What The Media Are Saying- Sat 5th Sept

Thai traffic jam as tourists wait for the Koh Chang ferry

Thai traffic jam as tourists wait for the Koh Chang ferry | The Thaiger

There’s been a traffic jam in, of all places, Trat, as impatient domestic tourists waited for the ferry to head to Koh Chang from the mainland. The island was invaded by Thais getting out of town for the long LONG weekend and, despite the forward bookings, the traffic police and ferry operator weren’t ready for the onslaught.

Hit by Covid-19 pandemic, Bangkok nightlife pivots to local customers

Hit by Covid-19 pandemic, Bangkok nightlife pivots to local customers

BANGKOK – It’s 10.30pm on a Tuesday night and the bar tables at Bangkok’s Sugar Club are filling up. As the deejay turns up the volume and laser beams quiver overhead, two women in bikinis and face shields stride on stage. Strangers flirt.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

Singaporean and Indonesian arrested in Bangkok for allegedly selling guns, explosives

Singaporean and Indonesian arrested in Bangkok for allegedly selling guns, explosives

BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Two foreigners were arrested in Bangkok on Friday (Sept 4) for allegedly possessing guns and ammunition with the intent to sell. Singaporean national Bink (last name withheld), 26, and Indonesian Aiden (last name withheld), 32, were arrested in a condominium in the Sutthisan area of Huay Khwang district by officials of Patrol and Special Operation Division, also known as 191 Police.

Buh-Bye: Koh Phangan’s fish-poking Euros deported, blacklisted

Buh-Bye: Koh Phangan’s fish-poking Euros deported, blacklisted

The Immigration Bureau today terminated the visas of two longtime undocumented migrants – a Hungarian and Italian – after they were shame-zoned for touching and poking marine life with a selfie stick off Koh Phangan.