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20 Foreigners Caught Partying In Late Night Samui Shindig At British Owned Hostel

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20 Foreigners Caught Partying In Late Night Samui Shindig

A British hostel owner, her Swiss husband and Thai manageress have all been charged with contravening the emergency decree after police raided a late-night shindig on Koh Samui last night.

Despite there being a closed sign outside the Bodega Hostel in Chaweng, patrolling officers could hear loud music and voices coming from inside so decided to surround the building before entering to investigate.

Upon entering just after 10pm they found around 20 foreigners eating and drinking with a DJ playing music.

Surrounding the premises turned out to be a good idea as several men and women attempted to flee the scene without success.

20 Foreigners Caught Partying In Late Night Samui Shindig

20 Foreigners Caught Partying In Late Night Samui Shindig

The 36-year-old British owner Tracy Anne and her Swiss husband DJ Renme, 25, were both questioned by cops together with the Thai manageress who admitted to being aware of the emergency decree but pleaded ignorance surrounding what it actually meant in terms of being allowed to serve and sell alcohol to paying customers.

Excuses that all those attending the party were hotel guests fell on deaf ears.

Everyone inside “Bodega Koh Samui Party Hostel”, as it is promoted online, were temperature checked, had their detailed taken down and sent to bed.

The owner, her husband and the manageress were all taken into custody and charged.

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Four New BTS Stations Opening Friday

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Four New BTS Stations Opening Friday

The operators of the BTS Skytrain system announced the opening of four new stations on the Sukhumvit Line northern extension will go ahead as planned this Friday following a series of successful test runs.

The four new stations opening are Royal Forest Department (N14), Bang Bua (N15), 11th Infantry Regiment (N16) and Wat Phra Si Mahathat (N17).

All trips between the Royal Forest Department and Wat Phra Si Mahathat will be free until the end of the year.

Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang said the new stations would link educational institutions, government offices, and suburban communities while relieving traffic on normally congested roads along the route of the new extension.

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On Nut Cannabis Farm Busted

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On Nut Cannabis Farm Busted

Two Chinese nationals were arrested and 1,000 cannabis plants seized after Bangkok Metropolitan police raided a warehouse in the On Nut area following a tip-off from the owner of the premises.

The two men, here on student visas, were selling dried organic marijuana to clients for 250,000 baht per kilo, however, their landlord became suspicious at high power bills running into six-figures every month in a property with a monthly rental price of only 40,000 baht.

On Nut Cannabis Farm Busted

He called the police and asked them to look into the matter and surveillance was put in place to gather evidence.

Wu Ding Bin, 41, said to be the ringleader in the online business, caught on he was being watched and cut the power to the warehouse letting all the plants die.

Police had gathered enough evidence against him and raided the warehouse while another team picked him up at a condo on Soi Ramkhamhaeng 24/3.

He was remanded in custody pending further legal proceedings.

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Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

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Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

Nike Thailand has launched a massive new flagship store in Bangkok’s Siam Center designed to showcase product innovation.

Operated by Southeast Asian luxury retail specialist Valiram, the new 9000sq foot Nikestore offers a blend of physical and digital retail experiences for shoppers.

Nike Open Flagship Store At Siam Center

“Nike Bangkok at Siam Center exists to offer everyone the ability to make sport a daily habit, ensuring they are inspired and committed to staying active,” said director of Nike stores Southeast Asia & India Tarundeep Singh.

Services such as head-to-toe apparel fitting and footwear trialling are offered to provide consumers with opportunities to deepen their connection with the brand and select products suited to their needs.

You can also book one-on-one sessions with running experts and styling specialists.

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