Thailand’s New Power Development Plan, Death Sentence for Mekong »

The Don Sahong dam- the 2nd dam on the Lower Mekong,the Lao government plans to launch in early 2015

08:17 pm |   BANGKOK – Thailand’s National Energy Policy Council last week approved Thailand’s new Power Development Plan (PDP 2015), which lays out Thailand’s energy and investment plans for the next 21 years. The plan aims…

May 19 2015 / Read More »

Malaysia’s Controversial Sarawak Dam Gets Approval »

Massive hydroelectric dams in Sarawak are destroying the remaining forests of the region while violating the rights of the indigenous people

09:51 pm |   SARAWAK  -A controversial dam financed by China that will flood a rainforest area half the size of Singapore and displace 20,000 tribes people was approved on Saturday by the Sarawak state government.…

May 17 2015 / Read More »

Thaksin Shinawatra May Face Lese Majeste Charges after Slamming Privy Council »

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, right, receives a medal from Cambodia's Prime Minister

08:43 pm |   BANGKOK – A day after the Foreign Ministry revoked Former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra‘s passports, the Royal Thai…

May 27 2015 / Read More »

Chiang Mai Bound Passenger Bus Crashes in Lampang 3 Dead, 29 Injured »

Rescue workers look for injured on passenger bus

08:01 pm |   LAMPANG – Three people have been killed and 29 others, including seven students, were hurt when a Chiang…

May 27 2015 / Read More »

Two Laotian Nationals Arrested Smuggling 26 Million Baht in Cash »

Customs Officials found bulk cash in Thai baht of 1,000 baht banknotes packed inside,totaling 26 million baht.

07:45 pm |     MUKDAHARN – Thai Custom officials have arrested two Laotian nationals Wednesday morning when they tried to smuggle…

May 27 2015 / Read More »

Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Revokes Thaksin Shinawatra’s Passports »

The foreign ministry said two passports belonging to Thaksin had been cancelled with effect from May 26.

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07:31 pm |   BANGKOK – Thailand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs has revoked two passports belonging to ousted former Prime Minister Thaksin…

May 27 2015 / Read More »

Thai International Exports Continue to Decline »

Chiang Rai Times

08:35 pm |     BANGKOK  – Thai exports fell for the fourth month running in April, down 1.7% year-on-year and 3.99%…

May 26 2015 / Read More »

Tourism News

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    China’s Ambassador Urges Punishment for Zero-Fare Tours

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  • The dead man was jammed so tightly that rescue workers were unable to remove him.

    Swiss Tourist Dies in Hotel Elevator Shaft in Phuket

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  • Sriayudhya Seafood Market, Bangkok

    Thai Travel Agents Association Calls for Action Against Sriayudhya Seafood Restaurant Scamming Tourists

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    Thai Hotels and Airlines are offering 50% Discounts to Mid-Week Vacationers

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    Living the Green Life at Museflower Retreat & Spa, Chiang Rai’s First Holistic Wellness Haven

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    How Much Money Do You Need To Retire In Thailand?

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  • some of the Chinese men who misbehave trying to squeeze Breast ladyboys in their photo shoots. "They think it's OK because the breasts are not real,"

    Thailand tells Chinese Tourists, Please Behave

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  • Russians are offloading recently purchased condos and that is placing an additional worry and strain on the area at this time.

    Where have all the Russian Tourists in Thailand Gone?

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    Mother Sues after 7 Year Old Girl Bitten by Chinese Tour Guide in Thailand

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    Museflower Retreat & Spa Chiang Rai Raises Funds for TARA Project for World Yoga Day

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  • This and other images of Chinese tourists washing their feet and sandals in hand basins at a Koh Phi Phi national park were shared and lambasted more than 100,000 times on Facebook and Twitter in the past day.

    Chinese Tourist Slammed for Washing Feet in Hand Basin

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  • People wait to catch a boat to a casino complex in Laos from Chiang Rai in Thailand

    Ministry of Tourism and Sports Eyes Golden Triangle Tourism Development

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  • Mae Salong is a mountainside Chinese village settled by the 93rd Regiment of the KMT after the Chinese Revolution.

    The Tiny Northern Town of Santikhiri “Mae Salong” Chiang Rai

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  • Tourists visiting Wat Rong Khun, the "White Temple", one of the top tourist destinations in Chiang Rai

    Chinese Tourism Spending Brings Relief to Northern Thailand Merchants

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Thailand’s Public Health Ministry Worries Thai children’s IQ Dropping »

08:13 pm | BANGKOK – Thailand’s Public Health Ministry has expressed concern that the IQ (intelligence quotient) of Thai children of primary education has steadily dropped below the international standard. A survey conducted last year of 4,929 prathom 1 students across the country showed that their average IQ was 93.1 points compared to 94 three years ago which…

May 27 2015 / Read More »
Prathom 1 students study with tablets

Chiang Rai United’s Apirak Worawong Shines Despite Loss to Sisaket FC »

06:40 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Sisaket FC were disappointed in their last TPL fixture as they lost  1-0 to the “Hello” TOT SC on the midweek clash and, in the ninth fixture of the season, they faced the “Beetles” Chiang Rai United at home. Both teams fought well in the first half, pressuring in midfield…

May 9 2015 / Read More »
Apirak Worawong shined despite Beetles’ disappointing result

Starbucks Thailand Offers Mobile App with “My Starbucks Rewards” »

08:57 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Starbucks customers in Chiang Rai and at any of the 215 Starbucks stores across Thailand, can now conveniently pay for purchases using a phone app. Murray Darling, Managing director of Starbucks Coffee (Thailand) Co. said in addition to being able to pay through your phone , the app allows users to…

Mar 14 2015 / Read More »
Starbucks Thailand offers mobile application with loyalty program

Thailand’s Organic Rice Sales Growing in Muslim Countries »

09:08 pm |   CHAI NAT – In a bid to diversify away from mass rice production and get better access to the lucrative market for organic food products, Thailand has set up a six-year strategy for organic agricultural production that includes penetration of international markets including the Middle East. Especially smaller and family farms are encouraged to…

May 3 2015 / Read More »
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Backstreet Boys Dazzle Fans in Bangkok »

07:00 pm |   BANGKOK – Almost nine years after waving goodbye to their legions of Thai fans, the best-selling Backstreet Boys were back in town this week and after a few minutes, it really didn’t feel as though they’d been away. Impact Arena Muang Thong Thani was packed on Wednesday night with music fans wanting to revisit…

May 8 2015 / Read More »

Expat News

Peter Riley was found in Sihanoukville Province, in the south west of the country

25 Year Old Jersey Man Dies in Cambodia of Apparent Heart Attack »

09:05 pm |   SIHANOUKVILLE –  25-year-old British National Peter Riley from Jersey has died in Cambodia after an apparent heart attack while he was drinking at all Nation Guest House in Sihanoukville,…

May 26 2015 / Read More »

Elderly Briton, Two Romanians Nabbed for Credit Card Fraud »

Police found that they withdrew cash from accounts of foreigners. Their alleged accomplices abroad supplied them fake cards and information for writing on the fake cards.

08:16 pm |   PATTAYA – A British National and two Romanian Nationals have been arrested in the City of Pattaya in Chon Buri Province…

May 26 2015 / Read More »

Aero Cambodia CEO, Brian Naswall, Caught Sexually Abusing 12 Year Old Girl »


05:37 am |   KOH PICH – The Cambodia Daily has today reported that police have arrested AeroCambodia CEO, Brian Naswall, for allegedly assaulting a…

May 26 2015 / Read More »

Norwegian Found Hung in Udon Thani Hotel Room »


09:11 pm | UDON THANI – A 41-year-old Norwegian National has been found hanging inside a hotel room in Udon Thani’s Muang district late Wednesday…

May 21 2015 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Chang Kong Officials Detain Lao woman with US$400,000 (13.3 Million Baht) »

The woman, identified as Mon Intapan, was taken to the Chiang Khong immigration

09:07 pm | CHIANG RAI – Officials in Chang Kong have detained a 35-year-old Lao woman has been detained for bringing US$400,000 (13.3 million baht)…

May 22 2015 / Read More »

Minor Tremor Jostles Chiang Rai’s Mae Lao District »

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.

08:25 pm | . CHIANG RAI – Meteorological Department’s Seismological Bureau reported a minor earthquake jostled Chiang Rai this morning. The temblor, measuring just 2.3…

May 20 2015 / Read More »

Cops Fine X Centre in Chiang Mai for Naked Female Bungee Jumper »


09:04 pm |   CHIANG MAI – A video clip of a Asian female tourist form Hong Kong enjoying a naked bungee jump in Chiang…

May 18 2015 / Read More »

Ministry of Culture to Set Up Creative and Design Center in Chiang Rai »

Thailand Creative and Design Center (TCDC) where people can learn about materials, culture, the history of design, and consult with designers on product concepts.

07:43 pm |  . . CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Ministry of Culture is speeding up the establishment of “Creative and Design Centers” in various gateway…

May 18 2015 / Read More »

Underage Sex Traffickers Arrested in Chiang Mai »

Ampai Chaichana, 46, of Mae Ai district, and Chayut Kijthongpoon, 58, and Chindarat Paeng-ai, both of Hat Yai

09:21 pm |   CHIANG MAI – Pol Lt Gen Tanatisak Thirasawat, comissioner of the Region 5 Provincial Police Bureau, said at a press conference…

May 14 2015 / Read More »
he Chinese tourists was seriously injured

Truck Collides with Tourist Van on Chiang Mai- Chiang Rai Highway »

07:52 pm |   CHIANG MAI – A tourist van traveling on the Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai Highway with 12 Chinese tourists on board was struck by a pickup truck  after it…

May 23 2015 / Read More »
The driver lost control of the truck and it plunged into a roadside ditch

Chiang Rai City Police Shoot and Kill Drug Runner »

09:35 pm | CHIANG RAI – City Police have reported that a drug smuggler was killed and 500,000 Meth tablets were seized in a shootout with police in Chiang Rai. Police reported that…

May 22 2015 / Read More »

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