Thai lottery ticket seller wins THB18 million with unsold tickets

A Thai lottery ticket seller in northeastern Khon Kaen province hit the jackpot yesterday when three unsold tickets — all bearing the same numbers — earned her a whopping THB18 million (about US$540,000) in prize money. Bet they’re glad they didn’t make a lot of sales that day. Today, numerous Khon Kaen-based Facebook pages are ...

Ayutthaya Historical Park shames tourists who disrespect, climb ancient structures

Ayutthaya Historical Park shames tourists who disrespect, climb ancient structures

The official Facebook page of Ayutthaya Historical Park yesterday started shaming tourists who have posted photos of themselves kissing, doing upside down splits, and climbing the...

Prawit removed from Anti-Corruption Committee because he’s too darn busy: PM

Prawit removed from Anti-Corruption Committee because he’s too darn busy: PM

Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan has been removed from Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Committee, and junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha wants you to know that the luxury wristwatch...

Bangkok-based travel startup HotelierIQ connects unusual boutique hotels with savvy travelers

Bangkok-based travel startup HotelierIQ connects unusual boutique hotels with savvy travelers

Travelers are becoming wiser. For many, it’s no longer about simply booking a hotel room at a well-known chain in your chosen destination. These days, travelers want more than a...

Five-meter-long king cobra caught in southern Thailand

Five-meter-long king cobra caught in southern Thailand

A very large king cobra was caught at a restaurant in southern Nakhon Si Thammarat over Monday’s Mother’s Day holiday, but as scary as that might sound, the restaurant’s...

Em-bare-assed: Thai Playboy model fined for booty spa review

Em-bare-assed: Thai Playboy model fined for booty spa review

A Playboy model was fined yesterday after her video review of a spa treatment — one that showed her bum being vigorously slapped during a slimming massage — went viral...

Typical Bangkok scenarios where the Coconuts app could come in handy

Typical Bangkok scenarios where the Coconuts app could come in handy

Coconuts started as a small operation right here in Bangkok seven years ago, and ever since, we’ve been committed to our mission of bringing you the weirdest, most wondrous...

Update: Another suspect in THB797 million cryptocurrency scam turns herself in

Update: Another suspect in THB797 million cryptocurrency scam turns herself in

The sister of the Thai actor arrested last week for allegedly scamming a Finnish man out of THB797 million (about US$24 million) in Bitcoin turned herself in today. Supitcha...

Playboy model responds to public criticism regarding nude ‘booty slap’ spa review

Playboy model responds to public criticism regarding nude ‘booty slap’ spa review

A Playboy model showing a bit of butt cheek. Shocking, we know, but of such moments are internet firestorms made. And so it was yesterday when Thunnaree Thunyawattanasirichote,...

Woman falls onto BTS tracks, train stops just in time

Woman falls onto BTS tracks, train stops just in time

A woman fell onto the BTS tracks this morning, but the conductor of an oncoming train pulled the emergency brake just in time, saving the woman from being run over. At 8:15am, the...


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