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Traffickers use Abductions, Prison Ships to Feed Asia’s Slave Trade »

Eighty-one men were held captive in the jungle by people who authorities believe planned to sell them

07:52 am | - - PHANG NGA  – When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, “I’ll see you soon.” He said he…

Oct 23 2014 / Read More »
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Thailand’s Military Government Approves Mega Transport Projects »

The projects involve  auction of contracts to build six electric train routes, procure city buses and build new motorways.

08:57 pm | - - BANGKOK – Thailand’s Military stacked cabinet yesterday approved the launch of several mass transit projects that it…

Oct 22 2014 / Read More »

Attorney-General Stalls National Anti-Corruption Commission over Yingluck Shinawatra »

Former Thai Prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra

08:45 pm | - - BANGKOK - The National Anti-Corruption Commission will have to decide on November 7 whether it will take…

Oct 22 2014 / Read More »

Australian Tourist Mauled by Tiger at Phuket Tiger Kingdom »

Australian truck driver Paul Goudie Mauled by Tiger

08:24 pm | - - PHUKET – Australian tourist Paul Goudie was injured yesterday after being mauled by a tiger in the Tiger…

Oct 22 2014 / Read More »

Thai Junta Offers New Concessions for Oil and Gas Exploration »

Six fields are in the Gulf of Thailand over an area of 11,808 square kilometers.

08:01 pm | - - BANGKOK—Thailand’s military-backed government said Wednesday that it is offering new concessions to explore for oil and gas…

Oct 22 2014 / Read More »

Tourism News

  • The World Travel and Tourism Council data shows the tourism sector is worth $75 billion a year and in 2013 accounted for more than 20 percent of Thailand's national output.

    Thailand’s Troubled Tourism Industry Struggles to Recover

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  • Thai Lion Air (TLA) will start a daily flight to Chiang Rai

    Thai Lion Air (TLA) to Begin Service To Chiang Rai

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  • Cartoon Network Amazone water park has opened its doors on 3 October, 2014.

    Thailand’s First Water Theme Park Opens in Pattaya

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    Chiang Rai Welcomes High Season as Cold Weather Approaches

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  • The Legend released details of its Loy Krathong Festival, Wednesday, hoping to snap up early bird bookings for the 6 November evening festival.

    Legend Resort Kicks off Loy Krathong Celebration Promotions

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  • Overcharging foreign tourists by as much as 200%

    Is Dual-Pricing in Thailand Scaring Tourists Away?

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  • The Legend Chiang Rai Resort & Spa lies along the Mae Kok River

    Chiang Rai Offers a Variety of Attractions Year Round

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    Tourist Arrivals Down10.47 Percent From Last Year

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  • Multi-generational workers Doi Tung Royal Project Chiang Rai Thailand

    Handicrafts of Chiang Rai’s Hill Tribes: Explore the Royal Projects of Doi Tung

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  • Meet tribal people who still live off the land and discover old monasteries and churches in Myanmar's frontier, Kengtung - See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/the-big-story/asia-report/myanmar/story/gem-the-golden-triangle-20140720#sthash.v4zhpy62.dpuf

    Kengtung Myanmar, A Gem in the Golden Triangle

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  • Thai Immigration Bureau to blacklist all overstayers of more than 90 days

    Thailand Visa Overstayers to be put on a Blacklist and Barred from the Country

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  • The architecture of Chiang Rai's White Temple, aka Wat Rong Khun, continues to inspire. Though some of the buildings in the complex were closed to the public after they suffered structural damage during a strong earthquake in early May, tourists continued to flock to the temple. Some wanted to inspect the cracks caused by 6.3-magnitude quake while others were anxious to view the masterpiece painstakingly created by national artist Chalermchai Kositpipat after news about the temple's closure spread. Chalermchai has now committed himself to repairing the damage.

    Chiang Rai Shaken Not Shattered, Earthquake Reports Greatly Exaggerated

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  • Last year's inaugural Chiangmai Classic, won by Australia's Scott Hend, also featured an appearance by four-time major winner Ernie Els of South Africa who tied for 14th place.

    Chiangmai’s 2014 Golf Classic Postponed

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  • Indian opium farmers now are harvesting large crops in the country's northern area, a new development in the regional drug problem. (Photo by TNI)

    Heroin Poppy’s Return to the Golden Triangle

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Thailand’s Rubber Panel Aides Farmers as Prices Fall »

07:26 pm | - - BANGKOK – Thailand’s rubber panel said Thursday it plans to introduce measures worth $1.8 billion to shore up rubber prices and support local farmers to deal with sharp price declines. The National Rubber Policy Committee suggested that the government buy natural rubber from local growers in an effort to boost prices. Thai rubber…

Oct 17 2014 / Read More »
A Thai farmer cuts a rubber tree to bleed its white sap at his rubber plantation in the Ka Po village of the southern Thai province of Phang Nga

Thailand’s Cabinet Bans Imports of Hookah Pipes and Electronic Cigarettes »

08:01 pm | - - BANGKOK- Thailand’s Cabinet has approved a ban on the import of hookah-style water pipes and electronic cigarettes, copying a similar move by neighboring Cambodia earlier this year. Deputy government spokesman Maj. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd said Tuesday’s decision approving the ban proposed by the Commerce Ministry was made for health reasons. The Public Health…

Oct 16 2014 / Read More »
The Public Health Ministry originally suggested a ban, saying the items were luring young people into smoking.

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…

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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 Mai to Re-Host “Chiangmai Golf Classic 2014” »

07:57 am |  - - CHIANG MAI – The city of Chiang Mai is set to host an international golf tournament in November.Chiang Mai Governor Suriya Prasartbandit on Thursday chaired a meeting with an organizing committee of the Chiang Mai Golf Classic 2014, which is scheduled to take place during November 10 and 16 at the Alpine Golf…

Oct 4 2014 / Read More »
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Scott Kelby’s 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk Comes to Chiang Rai »

09:38 pm |   CHIANG RAI – On Saturday, October 11, 2014, photographers will gather in cities across the globe to capture a slice of life through their eyes during the 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. It’s the world’s largest global social photography event in the history of photography itself. Photographers of all walks of life and skill…

Sep 17 2014 / Read More »
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Australian truck driver Paul Goudie Mauled by Tiger

Australian Tourist Mauled by Tiger at Phuket Tiger Kingdom »

08:24 pm | - - PHUKET – Australian tourist Paul Goudie was injured yesterday after being mauled by a tiger in the Tiger Kingdom park in Phuket, Thailand. Witnesses at the scene said the…

Oct 22 2014 / Read More »

Thai Woman and Taxi Driver Husband Confess to Killing 79 Year Old Japanese Teacher Yoshinori Tetsuo »

Police and rescuers inspect a bag with pieces of human-beings inside. The bag was found in a canal on Tuesday night. (Ruamkatanyu Foundation photo)

06:21 am | - Police and rescuers inspect a bag with pieces of human-beings inside. The bag was found in a canal on Tuesday night.…

Oct 22 2014 / Read More »

Bangkok Police Detain Thai Woman in Disappearance of 79 Year Old Japanese Pensioner »

Missing 79-year-old Japanese father Yoshinori Tetsuo

08:33 pm | BANGKOK – Ms. Pornchanok Chaiyapa a 47 year old Thai woman who was in the company of Yoshinori Tetsuo an elderly Japanese…

Oct 21 2014 / Read More »

European Scientists Arrested in Chiang Mai for Collecting Insects »

The four scientists at Mae Ai police station. Photo: Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park.

08:33 pm | - - CHIANG MAI -Four European Scientist have been arrested in Chiang Mai for collecting insects in a National Park without the…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Chiang Rai Residents Warned to Brace for Cold Weather and Fog »

Thick fog Covers the Northern Province of Chiang Rai

07:12 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Authorities in Chiang Rai Province have warned residents living in high altitude areas to brace for cold weather…

Oct 18 2014 / Read More »

3.5 Tremor Hits Mae Fa Luang in Chiang Rai »

According to statistics from the Seismology Office, minor quakes have been recorded in Mae Lao and Mae Suay districts of Chiang Rai province nearly everyday recently.

09:54 pm | - - CHIANG RAI – The Office of Seismology of the Meteorological Department reported that the 3.5 magnitude earthquake took place at…

Oct 13 2014 / Read More »

Samsung Smart Learning Centre Opens New Worlds for Chiang Rai Students »

Initiative focuses on problem-solving and study via the internet with modern tools

08:45 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Students at a Chiang Rai-based school have held weekly meetings on how to improve a main product in…

Oct 13 2014 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Welcomes High Season as Cold Weather Approaches »

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07:17 pm | CHIANG RAI – Thai and foreign tourists swarm into Chiang Rai as winter is about to arrive. There will be musical performances…

Oct 13 2014 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Tours Operators Say Martial Law Not Affecting Tourism »

Chairman of the Chiang Rai Chamber of Commerce Boontham Thipprasong (Left)

09:26 pm | - - CHIANG RAI – Tourism operators in Northern Thailand believe that the martial law will not affect tourism industry in the…

Oct 9 2014 / Read More »
Loy Krathong festival will come on November 6

Safety Practices for Loy Krathong issued Thai Marine Department »

08:22 pm | - - CHIANG RAI – The Marine Department issued an announcement calling on business operators along the rivers and the people to observe safety rules and practices in celebrating the upcoming Loy Krathong…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »
He also recommended those who bought used clothes to disinfect them first

Public Health Issues Health Warning Over Second Hand Clothing, Army Chief Hands Out Blankets in Chiang Rai »

08:05 pm |  - - CHIANG RAI – As cold weather approaches in the northern parts of Thailand the Ministry of Public Health has advised people in the North to thoroughly wash and…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

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