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British tourist arrested for overstaying in Sisaket, says he loves Thailand so much he doesn’t want to leave

 

A British tourist was arrested in Sisaket after overstaying his visa for two months. The tourist confessed his affection for Thailand to immigration officers, saying he loved the country so much he did not want to leave.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279978-british-tourist-arrested-for-overstaying-in-sisaket-says-he-loves-thailand-so-much-he-doesn’t-want-to-leave/

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Formalin Found with Crispy Squid and Cow Stomach for Eateries

 

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BANGKOK, (TNA) – The Department of Health and health officials in Chon Buri province found formalin contamination in 10 samples of cow stomach and crispy squid collected from eateries and grilled pork buffet restaurants in Chon Buri.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279958-formalin-found-with-crispy-squid-and-cow-stomach-for-eateries/

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Amazing MuayThai Festival: Major Thai boxing event to be held in Hua Hin in February
By Online Reporter 
 

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Sombat "Buakaw" Banchamek who will be appearing at the Amazing MuayThai Festival in Hua Hin


The Royal Thai Army will host (with the support of Thailand’s Tourism Authority and the WBC MuayThai) the inaugural Amazing MuayThai Festival in Hua Hin from February 2-6, 2023.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279996-amazing-muaythai-festival-major-thai-boxing-event-to-be-held-in-hua-hin-in-february/

 

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‘Amazing Thailand’ roadshow to Istanbul highlights TAT’s aim to grow Türkiye market to Thailand
The desire for more sustainable and responsible, experience-based tourism among Turkish travellers is helping make Türkiye a potential market for Thailand.


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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is actively working to grow the number of Turkish tourist arrivals to Thailand, and among the many initiatives being the Amazing Thailand Roadshow to Türkiye which took place yesterday in Istanbul.

 

Full stoty: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279997-‘amazing-thailand’-roadshow-to-istanbul-highlights-tat’s-aim-to-grow-türkiye-market-to-thailand/

 

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Local Pattaya bar owner at wits end after legal dispute over bar lease and status
By Adam Judd

 

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Pattaya-Pattaya bar owner Jason Childes, from the UK, 49, came to The Pattaya News recently along with his lawyers from Issan Lawyers to tell his story of an ongoing dispute between him and his former trusted leaseholder.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279998-local-pattaya-bar-owner-at-wits-end-after-legal-dispute-over-bar-lease-and-status/

 

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German tourist thanks Pattaya rescuers for retrieving his phone from a gutter
By Tanakorn Panyadee

 

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Pattaya — A German tourist was grateful to Pattaya rescuers after they retrieved his iPhone XR that he accidentally dropped in a gutter.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1279999-german-tourist-thanks-pattaya-rescuers-for-retrieving-his-phone-from-a-gutter/

 

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Kuwaiti man arrested on Pha-ngan Island for 16 days of overstay
By Goongnang Suksawat

 

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A 56 year-old Kuwaiti man was arrested on the Pha-ngan Island in Surat Thani for 16 days of overstaying his legal visa conditions.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1280001-kuwaiti-man-arrested-on-pha-ngan-island-for-16-days-of-overstay/

 

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By Thanaphum Charoensombatpanich

Thailand’s tourism sector was likely to have seen as many as 1.73 million tourists arriving during the month of November although the average spending by tourists have continued to remain weak amid weaker global economic conditions.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1280011-thailand-sees-better-tourism-arrival-in-november-than-estimates-but-spending-remains-subdued-due-to-global-economic-slowdown/

 

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Pajero woman told to take responsibility after hitting kid, 12, outside school and leaving scene

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Come and take responsibility

 

Thai social media was calling a woman driving a Pajero "jai dam" (mean) after she hit a child outside a school in Sriracha, Chonburi.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1280016-pajero-woman-told-to-take-responsibility-after-hitting-kid-12-outside-school-and-leaving-scene/

 

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Elderly couple die as car is submerged in klong - 94 year old man was behind the wheel

 

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Thai Rath reported on the death of elderly grandparents who slowly cut in front of another vehicle and disappeared under the waters of a klong in Pathum Thani, north of the Thai capital Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1280018-elderly-couple-die-as-car-is-submerged-in-klong-94-year-old-man-was-behind-the-wheel/

 

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Quack doctor opened "Love Hotel" surgery doing penile implants - victim couldn't get an erection and was suicidal

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

Thailand's Consumer Protection Division police under the command of Pol Maj-Gen Anan Nanasombat arrested a fake doctor who was advertising penile implants using silicone beads on Facebook.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1280020-quack-doctor-opened-love-hotel-surgery-doing-penile-implants-victim-couldnt-get-an-erection-and-was-suicidal/

 

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Three killed, one injured after train collides with car on Hua Hin Soi 94
By Online Reporter

 

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Three people were killed and another seriously injured after the car they were travelling in was hit by a train at the level crossing on Soi 94 in Hua Hin early on Thursday morning.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1280023-three-killed-one-injured-after-train-collides-with-car-on-hua-hin-soi-94/

 

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Thousands not wearing helmets/paying fines in Chiang Mai - and that includes these foreigners!

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

Thai Rath had a report from Chiang Mai about the introduction of the new "E-Ticket" system for fines, checking motoring misdemeanors and points deduction system.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1280025-thousands-not-wearing-helmetspaying-fines-in-chiang-mai-and-that-includes-these-foreigners/

 

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Palang Pracharath members oppose Mingkwan as next prime minister

 

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Two key members of Palang Pracharath, the core government party, have voiced disagreement with the suggested nomination of Mingkwan Saengsuwan as one of the party’s three candidates for the prime minister’s post in the next general election.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1280026-palang-pracharath-members-oppose-mingkwan-as-next-prime-minister/

 

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Order Promised on Patong Beach to Welcome Visitors in High Season

 

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PHUKET, Dec 8 (TNA) – Beach chair operators on Patong beach are ready to ensure tidiness and will seek permission to expand their service area from 10% to 20% of the beach in the high season.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1280027-order-promised-on-patong-beach-to-welcome-visitors-in-high-season/

 

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Thailand's smallest roundabout - a lump of old concrete in the road that's been there for 4 decades!

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Try it out!

 

Daily News reported from a well known tourism area in the south of Thailand - Koh Yao in Phangnga - where they found "Thailand's smallest roundabout".

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1280028-thailands-smallest-roundabout-a-lump-of-old-concrete-in-the-road-thats-been-there-for-4-decades/

 

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Day 7 of immigration crackdown on foreigners: Lady selling "gai yang" taken off the streets

 

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Picture: Siam Rath

 

Siam Rath reported from Prachuap Khiri Khan in south/central Thailand where a foreign woman selling grilled chicken was arrested. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1280029-day-7-of-immigration-crackdown-on-foreigners-lady-selling-gai-yang-taken-off-the-streets/

 

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Bangkok anti-Covid measures in place for New Year - rise in cases in Thai capital reported

 

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Thai Rath reported on comments by the deputy governor of Bangkok regarding Covid as the Thai capital geared up for New Year celebrations.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1280031-bangkok-anti-covid-measures-in-place-for-new-year-rise-in-cases-in-thai-capital-reported/

 

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Public urged to report suspicious people or activities in Thailand’s Deep South

 

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Members of the public in Thailand’s Deep South have been asked to be vigilant in looking out for suspicious strangers and materials, as part of intensified security, in anticipation of more attacks by southern insurgents.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1280032-public-urged-to-report-suspicious-people-or-activities-in-thailand’s-deep-south/

 

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15 drug smugglers killed near Thai-Myanmar border in Chiang Mai
 

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Thai security forces shot and killed 15 hill tribesmen and seized an unspecified quantity of illegal narcotics as they were trying to cross the border from Myanmar into Fang district of Chiang Mai last night (Wednesday).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1280034-15-drug-smugglers-killed-near-thai-myanmar-border-in-chiang-mai/

 

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Thailand to host international AIDS conference in Chiang Mai next week

 

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Thailand is preparing to host an international conference on AIDS, between December 13th and 16th in Chiang Mai.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1280060-thailand-to-host-international-aids-conference-in-chiang-mai-next-week/

 

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Chiang Mai Design Week Presents Mobile Grocery Makeover

 

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Anyone who’s lived in Thailand has heard the siren song of grocery trucks: “Gab khao ma laew krub… gub khao~” (Food’s here… foood).

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1280061-chiang-mai-design-week-presents-mobile-grocery-makeover/

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Regulator demands return of ฿600m for breach of “Must Carry” rule on World Cup broadcasts

 

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The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Thailand’s broadcast and communications regulator, has demanded the return of 600 million baht, granted to the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) to purchase the World Cup 2022 broadcast rights for Thailand from FIFA, for alleged breach of contract.

 

Full Story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1280063-regulator-demands-return-of-฿600m-for-breach-of-“must-carry”-rule-on-world-cup-broadcasts/

 

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