Vol. IV No. 1 - Saturday January 1 - January 7, 2005



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Earthquakes and tidal waves bring 2004 to a close



Christmas impressions in Chiang Mai

Christmas weather in Chiang Mai is a little like Europe. It was not unusual to have 30 degrees at noon and between 8–12 degrees in the evening. Santa was happy to be able to wear his big warm coat. Bonfires along the streets, Jingle Bells coming out of gardens, friends and foreign communities gathering to celebrate their Christmas customs and share them with their Thai friends.

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Mae Rim District Office and police hold an anti-drug sports day

Mae Rim District Chief Officer Puchong Phokoodsai, superintendent of Mae Rim District Police Station, organized an anti-drug sports day competition for 2,000 local administration organization’s officers, village headmen, and private company’s staff.

The drug problem is a serious threat to the nation, and sport is one of the best activities to prevent the return of drug abuse to the local communities, said Puchong.

The sports day included football and volleyball and the always popular cheerleaders.

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Thai-Chinese FTA does not boost Thai exports claims customs office

Thai exports of vegetables and fruits to China on the basis of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) have not increased as expected, said Winai Chimthongprasert, head of Chiang Saen Custom Office.

According to the Thai-Chinese trade statistics, Thai exports to China in the year 2003 amounted to 3.9 billion baht and for the year 2004, 4.5 billion baht, which is an increase of 16 percent. Imports through Chiang Saen Port in the year 2003 amounted to 1.2 billion baht and for the year 2004 were 1.4 billion baht.

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Winter celebration in Chiang Mai

“A winter celebration of music, shows, buffets, fireworks and a very special visit from Santa Claus” said the invitation. And that was what awaited the almost 700 guests who came to the Wongmalee family estate in Chiang Mai.

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