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  • Thailand News

    Four year old boy found dead in central Thailand fishpond

    A four year old boy was found lifeless after a disappearance mobilised the community in a frantic search effort in Bang Khla, Chachoengsao province yesterday at around 9.15pm. The young boy was discovered submerged in a fishpond near his home, leading to an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the harrowing incident. The boy went missing from his home in Moo…

  • Thailand News

    Townhouse collapse in central Thailand raises safety concerns

    A devastating incident occurred as a two-storey townhouse collapsed, causing damage to multiple properties in central Thailand. The calamity took place within the Teacher’s Village in Ban Khlong Suan, Phra Samut Chedi District, Samut Prakan last night. The authorities were alerted and emergency response teams were dispatched to assess the situation and provide assistance. The area, roughly 5 kilometres from…

  • Thailand News

    Fire breaks out at recycling factory in Saraburi province

    A fire incident occurred at a recycling factory in Village No. 1, Nong Suang Subdistrict, Wihan Daeng District, Saraburi province, at 11.25am yesterday, December 15. Wihan Daeng District Chief Asirawan Phoephuet was informed and fire trucks were dispatched various areas. The factory has an area of more than 20 rai (32,000 square metres). Supervisors at the factory were notified about…

  • Thailand News

    Mackerel ice cream becomes star attraction at Maeklong Festival

    The Maeklong Mackerel Festival in Samut Songkhram province has taken a delightful turn with a unique signature item – Mackerel Ice Cream. The frozen dessert, designed to resemble the iconic fish, comes in four delicious flavours: Thai tea, chocolate, strawberry, and milk. The news broke out on the festival’s Facebook page, leading to a rapid viral spread. The post received…

  • Thailand News

    Chevrolet Captiva catches fire on Phaholyothin Highway

    A grey Chevrolet Captiva caught fire on the side of Phaholyothin Highway, Highway No.1, Moo 2, Khao Tha Phra, Mueang Chai Nat, at around 7pm yesterday, December 1. The car, registration number KG 1615 Nakhon Sawan, was quickly spotted by local security officials from the Teachers Savings Cooperative of Chai Nat, who immediately rushed to the scene with a fire…

  • Thailand News

    Central Thailand: Former officer arrested for 700,000 baht embezzlement from disability fund

    The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) today arrested a former financial and accounting officer for embezzling over 700,000 baht from a fund dedicated to improving and developing the lives of disabled people. The individual in question, identified as Wilaiporn (surname withheld), has been accused of corruption and misconduct under section 1 of the Criminal…

  • Thailand News

    Bare-necessities: Cheeky antics of naked man shocks locals in central Thailand

    A naked man shocked locals by wandering and sleeping in the streets without any clothes on in the Bang Nam Priao district of Chachoengsao. The incident unfolded around dusk yesterday when the man, aged between 35 and 40, was initially seen swimming in a canal near the Suan Fun Dream Market along Suwinthawong Road. Vendors and shoppers, particularly those with children,…

  • Thailand News

    Central Thailand: Prasat Bun Sathan Foundation honours preserved Golden Babies

    A ceremony was held today to honour eight Golden Babies and three adult bodies, all remarkably preserved, at the Phitsanulok‘s Prasat Bun Sathan Foundation. This was part of their third ceremony for collecting and cremating unidentified bodies. The bodies were exhumed from 453 graves at the Khao Fah Cemetery. The ceremony attracted many individuals who sought blessings, believed to be…

  • Thailand News

    District chief’s death by drowning not gunshot wound

    Autopsy results revealed that the demise of a district chief from Sanam Chai Khet, Chachoengsao, was due to suffocation from drowning, not a bullet wound as initially suspected. The incident occurred when the pick-up truck Khomsan Suranattakul was driving, guided by a GPS, fell into a water spillway. His co-passenger, Gregchai Photithong, another district chief from Sanam Chai Khet, managed…

  • Thailand News

    21 year old Saraburi soldier arrested for kidnap, sexual assault of 12 year old girl in central Thailand

    A 21 year old Saraburi soldier was apprehended by the authorities yesterday for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 12 year old schoolgirl. Chaiyarat (surname withheld) first came into contact with the victim via Facebook before luring her to a friend’s house where the attack took place. The incident, which occurred earlier this year, was brought to the attention of the…

  • Thailand News

    Emergency greens: Ambulance meets veggie truck in crunchy collision in central Thailand

    An ambulance rushing to pick up a patient was involved in a severe collision with a vegetable-carrying truck at a red light intersection in central Thailand. The incident, which occurred today, caused significant damage to both vehicles and injured three people, including the ambulance driver and a medical officer. The ambulance, belonging to Chulabhorn Hospital 304 Inter, was travelling urgently…

  • Business News

    Thailand sees 2.3% rise in fuel consumption amid economic growth

    Thailand has witnessed a 2.3% surge in fuel consumption in the initial nine months of this year, averaging at 154 million litres daily, in harmony with the country’s economic expansion, according to the Department of Energy Business. There was an upswing in the demand for most fuel types, except for diesel, which saw a minor decline of 4.5% to 69.2…

  • Thailand News

    Pathum Thani: Man kicks Kratom garden watchman over 1,000 baht argument, denies murder allegation

    A heavy-footed man fatally kicked a Kratom garden watchman in the face over a dispute concerning 1,000 baht. The assailant confessed to the attack but denied causing the death. Authorities are swiftly pursuing forensic examination to determine the cause of death. Station Officer Vorachai Sukying of Khlong Luang Police Station today, November 3, received a report of a dead man…

  • Thailand News

    Love spell dilemma: Beware of deceptive sorcerer, warns Thai temple Abbot

    A cautionary warning has been issued for women seeking mystical solutions to mend their love lives, as they could end up being victims of deception. This caution came in response to a recent case where a woman was duped by a notorious deceptive sorcerer into spending the night with him under the pretence of lifting a dark magic spell from…

  • Pattaya News

    High-profile escaped prisoner’s accomplice arrested in Ratchaburi

    In a dramatic turn of events in Ratchaburi, authorities have managed to apprehend a male accomplice who allegedly facilitated a high-profile prisoner‘s escape from a hospital in Nakhon Si Thammarat. However, the prisoner continues to elude the police. Previously, we reported on the audacious escape of a prominent prisoner named Chaowalit Thongduang also known as Sia Paeng, a well-known figure…

  • Thailand News

    Heartbreaking incident in Chai Nat as bystanders laugh and watch woman drown

    The tragic drowning of a 32 year old woman in Chai Nat province sparked outrage after a distressing video emerged of bystanders laughing and refusing to help. The incident occurred on Tuesday, October 31, around 8.30pm in a 3-metre deep irrigation canal near Huay Ta See village, Wang Kai Thoe subdistrict, Hankha district. The Chai Nat Ruamkatanyu Foundation volunteer divers…

  • Thailand News

    Suphan Buri: Man suffers electrical shock caused by faulty street light, pregnant wife and three children left behind

    A tragic incident has unfolded in Suphan Buri province where 26 year old Sai Chonlajom Ngaam lost his life due to an electrical shock from a faulty street light pole. The incident leaves his pregnant wife, 29 year old Chidchonok Laisuwan with the burden of raising their three children single-handedly. Their eldest child is due for a heart transplant surgery.…

  • Thailand News

    Phetchaburi: Body of newborn baby found in forest, police investigates

    The body of a newborn baby was discovered abandoned in a forest by a 27 year old man, Sathorn Raya In, who was foraging for mushrooms near the road. The incident occurred last night and was reported to the local police station in Phetchaburi province. The police and medical personnel from the local hospital, alongside emergency workers from the Sawang…

  • Travel Guides

    The 5 best activities in Central Thailand (with exclusive travel deals from TAT and Klook!)

    Calling all adventurous souls, culture vultures, and travel lovers! Are you ready for the new chapters through Thailand’s Central region? Picture this: vibrant cities pulsating with life, ancient temples whispering tales from the past, and natural landscapes that will take your breath away. And if you wonder, what’s the best thing to do in Central Thailand? Well, it’s a tough…

  • Road deaths

    Motorbike rider killed in tragic collision with 6-wheel truck in central Thailand

    A tragic accident occurred at Nawanakorn Industrial Estate in Thailand‘s central Pathum Thani province when a 26 year old man on a motorbike collided with a six-wheeled truck, resulting in his death. The incident took place at 7.30pm yesterday, and authorities are investigating the cause of the accident. The deceased man, originally from Ban Haet district in the northeast Khon…

  • Central Thailand News

    Tour boat ablaze in central Thailand

    A tour boat, which was a modified cargo barge made of teak wood, caught fire while docked at a pier in the main city district of Thailand’s central Ayutthaya province early this morning. Fortunately, no casualties were reported, Bangkok Post reported. The incident occurred around 1am at a boat pier near Wat Phanan Choeng in tambon Khlong Suan Phlu. Upon…

  • Crime News

    Body found with chest and back wounds near Thai fishing port

    A man’s body has been discovered with chest and back wounds floating near a fishing port in Thailand‘s central Samut Sakhon province. Police are yet to determine the man’s identity or cause of death and are currently investigating the incident. At 6.45pm yesterday, Chonathip Ongklueb, the Deputy Investigation Inspector of the Samut Sakhon District Police, received a report of a…

  • Crime News

    Robbery fail: Gold shop robber in Thailand injured by cop’s bullet

    A gold shop robber in central Thailand failed at his goal of running away with several gold items after a cop shot him. The robber ended up seriously injured from the gunshot wound. The incident occurred in the Samut Chedi district of Thailand’s Samut Prakan province yesterday. A male suspect on a motorbike entered a gold shop near a market…

  • Transport News

    Thailand’s Pink Line monorail project faces third extension, delays completion to 2024

    The completion date for Thailand‘s Pink Line monorail project has been pushed back by 345 days, marking the third extension granted by the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA). The new estimated finish date is now set for August 2024, as opposed to the previously anticipated July this year, Bangkok Post reported. Sarawut Songsivilai, Highways Department director-general and MRTA…

  • Thailand News

    Rare golden venom-spitting cobra discovered in Thai village

    A rare golden spitting cobra recently caught the attention of locals in a village in Nakhon Nayok province, Thailand. The snake, measuring around 1.2 metres in length, generated significant interest among villagers, who gathered to view the mesmerising creature. The story behind the snake’s discovery started when Piyapan Bua-Phae, a Facebook user, posted photographs of the golden cobra. An assistant village…

  • Crime News

    French suspect arrested for theft, and Burmese suspect for human trafficking in Phetchaburi

    In two separate incidents in Thailand’s central Phetchaburi province, police apprehended a French suspect for alleged theft, and a Burmese suspect for alleged human trafficking. Both arrests took place yesterday. Phetchaburi Police arrested Patrick, a French suspect, at his residence in Phetchaburi on suspicion of theft against a Belgian man named Laffel C. Patrick allegedly stole Laffel’s backpack, which contained…

  • Central Thailand News

    Tragic crash kills air force flight instructor and injures trainee in Thailand

    A tragic crash killed an air force flight instructor and seriously injured a trainee pilot in central Thailand yesterday. Their plane crashed during landing in the Kamphaeng Saen district of Nakhon Pathom province. The unfortunate incident took place at 11.52am as the CT-4E trainer aircraft attempted to land at the Kamphaeng Saen Flying Training School, according to an air force…

  • Central Thailand News

    Locals in central Thailand rally to support sour milk seller after road accident

    In an inspiring act of kindness on Thai streets, locals in Bang Pla, in the central Samut Prakan province, united to help support a vendor whose sour milk cart met with an unfortunate accident. Typically, in Thailand, when an accident occurs, many rush to claim the belongings of the injured party. However, this situation took a different turn when nearly…

  • Crime News

    Authorities bust 2 brutal loan sharks in central Thailand

    Thai authorities busted two brutal loan sharks in Thailand’s central Pathum Thani province yesterday. The Economic Crime Suppression Division (ECSD) arrested the loan sharks, a 42 year old woman named Natthajaree Muangthong and a 43 year old man named Thanachai Ruangphueng. The individuals were accused of “conducting unauthorised personal lending and charging interest rates exceeding those permitted by law.” They…

  • Crime News

    Lime growers in central Thailand pick up guns to patrol for thieves

    Lime growers in central Thailand aren’t playing around when it comes to protecting their produce. Lime growers in Kamphaeng Phet province are picking up guns after thieves snatched their limes in broad daylight. The farmers have formed an armed patrol unit to protect their lime gardens from theft after unprecedented price hikes. Retail prices for lime in Bangkok and major…

  • Central Thailand News

    Crowds flock to pink trumpet tree festival in central Thailand

    Yesterday, crowds in central Thailand’s central province of Nakhon Pathom flocked to an annual festival celebrating pink trumpet trees. Thousands of visitors gathered at the annual Chompoo Pantip Blossom Festival. The festival began on Friday and will continue until March 16. The chompoo pantip trees, also known as pink trumpet trees, have become the star attraction at Kasetsart University’s Kamphaeng…

  • Environment News

    People in central Thailand have no place to hide from landfill emissions

    Residents of Thailand’s central provinces of Lop Buri and Sa Kaeo have no place to hide from emissions caused by landfill fires. In Lop Buri’s Hua Samrong sub-district, residents complained about the foul smell and smoke emanating from the burning landfill operated by Tha Wung sub-district municipal office. The smoke and smell are said to be penetrating their homes, even…

  • Central Thailand News

    Collapsed crane on ‘cursed’ highway halts traffic in central Thailand

    A collapsed crane blocked the outbound lane of Thailand’s “cursed” Rama II highway in the central Samut Sakhon province on Tuesday night. The collapsed crane caused traffic to come to a standstill, according to police. The incident occurred in front of a petrol station in the main city district. Construction workers took about half an hour to remove the crane…

  • Crime News

    Chinese businessman allegedly behind 10 million baht worth of fake auto parts in Thailand

    A Chinese businessman allegedly ran a warehouse with counterfeit auto parts in Thailand. Yesterday, police and officials seized about 200,000 counterfeit auto parts worth around 10 million baht in Thailand’s central Nakhon Pathom province. Local police, economic crime suppression police, and other officials raided a warehouse in the Nakhon Chaisi district. The team arrested the building’s caretaker, 24 year old…

  • Crime News

    Biological father of missing baby in Thailand to be charged with statutory rape

    The disturbing case surrounding a missing eight-month old baby in central Thailand’s Nakhon Pathom province is continuing. The baby’s biological father, 55 year old ‘Jae,’ is to be charged with statutory rape of the baby’s mother, 16 year old Philaiporn Korcharoen. The baby, Torsak, is reported to have been missing since February 5. On February 17, Thai media reported that…

  • Lifestyle

    Mesmerising cultural festival coming up in central Thailand

    A mesmerising cultural festival is coming up in central Thailand. The 36th Phra Nakhon Khiri Festival is set to take place in Phetchaburi province from March 17 to 26, and it is an event not to be missed. The annual festival celebrates the rich history and traditions of the region and will be held around Phra Nakhon Khiri park, also…

  • Central Thailand News

    Blaze damages tour boats in central Thailand

    A blaze damaged three electric tour boats in Thailand‘s central Samut Prakan province this morning. The boats were recharging at a pier on the Chao Phraya river in the Phra Pradaeng district. A security guard at the pier, 64 year old Somdet Sae Ueng, stated that the fire began when a battery on one of the tour boats exploded, and…