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  • 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.

  • Summer storms on the way for north, north-east

    Summer storms on the way for north, north-east

    FILE PHOTO People living in the north of Thailand are being warned to brace themselves for some summer thunderstorms until Wednesday.

  • Hazardous: Chiang Mai again leads the world in air pollution

    Hazardous: Chiang Mai again leads the world in air pollution

    Chiang Mai is back on top of the world’s list of most air-polluted cities, according to the AirVisual.com website.

  • American all smiles after getting nabbed over convenience store theft

    American all smiles after getting nabbed over convenience store theft

    A 54 year old American has been caught stealing from a convenience store in Chiang Mai. Gregory Paul Burke was captured on camera at the Muang police station grinning over the matter.

  • Government considers blanket alcohol bans on April 13

    Government considers blanket alcohol bans on April 13

    There’s a 24 hour ban on alcohol on the weekend preceding AND the actual election weekend this month. And next month is Songkran with the Government mooting possible blanket bans on Songkran day, April 13. This year the Government says they want an alcohol ban on the biggest annual holiday for Thais.

  • Flight attendant alleges he was assaulted by Thai Airways captain

    Flight attendant alleges he was assaulted by Thai Airways captain

    Thai Airways have ended up in the news again, for all the wrong reasons. Police in Chiang Mai report that a Thai Airways cabin attendant has filed a report claiming he was assaulted by the captain on his flight

  • Air quality in 9 northern provinces worse in March-April

    Air quality in 9 northern provinces worse in March-April

    Smog problems in nine of Thailand’s northern provinces is forecast to get worse during the next two months due to forest fires. This is despite a complete ban on the open burning of vegetation or trash. Chongklai Worapongsathorn, deputy director-general of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation spoke to local fire fighters before they are sent to the northern provinces to fight forest fires which have been raging for weeks, belching PM2.5 micron dust and smoke particles into the air and threatening the health of the residents in the north and north-eastern population centres.

  • Foreign couple drinking on top of Chiang Mai’s historic wall

    Foreign couple drinking on top of Chiang Mai’s historic wall

    PHOTO: Chiang Mai News Chiang Mai, tourists and historic sites just don’t seem to mix well. This time, two people are in trouble after they were photographed having a drink sitting casually on top of one of Chiang Mai’s historic walls. The Chiang Mai News Facebook page is calling on the authorities to take action.

  • No fatalities or injuries reported in Lampang earthquake

    No fatalities or injuries reported in Lampang earthquake

    PHOTOS: NNT No fatalities or injuries have been reported as a result of yesterday’s earthquake in northern Thailand. The tremors occurred 15 times and registered 4.9 magnitude with a 21 kilometre deep epicentre in the Wang Nua district of Lampang province, but caused no serious effect to villagers, according to a report of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation

  • Bangkok Airlines schedules more flights out of Chiang Mai

    Bangkok Airlines schedules more flights out of Chiang Mai

    Competition is heating up on two direct airline routes out of Chiang Mai – to Krabi and Luang Prabang in Laos. But Bangkok Airways is facing tough competition on the direct Chiang Mai – Krabi route, already served with three daily Thai AirAsia flights, while Bangkok Airways will schedule only three flights in March and up to the the end of April, followed by daily services from May. Bangkok Airways will heading to the two destinations – Krabi in southern Thailand featuring beaches and amazing landscapes, and Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage town in mountainous Laos – with three weekly flights each from March 31 to the end of October.