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Chiang Rai Woman Fights for Stateless after Dodging Life in Brothels »

Srinuan “Aor” Saokhamnuan, who was born stateless in Thailand, holds up her new Thai identification card after authorities granted her citizenship

09:05 pm |   CHIANG RAI – In the northern Thai village where Srinuan Saokhamnuan was born, stateless children like her faced two career choices – work in factories or sell sex at karaoke bars. Any…

Sep 12 2014 / Read More »
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Chiang Rai Police Seize 200,000 Yaba Pills »

The authorities have seized a total of 240,000 amphetamine pills and a small amount of crystallized methamphetamine or “ya-ice” weighing about 0.7 kilograms.

09:52 pm | CHIANG RAI –  Police in Chiang Rai have arrested two Hmong villagers who belonged to a drug trafficking network…

Sep 16 2014 / Read More »

Chiang Rai International Airport Practices Trial Run, in Case of Ebola Infection »

Thailand is buying Ebola detection kits from German and China,

09:45 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport has announced a staff practice in case of an…

Sep 16 2014 / Read More »

Elderly Thai Woman Commits ‘Suicide By Crocodile’ at Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm »

Police said they arrived at the scene to find zoo keepers and staff desperately trying to ward off dozens of reptiles which were feasting on her body (file picture not related to Samut Prakarn Crocodile Farm & Zoo)

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08:49 pm |   BANGKOK – An elderly woman committed suicide by jumping into a pond full of crocodiles, it has been…

Sep 16 2014 / Read More »

Officials in Thailand Erase Thaksin Shinawatra from School Text Books »

Mr. Thaksin’s name was scrubbed from the book by the Ministry of Education, said the textbook’s author, Thanom Anarmwat.

08:19 pm | BANGKOK – His legacy is inseparable from the past decade of political tumult in Thailand, but high school students…

Sep 16 2014 / Read More »

Tourism

  • The Legend Chiang Rai Resort & Spa lies along the Mae Kok River

    Chiang Rai Offers a Variety of Attractions Year Round

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    Tourist Arrivals Down10.47 Percent From Last Year

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  • Multi-generational workers Doi Tung Royal Project Chiang Rai Thailand

    Handicrafts of Chiang Rai’s Hill Tribes: Explore the Royal Projects of Doi Tung

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  • Meet tribal people who still live off the land and discover old monasteries and churches in Myanmar's frontier, Kengtung - See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/the-big-story/asia-report/myanmar/story/gem-the-golden-triangle-20140720#sthash.v4zhpy62.dpuf

    Kengtung Myanmar, A Gem in the Golden Triangle

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  • Thai Immigration Bureau to blacklist all overstayers of more than 90 days

    Thailand Visa Overstayers to be put on a Blacklist and Barred from the Country

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  • The architecture of Chiang Rai's White Temple, aka Wat Rong Khun, continues to inspire. Though some of the buildings in the complex were closed to the public after they suffered structural damage during a strong earthquake in early May, tourists continued to flock to the temple. Some wanted to inspect the cracks caused by 6.3-magnitude quake while others were anxious to view the masterpiece painstakingly created by national artist Chalermchai Kositpipat after news about the temple's closure spread. Chalermchai has now committed himself to repairing the damage.

    Chiang Rai Shaken Not Shattered, Earthquake Reports Greatly Exaggerated

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  • Last year's inaugural Chiangmai Classic, won by Australia's Scott Hend, also featured an appearance by four-time major winner Ernie Els of South Africa who tied for 14th place.

    Chiangmai’s 2014 Golf Classic Postponed

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  • Indian opium farmers now are harvesting large crops in the country's northern area, a new development in the regional drug problem. (Photo by TNI)

    Heroin Poppy’s Return to the Golden Triangle

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    What Natural Disasters Could You Experience in Thailand?

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  • Mae Sai Immigration office Chiang Rai

    Thailand Crackdown on Visa Runs, Create Headaches for Expats

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  • Chiangrai night market is conveniently near the centre of town, a short walk from the bus station.

    Tourism Unaffected in Chiang Rai by the Recent Earthquake

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  • Ruammit Karen Village,Chiang Rai

    Chiang Rai Province Still Bustling with Tourists

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  • Born just a few weeks ago on March 3, Nong Sam is the fifth son of indigenous elephant Boon Jan

    Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Chiang Rai, Welcomes Baby Elephant Nong Sam

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  • Steve Williams, from Coventry, who moved to Thailand and started his own volunteering and touring business, Bamboo Project,with his wife Lerdtida and their two-year-old son Tyler

    Steve Williams Thailand “Bamboo Project” is Growing Fast

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Thailands National Football Players Promised $1.7 Million Bonus »

07:32 pm |   BANGKOK – Thailand’s footballers will share a $1.7 million bonus if they take gold in the upcoming Asian Games in South Korea, the head of the kingdom’s football association said on Tuesday. The generous cash incentive has been offered for the men’s team by a Thai sports magazine publisher who is a big football…

Sep 9 2014 / Read More »
The generous cash incentive has been offered for the men’s team by a Thai sports magazine publisher who is a big football fan

Health Experts Call for More Sex Education as Teen Pregnancy Rising in Thailand »

07:13 pm | BANGKOK – Thailand will not overcome its growing problem of teenage pregnancy without collaboration from all sectors of society, health experts said yesterday at a national conference. Krissada Raungarreerat, Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) manager, told the 1st “National Conference on Healthy Sexuality: Teenager Pregnancy” that parents, teachers and organizations must push a message of…

Sep 9 2014 / Read More »
Furthermore, figures for 2012 reveal that 15,440 adolescents aged 15-19 had repeat pregnancies. An alarming 880 adolescent mothers gave birth for a third time.

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…

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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 Offers a Variety of Attractions Year Round »

08:27 pm |     CHIANG RAI – In the Northern region, Chiang Rai is famous for trekking and adventure tours as well as being a gateway into neighbouring countries. The Legend Resort and Spa there welcomes numerous Western visitors all year around. General manager Makoo Techasopon said the hotel was running an average year-around occupancy rate of…

Sep 10 2014 / Read More »
The Legend Chiang Rai Resort & Spa lies along the Mae Kok River

Chief of US Consular Section to Speak to Chiang Rai Expat Club Sept. 12 »

08:28 pm | - CHIANG RAI – Mark C. Carlson, chief, US consular section in Chiang Mai will deliver a talk to the Chiang Rai Expat Club on Friday September 12. His talk will deal with a variety of issues facing expats in Thailand. It will take place from 8:30 am to 9:30 am in the Chamcha Room…

Sep 5 2014 / Read More »
U.S. Consul General Ken Foster is joined by Mr. and Mrs. Carlson, Mr. Mark Magreath and K. Thawatchai.

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Three Migrant Workers Held in Deaths of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge »

09:12 pm |   KOH TAO – Three male migrant workers have been arrested following the double murder of two British backpackers in Thailand. David Miller, 24, from Jersey, and Hannah Witheridge, aged…

Sep 16 2014 / Read More »

Two Young British Tourists Murdered on Island of Koh Tao »

Victims: David Miller, 24 and Hannah Witheridge, 23

08:49 pm |   KOH TAO – The dead bodies of a UK man and woman have been found near beach-side bungalow on island of…

Sep 15 2014 / Read More »

British National Damian Capper 43, Found Dead in Chiang Mai »

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09:02 pm | CHIANG MAI –  Police in Chiang Mai City have reported that British National Damian Capper has reportedly fallen to his death from…

Sep 14 2014 / Read More »

French National Eric Jacobs Gets 15 Years in Taiwan for Smuggling Heroin from Thailand »

French National Eric Jacobs being escorted by Court Officials

08:52 pm |   TAIPEI –  French National Eric Jacobs has been sentenced to 15 years and eight months in prison by the Taipei District…

Sep 12 2014 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Hundreds of Chiang Rai Students Poisoned by Chicken Rice »

dozen of students are still remaining at hospital, while others have recovered

08:51 pm |   CHIANG RAI – More than a hundred hill tribe students at a primary school in Tambon Chiang Dao  of Chiang Dao…

Sep 13 2014 / Read More »

US Consular Chief Discusses Wide Range of Questions with Chiang Rai Expat Group »

Mark Carlson, chief of the consular section of the US Chiang Mai consulate, talks to about 30 expats at the Meridien Resort in Chiang Rai on Sept. 12, 2014

07:52 pm |   CHIANG RAI – US consular chief Mark C. Carlson covered a variety of issues during his talk to Chiang Rai expats…

Sep 13 2014 / Read More »

Chiang Rai on Alert as China Releases Deluge of Water from Mekong Dam »

The Jinghong dam will need to release a huge volume of water downstream from Sept. 5-30 due to heavy rain upstream

09:45 pm |   YUNNAN – Huge volumes of water being discharged from a hydro-power dam on the Mekong River in southern China’s Yunnan province…

Sep 11 2014 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Officials Keep Japanese Millionare Mitsutoki Shigeta’s Latest Baby »

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08:54 pm | CHIANG RAI – Preeda Kunama, a Chiang Rai official of the Social Development and Human Security Ministry, has taken into custody the…

Sep 10 2014 / Read More »

Heavy Rains Cause Flooding Throughout Thailand, Mekong Warning »

Tourists wade through water in Mae Sai District

06:35 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Thai officials are warning of rising water levels in the Mekong river. This is due to an imminent…

Sep 9 2014 / Read More »
The authorities have seized a total of 240,000 amphetamine pills and a small amount of crystallized methamphetamine or “ya-ice” weighing about 0.7 kilograms.

Chiang Rai Police Seize 200,000 Yaba Pills »

09:52 pm | CHIANG RAI –  Police in Chiang Rai have arrested two Hmong villagers who belonged to a drug trafficking network within the area. The authorities have seized a total of 240,000…

Sep 16 2014 / Read More »
Thailand is buying Ebola detection kits from German and China,

Chiang Rai International Airport Practices Trial Run, in Case of Ebola Infection »

09:45 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport has announced a staff practice in case of an Ebola infection of a passenger. At the international arrival lobby in…

Sep 16 2014 / Read More »

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