Pattaya police raided the Sky Mountain bar for the third time. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission)

Pattaya Bar Boss Who Paid ฿40K Bribe to Fake Police Busted...

A Pattaya watering hole whose owner paid fake police 40,000 baht to escape charges from one of two previous raids was raided again for...

Pattaya Music Festival Set for 4 Nov., Dec. Weekends

50 artists to play stages on Pattaya, Jomtien beaches; Naklua and Koh Larn
A homeless man sprawls on a sidewalk beside a high-end shopping mall in central Bangkok. (Photo: UCA News)

Down & Out in The Big Mango

Homelessness has surged with Covid-19 while Thailand's rich just got richer.
Beach bars on Koh Samui await domestic tourists, who now don't have to take a coronavirus test to visit if they're fully vaccinated against Covid-19. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Phuket, Koh Samui Drop Covid-19 Testing Requirement for Domestic Tourists

Likely precursors to what international visitors may experience come November, Phuket and Koh Samui are dropping onerous disease-control measures for domestic tourists. This week, Phuket...
In this handout photo from the Royal Thai Army taken on June 6 and released on June 7, a local official and military personnel look at Myanmar migrants found hiding in a water tank being transported via a vehicle in Sai Yok District, Kanchanaburi Province.(Photo: Royal Thai Army)

House to Take Up Anti-Torture Bills Again in Nov.

The House’s special committee scrutinizing anti-torture and forced disappearance bills intends to return them to for consideration next month. Pheu Thai MP for Nakhon Phanom...
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212 Arrested at Brazenly Open Pub in ‘Deep Red’ Saraburi

More than 200 people were arrested for cramming into an illegally open Saraburi pub in Saraburi to drink, dance and use drugs. Nong Khae police...
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Pattaya’s Waterfront Suites White Elephant Tower Asks to Resume Construction

Demolition ordered year ago, to no result. So owner offers to trim 8 floors. City Hall just laughed

Krabi Gets Another 500,000 Vaccine Doses as Reopening Nears

Krabi Province has received another half-million doses of coronavirus vaccines as the southern province prepares to reopen to foreign tourists. Thialand has administered more than...

‘Lionlock’ to Hit Thailand by Tuesday, Pushing Thailand’s Flood Crisis to...

Floodwaters have started to permeate low-lying areas of Bangkok with Thai officials looking uneasily at a tropical depression that could develop into a full-blown...
Immobilized aircrafts at the Don Muang domestic airport in Bangkok on November 10, 2011. Don Muang airport has been closed for weeks due to the worst flooding in Thailand’s history.

Inundated in 2011, Don Muang Airport Said Ready to Withstand 2021...

Don Muang Airport is monitoring closely the floodwater situation and is ready to prevent flooding at Bangkok’s No. 2 airport, said General Manager Thanee...
Bangkok's Natree "soapy massage" parlor was raided and shut down in 2016. Fifteen underage girls were found working there along with a ledger showing bribes to police.

After 6 Years on Run, Bangkok Massage Brothel Boss Captured

Police have arrested a man they say was a kingpin behind a prostitution ring that exploited numerous underprivileged people, including minors, in a small...
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Monk Dies, Historic Temples Inundated as Floodwaters Make Way Toward Bangkok

Monsoon floods have submerged large swathes of central, northern and northeastern Thailand in deep water, inundating numerous communities and causing large-scale damage to people’s...

Prayut Touts ‘Phuket Transformation’ Plan to Draw 1 Million Tourists by...

Thailand is gearing up to promote Phuket as a world-class tourist destination, hoping to welcome a million foreign visitors over the next six months...
In Nonthaburi, officials are fortifying flood barriers with extra sandbags. Areas along the Chao Phraya are at a higher risk of flooding.

Flooding Update: Chao Phraya Overflows in Bangkok, Dam Breaks in Ayutthaya,...

When the Chao Phraya River overflowed into Soi Samsen 23 in Bangkok’s Dusit District Sunday night, it marked the start of what could days...
American Robert Andrew Gordon, 37, of Loveland, Colo. was arrested Oct. 2 for the rape and assault of a Khon Kaen masseusse Sept. 27.

American Rape Suspect Set For Khon Kaen Prison Hold After Refusing...

Loveland Colo. man felt 'unsafe' participating in police's media sideshow, which violates suspects' rights.
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Only Fully Vaxed, Negative-Testing Mask-Wearers Allowed at Loei’s Phu Kradueng National...

Phu Kradueng, a popular tourist destination in Loei Province, reopened to visitors this weekend after having been closed for a long period due to...
The wildlife of northern Thailand’s rivers and forests, including the near-threatened Eurasian otter, could be disrupted by more dams on the Mekong (Image: Alamy)

Mekong Dams Inflicting Untold Damage on N. Thailand Wildlife

Otters, fish and birds along the Ing and Ruak rivers face threats from hydropower dams on the Mekong, but understanding is lacking of the true impacts on the ecology of these Mekong tributaries
Flooding in Chaiyaphum continues. The government said water should receded in two weeks, barring no new big storms. Locals say it could take months.

Bangkok Flooding Begins, Water May Rise 3 Meters by Tuesday

Flooding will impact Bangkok communities along the Chao Phraya River starting today, with water continuing to rise through Tuesday, city hall said. Nine Central Plains...
Thailand Pattaya Walking Street bars closed go-go

Pattaya Hits 70% Vaccination Target by Oct. 1, Still Isn’t Reopening

Sin City has until Nov. 1 to bring down stubbornly high new coronavirus cases, hospitalizations
Thai residents make their way across a flooded street close to the rising waters of the Chao Phraya river on Oct. 30, 2011 in Bangkok.

Race Against Time as Flood Torrents Threaten to Submerge Bangkok

Catastrophic flooding that has swept thrugh 30 provinces and killed six people is now threatening Bangkok with water levels not seen since 2011. Burst river...
Thailand Schools social distancing desk partitions classrooms

85% of Teachers Must Be Fully Vaccinated Before Thailand Schools Reopen...

Eight-five percent of teachers must be vaccinated and both online and in-person classes be available for schools to reopen in November, under revised guidelines...
Phuket Bangla Road Restaurant Bar Pub Chinese Thai Food

Phuket Restaurants Get OK to Sell Alcohol Again

After openly defying the island’s alcohol ban and being raided by police, restaurants in Phuket can resume sellng booze on Oct. 1. Bars, nightclubs, pubs,...
mAbxience, the biotec company of the Spanish Insud Pharma Group, produces the AstraZeneca vaccine in Spain.

Thailand Buying 614K Doses of Same Covid-19 Made in Pathum Thani

Thailand is getting another 165,000 doses of the AstraZeneca Plc. vaccine… from Spain, not Pathum Thani. The Cabinet on Tuesday approved the purchase of the...
Floods in Bamnet Narong District, Chaiyaphum Province Sept. 27. (Photo: Municipality of Bamnet Narong)

Dianmu Damns 10 Thailand Provinces to Worst Flooding in 50 Years

Tropical Storm Dianmu unleashed torrential rain and flooding across Thailand, with at least 10 provinces reporting severe damage. Provinces including Nakhon Sawan, Sukhothai, Phetchabun, Nakhon...
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