Limited Understanding of Child Sexual Abuse in the South East Asia puts Children at Risk »

Photo by Sopheak Kong/World Vision

09:41 pm |   BANGKOK – Many adults and children in Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam have a limited understanding of what constitutes child sexual abuse and how to prevent it, revealed a new report,…

Jun 8 2014 / Read More »

Thailand: Heavy New Penalties for Visa Overstayers Starting August 29 »


08:28 pm |   BANGKOK – Thai Authorities will bar visitors who overstay their visas from returning to Thailand for between one…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

General Arrested on Suspicion of Extortion in Patpong Red Light District Bangkok »

A Thai army soldier stands guard in the Patpong area

07:55 pm |   BANGKOK – Major-General Jenronnarong Detwan has been arrested on suspicion of extortion in a notorious Bangkok red light…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

Laotian Girl’s Death in Bangkok Sparks Outcry in Lao’s Social Media »

Laotian girl’s death sparks outcry in social media

09:41 pm | - - BANGKOK – The mystery surrounding the death of an 18-year-old Laotian girl falling to her death from…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »

Taamkru Plans to Fix Thailand’s ‘Disgracefully Bad’ Education System »

Taamkru executives (in black) at an event announcing their plans.

Read more: Taamkru plans to fix Thailand’s ‘disgracefully bad’ education system, raises seed money http://www.techinasia.com/taamkru-plans-fix-thailands-disgracefully-bad-education-system-raises-seed-money/

09:22 pm |     BANGKOK  – Thailand ranks eighth out of 10 in Southeast Asia for education. That’s a low bar,…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »



  • Multi-generational workers Doi Tung Royal Project Chiang Rai Thailand

    Handicrafts of Chiang Rai’s Hill Tribes: Explore the Royal Projects of Doi Tung

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  • Meet tribal people who still live off the land and discover old monasteries and churches in Myanmar's frontier, Kengtung - See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/the-big-story/asia-report/myanmar/story/gem-the-golden-triangle-20140720#sthash.v4zhpy62.dpuf

    Kengtung Myanmar, A Gem in the Golden Triangle

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  • Thai Immigration Bureau to blacklist all overstayers of more than 90 days

    Thailand Visa Overstayers to be put on a Blacklist and Barred from the Country

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  • The architecture of Chiang Rai's White Temple, aka Wat Rong Khun, continues to inspire. Though some of the buildings in the complex were closed to the public after they suffered structural damage during a strong earthquake in early May, tourists continued to flock to the temple. Some wanted to inspect the cracks caused by 6.3-magnitude quake while others were anxious to view the masterpiece painstakingly created by national artist Chalermchai Kositpipat after news about the temple's closure spread. Chalermchai has now committed himself to repairing the damage.

    Chiang Rai Shaken Not Shattered, Earthquake Reports Greatly Exaggerated

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  • Last year's inaugural Chiangmai Classic, won by Australia's Scott Hend, also featured an appearance by four-time major winner Ernie Els of South Africa who tied for 14th place.

    Chiangmai’s 2014 Golf Classic Postponed

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  • Indian opium farmers now are harvesting large crops in the country's northern area, a new development in the regional drug problem. (Photo by TNI)

    Heroin Poppy’s Return to the Golden Triangle

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    What Natural Disasters Could You Experience in Thailand?

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  • Mae Sai Immigration office Chiang Rai

    Thailand Crackdown on Visa Runs, Create Headaches for Expats

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  • Chiangrai night market is conveniently near the centre of town, a short walk from the bus station.

    Tourism Unaffected in Chiang Rai by the Recent Earthquake

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  • Ruammit Karen Village,Chiang Rai

    Chiang Rai Province Still Bustling with Tourists

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  • Born just a few weeks ago on March 3, Nong Sam is the fifth son of indigenous elephant Boon Jan

    Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Chiang Rai, Welcomes Baby Elephant Nong Sam

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  • Steve Williams, from Coventry, who moved to Thailand and started his own volunteering and touring business, Bamboo Project,with his wife Lerdtida and their two-year-old son Tyler

    Steve Williams Thailand “Bamboo Project” is Growing Fast

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    The Hall of Opium an Intoxicating Attraction in Chiang Rai’s Golden Triangle

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  • Visitors will also be impressed with the romantic atmosphere around the art and culture park as the candles are lit to illuminate the entire premises.

    Mae Fah Luang Park opens Candle Light Museum

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Pornanong Phatlum Thailand’s hero in LPGA International Crown »

07:56 pm |   OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Jutanugarn sisters were a formidable pairing over the first two days of the International Crown, but Pornanong Phatlum emerged as Thailand’s star Saturday, leading the nation to an upset of the Americans. Phatlum teamed with Onnarin Sattayabonphot to defeat Stacy Lewis and Paula Creamer, 1 up, in a fourballs…

Jul 27 2014 / Read More »
Pornanong Phatlum emerged as Thailand's star Saturday

Thailand Travel Shield Insurance May Now be Purchased by Tourists »

08:35 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Tourism Authority of Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding with the Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) on Thursday, to create low-cost insurance schemes for foreign tourists that start at just 650 baht per person. Thawatchai Aranyik, the governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and OIC secretary-general Prawet Ong-atsitthikun…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »
Thailand Travel Shield is between 650 baht and 12,000 baht

Chiangrai History One Bowl at a Time »

04:09 am |   At popular eatery Nam Ngiew Pa Suk in Chiang Rai, where “Northern noodles” reign supreme, bowls of the garnet-colored dish, in pork or beef versions and with a gravy so unctuous it’s almost solid, go for 35 baht ($1) apiece.   CHIANG RAI - If Thais are chili aficionados in the south, gourmands in…

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At popular eatery Nam Ngiew Pa Suk in Chiang Rai, where “Northern noodles” reign supreme, bowls of the garnet-colored dish, in pork or beef versions and with a gravy so unctuous it’s almost solid, go for 35 baht ($1) apiece.

Handicrafts of Chiang Rai’s Hill Tribes: Explore the Royal Projects of Doi Tung »

08:49 pm | Multi-generational workers Doi Tung Royal Project Chiang Rai Thailand - CHIANG RAI – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Doi Tung Development Project are inviting Thai and foreign tourists visiting Chiang Rai to drop by at Doi Tung and learn about the fascinating lifestyles of the people who live and work in some…

Jul 27 2014 / Read More »
Multi-generational workers Doi Tung Royal Project Chiang Rai Thailand

Thai Junta Ready to Kick off “Thailand Happiness Street Festival” »

08:09 pm | - - BANGKOK – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is gearing up for the “Thailand Happiness Street Festival” to be organized in the heart of Bangkok this July 25-26, hoping to welcome over 200,000 visitors. TAT Governor Thawatchai Aranyik stated that the “Thailand Happiness Street Festival”, which will take place this Friday and Saturday,…

Jul 25 2014 / Read More »
“Thailand Happiness Street Festival” to be organized in the heart of Bangkok this July 25-26 - See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/newsen/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNECO5707240010013#sthash.zE8OgDhZ.dpuf

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Swiss National Reto Castellazzi Murders Wife Before Killing Himself in Bangkok »

09:04 pm |   BANGKOK –   Swiss National Reto Castellazzi has shot and killed himself after he shot his wife in the head after a heated argument before turning the gun on…

Jul 31 2014 / Read More »

American James Christian Falls to His Death in Chiang Mai »

The victim was identified as James Christian, 54, by a source from the Ruamjai Rescue Foundation, which attended the scene.

09:51 pm |   CHIANG MAI – City News in Chiang Mai has reported that James Christian an American tourist died after falling from the…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Spanish National Fernando Navaro Nabbed in Pattaya for Credit Card Skimming »

Fernando Maunel Navaro, 56, had been arrested with a data recorder, 109 recorded electronic cards and 1,000 unrecorded cards - See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/centerweb/newsen/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNSOC5707280010009#sthash.kFWTtce6.dpuf

08:20 pm | - - PATTAYA – At a press briefing, the acting Provincial Police Bureau Region 2 Commissioner Sanit Mahathavorn, announced that Fernando Maunel…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Dutch Trafficker and his Thai Wife Assets Seized in Pattaya »


08:26 pm | - - PATTAYA – Department of Special Investigation (DSI), Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO), and local police smashed an international drug trafficking gang…

Jul 24 2014 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

3.6 Magnitude Quake Shakes Mae Lao Chiang Rai »


08:06 pm | - CHIANG RAI – The Seismology Office of the Meteorological Department has reported an earthquake registering 3.6 magnitude on the Richter scale…

Jul 29 2014 / Read More »

Floodwaters Subside in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai District, Market Reopen »


08:05 pm | Water overflowed into trading areas on both sides of the Mae Sai, which also serves as border line between Thailand and Myanmar.…

Jul 28 2014 / Read More »

Cracks Found in Chiang Rai Dam, Villagers Fearful of Safety »

Chiang Rai's Mae Suai dam, a bird's-eye view. in May 2014 (Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)

09:10 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Citizens of 17 villages in Mae Suai sub-district of Mae Suai district in Chiang Rai province are in…

Jul 22 2014 / Read More »

Fast Rising Water Levels on Kok River Raises Concerns with Governor Pongsak Wongsamer »

water level from the Kok River continues to increase steadily but has not overflown its banks yet

09:42 pm | CHIANG RAI -Rivers across several communities in northeastern Thailand have overflowed due to the effects of Typhoon Rammasun, which has caused heavy…

Jul 21 2014 / Read More »

Chiang Rai to Set up a Disaster Administration Network »

Road Destroyed by May 16th Earthquake in Chiang Rai

09:18 pm |   CHIANG RAI – People in 16 sub-districts in Chiang Rai Province who suffered through the recent earthquake are setting up a…

Jul 20 2014 / Read More »
Flash floods have created havoc at the main border market in Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai as the Mekong River surged close to crisis levels in Nong Khai

Floods in Mae Sai Chiang Rai and Tak Province »

08:59 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Mae Sai district has been inundated after an entire day of continuous heavy rainfall. Meanwhile, a landslide warning has been issued in Mae Sot district of…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »
Chiang Khong/ Houay Xai Mekong ferry

Thai Agencies Involved in Cross Border Planning with Myanmar »

08:49 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Department of Public Works and Town & Country Planning (DPT) and the Agricultural Land Reform Office (ARLO) are working on country planning in both sides…

Jul 30 2014 / Read More »

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