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Doctor Allegedly Kicked by Foreigner Near Villa at Beach in Thalang, Goes Viral Online

Thalang – A doctor was allegedly kicked and verbally assaulted by a foreign man and his Thai wife near a villa at a beach in Pa Klok. A female doctor in Phuket filed a report...

Chinese Tourist Injured after Parasailing Accident in Phuket

Phuket – A female Chinese tourist has broken her leg after a parasailing accident at Karon Beach. The news went viral on Thai social media this week after the Facebook Page ‘Luijeen’ posted her story which...

UPDATE: Body of Missing Teenager Found Near Koh Samui

Samui, Surat Thani – The body of a missing male teenager was found at a beach on Koh Samui. Our previous story: A 15-year-old teenager died while another is missing after they went swimming in the sea...

Jellyfish Warning: First Aid Treatment for Jellyfish Stings

PRESS RELEASE: The danger posed by toxic jellyfish should not be underestimated. Jellyfish venom affects the main systems of the body; namely, the cardiovascular system. A sting with enough poison can cause the heart to...

Prime Minister Srettha Began Tour of Southern Provinces Aim to Boost Tourism

PRESS RELEASE: Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, along with key cabinet members, began their February 27-29 tour of the southern provinces of Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat with an aim to boost tourism in Thailand's southern region. Joining...

Thrilling Competition Awaits: Blue Canyon Ladies Championship Confirms 3 Top KLPGA Players

PRESS RELEASE: The Blue Canyon Ladies Championship, a KLPGA Tour event boasting a total purse of US$650,000 (approximately 22.75 million baht), has officially confirmed the participation of three top KLPGA players who will vie for...

One Young Teen Dead, One Missing in Sea Near Koh Samui

Samui, Surat Thani – A 15-year-old teenager died while another is missing after they went swimming in the sea off of Koh Samui. Rescue divers were notified at 6:00 P.M. on Monday (February 26th) that two...

Phuket Thief Arrested after Stealing from Polish Tourists on Samui Island

Samui, Surat Thani – A thief from Phuket was arrested after he stole from foreign tourists valuables worth a total value of 127,000 baht at a hotel on Samui Island. The Bo Phut Police told the...

UPDATE: Phuket Motorbike Taxi Rider Arrested After Allegedly Sexually Assaulting German Tourist

Phuket – An 18-year-old motorbike taxi rider was arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a German tourist in Phuket. Our Previous story: According to the tourist, along the way the taxi rider asked the German tourist’s name...

Swedish Man Arrested for Exchanging Counterfeit Money in Patong

Patong – A Swedish man was arrested after he allegedly exchanged counterfeit Euro currency in Patong. The Patong Police told the Phuket Express that on Monday (February 26th) at 1:40 P.M. they were notified by a...