Vol. I No. 9  Saturday 21 December - 27 December 2002
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Happy Holidays and good will towards all

From the staff of the Chiangmai Mail

Christmas was on the minds of some at the 2nd Chiang Mai Mardi Gras, as can be shown by this group dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus. This year’s event was deemed even more successful than last year’s, as thousands took to the streets to party “Mardi Gras” style! (story and more photos on center pages this week)

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Athletes and spectators treated to fantastic 33rd National Games opening ceremony

60% of motorcycle road accidents are alcohol related

Thank You Chiang Mai in the name of the kids!

Last Saturday was one of the happiest days in the lives of 48 children in the care of the “Rejoice Children Project” in Chiang Mai.

The Rejoice Urban Development Project, in short ‘RUDP’, is a multi faceted grassroots project based in the Chiang Mai Province near the foot of the famous Doi Suthep Mountain and temple.

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33rd National Games open spectacularly

Being the host of the 33rd National Games (Nakhon Chiang Mai Games), Chiang Mai put on a grand opening for the ages, which impressed all who came to join the celebration at the 700 Years Anniversary Sport Complex on December 13.

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Thai product production law being worked out in parliament

Thailand is currently working on a law which would protect Thai products throughout the international marketplace. This law will mirror that which the World Trade Organization (WTO) defines as ‘geographical indications’ or GIs. Dozens of Thai products may be tagged for geographical-indications protection once the law passes parliament. 

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The management team of the Park Hotel presents a bouquet of flowers to congratulate Kanog Suvannavisutre (3rd left), the general manager of the Empress Hotel, on his birthday anniversary and celebration, held at the Vimarn Room 2 of the hotel in Chiang Mai recently.

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