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  • Suspect arrested over 12 year old’s rape last Wednesday

    Suspect arrested over 12 year old’s rape last Wednesday

    by Supachai Phetchthewee, Khanathit Srihirundaj “Samruay initially confessed to police that he had raped the girl because he became sexually aroused after taking drugs.” A 42 year old suspect, wanted for the alleged rape of a 12 year old girl in an abandoned building in Bangkok’s Bang Kapi district last Wednesday, has been arrested and taken into custody. ‘Samruay Jitcheun’ was arrested last night while lying low at the Bung Samran community in Ramkhamhaeng area following a tip-off about his whereabouts, police told a press conference this afternoon. Samruay initially confessed to police that he had raped the girl because he became sexually aroused after taking drugs.

  • Woman falls to her death from Bangkok hotel

    Woman falls to her death from Bangkok hotel

    A Portuguese woman has died after an incident at a Bangkok hotel in the Maha Preuktharam sub-district this morning. The 24 year old was found dead around at 8am Sunday morning after falling, or jumping, from a sixth floor open deck of a the hotel.

  • Tham Luang caves closing for retrieval of all rescue equipment

    Tham Luang caves closing for retrieval of all rescue equipment

    Chiang Rai’s Tham Luang caves, the scene of the international cave rescue last July, will close to all visitors from February 19 to allow Thai Navy SEALs to enter and recover equipment left in the cave after the rescue mission. The mission, which captured the attention of media around the world and changed the young men’s lives forever, extracted 13 members of the local Mu Pa youth football team who became trapped by flooding last July when they headed there for a post-training one hour excursion

  • Thailand will swelter through searing temperatures this summer

    Thailand will swelter through searing temperatures this summer

    Temperatures in Thailand this summer is forecast to be 1-2 degrees Celsius warmer than last year. The announcement comes from the Thai Meteorological Department director-general Phuwiang Prakammin. And it’s predicted to hit 42-43C in seven provinces in northern Thailand.

  • Now you can study the success of K-pop band BTS – University of California, Berkeley

    Now you can study the success of K-pop band BTS – University of California, Berkeley

    PHOTO: BTS members posing with South Korean President Moon Jae In 400 million views, 500 million, 600 million. Just scroll through the group’s songbook on YouTube from the past five years and you will be watching music history in the making – a success built on a new pop genre, new ‘music business’ model and seven young South Koreans hell-bent on succeeding in the music world, beyond South Korea

  • Uighur escapees captured and back in Mukdahan jail

    Uighur escapees captured and back in Mukdahan jail

    Seven undocumented Uighurs, who escaped from an immigration facility in northeast Mukdahan, on the Laos border in far north-east Thailand last week, have been recaptured. Pol Colonel Sith Sirikangwalkul, the acting Immigration chief for the region, says that one was recaptured on Tuesday (February 12), the same night everyone escaped, and two more were found in a forest two kilometres away on Wednesday

  • Top 10 news sources in Thailand (2019)

    Top 10 news sources in Thailand (2019)

    …in English, in no particular order. This post is mainly for newbies, tourists and people-interested-in-Thailand

  • Flying into history, the mighty Airbus A380

    Flying into history, the mighty Airbus A380

    In an era where airlines are now run by accountants instead of pioneers, aviators or passionate flyers, it’s no wonder we’re seeing the passing of an important aviation milestone this week. The Airbus A380, a passenger favourite, failed to ignite the interest it needed to sustain new orders and and a continuation of the program of building, selling and servicing the world’s largest passenger aircraft. With its first flight in 2007, the demise of the program just 12 years later is a sad day for Airbus

  • Hong Kong property tzars team up for new Phang Nga development “Aquella”

    Hong Kong property tzars team up for new Phang Nga development “Aquella”

    FILE PHOTO Two of Hong Kong’s leading entrepreneurs Allan Zeman and Richard Li are developing a mixed-use project in Thai Muang, Phang Nga named Aquella. The initial phase of the development includes a par 72, 18 hole golf course, resort pool villa residences with two to four bedroom unit configurations back of a massive land site that offers over 2.5 kilometres of white sand beach. Previously, the approximate 1,000 rai site was the home of the Thai Muang golf course

  • Top 10 things to know about Phuket for beginners (2019)

    Top 10 things to know about Phuket for beginners (2019)

    1. Welcome to Phuket Phuket is an island and a province. It’s the largest island in Thailand – 48 km north to south, 21 km east to west

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