Heroin Poppy’s Return to the Golden Triangle

Heroin Poppy’s Return to the Golden Triangle

CHIANG RAI – Poppy cultivation has rapidly expanded in the Myanmar and Laos parts of the Golden Triangle, to feed new demands for heroin, chiefly in China, according to a report released Monday. “After a decade of decline, Southeast Asia is now once again a major opium growing region,” it claims The report said opium […]

Embellishing English, “Golden Triangle” Region

Embellishing English, “Golden Triangle” Region

Embellishing English by Barry Evans CHIANG RAI – Once when the world was young — 1978 to be more precise — I headed out alone from the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai, fancying myself an anthropologist on the verge of discovering new peoples in the mythical “Golden Triangle” region. So much for the hubris […]

Volunteers in ChiangRai a Life Changing Experience

Volunteers in ChiangRai a Life Changing Experience

  Chiangrai Times – Courtney Clark spent a month volunteering through the International Students Volunteer program at the Mae Kok Foundation in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Clark said the foundation acts as a safe haven for underprivileged children, giving them shelter, food and protection from drugs and human trafficking. Her volunteer group was about 12 people, […]

Chiang Saen Lake a Bird Haven

Chiang Saen Lake a Bird Haven

Chiangrai Times– In the northern province of Chiang Rai in Thailand lies the gateway to the famous Golden Triangle area, the city of Chiang Saen. Close to this one of a kind place where the borders of Thailand and Laos meet up you will find one of the best spots for a bit of bird […]

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