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Articles in Category: Burma & Shan State

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Another Temblor in the Shan State

The Shan State was hit by another quake this morning, at 4.6-magnitude it was felt in Chiang Rai Province. Parts of the Shan State are still suffering badly from the big 6.8 Magnitude quake of 24th March reported here There is still urgent need of help for the victims who have been left homeless, especially […]

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PASSAGE FROM MANDALAY – New novel set in Chiang Mai

Passage From Mandalay by Teresa Orr : The story of how a Burmese girl was saved from forced prostitution in Thailand. The story is set in Chiang Mai and the main characters are gay. The story exposes lots of details about the corruption on both sides of the Burmese border and the operations of people […]

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UPDATE: Shan State Earthquake Relief Project

See the following updateon the Shan State Earthquake Relief Project from our friends at the The Best Friend Library Last week in Chiang Mai, at Wat Pa Pao temple, The Best Friend had a booth for the Shan Poy Sang Long festival collecting donations and selling fund raising T shirts. Altogether, they have raised more […]

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Poy Sang Long and Parade – Wat Pa Pao

Following hot on the heels of last weeks Poy Sang Long celebrations at Wat Ku Tao tomorrow sees the start of festivities at Wat Pa Pao, on Manee Nopparat Road (outer road on North Side of moat) near Sriphum corner. You can find both Wat’s on our google map Poy Sang Long Procession The festivities […]

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Shan State Earthquake Relief project

The Best Friend Library, based in Chiang Mai is already up and running with a fundraising and relief project for victims of last week’s earthquake in Shan State. With the death toll almost certainly already over two hundred, the Burmese government seem to be doing nothing other than mount a cover up and block the […]

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Update: Shan State Earthquake

Irrawaddy is now putting the estimated death toll from Thursday night’s earthquake in the south eastern Shan State at 150 According to this article in Irrawaddy The hospital in Tachilek, Shan State is, “already filled to capacity, the hospital has been forced to leave many patients out in the open.” According to local officials, around […]

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Poy Sang Long Festival

If you’re visiting Chiang Mai this weekend the Go-Go bars are likely not the best place to go. Most of our friends who work in Chiang Mai’s commercial gay venues are Tai Yai refugees from the Shan State in South East Burma and today marks the start of a three day Tai festival of Poy […]

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Earthquake in Shan State

A strong Earthquake has hit the Eastern Shan State causing major damage and widespread deaths and injuries. The main tremor registers 6.7 on the Richter scale and was clearly felt in Chiang Mai along with a series of aftershocks. Data from TMD website Date Time Magnitude Depth Mar 25, 2011 07:22 4.9 40 Mar 24, […]

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Site updates and the Shan State

We’ve now completed updating the sidebar on this site to include a couple of Gay news feeds from around the world as well as one from The Irrawaddy giving the latest news from Burma. We’ve also added a panel on the sidebar explaining about the Shan people and why we cover them on a Gay […]

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Video about the SSA

One more for all our friends from North of the border

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