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  • Fire in Patong Mexican restaurant

    Fire in Patong Mexican restaurant

    A Mexican restaurant, Coyote, caught fire late this morning. The restaurant owner, Matthew Warton, said the cause of the fire is believed to be an electric shortcircuit from the air-conditioning system. Fortunately, no injuries or casualties reported.

  • “It was a Barracuda”. Phuket Provincial Fisheries investigate the mystery bite of Japanese man.

    “It was a Barracuda”. Phuket Provincial Fisheries investigate the mystery bite of Japanese man.

    Phuket’s Governor, with the help of a local specialist, says that the mystery fish attacking 36 year old Japanese man, Keira Kosigoe, while surfing 15 metres offshore in Kamala, wasn’t a shark but a barracuda. Following the incident yesterday (August 16), Governor Norapat Plodthong says that after asking the specialist from Phuket Provincial Fisheries Office to investigate the wound, the fish is believed to be a barracuda, a large-size ray-finned fish which is known to be dangerous to swimmers for its sharp teeth.

  • The Ultimate Currency

    The Ultimate Currency

    “A human being, like a business, makes profits and suffers losses. For a human being, however, the ultimate currency is not money, nor is it any external measure, such as fame, fortune, or power. The ultimate currency for a human being is happiness.” TAL BEN-SHAHAR If the ultimate currency is happiness, why do we keep paying high interest rates to a middle man

  • Vaping could get you ten years in a Thai prison

    Vaping could get you ten years in a Thai prison

    Vaping, the popular alternative to smoking cigarettes, might be OK where you come from, but in Thailand sucking on your favourite ‘vape’, or even bringing them into the country, could put put you in a Thai prison for ten years.

  • Muslim insurgents suspected in this morning’s bombing outside police living quarters

    Muslim insurgents suspected in this morning’s bombing outside police living quarters

    Muslim insurgents are suspected in the detonation of a car bomb in front of a row of townhouses, the official living quarters of staff at Pattani’s Mayo Police Station.

  • Police arrest two men with a kilo of meth-amphetamine

    Police arrest two men with a kilo of meth-amphetamine

    Police are searching for a third man, named only as “Gong”, implicated by one of the two suspects, after the arrest of 23 year old Teerasak “Dome” Somwang and 33 year old Non Rittichai, a Nakohn Si Thammarat resident, with one kilogram of crystal meth valued at 2 million Baht.

  • Para-sailing ‘beat up’ in UK press

    Para-sailing ‘beat up’ in UK press

    OPINION A story from metro.co.uk shows a ‘terrified toddler’ being ‘forced’ to take a parasailing flight on Patong Beach. The headlines blasts ‘Father forces terrified toddler to go paragliding with him in Thailand’ .

  • Air Asia under fire over racial discrimination at Don Mueang

    Air Asia under fire over racial discrimination at Don Mueang

    A Bangkok expat has taken to social media to share an open letter to Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia, after facing what he describes as “Racial Discrimination” by airline staff at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok.

  • Dramatic robbery of five pick-ups leaves two dead in Songkla

    Dramatic robbery of five pick-ups leaves two dead in Songkla

    At least two people are dead after a daring robbery of five pick-up trucks in Songkhla yesterday which set off a dramatic series of events, including a hostage-taking, shootout, explosion and the safe disposal of a bomb. It started about 11am when a group of six or seven armed suspects raided the Wangto Car Centre in Tambon Na Thawi in Songkhla’s Na Thawi district and took four employees hostage. Witnesses said the gun-wielding men in black arrived at the car centre in a Mazda BT-50 pickup truck

  • Japanese man gets bitten by ‘something’ at Kamala

    Japanese man gets bitten by ‘something’ at Kamala

    A 25-30 year old Japanese man was calling for help this morning (Wednesday) after getting attacked by a mystery marine creature at Kamala Beach which left him with some severe, deep wounds. Kamala police and locals in the area have surmised that the wounds seem to have resulted from sharp teeth, perhaps even a shark. The man suffered a deep wound on the left heel while there were 3 other marks on the side of his left foot.