Vol. VIII No. 47 - Tuesday  November 24 - November 30, 2009
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 Carter and Habitat for Humanity build houses for the needy in Chiang Mai

Former U.S. President and Nobel Peace laureate Jimmy Carter, left, and chairman of the board of Habitat for Humanity Thailand, Chainarong Monthienvichienchai, raise up a banner during the opening ceremony of the 26th annual Habitat for Humanity Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project on Nov. 15, 2009. Carter showed to an estimated 2,000 volunteers from all over the world a special image of a Habitat logo painted for the occasion by an elephant at a local tourist site. (AP Photo/Habitat for Humanity, Gregg Pachkowski)

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Chiang Mai Mayor still unofficial

After only 6 out of 24 Chiang Mai Municipal Council members showed up at the first Council meeting of new Mayor Tassanai Buranupakorn’s tenure on November 18, he will be forced to call another meeting in order to announce his policies.

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Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva unperturbed, confirms visit to Chiang Mai, Thaksin’s stronghold


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Chiang Mai residents receive health checkups on World Diabetes Day

Chiang Mai Municipality commemorated World Diabetes Day by offering tests for blood pressure, blood sugar, body mass, eyesight and disease risk to residents, municipal officials and members of the press at the Municipal office on November 17 and 18.

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Prem students help out the dogs of Nom Pla Mong by building a sala

During a recent “day out” at Prem Tinsulanonda International School several students not usually connected with either Design and Technology or Hand to Paw came together to undertake a special project.

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DINING OUT
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Gianni De Burchio

We all – I guess – have our small snobberies and prejudices and this excellent restaurant nearly became a victim of one of mine. I had often parked directly next to it at Somptech Gold Place since I use the travel agent at the back of the square and occasionally call in at the TAT offices there. It looked immaculately clean with its crisp white tablecloths and almost regimented seating but somehow the location put me off.

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The Dusit D2 Chiang Mai Hotel hosted a fashion show from the Ginger line of clothing at the hotel’s Moxie Restaurant and an auction to raise funds for the Viengping Children’s Home. Local society, both foreign and Thai, were invited along with the media to enjoy the show with Chiang Mai VIP’s modeling the clothing line designed by Apichart Sichan,

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