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New ‘smart visa’. No work permit, annual reporting.

We’ve just had the announcement of the new ten year ‘Geeza Visa’, the long-term ‘retirement’ visa. Now the Thai Cabinet has just announced plans...

Animal shows in Phuket. ‘Not in my back yard’!

OPINION by Tim Newton The photo of a pair of baby elephants sent to PhuketGazette.net by ‘Michelle’ this week, and your reaction, shows us there’s still...

New domestic terminal arrival & departure changes from tomorrow.

Heading to the airport? To the domestic terminal? Changes for traffic flow kicks in from tomorrow (Saturday). Check our story here so that you...

A tale of two drug hauls. Drugs found in Ratsada and...

Police arrested 32 year Teerapong “Jane” Wonganansup with 522 pills of amphetamine, 42.47 grams of crystal meth, a 9 mm. semi-automatic pistol, a .22...

Two years and no convictions. Erawan Shrine bombing, Bangkok.

Only one person has been interrogated about the horrific Ratchaprasong bomb of August 2015 and it is now feared justice may not be reached...

Fire in Patong Mexican restaurant

A Mexican restaurant, Coyote, caught fire late this morning. The restaurant owner, Matthew Warton, said the cause of the fire is believed to be...

“It was a Barracuda”. Phuket Provincial Fisheries investigate the mystery bite...

Phuket’s Governor, with the help of a local specialist, says that the mystery fish attacking 36 year old Japanese man, Keira Kosigoe, while surfing...

Vaping could get you ten years in a Thai prison

Vaping, the popular alternative to smoking cigarettes, might be OK where you come from, but in Thailand sucking on your favourite ‘vape’, or even...

Muslim insurgents suspected in this morning’s bombing outside police living quarters

Muslim insurgents are suspected in the detonation of a car bomb in front of a row of townhouses, the official living quarters of staff...
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Police arrest two men with a kilo of meth-amphetamine

Border Patrol Police are searching for a third man, named only as “Gong”, implicated by one of the two suspects, after the arrest of...
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