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US Embassy in Bangkok Helps Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Flee to America »

08:22 pm | – BANGKOK – Stuck in a Bangkok jail with a deportation order against her, Chen Guiqiu waited with dread over what seemed certain to come next. A Thai immigration official showed her surveillance…

May 8 2017 / Read More »

China’s Huge Dam Projects Choking the Mekong River »

08:01 pm | – A river is born high in the Tibetan Plateau, before snaking its way 3,000 miles south and emptying itself into the South China Sea. On its journey, it passes through six countries,…

May 3 2017 / Read More »

Donations Pour in to Save Elephant Foundation in Lampang, Thailand »

07:35 pm | – LAMPANG – What is believed to be the world’s first elephant hospital has been saved from closure after more than 20 million baht in donations streemed in from elephant lovers all over…

Mar 18 2017 / Read More »
Regional News

Severed Body of Karaoke-Bar Receptionist Found in Khon Kaen »

08:35 pm | – KHON KAEN – The body of a young Thai woman, severed in two pieces, was found on Thursday…

May 27 2017 / Read More »

Thai Nurse Forced to Resign For Wearing ‘Overly Sexy Uniform’ »

09:33 pm | – BANGKOK – A Thai nurse in North Eastern Thailand has resiged from her job after photos of her…

May 25 2017 / Read More »

Former Thai Police Doctor Extradited from Myanmar to Face Death Sentence »

09:11 pm | – MAE SOT – Burmese authorities on Thursday handed over a fugitive former police doctor who has been sentenced…

May 25 2017 / Read More »

Thai Junta’s Highly Controversial Computer Crimes Law Comes into Effect »

09:02 pm | – BANGKOK – The highly controversial computer crimes law came into effect on Wednesday after it was published in…

May 25 2017 / Read More »

Iconic American Harley Davidson Motorcycles to be Made in Thailand »

08:25 pm |   BANGKOK -American Motorcycle builder Harley-Davidson, praised by US President Donald Trump as a pillar of American manufacturing and…

May 24 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Mai Police Sieze 80 Kg of Adulterated Honey »

08:15 pm | – CHIANG MAI – Seven people have been arrested with about 80 kilogram of honey diluted with corn syrup,…

May 24 2017 / Read More »

Tourism News

  • Why is Bangkok City Banning its Famous Street Food Stalls?

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  • Pajaree Anannarukarn and Panuphol Pittayarat Win Singha Masters at the Santiburi Country Club

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  • “Siao Dok Kao” Purple Orchid Trees Bloom in Chiang Rai, Province

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  • Pattaya’s Sex City Image Frustrates Thailand’s Junta

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  • London Attacker Born in Britain, Previously Investigated by MI5

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  • Pattaya City to Launch “Happy Zones” after Sex City Report in Foreign Media

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  • Thailand to Collect Bt400 National Park Entrance Fee from Foreigners

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  • Scientist Warns Phuket Heading Towards an Environmental Crisis

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  • Japanese Tourists Injured after Bull Elephant Gets Frisky with Young Female Elephant

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  • Pattaya Police Chief Say’s There is No Such thing as Prostitution in Pattaya

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  • Thailand’s National Telecom Regulator Scraps Special Tracking Sim Card for Tourists

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  • Thai Tourism Wants to Open Military Facilities to Lure Chinese Tourists

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  • Mae Salong: Yunnan Chinese in Northern Thailand Celebrate Unique History

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  • Phuket Police and Officials Accused of Extorting Foreign Work Permit Holders

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Government Proposes New Bill to Cut Thai Citizens Sugar Intake »

08:05 pm |   – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday, a new bill imposing a maximum of 10% sugar or sweetener content in food products is expected to be passed and come into effect within this year. Food manufacturers that have a higher percentage of sugar or sweeteners in their products will be required…

May 27 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Teen Puts Her Boxing Gloves on to Help Family »

07:44 pm |    – CHIANG RAI – Chiao-jow sae Foong, known in the canvas ring as Dao Siam Rajapraja 15, has already fought 12 matches during the past year, winning nine and losing three. Born as the 10th child of a large and loving but cash-strapped family in the far North, understands the need to make money…

Apr 30 2017 / Read More »

Uber Thailand Launches “UberEATS” Restaurant Food Delivery Service in Bangkok »

07:21 pm | . . BANGKOK – Uber Thailand has partnered with the Business Development Department to promote Thai restaurants via its application UberEATS, which the company say will create opportunities for Thai restaurants to serve consumers using food-delivery technology. Allen Penn, regional general manager for Asia-Pacific of UberEats, said if you want to get the food you…

Feb 10 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Teen Puts Her Boxing Gloves on to Help Family »

07:44 pm |    – CHIANG RAI – Chiao-jow sae Foong, known in the canvas ring as Dao Siam Rajapraja 15, has already fought 12 matches during the past year, winning nine and losing three. Born as the 10th child of a large and loving but cash-strapped family in the far North, understands the need to make money…

Apr 30 2017 / Read More »

Learning Thai with Jen – Useful Thai Words »

09:47 pm | – 1. come – มา (maa) 2. get – ได้รับ (dai-rub) 3. give – ให้ (hai) 4. go – ไป (pai) 5. keep – เก็บ (geb) 6. let – ปล่อยให้ (ploi- hai) 7. make – ทำให้ (thum-hai) 8. put – วาง (waang) 9. seem – ดูเหมือน (doo-hmoun) 10. take – ใช้เวลา (chai-ve-la) –This means to…

May 26 2017 / Read More »

Tourist in the News

Belgian Tourist Accused of Stealing 699 Baht Phone Accessory in Phuket »

08:22 pm | – PHUKET – The owner of a mobile phone accessory shop in Phuket province has accused a Belgian tourist of stealing an accessory costing Bt699 from her shop on Friday.…

May 27 2017 / Read More »

Phuket Police Recapture Escaped Indian Nationals Carrying Fake Portuguese Passports »

10:01 pm | – PHUKET – Pol Maj Gen Teerapol Thipcharoen, the Phuket police chief, said at a news conference on Sunday that the two men carrying fake Portuguese passports who escaped from…

May 21 2017 / Read More »

Thai Police on a Manhunt for Two Foreign Men Who Fled a Phuket Police Station »

08:54 pm |   PHUKET – A manhunt is on for two men accused of holding fake passports who fled a Phuket police station on Saturday morning, shortly before they were to be…

May 20 2017 / Read More »

Four British Backpackers Arrested in Koh Samui for Theft »

09:21 pm | – KOH SAMUI – Four British backpackers have been arrested and charged with the theft of goods worth about 50,000 baht from…

May 16 2017 / Read More »

Thai Police Speculate that British Pensioner May have Killed Himself Over Pension Woes »

10:07 pm | – PHITSANULOK – Police are trying to establish if a retired British teacher committed suicide because he was receiving lower pension payments.…

May 14 2017 / Read More »

23-year-Old Uzbek Woman Jumps to her Death from a Bangkok High-Rise »

08:10 pm | – BANGKOK – Pol Capt Sarayuth Sunthad, deputy inspector for investigations has reported a 23-year-old Uzbek woman jumped to her death from…

May 13 2017 / Read More »

74 Year Old Briton Found Dead in Phitsanulok River »

06:27 pm |   PHITSANULOK – A British man was found floating dead in the Nan River in this northern province on Thursday morning and…

May 11 2017 / Read More »

British Drug Kingpin Nabbed by Thai Police on Koh Mat Sum Island »

08:05 pm | – KOH SAMUI – Thai police said Tuesday that they have arrested a British man wanted in the UK on a drug…

May 9 2017 / Read More »

Pregnant British Woman Crushed by 18-Wheeled Lorry in Phuket »

08:49 pm | – PHUKET – A pregnant British woman has been crushed to death in Phuket after an 18-wheel lorry ploughed into her motorbike.…

May 8 2017 / Read More »

69 Year Old British Man Dies During Skydive in Pattaya, Thailand »

08:49 pm | – PATTAYA – A 69 year-old Scotsman has died after plunging into a reservoir in a tragic skydiving accident with Thai Sky…

May 5 2017 / Read More »

Two Algerian Pickpockets Nabbed at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport »

08:18 pm | – BANGKOK – Two Algerian nationals were arrested and charged with pickpocketing at Suvarnabhumi airport passenger terminal yesterday. Airport Director Sirot Duangrat…

May 5 2017 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Thai Residents Not Reassured by Pledge to Review their Concerns Over Laos Pak Bang Dam »

08:10 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Residents living along the Mekong River in Thailand have expressed concerns over the Pak Bang Dam in Laos…

May 20 2017 / Read More »

Boyfriend Charged Over Pregnant British Woman’s Death in Phuket »

09:52 pm | – PHUKET – A British man has been charged in connection with the death of his pregnant girlfriend in Thailand, according to…

May 18 2017 / Read More »

Meteorological Department Warns of Heavy Rains for Northern Thailand »

08:27 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The Meteorological Department today issued the latest warning of heavy to very heavy rains in Thailand’s northern regions…

May 17 2017 / Read More »

Thai Resistance to China’s Downstream Ambitions in Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai »

08:12 pm | – CHIANG KHONG – China’s plan to blast rocks and islets to improve downstream navigation along the Mekong River represents the latest…

May 17 2017 / Read More »

Local Activists in Chiang Rai Protest Against Blasting of Mekong River »

09:53 pm | – CHIANG RAI – A group of activists in the northern province of Chiang Rai on Monday conducted a peaceful protest against…

May 16 2017 / Read More »

Eight Drug Couriers Killed in Firefight with Soldiers in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai District »

09:31 pm |  – – CHIANG RAI – A patrol of the 31st Rangers Task Force shot and killed 8 drug couriers and seized 700,000…

May 14 2017 / Read More »

Government to Seal Deal for Border Docking Centre in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong District »

08:36 pm |   MAE SAI – Thailand’s Department of Land Transport (DLT) is expected to sign a contract with a private firm to supply…

May 13 2017 / Read More »

Police and Pha Mueang Taskforce Arrested Three Men with 100,000 Meth Pills »

08:25 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Police and troops of the Pha Mueang Taskforce arrested three men in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district early Thursday and seized 100,000 methamphetamine pills. Police and…

May 26 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Put on High Alert after Bangkok Hospital Bombing »

07:55 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Security officials were on Tuesday ordered to keep close watch on areas that might be at risk following Monday’s bomb attack on a Bangkok military hospital…

May 24 2017 / Read More »

South Korean Ambassador Presents “Ambassador for Peace” Medals to Descendants of Korean War Veterans in Chiang Rai »

10:25 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The Ambassador from the Republic of Korea, Park Kwang Rae who was welcomed by  Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osotthanakarn, presented Ambassador for Peace medals to descendants  of…

May 21 2017 / Read More »

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