Korat

  • Thailand News

    Class commotion: Gridlock grips Nakhon Ratchasima’s first day

    The scene on the first day of classes in Nakhon Ratchasima today was chaotic because of a traffic gridlock. Along the main city streets, in front of four large educational institutions in the city centre, over 14,000 students were caught in gridlocked traffic, seemingly with no end in sight. The four main schools were the Nakhon Ratchasima City School, Nakhon…

  • Thailand News

    Security guard shot at Nakhon Ratchasima’s Center Point Hotel

    A chilling shooting incident transpired in Nakhon Ratchasima at 7.15pm on March 2, when a security guard at the Center Point Hotel, situated at Terminal 21 Korat, was shot six times by a fellow hotel employee, causing pandemonium amongst the shoppers present at the time. The incident instantly brought back dreadful memories of the February 8, 2020, mass shooting at…

  • Thailand News

    Korat Cat Pants: Thailand’s new cultural symbol takes on Elephant Pants

    The Korat Chamber of Commerce is championing the Korat Cat Pants as a new cultural symbol and potential rival to Thailand’s famous Elephant Pants. The product is part of a strategic effort to add value to local goods and services bearing the symbol of Korat, enhancing their recognition among tourists and bolstering their value in the tourism industry. This follows…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Korat Candle Procession 66 event upstaged by scene-stealing cat

    The grand candle parade attraction, “Korat Candle Procession 66,” recently left onlookers delighted by an unexpected scene stealer. A cat, inadvertently defying the event queue, nabbed the spotlight, prompting a wave of amused social media attention. The celebration “Korat Candle Procession 66” recently took place at the Suranaree Monument, located in Nakhon Ratchasima’s city centre, and concluded on August 1.…

  • Thailand News

    Residents flock to lucky Thai temple, offer cosmetics for winning lottery numbers

    Residents flocked to make offerings and buy beauty products for the Ta Kiean Thong Spirits at a famed temple in Korat after numerous lottery wins. The five Ta Kiean Thong sisters are believed to favour those who adorn them, with many paying respects at the Wat Samanmit temple. Residents have been purchasing Thai outfits and cosmetics to offer to the…

  • Thailand News

    Fire at electrical appliance store in Korat causes 50 million baht in damage

    A fire broke out at a large electrical appliance store in downtown Korat City, situated in Nakhon Ratchasima, causing an estimated US$1.5 million worth of damage. Fortunately, no casualties were reported. The incident occurred today at the Tai Fa Universe store on Chom Surangyat Road in Mueng district. The fire was reported to have started around 7:30am. Local residents claim…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Bones found behind man’s house who committed suicide suspected to belong to missing wife

    Police believe that bones and “human-like body parts” discovered behind a man’s house yesterday who committed suicide in Nakhon Ratchasima province in northeast Thailand could belong to his wife who has been missing for over one week. The missing woman’s parents believe their daughter was murdered by her husband before he hanged himself. At midday on March 13, 30 year old…

  • Thailand News

    Nok Air to launch Bangkok – Korat route

    Low-cost carrier Nok Air plans to connect Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok to northeast Thailand in the coming months with a new direct flight to Nakhon Ratchasima, aka “Korat.” Chief Executive Officer of Nok Air, Wuttipoom Churankun, said the Bangkok – Korat route should begin after Songkran Festival in April 2023. The date of the route’s inaugural flight hasn’t yet…

  • Thailand News

    The Hope Thailand takes on killer Pit Bull

    UPDATE Animal protection organisation The Hope Thailand revealed it is rehabilitating Bobby the Pit Bull, the dog who killed his owner Thedpong one week ago in Korat. The Hope Thailand posted a message on Facebook yesterday… “The Hope Thailand is taking on this case. We have coordinated with the Chief of Ban Talat Municipality as the dog is currently in…

  • Thailand News

    Twelve vehicle crash injures 26 people in northeast Thailand

    On the sixth day of Thailand‘s “Seven Dangerous Days,” a crash involving 12 vehicles on the Friendship Highway in Nakhon Ratchasima province in Isaan left 26 people injured. At 1am, officers from Nong Sarai Police Station received a report of a multiple-vehicle accident outside a dog shelter on the inbound Mittraphap Road, known as the Friendship Highway, in Pak Chong district.…

  • Crime News

    Wanted murderer arrested in Thailand after 11 years on the run

    A man wanted for the murder of his former mother-in-law has been arrested by police in Nakhon Ratchasima province in northeast Thailand after 11 years on the run. After shooting dead his mother-in-law, he physically assaulted his ex-wife until she was seriously injured and kidnapped their two year old before dumping the young child in the middle of the road.…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Pickup driver faces 100,000 baht fine for angering elephant

    An impatient pickup driver faces a fine of up to 100,000 baht after annoying a wild elephant while driving in the Khao Yai National Park in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima or Korat. Last Friday, November 5, the Facebook page and YouTube channel, “Wild Animals at Khao Yai (สัตว์ป่าเขาใหญ่)” posted a video of a pickup car provoking a wild…

  • Road deaths

    16 year old driving BMW crashes, killing young graduate in northeast Thailand

    A teenager driving a BMW crashed into and killed a young man in Nakhon Ratchasima province, northeast Thailand, on Friday night. The 16 year old driver collided with a motorbike at the intersection outside Suranaree University of Technology in Korat at 10pm. The deceased has been identified as 24 year old Thanaphon “Tae” Kaewmoon from Nakhon Sawan province. In July,…

  • Thailand News

    Woman smashes up her 1.5 million baht car over feud with Ford Thailand

    A woman who smashed up her Ford Everest with a crowbar in Korat, northeast Thailand, on Thursday says she wants “justice, not attention.” The 42 year old businesswoman, Runghathai (surname withheld), resorted to clambering on her bonnet and smashing her windscreen because of an ongoing feud between her and Ford Thailand which began in March. Runghathai says that she drove…

  • Thailand News

    Nok Air suspends new domestic route in Thailand after just six weeks

    Nok Air has temporarily suspended all Chiang Mai – Korat flights just six weeks after the route’s inaugural flight on August 2. The suspended route was the only commercial flight going in and out of Isaan’s Nakhon Ratchasima Airport, which is now a ghost town and at risk of closing again. The service had high potential, linking the capital of…

  • Crime News

    Gunman shot dead after robbing 2.1 million baht gold necklaces

    A gunman was shot dead in a shootout with a storeowner after robbing his shop of gold necklaces worth 2.1 million baht in the Isaan province of Nakhon Ratchasima, or Korat. Thirty-five-year-old Prakit Kiawsen held up a gold store at 7.50pm yesterday inside a Lotus supermarket in the Pak Chong district of Korat. He grabbed 34 gold necklaces, worth about…

  • Thailand News

    Man goes fishing in the road to prove a point in northeast Thailand

    A man from Nakhon Ratchasima province, northeast Thailand, sarcastically grabbed his fishing rod and launched it into a pond-sized pothole this morning in an attempt to bring attention to the sorry state of road affairs in Non Man Thet village. The village has been waiting over 10 years for the road to be repaired and he has had enough. The…

  • Transport News

    Thailand’s Nok Air relaunches Chiang Mai – Korat route

    After four years, Nok Air has relaunched the airline’s route between Chiang Mai in northern Thailand and Nakhon Ratchasima – also known as Korat – in northeast Thailand. The route’s inaugural flight took off from Chiang Mai International Airport at 8.45pm yesterday and landed in Korat at 10.15pm. The route will serve two flights per week. The outbound service from…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Hold the stink: New Korat durian fruit strain doesn’t smell bad

    They call it the “king of fruit” but not everyone is a loyal subject to the durian, known for its distinctly stinky smell. But now there may be a way around that terrible smell as a new strain of durian developed in Korat is being hailed as a non-smelly version of the famous large fruit. The northeastern province of Nakhon…

  • Education

    Teacher filmed cutting bald patches into 10 students’ hair in northeast Thailand

    A secondary school student from Nakhon Ratchasima province, northeast Thailand, secretly filmed a teacher cutting bald patches into the hair of 10 male students and posted the video on social media. Netizens have criticised the teacher’s actions as inappropriate and a violation of children’s rights. The director of Suranee Wittaya 2 school in Mueang district said the teacher has since…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Jealous husband shoots wife, then turns gun on himself in Nakhon Ratchasima

    In Nakhon Ratchasima, northeastern Thailand, a vendor was shot by her jealous husband, who then shot and killed himself at the Tor Chok-anan fruit stand at Suranaree market. The police found a .38 gun at the scene. The wife, 43 year old Anong, was discovered face down in a pool of blood when police arrived at the scene. She was…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Thai robber who stole gold valued around 4.5 million baht caught

    A gold robber, 28 year old Kittipong Phaethaisong, has been caught in Pattaya today, April 15, in a hotel after stealing gold necklaces valued at about 4.5 million baht in Nakhon Ratchasima, northeastern Thailand earlier this week. He told police the motivation for the crime was that he was unemployed and short on cash. The police have already found several…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Gold valued around 4.5 million baht stolen in Nakhon Ratchasima – VIDEO

    A gunman has stolen gold valued at 4.5 million in the form of gold necklaces at a Lotus supermarket in Nakhon Ratchasima in northeastern Thailand. He ambushed the shop yelling… “This is a robbery. I have a gun.” The incident was caught on camera, and nobody was hurt during the heist. Other gold heists have not ended peacefully. Many Thai-style…

  • Thailand News

    Isaan tradition of scattering ashes banned at local river after 7 villages complain of debris

    The tradition of scattering a loved one’s ashes into a river in the Isaan province has been banned in a popular area for the ritual after locals reported that a service was arranging boat trips for families to dump not only the cremated remains into the river, but also ritual items and personal possessions of the deceased. Sometimes even mattresses…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Thailand approves Sinovac and Sinopharm for 6 year olds and up

    Thailand will now allow children aged six and older to get Sinovac and Sinopharm vaccines without adjusting the dosage. Between January 1 and February 2 this year, 13,600 kids 5-11 years old tested positive, a 6% increase from April to December 2021. The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA), wants children aged 3-17 to be able to get the vaccines.…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Korat has 7 Covid-19 clusters

    Seven schools in Korat, a Northeastern province, have Covid-19 cluster infections. Buayai Technical College is the most recent school to be hit. 19 students there tested positive, and teachers and students are now doing online learning until February 9. Students and staff took ATK tests on Saturday, and there were no new infections found. Health officials are monitoring the Covid-19…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Police arrest 3 vans in Korat with 1.82 tonnes of marijuana

    In Korat, the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, police found 4 men in possession of more than 1.8 tonnes of dried marijuana and arrested them. The arrest took place this morning according to the Provincial Police Region 3 commissioner. Police had ramped up patrols of the Mitrapap highway after receiving a tip that a large shipment of compressed marijuana would…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Covid-19 clusters prompt lockdown in 3 Korat villages

    In Nakhon Ratchasima, aka Korat, 3 villages in the Non Sung and Bua Yai districts are experiencing Covid-19 outbreaks causing a lockdown until early November. Ban Don Faek Moo 8 and Ban Faek Pattana Moo 15 in tambon Phon Songkhram and Khuem Muang village Moo 13 in Bua Yai district were ordered into lockdown. The lockdown was put in place…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Police raid Korat restaurant after curfew with live music, booze

    In the northern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, 39 people were arrested as police raided a restaurant breaking several Covid-19 rules and restrictions. The raid took place last night in Muang district at around 10:30 pm. Health and administrative officials accompanied the police to the Lamer Restaurant & Karaoke on Sirinakhon Road where they found 28 customers inside and 11 staff…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Korat Police allegedly use police van for trip to beach

    Police in the northeastern Thai province of Nakhon Ratchasima are investigating the matter of a police van being allegedly used to take a group of police officers to the beach in Phetchaburi, a central Thai province. Footage of the officers getting out of the van and enjoying a meal on the beach circulated on the internet on Friday Panurat Lakboon,…