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  • 23% of expats get by on less than 45,000 baht per month – Thaivisa survey

    23% of expats get by on less than 45,000 baht per month – Thaivisa survey

    PHOTO: ThaiVisa has released reports from its recent survey into life of expats in Thailand. The survey was conducted on the Thaivisa website so partly reflects the aspirations and life of readers of the site. They report that a common theme on social media and forums is that Thais think of hooking up with or marrying farangs as their ultimate meal ticket. They are said to see dollar signs in their eyes and see the “hansum” foreigner as nothing more than a walking ATM to be pressed when needed and ignored like part of the furniture at other times

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    Deadly link: Puppy factories and rabies

    (12 minute read) A media release from The panic over rabies that erupted at the beginning of this year seems to have died down. Fourteen people have died; dozens of dogs were poisoned and thousands more died after being incarcerated in government pounds as officials across the country stumbled to stamp out the spread of the disease. Yet absolutely nothing was done about a potentially deadly contributor to the spread of the disease: puppy factories and the sale of their product – puppies – in markets and pet shops. There are well-run, well-meaning puppy factories in Thailand, whose operators are genuinely concerned for the welfare of the pups and look after them well.

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    Floods hit five villages near the Tham Luang cave rescue site – Chiang Rai

    PHOTO: Local News2010 A month ago the local villagers near the Tham Luang caves in Chiang Rai were volunteering with food and helping hands. Now they’re fighting to save their homes.

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    Dead dugong found off Phang Nga

    A 250 kilogram dugong, found dead off Phang Nga over the weekend, has been brought to Phuket for further examination. Officials from the Phuket Marine Biological Centre (PMBC) were notified on Sunday that the body of the dugong was found by local fishermen in Phang Nga. The dugong has been brought back to Phuket for a full autopsy

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    ‘Yanui’ the crocodile is probably from a crocodile farm

    Experts believe that ‘Yanui’, the crocodile caught yesterday off Layan Beach, is not from the wild. The crocodile tried to return to land several times during its 12 days swimming in the sea along the west coast of Phuket, prompting croc experts to think it has been raised in captivity. Expert says that Yanui is a female crocodile which was measured to be 2.5 metres and weighs about 150 kilograms (during the eleven day pursuit the reptile was variously reported to be anywhere from 1.2 to 3 metres in length – now we know!).

  • Thaksin claims election delays in birthday comments – UK

    Thaksin claims election delays in birthday comments – UK

    Thaksin Shinawatra, the fugitive former Thai PM, is still firing missives in exile – this time in comments his 69th birthday in London. A spokesman for the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) yesterday insisted that there was no change in the schedule for the next election. Maj-General Piyapong Klinphan debunked speculation by former PM Thaksin Shinawatra about a change in the election schedule.

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    Phuket honours HM The King on his 66th birthday

    A host of special ceremonies are being held across Phuket today to honor and celebrate HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun’s 66th Birthday. The first ceremony, which got underway at 6.30am, was presided over by Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong offering alms to 67 monks as part of a blessing ceremony to honor HM The King at Queen Sirikit Park in Phuket Town. Also this morning, university officials and members of the public came together to pledge allegiance to HM The King during a ceremony at Phuket Rajabhat University’s meeting hall

  • 16 billion USD wiped off Facebook shares

    16 billion USD wiped off Facebook shares

    Facebook has had a horror day on the share market as it starts rolling out new privacy policies which are cutting into the company’s bottomline. Mark Zuckerberg, personally, lost 16 billion US dollars in the market rout. CNN reports that Facebook shares plunged 19% on Thursday after executives warned that revenue growth would slow as the company focuses on user privacy.

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    Croc tracks found on Bang Tao Beach

    Traces of a crocodile claw footprints have been found at Bang Tao Beach today (July 26) as the crocodile search operation has struggled to find the shy reptiles citing strong wind and waves along the west coast.

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    Search continues for missing Indian tourist at Karon Beach

    A search is continuing for an Indian man who has been missing in the seas off Karon Beach since yesterday (July 25). Karon Police were notified at 5pm yesterday that a tourist was missing