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Central and upper Thailand residents warned to stay indoors

Thailand’s Meteorological Department is warning people to avoid out-door activities due to the current high temperatures which are forecast to…

13 hours ago

Central and north swelter with threats of summer storms

The mercury shot up to 40C in Bangkok yesterday and 35 other provinces in north and north-east Thailand also experienced…

18 hours ago

Developer pulls the plug on 500 million baht retirement project in Chiang Mai

PHOTO: Sunshine International Retirement Residence & Serviced Apartment, Hua Hin Sunshine International, Thailand’s leading brand of retirement residences says that…

2 days ago

UPDATE: ‘Flight of the Gibbon’ ride in Chiang Mai temporarily closed

PHOTOS: Guruchiangmai The 'Flight of the Gibbon' zipline ride in Chiang Mai has been ordered to temporarily shut down while…

4 days ago

New fires in the North likely to be arson – Army

by Nathawat Laping  Some 1,000 combined professional and volunteer firefighters are battling a major forest fire in the mountainous area…

4 days ago

Severe localised storms predicted for central, north and north-east until April 16

FILE PHOTO The meteorological office (TMD) says there could be localised severe thunder storms for the entire upper area of…

6 days ago

UPDATE: 25 year old Canadian dies after falling from Chiang Mai zipline ride

PHOTO: chiangmainews.co.th A 25 year old Canadian tourist fell to his death yesterday after a zipline ride failed in Chiang…

6 days ago

Forest fires destroy 2.7 million rai of land whilst Chiang Mai is back on top

by Tossapol Boonpat Bush fires have devastated nearly 2.7 million rai (there are 2.5 Rai in an Acre) of forests…

7 days ago

Songkran around Thailand – where can you get wet?

Songkran Festival is an event where an all-out water battle and ancient traditions somehow blend in annual celebration. It's unlike…

1 week ago

Northern smoke haze easing slowly

Either by hard work, serendipity or pure luck, the smog and haze in the North has eased considerably within the…

1 week ago

Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai coach bursts into flames – VIDEO

A tour bus has been erupted into flames in a dramatic roadside fire on a road just out of Chiang…

1 week ago

Royal approval for four light-rail train projects, including Phuket

A Royal Decree has given final approval for electric light-rail train projects in Phuket, Phang Nga, Chiang Mai and Nakhon…

2 weeks ago

Ministry works towards ending sugarcane burning in three years

The Ministry of Industry is proposing to the Thai Cabinet a plan to end sugarcane farmers’ annual burn-off of their…

2 weeks ago

Hunters injured in Chiang Mai national park shoot-out

Two ethnic Lahu hunters have been injured in a clash with Sri Lanna National Park officials in Chiang Mai over…

2 weeks ago

Tourism dries up for Songkran in north this year

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says tourism levels during the Songkran break will be down by 10%, partly due…

2 weeks ago

Costs rise for northerners as they struggle with smoke haze – Nida Poll

People in the North are being hit by additional costs as they struggle with the ongoing haze crisis even as…

2 weeks ago

“Toxic air pollution shortens children’s lives by 20 months”

In the wake of the PM's visit to Chiang Mai this week, and more than two months of high levels…

2 weeks ago

Counting down PM’s 7 day deadline in Chiang Mai – so far no change

by Piyaporn Wongruang, Tim Newton Last week PM Prayut Chan-o-cha issued an order to end the haze crisis in the…

2 weeks ago

Smoke haze hits northern Songkran hotel bookings

By Sakaorat Sirima, Nattawat Laping The Northern smog crisis is taking its toll on the popular tourist region, with officials…

2 weeks ago

Songkran Survival Guide – Top 10 Tips (2019)

Songkran is a celebration of the Thai New Year on April 13 each year. What started as a respectful washing…

2 weeks ago