• 15 Jun 2021

    Total Covid Caseload Passes 200,000 Tuesday

    People exercise at Wachira Benchathat Park in Bangkok on Monday, the day Thailand’s accumulated Covid-19 caseload passed 200,000, as City Hall reopened public parks after their closure to ...

  • 14 Jun 2021

    Thailand Reports 3,355 New COVID-19 Cases, 17 New Deaths

    People wait to receive the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as Thailand start a mass inoculation at a gymnasium inside the Siam paragon ...

  • 13 Jun 2021

    Thailand Reports 2,804 New COVID-19, 18 Deaths

    A woman from Klong Toey community receives coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine, in Bangkok, Thailand, May 4, 2021. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File Photo Health officials in Thailand on Sunday ...

  • 12 Jun 2021

    Covid UPDATE Saturday: 3,277 New Infections And 29 Deaths

    The public health ministry has announced another 29 Covid-related deaths and 3,277 new infections for Saturday. 892 of today’s cases have been from Thai prisons, an ongoing source of infections ...

  • 11 Jun 2021

    Friday Covid Update: 2,290 Cases And 27 Deaths

    2,290 cases were reported today by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, raising the total number of cases since April 1, the latest and most severe wave of infections, to 160,965. ...

  • 10 Jun 2021

    COVID-19: Thailand Reports 43 Deaths, 2,310 New Infections

    FILE PHOTO: Government officials in face masks attend a preparation of the Central Vaccination Center as the country deals with a fresh wave of the infections after tackling earlier outbreaks of ...

  • 09 Jun 2021

    Wednesday Covid Update: 2,680 New Cases And 35 Deaths

    2,680 new Covid-19 cases and 35 coronavirus-related deaths were reported today by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Since April 1, the latest wave of infections, 156,365 Covid ...

  • 08 Jun 2021

    Tuesday Covid Update: 2,662 New Cases And 28 Deaths

    2,662 new Covid-19 cases and 28 coronavirus-related deaths were reported today by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Since April 1, the start of the latest wave of infections in ...

  • 07 Jun 2021

    Monday Covid Update: 2,419 Cases And 33 Deaths

    2,419 new Covid-19 cases and 33 coronavirus-related deaths were reported today by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration, raising Thailand’s cumulative case count since the start of the ...

  • 06 Jun 2021

    Covid UPDATE Sunday: 2,671 New Infections And 23 Deaths

    There has been another 2,671 new infections of Covid-19 detected across Thailand in the past 24 hours. There’s also been 23 deaths. 604 cases were detected in Thai prisons. Thailand has now ...

  • 05 Jun 2021

    Covid Update Saturday: 36 Deaths And 2,817 Infections

    For Saturday the Public Health department has announced 36 new Covid-related deaths and 2,817 infections. 315 of those cases are from prisons. The daily totals have been statistically consistent ...

  • 04 Jun 2021

    Friday Covid Update: 2,631 New Cases And 31 Deaths

    2,631 new Covid-19 cases and 31 coronavirus-related deaths were reported today by the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration. Since April 1, the latest wave of infections in Thailand, the ...

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Mai Pen Rai Lifestyle....

  • You want eat?

    “You want eat?” “Yes I want eat.” Recognise this language? No? OK, how about this, “How old you?”. “I’m ha sip sam years old.” Ah, the language of Tinglish. Part English, with several omissions and a bit of Thai that nearly all expats, at some point, have resorted to. But why do we resort to...

  • Wacky Races And The Madness Of Driving in Thailand

    You`re Taxi is in Reception Sir!   “It`s slow lorry leading the way, as equally slow pick-up takes ages to pass, followed by sensible but frustrated farang driver keeping a safe distance, on the inside is family of 4 on a motorbike and bringing up the rear but coming at a fast pace is posh...

  • The Buriram Man Who Met Neil Armstrong

    I had heard before a little about the man who is reputed to have been in Buriram for some forty five years. Obviously possessing a rich tapestry of both experience and knowledge of Thailand, Karl Kunz was an intriguing possible interview. He is a man you may well have seen whizzing past you on a...

  • Open all hours

    3 people are stocktaking, 2 people are stacking shelves, 1 person is on a computer behind the counter and 1 person is trying to serve a big queue. And this is daytime. Nightime gets better when all the staff can focus on the funky loud music Where are you? `Yes` you`re in 7/11 land, where...

  • The `not so idyllic` life in an Esan village in Thailand

    A while ago I wrote an article about the idyllic life in a typical, rural Esan village. Well, that`s not always the case, especially from a foreigners (farangs) point of view. So here`s a dose of reality. Let`s start with the wake up call, about 5:00 am – noisy roosters, dogs, assorted spluttering tractors and...

  • “Hey! What Do You Think About Donald Trump?”

    Whenever we meet people for the first time, consciously and subconsciously, we instantly begin to form an opinion of that person. Based on a criteria of our own choosing: How they talk, their clothes,body language, looks, colour of their skin, hair, eye contact. Also our opinion is based on how we are feeling at the time,...

  • Football On TV Can Be Very Bad For you

    Live Football on TV – What`s the worst that can happen? When a gun was put to my face I realised my Saturday night watching football on TV hadn`t quite gone to plan. This is a true story from an island in Thailand My restaurant was full with diners and customers watching football when several...