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‘Safety’ mayhem on Phuket’s waters

Editorial by Duncan Worthington Let’s be clear from the off that we’re talking about speedboats, specifically day tour operators who pack in the tourists on...

Dissent in Paradise

EDITORIAL The recent silent protest at the country’s most prestigious university in Bangkok, THAT photo of a student in a chokehold from a lecturer and...

Letter to Thai Immigration

Congratulations to the Thai Immigration Department for its forward thinking on helping to attract additional tourists by waving visa fees for some countries and...

Opinion: The role of sugar in Thailand’s worsening obesity epidemic

PHUKET: One of the biggest changes to Phuket's rapidly urbanizing roadside landscape over the years has been the proliferation of shops selling liquid confections...

Opinion: Medical Certificates – Who’s Fooling Whom?

PHUKET: As part of its ongoing reforms, the current government should revise or eliminate the Medical Certificate (bai raprawng phaet) as a requirement in...

Opinion: Struggling to preserve natural resources

PHUKET: The recent arrest of a bus driver en route to Phuket with over 1,000 protected marine creatures raises a number of important issues...

Ministry of Farang Affairs: Reading maps

PHUKET: The Ministry of Farang Affairs is a one-stop shop where foreigners in Thailand can learn all they need to know about living here....

Opinion: Implications of the Computer Crimes Act

PHUKET: We can all let out a big sigh of relief now that the new Computer Crimes Act (CCA 2.0) is in effect, protecting...

Opinion: Need to revise drug laws

PHUKET: The recent arrest by Region 8 Police of two men for posing as officers of the law and trying to extort money from...

Ministry of Farang Affairs: Half English, half Thai

PHUKET: The Ministry of Farang Affairs is a one-stop shop where foreigners in Thailand can learn all they need to know about living here....
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