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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 »

Chiang Rai Province Asks Truck Associations to Reduce their Harvesting Fees

. . CHIANG RAI – Provincial Authorities have asked harvest truck associations to reduce their harvesting fees in addition to monitoring the price of fertilizer and pesticides. In Chiang Rai Province, markets have marked-down the price of A-grade jasmine rice from 50 baht to 40 baht per kilogram and old jasmine rice from 35 baht […]

November 4th, 2016 | Posted in Chaingrai Farming & Agriculture,Chiangrai News | Read More »

Thai Rice Farmer Turns to Facebook to Sell Rice, Bypassing Middleman

. . KALASIN – As Global rice prices plung, some Thai rice farmers have taken matters into their own hands and are turning to social media network Facebook to sell their grain, shunning rice millers, the industry’s traditional middlemen, whose prices they say are simply too low. Nim Inthasorn, 33, who hails from the northeastern […]

November 3rd, 2016 | Posted in Chaingrai Farming & Agriculture,Regional News | Read More »

Thai Prime Minister Tells Farmers Government Trying to Solve Problem of Dropping Rice Prices

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha has told rice farmers the government would try its best to ensure that rice farmers get an average of 10,000 baht for a tonne of paddy they sell, but, at the same time, he begged for understanding and that the government had to take care […]

October 31st, 2016 | Posted in Chaingrai Farming & Agriculture,Economy & Business,News | Read More »

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