Nattapong Westwood

Nattapong Westwood

Nattapong Westwood is a Bangkok-born writer who is half Thai and half Aussie. He studied in an international school in Bangkok and then pursued journalism studies in Melbourne. Nattapong began his career as a freelance writer before joining Thaiger. His passion for news writing fuels his dedication to the craft, as he consistently strives to deliver engaging content to his audience.
  • Thailand News

    Teen drowns in Wang River after all-night search effort

    A 17 year old student drowned in the Wang River after an all-night search by rescue teams failed to locate him. His parents, calling out his name by the river the following day, witnessed his body resurface shortly after. A young student, referred to as 17 year old A from a vocational college in Lampang, went missing while fishing and…

  • Thailand News

    Police halt illegal resort project on Koh Samui

    Police have ordered an immediate halt to the construction of the Anju Cement Project, a luxury resort on Koh Samui, due to several legal violations. The project, owned by a Chinese investor group, was found to be in breach of building regulations. Police Major General Watcharin Pusit directed Police Colonel Aphisan Chairat, along with municipal engineers, to inspect the construction…

  • Crime News

    Woman attacks husband’s mistress in Phatthalung after affair revealed

    A woman, driven by rage and betrayal, attacked her husband’s mistress with a knife and fired a gun in a fit of anger after discovering the affair through surveillance footage. The incident occurred yesterday in Phatthalung province. Emergency responders rushed to transport a 52 year old woman to the hospital after a good Samaritan reported her injuries from a knife…

  • Chiang Mai News

    Chiang Mai residents scramble for lucky lottery numbers

    Chiang Mai is experiencing a frenzy over lucky lottery numbers, with tickets selling out rapidly across various districts. Key numbers tied to the royal family and significant Buddhist holidays are in high demand, despite the consistently high prices. Residents have flocked to early morning markets in Chiang Mai, particularly on Mahidol Road in the city, Chiang Mai-Lamphun Road in Saraphi…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Thailand braces for heavy rainfall and flash floods this week

    Thailand faces an alert for heavy to very heavy rainfall from today to July 18, which may cause flash floods and forest runoff, especially in Bangkok. The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has issued a warning for the entire country. The Thai Meteorological Department, led by Gorravee Sitthichivapak, announced that from today to July 18, a strong monsoon trough will pass…

  • Road deaths

    Teen motorcyclist kills homeless man in tragic Chon Buri accident

    A tragic accident occurred at 10.50pm yesterday when a 14 year old girl, riding a motorcycle with a 13 year old passenger, collided with a homeless man sitting by the roadside in Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri Province, resulting in his death. Police Lieutenant Jatesarit Sukjam from Bang Lamung Police Station in Chon Buri Province received a report of a…

  • Crime News

    Buriram man killed by friend in liquor dispute, community in shock

    A man was fatally assaulted by his friend after an argument over buying liquor in Buriram Province, leaving the community in shock. The incident occurred yesterday in the village of Kradon, Huai Rat District. Police Lieutenant Ongart Manobal, Deputy Inspector of Huai Rat Police Station, received a report about a fatal assault. Upon arriving at the scene with a rescue…

  • Crime News

    Man fatally stabbed in Pathum Thani by hallucinating attacker

    A rider, suffering from severe hallucinations, stabbed a young man in the eye and fatally wounded his brother, who came to help. The incident occurred yesterday at 5pm in Pathum Thani, prompting immediate police and emergency response. Investigating officers, including Wut Pradetchwong from the Pak Khlong Rangsit Police Station, arrived at the scene in Moo 6, Udom Chok Alley, Bang…

  • Thailand News

    Songkhla police seize over 30 million baht in meth and ice

    Police in Songkhla seized more than 1 million methamphetamine (meth) pills and 400 grammes of crystal meth (Ice), valued at over 30 million baht. The suspects, previously involved in multiple serious crimes, are linked to a significant drug distribution network. Police in Songkhla province announced the major drug bust, which took place at the provincial police headquarters yesterday. The press…

  • Thailand News

    Police find 10 million baht dealings from Chon Buri loan shark gang

    Police in Chon Buri raided a loan shark gang’s hideout, uncovering almost 10 million baht in financial transactions over the past three years. Residents and merchants had reported the gang’s menacing behaviour, including threats with firearms. Law enforcement, led by Tianchai Lertmanitavit, and Thawi Kudtalaeng, conducted a raid yesterday in a house on Soi Phorapranimit 14/5, Nong Prue, Banglamung district.…

  • Thailand News

    Thai bus driver fined 2,000 baht for threatening motorist with stick

    A bus driver wielded a long stick to threaten a fellow motorist, resulting in a 2,000 baht fine and a mandatory three-hour training session to improve his awareness and conduct. The incident, which took place on July 6 on Phetkasem Road near Lotus Bang Khae in Bangkok, was captured in a viral online video. The Department of Land Transport (DLT) summoned…

  • Thailand News

    Father arrested for sexually abusing daughter in Chachoengsao

    Police arrested a 33 year old Thai father for sexually abusing his 11 year old daughter for over a year. The mother, initially in disbelief, broke down after hearing the truth from the child, who had confided in a neighbour. The suspect claimed he was drunk and unable to control himself. At 8pm yesterday, Sumit Phromtong, the superintendent of Bang…

  • Road deaths

    Fatal collision between motorcycle and pedestrian in Chon Buri

    A fatal collision between a motorcycle and a pedestrian led to a fatality in Chon Buri, Thailand. The accident occurred yesterday at 9.40pm on the Phan Thong-Ban Kao Road in Ban Kao, Phan Thong District, Chon Buri Province. The local police, along with rescue teams from the Sawang Utthayan Phan Thong Foundation, promptly responded to the scene. The crash involved…

  • Thailand News

    Officer injured in Chiang Mai drug bust as suspect flees

    An early morning drug bust operation in Mae Taeng district, Chiang Mai led to an exchange of gunfire, leaving one officer injured. Police managed to seize a significant amount of heroin and methamphetamine after a suspect abandoned a motorcycle and fled. At 4.30am today, July 9, the rapid response unit of the Border Patrol Police Company 335 initiated a checkpoint…

  • Road deaths

    Road rage incident in Chiang Mai sparks online debate (video)

    A recent incident involving a road rage altercation in Chiang Mai drew significant attention online. The dispute began when a woman driving slowly in the right lane was confronted by an irate driver, who accused her of using her mobile phone while driving. The incident, which occurred yesterday, involved 28 year old Aem, who was driving on Samphoch 700 Pi…

  • Crime News

    Bangkok police arrest man with 200 methamphetamine pills

    Police apprehended a man after he attempted to flee during a routine check, discovering 200 methamphetamine pills in his possession. The arrest took place outside a supermarket on Chaeng Watthana Road in Bangkok. The incident began when officers from Bang Khen Police Station, including Anant Warasat, Sanpich Sirisoonthorn, and Adul Phothakan, received a report of a group of teenagers fighting.…

  • Thailand News

    Tourists rescued after speedboat sinks off Surat Thani coast

    A speedboat carrying tourists on a fishing trip was hit by large waves, causing it to take on water and eventually sink. Five people were left stranded in the sea before being rescued by local fishing boats and the marine police. At 12.20am today, the marine police received a distress call from relatives of the speedboat’s driver, alerting them that…

  • Road deaths

    Fatal crash at notorious Panthong bend leaves one dead, several injured

    A severe accident occurred at a notorious bend in Panthong, Chon Buri, resulting in the death of one individual and serious injuries to several others. The collision involved an Isuzu SUV and a Toyota pickup truck. At 4.30am today, Kittikul Amatatrakul, Deputy Inspector of Investigation at Panthong Police Station, Chon Buri, received a report of a crash at the Christian…

  • Crime News

    Chon Buri police raid villa party, seize drugs and arrest man

    Police in Chon Buri raided a pool villa party in Najomtien, seizing drugs and arresting a 29 year old man. The police acted on a tip-off regarding loud music and suspicious activities at the property. At around 3.30pm yesterday, officers led by Police Colonel Wattanachai Saengrith, along with Deputy Superintendent Arut Saphanont and an investigation team, stormed the villa located…

  • Road deaths

    Tourist chaos in Phuket: van theft and crash disrupt traffic

    A foreign tourist caused a chaotic scene in Phuket by assaulting a Myanmar worker, escaping from the hospital, stealing a van, and crashing it into another van on Patong Hill, leading to severe traffic congestion. Yesterday, law enforcement officers from Patong Police Station responded to an accident involving two vans near the Por Sue Shrine on Phra Barami Road, Patong…

  • Thailand News

    Thai man sets fire to irrigation house in Pak Kret, wife hospitalised

    A man set fire to an irrigation house in Pak Kret, Nonthaburi, leaving his wife hospitalised after an assault. The incident occurred at 5pm yesterday, July 5, prompting immediate intervention by local police and fire services. Police responded to a call from residents reporting a man in a frenzied state setting fire to a government-owned house in Bang Talat, Pak…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police arrest man for stealing motorcycles to fund drug use

    Police officers from Division 5 of the Crime Suppression Division raided a house and arrested a 25 year old Thai man for stealing motorcycles over three consecutive nights. The stolen motorcycles were sold to buy methamphetamine and for leisure activities. On July 5, police officers led by Phattawut Onchuay, Hatthaphon Thongkham, and Kitiphum Sriphaeo executed a warrant issued by the…

  • Thailand News

    Man caught smuggling 100kg of ketamine worth 100 million baht

    Police in Sa Kaeo apprehended a man attempting to smuggle 100 kilogrammes of ketamine worth over 100 million baht from Cambodia into Thailand, claiming he believed he was transporting returned goods. Yesterday, July 4, at 6pm, a significant drug bust occurred at the Nong Ian Customs intersection, a permanent border checkpoint in Aranyaprathet district, Sa Kaeo. Commander of the Burapha…

  • Thailand News

    BYD opens first EV plant in Thailand, producing eight millionth car

    BYD inaugurated its first electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing plant outside China in Rayong, Thailand, marking a significant milestone with the production of its eight millionth new energy vehicle. The new facility, located on a 600-rai (approximately 948,000 square metres) plot within the WHA Industrial Estate in Rayong, was officially opened yesterday, July 4. This marks BYD’s expansion into the global…

  • Thailand News

    Police bust Bangkok karaoke bar for running prostitution ring

    Police raided a well-known karaoke and traditional massage parlour in Bangkok today, uncovering an illicit prostitution ring involving Thai and Laotian women. The establishment had over ten rooms converted for illegal activities, and the owner confessed to the charges. Officers from the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division (ATPD), today, July 1, led by Saruti Kwangsopa, instructed officers from the Nong Chok…

  • Thailand News

    Drone remote explodes mid-flight, narrowly misses operator’s face

    A TikTok user experienced a terrifying moment when his drone remote short-circuited and exploded in his face. The incident occurred yesterday when the user, a drone operator for agricultural purposes, was spraying pesticide over a rice field. “I haven’t even covered 10 rai yet.” The clip showed the drone in operation, and the remote suddenly emitted smoke. The user quickly…

  • Thailand News

    Thai father faces backlash for letting son throw ping pong bombs

    A father has faced online backlash after posting a video of his young son throwing ping pong bombs, which exploded with a loud bang. The video was shared widely before being deleted, sparking widespread criticism. Yesterday, the Facebook page Red Skull XXX posted a video showing a young boy, presumed to be in primary school, wearing a white tank top…

  • Thailand News

    Thai man who won the lottery shaves his head as promised

    A young man won the lottery, cleared his debts, and promptly visited a temple to shave his head as promised. He vowed to donate half his winnings to the temple if he wins again. Yesterday at Phra Borommathat Worawihan Temple in Chai Nat, 23 year old Aphimuk Pholkhong, a general labourer, brought offerings including red incense sticks, red garlands, red…

  • Thailand News

    Men over 50 urged to be probed for prostate cancer

    Health experts urge men over 50 to take precautions against prostate cancer, emphasising that untreated conditions can be fatal. The Thailand Healthcare 2024 event, held in Samyan Mitrtown Hall, highlighted free health screenings and expert talks on prostate health. The annual fair, celebrating its 16th year, kicked off yesterday, featuring free health check-ups from 30 leading hospitals through tomorrow. The…

  • Thailand News

    Phatthalung police officer suspended for 30,000 baht extortion

    A senior police officer in Phatthalung has been suspended following allegations of extorting money from a 38 year old mother, whose 16 year old son was charged with attempted murder. The officer has been ordered to take leave until the investigation is complete. The incident began when the mother filed a complaint after her son, along with others, was arrested…