August 2011

Pattaya Publisher Skips Father Christmas Libel Hearing For JudgesRoadshow

From ANDREW DRUMMOND, Bangkok August 26 2011 The publisher of the Pattaya Times, well known ‘American lawyer’ Drew Noyes, failed to attend a hearing in room 12 of Pattaya Provincial court this week, as he had to host a seminar on ‘Insight into the Criminal Proceedings for Foreigners in Thailand. Noyes, is facing a writ for […]

British High Commission Issues Warning Over Potential Bottom Pinching Scam

From ANDREW DRUMMOND, SingaporePictures: ANDREW CHANTAugust 7th 2011British tourists heading for Singapore have been warned to avoid situations in which they can be scammed and threatened with a thrashing with a rattan cane for molesting women.Following the arrest of 34-yr-old Briton Austin Cowburn,  from Manchester, who was picked up in the city’s Clarke Quay bar and restaurant area […]

Warrant Sought in Connection With Kirsty Jones Murder In Chiang Mai

From ANDREW DRUMMOND,Bangkok, August 11 2011BBC Wales Thai police investigating the murder of Kirsty Jones will have to seek a warrant to forcefully carry out a DNA test on a Chiang Mai University professor after the academic refused to supply a sample voluntarily.Police sources here confirmed yesterday that the request made by Dyfed-Powys Police in Britain […]

Happy Birthday Citylife the best little mag in the north

From ANDREW DRUMMOND,Bangkok, July 12 2011 If you live anywhere else but Chiang Mai you may not know but this month the magazine Citylife celebrates its 20th birthday. It would be totally remiss if I did not wish them well here.Alongside the dogged Phuketwan online news site, Citylife is one of my favourite reads. It does […]

Farmer Joe loses water-tight 30-year lease in Thailand

From ANDREW DRUMMOND,Bangkok August 22 2011His children are in government care in Britain and his land has all but already been gobbled up by his Thai wife. Legendary turkey farmer Joe Stanyer, who used to supply Thailand’s best hotels with their Christmas bird, has now been told that the last patch of land he has […]

Three year old girl plunges to death from Singapore apartment block

From ANDREW DRUMMOND Singapore, August 5 2011 Evening Standard, Daily Mail, Metro, Sun, Independent, Pictures: Andrew Chant  A three year old British girl has plunged to her death from a high rise block in Singapore. Today the parents were in a state of grief. The 3-yr-old girl, who has not been named fell from on […]