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Traffickers use Abductions, Prison Ships to Feed Asia’s Slave Trade »

Eighty-one men were held captive in the jungle by people who authorities believe planned to sell them

07:52 am | - - PHANG NGA  – When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, “I’ll see you soon.” He said he…

Oct 23 2014 / Read More »
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US Scales Back ‘Cobra Gold’ War Games in Thailand »

US Scales Back 'Cobra Gold' War Games in Thailand

05:58 am |  - - BANGKOK – The United States has confirmed it is scaling back a major annual defense exercise in…

Oct 25 2014 / Read More »

Daughter Calls for Police to Re Open Case into Her Father Death, After Murder of Elderly Japanese Teacher »

Keiko Matta, 31, calls for police to re-open a probe into the death of her father, Kasitosi Tanaka. He was the ex-husband of Ms Pornchanok.

08:48 pm | - - BANGKOK – Keiko Matta the daughter of a Japanese businessman Kasitosi Tanaka who died 11 years ago has…

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »

Controversial Tim “Sharky” Ward Scoffs at Pattaya Crackdown on Sex Tourism »

Tim "Sharky" Ward in Pattaya Thailand

08:05 pm | - - PATTAYA – Controversial Tim “Sharky” Ward is once again in the media boasting he pays to have…

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »

24 Year Old British Woman Dies During Cosmetic Surgery in Bangkok »

She reportedly returned to the clinic for a corrective operation on her tailbone, during which she died last night

07:26 pm | - - BANGKOK – British National Miss. Joy Noah William has died during cosmetic surgery at a clinic in Thailand,…

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »

Tourism News

  • Tourists come to Chiang Rai Mountains in High Season

    Tourism Authority of Thailand Works to Bring More Tourism to Chiang Rai

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  • The World Travel and Tourism Council data shows the tourism sector is worth $75 billion a year and in 2013 accounted for more than 20 percent of Thailand's national output.

    Thailand’s Troubled Tourism Industry Struggles to Recover

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  • Thai Lion Air (TLA) will start a daily flight to Chiang Rai

    Thai Lion Air (TLA) to Begin Service To Chiang Rai

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  • Cartoon Network Amazone water park has opened its doors on 3 October, 2014.

    Thailand’s First Water Theme Park Opens in Pattaya

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    Chiang Rai Welcomes High Season as Cold Weather Approaches

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  • The Legend released details of its Loy Krathong Festival, Wednesday, hoping to snap up early bird bookings for the 6 November evening festival.

    Legend Resort Kicks off Loy Krathong Celebration Promotions

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  • Overcharging foreign tourists by as much as 200%

    Is Dual-Pricing in Thailand Scaring Tourists Away?

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  • The Legend Chiang Rai Resort & Spa lies along the Mae Kok River

    Chiang Rai Offers a Variety of Attractions Year Round

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    Tourist Arrivals Down10.47 Percent From Last Year

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  • 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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Thailand’s Junta to Hand Cash to Rubber Farmers »

07:50 pm | - - BANGKOK – Thailand’s military-appointed government approved measures to help rubber farmers who have been hit hard by sharp declines in export prices. The decision enables the National Rubber Policy Committee to dispense a one-time cash handout worth no more than 15,000 baht ($465) to each of some 850,000 rubber farmers across the country.…

Oct 23 2014 / Read More »
A farmer collecting the white liquid sap of rubber trees a few hours after the trees were bled

Thailand’s Cabinet Bans Imports of Hookah Pipes and Electronic Cigarettes »

08:01 pm | - - BANGKOK- Thailand’s Cabinet has approved a ban on the import of hookah-style water pipes and electronic cigarettes, copying a similar move by neighboring Cambodia earlier this year. Deputy government spokesman Maj. Gen. Sansern Kaewkamnerd said Tuesday’s decision approving the ban proposed by the Commerce Ministry was made for health reasons. The Public Health…

Oct 16 2014 / Read More »
The Public Health Ministry originally suggested a ban, saying the items were luring young people into smoking.

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.

Chiang Mai to Re-Host “Chiangmai Golf Classic 2014” »

07:57 am |  - - CHIANG MAI – The city of Chiang Mai is set to host an international golf tournament in November.Chiang Mai Governor Suriya Prasartbandit on Thursday chaired a meeting with an organizing committee of the Chiang Mai Golf Classic 2014, which is scheduled to take place during November 10 and 16 at the Alpine Golf…

Oct 4 2014 / Read More »
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Scott Kelby’s 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk Comes to Chiang Rai »

09:38 pm |   CHIANG RAI – On Saturday, October 11, 2014, photographers will gather in cities across the globe to capture a slice of life through their eyes during the 7th Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. It’s the world’s largest global social photography event in the history of photography itself. Photographers of all walks of life and skill…

Sep 17 2014 / Read More »
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Tim "Sharky" Ward in Pattaya Thailand

Controversial Tim “Sharky” Ward Scoffs at Pattaya Crackdown on Sex Tourism »

08:05 pm | - - PATTAYA – Controversial Tim “Sharky” Ward is once again in the media boasting he pays to have sex with many Thai women in Pattaya. In March 2012 he…

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »

24 Year Old British Woman Dies During Cosmetic Surgery in Bangkok »

She reportedly returned to the clinic for a corrective operation on her tailbone, during which she died last night

07:26 pm | - - BANGKOK – British National Miss. Joy Noah William has died during cosmetic surgery at a clinic in Thailand, authorities in the…

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »

Wife Orderes Murder of British Husband Robert Ellis in Bali »

Robert and Julaikah Noor Ellis

08:55 pm | - - BALI - The wife of Robert Ellis a British man found with his throat slashed and dumped in a ditch…

Oct 23 2014 / Read More »

Japanese Man Set Himself Ablaze and Jumps from Balcony at Taniya Shopping Plaza in Bangkok »

Shinji Watanabe, 37, from Yokohama put himself on the balcony of Thaniya Plaza's fourth floor and jumped down at 10:40 pm Wednesday police said

08:24 pm | - - BANGKOK – A 37-year-old Japanese National, Mr Shinji Watanabe from Yokohama has torched himself ablaze with bottles of gasoline and jumped…

Oct 23 2014 / Read More »

Chiangrai News

Public Health Issues Health Warning Over Second Hand Clothing, Army Chief Hands Out Blankets in Chiang Rai »

He also recommended those who bought used clothes to disinfect them first

08:05 pm |  - - CHIANG RAI – As cold weather approaches in the northern parts of Thailand the Ministry of Public Health has advised…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Residents Warned to Brace for Cold Weather and Fog »

Thick fog Covers the Northern Province of Chiang Rai

07:12 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Authorities in Chiang Rai Province have warned residents living in high altitude areas to brace for cold weather…

Oct 18 2014 / Read More »

3.5 Tremor Hits Mae Fa Luang in Chiang Rai »

According to statistics from the Seismology Office, minor quakes have been recorded in Mae Lao and Mae Suay districts of Chiang Rai province nearly everyday recently.

09:54 pm | - - CHIANG RAI – The Office of Seismology of the Meteorological Department reported that the 3.5 magnitude earthquake took place at…

Oct 13 2014 / Read More »

Samsung Smart Learning Centre Opens New Worlds for Chiang Rai Students »

Initiative focuses on problem-solving and study via the internet with modern tools

08:45 pm |   CHIANG RAI – Students at a Chiang Rai-based school have held weekly meetings on how to improve a main product in…

Oct 13 2014 / Read More »

Chiang Rai Welcomes High Season as Cold Weather Approaches »

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07:17 pm | CHIANG RAI – Thai and foreign tourists swarm into Chiang Rai as winter is about to arrive. There will be musical performances…

Oct 13 2014 / Read More »
Tourists come to Chiang Rai Mountains in High Season

Tourism Authority of Thailand Works to Bring More Tourism to Chiang Rai »

07:08 pm |   CHIANG RAI – The Tourism Authority of Thailand and operators in Chiang Rai are offering seasonal packages to lure visitors during the coming cool season. Arrivals to the province…

Oct 24 2014 / Read More »
Loy Krathong festival will come on November 6

Safety Practices for Loy Krathong issued Thai Marine Department »

08:22 pm | - - CHIANG RAI – The Marine Department issued an announcement calling on business operators along the rivers and the people to observe safety rules and practices in celebrating the upcoming Loy Krathong…

Oct 20 2014 / Read More »

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