Vol. IV No. 16 - Saturday April 16 - April  22, 2005
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It’s official – Songkran was a splash!

Gotcha! Wild and whacky fun once again this year in the annual water wars, also known as Songkran. Sawadee Pee Mai from Chiangmai Mail! (AP Photo/Pattapon Rambutri)

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Two ‘colonels’ arrested for drug dealing

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Revolutionary changes in the educational system

A rollercoaster ride to watch

No smooth, slowly winding roads for a visit to the small schools for minority group children in the mountains of Mae Sariang. More of a steep, almost a rollercoaster ride over rough roads full of deep gullies filled with orange sand which makes you one moment look at the sky and the other watch your feet, pinned back in your seat by the safety belts. It goes on and on five hours one way and five hours back and the next day the same procedure to a school which was in the end not that far away from the first school but you have to, because there are no connecting roads.

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APIS Taekwon-Do Club first ITF grading

“Standing Room only!” That’s how one spectator described Thailand’s first International Taekwon-Do (ITF) grading held at APIS in March. “You should have seen the discipline. The kids were great, they were happy, and had great skills! I didn’t know they had it in them, and all in such a short time,” said another.

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How many teeth do you have?

To make dental education a little less serious and a little more fun, the first graders of the Christian German School Chiang Mai (CDSC) decided to visit the dental clinic Dentaland on March 23, under the supervision of their teacher Winnie Hofmann and a mother.

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Poi Sang Long ceremony at Pa Pao Temple, Chiang Mai

Earlier this week, Tai tribes people hailing from several districts in the upper northern region of Chiang Mai led their children to join the annual Poi Sang Long ceremony at Wat Pa Pao Temple in Muang, Chiang Mai. This year’s event was supported by TAT, as well as the Chiang Mai municipality.

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