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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 »

Green and Healthy, or Dirty and Dangerous? East Asia’s Cities Grapple with Growth »

06:42 pm | . . BANGKOK – As millions of people pour into East Asia’s cities each year, the region’s governments face the pressing task of easing the enormous strain on resources and infrastructure, and limiting…

Feb 16 2017 / Read More »
Regional News

70 Percent of Thailand’s Packed Prisons are Prisoners Serving Time for Drug-Related Offenses »

09:12 pm | – BANGKOK – Thai prisons are massively overcrowded with some inmates forced to sleep sideways, a rights group said…

Feb 28 2017 / Read More »

New Journalist in Thailand Must Now Pass Government Assessment Test »

09:35 pm | – BANGKOK – General Kanit Suwannate, chair of the media reform steering committee, said Monday newcomers to media profession…

Feb 27 2017 / Read More »

Park Officials Criticised after Asian Black Bear’s Falls from Helicopter in Khao Yai National Park »

09:21 pm |   – NAKHON RATCHASIMA – Wildlife activists Sunday strongly criticised Khao Yai National Park officials for allowing a rescued…

Feb 26 2017 / Read More »

Six Bangkok Policemen Sacked after Being Caught Selling Seized Drugs »

11:19 pm | – BANGKOK – Pol Lt Gen Sanit Mahathavorn, the Metropolitan Police Bureau commissioner, has announced the dismissals of Six…

Feb 24 2017 / Read More »

Infamous Tiger Temple Plans Re-Opening Under New Name »

10:44 pm |   – BANGKOK – Thailand’s infamous Tiger Temple that was shut down by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife…

Feb 24 2017 / Read More »

Tourism News

  • 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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  • Cruise Ship Costa Victoria Launching Cruises from Laem Chabang Port in Chon Buri, Thailand

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  • Tourists Stranded in Koh Samui as Flooding Causes Flight Cancellations

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  • Thai Navy Frigate HTMS Kraburi Escorts Maiden Voyage of Pattaya, Hua Hin Ferry

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  • Tourist Safety in Question after Two Boating Accidents in Krabi, Thailand

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  • Three Israeli Tourists Injured after Falling from Zipline in Chiang Mai

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  • Visititing Bangkok on a Budget: Luxury for Less

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  • Chiang Rai’s Baan Dam Museum (The Black House) Now Charging Entrance Fee

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Thailand’s Health Ministry to Provide Face Masks to Northern Residents Affected by Haze »

08:55 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Just 3 days after officials convened in Chiang Rai for the Greater Mekong Sub-region(GMS) meeting on smog prevention, the Ministry of Public Health has instructed its northern Thailand offices to provide free face masks to people affected by the smog. Smog levels in the North were found in excess of safety…

Feb 28 2017 / Read More »

Amy Yang Wins Honda LGPA in Pattaya by Five Strokes »

07:23 pm |  – CHON BURI – South Korea’s Amy Yang swept to victory after a gruelling bout of catch-up thanks to thundery skies in the Honda LGPA at Pattaya’s Siam Country Club on Sunday, the second time she has taken the tournament in the last three seasons. The golfers had to hit marathon sessions when Friday’s second…

Feb 26 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 »

Born in the Year of the Rooster? Learn What the Thai Zodiac Says about you »

08:52 pm | . Here’s what the Thai zodiac Calendar says about you . According to the Chinese luni-solar calendar, the Year of the Rooster (or Chicken) begins on the January 28, 2017. It falls on the day of the new moon halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. A variety of calendrical systems have traditionally…

Jan 29 2017 / Read More »

Numerology Can Reduce The Chance of Breakups and Divorce »

07:57 pm | – Disharmony between couples leading to divorce or a breakup had become a common phenomenon today. Couples across the world are unable to sustain a long-term relationship easily. In fact, the idea of living with one person forever is getting lost amidst the growing quarrels & debates between couples. Initial attraction  successfully start a relationship…

Feb 24 2017 / Read More »

Tourist in the News

Despite Pleading Guilty Over Jet-Ski Fatality, Australian Thomas Keating Must Wait 4 Months to Hear Verdict »

08:05 pm | – PHUKET – 22 Year-old Australian Thomas Keating will be unable to leave Thailand, pending a Thai court hearing on a charge of reckless driving causing the death of his partner…

Feb 26 2017 / Read More »

Dutchman Wanted for Investment Fraud Nabbed by Interpol Thailand »

09:18 pm | – BANGKOK – Interpol Thailand’s Pol Maj-General Apichat Suriboonya has reported that a Dutch National wanted for almost a decade in connection with a European property investment fraud was arrested…

Feb 25 2017 / Read More »

Missing Briton Andrew Apperley Found Dead in Koh Phangan »

08:45 pm |   – SURAT THANI – The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in Bangkok has confirmed Thai Authorites have found the body of  British National Andrew Apperley, 38,who disappeared after…

Feb 22 2017 / Read More »

Widow of Murdered Boiler Room Boss Wants Briton Toby Nelham Extradited from Cambodia »

09:14 pm |       JOMTIEN  – The widow of Briton Tony Kenway who was gunned down in broad dayligh in Pattaya is calling…

Feb 21 2017 / Read More »

Thai Men Attack Canadian Man With Machette Over Gold Necklace »

07:39 pm | CHUMPHON – Police have arrested two Thai men accused of slashing a Canadian man with a machete while trying to steal a…

Feb 21 2017 / Read More »

American Tom Claytor Survives Crash in Chon Buri Province »

09:16 pm | – CHON BURI – American documentary journalist and pilot Tom Claytor survived a small aircraft crash without a scratch in Chon Buri’s…

Feb 17 2017 / Read More »

Dutch Child Molester Sentenced to Five Year Jail Term in Cambodia »

08:53 pm | – SIEM REAP – A Cambodian court has sentended Dutch National Sebastian Reuyl, 44, for five years for sexually abusing children over…

Feb 17 2017 / Read More »

Unidentified Foreigner Falls to His Death from Pattaya 30 Storey Condo in Pattaya »

08:45 pm |   . PATTAYA – Police are investigating the death of a foreign man, thought to be a Russian, believed to have fallen…

Feb 16 2017 / Read More »

Ukrainian National Busted in Bangkok for Credit Card Fraud »

07:55 pm | . . BANGKOK – Police have arrested 31 year-old Ukrainian National Oleksandr Karchkovskyi a suspected member of a credit card forgery gang,…

Feb 16 2017 / Read More »

Briton Toby James Nelhams Named as Third Suspect in the Murder of Tony Kenway in Pattaya »

08:21 pm | . . PHNOM PENH – Cambodian Police have announced the arrest of Toby James Nelhams a British National suspected of involvement in…

Feb 15 2017 / Read More »

Ecuadorian Woman Arrested at Bangkok Airport with 2.3 Kilo’s of Cocaine Hidden in Beauty Products »

07:53 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thai Narcotics police and customs officials has arrested a 56 year-old Ecuadorian woman after trying to enter Thailand…

Feb 14 2017 / Read More »

49 Year-old Australian John McKinnon Falls to His Death from Bangkok Hotel Balcony »

10:21 pm | . . BANGKOK – Sathon district police has reported that 49-year-old, Australian John McKinnon jumped to his death from the 28th floor…

Feb 11 2017 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

White Temple Creator Displeased with Temple Displayed on Chocolate Boxes »

11:07 pm |   CHIANG RAI – National artist Chalermchai Kositpipat creator of Wat Rong Khun (White Temple) in Phan, Chiang Rai has received an…

Feb 24 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Police Seize 1Million Yaba Pills, 90kg of Crystal Meth and 165kg of Heroin »

09:02 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Police arrested three Hmong suspects and seized 1 million “yaba” pills, about 90 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine known…

Feb 23 2017 / Read More »

Chinese Firm Submits Completed Survey Over Blasting of Mekong Islet »

09:42 pm |   – CHIANG RAI – The Chinese company contracted to survey the islets and the jutting shorelines of the Mekong River in…

Feb 20 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Students Significantly Improve English Skills by Using Qooco Mobile Learning App »

08:52 pm | – CHIANG RAI – A study conducted by researchers from two US-based education institutions showed significant improvements in Thai students’ English language…

Feb 20 2017 / Read More »

Haze Looms Over Chiang Rai as Burning Continues Despite 60 Day Burning Ban »

11:32 pm |   – CHIANG RAI – Despite recent warnings and a ban on all burning, there are still reports of burning activities in…

Feb 19 2017 / Read More »

Haze Experts Predict 20% Fewer Hotspots in Chiang Rai this Summer »

09:42 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Gen Surasak Kanjanarat of Thailand’s Natural Resources and Environment said today that the haze situation in Chiang Rai is unlikely to be as bad this year…

Feb 25 2017 / Read More »

Greater Mekong Subregion Countries Meet in Chiang Rai to Solve Annual Haze Problem »

08:27 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Representatives from five Greater Mekong Subregion countries including Thailand met in Chiang Rai’s Muang district yesterday to try and find a solution to the region’s annual…

Feb 25 2017 / Read More »

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