Vol. IV No. 4 - Saturday January 22 - January 28, 2005



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Residents protest against proposed Chiang Mai airport extension

Relocate rather than extend, says citizens meeting

The Department of Civil Aviation has plans for a 300-meter northward extension for Chiang Mai International Airport runway, but some Chiang Mai residents oppose this.

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Prominent society gambler caught cheating



Tsunami charity party raises 637,000 baht

Steve Yarnold and John Morgan, along with Wachara Tantranont, plus more friends including Phil, John, Bart, Mark and Dr. Howard, dreamed up the concept of an evening which saw the Chiang Mai community collect over 637,000 baht in just one night – and with a preparation time of only 10 days!

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British Club Cricketers’ annual visit to Chiang Mai

Last weekend saw the return of the cricketers from the British Club in Bangkok. These very welcome guests pay an annual visit to keep a tradition going, ‘The Richard Wood Trophy’ match. This game has been played for approximately 20 years, and after ‘Dick’ died, it was decided to continue the relationship with the British Club in Bangkok, making a very good excuse for the boys and their families to spend a weekend in Chiang Mai!

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Koh Lanta and TAT to launch awareness drive

Koh Lanta hoteliers and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will be using the upcoming ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) as a springboard to launch a campaign to raise global awareness of the island.

Koh Lanta, in Krabi Province, was left relatively unscathed by the tsunami but Pimalai Resort and Spa general manager, Frank Lestapis, said occupancy for the current high season has plummeted by 90 percent in many hotels. “We have lost more than 2,500 room nights from the end of December through February,” he said.

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RGB Thailand - an international movie experience

DreamMakers Movie Productions, a U.S. based independent film group, is filming one segment of a three part compilation entitled RGB Thailand. RGB, Red, Green, and Blue, is a joint effort by directors from Croatia, Brazil, and Thailand.

The RGB project will be available over the Internet and will travel to film festivals for review. The Thailand portion is being filmed in various venues in and around Chiang Mai.

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