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Myanmar police stop ‘ice’ shipment headed for Thailand

A Myanmar man was arrested Friday morning allegedly on his way to the border at Mae Sai in Chiang Rai with 200 kilograms of crystal meth (“ice”). Myanmar police informed their counterparts in Mae Sai that the man, identified only as Archaw, 29, from Tachilek in Shan state, was stopped in his pickup driving towards […]

Tachilek on an e-Visa

Chiang Rai, 17 January 2017: Travel to the Mekong Region is often called the ‘last frontier,” but with a littler effort the frontier hassles can be rolled back for the determined traveller. A phrase coined to conjure up the mystique of travel ironically identifies the major snag for travellers to the Greater Mekong Sub-region; frontiers. […]