Thai Court Holds Final Day for Submitting Evidence Against Xayaburi Dam »

Lawyers representing the Thai community members who filed the case against the Xayaburi Dam

07:54 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The lawsuit filed by Thai Mekong communities against the builders of the Xayaburi Dam reached a critical juncture Friday, as it is the final day that the Administrative Court…

Jul 25 2015 / Read More »

Thailand’s Sex Industry Surviving Junta Graft Crackdown »

A police officer standing outside a bar in the Soi Cowboy nighttime entertainment area on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok

06:26 pm |   BANGKOK – Fern’s illegal cocktail bar which appears each night on a sidewalk between a group of scantily-clad women from a go-go bar and a noodle stall near one of Bangkok’s infamous…

Jul 1 2015 / Read More »

More Debris Found Believed to be from Flight MH370 on Island of Reunion »

Police officers leave the scene with container holding metallic debris found on a beach in Saint-Denis on the French Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean on August 2, 2015, close to where where a Boeing 777 wing part believed to belong to missing flight MH370 washed up last week.  A piece of metal was found on La Reunion island, where a Boeing 777 wing part believed to belong to missing flight MH370 washed up last week, said a source close to the investigation.  Investigators on the Indian Ocean island took the debris into evidence as part of their probe into the fate of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, however nothing indicated the piece of metal came from an airplane, the source said.  AFP PHOTO / RICHARD BOUHET

06:34 pm |   REUNION – A second piece of Debris described as the door of an airplane has been found on…

Aug 2 2015 / Read More »

Children Happy as Snow Town Opens at Gateway Ekamai Shopping Complex in Bangkok »

Youngsters' faces lit up as they got to experience the sub-zero magical landscape at the Snow Town which opened this month

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08:37 pm |   BANGKOK – Snow Town has finally opened on the fifth floor of the Gateway Ekamai shopping complex in…

Aug 1 2015 / Read More »

Japanese Broadcaster Fired for Texting Penis Photo to Thai Government Line Chat »

The Line group, with 154 members, was being used to distribute the ministry's response to the report, which maintained Thailand at the lowest Tier 3 level. Photo Bangkok Coconuts

08:20 pm | . BANGKOK – Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi apologized on Saturday after its Bangkok bureau chief posted an image of…

Aug 1 2015 / Read More »

Angelina Jolie and Suu Kyi to Visit Factory Female Workers in Myanmar »

Actress Angelina Jolie Pitt, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees special envoy, walks with her son Pax, left, as they visit Jan Mai Kaung refugee camp in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar, Thursday, July 30, 2015. (Hkun Lat/AP Photo)

08:00 pm |   YANGON – Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar’s opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting…

Aug 1 2015 / Read More »

Thailand’s Baht Drops 4.2% to It’s Lowest Since 2001 »

Thailand’s economy grew less than analysts estimated in the third quarter as improving consumption and investments failed to counter falling exports. - See more at: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/money/article/thailands-exports-continue-to-fall-hinder-economy-expansion#sthash.vUftjUv9.dpuf

08:39 pm |   BANGKOK – Thailand’s baht dropped this month by the most in more than 14 years after the government…

Jul 31 2015 / Read More »

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Ministry of Public Health in Chiang Rai Warns of Poisonous Mushrooms During Rain Season »

07:35 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Ministry of Public Health in Chiang Rai has issued an official warning to the public about the consumption of poisonous mushrooms, which are easily found during the rainy season. Since the beginning of this year to July 17th, there were 29 instances of people suffering from the consumption of poisonous…

Aug 2 2015 / Read More »
Amanita phalloides of various sizes and stages of growth arrayed for comparison. (Source: Wikipedia)

Chiang Rai United Defeats TOT SC 2-1 »

08:01 pm |   Chiang Rai United impressed once again yesterday as they recovered from a one-goal deficit to edge TOT SC 2-1. TOT SC, playing at their home ground, were put ahead in the 11th minute by their South Korean player Lee Jun-Ki, but the advantage lasted only until the dying moments of the first half when…

Jul 14 2015 / Read More »
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There’s More to Detox than a Fad Diet »

07:37 pm |   You hear the term “detox” sprinkled all over lifestyle and health ads, but most people aren’t exactly sure what it means to detox, other than to somehow clean your body of toxins. So how does a detox work and what toxins are getting cleaned out? “ Whether we like it or not – and…

Jul 14 2015 / Read More »
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Gender Rights Advocates Look to Challenge Ban on Ordaining Female Monks »

09:00 pm | BANGKOK – Gender rights advocates in Thailand are looking to possibly challenge the Sangha Supreme Council (SSC) in court over its ban on ordaining female monks. Sutada Mekrungruengkul, coordinator of a network campaigning for revival of the Bikkhuni, or female monk order in Thailand, said the group is considering taking their fight to the Administrative…

Jul 20 2015 / Read More »
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Jen’s English Tips- Informal Contractions or Slang »

08:05 pm |   Contractions are words that are created by combining words in order to shorten them from their original form. Contractions are used when speaking and when writing in casual situations. Common contractions are words like she’s and don’t and can be both written (informally) and spoken. Informal contractions or slang often combine with the following…

Aug 2 2015 / Read More »

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Three Filipina’s Seriously Injured on Bangkok – Pattaya Motorway »

09:08 pm | CHON BURI – Three Filipina’s were seriously injured when a pickup truck rammed at the rear of their car parked by the shoulder of the Chonburi motorway to have a…

Jul 30 2015 / Read More »

Three Ukrainian Men Nabbed in Chiang Mai for ATM Skimming »

Three Ukrainian skimmers are taken before a police press conference in Chiang Mai on Wednesday. (Photo by Cheewin Sattha)

08:15 pm |   CHIANG MAI – Three Ukrainian Nationals have been nabbed in Chiang Mai with 56 ATM cards they used to steal about…

Jul 29 2015 / Read More »

53-year-old Spanish National Found Dead in Pattaya Apartment »

Rescue workers prepare to remove the body of a Spanish man found dead inside a bathroom

08:54 pm |   PATTAYA – A 53-year-old Spanish National Gallardo Garcia was found dead in the bathroom of an apartment in the Pattaya area…

Jul 28 2015 / Read More »

Phuket: Russian Awakes from Coma, to be Charged with Reckless Driving Causing Death of Fiance »

Sergey Koltsov, 24, and Marina Smirnova, 19, both sustained serious head injuries when they fell from the rented motorbike they were riding

08:34 pm |   PHUKET – Russian National, Sergey Koltsov, 24,has regained consciousness after two weeks in a coma after the motorbike he was riding…

Jul 27 2015 / Read More »


Mae Sai Border Packed with Shoppers on Asanha Puja Holiday »

Mae Sai District has been packed with vehicles

08:56 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Mae Sai – Tachilek border point in Mae Sai District has been packed with vehicles, shoppers and…

Jul 31 2015 / Read More »

Mekong Authorities Step up Inspections in Search for Drugs »

The decision to strengthen river security comes after years of crime and drugs seizures on the Mekong

09:21 pm | . CHIANG RAI – Authorities in Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and China in the upper Mekong River Region will be tighten up goods…

Jul 30 2015 / Read More »

Thai and Myanmar Health Minister Discuss Cross Border Health at Dusit Island Resort, Chiang Rai »

Public Health Minister Rajata Rajatanavin today co-chaired the opening ceremony of the 2nd Myanmar-Thailand Health Collaborative Ministerial Meeting

08:03 pm |   CHIANG RAI –  The Thai Minister of Public Health says, cooperation during the past three years between Thailand and Myanmar has…

Jul 25 2015 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Airport Tightens X-Ray Security after Retired Bangkok Police Chief Arrested with Gun in Japan »

Pol Lt Gen Kamronwit Thoopkrachang raises his hand to greet reporters while arriving at Suvarnabhumi airport on Tuesday

09:02 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport has reportedly increased its security measures in compliance with the Airport…

Jul 24 2015 / Read More »

Three Chiang Rai Women Arrested For Smuggling Drugs in Teddy Bears »

Police discovered two teddy bears filled with 20,200 pills

10:18 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Police Mae Ma checkpoint have arrested three young women after a police dog sniffed out over 20,000 pills…

Jul 21 2015 / Read More »
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Chiang Rai Residents Gather Donations for Myanmar Flood Victims »

07:22 pm |  .  . CHIANG RAI –  The Thailand-Myanmar Township Border Committee (TBC) in Mae Sai District, Chiang Rai has joined hands with the Thai-Myanmar Cultural And Economic Cooperation Association, Chiang Rai…

Aug 2 2015 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Residents Warned of Flash Floods Due to Heavy Rains »

09:07 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Meteorological Department has issued warnings for people in Chiang Rai and other Northern Provinces to remain on alert for flash floods, as heavy rain continues…

Jul 31 2015 / Read More »

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