Study Finds Thailand’s Elderly at Risk of Abuse, Abandonment and Lack of Care »

09:49 pm |   – BANGKOK – Thailand’s elderly are most at risk of abuse, abandonment and being duped out of money by their own children or those close to them, and the number of senior…

Feb 22 2018 / Read More »

Are China’s Investment Taking over the Mekong? »

11:07 pm | – BEIJING – China is shoring up its sphere of influence in Southeast Asia through aid and investment. By funding infrastructure and development, China can increase its economic and strategic leverage over poorer…

Jan 16 2018 / Read More »

Northern Authorities Act to Stop Northern Farmers Lighting Fires to Clear Land »

09:02 pm | – CHIANG MAI – By the end of the year, Chiang Rai and other northern provinces of Thailand will be put on high alert for summer haze. The conditions from February to April…

Dec 25 2017 / Read More »

Activists Demand International Law Regulating Development Projects on Mekong River »

11:22 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Thai People from Eight Mekong Provinces Networking group met in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong district yesterday, with participants concluding that the Mekong was under imminent threat of irreversible damage…

Dec 21 2017 / Read More »

China and Thai Junta Flip-Flop Over Blasting of Mekong River Inlet in Chiang Rai Province »

09:27 pm | – CHIANG RAI – At the third Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Mekong-Lancang Cooperation, China’s central government acknowledged Rak Chiang Khong’s concerns about the impacts on people’s livelihoods of the Mekong River navigation channel…

Dec 21 2017 / Read More »
Regional News

Thai Socialite Admits to Fabricating Taxi Driver Attack in Bangkok »

08:44 pm | – BANGKOK – Police were preparing to press charges against a 26-year-old woman for filing a false complaint about…

Feb 22 2018 / Read More »

Bangkok Cabbie Arrested for Masturbating While Driving American Woman to Suvarnabhumi Airport »

10:17 pm | – BANGKOK – A Bangkok taxi driver has been charged with sexually offending a woman tourist by masturbating while…

Feb 21 2018 / Read More »

Preeyanuch “Preaw” Nonwangchai Now Denies Killing Khon Kaen Karaoke Girl »

09:59 pm | – KHON KAEN – Preeyanuch “Preaw” Nonwangchai, on trial for the murder and dismemberment of Miss Warisara Klinjui a…

Feb 21 2018 / Read More »

Thai Socialite Says She Was “Slashed then Robbed” by Bangkok Taxi Driver »

09:40 pm | –   Update: Thai Socialite Admits to Fabricating Story to Police about Taxi Cab Attack   BANGKOK – A…

Feb 21 2018 / Read More »

Eighteen Students Injured is Head of Crash in Northeastern Thailand »

08:41 pm | – UBON RATCHATHANI – A pickup truck converted to carry students collided head-on with another pickup truck , injuring…

Feb 21 2018 / Read More »

Inter-Provincial Bus Crashes in Northeastern Thailand, Killing Driver and Injuring 8 Passengers »

09:03 pm | – LOEI – The driver was killed and eight passengers hurt when an inter-provincial bus hit a barrier at…

Feb 20 2018 / Read More »

Thai Welfare Fund Whistle-Blowers Put Into Witness Protection »

08:53 pm |   KHON KAEN – The Public Sector Anti Corruption Commission (PACC) has praised a university student and a former…

Feb 20 2018 / Read More »

Bangkok Court Awards Son of Japanese Billionaire Custody of His 13 Surrogate Babies »

08:21 pm | –   BANGKOK – A Bangkok court has granted a Japanese man “sole parent” rights to 13 children he…

Feb 20 2018 / Read More »


Tourism News

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  • 16th Chinatown Festival Kicks Off in Chiang Mai City

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  • Chinese New Year Celebrated Nationwide in Thailand

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  • Exploring Traditional Farming and Land Management in Northern Thailand

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  • Unlocking Northern Thailand’s Tourism Sustainability

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  • Smoking and Littering Ban Goes into Effect for 24 Popular Tourist Beaches in Thailand

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  • Thailand’s Transport Ministry Officially Launches “DLT Taxi OK” Safe Taxi Service

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  • Doi Chaang Coffee, Travelling from the Top of a Mountain to Your Coffee Cup

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  • Bangkok Police Halt Film Company Production Over Sex Toys

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  • Thai immigration Says Wait for Visa on Arrival Could Take Up to 4 Hours

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  • Thailand’s Airports Strained Beyond Capacity as Tourism from China Explodes

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  • Thai Lake Draws Tourists with Spectacular Lotus Bloom the Red Lotus Sea

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  • Krabi Park Officials Ban Selfie’s at Khao Ngon Nak Mountain Top

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  • American ‘Travelling Butts’ Couple to Be Deported from Thailand

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  • Thailand’s National Parks Head Says Jail for Those Found with Alcohol in National Parks

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Try a Jade Roller to Boost your face this Chinese New Year »

08:30 pm | – The Chinese have long prized jade stone for its beauty and healing powers.  In Chinese culture jade is known as “the stone from heaven”, and is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to relax the nervous system, bring relief to stressed organs, and for gentle detoxification. One of the ancient techniques used by the Chinese…

Feb 19 2018 / Read More »

The “Garlic Girls” South Korea’s Olympic Curlers a Global Sensation »

09:39 pm | – GANGNEUNG, South Korea – Forget Lindsey Vonn and Adam Rippon. The real rock stars of the Pyeongchang Olympics are a humble group of Korean curlers who have no idea they’ve become a global sensation. They are known as the “Garlic Girls,” the South Korean women’s curling team with the fairy-tale story whose moniker reflects…

Feb 23 2018 / Read More »

Chiang Mai University Unearths Two New Types of Truffle Species in Northern Thailand »

08:05 pm | – CHIANG MAI – Gastronomes of the world delight. Two new types of truffle have been unearthed in Thailand’s far north, scientists announced on Thursday in what they called a first for Southeast Asia. Researchers at Chiang Mai university said they had identified two brand new species and confirmed that tuber magnatum – the same…

Sep 10 2017 / Read More »

Study Finds Thailand’s Elderly at Risk of Abuse, Abandonment and Lack of Care »

09:49 pm |   – BANGKOK – Thailand’s elderly are most at risk of abuse, abandonment and being duped out of money by their own children or those close to them, and the number of senior rape victims is also on the rise, according to a recent study that was revealed at a Bangkok seminar yesterday. Chulalongkorn University…

Feb 22 2018 / Read More »

Thai Prime Minister Orders a “Reduction of Students Homework” »

09:16 pm | – BANGKOK – Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has called on the Office of Basic Education Commission (Obec) for a reduction of students’ homework load. Obec secretary-general Boonrux Yodpheth said on Wednesday that teachers who were in charge classes should plan together as to how to evaluate their students homework. Boonrux also emphasized that home…

Jan 3 2018 / Read More »

Tourist in the News

Czech Tourist Falls to His Death From Koh Samui Cliff While Tying to Take Selfie »

08:48 pm | – KOH SAMUI – A 32-year-old Czech man has fallen to his death from a cliff at the Bang Khun Si waterfall on Koh Samui after entering an off-limits section…

Feb 23 2018 / Read More »

Australian Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Human Trafficking in the Philippines »

09:04 pm | – MANILA – A Philippine court has sentenced an Australian man to life imprisonment after finding him guilty on human trafficking and child pornography charges. Drew Frederick Shobbrook listened quietly…

Feb 22 2018 / Read More »

Briton, German Arrested at Bali Airport for Smuggling Drugs »

08:04 pm | – BALI – Indonesian customs officials said Thursday they have arrested two foreigners accused of attempting to smuggle drugs onto the tourist island of Bali. Customs chief Himawan Indarjono said…

Feb 22 2018 / Read More »

Two Nigerians Caught Trying to Enter Thailand Illegally »

09:14 pm | – SA KAEO – Two Nigerians men have been caught and charged with illegal entry after a car chase near the border in eastern Thailand late on Monday afternoon. The…

Feb 20 2018 / Read More »

Singapore Agrees Not to Cane Canadian Man Wanted for Bank Robbery »

08:44 pm | – SINGAPORE –  The city-state has agreed not to cane a Canadian man accused of carrying out a rare bank robbery in…

Feb 20 2018 / Read More »

German Arrested in Central Thailand for Procuring Sex From an Underage Girl »

09:08 pm | – PATTAYA – A 41-year-old woman and a 56 year-old German National were arrested on Sunday for allegedly procuring girls under 18…

Feb 18 2018 / Read More »

Missing 74-year Old British Tourist Found Camping on Uninhabited Island »

09:04 pm | – CHUMPHON – A 74-year old British tourist who was reported by his friend to have gone missing for two days after…

Feb 15 2018 / Read More »

Thai Court Rules Australian National, Robert Gordon Pollybank Gee to be Extradited »

08:52 pm | – BANGKOK – Australian national, Robert Gordon Pollybank Gee who is wanted by police from his country for drug offences, will be…

Feb 13 2018 / Read More »

Cambodia Expels Foreigners Jailed for ‘Pornographic’ Party »

08:25 pm | – PHNOM PENH – Seven of the 10 foreigners arrested on pornography charges after a pool party in the Cambodian tourist town…

Feb 12 2018 / Read More »

American Surrenders to Thai Police After Australian Man Beaten to Death in Pattaya »

08:07 pm | – PATTAYA – An American national has surrendered to police after a 43-year-old Australian man died following a bar fight at a…

Feb 12 2018 / Read More »

Japanese Man Arrested in Bangkok for Possessing Kiddie Porn »

09:43 pm | – BANGKOK – A 43-year-old Japanese man was arrested Thursday in Bangkok on suspicion of possessing child pornography, Immigration Bureau deputy chief…

Feb 9 2018 / Read More »

Global Cyber-Fraud Gang’s “Co-Founder” Arrested in Bangkok »

09:15 pm |   – BANGKOK – A Russian man accused of co-running a global cyber-crime network shuttered in a US-led crackdown this week has…

Feb 9 2018 / Read More »

German Brothers Cycling the World Arrive in Thailand »

11:04 pm | – NARATHIWAT -Two German brothers who are riding their bikes around the world have arrived in Thailand after taking their journey to…

Feb 8 2018 / Read More »

Seven of Ten Foreigners Charged With Indecent Dancing in Cambodia Granted Bail »

10:40 pm | – PHNOM PENH – A Cambodian court has granted bail to seven of 10 foreigners charged with producing pornography related to dancing…

Feb 8 2018 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Eight Animal Rights Groups Launch Campaign Demanding Justice Over 200 Pets Culled in Chiang Rai »

11:25 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Eight animal rights groups have launched a campaign on the Change.org website to demand justice in regard to…

Feb 6 2018 / Read More »

Taxi OK Passenger Safety Program Launched in Chiang Rai »

10:26 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The Taxi OK program has launched in Thailand’s Chiang Rai province to accommodate its growing tourism industry with…

Feb 5 2018 / Read More »

Minister Kobsak Opens Phayao’s Thai Lue Cultural Event »

10:34 pm | – PHAYAO – Minister attached to the Prime Minister’s Office Kobsak Pootrakool has visited the northern province of Phayao to open a…

Feb 4 2018 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Residents Experience Vibrations from Earthquake and Aftershocks in Myanmar »

09:22 pm | – CHIANG RAI – A series of earthquakes and aftershocks hit Myanmar on Saturday and Sunday with their vibrations being felt by…

Feb 4 2018 / Read More »

Third Village in Chiang Rai’s Mae Fah Luang District Detain Their Pets in Fear of Cull Over Rabies »

07:43 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Residents of a third village in Chiang Rai’s Mae Fah Lung district where rabies has been detected, voted…

Feb 3 2018 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Province Gears Up for Two National Sporting Events »

09:18 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Relevant agencies in Chiang Rai province have convened a meeting on preparations for two national sports events, at…

Feb 2 2018 / Read More »

Animal Rights Groups Angered Over the Culling of 100 Dogs, Cats in Chiang Rai’s Mae Fah Luang District »

10:28 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Residents of Ban Jalor in Tambon Mae Fah Luang in Chiang Rai’s Mae Fah Luang district are angry…

Feb 1 2018 / Read More »

U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Chinese Owned Kings Romans Casino in The Golden Triangle »

09:18 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The Kings Romans casino, clearly visible from the Thai side of the Mekong River from the Chiang Rai…

Feb 1 2018 / Read More »

Chiang Rai’s Wiang Kaen District Organize “Day of Love” to Celebrate this Year’s Valentine’s Day. »

11:20 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Wiang Kaen District in Chinag Rai has initiated a plan with cooperation from the local administrative organization for…

Jan 29 2018 / Read More »

Drug Runners Abandon 530,000 Meth Tablets after Gunfight in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai »

09:32 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Drug runners fled following a brief firefight with border security officials leaving behind 530,000 methamphetamine tablets at a checkpoint…

Jan 29 2018 / Read More »

Chiang Rai YouTube Blogger Graham Briar Dies after Complications from Heart Surgery »

10:41 pm |   CHIANG RAI – British Expat Graham Briar, who uploaded videos about rural life in Chiang Rai Thailand to his YouTube channel Graham & Pie, has died after complication from…

Feb 20 2018 / Read More »

Drug Suppression Agencies Kick Off Drug Crackdown in the Golden Triangle »

10:44 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Drug suppression agencies are being told to crack down on drug smuggling from the notorious Golden Triangle, one of Asia’s two main opium-producing areas. The Golden…

Feb 14 2018 / Read More »

2008 Olympic Medalist Tie the Knot at Singha Park Chiang Rai Balloon Fiesta »

10:09 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Buttree Puedpong, a taekwondo athlete who won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, and her groom, Pen-Ek Karaket, who won a silver medal…

Feb 14 2018 / Read More »

Valentine’s Day Rose Sales Down as Youngsters Go Digital »

08:01 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Sales of Valentine’s Day roses are expected to be down this year, but prices will still go up because the plants are producing fewer blooms. Vendors…

Feb 7 2018 / Read More »

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