Vol. VI No. 24- Tuesday August 7 - August 13, 2007
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Long Live Her Majesty Queen Sirikit

(Photo courtesy Bureau of Royal Household)

August 12 is a very special day throughout the Thai Kingdom, as it is the day the entire nation celebrates the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s Birthday. The day is also celebrated throughout the Kingdom as Mothers Day. The management and staff of the Chiangmai Mail join the Thai people and the many others from around the world to present our loyalty and devotion to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit and best wishes for a most Happy Birthday and a long life on the occasion of her 75th birthday August 12. Today’s edition of the Chiangmai Mail incorporates, with our profound love and respect, a special 4-page pullout section, written by Chiangmai Mail special correspondent Peter Cummins, showing a glimpse of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s remarkable life.

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2000 orchids planted to mark HM the Queen’s birthday

Joining hands to return orchids back to nature and marking the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, Mae Hong Son provincial authorities and residents of the Karen, Mae Samat, and Huay Maklang villages planted wild orchids in the area called Doi Uang Sae mountain.

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Soroptimist International members gather in Chiang Mai

Jenny Burton, Program Action Officer of Soroptimist International Sevenoaks in Kent, England was the guest of honor at the recent gathering at the Chiang Mai chapter which met last week.

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Say “Hi!” to Hyundai

After many years of its absence in Thailand, Hyundai is coming back to the kingdom. Not only is it back as a sales entity, but it intends to assemble the Hyundai Sonata model at the Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant in Samut Prakan, where Mercedes Benz also assemble certain models.

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Around town

All dressed up for the Summer of Love themed party l/r Celeste, birthday girl Julie, Mary and Esther, owner of the River Ping Palace

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Local coffee grower a winner at International Cupping competition

When coffee aficionados from all over the world recently gathered at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s conference in Long Beach, California, USA, who could have predicted that a fine coffee grown in Chiang Mai province would be awarded the honor of Best in Asia, 2007?

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