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Heavy Rains Causing Flooding and Landslides in Northern Thailand

  CHIANG RAI – Several areas throughout Northern Thailand have been inundated, caused by continual downpours since last week, affecting locals, including those living in border areas, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported. In Mae Fah Luang district of Chiang Rai province, a landslide has also blocked the Saen Muang Go Lao-liew route, causing all types […]

July 30th, 2013 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Bank of Thailand Bans Crypto-Currency Bitcoin

  BANGKOK – Trading the virtual currency bitcoin is now considered illegal by the Bank of Thailand. That’s according to a blog post by Bitcoin Co. Ltd, which said the central bank’s ruling came after a meeting between the two entities. Bitcoin Co. Ltd., which allows users to buy, sell and exchange the virtual currency, said […]

July 30th, 2013 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

Waves of Crude Oil Spread Over Kho Sumet

  RAYONG – Workers in white suits used buckets to scoop up globs of crude oil blackening the once white sands and emerald waters of a tourist island in Thailand’s eastern sea on Tuesday, as the oil slick continued to spread three days after leaking from a nearby pipeline. Progress was being made on cleaning […]

July 30th, 2013 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Italian Tourist Alberto Menesini Found Dead in Chiang Mai Guest House

  CHIANG MAI – The Chiang Mai City News has reported that an Italian tourist Alberto Menesini aged 69 was found dead at a guesthouse on Ratchawithee Road in Chiang Mai City. Alberto’s body was discovered by a housekeeper who was employed to clean the guesthouse twice a week. She told Chiang Mai Police investigators […]

July 29th, 2013 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Deputy PM Say’s More Safety and Security Needed for Foreigners Exploring the Country by Train or Bus

  BANGKOK – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul says the country must tighten safety and security for foreigners who explore the country by train or bus. The minister said the government will make safety of foreign visitors a top priority following last week’s bus disaster that killed 19 people and injured another […]

July 29th, 2013 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Oil Hits Spill hits Prao Bay on Samet Island

Rescue workers, volunteers and PTT officials try to clear oil spill at Phrao Beach RAYONG – Crude oil that leaked from a pipeline in the Gulf of Thailand over the weekend has reached Prao Bay on Samet Island, about 3 kilometres off the coast of Rayong and 150kilometres south-east of Bangkok, is a popular getaway […]

July 29th, 2013 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Health Ministry Warns Toursits on Dengue Fever in Northern Provinces

  CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Public health Ministry reports dengue fever is a major health threat in border provinces in North Thailand, particularly Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Son provinces. Tourists are warned to take precautions if they are visiting areas bordering Laos and Myanmar. Chiang Rai’s golden triangle area on the Mekong […]

July 29th, 2013 | Posted in Chiangrai News,Health | Read More »

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