Pattaya expats in shock

The 1,000 or so American expats and long-stayers on the Eastern Seaboard are speechless after the unexpected win by Donald Trump as the next US president.  Victory parties which had been organized in Bangkok and …

Falling pound panics expats

Pattaya’s 5,000 British retirees and other long-term visa holders are digesting the stark reality that the pound sterling is in virtual freefall. The currency has lost 20 percent of its value, now a 30-year low …

Thailand in mourning

News of the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, even if not unexpected, has sent a shock wave throughout the country. The 88-year-old monarch, who reigned for 70 years, was revered by all classes but had …

Fewer Chinese in Pattaya

Hotels in Pattaya and other Thai resorts are reporting that the number of Chinese tourists has dropped by 20 percent in the last month.  This is because the Thai and Chinese tourism authorities are jointly …

British embassy sell-off

The British embassy’s 23-rai site on Wireless Road in Bangkok’s premier real estate area is about to be offered for sale.  According to informed sources in the property industry, the embassy is sounding out developer …

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