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  • Pattaya News

    Israeli tourist causes chaos on Pattaya’s Walking Street, blames cannabis and stress

    Pattaya’s bustling Walking Street witnessed an unusual scene last night when an Israeli tourist was apprehended for causing disruption and stealing from a local convenience store. The man, whose identity remains confidential, admitted to having consumed cannabis beforehand, attributing his disorderly conduct to the stress induced by the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, coupled with the effects of the…

  • World News

    Devastating wildfires displace 19,000 in Greece tourist hotspots amidst record heatwave

    Corfu Island, a cherished tourist destination in the northwest of Greece, became a tragic scene of devastation yesterday as raging wildfires swept through the region. Swiftly responding to the emergency, local authorities initiated the evacuation of residents from high-risk areas. Meanwhile, Rhodes Island, situated in the eastern Aegean Sea amidst the Dodecanese Islands, faced a similarly alarming situation, prompting authorities to…

  • Phuket News

    Russian tourist drowns in Phuket after ignoring beach red flags

    A Russian tourist tragically drowned at Naithon Beach in Phuket, despite lifeguards’ warnings and red flags prohibiting swimming in the area. The incident occurred yesterday, marking the fourth drowning in Phuket within the past week and the second involving a Russian national, The Phuket News reported. The man entered the water around 4pm, ignoring the red flags signalling dangerous conditions.…

  • Tourism News

    ‘Last push’ to get injured English tourist stuck in Thailand hospital back home

    UPDATE The 25 year old English tourist who crashed his motorbike into a shopfront in Phuket on May 1 remains in a hospital in Thailand over three weeks later. Doctors say he is almost ready to be transferred to a hospital in the UK, once his hospital bill is paid in full. After suffering significant blood loss and falling into…

  • Things To Do

    The best parks to visit in Bangkok 2024

    Relaxing at an outdoor park is one of the best things to do during your days off. And, in Bangkok, there are many parks that offer a beautiful place to rest. So, grab a blanket, pack a lunch, and prepare to enjoy a fun day with plenty of suns. Here, we have the best parks in Bangkok for you to…

  • World News

    Hong Kong tourist attractions overflow with mainland visitors during holiday

    A significant influx of mainland tourists has filled Hong Kong’s top attractions, as queues stretched for hours outside the Peak Tram ticket office at Central. According to a staff member, many visitors resorted to waiting over two hours for a tram ticket to the Peak. This surge of visitors is attributed to the mainland’s five-day holiday, which commenced on Saturday.…

  • Pattaya News

    Kind Pattaya motorcycle taxi rider returns tourist’s wallet with 13,000 baht

    While there are many complaints about drivers and motorcycle taxi riders in Thailand, sometimes, acts of kindness make headlines too. A kind Pattaya motorcycle taxi rider returned a forgotten wallet containing over 13,700 baht in cash to an American tourist. The rider, Nonglak Prakobsap returned the wallet in the early hours of yesterday at 4am. Nonglak spotted the black wallet…

  • Crime News

    Kazakhstani tourist arrested for rampage on southern Thailand beach (video)

    Police arrested a Kazakhstani tourist for attacking people and destroying property yesterday at Haad Rin Beach in Koh Pha Ngan, Surat Thani province, southern Thailand. Yesterday evening, Koh Pha Ngan Tourist Police were informed that a foreign tourist was “going crazy” at Haad Rin Beach, chasing and attacking locals and invading and destroying property at resorts and restaurants along the…

  • Crime NewsGang attacks Swedish tourist for defending waitress in Chiang Mai, Thailand | Thaiger

    Gang attacks Swedish tourist for defending waitress in Chiang Mai, Thailand

    A Swedish tourist was brutally attacked by a gang of young men after he tried to stop them from assaulting a waitress at a karaoke bar in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, on Friday. The gang also stole the victim’s gold necklace before throwing him into a canal. Yesterday, police arrested three men of Tai Yai ethnicity (an ethnic group from Shan state…

  • Road deaths

    Phuket motorbike crash claims life of Russian tourist

    Another tragic road death has hit Phuket. A motorbike crash claimed the life of a Russian tourist on a rural road in central Phuket yesterday, The Phuket News reported. According to a report made to Thalang Police, a motorcycle with two foreigners flew off a small road and crashed, killing the driver on the spot. Police and rescuers arrived on…

  • Crime News

    British tourist smashes up Bangkok 7-Eleven (video)

    Thai police arrested a young British man for destroying property at a 7-Eleven convenience store in the Pathumwan district of Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday at 3am. In a bizarre TikTok clip filmed by a European onlooker, the British tourist picks up various items inside the 7-Eleven and launches them at the door in an attempt to smash the glass. Although…

  • Pattaya News

    Wire mesh impales Pattaya tourist’s ankle

    A wire mesh impaled a Pattaya tourist’s ankle on Tuesday night. The tourist, 42 year old Rayong resident Sirima Khummode, said she was walking to buy food on Thepprasit Road at around 9pm. She said she accidentally stepped on some protruding iron wire mesh on the footpath. The wire penetrated Sirima’s ankle, and she screamed for help from passersby. Rescuers…

  • Phuket News

    Dutch woman arrested at Phuket Airport for illegally entering Thailand

    A 28 year old Dutch woman was arrested at Phuket International Airport on the weekend for entering and staying in Thailand without permission or a visa. The unnamed woman was taken to Sakhu Police Station to face charges of entering and staying in Thailand illegally. It’s not clear how she managed to enter the kingdom. Under Phuket Immigration’s new yellow…

  • Pattaya News

    Tourist spots dead body near Pattaya park

    A tourist spotted a dead body near a Pattaya park yesterday. Rescuers were alerted of the discovery of the decaying body at around 6pm. The body was found near a park on Soi Chaiyaphruek 4 in the Bang Lamung district. The dead man was not carrying any identification documents. He was wearing a blue shirt, shorts, and sandals. Officers said the…

  • Crime News

    Phuket thief nabs German tourist’s mobile phone

    There’s been another theft against a tourist in Thailand, this time in Phuket. A Phuket thief nabbed a German tourist’s mobile phone yesterday morning. The thief snatched the victim’s mobile phone on Soi Cherng Talay. The victim was a 56 year old German man named Haugg Fred. After receiving a report at about 9.50am, Cherng Talay Police arrived on the…

  • Krabi News

    Tourist bitten by Krabi dog donates 20,000 baht worth of food for strays

    UPDATE Despite being bitten by a stray dog on Krabi’s Ao Nang Beach, one tourist is now trying to help stray dogs. Media reported yesterday that the man, 60 year old Thai national Daniel Sudjai Kutrakun, donated 20,000 baht worth of food for stray dogs to the Ao Nang Administrative Organisation Office. This is after a stray dog bit Daniel’s…

  • Hot News

    Phuket taxi driver praised after returning Louis Vuitton bag to tourist

    A Phuket taxi driver is being praised after returning a 150,000 baht Louis Vuitton purse to a Chinese tourist. The Phuket Info Centre, operated by the Phuket office of the Ministry of Interior, posted about the incident. According to Phuket News, the post was titled, “Good deeds must be admired.” The Centre said the bag was returned to the tourist…

  • Krabi News

    Beach holiday goes wrong when Krabi dog viciously attacks tourist

    A beach holiday went completely wrong for one tourist after a dog viciously attacked him in Krabi on Saturday. The tourist, 60 year old Thai national Daniel Sudjai Kutrakun, had been walking on Ao Nang Beach with his American wife to have a look at the area where his daughter plans to get married in three months. The two were…

  • Krabi News

    Russian tourist tragically drowns off Krabi island

    Another tourist has tragically drowned in Thailand. The 55 year old Russian man drowned off an island in Krabi, The Phuket Express reported on Monday. The man had arrived in Krabi from Phuket with a tour guide over the weekend and joined a snorkelling activity at Monkey Bay on Phi Phi Don island. His body was later found floating in the…

  • Phuket News

    Patong Police still probing the cause of Belgian man’s death

    UPDATE Patong Police are still probing the cause of the death of a Belgian man reported on Wednesday. The Phuket Express reported yesterday that Patong Police are reviewing the incident to determine if the man did indeed slip and fall, as was reported earlier, or if his death was caused by a physical confrontation. The victim’s friend said they got in…

  • Thailand News

    Swedish tourist found dead inside tent on Ao Nang Beach in Thailand

    A Swedish tourist was found dead inside a tent on Ao Nang Beach in Krabi province in southern Thailand yesterday. At 1pm, officers at Ao Nang Police Station were informed that a tourist discovered a foreigner lying dead inside a tent. Police, doctors from Krabi Hospital and rescue workers rushed to the scene. Police found a blue camping tent pitched…

  • Koh Samui News

    German man drowns at Koh Samui beach

    There’s been another tragic drowning at one of Thailand’s holiday paradises, this time the island of Koh Samui. A 58 year old German man drowned at Koh Samui‘s Chaweng Beach on Monday. Bo Phut Police said the tourist had gone into the water with his girlfriend. When his girlfriend got out of the water, she could not find her boyfriend…

  • Thailand News

    New Zealand tourist gets lost in forest in Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand

    A New Zealand tourist got lost in a forest on Thailand’s Koh Pha Ngan island in the southern Surat Thani province on Sunday. Friends of the man, 56 year old Shaw Mace Bushel, alerted police that he had gone missing from his resort at 4am. Bushel’s friends had searched for him but failed to find him. A team of officers…

  • Krabi News

    Taiwanese tourist tragically drowns while snorkeling off Krabi

    A Taiwanese tourist tragically drowned while snorkelling off an island in Thailand’s Krabi province. The tourist, 36 year old Yueh Lee, had been snorkelling off the island of Koh Hong on Tuesday, according to his friend. The unidentified friend said they had been looking at coral reefs. Lifeguards then noticed that Yueh had been lying face down in the water…

  • Tourism News

    English tourist seriously injured after fall from hotel balcony in Thailand

    A 23 year old English tourist is seriously injured after falling three floors from a hotel balcony on Koh Phi Phi island in southern Thailand two weeks ago. Kieran Martin, a personal trainer from Castleford in England, sustained an open-book pelvic fracture which caused internal bleeding when the accident happened ten days into his three-week dream holiday to Thailand with…

  • Health

    The growing popularity of traditional Chinese medicine among western tourists

    PRESS RELEASE Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has become increasingly popular among western tourists visiting Thailand and other Asian countries where TCM is widely practised and easily accessible. Western tourists are often attracted to TCM for various reasons, including its perceived effectiveness, natural remedies, and holistic approach to health and wellness. At Chinglian TCM Clinic which is located next to Ratchathewi…

  • Crime News

    German tourist snatches Russian woman’s pricey sunglasses at Thai immigration office

    A German tourist snatched a Russian woman’s pricey sunglasses at a Thai immigration office, Thai media reported on Saturday. The two holidaymakers were both getting their visas extended at the immigration office South Thailand’s Surat Thani province. CCTV footage caught the crook, 31 year old Marcel, grabbing the sunglasses that the woman left on a chair at the office while…

  • Thailand News‘Buy insurance’ urges English tourist who crashed moped through window in Thailand | Thaiger

    ‘Buy insurance’ urges English tourist who crashed moped through window in Thailand

    A young Englishwoman urges tourists to take out travel insurance after crashing a moped through a glass window in Koh Pha Ngan in southern Thailand. Emma Lewis, a 24 year old student from Basingstoke in Hampshire, was en route to go snorkelling on the island paradise when she lost control and crashed into a house window. The glass shattered around her…

  • Thailand News

    Body of German tourist who jumped from Koh Pha Ngan ferry found near Koh Tao

    A body found floating in the sea near Koh Tao is believed to be the missing German tourist who jumped off a ferry shortly after it departed from Koh Pha Ngan in southern Thailand one week ago. At 4pm yesterday, the Kusol Sattha Rescue Foundation was informed that a tourist boat came across the body of a male tourist floating…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police return 6.5 million baht Richard Mille watch to Vietnamese tourist

    Not all Thai police are bad eggs as proven by Lumpini Police officers who managed to reunite a Vietnamese tourist with an expensive Richard Mille wristwatch that he lost in Bangkok on Wednesday night. A Vietnamese tourist took a taxi from a hotel in the Lumpini area of Bangkok to Asiatique on the river. Later on, he ordered a private…

  • Thailand News

    Foreign tourist under investigation for free climbing in southern Thailand

    A foreign tourist is under investigation for free climbing up a limestone cliff on an island off the coast of Krabi province in southern Thailand within national park boundaries. The Chief of Hat Noppharat Thara-Mu Ko Phi Phi National Park, Teekhawut Sriburin, is investigating a foreign tourist and a Thai boat operator after photos of a foreigner climbing up a limestone…

  • Pattaya News

    Raging Russian tourist wreaks havoc on two Pattaya 7-Eleven stores

    A Russian tourist smashed his way through the door at a 7-Eleven convenience store on Walking Street in Pattaya in Chon Buri province early this morning, injuring himself and others. He continued to vandalize a second 7-Eleven branch before being detained by police. An employee explained that a Russian man, estimated to be 35 – 40 years old, came into…

  • Thailand News

    Belgian-Moroccan tourist breaks his back in motorbike crash in northern Thailand

    A Belgian-Moroccan tourist broke his back in a motorbike accident en route to a waterfall in the hippie backpacker town of Pai in Mae Hong Son province, northern Thailand, yesterday. Issam Messaoudi and his friend rented a motorbike and headed to Mor Paeng Waterfall when they lost control and came off the steep and slippery road. Messauodi’s friend came out…

  • Thailand News

    Young British woman ‘may never walk again’ after fall from balcony in Thailand

    A young British tourist is seriously injured and remains in hospital in Thailand after falling from a balcony on the popular party island of Koh Pha Ngan. Maddi Neale-Shankster, a 21 year old beautician from Coventry in England, suffered a fractured spine and is receiving treatment to drain fluid from her chest following the accident. The beautician travelled to Thailand with…

  • Thailand News

    New Zealander falls to death from train in Thailand

    A man from New Zealand fell to his death from a train in Kanchanaburi province in western Thailand this morning. The tourist, 45 year old Patrick Ward, was taking a video of the view on Thailand’s most scenic railway route, the “Death Railway,” when he fell at 11.50am. Ward used the train’s toilet before standing in the doorway between carriages.…

  • Phuket News

    Patong lifeguards rescue Australian tourist who suddenly fell unconscious

    Patong Beach lifeguards rescued an Australian tourist after she suddenly lost consciousness and her pulse yesterday. The lifeguards provided the elderly woman with CPR as they waited for an ambulance from Patong Hospital to arrive. The lifeguards used a cardiac pump to help revive the woman. The woman’s pulse was back after the CPR, although she was still unconscious. The…

  • Things To Do

    How to determine if an elephant attraction in Thailand is ethical

    Thailand is full of attractions that allow visitors to get up close to elephants and other wild animals. But, as exploitative tourism is on the rise worldwide, it is important to know what elephant sanctuaries or havens are practising ethical tourism. Elephants have historically been taken from their mothers as babies to be used as tourist attractions. Unfortunately, part of…