Damming the Mekong the Worlds Most Productive River, Food Security for Millions under Threat »

Children with a basket full of  Mekong freshwater herring "pa mak pang" or Laotian shad

08:06 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Development of the Xayaburi Dam and Don Sahong Dam on the Lower Mekong River in Laos is proceeding with potentially devastating impacts to the food security and livelihoods of…

Mar 23 2015 / Read More »

Thailand Facebook User Gets 25 Year Jail Sentence »

According to iLaw, Yai Dangduad often posted political comments and was critical of the National Council for Peace and Order and the incumbent government.

09:44 pm | . BANGKOK – A Thai Facebook user who went by the user name of “Yai Daengduad” was sentenced by a…

Mar 31 2015 / Read More »

Thailand Prime Minister Lifts Martial Law, But Imposes Absolute Power under Article 44 »

Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha

08:39 pm |   BANGKOK – Thailand’s military-installed Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha said Tuesday he plans to lift martial law 10 months…

Mar 31 2015 / Read More »

Thailand’s Airlines Facing Bans on International Flights »

Thai Airways A330-343X HS-TBD departs for Bangkok as flight TG484D after engine change at Perth Intl Airport

08:23 pm |   BANGKOK – Thailand’s transport Minister Prajin Juntong on Monday scrambled to address “significant safety concerns” by the U.N.’s International…

Mar 31 2015 / Read More »

Anti-Alcohol Groups Seek Ban of Alcohol Sales During Songkran Festival »

Songkran alcohol ban mulled in a move to reduce deaths during holiday

08:56 pm |  . BANGKOK – Youth Network Against New Drinkers, and several anti-alcohol groups yesterday asked the Excise Department to ban…

Mar 29 2015 / Read More »

Tourism News

  • 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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  • The girl's mother holds up a picture of the alleged bitemark on her daughter's arm

    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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  • Tai Lue youngsters in Tai Lue costumes have their pictures taken before putting on a performance

    Northern Tourism Promotes the Tai Lue Culture and Traditions

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  • Bathrooms at The White Temple (Wat Rong Khun)

    Chiang Rai’s White Temple Refuses Chinese Tourists for Bad Toilet Manners

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  • Agoda Company Pte Ltd is part of The Priceline Group.

    Thailand’s Tourism Authority Targets Online Travel Site Agoda.com

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    Tourist Beaten at Pattaya Bar, Chiang Mai Bar Charges Tourists Bt 114,080

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  • Chiang Rai – Heaven of the North, by Saengthit Kamlangchai.

    Amazing Time Lapse Views of Chiang Rai By Saengthit Kamlangchai – [Video]

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  • sex tourists flocked to Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya

    Is Sex Tourism on the Rise in Thailand

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Thailand’s Public Health Ministry to Build Health Centers in Border Areas »

08:05 pm | . CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Health Minister Dr.Rajata Rajatanavin has reported that the Public Health Ministry is set to build health centers in border areas of three neighboring countries to reduce the flow of people crossing into Thailand to get medical treatment they cannot pay for. Dr. Rajatanavin said on Wednesday Thailand was left with 360 million…

Mar 25 2015 / Read More »
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Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jonathan Rea Win’s Tissot-Superpole in Thailand »

07:38 pm |   BURIRAM – Kawasaki Racing Team’s Jonathan Rea took his second win of 2015 at the inaugural Thai World Superbike round at the Chang International Circuit. And it was a perfect race for the Northern Irishmen, taking the holeshot from pole position and maintaining that lead unchallenged to the checkered flag. Rea credited his win…

Mar 22 2015 / Read More »
Rea on the podium with Haslam and Sykes

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

With Money, Corruption and Drugs, Phra Buddha Issara Fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘Poisoned Fruit’ »

03:27 am | . NAKHON PATHOM  – Phra Buddha Issara is a monk on a mission. From his Buddhist temple near Bangkok he is calling for a radical overhaul of Thai Buddhism, fearing that millions of pounds in temple donations are corrupting his brethren. Surrounded by verdant rice fields at Wat Or Noi temple, Mr Issara says he…

Mar 6 2015 / Read More »
Phra Buddha Issara walks inside his garden during an interview with Reuters at Wat Or Noi in Nakhon Pathom

Organizers of the China-ASEAN Expo to Host Trade Fair in Bangkok »

09:46 pm |   BANGKOK – Organizers of the China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) have reported that they will stage a trade fair in Bangkok, Thailand, from April 2 to 4, in an effort to strengthen ties between China and the ASEAN country. It will be the first time that the CAEXPO secretariat has held an event outside China. The…

Mar 8 2015 / Read More »
CAEXPO Cities of Charm--Chiangmai

Expat News

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Australian Ellis Moate Falls to his Death in Bangkok »

08:24 pm |   BANGKOK – Police in Bangkok have reported that Australian Businessman Ellis Moate died in a fall from the rooftop of a 26-floor residential building on Silom 7 Road in Silom…

Mar 30 2015 / Read More »

Drunken Australian Jacob Saveisberg Arrested in Phuket for Stealing Two Prawns »

27-year-old Jacob Saveisberg was forced to pose with police officers after his arrest.

08:05 pm | PHUKET – Thai authorities have fined Australian 27-year-old Jacob Saveisberg who drunkenly stuffed two raw prawns into his pocket at a seafood restaurant…

Mar 30 2015 / Read More »

French Woman 68, Struck and Killed by Racing Motorcyclist on Koh Samui »

French lady was killed crossing the road outside Supot Electrical store in Bophut

09:44 pm | . KOH SAMUI – An elderly French woman died on Koh Samui early Saturday after she was hit by a speeding motorcycle…

Mar 28 2015 / Read More »

Chilean Dies After Fatal Fall in Chiang Mai’s Doi Suthep-Pui National Park »

28-year-old Carlos Gabriel Silva Henriquea, from the Republic of Chile

09:14 pm | . CHIANG MAI – A Chilean National 28-year-old, Carlos Gabriel Silva Henriqueahas, died after he fell from a popular waterfall in front…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

22 People Injured after Two Trains Collide in Ayutthaya,Thailand »


06:50 am |   AYUTTHAYA – Police Colonel Nateepat Thammaratsophon has reported two passenger trains collided just north of Bangkok late on Thursday, injuring more…

Mar 27 2015 / Read More »

Airports of Thailand Plans Bicycle Route for Chiang Rai’s Airport »

a bicycle route could be added to Mae Fah Luang international airport

10:13 pm | . CHIANG RAI -Board Chairman Prasong Phunthanet of Airports of Thailand (AoT) has reported that the AoT will build bicycle lanes at airports…

Mar 26 2015 / Read More »

Central Haze Situation Monitoring Center Says Haze Lessening in Chiang Rai »


08:19 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Director-General of the Pollution Control Department (PCD) Wichien Jungrungruang today said the current haze situation in the…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

Local Scholars Say Chiang Rai’s Ban on Burning Won’t Work »


07:31 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The choking haze in Northern Thailand may be easing somewhat, thanks to the summer storms. But that is…

Mar 24 2015 / Read More »

Car From China Crashes into Thai Motorcyclist in Mueang Chiang Rai, Killing Her Instantly »

Police have detained a Chinese tourist in northern Thailand who allegedly crashed his car into two motorcycles and killed a 41-year-old woman.

01:04 am |   CHIANG RAI – Pol Lt Col Passakorn Sukha, an investigator of Mueang Chiang Rai police station has reported a Thai woman…

Mar 23 2015 / Read More »
Police General Somyos Phumphanmuang, the commissioner of the Royal Thai Police said the arrest was the result of a tip-off

Police Officer in Chiang Rai Arrested for Drug Trafficking »

09:15 pm |   CHIANG RAI –  Police General Somyos Phumphanmuang, the commissioner of the Royal Thai Police, reported to a press conference that border patrol police sergeant and eight other civilians were…

Mar 31 2015 / Read More »
According to his company’s survey, there is a high demand for condominiums in Chiang Rai,

Chiang Rai to Experience More Condo Development »

09:28 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Poomipak Julmanichoto, Managing Director of Plus Property Company Limited, has reported that Thailand’s border regions have have an influx of property developers keen to invest in…

Mar 28 2015 / Read More »

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