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? »


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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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 »

Bangkok’s Governor Suspended by Junta Pending Graft Probes »

The order suspending Sukhumbhand Paribatra, a member of the royal family and a former deputy foreign minister, was signed by junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha

07:55 pm | . . BANGKOK  – Thailand’s military junta has suspended the governor of Bangkok, the country’s most senior elected official,…

Aug 25 2016 / Read More »

Thai Police Say 12 Bt Million in Cash Stolen from Government ATM’s by Eastern European Gang »

Once a machine was infected by the virus and when a fake card was inserted into the machine, all the cash in the machine would flow out

09:14 pm | . . BANGKOK – Pol Gen Panya Mamen, a senior advisor of the Royal Thai Police, told the media…

Aug 24 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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Muse Flower Life Festival Brings Destination, Wellness and Growth to Thailand’s North in October 2016 »

06:16 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Museflower Retreat& Spa Chiang Rai is delighted to announce  its second annual Life Festival  –  bigger, better, with more workshops and classes than before, coming this October 7-10, 2016. Already internationally known as northern Thailand’s most unique and leading holistic wellness retreat after only two years in operation, Museflower Retreat &…

Aug 25 2016 / Read More »
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Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn in the Lead at Canadian Pacific Women’s Open »

09:06 pm | . . CALGARY – Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn fired eight birdies on Friday to vault into the lead after the second round of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open. The 20-year-old Thai star showed no signs of the knee injury that forced her to withdraw from the Olympics earlier this month, saying after the round that her…

Aug 27 2016 / Read More »
Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand leads at Canadian Pacific Women's Open at Priddis Greens Golf and Country Club near Calgary, Alberta

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

Learning Thai with Jen – Thai is Not Always Easy, But Learning it Should be Fun »

08:29 pm |   JEN HAS DESIGNED HER ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS TO GIVE YOU SHORT AND EASY EXPLANATIONS TOGETHER WITH PRACTICE FACT: Most foreigners living in Thailandcannot speak Thaieven though they know that the English skills of most Thais are worse than those of kindergarten graduates in western countries. There are many excuses for not learning Thai: The tones…

Aug 25 2016 / Read More »

Expat News

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

South Koreans Call Center Scammers Busted in Bangkok »

09:28 pm |   . . BANGKOK – Two South Koreans fleeing arrest after swindling hundreds of people in several countries have been caught in Bangkok, allegedly planning to use Thailand as a…

Aug 26 2016 / Read More »
Anne Sophie Faisant Torrijos, 23 was swimming with friends when the surf dragged her away about 30 metres away from the beach.

A Swim with Friends Ends in Tragedy, 23 Year-Old French Woman Drowns at Phuket 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  Anne-Sophie Torrijos-Faisant tragically drowned at a small beach…

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 »


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 »

59 Year-Old Australian Man Falls to Death from Pattaya Condo »

59-year-old Australian tourist was found dead near the swimming pool of a condominium in Pattaya resort town from which he allegedly jumped. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)

08:50 pm | . . CHON BURI – An Australian tourist was found dead after allegedly jumping from a condominium in Pattaya town in the…

Aug 17 2016 / Read More »

60 Year-Old Swiss Man Found Stabbed and Hung in Chiang Mai »


08:36 pm | . CHIANG MAI – Pol Maj Gen Mondri Sambunnanon, Superintendent of Phu Ping Ratchaniwet Police Station told reporters today that Officers from…

Aug 17 2016 / Read More »

19 Year Old British Woman Drowns in Koh Chang, Third Foreigner to Drown Within 48 Hours »


08:36 pm |   . KOH CHANG – Pol Lt Ronarong Buayen, a police officer from Koh Chang Provincial Police Station informed reporters that 19-year-old British…

Aug 16 2016 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

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 »

Search Continues for Missing Asian Tourist in Mae Sai Caves »

Rescue workers search caves at Khun Nam Nang Non forest park, where a tourist went missing

10:47 pm | . , CHIANG RAI – Khun Nam Nang Non forest park rangers and Village defence officials are still searching for an asian…

Aug 21 2016 / Read More »

Police, Parks Officials Seach for Tourist after he Vanishes into Cave in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai District »

A searcher takes a close look at a section of the cave in Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district on Thursday.

09:05 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – A search team is scouring a deep cave in a forest in Mae Sai district after a…

Aug 18 2016 / Read More »

Nan Province Declared Disaster Zone Due to Heavy Monsoon Rains in North »

Nan province, bordering Laos,suffering extensive damage from flooding.

07:56 pm | . NAN – Nan Governor Suwat Phromsuwan have declared six districts in the northern Nan Province flood disaster zones, while neighbouring provinces also…

Aug 18 2016 / Read More »

Chiang Rai and Lower Mekong Residents Issued Mekong Flood Warning »

08:44 pm | . . CHIANG RAI – Marine Office in Chiang Rai has warned residents along the Lower Mekong River to prepare for large overflowing after a larger than normal volume of…

Aug 27 2016 / Read More »
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.

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

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 penny-farthing, the late 19th century-type bicycle with a…

Aug 25 2016 / Read More »

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