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Meditation for Creative Writing Course Coming to Chiang Rai in October »

08:05 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Getting in touch with your intuition is a powerful way to become more creative, get new ideas flowing, and find ways to express your thoughts and your voice. Coming…

Aug 8 2017 / Read More »

Sign up for the 2nd Thailand Cycling Tour Challenge in Chiang Rai »

08:02 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Get on your bike for the 2nd Thailand Cycling Tour Challenge in the fabulous countryside of Chiang Rai. More and more Thai and international sports enthusiasts are getting on…

Aug 8 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai’s Doi Tung Development Project Creates Pottery for Ikea Stores in Europe »

08:40 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Craftsmen are hard at work in a factory at the foot of Doi Tung mountain in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand, part of Asia’s so-called Golden Triangle where opium used…

Jul 25 2017 / Read More »

Thailand Cracking Down on Backpackers Begging for Money »

07:51 pm | – BANGKOK – Thailand is cracking down on “beg-packers” — shameless Western backpackers begging for travel money on the streets of Southeast Asia. According to reports, visitors entering Thailand may be required to…

Jul 23 2017 / Read More »
Regional News

Myanmar Men Appeal Against Death Sentences Over British Murders in Thailand »

09:51 pm | – BANGKOK  – Two men from Myanmar convicted of killing two British backpackers on a Thai holiday island in…

Aug 21 2017 / Read More »

Thai Student Jailed for Lèse-Majesté for Posting Article to Facebook »

08:27 pm |   – KHON KAEN – A thai Student and Pro-democracy activist Jatupat Boonpattararaksa (“Pai Dao Din”), was today sentenced to…

Aug 17 2017 / Read More »

Rescue Worker Saves 4 Year-Old Thai Girl with Dice Stuck Inside her Nose »

05:48 am |   – CHON BURI – Rescue workers in Chon Buri Province have successfully saved a young four-year-old girl after…

Aug 16 2017 / Read More »

Thailand’s Prime Minister Urges Preparedness Upcoming Bouts of Monsoon Rains »

08:25 pm | – BANGKOK – Thailand’s Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has called on all sectors to brace for upcoming bouts…

Aug 14 2017 / Read More »

Despite Massive Lineups at Don Mueang Airport Foreigners Must Still Fill in ‘TM6’ Immigration Form »

07:16 pm | – BANGKOK – Pol Lt-General Nathathorn Prousoontorn of Thailand’s Immigration has said that travellers travelling to and from Thailand…

Aug 12 2017 / Read More »

One Year-Old Boy Rescued after Mother Post Video on Facebook of Her Hanging Him Briefly to Get Fathers Attention »

09:27 pm | – BANGKOK – Police and Social Workers have rescued a one-year-old boy after a video clip of his mother…

Aug 11 2017 / Read More »

Thailand Sentences Man to 18 years in Prison for Insulting Monarchy »

09:30 pm | – BANGKOK (Reuters) – A Thai man was jailed for 18 years on Wednesday for posting six video clips…

Aug 10 2017 / Read More »

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Sign up for the 2nd Thailand Cycling Tour Challenge in Chiang Rai »

08:02 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Get on your bike for the 2nd Thailand Cycling Tour Challenge in the fabulous countryside of Chiang Rai. More and more Thai and international sports enthusiasts are getting on their bikes to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery Thailand has to offer. The Cycling Tour Challenge is a series of…

Aug 8 2017 / Read More »

Travellers Unaware they Could Face 10 Years in Prison for Vaping in Thailand »

10:37 pm | – BANGKOK – A travel agent is urging others to tell their customers not to vape in Thailand as they could face up to 10 years in prison. Pat Waterton, manager at Langley Travel, said she was unaware of the ban. She only learnt of the law when her nephew James was forced to pay…

Aug 15 2017 / Read More »

Thai Police Monitor Social Media for Posts of Beer Drinking »

08:58 pm | – BANGKOK – A recent statement by Pol Gen Verachai Songmetta and its subsequent reporting by Thai Rath and the Bangkok Post has created an uproar. The police officer stated that anyone posting photos of alcohol on social media could face legal action resulting in a maximum fine of 50,000 baht. Some people joked that…

Jul 25 2017 / Read More »

Can Thailand’s Latest ‘Superfood’ Fortify its Struggling Farmers? »

09:01 pm | – CHIANG MAI – Riceberry, Thailand’s latest “superfood, would seem to have it all: An enticing deep purple color and tender texture; disease-fighting properties from antioxidants to zinc; and a nutty flavor that lingers pleasantly on the palette. It is one of several high quality, organically grown rice varieties that are slowly eating into the…

Jul 29 2017 / Read More »

Travellers Unaware they Could Face 10 Years in Prison for Vaping in Thailand »

10:37 pm | – BANGKOK – A travel agent is urging others to tell their customers not to vape in Thailand as they could face up to 10 years in prison. Pat Waterton, manager at Langley Travel, said she was unaware of the ban. She only learnt of the law when her nephew James was forced to pay…

Aug 15 2017 / Read More »

Tourist in the News

South Korean National Arrested for Human Trafficking in Bangkok »

07:56 pm | – BANGKOK – Thai law enforcement officials announced Friday they have arrested a South Korean man suspected of involvement in trafficking of Thai women into South Korea’s sex industry. Thailand’s…

Aug 19 2017 / Read More »

28 Year-Old Canadian Woman Busted for ‘Stealing’ Nail Products in Pattaya, Thailand »

10:27 pm | – PATTAYA – A 28-year-old Canadian woman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting as shop staff found unchecked nail polish and manicure tools in her bag. A sales clerks at…

Aug 15 2017 / Read More »

Australian Expat and his 10 Year-Old Son Electrocuted While Fixing Swimming Pool Water-Pump in Rayong »

10:06 pm |   – RAYONG – A 66-year-old Australian man and his 10-year-old son were electrocuted while trying to fix a water pump at a small  swimming pool inside their home in…

Aug 15 2017 / Read More »

Pattaya Taxi Driver Knocks Out Foreigner for Hitting his Car »

09:04 pm | – PATTAYA – A taxi driver in Pattaya has been arrested by police after he was seen punching a foreigner in the…

Aug 11 2017 / Read More »

Foreigner Pensioner Run Over by Pickup Truck in Sattahip, ChonBuri »

09:09 pm | – CHON BURI– An elderly foreign man was killed when a pickup truck crashed into his motorcycle near a U-turn in Sattahip…

Aug 10 2017 / Read More »

Indian National Arrested in Pattaya for Using Counterfeit US $100 Dollar Notes »

07:42 pm | – PATTAYA – Pattaya police officers on Sunday morning arrested an Indian national with counterfeit US dollar notes at a money exchange…

Aug 6 2017 / Read More »

Phuket Police Investigate Death of Canadian Muay Thai Boxer Matthew Richardson »

10:33 pm | – PHUKET – The Chief of the Patong Police has called for a thorough investigation into the death of 27-year-old Canadian expat…

Jul 25 2017 / Read More »

Alexandre Cazes: Who was the AlphaBay Founder and How did Authorities Catch Him »

08:52 pm | – BANGKOK – Earlier this month, Alexandre Cazes, a computer whiz from Canada, was living in Bangkok. He had a villa in…

Jul 21 2017 / Read More »

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…

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…

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…

Jul 18 2017 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Northern Border Provinces Fighting with Huge Rise in Drug Smuggling »

08:26 pm | – CHIANG RAI – More than 134 million speed pills and 3,800kg of crystal methamphetamine, or ya ice, have been seized in…

Aug 18 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osotthanakon Raises Flood Alert »

08:58 pm | – CHIANG RAI – The Meteorological Department has warned Thai nationwide to brace themselves for heavy rains this week and maintain caution…

Aug 17 2017 / Read More »

Six Arrested in Two Separate Drug Bust in Chiang Rai, 5 Million Speed Pills and 200kg Ketamine Seized »

08:48 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Local and Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB) police have conducted two separate raids netting a total of 5 million…

Aug 17 2017 / Read More »

Thai Authorities Display Mass Quantity of Drugs Seized Over the Past 10 Months in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai »

08:47 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Deputy national police chief Pol Gen Chalermkiart Srivorakhan, representatives from the Narcotics Control Board, the military and…

Aug 16 2017 / Read More »

Chaing Rai Governor and Execs of PTT Plc Co Ltd Oversee Planting of 3,000 Tree Saplings »

08:30 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Governor Narongsak Sosotthanakorn and executive members of PTT Plc Co Ltd have jointly planted 3,000 saplings in an…

Aug 14 2017 / Read More »

Heavy Rain Predicted in Thailand for Next Five Days »

08:17 pm |   – CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Meteorological Department has reported Rainfall will increase in Chiang Rai, Province and Northern Thailand, including Bangkok,…

Aug 13 2017 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Chumchon Ban Pong School Fortifies Earthquake Defences »

07:46 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Three years ago, on May 5th, 2014 Chiang Rai Province experienced one of the most powerful earthquakes in…

Aug 13 2017 / Read More »

Refuge for Rescued Animals Opened in Chiang Rai »

08:33 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Chiang Rai district and resident Army base joined hands with local people and businessmen to open a “school”…

Aug 11 2017 / Read More »

91 Year-Old Man Burns to Death in House Fire in Phan, Chiang Rai »

08:26 pm | – PHAN – A house fire in Chiang Rai’s Phan district late Wednesday night has left 91-year-old man dead and his son…

Aug 11 2017 / Read More »

Days Heavy Rain Triggers Landslide in Chiang Saen »

08:06 pm | – CHANG SAEN – Days Heavy rains have triggered a landslide at Chiang Saen’s tourist area of the Golden Triangle burying several…

Aug 11 2017 / Read More »

11 Chinese Tourists Injured after Truck Crashes into Van in Chiang Mai »

09:36 pm | – CHIANG MAI – Eleven Chinese tourists and three Thais were injured after a pick-up truck crashed into a van carrying Chinese tourists at 16:30 local time on Sunday in…

Aug 21 2017 / Read More »

Water at Mae Sai’s Sai Lom Joy Market Area Slowly Recedes »

09:11 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Governor of Chiang Rai Province, Mr. Narongsak Osottanakorn, has led a group of officials and military officers from various units in a rehabilitation project for the…

Aug 21 2017 / Read More »

Police Seize Over 200,000 Meth Pills After Car Chase in Mae Sai »

08:14 pm | – CHIANG RAI – Police seized a total of 240,000 methamphitamine pills after a hot pursuit against a drug smuggling gang in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province early…

Aug 20 2017 / Read More »

Heavy Rains Cause Mai Sai River to Burst its Banks Flooding Border Market »

09:10 pm |     CHIANG RAI – Overnight heavy rain have caused the Mae Sai river to overflow in the border area between Mae Sai district and Tachileik in Myanmar. In the…

Aug 18 2017 / Read More »

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