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  • Udon Thani Hosting the U21 World Beach Volleyball Championships

    Undonthani, Thailand isl hosting the 17th edition of the FIVB U21 World Championship from today until 23 June.. This is the second time that Thailand is hosting an age-group event. In 2003 the Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships took place in Pattaya and one half of the women’s victors was future Olympic and world champion Laura...

  • Weatherman Warns Of Heavy Rains In Most Parts Of Thailand

    The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) is forecasting more rain today (June 16th) due to a strengthening southwestern monsoon over the Andaman Sea and a low pressure cell covering northern Vietnam, predicting worsening conditions until June 21st as the southwestern monsoon will intensify while southeasterly winds prevail over the northeast. Isolated heavy rains are forecast to fall...

  • Rock Star Raises Millions For Northeast Hospitals

    A charity run led by rock star Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalia has scored another success raising more than B40m for eight small hospitals in the Northeast. The latest marathon lasted two days over the past weekend and covered the 187-kilometre distance from Nong Khai to Khon Kaen. More than 20,000 people made donations as the runners...

  • From ‘Sawadee’ To ‘Pad Thai’. Who Was Phibun?

    Thai culture is ancient and one can even see evidence of its beautiful bronze-age civilisation in Ban Chiang, near Udon Thani in Isaan, Thailand’s lesser-visited north-east region. But not everything in Thai culture is quite so old. In fact, some major things closely associated with Thailand are relatively recent — and all of them are...

  • King Grants Cremation Honour For Udon Thani Man Who Drowned Saving Twins

    The royally-sponsored cremation rite for Wutthichai Charoentham was held at the Wat Pa Somtha Charoen in Tambon Chiang Yuen in Udon Thani’s Muang district at 4pm Saturday, presided by Udon Thani governor Wattana Putthichart. Wutthichai drowned at the Sattahip Beach on June 9 when he spotted two teenagers who were about to drown. He swam...