2 More Boys Out of Cave, 1 Condition Unknown

By Jintamas Saksornchai and Todd Ruiz CHIANG RAI — Four boys have now been rescued from the flooded Luang cave Sunday evening, but one was said to need close medical attention. In a triumph for an uncertain mission fraught with danger, initial reports said the first two children walked out on their own feet at […]

Northern Paradise: Wander beyond the sea of mist in picturesque Pai

Patches of fog float atop the mountain range away from rice fields and the village of Ban Santichon in Pai, Mae Hong Son. Illuminated houses can be seen from afar before a thick cloud blankets the village. On the hilltop known as Yun Lai, a Chinese name which means “cloud coming”, hundreds of visitors await […]

Police to field hundreds of thousands of officers in tight security effort for New Year holiday

MORE THAN 100,000 policemen will provide security during the New Year Festival from December 31 to January 3, authorities said yesterday. However, national police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda said intelligence agencies were not aware of any groups planning attacks during the period. The officers will join Army personnel and administrative officials to staff checkpoints, […]

Taking selfies banned on cliffs at national parks

For those who want to Instagram their cold snaps from a mountain top, the bad news is that officials have banned taking selfies at dangerous locations on cliffs. The ban was implemented just as Thais nationwide are flocking to the mountains in the north to experience the rare winter breeze, and some people have obviously […]

The Royal Projects in Thailand

You don’t have to be very long in Thailand to discover the huge reverence in which the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was held by the Thai people. After all, he dedicated his life to improving the lot of his subjects, to fighting poverty and to helping preserve the kingdom’s national resources for future generations. And […]