Artikel tagged “chiang mai”

  • Chinese tourist caught stealing GoPro from couple – VIDEO

    Chinese tourist caught stealing GoPro from couple – VIDEO

    A Chinese man has been caught stealing a camera from a Spanish couple in Chiang Mai. The incident happened on Tuesday and was captured on CCTV. The Spanish tourists had been visiting Wat Phra That Doi Suthep when they put a GoPro camera on the bench they had been sitting on. After realising they’d left the camera there, they returned but the camera was gone.

  • Freak summer storms damage 1,000 houses around Chiang Mai

    Freak summer storms damage 1,000 houses around Chiang Mai

    PHOTO: Thai PBS Up to 1,000 homes were damaged by gusty winds and storm cells over the weekend around Chiang Mai. Ten districts were blacked out for several hours when a freak rain storm struck on Saturday, ripping off the roofs of homes and flinging debris around the districts. According to the provincial public disaster prevention and mitigation office, the worst-hit district was Hang Don where many houses had their roofs blown off by the gale-force wind which also downed many power poles causing power outage which lasted for several hours

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

    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 Mai. Police say the tourist fell to his death while riding a zipline in the forests at the Flight of the Gibbon in Mae Kam Pong.

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

    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 more forest fires erupted in some areas of the north yesterday. A Nida Poll survey of 1,253 respondents shows that nearly 57% of respondents are having to bear additional costs to protect themselves from the pollution. It was not revealed how much more they had to spend

  • Songkran Survival Guide – Top 10 Tips (2019)

    Songkran Survival Guide – Top 10 Tips (2019)

    Songkran is a celebration of the Thai New Year on April 13 each year.

  • Fix the smoke haze problem in 7 days – PM

    Fix the smoke haze problem in 7 days – PM

    “Go and hit the fires with this spade!” The Thai PM in Chiang Mai today by Saksit Muttafa, Krissana Porjit PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says the government was ready to support the integration of related agencies’ work to tackle the north’s smoke and haze problem within seven days. Prayut, who visited Chiang Mai today, also said HM the King was concerned about the northern smog crisis and was closely following the situation. Prayut also presented some forest fire-fighting equipment along with facemasks and drinking water at a ceremony at the 33rd Military Circle at Kawila Camp.

  • Weather warning for summer storm in upper Thailand

    Weather warning for summer storm in upper Thailand

    The Thai Meteorological Department has announced weather warnings for potential summer storm in upper Thailand. A high-pressure system from China will extend to and meet the hot weather over upper Thailand, according to the Thai Meteorological Department.

  • German tourist beaten over Chiang Mai karaoke bar bill

    German tourist beaten over Chiang Mai karaoke bar bill

    by Thanakorn Wongnang A German tourist in Chiang Mai has filed an official complaint with police, claiming he was assaulted by staff at an allegedly over-priced karaoke bar. The trouble started when he refused to pay the extortionate 10,000 baht bill

  • Thaksin: Election rigged with many irregularities

    Thaksin: Election rigged with many irregularities

    Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra told Agence France-Presse yesterday that Thailand’s election was marred by “irregularities” and “rigged”. He says the military rigged the election system to retain their political grip on the kingdom

  • Chiang Mai ‘s tourism holds up despite smoke and smog

    Chiang Mai ‘s tourism holds up despite smoke and smog

    by Siriarpa Kamjan, ttgasia.com Chiang Mai’s current poor air quality and smoke haze is raising concerns on the potential impact on tourism as Thailand’s Songkran water festival approaches. Smog has been a yearly occurrence in Northern Thailand, but this year the situation appears to be the worst with Chiang Mai topping the air pollution ranking and the media tracking daily results. But La-iad Bungsrithong, president of the Thai Hotels Association (Northern Chapter), says there appears to be a short-term decline in the market.