• 29 May 2017

    Tablets And Smartphones Causing Problems For Young Children

    A growing number of young children have demonstrated symptoms similar to attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) because of their exposure to tablets and smartphones at a young age. ...

  • 29 May 2017

    Quick-Thinking 12 Year-Old Thwarts Kidnap Attempt

    A village elder in Ratchaburi has issued an urgent warning after a 12 year old schoolgirl nearly became the victim of a man in a minivan. The man stopped to pick up 12 year old Ploy outside a ...

  • 28 May 2017

    New Barrel At The Buriram Wine Bar

      Oli Wine Bar has fitted a new feature wine barrel bar at their popular restaurant. Along with several other new ideas, Oli and the family are proving that it is the IN place in town. With ...

  • 28 May 2017

    Suspicions That The NCPO Want To Remain In Power Abound

    POLITICIANS hit back at Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha yesterday in response to his four questions for members of the public to answer before they cast their ballots. Key figures from the ...

  • 28 May 2017

    160 Luxury Cars Seized By Department of Special Investigation

    Following a recent story about luxury cars being stolen and brought to Thailand for resale, there have been more significant developments. The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) in ...

  • 27 May 2017

    Monk Uses Wrong Marker Pen On Man’s Car

    A Thai man thought he was getting some much needed help from accidents after a monk covered the hood of his new car in auspicious markings. The only problem was someone at the temple had handed ...

  • 27 May 2017

    Thai Man Offers 3 Million Baht For A Giant Gecko

    A man has stirred up excitement on social media with the announcement that he would pay at least THB3 million to anyone who can provide him with a very large gecko. Geckos, known as tukkae in ...

  • 27 May 2017

    One Million Thais Suffer From Smoking-Related Illness

    At least one million Thais are sick and suffering from various chronic diseases associated with cigarette smoking such as cancer, emphysema, stroke, according to ASH Thailand or anti-cigarette ...

  • 27 May 2017

    Police On The Look Out For Stolen UK Cars

    More than 40 luxury cars have been stolen from Britain and sent to Thailand, according to Thai and British authorities. Of them, at least three have already been sold to buyers who may not know ...

  • 26 May 2017

    Woman’s Severed Body Found In Khon Kaen

    T he body of a young Thai woman, severed in two pieces, was found on Thursday afternoon in a plastic water container buried in a wooded area in Khon Kaen. Tattoos on the chest and the back ...

  • 26 May 2017

    Worst Floods To Hit Bangkok For Years

    The governor of Bangkok apologized to city residents yesterday after one of the worst floods the city has suffered in years. After expressing his regret, Aswin Kwanmuang invoked a phrase most ...

  • 25 May 2017

    Get A Share Of Motorcycle Fines In Bangkok !

    A scheme is underway that might allow members of the public to take a share in motorcycle fines in Bangkok. All you will have to do is take a picture of a bike travelling or parked illegally on ...

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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...

  • Snakes In Your Garden

    In the previous articles we have looked at the King Cobra and the Malayan Pit Viper, both highly dangerous snakes. But what of those that we might encounter when tending or relaxing in our beautiful gardens? If you see a snake in your garden, the chances are it is harmless. However, some non-venomous ones can...

  • 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,...