Vol. IV No. 20 - Saturday May 14 - May 20, 2005
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Tenants flee Wiang Ping Mansion blaze

Fire fighters are hoisted up to the 12th floor to extinguish the blaze at Wiang Ping Mansion.

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Tai Yai tribal culture in Mae Hong Son, and long neck Karen at Thai-Burmese border

Normally, when one talks about Mae Hong Son, most people think of a dried-out border town and rough roads far away from the modern world. Nevertheless, Mae Hong Son people are kind and honest, and include different cultures of Tai Yai merging Burmese culture, Karen, Hmong, Lahu, Lisu, Palong or long neck Karen and Karen Ka Ya, most of them having escaped battles and suppression in Burma. They have their own unique cultures, all equally interesting.

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Prem teacher pushed to the limit in Ironman triathlon

Matthew Hartnett, a teacher at the Prem Tinsulanonda International School, completed his first attempt at an Ironman Triathlon in Forster, New South Wales, Australia on April 3. Matt completed the ultra distance race which included a 3.8 km swim, a 180 km bike ride and a 42km run (a full marathon). All in all, it amounted to 14 hours 16 minutes of continuous exercise.

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Kanthoke and culture at Prem Tinsulanonda School

As the Prem Tinsulanonda School (Prem) is very active in joining forces with students from around the world and educating young adults to become global citizens, Simon Greensdale, the asst. director of the Visiting Schools Program invited students of Brigham Young University (BYU), their teachers and chaperones, to experience a ‘real’ Northern evening.

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New Knight in Chiang Mai

It is always an honor to receive a medal in your country but to receive a medal from another country is an even greater achievement and honor.

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