Vol. VIII No. 28 - Tuesday  July 14 - July 20, 2009
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Religious Ceremonies mark
the advent of Buddhist Lent

Devout Buddhists observe 3 months of abstinence and prayer

Wat Phra Singh was the scene of traditional ceremonies to mark the beginning
of the 3 month ‘Rains Retreat’, also known as Buddhist Lent. Pictured,
on Asalaha Bucha Day, the day before the beginning of Buddhist Lent,
are worshippers from the community lighting candles and incense sticks
in reverence to the Buddha images and monks at the revered temple.

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Government announces further measures to halt spread of H1N1

Following its meeting July 9, further measures have been announced by the cabinet in an attempt to contain the spread of the H1N1 virus in Thailand.
Tutorial schools countrywide, held to give extra tuition outside normal school hours, have been ordered to close for 15 days, with internet cafes, bars and nightclubs being instructed to regularly clean and disinfect their premises, air conditioners, computers and other devices, as well as keeping rooms well ventilated and providing sanitising gel for their customers.
A further meeting held by Chiang Mai provincial authorities on July 10 was attended by the Chiang Mai governor Amornpan Nimanant, his deputy, Chumporn Saengmanee, Dr. Wattana Kanjanakamon and Dr. Surasing Witsarujratana, from the Provincial Public Health Office, the director of the Educational Service Area Office 1, Kosol Prakam, and PR official Tantip Tong-ngamkam. The meeting reconvened on July 11.

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A second successful monthly networking evening at Le Meridien

July 1 saw the second of the monthly networking evenings at Le Meridien, hosted on this occasion by AA Insurance Brokers, whose office is now open at Rimping Mee Chok Plaza,

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‘Rapprochement’ Bridge Tournament held in Chiang Mai

A historic bridge tournament was held in Chiang Mai earlier this month at the Sirinart Garden Hotel, organised by Tivatavat Vijaykadga from Chiang Mai and Prof. Prasong of Chiang Mai University. Its title, the ‘Rapprochement Tournament’, reflected the fact that it involved the meeting of bridge players from Bangkok,

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SOCIAL SCENE

‘Authentic’ Thai dogs and a doggy ‘Boot Camp’

The Thai government’s Ministry of Science and Technology recently found itself in a slight dilemma when its representatives realised they would have to turn their attention to …Thai dogs!

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Sittichai Siripattanasomchai, MD of the Barcelona Auto Co. Ltd, BMW main agents in Chiang Mai, pictured presenting the lucky draw prize to Suthep Ditsayaparn, G.M. of Jaleanmotor Chiangmai Co.Ltd., at the Auto Industry Networking Nite held recently at the Shangri-La Hotel.

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