Terry earned a BA in English Lit from Brown University in the late Sixties while drumming with bands that opened for The Yardbirds, the Critters, and Jimi Hendrix. His award-winning play, Resurrection, was produced during his senior year.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
The British Embassy, Bangkok held a Rape and Sexual Assault-Victim Handling Seminar on Friday 26th at Shangri-La Hotel.
Mark Fenn, CityNews editor (2014-2015) passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning. He was 38 years old. Mark was a journalist who was passionate about politics and who had worked in highly regarded publications including the South China Morning Post, the Bangkok Post and the Straights Times.
CityNews – After the Rape: How a victim is treated by the press, the authorities and the very vocal online commentators.
ใครๆที่ได้ขับรถผ่านแยกแม่โจ้ บนถนนซุปเปอร์ไฮเวย์ ไม่นานมานี้ อาจสังเกตเห็นว่าไหล่ทางที่เคยเรียงรายไปด้วยต้นมะฮอกกะนีสูงใหญ่นั้น ปัจจุบันมีแต่รถแทรกเตอร์จอดระเกะระกะเต็มไปหมด สำหรับพวกเราส่วนมาก นี่เป็นเพียงสิ่งผ่านตาเราไปโดยไม่ได้รับความใส่ใจ แต่สำหรับชาวบ้านในละแวกนั้นแล้ว โครงการก่อสร้างครั้งนี้จะมีผลกระทบต่อวิถีชีวิตของพวกเขาอย่างหลีกเลี่ยงไม่ได้ บริษัทเชียงใหม่ คอนสตรัคชัน ได้เซ็นสัญญากับกรมทางหลวงเพื่อที่จะขุดอุโมงค์ขนาด 6 เลน ใต้แยกแม่โจ้ และขยายถนนซุปเปร์ไฮเวย์ เป็น 10 เลน ไปเป็นที่เรียบร้อยแล้ว
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.
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.
Eef Barzelay has been processing the world through music for a long time. Most known for forming and fronting the American band Clem Snide, Eef is the driving force behind a body of work that already exceeds most singer songwriters in terms of quantity, but maintains a brilliant ability to articulate just how absurd, hilarious and sad the human experience can be as we bumble about trying to get what we want out of this world.
During the month of June every year, people in Northern Thailand follow a tradition of bringing water offerings to Buddha images at temples and shrines all over the region in hopes of abundant rainfall during the coming wet season. The three days of water offerings culminate with the rocket festival, or Bun Bang Fai, which has been celebrated in Northern Thailand and Laos since before the 9th century as a signal to the sky to commence the change of season, and was held on June 15th this year.
CityNews – May 12th, at Chiang Mai City Hall’s office building, Tomoharu Ebihara, president of the rescue group for victims kidnapped by North Korean people, released a statement about Sukam Panjoy who recently passed away.
We have all enjoyed the glorious Ratchaphruek flowers from the unfortunately named Golden Shower Trees which have been in full bloom over the past month all over the city.
CityNews – Police are searching for ten black magic practitioners who are believed to be involved in selling body parts to create amulets and potions.
When I first arrived in Thailand four and a half months ago, I was so enchanted with the idea that this was a place that embraced sexual diversity. From an outsider’s perspective, it was easy to latch onto the idea that Thailand was not only tolerant but also accepting, and people lived with the freedom to express their gender and sexual identity without fear or backlash.
My eyes were watering as I walked into the Provincial Office this morning hoping for an interview with the governor.
Various groups are expressing growing concern about the rise of sexual violence on the part of the Burmese Army.
“In a city that prides itself on its landscape and heritage, how can the government continue to stand idly by as this situation becomes exacerbated year after year?”
So you’ve decided to move abroad – good for you! You might have made this decision for any number of reasons: your job or relationship requires you to live abroad, you want to travel, or you just want to try something different.
Thais celebrate the holiday in a number of unique ways, from romantic gestures to fancy meals to exchanging of pink, heart-themed gifts. It’s also a good excuse for a beauty show or mini concert in almost every shopping mall across the country. But with the ying comes the yang: all these good festivities are shadowed by strange talk of “dangers” – which Thai politicians and police take great care to prevent.
Thailand is typically thought of as hot, tropical and the perfect place to get a little more vitamin D before heading home after the holidays. For those of us who have lived here for some time, however, we know that a hat, scarf and coat are essentials during the winter season, especially here in the north. But when talking with friends back at home, one utter of how its “cold” here in Chiang Mai … Continued
More than 150 businesses will take part in creative extravaganza, which will take place from December 6-14.
A year ago, Citylife interviewed Stephane Canal, a self-proclaimed ‘amateur’ photographer who took it upon himself to photograph all the temples in the greater Chiang Mai area. Here is our follow-up, with some interesting developments.
The recent invention of a robot tongue, named e-delicious, funded by the Thai government for a hefty sum of over 32 million baht had me thinking of the merits of robots eventually taking over the world.
“I just have this vision that everyone is in love and giggling.”
Due to the Baby Gammy case and the Mitsutoki "baby farming" scandal, Thailand’s commercial surrogacy industry has come to a screeching halt. But what does this mean for prospective parents?
CityNews investigates some of Chiang Mai’s spookiest locations.
Pick out a costume and hit the town at one of these fabulous events around Chiang Mai!
How can we share our stories and experiences without a common language?
Unique arts center in rural Chiang Mai attracts artists and creative people from all over the world.
City boasts a wide range of eateries selling healthy, wholesome food.
Two youths were arrested on April 23 in connection to a series of motorbike thefts dating back to February this year.
National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) has announced that the public can view Venus with the naked eye on April 30 between 4 – 6am as it passes close to the earth.
UPDATE: Sargent Major Yuttachai Thongchat has now been arrested and is being kept in Bangkok along with the two women arrested. Deputy National Police Chief Pol Gen Srivara Ransibrahmanakul has also announced that three other policeman in the Mae Hong Son police department in connection to the child prostitution ring and on suspicion on having sex with the girls.
A famous witchdoctor in Omkoi was shot dead by 15 bullets to the anus by a hitman on April 21, believed to be hired by a family who had allegedly been cursed by the doctor, preventing the husband from being able to defecate properly.
On April 24, Chaiwat Cheaumeuangphan, Deputy Inspector at Sankamphaeng Police Station released a statement regarding the death of a man that accidentally stabbed himself during a religious ceremony.
A policeman accused of running an underage prostitution ring in Mae Hong Son is under investigation by the DSI and Public Prosecutor after a mother of one of the victims was systematically ignored by the relevant police departments and Damrongdhama Centre for over six months.
The Mongkol Wanaram temple in Padet caught on fire during the morning of April 23, causing over one million baht worth of damage.
A barber shop in Chiang Mai has caused outrage across social media after they began opening on a Wednesday, a day believed to bring great misfortune if one was to get a haircut.
The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has ordered Chiang Mai Traffic Police to strictly enforce issuing fines to those not wearing seatbelts in cars, increasing the fine from 500 baht to 5,000 baht starting today.