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  • Another Chinese tour bus crash on notorious Patong Hill

    Another Chinese tour bus crash on notorious Patong Hill

    A Chinese tour bus has collided with a car and a motorcycle then ended up slamming into the barrier walls at the bottom of the hill, on the final turn before reaching the temple at the bottom. Just before midnight last night (February 13), Patong Police received an accident report, the cause allegedly to brake failure, resulting in 5 injured.

  • Two Shinawatra former PMs spotted shopping in China

    Two Shinawatra former PMs spotted shopping in China

    Photo from Instagram @ingshin Fugitive ex-prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra was seen in a photo with her brother Thaksin, also a fugitive ex-PM, buying chestnuts in Beijing, China. The photo was published on Matichon Online website on Saturday afternoon. The two siblings were buying chestnuts in a mall in Beijing as part of Chinese New Year celebrations on February 16, Matichon reported

  • Is the Kathu Temple involved in a zero dollar Chinese tour scam?

    Is the Kathu Temple involved in a zero dollar Chinese tour scam?

    Hundreds of Chinese tour buses are clogging the tiny streets around ‘old Kathu’ on the northern side of Phra Phuket Kaew Road every day to drop the tourists off at the Kathu Temple.

  • Three more illegal tour guides arrested in Phuket blitz

    Three more illegal tour guides arrested in Phuket blitz

    Three more Chinese-speaking illegal tour guides have been arrested yesterday (December 27) and the day before following the illegal tour guide crackdown initiated by Phuket’s Governor. Yesterday in Soi Sakdidech, in Phuket Town, a team of Phuket provincial authorities along with representatives of Royal Thai Navy Area 3, Provincial Internal Security Operations Command and Volunteer Defense Corps checked a Chinese tour bus in front of a Thai buffet restaurant and found 42 year old Chinese, Qiu Qiang, working illegally as a tour guide and 21 year old Jenjira Sealoh, who is a Thai national tour guide

  • Miss Pinky Promise debuts to help reconcile the nation, or scare children.

    Miss Pinky Promise debuts to help reconcile the nation, or scare children.

    With the Government keen to find a winning strategy to help heal deep political wounds, you’d wonder why they’ve unveiled this creepy costume character to come to their aid. “Nong Kiew Koy”, or “Miss Pinky Promise”, has become an overnight social media sensation after being introduced at the Defence Ministry as a “mascot for reconciliation”

  • Bangkok’s Number Two. Who’s Number One?

    Bangkok’s Number Two. Who’s Number One?

    PHOTO: skyscrapercity.com Euromonitor International has released its annual Top City Destinations Ranking for 2017 covering 100 of the world’s leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals. This year’s report includes forecast data up to 2025 and incorporates future travel trends to give further insight on how travel trends are borne out of the opportunities and challenges that cities face. According to the report… (roll the drums) …Hong Kong is the most visited city in the world, benefiting from its strategic location and relationship with China, followed by Bangkok, which has beaten London into third place for the third year.

  • Kicking off Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    Kicking off Phuket Vegetarian Festival

    Phuket’s annual vegetarian festival kicked off last night with religious rituals happening at the main Chinese shrines of the island with a large number of attendees including Phuket’s Governor, authorities, locals and tourists.

  • Second tragedy – another car found in California’s Kings Canyon

    Second tragedy – another car found in California’s Kings Canyon

    The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office in California has retrieved the bodies of two Chinese passengers and the wreckage of their rental Ford Focus that have been submerged in King’s River since early August. The vehicle was found near where a car containing two Thai students came to rest after plunging off a cliff in late July. The passengers were identified as 31 year old Yinan Wang of San Diego, and his wife, 32 year old Jie Song of China, who were last seen on August 6 at Crystal Caves in Sequoia National Park.

  • Vegetarian Festival, Phuket. By FAT MANGO

    Vegetarian Festival, Phuket. By FAT MANGO

    Watch Fat Mangos tribute to the most in-your-face festival on Phuket’s Annual Calendar. The annual Vegetarian Festival is celebrated throughout the Thailand, but the festivities are at their peak in Phuket, where about 35% of the population is Thai Chinese heritage. It attracts crowds of spectators because of many of the unusual religious rituals that are performed.

  • Phuket share-bike kicks off

    Phuket share-bike kicks off

    The bicycle provider for the share bikes project, Ofo, announced today (September 20) that their company, with the help of Phuket local government, are ready to release the first phase of 1,000 bicycles for the project. From October 1 for one month, Ofo will also offer free rides as a starting gift promotion for the project