Vol. VI No. 9 - Tuesday April 24 - April 30, 2007
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Shopping mall engulfed in flames

100 million in damages and 200 jobless

More than 300 firefighters fight to contain the blaze at Api Plaza in Chiang Rai.

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Freak storm damages 8 homes and causes power outages

A quick but powerful storm raced through Chiang Mai last Wednesday causing damage, power outages and traffic congestion.

Flimsy outdoor billboards around the city came crashing down or were blown away as heavy winds and rain surprised most residents.

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Private jet mishap shuts down airport for 4 hours

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FEATURES
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Life in Chiang Mai

You know those ‘laws’ of probability. At any given moment, somewhere in the world, ten Beetles’ tunes are being broadcast and every 30 seconds a bottle of Chanel No.5 is sold.

Meanwhile those poor monkeys are still frantic at their keyboards hoping to come up with the complete works of Shakespeare because someone decided that given infinite time that would happen.

Well, I have another notion. At any one moment half of the indigenous population of Thailand is eating, while the rest are preparing, cooking, serving and clearing up until it is their turn to be fed and watered. Eating is the national sport, followed by sleep, sex, aerobics and work. No wonder so many elderly farangs settle here, comfortable in a reversal of their normal drudgery.

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Team bowling goes to the wire

Anyone who cares to turn up at PS Bowl is welcome to play in Chiang Mai Bowlers’ weekly team event, and 24 participants arrived last Wednesday afternoon to make up 6 sides of 4.

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ACADEMIA NUTS
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Learning science brings answers to students at Prem

Students at Prem Tinsulanonda International School (PTIS) studying science are provided with many unique opportunities. In addition to an already rich variety of learning experiences available to the students in the Senior School, the Science programme offers students an exceptional opportunity to extend their knowledge on a global level. 

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Local radio station promotes English and community events

Helping Hand can be found on FM 93.25 on your radio dial. It is part of the Public Relations Department Region 3 in Chiang Mai. The hosts (all volunteers) are from many countries and include Thai English speakers. Helping Hand is a live program and on the air every evening from 7:30pm - 9pm.

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