Ministry of Farang Affairs: Burning in Thai Hell

Ministry of Farang Affairs: Burning in Thai Hell

The Ministry of Farang Affairs is a one-stop shop where foreigners in Thailand can learn all they need to know about living here. No, we’re not talking about work permits, visas or taxes. We’re talking about day-to-day life in the Land of Endless Shocks and Riddles, of Blur, Befuddlement and the Bizarre. Stay tuned for weekly

- Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 11:00 AM

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Ministry of Farang Affairs: New Year's Resolutions

Ministry of Farang Affairs: New Year's Resolutions

The Ministry of Farang Affairs is a one-stop shop where foreigners in Thailand can learn all they need to know about living here. No, we’re not talking about work permits, visas or taxes. We’re talking about day-to-day life in the Land of Endless Shocks and Riddles, of Blur, Befuddlement and the Bizarre. Stay tuned for weekly

- Sunday, January 8, 2017 | 11:00 AM

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Opinion: Tackling IUU fishing

Opinion: Tackling IUU fishing

PHUKET: The hunt for the Taiwanese owner of a fleet of seven fishing vessels currently impounded in Rassada (story here) is a test of the willingness and ability of Thai authorities to tackle Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing vessels that port in Phuket. Taiwanese tuna fishing vessels have a long histor

- Sunday, January 8, 2017 | 07:00 AM

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Island View: Time to speak up

Island View: Time to speak up

PHUKET: Since my busy work schedule doesn’t allow much time to travel, when an old friend from college who I hadn’t seen for over ten years decided to visit, I took the opportunity to do just that. We took a ferry to Phi Phi, which was conveniently booked via a website along with arrangements for a chartered van to pick us up

- Tuesday, January 3, 2017 | 07:00 AM

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