Vol. III No. 20 - Saturday May 15 - May 21, 2004

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Fire razes warehouse in Hang Dong

3 million baht damage caused by oxy-welder

Firefighters work to extinguish the final burning embers from a fire that razed a United Arts Company warehouse last week. 

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Flash floods are here again



8th Rincome - Angkhang Season Rally

Fun and frolics and elephant poo in the forest!

The days before the 8th Rincome - Angkhang Season Rally were most threatening with daily heavy rain showers, but luckily Saturday morning was a beautiful cloudless day. A great turnout of 30 cars, drivers, navigators and a bunch of children gathered from 6 a.m. in the parking lot of the Amari Rincome to get ready for the fun to come.

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Rain does not dampen Muslim Anti-Drug Sport Challenge

The opening ceremony of the 6th Northern Muslim Association Anti-Drugs Sports Challenge was carried out at its scheduled time at 5 p.m. on May 7, regardless of the drizzling rains, damp amphitheatre and drenched football field.

“Youth is the most important force of the nation. I am delighted in seeing all Muslims coming from the seven northern provinces gathered harmoniously,” said Prinya Panthong, deputy Chiang Mai governor, presiding over the event.

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Now garbage is more than just a load of rubbish

Waste not, want not, is Chiang Mai’s new motto

Chiang Mai Municipality has initiated a project that makes garbage not just a lot of trash. The new project is called “Turning Garbage into Energy”.

The British ambassador to Thailand and the British Consul in Chiang Mai, along with Chiang Mai M.P. Pakorn Buranupakorn, Governor Suwat Tantipat, and Mayor Boonlert Buranupakorn, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for mutual cooperation between the Thai and British governments for the project.

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Global Positioning Systems for bicycle riders made simple

Many of the Top Gear bicycle riders have been using handheld GPS (Global Positioning Systems) units to create maps of bicycle trails around Chiang Mai for sharing and information.

They have recently begun collecting everyone’s track information to make an accurate map of Chiang Mai and Northern Thailand, down to 10m scale.

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