Vietnam Warns of Devastating Effects from Damming Mekong »

Construction of the controversial Xayaburi dam on the Mekong

07:49 pm | . HANOI – Research commissioned by Vietnam has warned of devastating environmental and economic effects for millions of people living along the Mekong River if 11 proposed dams are built on its mainstream.…

Apr 7 2016 / Read More »

China’s Sudden Dam Water Releases Killing Wildlife in Lower Mekong River Basin »


07:52 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – It’s not just humans but also animals downstream who are affected every time water is released from Chinese dams into the Mekong River. “The survival rate of baby…

Apr 5 2016 / Read More »
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Passenger Train Slams into Pick-up Killing Family of Four in Phetchaburi, Thailand »

Four people were killed when the pickup truck they were travelling in was rammed by a Bangkok-Hua Hin passenger train

08:55 pm | . . PHETCHABURI – Four people in a pickup truck have been killed after their pickup was hit by…

May 6 2016 / Read More »

Mother of Thailand’s Highest-Profile Anti-Junta Activists Charged with Lese-Majeste »

Prayuth on the loose. He has ultimate powers now, unlimited, unchecked with total impunity.

08:35 pm | . . BANGKOK – The mother of one of Thailand’s highest-profile anti-junta activists, Sirawith Seritiwat  has been charged with…

May 6 2016 / Read More »

Paranoia Spreads Across Thailand as Junta Jails Online Critics »

Human Rights Watch said the junta is using "draconian laws" to silence opposition

08:23 pm | .  . BANGKOK –  The latest arrests of online critics by Thailand’s Military Junta is spreading paranoia across the…

May 6 2016 / Read More »

Bangkok Police Hunt for Man Who Beat his Two-Year-Old Stepdaughter to Death »

The 24-year-old mother (right) identifies a picture of her husband Anucha Kaewpradit, 34, as the man who beat her two-year-old daughter to death at their home in Bangkok

09:33 pm |   BANGKOK – Metro Police are hunting for a 34-year-old man reported to have beaten his two-year-old stepdaughter to…

May 3 2016 / Read More »

Lese Majeste Charges Reveal Compromise in Online Privacy in Thailand »

Authorities had screenshots of the messages and used them as evidence.

09:24 pm | . . BANGKOK – Concern has been raised among netizens over the state of online privacy in Thailand after…

May 3 2016 / Read More »

Tourism News

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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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  • Some of the Chinese men who misbehave try to squeeze Breast ladyboys in their photo shoots. “They think it’s OK because the breasts are not real.”

    Thai Tourism Officials Concerned Over Negative Video’s of Chinese Tourists

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  • The lake was developed into a recreational spot in 2014 by local bodies to cope with the areas growing popularity.

    Chiang Saen’s Pa Sak Sub District Unveils Nong Bua Luang, New Tourist Attraction

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  • The government's Tourism Authority now wants to focus on "quality tourism", and has launched a campaign to attract visitors who spend more, and hopefully stay out of trouble.

    Safety a Concern as Thailand’s Tourism Authority Tries to Attract Quality Tourists

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  • Authorities raid a bridge club and arrested 32 foreigners including British, Swedish, Norwegian and Australian citizens

    Thailand: No Longer a Paradise for Expats

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  • Doi Chaang has expanded manifold and now grows over 15,000 rai, producing 3,000 tonnes of coffee a year

    Changing the Face of Doi Chaang Hill Tribes

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  • Military and police personnel walk past tourists as they patrol near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand

    Challenging Times for Thai Tourism, Keeping Tourist Safe

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  • German Tourists clamour to take 'trophy photos' of the Karen women and girls in Chiang Rai

    Thailand Pursues Quality European Tourists in Europe

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  • In the past, attempts by wildlife officials to inspect the tigers have been blocked by the temple and its abbots.

    Thailand’s Controversial Tiger Temple Fights to Keep it’s Tigers

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  • Don’t Ride Elephants, Wash Them, tourists to interact with and learn about elephants in a responsible way.

    Chiang Rai Tourism told Elephant Shows and Treks are No-Go Zone for European Tourists

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    Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference Kicks off in Chiang Rai

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  • Tourism Authority of Thailand Proposes USD$10 Foreigner Fee to Enter Thailand

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  • Mr. Rungsrid Luxsitanonda, Senior Vice President Singha Corporation is inviting tourists to visit Chiang Rai province for the event

    Singha Announces Balloon Festival in Chiang Rai – February 10th to 14th

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5 Reasons Doctors Recommend Daily Aspirin »

09:06 pm | . 5 Reasons Your Doctor May Recommend Daily Aspirin . Aspirin has been a staple in medicine cabinets for years. It’s an over-the-counter pain reliever that people rely on. But it can do more than just ease pain. A low-dose aspirin taken every day can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Still, taking aspirin daily…

May 5 2016 / Read More »

Leicester City Fans Celebrate Premier League Win in Bangkok »

08:49 pm |   BANGKOK –  ’s remarkable underdog story has been embraced by football fans around the world. But nowhere is this truer than in Thailand as this year’s heroics of the Thai-owned club have attracted new legions of followers in a county where loyalties have traditionally been with Liverpool and Manchester United. “Leicester, champions, champions,” chanted a group…

May 3 2016 / Read More »
A Leicester City fan holds up a club scarf in Bangkok, Thailand

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.

How to Spend a Weekend in Chiang Rai »

06:05 pm | . Chiang Rai is often compared to what Chiang Mai was like years ago before tourism boomed and saturated the local community. This Northeast Thailand gem sits within the heart of the Golden Triangle just a mere few hours from the borders of Laos and Myanmar and a scenic four hour bus ride through Doi…

May 2 2016 / Read More »
Tourists look across at King Romans Casino from Chang Saen Chiang Rai

Jen’s English Tips – Using if »

10:34 pm | Using if . We use if to introduce a situation that may be real or possible. If we miss the bus, we will be late for the meeting. If she skips her classes, she will fail her exam. If you want / if you like If you want you can spend the weekend with us.…

May 2 2016 / Read More »

Expat News

Segarra Princep, left, is escorted by prison personnel as he arrives to the Criminal Court in Bangkok on Wednesday

Spaniard Pleads Not Guilty to Killing and Dismember David Bernat in Bangkok »

07:52 pm | . . BANGKOK – Spanish National Autur Segarra Princep, 37, told a Bangkok Criminal Court Judge Wednesday he did not kill or dismember a Spanish compatriot in Bangkok in January.…

May 4 2016 / Read More »
The Australian tourist accidently fell from the balcony in his hotel room in Phuket late Saturday night, dying instantly.

Australian Dies from Balcony Fall in Phuket »

07:25 pm | . . PHUKET – An Australian tourist has died after accidently fellinng from the balcony in his hotel room in Phuket late Saturday night, while taking pictures of fireworks According…

May 2 2016 / Read More »

British Pensioner Beaten, Robbed and Sexually Abused in Thai Jail »

Dave Campbell, 68, from Manchester, who was locked up in a Thai prison for eight months

06:35 pm | . . RAYONG – Dave Campbell, 69,  a British pensioner who is facing a manslaughter charge in Rayong, Thailand claims he was…

May 2 2016 / Read More »

Thai police Arrest Japanese Yakuza Member in Bangkok »

Alleged Yakuza member, Japanese Shuhei Yoshizawa is surrounded by Thai police officers during a press conference in Bangkok.

08:27 pm | . . BANGKOK – Pol Lt-Gen Natthathorn Prohsunthorn, Commissioner of Immigration Bureau has reported that a Japanese man who was alleged to…

May 1 2016 / Read More »

Two Colombian’s Arrested for Burglary in Bangkok »

Jhoan Hermandez Gomez and Christian Donneys Robeldo -- are taken to a news conference along with many stolen items on Thursday. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)

09:34 pm | . . BANGKOK – Two Colombians Nationals suspected to be members of a gang wanted for a string of burglaries of Bangkok-area…

Apr 28 2016 / Read More »

46 Year Old Italian, Nicola Russo Found Dead at his Guesthouse in Phuket »

Police found the body of Nicola Russo,46, who was found on the bed, wearing only boxers.

06:28 pm | . . PHUKET – Pol Capt Ying Yong Chuaikit of Kathu Police in Patpong, Phuket reported, police and hospital officials have yet…

Apr 24 2016 / Read More »

Hollywood Star Steven Seagal Plans to Shoot Films, set up Production Company in Thailand »

NRSA vice president Alongkorn Ponlaboot, who led the delegation that met Seagal, said foreign films shot in Thailand could promote the country's image and boost its film industry,

08:05 pm | . . BANGKOK – Former Hollywood Action Star, Director Steven Seagal yesterday visited Parliament and spoke to National Reform Steering Assembly (NRSA)…

Apr 23 2016 / Read More »

Frenchman Falls to his Death from 26th Floor of Bangkok Condo »

A quarrel ended in a tragedy when a young Frenchman jumped to his death from the 26th floor of his Bangkok condominium

09:43 pm | . . BANGKOK – Metro Police have reported that paramedics and volunteers from Poh Tek Tung Foundation were called to Soi Sathon…

Apr 21 2016 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Seminar for Human Trafficking Prevention Held in Chiang Rai »


09:45 pm | . CHIANG RAI – An academic seminar on strategic human trafficking prevention in Chiang Rai province has been kicked off to support…

Apr 28 2016 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Elephants Camps Giving Bath Breaks to Relieve Elephants from the Heat »

Hot weather conditions have made elephants irritable and the animals are therefore allowed to remain along the Kok River to cool down.

09:57 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – As the heat wave continues to simmer in Chiang Rai Province, elephants at Ban Karieng Ruammit, or…

Apr 27 2016 / Read More »

Summer Thunderstorm Warning for Northern Thailand »

Dark storm clouds hover over Wat Rong Khun"White Temple" in Phan Chiang Rai

09:38 pm | . Dark storm clouds hover over Wat Rong Khun”White Temple” in Phan Chiang Rai . . CHIANG RAI – The Meteorological Department…

Apr 27 2016 / Read More »

Lightening Storm Strikes Northern Thailand, Damaging Over 600 Homes and Killing Elderly Woman »

A woman shows the roof of her house in Phrae blown away by a storm on Monday night. (Photo by Taweesak Sukkasem)

07:30 pm | . . NAN/PHRAE – A Summer Storm lightening that struck several districts of Nan and Phrae Monday night has killed an elderly…

Apr 26 2016 / Read More »

Little Guide Project Kicks off Second Year in Chiang Rai »

The training program was attended by 70 selected students from 16 elementary schools in Chiang Rai's elementary education area

06:08 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – The Director of the Tourism Business and Guide Registration Office, Sutham Detdee, and the Ministry of Tourism…

Apr 26 2016 / Read More »
Chiang Rai will experience lightening, thunderstorms, strong wind and occasional hail over the next few days.

Chiang Rai Residents Warned of Summer Storms »

09:25 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – The Meteorological Department reported that Chiang Rai and other Northern Provinces will likely experience lightening, thunderstorms, strong wind and occasional hail over the next few…

May 5 2016 / Read More »
Chiang Rai will likely experience thunderstorms, strong wind and occasional hail

Summer Storm Warnings for Chiang Rai and all Northern Provinces »

06:55 pm | . Chiang Rai will likely experience thunderstorms, strong wind and occasional hail . CHIANG RAI – The Meteorological Department warned that the upper regions of Thailand will likely experience thunderstorms,…

May 2 2016 / Read More »

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