Shallow graves in Thailand’s drug warehouse

Stuck on a merry-go-round of drug taking, dealing and jail, Somphal Boonsanoon’s journey through addiction ended in a shallow grave in Ayutthaya, Thailand’s historic heart and Southeast Asia’s meth warehouse. His curse from his teens was ‘yaba’, the small methamphetamine pills cut with caffeine that Thais call crazy medicine. The tablets are flooding the kingdom ...

Injured elephant rescued from canal arrives at government center

Injured elephant rescued from canal arrives at government center

The wounded male elephant who had us all worried earlier this week arrived safely at the Thai Elephant Conservation Center in Lampang province this morning, two days after he was...

Transport Minister promises to launch common BTS-MRT card next year

Transport Minister promises to launch common BTS-MRT card next year

Mangmoom Card, the common ticket system of Bangkokians’ dreams that will allow us to swipe through between train systems with ease, will really launch next June, Transport...

Emperor Gods descend for Phuket Vegetarian Festival

Emperor Gods descend for Phuket Vegetarian Festival

The Phuket Vegetarian Festival officially kicked off yesterday evening with a traditional pole-raising ceremony around the island so that signals the descent of the Nine Emperor...

Officials relocate tree that blocked overpass after people question their common sense

Officials relocate tree that blocked overpass after people question their common sense

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) said yesterday that they have relocated the tree that had been blocking the bottom of an overpass on Phloen Chit Road — for years....

PHOTOS: Muay Thai hero ‘Buakaw’ becomes a monk

PHOTOS: Muay Thai hero ‘Buakaw’ becomes a monk

Muay Thai fighter Buakaw Banchamek, who is loved by many Thais for his down-to-earth persona, was ordained in a Bangkok temple this morning, as said he intends to remain in the...

‘Can’t go’: Mark Zuckerberg not meeting with Thai PM

‘Can’t go’: Mark Zuckerberg not meeting with Thai PM

Mark Zuckerberg will not be meeting with Thai PM Prayuth Chan-ocha later this month, or any time soon, Facebook Thailand said in a statement yesterday. The response came after...

Thai man finds what believed to be cockroach legs in McDonald’s coffee

Thai man finds what believed to be cockroach legs in McDonald’s coffee

In what was a horrifying moment for all of us who take guilty pleasure in a Happy Meal, a Thai man has found what he insists are the spiny, long legs of a cockroach stuck inside...

Girls of 7-Eleven: Article compiling photos of cute convenience store workers going viral

Girls of 7-Eleven: Article compiling photos of cute convenience store workers going viral

From a Facebook page compiling the hottest people on the BTS to snaps of their most handsome foreign teachers, Thai netizens can always be counted on to find good-looking people...

Overloaded with patients: Medical Council sets limit for work hours of Thai doctors

Overloaded with patients: Medical Council sets limit for work hours of Thai doctors

The Medical Council of Thailand has set a cap for Thai doctors’ work hours, after finding out they dangerously overwork, with some forced to take shifts totaling more than 100...


 

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