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“Privacy Warning” 7-Eleven in Thailand to Start Facial Recognition Scanning of Customers

– CHIANG RAI – People in Chiang Rai who are concerned about their privacy may not want to shop at 7-11 as the company is rolling out facial recognition technology to its 11,000 stores in Thailand. The convenience store chain will use the technology in a number of different ways, including to help identify loyal […]

March 16th, 2018 | Posted in Chiang Rai | Read More »

Villagers from Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong District Turn Drought into Baht, Selling Weeds from Mekong River

– CHIANG RAI – Residents of a village in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Khong district has turned the annual drought into an opportunity by harvesting Mekong weeds to sell, earning some Bt500 to Bt2,000 a day. Residents of Ban Haad Krai village in Tambon Vieng said they started harvesting the weed early this month when the […]

March 14th, 2018 | Posted in Chiang Rai | Read More »

Public Health Ministry Taking Steps to Prevent Rabies Outbreak

– CHIANG RAI – The Ministry of Public Health has instructed the Department of Disease Control to give anti-rabies vaccinations to people and animals to prevent a wider outbreak. According to Public Health Minister Dr. Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, the Department of Disease Control continues to provide anti-rabies vaccinations free to the general public after a number […]

March 13th, 2018 | Posted in Chiang Rai | Read More »

Mekong Shipping Slowly Resumes as Water Levels Rise in Chiang Rai Province

– CHIANG RAI – Small freight vessels and passenger cruises have resumed services after the water level rose above two metres on a stretch of the Mekong River in Chiang Saen district yesterday, according to the provincial office. Cargo and cruise vessels plying the international river were mostly grounded last week when the water level […]

March 13th, 2018 | Posted in Chiang Rai | Read More »

Thailand’s Transport Minister Says Authorities Planning Rail Link to Chiang Rai

– CHIANG RAI – The only train in Chiang Rai at present is the unique Chiang Rai Train Library, actually sitting on authentic sleepers and rails. Authorities are planning an actual rail link, to operate by 2023. Aside from the surge of upcoming electric train projects in Bangkok, the government has also been boosting the […]

March 13th, 2018 | Posted in Chiang Rai | Read More »

Dartboards in Bars and Entertainment Venues Must Now Be Licensed in Thailand

– PATTAYA – Thailand’s ban on any entertainment venues allowing customers to play darts is now in affect nationwide. Bar owners must now have a dartboard licensed to allow customers to play. In January, officials in Pattaya raided bars along Soi 6 to confiscate all the ‘illegal’ dart boards, telling bar owners that venues must […]

March 12th, 2018 | Posted in Chiang Rai | Read More »

Two Chiang Rai Business Men Arrested for Operating Gambling Establishment

– CHIANG RAI – Two men have been arrested in Chiang Rai’s Muang district by police and military personnel on charges of operating illegal gambling through slot machines which look like karaoke jukeboxes. Officials raided a shop in Tantichai market in Muang district after a tip off that the shop had installed several slot machines […]

March 12th, 2018 | Posted in Chiang Rai | Read More »

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