Thailand storm Pabuk update: Is it safe to travel to Thailand? Phuket tourist warnings

Tropical Storm Pabuk has been called the worst tropical storm to hit Thailand in 30 years. Thousands of people fled their homes in Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan on the advice of weather forecasters after predictions of five-metre high waves hitting the coastline. Pabuk made landfall at 5.45am GMT (12.45 local time) over […]

Thailand storm: Terrifying Storm Pabuk wreaks havoc on Koh Samui – watch shocking scenes

Thailand locals are fighting to save their businesses from Storm Pabuk after the worst weather in 30 years wreaked havoc on the holiday hotspot. Shocking scenes captured on camera show locals dragging out planks of wood to form a blockage against the crashing waves of the sea. The southern section of the island has been […]

Book Excerpt: A Terrifying True Story of Prison Boxing in Thailand

In his riveting memoir A Prayer Before Dawn: My Nightmare in Thailand’s Prisons, British bareknuckle boxer Billy Moore tells the true story of how his addiction to drugs landed him in the infamous Klong Prem prison (aka the “Bangkok Hilton”), where he found himself fighting for his life — literally, as a competitor in the Muay […]

Holiday warning: Popular beach in Thailand bans SWIMMING as crocodile is spotted in sea

Thailand tourists have been banned from swimming off the island of Phuket, Thailand after a crocodile was seen in the waters. Authorities are now trying to catch the elusive creature with hunters joining the search team. The giant lizard was first seen at popular tourist spot Rawai Beach just over a week ago. It has […]

Risky Thailand cave rescue relied on talent, luck—and on sticking to the rules

Enlarge (credit: Getty / Aurich Lawson) Last week, the world was riveted by the successful rescue of a youth soccer team as they and their coach were pulled out of a flooded cave in Thailand. The team had been stranded on a narrow rock shelf in the dark for two weeks, the way out blocked […]

5th boy rescued from flooded cave in Thailand

A fifth boy has been rescued from the flooded Tham Luang cave in northern Thailand, a local official confirmed to media. Thai authorities launched a daring rescue operation on Sunday, saying that the conditions were “most suitable” for evacuation. Four boys had already been successfully rescued and taken to the hospital. Rescuers are racing against […]

Elon Musk built a “submarine” to rescue Thailand kids—here’s what it looks like

Scuba divers in Thailand have already rescued four of the 12 boys who have been stranded, along with their coach, in a flooded cave. And they are hoping to rescue the rest in the next couple of days. But in the meantime, Elon Musk has continued working on alternative strategies divers could use if conventional […]

How divers rescued the first 4 boys from the cave in Thailand

Royal Thai Navy via Associated Press Four boys were rescued from a cave in Thailand on Sunday, the first wave of a highly anticipated mission to save the soccer team. The boys had to learn the basics of swimming and diving before they could start the 2.5 mile journey. Two divers accompanied each boy throughout […]

‘We are at war with water and time’: Officials are rushing to rescue kids trapped in a Thailand cave before rain hits

Royal Thai Navy via Associated Press Thai officials said Saturday they are aiming to rescue the 12 trapped boys and their soccer coach soon, before seasonal monsoon rains hit. The boys have been trapped since June 23, when they went exploring in Thailand’s Tham Luang Nang Non cave after a practice soccer game. An underwater […]