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Can Thailand’s Latest ‘Superfood’ Fortify its Struggling Farmers?

– CHIANG MAI – Riceberry, Thailand’s latest “superfood, would seem to have it all: An enticing deep purple color and tender texture; disease-fighting properties from antioxidants to zinc; and a nutty flavor that lingers pleasantly on the palette. It is one of several high quality, organically grown rice varieties that are slowly eating into the […]

July 29th, 2017 | Posted in Chaingrai Farming & Agriculture,Health | Read More »

Migrant Workers in Thailand Victims of a Broken System

    BANGKOK – With only meagre belongings stuffed into backpacks and duffel bags, tens of thousands of Myanmar migrants have streamed home across the Thai border over the past two weeks. But it is not a joyous homecoming for the truckloads of men and women, who fled Thailand in fear of a new law […]

July 11th, 2017 | Posted in Opinion,Regional News | Read More »

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 »

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