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  • Thai men first same-sex couple to marry in Queensland, Australia

    Thai men first same-sex couple to marry in Queensland, Australia

    Two Thai men were among the first same-sex couples in Queensland to get married following passage of Australia’s historic marriage equality bill. While many Australian same-sex couples chose to celebrate New Year’s 2018 by getting married, 37 year old Jarrukit Somjich from Chiang Rai and 49 year old Kiticha Srijad from Pathum Thani wed right after the bill passed in December last year. “We planned a long time ago to get married and had sent invitations to friends and family to come and help celebrate a traditional Thai wedding theme, and we did it on December 17, 2017,” said Jarrukit, who has lived in Brisbane for eight years and owns a massage shop

  • Anti-graft activist passes on 16 more watch pics to the NACC

    Anti-graft activist passes on 16 more watch pics to the NACC

    Anti-graft activist Srisuwan Janya yesterday provided more evidence to the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) about another 16 watches seen worn by Deputy PM General Prawit Wongsuwan, adding to information on three other watches he had already submitted. Srisuwan asked the NACC to ask the Customs Department to provide information on the multi-million-baht watches regarding the payment of customs duties. “This is a crucial landmark for the NACC

  • Phuket sets up committee to manage Layan & Laypang beaches

    Phuket sets up committee to manage Layan & Laypang beaches

    PHOTO: OrBorTor President Ma’Ann Samran showing reporters and officials where the beach is. By Salinee Prap Phuket has set up a committee to manage the 178-rai Layan and Laypang beaches in Thalang district after it was ruled as public space by the Supreme Court last year

  • Breaking the ice. Thai students triumph at ice-sculpture awards in China.

    Breaking the ice. Thai students triumph at ice-sculpture awards in China.

    A beautifully sculpted masterpiece titled “Horse-Bird-Fish-Water”, about the Himmaphan forest of Hindu and Buddhist mythology, has earned Thai students from Ubon Ratchathani Vocational College the top award at China’s Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival held from January 4-7. This is the second consecutive year the college has won the prize, and the ninth consecutive year that a team from Thailand has won.

  • MONDAY MORNING HEADLINES – All your local news in 3 minutes

    MONDAY MORNING HEADLINES – All your local news in 3 minutes

    PHOTO: Over 40 Gamblers rounded-up after a gambling den was raided in Songkhla. Many escaped. The weather says rain, our eyes say sunshine

  • Soldiers arrest 42 at Songkhla gambling den

    Soldiers arrest 42 at Songkhla gambling den

    Army Region 4 officers rounded up 42 punters – 31 women and 11 men – at a temporary gambling den set up in the middle of a rubber plantation in Songkhla’s Khlong Hoi Khong district. The arresting soldiers also seized gambling tools such as a “po pan” betting set, nearly 200 gambling chips, 12 betting tickets and 2,980 baht in cash from tents set up in the plantation in Tambon Thung Lan. They also impounded five cars and dozens of motorcycles

  • UPDATE: 4 motorcycle thugs surrendered

    UPDATE: 4 motorcycle thugs surrendered

    The four members of a motorcycle gang who attacked 40 year old Romy Navio, who tried to stop them from hurting three other young men, have surrendered. Yesterday (December 3) at 2pm, the four, including 18 year old Nattawut ‘Fad’ Plighin, 18 year old Sarun ‘Yak’ Muenkla, 18 year old Panuruj ‘Tiw’ Sudpangyang and 18 year old Kajorn ‘Ben’ Raya, surrendered at Wichit Police Station.

  • ‘Election all go for November’, according to the Thai Embassy in Finland

    ‘Election all go for November’, according to the Thai Embassy in Finland

    PHOTO: Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai surprised by the Thai Embassy in Finland mis-speaking about possible elections this year. Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai yesterday ordered an investigation into a Facebook post from the Thai Embassy in Finland giving advice about preparation for an election tentatively to be held in November

  • Who’s coming and what are they spending? Tourist numbers for 2017.

    Who’s coming and what are they spending? Tourist numbers for 2017.

    The figures for foreign tourists arrivals in the Kingdom during 2017 are going to reach 35 million visitors, according to statistics from the TAT (Tourism Authority of Thailand). There are a few surprises in the top ten list, including Laotian visitors at #4

  • The new Smart Visa and digital nomads

    The new Smart Visa and digital nomads

    PHOTO: neverendingvoyage.com The new Smart Visa might be a visa solution for some, but not all, of the ‘digital nomads’ that have been become ubiquitous in Thailand, from all over the world. Whereas the young professionals might have taken off around the world on a break between their schooling and the start of their professional careers, now they’re taking their professional careers along with them and logging in to their job remotely from some far flung cafe overlooking rice paddies in Chiang Mai for a beach in Phuket.