Month: February 2015

Technology

New app to check bad taxis

The government is promoting a new smartphone application that allows users to report on the safety and service of the taxis they use. The DLTCheckin app was developed by the Department of Land Transport and officially launched on Friday. Read more: Bangkok Post Download DLT Check in for Android from Google PlayRead More

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai: Norwegian Man Cuts His Own Throat

Police today were called to the home of a Norwegian man in Chiang Mai who had reportedly cut his own throat. Officers from Mae Ping police station arrived at his residence in the Lanna Home Village of Tasala district at around 1.30pm to find Frank Kristiansen. Read more: stickboybangkok.comRead More

Pattaya

Man shot dead in front of former Pattaya Mayor’s Shop

In the early hours of Thursday, a 34 year old man was gunned-down in a drive-by shooting, outside of a Buddhist Amulet Shop in North Pattaya, owned by a former Mayor of Pattaya. Police and medics rushed to the scene on the Naklua Road. The victim of the shooting was named as Khun Wachara aged […]Read More

Phuket

Wanted Phuket drug kingpin busted with meth, pistol, M16 and

PHUKET: A wanted Phuket drug dealer is in custody after police raided his Rassada home yesterday, seizing an M16 rifle, a pistol, ammunition and a substantial amount of Crystal Meth (Ya Ice) and Meth pills (Ya Ba). The suspect, Surasak “Boo” Rabiapdee, 32 was presented to the press this morning (February 20), following his arrest […]Read More

Bangkok

Suvarnabhumi ready for take-off

The long-overdue expansion of Suvarnabhumi airport, which was delayed for scrutiny after last year’s May 22 coup, is now back on track. The Airports of Thailand Plc (AoT) board on Wednesday agreed to revive the phase two expansion that was supposed to be undertaken soon after the airport opened in September 2006. Read more: Bangkok […]Read More

Pattaya

33 Chinese tourists abandoned by guide in Jomtien

CHON BURI, Feb 20 – Police are looking for a Chinese tour guide who swindled and abandoned 33 Chinese tourists in this province’s famous resort of Jomtien Beach, police said Friday. The 33 tourists, all from Zhejiang province, told police that they had bought a package tour and paid 2,399 yuan each, equivalent to about […]Read More

South

No aftershock reported after 4 magnitude quake in southern Thailand

BANGKOK, 20 February 2015 (NNT) – No aftershock has been detected after the 4.0 magnitude earthquake in Phang Nga province earlier today, says the BEG Director. The Director of the Bureau of Environment Geology (BEG) Somboon Khositanont has revealed that there is still no detectable aftershocks in wake of the earthquake in Phang Nga province […]Read More

South

Car Bomb Injures 13 in Thailand’s Deep South

NARATHIWAT — Thirteen people were injured when a car bomb exploded in front of a karaoke bar in the insurgency-plagued province of Narathiwat on Friday afternoon. Several houses and other shops in Muang district were damaged by the bomb, which police believe was planted by local insurgents who have been waging a bloody separatist campaign […]Read More