Dear Chiangmai Mail,
Thank you for your effort in trying to inform us about
the sluggish progress of the construction work in our city (CMM Issue 47).
This last weekend proved once again to be a disaster.
Traffic was at a standstill everywhere. Fairs everywhere, people in the
stalls - wherever we went - were bored, nobody to sell their items to
because much too many fairs at the same time.
NAP Fair in Soi 1 (without being unkind but the
atmosphere was lacking a lot), fair in Soi 4 (where all stalls were still
closed at 5 p.m. on Sunday!), OTOP Fair at CMU, present fair at Tung Hotel,
ceramic fair in Lampang and long weekend fair at JJ market to just name a
This in combination with the construction work which was
supposed to go on but was once again stopped for holidays - do I need to say
I now heard the rumor that the city talks about enlarging
Soi Nimmanhaemin? Now? After it has become such a treasure street in regards
to shopping, handicraft and cafes everywhere? I hope the residents of those
houses and shops concerned really start some good protests.
It would help if they finished the ongoing construction
before even thinking on opening some more holes around town.
A former lover of the once-so-nice city of Chiang Mai