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Sex Trafficking Victims Go Unnoticed in Laos »

Vahn is one of many Lao girls to get cycled back into the sex trade after being deceived twice by relatives.

03:34 am |   VIENTIANE – Like many girls in Laos, where almost one-third of the population lives below the poverty line, Vahn* was desperate to earn money for her family. This made her a prime…

Apr 20 2014 / Read More »
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Yingluck awaits Constitutional Court Decision on Extending Deadline »

Chaowana Traimas, Secretary-General of the Constitutional Court Office, said the premier’s request will be submitted to the judges’ regular meeting on Wednesday

09:56 pm |   BANGKOK – Thailand’s Constitutional Court was non-committal regarding its response to a request by caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Domino’s Pizza Hits Thailand »

Evolution Capital just announced an exclusive franchise deal with Domino’s to bring Domino’s Pizza to Thailand

09:38 pm | BANGKOK -In the ever shifting landscape that is pizza delivery, Domino’s is making a big move. Fico Coffee, a…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Hezbollah Members Arrested in Bangkok Admit to Planning Attack on Israeli Tourists »

Illustration: Thai soldiers stand guard at the Royal Thai Police headquarters in Bangkok.

09:32 pm |   BANGKOK – Two members of Hezbollah arrested several days ago in Thailand have admitted that they were planning…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Day Seven of Songkrans “Seven Dangerous Days” 322 Dead, 2,992 Injured »

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

09:24 pm | THAILAND – Forty-three people were killed and 299 injured in 238 accidents on Thursday, the last of the “seven…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

Tourism

  • Born just a few weeks ago on March 3, Nong Sam is the fifth son of indigenous elephant Boon Jan

    Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Chiang Rai, Welcomes Baby Elephant Nong Sam

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  • Steve Williams, from Coventry, who moved to Thailand and started his own volunteering and touring business, Bamboo Project,with his wife Lerdtida and their two-year-old son Tyler

    Steve Williams Thailand “Bamboo Project” is Growing Fast

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    The Hall of Opium an Intoxicating Attraction in Chiang Rai’s Golden Triangle

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  • Visitors will also be impressed with the romantic atmosphere around the art and culture park as the candles are lit to illuminate the entire premises.

    Mae Fah Luang Park opens Candle Light Museum

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  • Chiang Rai, Thailand. The monastery, founded by former Thai boxing champion Phra Kru Ba Neua Chai who became a Buddhist monk , takes in destitute children, training them in equestrian skills on horses, many of which have been saved from slaughterhouses, and Thai boxing .

    Wat Tam Pa Ar-Cha Thong Saving Children and Horses

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  • Nomura Cup First Round Finished at Santiburi Country Club

    Nomura Cup First Round Finished at Santiburi Country Club

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    Thailand’s Tourism Leaders Meet on New Safety and Security Measures

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  • Phu Chee Fah Mountain, near Chiang Rai, Thailand, young Hmong boy playing the traditional bamboo reed instrument called the qeej for tourists

    Chiang Rai Expected to Earn ฿11 billion in Tourism Revenue Due to Early Winter

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  • The hill-tribe Akha are comparative newcomers to the region.

    Embellishing English, “Golden Triangle” Region

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  • Chiang Rai’s only luxury resort villa offers you the ultimate in indulgence in a peaceful, natural setting. Pa Sak Tong has accommodation for up to 6 guests in 3 private bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom.

    Day Dreaming at Pa Sak Tong Chiang Rai

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  • Tourists visiting Phu Chee Fah

    Chiang Rai Tour Operators Ready for Tourist Peak Season

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Laos Unveils Chinatown Market in Bokeo Economic Zone

    Laos Unveils Chinatown Market in Bokeo Economic Zone – Golden Triangle

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  • Leisa Tyler follows the campaign to give Thailand's dwindling elephant population a future.

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    Giving Thailand’s Dwindling Elephant Population a Future

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  • beautiful golden temple paid for by the Taipei Government.

    Mae Salong the Least Thai Town in Thailand

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Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Cup Women’s Tour of Thailand, Chiang Rai 2014 »

07:24 pm |   CHIANG RAI – They will gather for the first time today in Chiang Rai, Thailand, as the Energy HR/EHBS team, to compete in the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Cup Women’s Tour of Thailand 2014, which begins tomorrow, although the team’s five women members can also count in some ways to be representing Singapore. As…

Apr 8 2014 / Read More »
The newly-formed Energy HR/EHBS team, (from left) Aiyana Currie, Wendy Yap, Sarah-Jeanne Fraser, Julia Kolatas and Serene Lee (both not pictured), are aiming to pull off a surprise or two at the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Cup Women’s Tour of Thailand

Thai Health Officials Say Eating Fish Lessens Diabetes and Heart Disease »

09:37 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Office of Disease Prevention and Control 5 (Nakhon Ratchasima) reports that diabetes is still regarded as a major health problem among Thai people, and its incidence is known to be directly related to food consumption. Diabetes patients have high blood sugar levels and they must control their eating habits and…

Apr 20 2014 / Read More »
Eating fish is recommended for diabetes patients due to its high nutrition

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.

Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Chiang Rai, Welcomes Baby Elephant Nong Sam »

08:41 pm | Born just a few weeks ago on March 3, Nong Sam is the fifth son of indigenous elephant Boon Jan   CHIANG RAI -   It’s a Boy the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation welcomed and debut its newest addition to its “staff” and the world! Nicknamed Nong Sam (Thai for “three” since he was born…

Mar 15 2014 / Read More »
Born just a few weeks ago on March 3, Nong Sam is the fifth son of indigenous elephant Boon Jan

Thai New Year, Songkran Arrives April 13 »

08:44 pm |   CHIANG RAI – In Bangkok, Songkran is celebrated as a national holiday from April 13 to 15 this year. But as April 12 falls on a Saturday, celebrations are likely to start a day earlier. In other parts of Thailand, especially in the northern cities of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai where Songkran is…

Apr 1 2014 / Read More »
The Songkran festival is celebrated in Thailand as the traditional New Year’s Day from 13 to 16 April. It coincides with the New Year of many calendars of South and Southeast Asia. - See more at: http://joup.co/portfolio/songkran-thai-new-year-in-chiang-rai-2013/#sthash.zZ7GP0OB.dpuf

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Chiang Mai Shooting Victim Nic Brown Awaits Thai Justice or the Lack of It? »

10:30 pm |   CHIANG MAI – It all began as an attempt to break up a drunken brawl at a Chiang Mai bar, but ended in Canadian Freelance Journalist Nicolas Brown losing…

Apr 20 2014 / Read More »

Australian Father Charged for Paying Bar Girl to End his 13 Year Old Son’s Virginity »

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09:20 pm | BRISBANE – An Australian dad has made legal history in Brisbane Australia for being convicted of hiring a Bar Girl for his…

Apr 17 2014 / Read More »

Thai National Security Council Authorities have Detained Two Lebanese Men Over Possible Hezbollah Ties »

The two were identified as Lebanese-French national Daoud Farhat and Lebanese-Philippine national Youssef Ayad.

08:07 pm |   BANGKOK – Thai National Security Council authorities have detained two Lebanese men on suspicion of having ties with the Hezbollah militant…

Apr 17 2014 / Read More »

New Zealander Leeza Tracey Ormsby To Remain in Bali Jail for Another Month »

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08:26 pm | Leeza Tracey Ormsby a New Zealand woman caught up in a Bali drug raid     BALI – Leeza Tracey Ormsby a…

Apr 16 2014 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Young Tourist Injured after Startling Elephant in Chiang Rai »

Ms. Rojana was going to pick up a swim ring, one of the elephants panicked and kicked her in the thigh

09:38 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Chiang Rai Provincial Police along with the patrol police went down to Chiang Rai Beach to check…

Apr 14 2014 / Read More »

39 killed, 402 Injured on First Day of Songkran’s “Seven Deadly Days” »

Chiang Rai recorded the most deaths

08:58 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Road accidents have killed 39 people and injured 402 others on Friday — the first day of the…

Apr 12 2014 / Read More »

Drug Suppression Security Forces in Shoot Out in Golden Triangle, 7 Dead »

When we cleared the clash site we found seven men shot dead and we seized six bags of methamphetamine - Photo Bangkok Post

08:42 pm | CHIANG RAI – Narcotics Control Board Security forces shot and killed, seven suspected drug smugglers and recovered hundreds of thousands of methamphetamine…

Apr 12 2014 / Read More »

More Summer Storms Predicted Over Songkran »

Buddha at the golden triangle Thailand shortly before thunderstorm

08:19 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Meterological Department warned on Thursday there will be increased prevalence of storms and gusty winds during the…

Apr 12 2014 / Read More »

Mekong River Faces Development Challenges, Cambodia Voices Opposition »

The Mekong River Commission (MRC), which includes Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam

09:12 pm |   CHIANG RAI – A summit of four countries bordering the Mekong River has led to calls for greater cooperation managing the…

Apr 8 2014 / Read More »
Northern Thailand Severely Affected by Drought. Dry scene of the Mekong River in Chiang Saen district, Chiang Rai province, Thailand

Water Levels at Chiang Rai’s Mekong River Basin Dropping Significantly »

09:16 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The water level in the Mekong River is constantly decreasing as drought continues, while 200 families in Maha Sarakham Province are in urgent need of assistance.…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »
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Mae Sai Border Export Trade Volume hits 100 million Baht over Songkran Holiday »

07:18 am |   CHIANG RAI – The Mae Sai-Tachilek border crossing at Chiang Rai Province was jam-packed with a large number of trucks queuing up near the province’s customs checkpoint to transport…

Apr 18 2014 / Read More »

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