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100,000 car buyers will face a delay in payment from the first car buyer tax rebate scheme

100,000 car buyers will face a delay in payment from the first car buyer tax rebate scheme

100,000 first car buyers may find that they have to wait longer than expected to receive their tax rebates. The Excise Department has reported that it is running out of…

Graft busters get serious about Phuket dive industry extortion

Graft busters get serious about Phuket dive industry extortion

The Office of the Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) is to conduct a full-blown investigation into police extortion of Phuket’s dive industry, starting next Monday. Pol Lt Col Wannop Somchintanakul,…

Chinese Tourist ‘Faints’ and Drowns near Koh Lan

Chinese Tourist ‘Faints’ and Drowns near Koh Lan

A Chinese tourist fainted while he was swimming in the sea and subsequently drowned, say police in Pattaya. Guo Burong, 57, was on a sightseeing trip with a Chinese tour…

Tattoos may lead to the identification of a foreign man who washed up onto the shore this morning

Tattoos may lead to the identification of a foreign man who washed up onto the shore this morning

The body of what is believed to be a foreign man washed up on Pansea beach this morning and the police in Phuket are trying to establish his identity. The…

Luxury hotels creating experiential travel packages

Luxury hotels creating experiential travel packages

From Thai boxing lessons and macabre Dracula tours to the Australian Outback, the Four Seasons hotel chain launched a series of new travel packages this week designed to heighten guests’…

THAI airlines to replace steel cutlery with plastic after in flight brawl

THAI airlines to replace steel cutlery with plastic after in flight brawl

After a mid flight brawl earlier this month that involved THAI Airways International regular stainless steel flatware cutlery, the company has decided to trial the use of plastic cutlery during…

More of the Phuket Bungy Jump accident facts come to light

More of the Phuket Bungy Jump accident facts come to light

The Phuket Bungy Jump in Chalong where two people died during a pre-opening test had been approved to be built, but the owners had not asked for permission to operate,…

Police station in Bangkok turns child care centre for Songkran holidays

Police station in Bangkok turns child care centre for Songkran holidays

Police in a station in Bangkok are doing something very different to the usual crime and punishment roles that are associated with police stations. In a room that has been…

Phuket expat pilots solar powered bikes and trikes

Phuket expat pilots solar powered bikes and trikes

In Steven Spielberg’s classic Back to The Future trilogy, the year 2015 was depicted with futuristic skyways and uber-efficient flying cars that could be powered by household garbage. ] With…

Officer shifted as murder probe drags in Koh Phangan

Officer shifted as murder probe drags in Koh Phangan

A senior police officer on Koh Phangan in charge of a murder case was transferred on Saturday after a protest over foot-dragging in the investigation. Surasak Thipparat, deputy chief of…