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Snake Home Invasions On The Rise

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Snake Home Invasions On The Rise

Thai Rath published a feature story on the issue of snakes invading people’s homes in Thailand. They spoke to construction engineers and a university vet who gave the benefit of their advice. This might save people from the ignominy of being bitten on the rear end as has happened in several high profile cases recently….

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Bring Your Laundry And Dry Cleaning To 7/11 But Leave Your Knickers At Home

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Bring Your Laundry And Dry Cleaning To 7/11 But Leave Your Knickers At Home

Convenience store 7/11 are rolling out yet another new service in Bangkok this week – laundry and dry cleaning. The 24 hour service is expected to expand up-country in the middle of next year. But price lists posted in shops itemized only certain things creating confusion about what laundry might be turned down. Customers can…

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Foreign Woman Caught “Peeing” In The Street In Bangkok Fined 2,000 Bht

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Foreign Woman Caught “Peeing” In The Street In Bangkok Fined 2,000 Bht

The woman caught on camera peeing in the street in Bangkok from a yellow cab has been found and fined. Police found her and took a further sample for drug testing. Thong Lor police swung into action when they realized the misdemeanor was committed near the Asoke intersection heading to Klong Toei that is in…

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Foreign Woman Caught “Peeing” In The Street In Bangkok Fined 2,000 Bht

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Foreign Woman Caught “Peeing” In The Street In Bangkok Fined 2,000 Bht

The woman caught on camera peeing in the street in Bangkok from a yellow cab has been found and fined. Police found her and took a further sample for drug testing. Thong Lor police swung into action when they realized the misdemeanor was committed near the Asoke intersection heading to Klong Toei that is in…

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US Embassy Consular Outreach In Udon Thani On November 7th

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US Embassy Consular Outreach In Udon Thani On November 7th

  The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to provide services in Udon Thani.   Date: 7 November 2018 Time:  12:00pm – 3:00pm Venue:  Centara Hotel & Convention Centre Udon Thani Address: 277/1 Prajaksillapakhom Road, Amphur Muang, Udon Thani 41000, Thailand Hotel phone: +66 (0) 4234 3555 E-mail: cud@chr.co.th   No appointment necessary, services are provided on…

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Fake Marriage To Foreigners Scandal: A Job For Big Joke?

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Fake Marriage To Foreigners Scandal: A Job For Big Joke?

The wide ranging scandal of foreigners paying Thai women for fake marriages in order to live in Thailand is fast developing.   In some district offices the gangs and agents acting on behalf of the men – mostly from India and Pakistan – are allegedly being actively helped by the connivance of bent officials. In…

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Thai Drivers Ignoring 11 Million Traffic Tickets

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Thai Drivers Ignoring 11 Million Traffic Tickets

With drivers in Thailand currently ignoring more than 11 million traffic tickets, police are hastening efforts to link their online database with the Land Transport Department’s vehicle registration system.   Pol Lt Gen Kraiboon Suadsong, head of a police committee in charge of solving traffic snarls in Metropolitan Bangkok, said 13,515,036 traffic tickets had been…

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Big Joke’ Vows To Get Rid Of 7,000 Overstaying Foreigners By End Of Month

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Big Joke’ Vows To Get Rid Of 7,000 Overstaying Foreigners By End Of Month

Acting Immigration Police chief Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakpal, who recently got the job because of his relentless crackdowns on foreigners living unlawfully in the Kingdom, vowed on Friday to get rid of 7,000 overstaying foreigners by the end of this month.   Surachate, better known as “Big Joke”, made the promise in a 2.30am…

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Two Million Stray Cats And Dogs By 2027 If No Action Taken To Register And Sterilise, Forum Told

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Two Million Stray Cats And Dogs By 2027 If No Action Taken To Register And Sterilise, Forum Told

Stray dogs and cats must be registered and sterilised, otherwise their population will reach 2 million in 10 years, the Livestock Development Department has warned.   The number of stray cats and dogs was estimated at 820,000 last year, and the total will reach 2 million by 2027 and 5 million in 20 years if…

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New Google Translate Feature Lets You Use Your Smartphone Camera To Translate Thai

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New Google Translate Feature Lets You Use Your Smartphone Camera To Translate Thai

A new update to Google Translate lets you use your smartphone camera to translate printed text in real time.   The update means you can now translate text printed on menus, road signs, billboards or pretty much anything you can take a photo of. The feature was first launched by Google in 2015, but has…

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