Researchers Funded by NASA Seek Ways to Improve Dams on Mekong River »

08:20 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Researchers backed by multi-million-dollar grants from NASA are heading to Southeast Asia’s Mekong River region to find ways to improve dams so they are less harmful to people and…

Mar 16 2018 / Read More »

China Defends Dam Building on Mekong River as Activists Head to Court »

09:34 pm |   – BEIJING – Officials from southwest China’s Yunnan province have defended a plan to build a dam in the region as “fully legally compliant”, after an environment group took developers of the…

Mar 14 2018 / Read More »

Cross-Border Collaboration: The Antidote to Censorship and Press Intimidation in Thailand »

08:38 pm |   BANGKOK – The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) collaborates with journalists all around the world to break stories such as the Paradise Papers, Panama Papers, Evicted and Abandoned, Fatal Extraction and…

Mar 10 2018 / Read More »

Sheltering Teen Moms: Emergency Home Offers Crisis Care in Thailand »

10:44 pm | – BANGKOK – Mon began dating her boyfriend when she was 14 years old. They met online. A few months in, “he wanted to have sex,” she recalled. “He did not use any…

Mar 1 2018 / Read More »

Study Finds Thailand’s Elderly at Risk of Abuse, Abandonment and Lack of Care »

09:49 pm |   – BANGKOK – Thailand’s elderly are most at risk of abuse, abandonment and being duped out of money by their own children or those close to them, and the number of senior…

Feb 22 2018 / Read More »
Regional News

YouTube Thailand Reports Thais Spend 2.4 Hours Per Day Watching YouTube »

06:34 pm | – BANGKOK – According to statistics from YouTube Thailand, Thai people spend an average of 2.4 hours watching YouTube…

Mar 21 2018 / Read More »

Is Corruption Too Deep Rooted into Thailand’s Society to Fix »

06:54 pm | – BANGKOK – According to a recent poll from the Bangkok’s Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, Prayut Chan-o-cha’s Government in…

Mar 19 2018 / Read More »

Rescued Baby Elephant Reunited with Mother and Herd in Southern Thailand »

08:18 pm | – CHUMPHON – A baby elephant rescued after falling down a mountainside in Thung Tako district has been reunited…

Mar 17 2018 / Read More »

Prime Minister Calls for Year-Round Accident Prevention Campaign »

08:05 pm | – BANGKOK – With the annual water festival Songkran less than a month away, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha…

Mar 17 2018 / Read More »

Thai Police says “Red Notice” for Red Bull Heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya Still Active »

07:49 pm | – BANGKOK – A spokesperson for the Royal Thai Police assured Saturday (March 17) that the Interpol “Red Notice” for…

Mar 17 2018 / Read More »

Thailand’s Rolex General Submits “Fourth Letter” Explaining Luxury Watches »

07:43 pm | – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has submitted his fourth, (yes his fourth)…

Mar 16 2018 / Read More »

Red Notice for Red Bull Heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya Missing from Interpol Website »

08:31 pm |   – BANGKOK – The Interpol “Red Notice” for Red Bull heir Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, a hit-and-run suspect wanted…

Mar 15 2018 / Read More »



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  • Road Accidents Involving Tourists Using Rented Motorbikes on the Rise

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  • The Digital Rise of Sustainable Tourism in Thailand

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  • Tourism Authority of Thailand Says it Opposes ‘Sex Tourism’

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  • British Embassy Partner with Thailand Over Drivers Licenses for Foreigners

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  • Thailand’s Suvarnahbumi International Airport to Open Low Priced Food Court

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  • 16th Chinatown Festival Kicks Off in Chiang Mai City

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How to Practice Yoga Safely »

08:27 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Yoga is one of the best forms of exercise you can do at any time and any place since it doesn’t require any equipment or special facilities.  It’s a gentle exercise that gives your body a total workout and calms the mind at the same time.  All you need is your…

Mar 20 2018 / Read More »

Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn One Shot Off the Lead at LPGA Founders Cup Tournament in Arizona »

07:57 pm | – PHOENIX – Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn is one shot off the lead heading into the third round of the LPGA Founders Cup tournament in Arizona. The Thai world No.7 is in a group of four players who trail American rookie Cydney Clanton, who is looking for her first victory on the women’s golf tour. Clanton…

Mar 17 2018 / 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 »

Lisu Hill Tribe People Confront Loss of Culture at Chiang Mai Conference »

10:38 pm | – CHIANG MAI – In an age of globalization – and homogenization – how can an indigenous culture like that of the ethnic Lisu survive and thrive. That was one of the questions addressed by a three-day conference in Chiang Mai’s Mae Taeng district that wrapped on Sunday. Conference-goers said a key challenge was maintaining…

Feb 25 2018 / Read More »

Life and Law in Thailand, Police Inspections – What should you do? »

10:26 pm | – There are many stories about bad police planting evidence or fake police trying to misrepresent themselves to shake down an innocent person. What should you do if a person claiming to be a police officer comes up to you and wants to inspect your person or belongings? The primary duty of the police is…

Mar 14 2018 / Read More »

Crime & Legal

Laotian Drug Kingpin “Mr X” Sentenced to Life Imprisonment by Bangkok Court »

08:48 pm | – BANGKOK – A major Laos drug lord dubbed ‘Mr X’ was jailed for life today by a Bangkok court, as Thailand battles record meth trafficking through its borders. Xaysana…

Mar 20 2018 / Read More »

Qatari Man and Thai Wife Arrested for Allegedly Stealing 4M Baht in Gold »

08:00 pm | – PATTAYA – A Qatari man and his Thai wife were arrested by police in Pattaya on Wednesday (March 14) on robbery and assault charges after they allegedly robbed a…

Mar 15 2018 / Read More »

Thai Police Discover Polish Man Claiming “Amnesia” in Eastern Thailand a Wanted Conman »

08:54 pm | – SA KAEO – A Polish man claiming amnesia and to have been drugged and robbed turns out to be a suspect wanted by police in Poland and also for…

Mar 12 2018 / Read More »

Twenty-Seven Tourists Arrested for Alleged Drug Use on Koh Phayam »

10:13 pm | – RANONG – Twenty-seven tourists were arrested and charged with drug abuse on the Island of Koh Phayam in Ranong province after testing positive for drugs. Ranong Tourist Police conducted…

Mar 11 2018 / Read More »

North Korean Women and Children Detained in Northeastern Thailand »

10:30 pm | – BUENG KAN –  Police on Monday detained five North Korean women and three children in Northeastern Thailand  who admitted sneaking in…

Mar 5 2018 / Read More »

British MP Petitions Foreign Office to Have Belonging of Backpacker Murdered in Chiang Mai Returned »

09:48 pm | – LONDON – A British MP has said the belongings of a British backpacker murdered in Chiang Mai Thailand 18 years ago…

Mar 5 2018 / Read More »

Dutchman Nabbed with Three Under-aged Boys and Sex Videos in Pattaya »

09:21 pm | – PATTAYA – A 69-year old Dutchman and a 19-year old Thai man were arrested at a hotel in Pattaya on charges…

Mar 4 2018 / Read More »

Two British Expats Charged with Child Molestation in Siem Reap, Cambodia »

09:39 pm | – SIEM REAP – Two retired British businessmen in Cambodia have been charged with luring teenage boys to a swimming pool at…

Mar 3 2018 / Read More »

Argentinian Woman Seriously Injured after Falling from Cliff in Southern Thailand »

08:47 pm | – KRABI – A 32-year-old Argentinian woman suffered serious injuries after falling from the Lagoon Cliff at Phra Nang Beach in Krabi,…

Mar 3 2018 / Read More »

52 Year-old Danish Man Falls to His Death From Pattaya Condo Balcony »

10:22 pm | – PATTAYA -A 52 year-old Danish man has fallen to his death from a condominium in the resort town Pattaya on Friday…

Mar 2 2018 / Read More »

Swedish-Man Returns to Thailand to Find One Baht in His Bank Account »

10:05 pm | – CHON BURI – A Swedish man has filed a complaint with Pattaya police on Friday, seeking an investigation into the loss…

Mar 2 2018 / Read More »

American Shawn Daniel Sanchez Arrested in Cambodia for Murder and Attempted Rape »

09:32 pm | – PHNOM PENH – Police in Cambodia have arrested 27 year-old American Shawn Daniel Sanchez, from Colorado, accused of the murder and…

Feb 28 2018 / Read More »

Thailand Arrests 75 Foreigners in National Crack Down on Visa Over-Stay »

09:14 pm | – BANGKOK – Tourist Police Bureau deputy chief Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakphal along with police from other agencies detained 75 foreign…

Feb 28 2018 / Read More »

Ten Russian Sex Trainers to be Blacklisted and Deported from Thailand »

08:37 pm | – PATTAYA – Immigration police will deport and blacklist 10 Russians Nationals caught running sex training classes in the seaside tourist town…

Feb 28 2018 / Read More »

Chiang Rai News

Public Health Ministry Taking Steps to Prevent Rabies Outbreak »

09:17 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The Ministry of Public Health has instructed the Department of Disease Control to give anti-rabies vaccinations to people…

Mar 13 2018 / Read More »

Mekong Shipping Slowly Resumes as Water Levels Rise in Chiang Rai Province »

08:46 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Small freight vessels and passenger cruises have resumed services after the water level rose above two metres on…

Mar 13 2018 / Read More »

Thailand’s Transport Minister Says Authorities Planning Rail Link to Chiang Rai »

08:28 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The only train in Chiang Rai at present is the unique Chiang Rai Train Library, actually sitting on…

Mar 13 2018 / Read More »

Dartboards in Bars and Entertainment Venues Must Now Be Licensed in Thailand »

09:17 pm | – PATTAYA – Thailand’s ban on any entertainment venues allowing customers to play darts is now in affect nationwide. Bar owners must…

Mar 12 2018 / Read More »

Two Chiang Rai Business Men Arrested for Operating Gambling Establishment »

08:17 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Two men have been arrested in Chiang Rai’s Muang district by police and military personnel on charges of…

Mar 12 2018 / Read More »

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health to Handout Face Masks to Northern Communities Affected by Choking Haze »

09:43 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has convened a meeting to discuss the ongoing air pollution in nine provinces…

Mar 10 2018 / Read More »

Navigation Warning on Mekong River as Water Level Recedes in Chiang Rai »

08:58 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The Marine Office in Chiang Rai province has warned operators of cargo and cruise boats between Chiang Rai…

Mar 10 2018 / Read More »

River Barges Stranded as Mekong River Becomes to Low to Navigate »

09:54 pm | – CHIANG RAI – More than 10 cargo boats have been grounded in the Mekong River near Chiang Rai after the river…

Mar 9 2018 / Read More »

Two Monks Arrested and Disrobed For Trafficking Drugs from Chiang Rai, Province »

10:57 pm | – LAMPANG – Police Lieutenant General Commissioner Poonsub Prasertsak of the Provincial Police Region 5 accompanied by officers of the Narcotic Control…

Mar 8 2018 / Read More »

Thai Police to Ban Water Splashing on Main and Secondary Roads During Songkran »

06:13 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The Royal Thai Police have reported they will impose a total ban on water splashing on main and secondary roads throughout the country during the seven-day…

Mar 21 2018 / Read More »

Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong District Organizes Activity to Promote Mekong River Weed »

08:02 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Various agencies of the northernmost province of Chiang Rai have co-organized an activity to promote a northern delicacy at the Pracharat must-visit market in Chiang Khong…

Mar 19 2018 / Read More »

“Privacy Warning” 7-Eleven in Thailand to Start Facial Recognition Scanning of Customers »

08:42 pm | – CHIANG RAI – People in Chiang Rai who are concerned about their privacy may not want to shop at 7-11 as the company is rolling out facial recognition technology…

Mar 16 2018 / Read More »

Villagers from Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong District Turn Drought into Baht, Selling Weeds from Mekong River »

09:17 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Residents of a village in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong district has turned the annual drought into an opportunity by harvesting Mekong weeds to sell, earning some…

Mar 14 2018 / Read More »

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