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Stuart Hargreaves Lloyd, 45 Get 21 Years in Prison for Sex with Minors

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – A court in Thailand on Tuesday sentenced a British man to 21 years in prison for the rape of three underage girls who had been forced to have sex with him by the mother of one of the victims. Stuart Hargreaves Lloyd, 45, was convicted of having sex with the girls […]

February 29th, 2012 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

TAT Presents Chiang Rai Attractions

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) showcased the province’s award winning attractions during an on-going route survey, earlier this week, that will pitch the far-north destination as a gateway to the Mekong Region. On the survey route, media were introduced to an attraction in Mae Chan district, Ban Lorcha, the winner of […]

February 29th, 2012 | Posted in Chiangrai News,Tourism News | Read More »

Haze Effecting Tourisum in Chiangrai

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – The haze problem in Thailand’s northern provinces has cut the number of tourists in Chiang Rai by more than 20 per cent and is continuing gradually on a  downward trend if the problem continues to persist, according to Chiang Rai Tourism Council President Somkiat Chuentheerawong. Provincial workers were assigned to spray […]

February 29th, 2012 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Doi Chaang Coffee Brewing from the Heart

  CHIANGRAI TIMES -Doi Chaang coffee has come a long way from its humble beginning.   Hathaichanok Phisailert has made it her mission to nurture the spirit of social enterprise, where coffee growers are treated more like kinsmen than clients, sellers or ordinary villagers. A university graduate in accounting from Yonok University, Ms Hathaichanok is the […]

February 28th, 2012 | Posted in Chiangrai News,Stories about Chiangrai | Read More »

Bomb Plot Shows Gaps Thailand’s Security

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – A bungled bomb plot by Iranian suspects in Bangkok has highlighted Thailand’s vulnerability to terrorist attacks, experts say, even as authorities in the kingdom play down the threat. The tourist magnet is seen as a soft target because of the easy entry it grants to foreign visitors as part of efforts […]

February 28th, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Australian Model Killed in Motorcyle Crash Phuket Thailand

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – A WEEK ago Gold Coast model Lana O’Connell was setting off on a whirlwind holiday to Thailand. Today friends and family are struggling to come to terms with the tragic accident that left her dead. The 23-year-old’s life was cut short when the motorcycle she and boyfriend Ken Trivett were riding […]

February 28th, 2012 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Dreadlock Smuggler Nolubabalo Nobanda, 23, Trial Starts March 19

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – The family of South African “dreadlocked drug mule”, Nolubabalo Nobanda is preparing to visit her in Thailand next month. Speaking to The New Age, the Grahamstown family revealed that arrangements are being made for some family members to travel to the Asian country. Nobanda, 23, was arrested at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport […]

February 27th, 2012 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

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