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World’s Most Infamous Monk Will Return to Thailand
Jul 23, 2013
Wirapol Sukphol, the now infamous, jet-setting monk who has been defrocked will return to Thailand on July 31st, reports the Bangkok Post. The monk is currently...
Education Ministry Cracking Down on Bogus Schools
Jul 22, 2013
The Education Ministry has stepped up its campaign to battle bogus universities which are becoming a problem in the Kingdom, reports the Bangkok Post. The prob...
Thai Golfer Becomes Youngest Champ
Jul 22, 2013
14-year-old Pachara Khongwatmai won the Singha Hua Hin Open on Sunday making him the youngest male player to win a professional golf tournament, reports the Ban...
Villagers Report Tiger Pack Sighting
Jul 22, 2013
A villager from a remote village outside of Korat reportedly sighted five large cats, which he described as Tigers, on his farm, reports the Bangkok Post. The ...
What is Asarnha Bucha Day?
Jul 22, 2013
Many of those living in Thailand only know that today they do not have to go to work. This is exciting for many, and can also be difficult to discover exactly ...
PM Eats Rice, Eases Nation’s Fears
Jul 19, 2013
After accusations of contaminated rice, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has shown that the rice is not toxic by consuming it in front of the public, reports ...
Andy Murray to Play Tennis in Thailand
Jul 19, 2013
After being crowned champion of the Thailand Open in 2011, Andy Murray will return to the Kingdom to belatedly defend his title, reports Tennis World. Fresh off...
Thailand Will Host 2013 Stamp Exhibition
Jul 19, 2013
Thailand received exciting news when the Federation International de Philatelie (FIP) named Bangkok as the 2013 host for the World Stamp Exhibition, reports the...
Train Derails on the Way to Chiang Mai
Jul 18, 2013
The overnight express train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai derailed Wednesday leaving 30 passengers injured. Many of the passengers were foreigners and only five o...
Woman Robbed in Staged Car Accident
Jul 18, 2013
A gang of thieves orchestrated a car accident on a woman to rob her of 1.95 million baht, in the Bangkok suburb of Nonthaburi, reports the Bangkok Post. The vic...
Two Bombing Incidents in Southern Thailand
Jul 18, 2013
Despite an agreement of non-violence between the Thai government and the BRN separatist movement, two bombs went off in the south of Thailand, reports the New S...
Long Term Reduction of Troops in the South Possible
Jul 17, 2013
As reported earlier, the Thai government and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) have reached a non-violence agreement during the month of Ramadan. The deputy ...
Politicians’ Kids Replace Others for Chelsea Match
Jul 17, 2013
Football matches begin with the traditional walking out of players, accompanied by young children to escort them onto the pitch. This evening Chelsea and the S...
City Smog Expected to Get Worse
Jul 17, 2013
The secretary of the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia has warned that Bangkok's air quality is likely to get worse, reports the Bangkok Post. Th...
The Best English Speaking Hospitals in Bangkok
Jul 17, 2013
Each year, more and more foreigners are traveling or moving to Bangkok. Most of these people can hardly get by using the Thai language. When an injury or ailm...
Street Food Smarts: Moo Ping
Jul 17, 2013
In There's Something About Mary, Cameron Diaz pondered why there were not more meats on sticks. She clearly had never visited Bangkok. One of the world's capi...
PM Cautions on Rice Misinformation
Jul 16, 2013
Yingluck Shinawatra has urged media outlets the verify any stories they publish about contamination of Thai rice as false allegations could undermine the credib...
Chula Apologizes for Hitler Mural
Jul 16, 2013
Chulalongkorn University, Thailand's top institution of higher education, has apologized for the mural that was created by freshmen art students depicting Adolf...
Thailand to See 7 Percent More Tourists
Jul 16, 2013
Thailand expects a seven percent growth in tourist arrivals next year and a 13 percent increase in tourism-related earnings, reports the Global Times. This year...
Bangkok in a Day
Jul 16, 2013
It is not uncommon for weary travelers to only have a single day while they await their connecting flight or for locals to dedicate day out of their schedule to...
Thai Government, BRN Agree on Peaceful Ramadan
Jul 15, 2013
The Thai government and the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) have agreed to remain peaceful during the month of Ramadan in the far South of Thailand, reports the...
Thai All-Stars Surprise Man U
Jul 15, 2013
The Thailand All-Stars upset Manchester United 1-0 over the weekend, giving new manager David Moyes an less-than-ideal start to his tenure as the headman, repor...
Hitler Superhero Mural Irks Human Rights Group
Jul 15, 2013
A recent mural that has been erected at Chulalongkorn University has caused controversy and attention, reports The Israel National News. The mural depicts Adol...
5 Things We Learned at the Made by Legacy Flea Market
Jul 15, 2013
This weekend marked Made by Legacy's second American style flea market. Studio 61 hosted the event, offering two warehouse rooms in which artisans and collecto...
Assassination Attempt on Thai Government Official Fails
Jul 12, 2013
Thai government official Paiboon Pansanit was getting into his car at a hospital parking lot when a gunman approached his car and fired shots and the driver-sid...
Disease Threatening Thailand’s Shrimp Output
Jul 12, 2013
A disease known as early mortality syndrome or EMS, has hurt Thailand's shrimp stocks and may cause shrimp prices worldwide to rise, reports the Wall Street Jou...
Cats Rescued from Smugglers
Jul 12, 2013
Thai police rescued 90 cats from a smuggler who they believe were en route to Vietnam, reports the Tyler Morning Telegraph. While it is not confirmed whether t...
TB Bar Crawl: The Khao San Club Crawl
Jul 12, 2013
Most people think of Khao San as a stuffy street with hot bars overflowing with tourists, trading travel stories and advice. While this is certainly appealing t...
Thaksin’s Son Says the Voice is His Father’s
Jul 11, 2013
The son of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has said via his Facebook wall that one of the voices on the audio tape is his father's, reports the Bangkok...
Man Nominated as Thailand’s Oldest Person
Jul 11, 2013
The provincial government of Mae Hong Son plan to nominate Kamu Tongnumchokdee, a 119-year old Karen man, as the oldest in Thailand, reports The Nation. The ma...
Thailand to Extradite Brit to Cambodia
Jul 11, 2013
After a lengthy battle with the Thai Appeals Court, British man David John Fletcher will be extradited to Cambodia after being convicted of rape, reports the St...
Weekend Primer: Charity and Chow
Jul 11, 2013
Charity: Start your Sunday morning off right by heading over to Lumphini Park for the Rainbow Run. The Punky Runners are teaming up with the Rainbow Room to r...
Labor Minister Prioritizes Human Trafficking Problem
Jul 10, 2013
The new Labor Minister, Police Captain Chalerm Yubamrung has stated he will make human trafficking a priority in an effort to get Thailand off of the US's inter...
Search for Missing Crewmen Called Off
Jul 10, 2013
It has been a week since the Bangladeshi flagship, MV Hope, has capsized. Initially ten crewmen were reported missing, but good news came over the last week as...
30 Monks Caught with Drugs
Jul 10, 2013
Thailand has a lot of meth and a lot of monks, and now these abundant entities have intersected. Over 30 monks tested positive for drug use and have been defro...
The Hottest Noodles in Bangkok: Kuay Tiew Nai Ngog
Jul 10, 2013
One of the most iconic images of the Bangkok streets are the small metal food carts and open front shops lining the sidewalks, with their vendors hawking variou...
Leaked Audio Tape Causing Political Tension
Jul 9, 2013
A leaked audio tape that is allegedly of Deputy Defence Minister Yuthasak Sasiprapa and ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has caused tension and c...
Couple Arrested for Smuggling Pangolins
Jul 9, 2013
Police in Malaysia have detained a couple who were attempting to smuggle 26 pangolins into Thailand, reports the New Straits Times. The couple was stopped at a...
The Great Hitler Chicken Controversy
Jul 9, 2013
A few days ago the Daily Mail released an article about a recently opened fried chicken restaurant called "Hitler" opening in Bangkok. The story has since take...
Infamous Monk Charged with Statutory Rape
Jul 8, 2013
Things continue to get worse for monk Luang Pu Nen Kham Chattiko as he now faces 20 years in prison for accusation of sex with a minor, reports the Bangkok Post...
American Slain after Fight with Cabbie
Jul 8, 2013
An American man was killed after an argument with a taxi driver near Sukhumvit Soi 68, reports the Bangkok Post. Cherdchai Uttamacha, 32, has confessed to the ...
Attitudes towards Corruption Unchanged, Poll Finds
Jul 8, 2013
A recent survey by ABAC Poll has shown that attitudes towards corruption have remained mostly unchanged since their last poll in March, reports the Bangkok Post...
10 Facts About Bangkok
Jul 8, 2013
Here are ten interesting facts about Bangkok: 1. Bangkok has the longest place name in the world. While Bangkok is only seven letters long, it is not the offic...
Dhanin Thailand’s Richest Again
Jul 5, 2013
The latest Forbes richest list for Thailand was released and Dhanin Chearavanont, owner of CP has topped the list for the fourth straight year, reports The Nati...
Thailand Cracks Down on Online Gambling
Jul 5, 2013
Six online gambling websites were frozen and the bank accounts were locked up due to football betting and online casino games, which are both illegal in Thailan...
Students and Parents Protest Principal
Jul 5, 2013
Thirty students and parents protested for the headmistress of a school to be moved for misconduct towards students, reports the Bangkok Post. Protestors gather...
Visa Wars: Choosing the Best Visa Run Service in Bangkok
Jul 5, 2013
No matter why you are here or for how long, at some point a visa run from Bangkok is necessary (unless you are Thai, of course). While those with secure jobs m...
TB's Guide to Mexican
Jul 4, 2013
It's America's birthday and Americans will celebrate the only way they know how: binge drinking, blowing things up and eating unhealthily large portions of food...
South Korea Opens Cultural Center in Bangkok
Jul 4, 2013
South Korea opened its first cultural center in downtown Bangkok in Asoke, reports the Global Post. The Korean Cultural Center features an exhibition hall, roo...
‘University’ Illegally Granting Degrees
Jul 4, 2013
The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) is investigating World Peace University for granting honorary degrees with out proper authorization, reports the B...
Monk Takes Yaba to Treat Dog Bite
Jul 4, 2013
Police arrested a monk and another man for taking yaba, a methamphetamine based drug, reports the Bangkok Post. The officers were investigating a monastery aft...
Thailand Wants Higher Class Tourists
Jul 3, 2013
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has made plans to increase the number of first-time visitors to Thailand while also expanding middle and upper-income to...
Solving the Dengue Crisis
Jul 3, 2013
Researchers from UMass Amherst, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Michigan and the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS) in Ban...
Infamous Monk Has Assets Frozen
Jul 3, 2013
The infamous monk, who was filmed flying in a private jet replete with designer glasses and bags, has been targeted by the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO), ...
Thailand Lacrosse Claims Third at ASPAC Championships
Jul 3, 2013
The 2013 Asia Pacific (ASPAC) lacrosse championship was held during the last week of June in Beijing and Thailand's young program was able to measure themselves...
Government Reneges on Rice Cuts
Jul 2, 2013
After growing discontent from farmers around the country, the government has decided to raise the purchase price of rice to 15,000 baht per tonne in the governm...
Teacher Test has Lowest Pass Percentage Ever
Jul 2, 2013
Applicants who were tested for an assistant teacher position have failed in record numbers, reports the Bangkok Post. The test, which was given to fill vacanci...
Bollywood Star Injured in Thailand
Jul 2, 2013
Bollywood star Veena Malik is making headlines in Pakistan about her injury in Thailand, reports the Daily Times. The Bollywood starlet was filming for her mov...
Amazing Thailand Stars in Snoop Lion’s “Torn Apart” Video
Jul 2, 2013
Snoop Lion, formerly Dogg, has released a new video off of his newest album, Reincarnated. The former canine-themed rapper turned feline raggae singer has team...
1.2 Million Tablets Ordered for Thai Students
Jul 1, 2013
The "One Tablet Per Child" scheme continues into its next phase as the government announced on Friday that it will spend over 37 million baht on 1.2 million tab...
‘Superhero’ Tries to Flee Planet, Hijacks Bus
Jul 1, 2013
A man claiming to be a superhero from a destroyed planet hijacked a passenger bus on Saturday night and drove the bus around the city in an attempt to return to...
White Masks, Red Shirts Face Off in Ayutthaya
Jul 1, 2013
A planned weekend protest of white mask protesters, protesting against the government was changed when the 100 strong group found that over 500 red shirts had a...
Drift Weekend Delivers on Adrenaline
Jul 1, 2013
This fuel-injected weekend was highlighted by the D1 Thailand Grand Prix, Thailand's premiere drift racing competition. Over eighty drivers from Thailand, Mala...
Government May Require Insurance for Tourists
Jun 28, 2013
Foreigners who are uninsured have caused a major burden to state run hospitals after receiving treatment and not being able to pay resulting the Public Health M...
US to Check Imported Thai Rice
Jun 28, 2013
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered inspections of every container of Thai rice being imported to the US to check for contamination such as fu...
Transport Minister Takes Bus, Bails
Jun 28, 2013
The transport minister, Chadchat Sittipunt, set aside two hours to get from Government House to Don Mueang airport, but was unable to make his flight in time an...
TB Bar Crawl: Trendy Thong Lor
Jun 28, 2013
On occasion, its nice to settle into a quiet bar for the night and enjoy some quiet conversation with friends. However, more often than not, it's fun to have a...
Rice Mills Face Fraud Charges
Jun 27, 2013
Three executives from a rice milling company have been charged with fraud and warrants have been approved for their arrest, reports the Bangkok Post. The charg...
Thailand, Myanmar Burn Seized Drugs
Jun 27, 2013
Thailand and Myanmar burned more than 12 billion baht worth of drugs to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and show they are ...
Math, Science to be Merged in New Curriculum
Jun 27, 2013
The Education Ministry's decision to merge mathematics and science in its overhaul of the national school curriculum has left many scholars critical of the deci...
Weekend Primer: Gearheads' Dream Weekend
Jun 27, 2013
This weekend is promising to be packed with events and parties and Talk Bangkok is going to give you the run down on the best events happening this weekend. Th...
Tobacco Companies File Lawsuit Against Government
Jun 26, 2013
Philip Morris, Japan Tobacco Inc. and hundreds of Thai retailers will sue Thailand's health authorities over a decision to increase the size of anti-smoking war...
Despite Reports, Thaksin Not in Thailand
Jun 26, 2013
He is still not here. The Bangkok Post reports that despite photos that were posted on Thaksin Shinawatra's Instagram account that showed the former Prime Mini...
Tesco Loses Suit, Owes Millions
Jun 26, 2013
Tesco Lotus has lost a civil suit to its competitor, Big C Superceneter, in a dispute over cash coupons that were issued two years ago, reports the Bangkok Post...
Spotlight on The Oyster Bar: Sustainable Seafood
Jun 26, 2013
As more and more evidence mounts that human activity negatively impacts our environment, people the world over are trying to minimize their environmental footpr...
White Mask Robbery has ‘V’ Group Screaming Foul
Jun 25, 2013
Two men wearing the now infamous Guy Fawkes masks robbed a 7-Eleven in Don Mueang district late last night, reports the Bangkok Post. This occurred one day aft...
FIFA Ban Evaded
Jun 25, 2013
Thailand was able to avoid an international ban by FIFA after Pattaya Football Club withdrew its lawsuit again the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), repor...
Thailand Wins “Best Value Destination”
Jun 25, 2013
Lonely Planet Magazine India has awarded Thailand with the "Best Value Destination" award in its recent awards ceremony in Mumbai, India, reports Travel Daily N...
MRTA Approves Orange Line to Eastern Bangkok
Jun 24, 2013
The Mass Rapid Transit Authority (MRTA) approved the construction of the Orange Line over the weekend that will connect the Thailand Cultural Center to Min Buri...
Sea Slavery Could Result in US Sanctions
Jun 24, 2013
After four years of being a tier 2 country for human trafficking on the US State Department's annual "Trafficking in Persons" report, Thailand could face US san...
Guinean Man Caught with Rhino Horns
Jun 24, 2013
A Guinean man was arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport over the weekend after authorities found that he had eight rhinoceros horns worth over 10 million baht in his...
Best Brunches in Bangkok
Jun 24, 2013
In cities such as New York, a weekend day starts by calling up your closest companions and meeting at a quaint little brunch shop to review the events of the ni...
Farmers Threaten Protests in Capital
Jun 21, 2013
The Thai Farmers Association (TFA) has warned the government that it has seven days to reconsider its decision to slash rice prices from 15,000 to 12,000 baht p...
Thailand to Invest in High-Speed Rail, Roads
Jun 21, 2013
The Thai government has promised at the Greater Mekong Investment Forum that they will invest two trillion baht to improve roads and rail links to better connec...
Top Thai University Forgets to Submit 2-Year-Old Grades
Jun 21, 2013
Chulalongkorn University (CU), one of Thailand's top universities, has apologized to five Faculty of Law students after the university ejected them for failing ...
Dead Elvis Lives Up to the Hype
Jun 21, 2013
The king is not dead. He was back from the grave at Cosmic Café last night for his Asian Zombification Tour. Popscene presented the city of angels with...
Tastes of Thailand: Snacking at 7-Eleven
Jun 20, 2013
On every corner of every side street throughout Thailand's capital, a bright beacon of hope shines brighter than any other. 7-Eleven and its Korean owned compe...
Toll Fee Hike to Hit Bangkok
Jun 20, 2013
The Expressway and Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (Exat), has approved a proposal to raise tolls on expressways throughout Bangkok and its suburbs by at le...
Government Confirms Cuts in Rice-Buying Scheme
Jun 20, 2013
On Wednesday, the government confirmed that it will slash prices paid to rice farmers from 15,000 baht per ton to 12,000 baht per ton, reports Fox News. The sc...
Thailand Faces FIFA Ban Over Legal Dispute
Jun 20, 2013
FIFA has issued a warning to the Football Association of Thailand (FAT) that the country can face a ban from international competition unless a legal dispute in...
Corruption in Thailand is Increasing
Jun 19, 2013
The Coalition Against Corruption (CAC) has claimed that corruption within the Kingdom has increased sharply over the last two years and that economic growth wou...
Robber Steals 2,200 Baht, Returns 10
Jun 19, 2013
A Phuket province Family Mart was robbed on Tuesday with the thief making off 2,200 baht in cash, but later decided to return a 10-baht coin, reports the Bangko...
700 Vietnamese Tourists Abandoned
Jun 19, 2013
700 Vietnamese tourists, who were visiting Thailand to attend a seminar, were abandoned by their travel agency after the Vietnamese tour operator failed to pay ...
'Eat With Style' Hopes to Revamp Siam Square's Nightlife
Jun 19, 2013
Last night, Central Pattana introduced their new "Lifestyle Dining & Gastro Bar Landmarks" at Zense Restaurant on the 17th floor of the Zen Tower at CentralWorl...
Additives, Chemicals Found in Unsafe Food
Jun 18, 2013
It was found that one-third of food in markets were found to have additives and chemicals above the standard limit, making the food unsafe, reports the Bangkok ...
China Accused of Corruption after Falling to Thailand
Jun 18, 2013
Over the weekend, Thailand defeated China 5-1 in a friendly football match, however the upset has people in China raising questions of corruption, reports the S...
Bank Robbers Make Off with 200 Baht
Jun 18, 2013
Two burglars broke into a Kasikorn Bank in Chiang Mai over the weekend and only managed to steal 200 baht, reports the Bangkok Post. The staff of the bank beca...
Road-Safety Awareness Program Launched in Thailand
Jun 17, 2013
Toyota Motors Thailand and Honda Automobile have both launched a road safety awareness program aimed at youngsters, reports The Nation. Thailand ranked sixth w...
Materialistic Monks Outted
Jun 17, 2013
A number of complaints were filed to the National Office of Buddhism concerning monks riding in luxurious cars and using brand-name items, reports the Bangkok P...
V for Thailand Not Majority, Poll Finds
Jun 17, 2013
The white-masked protestors that have called for a military coup of the government are not in the majority, as 55% of people surveyed by ABAC Poll have found a ...
Delivery Indulgences: Fine Dining Without Leaving the Couch
Jun 17, 2013
Let's face it, eating can be difficult. Especially when you need to do strenuous activities like get out of bed to do it successfully. Fortunately, a number o...
THB 50m of Marijuana seized in Ubon
Jun 14, 2013
Police arrested a Thai man and a Lao woman in a sting operation after finding 50 million baht worth of marijuana in the Eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, re...
Baby Elephant Gets Stuck in Well, Saved by Villagers
Jun 14, 2013
A one-month old baby elephant was separated from its herd and subsequently found itself stuck in a well in Phayao Province, reports TIME. The villagers called ...
Thailand-US Study Shows HIV Prevention Drug a Success
Jun 14, 2013
A research project being undertaken by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Thai Ministry of Public Health and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (...
Facing the Lion at Leo Burnett’s Cannes Predictions
Jun 14, 2013
What's the best commercial of the year? Leo Burnett, the worldwide marketing behemoth, challenged marketing enthusiasts to face the lion and predic...
Businessman’s Body Found, Motivations Disputed
Jun 13, 2013
More than 300 police officers escorted the three suspected men to the body of Thai businessman Akayuth Anchanbutr, which they disposed of in Phattalung, reports...
Education Ministry Overhauling School Curriculums
Jun 13, 2013
The Education Ministry's reform of the national school curriculum is about 80% complete, reports the Bangkok Post. The new curriculum will be adapted to focus ...
Thailand Not in Running for World Expo 2020
Jun 13, 2013
Ayutthaya, Thailand is no longer in the running as one of the hosts for the World Expo 2020, reports the Nation. The remaining contenders are Ekaterinburg, Rus...
Thailand Places Last in English Skills in SEA
Jun 12, 2013
The JobStreet.com English Language Assessment (JELA) results are in and the results are not good for Thailand, reports The Nation. After the results from over ...
Barrage of Ping Pong Balls Leaves Thai Patriot Shaken
Jun 12, 2013
A core member of the United Front of Thai Patriots, Chaiwait Sinsuwong, said that his house in Hua Mark was shelled by "ping pong bombs" on Sunday and Monday ni...
High Roads Craft Ice Cream to Open in Thailand
Jun 12, 2013
Craft beer, craft coffee, importing craft products seems to be all the rage in Thailand these days and it doesn't stop with ice cream. High Road Craft Ice Crea...
The Art of Motorcycle Taxi Riding
Jun 12, 2013
Let's face it, the traffic in this city is absolutely atrocious and the public transit system leaves much to be desired. If you truly need to get from A to Z a...
Heroic Kiwi Dies after Inhaling Poisonous Gas
Jun 11, 2013
51-year-old Michael Paul Coppins has passed away after attempting to rescue a married couple from a ventilation chimney filled with poisonous gas, according to ...
Thai Man Discovers Home Zoos are Illegal
Jun 11, 2013
A Thai man has been arrested after a Zoo was discovered inside of his Bangkok home, according to the Bangkok Post. The Department of National Parks, Wildlife a...
Toilet Training to Hit School Curriculums
Jun 11, 2013
The Public Health Ministry is looking to westernize bathrooms across the country and have decided to start at the very beginning, the Bangkok Post reports. Thi...
Bangkok’s Computer City: A Techie’s Dream
Jun 11, 2013
It can often be difficult to navigate the cluttered streets and disorganized storefronts of Bangkok. This can make finding what you need a pain. However, if y...
Ayutthaya Dog Becomes Local Hero
Jun 10, 2013
A 2 year old became the hero of Ayutthaya when he saved a baby from a roadside garbage dump, according to the Deccan Chronicle. The young hero was a Bangkaew d...
Army Colonel Murdered for Missing Birthday Party
Jun 10, 2013
Colonel Saksit Yaowarat, 49, was shot four times and succumbed to his injuries in the hospital for missing his brother-in-law's birthday the night before, accor...
Two Tourists Nabbed for Smuggling Crystal Meth
Jun 10, 2013
Two Iranian men were taken into custody at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Sunday after they were found smuggling a kilogram of methamphetamine into the Kingdom, accord...
Surviving This Year’s Dengue Outbreak
Jun 10, 2013
Rainy season is now upon us and with that begins an increase in Dengue Fever. Every doctor will warn you that before heading to a tropical destination, there a...
Monk Tries New Diet, Gets Arrested
May 29, 2013
A monk from Kalasin province in Northeastern Thailand was arrested by police for possession and consumption of yaba, a type of methamphetamine according to the ...
Bangkok is the Number 1 Destination City in the World
May 28, 2013
Bangkok has snagged the top spot of the 2013 Global Destination Cities Index making it the number one city destination in the world according to the LA Times. ...
Bed Supperclub to Close
May 28, 2013
The iconic nightclub on Sukhumvit Soi 11, Bed Supperclub, will close its doors at the end of of August, reports BK Magazine. Club-goers who frequent Sukhumvit ...
Two Killed in Nong Khai by Giant Rocket
May 27, 2013
Two local officials were killed in Nong Khai on Sunday when their car was hit by a giant rocket according to the Bangkok Post. The rocket was part of the local...
Italian Man Arrested in Chiang Mai for US$10 Million Fraud
May 24, 2013
Thai authorities have arrested an Italian man living in Chiang Mai for a US$10 million fraud in which he swindled money from European taxpayers and banks accord...
Monitor Lizard Infiltrates Parliament
May 23, 2013
A monitor lizard caused quite a stir yesterday when a member of the press noticed the two-meter long lizard relaxing in the ceiling according to the Bangkok Pos...
Huge Blackout Hits Southern Thailand
May 22, 2013
A huge power outage hit 14 provinces in Southern Thailand late Tuesday evening according to the Bangkok Post. Provinces that were affected included Surat Thani...
Canine Trade Video Exposes “Dog-Meat Mafia”
May 21, 2013
A recently released video by The Global Mail gives stunning insight into the Canine Trade in Thailand. This "Dog-Meat Mafia" has been hiring people, especially ...
Woman Victim of Marriage Scam
May 21, 2013
A Thai woman from Samut Prakan, a neighboring province of Bangkok, was scammed out of THB190,000 reports the Bangkok Post. The 35 year old woman was introduced...
Thailand National Football Manager Ousted
May 20, 2013
Thailand National Football Manager Ousted German born Winfried Schaefer's stint as headman for the Thailand national football team has come to an end according ...
Ex-Miss Tiffany to Become Monk
May 20, 2013
Sorrawee Nattee, the 2009 Miss Tiffany, has decided to become ordained as a Buddhist monk according to The Buddhist Channel. Sorrawee never underwent gender re...
‘Fast Track’ Courts being Considered in Thailand to Boost Tourist Safety
May 14, 2013
Thailand authorities are considering implementing a "fast track" court system for tourists who are victims of crimes while on holiday according to the Daily Mai...
Or Tor Kor Market (ตลาด อ.ต.ก.)
Dec 24, 2012
AREA: ChatuchakADDRESS: 101 Kampaengphet RoadChatuchak, Bangkok 10900METRO: Kampaengphet MRT, take the exit marked Marketing Organization for Farmers HOURS: 6:3...
Deadbeat dad hiding in Thailand Busted!
Dec 20, 2012
A man named the most deadbeat dad in America has been hiding out in Thailand over the last several years and was just busted trying to enter the Philippines on ...
Hmong Man busted driving with 1.3M yaba pills
Dec 20, 2012
A Hmong man was stopped by police in chumpon and was unable to bribe his way out of a sticky situation reports the Bangkok Post. His initial bribe of 200THB fol...
Lost in Thailand sets records
Dec 19, 2012
The new Chinese movie Lost in Thailand sets records in the mainland surpassing previous record holders "Titanic 3-D" and "Transformers 3". As the number of Chin...
US Embassy makes funny New Year video
Dec 19, 2012
The US Embassy of Bangkok proves that times of peace are good times and that they have enough free time to make a super retro New Years video to the tune of a c...
Driving Distracted is a "Serious" Offense
Dec 18, 2012
If you like cruisin down Sukhumvit in your low rider with the top down blarring Snoop, talking on your phone and hollerin at girls, you may be in for a shocking...
Loan Sharks prey on workers
Dec 18, 2012
The Nation reports that the practice of loan sharking has become a big problem amongst low wage salaried workers who are paying between 8-10% per month. In some...
Weighing In on the Tiger Temple
Dec 18, 2012
The Tiger Temple is one of Thailand's most popular tourist attractions. Located two hours northwest of Bangkok in the Kanchanaburi Province, tourists from all o...
Spiral @ Eat Me
Dec 18, 2012
Entering Eat Me restaurant, located just off Thanon Convent in Sala Daeng, is akin to discovering a secret garden. The modest frontage is cocooned with foliage ...
Asiatique overcharges Farangs!
Dec 17, 2012
The Bangkok Post reports today that foreigners are fired up about Asiatiques new ferris wheel. The new ferris wheel opened this week and Asiatique decided it wa...
Buakaw wins Thai Fight 2012
Dec 17, 2012
Last night at the King Chulalongkorn Monument Square Thai Fight 2012 took place in front of thousands of fans. The main event for the title was between Buakaw P...
Steaks at El Gaucho
Dec 16, 2012
After a successful day at work sometimes we all decide to splurge on dinner. This past Thursday, I decided to try out the newly popular El Gaucho Argentinian re...
Sushi at Hanako
Dec 15, 2012
In a city with endless Japanese restaurants, it's often difficult to find one that stands out. One of our favorites is a tucked away very welcoming spot off of ...
Car company brawls!
Dec 15, 2012
The Bangkok Post reports a bizarre story where a company party turns into a full out brawl. A Ford and Mazda joint venture invited some 4,000 staff members to a...
Brit coke dealer extradited!
Dec 15, 2012
A British man hiding out in Thailand has been busted and flown back to Wales reports Walesonline. Terrance Johnson was spotted on a flight to Heathrow with and ...
Two thirds of Thai computers have a virus!
Dec 14, 2012
The Bangkok Post reports that Thailand is ranked #3 in the world of countries subject to malware and viruses. Only in Indonesia and in China where the great fir...
Nana Plaza Gets New Sign
Dec 14, 2012
In preparation for 2013, Nana Plaza got a new sign hanging above it's dirty little head. We doubt this will change it's image or open the door to a more diverse...
China reads your We Chat Messages!
Dec 14, 2012
In a totally unsurprising and lame move, Chinese owned company Tencent is allowing the Chinese government to read and listen to your messages on We Chat reporte...
Hyatt Announces New Suk Hotel
Dec 13, 2012
Hyatt just announced they will open a new hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 24 called Hyatt Place the Daily Finance reports. The new hotel will have 220 guest rooms and se...
Sale of Alcohol in public gets "Restricted"
Dec 13, 2012
The Bangkok Post reports today that the sale of alcohol in public places will be restricted by the Health Ministry. After Jan 1st, areas around foot paths, park...
Life Disappears for Me @ Artery
Dec 13, 2012
Artery Post-Modern Gallery is a hidden gem of creativity, a hive of innovation, tucked away on Silom soi 19. Having just celebrated their 7th anniversary they a...
What is a G-Club
Dec 12, 2012
G-clubs aka Gentleman's clubs are private establishments that provide a nightclub atmosphere in a more sophisticated environment. Sometimes known as Coyote Clu...
Thailand International Motor Expo 2012
Dec 12, 2012
Last weekend we joined thousands of other people and went to the Thailand International Motor Expo 2012. It was quite a haul from downtown and took about an hou...
Former Prince of Napal busted with Ganja
Dec 7, 2012
The former price of Napal, price Paras Shah has been raging Thailand in recent days and getting into some trouble. The playboy heavy drinking prince was recentl...
Dinner at Zaks Wine Pub
Dec 7, 2012
Sukhumvit Soi 11 has become quite the hot spot for tourists and Thai alike in recent years. New bars and restaurants have been popping up on a monthly basis. So...
Club Insomnia Goes Insane
Dec 4, 2012
Club Insomnia recently announced they will be changing their name on Dec 20 to Club Insanity. This will surely caues a bit of confusion to change the name in th...
Muay Kaad Chuak: Tradition Lives On
Dec 3, 2012
Every April in Thailand, a relatively unknown sporting event unlike any other in the world takes place in the sleepy little town of Mae Sot on the border of Mya...
Late Night Drinking: A Tutorial
Dec 3, 2012
For those of us who find that the 2am curfew on bars in Bangkok is simply too early, there are plenty of options to keep the night going if you know where to lo...
AWY GIRLS 6TH MUSIC, TATTOO AND MOSH FEST
Dec 1, 2012
Thailand's foremost underground music festival of the year, ARGHH WARGHH YARGHH GRAND MOSH FESTIVAL has just seen its 6th instalment achieve its most successful...
Thai Girl loses 68 KG after meeting K-pop Star
Nov 29, 2012
An overweight Thai girl had a dream to meet K-pop star Nichkhun from the band 2PM and vowed that she would do just about anything to make that dream come true. ...
A beginners guide to people watching on Sukhumvit Road
Nov 19, 2012
Sukhumvit Road is the vibrant vein which pumps pulsating life into the heart of Bangkok city. A mix of Thai, Western, Arabic, Japanese, Korean and many other cu...
 

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