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Brit Ignores Red Flags, Drowns Self, Thai Rescuer in Phuket

A British honeymooner who ignored red-flag swimming warnings killed himself and the Thai father who tried to rescue him in Phuket Thursday. Ali Mohammad Mian,...

Phuket Visa Agent Does Runner, Leaves 100 Foreigners Without Passports, Extensions

Phuket immigration police are hunting for owners of visa agency that allegedly defrauded almost 100 foreigners seeking visa extensions. Immigration officers, joined by Phuket police,...

Phuket, Krabi Top List of 2022’s Top Tourist Spots

Hotel reservations increase ahead of the government’s further relaxation of Covid-19 control measures on July 1 with Phuket and Krabi provinces remaining popular destinations,...

50% of All Phuket Tourists Now Indians

. As rest of world shuns Russia, TAT arranging charter flights to bring Russian tourists to Thailand

Phuket Immigration Warns Expats About Failing to Make 90-Day Reports

Immigration officials in Phuket have warned foreign expats they face fines of up to 4,000 baht if they fail to report their whereabouts every...

3 Foreigners Charged with Lethal Recklessness in Russian’s Phuket High-Rise Plunge

Phuket police on Wednesday charged three foreign friends of a Russian woman who fell from an eighth-floor condo in Phuket with recklessness causing death. American...

3 Foreigners Arrested in Phuket Condo-Fall Death of Russian Woman

. American, Russian, Jordanian held on drug charges as murder probe continues

Phuket Completely Revokes Mask Order, Capping Incompetent Week of Flip-Flops

Capping half a week of flip-flops and miscommunication, Phuket’s governor on Friday completely rescinded two orders he issued earlier this week relaxing outdoor face...

Phuket Walks Back Order Ending Outdoor Mask Mandate

. Masks still required in public, except at beaches, parks

Missing German Woman Found Alive in Phuket National Park

A 76-year-old German woman with dementia was found alive today in Phuket’s Sirinat National Park. Missing for a week, Barbara Elisabeth Monika Glag Lange was...

German Alzheimer’s Sufferer Now Missing 5 Days in Phuket

A 76-year-old German woman with dementia has now been missing for five days in Phuket, with authorities expanding their search to Sirinat National Park. Barbara...

Wanted Phuket Hitman Killed in Canada Plane Crash

. Gene Karl Lahrkamp, who had ducked police since Feb., couldn't duck gravity

Thailand Pledges Houses, Aid for Moken ‘Sea Gypsies’

Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit promised to provide appropriate housing for stateless Moken people in Phuket and other southern areas in the Andaman Sea. Jurin announced...

Phuket Lifts All Covid-19 Restrictions on Vaccinated Domestic Tourists Sunday

Fully vaccinated domestic tourists will be able to visit Phuket without restriction starting Sunday as the province tries to pump up its tourism industry. Gov....

2 Ukrainian-Americans Busted in Phuket for US$10 Million Tax Evasion

Central Investigation Bureau police team arrested two Ukrainian-Americans for allegedly evading US$10 million in employment taxes. The arrest made at the request of the U.S....

PHOTO VIEW: Thais, Tourists Rise Up, Ignore Songkran Water Ban

After two years of having their Songkran fun snuffed out, young Thais, joined by growing numbers of foreign tourists, are ignoring bans on water...

Almost 10,000 Russians, Ukrainians Extend Stay in Thailand

Authorities in Phuket continue to offer assistance to Russians and Ukrainians impacted by the war in Ukraine and sanctions imposed on Russia even as...

Tourists, Returnees Dumped ฿50 Billion into Phuket ‘Sandbox’ Since Launch

The Phuket “sandbox” tourist-entry program continues to generate solid income for Thailand, garnering more than 50 billion baht since its launch in 2021. The Tourism...

No Gouging Taxis, Go-Go Bars in Monopoly: Phuket Edition

Now you can buy overpriced condos, charge rent for Bangla Road ladyboy bars and send foreigners to jail for riding electric scooters in Monopoly’s...

Phuket Man Gets Life Sentence for ‘Sandbox’ Murder of Swiss Woman

A Thai man who murdered a Swiss tourist in the early days of the Phuket “sandbox” was sentenced to life in prison. Teerawat Thothip was...

Phuket Immigration Extends Russian, Ukrainian Tourists’ Visas

The Phuket Immigration Office set up a special unit to extend the visas of the Russian and Ukrainian tourists who cannot return to their...

7,500 Russians, Ukranians Trapped in Thailand with No Cash, No Way Home

Thousands of Russian tourists are stranded in Thailand after their country’s invasion of Ukraine triggered global economic sanctions, Russian diplomats say. There are about 6,500...

1 of 2 Phuket Hitmen Captured in Alberta – Canadian Media

One of two men wanted for gunning down an international gangster in Phuket has been arrested in Canada, local media there reported. The Vancouver Sun...

New Curbs Eyed as Daily Covid-19 Cases Pass 33,000, Pushing Health System to ‘Critical’...

. Phuket, meanwhile, readies plans to declare virus endemic, ease quarantine

Indian Gangster’s Killer Escape Thailand; Accomplice Arrested, Guns Found

Police found two guns used to kill an Indian “gangster” in Phuket and arrested a suspected accomplice, but admitted the gunmen have escaped Thailand. National...
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