Vol. VIII No. 25 - Tuesday  June 23 - June 29, 2009
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Om Koi district devastated
by flash floods

Torrential rain and mudslides wreaked havoc in Om Koi district, destroying homes, farmland and businesses and isolating several villages. Pictured above is the wreckage of homes and agricultural buildings.

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Swine flu spreads to Chiang Mai, but symptoms remain mild

The director-general of the Ministry of Public Health’s Disease Control Department, Dr. Mom Luang Somchai Chakraphan, recently visited Chiang Mai University, (CMU), as part of a programme to provide knowledge to educational institutions about combating the spread of the H1N1 ‘swine flu’ virus. He was welcomed by CMU’s president, Prof. Dr. Pongsak Angkasit.
Dr. M.L. Somchai stated that he has concerns about the spread of the disease, particularly amongst very young students whose immune systems are not yet fully developed, although he conceded that ‘university students are well able to look after themselves’.

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Masterminds of Bangkok family’s murder arrested in Chiang Mai


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Fabulous dresses, diamonds, spas – the Amari Rincome’s Wedding Fair

The annual Wedding Fair, one of the Amari Rincome’s favourite regular events due to its romantic flavour, took place this year on the weekend of June 12-14 in the hotel’s Phayorm Room.

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Metro Bar opens

A smart new lounge bar opening in Chiang Mai would always be welcome. Given the present economic downturn, it is doubly welcome, especially when it is part of an ambitious refurbishment of a landmark venue – Adam’s Apple – scheduled to re-open in a few weeks time. Located in busy Soi Wiang Bua, opposite the Lotus Hotel, the new bar is owned and run by an American,

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Tragedy at the Temple

Last week, on this page, we wrote about a wonderful 3 year anniversary party held at Care for Dogs. When we received the text below from Karin, one sentence in that story came immediately to mind…‘sadly, not all such stories have happy ending’.  So tragically true.  This day, June 11, marks a truly sad day for all of us at Care for Dogs, the students and co-coordinators of the Hand to Paw Outreach program and the monks at Wat Nong Pla Mun with the sudden loss of Mama, shot 3 times by an unknown person and left to bleed to death.

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Spectacular pageant at Kad Theatre relates history of Wualai’s ‘Silver Temple’

As part of the celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the founding of Wat Srisuphan, the ‘Silver Temple’ in Chiang Mai’s Wualai district,

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