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Illegal Lumber Truck Driver Arrested
July 2, 2015

Another illegal lumber merchant was arrested on June 30, after Highway Police and Chiang Mai Forest Officers set up checkpoints in Sanmahapon.

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Insurance Company Delays Payout For Three Cyclists Killed by Drunk Driver
June 30, 2015

A meeting was held on June 29, between the families of three deceased cyclists and the insurance company of a drunk driver who crashed into a group of cyclists, killing three on May 3.

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Drug Smugglers Escape After Gun Fight on Thai – Burmese Border
June 29, 2015

Police seize a bag of yaba pills after a gun fight with smugglers found walking along the Thai – Burmese border, June 26.

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Call For Safety Check at Tarzan Extreme After Chinese Tourist Falls and Dies
July 3, 2015

Chiang Mai Zoo is urged to check the safety of their Tarzan Extreme attraction after a Chinese tourist died after falling 12 metres.

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(Video) Music for Nepal Raises Funds for Earthquake Relief
July 3, 2015

Music for Nepal was a recital featuring pianist Jonas Dept at 137 Pillars House Chiang Mai on Friday 26th of June. Net proceeds from the event, over 70,000 baht, will benefit earthquake victims in Nepal through Karma Foundation Nepal.

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Man Hangs Self on Roadside
July 3, 2015

A man was found hanging from a pole against a metal roadside wall in Pa Dad on July 2, after what is suspected as suicide.

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Chinese Language Road Signs to be Introduced in 2016
June 30, 2015

The Tourism Department and the Transport Ministry will next year begin the installation of road signs in Chinese across the country, including names of roads, places and directions, in efforts to reduce traffic accidents and make it easier for Chinese tourists to find their way around major cities such as Chiang Mai.

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Man Drowns in Dam After Accidental Fall
June 29, 2015

A body was found on June 27, floating in a dam in the Hang Dong area, who police believe to be a victim of a fatal accident while collecting flowers.

Human Rights Watch Calls For Citizenship and Fair Treatment of Moken Sea Nomads
June 26, 2015

Human Rights Watch has today criticised the governments of both Burma and Thailand for blatant discrimination and other rights abuses against the Moken, sea nomads who are among the few remaining hunter-gatherer populations in Southeast Asia.

Light Footsteps Initiative Empowers Hospitalised Youth
July 3, 2015

On any given day at the Rajanagarindra Institute of Child Development you can find Light Footsteps Initiative volunteers empowering children of all ages and activity levels to engage in art, music, athletics, and dance. These children have varying ability levels, both physical and cognitive and the volunteers range from high school students to adults.

Two Months Left Before the North Dries Up
July 3, 2015

Chiang Mai Regional Irrigation Office has claimed that if no rain falls in the next few weeks, then the current water reserves in Northern Thailand could be used up in the next two months.

Gluay Kang, a New Hope for Cancer Patients
June 23, 2015

Researchers at Chiang Mai University have discovered an anti-cancer substance found in a local flower called gluay kang (mitrephora keithii). The researchers believe that this property can kill cancer in the liver. Gluay kang can be found in Eastern and Southern parts of Thailand.

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Thai-Myanmar Township Border Committee Meet in Burma
July 3, 2015

The 83rd Thai-Myanmar Township Border Committee (TBC) conference was held at Tha Khee Lek, Burma on June 30, with Colonel Prapat Pobsuwan representing Thailand and Major Aongtinau reprensenting Burma.

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2 Million Donated to Convention Centre After PM Plans Visit Next Week
June 25, 2015

A two million baht donation has been made to further aid landscape management of the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre by the Pinkanakorn Development Agency (public organisation) in timing with a mobile cabinet meeting where the prime minister will attend next week.

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Thai – Filipino Relations Celebrated at 117th Philippine Independence Day
June 15, 2015

Over 100 Filipinos and their families gathered at the Girl Guides Association of Thailand’s Northern Training Centre to celebrate the 117th Philippine Independence Day on June 14.

Low Budget Film on the Way to Cannes
June 29, 2015

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Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide at Papa Rock
June 22, 2015

Eef Barzelay has been processing the world through music for a long time. Most known for forming and fronting the American band Clem Snide, Eef is the driving force behind a body of work that already exceeds most singer songwriters in terms of quantity, but maintains a brilliant ability to articulate just how absurd, hilarious and sad the human experience can be as we bumble about trying to get what we want out of this world.

Annual Rocket Festival Held at Huay Tung Tao
June 17, 2015

During the month of June every year, people in Northern Thailand follow a tradition of bringing water offerings to Buddha images at temples and shrines all over the region in hopes of abundant rainfall during the coming wet season. The three days of water offerings culminate with the rocket festival, or Bun Bang Fai, which has been celebrated in Northern Thailand and Laos since before the 9th century as a signal to the sky to commence the change of season, and was held on June 15th this year.

Meeting of Styles Comes to Chiang Mai
April 21, 2015

Last weekend, April 17-18, saw the second annual Meeting of Styles (MOS) held by As You Wish Services in Chiang Mai.

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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.

Cold Sport in a Hot Climate: Ball Hockey in Chiang Mai
October 9, 2014

As a Canadian, I am naturally a big fan of hockey. Call it a stereotype, but there’s always some truth to them. We”re the nicest people in the world, but if we suffer a heart-breaking hockey loss – as we did in 2011 after losing to Boston in the Stanley Cup play-offs – then we’ll turn violent in about as much time as you can say “poutine.”

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