Pattaya Swimming Pool Bar Tavern Raid-1

Pattaya Swim Club Raided with 50 Farangs, Thais Packed in for...

Pattaya people arrested 50 foreigners and Thais packed in a small, air-conditioned swim club for creating the perfect venue for a Covid-19 superspreader event. Officers...
Bodindecha 2. Sing (Singhaseni) School in Bangkok.

Students Take Covid-19 Tests at Thailand’s Schools Prepare to Reopen Classrooms

Schools nationwide are administering Covid-19 tests for students as they prepare to resume on-site classes next week. Students in Mathayom levels 4-6 at Sing Singhaseni...
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Wildlife Police Hunt Poachers Who Killed 2 Tigers in Kanchanaburi

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation and police are hunting for five hunters who killed two tigers in the Thong Pha...
Thanapong Kosonsitthikul, a motorcycle-taxi driver in Pattaya, hung himself from a tree Sept. 9 in despair both over his finances and his relationship.

141,000 Thais Considered Suicide as Pandemic Destroys Lives

. Increasing sense of despair among low-wage workers as economy reels from disease restrictions.
A passenger reacts after taking a Covid-19 test following his arrival under the Phuket "sandbox" scheme at Phuket International Airport.

70-80% of Covid-Infected Phuket Arrivals Have Omicron

The Phuket Tourism Association said 70-80% of international arrivals who test positive for Covid-19 are infected with the omicron coronavirus variant. The PTA noted, however,...
A CP Foods pig farm in Thailand.

African Swine Flu Found in Nakhon Pathom

The Department of Livestock Development has detected the African swine fever in a sample collected from a slaughterhouse in Nakhon Pathom Province and is...
People line up for antigen tests outside Pattaya's Soi 6 bars.

Pattaya Outlaws Home ATKs to Enter ‘Restaurants’; Tests Must Be Taken...

. Police, raking it in on antigen tests, claim foreigners were 'faking' test results
Youthful anti-government protestors battle police and flee from tear gas in Baangkok. (Photo: Tyler Roney for the Bangkok Herald)

Police Used ‘Excessive Force’, Tortured Protestors – Thai Human Rights Commission

Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission had determined police used excessive force against protesters during youth-led pro-democracy rallies last year, repeatedly violating their human rights. Throughout...
Drinkers won't be "chillin'" in restaurants in Khon Kaen and 68 other provinces starting Sunday.

Restaurant Alcohol Ban in 69 Provinces Starts Sunday

While people in Thailand’s biggest cities breathed a sigh of relief that the alcohol wasn’t banned in restaurants again Friday, spare a thought for...
'Sandbox' tourists arrive at Phuket International Airport.

Phuket to Stay Open to Foreign Tourists Despite Covid-19 Surge –...

Phuket will remain open to tourists under despite a surge in new Covid-19 infections, Gov. Narong Woosiew said Thursday. In order to maintain the provincial...
Paramedics try to save the life of Narawit Pongsungnoen after he was stabbed at Pattaya's Tree Town Market Jan. 2. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission.)

3 Arrested for Pattaya Tree Town Murder

. 'He threatened my family,' suspect claimed.
Furious Crowd Blocks Grandma, Mom at Boy’s Burial

Trat Funeral Mob Attacks Mother Charged with Killing 6-Year-Old Son

An angry crowd blocked the mother and grandmother of a 6-year-old boy found dead in the back seat of a car in Trat from...

Unhappy New Year as Road Wrecks Kill 300+, Maim Thousands

. Thailand starts 2022 as it ended 2021: One of the most-dangerous places in the world to drive.
Civil servants queue outside Chiang Mai's provincial hall Tuesday for rapid coronavirus tests.

Chiang Mai Tests 1,000 Civil Servants for Covid-19

About 1,000 civil servants working at Chiang Mai’s provincial hall underwent coronavirus antigen tests in a bid to contain Covid-19. The northern province’s communicable disease...
A few of the alleged "restaurants" at Pattaya's Covid-19 cesspool, Tree Town Market.

25% at Pattaya’s Tree Town Bar Area Tests Positive for Covid-19

A quarter of employees and customers screened for Covid-19 at Pattaya’s Tree Town Market tested positive on the first day, confirming it as the...
Pattaya Tree Town Soi Buakhao Thailand Brawl Murder Kililng Killed Injured Fight

1 Dead, 2 Hurt in Fight at Law-Bending Pattaya Bar Area

A pack-dogs attack outside a group of Pattaya bars masquerading as “restaurants” left a 54-year-old man dead and two others injured. Narawit Pongsungnoen, 54, died...
Pattaya health workers administered Covid-19 tests on Pattaya's infamous Soi 6 brothel street Monday. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission.)

Pattaya Offers Free Covid-19 Tests Required for Restaurant Staff, Patrons

After Chonburi’s governor mandated that all staff and customers at Pattaya restaurants take coronavirus tests, Pattaya set up four free Covid-19 screening centers in...
Will the brothels of Pattaya's Soi 6 that reopened his past week as "restaurants" offer STD checks with the Covid-19 tests? (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Covid-19 Tests Now Required to Enter All Chonburi Restaurants

Venues of all sizes must test workers daily; Those unwilling/unable must close
Phuket Countdown 2022 Andrea Bocelli

No Lisa, But Bocelli Still to Appear Friday at Phuket NYE...

There’s no Lisa, but Phuket will sing in the New Year with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli officially confirmed to appear at the province’s countdown...
Convicted fraudster and former Bangkok MP Sira Jenjaka from Palang Pracharath Party, right, can't run again, but he got his wife, Saranrat, left, to run to be his puppet.

Wife to Run for Bangkok Seat of Disgraced MP

. While no poll yet has been set for Bangkok governor, the MP by-election will be held Jan. 30
Chiang Mai Amazing Countdown 2022 Thailand

Chiang Mai’s Countdown Event Begins, But Only Vaxed, Tested Can...

Chiang Mai’s “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2022” festival starts today with extravagant light and sound shows and strict Covid-19 control measures. The Tourism Authority of Thailand...
Samut Prakan police on Monday had Nathachai Atsamat, 31, re-enact the killing of the 23-year-old Phichit woman who lived in the same condominium building in Bang Phli District.

Neighbor Admits to Killing Samut Prakan Woman During Burglary

A Christmas Day burglary gone wrong left a Samut Prakan woman dead, allegedly killed by her thieving neighbor. Samut Prakan police on Monday had Nathachai...
Myanmar Junta Army Soliders Karen Union Mae Sot Tak Thailand

5,000 Flee Myanmar Fighting, Crossing into Thailand

A clash between Myanmar soldiers and ethnic troops near the Tak border impacted heavily on residents of the northern Thailand province as about 5,000...
About 50 fraud victims protest outside Kasikorn Bank's Central Road bracnh in Pattaya, where an assistant manager allegedly defrauded them and the bank has not taken responsiblity. (Photo: Pattaya Mail, with permission.)

Kasikornbank Fraud Victims Take to Pattaya Streets in Protest Over Bank,...

About 50 victims of a alleged scam perpetrated by a former Kasikornbank manager demonstrated outside Pattaya Police Station to demand action in their case...
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Beware Fake SMS Offering 55,000-Baht GSB Loan

Get an SMS offering a too-good-to-be true offer for a 55,000-baht loan? It was too good to be true. The Ministry of Digital Economy and...
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