Vol. III No. 52 - Saturday December 25 - December 31, 2004



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Santa arrives Chiang Mai style

This year Santa arrived in town Chiang Mai style - on the back of an elephant. He was first seen at the Wongmalee family’s winter celebration to the delight of nearly 700 people, many of whom were kids from neighboring villages, underprivileged children, and school mates who had come to celebrate Cue Wongmalee’s eleventh birthday, Christmas and a wedding party. Santa came all the way from Maesa Elephant Camp to hand out presents to 250 children. Happy Holidays from the Chiangmai Mail. (Photo by Scott Jones)

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ICTC opens at Chiang Mai Immigration



Chak Kham School honors U.S. Ambassador by naming digital library after him

US Chamber of Commerce Thailand donates computers

The U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, Darryl N. Johnson, presided over the inauguration of the “Darryl and Kathleen Johnson Digital Library” at the Chak Kham School in Lamphun on December 17.

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Mae Chaem Karen students hold anti-drug sports to honor King’s birthday

An anti-drug sports event was held on December 10 at the Sahamitra Phupasawan School by the Wat Chan Royal Project and local administration organization in Ban Wat Chan, Mae Chaem district, Chiang Mai to honor HM the King’s Birthday.

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Exporters urged to hedge against currency exchange risks

Exporters should hedge against currency exchange risks since the US dollar has currently fluctuated, according to Kasikorn Research Center (KRC). The leading think tank projected the greenback would continue to weaken next year because the deficit in the United States’ current account and budget balance were likely to increase.

However, the greenback will likely to gradually depreciate since the US and its key trading partners did not want the see the global monetary market fluctuate. KRC said local regulators should keep a close watch on the dollar movement to ensure the baht would not fluctuate.

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Zonta International celebrates Christmas

The Zonta International Club of Chiang Mai held their Zonta Christmas Bazaar at the 3rd Red Cross Station on December 18.

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