Nakhon Ratchasima

  • Tourism

    Khao Yai hotel threatens 3 million baht lawsuit over negative review

    It wouldn’t be the first time, but a Thai hotel is threatening to sue a customer over a negative review they left after their stay. The hotel, located in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima around the popular tourist destination of Khao Yai National Park, is threatening a 3 million baht lawsuit over a review where the past guest rated…

  • Road deaths

    Day 2 of 7 Dangerous Days sees 44 deaths, 426 road injuries

    On Day 2 of the Seven Dangerous Days road safety campaign, there have been a total of 85 deaths in 784 accidents. The first day saw 41 deaths and 360 injuries, and Thursday recorded 44 deaths and 426 injuries. While the numbers are higher than other periods throughout the year, accidents and injuries are down 21.5% over the same dates…

  • Thailand

    7 Dangerous Days begins with 39 deaths, 362 accidents on Thai roads

    On the first day of the yearly Seven Dangerous Days, where the Thai Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation tracks traffic accidents and deaths, 39 people were killed on the roads plus 362 people were injured and as many accidents on Wednesday. The department tracks the statistics for 7 days from December 29 each year, as holiday travel create a…

  • Bangkok

    Thailand set to host five alcohol-free New Year’s celebration events

    The government has given the okay for booze at New Year countdown events, but for those who want to start 2022 sober, or just want to go to a more family-friendly celebration, the Thai government is hosting the alcohol-free “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2022” in five locations across Thailand. Locations include Royal Park Rajapruek in Chiang Mai, City Hall in Nakhon…

  • North East

    Truck driver killed during traffic accident in Nakhon Ratchasima

    Police are investigating the fatal car crash where the driver of an e-taen farm truck was killed, injuring two other individuals in Chok Chai district in Nakhon Ratchasima province yesterday. A horrible accident was caught on black box footage of a passing-by vehicle, which later circulated on Facebook. According to the police investigator Pol Lt Col Ruam Kleepklangdon, the incident happened…

  • Thailand

    Alcohol restrictions ease, Events in Thailand, High speed railways | Good Morning Thailand | Ep.145

    In today’s episode Jay, Natty and Tim discuss about Alcohol restrictions ease in some Nakhon Ratchasima districts, Events in Thailand and High speed railway.

  • North East

    Alcohol restrictions ease in some Nakhon Ratchasima districts, tourism scheme launches

    Seven districts in the Isaan province Nakhon Ratchasima will be easing alcohol restrictions as a pilot tourism scheme launches. Restaurants that pass SHA stands will be allowed to serve alcoholic drinks until 10pm. Pubs, clubs, karaoke, entertainment venues, and massage parlors remain closed. According to the deputy governor Chusak Chunkoh, seven districts in Nakhon Ratchasima province, formerly knowns as Korat,…

  • Tourism

    “Visit Thailand Year 2022” tourism campaign launching

    “Visit Thailand Year 2022” has been approved by the Cabinet as a new tourism campaign as the CCSA creates a special panel to address tourism industry problems due to Covid-19. The campaign is following PM Prayut Chan-o-cha’s goal of bringing back the ailing industry according to Minister of Tourism and Sports Pipat Ratchakitprakan who proposed the programme for the cabinet’s…

  • Drugs

    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…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    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…

  • Thailand

    Hospital makes plans to move patients due to flooding

    The largest hospital in the Northeastern Nakhon Ratchasima province has flooded. After heavy rains in the region, the hospital is now saying that they have made plans to relocate their patients to other facilities if the water levels continue to rise. The Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima hospital flooded yesterday morning when the Lam Takhon canal overflowed. The public health inspector general…

  • Weather

    Korat’s largest hospital now flooded

    The northeastern province of Korat is seeing its largest hospital flooded today after the Lam Takhon canal overflowed. Marahat Nakhon Ratchasima, was invaded by water at around 4:30am. The water in the front and back of the hospital measured at 50-60 cms deep by mid-morning, making it impossible for small vehicles to enter or leave the property. The intersection in…

  • Weather

    Residents near Bangkok’s Chao Phraya River warned of imminent flood risk

    People living near floodgates at the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok are being warned of a significant flood risk between now and the end of the month. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has issued the warning as officials monitor rising water levels. According to a Bangkok Post report, the river’s level is expected to rise between 20 and 40cm as a…

  • Weather

    Thailand’s oldest reclining Buddha partially submerged in flood waters

    Thailand’s oldest reclining Buddha at Wat Dhammachakra Sema Ram is the latest casualty from the country’s central flooding. Authorities say the statue was partially submerged as a result of flooding by mountain runoff yesterday. The 1,300 year old Buddha is located inside the Muang Sema Historical Park in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Sung Noen district. The Dvaravati-style, sandstone image, which measures 13.3…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    10 provinces on Ministry of Public Health Covid-19 watchlist

    After surges in local Covid-19 infections, the Ministry of Public Health has added 10 provinces to its watchlist to be closely monitored. The 4 Deep South provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani, Songkhla, and Yala were added to the list, as well as Chanthaburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ratchaburi, Rayong, and Tak. While some provinces have already implemented their own tighter…

  • Crime

    Customers at Isaan restaurant face 2 months in jail for drinking alcohol

    Customers drinking alcohol at a restaurant in the Isaan province Nakhon Ratchasima reportedly face two-month prison sentences and a 12,500 baht fine. The Bangkok Post reported that Thai police raided the restaurant on Wednesday night and arrested 39 people including customers and staff. Police say the bar was open past the hours set by emergency orders and was serving alcohol.…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    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…

  • North East

    Pickup truck falls 6 stories from 8th floor parking garage

    In a bizarre accident in Nakhon Ratchasima that amazingly resulted in only 2 injuries and no deaths, a pickup truck smashed through a wall and plummeted 6 floors. The truck crash took place last night in Muang district on the 8th floor of a hospital parking building. The crash took place at about 7 o’clock in the evening at the…

  • Thailand

    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,…

  • Crime

    Woman shot by stray gunfire during motorcycle shooting

    A 58 year old woman in Nakhon Ratchasima was shot by stray gunfire while eating in front of her house as a motorbike shootout occurred in front of her. Her son-in-law in his pickup truck was being pursued by the two armed motorcyclists when she got caught in the crossfire during the incident that occurred on Thursday night in the…

  • Thailand

    Market closes for 4 days in Nakhon Ratchasima following discovery of Covid cluster

    Talad Suranaree, a market that specialises in agricultural fare in the northeastern Thai province of Nakhon Ratchasima, is closed from today until next Wednesday after nearly 80 traders tested positive for Covid. The provincial communicable disease committee announced the closure, today. 1,444 traders from the market were tested on Friday and the results came out yesterday, which showed 79 people…

  • Crime

    Gold shop robbed by officer from investigating police station

    A policeman’s swagger was the downfall that led to the identification and subsequent arrest of a gold jewellery shop robber today in the Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima. A man dressed in a food delivery outfit robbed a gold shop and shot the shop owner on Wednesday and was later identified as a local police officer. The robber entered…