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VIDEO: Escaped Macaw Parrot Races Man on Scooter in Chiang Rai

. . CHIANG RAI – In an incredible moment Tong Wiwatsunthon, 23, riding his motorcycle starts an unlikely race – with a passing parrot – and manages to film it. Chiang Rai Native, Tong Wiwatsunthon, was riding his motorcycle near Rajabhat Universitiy lake in Chiang Rai, when a Macaw began flying beside him. Knowing nobody […]

November 29th, 2016 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Regulatory Shortcomings Open the Way to More Dams on the Mekong

. Plans for more dams along the Mekong are causing concern among environmentalists and pressure groups. But the body tasked with overseeing such projects has limited powers to impose restrictions and controls. The previously free-flowing waters of the Mekong River are set to hit another barrier with plans for a new dam. If built, the […]

November 29th, 2016 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Chiang Rai Airport Welcomes First Flight from HK Express

. . CHIANG RAI – HK Express continues to expand its Hong Kong network, on 25 November the LCC added Chiang Rai, its third destination in Thailand. The 1,477-kilometre route will be operated twice-weekly (Mondays and Fridays) using the carrier’s 174-seat A320s and faces no direct competition. Sarima Chindamat, Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Hong […]

November 29th, 2016 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Jen’s English Tip – Describing Someone in a Sentence

. Anne describes her brother to the private investigator. Anne: Can you help me? John: Well I’ll try. Now tell me about your brother Ms Lee. How old is he? Anne: He’s twenty-three. John: Well that would make him your younger brother. What’s his name? Anne: David. John: And what does he do? Anne: He’s […]

November 28th, 2016 | Posted in English Mentors Tips | Read More »

Indonesian Woman Publicly Flogged for Being too Close to a Man

    BANDA ACEH – An Indonesian woman screamed in agony Monday as she was flogged with a cane in Aceh, the latest in a growing number of women to be publicly flogged for breaking the province’s strict Islamic laws. Aceh is the only province in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country that imposes sharia […]

November 28th, 2016 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Prime Minister Prayut Opens “Zero Waste” Learning Centre in Chiang Rai

. . CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha presided over the opening of a “zero waste” learning centre in Ban Pong Srinakorn, Pa Daed district of Chiang Rai province during his one-day inspection trip on Monday. Gen. Prayut said that the “Zero waste” learning centre is the prototype model of learning on […]

November 28th, 2016 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Thai Man Get 3 Year Suspended Sentence for Head Stomping 7-year old Boy

. . BANGKOK – A 43 year-old Thai man has been given a three-year suspended jailterm and fined a mere 3,000 baht after being found guilty of assaulting a seven-year old boy whom he accused of bullying his own son. The accused, Amnart Talapthong, was charged with assaulting a neighbour’s seven-year old son by stomping […]

November 28th, 2016 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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