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Original Khon Kaen Content Pledge

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Original Khon Kaen Content Pledge

After reviewing some of the ‘news’ sites and blogs out there it’s a little disappointing to see a lot of regurgitated content. Instead of copying we’ll bring you only original content from Khon Kaen. BUT you’ll still be able to see all the latest news about Khon Kaen in our sidebar feed ( Scroll down…

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Khon Kaen Hit and Run.

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Khon Kaen Hit and Run.

A 24 year old security guard was killed in the early hours of Sunday morning. The two other vehicles involved in the accident fled the scene. The accident occurred at a U-turn near Ban Nong Saeng in tambon Phra Lap on the Khon Kaen – Kalasin bypass. The man was identified as Preecha Paiyaposri, a security…

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Red Bull to Return Disputed Land

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Red Bull to Return Disputed Land

It looks like common sense and justice may win the win the day after all. Red Bull announced that it is ready to return 31 rai (5 hectares) of public land to the people. The move comes after a big protest by the local citizens that has gained much support online and here at Khon Kaen…

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Khon Kaen Local News Round Up

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Khon Kaen Local News Round Up

Khon Kaen: The nation is reporting that locals suspect their identities were stolen to be used in approving the land lease. A subsidiary of Red Bull (Owned by the MD) has leased land and it’s feared may cause environmental damage or a water war in the Khon Kaen Area. The controversy continues read our previous…

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Some Lesser Known Isaan Food Favourites

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Some Lesser Known Isaan Food Favourites

Following on from our last article on  Isaan Food Basics Om Gai Baan Firstly, a savoury soup traditionally made from Gai Baan or ‘Home Chicken’ actually a better translation is probaby Cockerel ! Om Kai Baan Crushed chillies, garlic, onions, galangal and lemongrass with Pla Ra (details later) fish sauce, courgettes,rice gruel, spring onions,  dill,…

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Like a Red Rag to a Bull; Khon Kaen Water Wars

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Like a Red Rag to a Bull; Khon Kaen Water Wars

It was reported in the Bangkok papers today that a Water War could potentially break out in Khon Kaen. Battle is set to commence when the new Red Bull Factory becomes operational. “If a proper plan is not drawn up now, I can tell you that a war over water will definitely break out here,”…

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Khon Kaen News Today

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Khon Kaen News Today

RED BULL LAND: Lease linked to the giant energy drink company for public land in a community forest in Khon Kaen’s Ubonrat district could be terminated if there is opposition, the Interior Minister said yesterday. As the controversy over the lease of public land in Tambon Ban Dong mounted, General Anupong Paojinda yesterday said the…

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Bangkok; Brazilian Smuggler Ingests 100 Packets of Cocaine.

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Bangkok; Brazilian Smuggler Ingests 100 Packets of Cocaine.

Brazilian arrested. A Brazilian has been arrested after he allegedly smuggled cocaine into the country. An x-ray found that he had swallowed 100 packs of cocaine, totaling about 1.3 kilograms in an attempt to bring them into the country. Acting on a tip-off, anti-narcotic police rounded up the suspect, identified as Paulo Henrique Pires Naschimento,…

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Khon Kaen News Today

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Khon Kaen News Today

The 26-billion-baht Khon Kaen-Nong Khai double track railway is part of group of projects being forward for approval to the Thai cabinet this year. A draft schedule was unveiled after the SRT last week announced the winners of the first phase of double-track projects, which comprise five routes covering 668km. Alleged Tour Scam A Khon…

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Isaan Food A Beginners Guide

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Isaan Food A Beginners Guide

The Staples of North East Thai Cuisine The North East of Thailand has long been famous for its unique food. An important part of the culture, food is always present at family gatherings. As you probably know there is a wide range of very distinctive tastes. Here’s our Top Ten of Isaan Food Number 1…

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