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Thailand Cracking Down on Backpackers Begging for Money »

07:51 pm | – BANGKOK – Thailand is cracking down on “beg-packers” — shameless Western backpackers begging for travel money on the streets of Southeast Asia. According to reports, visitors entering Thailand may be required to…

Jul 23 2017 / Read More »

Shootings Escalate in Trigger-Happy Thailand »

08:24 pm | – BANGKOK – On the afternoon of July 11, 2017, six or seven gunmen dressed in military outfits arrived at the home of a village chief in the subdistrict of Ban Klang, in…

Jul 18 2017 / Read More »

Animal Protection Groups Say Elephant Tourism is ‘Fuelling Cruelty’ »

07:23 pm | – A young elephant at a venue in Thailand. They are used as a backdrop for selfies, ridden and forced to entertain tourists by playing football, painting, riding tricycles, throwing darts and dancing–…

Jul 6 2017 / Read More »

Murder Babes: A Grisly Killing that Made Thailand Re-Examine its Own Media Culture »

09:44 pm | – KHON KAEN – They became known as the “murder babes” — three Thai women in their 20s who went on the run after killing and dismembering a young bar worker. Thai media…

Jul 1 2017 / Read More »
Regional News

Extradition Process of Red Bull Heir Moves a Slow Step Forward »

08:21 pm | – BANGKOK – Police at Bangkok’s Thonglor Police Station have made little progress in efforts to extradite Red Bull heir…

Jul 21 2017 / Read More »

Daughter Finds Mother at Protection Centre for the Destitute after 30 Years »

10:15 pm | – PHITSANULOK – Chotika Katesit, 50, a resident of Sai Mai district of Bangkok has finally found her mother…

Jul 19 2017 / Read More »

Thai General,Provincial Politicians and Police, Found Guilty in Human Trafficking Trial in Bangkok »

09:42 pm | –   BANGKOK – An army general, two provincial politicians and police officers were among the 46 people held…

Jul 19 2017 / Read More »

Tourist Visa Holders Being Refused Entry for Not Having Bt20,000 on Hand When Entering Thailand »

07:50 pm | – BANGKOK – If you are entering Thailand on a tourist visa, you may be required to show immigration…

Jul 18 2017 / Read More »

Police have Arrested Lawyer Who Cheated 14-year-old Road Accident Victim Out of Bt4 Million »

08:52 pm | – BANGKOK – Thai Authorities have arrested former lawyer Pisit Sammalert and his accomplices in Bangkok over their alleged…

Jul 17 2017 / Read More »

Krabi Mass Murder Happend Over Land Dispute, Suspects Now Arrested »

10:04 pm | – KRABI – National police chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda has told Thai Media that Police have arrested all…

Jul 16 2017 / Read More »

Thai Junta To Check Monks’ Bad Habits With ‘Smart ID Cards’ »

08:15 pm |   – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Buddhist monks could soon be issued “smart ID cards” flagging any drug or criminal…

Jul 15 2017 / Read More »

Tourism News

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Chiang Rai Province Launches Health Awareness Campaign »

08:02 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The Province of Chiang Rai has launched a health campaign to involve the local people, while hoping to promote region as a model province for health services. Deputy Prime Minister Admiral Narong Pipatanasai, in his capacity as Chairman of the National Health Committee, officiated at the inaugural ceremony of a health…

Jul 23 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s Saranporn Langkulgasettrin Wins CLPGA Zhuhai Heritage by Six Strokes »

08:07 pm |   – ZHUHAI – Thailand’s Saranporn Langkulgasettrin captured her second victory of the China LPGA Tour season on Friday when the Thai teenager closed with a dominant eight-under-par 64 performance to win the CLPGA Zhuhai Heritage by six strokes in Guangdong province. The 17-year-old Phuket native, winner of last month’s Wuhan Challenge, finished on 17-under…

Jul 21 2017 / Read More »

Dog Turd-Shaped Treats a Hit in Bangkok »

07:41 pm | – BANGKOK – It might turn some stomachs, but a dessert-maker in Thailand has been flooded with orders ever since she started crafting gelatinous sweets into the shape – and colour – of dog poop. “It’s strange, no one else makes poop shapes. People like it!” Wilaiwan Mee-Nguen told AFP from the small kitchen in…

Jun 23 2017 / Read More »

Migrant Workers in Thailand Victims of a Broken System »

08:55 pm |     BANGKOK – With only meagre belongings stuffed into backpacks and duffel bags, tens of thousands of Myanmar migrants have streamed home across the Thai border over the past two weeks. But it is not a joyous homecoming for the truckloads of men and women, who fled Thailand in fear of a new law…

Jul 11 2017 / Read More »

Oishi Group’s “Im Jung” Project Helping Chiang Rai’s Thanthip School in Wat Phumpararam »

08:02 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Oishi’s president and chief executive was recently in Chiang Rai to share special meals made by Oishi Food and Beverage at Thanthip School in Wat Phumpararam, a boarding school under the patronage of the provost, Phra Kroo Pipat Silajarn, known as Luang Pu Dilok. In addition to special meals and recreational…

Jul 21 2017 / Read More »

Tourist in the News

Alexandre Cazes: Who was the AlphaBay Founder and How did Authorities Catch Him »

08:52 pm | – BANGKOK – Earlier this month, Alexandre Cazes, a computer whiz from Canada, was living in Bangkok. He had a villa in Phuket, a Lamborghini and a Porsche, along with…

Jul 21 2017 / Read More »

German National Nico Papke Confesses to Murdering his Thai Girlfriend »

10:33 pm |   – PHUKET – German National Nico Papke, 35, has confessed to the murder of his Thai girlfriend, ten days after police found her body wrapped in a blanket and…

Jul 19 2017 / Read More »

Ex-US High School Teacher Sentenced to 27 Years for Sexually Abusing Thai Children »

10:03 pm | – ALABAMA – A court has sentences former school teacher 52 year-old Clarence Evers Jr. to 27 years in prison this week for charges including child sex tourism and child…

Jul 19 2017 / Read More »

U.S. YouTube Star Nathan Bartling to be Charged with Trespassing and Cruelty to Animals »

09:31 pm | – BANGKOK -American expat Nathan Bartling who is a YouTube star with 3.29 million subscribers is in hot water for posting a video…

Jul 18 2017 / Read More »

American Businessman Hangs Himself in Pattaya Condo »

09:07 pm | – PATTAYA – An 54 year-old American businessman was found hanged at a Unika Pattaya Condominium room in Pattaya beach city on…

Jul 18 2017 / Read More »

Czech Fraud Suspect Wanted by Interpol Nabbed on Koh Samui »

08:38 pm | – SURAT THANI – Authorites on the Island of Koh Samui have arrested a 42-year-old Czech man wanted by Interpol in a…

Jul 15 2017 / Read More »

Canadian Alexandre Cazes Found Dead in Thai Prison Cell was Wanted Over AlphaBay, a “Dark Web” Site »

07:48 pm | – BANGKOK – Canadian Alexandre Cazes who was found hanging from a bath towel in the wake of an apparent suicide was…

Jul 15 2017 / Read More »

Thai Police Raid Bangkok Red Light Districts to Catch Trans-National Criminals »

10:12 pm |   – BANGKOK – As part of a campaign to prevent and suppress trans-national criminals Bangkok’s Metro Police inspected Bangkok’s Nana area,…

Jul 14 2017 / Read More »

Dead Canadian Alexandre Cazes: When DarkNet ‘Business’ Goes Wrong »

09:22 pm |   – BANGKOK – Today after I woke up I saw news about a young Canadian guy Alexandre Cazes who committed suicide while…

Jul 14 2017 / Read More »

Netizen’s Believe Dead Canadian Fugitive Connected to AlphaBay »

09:21 pm | – BANGKOK – Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) Pol Maj Gen Sunthon Chalermkiat told Thai media yesterday that an initial examination of the…

Jul 13 2017 / Read More »

71 Year-Old Australian Falls to His Death Parasailing in Phuket Thailand »

07:58 pm | – PHUKET – A 71 year-old tourist from Australia fell 70 metres (230 feet) to his death while parasailing in Phuket Thailand,…

Jul 13 2017 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Recent Downpours Prompt Alert for Chiang Rai and Other Provinces »

09:23 pm | – CHIANG RAI -The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has reported that the wet weather that is expected to continue across…

Jul 20 2017 / Read More »

New Dell Store Launched in Chiang Rai City »

08:48 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Dell Thailand, in partnership with Chiangrai Technocom, has launched the first Dell Concept Store in Chiang Rai. The…

Jul 20 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Citizens Pays Respect to Memory of Princess Mother »

08:44 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Some 3,000 people have attended the memorial service of Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra, commemorating the 22nd anniversary…

Jul 18 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Authorities Announce Drug Seizures at Press Conference »

10:00 pm | – CHIANG RAI -The seizure of 260,000 methamphetamine pills and arrested three suspects in two cases was announced at a press conference…

Jul 12 2017 / Read More »

Pha Mueang Taskforce Arrests Teenager Transporting Methamphetamines in Chiang Rai’s Mae Fa District »

08:50 pm | – CHIANG RAI -Soldiers from the Pha Mueang Taskforce arrested a 17-year-old in Chiang Rai’s Mae Fa district late on Friday night…

Jul 8 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Province and Lao Celebrate Asalha Puja & Buddhist Lent »

08:21 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Chiang Rai vice-governor Sakchai Wongkanit, Chiang Sean District chief officer Pinit Kaewjitkongthong and the ecclesiastical governor of Chiang…

Jul 8 2017 / Read More »

Permanent Secretary for the Prime Minister’s Office Visits Community Projects in Chiang Rai »

08:10 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Permanent Secretary for the Prime Minister’s Office Jirachai Moontongroy has visited Chiang Rai Province to observe self-sufficiency…

Jul 8 2017 / Read More »

Heavy Rains Cause Landslide in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai District, Phra That Doi Tung »

08:49 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Heavy rains from tropical storm Talas have caused a landslide onto a road to Phra That Doi Tung in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district yesterday afternoon,…

Jul 22 2017 / Read More »

Police Investigate Death of 46 Year-Old Woman in Phan, Chiang Rai »

08:38 pm |   – CHIANG RAI – Police in Phan District are investigating  after a 46 year-old Thai woman was found dead and naked in her home on Thursday night. Phan district…

Jul 22 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Province Hosts Thailand MICE Seminar on SEZ 2017 »

09:09 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has organized Thailand MICE Seminar on SEZ 2017 in Chiang Rai province to promote greater economic cooperation between Thailand…

Jul 21 2017 / Read More »

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