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China’s Mekong Plans Threaten Disaster for Countries Downstream »

07:48 pm |   – CHIANG RAI – Thirty million people depend for a living on the Mekong, the great Asian river that runs through Southeast Asia from its origins in the snowfields of Tibet to…

Sep 29 2017 / Read More »

Death by Dam for the Mekong River »

07:45 pm | – A woman is shown watching boats pass the Pak Beng pier on the Mekong River in northern Laos  PAK BENG – The sleepy town of Pak Beng, Laos, best known as a…

Sep 16 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s Social Development Ministry Offers Free Course for Thai Women Who Marry Foreigners »

06:28 pm | – AYUTTHAYA – Thailand’s Social Development Ministry is offering a free course to help Thai women cope with the highs and lows of interracial marriage and avoid potential scams or falling victim to…

Aug 30 2017 / Read More »

Meditation for Creative Writing Course Coming to Chiang Rai in October »

08:05 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Getting in touch with your intuition is a powerful way to become more creative, get new ideas flowing, and find ways to express your thoughts and your voice. Coming…

Aug 8 2017 / Read More »
Regional News

Thai Police in Northeastern Thailand Search for Monk Who Allegedly Hacked Man to Death with an Axe »

09:46 pm | – UDON THANI – Police in the Northeastern Province of Udon Thani have launched an extensive man hunt for…

Oct 23 2017 / Read More »

Central Thailand Braces for Severe Flooding »

09:07 pm |   – BANGKOK – Communities living along the Chao Phraya River in Central Plains areas are suffering as run-off…

Oct 23 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s Buddhist Monks Order Reforms Ahead of Royal Transition »

08:07 pm | – BANGKOK – Under growing pressure from Thailand’s military government, and their own religious bodies, Buddhist monks have launched…

Oct 20 2017 / Read More »

Over Charging for Marigold Blossoms in Thailand Could Land You in Jail for Seven Years »

09:26 pm |  – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Department of Trade Chief Boonyarit Kalayanamit, has warned flower retailers not to overcharge for marigold…

Oct 19 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s Prime Minister Orders Army to be Prepared for Flooding »

08:46 pm | – BANGKOK -Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as chairman of the National Council for Peace and…

Oct 17 2017 / Read More »

Bangkok Hit With the Heaviest Rainfall in More than 30 Years »

08:53 pm | – BANGKOK – Residents in Bangkok city woke up to knee-deep water and severe flooding after the capital was…

Oct 15 2017 / Read More »

Tourism News

  • Climbing at Wat Tham Pla – Monkey Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand

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  • Thailand’s Prima Thammaraks Wins China LPGA Xiamen Orient Masters in Fujian Province

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  • Thailand’s Prima Thammaraks Put herself in Contention to Claim the Xiamen Orient Masters

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  • Australian LifeGuard Team and Thai Navy to Jointly Train 150 New LifeGuards for Phuket

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  • Thailand Work Permits Now Available Through Phone App

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  • International Civil Aviation Organization Lifts Red Flag Status on Thailand

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  • Coffee at Chiang Rai’s Pha Mee Village

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  • Chiang Rai’s Community Based Lanjia Lodge Promoted to Support Local Tourism and Reduce Poverty

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  • Three Must-Visit Places in Chiang Rai

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  • Learning Akha hill tribe’s way of living in Pha Mee village

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  • 7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Chiang Rai

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  • Chiang Rai’s Ploychompoo Wirairungrueng Takes Lead in CLPGA Zhuhai Heritage

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  • Chiang Rai Native Ploychompoo Wilairungrueng Wins Taiwan Mobile Ladies Open

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  • Thailand’s Top Retailers Partner with TripAdvisor to Attract Wealthy Chinese Tourists

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Intermittent Fasting May Help Fight Obesity »

07:39 pm | – TORONTO – How often you eat may be as important as how much you eat, scientists from Toronto Ontario, Canada have determined that up to 16 weeks of intermittent fasting without calorie counting can help fight obesity and metabolic diseases. Intermittent fasting in mice helped to kick-start the animals’ metabolism and to burn fat…

Oct 20 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s Prima Thammaraks Wins China LPGA Xiamen Orient Masters in Fujian Province »

05:24 pm | – FUJIAN – Thailand’s Prima Thammaraks has captured her second pro win with a four-shot victory at the Xiamen Orient Masters on Saturday, as the Thai held it together under windy conditions in Fujian province to close with a final-round 74. The second-year pro from Bangkok finished on seven-under 209 at Orient (Xiamen) Golf Country…

Oct 14 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Mai University Unearths Two New Types of Truffle Species in Northern Thailand »

08:05 pm | – CHIANG MAI – Gastronomes of the world delight. Two new types of truffle have been unearthed in Thailand’s far north, scientists announced on Thursday in what they called a first for Southeast Asia. Researchers at Chiang Mai university said they had identified two brand new species and confirmed that tuber magnatum – the same…

Sep 10 2017 / Read More »

Three Must-Visit Places in Chiang Rai »

04:27 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Situated in the northern part of Thailand, Chiang Rai slips under the radar of tourists as the area is not as popular as its neighboring city Chiang Mai. However, Chiang Rai actually offers one-of-a-kind attractions, varying from a majestic white temple to Akha tribe tradition, which cannot be found anywhere else.…

Sep 9 2017 / Read More »

Trojan Horses are the “Most Dangerous Online Threat” of 2017 »

07:21 pm | – TETTNANG, Germany –  Avira Operations a German multinational security software company that provides antivirus software, Internet Security, has reported that Trojan horses alone account for 60 per cent of online threats, with more than 788 million detection’s during the first eight months of 2017. Trojan horses are malicious programs that are disguised as useful…

Oct 20 2017 / Read More »

Tourist in the News

60 Year-old British Expat Found Dead in his Rented Room in Buriram Province »

10:19 pm | – BURIRAM – Nang Ron Police in Buriram Province have released information that 60 year-old British national James Track, was found dead inside his rented room on Sunday after neighbors…

Oct 22 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Man Arrested for Robbing and Stabbing Frenchman on Koh Samui »

05:53 pm | – SURAT THANI – Police on the Island of Koh Samui have arrested a 24 year-old Thai man for allegedly robbing and injuring a French real estate developer on Saturday.…

Oct 21 2017 / Read More »

Three Iranian Men Busted for Trying to Pass Fake US Currency in Pattaya »

08:40 pm | – PATTAYA  – Police in Pattaya arrested 3 Iranian men on Friday allegedly for trying to exchange nine counterfeit US$100 notes at a local booth, telling police they brought the…

Oct 20 2017 / Read More »

Three Taiwanese Women Arrested in Bangkok Over Alleged Call Scam »

08:20 pm | – BANGKOK – Three Taiwanese women have been arrested in Bangkok for being part of an alleged call scam, with 340,000 in cash and 700,000 baht more in their bank…

Oct 20 2017 / Read More »

Tourist Drowns at Phuket’s Karon Beach, the Third Drowning in One Month »

10:30 pm | – PHUKET – A third tourist has drowned at Phuket’s Karon Beach, 51-year-old tourist Andy Airtley was rescued by Jet-ski operators and…

Oct 18 2017 / Read More »

43 Year-Old Danish-Man Arrested for 20 Million Baht Hotel Booking Scam »

10:09 pm | – Thailand’s Tourist Police have announced the arrest of a Danish national accused of cheating more than 400 foreign tourists, mostly westerners,…

Oct 18 2017 / Read More »

Thai Immigration Police Nabs Two Nigerians with Fake Passports »

08:55 pm | –   NONG KHAI – Thailand’s Immigration police arrested two Nigerian men on Tuesday morning (Oct 17) at the immigration checkpoint in…

Oct 17 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s Tourist Police Arrest 52 Foreign Nationals From Tanzania, Nigeria and Uzbekistan »

09:03 pm | – BANGKOK – The acting deputy chief of the Tourist Police Bureau, Division 191 emergency response unit Maj. Gen. Hakpan has announced…

Oct 16 2017 / Read More »

39 Year-Old British Expat Found Hung in His Luxury Phuket Home »

08:39 pm |   – PHUKET – Capt Nipon Temsang of the Kathu Police in Phuket has reported that a 39-year-old Briton was found hanged…

Oct 15 2017 / Read More »

Russian Tourists Drowns at Karon Beach in Phuket, as Lifeguard Dispute Continues »

08:11 pm | – PHUKET – A Russian man was pronounced dead at a hospital after he was brought ashore unconscious  off Karon beach in…

Oct 15 2017 / Read More »

Father of Chinese Woman Killed in Hua Hin Files Complaint with Justice Ministry after Thai Police Slow to Prosecute »

07:38 pm | – BANGKOK – The father of a 25 year-old Chinese woman killed in a road accident in Hua Hin last week has…

Oct 13 2017 / Read More »

Police in Bangkok Arrest Two Nigerians and an Indian National for Running Online Romance Scams »

07:17 pm |   – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Immigration Bureau (IB) has nabbed two Nigerian nationals and an Indian man in Bangkok for allegedly running…

Oct 13 2017 / Read More »

Five South Korean’s Arrested in Bangkok for Running Online Gambling Operation »

05:20 pm | – BANGKOK – Five South Korean’s were arrested and detained on Thursday after Tourist Police raided a Bangkok condominium allegedly running an…

Oct 7 2017 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Venomous Brown Spotted Pit Viper Snake Found in Northern Thailand »

07:47 pm | – NAN – A brown spotted pit viper, a venomous snake common throughout Taiwan, has been found in the northern province of Nan,…

Oct 15 2017 / Read More »

Man Gunned Down in Front of his Family in Chiang Rai’s Wiang Kaen District »

05:14 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Superintendent Pol Colonel Passakorn Napikul has told the media that police are investigating the murder of an assistant…

Oct 14 2017 / Read More »

Eight Drug Suspects Arrested in Separate Police Operations in Chiang Rai »

08:04 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Over 3 million methamphetamine pills have been seized and Eight drug suspects were arrested in separate police operations…

Oct 12 2017 / Read More »

Mae Sai Border Police Arrest 2 Traffickers and Seize Over 275,000 Methamphetamine Pills »

05:50 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Pol Colonel Rangsiman Songkhraohtham, commander of the 327th border patrol police has told reporters that border police have…

Oct 11 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Mai’s Lanna Hospital Staff Care For Baby Girl Dumped in Trash Bin »

09:21 pm | – CHIANG MAI – Medical staff at Lanna Hospital in Chiang Mai have reported that a baby girl that was found dumped…

Oct 10 2017 / Read More »

Thai Junta Leader Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha to Announce Election Date in June of 2018 »

08:19 pm | – BANGKOK – Thai Junta Leader Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Tuesday he will anounce the general election date in…

Oct 10 2017 / Read More »

Two Hmong Men Busted in Chiang Rai Transporting 400 Kilo’s of Crystal Meth »

08:26 pm | – CHAING RAI – Deputy Police Chief Somkiat Srivorakhan said at a press conference that two hill-tribe men of the Hmong origin…

Oct 3 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s Military Government Should Halt Mekong Blasting Plan »

09:40 pm |   CHIANG RAI – China wants a favour from Thailand, and last week sent a straight-talking official to lobby for it. Beijing…

Oct 2 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Artist Rehears Traditional Dance for Royal Cremation Ceremony »

07:51 pm | – CHIANG RAI – National artists and thousands of volunteers are rehearsing to perform a traditional Chiang Rai dance during the royal…

Oct 1 2017 / Read More »

9101 Project Launched in Chiang Rai to Improve Lives of Farmers »

07:47 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Deputy Governor of Chiang Rai, Boonyawech Sripuangchai on Thursday presided over the opening ceremony of the project on…

Sep 30 2017 / Read More »

Largest Thai Flag Ever Made to Fly in Chiang Saen, Chiang Rai »

06:45 pm | –   PHITSANULOK – The largest Thai flag ever made was unfurled on the football pitch at Phitsanulok University on Thursday morning…

Sep 30 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai’s Conservation Group Rak Chiang Khong Takes Pak Beng Dam Fight to Thailand’s Supreme Administrative Court »

09:54 pm |   – CHIANG RAI – The Rak Chiang Khong Conservation Group in Chiang Rai has renewed its campaign against the controversial Pak Beng dam that is due to be built…

Oct 22 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai’s Prachanukroh Hospital Organizes Event to Mark Oral Health Day »

08:28 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Chiang Rai’s Prachanukroh Hospital has organized an event to celebrate Oral Health Day, which falls on October 21st every year. Governor of Chiang Rai province Narongsak…

Oct 20 2017 / Read More »

Volunteers Receive Training Ahead of Royal Cremation Ceremony for His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej »

08:20 pm |   – CHIANG RAI – The Bureau of the Royal Household is training and briefing public relations volunteers, so they may assist others at the royal cremation ceremony for His…

Oct 19 2017 / Read More »

15 Year-Old Boy Busted Transporting 16Kg of Heroin from Chiang Rai »

09:46 pm | – PHRAE – Highway police in Phrae’s Muang district arrested a 15 year-old Chiang Rai boy on early Wednesday morning for allegedly transporting 16 kilograms of heroin for Chiang Rai,…

Oct 18 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai’s Pha Muang Task Force Seizes 100,000 Meth Pills after Firefight with Drug Runners »

08:01 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The Pha Muang Task Force and police have recovered approximately 100,000 Meth Pills after an encounter with four drug-smugglers in Tambon Mae Fa Luang, about one…

Oct 16 2017 / Read More »

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