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Thai Smile airways whats behind the smile, Bad service and no support.,or help

Seats dont look like this checkk out the pictures below, A quick update. After a flight from Phnoen Penn to Bangkok passagers were left forced to stay on the plane while it filled up with smoke. 30 minutes passanagers they were forced to stay on the plane and breath in the gas comings out of the aircon ducts. I was on the plane with a friend and for the past 2 days we cant stop coughing. Thai Smile and Thai Airways do not have a complaints department. So i wrote toRead More

Thailand, rebels set up ‘safety zone’ in search for peace

BANGKOK: As part of the trust-building measure, the Thai government and Mara Patani has agreed to set up a district-size “safety zone” before the end of the year. No district has been named so far. Mara Patani is an umbrella organisation representing southern Thai rebel groups and factions. The “safety-zone” will be run by a committee made up of representatives of the government, Mara Patani and community leaders. However, the framework does not include a ceasefire agreement, which means any violence could jeopardise the working arrangement. For the Thais, the “safety-zone”Read More

Brit commits suicide, jumping from seventh floor of Bangkok hotel restaurant

Brit commits suicide, jumping from seventh floor of Bangkok hotel restaurant A 67 year old British man has committed suicide after ordering a final drink from the bar of a Sukhumvit hotel restaurant before jumping from the balcony last night. The shocking part was the coolness he showed, not attracting any attention to himself what so ever. He causally walked to the balcony, set up a chair, climbed up and jumped, before anyone had time to react. Andrew Frank Browning was found below out front of the hotel with a broken neckRead More

Singapore-registered cargo ship crashes into riverside houses in Thailand, no casualty reported

BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – A Singapore-registered cargo ship lost control and crashed into four riverside houses in Samut Prakan on Wednesday (April 5), police said. Two of the houses were severely damaged but nobody was injured or killed in the incident, which happened shortly after 8am local time in Phra Padaeng district. The 50-year-old Vietnamese captain of the 78m-long ship, the Star 62, told investigators that the engine stopped working after a power outage, which caused him to lose control of the rudder while at a bend inRead More

More rain and pain expected as Thai flood death toll rises to 40

BANGKOK: Thailand faces more hardship from unseasonable floods that have killed 40 people in its south, with more rain expected in the major rubber-producing and tourist region in coming days, a top disaster agency official said on Sunday (Jan 15). Persistent heavy rain well into what should be the dry season has triggered floods across the south, cutting road and rail links, threatening crops and affecting about 1.6 million people, said Chatchai Promlert, head of the Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department. “The worst isn’t over. We’re expecting more rain thisRead More

Thai King Bhumibol’s body moved to Grand Palace

BANGKOK – The body of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej was taken from Siriraj Hospital in a procession to the nearby Grand Palace on Friday (Oct 14) as thousands of Thais clad in black and white and holding portraits of the late monarch gathered along the procession route in Bangkok to pay their respects. Large crowds watched sombrely as a motorcade transported the king’s body from the hospital to the Grand Palace, a complex of temples and pavilions in the heart of the capital city. The route was manned by hundreds ofRead More

US shuts down sex trafficking ring targeting Thai women

US prosecutors say they have shut down an international sex trafficking ring in an operation stretching from Thailand to the US. Twelve Thai nationals and five Americans were charged with illegally transporting hundreds of women from Thailand. Their victims were forced to work as prostitutes across the US. A US lawyer said the ring promised poor women a bright future, then “forced them to live a nightmare”. The women were driven into prostitution in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and other cities, to pay off “bondage debts” of between $40,000 andRead More

Cost of land to build prime homes in Asia still rising

Prices of residential sites in Asia increased by 1.9% in the first half of 2016, down from 2.8% in the preceding six months, put office land increased from 1.9% to 2.2%. Overall development land investment volumes in Asia matched the level registered in the corresponding period last year, according to the Prime Asia Development Land Index from international real estate firm Knight Frank. As compared to the preceding six months, however, they were 40.4% lower and the index report explains that land markets tend to be more active in theRead More

Bangkok Agencies brainstorm a traffic fix

Various measures have been proposed to tackle the chronic traffic congestion in Bangkok after Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon gave relevant agencies one month to solve the traffic problems on the city’s 21 major roads. Proposed solutions include setting up seperate divisions in municipal courts to specifically handle cases relating to traffic-law violations, improving traffic police personnel, road space rationing for odd-even licence-plate numbers, adjusting work hours to deal with rush hour traffic and quadrupling fines for those who fail to pay their traffic tickets. A Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB)Read More

5 Top Scams Thailand

Many people travel to Thailand every year for the beaches and the temples. But check out our top 5 scams happening to Thailand visitors in 2015 The TUK TUK SCAM You’re taking a walk trying to find something different than what you’ve been seeing in khaossan road, a few blocks away, some local person spots you and approaches you or gestures you to ask you a question, you’re here for the experience and you don’t want to close yourself off and miss every interaction with a seemingly friendly looking ThaiRead More

Bangkok Gem Scam

If you are a victim of the gem scam in Thailand and India and would like to tell your story in order to help warn others or to let people know tactics for getting their money back. Sadly, the sheer volume of experiences we’ve received shows how many people have been, and still are, getting caught out by this scam . We’ve got stories of the scam operating basically unchanged going back as far as 10 years, and it’s known to have been going on for years before that too.Read More