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Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) to Build Toilets for Thais and Non-Chinese Tourists

. CHIANG RAI – Wat Rong Khun, better known as the White Temple in Phan Chiang Rai plans to build separate toilets for Thais and other non-Chinese tourists, officials confirmed on Saturday. The White Temple’s Designer, Chalermchai Kositpipat said he will add the “New Toilets” as a solution to complaints about the lack of bathroom […]

February 28th, 2015 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Thai Navy Patrol Seizes 139 Kilograms of Marijuana on Mekong River

. NONG KHAI – The Thai Navy has reportedly seized 139 kilograms of High Grade Marijuana in brand-name suitcases abandoned along the Mekong River in Nong Khai late Friday night. Suchart Noppawan Governor Nong Khai announced on Saturday of the seizure at the naval office in Si Chiang Mai district.   The marijuana worth about one […]

February 28th, 2015 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Indonesia’s President Say’s Australian Drug Smugglers to Face Firing Squad

  BALI –  Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has said his stance is “Quite Clear” on the pending executions of two Australian drug smugglers, despite the suggestion by Australia’s prime minister that he is “carefully considering” his position. The executions by firing squad of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the Australian ringleaders of the so-called “Bali […]

February 28th, 2015 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Cousin of Burmese Woman Killed on Koh Samui Found Dead

  KOH SAMUI – The Dead body of a  22-year-old Thet Soe Tar from Myanmar has been on the southern island of Koh Samui, less than a week after his cousin was murdered on the same island. According to police reports, Myanmar National Thet Soe Tar’s body was found on the side of the road […]

February 27th, 2015 | Posted in Southern Thailand | Read More »

Phuket Court Rules Property “Secured Leases” Invalid

PHUKET – In a shock decision by the Phuket Civil Court, backed by the Region 8 Appellate Court, it has been ruled that so-called “secured leases” offered by some real estate developers to allow foreigners to secure a cast-iron 90-year lease are not valid. The case is now to go to the Supreme Court. If […]

February 27th, 2015 | Posted in Learning | Read More »

Can Foreigners own Property in Thailand?

Owning property in Thailand is a common goal for many long term foreign residents. It is an elusive goal. While foreign nationals can own part of a condominium project, foreign direct ownership of property or land in Thailand is generally not allowed. There are exceptions for foreign companies that make substantial investments into the country […]

February 27th, 2015 | Posted in Thai Legal | Read More »

German Cleans Streets of Udon Thani During his Vacation

. UDON THANI – According to Thai public broadcasting service MCOT (Thai only), however, German tourist Peter Rudi Festerling has been coming to the country annually for the last six years for an entirely different reason, to clean up the mess. Peter Rudi Festerling, a 55-year-old professional janitor from Berlin, spends most of his vacation time […]

February 27th, 2015 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

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