Vol. II No. 4 Saturday 25 January - 31 January 2003
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 Thousands turn up for San Kamphaeng’s event of the year

20th San Kamphaeng Bor Sang Umbrella Festival and Handicrafts Fair a big hit

The three day Umbrella Festival at Ban Bor Sang, San Kamphaeng district attracted a huge number of visitors this year. Boworn Rattanaprasit, the Chiang Mai deputy governor presided over the opening, with people crowded along both sides of the road to witness the event.

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Krathong contest held in Sukhothai

Tourism in Doi Mae Salong down

HM Queen Sirikit bestows Royal Patronage on Wiang Kum Kam

Her Majesty the Queen graciously visited the ancient town Wiang Kum Kam to view the light and sound drama presentation titled Muang Kaew Kwan Klao Wiang Kum Kam.

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British Club wins ‘Dick Wood Cup’ cricket tournament

Chiang Mai hosted two ‘proper’ cricket matches this weekend at the Gymkhana Club, proving that here in Chiang Mai everything is possible if you have some highly motivated and interested people around.

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BankThai raises economic growth estimate to 3.9 percent

BankThai Plc has raised the country’s economic growth estimate for 2003 to 3.9 percent from an earlier projection of 3.7 percent. Dr. Anusorn Thammajai, senior vice president of the bank’s Research and Planning Division, said the bank believes the higher projection was realistic if the global economic situation remains stable. 

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Prof Dr Boonserm Veersakul, president of the Thurakit Bandhit University from Bangkok, cuts the ribbon to mark the opening of its new educational center in Chiang Mai, which will be serving as the university’s northern working center.

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