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Getting Married to a Thai Bride — Customs and Traditions

Getting married to a Thai bride may well involve customs and traditions that seem a little alien to someone from the West. Thai brides and their families may well want to follow the local customs such as Thong Mun(Gold Engagement), Kan Maa… Read more

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Tourists warned about thieving monkeys in Khao Yai National Park

Thai Residents reports that with the current cooler weather coinciding with high season in the national park, the increase in visitors also brings more monkeys and they don’t just target tourists. Local villagers are also struggling to pro… Read more

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Norwegian man Stein Arne Jensen, dies in South Pattaya condo fire

Police and forensic investigators rushed to the scene where firefighters were attempting to put out the blaze that reportedly started in room 3/319 A6 on 9th floor. Both water hoses and chemical extinguishers were required as the apartment… Read more

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French couple survive attack by “killer wasps” but trekking guide is killed

A French man was out of hospital but his 59 year old wife was still in hospital in Chiang Rai. The attack happened on Saturday. Villagers in Pha Tai, Thaton informed the police that they had found their trekking guide dead from multiple … Read more

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Thailand bans street liquor ‘yadong’ after toad venom deaths

After a particularly funky variant made with toad’s venom was blamed for two fatalities in Chonburi , the Excise Department on Friday said all yadong street stalls are illegal and those operating them face fines of up to THB50,000 (US$1,65… Read more

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7-Eleven — blessing or curse for Thailand

Thailand has a love affair with 7-11. To date there are over 11,000 stores within the country, serving over 11.8 million customers daily. Nearly 5,000 of those stores are in the Bangkok Metropolitan Region alone. By comparison, the U. S. b… Read more

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Why the Thai baht is surging

The currency advanced as much as 0.3% on Friday to 30.187 per dollar, the strongest level since May 2013. That takes its gain to 7.8% this year, more than any of its emerging-market peers except Russia’s ruble. The gains have defied the … Read more

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Massive tax hike coming for CO2-belching ‘big bikes’

Nutthakorn Utensute, director of the department’s Bureau of Tax Planning, said this weekend the Cabinet had acknowledged the tax hike for high-powered motorcycles based on CO2 emissions rather than engine size, as originally proposed. Th… Read more

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Thailand police officer arrested for allegedly stealing 50 service pistols

Police Senior Sgt-Major Charin Butrdee has been decommissioned and faces investigation for disciplinary misconduct, deputy police spokesman Pol Colonel Krisana Pattanajaroen said on Saturday (October 26). The stolen pistols reportedly in… Read more

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How to Open a Thai Bank Account: A Foreigner’s Guide

A greater number of foreigners live in Thailand than anywhere else in Southeast Asia. Naturally then, there’s a strong demand for opening bank accounts here. Yet the rules have always been unclear. I’ve successfully opened nearly a dozen… Read more

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