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  • Guides

    Essential requirements for marriage in Thailand

    Are you thinking about getting married in Thailand? This beautiful place is becoming a top choice for couples from all over the world. With its stunning scenery, it’s the perfect spot to show your views and celebrate your special day. In this detailed article, we explore everything you need to know about getting legally married in Thailand. We’ll cover all…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Thailand Senate passes landmark same-sex marriage bill, Iranian tourist attacked on Phuket’s party street

    On Thailand Video News today, Alex cover news popping up across the country and how the Senate has passed the landmark same-sex marriage bill. An Iranian tourist was attacked on Saturday on a party street in Phuket, and a village chief is defending traditional burning practices amid the air pollution crisis. A soda bottle exploding has injured a worker and…

  • Thailand News

    Tying the knot: Thailand Senate approves same-sex marriage bill

    Thailand is set to become the first nation in Southeast Asia to legalise same-sex marriage following the Senate’s approval of a marriage equality bill today. This monumental milestone was passed with an overwhelming majority, with 130 senators in favour and only four against. The bill now awaits the king’s endorsement before it can become law. Once approved, the law will…

  • Thailand News

    Southern Thailand popular for Malaysian polygamous marriages

    Southern Thailand has emerged as a preferred destination for Malaysian men seeking ceremonial polygamous marriages. Each month, at least 30 couples from Malaysia undergo marriage ceremonies at the Narathiwat Islamic Religious Council, according to a report by the Bernama news agency. These couples primarily hail from the neighbouring states of Kelantan and Terengganu, though some travel from as far as…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand nears historic approval of marriage equality bill

    Thailand is on the verge of making history by passing the Marriage Equality Bill, which is set to undergo its final round of Senate voting this month. If approved, the bill could come into effect by the end of the year, making Thailand the first country in Southeast Asia to endorse gender equality in marriage. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin assured…

  • Thailand News

    More than 99% of Thais back marriage equality

    A recent poll reveals that over 99% of Thais are in favour of the Marriage Equality Bill, advocating for legal benefits for same-sex couples. This groundbreaking survey, conducted by content platform The Attraction between May 20 and June 9, indicates a powerful push towards equality in Thailand. An overwhelming 99.3% of respondents backed the bill, though the exact number of…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand house of representatives approves same-sex marriage bill

    Thailand has taken a monumental leap forward in the quest for marriage equality, with the House of Representatives approving a same-sex marriage bill on its final reading. The bill, backed by all significant political parties, secured a resounding victory with 400 of the 415 members present voting in favour. A mere 10 representatives opposed the motion. Danuphorn Punnakanta, a Pheu…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand Video News | Bill for same-sex marriage heads to parliament, Blackpink’s Lisa supports both S. Korea and Thailand at world cup qualifier

    In this video, Alex and Jay cover the diverse news across Thailand. Beginning with Thailand’s humanitarian aid to Myanmar, its progress towards legalizing same-sex marriage, Thaksin Shinawatra’s political return, Southeast Asia’s nuclear power advancements, a legal battle over song plagiarism, and BLACKPINK’s Lisa showing dual support at a World Cup qualifier. Thailand’s Humanitarian Aid to Myanmar: A Gesture Amidst Controversy…

  • Thailand News

    A romantic marriage proposal meets a raccoon (video)

    A romantic marriage proposal unexpectedly turned into a social media sensation, amassing over 25 million views, after an inquisitive raccoon photobombed the crucial moment. While a woman was capturing her friend’s proposal in a beautifully lit garden, the camera inadvertently panned to a raccoon lurking behind the fence, stealing the spotlight and causing a stir online. As the unsuspecting couple…

  • China News

    Bride’s tears at arranged marriage ignite debate in China

    A beautiful bride’s tearful appearance throughout her wedding day in Gansu Province, China, sparked sympathy and intense discussion across social media platforms. Netizens shared images of the distraught bride, who was strikingly attractive but visibly upset and consistently avoided any contact with the groom. This has led to widespread speculation about the circumstances that led to such an unhappy day…

  • Thailand News

    Thai women in cross-cultural marriages unite to tackle the challenge of widowhood

    For Thai women residing in Germany, the abrupt demise of a German spouse plunges them into a bewildering maze, especially when language differences compound the already overwhelming grief of widowhood. The Thai Women Network in Europe (TWNE) recently took the initiative to address this dire situation, organising a two-day event in Hua Hin. Chongcharoen Sornkaew Grimsmann, former president of TWNE,…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police officer allegedly faked marriage certificate and swindles money from woman

    An angry Thai woman accused a police officer in the northern province of Lamphun of forging a fake marriage certificate and defrauding more than 300,000 baht from her and her mother. The 39 year old woman named Aut urged Thai news agencies to help her seek justice after she and her mother lost more than 300,000 baht to a police sub-lieutenant…

  • Thailand News

    Tying the knot with change: Thailand raises marriage age to 18 in human rights stride

    The Thailand Cabinet has embraced a proposal to elevate the minimum age of marriage from 17 to 18, aligning with global human rights standards. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is spearheading this change, aiming to bring the country in line with international principles. Deputy government spokesperson Rudklao Suwankiri disclosed that amendments to the Civil and Commercial Code, along with…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand surges towards marriage equality for same-sex couples

    In a landmark moment for equality, Thailand‘s lawmakers have taken a giant leap towards embracing same-sex unions, passing not one but four groundbreaking bills on marriage equality in their initial reading. With an overwhelming 360 to 10 majority and one abstention, the House of Representatives paved the way for Thailand to potentially become the first ASEAN nation to legally recognise…

  • Thailand News

    Marriage equality bill final draft to be submitted to Parliament

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin declared yesterday, December 19, that the Cabinet is set to propose the Marriage Equality Bill final draft to Parliament tomorrow, December 21. Expressing unwavering confidence in the bill’s potential, Srettha envisions a future where same-sex couples bask in the same marital rights as their heterosexual counterparts, pending parliamentary consideration. The final draft of the bill, an…

  • World News

    Texas couple becomes siblings post-marriage due to parents’ subsequent union

    A peculiar story has emerged from Texas, USA, where a couple finds themselves in an unexpected situation as they have become siblings post their own marriage due to their parents’ subsequent marriage. The tale, shared by a woman named Lindsey on TikTok, has sparked a heated debate online. Lindsey started dating a man named Ked when they were both just…

  • China News

    Unusual wedding in Guangdong sparks online debate over sudden marriages

    A wedding in Guangdong province, China, sparked online discussions due to the unusual demeanour of the couple. The bridegroom appeared deeply unhappy, while the bride seemed emotionless. Neither showed any sign of a smile, making the atmosphere both tense and melancholy. The bride, slim and tall, had a unique facial feature – the absence of a chin, making it appear…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s bold leap: Marriage equality legislation set to light up Parliament

    Thailand‘s Cabinet greenlighted a historic draft legislation on marriage equality, sparking hopes for a significant stride towards inclusivity. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced the pivotal decision on November 21, marking a potential turning point for the nation’s LGBTQ+ community. In a nation renowned for its vibrant LGBTQ+ scene, the legislation aims to bridge the gap between societal shifts and traditional…

  • World News

    Chinese woman arrested for 3.5 million baht marriage scam

    A 35 year old Chinese woman has become a hot topic in the online world after being arrested for defrauding three men of over 3.5 million baht in a complex marriage scam. Despite already having a family with considerable wealth and a real husband, the woman, known as Zhou, dated three men simultaneously, using her good looks to effortlessly win…

  • China News

    Underage bride denied name change on marriage certificate after 19 years

    After covertly using her older sister’s identity for marriage registration 19 years ago, a woman known as Kao sought to amend the name on the document to her own. However, her application was denied by the court, and the appeal period has since expired. Kao and her partner, Aai, were introduced to each other by their families in April 2004.…

  • Thailand News

    Controversial union: Thai man’s marriage to older Chinese woman stirs debate

    The controversial union of a 23 year old man who married a 45 year old woman sparked a flurry of criticism in Thailand. The age and appearance of the bride, who hails from Guangdong province, have been the subjects of controversy. The couple met at an event and despite the 22 year age gap, their relationship blossomed into a happy…

  • China News

    Chinese bride’s sombre pout sets social media abuzz with forced marriage debate

    A newlywed couple from Ju’matien, Henan, China, is under online scrutiny after photos of the bride’s sombre expression during post-nuptial rituals went viral on social media. The images, capturing the groom’s jovial demeanour contrasted with the bride’s seemingly forced participation, were shot at the groom’s residence following their wedding ceremony. The bride’s lack of enthusiasm during the post-wedding photoshoot sparked…

  • World News

    Vietnamese man lives with ex-mother-in-law who arranges remarriage

    A 33 year old Vietnamese man remained in the same household as his former mother-in-law even after divorcing his wife. Surprisingly, not only did the mother-in-law permit him to continue residing with her following his divorce from her daughter, but she also facilitated his marriage to another woman. Consequently, her daughter decided to move out instead. The story began over…

  • Central Thailand News

    UPDATE: Thai woman stands by pregnancy truth after marriage fraud accusations

    In an update to a previous article, every side has two stories. The woman accused of falsely claiming a pregnancy to collect a marriage dowry, only to leave her new husband just three days later is sharing her version of the events that transpired. A 35 year old man from Kanchanaburi had been dating the woman for six months when…

  • World News

    Wedding controversy: Unusual bride’s appearance sparks online debates over Chinese marriage

    In the wake of a wedding taking place in Anhui, China, the appearance of the bride triggered various reactions, igniting debates online. Eyebrows were raised as she was perceived to be odd looking for her exceedingly handsome groom, prompting speculations regarding her mental well-being, and stirring wedding controversy. Deciding to tie the knot is typically a substantial chapter in one’s…

  • Crime News

    Thai women cautioned over marriage scams with Chinese nationals

    Police cautioned Thai women considering marriage to Chinese nationals against possible legal infringements in both Thailand and China. According to a report on Monday, the alert followed revelations by the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD) that a case involving a Thai woman from Udon Thani, subjected to marriage scams, and three years of abuse in China, did not constitute human…

  • China News

    Saving love: Heroic Chinese man hailed ‘marriage material’ after saving fiancée from flood

    A man has been hailed as “marriage material” by China‘s online community after choosing to save his fiancée’s life during a life-threatening situation. This follows extensive reports by the BBC and Reuters of severe weather warnings across central and south-western China, necessitating the evacuation of thousands to escape floodwaters. The severe weather caused a building collapse, but amidst the chaos,…

  • World News

    Record-breaking 24-hour marriage: Aussie bride’s refusal to have sex on wedding night prompts divorce

    The briefest marriage on record belongs to a couple from Australia, where the pair underwent divorce proceedings less than 24 hours after their wedding. The sudden decision was taken when the husband became angry over his wife’s refusal to have sex. A radio presenter brought up the topic of “shortest-lasting relationships” on a Hit Network programme called Hot Nights With Abbie…

  • World News

    Malaysian couple discovers they’re half-siblings post-marriage

    In a peculiar twist of fate, a Malaysian couple recently discovered they are half-siblings after they were already married and had children. This revelation stirred up the grim reality of prohibited incest relations under Islamic law, likely leading to an imminent annulment of their union. Having met each other at university and dated for three years, the couple eventually tied…

  • Thailand News

    Thai singer Nhum Kalaa addresses marriage, child neglect and financial rumours on Facebook Live

    Thai musician Nhum Kalaa admitted fault and explained his side of the story surrounding his marriage status and rumours concerning neglect of his child and financial matters, during a live broadcast on Facebook. Nhum Kalaa explained that he has been separated from his wife, Joon, for two years and moved away to live with his mother. They had discussed divorce…