Thailand News Summary for 07/06/2013


All the latest news from Bangkok and Thailand for today and what’s on this week can be found on updated throughout the day and also on Twitter @RichardBarrow



  • 7 June is National Donut Day in #Thailand. Free donuts at Dunkin’ Donuts, Mister Donut, Krispy Kreme & Daddy Dough
  • Exiled Rainsy Accuses Cambodia of Pressuring Thailand to Deny Entry (Voice of America) 
  • Options for Thai Formula 1 venue (Bangkok Post) 
  • Sign the petition to ask MUJI to Stop Selling Shark Fins 
  • RT @somtow: Opening Night of THE SILENT PRINCE tomorrow 7:30pm! Last minuters can still purchase at the door
  • PETA has slammed the Thai Health Ministry’s “Got Milk” campaign (Bangkok Post) 
  • Is The Michelin Guide Coming to Bangkok? | BK Magazine Online
  • “BeeKK – Urban Beekeeping in Bangkok” (Bangkok Post)
  • Man jumped from the building fire on Phahonyothin 26. Pronounced dead at scene (Pic @dekdue_03)
  • A Bangkok-Chiang Rai night bus crashed this morning killing 1 & injuring 15, 3 seriously
  • Photo Album: The Beautiful Wai Khru Ceremony at a Thai School
  • List of local cable operators who can hook you up with the new CTH channels including EPL:  (Thai)
  • Bangkok taxi driver who returned a bag with $20,000 left in his taxi by a foreign tourist has been given a 7,000B reward
  • Mass wedding for frogs, bullfrogs in Thailand’s Northeast
  • Wai Khru is a Ceremony to Pay Respect to Thai Teachers 
  • Fire near Pratunam on Phetchaburi 21 – RT @PaDayShop: ไฟไหม้ แถวประตูน้ำ น่าจะในซอยเพชรบุรี 21
  • 7:15pm Reports of people trapped inside 8 storey building on fire on Phetchaburi 21. At least 1 injury so far #Bangkok
  • 7:25pm Fire starting to be under control though still a lot of smoke. One man injured after jumping from the building.

WEATHER FOR THAILAND for TODAY: The southwest monsoon still prevails over the Andaman Sea, Thailand and the Gulf of Thailand. Widely scattered rainfall is likely over the country during this period. During 8-11 Jun, 2013, the southwest monsoon over the areas will strengthen. More rains and isolated heavy rain are likely over the windward side. It affects the South West Coast tomorrow and then the western portion of the Central, the East and the western portion of the North later. The wind waves in the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf will strengthen [MORE]

Weather for Bangkok: Widely scattered thundershowers mostly in afternoon to evening. Temp 26-34°C. Southwesterly winds 15-30 km/hr. [Live Rain Radar]


  • “War in the Cage 4” on Saturday 8 June in Pathum Thani. Free Admission
  • New Movies in #Thailand this Week: After Earth, Hummingbird, นางฟ้า and Tom Gay
  • Swedish Film Festival until Sunday in Bangkok
  • Thailand Tourism Festival is on Wednesday 5th June to Sunday 9th June 2013 in Muang Thong Thani 
  • The next Bangkok Farmers Market is on Saturday 8 June 2013
  • The rally against “Formula 1 Race in Bangkok” will take place at the Democracy Monument on Saturday from 4pm. They will parade on bicycles.
  • Orchid exhibition continues at Siam Paragon until Wednesday


  • Thai Food Festival at Central World 13-16 June 2013
  • Mass alms giving in front of Phra Samut Chedi in Samut Prakan on 16 June with 11,111 monks
  • Phi Ta Khon Ghost Mask Festival in Loei Confirmed for 10-12 July 2013
  • Anantara Announces Dates of Elephant Polo Tournament
  • Siam Tulip Festival (เทศกาลท่องเที่ยวดอกกระเจียว) in Chaiyaphum from 9 June-31 August

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