Vol. IV No. 19 - Saturday May 7 - May 13, 2005
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Thailand rejoices at the birth of a son to HRH the Crown Prince and Mom Srirasmi Mahidol

Proud father, HRH Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn holds his newborn son in the delivery room at Siriraj Hospital. The baby is healthy, and both parents are reportedly doing fine. Photo courtesy of the Royal Household Bureau.

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Storm over Chiang Mai causes 10 million baht damage


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Long-boat races in Nan prolong ancient Thai tradition

It is said that one of the 64 kings of Nan assigned his officers to cut a couple of large timber trees from Khun Samoon forest and craft the stumps into 100 khan tokes (food trays) for the workers. The main logs themselves were carved into two giant boats, 100 men spending two years in the wild to achieve this. Ten elephants then had to drag the huge canoes out of the forest to Nan River at Baan Puang Phayom where the king admired the large boats named “Tai Lah Boat” and the other ‘Tai Thong Boat” being raced.

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Angkhang Season Fun Rally 2005 – successful again

For the ninth consecutive year, the Amari Rincome Hotel, in co-operation with the Angkhang Nature Resort organized their Family Fun Rally over the May 1st weekend.

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Opening Night just around the corner at GIS

Opening Night is just around the corner and the cast and crew of “The Mail-Order Bride” are putting on the finishing touches. It has been a long and sometimes difficult road but the eight cast members from Grace International School (GIS) have worked hard and are eager to share the fruits of their labor.

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Celebrate Rotary

It’s a small world out there and it is a small world in International Service Clubs like Rotary. Rotary is an organization where you put ‘service above self’ and ‘lend a hand’ but where it is also possible to visit a strange country and phone up the nearest Rotary Club and you are sure to meet people with the same interest in mind.

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