Vol. II No. 10 Saturday 8 March - 14 March 2003
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Chiang Mai Night Bazaar blaze razes six shophouses  

Causes 1.5 million baht damage

A pre-dawn fire broke out at the Chiang Mai Night Bazaar, destroying six shop houses and their contents with an estimated loss of 1.5 million baht.

According to a source at Chiang Mai’s Fire Brigade, there was no report of deaths or injury. The blaze appeared to have started in a wooden handicraft shop belonging to Monchai Satapornchaipanitch, a businessman from Tambon Padaed in Muang District. He had opened the shop only two months previously.

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Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf XVI and Queen Silvia visit Chiang Rai


Thousands gather at Wat Ban Den to celebrate abbot’s birthday

On February 22-23, local people and other Buddhists who believe in the abbot of Wat Ban Den, celebrated his 39th birthday in Wat Ban Den, Tambon Inthakin, Mae Taeng, Chiang Mai.

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Teachers & students battle for school supremacy

Finally, German Christian School Chiang Mai (CDSC) students got to prove that they are sometimes as good as their teachers. During a football match this past Saturday it was up to the two teams to challenge each other.

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Eur Arthorn low cost housing project attracts thousands of applicants

The Head of the National Housing Authority Chiang Mai Office, Sayma Wichaiyo, told a press conference at City Hall that 7,466 Chiang Mai residents have applied to be in the lucky draw for low cost housing.

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Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce president, Rachan Veeraphan (right) presents a bouquet of flowers to congratulate Dr Pisit Lee-artham (left), the managing director of TT&T (Pub) Co., Ltd, and the former deputy minister of Finance, who had been conferred an honorary doctorate degree in the field of economy from Chiang Mai University, Class 37, on February 28. With them are Yuthapong Jeeraprapa (2nd right), president of the Federation of Thai Industry, Chiang Mai branch, and Visin Pichitpanya (2nd left), president of the Chiang Mai Bankers’ Club.

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