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Chiang Mai Gets First 5 Star Hostel
August 24, 2016

Chiang Mai now has its first official five star hostel, the Oxotel Chiang Mai, after the website Hostelgeeks.com awarded it last month.

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Swiss Man Found Murdered
August 17, 2016

A sixty-year-old Swiss man was found murdered in his home.

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Watch the Rio Olympics Live with AIS PLAY App
August 5, 2016

AIS is streaming the Rio Olympics live via their AIS PLAY App – giving customers the frist and only chanenel with all 12 sports channels in HD quality.

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Mae Win Flash Flood Recedes
August 24, 2016

Water levels in Mae Win sub-district, Mae Wang, have dropped to normal levels after a flash flood hit the area on August 23.

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Electric Cables in Mae Jo to be Organised
August 1, 2016

28th July, following the July 5th complaints made by local people about the disrupted electrical cables nearby Maejo University, who were afraid that it might cause inconvenience to them and may lead to fire, the 1st Provincial Electricity Authority have called upon 12 companies, including TOT Public Company Limited, United Information Highway CO.,LTD., Advanced Info Service PLC, etc., to come together to manage the electric cables in the “Cables, Communication Cables, and Television Cables Project.”

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Chiang Mai Authorities Arrest Alien Labourers
July 28, 2016

26th July, Chiang Mai authorities, following an order from Aruk Phrommanee, Director General of the Department of Employment, examined a construction site in Mae Rim, as per government policy to arrest illegal alien labours in Thailand. This arrest came after they a report that there was a group of alien labourers working illegally.

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Cock Fighter Shot By Stranger in Lamphun
August 24, 2016

A cock fighter was shot twice by an unknown attacker while he was at a cock fighting arena in Lamphun on August 22.

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Man Petrol Bombs Tattoo Shop Because They Couldn’t Teach Him
August 24, 2016

A Tattoo shop in Changpuak, Chiang Mai, was attacked with petrol bombs after the attacker was angry that they couldn’t teach him the art of tattooing.

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29 Gamblers at Funeral Arrested
August 24, 2016

29 people were arrested after they were caught gambling at a funeral in Mae Rim on August 22.

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Dams Refill Quicker Than Expected Thanks to Heavy Rainfall
July 15, 2016

The Chiang Mai Irrigation Office has announced that the water in the dams around the province are re-filling faster than expected thanks to constant rainfall from June.

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No Water in Saraphee on July 7
July 5, 2016

The Provincial Waterworks Authority of Chiang Mai has announced that water will be turned off to connect an old mains pipe with a new mains pipe in Moo 2, Tambon Yangneung, Amphoe Saraphee during 9pm – 2am.

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Dengue Fever Cases Down 28% This Year
June 30, 2016

According to the Ministry of Public Heath, the number of Dengue Fever cases in Thailand has reduced by 28% compared to 2015.

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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.

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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.

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Army and Police Raid Mayors Office and Activist Homes to Seize Vote-No Leaflets And Make Arrests
July 27, 2016

Over 300 army and police officers have raided ten separate locations as part of a citywide crackdown on Vote-No campaigners, including the mayor’s offices and homes of activists in Chiang Mai.

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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.”

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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