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Top is a multifaceted news writer with a keen interest in real estate and travel. Top currently covers local Thai news at Thaiger. As a travel buff, Top blogs about his travels- around the world and Thailand- during his free time.
  • Crime News

    Police raid Nasa club in Chon Buri, arrest 9, find 105 drug users

    Police conducted a significant raid on the Nasa club in Mueang, Chon Buri at 1.30pm yesterday. More than 150 officers from various agencies participated in the operation, aiming to curb illegal activities at the venue. Upon their arrival, officers encountered a bustling crowd enjoying the nightlife. As the police presence became evident, many patrons attempted to flee and dispose of…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya mayor’s big bet on Irish tourism

    In a significant push to boost international tourism, Mayor Poramet Ngampichet welcomed H.E. Patrick Bourne, Ambassador of Ireland to the Kingdom of Thailand, and his delegation. The high-profile visit centred on strengthening tourism ties and introducing measures to support Irish tourists in Pattaya. During the meeting, Mayor Poramet expressed his delight and honour in hosting Irish ambassador Bourne. Poramet emphasised…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya police drug raid in Jomtien detains 24 suspects

    Pattaya police conducted a significant crackdown on the local drug trade, targeting Jomtien Soi 1 to 3. Pattaya City Police, led by Police Colonel Navin Teerawit, along with Banglamung District officials, launched a comprehensive operation to dismantle the underground drug network in the area. The operation began at 3.06pm yesterday, June 14, when law enforcement, including Deputy Chiefs of Banglamung…

  • Thailand News

    Monsoon meltdown: Thailand braces for scattered rain

    The monsoon in southwest Thailand has taken a backseat, leading to reduced rainfall across the country. However, some northern areas are still in for a soaking, prompting warnings for residents to stay vigilant against heavy and accumulated rain. Northern region: Thunderstorms are expected to cover 30% of the area, with particularly heavy rain forecasted for Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai,…

  • Pattaya News

    Singaporean tourist and locals injured in Pattaya traffic accident

    A traffic accident involving a Singaporean tourist and a local pickup truck left over 12 people injured in Pattaya. The collision occurred on Jomtien Beach Road at 12.36am, prompting an immediate response from emergency services. Upon arrival, responders discovered a modified Nissan Frontier pickup truck and a white Honda Civic sedan involved in the crash. The pickup truck was transporting…

  • Crime News

    Pooling trouble: Udon Thani cops dive in, net 31 in drug raid splash

    Police in Udon Thani conducted a significant raid on a pool villa, resulting in the arrest of 31 individuals involved in a drug party. The operation took place after authorities received a tip-off from the Damrongdhama Center. The raid uncovered a new type of illicit substance disguised within 13 packs of collagen, along with two ecstasy pills and 2.48 grammes…

  • Pattaya News

    13 year old boy dies from motorbike accident in Chon Buri

    A tragic accident claimed the life of a 13 year old boy when his motorbike collided with a pickup truck making a sudden U-turn in Chon Buri. The incident occurred yesterday, June 12, at 7.30am on Sukhumvit-Ang Sila Road, in front of the Uam Rak Animal Hospital, Samet sub-district, Mueang district, Chon Buri province. Samet police, along with paramedics from…

  • Politics News

    Thai court reviews PM and Move Forward Party dissolution

    The Thai Constitutional Court convened to address significant political issues, including the alleged subversion by the Move Forward Party (MFP) and a petition questioning Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin’s qualifications following the appointment of Pichit Chuenban as Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office. The court reviewed a petition from the Election Commission (EC), filed by the political party registrar, that…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand sees 60% rise in Indian tourists with new visa-free policy

    Thai Government spokesperson Chai Watcharong announced the success of a visa-free policy for Indian tourists, effective from May 11 to November 11. This initiative aims to boost tourism and stimulate Thailand’s economy. Bookings by Indian tourists surged by 60% between 2022 and last year, according to Airbnb. Searches for accommodations in Thailand by Indian tourists increased by over 200% during…

  • Thailand News

    Free zoo entry for children in Thailand for Queen Suthida’s birthday

    Zoos across Thailand are offering free admission for children under 12 years old today in celebration of Her Majesty Queen Suthida’s birthday. This initiative, announced by the director of the Zoological Park Organisation of Thailand (ZPO), Attapon Srihayrun, will include several prominent zoos, such as Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Chon Buri, Chiang Mai Zoo, Songkhla Zoo, Khon Kaen Zoo,…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Airways resumes daily Brussels-Bangkok route

    Starting December 1, Thai Airways (THAI) will resume its daily direct passenger flights between Brussels Airport and Bangkok. This eagerly awaited route, which was suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic, significantly enhances Brussels Airport’s intercontinental offerings. After a four-year hiatus, Brussels Airport is thrilled to welcome back THAI, a former member of its prestigious airline community. The airline has once again…

  • Thailand News

    Thai man falls from six-story Pattaya hotel

    A tragic incident occurred yesterday morning when a 23 year old Thai man fell from a six-story hotel in Soi Pattaya 5, Banglamung, Chon Buri. The incident took place at 9.36am yesterday, prompting an immediate response from Pattaya City police and the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Rescue Foundation. Upon arrival, authorities discovered Sahatsawat’s body in the hotel parking lot, causing panic…

  • Politics News

    Thailand to amend VAT laws for imported goods under 1,500 baht

    A proposal to amend laws regarding the collection of Value Added Tax (VAT) on imported goods valued at less than 1,500 baht was announced today by Chulaphan Amornvivat, Deputy Minister of Finance. The proposed amendment, approved by Finance Minister Pichai Chunhavajira, aims to establish a fairer system for public and private sector importers, international manufacturers, and small and medium-sized enterprises…

  • Cannabis News

    Supporters urge Thai PM to prevent Cannabis reclassification

    Wisarat Phanprasat, head of the Western Herbal Community Business Network in Kanchanaburi, led a significant demonstration alongside over 1,000 cannabis supporters, submitting a draft of the People’s Cannabis Act and a petition to the prime minister. This event took place in front of the United Nations in Bangkok. The primary demand was to oppose the classification of cannabis as a…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok Pride parade to celebrate love on June 1

    Bangkok Pride announced an open invitation for the public to join the Bangkok Pride Parade festival, set to take place along Rama I Road in Pathumwan. Scheduled for June 1, the event will feature the LGBTQ+ community marching on what has been dubbed the rainbow road of equality. The pride parade will follow the Celebration of Love theme and will…

  • Thailand News

    Sri Racha residents in uproar as drainage construction poses risk

    Residents and business owners lining Sukhumvit Road in Bang Phra Subdistrict of Sri Racha are in uproar, demanding immediate action to resolve a debacle at the Bang Phra-Klong Sukreeb junction. The construction of a drainage system on Highway No. 3 has hit a standstill, plunging the area into chaos and risking the safety of locals, especially schoolchildren. For nearly a…

  • Thailand News

    Over 200 busted in drug-fuelled Pattaya pub

    Deputy Interior Minister Chada Thaised spearheaded a surprise raid on an illicit pub in Pattaya, exposing a drug scandal. The clandestine operation targeted a notorious establishment in Soi Kor Pai Pattaya, Banglamung district, following a barrage of complaints from neighbours about deafening noise, all-night parties, and rampant drug use among its youthful patrons. Upon the officials’ arrival, the scene inside…

  • Thailand News

    Brace for impact: Torrential downpours set to soak Thailand

    Thailand is set to be drenched as a fierce weather system promises torrential downpours, sparking concerns of flash floods and hazardous conditions. The Meteorological Department of Thailand (TMD) has issued an urgent warning for residents to brace for torrential downpours, with Bangkok and its surrounding areas facing a 70% chance of thunderstorms and heavy rainfall. A relatively strong southwest monsoon…

  • Thailand News

    Road rage: Motorcyclist swipes fist at minibus driver in Pattaya

    In a shocking incident of road rage, a Thai motorcyclist assaulted a minibus driver in Pattaya following a minor collision on Thepprasit Road on Thursday, May 23. The altercation occurred at the entrance to the Colosseum Theatre on Thapprasit Road, in the Nongprue subdistrict of Banglamung district, Chon Buri province. Rescue workers and Pattaya police arrived at the scene to…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya drug dealer arrested after car chase and shootout

    An intense car chase and shootout occurred in Pattaya yesterday afternoon, leading to the arrest of a suspected drug dealer. The incident escalated when the suspect allegedly pointed a firearm at police officers, resulting in him being shot in the leg. Pattaya police, spearheaded by Police Chief, Police Colonel Nawin Thirawit, responded swiftly to reports of gunfire and injuries at…

  • Thailand News

    Deranged expat threatens murder in Phuket over rental dispute

    A Phuket neighbourhood was rocked by a chilling threat when a disgruntled Swedish expat promised to return and kill a local homeowner after being barred from his rental house. The shocking incident was brought to light on the Phuket Residents Seek Help Facebook page, prompting immediate action from the authorities. Immigration officers, accompanied by the Tourist Police, set up surveillance…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand slips to 47th in global travel rankings

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) unveiled its Travel & Tourism Development Index 2024, and the results have left many surprised. Released on May 21, the Index provides a comprehensive evaluation of the global travel and tourism landscape, assessing the essential conditions required for investment and operation in the sector. According to the report, Thailand has slipped to the 47th position…

  • Thailand News

    Big Joke leads petition to oust NACC over corruption claims

    Thailand’s suspended Deputy National Police Chief, Police General Surachet Hakparn, known as Big Joke, initiated a campaign in Pattaya to gather signatures for the removal of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC). The event, held yesterday at the J A Plus Hotel, aimed to address accusations of corruption, unexplained wealth, and severe ethical breaches against the NACC. Big Joke highlighted the…

  • Pattaya News

    Tired & tuk tuk: Thai woman drives sleepy taxi driver from Pattaya to airport

    A Thai woman in Pattaya attracted significant attention on TikTok after sharing an amusing encounter with a sleepy taxi driver. In a video posted today, the woman, whose identity remains unknown, described how she ended up driving the taxi herself for most of the journey from Pattaya to Don Mueang International Airport. The woman had initially called the taxi at…

  • Thailand News

    Sky-high savings: Webjet and AirAsia unveil mega Asia sale

    Webjet and AirAsia have joined forces again, promising Aussie travellers unbeatable fares to Asia’s hottest destinations. In a major boost for Aussie globetrotters, Webjet, Australia’s leading online travel agency, relaunched its partnership with AirAsia. This exciting collaboration promises easier access to affordable flights, thanks to AirAsia’s extensive network. The partnership aims to offer customers a broader range of choices and…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand and Australia join forces to tackle human trafficking

    To tackle the scourge of human trafficking, the Thai government, in partnership with Australia, has unveiled a groundbreaking training facility in Bangkok. The Counter Trafficking in Persons Center of Excellence (CTIP-COE) officially opened on May 17 by Minister of Justice Police Colonel Tawee Sodsong and Australian Ambassador to Thailand, Angela Macdonald. This centre represents a significant stride in the ASEAN-Australia…

  • 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…

  • Pattaya News

    Thailand bans alcohol sales for Visakha Bucha Day on May 22

    Visakha Bucha Day, also known as Vesak, will be observed on May 22, marking a public holiday in Thailand. On this significant Buddhist day, the sale of all types of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in convenience stores and entertainment venues, as per Thai law. Vesak Day is a cornerstone of Buddhist religious observance in Thailand, commemorating three pivotal events in…

  • Thailand News

    E-cigarette drug ring busted in Bangkok: Meth-infused vapes

    Thai authorities announced the capture of an international drug ring after a dramatic raid on several Bangkok condominiums on Thursday. The Thai Special Service Division (SSD) and other agencies revealed their findings in a high-profile press conference. According to the SSD, the operation targeted a criminal network distributing modified e-cigarettes laced with methamphetamine and other dangerous substances. The investigation began…

  • Thailand News

    Car fire creates traffic jam near Buffalo Market in South Pattaya

    A car fire erupted on Thepprasit Road in South Pattaya yesterday, causing chaos near the Buffalo Market. A black Kia van burst into flames, sending thick smoke billowing across the road towards Jomtien Beach, bringing traffic to a standstill. The incident sparked when 36 year old Patcharaporn Chatmong had just dropped her child off at school. Moments later, the brakes…