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Confusion over alcohol sales this weekend
July 3, 2020

Citylife was told by the Phuping Police station which informed us and bars in the area that as of midnight tonight to midnight Sunday there will be no alcohol sales. But then a letter was issued, also by Phuping Police who say that the ban is from midnight of the night of the 4th to midnight on the night of the 6th which meant that the ban would be on Sunday and Monday. Latest we called Phuping Po … Continued

Chiang Mai Museum Networks receives international nod
July 2, 2020

The 4th United Cities and Local Government Awards has recognised the Chiang Mai Center Museums Network which consists of the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center, Chiang Mai Historical Center and Lanna Folk Life Museum as one of seven projects worthy of a special metion. The two winners this year were in Medellin, Colombia and Segou, Mali. Chiang Mai’s network of museums falls under the Muni … Continued

Handicapped man commits suicide over stress
July 2, 2020

A 55 year old man from Sanpatong was found dead by his wife today in what police say is suicide. According to the man’s wife, Aranya Wiangdee, 47, her husband had his left leg amputated four years ago due to diabetes. He leaves home in a wheel chair but manages to use crutches around the house. Lately he had become severely stressed over financial debts, with debtors calling day and night to deman … Continued

Confusion over alcohol sales this weekend
July 3, 2020

Citylife was told by the Phuping Police station which informed us and bars in the area that as of midnight tonight to midnight Sunday there will be no alcohol sales. But then a letter was issued, also by Phuping Police who say that the ban is from midnight of the night of the 4th to midnight on the night of the 6th which meant that the ban would be on Sunday and Monday. Latest we called Phuping Po … Continued

Chiang Mai Museum Networks receives international nod
July 2, 2020

The 4th United Cities and Local Government Awards has recognised the Chiang Mai Center Museums Network which consists of the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center, Chiang Mai Historical Center and Lanna Folk Life Museum as one of seven projects worthy of a special metion. The two winners this year were in Medellin, Colombia and Segou, Mali. Chiang Mai’s network of museums falls under the Muni … Continued

Handicapped man commits suicide over stress
July 2, 2020

A 55 year old man from Sanpatong was found dead by his wife today in what police say is suicide. According to the man’s wife, Aranya Wiangdee, 47, her husband had his left leg amputated four years ago due to diabetes. He leaves home in a wheel chair but manages to use crutches around the house. Lately he had become severely stressed over financial debts, with debtors calling day and night to deman … 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.

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

AIS 5G | Forging Thailand’s recovery join forces to fight and recover the country and create sustainable growth
June 25, 2020

25 June 2020: AIS announced the network vision of the AIS 5G – Forging Thailand’s Recovery to establish 5G in 77 provinces nationwide as a new digital infrastructure of the country, including supporting the driving of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), together with industry leaders in all sectors to drive the economy, society, and sustainable development. Mr. Somchai Lertsutthiwong, Chief Execu … Continued

Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort, Chiang Mai has received SHA
June 19, 2020

Rati Lanna Riverside Spa Resort, Chiang Mai has received the logo and has passed the Amazing Thailand Safety & Health Administration (SHA) standards for hotels/accommodations and meeting facilities.  Standards provided by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Ministry of Public Health opened for establishments in the Thai tourism industry created confidence for users both in terms of cle … Continued

COVID-19 relief measures preparation and adaptation to ‘New Normal’
June 23, 2020

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is preparing for COVID-19 relief measures for businesses at risk of the potential spread of COVID-19 in what is called phase 5 of the government’s plan to relax restrictions. These businesses include bars, pubs, nightclubs and Karaoke venues. This measure will be presented to Council of Ministers on June 26, 2020. CityNews visited a well-know … Continued

Chiang Mai doctors thank everyone for pandemic win
June 16, 2020

The official Facebook page of Chiang Mai University’s faculty of medicine has posted a notice on behalf of all doctors at Maharaj Hospital thanking the public for their cooperation leading to the success in Thailand’s fight against the pandemic, citing the fact that Thailand has seen no new cases for 20 consecutive days.  The post also thanks all personnel in all sectors and areas for their hard w … Continued

28 days virus-free, Chiang Mai out of red zone
June 12, 2020

The Covid-19 Emergency Operating Centre Chiang Mai (EOC) under the Public Health Office happily announced today that Chiang Mai has had zero new cases of Covid-19 patients for 28 days which means that we have been removed from the red zone and now sit safely in the designated yellow zone. In total Chiang Mai saw 41 patients with the virus, with one patient who was already in hospital with terminal … Continued

Confusion over alcohol sales this weekend
July 3, 2020

Citylife was told by the Phuping Police station which informed us and bars in the area that as of midnight tonight to midnight Sunday there will be no alcohol sales. But then a letter was issued, also by Phuping Police who say that the ban is from midnight of the night of the 4th to midnight on the night of the 6th which meant that the ban would be on Sunday and Monday. Latest we called Phuping Po … Continued

Nearly 70 daily flights as CNX AOT cranks up operations
July 2, 2020

Amornrat Chumsai Na Ayutthaya, Director of Chiang Mai International Airport said that as of July there has been an increase in daily flights averaging 68 flights per day, up from June’s 40 flights per day which will increase the number of passengers by 50% from a daily average of 4,000-5,000. Major flights include the Chiang Mai-Bangkok, Chiang Mai-U-Tapao, Chiang Mai-Had Yai, Chiang Mai-Ubon Ratc … Continued

Buddhist long weekend coming up
July 1, 2020

Asanha Bucha day is a Theravada Buddhist festival which typically takes place on the full moon in July. Also known as Dhamma Day, this day is one of Theravada Buddhism’s most important as it celebrates the Buddha’s first sermon. This was a very important sermon on many levels, one of which was because this was when he laid out the doctrine of dharma for his followers. It was on this day over 2,500 … Continued

Chiang Mai Museum Networks receives international nod
July 2, 2020

The 4th United Cities and Local Government Awards has recognised the Chiang Mai Center Museums Network which consists of the Chiang Mai City Arts & Cultural Center, Chiang Mai Historical Center and Lanna Folk Life Museum as one of seven projects worthy of a special metion. The two winners this year were in Medellin, Colombia and Segou, Mali. Chiang Mai’s network of museums falls under the Muni … Continued

Handicapped man commits suicide over stress
July 2, 2020

A 55 year old man from Sanpatong was found dead by his wife today in what police say is suicide. According to the man’s wife, Aranya Wiangdee, 47, her husband had his left leg amputated four years ago due to diabetes. He leaves home in a wheel chair but manages to use crutches around the house. Lately he had become severely stressed over financial debts, with debtors calling day and night to deman … Continued

Back to school with social distancing hats
July 2, 2020

As schools across Thailand reopened on 1st July, one school in Sansai is making a name for itself for innovation, humour and responsibility. Ban Pa Mua school in Sansai’s Pa Pai sub district has put in safety protocols for all students starting with compulsory mask-wearing, social distancing, sanitisers, temperature checks, and all that before entering the school. Once in the school each teacher w … Continued

Robber clean out teachers’ home
June 9, 2020

Hod police say they arrested a 41 year old man they have named only as Tae, accused of robbing a house belonging to a teacher in Hod district. Two female teachers reported to police that someone had broken into their teachers’ accommodation and stolen many personal items. Police tracked the CCTV footage to Tae who was found in possession of 4,300 baht in cash and a long list of items ranging from … Continued

Rather incompetent thief gets arrested
June 8, 2020

Mae Ai police arrested a 24 year old man who was found to be in possession of one salung weight of gold, Euro bank notes and Thai money with a total value of over 100,000 baht. The unnamed man was arrested after his employer, Naraya Kengkaj, 62, reported that he had left home yesterday and asked his 24 year old employee to take care of the guesthouse he owned. With only one room occupied, the man … Continued

Gang caught after forcing pregnant woman to break piggy bank
May 31, 2020

News of a pregnant lady being targeted by a gang of robbers and scammers who forced her to pick her piggy-bank to give them money last week shocked and outraged. A heavily pregnant 20 year old Tai Yai woman was relaxing in her apartment last week when two women came to her door and tried to pressure her to buy items from them. She didn’t want to, but agreed to purchase about 20 baht worth of goods … Continued

COVID-19 relief measures preparation and adaptation to ‘New Normal’
June 23, 2020

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is preparing for COVID-19 relief measures for businesses at risk of the potential spread of COVID-19 in what is called phase 5 of the government’s plan to relax restrictions. These businesses include bars, pubs, nightclubs and Karaoke venues. This measure will be presented to Council of Ministers on June 26, 2020. CityNews visited a well-know … Continued

Please help improve Air Quality in Chiang Mai by taking part in our survey of the international community
June 23, 2020

Although at present the air is clean, in not many months’ time the smoke haze will be back again. As part of Chiang Mai Province’s ongoing program by government, private sector and civic society to improve air quality and reduce smoke haze pollution, several Consulates in Chiang Mai have joined together to conduct a survey of the international community to gather information on air quality and hea … Continued

Flu season is here
June 19, 2020

  Following a few weeks of rains across the north, it has been reported that there have been 7,305 reported cases of the flu in Chiang Mai with 1,767 cases reported in the Muang city district alone. There has also been an increase in cases of dengue fever with 263 cases reported and one death.

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

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

Pwo Karen donate rice and vegetables to Chiang Mai city residents
May 2, 2020

In the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Pwo Karen villagers from Ban Mae Tun and Ban Na Keiyn in Om Koi District recently contacted the Thai military in Om Koi District with a request to share their harvest with residents of Chiang Mai as a way to help in the relief effort. On Wednesday, 29 April 2020, thousands of individual bags of organic rice, vegetables, fruit, and vitamins (smile) caref … 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.

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