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06:48 am |   CHIANG RAI -To mark the International Migration Day on 18 December, World Vision has released The Vulnerability Report: Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. World Vision is calling for trafficking prevention…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Myanmar Government says Workers Innocent of Murdering Britons in Koh Tao »

Migrant rights activist Htoo Chit, lawyer Aung Myo Thant and investigation team member Kyaw Htaung at a press conference on Thursday. (Photo: Sai Zaw / The Irrawaddy)

07:18 am |   BANGKOK – A team formed by the Myanmar Government to investigate the Koh Tao case has announced that…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Pattaya: The Russian’s Aren’t Coming Due to Tanking Ruble »

Russian Tourists walk on a beach in Pattaya

07:03 am |   PATTAYA – Russia’s plunging currency is creating serious concerns for Thailand’s multi-billion dollar tourism industry, already suffering for…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

China to Play Bigger Role in Greater Mekong Subregion »

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang delivers a speech at the Thai parliament in Bangkok, Thailand

06:59 am |   BANGKOK –  Li Keqiang Cina’s Premier who is expected to attend Thailand’s Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) summit signals…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Thai Authorities Fail to Clean Lead-Poisoned Creek Despite Supreme Court Order »

A boy takes a rest after swimming in the lead-laden Klity Creek in a national forest in Kanchanaburi province. Despite a court order two years ago, the Pollution Control Department has not started cleaning up the creek. Intarachai Panitchakul

05:40 am |     KANCHANA BURI – Hundreds of Karen families in Klity Creek Kanchanaburi Province are suffering from lead poisoning near…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »


Tourism News

  • handicraft making such as bamboo baskets

    Ban Wiang Ka Long Being Promoted as a New Tourist Attraction in Chiang Rai

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  • Members of northern Thailand’s Kachin community were joined by visitors from Burma, as well as their Jingpo and Singpho cousins from China and India, for a Manau celebration in honor of the Thai King’s birthday

    Kachin People in Chiang Dao Mark Kings Birthday with Manau Festival

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  • Baan Dam is a prime Chiang Rai attraction featuring a large works of art created the late National Artist Thawan Duchanee.

    Inspired in Chiang Rai- Baan Dam, the Black House

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  • Mr. Wanchai Chongsuthanamanee (second from left),

    Chiang Rai Plans Events With Mekong Sub-Region to Attract Tourists

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  • The hilltribe bazaar featuring foods, agricultural products, textiles and handicrafts will be held for two periods - December 5 to 7 and December 27 to January 4 - at the Doi Tung Development Project

    The Winter Colors of Doi Tung Mountain’s Ethnic Bazaar

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  • Chiang Rai is famous for its beautiful lilies that have begun to blossom at the arrival of winter

    Chiang Rai Guides and Merchants Ready for Winter Tourism

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  • Temperatures atop Phu Chi Fah have dropped to as low as 10 degrees Celsius, - See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/newsen/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNECO5711140010010#sthash.eQSi4nJI.dpuf

    Authorities in Chiang Rai Ready for Influx of Tourists to Phu Chi Fah

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  • Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park in Chiang Rai

    Candlelight Museum at Mae Fah Luang Park in Chiang Rai Opens December, 2014, to 31 January, 2015.

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  • More tourist police will also facilitate and ensure safety for tourists, while zoning laws will be improved to enhance sustainability at tourist destinations.

    Thai Tourism Minister Assures Tourist Safety at World Travel Mart in London

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  • PETA hopes the incident will educate more tourists about the plight of tigers.

    Phuket’s Tiger Kingdom Re-Opens Despite Mauling Australian Tourist

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  • Expats in Thailand and Vietnam point out how cost-effective it is to live in these destinations

    Thailand Rank 7th Best in HSBC Global Expat Survey

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  • Tourists come to Chiang Rai Mountains in High Season

    Tourism Authority of Thailand Works to Bring More Tourism to Chiang Rai

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  • The World Travel and Tourism Council data shows the tourism sector is worth $75 billion a year and in 2013 accounted for more than 20 percent of Thailand's national output.

    Thailand’s Troubled Tourism Industry Struggles to Recover

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  • Thai Lion Air (TLA) will start a daily flight to Chiang Rai

    Thai Lion Air (TLA) to Begin Service To Chiang Rai

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Thailand Defeats Malaysia 2-0 at AFF Suzuki Cup 2014 »

05:21 am |   BANGKOK – Thailand has defeate  Malaysia 2-0 in the first leg final of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2014 at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok thanks to goals from Charyl Chappuis and Kroekrit Thawikan. Chappuis’ goal from the penalty spot in the 71st minute, after a foul by Fadhil Shas, was followed by a strike…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »
Mohd Amri of Malaysia (right) battles for the ball with Mongkol Thosakrai of Thailand during of their final 1st leg football match, for the Suzuki cup 2014 at the Rajamangala stadium in Bangkok.

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health Tries to Tackle Teenage Pregnancy »

09:31 pm |  .  . CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is taking serious action against the problem of teenage pregnancy which has been rising fast in the last ten years.During a visit to Buriram’s hospital on Saturday, Prof. Dr. Rachata Rachatanavin, the Minister for Public Health unveiled a plan to develop teen clinics in hospitals…

Dec 14 2014 / Read More »
Teenager Pook (behind), 14, with her 11-day-old baby

Chiangrai History One Bowl at a Time »

04:09 am |   At popular eatery Nam Ngiew Pa Suk in Chiang Rai, where “Northern noodles” reign supreme, bowls of the garnet-colored dish, in pork or beef versions and with a gravy so unctuous it’s almost solid, go for 35 baht ($1) apiece.   CHIANG RAI - If Thais are chili aficionados in the south, gourmands in…

Dec 1 2013 / Read More »
At popular eatery Nam Ngiew Pa Suk in Chiang Rai, where “Northern noodles” reign supreme, bowls of the garnet-colored dish, in pork or beef versions and with a gravy so unctuous it’s almost solid, go for 35 baht ($1) apiece.

Three Thai Teens Brutally Attack 25 Year Old German with Garden Hoe »

07:18 pm | . . UDON THANI -A 25-year-old German man is struggling for his life in the ICU in this Isan city after he was attacked by drunk teenagers who wanted to imitate the brutal murder of two British tourists on Koh Tao island in September. Police say the German man was sitting with two Thai friends…

Nov 17 2014 / Read More »
Udon Thani Police, announced the arrests of the two 18-year-olds, Thanakorn Khusuwan and Surachet Sripolmuang, at the press conference yesterday

Doi Mae Salong’s Tea & Sakura Festival to Start December 28 »

09:51 pm |  .  . CHIANG RAI – The Governor of Chiang Rai and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have jointly held a press conference to announce the Tea & Sakura Festival to be held in the Doi Mae Salong district.The festival will mark the period when Wild Himalayan Cherry flowers better known as local Sakura at Doi…

Dec 14 2014 / Read More »
Local sakura at Doi Mae Salong are in full bloom

Expat News

Ricardo Blundell Perez (left) leaves the Phnom Penh Municipal Court yesterday after he was found guilty of murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison

Cambodia: Spaniard Ricardo Blundell Perez Get 10 Years for Murder he Didn’t Commit »

07:44 am |   PHNOM PENH – A Phnom Penh Municipal Court Judge has convicted Spanish national Ricardo Blundell Perez of intentional murder yesterday and sentenced him to 10 years in jail, despite…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Daughter’s Struggle to Bring Father Home after Tragic Accident in Pattaya »

Nadine is battling to get her injured father back from Thailand

07:28 am | Daughter’s Struggle to Bring Father Home after Tragic Accident in Pattaya PATTAYA – Former police officer Bob Anthony was paralysed after breaking…

Dec 19 2014 / Read More »

Fake Russian Monk Stabs Thai Policeman While in Custody »

After an hour of negotiation, the pair surrendered to police

06:11 am |   MAE HONG SON – Russian National Voge Vladimir one of the two Russian’s men who was detained by police for breaking…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

Bangkok Tourists Caught up in Thai Police Shakedown’s »

Tourist walks by Police in Bangkok

07:26 am |   BANGKOK – According to a news article by Lindsay Murdoch a growing number of tourists in Bangkok are being stopped, searched…

Dec 17 2014 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Doi Mae Salong’s Tea & Sakura Festival to Start December 28 »

Local sakura at Doi Mae Salong are in full bloom

09:51 pm |  .  . CHIANG RAI – The Governor of Chiang Rai and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) have jointly held a press conference…

Dec 14 2014 / Read More »

Countries Working Together to Curb Drug Running on Mekong »

Thai Marine Border Police patroling along the Mekong river, which marks the border between Thailand

09:48 pm | CHIANG RAI – Drug runners are now increasingly using Mekong river which flows through Chiang Rai’s Golden Triangle to smuggle drugs out …

Dec 13 2014 / Read More »

3.3 million Baht Raised for Students Effected by Cold Weather in Northern Thailand »


09:04 pm | CHIANG RAI – Officials from the Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) have organized a caravan of school and sports supplies as…

Dec 12 2014 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Hill Tribe Communites Receive Blankets as Temperatures Drop »


09:30 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Blankets and warm clothes have been distributed to ethnic communities in Northern Thailand as the temperature continues to…

Dec 11 2014 / Read More »

UN Report: Opium Production Thrives in Southeast Asia’s “Golden Triangle” »

Poppy fields in Myanmar destroyed to try and curb opium production

09:15 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has reported that Opium production in southeast Asia’s “Golden…

Dec 9 2014 / Read More »
Chiang Rai's Mae Suai dam, a bird's-eye view. in May 2014 (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

Army Opens Royal Dam at Bu Saw Village Chiang Rai »

05:16 am |   CHIANG RAI – Colonel Songyos Thongkon,Deputy Commanding General of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment of Royal Thai Taskforce presided over the opening of the Royal dam at Bu Saw Village,…

Dec 18 2014 / Read More »

100th Day of Chiang Rai’s Thawan Duchanee Death Marked by Religious Ceremony »

10:14 pm | CHIANG RAI – A Religious ceremony to observe the 100th day anniversary of the death of national artist Thawan Duchanee has taken place at Tawan’s residence and museum in Chiang…

Dec 14 2014 / Read More »

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