Vol. III No. 37 - Saturday September 11 - September 17, 2004

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Public asked to help fight water pollution

Mae Kha canal at Saeng Tawan intersection contains polluted water and causes unpleasant smells. Many authorities have made efforts to purify the water and solve the water pollution, without success.

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Chiang Rai struck with worst natural disaster in 20 years




The heavenly road to Phong Saly

A survey trip to Northern Laos

Following a call for a survey trip from Chiang Mai to Northern Laos with Lao Youth Travel Vientiane, I was delighted to see how Laos is opening up very quickly. Still being a laid-back and sleepy tourist destination compared with other countries in Southeast Asia, Laos does it by its own way, and according to its self-controlled rules.

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Students enjoy varied sports fest

The regional sports event for students in education areas 1-5 in the northern region was held from September 6-10 at the Chiang Mai Municipality Stadium. It was organized and supported by Chiang Mai province and the local Tourism, Sport and Recreation Center.

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Niyom launches new Toyota Hilux Vigo

The 7th generation of Hilux pick-ups

Last Wednesday, the all-new Toyota Hilux ‘Vigo’ was introduced to the local media, organized by local dealer Niyom Phanich’s Senior Vice Managing Director Suthipong Chindasilp. In his outgoing and vivid presentation, Suthipong not only outlined the remarkable benefits of the new vehicle, but also explained the reasons why he foresees that his ambitious goals of selling at least 400 Toyota Hilux Vigos to Chiang Mai residents will be realised. “It’s simply a fantastic new car, as comfortable as it is economic, yet sporty at the same time,” Suthipong said. “I want locals to drive a safe, yet comfortable car but I know for many businesses you need to have a Pick up. The new Hilux generation combines the comfort of a limousine with the heavy duty engine and big loading area which is needed by most business men,” he said.

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Nok Air celebrates opening of Udon Thani route

Nok Air and its point of sale provider, 7-Eleven Counter Service Plus, celebrated the airline’s service to Udon Thani, the province where ancient civilizations flourished 5,000 years ago, and these days the gateway to the Mekong region and Laos.

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