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Heartfelt Plea from 10 Year-Old Girls Brings Help from Governor in Phitsanulok

– PHITSANULOK – A 10-year-old student’s letter describing her family’s poverty and fear their ramshackle home would fall down in a strong wind has touched the governor’s heart, and help is forthcoming. Siriporn Suthinphueak, a student of Prathom 5 in Wat Mahavanaram School in tambon Hua Ror of Muang district, addressed her handwritten plea to […]

June 12th, 2017 | Posted in Lifestyles,Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

Chiang Rai Strawberry Entrepreneur Bridges Urban-Rural Divide

– CHIANG RAI – For a young Thai with a university degree, fluent English and work experience in the U.S., Walaiporn Phumirat made an unlikely career choice. While many of her former classmates were competing for city jobs, she returned to her rustic village in Chiang Rai Province, in the once-notorious Golden Triangle, and became […]

June 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News,Lifestyles | Read More »

Chiang Rai Teen Puts Her Boxing Gloves on to Help Family

   – CHIANG RAI – Chiao-jow sae Foong, known in the canvas ring as Dao Siam Rajapraja 15, has already fought 12 matches during the past year, winning nine and losing three. Born as the 10th child of a large and loving but cash-strapped family in the far North, understands the need to make money […]

April 30th, 2017 | Posted in Lifestyles,Sports | Read More »

Buy Elite Residency in Thailand for $60,000 — and the Government will Even Provide a ‘Concierge’ Service

– BANGKOK – If you have money to spare and you want special treatment the Thai government offers”elite” residency visas for wealthy foreign citizens, allowing them to live in the country for around $3,000 (£2,403) a year, aimed at capitalizing on increased global uncertainty over borders and immigration. There are seven different packages, with the most expensive […]

April 6th, 2017 | Posted in Expat Life,Lifestyles | Read More »

Born in the Year of the Rooster? Learn What the Thai Zodiac Says about you

. Here’s what the Thai zodiac Calendar says about you . According to the Chinese luni-solar calendar, the Year of the Rooster (or Chicken) begins on the January 28, 2017. It falls on the day of the new moon halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. A variety of calendrical systems have traditionally […]

January 29th, 2017 | Posted in Lifestyles | Read More »

Winning Big in Northern Thailand’s Rhinoceros Beetle Matches

CHIANG RAI – Every year in northern Thailand, groups of men gather to take part in a unique activity: beetle fighting. Some men come to fight beetles and gamble, while others come simply to meet and socialise with friends. The fights are organized once a year and offer a break from the daily routine in […]

December 29th, 2016 | Posted in Featured,Lifestyles | Read More »

Planning Your Move to Thailand

. Over the past several years, Thailand has become a hotspot for expats, digital nomads, and entrepreneurs. Thailand offers a high quality of life and a low cost of living. Whether you’re relocating for work, or considering a move to Thailandto start your own business, retire, or because of the vibrant and diverse expatriate community, […]

November 26th, 2016 | Posted in Expat Life,Expats,Lifestyles | Read More »

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