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Cambodian Village ask Spirits to Help Recover Ancient Statues from Tonle Sap River »

Cambodian Buddhist followers hold plastic trays loaded with candles and incense sticks during the Buddhist ceremony as they pray before searching for missing Buddha statues in the Tonle Sap river

07:40 pm | .  . KEAN KHLANG – People in a Cambodian village held a religious ceremony Thursday to ask spirits to help them recover Buddhist statues that their ancestors said were buried in a nearby…

Aug 19 2016 / Read More »

Could Invincible Defense Technology Work for Thailand? »

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09:39 pm | . As demonstrated by terrorist attacks in Thailand’s popular tourist spots, terrorists find ways to thwart anti-terrorism defenses. However, for leaders in Thailand who seek it, there is a simple and cost-effective solution…

Aug 14 2016 / Read More »
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Two Villagers Dead after Eating Grilled Toad in Nan Province, Thailand »

About an hour later the man who found and cooked the frog developed breathing problems, vomited, fell unconscious and died shortly afterward.

10:04 pm | NAN – Two elderly men have died and a third fell sick after eating grilled toad meat, while two…

Aug 29 2016 / Read More »

Restoring Democracy is Thailand’s Duty »

Thailand’s Interim Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha casts his vote at a polling station in Bangkok in the referendum on a draft constitution on Aug. 7.

08:38 pm |       BANGKOK – Thailand held a referendum on a draft constitution on Aug. 7, and it was…

Aug 28 2016 / Read More »

Deadly Crash Texting Teen Completes Her Remaining 138 Hours of Community Service »

Orachorn “Praewa” Thephasadin na Ayudhya is seen using her mobile phone after the fatal accident.

09:34 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Probation Department reported yesterday that 22-year-old Orachorn “Praewa” Thephasadin na Ayudhya, who was involved…

Aug 27 2016 / Read More »

Thailand’s Immigration Police Monitors Movements of East European Men »

Immigration monitoring  images of Eastern European visitors, mainly from Russia, Romania, Latvia and Estonia.

09:18 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailannd’s Immigration police are monitoring the movements of all Eastern European men entering and leaving…

Aug 27 2016 / Read More »

Gen.Prayut Defends Use of Article 44 for Removal of Bangkok Governor »

Gen Prayut said he had no choice but to use Section 44 to temporarily remove MR Sukhambhand Paribatra

09:21 pm | . . BANGKOK – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha cautioned on Friday, that people should not jump to the conclusion…

Aug 26 2016 / Read More »

Tourism News

  • A young tourist poses for a photo with an albino tiger in Thailand

    Thailand’s Tiger Tourism Expanding Despite Raid on Tiger Temple

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  • The fee is raised to 2,000 baht, up from 1,000 baht it will come to effect on Sept 27, 2016.

    Thailand’s Immigration Doubles Visa on Arrival Fee

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  • Andrew Cowen, director & CEO of HK Express  plans to launch the first direct connection between Chiang Rai and Hong Kong

    Chiang Rai Airport to Get Direct Flights to Hong Kong Starting November 25th

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  • An incident on February gained notoriety when Chinese tourists were temporarily banned from entering Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai for their unhygienic behavior

    Thais Warned Not to Chase away Chinese Tourists at Foreign Trade Seminar in Bangkok

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  • The Nakhon Chiang Rai Municipality organized a Buddhist lent candle ceremony

    Buddhists Celebrate Asanha Bucha and Buddhist Lent in Chiang Rai

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  • Besides a code of conduct on wearing appropriate clothing, it will also include rules and regulations damage to monuments, littering, traffic congestion and more.

    Cambodian Authorities to Enforce New Dress Code for Angkor Wat

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  • The prized coffee beans are collected after being excreted by the Asian palm civet (e-hen) at Doi Tung wildlife breeding centre.

    Experience Chiang Rai’s Asian Palm Civet (e-hen) Coffee

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  • Tourists look across at King Romans Casino from Chang Saen Chiang Rai

    How to Spend a Weekend in Chiang Rai

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  • Balloons ascending into the sky over Singha Park’s rolling hills and plantations. Photo by: Phudinan Singkhamfu

    Romance Awaits for Valentine’s Day 2017 at Singha Park International Balloon Fiesta in Chiang Rai, Thailand

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  • Some of the Chinese men who misbehave try to squeeze Breast ladyboys in their photo shoots. “They think it’s OK because the breasts are not real.”

    Thai Tourism Officials Concerned Over Negative Video’s of Chinese Tourists

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  • The lake was developed into a recreational spot in 2014 by local bodies to cope with the areas growing popularity.

    Chiang Saen’s Pa Sak Sub District Unveils Nong Bua Luang, New Tourist Attraction

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  • The government's Tourism Authority now wants to focus on "quality tourism", and has launched a campaign to attract visitors who spend more, and hopefully stay out of trouble.

    Safety a Concern as Thailand’s Tourism Authority Tries to Attract Quality Tourists

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  • Authorities raid a bridge club and arrested 32 foreigners including British, Swedish, Norwegian and Australian citizens

    Thailand: No Longer a Paradise for Expats

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  • Doi Chaang has expanded manifold and now grows over 15,000 rai, producing 3,000 tonnes of coffee a year

    Changing the Face of Doi Chaang Hill Tribes

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Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn Wins Canadian Pacific Women’s Open »

09:36 pm | . . . CALGARY – Five months after giving away a major championship with a late meltdown, Ariya Jutanugarn ran away with the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open at chilly Priddis Greens for her fifth victory in 10 events. Jutanugarn made a 12-birdie putt on the final hole for a 6-under 66 and a four-stroke victory…

Aug 29 2016 / Read More »
Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand holds the Canadian Pacific Women's Open trophy with two members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Thailand’s Justice Ministry One Step Closer to Downgrading Methamphetamine’s “Yaba” from Category One Narcotic Drug »

09:46 pm | . . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Justice Ministry has been studying the advantages and disadvantages of removing methamphetamine or better known as “Yaba” from Category One narcotic drugs and measures to be taken if the drug is to be actually delisted. Justice Minister Paiboon Kumchaya said Monday that all necessary steps had to be put in…

Aug 29 2016 / Read More »
Justice Minister Paiboon Kumchaya said Monday that all necessary steps had to be put in place before yaa baa was to be removed from Category One list

The Good, Bad and the Ugly of Dietary Fats »

06:24 pm |   . Fat has gotten a bum rap over the years. Some fats are actually good, and you need them in your diet. Good fats can help you manage your emotions, stay sharp, fight fatigue, and control your weight. But bad fats do exist. They’re the ones that can lead to weight gain and raise…

Apr 18 2016 / Read More »
But bad fats do exist. They're the ones that can lead to weight gain and raise your risk of heart disease.

Cambodian Village ask Spirits to Help Recover Ancient Statues from Tonle Sap River »

07:40 pm | .  . KEAN KHLANG – People in a Cambodian village held a religious ceremony Thursday to ask spirits to help them recover Buddhist statues that their ancestors said were buried in a nearby riverbed. Buddhist monks joined about 500 villagers in the ceremony by the Tonle Sap River, where divers have recovered eight small statues…

Aug 19 2016 / Read More »
Cambodian Buddhist followers hold plastic trays loaded with candles and incense sticks during the Buddhist ceremony as they pray before searching for missing Buddha statues in the Tonle Sap river

Jen’s Weekly English Tip – Used To and Would »

10:38 pm | Used To and Would USED TO and WOULD are used to describe events, situations or actions that happened in the past, but don’t happen anymore. USED TO and WOULD are used to describe events, situations or actions that happened in the past, but… However, there are very significant difference between USED TO and WOULD. WOULD…

Aug 29 2016 / Read More »
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Expat News

Three Chinese women and four European men are wanted in their home countries.

Thai Immigration Nab’s Seven Foreigners on the Run »

10:23 pm | . . BANGKOK – Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn Prousoontorn, head of the Immigration Police Bureau (IPB) paraded seven foreign nationals allegedly involved in transnational crime and on the run in…

Aug 29 2016 / Read More »
Vasily Smolnikov was detained by Thai police on behalf of Interpol.

Thailand Agrees to Extradite Former Russian Official Sought On Corruption Charges »

08:59 pm | . . BANGKOK – Russia’s embassy in Thailand says Thai authorities have agreed to extradite a Russian businessman and local lawmaker from Russia’s Khakassia Republic who is sought on corruption…

Aug 28 2016 / Read More »

South Koreans Call Center Scammers Busted in Bangkok »

South Korean scammers Sukwoo Yang, 31, and Sanggi Yoon, 29, wanted on an Interpol red notice for defrauding people of about 53 million baht while operating a call centre in Vietnam

09:28 pm |   . . BANGKOK – Two South Koreans fleeing arrest after swindling hundreds of people in several countries have been caught in…

Aug 26 2016 / Read More »

A Swim with Friends Ends in Tragedy, 23 Year-Old French Woman Drowns at Phuket Beach »

Anne Sophie Faisant Torrijos, 23 was swimming with friends when the surf dragged her away about 30 metres away from the beach.

04:28 pm | . . PHUKET – Police Lt. Thanakan Uchanaratsamee, an inspector at the Sakoo Police Station in Phuket reported that 23-year-old French National …

Aug 22 2016 / Read More »

Thailand Rejects Singapores Extraditon Request for Canadian Bank Robery Suspect David Roach »

Canadian David Roach, 27, is accused of robbing the Holland Village branch of Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore.

08:40 pm | . . BANGKOK –  Thailand’s Attorney-General’s Office in Bangkok has rejected its request by Singapore to extradite Canadian national David James Roach,…

Aug 20 2016 / Read More »

37 Year-Old Japanese Software Engineer Jumps to His Death in Bangkok »

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08:50 pm | . . BANGKOK – Pol Lt Col Nopadon Samat, from Thong Lor Police Station has reported that Japanese software programmer Kurashina Hirochika,…

Aug 19 2016 / Read More »

British Tourists Kicked and Beaten in Bangkok by ‘ Bar Bouncers’ »

Brave locals also try to stop the men during the brutal attack on Khao San Road

08:21 pm | . . BANGKOK – Four armed Thai bouncers attack two British men with metal bars on Khao San Road — a well-known…

Aug 19 2016 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Chiang Rai Province to Promote Alternative Energy in Farming »

Deputy Governor of Chiang Rai , Prajon Prajsakul looks at portable solar power panels

09:24 pm | .  . CHIANG RAI -The Deputy Governor of Chiang Rai , Prajon Prajsakul chaired a seminar on Saturday on the use of…

Aug 28 2016 / Read More »

Chiang Rai and Lower Mekong Residents Issued Mekong Flood Warning »

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08:44 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Marine Office in Chiang Rai has warned residents along the Lower Mekong River to prepare for large…

Aug 27 2016 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Pastor Pedals Penny-Farthing 2,200km to Raise Funds for Orphanage »

Cycling for a good cause: Pastor Cheah (centre) riding the penny-farthing with representatives from the ‘Bike on Friday’ group in Penang. He started his journey from Chiang Rai on Aug 2.

06:31 pm | . CHIANG RAI – Cheah Chee Moon a 57-year-old pastor has peddled more than 2,200km from Chiang Rai to Penang on his…

Aug 25 2016 / Read More »

Search for Missing Man in Chiang Rai Caves Comes up Empty »

Search parties on Sunday inspect one of many caves in the Tham Luang - Khun Nam Nang Non forest park - Photo Teeranai Charuvastra

08:56 pm | . . MAE SAI – Col. Songkrit Ontrakrai, chief of Mae Sai Police Station, said Monday they may call off their efforts…

Aug 23 2016 / Read More »

Three Villagers Die from Flooding in Chiang Rai »

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

08:30 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – The Northern Meteorological Centre warned that more heavy rain is expected in Chiang Rai and 11 other…

Aug 23 2016 / Read More »
14 year-old Ramin "Plan" Kangwannakun and his 9 year-old brother Nara "Poon"

Chiang Rai Brothers Become On-Line Entrepreneurs with Facebook Store »

08:55 pm | . CHIANG RAI – Two young brotherw from the Mae Sai distric have become an on-line sensation by creating a unique collection of innovative handmade home decor and fashion designs…

Aug 29 2016 / Read More »
Chiang Rai provincial governor Boonsong Techamaneesathit and officials of the chambers of commerce as well as Thai and Myanmar businesspersons - See more at: http://nwnt.prd.go.th/CenterWeb/NewsEN/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNECO5908270010021#sthash.i1kMyLd6.dpuf

Chiang Rai Signs MoU with Shan State to Promote Trade and Involvement »

09:24 pm | . . CHIANG RAI –  Anurat Inthorn President of Chiang Rai’s Chamber of Commerce told memeber of the media that the Chiang Rai signed an memorandum of understanding (MoU) with…

Aug 28 2016 / Read More »

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