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Soi Hongnam: Sukhumvit Soi 7 has become the city center’s de facto public toilet

By Laurel Tuohy



Some resourceful soul tried to resolve the lack of toilets of the street by fashioning one out of a bucket.


One rarely considered side street in Nana has become home to several pop-up bars each evening, drawing a mix of regulars, tourists, and working girls — and all without a bathroom in sight.


Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024337-soi-hongnam-sukhumvit-soi-7-has-become-the-city-center’s-de-facto-public-toilet/


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Get Drunk On Dessert At Sukhumvit Ice Cream Bar

By Chayanit Itthipongmaetee, Staff Reporter



Iryn Vongvachjira hold a tray of Yoshi’s Mint Paradise, mint choc ice cream and vodka.


BANGKOK — Choice craft spirits now come with a scoop in a place that isn’t dark and full of wood.


Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024338-get-drunk-on-dessert-at-sukhumvit-ice-cream-bar/

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Thai-Malaysian police join hands to help victims of call-centre scam

By Kittipong Maneerit 
The Nation




Close cooperation between Thai police and their Malaysian counterparts will enable victims who were detained and forced to work for a “call-centre scam” to return to their homes, Immigration Bureau commissioner Pol Lt-General Sutthipong Wongpin said on Friday.


Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024339-thai-malaysian-police-join-hands-to-help-victims-of-call-centre-scam/


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Permanent secretary to decide on Chanthaburi governor’s resignation

By The Nation




Interior Ministry permanent secretary Chatchai Promlert will make the decision whether to accept the resignation of Chanthaburi Governor Withurat Srinam following an embarrassing mix-up of terms used in an official document that he had signed.


Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024341-permanent-secretary-to-decide-on-chanthaburi-governor’s-resignation/


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Phuket police bust bus-riding meth mule

Eakkapop Thongtub




PHUKET:-- A 21-year-old man was arrested attempting to smuggle 1,564 methamphetamine pills (ya bah) onto Phuket last night (Feb 8). The pills were en route to their delivery point – a government housing estate in Srisoonthorn.


Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024342-phuket-police-bust-bus-riding-meth-mule/


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What’s happening to Bangkok’s air?

By Coconuts Bangkok



Bangkokians in face masks wait for a train at Mo Chit BTS station, Feb. 9, 2018. Photo: Prae Sakaowan/ Coconuts Media


In the past week, the air quality in Bangkok has hit “unhealthy” levels, according to the Air Pollution Index, and the problem has worsened to the point that smog can be seen with the naked eye in the morning.


Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024343-what’s-happening-to-bangkok’s-air/


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Bitter investors file complaint of millions lost in Phuket Ponzi scheme

Suthicha Sirirat



The group say they have lost B19 million invested in the network. Photo: Suthicha Sirirat


PHUKET:-- A group of investors who claim to be victims of the “Srithai Network” filed a complaint at the Damrongdhama Centre (ombudsman’s office) at Phuket Provincial Hall today (Feb 9), saying they have lost B19 million in the business scheme.


Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024344-bitter-investors-file-complaint-of-millions-lost-in-phuket-ponzi-scheme/


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Raw sewage released into Phuket's Patong Bay




PHUKET:-- A fault in the construction of the upgrade to the Patong Watewater Treatment Plant has allowed raw sewage to flow untreated into Patong Bay, The Phuket News has confirmed.


Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024345-raw-sewage-released-into-phukets-patong-bay/


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Iranian intercepted in Thailand using false passport was on his way to London




Thai immigration police said yesterday they had intercepted an Iranian national travelling on a stolen Danish passport.


Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024354-iranian-intercepted-in-thailand-using-false-passport-was-on-his-way-to-london/


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Thai groups consider new political parties ahead of November vote

By Panu Wongcha-um and Aukkarapon Niyomyat



Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gestures during a news conference after a weekly cabinet meeting at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha


BANGKOK (Reuters) - Representatives of 114 political groups met Thailand's election panel on Friday, in one of the first signs the country is readying for a general election the junta has promised to hold in November, with many pledging support for the ruling military.


Full Story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024355-thai-groups-consider-new-political-parties-ahead-of-november-vote/


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