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  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Thailand halts extended alcohol sales hours citing safety concerns, friends turn foes in bizarre temple brawl in East Pattaya

    For Thailand Video News today, Alex and Jay talk about the Thai government halting plans to extend the hours of alcohol sales due to rising road accidents. A brawl between two friends broke out near Huai Yai Temple in East Pattaya leaving them injured, while police in Khon Kaen are searching for a man reportedly masturbating in public repeatedly. Cyber…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket boosts tourism safety with new lifeguard training initiative

    Phuket’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MoTS Phuket) is spearheading a workshop to bolster water tourism safety in the Andaman Tourism Development Zone. The Generation 1 project commenced on June 14 and continues through today at the Nai Yang Beach Resort & Spa and Sirinat National Park. Key attendees include Panlop Prajong, a policy and planning analyst at MoTS Phuket,…

  • Travel

    Solo-traveling tips for socialising and safety in Thailand

    Are you travelling solo in Thailand? As exciting as it is to solo travel, sometimes you may want some company. Well, if you are looking to make some new friends, Thailand is a great place for you to do so! Thailand is renowned for its welcoming citizens and global travellers and it offers an excessive number of opportunities for social…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand boosts food safety, bans harmful agrochemicals

    Thailand’s food safety protocols are on the rise following successful efforts to ban harmful herbicides and pesticides such as paraquat and chlorpyrifos, alongside triumphant attempts to limit glyphosate use, as discussed at a recent seminar. A recent seminar titled A Decade for Driving to Food Safety highlighted that fewer individuals are now receiving treatment for symptoms related to the use…

  • Automotive

    Understanding tyre ratings: boost safety and performance

    Have you ever paused to ponder the significance of the various numbers and letters imprinted on your vehicle’s tyres? Rest assured, many are in a similar situation of inquiry. These cryptic inscriptions are not mere decorative elements; they serve as critical barometers of your tyre’s capacity to bear a load and its speed rating. Comprehending these is indispensable to guarantee…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya police introduce mobile app to boost tourist safety

    Pattaya City Police Station has unveiled the PATTAYA SAFETY application to boost tourist safety. Superintendent Police Colonel Navin Theerawit announced this innovative app designed to enhance the safety of Thai and international tourists visiting the vibrant city of Pattaya. Developed under the provincial police’s guidance, the PATTAYA SAFETY app acts as a comprehensive platform for incident reporting, tip submission, and…

  • Thailand News

    Rocket near-miss with aircraft prompts safety concerns in Surin

    Rocket fireworks narrowly missed an aircraft in Surin province on Sunday, prompting officials to urge pilots to navigate around them. The district chief denied the incident occurred in his area, highlighting a lack of clarity about the event’s location. Local reporters were alerted to illegal gambling activities at the Boon Bang Fai rocket festival behind a temple in Ban Jang…

  • Automotive

    Regular tyre rotation boosts safety and saves costs in Thailand

    Have you ever pondered over the reason behind the uneven wear and tear of your car tyres? The root cause is predominantly linked to the tyre rotation and weight distribution within your vehicle. Generally, the front tyres shoulder a greater burden due to the engine and other components, which consequently leads to irregular wear. If this imbalance persists without rectification,…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya’s electric scooter debate sparks charged safety talks

    Electric scooters have become a hot topic in Pattaya, sparking discussions among various agencies and officials about their legality and safety. The legal status of these scooters is not straightforward in Thailand, with regulations varying by region. In cities like Bangkok and Chiang Mai, the rules can differ significantly. The primary concern lies in the absence of firm national rules…

  • Thailand News

    Ten-year-old rice auction resumes after safety tests

    Phumtham Wechayachai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce, announced the continuation of the 10-year-old rice auction after private lab tests showed no contamination. The Public Warehouse Organisation (PWO) has been instructed to expedite the process meticulously. Phumtham yesterday shared that private tests conducted by a leading company found no carcinogens or residue from fumigation in the rice. This follows…

  • Thailand News

    Pilot’s close call with rocket, sparks aviation safety debate

    A Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) pilot reported a close encounter with a firework rocket that soared almost 8,000 feet, forcing evasive manoeuvres to avoid a potential disaster. The incident, shared on the Facebook page Unseen Records of Pilots has sparked a wave of public concern over aviation safety. The pilot detailed the alarming event, which occurred after taking off…

  • Thailand News

    Rayong residents demand action after fire raises safety fears

    A demand for immediate action echoed from Rayong residents following a factory fire last month that has heightened concerns over chemical safety. Community members, deeply troubled by the incident, mobilised a protest to present their case to provincial governor Traiphop Wongtrairat. The villagers convened at Wat Nong Phawa in the Ban Khai district to voice their concerns before proceeding to…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand to test decade-old rice stockpile for safety

    The Government of Thailand confirmed that it will conduct lab tests on a decade-old rice stockpile to ascertain its safety for human consumption. This rice, a remnant from the tenure of ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, has been stored in Surin warehouses. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin assured this move in response to public demand for an official inspection of the rice…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket governor and British ambassador discuss tourist safety

    Sophon Suwannarat, the Governor of Phuket, hosted Mark Gooding, the British Ambassador to Thailand, in a meeting on May 7, focusing on the safety of tourists. The meeting, which took place at the Phuket Provincial Hall, aimed to foster relations between Phuket and the British Government. Governor Sophon emphasised the importance of ensuring the safety of tourists, particularly by reducing…

  • Thailand News

    Man smashes bottles on Bang Saen Beach, sparks safety fears

    A disturbing incident at Bang Saen Beach in Chon Buri province raised the alarm over the safety of beachgoers. A man was filmed smashing bottles along the shoreline, creating a hazardous situation as the broken glass could cause serious injuries to tourists walking barefoot on the beach. The act has prompted both locals and authorities to call for better monitoring…

  • Phuket News

    Fatal motorbike crash in Phuket raises road safety concerns

    A fatal accident occurred in Phuket early today when a Honda Wave 110 motorbike crashed into a roadside concrete table, claiming the life of a 45 year old passenger. The 44 year old motorbike driver, Nikorn Srirod, reportedly fell asleep at the wheel, leading to the unfortunate event. Emergency responders arrived on the scene, in front of Mueang Mai City…

  • Health

    Sun safety in Thailand: A guide to flawless skin in the heat

    Sun safety in Thailand is a crucial aspect to consider when planning your trip. With its tropical climate and strong sunlight, it becomes even more essential to prioritise skin health and sunburn prevention to make the most of your time under the Thai sun. By implementing effective sun protection tips, you can shield your skin from the damaging effects of…

  • Thailand News

    PM Srettha reveals ‘Phuket Model’ to boost tourism and safety

    Srettha Thavisin unveiled the Phuket Model which aims to revolutionise tourism management and social security in the tourist hotspot. Addressing a gathering of consular mission heads and law enforcement officials from 12 countries, PM Srettha highlighted the urgent need to prevent Phuket from descending into a haven for safety tourism. “Phuket was the first province I visited after taking office…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket model: Thai govt’s innovative approach to tourist safety

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and the acting Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Police, Police General Kittirat Panphet, convened with local consuls to discuss the Phuket Model – an innovative approach to law enforcement. The meeting took place yesterday at the Banyan Tree Hotel in Phuket. The Phuket Model, a comprehensive strategy aimed at safeguarding the interests of tourists, was unveiled…

  • Road deaths

    Phuket’s seven days safety campaign shows zero fatalities

    Phuket’s Seven Days safety campaign for Songkran 2024 continues to make its impact as the island remains free of any road fatalities since the commencement of the initiative on April 11. Over the past four days, 39 incidents have been recorded by officials, resulting in the same number of people being hospitalised due to injuries. The report compiled by the…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok prepares for Songkran with 1,600 safety officers

    The Songkran festivities in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, are set to have more than 1,600 officials and volunteers on guard. This safety measure is particularly aimed at tourist hotspots like Khao San and Silom roads. The Phra Nakhon District Director, Kosol Singhanat, anticipates a substantial influx of tourists in three key areas during the holiday, namely Khao San Road, Sanam…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya police assure safety for Songkran festival

    Pattaya’s police force made an impressive display on April 5, in a bid to assure both locals and tourists of their safety in the lead-up to the much-awaited Songkran festival. The show of strength was led by Deputy Commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau, Suphaset Chokchai, who marshalled a parade of officers and volunteers through Pattaya to illustrate their readiness…

  • Thailand News

    Man installs phone charger by shower, sparks safety debate

    A quirky home improvement project captured the attention of the online world after a Facebook user shared an image of a newly installed phone charger—in the bathroom. The post, which quickly went viral, showed a man proudly displaying his handiwork: a charging station for his partner’s phone, strategically placed next to the showerhead. The social media community was immediately abuzz…

  • Road deaths

    Late night Prachinburi crash leaves 3 injured, prompts road safety reminder

    A tragic road accident occurred late last night, leaving three individuals severely injured, one of whom suffered amputations. The incident took place at approximately 3am today in the area of Prachinburi province when a Toyota Fortuner lost control around a bend and collided with a factory employee waiting for his partner to finish work. At the entrance of a local…

  • Phuket News

    Surfs up as Patong Beach launches safety sandbox for tourists

    Phuket’s esteemed Patong Beach hosted a riveting safety demonstration for the Minister of Health, yesterday. The demonstration, which included surf life-saving techniques and appropriate medical responses to common injuries, was part of the grand launch of the Phuket Island Safety Sandbox scheme. This initiative is designed to reaffirm the island’s commitment to safety, thus reassuring tourists of a secure vacation…

  • Thailand News

    Notorious elephant See Do Nok relocated for public safety in Thailand

    A wild elephant known as See Do Nok has been safely relocated after posing a danger to locals in the Kabin Buri district of Prachinburi province, Thailand. The elephant, which had previously been responsible for a fatality and damaging property while foraging for food, was moved in a complex overnight operation. Last night, a joint effort by volunteers, local conservation…

  • Pattaya News

    7-Eleven stores to get police reporting points for tourist safety

    The Tourist Police Bureau, in partnership with CP All Public Company Limited, is rolling out a new initiative to boost tourist safety with the help of 7-Eleven convenience stores. This project will establish incident reporting points in 7-Eleven convenience stores across 20 major tourist hotspots in the country. This move is part of a broader strategy to promote Thailand’s tourism image and…

  • Thailand News

    Motorcycle crash in Ayutthaya kills two, sparks safety concerns

    A tragic motorcycle crash claimed the lives of a man and a woman in Ayutthaya Province. The accident occurred at 2.30am today when the motorcycle they were riding collided with the rear of a truck stopped at a red light. Police Lieutenant Colonel Peerakul Aengrithilong, the investigative officer from Bang Pa-in Police Station, was notified and promptly arrived at the…

  • Automotive

    Night driving in Thailand: Essential safety tips unveiled

    Driving at night in Thailand presents a unique set of challenges, even for the most seasoned travelers. From unlit vehicles to unpredictable road users, the nocturnal streets demand your full attention. It’s not just about the vibrant nightlife; it’s about ensuring your journey through the dark is as safe as possible. Staying vigilant is key, especially after sunset when the…

  • Automotive

    Child safety on Thai roads: A crucial concern

    In an ideal world, every child has inherent rights to safety and care, a principle that the UN staunchly supports and Thailand is striving to uphold. Child safety in Thailand has become an area of intense focus, with laws and regulations continually evolving to protect the most vulnerable members of society. You’ll find that efforts to bolster child safety are…