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Police Sergeant and Family Dead in Alleged Murder Suicide
August 25, 2015

Police discovered the bodies of a husband, wife and two children in their house in Nan province on August 23.

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Suspected Serial Rapists Arrested
August 25, 2015

August 22, police region 5 arrested two suspects for raping a woman in Doi Saket area and snatching her mobile phone.

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Online Gambling Operation Arrested in Doi Saket
August 24, 2015

August 23, police region 5 and immigration officers raided a house in Doi Saket after receiving tips from Korean police that a Korean gang had provided online sport gambling services in the house.

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Unfinished Road in Pa Dad Causing Accidents and Deaths
August 27, 2015

Residents in the Pa Dad sub-district have called on authorities to take action after the Provincial Waterworks Authority dug up a road along the Ping River to set up around 5 kilometres of water pipe. After the project was completed, portions of the road where the asphalt was removed were not recovered with concrete or asphalt, only gravel, and have since caused several accidents.

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Elephant in Musth Kills Mahout in Mae Wang
August 27, 2015

A 25-year-old elephant in musth killed a Karen mahout at Phutawan Elephant Camp in Mae Wang area on August 26th.

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Hypothetical Hostage Situation Drill at Chiang Mai International Airport
August 27, 2015

On August 26, Group Captain Wisut Chantana, director of Chiang Mai International Airport, presided over a partial emergency exercise 2015, in accordance to the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization: ICAO, at Chiang Mai International Airport.

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Department of Land Transport Declares “Foam Clockwork Key” Accessories Illegal
August 14, 2015

On August 12th, Director General of the Department of Land Transport issued a statement restricting the use of adhesive foam accessories to motorists’ vehicles.

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Mushroom Season Proving Lucrative for Foragers
August 6, 2015

The morning of August 5th saw an opportune time for many foragers in the Mae Ram village of Mae Rim district to gather mushrooms after the rain fall.

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Six Month Multiple Entry Tourist Visa In the Works
August 6, 2015

According to a report by The Nation, Tourism Minister Kobkam Wattanavrangkul announced yesterday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has approved a proposal that will grant multiple entry visas to visitors from any country, in an aim to further increase the tourism industry.

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Local Foundation Donates Toilet Construction to Residents in Need
August 14, 2015

The Foundation to Encourage the Potential of Disabled Persons completed their seventh construction of a donated handicap accessible toilet last week, in the rural village of Tung Hua Chang in Lamphun.

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Insects Plague Nong Jong Village
July 22, 2015

July 20th. Another village in Lamphun has reported plagues of insects disrupting their village after residents called on authorities to come and solve the serious problem as soon as possible.

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Unidentified Insects Plague Ban Nong Hoi Village
July 14, 2015

Villagers of Ban Nong Hoi village have been plagued by thousands of small insects, covering trees, plants, electricity poles, walls, homes and vehicles.

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North Korea Continues to Deny Kidnapping Anocha Panjoy
August 14, 2015

On August 10th, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong visited Thailand and met General Tanasak Patimapragorn, deputy prime minister and the minister of Foreign Affairs, for the the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Thailand and North Korea. The event is aimed to mark the opportunity for the two countries to maintain a long term and to build a closer relationship.

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8th Thailand – Myanmar Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation Meeting Held in Chiang Mai
July 29, 2015

General Thanasak Patimaprakorn, deputy prime minister and minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, and Wanna Mong Lawin, minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar, attended the 8th Meeting of Thailand – Myanmar Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation (JC) at Shangri-la Hotel Chiang Mai on July 28.

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Burma Sets Date for First Free Election in 25 Years
July 9, 2015

Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC) on Wednesday announced that the country will hold its first free general election in 25 years, with polls opening on November 8.

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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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Maejo Junction and Ping Bridge Expansion Not Well Thought Out
August 4, 2015

Those of us who have driven past the Maejo Junction on the super highway have probably noticed the construction trucks that occupy the space on the roadside where large 50 year old mahogany trees used to stand. To most of us, this scene is just in the periphery of our vision, but for many thousands, this major development will greatly affect their ways of lives and access to parts of the city. Chiang Mai Construction has already signed a contract with the Department of Highways to construct a six-lane tunnel, which will be built under the junction, and the superhighway itself will be expanded into ten lanes.

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

CityNews – Are you one of the 300,000 people who have watched “The Deepest” in the past three months? If not, then get onto Facebook or YouTube and join the masses.

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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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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.

Proposed plan for Maejo junction.
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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Life Inside the Moat

August 5, 2015

Chiang Mai has experienced an unstoppable growth spurt over the past five years. According to the Bangkok Post, Chiang Mai’s property boom began with the 2011 floods in Bangkok, and the influx of Chinese tourists and investors has sustained transplants to Chiang Mai ever since. Not only were there 200,000 Chinese tourists to the city in 2014 alone according to the My Chiang Mai Exhibition, but foreign investors have come to see great potential in Chiang Mai properties, particularly with the emergence of ASEAN. There are opportunities galore, leaving many locals to wrestle with their personal interests and their ideals of keeping Chiang Mai ‘low key’ and running at ‘Chiang Mai speed’.