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Hua Hin Hills Vineyard

A vineyard in Thailand? Really? Whilst the tropical climate of Thailand might not appear to be conducive to wine-making, there are a few locations in the country … [Read More...]

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Songkhla, southern Thailand

Bodies Discovered in Southern Thai Jungle

Thai police have recovered 26 bodies from an abandoned jungle camp in southern Thailand. The camp in Songkhla province near the Thai-Malaysian border is thought to have been used by human traffickers. Initial investigations suggest that the victims … [Read More...]

Hae Nang Kradan Festival, Nakhon Si Thammarat

Hae Nang Kradan Festival, Nakhon Si Thammarat

The colourful Hae Nang Kradan Festival is held annually in Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand. The timing of the event coincides with the boisterous and much-publicised Songkran New Year Water Festival. Whilst Songkran is celebrated throughout … [Read More...]

Songkran Thai New Year Water Festival in Nakhon Si Thammarat, southern Thailand

Celebrating Songkran in Nakhon Si Thammarat

In previous years I’ve been fortunate enough to spend the Thai New Year Water Festival in a number of the most popular destinations in Thailand including Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Pattaya. This year I headed to Nakhon Si Thammarat in southern Thailand. … [Read More...]

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7 Injured in Ko Samui Explosion

An explosion occurred late last night on the Thai island of Ko Samui. The source of the blast was a vehicle parked in the underground car park of the Central Festival shopping mall in the Chaweng Beach area of the island. Local reports say seven … [Read More...]

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Fatal Ferry Fire Near Krabi

A 12-year-old girl has died following a fire on a ferry which was travelling from Krabi to Phuket. More than 100 passengers were forced to jump into the sea to escape the blaze which took hold in the engine room of the Ao Nang Princess ferry … [Read More...]

General Prayuth, Thailand

Thailand Lifts Martial Law

Last week, the ruling military junta in Thailand lifted martial law which had been in force since May 2014. However, the man who led the 2014 coup and now acts as prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, still retains wide-ranging powers. Those powers are … [Read More...]

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60th Birthday Celebrations for Thai Princess

Commemorative events took place across Thailand yesterday to mark the 60th birthday of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. The biggest ceremony took place in Bangkok at Sanam Luang (in front of the Grand Palace) where dignitaries and invited guests … [Read More...]

Trang town tuk-tuk

Hop Aboard Trang’s Funky Frog Tuk-Tuks

Most visitors to Thailand are familiar with the Thai tuk-tuk found in Bangkok or Chiang Mai. But travel to other regions of Thailand and you’ll see that not every tuk-tuk adheres to this standard design. The classic 'tuk-tuk hua kop' … [Read More...]