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Chiang Rai Village Sets Out to Turn their Home into a Foodie’s Paradise

– CHIANG RAI – Doi Mae Salong in Chiang Rai’s Northern highlands has long been a popular destination with winter weekenders eager to enjoy some chilly weather, savour the local Chinese cuisine and sip the Oolong tea for which its plantations are known. But once winter is over, the tourists tend to disappear and now […]

March 20th, 2018 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Tourism | Read More »

Suspected Coverup in Thai Army Killing of Teenage Activist in Chiang Mai

  CHIANG MAI – An inquest in Thailand into the death of a teenage ethnic Lahu activist ended today without an answer to a critical question: What happened to the missing security camera footage the army claims justified the shooting? Chaiyaphum Pa-sae, 17, was shot dead on March 17, 2017, by soldiers from the army’s […]

March 17th, 2018 | Posted in Northen Thailand | Read More »

Third Army Colonel Apologizes for Fingering Activists in Northern Thailand

–PHAYAO – Third Army Region Commander Lt-General Wijak Siribansop on Thursday signed an order to remove Colonel Thinnchat Suthirak, who was seen displaying his middle finger to People Go Network activists last Tuesday. He was removed as head of the information division at Military Circle 34 and ordered to report to a new post at […]

March 8th, 2018 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

Suicidal Woman Rescued after Jumping from Bridge in Northern Thailand

– PHITSANULOK – Rescue officials saved a suicidal woman who jumped from a bridge into the Nan River early Tuesday morning in the Northern Province of Phitsanulok. Officials tried unsuccessfully to convince the distraught woman not to jump from the bridge at 2.50am. However, a rescuer managed to pull the woman from the fast-flowing river […]

March 7th, 2018 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

Nine Chinese Tourists Injured After Passenger Van Crashes into a 7-11 Store in Chiang Mai

– CHIANG MAI – Nine Chinese tourists have been injured, 2 severely injured after a passenger van veered off and crashed into a convenience store in northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai on Saturday afternoon, injuring nine Chinese tourists. According to the consulate general, the accident happened on Saturday afternoon when the bus lost control and crashed […]

March 4th, 2018 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

Lisu Hill Tribe People Confront Loss of Culture at Chiang Mai Conference

– CHIANG MAI – In an age of globalization – and homogenization – how can an indigenous culture like that of the ethnic Lisu survive and thrive. That was one of the questions addressed by a three-day conference in Chiang Mai’s Mae Taeng district that wrapped on Sunday. Conference-goers said a key challenge was maintaining […]

February 25th, 2018 | Posted in Chiang Rai News,Lifestyles,Northen Thailand | Read More »

Eighteen Students Injured is Head of Crash in Northeastern Thailand

– UBON RATCHATHANI – A pickup truck converted to carry students collided head-on with another pickup truck , injuring 18 students, eight seriously and the drivers of both vehicles. The incident happened in the northeastern Province of Ubon Ratchathani at about 4.30pm on the road from Muang Sam Sip to Phana. Police said the driver […]

February 21st, 2018 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

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