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Chiang Rai’s Doi Pha Mee – Community-Based Tourism with a Difference

– CHIANG RAI – “Can you see Kuala Lumpur?” a Thai journalist shouts out as a Malaysian travel writer takes to the skies on a giant wooden swing by the edge of a cliff. Of course, he was just ribbing as there was no way one could see Kuala Lumpur from there, unless one had […]

October 25th, 2017 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Tourism News | Read More »

Chiang Mai’s Lanna Hospital Staff Care For Baby Girl Dumped in Trash Bin

– CHIANG MAI – Medical staff at Lanna Hospital in Chiang Mai have reported that a baby girl that was found dumped in a rubbish bin by passers by is now safe under the supervision of medial staff. The little girl, who was just 12 hours old, had been wrapped in blankets, stuffed inside a […]

October 10th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News,Northen Thailand | Read More »

Three Men Arrested in Phrae with Over a Million Speed Pills and 10Kg of Crystal Meth

– PHRAE – Three men were arrested and more than 1 million speed pills and 10kg of crystal methamphetamine seized in two simultaneous operations in Wang Chin district on Wednesday. A team of police signalled a suspected pickup truck for a search at Dong Yang checkpoint on Den Chai-Si Satchanalai Road in Wang Chin district […]

August 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

Thai Police Now Say They Can’t Find Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya

– BANGKOK – National Police Commissioner Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda has told The Nation that police have contacted almost every country on earth in a fruitless effort to track down a billionaire suspect in a fatal hit-and-run case. “None has got back to us to date,” the National Police Commissioner said. He spoke up after […]

August 11th, 2017 | Posted in Northen Thailand | Read More »

Pickup Truck Carrying Migrant Workers Collides with Another Pickup, Two Killed,11 Injured

– NAKHON PATHOM – Two people were killed and 11 others injured when a pickup truck carrying migrant workers collided with another pickup loaded with fish in Muang district before dawn on Thursday. Pol Capt Yutthaphum Phosawat, deputy inspector of Mueang Nakhon Pathom police station, said two Myanmar workers died at the scene and 11 […]

June 29th, 2017 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

Appeals Court Upholds 2 Year Sentence of Chiang Mai Woman Who Killed 3 Cyclists While Driving Drunk

  CHIANG MAI  – An Appeals Court has upheld the two-year imprisonment handed down by the Chian Mai Provincial Court on a woman found guilty of drink driving, causing death to three cyclists in Chiang Mai about two years ago. The Appeals Court’s verdict was read by the Chiang Mai provincial court on Tuesday in […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

Dessert Girls: Thailand Sex Scandal Puts Spotlight on Grim Tradition

– – MAE HONG SON – While Thailand is known globally for flashy red-light districts that cater to foreigners, the bulk of its sprawling sex industry is geared mostly towards locals. When senior bureaucrats visited the remote Thai province where local official Boonyarit worked, the routine was often the same: welcome them with the finest […]

June 25th, 2017 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

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