Vol. IV No. 5 - Saturday January 29 - February 4, 2005



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Maneepokasup.CO.,LTD International Quality Award in Geneva 2002, Switzerland, 2002

Chiang Mai’s transport project unable to obtain promised funding

Building castles in the air, says CMU

Traffic jams during rush hour Chiang Mai indicate the need for a mass transit system.

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Tsunami sounds wake-up call



Billy carts in Baan Buak Jan

Each year more than 5,000 Hmong people gather to participate in the largest congregation of Thai Hmong hilltribes. Thai and foreign tourists joined the festival sponsored by the Royal Project Foundation held at Baan Buak Jan, Mae Rim-Samoeng district, Chiang Mai on January 14.

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Tennis Is My Dream

Columbia Sportswear Company in the United States has donated a selection of sports jackets to the participants of Tennis Is My Dream, a voluntary organization that teaches tennis to underprivileged children. Traveling to Baan Chiang Mai last Saturday,

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New software office puts Chiang Mai on technology map

On January 14 the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) opened a new branch of the Software Industry Promotion Agency (SIPA) in Chiang Mai, making this northern city the first in the country to boast a Metro LAN service.

Presiding over the launch of the office in the Chiang Mai Business Park, ICT Minister Suraphong Suebwonglee said that opening came a year after the government named Chiang Mai as part of its ‘ICT City’ program.

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Pinocchio comes to town

Puppets from six Southeast Asian countries on show

Puppet shows were recently staged by the Center of Arts and Culture Promotions and an exhibition of Southeast Asian Puppetry is on display during January 21 – February 20, 2005 at Chiang Mai University (CMU) Art Museum. The theme is “Puppets Unite” and includes seminars and demonstrations.

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