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  • Pattaya News

    Navy sailor saves Dutch expat’s life with CPR in Thai shopping centre

    The coastal district of Chon Buri in Sattahip shopping centre, Makro, witnessed an act of heroism yesterday, March 30, when a navy sailor, CPO2 Niwat Khanghang, leapt into action to save a life. Thai national media reported the dramatic incident involving a Dutch expat, identified as Zacharias Krokke, who lost consciousness in his car. CPO2 Niwat Khanghang, a professionally trained…

  • Pattaya News

    Pattaya accident: Expat motorcyclist severely injured avoiding car

    A 66 year old expatriate was severely injured after a sudden accident in the bustling city of Pattaya. The old age pensioner found himself in a perilous situation when he fell off his motorcycle after a hasty attempt to brake. The sudden stop was a reaction to a car reversing onto the road in his path as reported by the…

  • Thailand News

    British TikToker praises Thai gas man’s effort to master the English language

    A British Tiktoker shared a video of a Thai gas attendant and applauded his dedication to improving his English communication skills. The British teacher, Dan Thomas, took to TikTok under the handle scootinthailand last Sunday, August 13, to share a video of the gas station attendant with a caption in Thai saying… “Greatly appreciated! I would like to encourage everyone…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket motorbike crash injures elderly expat

    A Phuket motorbike crash injured an elderly expat yesterday morning. Chalong Police arrived at the scene on Wiset Road in Rawai to find a foreign motorbike rider, 73 year old Georgi Simeonov Georgiev with minor injuries. The other rider involved in the accident was a 31 Thai man named Kittisak Buayai. Georgiev’s nationality was not provided by police. After reviewing…

  • Pattaya News

    Elderly German expat falls to death from Pattaya parking building

    An elderly German expat tragically fell to his death in Pattaya from a department store parking building on Friday. The incident occurred on Central Pattaya Road in the Nong Prue sub-district of Bang Lamung district. Pattaya City Police were informed of the incident at around 4.30pm. Police and emergency responders arrived on the scene to find the body of the…

  • Phuket News

    British expat dies from allergic reaction to bee sting in Phuket

    A 69 year old British man died from a severe allergic reaction to a single bee sting yesterday in Phuket, southern Thailand, reports KhaoSod. Volunteers from Rawai Rescue Unit rushed to a house in Soi Kit Prasarn 1 in Rawai district after they were informed that a foreigner was in critical condition after being stung by a bee. Upon arrival,…

  • Hot News

    Prominent French retiree and Rotarian passes away in Pattaya

    A prominent French retiree and former Rotarian has reportedly passed away in Pattaya at the age of 85, leaving his loved ones to pen an online obituary. The Frenchman, Pierre Yves Francois Andre Eraud, was born on October 16, 1938. He was described as being a great humanist and as being attached to the respect and benevolence characteristics that are…

  • Pattaya News

    Finnish expat found dead with throat cut in Chon Buri

    A Finnish expat was found dead with his throat cut in Thailand’s Chon Buri province this morning. His Thai wife, 49 year old Aranya Srisaeng, told police that she was the first person to find the body of her husband, 57 year old Markku Tapanni Karjalainen. His death was reported at 8.30am. Karjalainen had lived with Aranya in a single-storey…

  • Travel

    How to get a job in Thailand as a foreigner

    Thailand is a popular destination for retirees and travellers, but it’s also a country with a lot of working expatriates of all ages. Is it easy or difficult to find work in Thailand? This depends on who you ask, and what you’re looking for. Here is a brief overview of finding employment in the Land of Smiles. If you’re deciding…

  • Visa Information

    The Zoom Boom. Work from anywhere culture lures expats to Thailand

    Over the past two years, the impact of lockdowns across the globe propelled a massive influx of incoming expatriates to Thailand. The reality of COVID-19 is that it has become an accelerator of trends that had been long in the works over the past decade. With advancements in technology, cross-border trade, and the sharing economy, a new zoom workforce generation…

  • Thailand News

    Officers investigate death of elderly American expat in Pattaya

    Police in Pattaya are investigating the death of an 80 year old American man who was found lying in bed with a plastic bag covering his head. Officers also note that the door to the safe was left open. Investigators will review surveillance camera footage from the condominium to determine if anyone entered his room. The elderly expat had lived…

  • Bangkok News

    Homeless man allegedly stabs Japanese man in Bangkok’s Nana area

    Police officers arrested a Thai man for stabbing a Japanese expat in Bangkok’s Nana area on Sukhumvit Soi 13. Reports say the suspect ran down to Soi 19 with a bloody knife still in his hand. An officer shot him with a stun gun before detaining him. On Saturday, the man allegedly stabbed the 36 year old Japanese businessman in…

  • Thailand News

    French expat with Alzheimer’s rescued after getting lost in Chiang Mai forest

    More than 200 people teamed up for a rescue effort to find a French expat with Alzheimer’s disease who went missing in Chiang Mai. He was found the next morning in an abandoned temple in a forest. The 70 year old man says he was driving to the French Embassy in Chiang Mai when he forgot the way home. His…

  • Crime News

    Family works to appeal South African’s sentencing in Koh Samui drug trafficking case

    The family of the young South African woman incarcerated at Thai prison for accepting a package of drugs have been working on an appeal. 22 year old Ashley Oosthuizen was sentenced to life in prison after she accepted a package of MDMA at the Koh Samui restaurant Hot in the Biscuit in late-2020. Her mother, Lynn Blignaut, told The Thaiger…

  • Travel

    Top 10 hard truths of living as an expat in Thailand

  • Thai Life

    Top 10 hard truths of living as an expat in Thailand

  • Bangkok News

    Survival Guide: How much does it cost to live in Thailand?

    Thailand gets a lot of attention as a fantastic travel destination in Southeast Asia; it’s also a great place to call home. The most common questions before moving to a new country include, “How much is it going to cost me?” and, “Is X amount enough each month?” While there are no fixed amounts, we are here to help paint…

  • Expats

    Pattaya shop reports old foreign man dies during massage

    While receiving a massage at a shop in the Pattaya area, an older foreign man died midway through. The incident took place yesterday in Bang Lamung at a massage shop in the late afternoon, and emergency responders were notified of an unidentified foreigner, believed to be an expat around the age of 70, who had passed away in the middle…

  • Crime News

    Swiss man arrested on Koh Chang after going on the rampage while high on drugs

    Police on the eastern island of Koh Chang have arrested a Swiss man after he began destroying his room while high on drugs. Police chief Apisak Kamnert says officers responded to a call from a homestay owner who reported that a foreigner was smashing up his room. The unnamed 58 year old Swiss man was arrested after creating significant damage…

  • Thailand News

    Frequently asked questions about teaching in Thailand

    Many travellers who wish to teach in Thailand definitely have questions about the whole process. From visas to degrees, to being a native English speaker, we have the most pertinent information for you below on working as an educator in Thailand. The most frequently asked questions are listed, along with answers to help guide you in your job search. 1.…

  • Things To Do

    The best places to live for families in Thailand

    If you are looking at relocating to Thailand, you can rest assured that many places are family-friendly in which to settle. From beautiful islands with plenty of beach activities to mountainous regions with cooler weather, Thailand has it all. Here, we list the 5 best places to live for families. 5 Of Thailand’s Best Places To Live For Families 1.…

  • Crime News

    Expat arrested on drug charges allegedly claims to be a local “Robin Hood”

    A British national arrested in Chiang Mai for allegedly selling drugs apparently claims to be a local “Robin Hood,” using money he obtained from the rich through illegal acts to give to those in need. Reports in Thai media say the man claims to have spent 1 million baht to buy things for children and villagers who have been affected…

  • Pattaya News

    American charged after not wearing a face mask at a Taco Bell in Pattaya

    A 33 year old American man was recently charged for not wearing a face mask at a Taco Bell in Pattaya. Earlier this month, the expat and another foreign resident got into a heated argument at the soft opening of Taco Bell over whether to wear face masks while in line to order at the fast-food restaurant. After being confronted…

  • Crime News

    Dutchman arrested for allegedly selling used cars with fake registration

    Thai Immigration police arrested a 35 year old man from the Netherlands who ran a dodgy used car business where he allegedly faked the vehicle registrations. Police say he was also overstayed his visa by 10 years. Police identified the Dutchman as Stanley Richy. They say he ran a second-hand car business and had a business page on Facebook under…

  • Expats

    Survey ranks Taiwan as top country for expats in 2021

    Spoiler alert: Thailand isn’t in either the top 10 or the bottom 10 lists. A survey of 12,420 expats ranked Taiwan the best place to live and work abroad in 2021, the 3rd year in a row the country won the top spot. InterNations, a 4-million member expat community based in Germany, conducted the survey that ranked different aspects of…

  • Thailand News

    Briton stranded in Thai hospital after balcony fall appealing to return home

    A 56 year old Briton is appealing to be repatriated after surviving an attempted suicide, falling from a 6-storey balcony here in Thailand. The family of the man is trying to raise £10,000 to fly him home, after he has been stuck in a Thai hospital recovering from his injuries. He has no insurance, and before the accident, he has…

  • Covid-19 News

    Confirmed, expats in Phuket will receive Covid-19 vaccines

    (Links to registration forms below) Officials confirmed yesterday that expats in Phuket will be included and receive Covid-19 vaccines as part of the Thai government’s vaccination scheme. The Phuket Communicable Disease Committee enacts all Coronavirus policy locally, and an important member, Dr Chalermpong of Vachira Phuket Hospital, announced today that foreigners will also receive the Covid vaccines. A new online…

  • Opinion

    Expats should stand with the Thais during the pro-democracy movement – OPINION

    OPINION The following article was written by an American who works as an English teacher in Bangkok. He regularly attends pro-democracy rallies in Bangkok and has volunteered with medical organisations at some of the protests. He asked to remain anonymous due to fears that openly speaking out about Thai politics could affect his legal status in Thailand. His opinions are…

  • Pattaya News

    Elderly expat dies after falling from Pattaya condominium

    An 88 year old American man died last night after he fell from his eighth floor condominium in Pattaya. Police say they suspect the incident was suicide, but are still investigating. A security guard patrolling the area found the man’s body on the ground outside his condominium on Soi Buakhao around 10pm last night and alerted Pattaya City Police. Officers found…

  • Expats

    Video of foreigner’s road rage in Pathum Thani gets mixed reaction from Thais

    A video of a foreigner lashing out after a motorbike accident, yelling and hitting a Thai motorbike driver for pulling out in front of him and causing him to crash, has gotten a mixed reaction from Thais (you MUST watch it… below). The incident also caught media attention and Thairath made a post on Facebook pairing the clip from the…