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Chiang Mai authorities are trying to find the people responsible for graffiti in a Chiang Mai cave. Police are threatening to prosecute the offenders and seek jail terms for anyone who is caught.

Chiang Mai News is reporting that foreign names have been scratched in the walls of a cave at the Mok Fa waterfall in the Doi Suthep – Pui national park. Park authorities have sent a clear and unequivocal message to tourists – “Don’t graffiti or you’ll be jailed”.

Park officials admit that a lack of staff means they will find it difficult to find the perpetrators.

The names “Tom”, “Muns”, “Sam”, “Sian” and “Louise” are clearly visible on the cave walls along with other scribblings.

The latest damage in Chiang Mai comes after young people from Liverpool and Canada spray-painted a historic wall near the Tha Pae gate surrounding the old city area.

SOURCE: Chiang Mai News

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Chiang Mai man arrested after raping his own mother

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A Chiang Mai man has been arrested after just being released from jail for killing his step father only to rape his own mother.

31 year old Chaiya Tanaa from Chiang Mai had caused distress to locals after he fled the area following the rape last month.

Police discovered that he was hiding out in the forest and moved to arrest him. Daily News report that he had been in jail for the murder of his step-father but had since been released.

It was only after he returned home that he raped his own mother, according to Daily News.

He was found exhausted on Tuesday having been on the run for many days.

Daily News referred to him in their headline and through the story as luuk toraphee, a reference to an ungrateful buffalo in a story from the Thai epic tale, The Ramakien.

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Chiang Mai: The good, bad and ugly

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Post Magazine has published it’s ‘review’ of Chiang Mai, with the “good, bad and ugly sides to Thailand’s second city”. Here are some of their main points…

The good

There are more than 300 temples in Chiang Mai; they outnumber 7/11 stores, which takes some doing in Thailand. Situated in the heart of the old city, Wat Phra Singh is the most venerated and visited although it’s probably not the ideal place for meditative contemplation. For that, stroll 10 minutes west of the moat and ancient city walls to Wat Suan Dok, where visitors pad around the pagodas in a state of shoeless serenity.

Having attained inner equilibrium, sign up for an hour of Monk Chat. Despite sounding like a dating app for less-than-devout Buddhists, the initiative is an informal way for foreigners to interact with Chiang Mai’s saffron-robed residents. The monks are more than happy to enlighten visitors on topics such as their daily routine and plans for the future, and why they all have a mobile phone. In return, the monks get to practise their English.

If you’re lucky, you might stumble upon a boutique hotel down an alleyway you missed the first three times you walked past. Book a room, order a pot of iced tea and wave at the granny mending clothes on an old sewing machine below your balcony.

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The Bad

The digital nomads and retirees are an even-handed bunch. Many of their articles highlighting the advan­tages of Chiang Mai devote equal amounts of space to the drawbacks. Sure, the weather is great – but only in December, January and February, after which it gets hot, hotter still, then wet, and very wet. But it’s not just the stifling heat that causes expats to abandon the city for a month each year.

The Ugly

Thailand has just endured its annual Seven Dangerous Days – the period between Christmas and New Year when road accidents spike. Despite numerous safety campaigns, the nation’s streets are the deadliest in Southeast Asia, according to a World Health Organisation report. Not for the first time, hundreds died nationwide, many in alcohol-related incidents. Chiang Mai was named as one of the worst fatality black spots.

Read the rest of the article from Post Magazine HERE.

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Weather for January 16

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Bangkok

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun. High 33ºC. Winds NE at 10 to 15 km/h.

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Chiang Mai

Generally clear. High 30ºC. Winds ESE and variable.

Weather for January 16 | News by The Thaiger

Phuket

Afternoon showers. High 31ºC. Winds NNE and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

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Ko Samui

Thundershowers. High 25ºC. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.

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Pattaya

Partly cloudy. High 32ºC. Winds NW at 10 to 15 km/h.

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Songkhla

Thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 29ºC. Winds ENE at 15 to 25 km/h. Chance of rain 80%.

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