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  • Female tenant leaves behind a dirty room

    A rental room owner posted photos of a dirty room abandoned by a female tenant that had not paid rent

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    A rental room owner posted photos of a dirty room abandoned by a female tenant that had not paid rent for four months, the Thai-language daily Khao Sod reported today (August 3, 2020).

    “This is not a joke,” he wrote on his Facebook page. “I was speechless when I entered the room.”

    “Unwashed lingerie, bras, and dirty clothing were scattered around the room.”

    “The smell of leftover food made me sick and I had to stay outside.”

    His Facebook post attracted a large number of readers, some of whom said the tenant could be mentally unstable.

     

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    3 August 2020
    LOCAL
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  • Monk and temple dog attacked by hornets

    A monk and a dog were attacked by hornets while inside the temple. The incident took place at 23.00 on

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    A monk and a dog were attacked by hornets while inside the temple. The incident took place at 23.00 on 1 August 2020 when a swarm of hornets attacked the monk while he was feeding a temple dog. The local rescue team in Lampang Province went to rescue the monk and the dog at the Mother Suchada Temple in Pichai Sub-district, Lampang. The team received a notification stating that the temple’s abbot had been stung multiple times by a swarm of hornets. The monk was extremely nauseous and his heart was racing. 

     

    The team arrived at the temple and found the monk Ekkachai 65 years old, the abbot behind the building. The monk had been stung on the face, lips, and all over his body, he had been stung at least 30 times. The victim revealed that he was feeding dinner to the temple dogs, this is his regular routine as the dogs are kept as pets by the temple. While he was feeding a dog some food, a swarm of hornets attacked the monk with no clear reason. The hornets are Vespa affinis, a common type of hornets found in Asia often referred to as the lesser banded hornet. This type of hornets eat carbohydrates including fruits and high protein food such as bees. 

     

    The dog was also attacked in the incident, there is no clear information to whether the dog is safe. The abbot stated that the hornets have been making a nest in the temple for about 2 months now. The nest seems to grow bigger every day and he hopes that someone with knowledge on hornets can come help relocate the nest with fear of the incident repeating itself. Officials from the rescue team stated that the monk showed symptoms of tachycardia. He received first aid and was quickly delivered to the Lampang Hospital. 

     

    Credit: Sanook

     

    FB Caption: The nest has been in the temple for over 2 months and it seems to get bigger every day. 

     

    Source: Sanook

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    3 August 2020
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=41317
  • Mask dispute leads to shooting, Porsche left behind.

    A mask dispute has led to a shooting at a home, a Porsche was left behind as evidence for the

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    A mask dispute has led to a shooting at a home, a Porsche was left behind as evidence for the police. Police Colonel Kritsana Pattanacharoen reported on the story of the shooting that took place after a dispute between businessmen on masks. An 11 person gang drove to the enemies home before shooting several bullets directly into the building, the victim fired back and a person in the gang got injured. The incident took place during the night on 31 July 2020. The Lak Song Police Station received notification of a shooting attack in Putthamonthon Sai 2, Bangkok next to a noodle restaurant.

     

    Credit: INN News

     

    Police arrived to find a victim aged 44 years old, the owner of the home. The victim stated that he was shot at by about 7 people inside 3 vehicles. They started shooting while driving inside the alley. The victim was standing in front of his home and carried a gun on him so he shot back. The gang drove away but they left an expensive piece of evidence behind, a brand new Yellow Porsche still with a red license plate. This type of plate is issued to new owners while the car is in the registration process before the temporary white plate is issued. Police received information that a member of the gang was shot in the left arm and went to the Bangpakok 8 Hospital. 

     

    Credit: INN News

     

    A member of the gang has a conflict with the victim concerning the sales of medical masks. The investigation has revealed several of their identities. Police are investigating to collect evidence that can lead to their arrests. Orders have been given by the Commissioner-General of the Royal Thai Police Chakthip Chaijinda to speed up the investigation and arrest process to bring into prosecution. The incident is violent and shows no fear of the law. Officials must work carefully because all suspects are likely to be carrying a gun or a weapon at all times. 

     

    FB Caption: This is a fight over sales of medical masks, the gang left behind a brand new Yellow Porsche. 

     

    Source: INN News 

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    3 August 2020
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=41311
  • Two more Thais on foreign trips found with Covid-19

    Two more Thais returning from trips to Serbia and Denmark have been found with Covid-19, increasing the total number of

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    Two more Thais returning from trips to Serbia and Denmark have been found with Covid-19, increasing the total number of patients in the country to 3,312, the Thai-language daily Matichon reported today (August 1, 2020).

    The total number of deaths so far is 58.

    The number of patients by the region is as follows:

    a)   1,811in Bangkok and Nonthaburi

    b)   95 in the northern region

    c)    550 in the central region

    d)   112 in the northeastern region

    e)   744 in the southern region

    The total global number of Covid-19 patients is 17,757,496.

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    1 August 2020
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=41307
  • Jet Ski explodes in Bang Saen Beach, Chonburi.

    There has been a Jet Ski explosion in Bang Saen Beach, Chonburi Province. The Jet Ski rider tried at least

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    There has been a Jet Ski explosion in Bang Saen Beach, Chonburi Province. The Jet Ski rider tried at least 10 times to start the Jet Ski, then when the owner offered to turn it on the Jet Ski exploded after only 2 tries. The Local rescue team in Chonburi received a notification on 31 July 2020 about a Jet Ski explosion with one injured person. The explosion took place right on the famous Bang Saen beach close to Bangkok. The local rescue team notified the Saen Suk Fire Station before heading to the beach. 

     

    The rescue team and the firefighters arrived to find a Blue/Black Jet Ski on fire. Officials were able to put out the fire but the whole Jet Ski was burned down. The explosion seemed to come from the engine. There was an injured person named Suthep Jarworrak 46 years old. Luckily, he only suffered minor injuries of some burns on the skin. The rescue team administered first aid to make sure that the victim was safe before delivering the man to the Burapha University Hospital. 

     

    Jakkrit Duangthip 42 years old the rider stated that he always uses this specific Jet Ski. He came to the beach as usual but the Jet Ski wouldn’t start-up. After trying for at least 10 times Jakkrit then told Suthep who is the owner of the Jet Ski about the issue. Suthep walked to the Jet Ski to help, on his first try it wouldn’t start-up but then on the second try, the Jet Ski exploded. Jakkrit believes that he was saved by a Buddhist amulet that he keeps with him at all times. The amulet was created by a highly respected monk in Thailand from Ayutthaya Province. Many people who work on the water and rescue team members also believe in the power of the same monk. 

     

    FB Caption: Jakkrit believes that he was saved by a Buddhist amulet created by a famous monk in Thailand. 

     

    Source: Khaosod 

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    1 August 2020
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=41288
  • Needle found in pork, customer fined for leaving leftovers.

    A group of customers was shocked to find a needle in pork while they were dining at a BBQ buffet.

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    A group of customers was shocked to find a needle in pork while they were dining at a BBQ buffet. The customers informed the restaurant of their discovery and were not offered a solution, furthermore when they left the BBQ they were called back to pay a fine for leaving leftover food. The incident took place on 31 July 2020 told by a customer in the group on her personal Facebook. She revealed that the needle actually looked like a large hypodermic needle used by a doctor. The group lost their appetite to eat anymore pork after finding the needle, but instead, the restaurant fined them for leaving food behind. 

     

     

    The customer who chose the piece of pork is perhaps a very lucky person, what damage would the needle do if it was not noticed and swallowed? The owner of the buffet was notified and informed the group that he would tell the pork delivery man about the needle instead of an apology or an offer to refund the meal. As any other person would feel, the group felt like they didn’t want to eat at the business anymore and decided to leave while some leftovers were still on the table. Before walking out of the restaurant, the owner sent over an employee to collect a fine for leaving behind the food. 

     

    The customer posted online “A surprise first time eating here. I went to eat at a BBQ pork buffet near my university. Everything was normal, I picked some food and raw pork to cook on the grill. As we were cooking the pork my friend called me while holding a piece of pork. 

    Friend: Look, good thing I didn’t eat it.

    FB User: What is that, metal? 

    Everyone sitting at the table started feeling uncomfortable. At first, we were just going to ignore it, but it looked like a large hypodermic needle. I stood up and walked to the counter taking the pork with me. 

    FB User: Miss, there is a needle in my pork. 

    Employee: Probably a hypodermic needle. 

    The employee pulled the needle out then called the owner.

    Employee: A customer found a needle in the pork. 

    She then told me to wait at my table. The owner came to the table. 

    Owner: You found a needle? Oh sorry, good thing you told me. I’ll tell the man who delivers the pork. 

    Friend: It is very long, found in the pork. My friend almost ate it”. 

    The group lost their appetite and started to leave the restaurant when an employee ran to the group and asked them to pay a fine of 80 THB. 

     

     

    FB Caption: What would have happened if the customer ate the pork?

     

    Source: Sanook

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    31 July 2020
    HEALTH
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=41284
  • Woman unemployed from Covid, locks herself inside with 30 cats.

    A woman became unemployed as a result of Covid-19 and locks herself inside with 30 cats. The mother had contacted

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    A woman became unemployed as a result of Covid-19 and locks herself inside with 30 cats. The mother had contacted the Pavena Foundation for Children and Women for help. Pavena Hongsakul and officials from the foundation visited a home in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. The foundation received a message from Pim, the mother of Porn 35 years old. Pim stated that her daughter is unemployed due to Covid and has since returned home with 30 cats. Porn is a smart girl who graduated from a famous university in Thailand. She worked as a tutor and an online flower seller in Bangkok for over 10 years. This was until 2 months ago when her life took a turn. 

     

    Credit: Sanook

     

    Porn moved back home and hired a vehicle to move her 30 Persian cats from Bangkok to Nakhon Si Thammarat. Porn had no money and had to leave all her other belongings behind in the big city, Porn used all she had to move back with all her cats. Pim reveals that her daughter loves the cats and couldn’t leave them behind. When she arrived at the single-story home Porn locked herself inside with all the cats, closing all the windows and doors. There are also 6 small dogs living outside the house. Pim has been sleeping outside ever since because she cannot stand the smell from the cat box with no air circulation inside the home. Pim is worried and decides to seek help because the cats are starving to death, Porn does not have money to buy any cat food. Pim is not allowed to enter the home, and the two have always had personal conflicts. 

     

    Pim further explains that she is worried about her daughter who continues to lock herself inside with all the cats and the terrible smell. The mother fears that her daughter will consider suicide as a solution after losing her job and other hopes in life. She hopes that the Pavena Foundation can help save her daughter with access to medical care and to also save the 30 cats from a terrible ending. 

     

    Credit: Sanook

     

    FB Caption: Pim is worried and decides to seek help because the cats are starving to death.

     

    Source: Sanook

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    31 July 2020
    HEALTH
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=41275
  • Drug warehouse discovered in Khon Kaen

    A drug warehouse has been discovered in Khon Kaen Province. The warehouse is located right in the main city of

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    A drug warehouse has been discovered in Khon Kaen Province. The warehouse is located right in the main city of Khon Kaen, many types of drugs seized worth tens of millions of THB. Somsak Jangtrakun the Khon Kaen Governor, Police Major General Somchai Numtoh, Police Major General Puttipong Musijul, and other related officials reported the arrest of Jetsadaporn 35 years snd Jurairat 34 years old, both from Maha Sarakham Province. Officials also reported that evidence includes 523,272 Yaba pills, 3,036 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 5 kilograms of dried marijuana, a gun, and assets seized worth 1,150,726 THB. 

     

    Credit: INN News

     

    Jetsadaporn stated that the drugs have been bought from a man named Sin in Laos. The drugs were smuggled into Thailand from Laos through Mukdahan Province. The drug group planned several meeting points in Khon Kaen Province to exchange the goods. All the product was then moved to an apartment building. There were 2 rooms rented by the suspects, a room was used as a drug warehouse while the other room was used as a bedroom. The bedroom often functions as a drug testing room, where the suspects offer full service to customers wanting to test out the drugs on the spot. 

     

    Credit: INN News

     

    The Khon Kaen Governor stated that the suspects have admitted to being a part of an international drug group. They are paid 1 THB per Yaba pill sold and if all pills in the lot are sold out within the given time then they would receive an extra payment of 500,000 THB. Earnings from the sale of crystal meth and other drugs are separate from Yaba sales. History shows that the suspects will receive Yaba pills in bulk. The rooms have been rented for 4 months and there have been 5 Yaba lots delivered and sold. There are 200,000-400,000 Yaba pills per lot and 2-3 kilograms of crystal meth per lot. Officials received information about the suspect from smaller drug sellers and users. 

     

    Credit: INN News

     

    FB Caption: The seller offers full service where customers can test out the drugs in the bedroom next to the drug warehouse. 

     

    Source: INN News 

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    31 July 2020
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=41267
  • What is ICONCRAFT? ( Thais’ Most Creative Space is Set to Nurture Craft Communities & Inspire You)

    On days you feel burnt out and lose all inspirations, we recommend that you indulge yourself at ICONCRAFT on 4th

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    On days you feel burnt out and lose all inspirations, we recommend that you indulge yourself at ICONCRAFT on 4th and 5th floors, ICONSIAM. This zone features contemporary craft items by Thai artists from across the country. While rooted in traditional crafts, products here amazingly prove practical to modern lifestyles. Many of the Thai brands at ICONCRAFT, therefore, have already made it to the international market. So, whenever you spend time at ICONCRAFT, you will be proud of being Thai and get inspired.

    Now, let’s learn more about ICONCRAFT. True to its name, this forum presents “craft products” that have impressive details. The more you look at them, the more positive energy you get.

    What is ICONCRAFT?

    ICONCRAFT is truly an inspiring space because it brings together top Thai craft items. Thanks to constructive collaboration between artisans and new-generation designers, “craft products” are redefined in various interesting ways at ICONCRAFT. Handiworks here are so hip that Thais’ pride in their country’s crafts will swell right from the first glance. And definitely, visitors will want to own such fascinating pieces. Available are stylish handbags, marvelous accessories, hilltribe wood furniture, handmade textiles, and Thai farmers’ handmade coffee.

    Each product at ICONCRAFT is made by hand based on national heritages such as northeastern weaving techniques, Chiang Mai silversmiths’ filigree art, and some other rare craft methods. If you buy products at ICONCRAFT, you practically support craft communities too. Aside, a tour around this zone means you can check out crafts from all parts of Thailand.

    7 Crafts That Nurture Communities

              There are clear subzones at ICONCRAFT so that shoppers can choose to explore the space based on their interest. On the 4th floor is Home Decor Crafts, which presents stylish home-décor items. For example, there are auspicious-word embroideries by Luck You, and contemporary ceramic plates/dishes by 12C Studio, Lamunlamai, A Cray Ceramic, etc. Tableware & Dining Crafts, also on 4th floor, features a great variety of pillows, bedsheets, carpets, and chairs. All pieces are handmade, beautiful, and neat, promising to fit nicely into any corner of your home.

    One big highlight on 4th floor of ICONCRAFT is Coffee Craft because it brings together great coffee beans from 13 Thai mountains or headwater areas that stand over 1,000 meters above sea level. ICONCRAFT has brought Specialty Coffee from forested zones to cities, supporting small headwater communities along the process. Some coffee brands here have coolly transformed abandoned land plots into Thailand’s best coffee plantations. Boasting impressive quality, Akha Ama goes international with one of its cafes now opening in Japan. Graph Coffee from Chiang Mai, Nude Coffee that serves 100% organic-coffee in drip style, and Siam Drip Co that features not just dark coffee but also coffee-making equipment by young designers are also in this subzone.

    Nearby is Crafted Souvenir where a dazzling range of souvenirs and gifts are available. Small the items may be, but they are created by impressive skills. They, therefore, are perfect souvenirs that effectively represent good feelings. ICONCRAFT, for example, features keychains and embroidered colorful stuffs by growingly-popular Thai brand Kakkatoon here. In this subzone are also Chob Handicraft that creates miniatures, modern and minimal amulets from Luck You, and many more.

    The last subzone on the 4th floor is Made by Beautiful People, the space that lets underprivileged artists or children with special needs showcase their artistic abilities. For example, this subzone features craft items of FEEMUE, a collaboration between Klong Toei Community’s residents and a Japanese designer. Included are also artistic creations by autistic children and adults from the Autistic Thai Foundation, which are presented under the Art Story by Autistic Thai brand in the form of blouses, scarves, bags, notebooks, cups, etc. Artists with special needs have really produced a dazzling range of craft items that you can explore here. It should be noted that your shopping here means support and income for these artists.

    ICONCRAFT on 5th floor, meanwhile, has two big subzones. The first, Crafted Beauty & Home Spa, promises to delight your life as products from herbal specialists are here. ICONCRAFT has prepared this subzone to ensure its customers get good therapeutic products that will take care of them from head to toe, covering both mind and body. When you get the right items, you will be able to easily enjoy spa treatments at home. Available are handmade soap by Nuaynard that originates from a Nakhon Ratchasima community, Banh’s mangosteen and bran soaps that were once sold out on Amazon, organic skincare items by Phutawan, Reunrom products, and aroma-therapy items by Sukhonta (founded by an heir to Ya Hom Tra Ma), and Bugbeat’s eco-friendly diffuser stone that is made of glass shards.

    In addition, this subzone includes Thai-style fragrances by Thai brands like Thai Butterfly, Pryn Parfum, and Siam1928. These brands put Thainess in every drop of its products, something customers won’t find in foreign brands’ items.

    The other subzone at ICONCRAFT on 5th floor is Crafted Clothing & Accessories. Here, you will find Thai textiles and accessories in various styles as artisans from all parts of Thailand flaunt their creativity together. Stories of Silver and Silk offers real silver accessories by Karen-ethnic communities. Now operated by its second-generation owner, Angsa that is a famous silversmith brand from Wua Lai area joins this subzone too. This brand has continued to cast its ornaments based on 36-step procedures of silverware-making to date. Trimode Studio, meanwhile, has expanded its business from design to accessory making as inspired by its works for communities and has put its accessories on sale here. Saprang is another prominent brand in the same subzone because it features brass items, which proves appealing because it never rusts. Other brands in this subzone are also charming in their own way, something worth discovering.

    Thai textiles here rank among the finest. KHOM shines for its handmade techniques that have been passed on from generation to generation over 70 years. Sane Sober, a Thai silk brand from Chiang Mai, is chic because it presents the value of Thai fabrics in an unusual but beautiful way. Lygodium-bag brand Boonyarat Thaicraft from Nakon Si Thammarat province, on its part, modernizes wickerwork bags with its contemporary designs. Its bags are modern, functional and good for everyday use.

    Come to ICONCRAFT on 4th and 5th floors, ICONSIAM, to be amazed and inspired by Thai artists’ creations. This zone is open every day. We trust that your spending, small or big, will help sustain Thai crafts and pave way for Thai craft items to firmly step onto global stages.

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    30 July 2020
    AROUND TOWN
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=41264
  • Man calls 1669 emergency line on ghost claims.

    A man scared of ghosts called the 1669 emergency line on 24 July 2020 to tell haunting stories to officials.

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    A man scared of ghosts called the 1669 emergency line on 24 July 2020 to tell haunting stories to officials. The story was shared by Chai Wan Police Facebook Page to warn others to not do what the man did as it can get them in legal trouble. A man had called the local rescue team stating that someone had committed suicide and he didn’t want to be left alone until morning. It is normal to often fear the unseen, but it is definitely not normal when the problem is taken to officials who are responsible for many serious matters such as taking care of crimes in the area and medical care of those who are unwell or injured in accidents. 

     

    Credit: Khaosod

     

    The post stated “There were 2 calls made. Alone at night and scared of ghosts made the man call 1669 claiming that someone had committed suicide in Ban Na Pu and he wanted someone to stay with him until morning came. The police were contacted so they called the man in for a talk. A warning was given to never repeat the actions because it can cause issues for actual medical emergencies. Each case uses a part of the medical budget as medical personnel along with equipment has to be prepared. Officials had a long talk with the man before he was allowed to go home. #There is a free resort at the police station”. The hashtag refers that anyone could come to stay a night at the police station if they are in fear. 

     

    The man insisted that there was truly someone haunting him and he simply called the emergency medical line to search for a friend during the night. If this happens to you and you are afraid then go to a friend or the police, whether it’s ghosts, other unseen activity, or fear that someone might have intentions to hurt you then seek help from someone you can trust. Police and the local rescue teams have a lot of cases every day and night on real people who are facing true danger or need medical care. Calling for such reasons not only interrupts their work but takes away money from the emergency funds often fueled by taxes and donations from good citizens. 

     

    Credit: Khaosod

     

    FB Caption: The man called the emergency medical line looking for someone to come stay with him until morning came. 

     

    Source: Khaosod 

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    30 July 2020
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=41257