Promises Unmet as Thailand’s Junta Vows to Reform Shrimp Industry »

Human-rights and media reports documenting abuse in Thailand's $7 billion annual seafood export industry

08:08 pm | . . SAMUT SAKHON – Facing international pressure for failing to stop human trafficking in the seafood trade, Thailand’s Military Junta promised almost a year ago to assure victims of slavery were compensate…

Sep 22 2016 / Read More »

Migrant Workers Facebook Post Inspires Landmark Labour Case in Thailand »

Myanmar migrant worker Tun Tun Win, 24, uses his mobile phone as his wife Ye Ye, 30, looks on before an interview with the Thomson Reuters Foundation in Bangkok, Thailand - Photo -Chaiwat Subprasom

07:55 pm | . . BANGKOK – Tun Tun Win and his co-workers from Myanmar thought life was fine at the Thammakaset chicken farm in central Thailand, where they reared hundreds of thousands of birds for…

Sep 15 2016 / Read More »
Regional News

Bangkok Serial Cat Killer Sentence to 18 Months in Prison »

The court found Panuwat Singsahas, 26, guilty of killing cats on July 10, 18, 20, 24, 26, 29, 30 and 31 this year.

08:51 pm | . . BANGKOK – The Bangkok North Municipal Court has sentenced Phanuwat Singsahut, 26, a motorcycle taxi driver to…

Sep 22 2016 / Read More »

Thailand Rejects Justo’s Transfer to Switzerland, A Possible Key Witness in a Global Money-Laundering Probe »


07:33 pm | . . BANGKOK – Switzerland authorities say they regret a decision by Thai Justice Authorities not to extradite Swiss…

Sep 21 2016 / Read More »

Pickup Truck Crashes in Nakhon Pathom, Three Men Burned to Death »

Flames engulf the crashed pickup in Nakhon Pathom at dawn on Tuesday. (Photo: Rescue volunteer Kittikhun facebook page via Suksalanukhor rescue foundation)

09:32 pm | . . NAKHON PATHOM – Three men have burned to death after the truck they were travelling in ran…

Sep 20 2016 / Read More »

Ayutthaya River Boat Death Toll Climbs to 27, Helmsman Charged with Recklessness Causing Deaths »

Pilot charged while Salvage crews raise the sunken tour boat from the Chao Phraya river.

09:16 pm | . . AYUTTHAYA – Pol Maj Gen Suthi Puangpikul, the Ayutthaya police chief, told the Thai media that Virat…

Sep 20 2016 / Read More »

Wildlife Officials Relocate Large Monitor Lizards from Bangkok’s Lumphini Park »

Park officials hold a monitor lizard after caught with a lasso in Lumpini park in Bangkok on Sept. 20, 2016.(Photo: Munir Uz Zaman

08:56 pm |   BANGKOK – Wildlife officials have started rounding up the large monitor lizards in Bangkok’s Lumphini Park that have…

Sep 20 2016 / Read More »

Tourism News

  • 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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  • A young tourist poses for a photo with an albino tiger in Thailand

    Thailand’s Tiger Tourism Expanding Despite Raid on Tiger Temple

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  • The fee is raised to 2,000 baht, up from 1,000 baht it will come to effect on Sept 27, 2016.

    Thailand’s Immigration Doubles Visa on Arrival Fee

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  • Andrew Cowen, director & CEO of HK Express  plans to launch the first direct connection between Chiang Rai and Hong Kong

    Chiang Rai Airport to Get Direct Flights to Hong Kong Starting November 25th

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  • An incident on February gained notoriety when Chinese tourists were temporarily banned from entering Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai for their unhygienic behavior

    Thais Warned Not to Chase away Chinese Tourists at Foreign Trade Seminar in Bangkok

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  • The Nakhon Chiang Rai Municipality organized a Buddhist lent candle ceremony

    Buddhists Celebrate Asanha Bucha and Buddhist Lent in Chiang Rai

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  • Besides a code of conduct on wearing appropriate clothing, it will also include rules and regulations damage to monuments, littering, traffic congestion and more.

    Cambodian Authorities to Enforce New Dress Code for Angkor Wat

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  • The prized coffee beans are collected after being excreted by the Asian palm civet (e-hen) at Doi Tung wildlife breeding centre.

    Experience Chiang Rai’s Asian Palm Civet (e-hen) Coffee

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  • Tourists look across at King Romans Casino from Chang Saen Chiang Rai

    How to Spend a Weekend in Chiang Rai

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  • Balloons ascending into the sky over Singha Park’s rolling hills and plantations. Photo by: Phudinan Singkhamfu

    Romance Awaits for Valentine’s Day 2017 at Singha Park International Balloon Fiesta in Chiang Rai, Thailand

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As Zika Cases Rise Thai Health Ministry Planning to Fine Homeowners that Allow Mosquito Breeding Grounds on their Property »

07:44 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is planning to revive a Public Health Act that will fine homeowner that allow breeding grounds on their property, to motivate people to destroy Mosquito larvae at their homes.  . Public Health Minister Dr. Piyasakol Sakolsattayathorn is scheduled to meet with his ASEAN counterparts on Monday,…

Sep 16 2016 / Read More »
Mosquito larvae, like these displayed by a  pest-control worker, quickly become mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus and other diseases

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 – Using Will or Would in a Sentence »

07:40 pm |   USING WILL OR WOULD IN A SENTENCE WILL and WOULD are both modal verbs, although there is a big difference between the uses of these two words. It is important to understand when you can use them, and how to use these words correctly. WILL is a definite statement, and is used to talk…

Sep 19 2016 / Read More »

Tourist in the News

staffers allegedly blamed the group of guests for failing to lock up their personal property.

Six Taiwanese Women Robbed While Sleeping at Pattaya Resort Villa »

09:03 pm | . . PATTAYA – Six Taiwanese tourists have reported to Pattaya City Police that they had been robbed of more than Bt70,000, (S$2,745)  after waking up to find the window…

Sep 25 2016 / Read More »
Police escorted Briton Peter Andrew Colter believed to be the gang leader

Briton and Two Americans, Detained in Bangkok Without Bail Over Passport Forgery and Frozen Dead Body »

08:55 pm | . . BANGKOK – A Thai Court on Saturday approved a Police request to detain three foreigners, Aaron Thomas Gabel, 33, James Douglas Eger, 66, both American nationals, and Peter…

Sep 24 2016 / Read More »
Officers arrested a Briton, two Americans and two Myanmar nationals

Foreigners Arrested in Bangkok, Fake Passports and Dismembered Body Found »

08:30 pm | . . BANGKOK – Police in Bangkok raided an alleged fake-passport operation in the Phra Khanong district of Bangkok on Friday afternoon, one Briton, two Americans and two Myanmar nationals…

Sep 23 2016 / Read More »

Australian Hells Angels Bikers Surrender to Pattaya Police after Assaulting Two Thai Nationals »

Daniel Anthony Stalley, 34, and John Lee, 43,turned themselves in to police in Pattaya

07:15 pm | . . PATTAYA – Two members of the Hell’s Angels “biker” gang turned themselves in to tourist police in Pattaya Friday morning…

Sep 23 2016 / Read More »

CCTV Footage Captures Foreign ‘Bikers’ Beating Two Thai Men in Pattaya »

CCTV has captured the moments when a burly gang of beefy foreign bikers attacked two young Thai men

09:40 pm |     PATTAYA – Two Tattooed foreigners “dressed like big bikers” have been accused of beating up two Thai brothers in front…

Sep 22 2016 / Read More »

British Expat and Former Monk Gets Suspened Sentence and Bt 83,000 Fine for Child Sex Offences »

Blandford taught English to children in Fang, allowing him direct access to minors

10:08 pm | . . CHIANG MAI – British Expat Fabian Frederick Blandford, 64, who is a former ordained monk, father of two and long…

Sep 20 2016 / Read More »

British Backpackers Arrested for Passing Fake Pound Sterling Banknotes in Koh Pangan, Thailand »

The four Britons have been charged with having and using forged foreign banknotes and possessing marijuana.

05:54 pm | . . SURAT THANI – Pol Col Somchai Noppasri, commander of Koh Phangan police, has reported that police arrested four Britons, identified…

Sep 17 2016 / Read More »

Thai Police Raid Ethiopian Pub-Restaurant in Bangkok, 65 Thai and Foreigners Detained »

Officers question foreigners after a drug raid early Friday morning on Soi Sukhumvit 3 in Bangkok.- Photo Khaosod

08:23 pm | . . BANGKOK – A 100-strong police and military force raided an pub and restaurant venue on Soi 3 in Bangkok’s Nana…

Sep 16 2016 / Read More »

Nigerian and Thai Wife Arrested for Marriage Scam in Bangkok »


09:27 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Crime Suppression Division police In Bangkok have arrested a 23 year-old Nigerian and his 34 year-old Thai…

Sep 15 2016 / Read More »

30 Year-Old Finnish Man Jumps to His Death in Chiang Mai »

Tourist Police and Royal Thai Police at scene of jump.

09:16 pm | . . CHIANG MAI – Tourist Police in Chiang Mai have reported that 30 year-old Finnish National, Perka Laine, leaped to his…

Sep 14 2016 / Read More »

Fugitive Australian Drug Kingpin Robert Gee Nabbed in Phuket, Thailand »

Police arrested Robert Gordon Pollybank Gee at Bar Funk, opposite the Tiger Pub bar complex on Bangla Rd, at 11pm.

08:41 pm |   PHUKET – Tourist Police and Phuket Crime Suppression officers, have arrested Australian fugitive Robert Gordon Pollybank Gee, 58, was arrested on…

Sep 14 2016 / Read More »

British English Teacher Spends a Week in Thai jail After Hand Gel Leaked onto his Passport »


10:27 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thai Immigration Police forced a British English teacher to spend a week in a Thai jail cell after…

Sep 13 2016 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Chiang Rai Officials Launch Cycling Campaign to Promote Health and Wellness »


06:32 pm |     CHIANG RAI -In an aim to promote local tourism and to encourage residents to develop a healthy lifestyle a cycling…

Sep 19 2016 / Read More »

Authorites Crackdown on Drug Dealers in Chiang Rai after 17 Year-Old Student Writes Letter to Prime Minister »

Chiang Rai Police raid home of businessman suspected drug lord

07:14 pm |     CHIANG RAI – Chief of Chiang Rai’s Wiang Pa Pao district Prasert Chidpleecheep has ordered over 80 officials to an…

Sep 16 2016 / Read More »

Meteorological Department Warns Chiang Rai Residents to Brace for Heavy Rain and Strong Winds »


09:03 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – The Meteorological Department has warned resident of Chiang Rai and other Northern Provinces to brace for heavy…

Sep 15 2016 / Read More »

Chiang Rai to Become City of Herbs, Project Launched at Mae Fah Luang University »


08:33 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – At a signing ceremony for the Heral City Project took place at Mae Fah Luang University, Governor…

Sep 15 2016 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Fisherman Discovers 70 Year-Old American Pensioner Floating Dead in Mekong »

Robert James Fossum was found floating with his face down in the Mekong of the river.

10:03 pm | . . CHIANG KHONG – On the morning of Wednesday, September 7, a fisherman in Chiang Rai’s Wiang sub-district discovered the body…

Sep 11 2016 / Read More »

Vietnam and Cambodia Invited to Join The Safe Mekong Anti-Drug Operation »

07:24 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Thailand and Lao, two of the countries that are collaborating in the “Safe Mekong Coordination Centre” anti-drug operation, have announced their plans to invite Cambodia…

Sep 24 2016 / Read More »
Suspects in a sex-trafficking ring are brought to a police press conference May, 2015

Northern Thailand Provincial Police Focus on Eradicating Child Prostitution »

07:57 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Deputy Commander of the Provincial Police Region 5, Pol.Maj.Gen. Songtham Anlaphat, told Thai Media that Police Region 5 has arrested 30 suspects of human trafficking…

Sep 23 2016 / Read More »

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