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Thailand’s debate about chemical castration heats up

The Thai Senate has passed a bill to allow some sex offenders to choose chemical castration in return for a reduced prison sentence. The...

Now Cambodia competes with Thailand for 10-year visa long stayers

Cambodia’s interior ministry has announced the arrival of Cambodia My Second Home program with a 10-year unlimited entry and exit visa. The associated benefits...

Long break ahead at Pattaya-Jomtien immigration bureau

Chonburi Immigration has announced that it will be closed to the public for five days from Wednesday July 13 to Sunday July 17 inclusively....

Thai Immigration: past, present and future

For most of Thailand’s history, entry and exit into the kingdom was unsupervised. Many of the early settlers were Chinese. A 50-strong immigration department,...

Dawn patrol on Pattaya’s Walking Street

At six o’clock, stragglers from the bars and clubs wend their wobbly way back to the hotel, usually with a lady in tow. “The...

Regional roundup of compulsory insurance regulations for July entry

South East Asian countries have lagged behind much of the world in softening tourist and expat entry rules for vaccinated travellers. However, effective July...

There’s a lot riding on Pattaya’s prospects for a casino

The stakes were raised this week on Pattaya’s future after a parliamentary committee recommended the city as one of five nation-wide bases for legalized...

Frying tonight: Pattaya’s love affair with fish and chips isn’t codswallop

Pattaya’s first dedicated fish and chip shop goes back to the early 1990s. But the enterprising pioneers – Simons, Curry and Chips, Jolly Friar...

Pattaya gay parade emphasizes equality and commercialism

Pattaya’s celebration of gay rights this weekend was the city’s first public parade in the unfolding post-Covid era where mask wearing has just become...

Opponents of marijuana pull out all the stops

Those who want to recriminalize cannabis in Thailand are having a field day. Food stalls offering Pot Tarts and Night Nurse have appeared in...

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