Articles Tagged: Yaa Baa

David Crisp – Five years on

A Gay Community in Shock Unbelievably, its now five years since the event that rocked Chiang Mai’s gay farang community perhaps more than any other in recent memory. Popular gay ex-pat and talented musician David Crisp was brutally murdered in his home by three hill tribe bar boys he’d befriended. After bludgeoning him to death […]

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Whatever Happened to…. Part 2

Down at the Night Bazaar A walk down memory lane Some while back we started an occasional series of articles called “what happened to” reflecting on places and personalities from gay Chiang Mai of years gone by (read: “whatever happened to part 1 and other gay Chiang Mai history”). Despite having accumulated a wealth of […]

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Play Safe for Loy Khratong

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Loy Khratong is one of the most beautiful festivals in Thailand, but also the noisiest and most dangerous (apart from the Songkran Road Kill). The often indiscriminate throwing and misuse of fireworks will no doubt lead to some deaths and serious injuries as it does every year. The authorities so called crackdowns launched every year […]

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The Day the Music Died

Buddy Holly, one of the fore fathers of modern music, died in a plane crash on 3rd February 1959. His short but explosive career left a permanent musical legacy, immortalised in 1971 by the cryptic lyrics of Don Mclean’s classic song American Pie. Something touched me deep inside the day the music died. Four years […]

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WARNING – GHB The date rape Drug in Chiang mai

The Chiang Mai murder of David Crisp four years ago by three bar boys he’d taken home should serve as a reminder and warning to every one of the risks in taking casual sex partners or prostitutes to your home or room. This week another danger has been highlighted on the streets of Chiang Mai, […]

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David Crisp

David Crisp

Life is an intriguing web of encounters and interactions with other people. Some planned, some random, some pleasant, some not so and some which, however fleeting, leave a profound and lasting impression that, despite being a small encounter, you know their impact will remain with you forever. David Crisp was born in 1953 and came […]

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Travel Warning – Chiang Mai Night Bazaar

I want to ask my friends to be very careful now in Chiang Mai. From reports I heard that the notorious “Sleaze Alley” at the Night Bazzar has become very dangerous with many young hill tribe boys on drugs hanging about there. “Sleaze Alley” is the small soi of run down beer bars off Thapae […]

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The dangers of living in Chiang Mai

Sometimes you read a story which reminds you that Chiang Mai, or the Rose of the North is not quite the Paradise you believed it was. In this case villans and bad luck seem to have struck for our friends at Thai Eyes. Apparently their house was attacked in the early morning hours, they were […]

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