Taking selfies banned on cliffs at national parks

For those who want to Instagram their cold snaps from a mountain top, the bad news is that officials have banned taking selfies at dangerous locations on cliffs. The ban was implemented just as Thais nationwide are flocking to the mountains in the north to experience the rare winter breeze, and some people have obviously […]

Free for All! Thailand waives tourist visa fees for all nationalities

Last month we announced that, through high-season, the government decided to waive tourist visa fees and halve visa on arrival fees for visitors from 19 countries to encourage tourism. Now, the government has extended this program to everyone, from everywhere. From yesterday through the end of February, everyone that goes to get a single-entry tourist […]

Phuket tourists split over virgin beaches

The recent revelation by Phuket Governor Chockchai Dejamornthan that he will start taking steps to have all beaches in Phuket cleared of vendors and returned to “virgin” status has received a mixed reaction among expats and foreign visitors in an online poll by The Phuket News. The current ruling is called the “10 percent zone,” […]