Posts Tagged ‘Bangkok Post’

Thai Airways Fiasco Continues

Monday, November 5th, 2018


Thai Airways International (THAI) is in the headlines yet again for all the wrong reasons. This time Thai Airways International leaves passengers stranded in China for 10 hours. 

This follows a previous fiasco whereby THAI pilots, refused to take off until two deadhead pilots were given First Class seats. Eventually, two passengers gave up their seats for the pilots, then lodged an official complaint to Thai Airways International.

In this case, the two Thai Airways pilots were indeed stubborn deadheads! An official inquiry followed by embarrassed chief executives at Thai Airways International Head Office.    

Considering that they are (apparently) struggling financially, you would think that customer care would be their first priority. 

The full story is covered by the Bangkok Post below… 

THAI again under fire after Guangzhou flight cancelled

Criticised for its treatment of passengers in Zurich early this month, Thai Airways is again on the defensive after passengers were stranded in Guangzhou on Sunday.

Leicester City Pay Tribute To Khun Vichai

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018



Leicester City Football Club paid tribute to their revered owner Khun Vichai  Srivaddhanaprabha, who tragically died recently in a helicopter crash outside King Power Stadium.

The scene was said to be very emotional, with Leicester City fans displaying a big banner, “RIP Vichai” for their greatly loved leader.

Everybody respects the fact that Leicester City Football Club, would never have amazed the football world, by winning the English Premier League without him. He was a living legend.    

Khun Vichai was a Thai billionaire entrepreneur, who will be sadly missed not only by Leicester City Football Club but also in Thailand, as the founder of the duty-free King Power empire. 

Many people across Thailand and England remain in a state of shock and disbelief. This truly incredible, yet humble man, showed such generosity to Leicester City Football Club and he liked giving gifts to the football fans, such as flags, scarves and clappers. 

On Khun Vichai’s birthday, every fan was given a bottle of Singha Beer. In addition, the Leicester City fans were treated to hot dogs and doughnuts during away games.  

Khun Vichai made large charity donations in both Leicester and Bangkok cities respectively. It is a tremendously sad end to what was a fairytale.    

‘We did it for Vichai’: Leicester beat Cardiff

CARDIFF, Wales: It was poignant and emotional at Leicester’s first match on Saturday since owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash.

Khaosan Road Clear The Sidewalks

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017


Street vendors operating in Khao San Road have been instructed to clear the sidewalks down this popular and trendy tourist area.

This is following a recent meeting with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). The street vendors were told to move their stalls from the sidewalk onto the road for a period of one week. The trial commences on September 12th.

The concept is proposed to satisfy everybody and BMA District Chef Wutichai Bunyasit said, “We want to return all footpaths to the people.”

Daves Raves – I think this is a sensible solution, so let’s hope it happens.

Khaosan Road After Midnight – July 2016

Khaosan Road After Midnight – Full Walk – July 2016 Sights and Sounds from a busy night on the streets around Khaosan road. Filmed in July 2016. Notes: At 3:15 you can see Susie Wong beers and buns. Unbelievably, this was Bangkok’s number one place for food out of over 9000 on Tripadvisor in July 2016.

News SourceBangkok Post 


Bangkok Burning Aftermath

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

BANGKOK AFTERMATH UPDATES 22/05/2010 – Today I will update this ‘Bangkok Burning Aftermath’ page, but the news is slowing down now.  This means that updates might not appear very often, but I will do my best to provide regular updates.  Incidentally, this website has received record web traffic, which shows how important these updates are.  On May 20th this website received over 100,000 hits in 24 hours.  As always, thanks for tuning in… (more…)

Daves Raves – Samak’s Back (Act 2)

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

BBC NEWS - THAI PM SAMAK SUNDARAVEJThai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej along with seven other cabinet ministers, survived the non-confidence debate as expected.  Full coverage of the story is from the Bangkok Post

“Thai PM survives vote” – BBC NEWS

Daves Raves – Thailand In Turmoil

Friday, June 20th, 2008

Thailand In Turmoil


Here we go again!  Thai protesters this afternoon have made a determined effort to march to Government House in Bangkok.  Although the Metropolitan Riot Police had (supposedly) set up a blockade, protesters easily outwitted the Thai authorities.

Meanwhile, the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) continues to fall amid fears of violence and speculation about another military coup.  Even though various Thai authorities state that there will not be another military coup, the political arena remains tense.  The crowds of protesters are mostly middle-class Bangkok residents, who are lead by the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD). 

These links below contain the full news stories…

BBC NEWS – Protesters march in Thai capital

BANGKOK POST – On to Government House

THE NATION – PAD gears for seige