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7/11 Member Of Staff Claims She Was Given 100bht Instead Of 1000 !

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7/11 Member Of Staff Claims She Was Given 100bht Instead Of 1000 !

CCTV footage posted to Facebook showed a female 7/11 staffer try to con an elderly woman at one of their stores. The footage shows the staffer taking a 1,000 baht note and tossing it in a storage area under the counter. She then sidetracks the customer by telling her that the till is experiencing technical…

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Speeding Granny Causes Carnage At Suphan Intersection

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Speeding Granny Causes Carnage At Suphan Intersection

A speeding 70 year old “forgetful” grandmother was caught on CCTV at a Suphanburi intersection causing absolute carnage. Boonchoo in a pick-up had gone through the red light and smashed into three motorbikes and sideswiped two other vehicles before colliding with the footpath and coming to a stop 100 metres down the road. Witnesses saw…

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Banking Coming Next Month to Every 7-Eleven

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Banking Coming Next Month to Every 7-Eleven

Twenty-million bank customers will be able to make basic transactions at all 7-Eleven stores when a pilot banking program launches next month. Government Savings Bank customers will be the first able to deposit and withdraw funds at more than 13,000 convenience stores across country starting Oct. 31, the bank announced Tuesday. Bank president Chatchai Payuhanaveechai…

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Phone Being Charged Explodes In Middle Of Night

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Phone Being Charged Explodes In Middle Of Night

A Facebook user issued a warning after being woken in the middle of the night with a bang. His phone that he was charging at the foot of the bed had exploded in flames. He managed to put out the fire with a pillow and bedclothes though he burned his hand in the process. He…

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Is Going “Back Home” Easier Said Than Done?

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Is Going “Back Home” Easier Said Than Done?

Before I start this blog let me be clear: I am a happy expat. Previous blogs have allured to the possibility of a return back to the UK, but I was just being open in sharing some of the questions expats, like myself, inevitably have had. What is our end game – will we ever…

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New Zealander Collided With And Killed A Thai Motorcycle Rider On The Wrong Side Of The Road

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New Zealander Collided With And Killed A Thai Motorcycle Rider On The Wrong Side Of The Road

A dash cam video from the car of a New Zealander driving in Rayong showed the moment he collided with a Thai motorcyclist going the wrong way in the right lane on a bridge. The 28 year old motorcyclist was killed. He was named as a local employee called Worawut. Apparently , he was trying…

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US Funny Man Udom To Give Up His Citizenship As He Wants To Be A Thai

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US Funny Man Udom To Give Up His Citizenship As He Wants To Be A Thai

US native Udom Suksanaih – famed for his funny videos in the Thai northern dialect online – has gone to the US consulate in Chiang Mai to start the process of renouncing his US citizenship. The Phrae resident said he is going to “do just fine” without US citizenship and is only loyal to Thailand….

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Fighting Over “Honey”- Two Men Battle It Out With A Sword In The Street

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Fighting Over “Honey”- Two Men Battle It Out With A Sword In The Street

A dash cam video showed two middle aged Thai men fighting in the street over a Thai woman. The woman’s new love interest had seen her on the back of her old husband’s bike going along Sukhumvit Road in Samet sub-district of Chonburi. He crashed into their bike and they crumpled in a heap. He…

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Airport Limo Overturns But Foreign Tourists Escape Serious Injury

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Airport Limo Overturns But Foreign Tourists Escape Serious Injury

An Italian man and his wife were fortunate to escape serious injury after a limousine service they were using from Don Muang airport overturned on Viphavadee-Rangsit Road last night. Four vehicles were involved in the pile up – an Isuzu Mu-7, D-Max and Vigo pick-ups and the Toyota Camry limo. Pol Lt Pamon-ek Bunanan of…

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Taxi Vans Want Same Deal As VIP Cabs At Airport

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Taxi Vans Want Same Deal As VIP Cabs At Airport

A threatened boycott by 1000 taxi vans at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok failed to materialize today. The drivers of the vans that are bigger than normal cabs are incensed that the newly introduced “VIP” cabs can charge 100 baht surcharge to use the airport instead of the standard 50 baht. The van drivers said they…

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