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Mae Jaem Pledges No More Corn Farms
May 27, 2016

The amphur of Mae Jaem has pledged today, shared by the Raks Mae Ping activist Facebook group, that they would no longer allow the growing of corn for animal feed and have banned burning year round.

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New Road For Hang Dong
May 27, 2016

The building of a road from Tha Wang Phrao intersection to Ton Kwen intersection in San Pa Tong, Hang Dong, has been given the go ahead, with work expected to finish within the next two years.

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Farmers Call For Article 44 To Stop Orange Farmers Stealing Water
May 27, 2016

Around 1,000 agriculturists from Mae Sao district of Mae Ai have complained to the local government asking that Article 44 is used to eradicate illegal orange farms who have been stealing water upstream without problem.

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Man Electrocuted to Death while Electrocuting Fish
May 26, 2016

The Sarapee Police Station was informed that a man’s body was found on the afternoon of Wednesday 25th in a pond in Sarapee district of Chiang Mai. A police officer went to the scene and found a shirtless man lying dead by the side of the pond. His hand was connected to an electrofishing device and connected to a live wire.

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Dropped Wallet Returned
May 26, 2016

A couple who found a wallet containing 17,500 baht in cash on the ground near Nong Pratheep Junction, handed it into a police station where police were able to find the owner.

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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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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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Thai Airways Memebers Donate Air Miles For Child Healthcare
May 27, 2016

Thai Airways have joined together with the Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health for the Miles Give Kids a Smile Project.

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Healthy Tourist Program Enters 4th Year
May 26, 2016

Chiang Mai has opened the city for a Healthy Tourism Program for the fourth year on May 25, in a bid to become number one Lanna Wellness City.

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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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Traffic Police Radio Facebook Group Polls For and Against Nimman One-Way System
May 27, 2016

Just one week after the local courts cancelled the one-way system at Nimmanhaemin, a local Facebook group run by Thai Traffic Police Radio FM 105, joined the current trend asking opinions of citizens via a poll on their page, by asking their members to share their opinions on the one-way system.

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Against Corruption Campaign Held at Three Kings Monument
May 26, 2016

Over 100 people and many governmental departments joined the Against Corruption Campaign at Three Kings Monument on May 25.

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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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ThaPaeGate-Gate
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.