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Pajaree Anannarukarn and Panuphol Pittayarat Win Singha Masters at the Santiburi Country Club

– CHIANG RAI –  has won his first All Thailand Tour title with a two-shot victory over teen sensation Phachara Kongwatmai at the Santiburi Country Club yesterday. Trailing a shot behind the 18-year-old prodigy, Panuphol sank a birdie on the 18th hole for a 67 to match him at 16-under. Phachara, who was playing flawless […]

April 10th, 2017 | Posted in Golf Chiangrai,Sports | Read More »

“Siao Dok Kao” Purple Orchid Trees Bloom in Chiang Rai, Province

  – CHIANG RAI – A large number of Bauhinia purpurea (purple orchid trees) are blooming alongside a 30-kilometre stretch of road in Chiang Rai, Thailand. This road is part of a major route that links a mountainous national park and a hill that is famous among tourists. The trees cover hundreds of hectares of […]

April 6th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Pattaya’s Sex City Image Frustrates Thailand’s Junta

  – PATTAYA – With mascots dressed as smiling fish and a police rock band, Thai authorities launched a “Happy Zone” at the weekend to improve the image of a city notorious for sex tourism. Stung by foreign headlines portraying the seaside resort of Pattaya as “Sin City” and “The World’s Sex Capital”, Thailand’s junta […]

March 26th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

London Attacker Born in Britain, Previously Investigated by MI5

– LONDON -The man who mowed down pedestrians on a London bridge and fatally stabbed a police officer on Parliament’s grounds was born in Britain and was known to intelligence services, the prime minister said Thursday. Theresa May, who didn’t disclose the man’s name, said that he was once investigated for extremism links, but was […]

March 23rd, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai Tours | Read More »

Pattaya City to Launch “Happy Zones” after Sex City Report in Foreign Media

– PATTAYA – Chon Buri police chief Pol Maj-General Somprasong Yentuam reported to Thai media that in an attempt to restore Pattaya’s image, authorities are launching a “Happy Zone” area in the seaside town next week to make the resort a better place to live. General Somprasong Yentuam on Monday night called a meeting with […]

March 14th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Thailand to Collect Bt400 National Park Entrance Fee from Foreigners

– PHUKET – The Minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, has announced the Ministry has reached a decision about the level of the national park entrance fees for foreign visitors. Mrs. Kobkarn said that the committee’s latest resolution recommended the national park entrance fee for foreigners remain at 400 baht but an […]

March 5th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Scientist Warns Phuket Heading Towards an Environmental Crisis

– PHUKET – A wellknown marine scientist and environmentalist has warned that Phuket is heading toward environmental crisis due to the continuing pouring of untreated water into the sea. Dr Thorn Thamrongnaswasdi, vice dean of the fishery faculty of Kasetsart University said over the weekend that Phuket is producing as much as 180,000 cubic metres […]

March 5th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

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