Blind Musicians Take the Lead in this Thai Orchestra

Blind Musicians Take the Lead in this Thai Orchestra

. . BANGKOK – In Thailand, some Buddhists view physical or intellectual disability as punishment manifested for wrongdoing in a past life. The Thai Blind Orchestra, made up of children as young as 9, hopes to help combat this perception through its musical training and performances. Rungroj Yongrit, a photographer with the European Pressphoto Agency, […]

The Mysterious Charm of Chiangrai

The Mysterious Charm of Chiangrai

CHIANGRAI -For many years Chiang Rai has lived in the shadow of it’s older sister city, the big and bustling Chiangmai. Many felt that it had very little to offer tourists who generally by passed it in favour of Chiangmai. 
However after several years of living and traveling around this northernmost city of Thailand, I […]

Live Theatre Comes to Chiangrai

Live Theatre Comes to Chiangrai

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – The Gate Theatre Company is a non-profit foundation which exists to enrich the cultural life of Chiangmai        through the production of high quality plays in the English language. The company began life as the personal initiative of the Artistic Director, Stephan Turner who worked many years in professional theatre in Chicago […]

Mon Photographer Opens Eyes to Child Poverty ‎

Mon Photographer Opens Eyes to Child Poverty ‎

  CHIANGRAI TIMES –  The camera is just a tool for me. But when I to take photographs, I also use my heart and my memories to capture the images I want,” said Hong Sar, an ethnic Mon photographer. Hong Sar Subnaen, 28, is perhaps the first Mon photographer ever to hold a private exhibition […]

From Chianrgai to Hollywoods Red Carpet

From Chianrgai to Hollywoods Red Carpet

  Thakoon Panichgul is an Thai-American fashion designer who was born in the Chiang Rai Province of Thailand. At the age of 11 years old, Panichgul and his family moved to the United States, where they settled in the city of Omaha, Nebraska. He was a DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) member, and attended […]