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  • Thailand News

    Pet abandonment tragedy: Shih Tzu dies after two year wait for owners at Bangkok vet clinic

    The heart-wrenching saga of Dano, a seven year old Shih Tzu, has been shared by a local vet, shedding light on a tale of pet abandonment that unfolded over two agonising years. Dano’s poignant story began when he was left at a veterinary clinic in Bangkok and tragically ended with his passing, abandoned by owners who had initially appeared caring…

  • Thailand News

    Sons’ abandonment sparks plea for help from disabled Thai father

    A disabled Thai man and his wife have turned to government organisations for assistance following the abandonment by their sons. The wife expressed her inability to continue caring for her husband due to the demands of everyone’s work commitments. In Nonthaburi province, situated near Bangkok, a village security guard alerted the Bang Bua Thong Police officers to the plight of…

  • Thailand News

    Discarded deity statue linked to lottery wins in Rayong

    A broken statue of the deity Yama, discarded by a roadside, has become the centre of a series of uncanny events. Along Ban Phla Road in Rayong’s Ban Chang District, a mysterious tale unfolded at 5pm yesterday, June 13, involving a discarded and broken statue of Yama at a community forest in the Phla subdistrict. Reporters arrived at the scene,…

  • Thailand News

    South Korean charged in murder, body found in Pattaya barrel

    South Korean prosecutors indicted a suspect involved in the murder of a fellow Korean, whose body was discovered in a concrete-filled barrel in a reservoir near Pattaya. The Changwon District Prosecutors Office indicted the suspect, in his 20s, on charges of murder and abandonment of a body overseas. The indictment was reported by Yonhap news agency today. The identities of…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok governor defends handling of Klong Ong Ang amid criticism

    Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt stood firm on Saturday against criticism aimed at the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and its handling of Klong Ong Ang in the Samphanthawong district. The BMA found itself on the receiving end of accusations of abandonment, with critics arguing that the area had been left to deteriorate. Chadchart staunchly refuted these claims, reinforcing that the district…

  • Retire in Thailand

    Thailand 2024: The retirement haven you can’t miss

    As you approach retirement, keeping an eye on emerging trends within the industry is crucial, especially in vibrant markets like Thailand. In 2024, Thailand’s retirement industry is set to evolve, influenced by global economic shifts and local demographic changes. This introduction will guide you through the key trends shaping the future of retirement in Thailand, offering insights to help you…

  • Guides

    How to maintain safety around stray dogs in Thailand: Must-know tips

    Navigating the streets of Thailand, you’ll likely encounter the nation’s vast population of stray dogs. These canines, wandering freely, are a common sight, but they bring along a mix of challenges and considerations for locals and tourists alike. Understanding how to interact safely with these animals is crucial, not just for your well-being but for theirs too. The relationship between…

  • Thailand News

    Thai initiative Kru Care Jai launched to tackle teen mental health issues

    An initiative to address the increasing mental health issues among Thai adolescents has been launched under the name of Kru Care Jai. This programme, initiated by the Public Health Ministry, seeks to provide training to teachers to enhance their abilities in curbing mental health problems in students. The launch comes as data suggests that Thai youth are increasingly vulnerable to…

  • Thailand News

    Democrat Jurin calls government budget plan ‘lame duck’

    Jurin Laksanawisit, a Democrat party-list MP, slammed the Thai government, branding its budget a “lame duck catastrophe.” Unleashing a fiery critique, Jurin accused the ruling Pheu Thai Party of political trickery, leaving the nation teetering on an economic tightrope. Jurin took centre stage, launching an attack against the government’s budget yesterday, January 3. Describing it as a lame duck, he…

  • China News

    Man abandoned by family starves to death in Guangdong

    A shocking incident unfolded in Guangdong province, China, when a man named A (pseudonym), suffering from a severe illness, was abandoned by his wife and daughter, leading to his tragic death. A, a resident of Foshan City, Guangdong, China, lived a content life with his wife and daughter until he became bedridden in early 2018. Neighbours often heard his wife’s…

  • Thailand News

    Sky’s the limit: Nine new airlines on board for Thailand aviation recovery

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) announced the registration of nine new airlines to bolster the aviation industry’s recovery. The authority remains confident that passenger traffic will reach 127 million this year, forecasting a significant recovery this year. The Director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, Suttipong Kongpool, stated that Thailand’s aviation industry is on a steady path…

  • Thailand News

    Trash horror: Waste collector stumbles upon newborn’s tragic fate in black Bangkok rubbish bin

    A shocking discovery was made by a waste collector in the Nong Chok district of Bangkok when he found the discarded dead body of a newborn in a black rubbish bin. The incident happened at 4am this morning. Authorities from Suwinthawong Police Station, forensic doctors from the Police Hospital, and officials from the Ruamkatanyu Foundation were swiftly alerted to investigate the…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s Ghost Tower: A haunting legacy of opulence left in ruins (video)

    Sathorn Unique Tower, eerily dubbed the Ghost Tower, remains an unfinished, forsaken, and unloved edifice, 33 years after its inception in the heart of Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok. Construction of the opulent 49-storey skyscraper kicked off in 1990 with the grand vision of accommodating Thailand’s most affluent families, yet it languishes in a state of perpetual emptiness. The towering structure…

  • World News

    Chinese man charged for abandoning his son on Jeju Island

    A shocking child abandonment incident in South Korea has led to a Chinese man in his 30s being charged with violating the nation’s Child Welfare Act. The man was arrested for allegedly abandoning his nine year old son on the popular tourist destination of Jeju Island in August. The Korea Times reported that the boy was left to fend for…

  • Thailand News

    Fabricated robbery to escape violent partner leads to justice twist for Thai woman in Chon Buri

    A Thai woman who fabricated a robbery in fear of her violent boyfriend has been charged with perverting the course of justice in Ban Bueng, Chon Buri province. The distressed woman, Thanpimon, falsely reported the robbery to local police that her purse and mobile phone had been snatched by two men on a motorcycle but later admitted to fabricating the…

  • World News

    Selangor considers banning pet shop sales to promote animal shelter adoptions

    A potential ban on the sale of dogs and cats in pet shops across Selangor is being considered, as authorities aim to encourage adoption from animal shelters and reduce the number of abandoned pets. State executive councillor Ng Sze Han has suggested that pet stores focus on selling pet food instead, citing the success of a weekly pet adoption programme…

  • Crime News

    Newborn baby’s charred body found in rubbish pile near resort in Thailand

    In a horrific discovery, the charred body of a newborn baby girl was found discarded in a rubbish pile near a resort in Thailand‘s northeast Nakhon Ratchasima province. The incident, which took place yesterday, was reported to the Pho Klang Police Station, leading authorities and rescue teams to investigate the disturbing scene. The body was discovered in an empty lot…

  • Business News

    Chinese tourist arrivals in Thailand set to hit pre-pandemic levels

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced that Chinese tourist arrivals are set to reach one million a month starting from October, a figure last witnessed prior to the pandemic. The increase in travel is likely to gain momentum during winter and long national holidays. TAT has observed a rise in advanced hotel bookings and chartered flight requests, indicating…

  • World News

    US granted permission to expand military presence in the Philippines: What does it mean?

    News the United States has been permitted by the Philippines to open four new military bases on the Southeastern Asian archipelago may have slipped under the radar of most mainstream media outlets but not this one. But what does it mean? Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos immediately went on the defensive insisting that Manila will not allow “any offensive actions” from…

  • World News

    China’s economy reaches new highs after zero-Covid restrictions

    Official data released today revealed that China’s economy grew by 4.5% year-on-year in the first quarter, recovering after the conclusion of zero-Covid restrictions in late 2021. This is the first indication since 2019 of the world’s second-largest economy making progress without the strict health measures that effectively controlled the coronavirus but heavily impacted businesses and supply chains. Retail figures, which…

  • Events

    A night with the Junkies! Phuket’s Junkyard Theatre.

    By Barry Daniel As a quiet, bookish type I’ve only taken LSD a few dozen times, but my recent Saturday night at the Underwood Art Factory Junkyard Theatre Show was far better than any other trip I’ve experienced! Half way along Phuket’s By-Pass Road in the middle of the island, lies the Underwood Art Factory’s psychedelic parallel universe which has…

  • Education

    How China’s private tutoring regulations are affecting online teachers

    Online teachers in Thailand, and elsewhere, are struggling to grapple with China’s changes to its private tutoring regulations. And, the outcome is not good, as thousands of digital nomad educators are finding themselves jobless. In the past few months, big name tutoring companies, that employ thousands of English teachers, have announced that their main clientele of chinese students, are leaving.…

  • World News

    Myanmar coup and crisis cause major damage to its economy

    The continued civic unrest after the military coup has ravaged Myanmar and its economy, with massive losses across all economic indicators, including Thailand’s exports to its troubled neighbour. This year’s exports from Thailand to Myanmar predicted to lose between 60 and 96.5 billion baht, between 51 and 82%, according to the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce. The UTCC’s…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket’s Soi Dog Foundation opens Humane Education Centre at Mai Khao shelter

    The Soi Dog Foundation has officially opened its Humane Education Centre, the first of its kind in Thailand dedicated to the welfare of stray animals. The centre, located at the Soi Dog shelter in northern Phuket, forms part of the foundation’s Humane Education program. Rolled out in 2017, the program sees a team visit Thai schools to teach the next…

  • Bangkok News

    Soi Dog Foundation responds to rabies and dog registration stories

    PHOTO: Bangkok Thailand Soi Dog Phuket’s Soi Dog Foundation has sent The Thaiger a response to an article published on October 16. The story was sourced from our Bangkok partners ‘The Nation’ and, according to Soi Dog, contains some glaring inaccuracies. You can read the original article HERE. We reprint the response from the Soi Dog Foundation below… “The Department…

  • Thai Life

    Failure to turn browsers into buyers – online travel booking

    A report from Ve Global indicates that there are far more travel browsers than travel buyers. The report shows that the dropout rate is as high as 95.5% when it comes time to paying online for a travel service. The data, advertising and marketing technology company’s report shows that every sector of the travel industry is plagued with massive on-site…

  • News

    Pet registration on the way

    It looks like Thailand is going to get tough on people who abandon their pets and also provide better control for disease outbreaks like the current Rabies infections around the Kingdom. New laws are being proposed that will require pet owners to register and microchip their animals. This is common practice in most western countries and allows lost animals to…

  • Thai Life

    Books: Sally Mann’s treasure trove of memorabilia

    PHUKET: Eloquent, exasperating, pretentious, earthy, fustian, laugh-out-loud funny, Sally Mann’s Hold Still (Little, Brown and Company, New York, 2015, 482pp) – billed as ‘A Memoir with Photographs’ – is very much a mixed bag. Unlike other photographers who roam the world, Sally Mann found her material at home in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Lugging around a 100-year-old rosewood box-camera mounted on…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket sailor Scott Duncanson wins his fourth Coronation Cup at Top of the Gulf Regatta

    PHUKET: Local yachtsman Scott Duncanson has brought home his fourth prestigious Coronation Cup after securing victory in the Platu national championship finals at the Top of the Gulf Regatta in Jomtien last week. Duncanson, already a three-time winner in 2002, 2008 and 2010, and representing the Ao Chalong Yacht Club, was joined by fellow Phuket yachtsmen Alfie Rowson and Anthony…

  • Phuket News

    Babies thrown away throughout history

    PHUKET: Child welfare and safety issues have been much in the news recently and our special report this week explores for our readers some of the options available locally to young mothers who are either unwilling or unable to support children they have given birth to. Few news stories generate greater emotional resonance than reports of abandoned babies. Yet it…