South Korean

  • Thailand

    3 fraudsters to be extradited from Thailand to South Korea

    Three South Korean citizens have been arrested on suspicion of committing fraud resulting in losses of 159 million baht (approximately US$4.84 million) in Korea before fleeing to Thailand. They will be extradited to South Korea to face charges. The suspects, identified as Kim, 54, Yang, 60, and Ye Jun, 51, were charged with fraud in South Korea for alleged stock…

  • Thailand

    South Korean film crew condemned for spoiling attraction in Krabi

    Locals in the southern province of Krabi accused a South Korean film crew of sabotaging the natural environment around the Emerald Pool in the Khao Pra-Bang Khram Wildlife Sanctuary after the team installed a stage in the middle of the pool. A female vendor, 23 year old Kattareeya Meekaew, who has a shop at the entrance of the Emerald Pool,…

  • Pattaya

    South Korean racer tragically killed during Pattaya’s Jet Ski World Cup

    A South Korean jet ski racer was tragically killed in an accident in Pattaya on Saturday. The racer, 40-year-old Sung Won Kim, had been competing in the Water Jet World Grand Prix 2022 in Jomtien. Kim reportedly fell off of his jet ski while entering the first curve at the beginning of the race. He hit the sea forcefully and…

  • World

    BTS score their second win as ‘Global Recording Artist of the Year’ from International Federation of the Phonographic Industry

    Superstar K-pop band BTS have won the The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry’s 2021 Global Recording Artist of the Year award, again. It’s the second year in a row for the seven-member group. BTS again received the award based on their worldwide performance across digital and physical music formats over the past 12 months. Around the world, BTS were…

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | More Thai Airways debt, Korean soldier, TripAdvisor warning | November 12

    Today’s Thailand News Today coming to you from the 17th floor of The Thaiger Bangkok offices. Thai Airways adds another 21.5 billion baht in debt in Q3 report Thai Airways has accumulated more losses, on top of a decade of annual losses, for the latest quarter. At the moment the national airline’s debt is four times higher than last year’s…

  • Entertainment

    South Korean thriller “Parasite” sweeps the Oscars

    “Parasite,” a South Korean thriller and dark comedy about modern poverty and wealth, swept the Academy awards on Sunday, taking home four Oscars including Best Picture, and making history. It is the first non-English-language film to take home the most coveted prize in Hollywood. Its Best Original Screenplay award was the first Asian Oscar in that category, and the first…

  • Road deaths

    South Korean cycling prospect killed in Chiang Mai crash

    A cyclist from the Korea Cycling Federation has died after being struck by a pickup truck during a training exercise in Chiang Mai. 18 year old Eom Se-beom was pronounced dead in an ambulance on his way to a hospital. It’s believed the truck crossed the centre line and crashed into Eom as he headed down a slope. Eom was…

  • Crime

    Suvarnabhumi baggage handler arrested over 20,000 baht theft

    PHOTO: sanook.com A South Korean tourist was savvy enough to photograph all her holiday money before travelling to Thialand. Her precaution has led to the arrest of a baggage handler at Suvarnabhumi. The South Korean woman took the precaution of photographing all her Thai baht before putting it in a wallet in checked luggage on her flight. When Lee Soyeong travelled…

  • Bangkok

    Slapped airport security worker praised for showing restraint

    A female airport security officer, who was slapped by a South Korean woman after she asked if the tourist would submit to a routine pat-down at a security post at Suvarnabhumi Airport, has been praised by an airport executive for not retaliating or responding negatively. The incident took place on Saturday night at Suvarnabhumi Airport while the Thai worker was…

  • Thailand

    UPDATE: Golf cart accident kills two Koreans in Phitsanulok

    by Rob Picheta and Kocha Olarn Two men died after one of their golf carts rammed the other into a river on a course in northern Thailand. CNN reports that the men, who were visiting from South Korea, were golfing with their wives Tuesday in northern Thailand’s Phitsanulok province. While mounting a raft in order to cross the river that…

  • Thailand

    Driver killed and eight injured in passenger van crash

    PHOTOS: js100.com Eight South Korean tourists have been injured in a fatal passenger van accident in Chachoengsao today. In this case it’s alleged that the speeding van they were travelling in hit the rear of a pickup truck whilst it was making a U-turn. It also hit a motorcycle, before colliding with a concrete barrier at noon today. The driver…