Bob Scott

Bob Scott

Bob Scott is an experienced writer and editor with a passion for travel. Born and raised in Newcastle, England, he spent more than 10 years in Asia. He worked as a sports writer in the north of England and London before relocating to Asia. Now he resides in Bangkok, Thailand, where he is the Editor-in-Chief for The Thaiger English News. With a vast amount of experience from living and writing abroad, Bob Scott is an expert on all things related to Asian culture and lifestyle.
  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok’s electrifying plan to bury cables sparks into life

    Bangkok citizens may have scoffed last year when the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) declared its grand plan to bury 1,454 kilometres of electrical cables underground over the next decade. It seemed like a shocking revelation but the sparks of doubt soon flickered away as the city geared up for the electrifying endeavour. This initiative was further illuminated by the newly…

  • Thailand News

    Engineer’s zero sperm count unveils family lineage mystery

    A 40 year old engineer recently discovered he had a zero sperm count, leading to a shocking revelation about his family’s lineage. Dr Gu Fangyu, a specialist in urology, recounted the case of his patient, who worked in the technology industry and suffered from infertility. After a thorough examination, the engineer was diagnosed with congenital absence of the Vas deferens,…

  • Thailand News

    Toll tales: Motorway myths debunked by Thailand’s collectors

    Recent online discussions sparked curiosity about the daily lives of motorway toll collectors in Thailand, leading to a wave of speculation and myth-busting by the insiders themselves. The question that set the digital sphere abuzz came from a TikTok user called ummie..28. “Has anyone ever wondered how toll booth operators get to and from work?” The query ignited a flurry…

  • Thailand News

    Gas alert: Expert warns excessive farting might stink of serious health issues

    A Taiwanese colorectal surgeon recently acknowledged farting is a natural bodily function but added that excessive or irregular flatulence could be a sign of serious health issues. Jong Yunni, a Taiwanese colorectal surgeon, stated that people typically fart between five to 25 times a day, with the average being around 15 times. This indicates a well-functioning digestive system. However, no…

  • Covid-19 News

    Thai medics warn of Covid-19 surge after 11 new deaths recorded

    The Thai Medical authorities sounded the alarm bells for an impending Covid-19 pandemic outbreak in Thailand after reporting 11 new deaths and 1,880 hospitalisations over the past seven days. Data released by the Department for Disease Control at Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health indicate that Covid hospitalisations are now averaging around 269 cases per day, with a significant portion requiring…

  • Business News

    Golden stability: Prices hold firm above US$2,300 despite brief dip

    With a steady hold above US$2,300 during the early days of May, gold prices remained relatively unchanged, following a brief dip to the lowest level since the start of April. The first half of this year is anticipated to experience intense volatility in prices owing to factors such as the US economic health, global interest rate fluctuations, and the Middle…

  • Business News

    Tensions rise over BoT’s independence amidst economic recovery

    The Bank of Thailand‘s independence has become a subject of contention, following statements by Pheu Thai Party leader Paetongtarn Shinawatra, which have been widely reported. This has escalated existing tensions between the central bank and the coalition government. However, many economists and policymakers assert that the central bank’s independence is crucial and suggest alternative solutions to resolve the conflict. Prasarn…

  • Thailand News

    Pro-cannabis groups to protest over govt’s narcotic reclassification

    Pro-cannabis groups are ramping up their efforts to resist the Thai government’s intent to reclassify cannabis as a narcotic drug, threatening to stage a protest outside the Ministry of Public Health. The demonstration will continue until the ministry can provide concrete scientific evidence backing its proposition. On the other hand, certain factions of farmers, who have been legally cultivating cannabis…

  • Thailand News

    Map Ta Phut fire: Company hero’s selfless act ends in tragic death

    A selfless act of bravery by a 36 year old company employee attempting to close a valve on a tank moments before a gasoline explosion has tragically cost him his life. The incident occurred during a fire at the Map Ta Phut Tank Terminal in the town of Map Ta Phut, Rayong province, resulting in one fatality and several injuries.…

  • Business News

    Thai stock market poised for upward surge after rocky start

    After a downward trend in the first half of the year, Thailand’s stock market is predicted to come back in the second half, with a 2.7% decline year-to-date making it one of the worst global performers. This potential recovery is anticipated to be driven by a combination of growing fiscal budget disbursement, a weaker baht, and a revival in tourism and…

  • Thailand News

    Phuket seaplane to take flight by year-end in tourism boost

    The holiday island of Phuket is slated to receive a seaplane service by the end of the year, a move steered by the Transport Ministry as an extension of the government’s aviation hub policy. Deputy Transport Minister, Manaporn Charoensri, revealed the development during a workshop yesterday. The aviation hub policy, Manaporn elaborated, was orchestrated by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin. The…

  • Thailand News

    Japanese intern shares air conditioner tips to save thousands

    A Japanese man residing in Taiwan shared an enlightening experience from his internship at an air conditioner manufacturing plant. Drawing from the wisdom of air conditioner manufacturers with over 26 years of experience, Takashi Matsuno disclosed tips for operating air conditioners efficiently, which could be unknown to many. The expert advice began with a simple yet crucial point: avoid frequently…

  • Expats

    British man lost in Thailand, family issues SOS appeal

    The family of a British man issued an SOS after he went AWOL while on holiday in Thailand. Scottish man David Goldthorpe has vanished in Thailand after booking a holiday in the Land of Smiles to celebrate his retirement. The 65 year old Edinburgh-born retiree was supposed to fly home Sunday, May 5, but never boarded his flight, leaving his…

  • Thailand News

    AoT fast-track Suvarnabhumi expansion amid soaring passenger traffic

    The Airports of Thailand (AoT) is altering the Suvarnabhumi International Airport master plan to hasten the development of terminal expansion projects, in response to the rapidly increasing demand from passenger traffic. The revised master plan, which outlines the course of action for the next decade, aims to accelerate the progression of main terminal expansion and the construction of new ones…

  • Business News

    Euro EV sales dip but Thai operators charge ahead with optimism

    Despite a recent 11% drop in electric vehicle (EV) sales in Europe, Thai business operators remain optimistic about local EV market growth. They believe that the circumstances in Thailand significantly differ from those in Europe, making direct comparisons of the two markets inappropriate. The European EV market downturn, says Bloomberg, is attributed to factors such as high insurance and repair…

  • Pattaya News

    Bangkok maintains top spot as tourist hotspot

    Thailand’s vibrant capital of Bangkok retained its crown as the top tourist hotspot for the month of March, with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports‘ data revealing an impressive 4,459,579 visitors. The city, known for its bustling markets, opulent shrines, and vibrant street life, saw international tourists making up 49.60% of the visitors, leading to a hotel occupancy rate of…

  • Pattaya News

    RTN officers sail in to save the day after baht bus-bike bust-up

    Four Royal Thai Navy (RTN) officers from the Special Affairs Unit of the Sattahip Naval Base rushed to aid the victims of a collision between a motorcyclist and a baht bus in Chon Buri. The officers, who were on a routine patrol near a local fresh market, sprang into action to assist a 48 year old Thai man who was…

  • Environment News

    Summer storm wreaks havoc in Hat Yai, southern Thailand

    The city of Hat Yai in Songkhla was hit by a severe summer storm yesterday, resulting in significant damage to public infrastructure. Billboards and electricity poles were toppled by the powerful gale. The incident occurred at 3pm, yesterday, May 5, and was covered by local media. Remarkably, despite the storm’s intensity, no injuries or fatalities were reported. The destructive storm…

  • Crime News

    Chinese businessmen extorted for 2.5 million baht in Bangkok

    Bangkok was the scene of a daring extortion case involving five Chinese businessmen and a group of Thais, including law enforcement officers, yesterday, May 5. A press conference, held by Din Daeng police and other relevant agencies, revealed the shocking incident where the businessmen were forcibly detained and extorted for 2.5 million baht. The incident began unfolding on April 25…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand unites for eco-friendly transformation of rice farming

    A cohesive effort to revolutionise Thailand’s rice farming industry has been forged, with a collective aim to modernise traditional farming methods towards environmentally friendly practices. This initiative is targeted at preserving biodiversity and enhancing the overall ecosystem across the varied landscapes of the nation. This recent synergy saw the collaboration of governmental bodies, the public, private sector participants, and non-governmental…

  • Phuket News

    Myanmar man ignores swimming warning, drowns at Phuket beach

    Tragedy unfolded as a 20 year old Myanmar man drowned at Kalim Beach in Phuket. Despite the presence of a red no swimming flag, Nay Myo Zaw and his friends decided to swim in the area. The incident transpired around 12.23pm yesterday, May 5, with local authorities promptly informed. Nay Myo Zaw arrived at the beach with three of his…

  • Thailand News

    Thai farmers feeling the heat: Climate change threatens crop yields

    Farmers in Thailand are facing a significant threat from climate change, with an alarming drop in crop yields predicted over the next seven decades. This growing crisis has prompted calls for the government to implement strategies to safeguard food security. Witsanu Attavanich, a lecturer in economics at Kasetsart University, is at the forefront of research into the impact of climate…

  • Thailand News

    British man’s stolen card wins 185 million baht lottery

    In a twist of fate, a British man’s stolen credit card was used to buy a lottery ticket in England that won a £4 million (185 million baht) prize, leading to a bizarre situation where the rightful owner wondered if he was entitled to any winnings, only to be met with disappointment. Joshua Addyman’s credit card details were swiped in…

  • Business News

    Automotive giants shift gears towards BEVs and HICEVs

    The fight against climate change has urged automotive industry leaders to focus on battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and hydrogen internal combustion engine vehicles (HICEVs). This is a critical step in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions caused by traditional internal combustion engines and contributing to a more sustainable transport future. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide have made the bold commitment to…

  • Thailand News

    Diving drama: French foursome rescued from island ordeal

    Four French divers, who found themselves stranded overnight on an island off Sattahip in Chon Buri, were successfully rescued yesterday. Their vessel had unexpectedly become detached from its mooring and drifted away while they were diving near Koh Manwichai. The divers, identified as 38 year old Andrien, 47 year old Medhi, 30 year old Vincent, aged 30, and 32 year…

  • Thailand News

    NHSO forms team to probe Bangkok healthcare malpractice

    Bangkok’s primary healthcare clinics have been hit with a staggering 3,771 complaints, prompting the National Health Security Office (NHSO) to form an investigative team to probe alleged malpractices. The NHSO issued a statement yesterday, April 30, addressing its commitment to resolve grievances from patients under the 30 baht universal healthcare scheme. These objections arose following the NHSO’s decision to modify…

  • Thailand News

    Thai workers shine in Taiwan’s Labour Day awards

    Two Thai workers from Lampang did Thailand proud after being honoured with employee awards in Taiwan’s annual Labour Day ceremony, earning a personal meeting with the country’s president. The Taiwanese Ministry of Labour, responsible for the event, recognises both local and foreign workers for their contributions to various sectors. This year, the Thai men won accolades in the manufacturing industry.…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s eastern corridor factories prepared for drought season

    Factories within Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) are poised to weather an impending drought season, thanks to preventative measures undertaken by the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT). The EEC, which encompasses sections of Chon Buri, Rayong and Chachoengsao, is home to 41 industrial estates and 6,000 factories, and the daily demand for water across these establishments amounts to 1.5…

  • Pattaya News

    Jomtien Beach sees tourist dip amid Thailand’s soaring heat

    Pattaya’s Jomtien Beach is experiencing a noticeable dip in the influx of tourists as the summer heat in Thailand reaches its peak. The beach, a popular locale for sun-worshippers, swimmers, and city dwellers seeking a reprieve from the oppressive city heat, is seeing a marked reduction in footfall. Local reporters observed the crowd was distinctly thinner than it was in…

  • Thailand News

    Drought dries up Buriram: 300 Thai households forced to buy water

    The protracted drought in Thailand has precipitated a water crisis in Mueang district, Buriram, compelling approximately 300 households across three villages to resort to purchasing water. The scarcity of water is attributed to the drying up of the area’s groundwater, which these villages heavily depend on, given that they are not linked to the local water pipelines. The impacted villages…