Donations Pour in to Save Elephant Foundation in Lampang, Thailand »

07:35 pm | – LAMPANG – What is believed to be the world’s first elephant hospital has been saved from closure after more than 20 million baht in donations streemed in from elephant lovers all over…

Mar 18 2017 / Read More »

Conservationists Oppose Plan to Dredge Mekong River in Chiang Rai »

08:03 pm | –   BANGKOK –  Conservationists in Thailand are worried that dredging the Mekong River would destroy ecosystems supporting numerous fish and bird species in the 180km stretch that flows past the northern province…

Mar 9 2017 / Read More »

Striking a Balance Between Conservation and Development of the Lower Mekong »

06:56 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – The Lower Mekong has been a hotspot for mega-projects and developments initiated by the governments of Mekong River Basin countries and big private investors. Depending on who you…

Feb 16 2017 / Read More »
Regional News

Tour Bus Crashes into Rear of Freight Truck in Central Thailand, Killing 1 Injuring 5 »

07:34 pm | – PHETCHABURI -The sleeping second driver of a tour bus was killed and five passengers injured when it ran…

Apr 24 2017 / Read More »

Former DSI Chief Sacked for Being Unusually Rich »

07:25 pm |   – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Prime Minister’s Office has dismissed Tarit Pengdith, former director-general of the Department of Special…

Apr 24 2017 / Read More »

Two Pickup Trucks Collide in Surin Province, 3 Dead, 14 Injured »

07:02 pm |   – SURIN – Three people were killed and 14 others injured when two pickup trucks collided in the…

Apr 24 2017 / Read More »

Phrae Police Find Massive Drug Haul Hidden in Truck Transporting with Cabbage »

06:58 pm | – PHRAE – Police have arrested two men in Phrae province after uncovering a massive shipment of illegal drugs…

Apr 23 2017 / Read More »

New Bangkok Taxi Operators to be Required to Have GPS, Camera and Emergency Button to Improve Passenger Safety »

07:45 pm | – BANGKOK – A new regulations that is soon to been launched, will require new taxi operators to install…

Apr 22 2017 / Read More »

Inter-Provincial Bus Rams into Feed Truck, Killing one, Injuring 6 in Tak Province »

06:45 pm | – TAK – A bus employee was killed and six others hurt, one seriously, when an interprovincial bus heading…

Apr 22 2017 / Read More »

Tourism News

  • Pajaree Anannarukarn and Panuphol Pittayarat Win Singha Masters at the Santiburi Country Club

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  • “Siao Dok Kao” Purple Orchid Trees Bloom in Chiang Rai, Province

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  • Pattaya’s Sex City Image Frustrates Thailand’s Junta

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  • London Attacker Born in Britain, Previously Investigated by MI5

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  • Pattaya City to Launch “Happy Zones” after Sex City Report in Foreign Media

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  • Thailand to Collect Bt400 National Park Entrance Fee from Foreigners

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  • Scientist Warns Phuket Heading Towards an Environmental Crisis

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  • Japanese Tourists Injured after Bull Elephant Gets Frisky with Young Female Elephant

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  • Pattaya Police Chief Say’s There is No Such thing as Prostitution in Pattaya

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  • Thailand’s National Telecom Regulator Scraps Special Tracking Sim Card for Tourists

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  • Thai Tourism Wants to Open Military Facilities to Lure Chinese Tourists

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  • Mae Salong: Yunnan Chinese in Northern Thailand Celebrate Unique History

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  • Phuket Police and Officials Accused of Extorting Foreign Work Permit Holders

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  • Travel Across the Border from Chiang Rai to the Hidden Gem of Kengtung, Myanmar

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Could Young Blood Boost the Aging Brain? »

09:51 pm |  – A new study hints that young blood may harbor clues to a “fountain of youth” for older brains. Researchers say blood from human umbilical cords appears to have helped reverse memory loss in aging mice. The findings suggest that something in young blood is important in maintaining mental acuity. No one, however, is saying…

Apr 20 2017 / Read More »

Pajaree Anannarukarn and Panuphol Pittayarat Win Singha Masters at the Santiburi Country Club »

07:54 pm | – CHIANG RAI –  has won his first All Thailand Tour title with a two-shot victory over teen sensation Phachara Kongwatmai at the Santiburi Country Club yesterday. Trailing a shot behind the 18-year-old prodigy, Panuphol sank a birdie on the 18th hole for a 67 to match him at 16-under. Phachara, who was playing flawless…

Apr 10 2017 / Read More »

Uber Thailand Launches “UberEATS” Restaurant Food Delivery Service in Bangkok »

07:21 pm | . . BANGKOK – Uber Thailand has partnered with the Business Development Department to promote Thai restaurants via its application UberEATS, which the company say will create opportunities for Thai restaurants to serve consumers using food-delivery technology. Allen Penn, regional general manager for Asia-Pacific of UberEats, said if you want to get the food you…

Feb 10 2017 / Read More »

Buy Elite Residency in Thailand for $60,000 — and the Government will Even Provide a ‘Concierge’ Service »

08:44 pm | – BANGKOK – If you have money to spare and you want special treatment the Thai government offers”elite” residency visas for wealthy foreign citizens, allowing them to live in the country for around $3,000 (£2,403) a year, aimed at capitalizing on increased global uncertainty over borders and immigration. There are seven different packages, with the most expensive…

Apr 6 2017 / Read More »

Learning Thai with Jen – Asking for the Bill »

07:45 pm | – When asking for the Bill – When you are at a restaurant (tîi ráan-aa-hǎan), what would you say after finishing eating and drinking? You may say “Bill please” or “Check please” in English. However, it is interesting to know how to say it in Thai, isn’t it? You can say either “chék bin dûai…

Apr 24 2017 / Read More »

Tourist in the News

Dutch Pastor Arrested in Cambodia on Child Pornography Charges »

07:10 pm |   PHNOM PENH – A 53-year-old Dutch Old Catholic church official has been arrested in Cambodia on suspicion of producing child pornography involving young teenage boys. Evrard Nicolas Sarot, 53,…

Apr 22 2017 / Read More »

Canadian Man Contracts Flesh-Eating Bacteria While Vacationing in Thailand »

08:11 pm | – TAIWAN – A Canadian tourist who became infected with flesh-eating bacteria while on vacation in Thailand is looking for financial help him get back to Calgary, Canada for treatment.…

Apr 21 2017 / Read More »

Spaniard Gets Death Sentence for Grisly Murder in Bangkok »

07:58 pm | – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Ratchada Criminal Court on Friday sentenced to death a Spanish man after finding him guilty of murder in the gruesome death of a fellow Spaniard. Artur…

Apr 21 2017 / Read More »

Swedish Man Charged with Fatal Reckless after his Girlfriend Falls From Pattaya Balcony »

08:45 pm |   PATTAYA – A 34 year-old Swedish man has been charged with fatal reckless after his girlfriend fell eight stories to her…

Apr 20 2017 / Read More »

Japanese Woman Accused of Fraud in Japan Extradited from Thailand »

09:44 pm | – BANGKOK – A Japanese woman wanted by Kumamoto police for allegedly defrauding dozens of people out of millions of yen was…

Apr 19 2017 / Read More »

Trump Orders Review of Visa Program to Encourage Hiring Americans First »

09:26 pm |   – NEW YORK – US President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered a review of the U.S. visa program for bringing high-skilled…

Apr 19 2017 / Read More »

Thai Immigration Police Say Tourist Areas are Infested with Foreign Mobsters with Concealed Identities »

06:21 pm | – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Immigration Bureau police are looking to better regulate expatriates who have been living in Thailand long enough to…

Apr 18 2017 / Read More »

Naked British Tourists Falls to His Death in Pattaya, Thailand »

08:05 pm | – PATTAYA – A 31 year-old British tourist died after falling from the third floor of a guesthouse on popular Walking Street…

Apr 14 2017 / Read More »

44 Year-Old British Woman Killed in Krabi When Passenger Van Crashes Head on Into a Songtaew »

07:14 am | – KRABI – A 44 year-old British Woman has been killed after the passenger van she was riding in burst its tyre…

Apr 13 2017 / Read More »

British Expat Electrocuted to Death While Gardening at his Phuket Home »

08:06 pm | – PHUKET – Authorities on the Island of Phuket are investigating the death of an British expat after he was found collapsed…

Apr 7 2017 / Read More »

72 Year-Old Swedish Man Injured after Passenger Bus Crashes into his SUV »

09:15 pm | – SUTHAT THANI – Twenty-five people received minor injuries when a tour bus ran into the back of a seven-seat SUV on…

Apr 5 2017 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

A Shared Commitment to the Future of the Mekong River »

08:09 pm | – CHIANG RAI – No one knows the Mekong River better than the communities that live along it. For generations, their way…

Apr 22 2017 / Read More »

Thai Government Flip Flops on Law Banning Riding in the Back of Pickup Trucks »

08:50 pm |  – A pickup truck carries school children Mae Salong, Chiang Rai, Thailand. – CHIANG RAI – The Thai Government has done a…

Apr 19 2017 / Read More »

Mae Sai Residents Awakened by 4.7 Earthquake Near Tachileik Myanmar »

08:28 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The National Disaster Warning Centre reported Tuesday that an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit Myanmar…

Apr 19 2017 / Read More »

Two Month Survey Commences on Mekong River Channel Prior to Blasting »

08:02 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The Provincial Marine Department Office has reported that survey work for the improvement of the navagation channel on…

Apr 19 2017 / Read More »

Activity to Promote Traffic Safety and Healthcare During Songkran Held at Wat Rong Khun »

07:12 pm | – CHIANG RAI – National artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, the Chiang Rai Public Health Office and the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital have launched…

Apr 13 2017 / Read More »

Authorities in Chiang Saen Arrest Two Laotian Men Trying to Transport a Toyota Truck to Laos Under the Cover of Darkness »

06:20 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Captain Chonlathai Rattanaruang, commander of the Chiang Rai-based Navy patrol unit in the Chiang Saen District Office has…

Apr 13 2017 / Read More »

Songkran Storm Warning for Northern Thailand »

08:25 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The Meteorological Department has reported nother high pressure zone from China is moving into Northern Thailand, bringing hot…

Apr 11 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai’s New Governor Denies Trying to Stop Protest Over Mekong River Blasting »

09:23 pm |   – CHIANG RAI – Governor, Narongsak Osotthanakon who took office just this month after former Governor Boonsong Techamaneesathit was abruptly transfered under section 44 by the Thai Junta, has…

Apr 25 2017 / Read More »

Immigration Chief Inspects Chiang Rai’s Border Check Points »

06:54 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The Immigration Bureau has organized a meeting in Chiang Rai to invite different bodies to discuss security measures in response to a large increase in border…

Apr 24 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Police Seize One Million Meth Pills, 2 Men Arrested »

07:08 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Drug Suppression police arrested two men in Chiang Rai province for transporting 1 million methamphetamine tablets on Sunday. Police said thet found the drugs hidden inside…

Apr 23 2017 / Read More »

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