Why Do We Love Thai Women So Much? »

08:02 pm | – No, this isn’t some tawdry sex-pat rumination. It is merely a short discussion about what it is we men find so appealing about the women that populate this magical country. And when…

Jun 3 2017 / Read More »

US Embassy in Bangkok Helps Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Flee to America »

08:22 pm | – BANGKOK – Stuck in a Bangkok jail with a deportation order against her, Chen Guiqiu waited with dread over what seemed certain to come next. A Thai immigration official showed her surveillance…

May 8 2017 / Read More »

China’s Huge Dam Projects Choking the Mekong River »

08:01 pm | – A river is born high in the Tibetan Plateau, before snaking its way 3,000 miles south and emptying itself into the South China Sea. On its journey, it passes through six countries,…

May 3 2017 / Read More »
Regional News

Thailand Defended its Efforts to Stop Human Trafficking after US 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report »

07:38 pm | – BANGKOK – Thailand on Wednesday defended its efforts to stop human trafficking after the United States kept it…

Jun 28 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s Office of Narcotics Takes Down Thai-Australian Drug-Smuggling Operation »

09:02 pm |   – BANGKOK – Thai and Australian authorities joined forces in a crackdown on a transnational drugs network from…

Jun 27 2017 / Read More »

Appeals Court Upholds 2 Year Sentence of Chiang Mai Woman Who Killed 3 Cyclists While Driving Drunk »

08:49 pm |   CHIANG MAI  – An Appeals Court has upheld the two-year imprisonment handed down by the Chian Mai Provincial…

Jun 27 2017 / Read More »

Thai Militaray Charges Activist for Defying Junta Orders »

07:06 pm | – BANGKOK – A Thai activist was charged on Monday with defying the orders of the military government, the…

Jun 26 2017 / Read More »

Thailand Authorities Incinerate 9,300 Kilograms of Confiscated Narcotics »

06:58 pm | – AYUTTHAYA – Authorities from the Food and Drug Administration in Thailand destroyed more than 9,300 kilograms of confiscated…

Jun 26 2017 / Read More »

Dessert Girls: Thailand Sex Scandal Puts Spotlight on Grim Tradition »

07:40 pm | – – MAE HONG SON – While Thailand is known globally for flashy red-light districts that cater to foreigners,…

Jun 25 2017 / Read More »

Tourism News

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Exercise, Blood Pressure Control could help Prevent Dementia »

07:28 pm | – How can they protect themselves? But the public should be told the evidence is “encouraging” though inconclusive, the report concluded. That’s not saying that people shouldn’t watch their blood pressure or engage in brain training and physical activities. Commenting on results of the study, Alan Leshner, CEO emeritus of the American Association for the…

Jun 26 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Teen Puts Her Boxing Gloves on to Help Family »

07:44 pm |    – CHIANG RAI – Chiao-jow sae Foong, known in the canvas ring as Dao Siam Rajapraja 15, has already fought 12 matches during the past year, winning nine and losing three. Born as the 10th child of a large and loving but cash-strapped family in the far North, understands the need to make money…

Apr 30 2017 / Read More »

Dog Turd-Shaped Treats a Hit in Bangkok »

07:41 pm | – BANGKOK – It might turn some stomachs, but a dessert-maker in Thailand has been flooded with orders ever since she started crafting gelatinous sweets into the shape – and colour – of dog poop. “It’s strange, no one else makes poop shapes. People like it!” Wilaiwan Mee-Nguen told AFP from the small kitchen in…

Jun 23 2017 / Read More »

Heartfelt Plea from 10 Year-Old Girls Brings Help from Governor in Phitsanulok »

07:28 pm | – PHITSANULOK – A 10-year-old student’s letter describing her family’s poverty and fear their ramshackle home would fall down in a strong wind has touched the governor’s heart, and help is forthcoming. Siriporn Suthinphueak, a student of Prathom 5 in Wat Mahavanaram School in tambon Hua Ror of Muang district, addressed her handwritten plea to…

Jun 12 2017 / Read More »

Learning Thai With Jen – Useful Thai Phrases at the GYM »

08:00 pm | – The gym is the perfect place to make friends. Before even uttering a word, you’ve already identified a common interest – keeping fit. And when you do strike up a conversation, there’s plenty to talk about when it comes to weight loss, muscle gain, diet and reps and sets. But breaking the ice can…

Jun 26 2017 / Read More »

Tourist in the News

American Tourist Seriously Injured after Rock Climing Accident in Krabi »

08:31 pm |   – KRABI -An American, has been seriously injured while rock climbing in Phuket’s neighboring Krabi province. At about 2pm, a rescue team and the Krabi Tourist Police received a…

Jun 28 2017 / Read More »

South Korean Falls to His Death from Pattaya Condo »

08:19 pm | – PATTAYA – A South Korean man fell to his death from the 37th floor of a condominium building in Pattaya beach town in the early hours of Wednesday. The…

Jun 28 2017 / Read More »

33 Year Old Korean Man Plunges to his Death in Bangkok Condo Freight Elevator »

07:36 pm | – BANGKOK – A 33 year-old South Korean man has fallen to his death down an elevator shaft at a 20-storey condominium in Bangkok after a severe quarrel with his…

Jun 26 2017 / Read More »

Thai Appeals Court Upholds 20 Year Prison Term for Dutchman and Thai Wife »

07:38 pm | – BANGKOK – A Thai Appeals Court on Tuesday upheld a Dutchman’s 20-year jail term and his Thai wife’s 7-year sentence for…

Jun 20 2017 / Read More »

Phuket Police Say Suicide: 71 Year-Old Frenchman Found with Stab Wound to Chest »

08:28 pm |   – PHUKET – Pol Captain Prasert Thongprom, deputy inspector of Kamala police station,has reported that Melot Henri Paul Jean, 71, was…

Jun 15 2017 / Read More »

Belgian Shoplifter Arrested At Phuket Airport »

07:08 pm | – PHUKET – Thailand’s Tourist police have arrested a Belgian tourist at Phuket International Airport, Monday for allegedly stealing a car phone-holder…

Jun 13 2017 / Read More »

Thai Police to Seek Extradition of Briton Shane Looker Wanted in the Brutal Murder of Bangkok Bar Girl »

08:35 pm | – BANGKOK – The Royal Thai Police have reported that they are now in the process of seeking the extradition of a…

Jun 10 2017 / Read More »

42 Year-Old Australian Cyclists Stuck and Killed by Motorcycle in Ayutthaya, Thailand »

08:09 pm | – AYUTTHAYA – A 42-year-old Australian engineer on a cycling tour of Thailand has been killed following a collision with a motorcycle…

Jun 8 2017 / Read More »

French National Found Dead on Inbound Flight to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport »

07:49 pm | – BANGKOK – Authorities at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport have reported that a 65 year-old Frenchman was found dead on an international…

Jun 8 2017 / Read More »

Singapore Bank Robber David James Roach Gets 11 Months for Violating Thailand’s Currency Regulations »

08:22 pm | – BANGKOK – A Criminal Court in Bangkok has sentenced Canadian David James Roach, 28, wanted in Singapore for robbing a bank…

Jun 6 2017 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Chiang Rai Province Reclaims 5,000 Rai of Protected Forest Lands from Farmers »

08:49 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Soldiers and police officers have reclaimed more than 5,000 rai of encroached land in Huai Sak National Park…

Jun 21 2017 / Read More »

Pha Mueang Taskforce Kill Drug Runner Over 2 Million Meth Pills Siezed »

07:33 pm | – – CHIANG RAI – Troops from the Pha Mueang Taskforce shot and killed a suspected drug runner and arrested another while…

Jun 19 2017 / Read More »

Police in Chiang Rai’s Mae Chan District Seize Over 400,000 Meth Pills »

08:01 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The Royal Thai Police in Chiang Rai’s Mae Chan district have arrested a 20 year-old hill-tribesman for trying…

Jun 12 2017 / Read More »

20 Homes Damaged by Heavy Monsoon Winds in Chiang Rai’s Wiang Pa Pao District »

08:45 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The governor of Chiang Rai province, Narongsak Osottanakorn, has instructed officials in 18 districts to be on alert…

Jun 11 2017 / Read More »

Drug Runner Flees Authorizes in Thoeng District of Chiang Rai, Abandoning Over 4 Million Meth Pills »

07:25 pm | – CHIANG RAI –  Pha Muang task force and the 31st Ranger have recovered than 4 million meth pills after drug traffickers…

Jun 10 2017 / Read More »

Thai Network of Eight Mekong Provinces Files Law Suit Over Pak Beng Dam »

07:05 pm |  – CHIANG RAI – The Thai Network of Eight Mekong Provinces filed a lawsuit in the Administrative Court yesterday against the Water…

Jun 10 2017 / Read More »

Teso Lotus Goes Organic, Partnering with Hilltribe Families in Chiang Rai »

07:18 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Tesco Lotus has joined up with hilltribe families from Doi Wawee in Chiang Rai province to produce its…

Jun 9 2017 / Read More »

22 Year-Old Mother of Four Takes Refuge in Chiang Rai Temple after Father Sells Five Year-Old Daughter for Drug Money »

09:57 pm |     CHIANG RAI – A mother of four who fled from husband after he exchanged his five-year-old daughter for money to buy drug has taken refuge at Wat Huay…

Jun 27 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s Transport Officials Consider Tolls for Roads Used by Cross-Border Motorists »

08:22 pm | – BANGKOK – Thailand might collect tolls for roads used by motorists crossing the border from neighbouring countries, a senior government official said on Monday. According to Wilairat Sirisophonsilp, deputy…

Jun 27 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai English Teacher John Malone Dies after Tragic Road Crash »

07:17 pm | – CHIANG RAI – A 39-year-old Irish English Teacher died in hospital following a road crash in the Chiang Rai province last night. John Malone from Longford town died in…

Jun 22 2017 / Read More »

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