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Phuket officials, Soi Dog rally after dog rabies death

Phuket officials, Soi Dog rally after dog rabies death

A rabies quarantine zone has been established across a large section of Phuket as officials work alongside staffers from the Soi Dog Foundation to ensure against an outbreak of rabies.…

Bangkok’s toxic smog: “Life Coach” says masks are pointless – try mind over matter

Bangkok’s toxic smog: “Life Coach” says masks are pointless – try mind over matter

A leading online female “Life Coach” has suggested that wearing masks to combat the dangerous particles in Bangkok’s air is a waste of time and might even be harmful.  Instead…

Murder for hire: Gang paid just 5,000 baht to murder teen in drugs dispute

Murder for hire: Gang paid just 5,000 baht to murder teen in drugs dispute

Sanook reported that a gang of six young men were paid just 5,000 baht to murder a 17 year old at a school football pitch in Khon Kaen.  The orders…

Thai massage set to be declared “World Heritage” – must not be an excuse for prostitution

Thai massage set to be declared “World Heritage” – must not be an excuse for prostitution

The authorities in Bangkok are determined to stop Thai massage shops being associated with prostitution.  They want to declare Thai massage – in its “traditional” form – as an example…

Security guard nearly gets hit after jumping out to stop traffic – then gives motorist an earful!

Security guard nearly gets hit after jumping out to stop traffic – then gives motorist an earful!

Dash cam footage from Bangkok caused widespread comment after a condo security guard jumped out holding a red flag to stop traffic and allow a car to exit.  The driver…

Boxing legend Frank Bruno proves to be a big hit with Hua Hin expats

Boxing legend Frank Bruno proves to be a big hit with Hua Hin expats

Boxing legend Frank Bruno proved a knockout when fans got to meet the former Heavyweight World Champion at a recent event in Hua Hin, Thailand. The event, which was sponsored…

Thai monk defrocked and held after admitting sex with a 14 year old

Thai monk defrocked and held after admitting sex with a 14 year old

Police have arrested a monk at a Nonthaburi temple on charges that he committed statutory rape with a child under the age of 15.  Phra Sorasak Siriphattho or Sorasak Jainork,…

‘Haute Cuisine:’ Weed Tom Yum Lands Briton In Hot Water

‘Haute Cuisine:’ Weed Tom Yum Lands Briton In Hot Water

A British businessman on Koh Samui ran foul of the law Wednesday for innovating in the kitchen by adding cannabis to his tom yum goong. Gary Coughlan, 58, was arrested…

Modest Croatian tourist saves two tourists from drowning – calls for Pattaya lifeguards

Modest Croatian tourist saves two tourists from drowning – calls for Pattaya lifeguards

A Croatian tourist saved not one but two visitors to Pattaya on a single afternoon.  But he refused to call himself a hero opting for “Good Samaritan” instead.  Thaivisa caught…

Rights activists push for ban on death sentences for female convicts

Rights activists push for ban on death sentences for female convicts

HUMAN RIGHTS defenders are calling for an end to capital punishment for women as a next step forward to achieving the universal abolition of death sentences in Thailand. A public…