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Chiang Mai NGO’s protest US-Thai FTA negotiations

Some of the protestors swimming across the Mae Ping River were confronted by the police. (photo by Preeyanoot Jittawong)

On January 9th, 2006, almost 10,000 protestors gathered in front of the Sheraton Hotel, Chiang Mai, where the US-Thai FTA negotiations were being held.

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Chiang Mai NGO’s protest US-Thai FTA negotiations


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2nd Annual Hillside Charity Roof Top Party

When the sun set on Saturday, January 14, the rooftop on Hillside 4 was lit up and literally hundreds of festive people from all over Chiang Mai found their way there. Over 120,000 baht worth of raffle prizes, over 100,000 baht worth of live auctions items, and over 120,000 baht sponsored goods for the silent auction demonstrated the goodwill and dedication of Chiang Mai businesses when it comes to ‘giving back to the underprivileged’.

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Cricket and Science hand in Hand

Cricket took the scientific approach to fitness recently when the Cricket Association of Thailand (CAT) hosted the Asian Cricket Council’s (ACC’s) Sports Medicine and Fitness Course at Prem Center in Chiang Mai.

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Srisuphan Temple to be the world’s only silver temple

On January 10, Phra Kru Pitak Suttikun, 42, the Abbot of Srisuphan Temple disclosed that chapel of the temple was to be restored. The local community of Muen Sarn is amongst the finest sources of silverware and lacquer ware in Chiang Mai. These crafts have been practiced here since the reign of King Kawila,

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Extravagant Gala evening at the historic site of Wiang Kum Kam

The historic site of Wiang Kum Kam was the extraordinary venue for the recent Agavo Technologies Gala Dinner, organized by local adventure specialist Track of the Tiger. Participants from all over Asia were welcomed at the Grand Pagoda at the early evening, and walked the short distance to the party site,

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