Chiang Mai awash during Songkran celebrations
Thousands celebrate the new year with traditional blessings and water fights
Songkran always brings
together people of all nationalities for a week of ‘sanuk’ and friendship.
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Motorbike thugs ambush Australian resident and Thai girlfriend
An evening motorcycle ride to dinner ended up in a visit to the
hospital when a long time Chiang Mai resident from Australia and his girlfriend
where ambushed by thugs on motorbikes.
On April 6 the victims (names withheld at their request) were traveling by
motorbike south on Maninopharat Road (the moat road) just past Icon Computer
Plaza at about 10:30 at night. Out of nowhere two motorcycles, each with a
driver and passenger appeared on each side of the victims. The Australian and
his girlfriend traveling at about 40 kilometers per hour were sandwiched in
between the two motorbikes.