Archive For The “Miscellany” Category

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

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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…

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Police Arrest Food Supplement Boss As Over 1,000 People Fall For Japan Tour Scam

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Police Arrest Food Supplement Boss As Over 1,000 People Fall For Japan Tour Scam

Police arrested Pasit Ariyalapit, founder and chief executive of food supplement company WealthEver over a bogus three day trip to Japan during Songkran. Pasit, 31, was picked up by police in Ranong province after five of his relatives were detained for questioning. Pasit, whose original name was Sahachom Nakharit, changed her first and family names…

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UK Man Claims 94K In Benefits Whilst Living In Thailand

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UK Man Claims 94K In Benefits Whilst Living In Thailand

Alan Barlow, 67, got disability allowance and three other handouts in a scam that lasted at least seven years. But he lived abroad with a new wife and two children ,using his UK council flat solely as a base to return for NHS treatment. Barlow got disability benefit in 2005 for multiple sclerosis and chronic…

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Relax And Dust Down Your Water Guns For Songkran !

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Relax And Dust Down Your Water Guns For Songkran !

Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s article about water throwing being made illegal. Thanks to Thai Visa News, great fun !

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No Water Celebration Activities On Bangkok’s Khao San Road At Songkran

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No Water Celebration Activities On Bangkok’s Khao San Road At Songkran

Khao San Road will have no Songkran water celebrations this year as the country is still mourning the passing of the beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The decision to not hold celebration activities on this short street came after the meeting of several relevant government and private agencies, including the Khao San Road Business Association, the…

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“Happy Vikings” As Norway Is Named The Happiest Place To Live

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“Happy Vikings” As Norway Is Named The Happiest Place To Live

Norway displaced Denmark as the world’s happiest country as Thailand was ranked 32 compared to last year’s 33rd ranking in the World Happiness Report 2017 produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a global initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012. Nordic countries are the most content whereas countries in the sub-Saharan Africa, along…

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Woman Filmed Driving Without A Seatbelt Claims It Is “Racist” Against Fat People

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Woman Filmed Driving Without A Seatbelt Claims It Is “Racist” Against Fat People

A woman who was filmed not wearing a seatbelt claims it is “racist” against fat people. The anonymous woman from New Zealand said she finds it difficult to strap herself in because she is overweight. She tells others in the car: ‘I can’t fit it, so what’s the point in wearing it if I can’t…

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Reopening, As Yin Dee Restaurant Becomes Harley Route 288

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Reopening, As Yin Dee Restaurant Becomes Harley Route 288

The former Yin Dee Restaurant situated on the bypass between Taweekit and Big C has its official opening tomorrow under the name of Harley Route 288 with new proprietors Tom and Som. Seafaring Tom has retired and taken up a new challenge along with his wife Som. They will be serving both Thai and western…

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Supachok Blow For Buriram

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Supachok Blow For Buriram

Shades of last season as Buriram lose Supachok for 2 months. The young striker has been in sparkling form and had made his way into the national squad. The exact nature of the injury is still unclear though at the time I suspected that it may be a knee problem. Whatever it is, we wish…

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Thai League 1 Round-Up

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Thai League 1 Round-Up

Muang Thong continued their impressive start with an easy 3-0 victory at Pattaya, with Adisak netting twice. Chiang Rai went to Bangkok United and came away with a superb 3-0 win, showing they are going to be a genuine force this season under Alexandre Gama. Ubon suffered their first defeat of the season as Navy…

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