British Media Apologise to Hill Tribe Girls Accused of Theft
March 21, 2017

On March 21, the Chiang Mai Deputy Governor Manat Kansai held a press meeting updating the local press on the issue regarding two small hill tribe girls who were accused by a British tourist of stealing a watch, subsequently going viral on both Thai and British media channels.

World’s Tallest Flagpole in Chiang Rai Cancelled After Funds are Defrauded
March 16, 2017

Trin Nilprasert, the man behind the world’s tallest flagpole which was planned to be erected in Chaing Rai, has been arrested by local police after it was reveled that he defrauded over 24 million baht meant for contractors to clear the ground and prepare it for the flagpole.

Friends of Asian Elephant Foundation Announces Closure Due to Lack of Funding
March 16, 2017

Chiang Mai citizens expressed sadness when Friends of the Asian Elephant Foundation announced it was closing due to the founder’s poor health and a lack of funding.

2017 Cancer Care Charity Bike Fun Run
March 21, 2017

CityNews – Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai in association with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Chiang Mai Office, Royal Park Rajapruek and Chiang Mai Night Safari, hosted the “2017 Cancer Care Charity Bike Fun Run” on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 5.30am.

Thai Elephant Day Celebrated on March 13
March 14, 2017

March 13 saw the celebration of the Thai Elephant Day, started 18 years ago to help spread awareness and promote preservation of the Asian elephant in Thailand.

Overloaded Songtaew Angers Netizens.
March 10, 2017

A blue songtaew that transports passengers from Chiang Mai to Lamphun has been photographed and shared by netizens who say that because it was so overloaded it is a risk to other road users and the passengers themselves.

Donation Box Thief Caught at the Scene
March 23, 2017

On March 22, police arrested a man in connection with a theft from a charity donation box in the Arcade Bus Station, Chiang Mai.

Police Hunt Goldfish Kidnappers
March 20, 2017

Police are searching for two burglars who broke into a family home and stole four goldfish in Chiang Mai.

Two Local Famers Arrested for Burning
March 16, 2017

Nawai Police have arrested and fined another two farmers accused of burning illegally in the 60 days no burning campaign from February 20 to May 20.

A Child’s Plea to Stop Burning in Northern Thailand: Smoke The Documentary
March 15, 2017

As the smoke problem in Chiang Mai appears to still be with us in full force, Smoke The Documentary activist Marisa Marchitelli is again fighting to spread awareness and pressure groups to aid in the prevention of burning in Northern Thailand.

New Order to Protect Mae Kha Canal From Unchecked Pollution
March 6, 2017

The Provincial Governor of Chiang Mai, Pawin Chamniprasart, has ordered that all buildings, both commercial and residential must now have grease traps and filters that catch stones, sand, gravel and other large waste before waste water enters the Mae Kha Canal.

Testing of Water in Moat Begins in Preparation for Songkran
January 20, 2017

Authorities in Chiang Mai along with the help of Material and Manufacturing Engineering Researchers have begun testing on the moat water early this year in a bid to ensure safety for revelers during Songkran 2017.

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.

Former Pheu Thai MP Tasanee Buranupakorn Arrested by Army
July 27, 2016

Former Pheu Thai MP, Tassanee Buranupakorn, has been arrested by the army while waiting to meet with Pol. Gen. Chakthip Chaijinda after she paid a visit to the Royal Thai Police officers attempting to show her innocence following the raids on the Mayors office and other homes around the city.

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.”

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.

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

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A letter has been sent to some households along the Chiang Mai International Airport flight path requesting residents to join a meeting to discuss plans to expand the capacity of the airport.