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Travel Bulletin from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade re (MERS-CoV)

Travel Bulletin from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade re (MERS-CoV)

Latest Update This Bulletin was last issued on Tuesday, 06 May 2014, 17:14:37, EST. There is ongoing concern about the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which was…

6.3 earthquake shakes Chiang Rai

6.3 earthquake shakes Chiang Rai

Officials said Tuesday that one person was killed and several dozen were hurt in an earthquake that struck northern Thailand and Myanmar a day earlier, smashing windows, cracking walls and…

Crackdown on visa runs to Ranong leaves some stranded in Myanmar

Crackdown on visa runs to Ranong leaves some stranded in Myanmar

According to a report in the Phuket Gazette officials in Ranong immigration have today confirmed that they are turning away foreigners who are attempting to enter Thailand on three consecutive…

British man shot and Thai-American killed in Jomtien this weekend

British man shot and Thai-American killed in Jomtien this weekend

On Sunday night around 7-30pm 41 year old Briton, Mr. Andrew Alexander was shot in the face in Jomtien by an assailant who was European in appearance. The victim was…

Phuket expat appeals for return of B1.4m-watch stolen in burglary

Phuket expat appeals for return of B1.4m-watch stolen in burglary

Phuket resident Johan Hultner is on the hunt for his prized B1.4m Hublot pink gold watch after it was stolen when his rented villa was robbed on April 22 –…

British Embassy, BCCT and Central Food Retail host the Taste of Britain 2014

British Embassy, BCCT and Central Food Retail host the Taste of Britain 2014

An event to highlight the best of British food and drink at Central Food Hall and Tops Supermarket across Thailand. The British Embassy in Bangkok partnered with British Chamber of…

Giant Buddha Head Attracts Lotto Hunters

Giant Buddha Head Attracts Lotto Hunters

Buddhist worshipers are flocking to the fallen head of a giant Buddha statue, which was recently unearthed in Nakhon Panom province, in search of good luck. The head was a…

12-Year-Old Boy Killed in Rocket Accident

12-Year-Old Boy Killed in Rocket Accident

A 12-year-old boy was killed this morning when a homemade rocket accidentally exploded in Ubon Ratchathanee province. The incident took place in Pho Yai district at around 11:30 a.m. Police say…

Marijuana with a street value of 500 million baht seized

Marijuana with a street value of 500 million baht seized

The Pathum Thani police raided a warehouse in Lam Luk Ka District yesterday where they found approximately 5 tons of marijuana worth approximately 500 million baht, the weed was destined…

Gov urges police to be ‘more polite’ in aftermath of Phuket roadblock mob

Gov urges police to be ‘more polite’ in aftermath of Phuket roadblock mob

Governor Maitri Inthusut has urged police to be more polite in their dealings with the public, in order to avoid situations like the seven-hour road blockade on April 23. The…