Vol. III No. 42 - Saturday October 16 - October 22, 2004

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Uncollected garbage piles welcome tourists

Maybe that’s why we received the ‘ugly’ tag

Food stalls producing waste around the Chiang Mai Arcade Bus terminal, causing bad smells that destroy tourism.

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Chiang Mai-Lamphun road restricted



How long will the red minibus be king of the road in Chiang Mai?

A long local history but now perhaps an anachronism

The red minibus is not the only type of transport in the city as tricycle, buses and metered taxies are also available for public use today. Yet, it is still the most popular and accessible when compared with other choices.

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Hero’s welcome for Chiang Mai’s Paralympics champions

Thailand’s three Paralympics medallists received a rousing hero’s welcome from thousands of appreciative Chiang Mai residents at the Thapae Gate grounds on October 8.

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Managing to have fun

Plan some time to be spontaneous

At IBM, inside sales executive Karen Donnalley oversees a staff of customer service people who sell computers and computer accessories throughout the U.S. Servicing approximately 75,000 accounts “is a very difficult job,” she acknowledged. “It’s really important to recognize even the small successes in this environment. I try to make sure my team is happy. People who enjoy their job tend to do a better job.”

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Chaine des Rotisseurs looking towards 30th anniversary

International gastronomic society joins amateurs and professionals

This coming November the Chaine des Rotisseurs, an international gastronomic society that re-grouped in Paris in 1950, celebrates 30 years in Thailand.

The Chaine des Rotisseurs is devoted to promoting fine dining and “les arts de la table” in its broadest sense. It is based on the traditions and practices of the old French craft guild of goose roasters, birds that were particularly appreciated in those days. The Guild of Oyers Rotisseurs was founded in 1248 and was granted a Royal Charter and Coat of Arms in 1610.

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