Buriram locals celebrate visaka bucha day last Friday.

In news from around and about Thailand:

Phuket immigraton are now asking for a form to be completed with lots of personal details –. it’s the one that  you may have heard of, asking for social media accounts amongst many other things .

“The top and the bottom of the three-page form features the warning: “Providing false information to an officer, shall be punished under the Penal Code.”

Gen Chachaval did confirm that providing details of social media accounts was optional, as stated on the form, but said that all other sections on the form were “required”.

“We will not force people to provide their social media details,” he said.

It’s all online anyway.

Commiserations to the Thai womens volleyball team after Japan win and secure controversial qualification to Rio.

BBC reports that Thailand is to close an island to tourists in the interests of conservation.

From –  a report on Ubon Rachathani  our eastern neighbour that still attracts few tourists.

Staff at a Jomtien Hotel give a complete stranger the master key to the safey security boxes with inevitable consequences!

Reuters looks at the investment of Chinese money into Thailand – from car parts to condos

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Lets hope a fresher climate prevails in the coming weeks….

Have a great Sunday.