A Thai woman who founded a shelter for stray animals and invested over 100 million baht in its care is featured on a Hershey’s chocolate bar wrapper to commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8. Hershey’s, one of the world’s biggest chocolate manufacturers, releases new chocolate bar wrappers to honour inspirational women on International Women’s …
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It seems (to me) that 20% involving motorcycles is low?
I know this is a different statistic, but I remember reading that around 60 people die on Thai roads every day and 80% of those fatalities are motorcyclists.
Five US police officers working in the state of Tennessee are charged with second-degree murder over fatally beating a black man. The officers were found to have beaten 29 year old Tyre Nichols, during a traffic stop on January 7, in which they pulled him over for reckless driving. According to The Straits Times, Nichols’ …
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About twelve years ago I was walking near a main road in the Bang Na area of Bangkok.
It was late afternoon and a guy on a motorcycle pulled up. He was wearing a jacket with 'Police" on it.
He demanded to know where I was going.
Instead of telling him, I asked him in Thai why he wanted to know.
He told me it was a dangerous place, and he could take me somewhere safer. I laughed at him and said I'd never felt scared walking anywhere in Thailand.
I wondered if he was really a policeman - many people seem to have a jacket with the word "Police" on the back. I asked him why his motorbike registration wasn't a police registration (even though many police do use their own vehicles).
He swore and drove off.
I am not supporting a lot of the nonsense that goes on in Phuket with taxis and whatnot
But I also maybe question how social most are because although I don't think I should have to
We go to Phuket all the time and always find a reasonable priced ride
Either from the people at the hotel or the bar we been to
Now my idea of "reasonable " may also vary from some of the more "fiscal" people on here
In May we drove the MB out but ended up drinking too much to drive home
The Bar/Restaurant who we were having fun with called a tuk tuk they knew
200 Bhat they drove us to our hotel and their buddy followed us driving our bike so I didn't have to go hey it later next day
My point is talk to people, be friendly and you can find decent people to drive you around