Vol. II No. 44 - Saturday November 1 - November 7, 2003
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Over 1,000 people in Chiang Mai turn out to pay respects to the King Rama V

October 23 marks the passing, 94 years ago, of King Chulalongkorn (King Rama V the Great), known locally as “Phra Piya Maharaja”. The day has become a national holiday, a day Thai people remember this great monarch.

King Chulalongkorn was instrumental in modernizing the Kingdom of Thailand. His many accomplishments included establishing the Council of State, setting up 12 different ministries, reorganizing the government administrative system, and abolishing slavery.

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Chiang Mai mayor expecting 300 mio tourist baht over Yee Peng


Tom and Kitty’s house(boat) warming party

Newlyweds Tom and Kitty (ex-Full Monty Pub owners) unveiled TK’s boathouse, their new venture. The boathouse is situated on the Mae Ngad reservoir in Sri Lanna national park (near Mae Taeng), about 30 minutes north of Chiang Mai and caters for private parties and provides accommodation for short or long stay guests.

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“Tennis is My Dream”

Tennis project challenges underprivileged children

A committee composed of members from the 700 Year Stadium boards of directors, Chiang Mai Tennis Club, and Rotary Chiang Mai West recently inaugurated a new program at the 700 year stadium, “Tennis is my Dream”.

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New executive assistant manager appointed at Amari Rincome Hotel

The Amari Rincome Hotel recently welcomed the new executive assistant manager, ‘Jeff’ Chanin Sattayarom to the team.

‘Jeff’ Chanin Sattayarom started his career at the Royal Orchid Sheraton & Tower as a trainee at the front office. He realized that he liked the hospitality industry and went to join the ‘Ecole Les Roches’ Hotel school in Switzerland. After graduating in Switzerland, he began receiving work experience in international hotel chains in Switzerland as well as in Thailand.

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San Kamphaeng Development Plan underway

208 mio baht to replace old road

San Kamphaeng District is planning to build a cultural Chiang Mai-San Kamphaeng road to replace the former Highway 1006, and rejuvenate the fame of its local handicraft village of San Kamphaeng.

Surachai Jongrak, San Kamphaeng district chief officer, said that this project was approved by the Department of Highways with 208,500,000 baht to be used for the road development, starting from Poy Luang intersection and continuing to the heart of San Kamphaeng town.

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