Thailand News Summary for Wednesday


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



  • ‘FREE BASTILLE PARTY’ on Sat July 13th from 8pm onwards, in the gardens of the Alliance Française Bangkok SATHORN TAI
  • Bangkok Ranked as the World’s 6th Cheapest City for Travellers
  • Pictures: American Car Club of Thailand
  • Weather agency forecasts torrential rain over country, except upper north, upper northeast; Bangkok faces 80% of rainfall (MCOT)
  • Older models of MacBook Air now on sale at iStudio reduced by 3-6,000B (Via @khajochi)
  • Today US Ambassador @KristieKenney met with Phuket police: “Stressed safety of US tourists to Phuket”
  • Good to see ambassadors continuing to put pressure on local authorities about tourist safety. EU Ambassadors will be in Phuket tomorrow.
  • Recently the Chinese Ambassador was quoted as saying: Thai police are corrupt. Some of them use their positions of power to rip off tourists
  • Appeals Court upholds lower court ruling of 15-year imprisonment for Darani Charncherngsilapakul aka Da Torpido for royal slur (MCOT)
  • Two wounded in bomb ambush of teacher protection unit in Pattani’s Khok Pho district (MCOT)
  • Rubber tapper shot dead in Narathiwat (MCOT)
  • Police found a body suspected to be that of missing Akeyuth Anchanbutr near Jingjo mountain in Phatthalung’s Muang (Bangkok Post)
  • RT @KristieKenney: Staff at Vachira Hospital in Phuket say two-thirds foreign tourist injuries from motorcycle accidents
  • CTH: Cable package has 142 channels (68 dedicated & 74 Free to Air) & Satellite package has 115 channels (68 dedicated & 47 Free to Air)
  • A Day in the Life of a Photographer at the Bangkok Post


WEATHER FOR THAILAND for TODAY: The strong monsoon trough lies across the Central, the East and the lower Northeast to the low pressure cell in the South China Sea while the intense southwest monsoon remains. Torrential rain and heavy to very heavy falls in some places are expected over the country. Unless the upper North and the upper Northeast has decrease rainfall. The strong wind waves with 2-3 meters high are likely in the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf. People should beware of heavy rain. All ships should proceed with caution, and small boats keep ashore during 12-14 June. [MORE]

Weather for Bangkok: Fairly widespread thundershowers & isolated heavy rain. Temperature 26-34°C. Southwesterly winds 15-35 km/hr. [Live Rain Radar]


  • International Gems & Jewelry Fair, 13-16 June 2013, at Royal Paragon Hall
  • ‘FREE BASTILLE PARTY’ on Sat July 13th from 8pm onwards, in the gardens of the Alliance Française Bangkok SATHORN TAI
  • Sonic Bang international music festival is on 24 August 2013 at Impact Muang Thong Thani
  • Thai Cultural Festival with music & food at Santichai Prakan Park, Phra Arthit Road in #Bangkok on 14-16 June.
  • Sa Kaeo kicks off its 9th Butterfly Festival (NNT) 
  • 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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