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Rattanapol Sinsurin wins local crawl-off for the PM’s trophy

Noppamas Kids at Kad Suan Kaew

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Rattanapol Sinsurin wins local crawl-off for the PM’s trophy

Chiang Mai’s representatives in the Baby Crawling Competition showed their speed and endurance at the Central Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex. All the junior athletes were aged between 8 months to 1 year and not yet walking.

Mae sure is happy for the 5000 baht, although the winner, little Nong Benz probably doesn’t know what all the adulation is about. Who cares, she thinks – she likes it!

Having just a wee bit of navigation trouble, the little ones are nonetheless racing away.

This national event was organized by the Bio Consumer Co. Ltd., along with Dumex One Plus Products and Awesome Organization, to select our entrants in the final crawl-offs to win the PM Thaksin Shinawatra Trophy. The regional semi-finals have already been held in Khon Kaen, Songkhla and Chonburi.

The next batch of hopefuls pulls up to the starting line.

Getting ready for the rattle to sound to begin the race.

One away, one veering to her right, another having a little trouble getting off the starting line and the fourth crying – just another typical baby race.

Our own Nong Benz (Rattanapol Sinsurin) received 5,000 baht in cash and products for her speed crawl and she has vowed that she will bring the PM’s trophy back to Chiang Mai. In the meantime, her mother is just hoping she doesn’t learn to walk!

The second place went to Nong Nat (Nathan Goodall) who got 3,000 baht cash and products, while 3rd place and the Happy Baby award of 2,000 baht in cash and children’s products belong to Nong Jayjay (Natanon Chaipitakkul).

The Chiangmai Mail is behind Rattanapol and pushing her all the way!

Noppamas Kids at Kad Suan Kaew

During the Loy Krathong Festival, Noppamas beauty contests have been organized annually, but the Noppamas Kids contest is also a well-known and popular activity in town. Noppamas Kids 2002 was no exception, with the contest being held at Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex.

The boys first prize winner, Wasin Nilkamphaeng (Nong Por), poses with girls’ winner Pornpansa Maichan (Nong Anny).

The girls first prize winner, Nong Anny, 6, a student of Anuban Wieng Ping School.

It was not just a “beauty” contest as the boys and girls had to express themselves and show their knowledge in the preservation of our Lanna Yi Peng cultural heritage.

The first prize for girls went to Pornpansa Maichan or Nong Anny, 6 years old, from Anuban Wieng Ping School, and the boy’s first place went to Wasin Nilkamphaeng or Nong Arm, a 7 year-old boy from Dok-Ngern Municipal School. Both won 2,500 baht, sash and souvenir.

The winners of Noppamas Kids Contest 2002 at Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex, held on November 16 during Loy Krathong Festival.

The first girl’s runner up was Jirapa Thanya or Nong Mean, 7 years old from Sacred Heart College, and the boy’s runner up was Nattapat Sriwichai or Nong Por, also 7 years old.

Marvin really lies to eat toast for breakfast and sometimes he has it for a snack too after school. His favorite kind of toast is called monster toast. It looks really good and tastes good too.

Do you like to cook? Write to Marvin and tell him your favorite recipe. You can send your letters to:

Marg and Marvin

c/o Chiangmai Mail

142 Im-boon Housing Estate

Soi 1, Muangsamut Road, Tambon Changmoi

Muang District, Chiang Mai 50300

Email: kids [email protected]


1) How do chess players tell bedtime stories?

2) What did the gingerbread man have on his bed?

3) What do you get if you cross TNT with some old songs?

4) What kind of clothes does a house wear?


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4) A coat of paint and an address

Bye from Marg and Marvin