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  • Thai DLT to look at legalising GrabCar and GrabBike

    Thai DLT to look at legalising GrabCar and GrabBike

    Thailand’s Department of Land Transport is toying with the idea of officially legalising the Grab ride-hailing services using private cars and motorcycles through the Grab App. The DLT say they are already aware of the issue but say amendments would be required to the Land Transport Act if it were to happen.

  • Bryde’s whale carcass washed up on Samut Prakan beach

    Bryde’s whale carcass washed up on Samut Prakan beach

    PHOTOS: ThaiWhales / DMCR The carcass of a Bryde’s whale has been found near a mangrove forest in Samut Prakan today. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources report that they were notified by staff on an oil ship three days ago that the Bryde’s whale was found dead floating in the sea off Samut Prakan. The DMCR officers searched for it at the time but failed

  • 26 year old Thai gored to death by wild elephants in Buri Ram

    26 year old Thai gored to death by wild elephants in Buri Ram

    FILE PHOTO: Expert Vagabond A Buri Ram man has been gored to death by a wild elephant in his tapioca plantation. The incident happened late yesterday (Wednesday). His wife told police she “played dead” to escape harm from the marauding elephants.

  • Norwegian man seriously injured after van collides with a truck in Lopburi

    Norwegian man seriously injured after van collides with a truck in Lopburi

    PHOTOS: Motorlance Lopburi A 50 year old Norwegian man has sustained serious injuries while four other Thai passengers sustained minor injuries when a van collided with a truck in Lopburi, north of Bangkok, this morning. Rescue workers say that they were notified of the accident this morning on the Saraburi – Lomsak Road in Chaibadan, Lopburi. The left hand side of the van was ripped open from the impact with the truck.

  • Vietnam and Thailand top Asia Pacific destinations for Russians

    Vietnam and Thailand top Asia Pacific destinations for Russians

    Vietnam is becoming one of the top destinations in the Asia Pacific region for Russian visitors, with the favourite Thailand still a close second, according to global travel analysis firm ForwardKeys.

  • Where to post all of your job positions: Completely free!

    Where to post all of your job positions: Completely free!

    Recruitment can cost you more than you realize. You do not want to sacrifice candidate quality, but you don’t wish to spend too much time and money to find them

  •  Eight arrested with drugs and firearms in Phuket

     Eight arrested with drugs and firearms in Phuket

    Eight suspects have been arrested, along with the seizure of 700 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 12,000 methamphetamine pills, guns and ammunition, in Phuket. Police have arrested suspects – 29 year old Natakorn Tanlim, 21 year old Katareeya Kenkaew, and 27 year old Lapatsarada Kaewkong

  • Screws tightening on Non Immigrant visas for expats wishing to live in Thailand

    Screws tightening on Non Immigrant visas for expats wishing to live in Thailand

    SOURCE: ThaiVisa A decade ago there seemed to be various ways to stay in Thailand long-term. There was a bit of wriggle room in the interpretation of the guidelines and there was always ‘ways and means’ of securing a visa (nudge nudge, wink, wink). But the screws are being tightened on expats, retirees and long-stayers who are finding their options to keep living in the Land of Smiles diminishing fast, either through changed regulations or a more rigorous enforcement of the existing rules.

  • 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok – preview

    34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok – preview

    South-east Asian leaders will assemble for the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok this weekend to discuss a range of hot topics.

  • Ayutthaya Elephant Palace to be relocated for park make-over

    Ayutthaya Elephant Palace to be relocated for park make-over

    Ayutthaya Historical Park has sent a notice to the popular Ayutthaya Elephant Palace, located on Pa Ton road, to vacate the area within 30 days to allow for improvements of the park’s landscape. The elephants, keepers and mahouts are still providing services to tourists visiting the park. Laithongrient Meephan, owner of the Elephant Palace, told Thai PBS that he is concerned that both employees and elephants will be affected by the eviction