Vol. III No. 17 - Saturday April  24 - April 30, 2004

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Songkran road fatalities down - by 1

Chiang Mai police became stricter on enforcing road safety and traffic regulations by setting up checkpoints.

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Songkran revenue 720 million baht





Jinghong - the new THAI destination

Jing, jing!

Wouldn’t it sound exotic telling your friends that you’ve just spent a couple of days in China? That you were exploring Jinghong, the centre of Yunnan province, looking for plant and animal research?

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Vespas give Chiang Mai ‘Good Vibrations’

(With apologies to the Beach Boys!)

Chiang Mai awoke to the sputtering sounds of assorted scooters last week as young people took part in a fun Vespa rally.

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Q1 investment continues to soar

Investment in the first quarter of this year continues to show an impressive rise, with nearly Bt100 billion poured into Thailand’s industrial and farming sectors, according to new figures released last week by the Board of Investment (BOI).

The figures have served to reinforce the optimism of BOI Secretary-General Somphong Wanapha, who has said that investment for the year 2004 is certain to hit BOI’s target of Bt290 billion.

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Emil Eisenhofer and the German connection

The men who tunneled their way to the North

The Foreign Cemetery in Chiang Mai is near the traditional Gymkhana Golf Club on the east side of the Ping River (along the Old Chiang Mai-Lamphun Road) is very well known. Marked by an impressive statue of England’s Queen Victoria, some of the town’s most notable foreigners found their final resting place on the land that was granted by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in the year 1898.

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