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Six More Men Under Investigation in Mae Hong Son Underage Sex Case After Confession By Nonthaburi Ministry Official
May 24, 2017

Another six government officials have been identified as using the services of an underage sex ring in Mae Hong Son after a confession made by a Nonthaburi official following accusations that he and other people from his province used the services after a party hosted by the Mae Hong Son Governor.

Brave Bystander Saves Man From Moat Water After He Was Cut Off By a Reckless Driver
May 23, 2017

A brave foreigner jumped into the moat to rescue a driver who crashed his car into the water at around 11pm on Monday night.

Mae Sariang Deputy Chief Claims M.H.S Governor’s Parties Did Have Underage Sex Victims
May 15, 2017

The Deputy Chief of Mae Sariang has made claims that underage girls were invited to a party to be sold for sexual services on October 1st 2016, a party that the Governor of Mae Hong Son previously claimed did not happen.

Another Temple Fire
May 26, 2017

A fire at Wat Chaiya Sathan in Chiang Mai caused great damage to the residences of monks, including the abbot, with an estimated damage at around 10 million baht.

Another Light Rail Transit System Proposed for Chiang Mai
May 23, 2017

The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning has concluded that a Light Rail Transit system will be best suited for Chiang Mai, with two proposed plans that will be sent to the government for review.

Chiang Mai Prepares Flowers for HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s Funeral
May 22, 2017

Authorities have announced that preparations are being made for His Majesty late king Rama IX’s funeral this October.

Man Arrested for Stealing Chinese Tourist’s Bag
May 24, 2017

A homeless man who was on the run from police after being identified as a bag snatcher, stealing the bag of a Chinese tourist’s wallet in a hotel lobby has been arrested but the bag is lost forever.

Teen Bike Thief Arrested Via CCTV
May 22, 2017

Chiang Mai’s Mae Ping Police has announced that another thief has been caught by CCTV.

Jealousy Causes Murder-Suicide in Lamphun
May 16, 2017

On the evening of May 15th, Lamphun police received information that two people had died in the Umong sub-district of Lamphun.

Polluted Moat Concerns Citizens
May 9, 2017

Images of an algae filled moat with dead fish have been circulating online resulting in calls on authorities to do more to maintain the city’s moat.

Three Month Old Fetus Found in Mae Rim
April 10, 2017

On April 9, Police Captain Kittipong Kongkaew told reporters that a three month old fetus was found on the roadside next to the old crocodile farm in Mae Rim.

72 Hours of Emergency Treatment in All Hospitals in Thailand Under New UCEP Plan
April 5, 2017

The government has announced a new Universal Coverage for Emergency Patients (UCEP) plan which demands compulsory emergency healthcare for up to 72 hours in any hospital in Thailand, both private and state.

Two New Public Holidays Announced
April 12, 2017

On April 11, the cabinet announced that they have added two new official public holidays to the calendar starting immediately.

New Australian Honorary Consul For Chiang Mai
January 18, 2017

The Australian Government has appointed Mr Ronald Elliott as its new Honorary Consul resident in Chiang Mai with jurisdiction throughout the provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Mae Hong Son, Phayao, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit, Sukhothai and Tak.

Big Chiang Mai Politicians to be Interrogated by Military
July 28, 2016

July 27th, The National Council for Peace and Order used Article 44 to call on 11 local Chiang Mai politicians and their family members to report to Military Circle 11 in Bangkok. The 11 were accused of disseminating distorted information, in letter form, about the upcoming referendum.

The Big Buddha Bicycle Race: An Interview with author Terence A. Harkin
April 25, 2017

Terry earned a BA in English Lit from Brown University in the late Sixties while drumming with bands that opened for The Yardbirds, the Critters, and Jimi Hendrix. His award-winning play, Resurrection, was produced during his senior year.

A Year of Flight of the Gibbon’s Conservation Initiatives in Review
March 10, 2017

To support the many royal environmental and economical projects in northern Thailand, Flight of the Gibbon has planted an impressive 25,000 saplings in 2016, funded several local NGOs, local institutions and research units, invited 500 disadvantaged children to Zipline for free and advanced the project to reintroduce hornbills to Chiang Mai’s forests after 40 years of extinction.

Drought Almost Over, but Farmers Urged to Hold off on Planting Rice
June 6, 2016

“The water crisis has passed, Jansark Limpiti, Director of Chiang Mai Irrigation Office told CityNews, “But while the crisis has passed, we are still rationing and managing water resources with great attention to details.”

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

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Eat on Earth

Take yourself away and relax in a luscious green garden with some delicious cuisine from Eat on Earth.

Malika

The couple who own Malika on Kaew Nawarat Road are both trained and certified gemologists and believe that a piece of jewellery is a special and unique item to be treasured.

Studio Naenna

Studio Naenna offers a collection of exquisite clothing and eco textiles designed by the founders themselves and dyed with natural dyes.

The Zest Italian Restaurant

The Zest Italian restaurant, an original homemade Italian restaurant which comes with Sukhothai Lanna décor is now open serving lunch and dinner. There is an elegant interior, but also a lovely garden setting for those who enjoy the outdoors.

Flight 52

Welcome aboard Flight 52, the newest route from Chiang Mai to a full belly, open now.

Siamlor

Think Chinese noodles with Lanna flavours, think green curry noodle soup, think cheese toppings…strange but surprisingly delicious.