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Chiang Rai’s Doi Chaang Raises a Community on Coffee

Perfect cuppa: Wicha Promyong has put in a lot of effort to make coffee the lifeblood of Akha hill tribe from the village of Doi Chang.   CHIANG RAI – Organic coffee has helped the hill people of north-eastern Thailand, once impoverished and marginalised, build a viable economy and self-sufficient community. WICHA Promyong does not […]

November 30th, 2013 | Posted in Chiangrai in the Media,Featured | Read More »

Air Travelers Told to Leave for Airports 3 hours Ahead of Departure Time

  BANGKOK – Thai Airways International, Thai Air Asia and Nok Air have advised their customers to leave homes three hours before their departures citing reason of heavy traffic jams as the result of widespread protests in the capital today. Airports of Thailand also warned air travelers of heavy traffic jams while travelling to the […]

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

Thailand’s Red-Shirt Heartland Hidding its Strength

  HUA KHUA – Squatting on flat feet, their faces drawn with exhaustion from harvesting rice, Chantee Sanwang and Nang Laor still had the energy to tussle over who loathes Thailand’s anti-government protesters more. “I really hate them,” said Chantee, a rail-thin 65 year-old grandmother with teeth stained red by betel nut. Nang, also 65, […]

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

Instability Hits Thailand’s Economy

  BANGKOK – On Wednesday, the Bank of Thailand caught many off guard by making a surprise rate cut. Thai sovereign bonds and stock markets rose on Wednesday after a surprise rate cut by the nation’s central bank. The 25 bps cut in the policy rate to 2.25 percent also weakened the baht, which is […]

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

Thai Protesters Besiege Army, Ruling Party Offices

  BANGKOK – An anti-government mob in Thailand attacked people and vehicles near a stadium rally by supporters of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Saturday as tensions boiled over and protesters tore down barricades to prepare to occupy her offices. Demonstrators have started to up the ante and briefly occupied the headquarters of the army […]

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

Getting a Taste of Chiangrai

  Chiang Rai is the northern most province in Thailand and a famous tourist spot for its natural wonders and the remnants of an ancient civilization. Situated at a height of about 2000mts above sea level, Chiang Rai is one of the best places to visit in Thailand for nature enthusiasts and eco-tourists. The hilly […]

November 30th, 2013 | Posted in Food | Read More »

Thailand’s Foreign Ministry Reassures the World Amidst More Travel Warnings

  BANGKOK – Thailand’s Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul has urged countries not to alarm potential visitors to Thailand, and to make sure their travel warnings are factually correct. The ministry’s survey of 68 countries revealed that, so far, 28 have warned their citizens about Thailand’s political unrest. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) continues to […]

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

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