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Ricky Gervais and Judi Dench Back Soi Dog Foundation Campaign to Stop Dog Meat Trade »

Ricky Gervais and more than 423,000 people have already signed a petition to stop it

03:50 am |   PHUKET – Dame Judi Dench, Ricky Gervais and Downton Abbey actors have joined forces to campaign against the illegal dog meat trade in Thailand. In a video for charity the Soi Dog…

Oct 26 2014 / Read More »
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Top Police General Warns of Jail Time for False Social Media Posts of Koh Tao Murders »

Royal Thai Police Commissioner Pol Gen Somyot Phumphanmuang has warned of tough legal action against anyone posting false information on social networks criticising the handling of the Koh Tao murders case by the police - See more at: http://www.thephuketnews.com/thailands-top-cop-warns-of-legal-action-over-critical-koh-tao-social-media-posts-49414.php#sthash.KzAnc0vf.dpuf

02:35 am | - - BANGKOK – Thailand’s police chief  General Somyot Pumpunmuang has warned anyone speculating on social media about the…

Nov 1 2014 / Read More »

Mother Dog Nurses 4 Kittens in Doi Luang district of Chiang Rai »

Whenever the hungry kittens cry, Namtan will rush back to feed them, creating an incredible scene of beautiful friendship and incredible motherhood.

08:02 pm | Whenever the hungry kittens cry, Namtan will rush back to feed them, creating an incredible scene of beautiful friendship…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »

Passenger Train in Khon Kaen Collides 18 Wheeler 4 Dead, 18 Injured »

The train traveling from Nakhon Ratchasima to Khon Kaen collided with the truck at a railway crossing on Thursday morning - See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/newsen/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNSOC5710300010027#sthash.1xYwDmgu.dpuf

09:44 pm | - - KHON KAEN -A passenger train has crashed into an 18-wheeler truck in the Khon Kaen province, killing…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

Three African’s Arrested in Bangkok for Selling Crystal Meth »

Alfred Leboea, a 30-year-old Lesotho national, and Nigerians Peter Ebuka Iloh, 36, and Eze Clement Agu, 30

09:31 pm | - - BANGKOK – Narcotics Suppression Bureau police in central bangkok have arrested three men from African on charges…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

Tourism News

  • PETA hopes the incident will educate more tourists about the plight of tigers.

    Phuket’s Tiger Kingdom Re-Opens Despite Mauling Australian Tourist

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  • Expats in Thailand and Vietnam point out how cost-effective it is to live in these destinations

    Thailand Rank 7th Best in HSBC Global Expat Survey

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  • Tourists come to Chiang Rai Mountains in High Season

    Tourism Authority of Thailand Works to Bring More Tourism to Chiang Rai

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  • 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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Thailand’s Junta to Hand Cash to Rubber Farmers »

07:50 pm | - - BANGKOK – Thailand’s military-appointed government approved measures to help rubber farmers who have been hit hard by sharp declines in export prices. The decision enables the National Rubber Policy Committee to dispense a one-time cash handout worth no more than 15,000 baht ($465) to each of some 850,000 rubber farmers across the country.…

Oct 23 2014 / Read More »
A farmer collecting the white liquid sap of rubber trees a few hours after the trees were bled

Cambodia-Thailand kidney Trafficking Case Sparks Fears of New Organ Market »

08:19 pm | - - PHNOM PENH – The seven-inch scar runs diagonally across the left flank of his skinny torso, a glaring reminder of an operation he hoped would save his family from debt but instead plunged him into shame. Chhay, 18, sold his kidney for $3,000 in an illicit deal that saw him whisked from a…

Oct 27 2014 / Read More »
Up to 10,000, or 10 percent, of the organs transplanted globally each year are trafficked, according to the latest World Health Organization estimate

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.

Japans Omiya Ardija Football Club Joins Chiang Rai United for Youth Clinic »

08:35 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Omiya Ardija, J-1 Japanese football club, paid a visit to Chiang Rai United Stadium to partake in a football clinic with Chiang Rai United. This  is the first time a top flight Japanese club has ever visited Chiang Rai, the clinic focused on developing  Chiang Rai’s young talent also giving the…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »
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HUCKY EICHELMANN “The Music of ASEAN.” 20 Nov. at 19:00 (7 pm) Mae Fah Luang University »

09:50 pm |   CHIANG RAI – As a tribute to the upcoming integration of ASEAN year, celebrated guitar guru HUCKY EICHELMANN will present The concert is entitled “The Music of ASEAN.” The concert takes place on 20 Nov. at 19:00 (7 pm) at the C4 building (auditorium) at Mae Fah Luang University. Hucky will also conduct a…

Oct 28 2014 / Read More »

Expat News

Alfred Leboea, a 30-year-old Lesotho national, and Nigerians Peter Ebuka Iloh, 36, and Eze Clement Agu, 30

Three African’s Arrested in Bangkok for Selling Crystal Meth »

09:31 pm | - - BANGKOK – Narcotics Suppression Bureau police in central bangkok have arrested three men from African on charges of possession of crystal methamphetamine with intent to sell. Alfred Leboea,…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

Dutch Child Molester’s 37 Year Prison Term Upheld by Thailand’s Supreme Court »

Dutch man Willem Gerard Knoppien

09:45 pm | - - BANGKOK – The Supreme Court in Thailand has upheld a 37-year prison term for 56-year-old Dutch National Willem Gerard Knoppien, convicted…

Oct 29 2014 / Read More »

Thai Court Dismisses Defamation Case against British Activist Andy Hall »

British human rights activist Andy Hall arrives at Phra Khanong provincial court for his verdict on criminal and civil defamation cases filed against him

08:57 pm | British human rights activist Andy Hall arrives at Phra Khanong provincial court for his verdict on criminal and civil defamation cases filed…

Oct 29 2014 / Read More »

American Jonathan Mark Lemley Attacked on Phuket Beach »

Joggers on Karon Beach found Jonathan Mark Lemley, 28, unconscious on the sand with head injuries

08:33 pm | - - PHUKET – Police are working on solving the mystery surrounding an American who was attacked and left bleeding on a…

Oct 27 2014 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Philippine Ambassador Visits Chiang Rai Governor at City Hall »

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12:27 am | - - CHIANG RAI – H.E. Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Ambassador and Philippine Permanent Representative to UNESCAP, paid a courtesy call to Chiang Rai…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Expats Club October Meeting Updates »

From left, representing the expats: Jantima and Jim Vierling, Tony MacGregor. 

Representing Mae Fah Luang University:  Dr. Romyen Kosaikanont, 

Kuhn Nuya Leewanich and Kuhn Thanya Thamjai .

09:30 pm | - - CHIANG RAI – Mae Fah Luang University has offered free tickets to members of the Chiang Rai Expat Club to…

Oct 28 2014 / Read More »

First Cold Snap Draws Thousands to Phu Chi Fa and Doi Inthanon Mountain Parks »

The spectacular mountain now attracting the most visitors is Doi  Inthanon in Chiang Mai, the highest mountain in the country.

09:11 pm | - - CHIANG RAI - As the northern meteorological center reported a  new wave of cold weather from China is coming in…

Oct 28 2014 / Read More »

Tourism Authority of Thailand Works to Bring More Tourism to Chiang Rai »

Tourists come to Chiang Rai Mountains in High Season

07:08 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Tourism Authority of Thailand and operators in Chiang Rai are offering seasonal packages to lure visitors during…

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »

Safety Practices for Loy Krathong issued Thai Marine Department »

Loy Krathong festival will come on November 6

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

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »
Whenever the hungry kittens cry, Namtan will rush back to feed them, creating an incredible scene of beautiful friendship and incredible motherhood.

Mother Dog Nurses 4 Kittens in Doi Luang district of Chiang Rai »

08:02 pm | Whenever the hungry kittens cry, Namtan will rush back to feed them, creating an incredible scene of beautiful friendship and incredible motherhood.     CHIANG RAI – Four tiny kittens…

Oct 31 2014 / Read More »
"The damage to the bridge's deck and supports must be fixed immediately" said Mae Sai Chief District Officer. - See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/newsen/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNOHT5710290010005#sthash.JFQ6D7DT.dpuf

Thailand to Repair and Overhaul the 1st Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge »

04:55 am | - - CHIANG RAI -Thailand is to spend 7 million baht to perform major maintenance on the first Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, expected to be finished within half a year. The…

Oct 30 2014 / Read More »

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