Taxi driver steals from British Tourists

A taxi driver has been arrested for leaving two British tourists in Nakhon Pathom and fleeing with their cash and credit cards after they chartered his taxi for a trip to a floating market in Ratchaburi. Tourist Police deputy commissioner Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal held a press conference on Tuesday to announce the arrest of […]

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Sukhumvit Park sold for new Mall

BANGKOK — A downtown pocket park owned by a former politician who served jail time for demolishing its former tenants’ businesses has been sold to a developer. Chuvit Garden, a small private park at Soi Sukhumvit 10 owned by politician-turned-talk show host Chuvit Kamolvisit, has been sold to Land and Houses Co. Ltd. to build a […]

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Dual pricing gone wrong

A viral Facebook post from a Thai woman who paid THB150 ($US4.7) for street food became the talk of town when the vendor admitted she overcharged the woman because the waiter mistook her for a Chinese tourist. On Monday, Suthaporn Lee said she had a dish of pad kaprow moo grob (stir-fried pork belly with holy basil) […]

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Thailand Elephant Hospital

The Thai Elephant Conservation Center’s Elephant Hospital, one of Thailand’s four regional hospitals, was officially established in 2000. The Hospital offers free treatment for elephants from all over Thailand. Nearly all patients are privately-owned elephants whose owners cannot afford to pay for care. (The TECC’s own elephants are so well cared for that they rarely require […]

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Thai Smart Visa

New Smart Visa Launched In January 2018 A new long term visa aimed at professionals wishing to live and work in Thailand will launch in January 2018, according an update from the Prime Minister’s office. The “Smart Visa” was announced earlier this year but details have only just been released including no work permit needed […]

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The remains of the Buddha found in China

Archaeologists have reportedly uncovered a 1,000-year-old box that could potentially hold the remains of the Buddha in China. Remains of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha or the “awakened one”, who founded Buddhism and is believed to have lived around 566-486 BCE, may have been found in a temple in Nanjing. According to LiveScience, a skull […]

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Smiling deceased Buddhist Monk

Incredible images show a ‘smiling’ deceased Buddhist monk being exhumed by his dedicated followers- two months after he died. Revered monk Luang Phor Pian died on November 16 last year in Bangkok, Thailand when he was 92-years-old. Originally from Cambodia, Pian spent the majority of his life serving as a well-known spiritual and Buddhist guru in Lopburi, central Thailand. […]

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Mae Rim

Second trip out in Chiang Mai this December 2017, this time on the outskirts of Chiang Mai in an area called Mae Rim. Even after living in Chiang Mai for 2 years, I had never actually got round to going to Mae Rim as I always considered it a Touristy area with the Tiger Temple, […]

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