Artikel erschien November 2018

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    Top 10 things NOT to do in Phuket

    Brought to you by Hotels Combined … NB. There is a general tone of supporting western attitudes towards animal welfare throughout this article

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    Fast-lane online visa system launched at Thai airports

    The Immigration Bureau acting commissioner Pol Maj-General Surachate Hakparn has officially launched the e-Visa on Arrival system today that is expected to cut visa processing times to as little as one minute and reverse the downward trend of Chinese tourist visitation. Surachate launched the new system which been trialled at Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports since November 15. The launch ceremony was held today at Suvarnabhumi International Airport

  • Confusion reigns over ‘proof of earnings’ letters for Retirement Visa

    Confusion reigns over ‘proof of earnings’ letters for Retirement Visa

    A letter crossed the desk of The Thaiger today. Not the first on this topic. Seems to be a growing chorus of concerned people on the ‘Retirement Visa’.

  • Weather warning issued for Phuket and the South

    Weather warning issued for Phuket and the South

    Residents of 10 southern provinces are being warned to brace for severe weather conditions due to heavy rains throughout today from the influence of the remnant storm Toraji . Now downgraded to an active low-pressure cell, Toraji covers the lower South and is expected to move through the Andaman Sea today, said the Meteorological Department in its 13th warning about the storm, issued at 11am this morning.

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    Three arrested over copycat killings over school rivalry

    “The three suspects were arrested on Monday for premeditated murder.” A technical-school student, accused of shooting dead a young man from a rival school on October 12, says they were retaliating for the killing of a former student from their school. Police say one of the three arrested suspects told them his gang from Pathumwan Institute of Technology was avenging the September 25 murder of 25 year old Anusorn Sondhi, when it took the life of 24 year old Kamonwich Suwanthat, a senior student at Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-ok, Uthenthawai campus

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    Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort and Laguna Phuket win at 2018 Asia Sports Industry Awards

    More than 400 attended the Oscars for Asia’s sports industry. Sports industry professionals from around the world walked the 2018 SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference red carpet yesterday (November 20) and at a lavish Awards Gala attended by more than 400 VIPs, federations, rights holders, agencies and brands, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in 20 award categories were announced. Organised by MMC Sportz, 47 countries are eligible to enter the awards and this fourth edition of SPIA Asia has proven to be the most competitive yet

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    Region 8 Police pre-Loy Krathong crime blitz

    The Region 8 Police have seized more than 3 million methamphetamine pills and more than 100 firearms during a week of drugs and crimes crackdowns before Loy Kratong, from seven provinces. Detail were revealed at a press conference at the Region 8 Police headquarter in Mai Khao. From November 13-18, before the Loy Kratong festivities tomorrow, police arrested a total of 109 suspects with 24 licensed guns and 84 unlicensed guns.

  • Cabinet agrees to bail out rubber planters and tappers

    Cabinet agrees to bail out rubber planters and tappers

    The Cabinet has approved in principle to pour 18.6 billion baht in aid packages to help the beleaguered rubber plantation owners and rubber tappers. The rubber industry says they’re being affected by falling rubber prices

  • Hua Hin seafood sellers told not to overcharge customers

    Hua Hin seafood sellers told not to overcharge customers

    “Sea Write author Somchai Liewwarin complained that he was charged several thousand baht for just a few plates of seafoods.” PHOTO:  Downshiftology Food-shop owners and street food sellers in Hua Hin say they will sign an MoU with the Hua Hin municipal office which will require them to strictly abide by trading rules and not to overcharge their customers, especially for seafoods. Story about the over-charging food vendors HERE . The measure to rein in the food sellers follows a recent social media post by a Sea Write author Somchai Liewwarin, aka Win Liewwarin, who complained that he was charged several thousand baht for just a few plates of seafoods when he dined with a few friends at a seafood shop about two months ago.

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    Phuket teenager helps mother clean up roads before school

    A 17 year old boy helps his mother clean up the road before going to school every day. Pohnwit ‘Mint’ Kongrun is studying at the Phuket Vocational College. Pohnwit helps his mother to clean up the road outside their home in Narisorn Road near Suthat Road in Phuket Town every day before heading to school.