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.
  • Thailand News

    RTA threatens to prosecute draft dodging Thai activist monk

    The Royal Thai Army (RTA) announced it will prosecute an activist turned monk if he fails to give a valid reason why he dodged the mandatory conscription process. Phra Netiwit Jaranasampanno faces a court trial and possible compulsory drafting into the army without the benefit of drawing a ballot because of his draft dodging exercise. RTA deputy spokesperson Maj. Gen.…

  • Tourism News

    Efforts doubled to preserve Koh Kradan, the Best Beach of Earth 2023

    Koh Kradan took centre stage last week after being voted the “best beach” on earth. Now, Hat Chao Mai National Park made public it is doubling its effort to ensure it stays at the top of the list by preserving the beach and the surrounding area’s ecosystem. Hat Chao Mai National Park chief Prit Narasrit Koh Kradan revealed the marine…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Thailand braces for thunderstorms, hail, and strong winds

    The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) urged residents in the North, East, and central regions of Thailand to be prepared for thunderstorms, strong winds, and hail over the coming days. A moderate high-pressure system from China is moving over the northeast and eastern parts of Thailand and the South China Sea, causing southerly and southeasterly winds that bring moisture from the…

  • Crime News

    Police officer’s grudge turns deadly: Four killed in tragic family dispute in southern Thailand

    A tragic family dispute led to the killing of four people by a police officer with a grudge in southern Thailand. The incident occurred over the weekend when four men were shot dead by a police officer attached to the Khirirat Nakhom Police Station in Surat Thani and his three accomplices. According to Provincial Police Region 8 commissioner Pol. Lt.…

  • Covid-19 News

    China finally reveals results of Wuhan wet market Covid-19 investigation

    China finally answered calls to reveal and publish an analysis of samples taken from animals at a wet market in Wuhan linked to the outbreak of Covid-19 and guess what? Definitive proof of how the outbreak started still remains inconclusive. The Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market in Wuhan, China has been a key focus in the search for the origin of Covid…

  • Crime News

    Early morning raid captures illegal foreign workers at a Pattaya market

    An early morning raid at Amon Nakhon fresh market in Pattaya by Chon Buri Immigration officials and Bang Lamung Police Station led to the capture of seven illegal foreign workers. Police reported the surprise raid was conducted at 6am on Wednesday and seven illegal migrants were arrested. Officers searched the market and nearby shops which saw workers from Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam,…

  • Tourism News

    PM’s plan to tackle soaring cost of air ticket prices in Thailand

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has taken charge to address the soaring prices of air tickets with a comprehensive five-point plan. The plan comes after Deputy Transport Minister Atirat Ratanasate informed the ministry of the measures taken and those in the pipeline to address the substantial hikes due to the surge in demand after the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent decision…

  • Economy News

    Big Oil Majors production cuts, what this means to airfares

    The recent move by the Big Oil Majors to cut production by over one million barrels a day as a “precautionary” measure to stabilize the oil market will have a domino effect on airfares, according to industry experts. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) yesterday announced plans to lower oil production by 1.16 million barrels per day, starting…

  • Crime News

    Thai woman faces life in prison for smuggling 10 million baht in cocaine at Phuket Airport

    A Thai woman faces life imprisonment and a fine of up to 5 million baht for smuggling 10 million baht (US$315,000) of cocaine into Thailand yesterday. The 27 year old Thai woman was arrested on arrival at Phuket International Airport and charged with smuggling cocaine worth about 10 million baht last night. Pol. Col. Salan Tantisasanakul, who serves as the…

  • Technology News

    Thai-lizing industries with AI: The future is machine-made

    Thailand is looking toward artificial intelligence (AI) to boost economic growth and the kingdom’s vision to become the globe’s fifth-largest economy by 2027. The government underlines AI as a major tool to boost its economy to automate processes, reduce costs, and increase productivity, all of which can help to increase economic growth. AI can be used to provide more accurate…

  • World News

    Thailand chips away at US trade deficit with 62% increase in chip market exports

    The United States has been experiencing a growing deficit in its chipmaking trade with Asia, but the good news is that Thailand is helping to chip away at that gap. According to US Census data, US imports of chips grew 17% from last year to US$4.86 billion in February, with Asia accounting for 83% of that total. Over the past…

  • Economy News

    Power struggle: JSCCIB takes on govt to lower electricity prices

    Tensions are running high in Thailand as the Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) has declared war on the government in a bid to bring down the nation’s soaring electricity prices. The committee, comprised of representatives from major business groups, is asking Prime Minister Prayut Chan o cha to reconsider the electricity bill calculation and reduce the…

  • Economy News

    Thailand’s billionaire trio makes Forbes’ 2023 list of world’s richest

    Forbes yesterday released its annual list of the world’s billionaires, and Thailand has its hands in the till with 28 billionaires, three of whom are ranked in the top 150. The list includes Dhanin Chearavanont, Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, and Sarath Ratanavadi, whose net worths range from US$12.3 billion to US$14.9 billion. Despite this achievement, the year 2023 proved challenging for the…

  • Crime News

    Surviving a sinister husband and a Thai cliff fall: A Chinese woman’s incredible resilience

    A Chinese woman is finally on her feet and on the road to recovery after the trauma of being pushed off a cliff in Thailand in 2019 by a sinister ex-con husband only interested in her wealth. Wang Nan spent the past four years of her life trying to survive her life-threatening ordeal and rebuilding and rehabilitating her life after…

  • Songkran News

    10-wheelers banned on six roads to reduce Songkran traffic and accidents

    In an effort to alleviate traffic congestion and prevent accidents, the use of large vehicles with ten or more wheels has been prohibited on six roads during the Songkran holidays. The national police chief, Damrongsak Kittiprapas, announced his role as head of the traffic police after it was published in the Royal Gazette on Tuesday, reported The Nation. The restricted…

  • World News

    FDA warns hair colouring enthusiasts in Thailand to avoid South Korean products that cause cancer

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Thailand has issued a warning to hair colouring enthusiasts after discovering that three South Korean hair-dyeing products contain cancer-causing chemicals. The FDA identified the products as Seedbee’s Water Colouring Medium Brown and Seedbee’s Water Colouring Wine Brown, both produced by Soky C&T Co Ltd, and Mielle Professional’s Blondie Anne Treatment Colour Cream, manufactured…

  • World News

    Thrilling Thailand package: A cheap holiday deal for Indian tourists

    The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd., (IRCTC) has launched a budget-friendly tour getaway for Indian travellers called the Thrilling Thailand package. The package includes a six-day tour of Pattaya and Bangkok, starting on April 25. The Thrilling Thailand package includes breakfast and dinner for all days, and holidaymakers will depart from Jayprakash Narayan International Airport or Patna, and…

  • World News

    Smuggled pork seizure in Thailand sparks fears of African swine fever

    Royal Thai Police yesterday blocked a racketeer’s attempt to smuggle 779 kilograms of pork into Thailand from Cambodia. The suspect, Soroun Suot, was caught driving his white Toyota truck on Highway 359 from Sa Kaew to Khao Hin Sorn, according to police. The 42 year old Cambodian admitted to receiving the shipment from a contact at the border in the…

  • Politics News

    Former US National Security Adviser John Bolton calls Trump a “cancer on the Republican Party”

    Former US National Security Adviser John Bolton believes former President Donald Trump is a “cancer on the Republican Party” and says that it can only be cured if he steps aside from running as its presidential nominee. Trump, who promises to “make America great again,” is facing criminal charges in New York related to hush money allegedly paid to adult…

  • Crime News

    Pablo Escobar hippos: From drug lord’s collection to overseas sanctuaries for US$3.5 million (video)

    Pablo Escobar was a notorious Colombian drug lord who became one of the wealthiest and most powerful criminals in history: he was also an animal lover. During his heyday in the 1980s, he famously owned a large collection of exotic animals, including elephants, giraffes, and hippopotami. If Escobar was a problem for the authorities when he was alive then so…

  • Expats

    Speeding concerns rise in Pattaya following motorcycle accident on Beach Road

    Concerns about speeding vehicles on Beach Road in Pattaya have been raised once again following an accident involving a motorcyclist over the weekend. The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning when the motorcyclist collided with a parked taxi, resulting in severe injuries. The injured motorcyclist, identified as Tatchaphonsit Jirasatirakul, was promptly transported to a nearby hospital for…

  • Crime News

    Cunning scammer hoodwinks Pattaya food stall vendor out of life savings

    A cunning scammer hoodwinked a food stall vendor in Pattaya out of her life savings. Sakorn Kanawapee fell victim to a persuasive conman that resulted in her losing half a million baht. The 42 year old food stall vendor filed a complaint at Nongprue Police Station that 500,000 baht had been stolen from her bank account after installing a hacker’s…

  • Crime News

    Bangkok Police rescue 2 underage girls from prostitution ring

    Bangkok Police swooped on a karaoke bar in the capital’s Don Mueang district and rescued two underage teenage girls forced into prostitution. The mamasan, who is said to have been orchestrating the operation, has been charged with multiple offences, including human trafficking. Acting on a tip from informants who believed that the establishment was involved in human trafficking, officers descended…

  • Crime News

    Mystery surrounds death of man with stab wounds found at community college

    Phitsanulok Provincial Police are investigating the mysterious death of a man found dead with stab wounds at a community college this morning. The unidentified man with long hair, a tattoo, and two stab wounds was discovered dead at approximately 8.30am today at a well-known college located in the Mueang district. According to Pol. Capt. Chayanan Chaikawin, deputy investigation chief at…

  • Crime News

    Engineering student fatally gunned down near Bangkok police station

    Royal Thai Police reported an engineering student was fatally gunned down last night in the Bangkok Noi district. The victim, Satthawat Robroo, was attacked while riding his motorcycle about 300 metres from a police station in Bangkok Noi district. The 23 year old first year Pathumwan Institute of Technology engineering student was fatally gunned down by multiple gunshots near the…

  • Automotive

    Mitsubishi unveils XRT Concept pickup, a bold preview of the new Triton

    Mitsubishi unveiled the XRT Concept, a bold and rugged pickup truck that provides a preview of the new Triton, set to be launched later this year. The Triton is Mitsubishi Motors’ top-selling model, and the new version will be the sixth generation of the brand’s midsize pickup. The XRT Concept was showcased at the Bangkok International Motor Show and features…

  • World News

    Divine match: Thai woman’s prayer to Chinese God of Love leads to Singaporean soulmate

    The notions of love at first sight and turning to a higher power for love may seem far-fetched but for one young smitten couple, Cupid’s Arrow struck true. A young Thai woman believes her prayer to the Chinese god of love at the Yueh Hai Ching Temple in Singapore led her to meet her Singaporean partner just two months later.…

  • Bangkok News

    From ‘Ole House’ to resort: Couple’s renovation journey in Bangkok saves more than just a century-old home

    Shakin’ Stevens may not have had time to ‘Fix the shingles, time to fix the floor” but one “Ole House” in Bangkok became a labour of love for one couple and maybe saved their marriage. College sweethearts Irma Go and Kirati “Arti” Thepsoparn decided to embark on an almost impossible journey to renovate a century Ole House on stilts in…

  • Politics News

    Trump plans to ‘make America great again,’ after he faces 30 charges of business fraud

    In a historical first, former US President Donald Trump is facing over 30 charges related to business fraud from a Manhattan grand jury. Trump’s response was “witch hunt” and to “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” According to two sources familiar with the case, Trump is set to appear in court on Tuesday to answer to these charges. The indictment has been…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese Christians seeking asylum in Thailand fear repercussions if they’re deported to China

    Members of a Chinese Christian church seeking asylum in Thailand fear they will be jailed if they are deported back to China. Thai immigration officials yesterday detained 63 members of the Mayflower Church, a Chinese Christian church seeking asylum in Thailand. The group, including men, women, and children, had been attempting to relocate to the United States since August of…