China’s Dams Choking the Life from Mekong »


02:08 am |  . CHIANG SAEN -More than a Dozen stranded Chinese Cargo barges wallow by the parched banks of the Mekong River in Chiang Saen Chiang rai, Chinese Trading companies, their names ­emblazoned in Chinese…

Mar 6 2015 / Read More »

Thai Court Sentences 13 Red Shirts for Storming 2009 ASEAN Summit »

2009 ASEAN summit cancelled as red shirt government opponenets storm venue

09:25 pm |   CHON BURI – A Court in Chon buri Thailand has sentenced 13 members of the “Red Shirt” political…

Mar 6 2015 / Read More »

Bangkok Doctor Praewa Mitrakul Saves Motorcyclist Life “Video Goes Viral” »

This is the incredible moment a passing doctor was able to save a stranger's life after he crashed into the back of a lorry on a motorbike

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09:10 pm |   BANGKOK – Dr.Praewa Mitrakul, 30, a medical lecturer at Mahudol University in Bangkok, Thailand, was making her way…

Mar 6 2015 / Read More »

Nan Provincial Buddhist Villagers Protest Construction of Mosque »

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03:14 am | . NAN -Despite Martial Law in Thailand more that 800 villagers in Mueang Nan, the capital District of Nan…

Mar 6 2015 / Read More »

Monk Rapes and Blackmails, 11 Year Old Girl in Bangkok »

The victim’s father told police the monk sexually assaulted his 11-year-old daughter and used footage of the encounter to blackmail her.

08:35 pm |   BANGKOK – Metropolitan Police in Bangkok have arrested now Defrocked Monk Phra Sujin Thammatheepo, 56, at Bang Pakok Temple…

Mar 5 2015 / Read More »

Tourism News

  • People wait to catch a boat to a casino complex in Laos from Chiang Rai in Thailand

    Ministry of Tourism and Sports Eyes Golden Triangle Tourism Development

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  • Mae Salong is a mountainside Chinese village settled by the 93rd Regiment of the KMT after the Chinese Revolution.

    The Tiny Northern Town of Santikhiri “Mae Salong” Chiang Rai

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  • Tourists visiting Wat Rong Khun, the "White Temple", one of the top tourist destinations in Chiang Rai

    Chinese Tourism Spending Brings Relief to Northern Thailand Merchants

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  • Tai Lue youngsters in Tai Lue costumes have their pictures taken before putting on a performance

    Northern Tourism Promotes the Tai Lue Culture and Traditions

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  • Bathrooms at The White Temple (Wat Rong Khun)

    Chiang Rai’s White Temple Refuses Chinese Tourists for Bad Toilet Manners

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  • Agoda Company Pte Ltd is part of The Priceline Group.

    Thailand’s Tourism Authority Targets Online Travel Site Agoda.com

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    Tourist Beaten at Pattaya Bar, Chiang Mai Bar Charges Tourists Bt 114,080

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  • Chiang Rai – Heaven of the North, by Saengthit Kamlangchai.

    Amazing Time Lapse Views of Chiang Rai By Saengthit Kamlangchai – [Video]

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  • sex tourists flocked to Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya

    Is Sex Tourism on the Rise in Thailand

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  • Tourists wait for their departure at the Suvarnabhumi Airport

    Thailand’s Tourism was Down 6.6 % in 2014

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    Tourists Flocking to Chiang Rai’s Phu Chee Fah

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  • Political unrest kept tourists away from Thailand for much of this year, but a surge in Chinese tourists over the past two months may signal a recovery next year,

    Chaing Rai Travel Agents Launch a Plan to Attract more Chinese Tourists

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  • Thailand to handle tourism package for Greater Mekong Subregion

    Thailand to Manage Tourism Package for Greater Mekong Subregion

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    Ban Wiang Ka Long Being Promoted as a New Tourist Attraction in Chiang Rai

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Researchers in Japan say Black Tea Could Help Osteoporosis »

07:38 pm |   OSAKA – University Researchers in Osaka Japan say black tea could help treat osteoporosis, a bone condition affecting older people, but admit you need to drink an awful lot of it. Scientists say the humble brew contains an antioxidant that can prevent the loss of bone density commonly seen in old age that makes…

Feb 24 2015 / Read More »
Japanese scientists say black tea contains an antioxidant that can prevent the loss of bone density commonly seen in old age that makes the elderly more vulnerable to fractures

South Korea’s Amy Yang Wins the Honda LPGA in Chon Buri Thailand »

07:53 pm |   CHON BURI – South Korea’s Amy Yang has won her second career LPGA Tour win at Siam Country Club in Pattaya Thailand. Yang won the Honda LPGA Thailand by two strokes over three golfers on Pattaya Old Course at Siam Country Club in Chonburi, after shooting a three-under 69 on Sunday for a four-round…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »
Yang won the Honda LPGA Thailand by two strokes

Line App to Offers Groceries with Delivery in Thailand »

08:27 pm |   BANGKOK – Japanese based text messaging company Line is launching an online grocery delivery service in Thailand offering discounts on everyday groceries such as coffee and water, plus there will be free delivery for Thai shoppers. Beginning in Thailand this week, Line will offer both perishable and non-perishable items which can be purchased using the messaging app. Line promises free,…

Feb 3 2015 / Read More »
Line Now Delivers Groceries in Thailand

With Money, Corruption and Drugs, Phra Buddha Issara Fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘Poisoned Fruit’ »

03:27 am | . NAKHON PATHOM  – Phra Buddha Issara is a monk on a mission. From his Buddhist temple near Bangkok he is calling for a radical overhaul of Thai Buddhism, fearing that millions of pounds in temple donations are corrupting his brethren. Surrounded by verdant rice fields at Wat Or Noi temple, Mr Issara says he…

Mar 6 2015 / Read More »
Phra Buddha Issara walks inside his garden during an interview with Reuters at Wat Or Noi in Nakhon Pathom

Singha Masters Kicks off at Santiburi Country Club in Chiang Rai »

09:09 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The five-million-baht Singha Masters Title Tournament, the 2014 season finale of the All Thailand Golf Tour, tee off today at Santiburi Country Club in Chiang Rai. Veterans Prayad Marksaeng and Thammanoon Srirot will be vying for their fifth Singha Masters title this week. Prayad has won the tournament in 2000, 2003,…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

Expat News

The body of Helmut Alfred Breidenassel was found in his bedroom on the second floor of his three-storey townhouse at Chaiyo Nakhon housing estate on Lat Phrao Road on Wednesday evening.

German National Helmut Breidenassel Found Dead in Bangkok »

09:29 pm | . BANGKOK – Pol Lt Chon Yingmenwad, duty officer at Chokechai police station in Bangkok has reported that 53-year-old German National Helmut Breidenassel was found dead in his house in Bangkok’s…

Mar 5 2015 / Read More »

Canadian Corener Say’s Banned Pesticide Likely Killed Belanger Sisters on Phi Phi Island »


08:02 pm |   QUEBEC – A  coroner in Quebec Canada has concluded that 26-year-old Noemi Belanger and 20-year-old Audrey found dead in their hotel room on…

Mar 3 2015 / Read More »

Japanese Yakuza Sumiyoshi-kai Gang Member Arrested in Pattaya, Thailand »

Shinichi Nagata arrested in Pattaya

08:25 pm |   CHON BURI -Authorites in Pattaya Chon Buri have arrested Japanese National Shinichi Nagata, 32, a member of Japan’s second largest Yakuza…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »

German Cleans Streets of Udon Thani During his Vacation »

Peter Rudi Festerling, a 55-year-old professional janitor from Berlin, spends most of his vacation time in Udon Thani in northeastern Thailand

07:20 pm | . UDON THANI – According to Thai public broadcasting service MCOT (Thai only), however, German tourist Peter Rudi Festerling has been coming to…

Feb 27 2015 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Haze in Northern Thailand Making Air Un-Breathable »

Farmer Burns Field in Chiang Rai prior to planting rice

08:36 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment has informed the Cabinet of the smog problem in eight…

Mar 3 2015 / Read More »

Tour Bus Overturns in Route to Phrae, 20 Passengers Injured »

The accident took place about 2 am on Monday on a detour route near Wat Wang Hin, Tambon Chomthong, Muang district of Phitsanuloke.

09:23 pm |   PHITSANULOK  – Approximately 20 passengers of a tour bus bound for Phrae Province from Bangkok were injured when the bus overturned…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »

Thailand’s Minister of Interior Urges Authorities to Tighen Controls on Burning in North »

Authorities have been providing water spray from tank cars to increase the humidity while decreasing the dust

08:50 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Minister of Interior Gen Anupong Paojinda has urged authorities to tighen the control of burning activities in…

Mar 2 2015 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Officials Look to Boost Further Trade with Myanmar »

The President of the Thai-Myanmar Cultural and Economic Cooperation Association (TMCECA) Gen Chettha Thanajaro - See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/NewsEN/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNECO5803010010008#sthash.lsvGhjbn.dpuf

08:26 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Gen Chettha Thanajaro, President of the Thai-Myanmar Cultural and Economic Cooperation Association (TMCECA)  presided over the seminar on…

Mar 1 2015 / Read More »

Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) to Build Toilets for Thais and Non-Chinese Tourists »


08:27 pm | . CHIANG RAI – Wat Rong Khun, better known as the White Temple in Phan Chiang Rai plans to build separate toilets…

Feb 28 2015 / Read More »
Rescuers help passengers, most of them tourists, after their van veered off the road and crashed in Pai district in Mae Hong Son on Thursday. (Photo by Cheewin Sattha)

Tourist Caravan Crashes on Chiang Mai Highway, One Dead, 14 Injured »

08:53 pm | . CHIANG MAI – Pol Capt Pichit Saeka, duty officer of Pai Police Station in Mae Hong Son reported that a tourist passenger van travelling from Chiang Mai to Mae Hong…

Mar 5 2015 / Read More »
a search of the two suspects, an 18-year-old boy and Jakha Lahuma, 54,  revealed 101,200 speed pills

Three Chiang Rai Hilltribesmen Arrested, 100,000 Meth Pills Seized »

09:17 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Drug Supression Authorities from the Northern Border Drug Suppression Centre have arrested three tribesmen and seized more than 100,000 methamphetamine pills in Chiang Rai’s Mae Fa…

Mar 3 2015 / Read More »

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