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Chiang Mai injected by 730 million baht this weekend
November 23, 2020

According to Tourism Authority of Thailand, the influx of tourists to Chiang Mai this past weekend has hit its projected numbers, with over 90,000 visitors to the province over the long weekend generating over 730 million baht. As predicted, many hotels reported up to 90% occupancy, the highest this year. “The reason Chiang Mai has seen so many visitors is because of our cooler weather, which is v … Continued

Covid late night spot checks
November 20, 2020

Authorities visited numerous late night entertainment venues last night to check whether they were conforming to COVID safety measures. They report a satisfactory compliance from all four venues visited.

Big biker called up for excessive exhaust noise
November 20, 2020

The driver of a loud motorbike, which had been speeding through Mae Jo at the same hour every night causing much annoyance to residents has been found, say police. Following a 13 minute clip released on Facebook earlier this week which showed this biker making a racket as he passed through Mae Jo late at night, residents came out to condemn the unnecessary noise. Mae Jo police have just announced … Continued

Chiang Mai injected by 730 million baht this weekend
November 23, 2020

According to Tourism Authority of Thailand, the influx of tourists to Chiang Mai this past weekend has hit its projected numbers, with over 90,000 visitors to the province over the long weekend generating over 730 million baht. As predicted, many hotels reported up to 90% occupancy, the highest this year. “The reason Chiang Mai has seen so many visitors is because of our cooler weather, which is v … Continued

Covid late night spot checks
November 20, 2020

Authorities visited numerous late night entertainment venues last night to check whether they were conforming to COVID safety measures. They report a satisfactory compliance from all four venues visited.

Big biker called up for excessive exhaust noise
November 20, 2020

The driver of a loud motorbike, which had been speeding through Mae Jo at the same hour every night causing much annoyance to residents has been found, say police. Following a 13 minute clip released on Facebook earlier this week which showed this biker making a racket as he passed through Mae Jo late at night, residents came out to condemn the unnecessary noise. Mae Jo police have just announced … Continued

Clean Air White Paper
May 31, 2019

A ‘White Book’ was published and handed out to all participants who spent the morning listening to a panel of experts in a variety of fields, and the afternoon splitting into smaller groups tasked with proposing and discussing solutions to the myriad of issues faced by the annual pollution crisis.

Clean Air White Paper
May 31, 2019

A ‘White Book’ was published and handed out to all participants who spent the morning listening to a panel of experts in a variety of fields, and the afternoon splitting into smaller groups tasked with proposing and discussing solutions to the myriad of issues faced by the annual pollution crisis.

Chiang Mai company successfully launches its product on Indiegogo
October 23, 2020

After more than three years of development, Recharge takes its FlexBeam personal targeted red light therapy device to the world. Picture from the FlexBeam launch at the Biohacker Summit, Helsinki, October 2020 2020 has been a challenging year for many Chiang Mai businesses. Whether your company is large or small, the pandemic has created an environment that we have not experienced before. Many loc … Continued

OfficeMate reveals New Normal Behavior of B2B buyers in light of COVID-19 Widens platform for entrepreneurs to reinforce Online B2B Marketplace
July 8, 2020

OfficeMate, Thailand’s leading business to business (B2B) products and solutions provider, has revealed B2B buyer behavior trends, noting that the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly accelerated the growth of the B2B online purchases. OfficeMate is therefore opening its digital channel for manufacturers, major suppliers, and owners of high-quality B2B product brands to grow their business with OfficeMat … Continued

AIS 5G Thailand Virtual Expo is going big!
June 26, 2020

AIS, Thailand’s largest digital network platform provider is continuing to lead the charge for digital innovation and progress. The mega AIS 5G Thailand Virtual Expo will feature shops selling mobile phones, smart phones, IT related products and online products in what will be the largest event of its kind ever in Thailand. VR technology is integrated into the event, all developed by Thais for Tha … Continued

No virus amongst the 19 Chinese arrested
October 12, 2020

Following news last week that 19 Chinese people were arrested in Chiang Mai, after having entered Thailand illegally through Chiang Rai, authorities are pleased to announce that after the first COVID test, none are infected. The group of men and women are currently being held, pending prosecution. They will be tested regularly, say authorities.

19 Chinese people snuck into Thailand found in Chiang Mai
October 9, 2020

The Chiang Mai Immigration and the Public Health Office raided two houses in Faham yesterday to find a group of Chinese people living there illegally. At this point authorities are still unsure how the 15 men and 4 women came to be in Chiang Mai, as for ten of them, their passports all had exit stamps from Thailand, but no entry stamps while the other nine didn’t have passports at all. Initial int … Continued

Mosque causes panic by falsely accusing a Burmese immigrant of potentially carrying virus
September 9, 2020

Rumours of an illegal immigrant who had Covid and was seen at a local mosque are untrue, says the Chiang Mai committee for communicable diseases in a joint statement with the municipality. The announcement was made yesterday to correct this misinformation by explaining that a Thai national, 29, who regularly travels between Chiang Mai and Bangkok and who had indeed visited a mosque on Chang Klan R … Continued

US vet seeks lost love one last time
November 19, 2020

A private investigator has been tasked with searching for a Thai lady last known to be living in Chiang Mai approx. 50 years ago. “Our client is an American man that was stationed in Thailand with the US military in the 1970s,” the investigator told CityNews. “During his time in Thailand, he formed a romance with this lady. After returning to America the couple lost contact and our client, who is … Continued

TAT launches ‘Expat Travel Bonus’ campaign
November 17, 2020

An “Exclusive Deals for Expats” is being launched by TAT to encourage expats in Thailand to travel. Expats will receive 1,000 baht free for every night’s stay in hotels, plus special offers from airline partners. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has joined hands with the Thai Hotels Association (THA) and the airline partners – Bangkok Airways, AirAsia and Nok Air to offer the special deals … Continued

Democrats Abroad biting nails at Free Bird Cafe
November 4, 2020

Democrats Abroad organisers invited supporters of presidential hopeful Joe Biden to Free Bird Cafe today to watch the US election results. Earlier this morning it was estimated that there were around 40 people at the cafe, a number which has dropped to around 25, though people appear to be popping in and out throughout the morning. “It’s not over until it’s over,” says a hopeful long term expat, A … Continued

Chiang Mai injected by 730 million baht this weekend
November 23, 2020

According to Tourism Authority of Thailand, the influx of tourists to Chiang Mai this past weekend has hit its projected numbers, with over 90,000 visitors to the province over the long weekend generating over 730 million baht. As predicted, many hotels reported up to 90% occupancy, the highest this year. “The reason Chiang Mai has seen so many visitors is because of our cooler weather, which is v … Continued

Covid late night spot checks
November 20, 2020

Authorities visited numerous late night entertainment venues last night to check whether they were conforming to COVID safety measures. They report a satisfactory compliance from all four venues visited.

Big biker called up for excessive exhaust noise
November 20, 2020

The driver of a loud motorbike, which had been speeding through Mae Jo at the same hour every night causing much annoyance to residents has been found, say police. Following a 13 minute clip released on Facebook earlier this week which showed this biker making a racket as he passed through Mae Jo late at night, residents came out to condemn the unnecessary noise. Mae Jo police have just announced … Continued

Father confesses to poisoning and killing seven day old baby
September 25, 2020

A 45 year old man has confessed to murdering his seven day old daughter by pouring toilet cleaning fluid down her throat. Following her murder, the man then buried her in an area in a crematorium in Doi Saket. Police made the arrest after the child’s mother reported the matter to the police. The mother says that she lives with her own mother and her husband in their doll shop in Thanin Market and … Continued

Foreign man injured by falling metal from truck
July 23, 2020

Earlier today the Ruamjai Foundation were alerted to an accident involving a foreign man. On arrival at the Patan Bridge, they found a 45-50 year old foreign national sitting by the side of the road with a severe wound sliced into his leg. He was rushed to Ram hospital where he is being treated. According to Sriwittaya Sasdi, 40, the driver of a lorry, he was driving under the tunnel with his truc … Continued

Mains water to be shut in San Pranet
July 21, 2020

The Waterworks Authority has announced that tonight and tomorrow night will see Some areas in Sansai without water. Between 10pm and 5am tonight and tomorrow night (21st and 22nd July) mains water will be shut off in San Pranet sub-district of Sansai. There may be some neighbour if areas affected.

No virus amongst the 19 Chinese arrested
October 12, 2020

Following news last week that 19 Chinese people were arrested in Chiang Mai, after having entered Thailand illegally through Chiang Rai, authorities are pleased to announce that after the first COVID test, none are infected. The group of men and women are currently being held, pending prosecution. They will be tested regularly, say authorities.

19 Chinese people snuck into Thailand found in Chiang Mai
October 9, 2020

The Chiang Mai Immigration and the Public Health Office raided two houses in Faham yesterday to find a group of Chinese people living there illegally. At this point authorities are still unsure how the 15 men and 4 women came to be in Chiang Mai, as for ten of them, their passports all had exit stamps from Thailand, but no entry stamps while the other nine didn’t have passports at all. Initial int … Continued

Mosque causes panic by falsely accusing a Burmese immigrant of potentially carrying virus
September 9, 2020

Rumours of an illegal immigrant who had Covid and was seen at a local mosque are untrue, says the Chiang Mai committee for communicable diseases in a joint statement with the municipality. The announcement was made yesterday to correct this misinformation by explaining that a Thai national, 29, who regularly travels between Chiang Mai and Bangkok and who had indeed visited a mosque on Chang Klan R … Continued

Chiang Mai police want to keep young people safe this Valentine’s day
February 14, 2020

CityNews – 14th February 2020, The police have served notice that they will be keeping an eye on Valentine’s Day celebrations that might expose young people to illegal activities such as under-age drinking, prostitution, drugs, lewdness or assault. The message is clear: if your business is having an event to celebrate this day of love, make sure that you comply with the necessary laws and regulati … Continued

e-Driver license is to be eligible as of Sep 20th
September 17, 2019

CityNews – According to Land Traffic Act, B.E. 2562, the electronic driver license will be eligible starting on September 20th. It will be accessible via DLT Smart Licence application. The traffic police emphasises that drivers are required to display their driver’s license, either the physical card or the electronic license, which must be displayed via the DLT application only. If the driver refu … Continued

Police warn of scam call demanding compensation from fake accident
September 12, 2019

CityNews – Maejo Police have warned the public against a scammer claiming to be the police. The warning follows a post on Facebook by an unnamed woman who received a phone call from the number 084-025-4827. The caller said there had been an accident with her son, claiming that they were at the scene with a rescue team. The woman stated that the background noise was convincing with sirens and traff … Continued

7 เส้นทาง ใน 2 เมือง ‘ยลลำปางพลัสลำพูน’ กับการท่องเที่ยวแห่งประเทศไทย
July 15, 2020

วัดพระพุทธบาทสุทธาวาส จ. ลำปาง และแล้วฤดูฝนก็มาถึงเมืองเหนืออย่างสมบูรณ์แบบ ช่วงเวลานี้คงไม่มีอะไรที่ดีไปกว่าการได้พาตัวเองออกมาสูดอากาศเย็นๆ ท่ามกลางบรรยากาศสีเขียวขจีที่รายล้อม ก็เลยอยากชวนไปใช้ชีวิตช้าๆ ในเมืองน่ารัก กับ 7 เส้นทาง ใน 2 เมือง ‘ยลลำปางพลัสลำพูน’ กับการท่องเที่ยวแห่งประเทศไทย ที่นอกจากจะได้ชมทะเลหมอก โอบกอดธรรมชาติ ยังได้นั่งรถม้าเยี่ยมชมชุมชนเล็กๆ แวะทานอาหารมื้ออร่อย จิบกาแฟกลิ่ … Continued

Citylife Garden Fair funds helping to educate migrants
May 20, 2020

Since 2005, Citylife Chiang Mai has been holding annual or biannual Citylife Garden Fairs, to raise money for mainly local charities and foundations. The one day event, traditionally held in November has raised countless millions of baht for various organisations and projects over the years. We checked in with Partners Relief & Development’s SEED Migrant Training Center Project here in Chiang … Continued

Life training: teaching orphans to make air purifiers and other life skills
May 5, 2020

On April 28th when the air quality in Doi Saket was in the purple very unhealthy zone, 10 teenage boys sat on mats spread on the floor at the House of Hope Orphanage and watched intensely as Sippawut ‘Knot’ Chaengsri, sitting on the opposite side of a low table, assembled an air purifier from locally purchased components. Knot began this training by explaining the dangers of PM 2.5 to their lungs … Continued

Citylife Joins TAT Tour of Nakhon Sawan
December 4, 2017

Nakhon Sawan hits high season as travelers flock to the city to experience the exotic activities they have on offer. Citylife takes a trip to see what new is on offer this year and spy out the best spots in the province that can’t be missed.

Chiang Mai Welcomes a VR Experince
October 19, 2017

On October 17, the VR Cafe located in Chang Klan invited a number of press outlets to experience and promote their brand new VR cafe, equipped with top of the range VR equipment for all ages to enjoy.

Heavenly Culture, World Pace, Restoration of Light
August 24, 2016

Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) is a global organization found in South Korea by Chairman Man Hee Lee, that is committed to spreading world peace through their Legislate Peace Campaign. HWPL and it’s three years of community support from all over the world hope to pass the Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War (DPCW) to the United Nations, an enforceable law that would preserve human rights by refraining States from using military force that would, in turn, impact another’s political independence and freedom.

7 เส้นทาง ใน 2 เมือง ‘ยลลำปางพลัสลำพูน’ กับการท่องเที่ยวแห่งประเทศไทย
July 15, 2020

วัดพระพุทธบาทสุทธาวาส จ. ลำปาง และแล้วฤดูฝนก็มาถึงเมืองเหนืออย่างสมบูรณ์แบบ ช่วงเวลานี้คงไม่มีอะไรที่ดีไปกว่าการได้พาตัวเองออกมาสูดอากาศเย็นๆ ท่ามกลางบรรยากาศสีเขียวขจีที่รายล้อม ก็เลยอยากชวนไปใช้ชีวิตช้าๆ ในเมืองน่ารัก กับ 7 เส้นทาง ใน 2 เมือง ‘ยลลำปางพลัสลำพูน’ กับการท่องเที่ยวแห่งประเทศไทย ที่นอกจากจะได้ชมทะเลหมอก โอบกอดธรรมชาติ ยังได้นั่งรถม้าเยี่ยมชมชุมชนเล็กๆ แวะทานอาหารมื้ออร่อย จิบกาแฟกลิ่ … Continued

เชียงใหม่จัดยิ่งใหญ่ จุดเทียนถวายอาลัย พสกนิกรกว่า 3.5 หมื่นร่วมพิธี ล้นอุทยานหลวงฯ
November 3, 2016

วันที่ 2 พ.ย.59 เวลา 18.39 น. ที่ลานหน้าหอคำหลวง อุทยานหลวงราชพฤกษ์ จังหวัดเชียงใหม่ ม.ล.ปนัดดา ดิศกุล รัฐมนตรีประจำสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี ร่วมกับประชาชนชาวเชียงใหม่กว่า 35,000 คน นำโดย นายปวิณ ชำนิประศาสน์ ผู้ว่าราชการจังหวัดเชียงใหม่ จัดพิธีจุดเทียนถวายอาลัยพระบาทสมเด็จพระปรมินทรมหาภูมิพลอดุลยเดช โดยพสกนิกรชาวเชียงใหม่ทั้งหมดที่มาร่วมพิธียืนเต็มทั้งลานราษฎร์รักบาท (บริเวณหน้าหอคำหลวง) และลานราชพฤกษ์ ซึ่งจุคนได้ราว 20,000 คน รวมทั้งเต็มลานต้นโพธิ์แห่งความจงรักษ์ภักดี

ทางแยกแม่โจ้: Maejo Junction and Ping River Expansion
August 6, 2015

ใครๆที่ได้ขับรถผ่านแยกแม่โจ้ บนถนนซุปเปอร์ไฮเวย์ ไม่นานมานี้ อาจสังเกตเห็นว่าไหล่ทางที่เคยเรียงรายไปด้วยต้นมะฮอกกะนีสูงใหญ่นั้น ปัจจุบันมีแต่รถแทรกเตอร์จอดระเกะระกะเต็มไปหมด สำหรับพวกเราส่วนมาก นี่เป็นเพียงสิ่งผ่านตาเราไปโดยไม่ได้รับความใส่ใจ แต่สำหรับชาวบ้านในละแวกนั้นแล้ว โครงการก่อสร้างครั้งนี้จะมีผลกระทบต่อวิถีชีวิตของพวกเขาอย่างหลีกเลี่ยงไม่ได้ บริษัทเชียงใหม่ คอนสตรัคชัน ได้เซ็นสัญญากับกรมทางหลวงเพื่อที่จะขุดอุโมงค์ขนาด 6 เลน ใต้แยกแม่โจ้ และขยายถนนซุปเปร์ไฮเวย์ เป็น 10 เลน ไปเป็นที่เรียบร้อยแล้ว