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Tourism Expected to take a Hit following New Ban on International Flights
March 30, 2015

CityNews – Two leading Thai officials have predicted a negative impact on tourism following Japan and South Korea’s move to restrict flights from Thailand. These restrictions come before the busy tourist period in the lead up to Songkran and have affected a number of airlines, including Thai AirAisa X, Asia Atlantic, Nok Scoot and Jet Airways.

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Public Outcry after Thai Courts Halt Fast and Furious 7 Release
March 30, 2015

CityNews – A lawsuit has halted the release of the newest edition to the Fast and Furious franchise, set to premier in Thailand on April 1st. The decision is the result of an ongoing legal battle over an alleged contract violation between one of the film’s stars, Tony Jaa, and the Thai film group, Sahamongkol Film International.

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Cycling Event Hosted in Honour of Thai princess’ 60th Birthday
March 30, 2015

CityNews – Yesterday morning, March 29th, the Pinkanakorn Development Agency (Public Organization) together with the Commander General of the 33rd Military Circle, and Department of Health, introduced a cycling event in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 60th birthday on April 2nd at the Chiang Mai International Convention and Exhibition Center.

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Tourism Expected to take a Hit following New Ban on International Flights
March 30, 2015

CityNews – Two leading Thai officials have predicted a negative impact on tourism following Japan and South Korea’s move to restrict flights from Thailand. These restrictions come before the busy tourist period in the lead up to Songkran and have affected a number of airlines, including Thai AirAisa X, Asia Atlantic, Nok Scoot and Jet Airways.

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Public Outcry after Thai Courts Halt Fast and Furious 7 Release
March 30, 2015

CityNews – A lawsuit has halted the release of the newest edition to the Fast and Furious franchise, set to premier in Thailand on April 1st. The decision is the result of an ongoing legal battle over an alleged contract violation between one of the film’s stars, Tony Jaa, and the Thai film group, Sahamongkol Film International.

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Cycling Event Hosted in Honour of Thai princess’ 60th Birthday
March 30, 2015

CityNews – Yesterday morning, March 29th, the Pinkanakorn Development Agency (Public Organization) together with the Commander General of the 33rd Military Circle, and Department of Health, introduced a cycling event in honor of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s 60th birthday on April 2nd at the Chiang Mai International Convention and Exhibition Center.

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Experts Discuss Smog Solutions at CMU
March 20, 2015

Chiang Mai Vice Governor, Chana Paengpibun, presided over a seminar on smog solutions at Chiang Mai University’s Academic Service Centre last Tuesday afternoon. The seminar aimed at brainstorming solutions to rid the city of the severe smog that has plagued the north for over 10 consecutive days.

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Coup Endorsed
May 26, 2014

Praytuth was quoted as saying, “Do not criticize, do not start problems. It’s no use.” He added that the public must control their comments on social media and that they should not incite violence with their messages on Facebook and jeopardise the "peace of the country".

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Yingluck Reports to Army
May 23, 2014

Ex-Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has reported to the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council (NPOMC) today (Friday, 23rd May).

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Rally at Nan City Hall Despite Law
May 23, 2014

Customers of Mitsubishi Nan protested at City Hall in Nan despite the military’s rules regarding gatherings. They claimed the company took advantage of them and they are demanding justice as consumers.

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TAT launching a Range of Activities to Attract Tourists from Europe and Middle East
May 22, 2014

During the beginning of this year, Thailand faced several volatile factors including the ongoing domestic political situation, but we are pleased to see that the overall European market remained strong and positive although the Middle East market turned quite stagnant

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Thailand Suffers Worst Tourism Growth in Years: TAT
May 16, 2014

Thailand is seeing the smallest growth in tourist numbers in five years as a result of the country’s prolonged political crisis, says the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)

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Chiang Mai FC Weekend Games Rescheduled
May 23, 2014

Due to the coup, FC games have been cancelled for this weekend and moved to future dates.

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New International swimming coach in Chiang Mai
May 12, 2014

A recent arrival in the Chiang Mai Community, Australian Paul Rigney, now offers both expat and Thai residents opportunities to receive experienced swimming lessons from a qualified swimming coach and teacher

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World Famous Pro Golfers to Play in Chiang Mai Golf Classic 2014
May 7, 2014

Alpine Golf Resort is to host the 2nd major golf tournament from June 30th – July 6th. Many professional golfers are expected to attend, including last year’s PGA Championship winner, Jason Dufner.

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Allies Across Borders: Talking to LGBTI Students in Thailand
March 13, 2015

When I first arrived in Thailand four and a half months ago, I was so enchanted with the idea that this was a place that embraced sexual diversity. From an outsider’s perspective, it was easy to latch onto the idea that Thailand was not only tolerant but also accepting, and people lived with the freedom to express their gender and sexual identity without fear or backlash.

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A Governor Under Pressure: An Interview with Chiang Mai Governor Suriya Prasartbandit
March 11, 2015

My eyes were watering as I walked into the Provincial Office this morning hoping for an interview with the governor.

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Addressing Sexual Violence in Burma
February 27, 2015

Various groups are expressing growing concern about the rise of sexual violence on the part of the Burmese Army.

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Obituary: Robert ‘Bob’ Tilley (B.12.06.1938 – D. 05.03.2015)
March 20, 2015

Bob passed away peacefully on Thursday morning 5th March, he is survived and much loved by his partner Tong, and 6 children Simon, Luke, Justin, Imogen, Nicola, and Emanuel. We feel deeply for the family’s great loss, and wish Bob a fond and loving farewell. May his soul rest in peace.

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Cafe corner of working places
June 1, 2014

On the corner of Nimman soi 9 a group of late night offerings awaits you!

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CAMP
May 28, 2014

Maya mall – the top floor holds a work/play room for all. It’s the ultimate in 3rd spaces with different levels to sit on, hang out, work or read….

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Cambodia, anyone?
May 25, 2014
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Wake Up 24 hour cafe
May 25, 2014
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Grind Zero
May 22, 2014
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Ombra Cafe
May 19, 2014
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Experience
May 16, 2014

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My eyes were watering as I walked into the Provincial Office this morning hoping for an interview with the governor. I didn’t have many expectations, as our first letter requesting an interview was sent to the governor’s office over eight months ago, but with the pollution invading my eyes, nostrils and lungs, I felt that it was time I was allowed a few answers. Following a change in governor late last year, we sent yet another letter requesting an interview; a long list of questions, as is the prerequisite for most official interviews, was written up, mailed, faxed and emailed to his secretary and the waiting game continued.