Thailand News Today (weekday evenings)

Keep up to date with episodes of Thailand News Today hosted by Jett Gunther, or click here to view on YouTube. All the latest news from Thailand from the past 12 hours. Jett invites you into his living room where he dispenses all the main news stories from around Thailand, plus plenty of Jett personality along the way. Thailand News Today is all sourced from The Thaiger website and is the latest, up to date, news. Thailand News Today is the most popular English-language daily news program in Thailand.

  • Come home soon, Thaksin, and go to jail – ex-minister | Thailand News Today

    Come home soon, Thaksin, and go to jail – ex-minister An ex-Democrat minister and legal expert mocked Tuesday’s suggestion by fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra that he might come home soon. On Thursday, Nipit Intarasombat, an MP for Phatthalung, said Thaksin could fly anywhere in the world but if he touches down in Thailand, he’ll land in jail. Nipit was responding to Thaksin’s baseless contention on…

  • Bolt vs Win motorbike taxi gang violence continues in Pattaya | Thailand News Today

    Pattaya prepares for return of Chinese tour groups Cities across Thailand continue to prepare for the expected rise in the number of Chinese tourists to the kingdom. Pattaya is preparing for Chinese tour groups to finally return to the renowned party city. On Tuesday, Pattaya Mayor kh. Poramase met with the Thai-Chinese Tourism Association to discuss how best to accommodate the influx of Chinese tourists to the city.…

  • Lifeguards save foreign tourist from drowning in Pattaya | Thailand News Today

      Sawasdee by AoT app adding e-payment, calendar The “Sawasdee by AoT” app is continuing to grow, with new features stretching outside the scope of airports. The app will enable tourists to pay for goods and services outside of airports. They are also gathering information and event details in the next three months to create regional calendars for tourists to know what’s going on…

  • 3 Chinese men were deported for illegally opening a restaurant in Bangkok | Thailand News Today

    3 Chinese men were deported for illegally opening a restaurant in Bangkok Immigration Bureau officers raided the Chaosan Osha Chinese restaurant on the Rama 9 Road in the Huay Kwang district of Bangkok. Officers reported that they found three Chinese citizens at the restaurant. 1 of them was believed to be the owner and was arrested while working on the restaurant’s…

  • Thai e-visa system expanded, upgraded | Thailand News Today

      Thai e-visa system expanded, upgraded Thai e-visa system has expanded and been upgraded so tourists from around the world will soon be able to apply for Thai visas more easily. The Foreign Ministry has been tasked with refining the e-visa system so that it can handle the very large number of tourists who want to use it. The e-visa…

  • A Pattaya bar owner punched a Russian in the face over a 60 baht bill | Thailand News Today

      A Pattaya bar owner allegedly punched a Russian tourist in the face over a 60 baht bill The Russian man was identified only as “Michel,” and was reportedly on the ground and unconscious when police arrived at the scene. Kh. Jane, the 53 year old owner of the Bonzi Bar in South Pattaya, apparently didn’t back down from admitting…

  • BMA Provides Free Shuttle Bus Service During Chinese New Year | Thailand News Today

      Free shuttle bus from Yaowarat to Khao San for Chinese New Year The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is providing tourists with free shuttle buses between Yaowarat Road and Khao San Road from tomorrow until January 23 to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Deputy Bangkok Governor Wissanu Subsomphon announced yesterday that the BMA would temporarily operate a Yaowarat-Khao San Road BMA Feeder to facilitate tourists and reduce…

  • ACD commander dedicated to eradicate corruption in Thailand | Thailand News Today

      Bangkok to become brighter, greener, cheaper after street lights upgrade Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) plans to improve the city’s streetlights. The Department of Public Works reported it will replace 25,000 of the capital’s 400,000 high-pressure sodium (HPS) light bulbs with light-emitting diodes (LED) to make Bangkok brighter, greener, and cheaper. Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt is working to change the…

  • Thailand plans to extend 45 day visa free stays until year end | Thailand News Today

      Thailand plans to extend 45 day visa free stays until year end The Tourism Authority of Thailand will propose extending the 45 day visa exemption on arrival policy until the end of the year to boost tourism recovery. In September last year, Thailand’s Cabinet approved the temporary extension of visa on arrival and visa exemption on arrival for the High Season. Between October 1, 2022 – March…

  • From Ancient to Modern: The Cannabis Tale of Thailand

    Click the link to watch a video: https://youtu.be/-dwu7yev0UA On June 9, 2022, Thailand became the first country in Asia—and only the third in the world, after Canada and Uruguay—to decriminalize cannabis nationwide. But did you know that cannabis was not always illegal in Thailand? In this video, we give you a brief history of cannabis in Thailand as well as…

  • Bangkok taxi fare increase effective today | Thailand News Today

      Bangkok taxi fare increase effective today Bangkok taxi fares will increase to a minimum fare of 40 baht today after staying at 35 baht for 30 years. The increased fare, which applies to Bangkok registered taxis with no more than seven seats, is effective today according to its announcement in the Royal Gazette yesterday. However, passengers may not notice…

  • Tourism Ministry Eyes 80m International Tourists In 2027 | Thailand News Today

      Tourism Ministry Eyes 80m International Tourists In 2027 The Ministry of Tourism and Sports hopes to drive up the number of international visitors to Thailand to 80 million over the next five years. This optimistic target will see the number of international visitors doubling the pre-pandemic figure, and exceeding the country’s current population of 70 million. Minister of Tourism…

  • British man claims he was tortured by Thai police | Thailand News Today

    British man claims he was tortured by Thai police A British man claims he was tortured by Thai police for seven days straight in Phuket, southern Thailand when his holiday abroad went gravely wrong. British authorities have launched an investigation into the alleged abuse. He allegedly sustained broken ribs, bruised limbs, septic infections, swollen wrists, and lost four teeth in…

  • Vaccination certificate requirement dropped and effective immediately | Thailand News Today

    The covid 19 travel requirements into Thailand. This morning we reported that any non-Thai traveler that is 18 and above must have either two doses of covid 19 vaccines, a letter of proof of recovery from covid in the past six months or a doctor’s letter explaining why they are not vaccinated. And this letter has been given to the…

  • Pattaya Beach is second most popular beach in the world | Thailand News Todays

      Pattaya Beach is second most popular beach in the world Pattaya Beach was named the second most popular beach in the world on TikTok. The most popular beach prize goes to Bondi Beach in Australia. The UK luxury holiday company, Destination2, created a list of the most popular beaches across the world on TikTok. The company conducted the research…

  • Adult Movie Star on the Quest for a Husband in Thailand | Thailand News Today

    National Park officials condemned for allowing a sailboat to destroy Krabi reef Thai netizens condemned National Park officials for failing to do their job after seeing images of a tourist sailboat destroying a coral reef in the southern province of Krabi. Earlier this week, the environmental activist Facebook page Monsoon Garbage Thailand posted photos of a white sailboat docking over the coral reef near Yawasam Island. The page…

  • Call for Covid boosters before wave of Chinese tourism | Thailand News Today

    Thai baht and Singapore dollar battle for strongest regional currency China is reopening its borders, pushing economists to predict that an influx of Chinese tourists to Thailand will propel the Thai baht into Southeast Asia’s reigning currency in 2023. But the baht has one regional competitor: the trusty Singapore dollar. Thailand’s economy heavily depends on tourism revenue. In 2019, Chinese…

  • Man arrested for stealing Royal Thai Armed Forces bus | Thailand News Today

    ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— IMF predicts a recession in Thailand The head of the International Monetary Fund (or IMF) predicts Thailand and Southeast Asian countries will suffer from recession this year along with the rest of the world. Kristalina Georgieva believes a third of the global economy will be in recession this year, including Thailand, and Vietnam. The 69 year old Bulgarian economist reckons 2023 will be…

  • Road safety campaign spells disaster for Chiang Mai rescue services | Thailand News Today

      Road safety campaign spells disaster for Chiang Mai rescue services A rescue service in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, is receiving the same “false alarm” phone call over and over again thanks to a controversial road safety campaign. Thailand sees a surge in road accidents and road deaths every year between December 29 – January 4, gaining the nickname “Seven Days of Danger.” Road…

  • Fire Outbreak at the Grand Diamond City Hotel & Casino in Cambodia, 50 Thai people trapped inside | Thailand News Today

    Fire Outbreak at the Grand Diamond City Hotel & Casino in Cambodia, 50 Thai people trapped inside Authorities are responding to a fire at the Grand Diamond City Hotel & Casino in Poipet, Cambodia this morning. The fire reportedly broke out on the second floor in the early morning of today. Officials have deployed several emergency personnel to the…

  • Sam Smith’s “Thrill of it All” Koh Samui Motorcycle Tour | Thailand News Today

    English popstar Sam Smith caused quite a stir among his Thai fans after pictures emerged of his recent holiday in Koh Samui in the southern province of Surat Thani. The singer, famous for his breakthrough single “Latch,” was snapped on a motorcycle around the island where it appeared he is in Thailand for more than just “The Thrill of it…

  • Thai PM wants Red Bull heir found ASAP | GMT

    In today’s episode, Thai man fakes his own death in unique marriage proposal, Downhill cycling banned in Doi Inthanon National Park, Screening for drunk driving to reduce new year holiday road deaths, a Gold thief begs for freedom after being trapped by security door, PM wants ‘Boss’ found.