Vol. III No. 18 - Saturday May 1 - May 7, 2004
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Kingdom of Thailand celebrates Coronation Day May 5

CWhist being crowned King of Thailand, the 9th in the Chakri Dynasty (Rama IX), His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great took a sacred oath to rule with Righteousness, for the Benefit and Happiness of the Siamese People, which He has done magnificently, garnering tremendous respect from His people. King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great, the longest reigning monarch in the world. Long Live the King!

 May 5 marks the 54th anniversary of the Coronation of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great.

The day is celebrated as a national holiday, and all government offices and commercial banks will be closed.

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Chiang Mai to have integrated public transport from July 1



Thai Heritage Preservation Day marked in colorful ceremony at Wiang Thakan

Government asked to provide more funds for this event

Thai Heritage Preservation Day was marked in a colorful ceremony earlier this month with the opening of the Wiang Thakan city gates, the ancient city in San Patong district about 30 kilometers south of Chiang Mai.

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Futsal Youth Cup 2004 kicks off first round

Futsal Youth Cup 2004 kicked off the first round on April 20, with youngsters flocking to join the competition. They are competing for a trophy from HRH Princess Ubolratana and a prize money purse of more than 40,000 baht. Organised by Dontree Season Company, it is part of the anti-drugs campaign.

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GSB loans approved for people in debt

12 months to pay it off

The plan to alleviate poverty in Chiang Mai has been kick-started with the approval of loan sums of over five million baht for 126 applicants from Muang district. Each applicant will receive 15,000 baht.

At Chiang Mai City Hall, Government Savings Bank (GSB) director Korapoj Atsawinwijit and Chiang Mai governor Suwat Tantipat approved the funding for the government’s plan to alleviate problems caused by poverty.

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To the villages of the long neck women

A map review of Mae Hong Son

Some 40 years ago Major Roy Hudson, a retired British army officer in Chiang Mai, first visited the province of Mae Hong Son along Highway No 108 in a sedan car. He halted 14 kilometres short of Mae Sariang for a simple reason - the road ended there. In 1963, the provincial town of Mae Hong Son could only be reached by a Dakota DC3 plane twice a week and there were no tourists at all. All this has now changed.

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