Vol. II No. 47 - Saturday November 22 - November 28, 2003
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World’s longest scarf created in Chiang Mai province

Farmers show off their scarf, claimed to be the world’s longest, at a rice field in Prao district of Chiang Mai province. Farmers spent nearly three months off the rice field to make this scarf, which they aim to put on show when they celebrate the harvest season later this month. The scarf was measured at 1,000 meters long. (AP Photo/Wichai Taprieu)

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Winter ailments on the way


San Patong’s anti-drug promotion

6,000 people from 118 villages, 11 tambon and two municipalities participated in the grand parade along the main Chiang Mai-Hod Road starting from San Patong District Agriculture Office, ending at the San Patong District government office grounds.

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Petanque rolls through Wing 41 in Chiang Mai

70 teams from Chiang Mai, nearby provinces and Bangkok, took part in the annual Petanque competition at Wing 41, fighting for the HRH Princess Chulabhorn trophy.

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Anti-spec measures necessary to avert second crisis

Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has warned that action on the over-heating stock market was essential to avert another economic crisis.

The prime minister cautioned that the unprecedented rise of the Thai stock market on November 4th , which pushed the volume of trade up to a 28-year high of 63 billion baht, could lead to a second economic bubble unless anti-speculation measures were put in place. While in part the record-breaking volume of trade had been caused by an inflow of foreign currency, it was also partly due to share speculation by retail investors, the PM said.

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Singapore eyes Thailand as MICE tourism partner

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has called on the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to act as a partner in its promotion of meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE) in the tourism market.

Gerard Lee, director of the STB’s Planning Division, said, “This year Singapore is launching a campaign entitled ‘Make it Singapore’ to ensure Singapore’s continuing prominence for the MICE market.”

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