First cruise ship in three years docks at Samui Island

People on Samui Island extended a warm welcome to 600 passengers and 400 crew today (Sunday), from the first cruise ship to dock at the resort island in the Gulf of Thailand in three years, a hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.   District chief officer Chayaphol Intarasupha and representatives of tourism businesses were on […]

Monkeys in Central Thailand City Mark Their Day With Feast

LOPBURI, THAILAND — A meal fit for monkeys was served on Sunday at the annual Monkey Feast Festival in central Thailand.   Amid the morning traffic, rows of monkey statues holding trays were lined up outside the compound of the Ancient Three Pagodas, while volunteers prepared food across the road for real monkeys — the […]

Baby rescued after being dumped on garbage heap in Chon Buri

A new-born baby has been rescued after being found dumped by a heap of garbage in front of a house in Bang Lamung district of Chon Buri Province this morning (Sunday).   According to Pattaya police, 54-year-old Surachai was taking his dog for a pre-dawn walk in a housing estate in Na Klua sub-district when […]

How Thai law protects debtors who fall behind on repayments

Though Thailand has laws to protect debtors, many Thais do not know how to handle demands for repayment. Some of them endure verbal or even physical abuse when they fall behind with their payments. Others go as far as faking death to avoid their creditors, as a teenage girl did recently.   “When you are […]