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The Price of being a ‘Pretty’ in Thailand

  BANGKOK– They’re beautiful, well dressed and for the right price will promote anything from washing powder to luxury cars. But working as a product promoter or “pretty” in Thailand is an occupation where image counts for everything. At 32, Athitiya Eiamyai had reached the age when most “pretties” start to find demand for their […]

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

Microsoft Banks on Windows 8 boost in Thailand

  BANGKOK– Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker, has earmarked 200 million baht to promote its new Windows 8 operating system, its highest marketing budget in Thailand. The company expects Windows 8 will raise its local market share for mobile operating systems to third from fifth. “Thailand is one of five countries in Asia-Pacific where […]

October 27th, 2012 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Lanjia Hill Tribe Lodge in the Clouds, Chiangrai Thailand

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Lindsay Hawdon and her two boys swap Thailand’s beaches and cities for Lanjia Lodge, a tribal hill village in the Chiang Rai province. We awoke on our first morning to a sheet of mist, pale as milk, hanging over the valley below. Slowly it dissipated to reveal the brown swirling waters […]

October 27th, 2012 | Posted in Hotels,Stories about Chiangrai,Tourism News | Read More »

Australian and a Canadian Found Dead in Bangkok Hotel

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – An Australian and a Canadian have been found dead in the Park Plaza Bangkok hotel after a suspected drug overdose. A maid found the bodies of the two men, believed to be aged 27 and 31 years old respectively, slumped in a room in the Park Plaza, a hotel on one […]

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

Thaksin Shinawatra to Visit Tachilek Myanmar Opposite Mae Sai Chiang Rai

  CHIANGRAI TIMES –Thaksin Shinawatra will visit the Myanmar border town of Tachilek opposite Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai on Tuesday, say his supporters. Thaksin Shinawatra  may stay in the area for four or five days, said a source in the red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD). Thaksin’s itinerary will include a […]

October 27th, 2012 | Posted in Chiangrai News,News | Read More »

Thailand Student’s ‘Resold Books’ Case To Be Heard By US Supreme Court

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Supap Kirtsaeng had tuition and living expenses to pay when he arrived in the United States from Thailand to attend college. So he started a side business, asking family and friends back home to ship him foreign editions of textbooks that often can be bought more cheaply overseas. Kirtsaeng resold them […]

October 26th, 2012 | Posted in News | Read More »

Pakistani Man Suspected of Killing a Thai woman Nabbed at Airport

  BANGKOK– A Pakistani man suspected of killing a Thai woman in Chiang Mai last week has been arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport. Immigration Division 2 police arrested Syed Muhammadali, 41, a Pakistani national, at a Sri Lanka Airlines check-in counter about 7am yesterday. Police had earlier announced that Mr Syed was a suspect in the […]

October 26th, 2012 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

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