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Thai Power Firm’s Business Tactics ‘Use Burma’s Weak Laws’ »

More than 90 percent of electricity produced by the Xayaburi dam on the Mekong will be bought by EGAT

09:12 pm |   RANGOON – One of the chief financiers of hydroelectric dams planned on Myanmar’s Salween River is accused of investing in countries where there is “oppression and limited transparency” in order to achieve…

Nov 1 2014 / Read More »
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Thai Prime Minister tells Media Press Freedom has Limits »

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha

11:13 pm |  . . BANGKOK – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha warned opponents to stop inciting rifts, and media members not…

Nov 23 2014 / Read More »

Central Investigation Bureau Commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Pongpat Chayapong Arrested on Charges of Malfeasance in Office »

Police have confirmed the arrest of CIB chief Pol Lt Gen Pongpat Chayaphan and seven others on a variety of serious charges.

11:08 pm |   BANGKOK – Authorities in Bangkok have detained Pol Lt-Gen Pongpat, his deputy, Pol Maj-Gen Kowit Wongrungroj and four…

Nov 23 2014 / Read More »

Joint Police Maneuvers in Golden Triangle Conclude »

19 ships, 47 personnel and 890 tonnes of cargo scrutinized by police

10:36 pm |   CHIANG RAI- The 28th round of joint patrols on the Mekong River in the Golden Triangle region concluded…

Nov 22 2014 / Read More »

Mae Sai – Tachileik Border Extends Border Hours till 9PM »

Mae Sai Border crossing, the most Northern point of Thailand

10:17 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Chief of Mae Sai District in Chiang Rai Province, Somchai Rungsakhon said on Friday that…

Nov 22 2014 / Read More »

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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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  • Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park in Chiang Rai

    Candlelight Museum at Mae Fah Luang Park in Chiang Rai Opens December, 2014, to 31 January, 2015.

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  • More tourist police will also facilitate and ensure safety for tourists, while zoning laws will be improved to enhance sustainability at tourist destinations.

    Thai Tourism Minister Assures Tourist Safety at World Travel Mart in London

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  • PETA hopes the incident will educate more tourists about the plight of tigers.

    Phuket’s Tiger Kingdom Re-Opens Despite Mauling Australian Tourist

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  • Expats in Thailand and Vietnam point out how cost-effective it is to live in these destinations

    Thailand Rank 7th Best in HSBC Global Expat Survey

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  • Tourists come to Chiang Rai Mountains in High Season

    Tourism Authority of Thailand Works to Bring More Tourism to Chiang Rai

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  • The World Travel and Tourism Council data shows the tourism sector is worth $75 billion a year and in 2013 accounted for more than 20 percent of Thailand's national output.

    Thailand’s Troubled Tourism Industry Struggles to Recover

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  • Thai Lion Air (TLA) will start a daily flight to Chiang Rai

    Thai Lion Air (TLA) to Begin Service To Chiang Rai

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  • Cartoon Network Amazone water park has opened its doors on 3 October, 2014.

    Thailand’s First Water Theme Park Opens in Pattaya

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    Chiang Rai Welcomes High Season as Cold Weather Approaches

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  • The Legend released details of its Loy Krathong Festival, Wednesday, hoping to snap up early bird bookings for the 6 November evening festival.

    Legend Resort Kicks off Loy Krathong Celebration Promotions

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  • Overcharging foreign tourists by as much as 200%

    Is Dual-Pricing in Thailand Scaring Tourists Away?

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  • The Legend Chiang Rai Resort & Spa lies along the Mae Kok River

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Making Thailand Winners of AFF Suzuki Cup a Must for Kiatisuk »

09:27 pm |   SINGAPORE – The 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup kicks off today with co-hosts Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and Laos in action in Group A in Hanoi, followed by Group B on Sunday with Myanmar taking on Malaysia and co-hosts Singapore facing Thailand. In football-mad Thailand, Kiatisuk Senamuang is one of the few players who enjoy…

Nov 22 2014 / Read More »
Kiatisuk (right) says it is his responsibility to deliver what the demanding Thai fans want

Thailand on High Alert Against H5N1Bird Flu »

08:58 pm |   BANGKOK – Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has directed all its provincial offices to be on high alert against all strains of bird flu during the winter period particularly in border areas, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported. Permanent Secretary for Public Health Dr Narong Sahamethapat told reporters that the move was made in response…

Nov 19 2014 / Read More »
The public health ministry has cooperated with the livestock department to monitor the situation closely after Vietnam and Cambodia reported H5N1 patients.

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…

Dec 1 2013 / Read More »
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.

Three Thai Teens Brutally Attack 25 Year Old German with Garden Hoe »

07:18 pm | . . UDON THANI -A 25-year-old German man is struggling for his life in the ICU in this Isan city after he was attacked by drunk teenagers who wanted to imitate the brutal murder of two British tourists on Koh Tao island in September. Police say the German man was sitting with two Thai friends…

Nov 17 2014 / Read More »
Udon Thani Police, announced the arrests of the two 18-year-olds, Thanakorn Khusuwan and Surachet Sripolmuang, at the press conference yesterday

World Puppet Festival Kicks off in Bangkok »

05:58 pm | - BANGKOK- The 2014 World Puppet Festival has begun with a grand parade of international puppets along Ratchadamnoen road in Bangkok. 115 puppet troupes from 79 countries attend this 10-day event. The Harmony World Puppet Carnival is the first international puppet festival held in Bangkok, with participants joining from around the world. This 10-day event…

Nov 2 2014 / Read More »
The two kilometers long parade of puppets featured puppet troupes from 80 countries, including Thailand, military bands, as well as cultural shows. - See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/newsen/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNART5711010010003#sthash.UlGd0xwC.dpuf

Expat News

Kimberley, 54, and her mother, Yokluen Chankaew.

British Woman and her Thai Mother Reunited After 54 Year »

09:50 pm |   PHUKET – A Thai-born woman from the UK was finally reunited with her birth mother after 54 years of separation in Phuket province today. Kimberley, 54, and her mother,…

Nov 21 2014 / Read More »

Family of Briton Sam Austin Raises Funds to Bring his Body Home after his Unexplained Death »

Sam Austin (Second Left) moved to Thailand to start a new life just a few weeks ago

08:30 pm | BANGKOK - The family of a British National Sam Austin who died in mysterious circumstances in Thailand have made an appeal for…

Nov 21 2014 / Read More »

Bangkok Police Seek Foreigner After Dead Woman Found in Suitcase »

A capture from a CCTV camera inside Nana Entertainment Plaza shows Laxami Manochat leaving with the man who last saw her alive as they leave the Bangkok bar complex just before midnight Nov 1.

10:01 pm |   BANGKOK – Police in Thailand are hunting a foreign man after the discovery of dead woman (Laxami Manochart) found stuffed in…

Nov 19 2014 / Read More »

Suspects in the Murder German Volker Schwartges in Koh Samui Could Walk Free »

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10:24 pm |     KOH SAMUI – According to an article in the Saumi Times, Monday November 17th sees the deadline for charges to…

Nov 18 2014 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Down and Out German Steffen Renner Caught Stealing Money From Temple in Chiang Mai »

Money Trees at Chiang Mai Temeple

10:04 pm |   CHIANG MAI – Police arrested a German Steffen Renner who had stolen donated money from a temple’s money trees after being “swindled”…

Nov 22 2014 / Read More »

Chiang Rai’s Meng Rai Maharaj Army Base Hit with Anti-Coup Graffiti »

Thai soldier in front of a wall with graffiti

09:39 pm | CHIANG RAI – Anti-coup graffiti with messages and symbols were found painted near Chiang Rai’s Meng Rai Maharaj army base that the interior…

Nov 22 2014 / Read More »

Chiang Rai International School Participate in Model United Nations Conference in Chiang Mai »

Model United Nations conference in Chiang Mai

08:38 pm |   CHIANG MAI – The Chiang Rai International School participated in its first ever Model United Nations conference in Chiang Mai on…

Nov 19 2014 / Read More »

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

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

08:24 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Locals in Thoeng District of Chiang Rai province are coming up with plans to accommodate tourists who want…

Nov 15 2014 / Read More »

Government Officials Hold Seminar on Lessons Learned from Chiang Rai’s 6.3 Earthquake »

A Buddha statue, damaged by an earthquake, is seen at the Udomwaree temple

10:01 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) is preparing to hold a seminar on lessons learned from the Chiang…

Nov 14 2014 / Read More »
19 ships, 47 personnel and 890 tonnes of cargo scrutinized by police

Joint Police Maneuvers in Golden Triangle Conclude »

10:36 pm |   CHIANG RAI- The 28th round of joint patrols on the Mekong River in the Golden Triangle region concluded Friday afternoon. The four-day patrol — launched by China, Laos, Myanmar…

Nov 22 2014 / Read More »
Mae Sai Border crossing, the most Northern point of Thailand

Mae Sai – Tachileik Border Extends Border Hours till 9PM »

10:17 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Chief of Mae Sai District in Chiang Rai Province, Somchai Rungsakhon said on Friday that from Dec 1, the border would be open for crossing until…

Nov 22 2014 / Read More »

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