Vol. VI No. 5 - Tuesday March 27 - April 2, 2007
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Air quality improves but burning continues

Thai soldiers extinguish a brush fire at Doi Suthep Pui in Chiang Mai province. (AP Photo/Wichai Taprieu)

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No more money and lawsuits add to legal quagmire

Financial troubles have been plaguing construction work on the underpasses at Kuang Sing and Juvenile Court junctions on the locally known Superhighway. Liquidity issues with the private contractor hired to manage the work have halted construction because the Krung Thai Bank has refused to release additional monies needed.

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NEWS

Mayor’s Office confirms Songkran set for April 12-17


FEATURES
SPORT

Life in Chiang Mai

Quoting his farang friend, a local lad said to me recently, “Martin thinks you drive like a Thai”. Well, I know not to shoot the messenger but even strenuous interrogation failed to reveal whether the comment was complimentary or an indictment of my road manners.

I opted for the former, since my observations of Thai driving during 30 years of holiday making and recently as a car owning Chiang Mai resident have convinced me that the two as which dictate decent driving (alertness and anticipation since you ask) are shown in abundance here.

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20th Chiang Mai Cricket Sixes begin this weekend

In spite of the dire environmental conditions prevailing in the north and north-east of the Kingdom, the 20th Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes competition will, no doubt, be on schedule, from 31 March to the seventh of April.

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SOCIAL SCENE
OUR COMMUNITY

Around town

At the newly opened Tuskers Grill birthday boy Chas Begley blowing out the candles while girlfriend Rachel Jones wonders what he wished for.

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A very colorful celebration begins this week

The yearly and colorful Poi Sang Long festival in Chiang Mai and surrounding provinces begins this week. The festival marks the time when Burmese-Thai, Thai Yai and Shan State residents gather for a three-day ordination party for their young boys.

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