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.
It’s shocking that it’s taken this long, but Chiang Mai finally has an air conditioned songtaew – just in time for the swealtering summer, and with air filters to ward off the pesky PM2.5 particles.l to boot! As yet there is just one, the brainchild of this young songtaew driver turned engineer, who says his songtaew cost 1.2 million baht to purchase and modify. He insists on still charging the st … Continued
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Chiang Mai Chiang Mai along with the Public Health Office raided bars along Loi Kroh Road late last night to check on their licenses and, “Check on the wellbeing of all.” Upon inspection, five bars were found to be illegally selling laughing gas, or Nitrious Oxide, which they were selling at 50 baht per small balloon and 100 baht per large balloon. As laughing gas sales are illegal in Thailand, a … Continued
Over 2,000 people, including a troupe of 300 nail dancers, gathered yesterday at Three Kings Monument to express their love and concern for Princess Sirindorn, who has been suffering from heart problems.
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Twenty Thai and international couples tied the knot this Valentine’s Day at the Queen Sirikit Botanical Gardens in this second annual event organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Couples received bouquets of flowers, gift vouchers for accommodation in Mon Jam amongst many gifts.They also participated in an astrological reading by a famous astrologer.
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, twelve LGBTQ couples paraded in the traditional ‘Kan mak’ custom to the Chiang Mai District Office where they requested authorities to give equal rights under the law to LGBTQ couples. As rose petals paved their way, thrown by their supporters, the couples were greeted by a senior member of the District Secretary, Head of Administrative Administration Group, Chiang Ma … Continued
Members of the communities surrounding Chang Puak Gate have been voicing their concerns over the number of vulgar graffitis found on the Chang Puak Gate monuments along Chotana Road. “It is deeply disrespectful and we will be cleaning it all up as soon as we see anymore,” said one villager.
A Chinese tour guide has lodged a formal complaint after members of his tour group, posing for photographs in front of Tha Pae Gate were made to pay 100 baht each by the pigeon food vendors, claiming that it was their territory. The guide said that members of his group were not interested in the pigeons, only wanting to take photos of the gate. However, some of the vendors began to accost them and … Continued
Park authorities released camera trap images featuring a herd of ten wild elephants seen roaming the forests of Mon Jong, Om Koi District, explaining that it shows how healthy the ecosystem is. Visitors may explore the park from now until the 13th February when it closes for the season.