The Mekong Delta is Heading for Troubled Waters »

Cai Rang, one of the largest floating fruit and vegetable markets in Vietnam's Mekong Delta, is a popular tourist attraction

09:13 pm | . . LOWER MEKONG – Lush greenery in the lower Mekong region sprawls as far as the eye can see, an illustration of just how fertile the delta is. The endless green fields…

Nov 15 2015 / Read More »

Eleven Dams a Grave Threat to the Lower Mekong River Basin »

For nearly two decades, the onslaught of the Mekong’s development by capitalists has spread its destructive wings with dozens of dams being planned on the lower and upper Mekong River mainstream

09:43 pm | . . BANGKOK – Experts have warned that the impact of 11 dams could halve fish stocks in Vietnam’s Lower Mekong Basin, raising concerns over food security, reported Straits Times. Addressing the Greater Mekong Forum On Water, Food And…

Nov 12 2015 / Read More »

Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha Say’s his Military Government will Remain Well into 2017 »

Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha

10:05 pm | . . BANGKOK – Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha reiterated Friday night that his government would remain in the…

Nov 28 2015 / Read More »

Global Scrutiny Mounts as Thailand’s Junta faces Backlog of Industry Problems »

Thai officials inspect fishing boats docked at the compound of Pusaka Benjina Resources fishing company in Benjina

09:36 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand’s military junta is facing a snowballing backlog of safety and compliance problems within key…

Nov 28 2015 / Read More »

Thailand’s Military Launches Yet Another Internal Investigation into Graft Allegations over Royal Statues »

Labourers work on the giant bronze statue of former King Ram Khamhaeng (R) in Hua Hin, Thailand

09:27 pm | . . HUA HIN – Thailand’s military has launched yet another investigation into allegations of corruption surrounding seven giant…

Nov 28 2015 / Read More »

Officials in Thailand Determined to Lower Traffic Fatalities by 80% in Five Years »

An accident involving 18 cars on Mittaparb Road in Saraburi province on Wednesday killed three and injured some 20 others

08:29 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation is determined to lower road fatality rates by…

Nov 27 2015 / Read More »

Thailand Seeks Trans-Pacific Partnership Membership »

Somkid Jatusripitak, the former right-hand man of the ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, has been hand-picked by the junta to handle economic policy

08:19 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand’s deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak on Friday said, Thailand is “highly likely” to seek membership…

Nov 27 2015 / Read More »

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    Chiang Rai, Thailand, Bike Tours that Pass Historic Sites and Lush Countryside

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    Tourism Authority Promotes 246 Kilometer Race Along Mekong

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    Harbin Ice Wonderland, Snow Park Booms in Sizzling Thailand

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    Chiang Rai to host Pacific Asia Travel Association Tourism Conference & Mart 2016

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    Thai Immigration Introduces New 6 Month Multiple Entry Tourist Visa

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Researchers Discover, Lonely People Likely To Die Earlier than Others »

06:30 pm | . . Researchers from the University of Chicago have discovered that socially isolated people are more likely to die earlier than their peers because they have a weaker immune system, according to a new study. People that don’t spend much time interacting with others have a 14 percent higher chance of dying earlier than their…

Nov 26 2015 / Read More »

Thailand Looks to Extend it’s Unbeaten Start to their World Cup Asia Qualifying Campaign »

08:58 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand will be looking to extend their unbeaten start to their World Cup Asia qualifying campaign when they clash with bottom club Chinese Taipei.   Thailand are five point clear at the top of Group F and victory will all but secure their passage to the next stage of qualifying and…

Nov 12 2015 / Read More »
Thailand's Dangda (C) vies for the ball with Vietnam's Do Duy Manh (L) and Nguyen Van Quyet

Polo Marco Serving Chiang Rai with Perfect New York Pizza »

09:43 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Joe Spollen, 55, from New York and Kai Kwong, 51, a Hong Kong- American opened the Polo Marco restaurant on August 15 with the aim of providing Chiang Rai with the perfect New York pizza. I was there at the opening night and can confirm that they’re on their way…

Aug 28 2015 / Read More »
Partners Kai Kwong (left) and Joe Spollen

Canadian Couple Giving Hope to Kids in Chiang Rai »

07:40 pm | . . CHIANG RAI -Canadian’s Brian and Karen Shaben never had kids of their own, but, by next week, they’ll have 24 to look after.  “That’s just the ironic part, how do you go from zero kids to 24?” Brian said with a laugh. The Canadian couple, founders of World Wide Life Humanitarian Partnership Society…

Oct 30 2015 / Read More »
Brian and Karen Shaben are going all-in with humanitarian work as they prepare to move to Thailand from Canada.

When Dogs Attack: Torts, Crimes, and Property »

09:14 pm | The dog chased him and bit him in the back of the leg . . There is a growing number of dog owners in Thailand. These pet owners treat their animals like their children, prized possessions, and members of the family. With the growing number of pet owners, there have been an increased number of…

Nov 27 2015 / Read More »
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Thai Immigration Deports Three Russian Nationals »

09:46 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thai Immigration Police have deported to Moscow on Friday three Russian citizens detained in this country at the request of Interpol’s National Central Bureau in Russia,…

Nov 28 2015 / Read More »

Irishman Leaps to His Death at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport »

08:57 pm | . . BANGKOK – A 35-year-old man from Northern Ireland, whose name is being withheld pending notification of relatives, jumped from the arrivals level at Suvarnabhumi airport Thursday night. He…

Nov 27 2015 / Read More »

Ex-Tourist Police Volunteer Arrested in Pattaya for Extortion »

Kongerskov who claims to work for the Pattaya Police, DSI, CSD

08:13 pm | . . PATTAYA – A former member of Pattaya’s Tourist police volunteers, Jesper Kongerstkov Hansen, who fled Thailand last year amid extortion…

Nov 25 2015 / Read More »

Thai Police find South Korean Man Beaten to Death in Chon Buri Resort »

Rescue workers take away the body of a 25-year-old South Korean man found beaten to death, allegedly by a mafia gang from his country, at a resort in Chon Buri's Bang Lamung district. (Photo by Chaiyot Phupattanapong)

11:04 pm | . . CHON BURI -Pol Maj Gen Amporn Buarapporn, chief of Chon Buri police, has reported the body of 25-year-old South Korean,…

Nov 22 2015 / Read More »

American Sean Nicholls Tobin Arrested in Pattaya on US Warrant »

Sean Nicholls Tobin, 30, arrested in Pattaya

09:05 pm | .  . PATTAYA – Police arrested American fugitive Sean Nicholls Tobin, 30, wanted in the United States for drug related crimes in…

Nov 21 2015 / Read More »

Frenchman Arrested Using Fake Passport for 5 Years in Thailand »

The suspect told police that his real name was Andre Espiasse Cabau

08:26 pm | . . BANGKOK – A French National has been arrested in Bangkok with a fake passport just days after a Russian National…

Nov 21 2015 / Read More »

Russian Arrested for Using Stolen Spanish Passport »

Ayrat Khabiryanov was arrested in Pattaya in 2013 for Loan Sharking

09:14 pm | . . SA KAEO – A Russian National Ayrat Khabiryanov,27, has been arrested for using a stolen Spanish passport, Thursday at a border…

Nov 19 2015 / Read More »

Chiang Mai Housekeeper Finds Frenchman Dead in Fish Pond »


09:02 pm | . . CHIANG MAI -Pol Maj Gen Montree Samboonyanon has reported that 40-year-old French tourist Laine Yoran was found dead in a…

Nov 17 2015 / Read More »

Thai Customs Nab Russian with 6.5 Kilo’s of Cocaine in Koh Samui »

Russian Sergei Lelekov sits in front of packages of cocaine found inside his luggage by customs officers in Koh Samui Monday. (Photo by Pattanapong Hirunard)

08:06 pm | . . KOH SAMUI -Kulis Sombatsiri, Director-General of the Customs Department at the Surat Thani island office, said in a news conference…

Nov 16 2015 / Read More »


Suspected Food Poisoning Hospitalizes Over 50 Students in Phayao »

Sick students are admitted to Phayao Hospital after suffering severe stomach cramps, vomiting and high fever on Monday night. Authorities are investigating the cause of the outbreak of illness, with the...

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08:44 pm | . . PHAYAO – School officials rushed more than 50 students to a hospital in Muang district on Monday night after they…

Nov 24 2015 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Workers Find Abandoned Baby in Cardboard Box »

An abandoned baby was found inside this Double A box in the northern province of Chiang Rai on Monday morning. (Sanook.com photo)

09:30 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Pol Lt Prachid Suangkaew, a duty officer at Muang Chiang Rai police station, said factory workers reported…

Nov 23 2015 / Read More »

Thailand’s Interior Minister Say’s Authorities Preventing and Resolved Drug Problems »

Drug Supression Forces in Chiang Rai Seize 12 Kilos of Meth after Firefight earlier this year

08:52 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – In a press release Thailand’s Interior Minister General Anupong Paojinda has confirmed that the authorities have prevented…

Nov 21 2015 / Read More »

Constitution Drafting Commission Holds Input Session in Chiang Rai »

Meechai Ruchupan, Head of Thailand's new charter drafting committee speaks to media at Parliament House in Bangkok

08:39 pm | . . CHIANG RAI –    The Constitution Drafting Commissions (CDC) subcommittee on input gathering along with the King Prajadhipok’s Institute will…

Nov 20 2015 / Read More »

Thai Authorities Remind Parents of Loy Krathong Dangers »


09:43 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Public Health Ministry is reminding parents to keep a close watch on their children while partaking…

Nov 19 2015 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Public Reminded of Potential Accidents During Loi Krathong »

09:41 pm | . . CHIANG RAI  – The National Institute for Emergency Medicine (NIEM) Secretary-General Anucha Setthasathienhas warned the public to be vigilant for emergency accidents that are prone to happen, on…

Nov 24 2015 / Read More »
In Chiang Rai province, two rehearsals were held over the weekend

Rehearsals take Place for “BIKE FOR DAD” Campaign »

09:23 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – People across Thailand have already begun rehearsing for the ‘BIKE FOR DAD’ event, which will kick off on December 11. In Chiang Rai province, two…

Nov 24 2015 / Read More »

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