Opening of The Things That Takes Us Apart by Tada Hengsapkul at Gallery Seescape, Nimmanhaemindha Road Soi 17.
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.
A video of a pickup driver purposefully blocking the path of an ambulance with a dying patient inside has gone viral after it was shared by Chiang Mai Rescue Fanpage on Jan 15.
Whoever can stomach a 3kg bowl of noodles, in under 25 minutes, get it for free and forever named a champion at the It’s Noodles Cham Dang Noodle shop in Doi Kaew!
Fifteen years ago, the village committee of Ban Nong Krok, in Phrao District, wrote to the Sansai Sub-District Administrative Organisation to request a budget to extend a pipeline from the nearby hot springs into their village. As a result, hot water was piped just over a kilometer to feed into 147 family homes, giving the villagers a wonderful year-round hot water supply at around 60 degrees.
January 12th, 2017, Social Development and Human Security Minister Police General Adul Saengsingkaew presided over the opening of ‘Tam Roi Por Bon Doi Soong’ or ‘Following Father’s Footsteps in the Mountains’ exhibition at the newly reopened The Tribal Museum and education centre at Suan Luang Lanna Rama IX in Chiang Mai. The event was held at the museum between January 11st – 13th, and features many exhibits showcasing how His Majesty improved tribal lives alongside its permanent exhibits featuring the many rich cultural and historical details of many tribes.
The Chiang Mai railway station has announced that they will be taking goods and supplies down south at no cost to anyone, should residents wish to donate goods to victims of floods in the southern provinces.
Chiang Mai Governor Prawin Chamniprasart has announced that this year he will be in charge of the “Dont Burn for 60 Days” campaign starting mid-February.
The Deputy Commissioner for Police Region 5 along with environmental, conservation and governmental officials today investigated the Mae Ping River by helicopter, identifying problems with improper discharge of sewage into the river and into Mae Kha Canal.
Three percent of Thai children have special needs, according to the CMUHippotherapy web site, a collaborative programme working through horses with special needs children here in Chiang Mai. There is a lack of access to good care and therapy for these thousands of children as they need to have special and professionally trained personnel working with them on their physical, emotional as well as social development. Teaching parents how to interact and work with special needs children is also another big challenge.
Orawan was heartbroken. She had just seen a young boy from her village in Doi Saket working late at night selling cigarettes and alcohol in the parking lot of the grocery store. When she had questioned him about what he was doing, she found out his parents couldn’t pay for him to continue school after 6th grade and they needed him to go to the city and find work to support the family. When she asked if his parents knew how he was making money, he said that they would be devastated if they knew, but he felt a responsibility to take care of his family. As Orawan drove home, she couldn’t get this boy out of her head and she knew his story was not unique in her village. After spending years working in anti-trafficking in the city of Chiang Mai, she decided it was time she focused on helping the families in her own back yard.