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Buddhism and Safety in Thailand

Buddhism and Safety in Thailand

Road safety across much of Asia is based on compliance approaches that do little to understand the core beliefs and cultural challenges found on the roads. I propose that this…

Letter to the editor – Terrorist attacks in Thailand

Letter to the editor – Terrorist attacks in Thailand

These cowardly attacks on innocent people will continue to happen, so it’s up to us to stay alert, the police & army can only do so much.  I’ve lived happily…

Letter to the editor – water shortage Koh Samui

Letter to the editor – water shortage Koh Samui

The Kingdom is currently suffering its worst drought in living memory. Here on Koh Samui some parts of the island are already experiencing water supply restrictions, there’s still no real…

Sniffer dogs? This oft used phrase belittles the vital role(s) undertaken by highly trained animals in an operational environment, as explained in this letter to the editor.

Sniffer dogs? This oft used phrase belittles the vital role(s) undertaken by highly trained animals in an operational environment, as explained in this letter to the editor.

The phrase “Sniffer dogs” first came to my attention in the 1970’s via the somewhat lazy tabloid press in UK. I thought nothing of it at the time, but having…

Samui Expat Launches a different kind of news: positive, optimistic and inspiring news

Samui Expat Launches a different kind of news: positive, optimistic and inspiring news

Bored of negative news in the press the world over  one man decided it was time to take action and has launched a new website and Facebook page to bring…

Letter to the editor – crime in paradise

Letter to the editor – crime in paradise

 Like many expats living here in Thailand for any length of time suspect many crimes, particularly those involving violence against foreign nationals are conveniently kept quiet or quickly forgotten. Its…

Letter to the editor – Absolutely abysmal service from Seatran Ferrys

Letter to the editor – Absolutely abysmal service from Seatran Ferrys

In this letter to the editor one of our readers tells of the service she got from Seatran during the stormy weather. Absolutely abysmal service from them on the 24th…

Letter to the editor – Possible new scam in Chaweng

Letter to the editor – Possible new scam in Chaweng

Dear Editor, I wanted to warn your readers that there is possibly a new scam going on in Chaweng. Last night I went to meet some friends in Chaweng. I…

Letter to the Editor from a Samui Times reader who is less than impressed with the new Central

Letter to the Editor from a Samui Times reader who is less than impressed with the new Central

Dear Editor I was wondering what the Samui Times readers and island residents think of the new Central Festival shopping centre in Chaweng. I personally could not wait for it…

Letter from a reader – concerns over more bad press for Thailand over missing plane

Letter from a reader – concerns over more bad press for Thailand over missing plane

Like most people I have looked on in horror as the details of the missing Malaysian flight MH370 news has been breaking and like most people I have found it…

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