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  • Koh Lan stinks! Environmentalist calls for limit on tourism.

    Koh Lan stinks! Environmentalist calls for limit on tourism.

    “The atmosphere at the island’s Ta Waen Beach resembles that of a disaster refugee camp.” An environmental health expert is calling for the number of visitors to Koh Lan in Chon Buri to be cut to less than 5,000 a day to tackle the overwhelming garbage problem. Ko Lan is 10 kilometres off the coast of Pattaya

  • UPDATE: Suspects arrested over ambulance attack

    UPDATE: Suspects arrested over ambulance attack

    Phuket police today have arrested suspects who attacked and harassed an ambulance and the driver. The suspects tried to stop the ambulance and were captured on video attacking the ambulance whilst chasing it along Phuket’s roads. Read more about the attackers  HERE

  • April’s exports fall to the lowest level in 24 months

    April’s exports fall to the lowest level in 24 months

    “Deputy PM Somkid Jatusripitak has scheduled a meeting on May 31 with Thailand’s commercial attachés from across the world in a bid to boost exports.” Thailand’s exports fell 2.6% last month (April) to US$18.5 billion, the lowest level since May 2017. Thai PBS reports that imports in April also dropped by 0.72% to about US$20 billion, resulting in a trade deficit of about US$1.5 billion, she said, adding that Thailand’s total exports for the first four months of this year amounted to US$80.5 billion, representing a 1.86% contraction compared to imports of U$79.9 billion, a  1.08% drop. The fall is being blamed on the intensifying trade war between the US and China, according to Ms.

  • OrBorTor president shot dead in Yala

    OrBorTor president shot dead in Yala

    PHOTOS: Work Point News An OrBorTor president in Yala’s Raman district has been fatally shot while riding his motorcycle home last night.

  • Phuket police hunting for suspects who attacked an ambulance – VIDEO

    Phuket police hunting for suspects who attacked an ambulance – VIDEO

    VIDEO: Detnarong Songsang Phuket police are hunting for suspects who tried to stop an ambulance and attack rescue workers. They have good photos of the attackers and say it will be easy to track them down. The Wichit Police were notified of the incident earlier in the week

  • Second night of violence over election results – Jakarta

    Second night of violence over election results – Jakarta

    Indonesian police have again fired water cannon and rubber bullets at protesters who were setting fires and trying to breach barbed wire barricades yesterday as demonstrations over the results of the presidential election hit the capital for a second night. The riots followed the announcement by the General Election Commission confirming that President Joko Widodo had had won the election beating former general Prabowo Subianto, in the April 17 poll.

  • “Nothing but rude Indians, Chinese and Arabs” – Pattaya locals go feral online

    “Nothing but rude Indians, Chinese and Arabs” – Pattaya locals go feral online

    “ Where are all the nice ones – like Americans – who spend cash and behave well!?” PHOTO: Sophon Cable Sophon Cable TV on Facebook has quoted the head of the Eastern Seaboard Hotel Association, Sanpetch Supphabowonsathian, saying advance bookings for this high season in Pattaya showed a 5-10% increase on last year. But as the local hotel association were upbeat over an increase in hotel bookings, the news was followed by an avalanche of racist invective that the tourists were not the tourists they wanted. Comments on the Facebook post were bemoaning that all the tourists in the resort were either Indians, Chinese or Arabs.

  • Chiang Mai Song Thaew drivers see red over Grab

    Chiang Mai Song Thaew drivers see red over Grab

    Chiang Mai’s Grab vs traditional public transport continues. The issue has simmered for two years with occasional outbreaks of violence and an ongoing war of words on social media

  • WeWork opens up in Bangkok. What is WeWork?

    WeWork opens up in Bangkok. What is WeWork?

    “This will pave the way for WeWork’s unique proposition to connect two major groups within the WeWork community: corporations looking to innovate, and start-ups looking to grow and better establish their business.” WeWork has started operations in Thailand. So what is WeWork?

  • French man arrested stealing mobile phone in Pattaya – VIDEO

    French man arrested stealing mobile phone in Pattaya – VIDEO

    VIDEO: Pattaya Message A French man has been charged after snatching a smartphone in a department store in Pattaya. The Pattaya Message reports that Mueang Pattaya Police were notified of the incident yesterday evening. Police arrived and took the suspect into custody after other shop-holders helped to catch the suspect