Thailand Will Lose More than it Gains by Blowing up Rapids in the Mekong River »

07:34 pm | . . CHIANG RAI –  A senior researcher for Thailand’s Development Research Institute (TDRI), Saowaruj Rattanakhamfu reports, Thailand stands to lose more than it gains from its decision to join China in blowing…

Jan 19 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s Military Government Ignoring the Risks on the Mekong River to Appease China »

07:50 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – The Prayut Chan-o-cha Government made an out-of-the-blue decision that paves the way for the demolition of the Mekong River’s rocky outcrops for the sake of “improved waterway navigation”…

Jan 17 2017 / Read More »

Thai Military Government Approves Plan for Blasting Mekong River Rapids in Chiang Rai »

07:02 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Ferry captain Chalin Cheableam drives his ferry up the river to the Khon Phee Lhong rapids on the Mekong River in Chiang Rai. He has navigated boats on…

Jan 17 2017 / Read More »
Regional News

Thailand’s Political Class War has its Roots in the Classroom »

08:27 pm | . . BANGKOK – Everyone knows that nurturing children’s brains is good for an economy, in Thailand, school reformers…

Jan 20 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau Takes Down Laotian Drug Lord at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport »

08:05 pm | . . BANGKOK – Officers from Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau have arrested Laotian Drug Lord, Xayasana Keopimpha,  just moments after…

Jan 20 2017 / Read More »

Bangkok Woman Dies Waiting for Ambulance Held Up in “Minor Accident” by Driver Worried about his Insurance Premiums »

09:04 pm | . . BANGKOK – The National Institute for Emergency Medicine once again on Thursday appealed for public cooperation to…

Jan 19 2017 / Read More »

Nada Chaiyajit Breaks Education Barriers for Transgender Students in Thailand »

08:15 pm | . . PHAYAO – Thai transgender activist Nada Chaiyajit completed her undergraduate studies in August, and two months later,…

Jan 19 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s National Office of Buddhism to Prepare Blacklist of Defrocked Monks »

07:55 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand’s National Office of Buddhism plans to prepare a blacklist of monks who were defrocked…

Jan 18 2017 / Read More »

Tourism News

  • Cruise Ship Costa Victoria Launching Cruises from Laem Chabang Port in Chon Buri, Thailand

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  • Tourists Stranded in Koh Samui as Flooding Causes Flight Cancellations

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  • Thai Navy Frigate HTMS Kraburi Escorts Maiden Voyage of Pattaya, Hua Hin Ferry

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  • Tourist Safety in Question after Two Boating Accidents in Krabi, Thailand

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  • Three Israeli Tourists Injured after Falling from Zipline in Chiang Mai

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  • Visititing Bangkok on a Budget: Luxury for Less

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  • Chiang Rai’s Baan Dam Museum (The Black House) Now Charging Entrance Fee

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  • Chiang Rai Airport Welcomes First Flight from HK Express

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  • Skipping the Beach of Thailand and Heading to Chiang Rai

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  • Ethics Embrace Elephant Tourism in Chiang Rai Thailand

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  • Thai Tour Operators Charged over “Zero-Dollar” Chinese Tour Scams

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  • Thai Cabinet Approves 10 Year Retirement Visa

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  • New Ferry Service from Pattaya to Hua Hin to Commence January 1st, 2017

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  • Connecting Elephants, Reforestation and Tribal Coffee of Northern Thailand

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Electronic Waist in Asia Threatening Health and Environment »

08:07 pm | . . MANILA – Waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has reached severe levels in Asia, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless safe disposal becomes the norm. China was the biggest culprit with its electronic waste more than doubling, according to a new study by the United Nations University.…

Jan 15 2017 / Read More »

Thailand Claims Record Fifth Suzuki Cup »

08:43 am |   BANGKOK – Thailand has won a record fifth Suzuki Cup with an impressive 2-0 victory over underdogs Indonesia. Siroch was the hero with goals either side of half-time to put the War Elephants in control. The victory would have been even more emphatic had top-scorer Teerasil not fired a woeful second-half penalty straight at…

Dec 19 2016 / Read More »

Visititing Bangkok on a Budget: Luxury for Less »

08:29 pm | . . BANGKOK – One of the most packed places to dine in Thailand’s capital is not a restaurant with tablecloths and fussy waiters. It’s the food court at the Terminal 21 shopping mall. Stall after stall on the fifth floor of this mall offers an array of cuisines and dishes: Thai, Chinese, Indian, Hainanese,…

Dec 9 2016 / Read More »

Winning Big in Northern Thailand’s Rhinoceros Beetle Matches »

07:41 pm | CHIANG RAI – Every year in northern Thailand, groups of men gather to take part in a unique activity: beetle fighting. Some men come to fight beetles and gamble, while others come simply to meet and socialise with friends. The fights are organized once a year and offer a break from the daily routine in…

Dec 29 2016 / Read More »

Thailand’s Political Class War has its Roots in the Classroom »

08:27 pm | . . BANGKOK – Everyone knows that nurturing children’s brains is good for an economy, in Thailand, school reformers have an extra incentive: to narrow differences between rich people in cities and their poorer rural cousins, which have led to a decade of political tension and occasional eruptions of violence. For years shoddy teaching in…

Jan 20 2017 / Read More »

Tourist in the News

HIV- Positive Czech National Zdenek Pfeifer Captured in Phuket, Thailand »

08:34 pm | . . PHUKET – Czech National Zdenek Pfeifer, 52 who is believed to be HIV-infected and to have spread the disease to partners in Thailand was apprehended in Phuket’s Thalang…

Jan 18 2017 / Read More »

Northern Thailand Police Hunt for Czech National, Wanted for Spreading HIV in Thailand »

08:36 pm | .. . CHIANG MAI – Police in Northern Thailand are searching for a Czech man, an over-stayer believed to be infected with HIV and wanted for sexual offences against minors…

Jan 17 2017 / Read More »

Live Video: Finnish Man Lucky to Be Alive after Jumping into Road Tunnel in Pattaya, Thailand »

07:35 pm | . . CHON BURI – A unidentified Finnish man in his early twenties is lucky to be alive after after he jumped about five metres into the underground road tunnel…

Jan 16 2017 / Read More »

Thai Police Investigate British Couples Claims they Were Drugged, Robbed and Raped in Phuket »

08:02 pm | . . PHUKET – Police Deputy Commander Peerayuth Karajedee in Phuket is looking into allegations that a British couple was drugged, robbed…

Jan 14 2017 / Read More »

72 Year-Old Taiwanese Man Found Asphyxiated in his Bangkok Condo »

09:42 pm | . . BANGKOK – A 72 year-old Taiwanese was found dead at his Wang Thonglang District Condominium in Bangkok with his head…

Jan 12 2017 / Read More »

Two Young Italian Men Charged with Desecrating the National Flag in Krabi, Thailand »

08:54 pm | . . KRABI – Two young Italian men have been arrested and charged with desecrating Thailand’s national flag after they were caught…

Jan 9 2017 / Read More »

Canadian Clinton Munkittrick Identified as Koh Phangan, New Year’s Drowning Victim »

09:04 pm | . . SURAT THANI – Family members have identified the Canadian man who died after a New Year’s Eve party on the…

Jan 5 2017 / Read More »

26 Year-Old Canadian Man Drowns During New Years Swim on Koh Phangnan »

10:00 pm | . . SURAT THANI – A 26 year- old Canadian man drowned and a woman, nationality unknown almost drown after ignoring a…

Jan 1 2017 / Read More »

Mafia Suspects Wanted in India Nabbed at Amari Watergate Hotel in Bangkok »

09:23 pm | . . BANGKOK – Two Indians Nationals who were arrested at a Bangkok hotel Sunday on an Interpol international warrant for a…

Dec 25 2016 / Read More »

Pattaya: Malaysian Jumps to his Death, Police Identify Dead Diver as American »

10:03 pm | . . PATTAYA – Police in Pattaya are investigating the death of a Malaysian man after he fell to his death from…

Dec 23 2016 / Read More »

Swiss National Xavier Justo Linked to 1MDB Investigation to be Deported to Switzerland »

09:41 pm | . . BANGKOK – Swiss National Xavier Justo was freed from prison in Thailand Tuesday after being jailed for blackmail and attempted…

Dec 20 2016 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Thai Authorities Seizes 65 Million Baht in Assets from Drug Network »

08:17 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Officers from the  Narcotics Control Board, assisted by soldiers and local officials, raided five locations in Chiang…

Jan 13 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai-Lao Open Second Electricity Distribution Point Between Chiang Khong and Houay Xai »

09:18 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – The Provincal Government of Chiang Rai has expanded its move to promote the Thai-Lao border economic growth…

Jan 11 2017 / Read More »

Environmentists Protest Mekong Blasting Plan in Chiang Rai »

09:34 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Military’s Governments aim to clear the Mekong River’s rocky outcrops to ensure the smooth passage of…

Jan 9 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s Minister of Labor Inspects Progress on Labor Related Programs in Chiang Rai »

08:24 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Minister of Labor has visited Chiang Rai Province to inspect the implementation progress of designated government…

Jan 9 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Tackles Mountains of Garbage Leftover from New Years Visitors »

09:20 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – The cool winter weather drew millions of visitors to popular tourist areas and national parks like Phu…

Jan 7 2017 / Read More »

Intermodal Freight Centre set to be Built in Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai »

09:00 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Land Transport Department (DLT) deputy director-general Kamol Buranapong said yesterday that an intermodal freight centre valued at 4.86 billion baht will be built on 330…

Jan 20 2017 / Read More »

National Children’s Day Celebrated Throughout Chiang Rai »

07:02 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – For National Children’s Day many parents on Saturday took their kids on a visit to Phu Chee Fah in Chiang Rai province as a treat…

Jan 15 2017 / Read More »

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