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  • Thailand News

    Rocket near-miss with aircraft prompts safety concerns in Surin

    Rocket fireworks narrowly missed an aircraft in Surin province on Sunday, prompting officials to urge pilots to navigate around them. The district chief denied the incident occurred in his area, highlighting a lack of clarity about the event’s location. Local reporters were alerted to illegal gambling activities at the Boon Bang Fai rocket festival behind a temple in Ban Jang…

  • Thailand News

    Man murders drinking friend with concrete block after argument

    A tragic murder unfolded in Surin province when 67 year old man allegedly killed his 58 year old drinking companion by hitting him with a concrete block and then dragging his body with a motorcycle before dumping it in a canal. The incident occurred at approximately 6.05pm yesterday. Police reported that the suspect Thip and the victim Wantong were drinking…

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    Surin temple’s Buddha statue event sparks lottery buzz

    A revered wooden Buddha statue’s head-raising ceremony at Nong Khu Pattana Temple in Surin province has become the talk of the town, as the auspicious numbers divined in the ritual matched the age of the temple’s abbot. The event yesterday drew a large crowd of devotees and lottery enthusiasts eager to witness the traditional ceremony and perhaps gain insight into…

  • Thailand News

    Grain gamble: Decade-old rice from Surin warehouses still fresh

    Stored for over a decade, rice from the warehouses in Surin, dating back to Yingluck Shinawatra‘s term in office, has been confirmed to be in good condition. Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai, gave an assurance of the rice’s quality and announced that a bidding process for it is scheduled for next week. Phumtham, along with representatives from the private and public…

  • Thailand News

    Surin ex-headman’s incense ritual unveils lucky lottery numbers

    A revered former village headman ignited incense sticks that revealed auspicious numbers in Surin province yesterday, continuing a streak of providing winning lottery numbers over several draws. The ex-village headman, 61 year old Bai Kannula, led relatives and his family in a ritual to honor the household spirits at his residence, No. 52 in Ban Ka, Nong Khawaw sub-district, Sikhoraphum district,…

  • Thailand News

    Surin man travels 2,589 kilometres to witness snow in China

    A young man from Surin Province completed a daring journey from Thailand to China, spanning a staggering 2,589 kilometres. Riding a Honda Wave motorcycle through rugged terrain, the man embarked on this adventure to fulfil his dream of riding through snow, a quest that took seven days to complete, starting on March 17. The man who goes by the name…

  • Thailand News

    Surin school head arrested for drug trade, 2.4 million pills seized

    The Thai Ministry of Education is currently carrying out a stringent investigation following the shocking arrest of a school director in Surin province for his involvement in a drug trafficking operation. The director was caught with a staggering 2.4 million methamphetamine tablets and has been promptly dismissed from his position to face the full force of the law. On March…

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    Thai police cracks down on billion-baht movie piracy network

    Law enforcement conducted raids at four locations across Thailand, cracking down on an extensive online piracy network responsible for an illicit movie streaming platform that has been in operation for nearly two decades. The raids, which took place yesterday, targeted two sites in Bangkok, one in Surin, and one in Surat Thani, aiming to dismantle the piracy network that has…

  • Thailand News

    Diving boat carrying tourists sinks near Surin Islands, two missing

    The Heaven Tour diving boat sank in the sea around 4 miles away from the Surin Islands, following a trip with tourists for diving. The incident led to the disappearance of two individuals, with 14 being rescued. The search operation kicked off at 9am today, December 23. The Third Region Maritime Interests Promotion Center (SRP.3) revealed that they were informed…

  • Thailand News

    Northeast Thailand: Giant python causes alarm in Surin chicken coop

    A colossal python, exceeding 4 metres in length and as thick as a leg, caused a scare in a chicken coop in Surin‘s Khuha Sawan subdistrict. The incident occurred on November 2, leading to the rousing of a rescue team from the Ban Raeng Subdistrict Municipality to assist. The rescue workers, equipped with venomous animal-handling tools, responded swiftly to aid…

  • Things To Do

    Top 5 beaches to visit in Phuket

    One of the best things about visiting Thailand is, indeed, its beaches, which are some of the most beautiful in the world. Phuket, in Thailand’s south, is one of the most popular areas to be a beach bum. Located off the Andaman Sea, the islands surrounding it provide day trips galore. But, a few of those beaches seem to provide…

  • Phuket News

    Omura’s whale spotted in Thailand’s Surin Islands for first time

    A sightseeing trip in Thailand’s Surin Islands took an unexpected turn when tourists spotted a rare Omura’s whale, a species only identified in the wild eight years ago. The sighting was confirmed by the national park officers at Mu Ko Surin National Park through an online post on Thursday, October 26. The online post featured a video of the whale…

  • Crime News

    Fugitive murder suspect nabbed after 15 years hiding as grilled meatball vendor in northeast Thailand

    A fugitive murder suspect, who had been on the run for 15 years, was arrested in Surin province for a murder case dating back to 2008. The suspect Preecha, who had been operating a grilled meatball stall while in hiding, was apprehended at his residence in Sri Khoraphum district, Surin, on orders from the Provincial Police Region 5. The case…

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    Tiktok user’s stunning story reveals funeral fiasco: The ‘not-so-dead’ elderly man

    In a captivating twist of events, a TikTok user, going by the handle ‘Sellpae phopping,’ shared a remarkable tale of an elderly man who was mistakenly believed to be dead and had an already planned funeral. However, the story took an unexpected turn when it became clear that it was all a misunderstanding. Despite facing numerous challenges after a severe…

  • Crime News

    Glue-sniffing man causes havoc at Surin Market, demanding money from traders

    In an alarming series of local events, a man known only by the alias Jay has reportedly been terrorising a local market in Surin, Thailand. He was allegedly found under the influence of glue, soliciting money from passersby, and chastising those who refused. His repetitive behaviour has touched the nerves of the locals, resulting in multiple reports to the authorities. The…

  • Thailand News

    Monk-inspired amulets fly off the shelves as locals hope for lottery success

    Over 2,500 followers and fortune-seekers yesterday thronged Phatthanathammaram temple, also known as Ban Dan Chong Jom temple, in Gab Cheing district, Surin, to get their hands on monk-inspired commemorative amulets. These amulets were being distributed to raise funds for the construction of the largest statue ever made in the likeness of Luang Poo Heng, a famous monk who is deeply…

  • Travel

    5 incredible beaches in Phuket to visit

    Picture this: a sun-soaked paradise with pristine shores that make the word ‘paradise’ feel like an understatement. It’s no wonder that Phuket, a gem tucked away in the vibrant heart of Thailand, is hailed as the ultimate beach bum’s dream come true. If you’re itching to feel the soft sands between your toes and get your tan on in style,…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Mad Buddhist monks brawl at funeral in northeast Thailand

    Tensions were high at a funeral in Surin province in northeast Thailand on Friday when a brawl broke out between two saffron-robed Buddhist monks, allegedly over a plastic chair. Yesterday, the acting abbot of Wat Pho Sri Sawang Arom, Phra Toi Kan, told reporters what happened at the temple on Friday. In Thailand, Buddhist funeral rites include a distinctive ritual…

  • Thai Life

    Thai monk throws money from the sky to celebrate his birthday (video)

    A Thai Buddhist monk ascended into the air on a crane and threw 150,000 baht cash to attendees of his birthday party at a temple in Surin province in northeast Thailand on Tuesday. To celebrate his 46th birthday and 24th year in the monkhood, Phra Khru Phot Suwannarat – aka Luang Phor Kaen – hired a crane to hoist him…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Woman files lawsuit after cheating husband infected her & now dead baby with HIV

    A woman sought assistance from a renowned Thai lawyer to file a lawsuit against her husband after he infected her and their baby with HIV after cheating on her. Sadly, the virus later killed their newborn baby. The famous Thai lawyer, Kirdphon Kaewkird, revealed the woman’s story on Facebook account yesterday. He said… “I am depressed… I received a call…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Northeast Thailand teacher’s ex stabs her to death in classroom

    The ex-husband of a Northeast Thailand teacher has stabbed her to death today in a classroom of the school where she taught. The ex-husband, ‘Bo’, had reportedly threatened to kill his ex-wife 3 days ago. The couple split up after she caught him cheating. Today, Bo drove up to the school in Surin province and asked a security guard where…

  • Crime News

    UPDATE #2: Lithuanian man allegedly murders trans woman in northeast Thailand

    UPDATE #2: Police have caught and arrested the man suspected of murdering a trans woman in Surin 3 weeks ago. Police revealed that the 32 year old man, Malleus Kunickas, is in fact of Lithuanian nationality, and not Russian as thought by the deceased’s family and widely reported in Thai media. Wandee, the deceased’s mother, previously said her daughter’s phone…

  • Northern Thailand News

    Russian man allegedly murders trans woman in northeast Thailand

    Yesterday, a mother in the northeastern province of Surin discovered the rotting body of her 31 year old daughter – a trans woman named Thiraphong – wrapped inside a blanket in a storage room behind their family home. The mother suspects her daughter’s Russian boyfriend, who disappeared a few weeks ago, murdered her daughter. Police say they estimate that the…

  • World News

    Border checkpoint between Thailand and Cambodia reopened

    A checkpoint on the border between Thailand and Cambodia reopened today in the northeastern province of Surin. A line of cars began crossing the border this morning, and the crossing is now open to Thais and foreigners every day from 6am-10pm. This news comes on the same day as three Thailand – Malaysia border crossings have also reopened. The checkpoint,…

  • Thailand News

    Isaan province Surin steps back plans to declare Covid-19 an endemic

    The Isaan province of Surin is stepping back on plans to be the first area in Thailand to declare Covid-19 as an endemic. The provincial government planned to announce Covid-19 as an endemic on April 1, but pushed back the plans with concerns that the infection rate could spike after Songkran, the Thai New Year. Yesterday, Surin’s official public relations…

  • Crime News

    Man claiming to be Tokay gecko catcher allegedly kills 2 pet dogs, steals valuable rosewood house pillars

    A thief who claimed to be a Tokay gecko catcher poisoned two pet dogs and stole two house pillars made from valuable rosewood in the early hours of yesterday morning in the Isaan province Surin. 42 year old Saman Sooklom, who rents a house in Surin, woke up yesterday to find that his two pet dogs were dead and the…

  • Thailand News

    Four fingernails from body of revered monk stolen, one has been returned

    Four fingernails from the body of the revered monk Luang Phor Hong were stolen, and so far one fingernail has been returned. The corpse of the Isaan monk, who died at age 97 back in 2014, is kept in a glass coffin which is opened only once a year for an annual robe-changing ceremony at Wat Phetchaburi temple in Surin,…

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  • Crime News

    French man arrested after 2 years of cheating many Thai women

    Police announced with a giant vinyl sign that they had captured a “man from the land of perfume” who has been raising a stink around Thailand since his arrival 2 years ago. A 46 year old French man identified only as Stephane has been arrested after leaving a trail of crimes and forlorn Thai women in his wake since late…

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