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Climbing at Wat Tham Pla – Monkey Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand

  Maria clings desperately to the wall, hanging 30 feet in the air holding on by only her hands and feet. Her knuckles begin to turn white as she searches the rock face above, trying to find a suitable hold for her hands to reach for. Her eyes lock on a small crack above, no […]

October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Thailand’s Prima Thammaraks Wins China LPGA Xiamen Orient Masters in Fujian Province

– FUJIAN – Thailand’s Prima Thammaraks has captured her second pro win with a four-shot victory at the Xiamen Orient Masters on Saturday, as the Thai held it together under windy conditions in Fujian province to close with a final-round 74. The second-year pro from Bangkok finished on seven-under 209 at Orient (Xiamen) Golf Country […]

October 14th, 2017 | Posted in Golf Chiangrai,Sports | Read More »

Thailand’s Prima Thammaraks Put herself in Contention to Claim the Xiamen Orient Masters

    FUJIAN – Thailand’s Prima Thammaraks put herself in contention to claim her second win of the year on Friday when the second-year pro fired an impressive five-under 67 under windy conditions for a five stroke lead through two rounds of the Xiamen Orient Masters in Fujian. The Bangkok native was nine-under 135 through […]

October 13th, 2017 | Posted in Golf Chiangrai,Sports | Read More »

Australian LifeGuard Team and Thai Navy to Jointly Train 150 New LifeGuards for Phuket

– PHUKET – The Phuket Provincial Organisation (OrBorJor) is setting up a training course for 150 new lifeguards in readiness to step in if no one bids in the new auction. A meeting at the OrBorJor office on Friday chaired by vice governor Thawornwat Kongkaew, along with many local authorities, discussed about more possible solutions […]

October 7th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Thailand Work Permits Now Available Through Phone App

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s Labour Ministry and the Immigration Bureau have launched the first smartphone app on  allowing expats to lodge requests for work permits and have them approved, though applicants will still need to make at least two “offline” trips to specially set up centres to complete the procedure. The app, Thailand Digital Work […]

October 7th, 2017 | Posted in Expats,Tourism News | Read More »

International Civil Aviation Organization Lifts Red Flag Status on Thailand

– BANGKOK – The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has lifted the “red flag” status on Thailand, according to information on its website. Chula Sukmanop, director of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand, said he had been alerted to the change on the ICAO website but had yet to confirm it with the UN agency, […]

October 7th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

Coffee at Chiang Rai’s Pha Mee Village

–   – CHIANG RAI – Coffee for the people of Doi Pha Mee village in northern Thailand means much more than being a vital staple. For them, the coffee they produce is a symbol of love from the late King Rama IX who helped transform the community from an opium plantation to an example […]

September 18th, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

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