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  • Thailand News

    Chinese influencer’s food poisoning sparks Thai food hygiene row

    Chinese netizens criticised Thai food as “unclean” after a Chinese influencer suffered food poisoning after eating at a night market in Thailand and issued a warning to his followers on Weibo. The Chinese food blogger, Liu Yu Xin, also known as Jason, posted a video of himself enjoying food at a night market in Thailand on his Weibo account. Most…

  • Thailand News

    Quick action: Bangkok police recover 70,000 baht for Chinese man

    Bangkok police officers demonstrated integrity by successfully recovering 70,000 baht in cash for a Chinese man who had lost his wallet on March 25, highlighting that not all Thai cops are corrupt. The Chinese man, Zhang Wei, rushed to Huay Kwang Police Station after finding himself without a wallet at midnight on March 25. Zhang believed he might have left…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese tourist mowed down on zebra crossing in Samut Prakan

    A Chinese tourist was fatally struck down on a zebra crossing by a reckless pickup truck driver in Bang Bo district, Samut Prakan province. The Chinese tourist, merely on his first day in Thailand, faced an untimely demise in the flurry of Friday night chaos. Authorities have launched a frantic search for a 35 year old Cambodian suspect allegedly behind…

  • Thailand News

    Phuket parasail operator shells out 400,000 baht to injured Chinese tourist

    A Thai parasailing operator agreed to pay a Chinese tourist 400,000 baht in compensation after she broke her leg in a parasailing accident on Karon Beach in Phuket on Saturday, February 24. The operator blamed the accident on a change in wind direction and insisted they adhered to strict safety measures. The Chinese woman, Nadahan, took to social media to…

  • Thailand News

    Fare play: Chinese man fakes theft complaint after Phuket taxi fracas

    A Chinese man filed a fake theft complaint against a Thai motorbike taxi rider with the police in the Patong area of Phuket because he was angry over the fare he was charged by the rider. The fake Chinese victim, 38 year old Xing Jingwei, asked a local in the area to report an opportunity snatching to Patong Police Station…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese tourist drowns on Rayong’s Koh Samet

    A Chinese tourist drowned at Ao Tubtim, Koh Samet, Rayong at 5pm on on January 27. Phe police officers rushed to the accident scene following a report of a Chinese tourist drowning. Local rescue and Rayong medical teams were also dispatched. Clad in a blue swimsuit, the 46 year old Chinese tourist lay lifeless. Despite the immediate deployment of first…

  • Business News

    Thai baht heads for poorest January since 2020

    The Thai baht, after experiencing a nearly 4% loss compared to the US dollar, is on track for its poorest January performance since 2020. The currency’s downfall signals further challenges ahead, given the significant outflows. Emerging Asia’s top-performing currency in the fourth quarter turned into this year’s biggest loser as global funds avoid Thai assets. This comes amid a dispute…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese man searches for missing friend, only to find her on trip to Koh Pha Ngan

    A Chinese man filed a missing person’s report with the Thai police to find a missing friend, only for her to turn up in Koh Pha Ngan, an island in the southern province of Surat Thani. The 32 year old Chinese man, Sui Mingyang, filed a missing person’s report with Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat Police Station in Nakhon Si Thammarat…

  • Business News

    Em District sees retail growth amid economic uncertainty in Thailand

    Despite the economic uncertainty, Em District, the retail operator, witnessed growth from high-spending customers at its three malls in the final quarter of 2023. The chief executive, Kriengsak Tantiphipop, confirmed that Thailand continues to attract foreign tourists, leading to increased footfall from both local and international visitors, particularly high-spending independent tourists. Kriengsak observed that while the influx of Chinese tourists…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese tourist tricked into purchasing 1.4 million baht counterfeit Hermes handbag in Bangkok

    After being duped into purchasing a counterfeit Hermes crocodile leather handbag from a seller in Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong district, a Chinese tourist expressed frustration over the lack of a government agency to protect tourists’ rights. The victim, 27 year old Deng, wife of a Singapore-based Chinese businessman, enlisted a lawyer to report the incident to the media yesterday, January 10. She…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya City courts elderly Chinese tourists with square dance champions

    Pattaya City officials extended a warm welcome to the Chinese square dance champions on Tuesday, January 9, marking a strategic move to boost tourism and instil assurance for elderly Chinese tourists. It was Siwat Boongerd, Pattaya’s Deputy Permanent Secretary, who greeted the Chinese victors of the square dance contest during a ceremony at Pattaya Beach. This welcoming event was not…

  • Thailand News

    Transgender arrested for theft of gold necklace worth 300,000 baht

    A 29 year old transgender woman made her escape via South Pattaya Road after snatching a 300,000 baht gold necklace from a Chinese tourist on Christmas Day last year. Yu Chao, a 36 year old Chinese tourist, was left stunned. In the early hours of December 25, near Wat Chai, he encountered a transgender woman offering companionship. Little did he…

  • Economy News

    Thailand-China visa-free deal to boost Chinese tourist influx by 57%

    The visa-free arrangement between Thailand and China, effective from March 1, is predicted to cause a 57% surge in Chinese visitors this year, boosting the total foreign arrivals to 33 million. Analysts suggest this development offers an opportunity for investors to gradually accumulate travel stocks. Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced the reciprocal visa-free scheme on Tuesday, January 2, following…

  • Business News

    Chinese tourists boost Thailand’s hotel sector with rapid recovery

    The number of Chinese tourists visiting Thailand is on a rapid recovery trajectory this month, a trend analysts predict will continue into the Chinese New Year on February 10. This resurgence is expected to provide a much-needed boost to local hotels during this peak season. Statistics from December have shown a revival in visitors from key markets such as China,…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s tourism recovery under threat from safety concerns and sluggish Chinese economy

    The future of Thailand tour packages hangs in the balance as safety concerns plague the minds of tourism operators in China. They forecast that tourism levels might only return to pre-pandemic figures by 2025. Tourism bookings take an immediate hit whenever safety incidents occur in Thailand, and Chinese social media plays a significant role in the rapid dissemination of such…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand probes incident of Chinese tourist wearing Thai police uniform for fun

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin verified yesterday that the Royal Thai Police (RTP) is probing a social media incident involving a Chinese tourist seen donning the Thai police uniform, complete with a nameplate, rank insignia, and decorations. The uniform was worn for amusement, an act which the Thai PM condemned. PM Srettha expressed his disapproval. “That isn’t right, and [the…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese man in Thai police uniform sparks drama about VIP service

    A video of a Chinese man wearing a Thai police uniform sparked debate about VIP service on social media. The police officer in the video insisted that no special service was provided, adding that he is just a service-minded person. The Facebook page Lui Jeen (ลุยจีน) shared the video from Weibo along with its translation yesterday, December 5. The footage…

  • Thailand News

    China and Thailand bolster diplomatic ties, visa exemption for Chinese tourists

    China and Thailand, marking 48 years of diplomatic rapport, continue to strengthen their cooperative ties, as highlighted by Han Zhiqiang, the Chinese Ambassador to Thailand, in a recent interview. Han acknowledged the friendly neighbourly relations, shared bloodlines and mutual benefits that the two nations have enjoyed over the years. China has remained Thailand’s largest trading partner for a decade, contributing…

  • Tourism News

    Thai visa-free scheme boosts Chinese tourism, domestic travel surges

    The Thai government’s visa-free scheme for Chinese and Kazakh tourists is proving to be a success, according to the country’s Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Srettha Thavisin. Running from September 25 to February 29, the scheme coincides with several significant Chinese holidays and forms part of the government’s Quick Win strategy to stimulate the economy. PM Srettha, who shared his…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s visa-free initiative welcomes Chinese, Kazakhstani tourists

    Chinese and Kazakhstani tourists will be welcomed by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin at Suvarnabhumi Airport tomorrow, signalling the start of the government’s new visa-free initiative. Srettha will be accompanied by a delegation of ministers and officials at a reception organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to greet Chinese travellers aboard Thai AirAsia X flight XJ761, scheduled to arrive…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket’s tourism boom: Visa-free policy sparks influx of Chinese and Kazakhstani visitors

    The popular tourist destination of Phuket is on the cusp of a significant increase in Chinese and Kazakhstani visitors, thanks to a new visa-free policy set to take effect next week. The policy, unveiled in the Royal Gazette on Tuesday, grants 30-day visa-free stays for nationals from both countries, starting from Monday and extending until February 29. The Tourism Authority…

  • Tourism News

    Thailand tourism shifts focus to Kazakhstan amid slow Chinese tourism recovery

    Chinese tourists aren’t expected to immediately surge to 700,000 arrivals per month, despite a prospective Thailand tourism visa–free scheme, due to safety concerns and lower flight frequencies, currently at half of their pre-pandemic 2019 levels. Phuket’s tourism operators are instead setting their sights on Kazakhstan, to be granted visa-free entries from September 25 to February 29, 2024. Travel agents see…

  • Business News

    Thai tourist numbers set to soar with anticipated visa exemption for China

    The Thai tourism industry is poised for a significant boost, as an anticipated visa exemption for Chinese travellers could trigger a surge in foreign tourists, according to Chinese government-owned Thai brokerage, CGS-CIMB Securities (Thailand). However, the firm predicts that the arrival figures for tourists from China will still lag behind the 2019 statistics due to the economic challenges faced by…

  • Crime News

    Chinese passenger denied flight boarding, hits police with skateboard

    A Chinese passenger was captured in a viral TikTok video clip attempting to assault a Tourist Police officer at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok with a skateboard. The unruly passenger had become enraged after the captain of a flight back to China declined his boarding due to concerns about his disruptive behaviour, thus proving the captain’s point. Pol. Maj. Gen.…

  • Tourism News

    Chinese tourists to Thailand may drop as tour group restrictions lift

    In the wake of China’s announcement to allow tour groups to visit Japan and several other nations for the first time since 2020, Thailand’s tourism industry braces itself for a sharp fall in Chinese tourists. This drop is in part caused by ongoing visa application challenges, in spite of the government’s efforts to simplify the process. This recent development comes…

  • Thailand News

    Drunken Chinese man causes chaos at Pattaya hotel, threatens to jump from balcony

    A chaotic scene unfolded at the First Pacific Hotel in Pattaya as a drunken Chinese man brought the establishment to a standstill. Perched precariously on the third-floor balcony, it seemed as though he might leap to his death. The 22 year old man was in a state of distress, alleging that a taxi driver had stolen his mobile phone. However,…

  • Pattaya News

    Chinese tourist found hanged in Pattaya rental, alcohol bottle discovered

    A Chinese tourist was found dead in the early hours of this morning in his rented apartment in Pattaya. Pattaya Police and rescuers from the Sawang Boriboon Thamasathan Foundation were called to the scene in the early hours of today, in Soi Chaloem Phra Kiat 21, Nongprue sub-district of Banglamung district, Chon Buri province. Upon arrival, they discovered the body of…

  • Pattaya News

    Chinese man arrested in Chon Buri for overstaying and corruption

    Immigration Bureau Division 3 officers arrested a Chinese man in Chon Buri for overstaying his visa by about 800 days and for evading corruption charges in China. The Immigration Bureau recently implemented strict measures to eliminate the influx of foreign criminals who use Thailand as a hiding place. On Wednesday, April 5, the officers in Chon Buri summoned a Chinese…

  • Pattaya News

    16 Chinese tourists accuse Thai tour guides of abandoning them in Pattaya

    Sixteen Chinese tourists complained to Pattaya Tourist Police yesterday after they were abandoned at an elephant village in the Bang Lamung district of Pattaya by their Thai tour guides. One tour guide, however, denied the accusation. The Pattaya Tourist Police received a complaint from Chinese tourists via the 1155 hotline yesterday and rushed to the Chiang Mai Elephant Village to investigate…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese netizens critisised Thai tourism for being expensive and dangerous

    Chinese netizens criticised Thai tourism for being expensive and dangerous. A Chinese male influencer who claims to be a psychiatrist added Thailand also traps Chinese women in prostitution and is a nation of organ trafficking. Thai tourism was a hot topic on Chinese social media last week. It began when a Chinese media agency published an article on March 13,…

  • Thailand video news

    TAT expects 6 million tourists from Europe | GMT

    This week‘s episode of the talkshow is sure to be an exciting one, with a range of topics to discuss. First up, we‘ll be discussing the case of the billionaire‘s son who has been accused of biting a woman‘s genitals. The son has denied the allegations, and we‘ll be exploring the story further. Next, we‘ll be discussing the issue of…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese tourists could be fined for wearing Thai student uniforms

    A Thai lawyer has warned Chinese tourists to stop wearing Thai student uniforms while travelling in Thailand as it could result in a fine of 1,000 baht. Wearing a Thai student uniform when travelling in Thailand has gained momentum among Chinese tourists after the well-known Chinese actress and singer, Ju Jingyi, posted a picture of herself wearing a Thai student…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Airways profits nearly tripled in last year’s final quarter | Thailand News Today

    Thailand is making headlines in the news for a variety of reasons. Thailand‘s national carrier, Thai Airways, saw a dramatic increase in profits in the last quarter of the year, nearly tripling their profits. This is great news for the country, as it is a sign of economic growth and stability. In addition, Thailand has strengthened its tourism ties with…

  • Bangkok News

    Bangkok police help Chinese tourist get phone back after she left it in a cab

    Bangkok police helped a Chinese tourist get her phone back after she accidentally left it in a cab. The incident happened on Friday at around 5.45pm near Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong intersection. Chinese national Wang Chunhua notified Lumpini Police Station about her missing phone through the SOS system under the Smart Safety Zone initiative. After receiving the report, officers went to the…

  • Thailand News

    Thai woman slashes Chinese tourist in row over Phuket tour package (video)

    An angry Thai tour company owner slashed a Chinese tourist’s arm after a row over a tour package in Phuket. As a result, the woman’s tourism license has been suspended for six months from today and she faces imprisonment and a fine. The Chinese victim revealed the story of her horrific trip to Phuket on TikTok. In the victim’s video…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Elite Card Scandal and Controversy | GMT

    In today’s episode, Thailand Elite Card Scandal and Controversy, Rolling Loud Thailand 2023 is coming to Songkran Festival in Pattaya, Koh Samui booms as over 200,000 tourists visit the popular island in January, Bangkok public bus condemned by Singaporean tourist, and Chinese tourists wrongly fined 60,000 baht for carrying vapes, says law expert.

  • Thailand News

    Chinese tourists wrongly fined 60,000 baht for carrying vapes, says law expert

    A group of Thai tour guides revealed that a group of Chinese tourists were fined 60,000 baht for carrying vapes in Pattaya. The police also gave a 50% discount and let the tourists pay only 30,000 baht. According to Thai law, Thai police cannot arrest or fine foreigners with vapes. They have to report the issue to the court. The…