The Burmese journalist Khin Myat Myat Wai travelled to the Irrawaddy delta region in southern Burma, where she met people whose job is to catch fish and shrimps, labouring under slave-like conditions on rickety, hardly seaworthy rafts out in the ocean – and that no one until now has exposed these practices. No one is giving assistance to these workers, and the practice of enslavement continues. This is her story.
The ambassador presented the highlights of his discussion with the governor, sharing with reporters some of the key topics, including the governor’s efforts to improve both road safety and public transport and plans for a new campus for the U.S. Consulate in Chiang Mai.
Impressed by the greenery of lush trees in Chiang Mai over a decade ago, Paul Eenhoorn and his partner decided to create their dream on the land at the foothills of Mae Rim. When the resort was built, they put all their effort into ensuring that no single tree was cut down.
Pain management can be tricky, especially, when the cause of the pain is unclear. While there are numerous treatments available to alleviate the pain, the effectiveness of those treatments can be varied according to the skills of the physician and medical staff.
Some of the best food to be found in Thailand are found street-side. But whereas street food used to be inexpensive and humble, albeit delicious, today is seeing a surge of some pretty posh roadside nosh. Check them out.
When hearing the name Bo Sang, those who have lived in Chiang Mai long enough might nod and say ‘yeah, they make umbrellas,’ as a TAT postcard-image of the colourful painted paper umbrellas that used to be one of the city’s most ubiquitous cultural symbols, floats to mind.
There are some highly skilled restaurateurs and chefs who are opening up custom, private and intimate dining experiences for we food lovers in Chiang Mai. Here are a few exciting new venues.
It took three years to build this luxury resort by the Ping River. The reason it took all that time was that the owners wanted to ensure that the spirit of Lanna, the cultural legacy of life by the Ping River, is respected and elegantly infused into the entire property.
If you are a morning person (unlike most of us here at Citylife!) then you know that breakfast is key for starting the day off on the right foot. In Chiang Mai it can be hard to find a coffee shop that opens before 10am, so here is our wee list of early morning breakfast joints!
The notion of victim blaming in Thailand is such a deep-rooted and multi-faceted problem that getting to the crux of the issue seems daunting. Government officials continue to place the blame for sexual crimes against women on the victims themselves.
Chiang Mai’s coffee culture is well on its way to being pretentious! But those of us who enjoy the pomp, the setting, the process, the chat, the Instagram, are constantly searching for the latest, hottest and newest. Well, here you go!
Daddy’s Antique’s walls are adorned with ancient clocks, yet time is something that matters little in this charming eatery, perfect for whiling away a lazy afternoon, or indulging in an evening with friends.
It’s no coincidence that the Thai wai and the Indian namaste gestures are similar. Thailand and India have enjoyed a long and deep relationship for over a thousand years. Indian influence can be found in Thai cultural and religious practices, from the arts to scriptures and language.
Everything is always someone else’s fault; the baht-passing of blame and responsibility becoming so widespread and insidious that I would dare to go so far as to call it a national trait.
A pickup truck flipped into the canal leading to another fatal accident in recent days on the canal road.
CCTV footage, released by the police, showed the last moments of renowned Thai TV Host, Centimetre’s life.
Due to the tropical storm Pabuk Bangkok Airways announces cancellation of all flights to and from Samui Airport, Surathani on 4th January 2019 for safety reasons.
Centimetre, a famous TV host, has died in a traffic accident on Canal Road.
A 58 year old mahout has died at Elephant Nature Park.
Jai Thep, the only 3-day music and art festival in Northern Thailand is gearing up for their 2019 event, taking place over February 1-3rd, just outside the world famous Old City.
A film about the world famous rescue mission of 13 young footballers earlier this year, titled The Cave, is set to screen this year.
Over 15 million visitors come through Chiang Mai every year, and I felt like the only one who wasn’t in love with the city.
Apart from the obvious – Doi Suthep, Doi Inthanon, et all – our team came up with this eclectic bucket list for 2019.
Put a bounce back in your step, wow your friends with a magic trick or spoil yourself rotten with a spa…choices choices.