Vol. II No. 46 - Saturday November 15 - November 21, 2003
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Once again, Loy Krathong festival is spectacular in Chiang Mai

Nowhere is the Loy Krathong Festival celebrated quite like it is in Chiang Mai, and once again this year the celebrations lived up to their billing. Shown here, almost 3000 balloons were released at the same time - a truly spectacular moment when they are floating off into eternity.
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Loy Krathong accident rate still appalling


Yi Peng celebrated with light and sound

Chiang Mai’s Yi Peng (Loy Krathong) Festival drew tens of thousands of Thai and foreign visitors. One major attraction was the Light and Sound presentation about the pandas in the front of the Chiang Mai municipal building. This was similar to the much vaunted show that was seen during the APEC meeting in Bangkok and covered the Lanna cultural heritage of the Loy Krathong Festival.

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Consulate Cup III

Everybody was ‘having a ball’

The American consulate Chiang Mai held a fun tennis tournament for friends, tennis lovers and people not scared of the heat. The ‘qualifying matches’ were held on Saturday, November 9, with the finals on the following day.

The first qualifying match between Trucker Dan and David from AUA against the team of Tom LeDoux and David LaPrade began at an unsociable 7 a.m., with Trucker and David winning the best of three sets 4:6, 6:4, 6:2.

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APEC smoothes the way for Thai silk

The recent Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) hosted by Bangkok has served to boost international recognition of the goods produced under the One Tambon One Product (OTOP) scheme, in particular silks and silk products.

In a recently published report, the Kasikorn Research Center (formally the Thai Farmers Research Centre) noted that OTOP goods had attracted the interest of the 21 APEC leaders, their spouses and journalists who met in Bangkok for their annual summit last month.

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Thailand praised for role and vision in addressing SARS crisis

Thailand has been praised by the Travel Trade Gazette Asia (TTG Asia), the most leading and influential travel magazine in Asia, for the country’s role and vision with effective strategies in addressing a recent tourism crisis caused by the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in the region earlier this year.

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