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Sightseeing in beautiful Thaksinaburi (formerly known as ‘The Rose of the North’)

Bill ‘bored’?

Insulate for savings

A web reader’s thanks

Sightseeing in beautiful Thaksinaburi (formerly known as ‘The Rose of the North’)

Dear Editor,

Picture taken right before Hillside 4, a beautiful construction, hiding the useless meadow with the noisy cows.

In the Chiangmai Mail Mailbag of August 27, 2005, Hillside Nick’s published letter of huge billboard dominating the city inspired me. He invited Chiangmai Mail to publish more photos of huge billboards, which make Chiang Mai so ugly.

I did consider it as a challenge to do some billboard research and the result is some selected photos. Please feel free to publish them under the header of: Sightseeing in beautiful Thaksinaburi (formerly known as ‘The Rose of the North’).

Bob


Bill ‘bored’?

The Editor,

Billboard from ‘near Airport Plaza’

I refer to Hillside Nick’s letter with photos in your last issue. If Chiang Mai is to retain its title “Rose of the North”, something will have to be done about this rampant commercial brainwashing.

In addition to his letter, I would like to ask the following: what department is responsible for giving the go-ahead to these oversized monstrosities, and how much are they getting paid for allowing it to happen?

It won’t be long before Doi Suthep is hidden behind a giant billboard for skin whitening cream.

Chiang Mai Mike


Insulate for savings

Dear Sir,

The Thai government is, quite rightly, urging people to save power. Insulation of houses and/or individual apartments is highly successful in achieving this aim. I know this because, on the advice of a friend, when I built my house I built cavity brick walls with polystyrene sheets installed in the cavities. Now I find that I do not need air conditioning. Similar insulation can be retrofitted to already built houses and apartments. This involves fixing wooden battens to the interior walls to which are then fastened plaster board sheets with sheet polystyrene under the boards. This would be relatively cheap and the cost could be spread by covering individual walls, one at a time starting with south facing walls.

Tony Knowles
San Kamphaeng


A web reader’s thanks

Dear Editor,

Thank you for extensive flood reports! Thanks to all Chiangmai Mail news staff for the extensive reporting and photos from the flooding in Chiang Mai area.

As a regular visitor, I appreciated knowing how Chiang Mai was really affected by this event, as flooding was worse than usual.

I will be back for my next visit as usual as I love Chiang Mai.

Richard Gosselin
Canada



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