Vol. VII No. 16 - Tuesday  April 15 - April 21, 2008
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Criminal uses home-made bomb to facilitate escape after armed robbery

The bomb, covered with a rubber tyre,
 before it was exploded safely using a high pressure water gun.

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Coaches barred from using dangerous mountainous roads

Following last week’s fatal crash on Doi Suthep, the Chiang Mai Department of Transport has barred large tourist coaches from using narrow mountainous roads in the areas of Doi Suthep, Doi Inthanon, Doi Ang Chang and Doi Samoeng.
The coach, which belonged to Siam Holiday Tours and was carrying Malaysian tourists, had slipped off the road into a narrow gully, injuring a number of passengers and killing the driver.

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Thai and foreign tourists enjoy cool water at Doi Inthanon

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OUR COMMUNITY
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The Mayor of Chiang Mai speaks
at the Alliance Francaise

At last week’s regular monthly lecture meeting of the Informal Northern Thai Group held at the Alliance Francaise, the speaker was Dr Duentemduang na Chiengmai, the city’s mayor. An enthusiastic audience filled the lecture room and were rewarded by hearing details of the Mayor’s project, “Making Chiang Mai a Great Place to Live”.

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More on the Motor Show

After spending two days at the Bangkok International Motor Show, I came away with the decided impression that we are going through economic woes. The ultimate top end vehicle manufacturers were missing (Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and the like) and the greatest interest seemed to be in the budget end transport, such as the Naza Forza which was on the stand at 349,000 baht and can be purchased by drip-feed down to something over B. 4,000 per month.

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FEATURES
Around Town

Vagrants win all-Surrey final at 21st Chiang Mai ‘Sixes’ tournament

The 21st San Miguel Chiang Mai International Cricket Sixes moved into the “big league” this year, when the 2008 competition, held at the 108 year-old Chiengmai Gymkhana Club from March 29 – April 6, broke all previous participation records.

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GM of the Amari Rincome Wim Fagel hosted a dinner in honour of South African Ambassador to Thailand Douglas Gibson during his visit to Chiang Mai last week. Pictured here: Chaianan Meechuay, Pinkaew and Wim Fagel, (back row), and Allan Riddell with the Ambassador and his wife Pamela (seated).

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