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Arakan (Rohingya) Children Facing Trafficking Dangers in Thailand »

Children in shelters had little or no access to education.

08:50 pm |   BANGKOK – According to reports from Human Rights Watch Thailand’s immigration detention centers are squalid and in 2013 were severely overcrowded. In 2013, eight people died in detention from apparent poor health…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »
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Close Monitoring Ordered for US Embassy Officials Meeting with Red Shirts, United Front for Democracy »

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10:39 pm | . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered government officials to closely monitor meetings between a…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

Virgin Surgery Promotion Stirs Controversy in Cambodia »

A woman walks past the Victoria International Hospital yesterday in Phnom Penh- Photo Hong Menea

09:54 pm |   PHNOM PENH – The directors of Victoria International Hospital in Phnom Penh have come under fire from the Cambodian…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

Thailand’s Pre-School May Become Compulsory Under New Charter »

Kindergartens or pre-schools are available for children aged four to seven years nationwide and they serve as preparation for elementary school

09:33 pm | BANGKOK – Thailand’s Education Minister Adm Narong Pipatanasaihas said that the new charter could extend compulsory education to cover…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

Prayuth to Intensify Martial Law and Order to Quash Criticism »

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha renews Summons Orders to Quash Criticism

09:18 pm |   BANGKOK - Prime Minister Gen.Prayut Chan-o-cha said the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) would strictly enforce martial…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »

Tourism News

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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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  • Members of northern Thailand’s Kachin community were joined by visitors from Burma, as well as their Jingpo and Singpho cousins from China and India, for a Manau celebration in honor of the Thai King’s birthday

    Kachin People in Chiang Dao Mark Kings Birthday with Manau Festival

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  • Baan Dam is a prime Chiang Rai attraction featuring a large works of art created the late National Artist Thawan Duchanee.

    Inspired in Chiang Rai- Baan Dam, the Black House

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  • Mr. Wanchai Chongsuthanamanee (second from left),

    Chiang Rai Plans Events With Mekong Sub-Region to Attract Tourists

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  • The hilltribe bazaar featuring foods, agricultural products, textiles and handicrafts will be held for two periods - December 5 to 7 and December 27 to January 4 - at the Doi Tung Development Project

    The Winter Colors of Doi Tung Mountain’s Ethnic Bazaar

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  • Chiang Rai is famous for its beautiful lilies that have begun to blossom at the arrival of winter

    Chiang Rai Guides and Merchants Ready for Winter Tourism

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  • Temperatures atop Phu Chi Fah have dropped to as low as 10 degrees Celsius, - See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/newsen/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNECO5711140010010#sthash.eQSi4nJI.dpuf

    Authorities in Chiang Rai Ready for Influx of Tourists to Phu Chi Fah

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Pursuit of Economic Wealth Effecting Health in Mekong Sub-Region »

08:24 pm |   CHIANG RAI – In the Lower Mekong Sub-Region, changing patterns and intensity of work, lifestyle, and even relaxation, are posing new health risks and challenges. Is the economic development model by design sacrificing the health – in terms of body and mind – of the majority in the interest of so-called economic growth? We…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »
A fisherman holds a fish he caught in the Mekong river in Wiang Kaen, a district in the northern Thai province of Chiang Rai

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 »
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Chiangrai History One Bowl at a Time »

04:09 am |   At popular eatery Nam Ngiew Pa Suk in Chiang Rai, where “Northern noodles” reign supreme, bowls of the garnet-colored dish, in pork or beef versions and with a gravy so unctuous it’s almost solid, go for 35 baht ($1) apiece.   CHIANG RAI - If Thais are chili aficionados in the south, gourmands in…

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At popular eatery Nam Ngiew Pa Suk in Chiang Rai, where “Northern noodles” reign supreme, bowls of the garnet-colored dish, in pork or beef versions and with a gravy so unctuous it’s almost solid, go for 35 baht ($1) apiece.

My Father has Moved to Thailand to live with a Young Woman »

10:49 pm |   BANGKOK – The cultural, race, religious, and age differences don’t carry the same stigma among Thais as they do with folks back in the West. You can find a white, 60 year old atheist man, happily married to a 23 year old Thai Buddhist woman. And if asked whether or not they are content,…

Jan 13 2015 / Read More »
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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 »
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Expat News

Japanese National Mitsutoki Shigeta suspected of having fathered at least 12 babies

Japanese Millionare Mitsutoki Shigeta Awarded Custody »

10:18 pm |   BANGKOK – Mitsutoki Shigeta, 24, the Japanese Millionare who fathered 12 babies with surrogates in Thailand has been granted paternal rights over three of the babies by the Central…

Jan 30 2015 / Read More »

Forensic Autopsy of Christina Annesley finds No Traces of illegal Drugs »

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07:35 pm |   BANGKOK – Chief of the Forensic Police Institute Maj. Gen Pornchai Suteerakune has reported that an autopsy found no traces of…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Irish National Fintan Brett Found Dead in Buriram »

Fintan Brett (aka John Brett)

10:58 pm |   BANGKOK – Irish National Fintan Brett,68 has been discovered dead in his apartment in Buriram, just north of Bangkok, early on…

Jan 26 2015 / Read More »

Briton Andrew McLaren, Charged after Killing Street Vendor with Honda Jazz »

Andrew McLaren, 67, is said to have caused the collision which left a roadside noodle seller dead

07:25 pm |   SATTAHIP – British National Andrew McLaren, 67, has been arrested amid claims he caused a high-speed car crash which resulted in…

Jan 24 2015 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Giant Lantern Explodes at Ceremony in Chiang Rai »

The car was damaged by the blast, and burning remnants of the lantern were entangled in wires hanging from a nearby electric pole

09:37 pm | . CHIANG RAI – Police were called to a Governmental Tax office on Den Ha San Khong Noi Road in Mueang Chiang…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Senior Officials visit Chiang Rai to Survey Establishment of Special Economic Zone »

Industry Minister Chakramon Phasukavanich

09:10 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Senior Officials from the Thailand’s Ministry of Industry and the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand have completed their…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Forensic Autopsy of Christina Annesley finds No Traces of illegal Drugs »

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07:35 pm |   BANGKOK – Chief of the Forensic Police Institute Maj. Gen Pornchai Suteerakune has reported that an autopsy found no traces of…

Jan 27 2015 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Tourism Authorities Look to Open Travel Route from Mae Sai to China »

Chiang Rai tourism operators have expressed the hope that the program will soon expand to cover the Southwest of China, Laos and Vietnam

09:54 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Tourism of Thailand office in Chiang Rai is working with local tourism operators to promote a travel…

Jan 26 2015 / Read More »

Schools Urged to Contain and Prevent Food Poisoning »

Students eating lunch at the canteen

08:12 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Director-General Sopon Mekthon of the Department of Disease Control (DDC) has urged schools to enforce sanitary measures, in…

Jan 25 2015 / Read More »
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Chiang Mai Immigration Busts 13 Koreans for Online Gambling Den »

09:51 pm |   CHIANG MAI – Thailand’s Immigration police raided three online gambling dens and arrested 13 Koreans for allegedly operating them in Muang Chiang Mai after they received a tip that…

Jan 29 2015 / Read More »
Cargo trucks parking in Chiang Saen Commercial Port. An important gateway in northern Thailand to the Greater Mekong Subregion. Located on the mouth of the Sop Kok River in Chiang Saen district of Chiang Rai.

Chiang Rai to be Logistics Hub for Greater Mekong Subregion »

08:25 pm | CHIANG RAI – Industry Minister Chakramon Phasukvanich has reported that Thailand will continue with its special economic zone (SEZ) plan to promote the northern city of Chiang Rai as a…

Jan 28 2015 / Read More »

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