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The following was written by Rooster, a gifted writer from Thaivisa. I am a Thai to English translator for Thaivisa and a language advisor to one or two other firms. Thailand has been good to me and I have always been positive about the country. I don't wear rose tinted specs but I tend to focus on the ...
Around 1,000 people protested in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai on Sunday against the construction of homes for officials on forested land flanking a revered mountain, in one of the largest shows of dissent under junta rule. Public frustration has been mounting over the project since aerial images ...

Aged 98, Sawang Janpram cruised to victory in the 100-metre sprint, came first in the discus and set a record in the javelin — the undisputed star of Thailand's first national Elderly Games held this week. Competitors who gathered in northern Nan province defied age stereotypes and the searing sun in the ...
The leader of a Cambodian anti-government group who was at risk of being extradited to his homeland for imprisonment said Friday he is safely back in Denmark, where he has had political asylum for seven years. Sam Serey, head of a fringe opposition group called the Khmer National Liberation Front, ...
Thailand on Tuesday volunteered to host the hotly anticipated summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, as speculation swirls about the venue. "Thailand is ready to facilitate and host the talks," Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai told reporters, though he stressed ...
Two of four people wanted by Malaysian authorities for allegedly planning attacks have been arrested and questioned by Thai security officials, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said Wednesday. He said the officials concerned are investigating whether the suspects have links to the Islamic State ...

The owner of a Thai tour company has been arrested for deceiving 33 tourists left abandoned in Osaka, Japan, in early February. Tourist Police deputy chief Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal said on Thursday that Sonthaya Phosri, 35, had been arrested the day before under a warrant issued by the Thonburi ...
BANGKOK — Thais are among 59 nationalities who soon won't need visas to travel to China's Hainan Island. Starting next month, the visa requirement will be waived for Thai nationals visiting the southern semi-tropical island known for its beach resorts and and forests for up to 30 days. The new regulation ...
BANGKOK (Reuters) – More than 400 people died in road accidents in Thailand over the traditional new year holiday, the Interior Ministry said yesterday, higher than the year before despite a new road safety campaign. The ministry said 418 people were killed in 3,724 accidents during the April 11-17 ...
Amazon has introduced an “International Shopping experience” to its Amazon Shopping App, giving Thais the chance to buy any of 45 million items and have them shipped from the United States. Samir Kumar, vice president of Amazon exports and expansion, said International Shopping is available for ...
BERLIN — German authorities say they have raided 62 properties and arrested seven people in an investigation of an alleged trafficking ring set up to bring Thai women and transsexuals to Germany to work as prostitutes. Prosecutors in Frankfurt said raids were conducted across Germany on Wednesday.
The Ministry of Culture and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration are commemorating the 236th anniversary of the beginning of Bangkok's Rattanakosin Period with daily activities in various locations across the old city from April 21 to 25. On Saturday at 8.30am, 237 monks will receive alms in front of City ...
Thailand has requested a number of trade privileges from the US aimed at helping Thai exporters compete in both US and global markets, the Commerce Ministry revealed Monday. The privileges were requested at last week's Thailand-US Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) meeting in ...
The Foreign Ministry has urged Thai people in Israel to stay alert after the conflict in Syria, which came under military strikes by the United States and allies before dawn on Saturday, saying they need to keep tabs on local authorities' advice. According to a warning issued Sunday, the ministry called on ...
That difference comes from the common perception that non-Thais are wealthier than Thais. However, the 2016 gross national income/year of non-Thais varies from Burundi's US$280 (Bt8,716) to Norway's $82,390 (Bt2.56 million) (Source: World Bank), so to charge by GNI level is most impractical to apply ...
BANGKOK • History fever is gripping Thailand and a growing number of Thais are wearing traditional dress, a phenomenon encouraged by the junta and the palace, and fuelled by a popular television soap opera. But the trend, which began with a "winter fair" initiated by King Maha Vajiralongkorn in ...
The popularity of TV series Bupphaesannivas (Love Destiny) has led to Thais from all walks of life donning traditional costumes on increasing occasions across the country. In Chon Buri, fans of the series showed up at Bang Lamung district office in traditional clothing on Tuesday to have their photos taken ...

Amazing and lovely Thai people: Expat praises Hua Hin locals for returning his wallet. PUBLISHED ON SUN, MAR 25, 2018 9:15 AM. Amazing and lovely Thai people: Expat praises Hua Hin locals for returning his wallet. 20180323_183756.jpg. Two Thai men have been praised for returning a wallet containing 12,000 baht ...
Now 78 years old, Thais-Williams lived through a version of Los Angeles where gay culture wasn't allowed to exist outside of the closet and black people weren't allowed in white-operated underground gay spaces. “Black women are on the bottom of the totem pole for everything,” she says now, making the ...
People in period costumes had flocked in large numbers to the one-month-long festival held for Thai people to overcome the sadness of the past, as well as to pay tributes to the great achievements of King Rama V and King Rama IX. Held at the grounds of Dusit Palace and Sanam Suea Pa, the theme of ...
A boat crosses the Mekong River in Laos near the site of the planned Pak Beng Dam. International Rivers. Thais weigh merit of Mekong dam. Thu, 15 March 2018. Andrew Nachemson. Environmental watchdogs expressed hope on Wednesday that the Thai government's announcement that it will delay a decision to ...
A couple different plans are currently in the works to honor the late Steve Thais, a longtime county councilman, at Fox Ridge Nature Park. Knox County Parks and Recreation Department superintendent Rama Sobhani said the parks are working with the Thais estate to install a memorial bench in his honor ...
BANGKOK: Eleven Thai nationals believed to have been forced to work for a Taiwanese-led "Macau Scam" syndicate in Kuala Lumpur were rescued in a joint operation by the Malaysian and Thailand Police here today. In the raid conducted by Malaysian Police following intelligence by Thai Police on a ...
Thai and Cambodian police on Friday arrested 26 Thais, six Taiwanese and five Cambodians in a joint operation in Cambodia for running a call centre that allegedly tricked Thai victims out of 100 million baht. Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal, deputy commissioner of the tourist police, said there were arrests ...
A public health officer giving vitamins to a couple at a Valentine's Day celebration in Bangkok yesterday. Thailand's cash bonuses and tax incentives for people with children have done little to boost births, but analysts said they were not generous enough to prompt Thais to have more children.PHOTO: ...
Mr Sirinya was referring to reports of Thais being implicated in a Thai branch of King Romans Group which runs the casino at the Golden Triangle, an area that overlaps the mountains of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand. The casino is in Ton Pheung district in Bokeo, the northern province of Laos. It stands ...
Getting a job abroad and earning higher wages is a dream for many Thais as they watch their neighbours build homes and fund children's education with money sent from overseas. According to the Overseas Employment Administration Division, more than 160,000 Thai nationals leave for jobs abroad ...
Grandma Tum's Wild Curry restaurant off Thailand's Highway 346 draws in the crowds with its range of exotic meats like crocodile, deer and ostrich. But the eatery in Pathum Thani also attracts a different sort - poachers seeking to offload their haul of lizards, deer, wild boars and porcupines, freshly killed in ...
A Dubai-based scam call centre which swindled victims in Thailand out of at least 50 million baht has been busted and 23 Thais and their Taiwanese boss caught in a joint operation involving Thai and Emirati police. The gang worked out of a luxury house and fooled their victims into sending them money, ...
BANGKOK – According to statistics from YouTube Thailand, Thai people spend an average of 2.4 hours watching YouTube each day, reflecting opportunities for brands and advertisers. YouTube Thailand, an affiliate company of the world's top video streaming platform, reports that 46 million Thais watch ...
Thai people spend an average of 2.4 hours watching YouTube each day, reflecting opportunities for brands and advertisers, says YouTube Thailand. YouTube Thailand, an affiliate company of the world's top video streaming platform, reports that 46 million Thais watch YouTube. People in urban areas ...
Swing time: Thais dress up and go dancing in the streets. This photo taken on February 25, 2018 shows people swing dancing in front of Phra; People dance to swing music in front of Phra Pathom Chedi temple in the central Thai. RSS; Follow; Email; Print; Share. Agence France Presse. you've reached a ...
More Danes marrying Thais, figures show ... Overall, the number of Thais coming to Denmark has almost doubled since last year. READ ALSO: Danish men looking to Asia when marrying someone from abroad. Thais are by far the largest group when it comes to foreign women coming here to marry Danes.
NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand: Dressed in top hats, vintage outfits and shiny shoes, hundreds of Thais grooved to swing music in a town more famous for its ancient Buddhist stupa. More than 300 enthusiasts, including foreign dancers, came out for the shindig on a street in Nakhon Pathom, about an hour ...
Japan's professional football league is moving to attract new fans in Thailand. The J.League has held an event in Bangkok that saw two Thai football stars play on opposing sides in a match. Nearly 300 people gathered to watch a top league game between Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Hokkaido Consadole ...
In light of the report, an officer from the DOPA office in Bangkok confirmed that, not only those from the 13 countries are subjected to having their backgrounds checked, but it can apply to any foreigners who want to marry Thais — although the law doesn't require district offices to do so. “The district offices ...
NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand: Dressed in top hats, vintage outfits and shiny shoes, hundreds of Thais grooved to swing music in a town more famous for its ancient Buddhist stupa. Over 300 enthusiasts, including foreign dancers, came out for the shindig on a street in Nakhon Pathom, about an hour from ...
Thais go swinging in the streets. Life; Monday 26 February 2018 - 11:05am. This photo taken on 25 February 2018 shows people swing dancing in front of Phra Pathom Chedi temple in the central Thai province of Nakhon Pathom. Photo: Krit Promsakla Na Sakolnakorn / THAI NEWS PIX / AFP. Nakhon Pathom, THAILAND ...
I don't mind Dr Frank's elaborate and archaic prose, so long as he comes up with interesting historical information, such as the colourful career of Constance Marciewicz. I would like to add another interesting historical fact: which was the first country in the world to give men and women the vote at the same ...
Japan's professional football league is moving to attract new fans in Thailand. The J.League has held an event in Bangkok that saw two Thai football stars play on opposing sides in a match. Nearly 300 people gathered to watch a top league game between Sanfrecce Hiroshima and Hokkaido Consadole ...
BANGKOK, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- A grand Spring Festival gala was staged in the southern Thai city of Hat Yai Thursday night for overseas Chinese and Thais to join the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations. Some 3,000 people watched the "Cultures of China, Festival of Spring," which is jointly presented by ...
Mai Bpen Rai is a phrase often associated with the Thais and their laid-back, easy-going attitudes. Prapapornipat ... Prapornipat said she theorized the suppression of emotions could lead to negative psychological effects on the Thai people as they are never allowed to speak their mind. She said this could ...
The Thais, detained against their will, had been forced to make the deceitful calls duping respondents out of their money. A senior police officer told reporters at Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Tuesday night the Malaysian police were currently questioning the suspects and their enslaved employees.
The number of people registering themselves as adoptive parents jumped nearly seven-fold between 2011 and 2016. Interior Ministry records show that up to 9,339 persons were registered two years ago, a huge increase from 1,389 in 2011. “Infertility problems are a factor,” Mental Health Department ...
In case of emergency, Thais could contact the Honorary Thai Consulate General office in Medan at (+62) 813 708 88785 or call the Embassy's emergency telephone number (+62) 811 186253 around the clock. The Indonesian authorities have issued a ban on people entering an area within a radius of ...
BANGKOK: Eleven Thai nationals believed to have been forced to work for a Taiwanese-led "Macau Scam" syndicate in Kuala Lumpur were rescued in a joint operation by the Malaysian and Thailand Police here today. In the raid conducted by Malaysian Police following intelligence by Thai Police on a ...
AT&T announced Wednesday it is tapping Thais Asper as the company's new external affairs director for Miami-Dade, Monroe and Collier counties. The new job will put Asper, a Miami native, in charge of legislative affairs for the three South Florida counties. She also will assist with new technology ...
The Consular Department will provide special passport issuance service at three offices on Saturdays from February 17 to April 7. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Busadee Santipitaks said on Thursday that the Saturday service will be available at the temporary office at Thanya Park on Srinakarin Road, ...
The Pak Beng dam site, now and in the future via an artist's sketch. (via Radio Free Asia). - +. CHIANG RAI: Laos has assured the Pak Beng hydropower dam that is to be built on the lower Mekong River will have no adverse impact on local people living on the Thai side of the river. Laotian officials and ...
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office in California has confirmed the death of a Thai man, identified as Pinit Sutthithepa, 30, who was killed in a deadly mudslide in the southern California town of Montecito. Pinit was the second Thai national confirmed to have died in the mudslide after the body of his ...


 

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