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  • Join The Thaiger team at An Evening with Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne for free

    Want to join The Thaiger team and have a meet and greet at An Evening with Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne? Well, now you can. The Thaiger has a handful of free tickets available for the Bangkok event at the Rembrandt Hotel & Suites, on Sunday, November 23. All you have to do is fill in the form HERE and tell us…

  • Motorbike passenger almost decapitated by fallen cable in Bangkok, Thailand

    A young Thai man is badly injured after colliding with a hanging cable on a busy road in Bangkok, Thailand. He said he would have been decapitated had he and his friend been driving any faster. Yesterday, he took to Facebook to seek justice after being seriously injured by a hanging cable in Bangkok’s Soi Lad Phrao 101 on Tuesday,…

  • Thai pro car racer fined 1,000 baht for writing-off Ferrari worth 25 million baht in Bangkok

    A skilled professional car racer faces a 1,000 baht fine after smashing a friend’s precious red Ferrari worth 25 million baht (US$695,000) into a tree in Bangkok yesterday. The driver, Nawin “Gaga” Yasri, was sent to hospital with a back injury while the expensive car is a write-off. An officer from Don Mueng Police Station rushed to Phahonyothin Road in…

  • Don’t miss An Evening with Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne this week

    Only a few tables left for An Evening with Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne at the Pattaya, and Bangkok events. Don’t miss out on what promises to be a fun-packed evening that includes a meet-and-greet photo opportunity, free-flow house pours, a three-course dinner, and a Q&A. It’s fitting that the Newcastle United, Tottenham, Lazio, Glasgow Rangers, and England legend is in Thailand…

  • Police arrest transgender Thai women for filming and disseminating child porn online

    On Monday, Thai police arrested a transgender woman in Bangkok for filming and disseminating child pornography on the LINE and OnlyFans platforms. Thailand’s Anti-Trafficking In Persons Division announced the results of their investigation today. Officers from Thailand’s Central Investigation Bureau arrested 29 year old transgender woman named Saranrak – aka “Bee” – who filmed herself having sex with minors and…

  • Business is booming on Khao San Road thanks to the World Cup

    Business is booming on Khao San Road in Bangkok thanks to the FIFIA 2022 World Cup. The President of the Khao San Road Business Association, Sa-nga Rueangwattanakun, revealed that businesses on Khao San Road increased by 50%. Sa-nga said visitors flocked to entertainment venues and restaurants in the area to watch the World Cup matches providing a welcome boost to…

  • Chinese woman stabs fellow Chinese woman 27 times in Bangkok, Thailand

    A Chinese woman stabbed a fellow Chinese woman to death in the bathroom at a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand, this afternoon. Text messages reveal that the perpetrator had accused the deceased of “messing with” her “man” prior to stabbing her 27 times. At 1pm, officers from Thong Song Hung Police Station were informed that a Chinese woman was stabbed…

  • Thai activists and politician show support for protester blinded by rubber bullet

    Thai activists and a politician showed their support for a protester blinded in one eye by a rubber bullet last week. This was after police fired rubber bullets at protesters at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre on November 18. The man blinded was Phayu Daodin, a graduate of Khon Kaen University’s Faculty of Law. He has lost sight in his…

  • BTS Skytrain demands 40 billion baht debt is paid

    The BTS Skytrain, under the BTS Group Holdings Public Company, launched a video yesterday to demand their money back! BTS says the government owes them 40 billion baht and they want the debt paid. The BTS revealed it intends to shame the government by airing the debt-collection message on every screen inside BTS trains and station platforms along Sukhumvit, or…

  • RTP contravened UN ruling using rubber bullets on protestors

    A non-governmental organisation slammed the illegal use of rubber bullets by the Royal Thai Police (RTP) after skirmishes outside of the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre left a man blind in one eye and dozens of others injured. International Lawyers Assisting Workers Network (iLaw Network) made known that the RTP contravened a United Nations ruling by using rubber bullets to…

  • BMW driver kills homeless man in hit-and-run in Bangkok

    Thai police are searching for the driver of a BMW who killed a homeless man in a hit-and-run in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday. At 11pm, officers from Bang Khun Thian Police Station received a report of a fatal car crash on the outbound Ekachai Road Soi 76 in Bangkok’s Bang Bon district. Police found the body of 52 year old Boonsri…

  • APEC Summit closes, Prayut declares success

    The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit has come to a close, with PM Prayut Chan-o-cha hailing it as a huge success. The APEC meeting brought world leaders to Bangkok for two days to discuss global issues. This 29th APEC summit came to a close when they endorsed a leaders’ declaration that included a plan for easy border crossing and free…

  • Chinese crime boss flees Thailand on private jet

    A Chinese crime boss is said to have fled Thailand on a private jet bound for Myanmar. A private jet parked up at Hua Hin airfield in Prachuap Khiri Khan province is said to have been used to help Tuhao, a Chinese crime boss, to escape justice and flee the country. However, the aircraft did not leave Thailand, at least…

  • Taxi app gaff sends passengers to wrong airport causing 10,000 baht loss

    A Thai woman filed a complaint with the police, and the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB), after a taxi driver from the Gosabuy application dropped her at the wrong airport. It cost her over 10,000 baht as a result and got only 2,000 baht in compensation. The passenger, 51 year old Aranya Kaewma, told Thairath that she booked flights…

  • Bangkok bartender announces new pet-friendly pop-up bar

    A Bangkok bartender announced that she is starting a new pet-friendly pop-up bar. The bar will have its first service tonight and will operate until February 2023. The bar is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm until late at night. The bartender, Suwincha “Chacha” Singsuwan, wrote in a Facebook post… “Cocktail bar pop up with less stress possible. Small…

  • Riot police use tear gas and fire rubber bullets at protesters in Bangkok, Thailand

    Riot police fired rubber bullets and used tear gas against unarmed protesters trying to march to the APEC Summit in Bangkok this morning. At least ten protesters were arrested. The People Stop APEC 2022 group attempted to march from Lan Khon Mueang Town Square to the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre where the APEC Summit is currently being held from…

  • European tourists sell jewellery on streets of Thailand to fund their ‘world tour’

    Two European tourists were spotted sitting on the street in Bangkok, Thailand, this week selling handmade jewellery to fund their “world tour.” Behind them, a Thai sign reads, “selling things in this area is strictly forbidden.” Thailand has very strict rules about what kind of work foreigners are allowed to do in the kingdom to ensure that Thais are not…

  • 20,000+ CCTV cameras in Bangkok are here to stay

    More than 20,000 CCTV spy cameras have been installed in Bangkok and its environs in the guise of security for the APEC summit, according to national police chief Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapas. Damrongsak chaired a meeting on security and traffic on Thursday to follow up on “APEC security” operations with more than 30 agencies. The summit takes place today and…

  • Thailand takes delivery of Textron T-6C turboprop trainers

    Thailand has taken delivery of its first Textron Aviation T-6C Texan II turboprop trainers, for use in training or as attack aircraft. Two T-6Cs have been delivered to Royal Thai Air Force Kamphaeng Saen northeast of Bangkok. A welcoming ceremony was attended by US Ambassador Robert Godec. Thailand desperately needs more military aircraft if the war against Myanmar’s drug billionaires…

  • A night of World Cup nostalgia and An Evening With Paul ‘Gazza’ Gascoigne

    The 2022 FIFA World Cup kicks off in earnest this weekend so why not get into the spirit of the tournament with a bit of nostalgia at An Evening With Paul “Gazza” Gascoigne? Gazza set the blue touch flame at Italia 90 with a set of scintillating displays as he helped England through the group stage to the World Cup semi-final…

  • APEC 2022: Protesters clash with riot police in Bangkok, Thailand

    Riot police clashed with protesters at Asoke Intersection in Bangkok this afternoon as world leaders gather in the Thai capital for the APEC Summit 2022. Due to road closures, the intersection is the closest the public can get to the summit which is being held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre from November 16-19. Police ramped up security in…

  • Skyline walk near CentralWorld closed during APEC meeting

    Popular shopping mall CentralWorld, in Bangkok, informed its customers yesterday that the skyline walk near the shopping mall will be closed from now until the end of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting on Saturday, November 19. The skyline walk is closed from the Chaloem Phao Intersection to Gaysorn Village near Erawan Shrine for 24 hours. CentralWorld itself and other…