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  • STORYTELLING COMES FULL CIRCLE AS BLINK REIMAGINES ‘AL-HALQA’ AT NEW W DUBAI – MINA SEYAHI

        DUBAI: BLINK Design Group has created a stunning modern bohemian vision inspired by traditional Dhow boats, the romance

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    DUBAI: BLINK Design Group has created a stunning modern bohemian vision inspired by traditional Dhow boats, the romance of travel and the ancient arabic storytelling tradition of Al-Halqa for the new W Dubai – Mina Seyahi.

    The global interior design visionaries and high priests of placemaking were summoned to push the boat out and set tongues wagging for the UAE’s latest W Hotel, located in the heart of Al Mina al Seyahi, the legendary ‘Port of Travellers’ district of Jumeirah Beach, home to the glittering Dubai International Marine Club and its 300-berth marina.

     

    The Mina Seyahi port dates back to ancient times when the area was a thriving hub of the copper trade, and the Al-Halqa storytellers would weave their yarns to circles of spellbound travellers. The graceful swooping shape of the traditional Dhow boats that once thronged the harbour along with the stories and intrigue of the trading enclave became the inspiration for BLINK’s latest interior design tour de force.

    BLINK’s canvas is a hotel ranging over 31 floors, with 291 guest rooms and 27 opulent suites; a spectacular marina-front lobby, infinity pool and lavish spa, four state of the art meeting rooms and a selection of the most cutting-edge dining concepts in Dubai. The result is an utterly unique creation, entirely of its place, colourful, eclectic with a touch of retro; a place where ancient storytellers’ tales will be given new life through its guests.

    BLINK founder and creative partner Clint Nagata explains: “Dubai transformed quickly from an ancient outpost into an ultra-modern cosmopolitan city and one of the most famous travel destinations, for business or leisure. Despite this rapid modernisation, the thread of history is kept alive down the generations through the traditions of storytelling, one of the most sublime and respected art forms that runs through Arabian culture.

     

    “We drew deep inspiration from the timeless tradition of Al-Halqa, the storytellers’ circles as old as Arabian culture itself, where crowds would form around masters who would spin captivating yarns. It’s an art form that has been given World Heritage status in Morocco and still thrives for those who know where to look in the UAE.”

     

     

    (left): BLINK Founder and Creative Partner Clint Nagata; (right) Ginger Moon pool deck at W Dubai – Mina Seyahi

     

    He said the project had proved an eye-opener in terms of what was possible within the vivid brand universe of W Hotels.

    “The more we researched the history of Dubai, the generations of traders and storytellers coming together to build this shimmering city by the sea, the more excited we became. The ‘Port of Travellers’ was the overarching inspiration, so we set out from the ground up to imbue this hotel with the soul of storytelling and the spirit of the souk, a place for people to meet and share the stories of their travels, and a haven for modern day traders, wheelers and dealers.”

    Mr Nagata said the concept translated into guest rooms and suites laden with lavish touches and hints of intrigue, adventure and romance. “There’s a treasure chest as a bedside table, with little treasures inside to surprise and delight guests.

    “The bed headboards are white leather, with ribs and shapes inspired by Dhows, as well as fabrics with motifs drawn from local calligraphy and being playful with paper. Lights echo ancient lanterns in colours straight from the Arabian Nights. The suites have been envisioned as a place to gather with friends for pre-dinner drinks and gossip, or for a casual meeting. The beds have a luxurious seating area, with a tilted mini-bar in brass and dark blue lacquer, a social space where drinks can be served and a perfect place for lazy grazing.

    “The wow extends to the walk-in closets, closed with billowing curtains in a gradient of sunset colours, echoing the hues of the bay. We play with the idea of the secrets behind the veil. The storytelling theme extends to the bathrooms via a calligraphy theme, with bold black and white colours to echo ink and paper. The bathroom also has its own seating area, encouraging long bathing rituals, cocktails and conversation.”

    The hotel’s signature dining experience, Ginger Moon, has been created as an eclectic and bohemian space for travellers, traders and modern nomads to gather, featuring a spectacular split-level ocean deck connected to the sparkling waters of the bay, with a restaurant and pool bar overlooking The Palm Island. The storytelling theme continues into BAR-B, the uniquely exotic spa experience.

     

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    25 June 2022
    WORLD
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=47455
  • Luxury villa full of cockroaches and rats.

    The customer stated she never received an official apology from the villa after finding many cockroaches and rats. A maid

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    The customer stated she never received an official apology from the villa after finding many cockroaches and rats. A maid who works at the villa talked to the media and revealed another side to the story. The story was first shared online on a Facebook page revealing the terrible experience at a luxury poll villa located in Pattaya, Chonburi Province. The customer paid 47,000 THB for a 2 night stay. The Khaosod News Team visited the pool villa inside a village named Palm Springs. The home operates as a luxury pool villa and is 3 stories tall. 

     

     

    Anisa 38 years old a maid at the villa stated she would always clean the villa and the customers would then get to walk around inside before checking in. The customers can order for the room to be re-cleaned or to adjust some areas as many times as they want. If there are issues they can inform the villa or the maid. On the date of the incident the customer informed the maid that there are cockroaches coming out of the drain. She uses a bug killer spray but this resulted in cockroaches and rats running out of the drain. Anisa apologized to the customer on the date and the owner tried contacting the customer to take responsibility. 

     

     

    The villa has hired a company to come take care of the problem. Pramot Tubtim a Pattaya officials stated most pool villas in the city are private homes who rent out their property. The city has received complaints related to the villas mainly on noise and parking. Every time the city receives a complaint, officials go to check the area right away. Pramot wants to send a message to villa owners that hygiene is very important. The best way is to visit the villas directly instead of letting an employee check for you. The prices per night is very high and customers should receive the best hospitality available. 

     

    Credit: Khaosod

     

    FB Caption: More cockroaches and rats started coming out of the drain when the bug spray was used.

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    24 June 2022
    HEALTH
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=47429
  • Robber arrested after attacking 2 stores in one week.

    A robber has been arrested after attacking 2 stores in one week. Police Major General Piti Narikatpijai from the Ratchaburi

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    A robber has been arrested after attacking 2 stores in one week. Police Major General Piti Narikatpijai from the Ratchaburi Province, Police Colonel Piyapong Wongketjai from the Ban Pong Police Station, and related officials reported the arrest of Deaw 38 years old. The suspect is wanted with an arrest warrant issued by the Ratchaburi Provincial Court on 22 June 2022. The robber robbed a convenient store using a weapon and a vehicle during the night. The suspect has robbed 2 stores located in Ban Pong District. He was arrested inside his home in the same district. 

     

     

    The suspect is a driver in the area and has a secret addiction which is online gambling. As a result he has financial issues and needed to find a solution. His solution was to rob a convenient store. He started researching on ways to rob a store from the internet. He prepared by getting a helmet, mask. And used tape to wrap around his fingers. He used a knife to threaten the employees at the stores. The first robbery took place at 2.30 am on 14 June 2022. He managed to get away with some cash. After receiving notification officials went to inspect the store. 

     

     

    The case did not go far as the robber had planned the incident out pretty well. The route used to escape from the scene also had no security cameras making it hard to track down. Officials in the area were instructed to keep a close eye on other convenience stores in the area. One week later on 21 June 2022 at 2.00 the robber returned. The robber used the same method including a sharp knife to threated employees. He managed to get away with 7,000 THB in the second robbery. The Ban Pong Police worked with provincial police and tracked down the suspect. The investigation proved successful and the man was arrested in his home. Officials also found evidence including clothing, the helmet, and motorbike that was used in the incident. The suspect has admitted to all charges and blames it on his online gambling addiction. 

     

    Credit: Khaosod

     

    FB Caption: The robber was not arrested after the first incident as it was planned out very well. 

     

    Source: Khaosod 

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    23 June 2022
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=47450
  • Passengers arrested with cocaine inside body worth over 50M.

    Thai customs arrested passengers entering Thailand with cocaine worth over 50 million THB. Chaiyut Kamkun from Thai Customs revealed on

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    Thai customs arrested passengers entering Thailand with cocaine worth over 50 million THB. Chaiyut Kamkun from Thai Customs revealed on 17 June 2022 that more tourists are entering Thailand now as the Covid-19 situation improves within the country. The Custom Department has increased security to find smuggled drugs. The latest cases include an arrest in Suvarnabhumi Airport and Phuket Airport. Evidence is 17.19 kilograms of cocaine worth over 51.47 Million THB. Chaiyut stated Phuket customs suspected a 29 year old male from Ethiopia traveling into the airport. 

     

     

    The man acted suspiciously and officials inspected his luggage but found nothing. They then X-rayed him and found areas inside the stomach that was a red flag. After interrogation the man admitted that he had swallowed drugs. After checking the drugs turned out to be 115 bags of cocaine together weighing 1.49 kilograms worth 4.47 million THB. The Suvarnabhumi customs officials searched 3 suspicious passengers traveling in from Brazil. They X-rayed and searched 5 bags and found together 15.70 kilograms of cocaine. 

     

     

    The cocaine is worth about 47 million THB. The drugs were hidden inside special compartments that were made specifically to hide the drugs. The compartments were squares covered in carbon paper and wrapped inside with plastic bags. The suspects were all arrested and delivered to the related police stations. Thai customs are continuing their mission to find and arrest those who are smuggling drugs into the country no matter the nationality. Law enforcement is ensured inside and internationally to decrease drug smuggling. Hopefully the arrests will discourage other drug smugglers and help change their mind on the idea of bringing cocaine into the country. 

     

    Credit: Khaosod

     

    FB Caption: There are 3 suspects from Brazil and 1 from Ethiopia. 

     

    Source: Khaosod 

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    21 June 2022
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=47438
  • Student faints after slapped by teacher who claims she is faking it.

    A student fainted after she was slapped by a teacher. The teacher then claimed the student is acting weak and

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    A student fainted after she was slapped by a teacher. The teacher then claimed the student is acting weak and was simply acting when she fainted. The student is 11 years old and her friends helped take her home after the incident. The 59-year-old teacher told another teacher to not take the student to a hospital believing that it was all an act. The teacher also denies slapping the student and claimed he was only making a threat by placing his hand near the student’s face. 

     

     

    Khaosod News Team received a complaint from the grandmother from Udonthani Province. The granny stated a male teacher had slapped her granddaughter hard on her ear. The girl fainted and the teacher threatened others to not take the girl to the hospital. The incident took place on 17 June 2022. The news team visited Pikul 49 years old the grandmother. The student stated the teacher believed she was on her way to buy food from a store located outside of the school. As a result he slapped her on her ear and she was so shocked that she fainted. The teacher instructed her friends to take the student home instead of the hospital as he believed she was fine. 

     

     

    The student stated the incident took place during break time. After being slapped she walked towards the classroom but she started to have trouble breathing and then fainted. Another teacher came to help and was about to take her to the hospital but the teacher who slapped her ordered to not help the student. The girl is still afraid and will not go to school. The teacher stated he did not slap the student and had proof from the security footage. He admits he is a loud person but did not slap the child. He simply threatened to slap her and placed his hand near her face but never actually touched her ear. 

     

     

    FB Caption: After being slapped she walked towards the classroom but she started to have trouble breathing and then fainted.

     

    Source: Khaosod 

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    21 June 2022
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=47442
  • Malnutrition is still a huge challenge among children in Southeast Asia

    A recently completed study of nearly 14,000 children, aged six months to 12 years, highlights an important issue known as

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    A recently completed study of nearly 14,000 children, aged six months to 12 years, highlights an important issue known as the ‘triple burden’ of malnutrition. This is the coexistence of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight/obesity. These three burdens often coexist in the same country and can even occur in the same family. The largescale study, commissioned by FrieslandCampina, was conducted between 2019 and 2021 by leading universities and research institutes in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

     

    This new study follows the South East Asian Nutrition Surveys (SEANUTS I), which were presented in 2012. Overall, this second study (SEANUTS II) shows that stunting and anemia still exist, especially in younger children. However, for the older children, there is a higher prevalence of overweight and obesity. Also, most of the children do not meet the average needs of calcium and vitamin D intake and show vitamin D insufficiencies. This ‘triple burden’ makes it a matter of great importance to fill nutritional gaps with proper nutrition interventions and educational programmes.

     

    Numbers show urgency of improving access to better nutrition

    Commenting on the study’s findings, Dr. Nipa Rojroongwasinkul, Principal Investigator for SEANUTS II in Thailand and Senior Advisor of Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University explains: “Healthy nutrition is about balance, moderation and variety. If children don’t get the nutrition they need, they won’t grow and develop properly. Our new study revealed that more than 70 per cent of the children in all four countries did not meet the average needs for calcium and more than 84 per cent did not meet the average vitamin D requirements. These numbers emphasise an urgent need to improve food security, as well as the availability of food products that meet the children’s needs, thus increasing access to healthy nutrition.”

    Meanwhile the breakfast plays a vital role in a healthy daily diet. “Fortunately, majority of Thai children do not skip their breakfast. However, what we found is that not all breakfast eaters receive adequate daily energy, vitamins and minerals. Research has shown a relationship between the level of breakfast calories and the quality of daily diet. From this we could imply that starting the day off right with sufficient calories for breakfast could help improve health, growth and development of children in general.

    Margrethe Jonkman, Global Director, Research & Development, FrieslandCampina, states: “Research is key to getting a better understanding of local nutritional needs. The results from this study will help FrieslandCampina in developing better and affordable products that meet the nutritional needs of children and in setting up programmes to promote a well-balanced diet and active lifestyle in collaboration with local authorities, health workers and schools.”

     

     

    Whilst Mr. Vipas Paovarojkit, Managing Director of FrieslandCampina (Thailand) Public Company Limited says “SEANUTS II allowing us to recognize the current needs of Thai children across the country, which leading us to develop product and work with government parties to improve the nutritional status. In line with our mission to deliver an accessible better nutrition to all.

     

    It’s striking to learn that majority of children these days didn’t meet the estimated average requirement of calcium and vitamin D. And almost half of children aged below four years old are suffering from anemia which can impact on cognitive development, physical growth, and immunity. Some of the above issues can be improved by providing a quality meal each day which contains vitamins and minerals. As one of the market leaders in food & beverages industry, we are aware of our role and responsibility to monitor and help public sector tackle national nutrition and dietary for our better future.”

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    18 June 2022
    WORLD
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=47433
  • The Pizza Company launches the “King of Delivery” campaign, leveraging Thailand’s largest network of 420 branches to guarantee 30-minutes delivery

    Only at The Pizza Company, customers are promised quick and delicious meals straight from the oven to their door Hot

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    • Only at The Pizza Company, customers are promised quick and delicious meals straight from the oven to their door
    • Hot imaginary male star couple ‘Earth-Mix’ to serve as the campaign’s brand ambassador

    Bangkok, June 16, 2022 – The Pizza Company is working with the campaign’s brand ambassadors “Earth-Mix” to create a phenomenon and highlight its market-leading delivery position. To impress customers, The Pizza Company promises to take deliciousness, hot from the oven, and deliver it directly to their homes, while also providing fast service and standard quality. Moving forward as the ‘King of Delivery,’ The Pizza Company strives to maintain the number one brand in service excellence that has won the hearts of consumers in the food industry for more than 20 years under the concept of ‘A Company iron rules; deliver freshly baked pizza on every tray, fast delivery everywhere, and guaranteed delivery in 30 minutes.’ To accomplish this, the company emphasizes the strength of success through three main factors: systematic in-store management, the availability of modern equipment, and fast delivery within 30 minutes using the largest network of branch locations totaling 420 branches covering 75 provinces, as well as the meticulousness in delivering food on a standard that the company pays attention to every detail when providing services in the form of delivery. Customers can now order a pizza or more through the brand’s strong channels, such as The Pizza Company 1112 mobile app or calling 1112 or ordering via the website www.1112.com. This campaign is expected to increase overall sales through delivery by 20-25 percent in 2022 and will continue to grow in the future.

     

    Mr. Panusak Suesatboon, General Manager of The Pizza Company, under the operation of The Minor Food Group Public Company Limited. stated that The Pizza Company first entered the Thai market in 2001 and has since grown to the present. It is also the delivery market leader and has been serving Thai people for over 20 years. Recently, the campaign “King of Delivery” has been launched to reinforce the image of Thailand’s delivery service leader under the concept of ‘A company iron rules; deliver freshly baked pizza on every tray, fast delivery everywhere, and guaranteed delivery in 30 minutes.

    He continued, the popular star couple ‘Earth-Mix’ was chosen as the brand ambassador to create colorful branding and raise awareness of the origin of delivery services that have long won consumers’ hearts. This represents the brand’s ability to reach an audience of all ages. The Pizza Company’s delivery service has long been regarded as the heart of service excellence and consumer value. This has led to consumers’ trust and belief in the standard of deliciousness, speed, and food quality that exists today.

    The three most important factors that have helped The Pizza Company become a delivery leader are systematic in-store management from the beginning of receiving orders from consumers through every ordering channel of The Pizza Company,” said the general manager. Each order is recorded in the system and sent to the branch closest to the consumer, where it enters the food preparation process with the quality of fresh, clean, and safe ingredients. Then everything will be ready to cook delicious meals in the oven and prepare all items to be delivered to customers on time. Customers who order food via the brand’s app can track the status of their delivery in real time.

     

    Furthermore, The Pizza Company adds another level of exclusivity to pizza delivery efficiency with advanced tools to maintain quality and speediness. After leaving the kitchen, each item will be delivered by the brand’s dedicated rider. Pizza and other meals will be immediately packed in a hot bag. Inside the bag is a heating plate which regulates the temperature and always keeps the food warm. The rider then places the hot bag in a fiberglass heated compartment at the back of the bike’s seat to prevent the outside temperature from reaching the inside of the food container. As a result, customers can eat pizza that is still hot and of the same quality as if it had just come out of the oven. The 30-minutes delivery guarantee is completely consistent with the concept of ‘A company iron rules; deliver freshly baked pizza on every tray, fast delivery everywhere, and guaranteed delivery in 30 minutes.’ In addition, fast service must be accompanied by the largest branch network. The Pizza Company can serve customers in almost every urban area because we have over 420 branch locations in 75 provinces. There are more branches in Bangkok and the surrounding areas than in other provinces. We are looking for ways to expand in the future so that pizza lovers do not have to worry about delivery times.” said Mr.Panusak.

     

    Mr. Panusak added that “In the past, delivery competition in the food industry was often based on speed and promotions. The Pizza Company, on the other hand, is not only concerned with fast delivery and a variety of promotions, but the brand also focuses on meticulousness and the highest quality of food. We pay attention to food flavor because food is an important part of our lives. Enjoying delicious, ready-to-serve food made from high-quality ingredients will impress and delight our customers. Even though they eat at home, they will have a restaurant-like dining experience.”

     

    “Families and working professionals who value the convenience of delivery services are the brand’s primary target customers. We are still the number one brand that can maintain standards and consumer confidence in all aspects. With iron rules at The Pizza Company, every pizza and meal must be freshly prepared, baked hot from the oven, and delivered in a hot bag. They must be placed in a storage fiber cabinet with an additional layer of quality and taste protection. As a result, we dare to guarantee that every tray of our pizza will be delivered in perfect condition and within 30 minutes to any location. We want customers to enjoy the quality and delectability that comes hot from the oven to their homes.”

     

    “Customers can now order a pizza or more through the brand’s strong channels, such as The Pizza Company 1112 mobile app or calling 1112, or ordering via the website www.1112.com, and the wait for a freshly baked pizza from the oven will be shorter. The service is available throughout Thailand. Backed by the brand’s commitment to customer experience and dedication, this campaign is expected to increase overall sales through delivery by 20-25 percent in 2022 and will continue to grow in the future,”

     

    To meet the needs of consumers looking for the best deals, The Pizza Company also offers a service that delivers great value on a consistent basis with the 11.12 Fan Day promotion. Another popular promotion is ‘Thursday Special Discount,’ which provides a great deal every Thursday before the weekend. The promotion is valid for both dine-in and takeout at all locations.

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    17 June 2022
    AROUND TOWN
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=47425
  • Fight erupt as customers wait to buy marijuana.

    Fight erupts as customers wait to buy marijuana trees. Customers are annoyed as the queue is full everyday to buy

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    Fight erupts as customers wait to buy marijuana trees. Customers are annoyed as the queue is full everyday to buy marijuana trees from the Maejo University. Marijuana has recently become legal in Thailand and the people are excited to get their hands on it. The incident took place on 15 June 2021 in front of the Maejo University in Chiang Mai Province. Those who secured their purchase waited in line to pick up their trees. There are also walk-in customers who come to secure their spot but there are limited trees that can be sold per day. 

     

     

    As people wait patiently a man around 50 years old became angry and stated he traveled very far to buy a tree but the daily limit had been filled. He would not give up and insisted to employees working at the university that he wants a tree. He stood in front and complained about how there should be more product available. Employees tried to calm the man down but it did not work. He became even more enraged and went in to punch an employee in front of a truck carrying marijuana trees. Other customers were shocked and did not know what to do. A good citizen stepped in to try and stop the man but he was punched in the face. He also received an injury in his feet that resulted in bleeding. 

     

     

    The Maejo emergency team arrived and made sure the good citizen was safe. The angry man was separated from the area. Maejo University has been selling a cannabis strain named Maejo 03 since the 10th. The trees are sold out everyday and there is an online reservation system that allows 80 purchases a day with a limit of 5 trees per purchase. Doctor Sudked Sakunthong from the university stated the trees are sold at 30 THB per tree. The purpose is to give people access to marijuana for health reasons. More than 50,000 trees have been sold and the university is doing their best to bring out more product. 

     

    Credit: Khaosod

     

    FB Caption: The customer became enraged as he arrived too late. 

     

    Source: Khaosod 

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    16 June 2022
    AROUND TOWN
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=47420
  • 30 illegal workers found all inside one boat.

    Officials discovered a boat full of illegal worker crossing the border illegally into Thailand. Suk Samran police and related officials

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    Officials discovered a boat full of illegal worker crossing the border illegally into Thailand. Suk Samran police and related officials arrested 30 suspects as they arrived in Thailand. The incident took place on 13 June 2022. The illegal workers are from Myanmar and were on the way to find jobs in provinces across the country. The workers were found on the boat as they were making their way onto land in Ranong Province. Officials received information from a source that there are illegal workers travelling in through the waters. Orders were given to inspect the area. 

     

     

    The information was confirmed as officials found a boat full of workers reaching land. Inside the boat were 30 workers with 23 men and 7 men. Officials also arrested a Thai man who was the person responsible for moving the workers. The man is Sermsak 26 years old from Ranong Province. The suspect admitted that this is his second time smuggling workers in from Myanmar. A man contacted him to pick up the workers and deliver them. The order was to hide them from police check points in exchange for pay. They will then be picked up by a truck that will deliver them to another location in Ranong. 

     

     

    The Myanmar suspects stated they traveled from Koh Song Province in Myanmar on the boat. They crossed the waters into Thailand and were residing at a location in Kapur Distict in Ranong for 3 days. They then got on another boat to travel to another location in the province but were arrested before they reached the destination. All of the suspects had to pay a fee to an agent in Myanmar who promised to move them into Thailand. The fee was set at 20,000 THB per person. As a result, they have all lost money and are now in trouble with the law in Thailand. 

     

    Credit: Khaosod

     

    FB Caption: The workers paid 20,000 THB each to an agent with the promise to jobs in Thailand. 

     

    Source: Khaosod 

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    15 June 2022
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=47412
  • Man sends 1M to girl he met on TikTok.

    A man has sent about 1 million THB to a girl that he met on TikTok. The man is an

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    A man has sent about 1 million THB to a girl that he met on TikTok. The man is an air-conditioner mechanic in Pattaya. A Facebook user posted the story online as a warning to others. The man stated he has filed a report with the Nong Prue Police and hopes that he will receive his money back. He has transferred funds to a beautiful he met on TikTok the famous video application. New information reveals she is a mother of 2 living in Roi Et Province. Sanook News Team visited the man in his home located in Pattaya, Chonburi Province. 

     

     

    The team met with Banjong 34 years old who lives and work from his home that is also an office for his business. Banjong stated he was on TikTok as usual and one day met the woman on TikTok and felt an immediate spark. He fell in love with her style especially how she dressed in the videos. Banjong decided to direct message the woman who gave her Line and Facebook to continue the online relationship. The first time she asked for money was to pay off a debt from buying lottery which was 3,000 THB. After that she continued asking for money with a total of over 900,000 THB. 

     

     

    He decided to help her because she stated times were hard. Banjong had a lot of jobs at the time and had some money left over. He didn’t tell anyone of the relationship but continued to send her money. The woman always gave him hope that she would pay back every baht but it never happened and she also lost contact with him for a while. The latest transfer she told him that there is a business deal. He transferred 110,000 THB to help. He realized something was not right in March when he asked to meet but she denied the request. Banjong wishes to warn other men and women looking for love to not become victims to online love. 

     

    Credit: Sanook

     

    FB Caption: The woman always gave him hope that she would pay back every baht but it never happened. 

     

    Source: Sanook 

     

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    13 June 2022
    LOCAL
    https://thairesidents.com/?p=47403