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Farmer Burns Field in Chiang Rai prior to planting rice

Haze in Northern Thailand Making Air Un-Breathable

Hmong Farmer Burns Field prior to planting rice   CHIANG RAI – The Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment has informed the Cabinet of the smog problem in eight northern provinces—five of which had been affected more seriously by smog while the situation had improved in three other provinces. The ministry was keeping a […]

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Mae Salong is a mountainside Chinese village settled by the 93rd Regiment of the KMT after the Chinese Revolution.

The Tiny Northern Town of Santikhiri “Mae Salong” Chiang Rai

Mae Salong is a mountainside Chinese village settled by the 93rd Regiment of the KMT after the Chinese Revolution.   CHIANG RAI – As the mist rolls over the tiny  village of Santikhiri formerly known as Mae Salong perched on the hills of northern Thailand, it is hard to imagine that this is the same […]

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Tourists visiting Wat Rong Khun, the "White Temple", one of the top tourist destinations in Chiang Rai

Chinese Tourism Spending Brings Relief to Northern Thailand Merchants

Tourists visiting Wat Rong Khun, the “White Temple”, one of the top tourist destinations in Chiang Rai   CHIANG RAI – The arrival of Chinese Tourists for the Chinese New Year has helped many business owners and tour operators in Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai to enjoying a dramatic jump in income. Both Provinces have […]

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Once the amount of dust particles goes beyond 200 micrograms, people are usually advised to stay indoors

Once Again Haze in Northern Thailand Threatening Peoples Health

Once the amount of dust particles goes beyond 200 micrograms, people are usually advised to stay indoors   CHIANG RAI – Deputy DDC Director-General Nopporn Cheanklin of the Department of Disease Control (DDC) has said he is ready to deal with public illnesses caused by haze and air pollution in the northern region of Thailand. […]

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Concerns among authorities that the health of residents, especially children and old people, will be affected.

Haze Warning for Thailand’s Northern Provinces

Concerns among authorities that the health of residents, especially children and old people, will be affected.   CHIANG RAI – Public Health Minister Dr. Ratchata Ratchatanawin has instructed provincial public health offices in Chiang Rai and eight other provinces to closely monitor effects of smog caused by forest fires on health. Dr. Ratchata Ratchatanawin said Chiang […]

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Northern Tourism Promotes the Tai Lue Culture and Traditions

Tai Lue youngsters in Tai Lue costumes have their pictures taken before putting on a performance   CHIANG RAI – Northern Thailand Tourism Operators are set to publicise a new heritage route in the north to global markets, aiming to boost niche and adventure tourism in the area. The new route follows the culture and […]

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Dozens of Myanmar troops killed fighting northern rebels

Yangon – Heavy recent fighting between Myanmar’s army and rebels near the border with China has killed 47 soldiers, state-backed media said Friday, overshadowing hopes of forging ceasefires in the country’s many ethnic minority conflicts. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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172 arrested in northern drug raids

172 arrested in northern drug raids Piles of narcotics weighing more than 7,646 kg seized during anti-drug raids last year were taken to Ayutthaya for destruction. (Bangkok Post file photo). – +. Police seized more than 400,000 methamphetamine tablets and arrested 172 people in a week … Full News here – Read more on Bangkok […]

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Moderate earthquake rattles Northern California

Los Angeles (dpa) – An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 on the Richter scale struck Wednesday on the Northern California coast. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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Northern mosque a test of tolerance

Northern mosque a test of tolerance The other group of fundraisers from Bangkok used Muslim channel Yateem TV to attract an additional two million baht to finance the construction of the building. Mr Abdulyalil said the mosque design was complete. They were all set for building to begin. Full News here – Read more on […]

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Cold Front to Linger in Northern Thailand

  CHIANG RAI – The Meteorological Department has reported that weather will remain cold in Chiang Rai due to the presence of high pressure system from China. The Meteorological Department has advised people to keep themselves warm as the temperature in the upper part of the country will drop by another 1-2 degrees Celsius. On […]

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Children get blankets in Chiang Rai

Northern Provinces told to Brace for Even Colder Weather

Students take photo’s of frozen grass in Chiang Rai   CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Meteorological Department has said the temperature will drop another 1-2 degree Celsius further in the North as the high pressure system from China is spreading across the region. People in the North and North East are being told to brace for […]

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Northern people warned of further temperature plunge

The Meteorological Department Sunday warned residents of northern provinces to brace themselves for further drop in temperature during the day. In its daily forecast issued at 4 am, the department said the temperature would still be low because of the influence of a strong high pressure mass from China over the northern part of Thailand. […]

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Heavy snow hits northern Japan

TOKYO (AFP) – Northern Japan was in the grip of a blizzard Wednesday as strong winds and heavy snow forced the cancellation of almost 300 flights and vehicles were buried in snow, officials and reports said. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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3.3 million Baht Raised for Students Effected by Cold Weather in Northern Thailand

CHIANG RAI – Officials from the Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) have organized a caravan of school and sports supplies as well as jackets and blankets to help students effected by cold weather in the Northern Thailand.Deputy Education Ministry General Surachet Chaiwong presided over the release of the caravan earlier today. The trucks will […]

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