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  • Thailand News

    Thai monk Luang Pu Sila surprises devotees by being alive

    A revered Thai monk, Luang Pu Sila Sirijantho of Kalasin province, recently surprised devotees who believed he had passed away when they arrived at the temple to fulfil their vows. The incident occurred at the Dhamma Park in Kalasin, where a ceremony was held to offer a new monk’s hut to Luang, attended by the provincial governor, Sanan Pongaksorn, alongside…

  • Thailand News

    British tourist’s beach blunder lands him in trouble

    A British tourist found himself in a sticky situation after driving onto the sidewalk and getting trapped in the sand on Kamala Beach on Monday. The mishap led to police intervention and hefty fines for the Brit’s reckless escapade. Officers from the Kamala Police Station, Phuket Province, launched an investigation into the baffling trend of tourists driving onto the sidewalk…

  • Phuket News

    Phuket car rentals must verify tourist driving licenses

    Phuket’s vehicle rental businesses received a first-hand reminder about the importance of verifying tourists’ driving licenses. The National Tourist Police Commander, Lieutenant General Saksira Phueakam, paid them a visit on Saturday, April 20. This personal visit was part of an initiative to regulate the growing vehicle rental industry in the popular tourist destination of Phuket. Lt. Gen. Saksira embarked on…

  • Automotive

    How custom car culture is changing the auto world

    In the heart of automotive innovation, custom car culture emerges as a beacon of creativity and individuality when compared to the general car you bought. It’s a world where enthusiasts and designers break free from the constraints of conventional car design, crafting unique vehicles that stand out on the road. This culture isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s a testament to…

  • Automotive

    Slash your car’s emissions with these simple tricks

    Looking to cut down on your vehicle’s emissions? You’re not alone. With growing concerns over air quality and climate change, reducing emissions from our cars has become a priority for many. It’s not just about meeting state regulations or passing your next MOT; it’s about making a positive impact on the environment and improving your car’s performance and efficiency. Fortunately,…

  • Thailand News

    Motorcycle stunt goes awry at Chiang Mai fair, stuntman hospitalised

    An unfortunate accident occurred yesterday during a daring motorcycle stunt at the winter fair and the Chiang Mai Good OTOP fair. The stuntman, known only as Tae, was injured when his motorcycle lost control during a barrel-climbing show and fell, hitting the floor hard. This incident happened behind the provincial government centre, where the event was taking place. Emergency services…

  • Business News

    Thai auto market anticipates price war as Chinese EVs flood in

    The Thai auto market is bracing for a potential price war as the influx of affordable electric vehicles (EVs), mainly from China, threatens the traditional dominance of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. Over the next few years, the competition is set to escalate as two to three Chinese automakers plan to roll out their EVs in Thailand, capitalising on the…

  • Thailand News

    Gas protest: Public transport fleets roll up to Government House against rising NGV prices

    Hundreds of public transport vehicles, led by several operators’ associations, converged outside Thailand’s Government House yesterday in a demonstration against soaring natural gas for vehicles NGV prices. The protestors, who included representatives of provincial and city public van operators, as well as bus, mini-bus, and songthaew associations, demanded a reduction in the NGV price from nearly 20 baht per kilogramme…

  • Phuket News

    Southern Thailand: Russian tourist’s rental vehicle plummets into ditch in Trang

    In Trang province, a Russian tourist‘s rental vehicle veered off the main road, plunging into a deep roadside ditch. No one was harmed in the incident, as reported by the Phuket Tourist Police. A message was dispatched yesterday from Phuket Tourist Police’s headquarters, detailing the incident. The report revealed the car’s occupant was a Russian tourist, who rented a Honda sedan…

  • Business News

    Thailand shifts gears: Revving up both ICE and BEV vehicle production

    The government of Thailand is pushing for a dual-track approach to vehicle manufacturing, fostering the production of both internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles and battery electric vehicles (BEVs). Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin stated his desire for Thailand to be a significant centre of ICE production, even as the nation aims to become a hub for BEV manufacturing. He is due to…

  • Business News

    CNG vehicle operators demand fuel price cut amid falling petrol costs

    Transport operators providing services with compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles are pushing for a price cut in fuel from the government following a decrease in diesel and petrol prices, inclusive of a recent 2.5 baht per litre drop for Gasohol 91. A group of operators, including those of passenger vans, congregated in front of the Energy Ministry yesterday, November 2,…

  • Thailand News

    Kid’s joyride costs Lamborghini owner millions: Pricey playtime ride

    An eight year old child, left unattended by his parents, ended up playing on a stranger’s Lamborghini worth tens of millions, causing the car owner to pay a hefty money for damages. The incident occurred on October 29 when a man named Su from Zhejiang province in China parked his Lamborghini in an open car park and went about his…

  • Thailand News

    Mercedes-Benz badge stolen: Car owner responds positively offering help to thief

    A car owner found that a Mercedes-Benz badge had been stolen from his car when visiting a relative at a hospital. Instead of reacting with anger, the victim, known as Suea Je, offered the thief a unique proposal, sparking an outpouring of positive comments from netizens. Suea Je took to Facebook via the Pangfuufuu account to pen a message to…

  • Thailand News

    Search for escaped murder convict intensifies as getaway vehicle found in southern Thailand

    A white Mitsubishi pickup truck with the licence plate 8กจ 9049 from Phatthalung was found abandoned near a port close to Malaysia on Saturday, October 21. The vehicle was believed to have been used by a murder convict, Chaowalit Thongduang, to make his escape. The 37 year old Chaowalit has been charged with attempted murders related to an attack on police…

  • Thailand News

    Driving change: Thailand shifts gears with online vehicle registration

    The Thai government has launched an online vehicle registration service, providing a more convenient and time-saving option for the public. This move aligns with the government’s digital transformation policy, which aims to facilitate access to public services. As a result, citizens can now book a single number plate for each vehicle. Ratchada Thanadirek, Deputy Government Spokesperson, highlighted that this initiative…

  • Thailand News

    DLT nets 7 billion baht in vehicle tax due to convenient online payments

    The Department of Land Transport (DLT) collected over 7 billion baht in vehicle tax in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year, thanks to the ease of its “from anywhere” payment system. This figure represents the taxes received from the owners of 5.5 million vehicles between October of the previous year and July of the current year. The…