The Story of Mike and Anchaaya – A Transgender Marriage »

Anchaaya and Mike

08:24 pm | . . NAN – The story of Mike and Anchaaya is a similar story. Twelve years ago, Mike was visiting Thailand on a holiday. He went to a beauty salon to get a…

Oct 2 2015 / Read More »

Golden Horse Temple Fights Drug Addiction with Horses and Boxing in Chiang Rai »

A resident prays after offering alms to horse-riding monks during their early morning alms-collecting round, along the steep slopes surrounding the 'Temple of the Golden Horse' in Mae Chan-Photo Christophe Archambault

09:16 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Every morning in Mae Chan, a convoy of orange-robed Buddhist monks and novices riding on horseback leave their mountain-top temple in the kingdom’s notorious Golden Triangle region to…

Sep 19 2015 / Read More »

Thailand’s Foreign Ministry Say’s E.U. Criticism of Thailand “Misguided” »

Foreign Ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee

07:36 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee has expressed its disappointment over the European parliament’s damning…

Oct 9 2015 / Read More »

Thai Inter Provincial Passenger Bus Overturns Killing 3, Driver Flees Scene »

Rescuers prepare to bring injured passengers from the overturned bus. (Photo by Prasit Tangprasert)

07:13 pm | . . NAKHON RATCHASIMA – A bus travelling from Nakhon Ratchasima–Udon Thani ran off the highway and overturned down…

Oct 8 2015 / Read More »

Trans-Pacific Partnership,12 Pacific Rim Nations to set up a free-trade zone »

epa03901603 (L-R) Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, New Zealand's Minister of Trade Tim Groser, New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key, US Secretary of State John Kerry and US Trade Representative Michael Froman are seen at the start of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) summit on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, 08 October 2013. Others are not identified. The agreement is under negotiation involving the US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Chile, Canada, Mexico and Peru.  EPA/BARBARA WALTON

08:04 pm | . . Japanese auto makers and some of its electronics firms, as well as apparel makers with factories in…

Oct 6 2015 / Read More »

Bangkok’s Erawan Shrine Bombing, Plots, Suspects and the Lack of Trust in Police »

Thai authorities claim progress, but many observers are dubious.

08:20 pm |  .  . BANGKOK – More than a month after the deadly bombing at central Bangkok’s Erawan shrine, the Thai…

Oct 5 2015 / Read More »

Former Thaksin Commerce Minister, Somkid to Inject Billions into Thai Economy »

Military junta drafts in former ally of arch-enemy Thaksin to work magic on growth and rural incomes

07:21 pm | . . BANGKOK  –  Thailand’s new economics guru, Somkid Jatusripitak, is trying to turn around one of the region’s…

Oct 4 2015 / Read More »

Tourism News

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    Inside Drug Lord Khun Sa’s Hidden Fortress in Chiang Rai

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    Thai Immigration Introduces New 6 Month Multiple Entry Tourist Visa

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    Thailand’s Tourist Police Launch Augmented Reality (AR Code) Application

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  • Partners Kai Kwong (left) and Joe Spollen

    Polo Marco Serving Chiang Rai with Perfect New York Pizza

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  • Akha women celebrate their annual Swing Festival.

    Akha Swing Festival Kicks off in Chiang Rai – August 29-30

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    Clean Toilets Promoted for Tourists by Tourism and Sports Ministry

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    Tourism Council of Thailand say Thai’s Will Travel Less Due to Economy

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    Thai Customs Raises Personal Import Exemption to 20,000 Baht

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    Chinese Tourists Lack of Toiletry Educate Angers Thai People

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    Thailand’s Department of Tourism Makes Uniforms Mandatory for Tour Guides

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New Study Show’s More Sex Increases Chances of Conceiving »

07:27 pm | . . More sex means a woman’s immune system gets the message that it’s time to reproduce, a new preliminary study suggests. The more often a woman has sex, the more frequently her immune system gets the message that it’s time to make baby, which may increase her chances of conceiving, new research suggests. Two…

Oct 9 2015 / Read More »

Costa Rica’s Marcela Soto to Fight at Rising Queen’s Warriors Event in Chiang Rai »

08:38 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Costa Rica’s, Marcela Soto, who uses the name Baitong for Muay Thai, is scheduled to fight in Chiang Rai on Wednesday, August 12, on the Queen’s Birthday. Marcela is fighting in the main event, which is expected to take place around 7pm. Marcela has dedicated the past ten years to the…

Aug 6 2015 / Read More »
Costa Rica's, Marcela Soto

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

Thai Farmers Should be Allowed to Grow Hemp and Pot »

06:31 pm | . . For years I’ve been an advocate of allowing Thai farmers to grow hemp. Hemp is the same plant family as pot.  Pot can get you high, hemp can’t because it doesn’t have more than a minute amount of THC.  I’m still as jazzed about allowing hemp to be grown in Thailand as I’ve…

Oct 4 2015 / Read More »
Farmers harvest hemp at a licensed farm in China

Jen’s English Tip’s – Prepositional Phrases »

08:05 pm |   Prepositional Phrases . If there are two objects in a sentence, the normal word order is: person – thing Ex: She told me a story. If the thing is a pronoun, it stands behind the verb. Ex: I must give it to her. If we want to emphasize the person, we put the person…

Oct 9 2015 / Read More »

Expat News

Tore Klungeruik, 50, of Norway, tells a police investigator at Pattaya police station in Chon Buri via an interpreter that a motorcycle taxi driver hit, kicked and robbed on Thursday morning. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

Norwegian Kicked and Robbed by Motorcycle Taxi Driver in Pattaya »

07:25 pm | . . PATTAYA – Norwegian tourist Tore Klungeruik, has complained to Pattaya police after he was robbed by a motorcycle taxi driver in Pattaya, Chon Buri, on Thursday morning after…

Oct 8 2015 / Read More »

2 Australians Brutally Beaten by Security Guards at Phuket Night Club – [VIDEO] »


06:58 pm | . . PHUKET – The White Room Night Club in Patong, Phuket has fired 5 of its security staff after a confrontation…

Oct 8 2015 / Read More »

20 Year Old German Woman Dies from Box Jelly Fish Attack on Koh Samui »

    officials have since traveled to nearby beaches to warn tourists to be more cautious while swimming, though such stings are rare.

07:44 pm | . officials have since traveled to nearby beaches to warn tourists to be more cautious while swimming, though such stings are rare.…

Oct 7 2015 / Read More »

Irishman Warns about Proper Health Insurance after his Ordeal in Thailand »

Darren Vogan in hospital in Thailand

08:57 pm | . . BELFAST – A British-Irish National Darren Vogan, 33, who was stranded in Thailand after a serious road accident have spoken…

Oct 6 2015 / Read More »


Revered Abbot Gives Awards to Outstanding Individuals in Chiang Rai »

abbot of Watpahvimoottiyalai temple, Phra Maha Wuttichai Wachiramethee

07:50 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Revered abbot of Watpahvimoottiyalai temple, Phra Maha Wuttichai Wachiramethee, on Wednesday handed out certificates to outstanding teens…

Oct 8 2015 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Authorities Seize 800,000 Meth Tablets »

Packages containing 818,000 speed pills seized from two drug suspects in Chiang Rai are shown at a press conference on Wednesday. (Photo by Chinpat Chaimon)

08:05 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Police in Chiang Rai have arrested 2 men and seized more than 800,000 methamphetamine pills on Wednesday.…

Oct 7 2015 / Read More »

Prayut Claims Single internet gateway is for Security Purposes »

Junta mulls 'Great Firewall' for Thailand

09:11 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has insisted the government is conducting studies on adopting a single internet…

Oct 6 2015 / Read More »

Security Tightened at Chiang Rai Borders During Chinese National Day Holidays »

Many tourists have entered Thailand via Chiang Rai.

06:12 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Millions of Chinese people visit Thailand each year. The number of Chinese tourists in the country looks…

Oct 4 2015 / Read More »

Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai Steps up Security for Chinese National Day »

100 officials, including military, police, and interpreter volunteers, inspected Wua Lai Walking Street for the public’s safety

08:06 pm | . . CHIANG MAI – Police and Army troop reinforcements have been deployed at popular tourist spots in Chiang Rai and Chiang…

Oct 1 2015 / Read More »

Chiang Mai Couple Arrested at Mae Suai Check Point with 200,000 Meth Pills »

200,000 speed pills seized from them are shown at a police press conference at Mae Suai police station in Chiang Mai

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08:13 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Police said on Wednesday arrested, Charan Banriankit, 31, and his wife Naruemon Banriankit, 32, have been arrested…

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Arnatta Songrat, 14, smiling & in good condition in her hospital bed after being hit by a bullet at apparently the same time and place as a detective fired his gun at drug suspects -

14 Year Old Teen Struck by Stray Bullet from Thai Police Detectives Gun »

07:55 pm | . . BANGKOK – Deputy national police chief Pol Gen Pongpat Pongcharoen has told reporters that a stray bullet from a shooting incident between an anti-narcotic police squad and a…

Oct 9 2015 / Read More »
Jacques Piché, a French Canadian from Montreal, is looking for members

Expat Attempts to Establish Public-Speaking, Toastmasters’ Club in Chiang Rai »

07:02 pm | . Jacques Piché, a French Canadian from Montreal, is looking for members . CHIANG RAI – A Canadian expat is attempting to establish in Chiang Rai a branch of Toastmasters…

Oct 9 2015 / Read More »

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