London Attacker Born in Britain, Previously Investigated by MI5

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 […]

Chiang Rai Turns Cycle Friendly

Chiang Rai Turns Cycle Friendly

  CHIANG RAI – A busy airline executive closes the office for the day and hops on a mountain bike heading for Chiang Rai’s Golden Bridge that spans the River Mae Kok that meanders through the heart of this far north town. She joins other city residents who cycle along small lanes near the river […]

Thai Horse Farm – Horseback Riding in the Mountains of Northern Thailand

Thai Horse Farm – Horseback Riding in the Mountains of Northern Thailand

  CHIANGRAI – Northern Thailand today consists of the following provinces; Lampang, Lampuhn, Chiang mai, Chiang Rai and and Mae Hong son. The idyllic mountains, rivers and temples radiate a spiritual air. The villages have their own unique identity and the beautiful local houses we can overnight in offer us a wonderful opportunity to experience […]

The magic of the Mekong

The magic of the Mekong

  CHIANGRAI – Adrian Bridge takes a Mekong cruise through Laos, where, despite the encroachment of the modern world, the ‘Mother of Water’ remains the region’s spiritual lifeblood. My first impression of the Mekong was disappointing. Night had fallen and as we sped north from Chiang Rai to the evocatively named “Golden Triangle” (the meeting […]

Doi Tung Redefines Tourism in Chiang Rai Province

Doi Tung Redefines Tourism in Chiang Rai Province

  Chiangrai Times – A few years after returning to Thailand, Thailand late Princess Mother Srinagarindra, the Mother of the current Thai King Bumibol Adulyadej, launched a project which became her largest commitment in the last years of her life. Looking at providing economic independence to impoverished communities plagued by social problems such as human […]

Walk on the Dark Side – Hall of Opium Chiangrai

Walk on the Dark Side – Hall of Opium Chiangrai

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Worshiped for the sense of euphoria it brings and loathed for the depression that follows as its effects wear off, opium is one of the most addictive drugs known to man. Visitors to the Hall of Opium in Chiang Rai will learn about the drug’s medicinal benefits, its social implications, the […]

Discover Northern Thailand on Your Bike

Discover Northern Thailand on Your Bike

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Seven hours and 90 kilometres into Laos, and cyclists are nearing the top of the day’s third steep climb. The bicycles are crawling, but the riders are smiling as they finish the last tough grind of the day. It started on the Mekong River marking the Thai-Lao border, then followed a […]

Boon Rawd Brewery Farm Chiangrai

Boon Rawd Brewery Farm Chiangrai

  CHIANGRAI TIMES – Boon rawd Brewery and Singha Corporation own the Rai Boon rawd Farm, which has extensive plantations of barley and tea. Recently it started to promote the farm as a tourist attraction for study tours and mountain bike trips. But most of Chiang Rai’s tourism enterprises are back pedaling until the bridge […]