Over the past fifteen years (180 plus issues), a number of writers have contributed to Citylife (formerly Chiang Mai Newsletter). Throughout 2006, to celebrate the publication’s 15 year anniversary, we will bring you a pick of the past every month.
For many years Citylife has kept a Nutters & Gems file, where we keep our most treasured insults, accusations and compliments. Here is my favourite from 2001:
They say that you’ve got to sin to be saved. That’s my excuse anyhow. In my day as a mob boss I did some questionable things, stuff I’m not proud of today.
Since 1997, over 300 women from fifty countries have been inducted as honorees of the not-for-profit Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World organisation (LWEW).
I actually spluttered out my morning coffee earlier in the year, on first reading of the Political Stress Syndrome, which The Nation said was affecting a large chunk of the Thai population.
A look at floatation therapy
CityNews – 21st January 2020, since the beginning of the year this new virus, known as 2019-nCoV, which is reportedly a new strain of coronavirus that has not previously been identified in humans has been causing alarm in Wuhan, China, where it originated in a local market which sold illegal wildlife. Chiang Mai airport together with the public health office, and the disease control department of … Continued
Woke Folks Festival is an arts and education festival; a showcase of everything that makes Chiang Mai a haven for conscious creatives: a year’s worth of music, meditation, art, spirituality, education, and enlightenment—all packed into a single week. All events are hosted in venues scattered throughout the Old City. Each morning starts with guided meditation or yoga taught by practitioners from di … Continued
CityNews – On 22nd January 2020, Chom Thong police were alerted to a minivan which had plunged off a steep incline after veering off the road as they were driving down from Doi Inthanon. The mini van was from Khon Kaen province and had 11 passengers including the driver. Upon arrival, police saw that the van had crashed over 10 metres down a ravine, but while there were some injuries, no one suffe … Continued
In celebration of PremTinsulanonda International School’s 20th Anniversary, we are delighted to offer 20 substantial new scholarships across a wide range of disciplines. These are open to students joining Prem in Grades 9 to 11 (age 14 to 17) for Academic Year 2020-21. Arts Scholarships (3 scholarships available for 50% reduction in tuition fees): Applicants should demonstrate outstanding achieve … Continued
CityNews – 20th January 2020, Kanchana Srikaew, 24 years old, reported to the investigative police of Chiang Mai police station that some unknown person had entered the Line group which speculated in money and paid off dividends to members, in Thai called tao share, of which she was the organiser. The Line group, which has over 80 members, she told police, was run by her. However an unknown person … Continued
CityNews – On 20th January 2020, Sankampaeng police were alerted to a drowning and rushed to Nong Phaya Prom, a body of water near a resort in the area. On arrival, police and rescue workers found the body of a man who was later identified as Jirayu Argasgarn, 27, an employee of a local company which had held a new year party at the resort on the night of the 18th of January. According to reports, … Continued
CityNews – On 21st January 2020 at Kawila Military Camp, the commander of Circle 33 inspected the preparations to combat the upcoming pollution season. Appointed the centre of command by the central government, Circle 33 will be helping out those facing danger from fires, fighting jungle fires, reducing air pollution, providing vehicles, equipment and manpower as well as strategy to fight the prob … Continued
31st January – 2nd February 2020 For many of us, Jai Thep Festival has become one of the highlight and favourite annual events here in Chiang Mai. Set in a bucolic and picturesque valley flanked by gentle green mountains and with a ridiculously pretty stream running alongside it, you don’t get much better of a setting than that for a three day festival. Thousands of locals, tourists and festival a … Continued
CitNews – 21st January 2020, police at Lamphun Industrial Estate arrested Verachai Techo, 38, and found in his possession two yaba tablets, four .45 bullets and over 1,000 ladies’ underwear. Following interrogation, Verachai confessed to being highly sexual. He said that after taking yaba he would ride his motorbike to various condos and dormitories in and around the Lamphun Industrial Estate, fro … Continued