Artikel erschien August 2018

  • Australian filmmaker gets 6 years in a Cambodian prison for ‘espionage’

    PHOTO: 69 year old Australian filmmaker James Ricketson has been sentenced to six years in prison by the Phnom Penh municipal court in Cambodia. The Court found James guilty of ‘espionage’ for flying a drone over an opposition party’s political rally, this according to Reuters. Thai PBS reports that the Australian was arrested last June after he was photographed flying his drone above the rally organised by the now-defunct Cambodia National Rescue Party

  • Big Bangkok Busts

    Big Bangkok Busts

    The Metropolitan Police Bureau are crowing about their ‘protection operations’ during the past two months have resulted in the arrest of many suspects and huge drug seizures. Pol Maj Gen Ruchakorn Jornjewut, deputy commissioner of the bureau, held a press conference on the “Protecting People” operations from July 1 to August 30. He said the operations saw 6,392 alleged drug abusers and traffickers arrested and 13.419 million methamphetamine pills, 188kg of crystal methamphetamine or “ice”, 326kg of marijuana and 203kg of kratom leaves seized

  • British yacht catches fire – rescued off Phuket

    Five boat crews on a British yacht have been rescued by Thai fishing boat after caught fire off Panwa Cape yesterday (August 30). The Royal Thai Navy Third Area Command (NAC 3) officers were notified from Sanit Woranut who was on the British national yacht Philkade which caught fire at 9pm yesterday (August 30) south-east of Cape Panwa.

  • Traditional motorbike taxis vs Grab rival

    Traditional motorbike taxis vs Grab rival

    The old will always try and block the inevitable progress of the news. And so it is with the newer Grab and Uber-stye transport services vs the ‘old guard’

  • Kata Rocks joins the World Wellness Weekend 2018 global event

    The Infinite Luxury Spa is hosting an exclusive yoga session to relax the body, mind and mood in celebration of World Wellness Weekend 2018 , taking place this year on September 22 to 23.   The special ‘Sunset Rocks Yoga’ experience is scheduled to be held on Saturday, September 22 from 5:30 to 6:30pm and is complementary for 10 participants on a first come first serve basis

  • Tourist police report says evidence doesn’t support assault allegation on Koh Tao

    The Deputy Commander of the Tourist Police has submitted findings from an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of a British tourist on Koh Tao to the Consulate of the United Kingdom in Thailand. Deputy Commander of the Tourist Police, Pol Maj Gen Surachete Hakparn says that the area said to be the scene of the crime would have been too heavily flooded to access at the time, and that legal action is to be taken against the administrator of the Facebook page where the story was posted. He noted that despite the allegation, no report was filed with Thai police

  • Meet Kluay Hom, Krabi’s friendly neighborhood boar

    A domesticated boar in Krabi is the luckiest boar in the world! The year old boar’s favourite food is fruit (watching the waistline!) especially bananas. He takes a bath every day before going to bed. The friendly wild boar lives at a house in Lam Thap, Krabi with 40 year old Napapat Khaoluan and his family.

  • Tourist arrivals up again – 11 percent rise year on year

    Thailand welcomed 22,657,730 visitors over between January-July 2018, up by 11 percent over the same period in 2017, according to preliminary figures collected by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Estimated visitor expenditure also rose significantly, up 14.44 percent to 1.18 trillion baht. The top ten source markets of visitors to Thailand in January – July 2018:   SOURCE: Ministry of Tourism and Sports The TAT Governor Mr

  • German tourist’s death remains a mystery – Koh Phi Phi police

    Police are continuing their investigation into the death of a German tourist on Koh Phi Phi. They say they’re unsure whether he died after accidentally falling from rocks or if it was a suicide

  • Darasamut Underpass to close for maintenance

    Darasamut Underpass to close for maintenance

    The Phuket Highway Office has issued an announcement that says the Darasamut Underpass (adjacent to Central Festival) will be closed from 9am to 3pm on Wednesday (September 5). Mr Somwang says, “Both the northbound and southbound lanes through the underpass will be temporary closed.” “Workers will be carrying out maintenance, repairs and replacing water pumps and light bulbs from 9am to 3pm on September 5.” “We apologise for any inconvenience during the maintenance works.” Drivers will still be able to traverse the intersection above ground, in all directions. The post Darasamut Underpass to close for maintenance appeared first on The Thaiger