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Taking pictures on this Thai beach could prove deadly

THE pristine Thai island of Phuket has always been immensely popular with travelers and for a plethora of reasons. It is a rainforested, mountainous destination in the Andaman Sea and home to some of Thailand’s most popular beaches, well loved by millions of sun seekers. Its location along the west …

LGBT Chinese are making a beeline for Thai properties

THAILAND is seeing an increasing number of Chinese property buyers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). According to Bangkok Post, the LGBT Chinese look to Bangkok and Phuket to buy condominiums to live in as they feel more welcome in these cities. Carrie Law, chief executive of Juwai.com, …

Thailand: Tourists chided for ‘abusing’ marine life in Phuket

PHOTOGRAPHS showing tourists reportedly abusing sensitive marine creatures in Thailand’s resort island of Phuket have drawn local outrage. On Saturday, Facebook user Khanchit Klingklip, took to the social networking website to post pictures of the yet-to-be-identified tourists handling various creatures, including starfish, off the island of Racha Yai. His post …

British kickboxer indicted in Thailand for murder

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai prosecutors have indicted a British kickboxer on murder charges in connection with the 2010 stabbing of a former U.S. Marine on a resort island. A Phuket court indicted Lee Aldhouse on Wednesday. He is accused of stabbing to death ex-Marine Dashawn Longfellow after being beaten by …

Back to Bangkok- Are The Tourists Coming?

Bangkok is back in business. The ongoing drama between political divisions within Thailand brought tourism to a standstill in 2010. Apparently nobody likes to holiday in a destination that features in the news headlines. Ask the locals in Bangkok and they’ll angrily dispute the media account of the drama. Sensational …