Adrian Fleur


I'm a South African writer based in Oxford, United Kingdom.

I used to be Assistant Editor for Chiang Mai Citylife, the most-read English-language news site and magazine in Northern Thailand.

My passions lie with my personal writing: fiction novels, short stories and poetry. I am working on these with the help of University of Oxford, which is where I study Creative Writing.

Market of Eden is my little blog all about the food, culture, hurdles and scruffy street dogs of Thailand.

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Market of Eden

My travel and food blog about Chiang Mai and the rest of Thailand. This is the place I present my South East Asian world and its many trinkets. Welcome to my Market of Eden.

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Magazine - Articles in Print

Citylife Magazine

Big Fish, Little Fish: Why Thailand's Drug Laws Just Don't Work

The latest infamous victim of Thailand's draconian drug laws is a Thai ex-model who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for carrying a small amount of cocaine through a Bangkok...

Citylife Magazine

We Are What We Eat: A Look At Northern Thai Farming Practices

The sound of 13,000 chickens squawking is far more menacing than I would have imagined. As we get closer to the 90 metre-long warehouse, the cacophony vibrates into a growl.

Citylife Magazine

Starving for Perfection: A Look at Eating Disorders in Thailand

A beautiful young girl sits before me - her fingers twirling through her hair, her hazel eyes glittering as she reveals the secrets of her past. "I had a monster in my head,"...

Citylife Magazine

Exporting the Elderly: A Look at Elder Care in Northern Thailand

"All the baby boomers have grown up, grown old, and lived longer lives than their parents did before them. Populations are ageing, everywhere in the world, and there are more...

Citylife Magazine

Hazed and Confused: A Look at Northern Thailand's Smog Problem

Pluming smoke obscures the path of the speeding van, which brakes into corners and swerves over potholes to make it back to Chiang Mai from Nong Khai in good time. The...

Citylife Magazine

Dirty Litter Secrets: Chiang Mai's Garbage Problem

Standing amidst mountains of garbage on a hot day, I wonder to myself, "How green is Chiang Mai?" I am at a cleaning and sorting centre in Sansai, just a short ten minute drive...

Citylife Magazine

Here Comes Hollywood: A Look Behind the Lens with Chris Lowenstein, Producer of The Coup

I'm sitting in the lobby of the Imperial Mae Ping with Chris Lowenstein, the producer for The Coup and executive director of Chiang Mai-based Living Films, a dedicated...

Website - Opinion Editorials

Chiang Mai CityNews

Thai Sob Story Ads Make the World Sniffle... Not Change

What inspired me to write this piece is that I want us all to remember that being a good person doesn't come from shedding a tear for a fictional character that's been served up...

Chiang Mai CityNews

Small Girl, Big Bike

Opinion Editorial - At home, I was always taught to avoid routes with traffic lights wherever I could. Yet, in Chiang Mai, I've traded feeling wary of criminals to feeling wary...

Chiang Mai CityNews

Know Your Traffic Police Checkpoints in Chiang Mai

A checkpoint map and personal stories of encounters with the traffic cops in our city.

Chiang Mai CityNews

Mega-Mall Mania & Morality

Qualms about Little Bangkok becoming overcrowded with mega-malls.

Website - Photographic Features

Chiang Mai CityNews

Koh Phangan's Full Moon Parties Are Full of Idiots

Feature - There is a lot more to Koh Phangan than drunken foreigners trashing the beach.

Chiang Mai CityNews

A Photographic Journey Through The Ferns

Interview with Fern Paradise owner and architect Dr. Niwat Tantayanusorn.


First Cheese Bar in Chiang Mai at Rimping Maya

The cheese bar is proud to employ people who possess the enthusiasm for food and the talent to match breads, cheeses and wines based on people's palates. One of the employees...

Chiang Mai CityNews

A Day Amongst The Crowds: Central Festival Opening

The inside of Central Festival Mall. Yesterday, I got on my motorbike and made the 1 km journey to newly opened Central Festival Mall. It took me half an hour because there was...