Month: January 2019

North

Malaysian big biker killed in Kanchanaburi crash

KANCHABURI: A Malaysian tourist riding through the province in a group of big bikes died after a collision with an elderly local motorcyclist on Sunday. Mohammad Khir, 53, was pronounced dead at Makarak Hospital in Tha Maka district after succumbing to his injuries, including the loss of his right leg. Full story: Bangkok Post PIYARAT […]Read More

Phuket

Russian tourist injured in Kata jet ski crash

PHUKET: A Russian woman was injured and taken to Chalong Hospital this afternoon (Jan 28) after she and her friend crashed their rented jet skis into each other at Kata Noi Beach. Narathorn Center was informed of a jet ski accident involving 23 year old Russian national Tatiana Lysova at Kata Noi beach at 4.20pm […]Read More

News

Bank report says 2.6 billion baht financial loss so far

The ongoing smog problem in and around Bangkok has caused financial loss estimated at 2,600 million baht since late last month in term of lost opportunities in health and tourism aspects, according to the assessment report of Kasikorn Research Centre of Kasikorn Bank. The report said that the smog problem is not new for Thailand […]Read More

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai drug sting lands Lahu family of six in

An ethnic Lahu family of six is under arrest in Chiang Mai after allegedly handing over 15 kilograms of crystal meth and 170,000 methamphetamine pills to undercover police. Chiang Mai police chief Pol Maj Gen Pichet Jiranantasin told reporters on Monday morning those arrested were Anuthin Namma, 31, Paiya Namma, 30, Natae Ja-ur, 48, Patiphan […]Read More

Bangkok

Korean tourist fined for slapping airport official’s face

A Korean woman was fined 1,000 baht for slapping the face of a female security officer who was scanning her at Suvarnabhumi airport late on Saturday night. Media reported that the incident happened in the departure zone of the airport about 11pm on Saturday. At the time, the female airport security officer was using a […]Read More

Phuket

Phuket tourists safe after tour speedboat takes on water, capsizes

PHUKET: All tourists on board a Phuket speedboat that took on water and capsized en route to Phi Phi Island after departing Chalong Pier yesterday morning were safely recovered from the water yesterday afternoon (Jan 25). The Phuket Marine Office was informed by staff at Chalong Pier at about 11:40am that the tour speedboat Aphitada […]Read More

Asia

At Least 59 Killed after Floods Hit Indonesia

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Rescuers raced to find tens of missing people as the death toll from floods and landslides in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province jumped to at least 59, according to authorities. Heavy rainfall and strong winds forced some 3,400 people to evacuate their homes in southern part of Sulawesi island on Wednesday and Thursday, […]Read More

North

Smog along Rama II road in Samut Sakhon province reaches

Smog problem in and around Bangkok has worsened today with 41 areas being affected with excessive amount of PM2.5 dust particles, particularly along both sides of Rama II road in Muang district of Samut Sakhon province. The Pollution Control Department reported that, at 7 am this morning, air quality index (AQI) on the roadsides of […]Read More