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  • Chinese tourists get in trouble in strong Nai Thon surf

    Chinese tourists get in trouble in strong Nai Thon surf

    Lifeguards saved two Chinese swimmers at Nai Thon beach yesterday after they’d decided swimming in a red flag zone was a good idea. As the shore along Nai Thon has sudden drops off, the red flags were placed along the beach yesterday with quite heavy surf and strong onshore winds

  • Three metre python caught snacking on chickens

    Three metre python caught snacking on chickens

    A 3 metre python weighing around 20 kilos has been caught in the act swallowing two small chickens near a salvage yard of Mr. Poonsap Sae Ngang at 8am. A Kusoldharm rescue team tried to catch it using a rope lasso but the snake headed for a nearby tree. After a few attempts the team finally got the snake with nobody hurt.

  • A tale of two drug hauls. Drugs found in Ratsada and Tha Chat Chai.

    A tale of two drug hauls. Drugs found in Ratsada and Tha Chat Chai.

    Police arrested 32 year Teerapong “Jane” Wonganansup with 522 pills of amphetamine, 42.47 grams of crystal meth, a 9 mm. semi-automatic pistol, a .22 semi-automatic pistol, 130 bullets and a digital scale. After a report from an undercover officer, police made a visit to Teerapong’s house in Soi Paniang, Ratsada

  • “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.

  • 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.

  • Ten year ‘Geeza Visa’ now available for Retirees in Thailand.

    Ten year ‘Geeza Visa’ now available for Retirees in Thailand.

    The 10-year visa for foreign retirees is now available at an Immigration office near you. Besides the top Immigration officer’s announcement today many offices are unaware of the change and new availability of the 10 year visa option.

  • Send in the cavalry. Extra immigration staff being sent to Don Meuang and Suvarnabhumi

    Send in the cavalry. Extra immigration staff being sent to Don Meuang and Suvarnabhumi

    About 200 immigration officials from immigration offices around the country are being rallied and sent to the beleaguered Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang international airports in the hope of coping with the incoming traffic. Both airports have been shamed into action after social media posts have snapped photos of hordes of unprocessed incoming tourists waiting to be processed by Immigration officials. Thousands of passengers were caught in queues for more than four hours at the immigration checkpoints at Don Mueang.

  • Belgian couple fleeced of 100 Euro by ‘police’ in BKK

    Belgian couple fleeced of 100 Euro by ‘police’ in BKK

    A Belgian couple are claiming they were detained and robbed by Bangkok police on the last day of their holiday. 28 year olds Maxime Kempeneer and Noel Borgs are making big news in Euro social media

  • B300,000 of pirated goods confiscated in OTOP raid

    B300,000 of pirated goods confiscated in OTOP raid

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