cadet found dead lying next to her. Both were shot once in the head. Police found a gun near their bodies. Yesterday at 3.20pm, Makkasan…

  • Crime News

    Three men who killed Chinese student in Thailand arrested in Wuhan

    UPDATE Police in Wuhan, China, yesterday arrested the three men suspected of murdering a Chinese university student and dumping her body in a ditch in Nonthaburi, Thailand, on Thursday. Deputy national police chief Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn has sent Thai immigration officers to Wuhan to assist in the Chinese police’s investigation. The young Chinese men are believed to have kidnapped…

  • Crime News

    Kidnappers flee Thailand after killing Chinese student

    Police believe that the three Chinese men suspected of kidnapping and killing a female Chinese university student, whose body was discovered in Nonthaburi province on Saturday, have already fled Thailand on a flight to Chengdu, China, reports CH7. On Saturday, a resident of Moo 6 in Bang Yai district discovered the body of 22 year old Jin Can, a third-year music…

  • Thailand News

    Thai buffalo becomes beauty influencer | Thaiger News Weekly

    Thailand election to be held May 14 Thailand’s Election Committee (EC) confirmed today that Thailand’s general election will be held on May 14, 2023. While the vote will be held on May 14, early ballots cast on May 7. Over 52 million people are required to vote. The election follows Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s dissolution of the House of Representatives, endorsed by…

  • Hot News

    Thai police defend slow response to Phetchaburi gunman as victims’ families grieve

    Thai police are defending what many say was a “delayed response” to a gunman who killed three people and wounded three others in Phetchaburi province. The police say the gunman was not considered an active gunman, with the deaths involved being those who were caught in the crossfire between police and the ex-ranger. Family members of the deceased persons are…

  • Business News

    Prime office location for rent in the heart of Bangkok’s thriving Bang Kapi area

    Looking for a strategic prime office location to establish your business in Bangkok? Look no further than the SINGHA COMPLEX project in the bustling Bang Kapi area. The recently completed office space on the 18th floor of the tower is now available for long-term rent. The indoor area of the office measures 783 square metres and it is currently unfurnished.…

  • Property

    Live in these condos near MRT stations in Bangkok (2023)

    If you’re an expat or local looking for a place to live in Bangkok, choosing a condo within walking distance to an MRT station is the way to go. The MRT system is a popular and efficient mode of transportation that can get you anywhere in the city. So, you can avoid the infamous Bangkok traffic and enjoy a hassle-free…