Archive For The “Thailand News” Category

Snake Home Invasions On The Rise

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Snake Home Invasions On The Rise

Thai Rath published a feature story on the issue of snakes invading people’s homes in Thailand. They spoke to construction engineers and a university vet who gave the benefit of their advice. This might save people from the ignominy of being bitten on the rear end as has happened in several high profile cases recently….

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Bring Your Laundry And Dry Cleaning To 7/11 But Leave Your Knickers At Home

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Bring Your Laundry And Dry Cleaning To 7/11 But Leave Your Knickers At Home

Convenience store 7/11 are rolling out yet another new service in Bangkok this week – laundry and dry cleaning. The 24 hour service is expected to expand up-country in the middle of next year. But price lists posted in shops itemized only certain things creating confusion about what laundry might be turned down. Customers can…

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Foreign Woman Caught “Peeing” In The Street In Bangkok Fined 2,000 Bht

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Foreign Woman Caught “Peeing” In The Street In Bangkok Fined 2,000 Bht

The woman caught on camera peeing in the street in Bangkok from a yellow cab has been found and fined. Police found her and took a further sample for drug testing. Thong Lor police swung into action when they realized the misdemeanor was committed near the Asoke intersection heading to Klong Toei that is in…

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Briton Facing Jail Following Graffiti Charge In Chiang Mai Is Full Of Remorse

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Briton Facing Jail Following Graffiti Charge In Chiang Mai Is Full Of Remorse

A British man who was arrested earlier this week for vandalising the 800 year old Tha Phae gate in Chiang Mai says he has “been an idiot”. Lee Furlong, 23, was caught on CCTV spraying ‘Scousse Lee’ onto the historic wall at 4am on Thursday morning. The young man from Liverpool, who even managed to…

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Thousands Of Thai Women Have Become Victims After Agreeing Marriage Of Convenience

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Thousands Of Thai Women Have Become Victims After Agreeing Marriage Of Convenience

Thai media reported that police are investigating thousands of cases where Thai women accepted marriage offers from foreigners they never met to make money. The money was offered by agents and was as little as 3,000 baht. But the women were desperate for cash and were under the impression that they would be able to…

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Thai Airways To Investigate “Deadhead Pilots” Row

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Thai Airways To Investigate “Deadhead Pilots” Row

Thai Airways have promised a full investigation after a flight from Zurich to Bangkok was delayed for more than two hours. Many people online were demanding: Who was to blame? An argument developed with two first class passengers who were asked to give up their seats to what is known as “deadhead pilots”. These are…

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New Google Translate Feature Lets You Use Your Smartphone Camera To Translate Thai

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New Google Translate Feature Lets You Use Your Smartphone Camera To Translate Thai

A new update to Google Translate lets you use your smartphone camera to translate printed text in real time. The update means you can now translate text printed on menus, road signs, billboards or pretty much anything you can take a photo of. The feature was first launched by Google in 2015, but has now…

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Thai Cave Rescue Boys On The Ellen Show Meeting Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Thai Cave Rescue Boys On The Ellen Show Meeting Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The twelve boys and their football coach who were rescued from a cave in Chiang Rai have made their first studio appearance on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show in the United States. During the interview the boys, who are part of the ‘Wild Boars’ football academy were surprised by their hero, former Juventus, Inter Milan,…

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Thailand-Only Very Remote Chance Of Tsunami

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Thailand-Only Very Remote Chance Of Tsunami

The chance of an imminent repeat tsunami in the Andaman Sea is remote, while the tsunami risk in the Gulf of Thailand is even smaller to nearly impossible, say leading seismologists in the wake of public tsunami fears triggered by the recent devastation in Indonesia. Nevertheless, say experts, the authorities, business sector and citizens in…

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On World Animal Day, It’s Time To End Elephant Polo

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On World Animal Day, It’s Time To End Elephant Polo

World Animal Day falls today, October 4, and while it’s hard to know which animal rights issue will go viral over the next few hours, PETA Asia’s efforts to persuade the Minor Hotel Group to stop organising the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament in Thailand have already garnered worldwide attention. Our recent expose showing that…

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