foreigners in Thailand

  • Thailand News

    Foreign man smashes car window and tries to assault Lao man

    A Laotian businessman demanded that a foreigner in the Isaan province of Udon Thani take responsibility for smashing his car window and attempting to punch him in the face. Mueang Udon Thani Police Station was alerted to investigate a damaged car at Nong Bua Market Intersection at 4pm yesterday, July 9. Upon arrival, officers met the car’s owner, a 68…

  • Phuket News

    Foreign teacher allegedly sexual assaults at least 5 Thai schoolgirls

    A Thai woman accused the management and teachers of a school in the northern province of Phitsanulok of ignorance after several schoolgirls, including her niece, were sexually assaulted by a foreign teacher. The victim’s 30 year old aunt, Kai, decided to share details of the sexual assault with Channel 3 today, July 4, after the school dismissed the issue. Kai…

  • Thailand News

    Foreigner’s key theft at Chon Buri hotel unlocks social media storm

    A Thai hotel owner took to social media to expose the behaviour of a foreign man who stole a key to her hotel in Chon Buri and stayed there overnight without permission or payment. A video of the Thai woman arguing with the foreigner was shared with news Facebook page Social Hunter 2022. The page shared the video yesterday, June…

  • Thailand News

    Foreigner criticised for hammock stunt on Bangkok billboard (video)

    A foreign man is facing backlash after he created a video of himself lying in a hammock hung from a large advertisement billboard near Asoke Intersection in Bangkok. Thai social media account Red Skull shared a video of the foreign man yesterday, June 23, with a caption that read, “Is this the same foreigner from the previous viral video, where he…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Pilots Association opposes eased restrictions for foreign pilots

    The Thai Pilots Association vehemently opposed a controversial government proposal to ease restrictions on foreign pilots flying with Thai carriers temporarily. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin recently pinpointed the slow resumption of flights as a significant hurdle for Thailand’s tourism sector. Post-pandemic personnel shortages are a global issue, but the prime minister believes Thailand needs a quick fix. During a visit…

  • Thailand News

    Thai couple claim American tenant damaged rented house (video)

    A Thai couple accused an American man of breaking his tenancy contract on their rented house in the northern province of Phitsanulok and trashing the house. The couple lodged a complaint with the police against the American for vandalising their residence but he has not yet been summoned for questioning or charged. Frustrated by the lack of progress, the couple…

  • Thailand News

    Pattaya’s persistent peddlers: Foreign flower sellers annoy tourists

    Reports have emerged once more on May 26 of a troublesome trend in Pattaya: foreigners with young children in tow, struggling to speak Thai, are pestering tourists by aggressively hawking flowers and candies. Despite polite refusals, these persistent peddlers continue to follow potential customers, even tugging at their arms, creating a significant nuisance for holidaymakers. Witnesses have also reported groups…

  • Thailand News

    Foreign nationals arrested after bike rampage on Koh Samui (video)

    Chaos erupted on the usually serene holiday island of Koh Samui when two foreign nationals turned the tranquil road leading to Choengmon Beach into their personal racetrack. Equipped with roaring big bikes and an audacious attitude, their disruptive antics soon drew the ire of locals. Residents, living in the northeast corner of the island, initially complained tothe the Bophut Police…

  • Thailand News

    Swiss national opts for jail after assaulting Thai woman in mall

    A 62 year old Swiss national who physically assaulted a local Thai woman in a mall, chose to remain in custody despite an offer of bail from his former Thai spouse. The Trang Provincial Court had set his bail at 50,000 baht (US$1,406), which his ex-wife was willing to pay. However, the Swiss man, Dieter Matthias Straumann, rejected her assistance and…

  • Thailand News

    Foreign man kicks up a storm over discriminatory bike rental policy in Phuket

    A foreign man brought to light a discriminatory practice at a foreign-owned motorcycle rental shop in Phuket. The shop refused to serve his Thai wife and other Thai customers, justifying their decision by alleging that Thais frequently engage in motorcycle theft, complain excessively, and are unable to meet the necessary deposit requirements. The foreign man, using the account BlacksmithSolid2194, took…

  • Thailand News

    Swiss retiree’s brutal attack on Thai woman sparks outcry in Trang

    A shocking incident at a shopping mall in the city of Trang Yesterday left a 58-year-old Thai woman with severe injuries after a violent altercation with a 60 year old Swiss national, Dieter Matthias Straumann. The 25 year old victim’s son, Kritpong Kikkham, is resolute in seeking justice for his mother, who is now hospitalised with a prognosis of at…

  • Phuket News

    Swiss national’s visa status under review following Phuket assault

    The visa status of a Swiss national, embroiled in an assault case in Phuket, is set to undergo review by the immigration police, according to Deputy Phuket Governor, Adul Chuthong. The Swiss national, known as Urs Fehr or David, whose visa is due to expire on March 13, is the operator of several Thai businesses and has a registered foundation…

  • Thailand News

    Thai surrogacy revolution: Foreign couples welcome

    Authorities in Thailand are on the brink of a groundbreaking change in surrogacy laws, poised to welcome foreign couples into the country for surrogate births, reveals the Department of Health Service Support. The current legislation, known as the Protection for Children Born through Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act, restricts surrogacy services to Thai nationals alone, clarified Arkhom Praditsuwan, the department’s deputy…

  • Thailand News

    Fare play: Thai taxi driver slams cops for toll indulgence

    A female Thai taxi driver condemned police officers for indulging two foreign tourists who refused to pay toll fees by covering the costs themselves. The female taxi driver shared a video of when she engaged in an argument with police officers and two foreign women passengers on Facebook. In the video, she refused to accept money from the police and asked…

  • Thailand News

    Danish man in handbag theft case makes tearful plea in Thai court

    A Danish national made a tearful plea at the Samut Prakan Provincial Court, denying accusations of theft involving a high-end Celine handbag and five other items. The crime which unfolded three months after the Danish man, Jesper Jensen’s arrest at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, took a surprising turn during his first formal hearing on Monday, February 19. Jensen, appearing in court…

  • Thailand News

    Foreign men allegedly swindles 1.2 million baht from Thai victims

    Two Thai victims sought help from Channel 7 after two foreign men swindled them out of US$34,700 (about 1.2 million baht) while the police delayed taking action on the case. A Thai woman named Karnratha, along with her boyfriend, implored Channel 7 to broadcast their story to put pressure on officers at Lumphini Police Station to take action on their…

  • Phuket News

    Spaniard arrested for stealing handbag at Patong nightclub

    A Spaniard found himself in hot water as he was arrested on the night of January 6, in Patong for allegedly pilfering a handbag from a Mongolian woman at the Illuzion nightclub, a popular hotspot on Bangla Road. The incident unfolded when Patong Police Station officers were alerted to a theft complaint from a Mongolian woman. The crime was reported…

  • Thailand News

    Healthcare revolution or expat confusion? Thai Minister unveils game-changing scheme

    In a move that promises to transform healthcare access for foreign nationals and the stateless, Thai Health Minister Cholnan Srikaew is set to launch a registration scheme on January 1 next year. The scheme, which boasts a mere five-minute registration process, aims to streamline access to public hospital coverage, leaving behind the antiquated healthcare systems that took weeks or even…

  • Thailand News

    Taiwanese man dies after hospital in Thailand refuses to treat him

    Taiwan media platform TVBS reported that a private hospital in Thailand refused to treat a Taiwanese man who later died as a result of his injuries in a car accident. Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged the Thai government to improve its healthcare system. TVBS reported yesterday, December 11, that the Taiwanese man, whose identity was not revealed, was fatally…

  • Thailand News

    Monk’s mobile mission: Chasing down the talkative foreign scammer

    A Thai monk and his older brother successfully tracked down a foreign man who tricked the monk into buying a fake mobile phone. The scammer claimed he needed help after going bankrupt over a Thai woman. The victim monk, Surasit, filed a complaint at Nong Kham Police Station in Chon Buri province on October 30 that an unidentified foreigner, believed…

  • Phuket News

    Lost in Phuket: Stranded British man seeks help as wife takes passport and sails away

    A stranded British man, faced with the loss of his passport and funds after a family disagreement, found himself stranded in Phuket. Assistance from the Tourist Police was sought after his wife, following the dispute, left with his travel documents and a portion of their belongings. The public became aware of the British man’s plight through a report by the…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket’s unlucky 13: Immigration crackdown reveals rule-breaking escapades

    Immigration authorities in Phuket apprehended 13 individuals and charged them with violations of the Immigration Act. This information was disclosed yesterday in the Phuket Overstay Report, issued by the local Immigration department. Of the 13 arrested, seven were detained for overstaying their visas from September 1-30. Also noted in the report was the charging of one individual for failing to…

  • Thailand News

    Foreigners make a ‘cremazing’ splash with Gene Kelly-inspired dance in Thai temple rain

    A group of enthusiastic foreigners sparked both amusement and criticism among Thai netizens after sharing a video of dancing and singing in the rain Gene Kelly style in front of a crematorium at a temple in Thailand. A foreign woman shared a video of herself and friends on her TikTok account @ks_photogallery on Wednesday, September 6. The video features six…

  • Thailand News

    Swede dreams turned sour: Swedish man arrested for overstaying visa in northern Thailand

    The Immigration Police arrested a Swedish man for overstaying his visa by over three years in the Isaan province of Sakon Nakhon. Following an ongoing effort to thwart foreign criminals seeking refuge in Thailand, officers from the Sakon Nakhoh Immigration Office discovered a 49 year old Swedish man, Toerner John Alexander, overstaying his visa. According to the police report, Alexander…

  • Thailand News

    Skateboard skirmish between foreigner and police sparks stir at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok (video)

    A fracas erupted at Don Mueang International Airport as a foreign man attempted to assault a police officer with a skateboard, resulting in a significant online reaction. The skateboard incident occurred yesterday according to a video posted by TikTok user @angpao.cn. Clip via TikTok user @angpao.cn The clip, which rapidly stirred up an online storm, shows a foreign national assumed…

  • Thailand News

    Iraqi man arrested for overstaying in Thailand for nearly 15 years

    Immigration police officers arrested an Iraqi man in the central province of Kanchanaburi today after almost 15 years of overstaying in Thailand. As part of a concerted effort to root out illegal immigrants across the country, Thai authorities, led by the Royal Thai Police and Immigration Bureau, meticulously investigated cases in each province. The meticulous operation led to the discovery…

  • Thailand News

    Terror in Pattaya: Burmese ‘gangsters’ nabbed for gun roleplay with Kuwaiti tourists

    Police apprehended two Burmese men following the emergence of a video of a foreign man holding a gun to the head of a Kuwaiti tourist and threatening about 10 of his fellow countrymen in Pattaya. The suspects admitted their involvement but insisted they were only playing a gangster role in response to the tourists’ request. The incident was brought to…

  • Thailand News

    Lost in translation: Foreign women turn Thai rice steamers into hilarious hats

    Thai netizens expressed their admiration and laughed at two foreign women who mistook Thai-style bamboo sticky rice steamers for hats. They bought them from a local vendor who could not communicate very well due to the language barrier. A Thai man named Surat Seehabut shared pictures of the two European women wearing hats which looked like weaving baskets. The caption…

  • Thailand News

    Scam alert: Thai men charged for deceiving foreigners with false promises to resolve criminal charges

    Police charged two Thai men for allegedly deceiving foreigners in Thailand by promising to resolve their criminal charges in exchange for cash. The suspects denied the accusations, arguing that they intended to assist the foreigners. The Deputy Commissioner of the Royal Thai Police (RTP), Torsak Sukvimol, received a tip off that two Thai men claimed to have connections with him…

  • Teaching in Thailand

    How to land an English teaching job in Thailand

    When you think of teaching English abroad, Thailand may be one of the first places that come to mind. And rightfully so! Many people come to Thailand to teach English because it’s a great way to live a nomadic lifestyle and save some money while doing it. But landing a job teaching English in Thailand is not as easy as…