Vol. V No. 19 - Saturday May 6, - May 12, 2006
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by Saichon Paewsoongnern










Chiang Mai Zoo increases entrance fee as fuel costs rise

Chuang Chuang and Lin Hui show no concern over increasing ticket prices.

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Burmese refugees or illegal immigrants?



The true story of Doi Angkhang

Doi Angkhang is an attractive tourism destination, well worth the trip up to Fang from Chiang Mai, where tourists can leave behind the bustle and heat of the city and experience cooler weather, as well as having the opportunity to see various kinds of exotic flowers. In addition, there are several different hill tribes living on the mountain, including Black Lahu, Yunnan Chinese, Tai Tribe and Palaung; earning their living working on the Angkhang Royal Project.

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The 10th Rincome Angkhang Season Rally

The 10th Rincome Angkhang Season Rally organized by the Amari Rincome Hotel together with Angkhang Nature Resort was held on April 22-23, and was joined by more than 30 cars, full of people who love adventure and participation in this Angkhang Rally. There were numerous prizes and the winner’s cup was presented by HSH Prince Bhisadej Rajani, President of the Royal Project.

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Earth Day at Prem

This year, Prem Tinsulanonda International School celebrated their fourth World Earth Day on Friday April 21. The day kicked off in the wee hours of the morning with a guided “Breakfast with the Birds” stroll along the northern section of the grounds. Approximately 20 species of birds were recorded in the hour’s observation period, including one new species for the campus list, taking the total to an impressive 122 species.

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An exceptional violin recital in Chiangmai

This was in many ways an exceptional evening. First there was the performer, violinist Vadim Tchijik. Born in Moscow in 1975, presently at the age of 31, he is already a celebrity, who performed with many of the great orchestras in the world, won prestigious prizes in Moscow, Genoa, Paris and Hamburg, has several CD-recordings to his name, and is a Professor of Violin at two state conservatories in Paris, who in addition to teaching in the French capital, tours through Europe and Asia, while giving master-classes to violin students.

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