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Update December 27, 2016

Night Safari welcomes three new baby animals

Baby tigers and a lion cub introduced at the Chiang Mai Night Safari

Dr. Sarawut Srisakun, Director of the Chiang Mai Night Safari with the three new cubs introduced to the Tiger World Building.

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The Chiang Mai Night Safari introduced three new baby animals to the public on December 24, 2017. The white tiger, Bengal tiger and lion cubs were born in October and November and were just cleared for release from the nursery.

The young tiger and lion cubs playing together at the enclosure at the Chiang Mai Night Safari.

Dr. Sarawut Srisakun, Director of the Chiang Mai Night Safari, revealed the three new cubs as a Christmas and New Year’s surprise for visitors. The white tiger cub is female and was born on November 9, 2016 to mother Atae and father Kwanraming. The Bengal tiger cub was born on November 8, 2016 to mother Pruakji and father Wier while the lion cub was born earlier on October 23, 2016 to mother Lek and father Zimba.

The doctors certified the three cubs as healthy and ready to join the Tiger World building. Dr. Sarawut said that their introduction showed the success of the Rare Wild Animals Reproduction Project at the Night Safari which now has 25 white tigers (16 female and 9 male), 44 Bengal tigers (25 female and 19 male) and 28 lions (15 females and 13 males).

The Chiang Mai Night Safari is holding a naming contest for the three new members with the winners receiving one year tickets to visit Chiang Night Safari, the deadline is January 20, 2017. Interested people can send the name and their details to Pinkanakorn Development Agency (Public Organization) or for more information, please contact Public Relation, Pinkanakorn Development Agency (Public Organization) at 053-920000053-999000.

Update December 15, 2016

Muang Kaen Winter Fair to be held in Mae Taeng from December 25

Several fun attractions have been added to the cosmos field at Muang Kaen Pattana in Mae Taeng for the Winter Fair to be held from December 25 – January 3.

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The “Tung Dok Kam Pae Lae” or the 7th Winter Fair at Muang Kaen Festival in Mae Taeng, Muang Kaen Pattana Municipality will be held from December 25, 2016 to January 3, 2017 at the Municipal Stadium at Muang Kaen Pattana and the surrounding area.

The highlight will be a huge field filled with blooming cosmos flowers planted behind the Municipal building last year and this year. There will also be several fun attractions to take photos on in the area Thiti Intaphan, Head of Office of the Municipal Clerk and Wipada Wanglung, Chief of Muang Kaen Pattana Municipality announced at the press conference. The field will be open before the grand opening of the fair, visitors can go take photos beginning December 20, 2016.

This year, in addition to the fair, there will be an exhibit of HM King Bhumibol’s projects, a ceremony to pay respects to the Pra Jao Sam Fang Monument and the Inthakin Pillar in Muang Kaen. The lives of residents and their traditional culture and performances will be exhibited as well as a demonstration of cooking local Nam Prik Num by the Krok Luang (Royal mortar) in a giant pan, grilling the world’s longest Northern sausage and OTOP products, food, trees and plants. Visitors will be given the opportunity to visit the cosmos field via a tram and oxen drawn cart. There will be farm stays, local home stays, rafts on Mae Ngad Dam and two hundred tents for tourists to stay.

Last year 200,000 people visited the popular winter fair, officials expect larger numbers this year and have prepared for the expected traffic and provided additional parking. More information on Facebook at muangkaen or call 053-857360 ext. 18 or Facebook/muangkaen.

Update December 14, 2016

New app expands into Chiang Mai for more transportation options

New online limousine service will give even more transportation options to travelers in Chiang Mai and offer a more luxurious ride service.

Blacklane, the global professional driver service based in Berlin, has expanded its network of English-speaking, commercially licensed and insured professional drivers to 64 new cities across 12 Asia-Pacific countries including Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Krabi, Pattaya and Koh Samui. Blacklane now serves more than 250 cities, 500 airports and 50 countries.

“International visitors are flocking to the region while its booming middle class is exploring the world. Therefore, more and more travelers desire a single trusted driver service for their global travel,” said Jens Wohltorf, Blacklane’s CEO and co-founder. “A familiar and professional experience gives passengers and corporate travel managers peace of mind around the world.”

Blacklane has hired staff in Singapore and in January will open a regional office as part of its commitment to the region. Blacklane also now partners with Asia Miles, the frequent flyer program of Cathay Pacific and Dragonair. Asia Miles members earn miles on Blacklane rides around the world.

More than 8.5 million frequent travelers are registered Asia Miles members. They can earn and redeem their miles on Cathay Pacific or one of its 24 airline partners.

Blacklane ( allows users to schedule rides on their website or via the Android and iPhone apps.

HEADLINES [click on headline to view story]

Night Safari welcomes three new baby animals

Muang Kaen Winter Fair to be held in Mae Taeng from December 25

New app expands into Chiang Mai for more transportation options