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Harnessing the Mekong or Killing It? »

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08:25 pm |   Pumee Boontom lives in northern Thailand, but he tunes his television to the Chinese weather forecast. A big storm in southern China means a big release of water from the Chinese dams…

Apr 17 2015 / Read More »

Shining a Light on the Child Sex Trade in Cambodia, Mothers Selling Daughters Virginity »

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09:01 pm |   When Kieu was 12, her mother asked her to take a job. But not just any job. Kieu was first examined by a doctor, who issued her a “certificate of virginity.” She…

Apr 6 2015 / Read More »
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Japanese, Chinese and Korean, Companies Flocking to Lower Mekong Sub Region »

The Japan-funded Tsubasa Bridge over the Mekong River

09:08 pm |   The economic zone in the basin of the Mekong River is starting to thrive as a key location…

Apr 26 2015 / Read More »

Transfer Causes Thai Police Coupe’s Murder Suicide »

Pol Sgt Natthapong Nuan-ied and his wife, Pol Sgt Napaphat. The border patrol policeman, suspected of killing his wife, was found dead in Nakhon Ratchasima on Saturday

08:36 pm |   BANGKOK – National police chief Somyot Pumpanmuang said Sunday that a misunderstanding over an unofficial transfer list was believed…

Apr 26 2015 / Read More »

Thai Wildlife Officials Conduct Head Count at Thailand’s Controversial Tiger Temple »

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08:44 pm |   KANCHANABURI – Thailand’s Wildlife officials began a headcount Friday of nearly 150 tigers kept by monks at Wat…

Apr 24 2015 / Read More »

Thailand, China Agree to Strengthen Military Ties »

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha (right) welcomes ACM Xu Qiliang, vice-chairman of China's Central Military Commission, at Government House 

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07:16 pm |   BANGKOK – Thailand and China agreed here Friday to strengthen military ties between the two countries, after Thai Prime Minister Gen.…

Apr 24 2015 / Read More »

No Big Changes for Thailand’s Draft Constitution »

Thailand deliberates new constitution to end turmoil

07:04 pm |   BANGKOK – No major changes are planned to Thailand’s draft constitution, a spokesman for the committee pulling it…

Apr 24 2015 / Read More »

Tourism News

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    Living the Green Life at Museflower Retreat & Spa, Chiang Rai’s First Holistic Wellness Haven

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    How Much Money Do You Need To Retire In Thailand?

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  • some of the Chinese men who misbehave trying to squeeze Breast ladyboys in their photo shoots. "They think it's OK because the breasts are not real,"

    Thailand tells Chinese Tourists, Please Behave

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  • Russians are offloading recently purchased condos and that is placing an additional worry and strain on the area at this time.

    Where have all the Russian Tourists in Thailand Gone?

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    Mother Sues after 7 Year Old Girl Bitten by Chinese Tour Guide in Thailand

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    Museflower Retreat & Spa Chiang Rai Raises Funds for TARA Project for World Yoga Day

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  • This and other images of Chinese tourists washing their feet and sandals in hand basins at a Koh Phi Phi national park were shared and lambasted more than 100,000 times on Facebook and Twitter in the past day.

    Chinese Tourist Slammed for Washing Feet in Hand Basin

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  • People wait to catch a boat to a casino complex in Laos from Chiang Rai in Thailand

    Ministry of Tourism and Sports Eyes Golden Triangle Tourism Development

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  • Mae Salong is a mountainside Chinese village settled by the 93rd Regiment of the KMT after the Chinese Revolution.

    The Tiny Northern Town of Santikhiri “Mae Salong” Chiang Rai

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  • Tourists visiting Wat Rong Khun, the "White Temple", one of the top tourist destinations in Chiang Rai

    Chinese Tourism Spending Brings Relief to Northern Thailand Merchants

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  • Tai Lue youngsters in Tai Lue costumes have their pictures taken before putting on a performance

    Northern Tourism Promotes the Tai Lue Culture and Traditions

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  • Bathrooms at The White Temple (Wat Rong Khun)

    Chiang Rai’s White Temple Refuses Chinese Tourists for Bad Toilet Manners

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  • Agoda Company Pte Ltd is part of The Priceline Group.

    Thailand’s Tourism Authority Targets Online Travel Site Agoda.com

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    Tourist Beaten at Pattaya Bar, Chiang Mai Bar Charges Tourists Bt 114,080

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Two Year Old Thai Girl Cryogenically Preserved »

09:03 pm |   BANGKOK – Two-year-old Matheryn Naovaratpong who died from a brain tumour has been cryogenically preserved in the hope she will one day be revived by advances in science. Matheryn Naovaratpong, from Thailand, is thought to be the youngest person ever cryogenically preserved. The toddler was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer last April after she failed to…

Apr 23 2015 / Read More »
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Chiang Rai United Narrowly Loses to Pattaya Unites 3-2 »

08:28 pm |   CHONBURI – Pattaya United narrowly won 3-2 Toyota League Cup victory over Chiangrai United at the Nongprue Stadium in Pattaya on Saturday, April 18. Pattaya took the lead in the 4th minute through a goal from Serbian winger Milan Bubalo and the hosts doubled that lead 20 minutes later via a spectacular strike from…

Apr 25 2015 / Read More »
Pattaya United’s Chaiyawat Buran (left) challenges for the ball with Chiangrai’s Anon Sangsanoi during thie second half of their Toyota League Cup round of 64 clash at the Nongprue Stadium in Pattaya, Saturday, April 18. (Photo courtesy Chiangrai United FC) - See more at: http://www.pattayamail.com/sports/united-edge-chiangrai-in-league-cup-encounter-46507#sthash.4ytYpzjD.dpuf

Starbucks Thailand Offers Mobile App with “My Starbucks Rewards” »

08:57 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Starbucks customers in Chiang Rai and at any of the 215 Starbucks stores across Thailand, can now conveniently pay for purchases using a phone app. Murray Darling, Managing director of Starbucks Coffee (Thailand) Co. said in addition to being able to pay through your phone , the app allows users to…

Mar 14 2015 / Read More »
Starbucks Thailand offers mobile application with loyalty program

Anti-Trafficking Organisation Trafcord Awarded 77,000 Euro’s From Germany »

07:54 pm |   CHIANG MAI – Northern Thailand’s non-profit Anti-Trafficking Organisation Trafcord was awarded 77,000 euro (approximately Bt2.4 million) from the German Government to support their fight against human trafficking. The German Parliament and the Human Rights Committee, Frank Heinrich and Jürgen Klimke, awarded the cheque to Trafcord on April 13 in Chiang Mai. The project is…

Apr 17 2015 / Read More »

Organizers of the China-ASEAN Expo to Host Trade Fair in Bangkok »

09:46 pm |   BANGKOK – Organizers of the China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) have reported that they will stage a trade fair in Bangkok, Thailand, from April 2 to 4, in an effort to strengthen ties between China and the ASEAN country. It will be the first time that the CAEXPO secretariat has held an event outside China. The…

Mar 8 2015 / Read More »
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Expat News

Joshua Michael Devine Missing off coast of Phuket

Authorities End Search for Missing U.S. Diver Joshua Devine »

08:18 pm |   PHUKET – The search in Thailand for a missing U.S. Diver Joshua Devine ended on Friday evening. Joshua Devine went missing on April 11 while he was on a…

Apr 26 2015 / Read More »

Phuket Family Seek $100,000 From Young Canadian Jason Hoffman, over Fatal Motorcycle Crash »

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09:13 pm |     PHUKET – A Canadian man’s family is selling off all his belongings in an effort to raise money to bring him home…

Apr 25 2015 / Read More »

Briton Matt Prior Brutally Attacked Outside Bangkok Nightclub »

Matt Prior, 26, from, Puckeridge, Hertfordshire, UK, who has a degree in Sport Science and runs a team in the Lufthansa Bangkok Expats League

07:42 pm |   BANGKOK – British National Matt Prior, 26,  who was beaten by a bouncer outside Sugar nightclub in Bangkok is now being faced with…

Apr 24 2015 / Read More »

British Fugative, Cigarette Smuggler Paul Joyce Apprehended in Hua Hin »

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08:43 pm |   HUA HIN – British fugitive Paul Joyce who allegedly masterminded a cigarette-smuggling ring that cost the UK government £2 million in…

Apr 22 2015 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Tropical Storms Expected for Northern Thailand »

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08:10 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Department of Meteorology has warned people of tropical storms expected to make landfall from now until the…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

Thai Teachers Allowing Students to Learn by Doing »

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06:55 pm |   CHIANG RAI –  Since the Samsung Smart Learning Centre has come to some schools some teachers have been changing the way they teach…

Apr 21 2015 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Provincial Police Officer Killed in Drug Sting Operation »

The traffickers left behind two motorcycles and the drugs but managed to escape into the jungle.

08:06 pm |  .  . CHIANG RAI – Pol Lt Kriangkrai Phumprueksachat, 54, a crime suppression officer attached to Chiang Rai Provincial Police Command, has been…

Apr 18 2015 / Read More »

Hail Storm Strikes Chiang Rai 770 Homes Damaged »

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07:10 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Local officials yesterday inspected the damage at more than 1,000 homes following a hailstorm that hit parts of Chiang…

Apr 11 2015 / Read More »

Day One of Songkrans Seven Dangerous Days, 25 Dead, 334 Injured »

The majority (80.40%) of the accidents involved motorcycles.

09:05 pm |   BANGKOK – Ministry of Transport’s Inspector General Sanit Promwong reports that at least 25 people were killed and another 334 injured in the…

Apr 10 2015 / Read More »
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Tropical Storms Wreak Havoc in Thailand’s Northern Regions »

08:08 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Northern Meteorological Department has reported that tropical storms have wreaked havoc in many areas in the North of Thailand. In Payao and Petchabun provinces, many homes…

Apr 24 2015 / Read More »
The Chiang Rai project is seen as a key driver to turn Thailand's northernmost province into an important aviation hub in Southeast Asia

Bt 800 Million Aviation Repair Centre Set for Chiang Rai »

08:55 pm |   CHIANG RAI – A joint venture led by Seri Sapphakit Co and Singapore’s ST Aerospace are planning to establishes a major aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul service centre in Chiang Rai. Seri…

Apr 22 2015 / Read More »

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