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  • Thailand News

    Monkey business ends: Lopburi’s underwear thief finally caught

    Lopburi residents can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the notorious monkey, infamous for stealing women’s underwear, has been captured. The mischievous primate caused significant distress in the area, even disrupting local businesses. The saga began when a frustrated shop owner in Lopburi, known for her suit store, reached breaking point after repeated thefts by the monkey, named Ai…

  • Pattaya News

    Primate patrol: Jomtien Beach monkey ‘Philip’ finally caught

    Officials from Sriracha’s Conservation Area Administration Office embarked on a mission yesterday to subdue a troublesome male monkey in Jomtien Beach known as Philip. After previous attempts failed, authorities resorted to tranquilliser darts, employing a three-hour operation involving deception and careful planning. A notorious figure in the Jomtien Beach community, Philip, a large, mischievous male monkey was spotted on many…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket tackles illegal encroachment and monkey menace on Monkey Hill

    Phuket Vice Governor Adul Chuthong yesterday convened a high-profile meeting to address the escalating issue of illegal encroachment on Khao Toh Sae, also known as Monkey Hill, in Phuket Town. Also on the agenda was the rising threat of macaque attacks on tourists and residents, a problem that has been increasing in frequency and severity. The meeting took place in…

  • Thailand News

    Escalating monkey population in Phetchaburi prompts collaborative resolution

    The escalating monkey population in Phetchaburi has led to a collaboration between the National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department (DNP) and residents to address the issue. Edwin Week, secretary of the Wildlife Friends Foundation, Suraphon Nakhon Nakhon, President of Phetchaburi Future Organization, and a veterinarian from the DNP, along with monks and locals affected by the problem, gathered for…

  • Thailand News

    Monkey business at Khao Sam Muk: Bitten Thai tourist urges action from Chon Buri authorities

    A Thai woman, who was bitten by a monkey at Khao Sam Muk Viewpoint in Chon Buri province, issued a warning to the public and demanded the authorities take action. The victim, 24 year old Salika “Lek” Lasantier, asked the non-profit organisation Saimai Survive to share her story with the public. The site posted her story and a picture of…

  • World News

    Monkey business: UK tourist sexually assaulted by macaque in Cambodia hotel room

    A shocking incident involving a man who was sexually assaulted by a monkey in his hotel room in Cambodia has come to light. The victim, a tourist from the UK, had reportedly forgotten to close his hotel room window, leading to the unexpected sexual assault by a long-tailed macaque. The disturbing sexual assault was reported on Twitter. The victim had travelled…

  • World News

    Monkey travels 40 kilometres to attend funeral of man who fed it in Uttar Pradesh

    A heartbreaking video has emerged of a monkey shedding tears and tightly clutching a deceased man’s body. The backstory is even more poignant, as it travelled over 40 kilometres to bid a final farewell to its benefactor. The video was captured at a funeral in the city of Amroha, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It features a monkey…

  • South Thailand News

    Monkey business cleaned up: Tourists cheer innovative solution at Samila Beach, Songkhla

    Tourists visiting Samila Beach in Songkhla are delighted by an innovative solution to the issue of macaque monkeys scavenging through rubbish bins, causing odour and litter. Complaints had been previously made about the monkeys rummaging through the bins, spilling litter and creating a foul smell, disturbing the natural environment of the beach and causing fear among the visitors. The Songkhla…

  • Thailand News

    Monkey madness: Thai man’s roadside pee leads to wild monkey attack

    A Thai man faced the terrifying ordeal of being attacked by a gang of more than 10 monkeys after he decided to have a pee on the roadside in the southern province of Ranong. The unsuspecting victim tried to fight back, but fate had other plans, as he stumbled and fell down a steep 50-metre cliff. It was a wild…

  • Thailand News

    Phuket island relocation tackles rampant macaque issue in Phetchaburi communities

    In what’s being hailed as a successful initiative, multiple crab-eating macaques have been relocated from communities within Phetchaburi to an island in Phuket, under a pilot project. The venture has cleared the road for the relocation of more from the rapidly increasing macaque population in the province, as well as the neighbouring Prachuap Khiri Khan, according to the Ministry of…

  • Thailand News

    Thai coconut milk industry battles PETA’s monkey abuse claims

    Thai coconut milk producers are calling on the government to swiftly hire a lobbyist to counteract allegations made by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) regarding the treatment of monkeys by local farmers. PETA recently reiterated its claims on Twitter, stating that monkeys are kidnapped as babies and later forced to pick coconuts in the Thai coconut industry.…

  • Thailand News

    Lop Buri monkeys suffer heatwave, locals urge support

    Concerned residents are urging government agencies to provide support to monkeys residing in Lop Buri province landmarks, the Phra Kan Shrine and Phra Prang Sam Yot, after a scorching heatwave restricted the movements of its monkeys. Lop Buri finds itself in the grip of an intense heatwave, with temperatures reaching a scorching 41 degrees Celsius. Residents are concerned because the…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand plans to relocate macaque monkeys from Phra Nakhon Khiri historical park

    Phetchaburi authorities are currently working on a plan to relocate the large and mischievous macaque population at the Phra Nakhon Khiri historical park, better known as Khao Wang, to a place where they can live a more natural life and cause no disturbance to the peace, provincial governor Natthachai Nampoonsuksan announced on May 1. The number of monkeys in the…

  • Thailand News

    Endangered bright orange langur monkey rescued in Thailand

    A baby bright orange langur monkey is now safe at a Thai wildlife rescue centre after being found abandoned by his family in the wild in Prachuap Khiri Khan province, southern Thailand. Estimated to be less than one month old, the infant was found lost and all alone in a rubber plantation. He was abandoned after his family were scared…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Monkey steals bag containing 50,000 Thai baht and throws it off a cliff

    A trouble-making monkey in Srisaket province, northeast Thailand, stole a tourist’s tote bag and launched it off the side of a cliff yesterday after finding nothing edible inside it. A team of park rangers scaled down the cliffside to retrieve the bag, which contained 50,000 baht (US$1,438) in cash. Park rangers at Khao Phra Wihan National Park received a call from…

  • Thailand News

    HelloFresh accused of using coconut milk made using monkey labour in Thailand

    PETA Asia urges HelloFresh – a global meal-kit company – to “do the right thing” and stop using coconut milk made using monkey labour in Thailand. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says HelloFresh’s coconut milk is supplied by Suree and Aroy-D, two brands that PETA says have admitted to using monkey labour in their coconut milk production.…

  • Thailand News

    UPDATE: 12 people exposed to monkeypox forced to quarantine in Thailand

    UPDATE: The 12 crew members and passengers who were in close contact with a traveller infected with monkeypox – who stopped off at Bangkok’s Survarnabhumi airport for 2 hours before flying on to Australia – are currently being forced to quarantine in Thailand. The 12 people have already been in enforced quarantine for 7 days and have shown no symptoms…

  • World News

    12 people exposed to monkeypox at BKK show no signs of symptoms

    Twelve travellers to Thailand are under watch after coming into close contact with a passenger who was later detected with monkeypox. But none of them have shown any signs of symptoms. The 12 people, a mix of passengers and flight attendants, were with the infected person for 2 hours in transit, after the traveller’s flight from Europe stopped at BKK…

  • Phuket News

    Soi Dog Foundation and DNP rescues monkey chained up for 2 years in Phuket

    Sandy the macaque, a former working monkey, has been given a fresh start in life after a heartbreaking two years of being chained up to a cage in Rawai subdistrict, Phuket. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Sandy worked in an elephant camp. The camp closed down over two years ago, and Sandy was chained up ever since, until today. Two expats,…

  • Thailand News

    Student slams monkey to the ground after it bit him at school in central Thailand

    A monkey bit a 15 year old student at a school in the central province of Phetchaburi, so he picked it up by the tail and slammed it to the ground. It might not seem nice, but it was an act of self-defence. In the video, numerous monkeys can be seen freely roaming around Prommanusorn School in Mueang district. Perhaps…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand News Update | Harmful substances found in sausages in Thailand

    Four new Covid-19 infections in Thailand appear to be the new mutated Omicron BA 2.2 subvariant that was first detected in Hong Kong….. this from the Department of Medical Sciences. But Thai authorities insist the public shouldn’t worry about the spread of the new subvariant as there has been no confirmation of any severe symptoms from the Global Initiative on…

  • Thailand video newsPrayut welcomes PM nomination, Visa on Arrival for Sandbox | Thailand Top Stories | October 6

    Prayut welcomes PM nomination, Visa on Arrival for Sandbox | Thailand Top Stories | October 6

    Prayut welcomes PM nomination, Visa on Arrival for Sandbox | Thailand Top Stories | October 6 | Caitlin gives us a quick update on the national Covid-19 situation as well as the top headlines in Thailand and Southeast Asia: Prayut welcomes nomination for prime minister, Phuket “Sandbox” to allow travellers to apply for “Visa on Arrival”, Monkeys rescued from smugglers…

  • Pattaya News

    Monkey taken to Si Racha veterinary hospital following electrocution and fall from tree

    A monkey has been rescued after it received a severe electric shock and plummeted from a high tree in Si Racha, a district in the Chon Buri province. A motorbike taxi driver alerted Si Racha firefighters to the simian’s plight yesterday. Veterinarians from the National Park Wildlife and Plant Conservation Si Racha Office and officials from the Si Racha Electric…

  • Thailand News

    Police seize more than 100 monkeys allegedly trafficked in illegal meat trade

    More than 100 wild monkeys caged in plastic carriers were seized off a pickup truck in Prachinburi province. The 25 year old driver was arrested, and allegedly told police that he had been hired by a network that trafficks wild animals to be purchased by restaurants and later eaten. The 102 monkeys were in poor condition, some with wounds and…

  • South Thailand News

    Monkeys take over Songkhla home while family away for holiday

    Monkeys took over a Songkhla home in Southern Thailand while a family was away during the 4 day long weekend holiday. Monkeys were on the roof, in the trees and on the fence while trash was scattered across the yard and driveway. Luckily, the monkeys couldn’t get inside the home (although we bet they tried). Monkeys frequent the area near the…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand News Today – Wednesday, May 13

    Zero new cases. Covid-19 update, first time since March Very happy to announce another milestone in Thailand’s own battle with the Covid-19 virus. No new cases announced for today, the first time that’s happened since March 9. This keeps the country on track for the second phase of reopening and easing of Emergency Decree restrictions scheduled for this Sunday, but…

  • Environment News

    Thieving monkey safely caught in Chon Buri

    A mischievous macaque, aka. rhesus monkey, has been caught after stealing food from local residents in Chon Buri province’s Banglamung district. Authorities of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation were notified of the monkey yesterday afternoon at a housing estate. They arrived at the scene to find the male monkey, estimated at around 2 years old, eating…

  • World News

    Bike-riding monkey attacks, drags Indonesian toddler – VIDEO

    A video showing a monkey grabbing and dragging a toddler along a street in Indonesia has gone viral, leaving netizens around the world arguing over what actually happened. Was it a simian kidnap, a monkey mucking around, or a hungry monkey with evil intentions? Asiaone reports that the incident occurred in Surabaya, Indonesia last week. The clip shows the monkey…