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  • Plumber murders and robs Thai woman in Bangkok

    A plumber was arrested in Nonthaburi after he allegedly murdered and robbed a female customer at her house in Bangkok. The murderer said he noticed the woman had a lot of money in her bank account when she paid for his service and got greedy. Officers from Khok Khram Police Station in Bangkok reported details of the murder case on…

  • Frenchman arrested for scamming Thai woman out of 2 million baht in Bangkok

    A Frenchman was arrested in Bangkok yesterday after he swindled nearly 2 million baht from a Thai woman who invested in his fake import-export business. The victim reported she found many other Thai people had been tricked by the scoundrel. The victim told police that she met the 41 year old Frenchman, Jacouel Clemen, at a bar in the Sukhumvit…

  • Safety systems at Central World found fully functional after fire

    After Saturday’s fire at Central World shopping centre in Bangkok, investigators found that there was nothing wrong with the fire safety systems there. The building was inspected by district officials from Pathumwan who found that the fire alarm systems and the emergency sprinklers to combat flames were in proper working order. A small fire broke out in Groove, a semi-outdoor…

  • 6 months in, Bangkok Governor Chadchart rated highly

    A new poll shows that after six months in office, Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt remains popular with a high approval rating. An impressive 81.55% of people polled said that they were satisfied with Chadchart’s performance as governor so far. Only 18.47% of those who answered the poll said they were not satisfied. Chadchart was elected as governor in May in…

  • Fire at Bangkok’s CentralWorld mall sends shoppers scurrying (video)

    A fire broke out at Bangkok’s CentralWorld mall Saturday afternoon. A small fire broke out in Groove, the mall’s semi-outdoor dining area, around 4.15pm. Coughing shoppers were forced to flee along smoke-filled corridors. Fire 🚒🔥 alert at #ctw #centralworld #เซ็นทรัลเวิร์ล , please go outside in safe area 🙌 pic.twitter.com/cIlNRXJd2r — @chai_prod (@chai_prod) December 3, 2022 Firefighters were quickly at the…

  • Pheu Thai Party under fire as Tuhao-Shinawatra connection exposed

    Opposition Pheu Thai Party is under fire after police found that many houses connected to suspected Chinese gangster Chaiyanat “Tuhao” Kornchayanant were built by a company owned by the Shinawatra family. The Pheu Thai Party is the third incarnation of the party founded by former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in 2007. On Wednesday, the Royal Thai Police raided 11 locations…

  • Fireworks to dazzle Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River area on New Year’s Eve

    Bangkok fireworks lovers have a new treat awaiting them on New Year’s Eve. Fireworks will dazzle the capital’s Chao Phraya River area during the countdown. Bangkok’s largest shopping mall, ICON SIAM, is hosting the event, Amazing Thailand Countdown 2023, at Icon Siam River Park on December 31. The event’s theme is “win the world for Thailand.” The firework displays will be…

  • Thai VietJet cancels Phuket – Bangkok flight last minute over 1 extra passenger

    Budget airline Thai VietJet cancelled a flight from Phuket to Bangkok minutes before take-off last night because staff couldn’t find a seat for one passenger. The plane was already taxiing on the runway ready to depart. Flight vz2305 to Bangkok was scheduled to depart from Phuket at 8.25pm. More than 300 passengers boarded and the plane began taxiing down the runway…

  • Part two: the most haunted places in Bangkok

    Bangkok’s most haunted places include the capital’s main airport and a few off-the-grid spots that have locals in fear of visiting. From abandoned houses harbouring spirits to buildings built on top of graveyards, the city’s paranormal scene is all but bolstered by Thailand’s cultural beliefs in ghosts. Don’t forget to check out the most haunted places in Bangkok part one!…

  • Environmental police arrest 7 over illegal dumping in Bangkok

    Bangkok’s pollution problem is rearing its ugly head once again. Environmental police arrested and charged seven people over illegal dumping at 16 sites in the Thai capital. The chief of the Crime Suppression Division ordered environmental police to inspect 16 spots, following reports of illegal dumping causing foul-smelling air. The dumping also reportedly led to the spreading of germs to…

  • 50 crypto mines raided for stealing Thai electricity

    The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) raided about 50 crypto mines in Bangkok and Nonthaburi province yesterday for stealing electricity amounting to 325 million baht per year. The cybercrime department of the DSI, under the codename Electrical Shock, investigated 40 buildings in Bangkok, and Nonthaburi that they suspected of illegally using electricity without an electric digital multimeter. Officers raided one…

  • Bangkok ranked No.6 in the top 10 best cities for expats

    Bangkok ranked sixth in the Top 10 Cities in the World for expats in 2022 in an InterNations poll. InterNations is a global social network for expats that operates both online and offline in 420 cities across the world. The network provides insider information on many expat destinations and also allows expat communities in each city to share and exchange…

  • Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport expects 130,000 daily passengers this month

    In December, 130,000 passengers are expected to pass through Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok every day, according to Minister of Transport Saksayam Chidchob. The airport facilitated daily traffic of around 115,000 passengers in November as tourists returned for the High Season, said Saksayam. Tourism always spikes in the festive month of December but should continue to rise afterward as Chinese tourists…

  • Part one: the most haunted places in Bangkok

    Touring Bangkok and looking for a paranormal scare? Here, we have the capital of Thailand’s most haunted places if you dare to take a walk on the supernatural side. As Thailand’s culture is full of ghost tales, it may not be surprising to find that many places are reportedly haunted. For this, it may be best to be on the…

  • ‘Pinky’ the alleged Forex 3D scammer released on bail after 3 months behind bars

    UPDATE Savika “Pinky” Chaiyadej was released on bail for 5 million baht yesterday after being detained for over three months inside Central Women’s Correctional Institution in Bangkok. Thailand’s Criminal Court granted bail to Pinky on the condition that she does not leave the country, must inform the court within seven days if she changes her address, and must report to…

  • Tuhao’s Chinese gang buys 50 homes in Bangkok luxury village with cash

    Tuhao the alleged Chinese drug tycoon and his gang of “businessmen” bought 50 houses in a luxury village in Bangkok – with cash, police say. The gangs’ constant partying drove all 16 remaining Thai households out of the village. Bangkok South Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant to search an entire village in Bangkok’s Soi Laselle area after finding evidence…

  • Bangkok BTS Skytrain fares to increase next year

    Global inflation is rising and so is the cost of a ticket on Bangkok’s BTS Skytrain. The BTS Skytrain will get a little bit pricier on January 1, 2023, according to an announcement made by the Bangkok Transit System Corporation (BTSC) today. Fares on the Sukhumvit (Mo Chit – On Nut) and Silom (National Stadium – Saphan Taksin) lines will…

  • Driver furious with Bangkok shopping mall after foreigner accidently causes damage to her car

    A foreign man accidentally damaged a car after he tripped on the pavement in front of a Bangkok shopping mall, pulling a large, heavy advertising board onto the vehicle. The car owner thanked the foreign man for paying for the damage to the car but she condemned the shopping mall because she believed they should cough up. Premvadee Bunchatherawate shared…

  • Korean woman arrested for 5 million baht theft, 6-year overstay

    A lesson that never seems to be learned is that, if you’re illegally overstaying in a country, try not to commit crimes and bring attention to yourself. A South Korean woman was arrested in Bangkok for stealing a car, bag, and watch valued at over 5 million baht from a South Korean friend. Both the Korean man and Korean woman…

  • Popcorn promotion: people capitalise on all you can eat

    A Bangkok cinema might have underestimated the Thai people’s veracity for a bargain. On Monday, the cinema located in a mall in central Bangkok held an “all you can eat” popcorn promotion and dozens of locals took full advantage. The theatre offered all-you-can-eat popcorn for 199 baht and did not make any restrictions on containers, for example, requiring the popcorn…

  • Bangkok’s most famous gruesome museum

    Bangkok’s most famous gruesome museum is one attraction tourists may not have considered. The Siriraj Medical Museum features every kind of ominous display one can imagine. So, if you like to view deformed humans, deaths from accidents, and skeletons, this may be one place you will want to stop by on your visit to the Big Mango. As Siriraj is…

  • Angry Thai man condemns foreigner for not wearing a mask on BTS

    An angry Thai man, claiming to be a police officer, gave a foreign man a mouthful of abuse for not wearing a mask on the BTS Skytrain in Bangkok. The irate man blamed the unflustered foreigner for bringing Covid-19 into the country. The angry exchange was recorded and uploaded to the Twitter account @kinnifers. The video was recorded by a…