Vol. VIII No. 33 - Tuesday  August 18 - August 24, 2009
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Baby panda Lhin Ping’s long-stay dependent on new
Thai-Chinese research centre

Nong Plai Fah, 2 year-old lucky winner of the nationwide contest to name
the baby panda, pictured looking slightly apprehensive as she is introduced
to a very furry little Lhin Ping.

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Major Chiang Mai organisations stress economic damage caused by political unrest

Concern about the economic situation in Chiang Mai has been expressed by a consortium comprising all the major organisations in the city, both private and educational.  The Federation of Thai Industries’ Chiang Mai chapter, the Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Banks in Chiang Mai, the Association for the Promotion of SMEs in Chiang Mai and Lamphun, the Chiang Mai Tourism Business Association,

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Aung San Suu Kyi verdict attracts worldwide condemnation


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‘We’re Gonna Go
Dancing’ – and they did!

After its stunning first visit to Thailand in 2007, the Kyoto-based non-profit making Japan Contemporary Dance Network’s visit to Chiang Mai for a workshop and a performance was greeted with delight by local dance aficionados. For the event, ‘We’re Gonna Go Dancing’, held at Chiang Mai University’s Art Centre Theatre on August 9, the popular Japanese company was joined by Thai dancers and choreographers Thanapol Virulhakul and Vidura Amranand.

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A working vacation at Chiang Mai’s
Wat Suan Dok

I came to Chiang Mai in June as a volunteer teacher with The Chiang Mai University Language Institute Volunteer Programme. Now, as the programme finishes, I am congratulating myself again for finding the perfect way to spend my summer vacation. Some people might question why a person should pay to volunteer. I was in Florida teaching English to international athletes, immigrants and migrant workers in three different programs. The Volunteer Program Director, Carmen Rademaker, set up the courses for me in Chiang Mai,

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A Welcome First Appearance

The Princess Galyani Vadhana Chamber Orchestra under conductor Mom Luang Usni Pramoj made its first appearance at Chiang Mai University on August 7th and 8th. This newly formed orchestra delighted the audience with a concert of music for strings by the conductor, Mozart, Bellini and Tchaikovsky. A good-sized audience heard the piece, Threnody by conductor Usni, dedicated to the memory of the late Princess.

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Nissan turns over a new Leaf

Despite lagging behind the other two major manufacturers of hybrid vehicles in Japan, it looks as though Nissan will be the first to get an electric car into the mass market, with its oddly named Nissan Leaf.

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