Month: November 2018


Foreigners to get visa text alerts

To make sure that foreigners do not overstay their visas, immigration police will send out text reminders to foreigners before their visa is due to expire. Immigration police chief Surachate “Big Joke” Hakparn said Thursday the texting service will be first rolled out in Chon Buri, and he had assigned the provincial immigration police chief […]Read More


Bird flu scare prompts suspension of import of birds and

The Livestock Development Department has imposed a 90-day slowdown of import into or transit through Thailand of birds and poultry as well as their carcasses from Russia, Togo and Congo to prevent a possible spread of the highly pathogenic avian influenza HPAI H5N1 virus in the country. The department’s previous announcement for a temporary suspension […]Read More


UNESCO lists Khon as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity

BANGKOK, 30th November 2018 (NNT) – The Department of Cultural Promotion has set out plans to promote the Thai Khon performance throughout 2019 after it was accepted by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Minister of Culture Weera Rojpojanarat said today he had received a report from the Department of Cultural Promotion’s Director-General […]Read More


Russian Tourist injured and abandoned by baht bus after sudden

Pattaya – A Russian woman was injured when a songtaew bus braked suddenly early Wednesday morning, then left her and a friend stranded after the accident in Jomtien near the View Talay 5 condo complex. The emergency centre of the Sawang Boriboon Thammasathan Pattaya was called at 3.30am to provide assistance to a Russian woman […]Read More


Suphan Buri woman killed in hit and run

A Suphan Buri woman was killed in a hit-and-run incident early Friday, evidently run over by a heavy truck. Doem Bang Nang Buat police found the dismembered body of Ngern Namphet, 50, on Chai Nat-Suphan Buri Road in Moo 2, Tambon Khao Phra. Full story: The Nation By The NationRead More


Black-tip reef sharks sighted near Phi-Phi island beaches

A school of black-tip reef sharks has been sighted swimming in knee-deep water around the beaches of Phi-Phi islands, off the southern province of Krabi, causing excitement among conservationists, Even Dr Thorn Thamrongnavasawat, a well-known marine scientist attached to the fishery faculty of Kasetsart University, admitted he was astonished by the sighting of the sharks. […]Read More

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Police Arrest Romance Scam Gang

CHIANG MAI, Nov 29 (TNA) – A Romance scammer gang allegedly led by a Senegalese man has been nabbed for deceiving Thai women in Chiang Mai city into transferring money worth at least Bt50 million. Four women in Chiang Mai have filed police complaints of falling victim to the gang who used social media accounts […]Read More