Good Morning Thailand
Keep up to date with episodes of Good Morning Thailand hosted by Jay and featuring regular guests as they look at some of the main stories and issues around Thailand each day. Beware, opinions ahead! There is plenty of banter and lots of tid bits of info, plus a few laughs. Click here to view the programs on YouTube.
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Good Morning Thailand | Phuket weighs Sandbox options, more big city protests coming | August 30
Phuket Sandbox weighs case-load vs tourism imperative. Protest leaders have announced a raft of more conventional rallies every evening across the country starting this Thursday. Bloomberg has compiled a monthly Covid-19 Resilience Ranking with Thailand falling to 5th from the bottom. Koh Larn, the small island off of Pattaya, has announced that they plan to reopen the island for visitors…
GMT | ‘Joe Ferrari’ surrenders, Phuket 7-day cases over 900 | August 27
The policeman at the centre of the alleged torture and killing of a drug suspect in Nakhon Sawan, Thitisan Utthanaphon, has surrendered to police in Chon Buri late yesterday afternoon. Today’s Covid-19 numbers in Phuket push the overall total cases above 3000, bring the weekly total to over 900 The Public Health Ministry plans to make a proposal to ease…
Good Morning Thailand | Killer policeman on the run, Bangkok Sandbox | August 26
Today, Tim, Jay and guest commentator Mike Kenner are talking about their real experience of police in Thailand and about the killer cop on the run. Police have now launched a massive manhunt for the former Nakhon Sawan police station chief who led the alleged torture leading to the death of a 24 year old drug suspect. Bangkok’s private sector…
GMT | Bars disrupted, PM challenged to a fist fight, Covid numbers | August 23
Today Jay and Tim are joined by Mike Kenner to discuss the major disruption to Thailand’s bar scene… but this time it’s technology, not Covid. MP Mongkolkit Suksintharanon has challenged PM Prayut Chon-o-cha to a bare-knuckled kickboxing match. 5 of the people arrested in a Koh Samui villa raid had previously had Covid-19. Now another 2 in the party have…
GMT | Mating macaques in Hua Hin, Phuket adds extra checks at border | August 18
Welcome to Wednesday on Good Morning Thailand. To control the large macaque monkey population in the resort town Hua Hin, local officials plan to sterilise around 600 monkeys. Officers at Phuket’s main Tha Chatchai checkpoint at the north end of the island will be screening Thais entering to see if they have outstanding arrest warrants. Across Southeast Asia there was…
Good Morning Thailand | Record Covid infections, demise of Sandbox Express | August 13
Good Morning Thailand and welcome to Friday. A new plan has recruited 2,000 pharmacies to aid in Bangkok’s home isolation program in order to assist in Covid-19 diagnosis and treatment. Phuket officials have announced that the Sandbox Express Bus, for Sandboxers to travel to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, will be discontinued after August 16. Police in Khon Kaen and Chiang Rai…
Good Morning Thailand | Daily deaths reach 235, CDC downgrades Thailand | August 10
Tim and Jay bring you up to date with all the main stories from around Thailand and get you ready for the day with the daily Good Morning Thailand. Plenty of main stories… The public health department has announced 235 Covid-related deaths in Thailand over the past 24 hours. Teerawat Thothip, the suspect accused of murder for the killing of…
Good Morning Thailand | Phuket murder arrest, Covid wave peaked? | August 9
Plenty of weekend news following the arrest of a suspect in the murder of the 57 year old Swiss woman in Phuket. Covid numbers may have peaked as the heavy restrictions start to reap rewards. The Tokyo Games are over… did anyone notice? Jay and Tim get to your comments, and what do you think about the new T-shirts? Thanks…
Good Morning Thailand | Hemp Ice cream, Thai English proficiency, Covid stats
Today Tim and Jay talk about Hemp ice cream, Thai english proficiency and the main local and regional headlines around Thailand and South East Asia. With a weather report around Thailand as well as answering your comments and questions.
Good Morning Thailand | New restrictions, new Red Line train in Bangkok, Covid latest
Today Tim and Jay talk about the new restrictions imposed in Phuket, the new red line train in Bangkok and the latest covid 19 updates. The local and regional headlines around Thailand and South East Asia, weather report around Thailand as well as answering your comments and questions.
GMT | Covid update, monkey business, Thai gold | July 27
GOOD MORNING THAILAND Tim and Jay go through the news in Thailand from the past 24 hours. It was a public holiday yesterday, so no program. Today we check out the monkey invasion, the drop of the Thai baht, the Sandbox Paradox and a South Korean TV station gaff at the opening of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. We…
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