Fishing Teak Tree Lake a 100kg Catfish Tale

Fishing Teak Tree Lake a 100kg Catfish Tale

  CHIANG RAI – Bruce Dale no longer needs to travel the world to catch exotic species because he has set up his own fishery in Thailand and literally has specimens from all around the globe on his own doorstep. Bruce Dale’s fascination for the water world began as a three-year-old outwitting newts in a […]

Dam in Lao Awaits Japanese Enviromental Review

Dam in Lao Awaits Japanese Enviromental Review

  Laos has suspended a $3.5 billion dam project on the lower Mekong River while Japan leads a study into the environmental impact, after activists and some neighbouring states said it would harm the livelihoods of millions of people. The decision was announced by a Cambodian official on Thursday after a meeting of water and […]

The Giant Catfish of Chiangrai’s Mighty Mae Khong

The Giant Catfish of Chiangrai’s Mighty Mae Khong

  With the annual Songkran celebrations (Thai New Year) now complete, attention now switches to the small village of Baan Haad Krai in Amphur Chiang Khong in Chiang Rai province, where a very special age old tradition is about to begin. It is between mid-April and the end of May, when the powerful Mae Khong […]

Pedophile who fled to Thailand Jailed in UK

Pedophile who fled to Thailand Jailed in UK

chiangrai, chiang rai A pedophile extradited from Thailand to Britain has been jailed for three years for accessing more than 11,000 indecent images of children. David Charles Taylor (66), formerly of Worthington Lane, Breedon on the Hill, jumped police bail after being caught with 7,556 images on his computer in 1998. He wrote to the […]

The Scarecrow of Chiangrai

The Scarecrow of Chiangrai

In 2005, villagers living in a rural Thailand farming community claimed to have had a close encounter of the 3rd kind with a small, red-eyed, yellowish entity, which they claim was frolicking in the air above a rice field. Located about 488 miles north of Bangkok — and situated on the Kok River basin — […]