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Foreigners, particularly Russians, accused of working illegally in Phuket
The Phuket Information Centre in Thailand has accused a group of foreigners, especially Russians, of operating illegal businesses and working illegally in Phuket. The Centre shared a message on its Facebook page last Sunday, that a group of foreigners has started a car rental business which is taking jobs away from Thai people.
This issue has raised concerns among local authorities and the Thai government, who are taking steps to address the matter. The Thai government has a strict policy on illegal foreign workers and businesses and is working to enforce immigration laws and crackdown on illegal activities.
Residents of Phuket have complained that they have seen Russians working as chauffeurs, running car rental services, engineers and also musicians and have asked questions if they are working legally in Thailand.
Many people are calling for greater enforcement of immigration laws and stronger action against illegal foreign workers and businesses.
Pattaya records yet another unwanted suicide statistic
The popular tourist resort of Pattaya recorded yet another unwanted statistic this morning when a 39-year-old Chinese tourist fell to his death. The victim was reported to have jumped from the 27th floor. He was found deceased on the street next to a 35-floor condominium in Nongprue,, Pattaya. The incident was reported by a security guard who witnessed the victim falling from the building. This is the second suicide committed by a Chinese national within a one-month period.
This tragic event is part of a phenomenon referred to as “Pattaya Flying Club,” a term used to describe troubled foreigners who commit suicide by jumping from a Pattaya hotel balcony. This highlights the need for increased mental health support and resources for tourists and expats in Pattaya
Chinese tour groups begin landing in Thailand again
Yesterday, the first direct tour group flights from mainland China to Thailand marked a significant milestone in the recovery of the Thai tourism industry, with 53 flights carrying Chinese tourists landing in Thailand.
The Chinese government recently allowed group tour companies to provide full-package tours to 20 countries, which is expected to rapidly increase Chinese tourism to Thailand.
The first direct flight from mainland China to Phuket, operated by Spring Airlines, was greeted with celebration by the General Manager of Phuket airport, representatives from Spring Airlines, and the Tourism Authority of Thailand Phuket Office. The first flight to Bangkok was similarly welcomed with flower garlands and souvenirs
On the first day of tour company operations, a total of 99,429 Chinese tourists visited popular destinations like Bangkok, Pattaya, and Rayong, and many major attractions. The return of the Chinese tourist market is expected to significantly contribute to the Thai economy’s recovery.
Car fire stops traffic on central Bangkok motorway
Car fire stops traffic on central Bangkok motorway, causing temporary disruption in the flow of traffic in the area of Din Daeng and Ploenchit. The Expressway police and rescue units quickly responded to the incident on the Ploenchit exit ramp of the Expressway. The affected area was temporarily closed for safety reasons
Even without a car fire, traffic congestion is a common problem in Bangkok. Incidents like this can cause major disruptions to transportation for commuters and tourists throughout the city. But the quick response of the rescue units and the police helped clear the traffic quickly and minimize the delay commuters suffered.
The fire trucks were efficient in controlling the fire, but the buildup of traffic resulted in long queues on the highway. Fortunately, The fire was successfully put out within 20 minutes, and the congested traffic soon cleared, allowing vehicles to proceed smoothly down the highway. The vehicle involved in the fire was entirely damaged, however, there were no reported injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation
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