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Meditation for Creative Writing Course Coming to Chiang Rai in October

– CHIANG RAI – Getting in touch with your intuition is a powerful way to become more creative, get new ideas flowing, and find ways to express your thoughts and your voice. Coming to Chiang Rai this October is Soul Writing, a creative writing course that takes a different approach  to access your inner voice, […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Health | Read More »

Sign up for the 2nd Thailand Cycling Tour Challenge in Chiang Rai

– CHIANG RAI – Get on your bike for the 2nd Thailand Cycling Tour Challenge in the fabulous countryside of Chiang Rai. More and more Thai and international sports enthusiasts are getting on their bikes to enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery Thailand has to offer. The Cycling Tour Challenge is a series of […]

August 8th, 2017 | Posted in Featured,Sports | Read More »

Chiang Rai’s Doi Tung Development Project Creates Pottery for Ikea Stores in Europe

– CHIANG RAI – Craftsmen are hard at work in a factory at the foot of Doi Tung mountain in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand, part of Asia’s so-called Golden Triangle where opium used to be the main trade. The craftsmen are working on a new ceramic collection to be sold at Ikea stores in Europe […]

July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Thailand Cracking Down on Backpackers Begging for Money

– BANGKOK – Thailand is cracking down on “beg-packers” — shameless Western backpackers begging for travel money on the streets of Southeast Asia. According to reports, visitors entering Thailand may be required to show immigration officials they have 20,000 baht ($748) in cash on them before being allowed into the country. Thaivisa, an online forum […]

July 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Shootings Escalate in Trigger-Happy Thailand

– BANGKOK – On the afternoon of July 11, 2017, six or seven gunmen dressed in military outfits arrived at the home of a village chief in the subdistrict of Ban Klang, in Thailand’s Krabi province. Pretending to be government officials, they demanded entry to search the property and warned the chief’s family not to […]

July 18th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Animal Protection Groups Say Elephant Tourism is ‘Fuelling Cruelty’

– A young elephant at a venue in Thailand. They are used as a backdrop for selfies, ridden and forced to entertain tourists by playing football, painting, riding tricycles, throwing darts and dancing– BANGKOK – An animal protection group wants tourists to know – that elephant you are thinking about riding during your vacation in […]

July 6th, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

Murder Babes: A Grisly Killing that Made Thailand Re-Examine its Own Media Culture

– KHON KAEN – They became known as the “murder babes” — three Thai women in their 20s who went on the run after killing and dismembering a young bar worker. Thai media became obsessed with the case, elevating the suspects to celebrities until they turned themselves in and confessed to the murder. While the […]

July 1st, 2017 | Posted in Featured | Read More »

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