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The Myth of ‘Sustainable Hydropower’ by Damming the Mekong »

the Xayaburi Dam in Laos will be a giant, stretching across the mighty Mekong River

10:42 pm |  .  . Dam builders have a new mantra, writes Tom Fawthrop: “Sustainable Hydropower”. Repeated at every opportunity, it is based on the unproven idea that large dams can be made ‘sustainable’ by promising…

Jan 24 2016 / Read More »

New Estimates Released on the Value of Mekong’s Fisheries »

Crowd of children with Pra or River catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus). River catfish are closely related to the Mekong giant catfish, Pangasiandon gigas, a critically endangered Mekong endemic.  Fishers harvest both the river catfish and the Mekong giant catfish as they migrate from the Tonle Sap Lake to the Mekong River at the end of the rainy season.Tonle Sap River, Cambodia

10:57 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Putting a value on the Mekong River and measuring the impact it has on the gross domestic product (GDP) of downstream countries has for a long time been…

Jan 8 2016 / Read More »
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Thai Officials Investigate a 54% Increase in Foreign Tourists Deaths »

For safety and security, Thailand came in 132nd place out of 141 countries and was the lowest in Asean with a score of 3.75.

08:44 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Ministry is working to understand and and at the same time…

Feb 12 2016 / Read More »

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Apologizes for Latest Flare-up at Reporters »

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said he was not afraid of the press

07:40 pm | . BANGKOK – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha gave an cold shoulder to a troop of reporters at Government House…

Feb 11 2016 / Read More »

US Led Military Exercise Cobra Gold 2016 Kicks off in Chon Buri Thailand »

Thai soldiers participating in the opening ceremony for the Cobra Gold military exercise in Chonburi, east of Bangkok, yesterday. Twenty-seven countries are taking part, either directly or as observers

08:39 pm | . . SATTAHIP – The largest multilateral military exercise in the Asia-Pacific has started in Thailand, with the United…

Feb 10 2016 / Read More »

Thai Government Urges Businesses to Hire the Elderly to Soften the Impact on the Aging Workforce »

Pranom Chartyothin, a 72-year-old bus conductor, poses for a portrait while selling and collecting bus tickets in downtown Bangkok, Thailand, February 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva

08:26 pm | . BANGKOK – Pornsak Bowornsrisuk pulls an umbrella towards him to shield his head of thick gray hair from…

Feb 10 2016 / Read More »

Major Passport Forgery Ring Busted in Bangkok »

They were identified as Cheeman Ahsan Javed, Amer Buit, Rahim Khan Pathan, Gohar Zaman and Muhammad Tariq. All five are alleged to be middlemen between "The Doctor" and buyers, according to Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn.

12:00 am | . . BANGKOK – An international passport forgery ring was unveiled to the media today (Tuesday) by Pol Gen…

Feb 10 2016 / Read More »

Tourism News

  • About 95% of villagers' income comes from coffee. They produce about 200,000 kilogrammes a year from 2,500 to 3,000 rai, generating about 20 million baht last year.

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    Chiang Rai’s Hill Tribe Villagers Benefit from a Royal Initiative

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  • Retirement: Philippines vs. Thailand

    Retirement: Philippines vs. Thailand

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    Chiang Rai to Host PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart

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  • Yuthasak said foreign tourists would be charged USD$10 (360 baht) each time they enter Thailand, whether by air, land or sea
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    Tourism Authority of Thailand Proposes USD$10 Foreigner Fee to Enter Thailand

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  • Mr. Rungsrid Luxsitanonda, Senior Vice President Singha Corporation is inviting tourists to visit Chiang Rai province for the event

    Singha Announces Balloon Festival in Chiang Rai – February 10th to 14th

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  • Singha Park known as Boon Rawd Farm, has a workforce of 1,200

    Singha Beer Bringing Big Tourism to Chiang Rai

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  • Sakura flower blooming blossom in Pangkhon mountain Chiang rai, Thailand

    Tourists Flock to see Chiang Rai’s Cherry (Sakura) Trees Blossom

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  • Dusit Island Resort Chiang Rai will host the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016

    Chiang Rai to Host Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference 2016

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  • 15th Strawberry Fair from February 11th - 14th

    Chiang Mai’s to Hold 15th Strawberry Fair from February 11th – 14th

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  • The Nang Phaya Seua Krong, or know as The Thai cherry blossom is a bonus to see when you visit Chiang Rai

    Tourists Savor Romantic Winter Beauty in Chiang Rai

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  • Akha woman collects coffee beans in Chiang Rai Mountains

    Chiang Rai’s Tasting Wawi Tea and Doi Chang Fresh Coffee Festival December 29 to 31

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  • The "Colors of Doi Tung" festival will be held at the Doi Tung Development Project, Chiang Rai, every weekend until Jan 31 and daily between Dec 26 and Jan 3.

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    Doi Tung Festival Returns to the Mountains of Chiang Rai

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  • Tourists ride elephant through sunflower field

    Phayao Kicks off Sunflower Festival a Must-Visit Attraction

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  • The Tai Lue are mostly Buddhists. The Lue people of Sir Don Chai has a ceremony that shows the unity of Lue in the village. Called ‘Jul Kathin’, the ceremony will see the villagers help each other to weave monks’ robes and offer to the monks in the monastery.

    Chiang Rai’s Lue Lai Kham Museum, Rare Fabrics Woven by Ethnic Tai Lue Artisans

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Thai Government Looks Curb the Abandonment of New Born Babies »

09:31 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand’s  Social Development and Human Security Ministry has kicked off a campaign intended to curb the problem of unwanted children being abandoned by their parents. The main messages to convey to the public, especially those with unwanted pregnancies, is an emphasis on the rights to life of the newborn babies, the…

Feb 12 2016 / Read More »
Between 2012 and 2015, 662 children were abandoned across the country

Thailand Looks to Extend it’s Unbeaten Start to their World Cup Asia Qualifying Campaign »

08:58 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand will be looking to extend their unbeaten start to their World Cup Asia qualifying campaign when they clash with bottom club Chinese Taipei.   Thailand are five point clear at the top of Group F and victory will all but secure their passage to the next stage of qualifying and…

Nov 12 2015 / Read More »
Thailand's Dangda (C) vies for the ball with Vietnam's Do Duy Manh (L) and Nguyen Van Quyet

Polo Marco Serving Chiang Rai with Perfect New York Pizza »

09:43 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Joe Spollen, 55, from New York and Kai Kwong, 51, a Hong Kong- American opened the Polo Marco restaurant on August 15 with the aim of providing Chiang Rai with the perfect New York pizza. I was there at the opening night and can confirm that they’re on their way…

Aug 28 2015 / Read More »
Partners Kai Kwong (left) and Joe Spollen

Chiang Rai’s Hill Tribe Villagers Benefit from a Royal Initiative »

11:11 pm |     CHIANG RAI – Coffee lovers may be familiar with the premium Phahi coffee grown by the Akha hill tribe in Chiang Rai province near the border with Myanmar. The premium quality of Phahi coffee beans, confirmed by winning the top prize in Thailand’s Arabica beans contest at Royal Flora Ratchaphruek 2011, has now…

Feb 9 2016 / Read More »
About 95% of villagers' income comes from coffee. They produce about 200,000 kilogrammes a year from 2,500 to 3,000 rai, generating about 20 million baht last year.

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Jen’s English Tips – Every one, Everyone and Everybody »

08:17 pm | . Every one, Everyone and Everybody Every one We use every one of before a pronoun or a determiner (the, my this etc). Every one of the children was happy. (NOT Every one the children was happy.) (NOT Every of the children was happy.) Everybody and everyone The expressions everybody, everyone, everything and everywhere are…

Feb 8 2016 / Read More »
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Expat News

Faye Wilson said she had been too mortified to reveal the truth and tried to claim she had "lost" them - but the sceptical officers promptly deported her.

British Woman Refused Entry to Thailand for Ripping Pages from her Passport for Toilet Tissue »

07:25 pm | . . BANGKOK – A British woman was refused entry into Thailand by Immigration officials because she ripped pages out of her passport to use as toilet paper during a…

Feb 11 2016 / Read More »
Police and doctors have yet to confirm the cause of death of Canadian national Micheal Jerry Talbot, 28

Canadian Mike Talbot Dies of Unknown Causes in Phuket »

09:26 pm | . . PHUKET – Police are puzzled over the death of a 28-year-old tourist Mike Talbot who died from unknown causes while on vacation in Phuket. Mike Talbot, 28, from Canada…

Feb 10 2016 / Read More »

Darel Davenport Owner of Bangkok’s Famous Doll House Go-Go Bar Falls to His Death in Bangkok »

Darel is also thought to have experienced problems related to the The Dollhouse and recently posted photographs on Twitter where he alleged he had been attacked by members of staff.

10:15 pm | . . BANGKOK – US Owner of Soi Cowboy go-go the Doll House bar died Monday after apparently falling from the 39th…

Feb 9 2016 / Read More »

Murder Suspect Artur Segarra Arrested in Cambodia »

Artur Segarra Princep (centre) being escorted by Thai soldiers after he was arrested in Sihanoukville

07:21 pm | . . SIHANOUKVILLE – Cambodian police say they have arrested Artur Segarra, 36, the prime suspect in the grisly murder and dismemberment…

Feb 8 2016 / Read More »

Thai Police Mount Nationwide Manhunt for Spaniard Artur Princep Segarra »

Artur Princep Segarra, received Bt37 million from Bernat's account in a Singaporean bank, chief investigator Pol General Panya Mamen said

08:48 pm | . Artur Princep Segarra, received Bt37 million from Bernat’s account in a Singaporean bank, chief investigator Pol General Panya Mamen said .…

Feb 6 2016 / Read More »

Sexual Assault of 20 Year Old Russian Woman Reported in Pattaya »

Commander Sukthat Pumpanmuang said that the woman had undergone a medical test at a hospital to determine whether she was sexually assulted.

10:24 pm | . . PATTAYA – Police Commander Sukthat Pumpanmuang has reported that a Russian tourist said today she was drugged and raped by…

Feb 5 2016 / Read More »

Thai Police Hunt for Artur Segarra, Prime Suspect in David Bernat Murder »

Pol Gen Panya Mamen hold photos of a Spanish national Artur Segarra from Barcelona

09:06 pm | . . BANGKOK – Pol Gen Panya Mamen lead investigator of the Chao Phraya River murder case,  identified and released photos of a…

Feb 5 2016 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Safe Mekong Joint Operation to Combat Drug Now in Third Phase »

Thai Marine Border Police patrol along the Mekong river, aboard a machine-gun-mounted armored boat.

07:59 pm | . . CHIANG RAI –  The Secretary-general of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board, Narong Rattanakul, revealed yesterday the progress in…

Feb 11 2016 / Read More »

New Cold Wave on the Way for Northern Thailand »

Temperatures are forecast to drop by 4-6 degrees Celsius in upper Thailand

11:54 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Don’t put those blankets away to soon the Meteorological Department has forcasted  to drop by 4-6 degrees…

Feb 7 2016 / Read More »

Government Orders Mitigation Measures for Northern Thailand’s Haze Problem »

Local farmers have been urged to refrain from slash-and-burn farming in order to lessen the intensity of the haze problem

09:19 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has stressed that the haze situation in Northern Thailand must be constantly…

Feb 6 2016 / Read More »

Chiang Rai to Host PATA Adventure Travel Conference and Mart »

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08:31 pm | . . Chiang Rai will host the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart (AT&RTCM) 2016, 17…

Feb 4 2016 / Read More »

Police Seize 200 Million Baht of Drugs from Chiang Rai Drug Traffickers »

Chamras Denpreecha, 54, of Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai, Lerdsak Puripanyanant, 37, of Loei’s Wang Saphung, and a Shan man identified only as Chai

10:11 pm | . BANGKOK – Police told reporters at a news conference on Tuesday that they seized 31.8kg of crystal meth amphetamines, commonly known…

Feb 3 2016 / Read More »
The event will feature wedding ceremonies on a boat in the middle of Kaeng Pha Dai

Valentine’s Day Festival to Be held at Pha Dai Rapids »

09:58 pm | . , CHIANG RAI – The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Chiang Rai Office and relevant agencies have jointly held a press conference to promote the upcoming Valentine’s Day festival. The…

Feb 12 2016 / Read More »
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International Balloon Fiesta 2016 Launches in Chiang Rai »

08:07 pm |   . CHIANG RAI – Singha Corporation’s Executive Vice President Rangsarit Laksitanonda and Managing Director Pongrat Luangtamrongcharoen have jointly launched ASEAN’s largest international balloon festival in Chiang Rai Province, titled…

Feb 11 2016 / Read More »

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