Vol. VI No. 7 - Tuesday April 10 - April 16, 2007
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Songkran approaches as authorities prepare for the worst

A staged accident on the Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai road near Doi Saket prepares emergency personnel for the worst as Songkran approaches.

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Polluted skies still around-tourist numbers down

The air pollution in Chiang Mai continues to affect hotel businesses, as well as the entire local travel industry.

Tourists fearing the hazardous effects of the poor air quality have stayed away as the number of visitors who have cancelled their bookings is running as high as 20 to 30%. Ms. Watcharaporn Chongpowpan, Marketing Director of Chiang Mai Orchids Hotel, revealed that many tourist groups who had booked their rooms for 5 days had now asked to shorten their stays to only 2 days.

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The polluted air we breathe


Escaping Songkran

Until now, we Songkran spoilsports have had to stock up on food and drink, choose some decent TV, lock the doors and hunker down. But 4 very different resorts to the north and east of the city have realized that I am not the only Chiang Mai resident who shrinks - or shouts - when splashed.

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Chiang Mai Cricket Sixes comes to exciting conclusion

One of the world’s biggest amateur cricket tournaments ended last Saturday in Chiang Mai after one week of exciting competition, socializing and getting to know Thailand’s second largest city.

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Grace student’s fundraiser exceeds expectations

Grace International School (GIS) is building a new multiple purpose building, and the GIS students are getting involved in the fund raising for the project.

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Woman of Courage award goes to CMU Assoc. Professor

Chiang Mai University Assoc. Prof. Virada Somsawasdi was honored as a “Woman of Courage” by U.S. Consul General Beatrice Camp in recognition of her courage and leadership in advancing women’s rights. The ceremony was held on March 20 in Chiang Mai.

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