Expat Thailand News
Latest 10 news items tagged Thailand
21 Oct at 4 PM 2016
Harlequin Property SVG, infamous amongst expats for its Caribbean and Thailand
property scams, is now insolvent and has appointed a professional trustee.
The company is based on St Vincent and the Grenadines, a Caribbean offshore location for many companies with doubtful legitimacy, and is the offshoot of another company with the same name. Briton David Ames and his sidekick Richard Houghton were instrumental in swindling expat pensioners out of their savings by selling off-plan beachside condos, only a few of which were actually ...
18 Oct at 6 PM 2016
The BBC’s tourism video on changes in Thailand
since the King’s death last Thursday is being rejected and ridiculed by expats and tourists in the country.
Uploaded onto Facebook last Saturday and slammed by netizens as misleading and inaccurate, it was viewed over 2.3 million times before being withdrawn. Aimed mainly at tourists planning to visit the Kingdom in the very near future, it started by warning Thailand
at present is not as much fun as in the past.
Phrases such as ‘it might not be what you’re expecting’, ‘a...
17 Oct at 6 PM 2016
The death last Thursday of the Thai King has plunged the nation into mourning, with many expats suffering along with their Thai friends and colleagues.
Some expats are in pain because they admired and appreciated everything the King was to his subjects and his love for them, and others are unhappy as they see their Thai friends and colleagues crying for the loss of a beloved monarch. This monumental world event has shaken the kingdom to its roots, even although the inevitable had been expected for a while.
One expat living and...
6 Oct at 6 PM 2016
Ailing pensioners in Germany are being dumped in Asian and Eastern European care homes and retirement villages in a push to cut spendin on spiralling heathcare costs.
A shocking report in an international newspaper highlights the plight of elderly and infirm German pensioners unable to afford high-cost private health insurance. The country’s heath care services for the elderly are equally unaffordable to those receiving a state pension, leading to thousands being shipped off to facilties in foreign lands.
The German economy is...
5 Oct at 6 PM 2016
Cambodia is now in the process of creating its first dedicated retirement visa for expat pensioners, but its lack of first-world heathcare may result in a diminished takeup of the new initiative.
Cambodia is attracting increasing amounts of interest from expat retirees, many of whom are considering transferring from neighbouring Thailand
. The country’s government is eager to provide an easy ride for older expats and has announced a new retirement visa aimed at retirees with pensions or adequate amounts in savings.
With its eye...
3 Oct at 6 PM 2016
Expats living in Thailand
are becoming concerned about escalating attempts by the country’s authorities to garner personal information outside the existing immigration requirements.
The latest in several new requirements by Thai authorities involves yet another form giving information about expats’ private lives, this time distributed by Thai plain-clothes police in Chiang Mai. Police are visiting expat homes without notice, and handing out the forms with a 24 hour deadline for filling them in.
Requirements by Thailand
29 Sep at 6 PM 2016
A victims’ group attempting to get redress for the LM Investment Management Ponzi scheme collapse is investigating the feasibility of legal action in the UK and other jurisdictions.
The LMIM scandal is perhaps this century’s most damaging example of investor fraud and is believed to have cost the 12,000 investors involved some A$750 million in losses. The investments were heavily pushed by mostly illegally working financial advisors in expat destinations including Hong Kong, Thailand
and other Asian countries.
27 Sep at 6 PM 2016
It’s not just foreign investment that’s changing the game for expats in Vietnam, it’s career progression, lifestyle and the country’s overall charm.
The recent 2016 Expat Explorer survey placed Vietnam as the second-best ASEAN country for expats after long-term winner Singapore. In addition, last year’s 25th place globally became this year’s number 19, a considerable jump reflecting the country’s overall improvement.
Over a third of expat respondents based in Vietnam said the fast-developing country was good for the...
26 Sep at 6 PM 2016
The English language media in Thailand
is reporting three expats have been arrested in Bangkok after a police raid discovered dismembered body parts in a large freezer.
UK national Peter Colter together with US nationals James Eger and Aaron Thomas are in custody after a Bangkok police raid connected with forged passports also revealed dismembered body parts in a freezer. Drugs and guns were also found on the premises. During the raid a gun battle ensued, with one policeman wounded.
Fake passports, six guns, methamphetamine and...
20 Sep at 6 PM 2016
The Expat 2016 fair is due to take place in Bangkok on October 1 and 2, aimed at attracting more expats as well as wealthy tourists.
The Tourist Authority of Thailand
, (TAT), better known for its imaginative predictions of massive increases in tourist numbers, is holding a two-day event in Bangkok aimed at attracting more long-stay expats as well as more wealthy tourists. The event, known as Expat 2016, is the first such to be held within the country and will also target foreign workers considering jobs in the Kingdom.