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Golden Triangle is Under Spotlight as illegal Wildlife Trade Hub »

06:36 am | – CHIANG RAI – The World Wildlife Fund says the Golden Triangle – a 367,000-square mile area where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet – has become a “breeding ground for…

Nov 9 2017 / Read More »

Tears Flow Openly at Historic Cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej »

07:34 pm | – BANGKOK – In a national outpouring of grief, Thais across the country turned up late on Thursday night to bid a tearful and final farewell to their beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej in…

Oct 27 2017 / Read More »

King Bhumibol Adulyadej: A Fond Farewell by Thais and Malaysians »

08:26 pm | – KUALA LUMPUR – When homemaker Sakhon Saleesongsom heard the grievous news of Thai King King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s passing in Oct last year, she put on a black ribbon pin in mourning. Over…

Oct 26 2017 / Read More »

Tears in Rain as Thais Gather for Late King’s Funeral »

08:02 pm |     – BANGKOK – Somber crowds began gathering to pay final respects to Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, braving a tropical downpour to camp out along the funeral procession route for a…

Oct 24 2017 / Read More »
Regional News

5 Dead, 9 Injured after Pick-up Traveling at “High Speed” Crashes in Chon Buri Province »

07:42 am | – CHON BURI – Five people have been killed and nine others injured when a pickup truck skidded off…

Nov 19 2017 / Read More »

Academics Say Thai Junta’s Government Policies is Making Rich Richer and Poor Poorer »

07:26 am | – BANGKOK – Well the Junta governments plan for Thailand seems to be working for the Elite, according to…

Nov 19 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s Supreme Court Denies Former Teacher Retrial to Clear Her Name in Fatal Hit-and-Run Case »

06:24 am | – NAKHON PHANOM –  Thailand’s Supreme Court has rejected the request of former teacher, Jomsap Saenmuangkhot for a retrial…

Nov 18 2017 / Read More »

Restaurant Staff Confirm Hit-and-Run Doctor Was Drinking Prior to Accident »

06:02 am | – NONTHABURI – Police reported Friday that Dr. Yorn Chiranakhon that hit-and-ran been drinking for several hours at a…

Nov 18 2017 / Read More »

Thailand Says It’s on Track to End Military Rule in 2018 »

07:14 am |   – BANGKOK – Thailand said it remains on course for elections next year and that curbs on political…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

Van Driver Charged in the Deaths of Four Japanese Tourists and Thai Tour Guide »

06:40 am | – AYUTTHAYA – The driver of a minivan that rammed into a truck last week in Ayutthaya, resulting in…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

Three Killed, 50 Injured after Bus-Truck Collision in North Eastern Thailand »

06:25 am | – NAKHON RATCHASIMA – Three people, including one girl, were killed and about 50 others, most of them are…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

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First Thai Herbal Store Launched in Chiang Khong, Chiang Rai »

06:54 am | – CHIANG RAI – A network of Thai herbal product makers has officially launched its first herbal product store in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong to promote greater cooperation among members and boost product sales. The opening of the first herbal product store of the group, which is located in Chiang Khong sub-district of Chiang Rai,…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

Amids Tensions North Korea and Malaysia Meet in Thailand for Asian Cup Qualifier »

06:14 am | – BANGKOK – Amid political tension between, North Korea and Malaysia both countries are about to face each other in a pair of Asian Cup qualifiers in neutral Thailand. North Korea will be the designated host for the first match on Friday, while Malaysia will act as the home team for the second match on…

Nov 10 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Mai University Unearths Two New Types of Truffle Species in Northern Thailand »

08:05 pm | – CHIANG MAI – Gastronomes of the world delight. Two new types of truffle have been unearthed in Thailand’s far north, scientists announced on Thursday in what they called a first for Southeast Asia. Researchers at Chiang Mai university said they had identified two brand new species and confirmed that tuber magnatum – the same…

Sep 10 2017 / Read More »

Three Must-Visit Places in Chiang Rai »

04:27 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Situated in the northern part of Thailand, Chiang Rai slips under the radar of tourists as the area is not as popular as its neighboring city Chiang Mai. However, Chiang Rai actually offers one-of-a-kind attractions, varying from a majestic white temple to Akha tribe tradition, which cannot be found anywhere else.…

Sep 9 2017 / Read More »

Editor of Bangkok Post Says, Thailand Must Pass English Test »

08:03 am | – BANGKOK – It would not come as a surprise to anybody that the latest English proficiency index showed that Thailand’s standing remained close to where it was a year ago. Thailand was ranked 53rd out of 80 non-native English-speaking countries and territories in the EF English Proficiency Index 2017. This was a slight improvement…

Nov 12 2017 / Read More »

Tourist in the News

South Korean and Thai Woman Arrested for Allegedly Forcing Thai Women into Prostitution in South Korea »

07:38 am | – BANGKOK – A South Korean man and a Thai woman have been arrested for alleged involvement in a sex trafficking ring which forced Thai women into prostitution in South…

Nov 20 2017 / Read More »

A Briton and her Canadian Friend Found Dead at Cambodian Hostel »

06:58 am | – KAMPOT – A British tourist and her Canadian friend have been found dead at a backpackers’ hostel in Cambodia. Natalie Seymour, 22, from Bedfordshire, and 27-year-old Abbey Gail Amisola…

Nov 17 2017 / Read More »

77 Year-Old French National Killed in Road Accident in Petchaburi Province »

05:57 am | – PETCHABURI – Police in Petchaburi Province have confirmed that 77-year-old French National, Joseph Urbansky was killed after he was run over by a passenger’s car in Cha-am district on…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

Briton Who Claimed he was Robbed in Phuket Thailand ‘Exposed as Fake’ »

07:16 am |   – PHUKET – A British man who claimed he was robbed at gunpoint and had his legs broken in Thailand has been accused of faking a fundraising page to…

Nov 9 2017 / Read More »

Four Japanese Tourists and a Thai Guide Killed in Road Accident in Ayutthaya »

06:48 am | – AYUTTHAYA – Four Japanese tourists and a Thai female tour guide have been killed after a passenger van in which they…

Nov 9 2017 / Read More »

51 Year-old Dutchman Arrested in Southern Thailand on Child Molestation Charges »

04:40 am |   – HUA HIN – Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation and officials from the Royal Thai Police have arrested a Dutch National…

Nov 7 2017 / Read More »

Thai Immigration Busts 4 Nigerians for Online Romance Scam and Overstay »

09:26 pm | – BANGKOK – Thai Immigration police have arrested four Nigerians for overstaying their tourist visas and charged them with being involved in…

Nov 2 2017 / Read More »

Bangkok Meter Cab Driver Arrested for Stealing Tourists Luggage »

08:48 pm | – BANGKOK – Police have charged a Bangkok meter taxi cab driver with theft after he took two Taiwanese tourists from Suvarnabhumi…

Nov 2 2017 / Read More »

Japanese College Student Arrested at Don Mueang International Airport for Trying to Take 10 Otters Back to Japan »

07:47 pm | – BANGKOK – A Japanese female college student has been detained in Thailand on suspicion of attempting to smuggle 10 baby otters…

Nov 1 2017 / Read More »

60 Year-old British Expat Found Dead in his Rented Room in Buriram Province »

10:19 pm | – BURIRAM – Nang Ron Police in Buriram Province have released information that 60 year-old British national James Track, was found dead…

Oct 22 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Man Arrested for Robbing and Stabbing Frenchman on Koh Samui »

05:53 pm | – SURAT THANI – Police on the Island of Koh Samui have arrested a 24 year-old Thai man for allegedly robbing and…

Oct 21 2017 / Read More »

Three Iranian Men Busted for Trying to Pass Fake US Currency in Pattaya »

08:40 pm | – PATTAYA  – Police in Pattaya arrested 3 Iranian men on Friday allegedly for trying to exchange nine counterfeit US$100 notes at…

Oct 20 2017 / Read More »

Three Taiwanese Women Arrested in Bangkok Over Alleged Call Scam »

08:20 pm | – BANGKOK – Three Taiwanese women have been arrested in Bangkok for being part of an alleged call scam, with 340,000 in…

Oct 20 2017 / Read More »

Tourist Drowns at Phuket’s Karon Beach, the Third Drowning in One Month »

10:30 pm | – PHUKET – A third tourist has drowned at Phuket’s Karon Beach, 51-year-old tourist Andy Airtley was rescued by Jet-ski operators and…

Oct 18 2017 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Tourists Flock to Watch the Sun Rise Over the Sea of Fog at Phu Chi Fah »

06:53 am | – CHIANG RAI – As winter season in Chinag Rai starts Thais and foreign visitors are flocking to the famous mountain ‘Phu…

Nov 15 2017 / Read More »

Police Warn Drivers of Hazardous Driving Conditions As Morning Fog Appears in Chiang Rai »

06:29 am |   – CHIANG RAI – Traffic police set up checkpoints on main roads leading to popular tourist destinations in Chiang Rai early…

Nov 15 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Officials Launch Campaign for Public to Consume more Fruit and Vegetables »

06:07 am | – CHIANG RAI – The Chiang Rai Administrative Organization, the Thai Health Promotion Foundation (THPF) and other organizations have urged the public…

Nov 14 2017 / Read More »

Three Monks Including an Abbot Facing Charges of Sodomy in Northern Thailand »

06:55 am |   – NAN – Three monks including an abbot in the northern province of Nan are facing charges of sodomizing teenage boys…

Nov 12 2017 / Read More »

Officials Seize Defunct Scheelite Mine in Chiang Rai’s Wiang Pa Pao District »

06:45 am |   – CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation and relevant agencies have banded together to seize…

Nov 10 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai’s Phu Chi Fa Drawing More Visitors as Temperatures Drop »

05:55 am |   – CHIANG RAI – As temperatures in Chiang Rai drop more and more tourists are visiting Phu Chi Fa mountaintop in…

Nov 10 2017 / Read More »

Environmentalists Say Fight to Save Mekong Rapids from Blasting Not Over »

05:03 am | — CHIANG RAI – Environmentalist Rak Chiang Khong Group have pledged not to lower their guard against attempts to clear rapids on…

Nov 7 2017 / Read More »

Thailand Firm to Manage Ban Mom Mekong Port in Laos for 40 Years »

04:12 am |   – CHIANG RAI – A Thai firm has won a contract to develop and operate Ban Mom port on the Mekong…

Nov 7 2017 / Read More »

Loy Krathong (Yi Peng) Returns to Chaing Rai after a Year of Mourning »

06:32 pm | – CHIANG RAI – People are celebrating an annual traditional Thai festival, called Loy Krathong (float a basket), along canals and rivers…

Nov 3 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai’s Deputy Governor Presides Over Opening of Marigold Festival »

07:50 am |   – CHIANG RAI – Deputy Governor of Chiang Rai Samrit Sawamipak, presided over the Marigold Festival opening ceremony at the activity grounds in Baan Hua Mae Kham village in…

Nov 20 2017 / Read More »

Tourists View the Morning Sea of Mist from Chiang Rai’s Doi Pha Tung »

06:56 am | – CHIANG RAI – Hundreds of Thai and Foreign tourists camped overnight on Doi Pha Tung, a viewing point on top of a high cliff in Chiang Rai, and woke…

Nov 19 2017 / Read More »

Meteorological Department Warns of Thunderstorms for Northern Thailand »

06:38 am | – CHIANG RAI – The Meteorological Department has forecast that the temperatures in Northern Thailand will drop, as a high pressure trough from China is moving further south towards the…

Nov 18 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Man Saves Four Year-Old Boy With CPR after Drowning »

07:06 am | – CHIANG RAI – A dramatic video has emerged on Facebook of Hmong hill-tribes man in Chiang Rai frantically attempting to resuscitate a young Thai boy who drowned while playing…

Nov 16 2017 / Read More »

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