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Environmentalists Sound Alarms as Laos Plans Destroy Three Lower Mekong Inlets »

Chinese freighter navigates the lower mekong during the dry season in Thailand

08:13 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Environmentalists, led by Chirasak Inthayot, coordinator of the Hong Hien Mekong River Network, have expressed grave concerns over an alleged plan by Laos to remove three islets on…

Dec 1 2016 / Read More »

Regulatory Shortcomings Open the Way to More Dams on the Mekong »

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09:20 pm | . Plans for more dams along the Mekong are causing concern among environmentalists and pressure groups. But the body tasked with overseeing such projects has limited powers to impose restrictions and controls. The…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »
Regional News

Thailand’s New King Rama X Makes First Public Appearance »

Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun is seen on his way out from the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, December 2, 2016.  REUTERS/Jorge Silva

09:10 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand’s new king on Friday made his first public appearance since ascending the throne the…

Dec 2 2016 / Read More »

Thailand Launches “Don’t Ride if you are Under 15” Safety Program »

Teachers and police officers urge children under 15 to refrain from riding motorcycles

08:46 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Centre has launched an anti-motorcycling campaign aimed…

Nov 30 2016 / Read More »

National Legislative Assembly (NLA) Invites Crown Prince to Become New King of Thailand »

Thailand's Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn attends an event commemorating the death of his father King

10:38 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand’s President of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) said in a televised announcement that Crown…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Thai Tour Operators Charged for Scamming Chinese Tourists »

Chinese zero dollar tourist posing for pictures as she visits Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai

10:07 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thai prosecutors have charged a string of tour operators with ripping off Chinese tourists, as…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Thai Man Get 3 Year Suspended Sentence for Head Stomping 7-year old Boy »

Amnart Talapthong repeatedly stomped on the boy’s head and kicked him in the face.

09:19 pm | . . BANGKOK – A 43 year-old Thai man has been given a three-year suspended jailterm and fined a…

Nov 28 2016 / Read More »

Tourism News

  • Baan Dam Museum created by the late master artist Thawan Duchanee

    Chiang Rai’s Baan Dam Museum (The Black House) Now Charging Entrance Fee

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  • HK Express Commercial Director Luke Lovegrove (far right) met with guests at the boarding gate to welcome them aboard the first flight to Chiang Rai.

    Chiang Rai Airport Welcomes First Flight from HK Express

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    Skipping the Beach of Thailand and Heading to Chiang Rai

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    Ethics Embrace Elephant Tourism in Chiang Rai Thailand

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  • “zero-dollar” scams promised Chinese package tourists an impossibly cheap or free holiday only to pile on excessive charges once they arrive in Thailand.

    Thai Tour Operators Charged over “Zero-Dollar” Chinese Tour Scams

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  • Apart from the age requirement, the visa requires eligible foreigners to have a monthly income of at least 100,000 baht or a bank deposit of at least 3 million baht

    Thai Cabinet Approves 10 Year Retirement Visa

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  • The ferry will cruise at 27 knots on the 113km journey across the Gulf of Thailand, with a maximum passenger capacity of 150 for each trip.

    New Ferry Service from Pattaya to Hua Hin to Commence January 1st, 2017

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    Connecting Elephants, Reforestation and Tribal Coffee of Northern Thailand

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    A Hint of China in Chiang Rai’s Doi Mae Salong

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    Tourism Authority of Thailand asks Tourists to Wear Resectful Attire

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  • In this Oct. 14, 2016 photo, people walk past Bangkok’s Nana Plaza red-light district, after it closed down temporarily following the death Thursday of Thailand’s 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was the world’s longest reigning monarch. Concerts and colossal beach parties in Thailand have been canceled and many seedy go-go bars are closed as the death of revered King Bhumibol plunges this Southeast Asian nation into an unprecedented period of mourning. (AP Photo/Todd Pitman)

    Tourists Issues Guidelines During Mourning Period in Thailand

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  • Akha hilltribe people happily lead visitors on LocalAlike mountain treks in Chiang Rai. Photo/LocalAlive

    Start-up Tourism, Guiding Foreigners to the Best of Thai culture

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    Knowledge Media Group to Release Chiang Rai from Air

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  • Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index has reported that Bangkok was viewed as the top-ranking destination city

    Mastercard Ranks Bangkok as World’s Top Most Visited Cities

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AIDS Infection Rate of Youth Aged 15-19 Double that of Older Age Groups in Thailand »

08:49 pm | . . BANGKOK – Dr Nittaya Panupark Puengpapong, head of the infection prevention team of the AIDS Research Centre of the Thai Red Cross Society has reported that AIDS virus infection among Thai youths aged between 15-19 is two times higher than the infection rate of youths in the 20-24 age group. The infection rate…

Dec 1 2016 / Read More »
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Thailand to Host Air Race 1 World Cup in 2017 »

09:00 pm |   . . BANGKOK – Thailand became the first country in the Asia Pacific region last week to host the Air Race 1 series, the world’s biggest and fastest air race. It was such a success that the U-tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport has now been approved as a new destination for the Air Race 1…

Nov 27 2016 / Read More »
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The Good, Bad and the Ugly of Dietary Fats »

06:24 pm |   . Fat has gotten a bum rap over the years. Some fats are actually good, and you need them in your diet. Good fats can help you manage your emotions, stay sharp, fight fatigue, and control your weight. But bad fats do exist. They’re the ones that can lead to weight gain and raise…

Apr 18 2016 / Read More »
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Planning Your Move to Thailand »

08:27 pm | . Over the past several years, Thailand has become a hotspot for expats, digital nomads, and entrepreneurs. Thailand offers a high quality of life and a low cost of living. Whether you’re relocating for work, or considering a move to Thailandto start your own business, retire, or because of the vibrant and diverse expatriate community,…

Nov 26 2016 / Read More »
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Jen’s English Tip – Describing Someone in a Sentence »

10:37 pm | . Anne describes her brother to the private investigator. Anne: Can you help me? John: Well I’ll try. Now tell me about your brother Ms Lee. How old is he? Anne: He’s twenty-three. John: Well that would make him your younger brother. What’s his name? Anne: David. John: And what does he do? Anne: He’s…

Nov 28 2016 / Read More »
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Tourist in the News

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Elderly Frenchman Jumps to His Death at Pattaya Central Mall »

09:38 pm |   71-year-old French tourist Claude Andre Antoine Tohrer came to rest lying face down in front of the third floor escalator.  . . PATTAYA – An elderly Frenchman jumped to…

Dec 2 2016 / Read More »
Filipsin was charged for possessing and using a fake passport and will now be processed for deportation

Russia Fugative Arrested in Pattaya after Hiding out in Pattaya for Three Years »

08:35 pm | . . CHON BURI – A 27 Year-old Russian national wanted in his homeland on a major drug charge has been arrested in Bang Lamung district, where he has been…

Nov 21 2016 / Read More »
Tammy Davis-Charles being questioned in the Cambodian police office of human trafficking. Photo: Cambodian National Police

Australian Nurse Arrested by Anti-Human Trafficking Police in Cambodia »

09:17 pm |  .  . PHNOM PENH – An Australian nurse and fertility specialist Tammy Davis-Charles, 49, has been arrested for allegedly running an illegal surrogacy service in Cambodia, the country’s anti-human trafficking…

Nov 20 2016 / Read More »

Crazed European Goes On Rampage in Pattaya, Thailand »

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10:27 pm | . . PATTAYA – At approximately 6 am in the morning Police were summoned to Siam Sawasdee Hotel in Pattaya after a…

Nov 18 2016 / Read More »

Australian Fugative Guido James Egliti Arrested in Bangkok »

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10:18 pm | . . BANGKOK – Australian Guido James Egliti, 70 wanted by Interpol and Australia for an alleged kidnapping and extortion case was…

Nov 17 2016 / Read More »

Israeli Killed and Dismembered in Bangkok »

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06:53 am |   . . BANGKOK – The body of an Israeli citizen, 63-year-old Eliyahu Cohen, was found buried in concrete at a home…

Nov 13 2016 / Read More »

Burmese Police Say Interpol to Take Over Search for Suspected Murderer Briton Harris Binotti »

Burmese police said Interpol would take over the search for 25-year-old Harris Binotti

07:42 am | . . YANGON– Burmese police have said Interpol will take over the search for 25-year-old Harris Binotti, who may have fled to…

Nov 12 2016 / Read More »

63 Year-Old Frenchman Found Dead with Throat Slashed in Phuket, Thailand »

The man was staying in room 127 of the Delicious Residence in Nanai Rd, Patong

05:39 am |  .  . PHUKET – Pol Capt Sirinart Cherdchutrakulthong, a deputy chief investigator for the Royal Thai Police has reported that a French…

Nov 11 2016 / Read More »

Australian Fugitive Guido James Eglitis Spotted Free in Bangkok »

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09:36 pm | . . BANGKOK – Australian National Guido James Eglitis,70, wanted in Queensland Australia on kidnapping and torture charges has been photographed socializing…

Nov 1 2016 / Read More »

Thai Man Who Attack and Sexually Assaulted of 23 Year-Old American Hannah Gavios, Sentenced to 5 Years »

Miss Gavois said at the time: 'I honestly thought I was going to die

07:46 pm | . . KRABI – The Thai man who brutally assaulted American backpacker, Hannah Gavios after she fell 150ft down a cliff has…

Oct 31 2016 / Read More »

Overstay Guesthouse Raided in Bangkok, 11 Foreigners Arrested on Drug Related Charges »

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07:47 pm | . . BANGKOK – The Proprietor of Bangkok’s Overstay Guesthouse Yuval Schwok has been arrested after a 100 members of mixed Thai…

Oct 30 2016 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Worlds Largest Thai Flag Hoisted in Chiang Rai »

The largest Thai national flag flown from a flagpole was recorded in Chiang Rai province by Guinness World Records

09:14 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – The Guinness World Records has verified that the largest Thai national flag flown from a flag pole…

Dec 1 2016 / Read More »

Prime Minister Announces Construction of Railway from Phrae to Chiang Khong »

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10:59 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – The Prime Minister said the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) would soon begin the construction of a…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

VIDEO: Escaped Macaw Parrot Races Man on Scooter in Chiang Rai »

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09:54 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – In an incredible moment Tong Wiwatsunthon, 23, riding his motorcycle starts an unlikely race – with a…

Nov 29 2016 / Read More »

Prime Minister Prayut Opens “Zero Waste” Learning Centre in Chiang Rai »

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha addresses citizens in Ban Pong Srinakorn, Pa Daed district of Chiang Rai

09:28 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha presided over the opening of a “zero waste” learning centre in…

Nov 28 2016 / Read More »

US Actor Steven Seagal Given Russian Passport from President Putin »

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with U.S. actor Steven Seagal in the Kremlin in Moscow

08:04 pm | . . MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin has given a Russian passport to U.S. action film star Steven Seagal, calling it…

Nov 26 2016 / Read More »
Chiang Rai provincial governor Boonsong Techamaneesathit, alongside Japanese Consul to Chiang Mai Hisao Horikoshi

Chiang Rai Governor and Japanese Consul Preside Over the Planting of 100 Sakura “Cherry Blossom” Trees »

08:33 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Governor of Chiang Rai, Boonsong Techamaneesathit, alongside Japanese Consul to Chiang Mai Hisao Horikoshi, presided over a planting ceremony of 100 Cherry Blossom trees (Sakura)…

Dec 2 2016 / Read More »
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Chiang Rai Juvenile Court Protects 16-year-old Somali Boy in a “Milestone” Ruling for Thailand »

07:56 pm | . CHIANG RAI – A Juvenile and Family Court in Chiang Rai Province has invoked a special measure to protect a 16-year-old Somali refugee, in a “milestone” ruling for Thailand,…

Dec 2 2016 / Read More »

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