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Dog Meat Traders Dispute Ban

  Dog meat traders in north-eastern Thailand are demanding that an export ban to Vietnam be lifted due to its severe impact on the local economy, media reports said Saturday. More than 500 of the traders rallied at the provincial hall in Nakhon Phanom, 644 kilometres north-east of Bangkok, to protest the ban that has […]

August 28th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Regional News | Read More »

Chiangrai’s Doi Tung Project Designer Visits Ikea

  Product designer Jackrayu “Jim” Kongurai knew his sojourn in Sweden would be an eye-opening experience – and the chance of a lifetime. He arrived in March in Almhult, a small town but home to world-renowned furniture chain Ikea. Jim stayed for five months and dealt with what he calls “the biggest challenge of my […]

August 28th, 2011 | Posted in Chiangrai in the Media,Lifestyles | Read More »

SOS Children’s Village Chiang Rai

  The city of Chiang Rai is the capital of Chiang Rai province in Northern Thailand. The province, which borders Myanmar (Burma) and Laos, is one of the poorest parts of Thailand. Traditionally, the people have lived mainly on the cultivation of poppy for the production of opium, using slash-and-burn techniques. Although now illegal, this […]

August 27th, 2011 | Posted in Featured,Lifestyles | Read More »

24-year-Old Syrian Held for Murder of Charles Jones

  A 24-year-old Syrian man is being held by police in Thailand following the stabbing of New Zealand tourist. Charles Jones was slain in his apartment on Monday night in a brutal knife attack in the Thai resort area of Pattaya. “We believe it was a fight between Mr Jones and someone he invited up […]

August 27th, 2011 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Australian Scientists Tackling Dengue Fever

  Hopes that dengue fever may one day be eradicated have been raised by scientists who have discovered how to stop mosquitoes carrying the disease. Groundbreaking experiments in Queensland have found a common insect bacteria – wMel Wolbachia – can dramatically reduce the presence of dengue fever in mosquitoes. If the number of mosquitoes carrying […]

August 26th, 2011 | Posted in Chiangrai News,Science | Read More »

Thailand and Singapore Played out a Goalless Draw

  Thailand and Singapore played out a goalless draw in an international friendly at the Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. It was an important match for both nations as they prepare to take on Australia and China respectively on September 2nd in the Asian Zone World Cup Qualifiers. Singapore started the brighter of the […]

August 26th, 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

Heavy Rain Warning for North

These weather conditions are forecast to linger from Friday until Monay   The Meteorological Department issued a fourth weather report on Friday, warning almost all parts of the country of possible consequences of the torrential rain that will continue until next week. A moderate monsoon trough was crawling through the North, Central, East, lower Northeast […]

August 26th, 2011 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

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