Vol. VIII No. 41 - Tuesday  October 13 - October 19, 2009
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Chiang Mai Buddhists
celebrate Auk Pansaa

Chiang Mai Buddhists mark Auk Pansaa, the end of three months of Buddhist Lent, with a parade, merit making ceremonies and re-enactments of Lord Buddha’s return to earth from heaven.

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Hong Kong customs intercept shipment of opium originating from Chiang Mai

Hong Kong Customs has uncovered two express cargo drug trafficking cases in which 45 kilogrammes of prepared opium, with a retail value of about $11.7 million, were seized. It is the first time in which prepared opium was found being smuggled from Thailand to the United States using express cargo. In the early morning of September 27, Customs officers from the Airport Command inspected a shipment of five cartons declared as “wooden carving”, arriving from Chiang Mai, destined for California.

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Princess Siribha Chudhabhorn initiates Wiang Tha Kan museum project


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Vegetarian festival in honour of HM the King to be highlight of Chiang Mai tourism

A press conference was held October 7 at the Green Lake Resort Hotel to announce a vegetarian festival in honour of HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, chaired by Chiang Mai deputy governor Chumporn Saengmanee, President of the Chiang Mai Provincial Administrative Organisation Boonlert Buranupakorn,

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Inaugural Koh Samui Trophy Adventure Race a great success

Presented by Timex and the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the first ever Koh Samui Trophy adventure race attracted 108 teams from around the world and is poised to become one of the major Adventure Races in Asia.

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SOCIAL SCENE
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Getting together on October 1 for the opening of the Beer Garden at Imperial Mae Ping Hotel are from left, Pratheep (Peter) Malhotra , MD of the Chiang Mai Mail, Dr Iain Corness, Features Editor of the Pattaya Mail Media Group, Praphan Kodpetch, GM of the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, Phitsanu Thepthong, Editor of Chiang Mai Mail and Nopniwat Krailert, special correspondent for the Mail.

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OMG! The Trabant is back!

Anyone who ever saw a Trabant will never forget its boxy austerity. Anyone who ever covered more than 100 km in one without it breaking down has probably thought about contacting the Guinness Book of Records. Reliability was not its strong point. However, the butt of Cold War-era jokes, the Trabant, was the unlikely star of the Frankfurt motor show. I kid you not, and the story of how it got there is even more fanciful than the 100 km non-stop.

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