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Shootings Escalate in Trigger-Happy Thailand »

08:24 pm | – BANGKOK – On the afternoon of July 11, 2017, six or seven gunmen dressed in military outfits arrived at the home of a village chief in the subdistrict of Ban Klang, in…

Jul 18 2017 / Read More »

Animal Protection Groups Say Elephant Tourism is ‘Fuelling Cruelty’ »

07:23 pm | – A young elephant at a venue in Thailand. They are used as a backdrop for selfies, ridden and forced to entertain tourists by playing football, painting, riding tricycles, throwing darts and dancing–…

Jul 6 2017 / Read More »

Murder Babes: A Grisly Killing that Made Thailand Re-Examine its Own Media Culture »

09:44 pm | – KHON KAEN – They became known as the “murder babes” — three Thai women in their 20s who went on the run after killing and dismembering a young bar worker. Thai media…

Jul 1 2017 / Read More »

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 »
Regional News

Daughter Finds Mother at Protection Centre for the Destitute after 30 Years »

10:15 pm | – PHITSANULOK – Chotika Katesit, 50, a resident of Sai Mai district of Bangkok has finally found her mother…

Jul 19 2017 / Read More »

Thai General,Provincial Politicians and Police, Found Guilty in Human Trafficking Trial in Bangkok »

09:42 pm | –   BANGKOK – An army general, two provincial politicians and police officers were among the 46 people held…

Jul 19 2017 / Read More »

Tourist Visa Holders Being Refused Entry for Not Having Bt20,000 on Hand When Entering Thailand »

07:50 pm | – BANGKOK – If you are entering Thailand on a tourist visa, you may be required to show immigration…

Jul 18 2017 / Read More »

Police have Arrested Lawyer Who Cheated 14-year-old Road Accident Victim Out of Bt4 Million »

08:52 pm | – BANGKOK – Thai Authorities have arrested former lawyer Pisit Sammalert and his accomplices in Bangkok over their alleged…

Jul 17 2017 / Read More »

Krabi Mass Murder Happend Over Land Dispute, Suspects Now Arrested »

10:04 pm | – KRABI – National police chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda has told Thai Media that Police have arrested all…

Jul 16 2017 / Read More »

Thai Junta To Check Monks’ Bad Habits With ‘Smart ID Cards’ »

08:15 pm |   – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Buddhist monks could soon be issued “smart ID cards” flagging any drug or criminal…

Jul 15 2017 / Read More »

US court Orders Fugitive “Jet Setting Monk” Back to Thailand »

08:07 pm |   LOS ANGELES – A court in California has ruled that the fugitive former monk Wirapol Sukphol, or Luang…

Jul 15 2017 / Read More »

Tourism News

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  • Line Messaging Digital Theme Park to Open in Bangkok

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  • Pattaya City to Launch “Happy Zones” after Sex City Report in Foreign Media

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Chiang Rai’s Museflower Retreat & Spa Brings Thai Wellness to Asia Yoga Conference in Hong Kong »

07:36 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Museflower Retreat & Spa Chiang Rai’s management team reunited with former guests and connected with the international yoga community at the region’s leading yoga event, the Evolution Asia Yoga Conference in Hong Kong recently.  Led by Museflower Retreat & Spa founder & owner Tania Ho, the weekend started with a reunion…

Jul 17 2017 / Read More »

Saranporn Langkulgasettrin Takes Lead in CLPGA Zhuhai Heritage »

09:07 pm | – ZHUHAI – After starting the day as co-leader,Chiang Rai native Ploychompoo Wirairungrueng failed to make a move up the CLPGA Zhuhai Heritage leaderboard on Thursday as the Chiang Rai native struggled to an even-par 72 to fall four shots off the lead after two rounds in Guangdong province. Thai compatriot Saranporn Langkulgasettrin put herself…

Jul 20 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 »

Migrant Workers in Thailand Victims of a Broken System »

08:55 pm |     BANGKOK – With only meagre belongings stuffed into backpacks and duffel bags, tens of thousands of Myanmar migrants have streamed home across the Thai border over the past two weeks. But it is not a joyous homecoming for the truckloads of men and women, who fled Thailand in fear of a new law…

Jul 11 2017 / Read More »

Learning Thai with Jen – Thai Tenses and Conjunctions »

08:11 pm | Future Tense ja – this is how to specify something is a future tense. It can be translated as ‘will’. You place it before the verb: pom ja bpai poo-get – I will go to Phuket. Past Tense lae-oh – this is how to specify something is past tense. It can be translated as ‘already’.…

Jul 4 2017 / Read More »

Tourist in the News

German National Nico Papke Confesses to Murdering his Thai Girlfriend »

10:33 pm |   – PHUKET – German National Nico Papke, 35, has confessed to the murder of his Thai girlfriend, ten days after police found her body wrapped in a blanket and…

Jul 19 2017 / Read More »

Ex-US High School Teacher Sentenced to 27 Years for Sexually Abusing Thai Children »

10:03 pm | – ALABAMA – A court has sentences former school teacher 52 year-old Clarence Evers Jr. to 27 years in prison this week for charges including child sex tourism and child…

Jul 19 2017 / Read More »

U.S. YouTube Star Nathan Bartling to be Charged with Trespassing and Cruelty to Animals »

09:31 pm | – BANGKOK -American expat Nathan Bartling who is a YouTube star with 3.29 million subscribers is in hot water for posting a video of an age-old practice among kids: flattening coins…

Jul 18 2017 / Read More »

American Businessman Hangs Himself in Pattaya Condo »

09:07 pm | – PATTAYA – An 54 year-old American businessman was found hanged at a Unika Pattaya Condominium room in Pattaya beach city on…

Jul 18 2017 / Read More »

Czech Fraud Suspect Wanted by Interpol Nabbed on Koh Samui »

08:38 pm | – SURAT THANI – Authorites on the Island of Koh Samui have arrested a 42-year-old Czech man wanted by Interpol in a…

Jul 15 2017 / Read More »

Canadian Alexandre Cazes Found Dead in Thai Prison Cell was Wanted Over AlphaBay, a “Dark Web” Site »

07:48 pm | – BANGKOK – Canadian Alexandre Cazes who was found hanging from a bath towel in the wake of an apparent suicide was…

Jul 15 2017 / Read More »

Thai Police Raid Bangkok Red Light Districts to Catch Trans-National Criminals »

10:12 pm |   – BANGKOK – As part of a campaign to prevent and suppress trans-national criminals Bangkok’s Metro Police inspected Bangkok’s Nana area,…

Jul 14 2017 / Read More »

Dead Canadian Alexandre Cazes: When DarkNet ‘Business’ Goes Wrong »

09:22 pm |   – BANGKOK – Today after I woke up I saw news about a young Canadian guy Alexandre Cazes who committed suicide while…

Jul 14 2017 / Read More »

Netizen’s Believe Dead Canadian Fugitive Connected to AlphaBay »

09:21 pm | – BANGKOK – Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) Pol Maj Gen Sunthon Chalermkiat told Thai media yesterday that an initial examination of the…

Jul 13 2017 / Read More »

71 Year-Old Australian Falls to His Death Parasailing in Phuket Thailand »

07:58 pm | – PHUKET – A 71 year-old tourist from Australia fell 70 metres (230 feet) to his death while parasailing in Phuket Thailand,…

Jul 13 2017 / Read More »

Canadian Wanted on US Drug Charges Hangs Himself While in Police Custody in Bangkok »

09:23 pm |   BANGKOK – Pol Maj Gen Surasak Khunnarong, narcotics suppression commander, has reported to the Thai Media that 26 year-old Canadian Alexander…

Jul 12 2017 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Chiang Rai Authorities Announce Drug Seizures at Press Conference »

10:00 pm | – CHIANG RAI -The seizure of 260,000 methamphetamine pills and arrested three suspects in two cases was announced at a press conference…

Jul 12 2017 / Read More »

Pha Mueang Taskforce Arrests Teenager Transporting Methamphetamines in Chiang Rai’s Mae Fa District »

08:50 pm | – CHIANG RAI -Soldiers from the Pha Mueang Taskforce arrested a 17-year-old in Chiang Rai’s Mae Fa district late on Friday night…

Jul 8 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Province and Lao Celebrate Asalha Puja & Buddhist Lent »

08:21 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Chiang Rai vice-governor Sakchai Wongkanit, Chiang Sean District chief officer Pinit Kaewjitkongthong and the ecclesiastical governor of Chiang…

Jul 8 2017 / Read More »

Permanent Secretary for the Prime Minister’s Office Visits Community Projects in Chiang Rai »

08:10 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Permanent Secretary for the Prime Minister’s Office Jirachai Moontongroy has visited Chiang Rai Province to observe self-sufficiency…

Jul 8 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Province Adopts Active Public Relations Approach for Local Tourism »

08:03 pm | – The participants were welcomed by a group of local residents from Bang San Suk Community. – CHIANG RAI – The Provincial…

Jul 8 2017 / Read More »

Thailand and Myanmar Strengthen Bilateral Ties Through Joint Reforestation Campaign Along Chiang Rai Border »

07:56 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Officials from Thailand and Myanmar moved to strengthen bilateral ties through a joint reforestation campaign along the border…

Jul 8 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai to Host Bilateral Meeting with Malaysia to Combat Drug Smuggling in Golden Triangle »

07:36 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Intensifying efforts to combat drug smuggling will be high on the agenda when high-ranking drug enforcement officials from…

Jul 7 2017 / Read More »

Recent Downpours Prompt Alert for Chiang Rai and Other Provinces »

09:23 pm | – CHIANG RAI -The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has reported that the wet weather that is expected to continue across the country has caused infrastructure damage in Chiang…

Jul 20 2017 / Read More »

New Dell Store Launched in Chiang Rai City »

08:48 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Dell Thailand, in partnership with Chiangrai Technocom, has launched the first Dell Concept Store in Chiang Rai. The new store will offer Dell products – desktops,…

Jul 20 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Citizens Pays Respect to Memory of Princess Mother »

08:44 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Some 3,000 people have attended the memorial service of Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra, commemorating the 22nd anniversary of her passing. The Governor of Chiang Rai…

Jul 18 2017 / Read More »

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