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Tourist Falls From Pai Canyon Cliff, Minor Injuries
August 16, 2017

A tourist fell from a cliff at Pai Canyon, luckily surviving with minor injuries.

World Educators are Gathered in South Korea for Peace Education
August 11, 2017

Peace Education Development Forum for Spreading a Culture of Peace is held in Seoul, Republic of Korea on September 17th 2017. Under the current global environment shaded by long-term violence around the world including terrorism and interethnic conflicts, the international society is seeking a conflict resolution through a long-term approach to peacebuilding – education.

Fancy Yourself an Artist? Join UOB’s Painting of the Year
August 10, 2017

United Overseas Bank (UOB) invites all artists to join the 8th UOB Painting of the Year 2017 contest. The winner will have an opportunity to join the ASEAN art competition in Singapore and a chance to exhibit at Asian Art Museum in Fukuoka, Japan as part of the Artist-in-Residency project for one month.

Flash Flood at Mae Sa Waterfall
August 16, 2017

The heavy rain earlier today has caused flash flooding at the Mae Sa waterfall around 3pm. Doi Suthep-Pui National Park Office has closed the area and warned people who live nearby to take caution.

Potential Five Year Ban for Warm Up Cafe After Underage Drinker Found in the Club
August 15, 2017

Police have opened a case against Warm Up Cafe Chiang Mai after an underage teen was found drinking alcohol in the club during a police raid on the venue. 

Samoeng Boosting Its Agriculture Join Forces with MJU and Opened Farmer Market
August 11, 2017

Sameong signed MOU with Maejo University integrating work forces to create job opportunity, improve health and wellness, and develop sustainable agriculture, and officially opened SMART Samoeng green market, a farmer market offering organic foods and local products.

British Man Fined For Spray Painting Chiang Mai Railway Station
July 14, 2017

A British man was arrested by police after he was accused of illegally spraying graffiti onto a wall at the Chiang Mai Railway Station.

Threatened Cat Skin Smugglers Arrested in Chiang Mai
July 13, 2017

Police arrested two smugglers who were peddling illegal cat skins, such as the Asian golden cat and leopard, on social media in Chiang Mai. 

Chinese Temple Thief Caught After Breaking Leg in Fall
June 15, 2017

Wat Phra That Doi Kham in Mae Hia’s CCTV caught a Chinese man using a rope with sticky glue to steal banknotes from donation boxes.

Businesses Asked to Help Improve Working Opportunities of Those With Disabilities
August 9, 2017

The Association of Thai Deaf Children and Women’s Network Foundation held a conference on August 8th to study the significant factors that will help improve the potential work environment for those with disabilities.

Man Saved From Suicide by Brave Policemen
August 2, 2017

A man was spotted trying to jump off Nawarat Bridge around 9am on August 1st, suspected of trying to commit suicide, but police managed to help him off the bridge.

Don’t Feed the Pigeons!
July 27, 2017

The Veterinary Office of Chiang Mai Municipality has announced a warning against playing with, touching or feeding the pigeons around Tha Pae Gate, saying that they could potentially carry diseases.

Migrant Worker Registration Centre Opened in Chiang Mai
July 25, 2017

The Chiang Mai Provincial Employment Office has opened a temporary migrant registration centre in compliance with the new executive decree on foreign workers which was enforced on June 23rd.

New Media Reform Bill to Give Gov Power to Read All Exchanges Through Social Media
July 4, 2017

A new social media reform bill has passed by the National Reform Steering Assembly on July 3, requiring all foreign-owned online media outlets to register with the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Office so they can be regulated.

Northern Thai Health Security Network Protest New Health Security Bill
June 12, 2017

Members of the public and members of the Northern Thai Health Security Network stormed out of a meeting to discuss the recent amendments planned for the national health security act, claiming that the meeting with a farce and the act would deprive citizens of their rights to basic healthcare insurance.

Sterling Seagrave: An Obituary for an Author
August 15, 2017

Sterling Seagrave, a well-known author who wrote books about Myanmar, China and Southeast Asia, passed away May 1, 2017, in France, where he had been living for more than 30 years.

Chiang Mai Bus Routes in English
August 4, 2017

The bus timetables for Chiang Mai in English.

Chiang Mai FAM TRIP
June 26, 2017

Chiang Mai Provincial Office of Tourism and Sports collaborated with the provincial office in Mae Hong Son, Lampang and Lamphun to give the media a chance to explore tourist attractions in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) area.

Heavenly Culture, World Pace, Restoration of Light
August 24, 2016

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) is a global organization found in South Korea by Chairman Man Hee Lee, that is committed to spreading world peace through their Legislate Peace Campaign. HWPL and it’s three years of community support from all over the world hope to pass the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) to the United Nations, an enforceable law that would preserve human rights by refraining States from using military force that would, in turn, impact another’s political independence and freedom.

Weaving together Tradition And Fashion in Support of Elephants
June 9, 2016

CityNews – Fair Trade company Ethnic Lanna, loves elephants. Elephants are easy to love; their calm gentle actions can amaze you and their playfulness can raise your cheeks to the sky. It’s hard not to be bewildered by how quickly your initial fear of an animal so large and capable of destruction is replaced with comfort and laughter.

Letter Response: Elderly Friendly?
September 15, 2015

Citylife reader Jonathan Nash wrote a letter to the editor this month requesting our help.

เชียงใหม่จัดยิ่งใหญ่ จุดเทียนถวายอาลัย พสกนิกรกว่า 3.5 หมื่นร่วมพิธี ล้นอุทยานหลวงฯ
November 3, 2016

วันที่ 2 พ.ย.59 เวลา 18.39 น. ที่ลานหน้าหอคำหลวง อุทยานหลวงราชพฤกษ์ จังหวัดเชียงใหม่ ม.ล.ปนัดดา ดิศกุล รัฐมนตรีประจำสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี ร่วมกับประชาชนชาวเชียงใหม่กว่า 35,000 คน นำโดย นายปวิณ ชำนิประศาสน์ ผู้ว่าราชการจังหวัดเชียงใหม่ จัดพิธีจุดเทียนถวายอาลัยพระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช โดยพสกนิกรชาวเชียงใหม่ทั้งหมดที่มาร่วมพิธียืนเต็มทั้งลานราษฎร์รักบาท (บริเวณหน้าหอคำหลวง) และลานราชพฤกษ์ ซึ่งจุคนได้ราว 20,000 คน รวมทั้งเต็มลานต้นโพธิ์แห่งความจงรักษ์ภักดี

ทางแยกแม่โจ้: Maejo Junction and Ping River Expansion
August 6, 2015

ใครๆที่ได้ขับรถผ่านแยกแม่โจ้ บนถนนซุปเปอร์ไฮเวย์ ไม่นานมานี้ อาจสังเกตเห็นว่าไหล่ทางที่เคยเรียงรายไปด้วยต้นมะฮอกกะนีสูงใหญ่นั้น ปัจจุบันมีแต่รถแทรกเตอร์จอดระเกะระกะเต็มไปหมด สำหรับพวกเราส่วนมาก นี่เป็นเพียงสิ่งผ่านตาเราไปโดยไม่ได้รับความใส่ใจ แต่สำหรับชาวบ้านในละแวกนั้นแล้ว โครงการก่อสร้างครั้งนี้จะมีผลกระทบต่อวิถีชีวิตของพวกเขาอย่างหลีกเลี่ยงไม่ได้ บริษัทเชียงใหม่ คอนสตรัคชัน ได้เซ็นสัญญากับกรมทางหลวงเพื่อที่จะขุดอุโมงค์ขนาด 6 เลน ใต้แยกแม่โจ้ และขยายถนนซุปเปร์ไฮเวย์ เป็น 10 เลน ไปเป็นที่เรียบร้อยแล้ว

EXPLORE CHIANG MAI

Search for Places in Chiang Mai!

Babylonian Iraqi Restaurant

Located on the fourth floor of trendy MAYA mall is a hidden gem: Babylonian Iraqi Restaurant.

The Flying Pig

This new Nimman eatery has promise, but isn’t quite there yet. The setting is good, as there is ample parking, and well…Nimman. Tables and chairs could be a bit more comfortable, but they have both indoors and outdoors areas, plenty of seating and the staff are very lovely and attentive. The menu is very limited and we recommend you bring your own wine for a 100 baht corkage.

VR Café

Step into a different realm at the first ever virtual reality cafe in Chiang Mai. The cafe is divided into two sections - the VR room and the restaurant. The VR room provides sofas for people to lounge around and talk to each other while watching players on VR headsets perform on the flat screen TVs.

Malt

New name, new style, same location. Malt is pretty much Dogaholic 2.0.

Accha Indian Fusion

The super popular restaurantlette, Accha, has now opened a proper restaurant a few sois down on soi 5 Nimman and so far has kept its loyal clients blissfully happy with its consistently excellent food.

Meena Rice Base Cuisine

Meena’s take on rice is unique and specific. With the restaurant itself surrounded with rice paddy fields and barns, it makes sense that they are keeping it simple but sophisticated with their locally inspired menu.