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Take a number: Phuket Airport immigration still overloaded

Take a number: Phuket Airport immigration still overloaded

Tourists arriving at Phuket International Airport continue to have to wait hours to clear immigration, despite immigration officials saying they have more officers on duty during peak times. Capt Watchawuth…

Customs department to tighten up tax evasion and tax collection

Customs department to tighten up tax evasion and tax collection

The Customs Department will tighten up examination of imports to stem tax evasion and to increase tax revenue after customs tax collection for the first six months of the 2015…

Phuket Customs tightening up on duty-free rules

Phuket Customs tightening up on duty-free rules

The Customs Department in Phuket, as part of a nationwide drive to raise revenue, is tightening up on tariffs on imported goods, in line with the Customs Tariff Decree of…

Foreigners upset Thai’s by doing ‘yoga’ at a temple

Foreigners upset Thai’s by doing ‘yoga’ at a temple

At Chiang Mai’s Ratchabophit Temple locals look on in horror as a group of farangs started to practice yoga in an area where the upmost respect is normally expected. The…

Tax reforms include plans for inheritance tax in Thailand

Tax reforms include plans for inheritance tax in Thailand

Thai’s who are bequeathed fortunes from wealthy relatives could have to start paying inheritance tax under a new law that has been proposed by the Finance Ministry who have also…

Customs and superstitions in Thailand

Customs and superstitions in Thailand

There are many customs and superstitions in Thailand that may come across as rather odd to western minds. For example, it is unlikely that anybody in the West really gives…

Why Wai

Why Wai

The wai is the traditional Thai greeting. A wai is accomplished by raising both hands and putting them palm to palm in a prayer like gesture while slightly bowing you…