Artikel tagged “thai life”

  • A new visa paperwork problem for some expats?

    A new visa paperwork problem for some expats?

    We get occasional emails from expats relating their various problems with Immigration as they apply for new visas or renewals. The common thread is that applying for, and renewing visas, is becoming unnecessarily complicated.

  • Top 10 things to see in Phuket, on a budget (2019)

    Top 10 things to see in Phuket, on a budget (2019)

    PHOTO: The Trick Eye Museum in Phuket Town We can’t all afford to stay in the lap of luxury in five star properties, and spend our Sunday’s at extravagant hi-so brunches.

  • Alcohol ban on the weekend of the election AND the weekend before as well

    Alcohol ban on the weekend of the election AND the weekend before as well

    Two weekends coming up where, if you absolutely, really, really need to have a drink, you’ll need to stock up. Alternatively you could leave the country. There will now be a 24 hour alcohol ban in the weekend BEFORE the general election on March 24 as well as on the weekend of the election.

  • 18 busted in e-cigarette and vaping raid in bangkok

    18 busted in e-cigarette and vaping raid in bangkok

    Whilst a new vaping and e-cigarette lobby group continue to push the government for a review on laws on vaping and e-cigarette products, the police are notching up more crackdowns on the sales of products related to vaping. Read about the lobby group HERE . Sixteen Thais and two Burmese men have been arrested in Bangkok for selling e-cigarette devices, nicotine chargers and baraku (hookah) tobacco-smoking products.

  • Parents urged to monitor children on ‘Momo Challenge’

    Parents urged to monitor children on ‘Momo Challenge’

    PHOTOS: NBT / NNT The Mental Health Department is urging parents to closely monitor children’s online activities due to the ‘Momo Challenge’ reports. The Nation reports that ‘Momo Challenge’, associated with a grotesque bird, has sneaked into YouTube and its YouTube Kids platform and coerced young watchers to take up risky, potentially deadly challenges. The Momo Challenge, dismissed by many as a viral hoax, is a cause of concern because, if the reports are true, young people are vulnerable to being badly hurt or even killed

  • Phuket’s Top 10 Beach Clubs (2019)

    Phuket’s Top 10 Beach Clubs (2019)

    Lounge, chill, relax by the beach to the soothing sounds of waves crashing in from the Andaman Sea with some cool beats tapping out the rhythm of another Phuket night. Here are Phuket’s best beach clubs, our top 10 list.

  • Japan’s legendary cherry blossom is only 5 hours away

    Japan’s legendary cherry blossom is only 5 hours away

    by Kaoru Do you travel frequently between Thailand and North America and want to break your journey on the way? Or are you simply looking for somewhere to escape the scorching weather forecast for the next few months

  • Airport smokers kicked out of Thai terminals

    Airport smokers kicked out of Thai terminals

    The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) says they strongly support Thailand’s move to ban smoking inside the passenger terminals of all its airports, to protect employees and non-smoking travellers from exposure to secondhand smoke. On February 3 this year, the Airports of Thailand (AoT) removed all smoking rooms inside the airports of Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai and Mae Fah Luang

  • Proposal to ban alcohol sales on Songkran day, April 13

    Proposal to ban alcohol sales on Songkran day, April 13

    Coming up with another blunt tool to help curb Thailand’s horrendous annual road toll during Songkran, the Alcohol Control Committee is proposing a ban be placed on the sale of alcohol on April 13, Songkran day. The ACC has passed a resolution to ban the sale of alcoholic drinks on the national Songkran holiday but says the proposal will have to go to the Alcohol Policy Committee before they can implement the ban. ACC deputy chair Dr Sukhum Karnchanapimai, also the permanent secretary for the Public Health Ministry, says road casualties are the highest on this day every year.

  • Money can’t buy happiness in Bangkok – new study

    Money can’t buy happiness in Bangkok – new study

    by Chularat Saengpassa Findings, from the “Integrative Thai Family Study Based on Family Life Cycle”, have been released and underline the importance of a work-life balance for Thais. Families living in Bangkok are the least happy despite having the highest average income compared to people living in other parts of the country, a recent study found.