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Red lights - what red lights?

Thanks from KissMetta

Same places - same faces

 

Red lights - what red lights?

Dear Editor
Please could someone tell me what a red light means in Chiang Mai? I am not very good at the Thai language. While waiting at junctions, I often see people ‘run’ traffic lights, go through red lights, even with the Police stand there and watch. If anyone was to look, there are lots of white chalk marks at these junctions, which is a sign of accidents. I wonder how many people are in hospital because someone could not wait.
Carry on the good work with your paper (if I write this, you may print my letter!!!)
Angie

 

Thanks from KissMetta

Dear Mailbag,
Thanks, Chiang Mai Mail for covering our recent charity event. KissMetta raised over 90,000 Baht for the Freedom House School. Chiangmai citizens, including the Mail, generously gave their services, time, energy and resources to help this worthy cause. The event was a huge success thanks to the compassionate nature of our lovely city!
For those of you who weren’t able to attend, Freedom House is a non-profit school for underprivileged children and adults who live in Chiangmai. It offers free classes to its students, who do not otherwise have access to education. Since 2006, Freedom House has been providing its students totally free education including Thai and English language classes, art and music to better equip them for the future.
If you would like to volunteer or make donations (school supplies, food, clothes, money, etc), please contact them through their website: thaifreedomhouse.org.
Thanks, Chiang Mai, for your generous support!
Ellen Ward
KissMetta Coordinator


Same places - same faces

Dear Editor
I buy the newspaper most weeks. Can you please tell me why the same places and the same faces often appear in the Around Town?
David S.
Editor:
Our reporter prefers to be asked - rather than go somewhere uninvited - although not always. If anyone is having a special party, or if there is an event somewhere, please contact our reporter at [email protected] and he will be happy to come by if he can.



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