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The Thaiger is looking for story submissions from guest bloggers. We want to hear anything and everything Thailand-related. What’s that “Thailand” story you always tell at the pub, or to your friends overseas? Everyone has at least one. Have you been bitten by a poisonous centipede? Been to Thai jail? Spent time at a Buddhist monastery? Fallen in love?

We’re also looking for stories that will be useful for Thaiger readers such as a guide to living in Thailand as an expat. Click HERE for writing guidelines and information about how to submit a story.

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    Chris Rogers

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    Hi there, I was wondering about the guest blogger article, and whether you have to be actually living in Thailand to contribute it?

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    Korn

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Why only good? About Thailand good or nothing?

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    Denis

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    I think that in your offer you omitted part of the contract.
    It is surely an unfortunate oversight …
    So what do the editors receive in exchange for their work who will help bring visitors and sponsors to your site?
    Thank you in advance for enlightening my curiosity …

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    toby andrews

    Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Well I have a several stories.
    But am I paid? You will be.
    Will I be paid for my literal genius?
    You have my email address . .

    lol

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    Ian

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 3:05 am

    You wouldn’t print what I would write thaiger it would be x rated and so anti establishment 555

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    Phil Lumb

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 3:43 am

    I have been to Thailand 21 times
    Over the past 19 years and have
    Many stories from that most wonderful Kingdom and heaven on
    Earth THAILAND.
    Phil Lumb Christchurch NZ

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    Roger C

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 10:39 am

    They surely need some new writers.

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    gigi

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    …More than stories of centipede bites, many will be bitten by lady bars … ahahahahah

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    Patrick

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Hallo kan men iemand die een vriendin heeft in thailand nu echt niet toelaten om te reizen en ook toelaten om bij mijn vriendin te logeren in surin zelf woon ik in belgie en hier is het zelfde liedje verboden om te reizen maar ik voel me dus geen toerist nu doet het zich ook voor dat ik moest ik naar thailand kunnen ik niet tot in surin geraak omdat ze naar verluid bepaalde districten gaan openen dit is volgens mij mensen dwingen in een hotel te blijven voor bv 3 maanden onbetaalbaar toch niemand begrijpt hoe het voeld om niet naar mijn vriendin te kunnen voor zulke mensen is er blijkbaar een muur gebouwd en in een vergeetput geplaatst over dieren wordt meer gepraat want men mag blijkbaar wel reizen om dieren te verzorgen volgens fod dit kan toch ook in het land zelf waar het dier is

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    Amy Sukwan

    Friday, March 19, 2021 at 8:49 am

    I probably have 10,000 stories of Thailand I’m so far down the rabbit hole I ended up clean on the other side of the world. I just published my book The Secret Marriage: A True Story of Forbidden Love yesterday for my/our birthday. Contains explicit content. I might have some foibles to share…

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The government is calling on all employers whose staff can work from home to implement such measures immediately, as new Covid-19 infections hit another record high. Yesterday, the Kingdom reported 1,767 new infections and 2 additional deaths, taking the death toll to 101. There are 28 patients on ventilators. According to a Bangkok Post report, Taweesilp Visanuyothin from the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration says recent data shows growing clusters of infection at work places.

One such cluster has been reported at a school in the central province of Samut Prakan, just south of Bangkok. 32 people have tested positive after 2 foreign teachers returned from a trip to Phuket between April 2 and 4, where they frequented a number of nightlife venues. After they returned to Bangkok, they resumed work at the school. supervising exams between April 5 and 8. On April 8, they attended a party in the evening and tested positive for the virus the next day. 23 students have also tested positive, along with 4 of their relatives.

Other clusters include 23 infections at a private firm in Chon Buri and 8 at an electricity authority office in the north-eastern province of Udon Thani. Taweesilp says the rise in infections in work environments indicates the need for people to work from home where possible.

“This is the reason the CCSA is asking for your cooperation to step up work-from-home measures. Companies which have reported cluster infections, if you can allow your employees to work from home, please do so.”

He adds that the Health Ministry is addressing the long waitlist for hospital beds in Bangkok and Chiang Mai. The head of the Department of Medical Services, Somsak Akksilp, is acting as coordinator between hospitals and those running field hospitals, such as the Thai army. Covid-19 patients still waiting to be admitted to hospital are urged to comply with disease prevention measures and self-isolate with immediate effect.

Meanwhile, Opas Karnkawinpong from the Department of Disease Control echoes the call for home working measures to be implemented wherever possible following the long Songkran holiday. Tens of thousands of people travelled across the country over the course of the holiday, but Opas says if home working can be implemented and the public cooperates with disease prevention measures, new infections should drop over the next 2 weeks.

“We’re concerned about community transmission in schools and workplaces. The work-from-home policy is important as we expect people to return to work on Monday. Please avoid gatherings, sharing of items and eating together.”

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A teen girl has crashed and ended up trapped under her motorbike early yesterday morning after using her mobile phone while driving. The accident occurred around 3:30am on Jomtien Second Road in South Pattaya.

The 14 year old girl was driving home from what she described as a private engagement when she looked down to check her mobile phone. Distracted, she crashed into a parked car on the side of the road. When she crashed, the bike fell onto her leg, trapping her under it, pinned by the gear lever. Rescue workers and police were called when someone out for a late-night stroll came across the accident.

As the girl is a minor, her details were not released, but as she is below the Thai legal driving age, charges may be pressed against her parents. It was confirmed that the teen motorbike driver sustained moderate injuries in the crash. Rescue workers could not separate the bike from her injured leg without using special rescue equipment.

The girl remained calm and coherent throughout the whole ordeal, and true to teenage form, reportedly played on her mobile phone throughout the rescue effort. When her leg was freed from the motorbike crash, the teen was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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The search is over for a man missing for several days when his body was discovered yesterday at the bottom of a well this morning. Surachet Kaenchan, a 37 year old man, had been missing for 4 or 5 days. He was from the Moo 13 village of the Muang district of Nakhom Phanom, a district on the Laos border in northeastern Thailand. The man was said to have a mental disorder. A Muang police duty officer said that Surachet’s body was found at the bottom of the well and reported at about 9 am. The well is at the Wat Tha Nong Chan temple in the same Moo 13 village in tambon Tha Kho. Rescue units and police officers were dispatched to the scene to investigate.

The well is about 12 metres deep and 2 metres wide and a sickly smell was reported coming from it. On closer inspection, a body was seen floating at the bottom of the well 10 metres down in about 2 metres of water. A rescue team member descended into the well to retrieve the body, hauling it up with a rope.

The abbot of the temple has spoken to relatives of the deceased man, who informed the abbot about Surachet’s mental disorder. After being missing for several days, the search came to a tragic conclusion with the discovery of his body in the well, but police have opened an investigation now into the circumstances of his death. There was no physical harm on the retrieved body and no traces of any sort of attack.

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