Loving Elephant Comes to the Rescue of Canadian Darrick Thomson at Chiang Mai’s Elephant Nature Park »

Nothing is getting in between this little elephant and her favourite human.

09:15 pm | . . CHIANG MAI – Kham Lha, the youngest elephant at Elephant Nature Park in northern Thailand, and her favorite staffer, Darrick Thomson, 42, share a really special bond. Which is why when…

Oct 16 2016 / Read More »

Thailand Extends Cash Help for Babies Born into Poverty Amid IQ Fears »

Narinthip Pommarin feeds her son during an interview with the Thomson Reuters Foundation at her home in Samut Songkhram, Thailand,

08:01 pm | . . SAMUT SONGKHRAM – After the birth of her second son six months ago, Narinthip Pommarin stopped work to focus on her boys but soon found her husband’s sporadic $12-a-day roofing jobs…

Oct 10 2016 / Read More »
Regional News

Thai Government asks Google, Youtube and FaceBook to Join Forces’ to Block Sites »

The source said the government has to send URLs with inappropriate content to Google's office in the US for review.

07:41 pm | . . BANGKOK – According to Google Thailand almost 100 web addresses on the popular video-sharing site YouTube have…

Oct 26 2016 / Read More »

Patient Dies after Ambulance Crashes, Ejecting Him onto Road in Surat Thani, Thailand »

Two nurses from the Hospital and the driver were injured, the patient heading to the hospital was killed

07:17 pm |  .  . SURAT THANI – Pol Capt Arvut Palichai, a duty officer at Muang district police station told reporters…

Oct 26 2016 / Read More »

Thai Baht Gains Strength with the Prospect of an Orderly Royal Succession »

The baht weakened 0.1 percent to 34.977 per dollar as of 4:18 p.m on Wednesday in Bangkok.

06:31 pm | . . BANGKOK – Faced with a year-long mourning period for King Bhumibol Adulyadej that’s set to curb spending,…

Oct 26 2016 / Read More »

Thailand’s National Police Chief Say’s Insulting the Monarcy Will Not Be Tolerated »

BANGKOK, THAILAND - 2016/01/08: Thai National Police Chief Pol. Lt. Gen Chakthip Chaijinda spoke at a press conference to give an update on investigations into who was responsible for breaking into a number of Royal Thai Police websites. (Photo by Vichan Poti/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

06:14 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand’s National police chief Jakthip Chaijinda said on Wednesday (Oct 26) insulting the monarchy would…

Oct 26 2016 / Read More »

Hollywood Star Steven Segal Meets with Thai PM and Pays Tribute to His Majesty the King »

Steven Seagal greets Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha at the Government House - Photo  Jettana Pantana

09:09 pm | . . . BANGKOK – Hollywood Actor and Director Steven Segal paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Prayut…

Oct 25 2016 / Read More »

Tourism News

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    A Hint of China in Chiang Rai’s Doi Mae Salong

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    Tourism Authority of Thailand asks Tourists to Wear Resectful Attire

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  • In this Oct. 14, 2016 photo, people walk past Bangkok’s Nana Plaza red-light district, after it closed down temporarily following the death Thursday of Thailand’s 88-year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was the world’s longest reigning monarch. Concerts and colossal beach parties in Thailand have been canceled and many seedy go-go bars are closed as the death of revered King Bhumibol plunges this Southeast Asian nation into an unprecedented period of mourning. (AP Photo/Todd Pitman)

    Tourists Issues Guidelines During Mourning Period in Thailand

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    Knowledge Media Group to Release Chiang Rai from Air

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    Mastercard Ranks Bangkok as World’s Top Most Visited Cities

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    Hmong Kids Accused of Robbing Tourist in Chiang Mai

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  • Nudists worldwide are flocking to Moller’s Thai resorts

    Nudist Friendly Resorts Flourishing in Thailand

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  • Police have been assigned to provide security around piers and ports on the tourist island during the annual fun-filled party.

    Thai Police Tighten Security for Inbound Island Tourists in Surat Thani

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    Thai Media Led on Tour at Mae Fah Luang–Chiang Rai International Airport

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    Airports of Thailand Issues Warning on Carrying Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone

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  • Low-Cost Airline VietJet Air to Offer Direct Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket

    Low-Cost Airline VietJet Air to Offer Direct Flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket

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Thai Research Team Discovers Rak Plant Can Stop Cancer from Growing »

10:07 pm |     BANGKOK – Dr Supawadee Pahera, a lecturer at the faculty of pharmacy told the press that a research team of Naraesuan University has successfully extracted chemicals from the latex of Rak plant (Calotropis gigantea) which are capable of inhibiting the function of a protein which is essential for the growth of cancerous cells.…

Oct 22 2016 / Read More »
Dr Supawadee said that this research work would pave the way for the search of new medicines for the treatment of certain ailments

China’s Soccer Revolution Kicks into Overdrive »

07:54 pm | . The football revolution spans from schoolyards to the top professional league. . . BEIJING – As coaches take notes, teenagers dribble footballs through a course of cones on Ritan Middle School’s gleaming artificial field in eastern Beijing, part of a massive program to promote soccer as a pillar of China’s rise to global prominence.…

Sep 2 2016 / Read More »
The football revolution spans from schoolyards to the top professional league.

The Good, Bad and the Ugly of Dietary Fats »

06:24 pm |   . Fat has gotten a bum rap over the years. Some fats are actually good, and you need them in your diet. Good fats can help you manage your emotions, stay sharp, fight fatigue, and control your weight. But bad fats do exist. They’re the ones that can lead to weight gain and raise…

Apr 18 2016 / Read More »
But bad fats do exist. They're the ones that can lead to weight gain and raise your risk of heart disease.

Cambodian Village ask Spirits to Help Recover Ancient Statues from Tonle Sap River »

07:40 pm | .  . KEAN KHLANG – People in a Cambodian village held a religious ceremony Thursday to ask spirits to help them recover Buddhist statues that their ancestors said were buried in a nearby riverbed. Buddhist monks joined about 500 villagers in the ceremony by the Tonle Sap River, where divers have recovered eight small statues…

Aug 19 2016 / Read More »
Cambodian Buddhist followers hold plastic trays loaded with candles and incense sticks during the Buddhist ceremony as they pray before searching for missing Buddha statues in the Tonle Sap river

Jen’s English Tip – Home or House »

08:45 pm | Home or House We use the noun ‘house’ to talk about a building where people live. ‘That’s my house, on the left.’ ‘My house has a red roof.’ We often talk about the house that someone lives in: ‘I’m going to Oscar’s house after school.’ ‘We are having a party at Kate’s house.’ Sometimes we…

Oct 24 2016 / Read More »

Tourist in the News

Van Laarhoven and his wife, Tukta, have been imprisoned in Bangkok for over 18 months

Johan van Laarhoven Jailed in Thailand for 103 Years asks Dutch King for Rescue »

06:48 pm |   Van Laarhoven and his wife, Tukta, have been imprisoned in Bangkok for over 18 months  . . BANGKOK – Dutch cannabis pioneer Johan van Laarhoven, who faces a 103-year…

Oct 26 2016 / Read More »
Canadian Michael Karas with Pattaya Police after being extraditied from Canada in 2011

Canadian Murderer Michael Karas Seeks Repatriation from Thailand to Canada »

08:50 pm |     BANGKOK – It’s been nearly 5 years since Canadian National Michael Joseph Charles Karas was extradited from Vancouver, Canada to Thailand for the murder of 27-year-old Suwannee Ratanaprakorn…

Oct 25 2016 / Read More »
Robert Ellis was found guilty of paedophile crimes in 'one of heaviest sentences' ever handed down in Bali

Australian Retiree Gets 15 Years Prison for Abusing Underage Girls in Bali »

07:40 pm | BALI – An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced an 69 year-old Australian retiree Robert Andrew Fiddes Ellis, to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing girls on the tourist island…

Oct 25 2016 / Read More »

Australian Michael Hammill Walks from Koh Samui to Bangkok to Honor King »

Australian Michael Hammill is walking from Koh Samui to Bangkok for King Bhumibol.

09:45 pm | . . KOH SAMUI  – 46 Year-Old Australian tourist Michael Hammill, is walking from Koh Samui to Bangkok in order to pay…

Oct 19 2016 / Read More »

British Honorary Consular Neal Bambridge Killed in Roads Accident on Koh Samui »

Neil was a popular and well-known figure among the island’s expat community

07:51 pm | . . SURAT THANI  – Thai Authorities have reported that the Honorary British Consular Agent for Koh Phangan, British National Neal Bambridge…

Oct 15 2016 / Read More »

Russian Skydiver Plummets to His Death in Chonburi, Thailand »

Russian skydiver was killed at a skydiving jump drill near Nong Kho reservoir in Laem Chabang, Chonburi province

08:32 pm |     CHON BURI – A Russian skydiver fell to his death on Monday during an unsuccessful parachute jump at an airfield…

Oct 10 2016 / Read More »

22 Year-Old Ugandan Woman Falls to Her Death in Bangkok »

, Ms Namakula was found with her face down. “Both of her legs were fractured,”

08:35 pm |     BANGKOK – Officers from Rat Burana Police Station in Bangkok are investigating the death of Sharon Hubailah Namakula, 22, a…

Oct 9 2016 / Read More »

Canadian Jeremy Eaton Gets Life Sentence for Selling 160 Tablets of Ecstasy in Manila »

Jeremy Eaton, 34, was arrested in a Makati raid in June.

09:08 pm | . . MANILA –  Philippine media has reported that Canadian National Jeremy Eaton, 34, has been jailed for life in the Philippines…

Oct 7 2016 / Read More »

Korean Man Arrested for Slashing the Tires of Toyota in Chiang Mai Mall »

Gidon Tounglee, 30, explains what sent him into such a rage that he had to vent his frustration by slashing all four tyres on a stranger's car parked at a shopping mall in Chiang Mai on Thursday night. (Photo by Cheewin Sattha)

07:36 pm | . CHIANG MAI – South Korean tourist Gidon Tounglee, 30, was arrested by Mae Ping police in Chiang Mai for slashing the…

Oct 7 2016 / Read More »

Myanmar Judge Sentences Dutchman Klaas Haytema to Three Months in Prison for Unplugging Monks PA System »

Klass Haytema being escorted by Burmese police after a court appearance

07:57 pm | .  . MANDALAY – A Myanmar court on Thursday sentenced Dutch National Klaas Haytema to three months in prison and a fine…

Oct 6 2016 / Read More »

Unravelling the Web of Herbert La Fon »

FBI poster said La Fon owned a sporting goods business in Mexico and speaks Spanish. It said he was "armed and dangerous".

10:17 pm | . . BANGKOK – After his arrest on Sept 23 following a police raid and shootout, American Herbert Craig La Fon, 63,…

Oct 2 2016 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Loy Krathong Celebrations Cancelled in Chiang Rai and Several other Provinces »


10:59 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Loy Krathong festival celebrations planned in Chiang Rai and several provinces have been cancelled as the nation…

Oct 19 2016 / Read More »

Artist Chalermchai Kositpipat of Wat Rong Khun Vow’s to Finish Construction of Buddha Image as Tribute to His Majesty »

National Artist Chalermchai Kositpipat has set out to complete the construction of the Buddha image and install it at Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai province for visitors to worship

09:59 pm | . . PHAN –  National Artist Chalermchai Kositpipat of Wat Rong Khun has vowed to finish the construction of a Buddha image…

Oct 19 2016 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Authorites Tell Department Stores and Tourist Sites No Entertainment During Mourning Period »


07:50 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Commanding General of the 37th Military Circle Maj.Gen.Bancha Duriyaphan in Chiang Rai province has told department stores…

Oct 17 2016 / Read More »

Army Rangers Clash with Armed Drug Runners in Mae Chan, Chiang Rai »


08:37 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Drug suppression authorities and Army rangers intercepted and clashed with armed drug runners near the Thai –…

Oct 14 2016 / Read More »

American Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature »

Dylan is the most unorthodox Nobel literature prize winner since 1997, when the award went to Italian playwright Dario Fo

08:30 pm | . . STOCKHOLM – Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, a stunning announcement that for the…

Oct 13 2016 / Read More »

Chiang Rai’s “Art Bridge” Unites Artist to Paint Giant Mural to Honor King »

08:23 pm |     CHIANG RAI – Chiang Rai’s “Art Bridge” has organized a gathering of local artists in the northern region to participate in a 17-meter mural painting of His Majesty…

Oct 24 2016 / Read More »
Every year villagers in the Doi Tung Development Project celebrate the Princess Mother’s birthday. Her vision saved the region from the oppression of poverty and opium

Merit-Making Ceremonies Held for HRH Princess Mother’s 116th Birthday »

09:55 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Merit-making ceremonies were held on Friday October 21 in Chiang Rai, Phayao and Bangkok to mark the 116th birthday anniversary of the late HRH Princess…

Oct 21 2016 / Read More »

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In Loving Memory of His Majesty the King

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