Petch Petpailin

Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger focusing on Thai news and what's happening in Thailand. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp.
  • Thailand

    Remorseful husband says wife can burn ‘penis’ with ‘hot iron’ if she catches him gambling again

    A remorseful husband said his wife could burn his “penis” with a “hot iron” if she catches him gambling again. The wife of the apologetic hubby, from the central province of Samut Prakarn, shared pictures and a video of her husband tied up on social media to shame him for his online gambling addiction. Local news page Khon Khao Ton…

  • Thailand

    Transwoman complains after being banned by Bangkok bar

    A Thai transwoman highlighted gender inequality on social media after she was banned from entering a Bangkok nightclub by a security guard for wearing a sexy costume. The transwoman posted a video of the moment she had a row with a security guard at a nightclub in the Rama 9 area of Bangkok on TikTok. In the video, she said……

  • Thailand

    Woman climbs onto car to stop husband and ‘whore’ mistress

    A video showing an emotional woman climbing onto a car to prevent her husband from driving away with his “whore” mistress has gone viral. The viral video circulating on Thai social media shows a distressed woman climbing onto the bonnet of an orange sedan that was travelling down a road in the Tak province. In the video, several people are…

  • Thailand

    Thailand Post’s delayed service makes student lose scholarship

    Thailand Post apologised for the late arrival of a letter at a post office in the Isaan province of Sakhon Nakhon which made a high school student lose a university scholarship placement. A female student posted a picture of her scholarship document offer on social media dated January 10 and said… “Why is Thailand Post delivery so slow? The university…

  • Thailand

    Teenage tennis prodigy who killed biker in BMW quits national team

    A teenage tennis prodigy, who was involved in a fatal car accident at the age of 16, has resigned from the national team following a backlash from the public over his promotion to the Lawn Tennis Association of Thailand (LTAT) squad. The unnamed 16 year old boy crashed his BMW car into a red motorcycle at the intersection near Suranaree…

  • Thailand

    Thai police admit extorting money from Taiwanese actress

    The compulsive melodrama continues between a Taiwanese actress and the “bastard police” who allegedly extorted 27,000 baht. In the latest episode of the compelling drama, it turns out the Royal Thai Police (RTP), are lying bastards. Late last week the RTP denied extorting money from An Yu-Qing ( 安于晴), also known as Charlene An, but today a Thai squad leader…

  • Thailand

    Dutchman says Thai woman swindled him of 5 million baht

    A Dutchman posted a video on TikTok revealing that a Thai woman swindled 5 million baht from him. The Thai woman denies the accusation, adding he is the cheat because he flirted with her despite being married. The video went viral on Thai social media after the local news page Baan Dung Update reposted the TikTok story on Saturday. In the…

  • Thailand

    Thai founder of stray animal shelter featured on Hershey’s chocolate bar wrapper

    A Thai woman who founded a shelter for stray animals and invested over 100 million baht in its care is featured on a Hershey’s chocolate bar wrapper to commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8. Hershey’s, one of the world’s biggest chocolate manufacturers, releases new chocolate bar wrappers to honour inspirational women on International Women’s Day. In recent years, the…

  • Thailand

    Arrested drug dealer says he got narcotics from police

    Police arrested a drug dealer and four addicts yesterday in the central province of Rayong. The dealer, while being arrested, alleged that the Thai police were involved in drug distribution and claimed that he had received the drugs as a reward for acting as a secret agent for the police in the province. The drug dealer and his four customers…

  • Thailand

    Thai bride-to-be falls to death from Pattaya condo

    A Thai bride-to-be fell to her death from a condominium in Pattaya in the early hours of this morning. Her friend told police that she and her foreign fiancé had just left her bar five minutes before she died. Mueang Pattaya Police Station officers and a rescue team were notified of the incident and rushed to the condo on Southern Pattaya…

  • Thailand

    Victim loses over 10 million baht in Thai Lion Air ticket scam

    Thai Lion Air issued a warning to passengers to be cautious of a ticket scam, after a person lost over 10 million baht by visiting a fraudulent website to claim a free ticket. Trang Police Station posted a warning on its Facebook page of how the victim was grifted 10.2 million baht after trying to claim a free flight from…

  • Thailand

    Huge waves in the southern Thai sea destroys beach and 200 palm trees

    Thap Sakae Beach and 200 palm trees in the southern province of Prachup Khiri Khan were devastated as huge waves battered its shoreline yesterday morning. According to Thap Sakae sub-district chief Maria Phaopratarn, the waves and wind at Thap Sakae Beach in the southern province of Prachup Khiri Khan were unusually strong yesterday morning and began to subside around 4pm.…

  • Thailand

    Taiwanese actress warns tourists to be aware of Thailand’s ‘bastard police’

    A famous Taiwanese actress warned foreign tourists coming to Thailand to be aware of the kingdom’s “bastard police!” The actress revealed on social media that the Royal Thai Police (RTP) extorted 27,000 baht from her and her friends on fake, trumped-up charges while they were travelling in Thailand at the beginning of this month. The Thai Facebook page Hello Taiwan!…

  • Thailand

    2 Chinese tourists injured after fight at bar in Chiang Mai

    Two Chinese citizens were injured after two groups of Chinese tourists brawled at the end of a boxing match at a bar in Chiang Mai. The fight also caused a heavy backlog of traffic near Tha Phae Gate. Members of the Ruamlanna Chiang Mai Rescue Association rushed to the bar on Loi Kroh Road near Chiang Mai Old City after…

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    Thailand and Cambodia argue over origin of Muay Thai kickboxing

    A row has sparked between Thailand and Cambodia over the origin of Muay Thai. As a result, Thailand has withdrawn from the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games). Cambodia, the host country of the 2023 SEA Games, changed the name of the kickboxing competition from Muay Thai to Kun Khmer and stated that the origin of Muay Thai is Cambodian. The…

  • Thailand

    Monkeys in central Thailand being trafficked abroad

    A caretaker of the Khao Nor Temple in the central province of Nakhon Sawan urges authorities to investigate wildlife traffickers after the temple’s monkeys disappeared and over 50 tranquillizer darts were discovered in the area. Khao Nor Temple is a popular attraction among domestic tourists. Thais usually visit the area to climb the limestone mountain inside the temple and enjoy…

  • Crime

    Security guard deceives and kidnaps 17 year old girl

    Police are searching for a 51 year old security guard who deceived and kidnapped a 17 year old girl. Officers reported that they have managed to track the girl’s phone signal and believe they will make an arrest very soon. Nipa Pengpuang, the teenager’s aunt, sought assistance on social media after her niece went missing with a security guard she…

  • Thailand

    Malaysian victims accuse Royal Thai Police of soliciting bribes of over 100,000 baht

    Two Malaysian victims told local media that corrupt Royal Thai Police solicited bribes of 100,000 baht to return their stolen cars which were taken from their native country and driven to Thailand. The Malaysian news agency, The Star, reported that the cars were stolen from Malaysia and shipped to Thailand. The media also added that RTP officers were involved in…

  • Thailand

    Thailand VIP packages offered on Chinese e-commerce platform Taobao

    The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) insists no VIP service packages or fast passes have been made available for purchase in China despite a Thai travel blogger revealing that those services and elite visas are indeed available to buy on the Chinese e-commerce platform Taobao. Thai police are already under fire over the scandalous video of three police officers escorting…

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    12 year old girl abused and abandoned by family in Isaan

    A 12 year old girl physically abused by her stepfather and grandparents was left abandoned on a roadside in the Isaan province of Nong Bua Lamphu. Fortunately, a warm-hearted local took pity on the girl and helped to find her aunt. Rattiya Anusuriya found the abandoned 12 year old alone and shivering in front of her house in the Na…

  • Thailand

    MP says cannabis helps reduce Yaba addicts in Bangkok

    Bhumjaithai Party MP Suphachai Jaismut believes the legalising of cannabis has led to a decrease in the use of methamphetamine (also known as Yaba) in Bangkok. Suphachai posted on Facebook yesterday that, “Ganja comes, Yaba goes away.” The Bhumjaithai Party MP admitted that he never expected legalising cannabis would decrease the use of methamphetamine. He initially focused on its potential…

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    SRT plans to buy new train engines after viral video reveals new station swirling in smoke

    The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) announced plans to buy new engines for its trains after a viral video showed Bangkok’s new central train station swirling with smoke and air pollution. Banpong Station’s YouTube channel released a video on Thursday, January 19 of the new Bangkok Aphiwat Central Station full of smoke. The video caption said… “The first express train…