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Tim Newton has lived in Thailand since 2012. An Australian, he has worked in the media, principally radio and TV, for nearly 40 years. He has won the Deutsche Welle Award for best radio talk program, presented 2,800 radio news bulletins in Thailand alone, hosted 330 daily TV news programs, produced 1,800 videos, TV commercials and documentaries and now produces digital media for The Thaiger and Phuket Gazette.

NCPO Four Year anniversary – Has Prayut brought happiness back to Thailand?

COMMENT Today is the fourth anniversary of the NCPO (National Committee of Peace and Order) coup which overthrew the elected Yingluck Shinawatra government in 2014. At...

Open letter: Phuket Lifeguard Crisis – from The International Surf Lifesaving Association

Heading into this year's monsoon, the issue of safety along Phuket's west coast comes sharply into focus. The role of lifeguards on our beaches...

The cheapest places in the world to live – Is Thailand on the list?

PHOTO: Sam Kittner Compared to what you're paying in the west, in some countries you can have a palatial house, a maid, personal chef, good...

Top Ten things to do when it’s wet in Phuket

There's a bit of rain around. No worries. It's rainy season and the island looks a lot better when it's all green and we...

Top Ten Things NOT to do in Thailand – the basics

Thailand is a wonderful place, full of new adventures, different cultures and a surprise around every corner. You better believe it. Thailand is unique...

Top Ten Coffees in Phuket

Phuket has developed quite a coffee culture with new cafés opening every week all over the island. The Thais love their iced coffee drowned...

Malaysian election decoded

by Tim Newton Don’t be under any illusion what has just happened in Malaysia. The country hasn’t been freed from the bonds of a corrupt...

Top Ten ways to avoid Dengue Fever

Most of Phuket is jungle. Most of the east coast is mangroves. Mosquitoes thrive in both. You’re in their domain and they’re not going...

OPINION: Travelling north – The PM woos his past political foes

Despite his protestations to the contrary, the Thai PM is leveraging himself exactly where he needs to be 9 months out from the scheduled...

Malaysian PM in a fight for his political life

Just south of Thailand there is a looming political showdown that is likely to reshape Malaysian politics, no matter what happens at Wednesday's polls. It's...
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