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Raks Mae Ping Start Poll to See What Locals Really Think About New Tha Pae Market
May 25, 2016

The popular Chiang Mai Facebook activist Raks Mae Ping has started a poll to see what locals really feel about the new market planned for Tha Pae gate.

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17 Girls Killed in School Dormitory Fire
May 23, 2016

17 girls aged between five and 12 years old have died after a fire broke out in a school dormitory in Wiengpapao, Chiang Rai last night.

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Visakha Bucha Day this Friday
May 19, 2016

Visakha Bucha Day is an important day on the Buddhist calendar.

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Psychiatric Staff Arrested for Upskirt Images on Social Media
May 24, 2016

Police investigators arrested a patient care assistant from Suanprung Psychiatric Hospital, who was caught secretly recording under skirt of nurses, doctors and patients.

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CMU Launches Samsung’s Smart Classrooms
May 24, 2016

Faculty of Business Administration, Chiang Mai University launched the Smart Classroom, as the first efficiency learning center in the North of Thailand.

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Arrested Serial Rapist Blames Penis Size
May 24, 2016

A Chiang Mai man has been arrested for raping eight women between June 2015 and early this month. On May 23rd, the Chiang Mai police arrested 29-year-old Pornchai ‘Pluak’ Nanta at Krua Ton Nam Ton Khao in Phayao Province for multiple counts of rape after having spent a year tracking him down.

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Facebook Hacker Steals Over 7,000 Baht Posing as the Real Account Owner
May 25, 2016

A representative from the Public Relations Office Chiang Mai informed police about a Facebook Hacker who had managed to trick people into paying him over 7,000 baht in money while posing as the genuine account holder.

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Japanese Man Arrested for Sex With Homeless Children
May 25, 2016

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) and Chiang Mai police joined together in arresting a Japanese man in Chiang Mai who is suspected of having sex with children as young as nine in exchange for 200 baht.

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Pickpocket Arrested After a String of Incidents in Warorot Market
May 18, 2016

An elderly woman was identified on CCTV pick pocketing in Warorot Market after several tourists and locals contacted the police after finding their belongings gone.

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Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Conference (APLCC) to open in Chiang Mai
May 9, 2016

The biennial Asia Pacific Lung Cancer Conference (APLCC 2016), organised by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 13-15 May 2016. Lung cancer experts from several countries in the Asian-Pacific region with a wide range of expertise spanning prevention, treatment, research, and care and support fields will participate and be joined by noted lung cancer experts from around the world.

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Bye Bye Smog Demonstration Draws Hundreds
April 25, 2016

The Bye Bye Smog campaign was hailed as a great success, with hundreds of people tuning out to show their support to those trying to make serious change in Chiang Mai and solving the smog crisis.

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Ministry of Agriculture Visits Chiang Mai
April 25, 2016

The Ministry of Agriculture visited Chiang Mai to discuss the drought problem and try and help formulate new ways to prevent the drought becoming even worse.

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NGOs, Labour Organisations and Labourers Protest and Ask Governor for Help With Labour Rights Abuses
May 3, 2016

120 workers in the North of Thailand have delivered a document to the Chiang Mai Governor asking for help related to labour rights abuses.

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Prayuth Visits The Royal Projects
April 27, 2016

Prayuth Chan-ocha, Army Chief General and Prime Minister of Thailand is visiting Chiang Mai today, discussing smog, environment and the economy.

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Prayuth to Visit Chiang Mai on April 27 – Smog, Forests and Agriculture to be Discussed
April 26, 2016

Prayut Chan-ocha, Army Chief General and Prime Minister of Thailand will be visiting Chiang Mai on April 27. His schedule has been posted online.

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May 25, 2016

Chiang Mai prides itself as a historical city, and at 720 years, it is one of the oldest constantly inhabited cities in Thailand. The old square mile moat has five gates, with the most well-known, and distinctive one being Tha Pae Gate, the only gate which still has a door…even though the latest version is less than 30 years old. The public square in front of Tha Pae has long been used for public events and the area was the first to have been developed, as tourists began to pour into the city three decades ago. Many urban shops flourish around Tha Pae Gate with Tha Pae Road leading from the Governor’s Residence by the river straight to the iconic gate.

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Reporting from the Mountains: CityNews takes a long drive through fires and barren hills
April 27, 2016

Headed up into the mountains of Samoeng yesterday to see for ourselves what is going on with our environment and the results are worrying – fires, deforestation, drought and garbage.

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Smoke Symposium Addresses Potential Solutions
April 11, 2016

This past Friday 8th April, local residents gathered at Old Chiang Mai Historical Centre to talk about the dangerous smoke season in Chiang Mai and a few potential solutions to this issue.

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Letter Response: Elderly Friendly?
September 15, 2015

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

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Perfect Balance by Monocle
July 22, 2015

What’s it like – being a second city? On duty for The Escapist, Robert Bound found Chiang Mai to be an ancient town with a contemporary buzz of bars, bands and boxers, wonderful food and beautiful girls on scooters. It doesn’t feel like it’s in a race with Bangkok, or anywhere else for that matter.

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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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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

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ThaPaeGate-Gate

May 25, 2016

Intern Pim Seubsaeng, a recent graduate of Chiang Mai University, tackles her first opinion piece, the drama that is unfolding online and in meeting halls all over the city over the use of Tha Pae Gate.

Chiang Mai prides itself as a historical city, and at 720 years, it is one of the oldest constantly inhabited cities in Thailand. The old square mile moat has five gates, with the most well-known, and distinctive one being Tha Pae Gate, the only gate which still has a door…even though the latest version is less than 30 years old. The public square in front of Tha Pae has long been used for public events and the area was the first to have been developed, as tourists began to pour into the city three decades ago. Many urban shops flourish around Tha Pae Gate with Tha Pae Road leading from the Governor’s Residence by the river straight to the iconic gate.