Vol. IX No. 1 - Tuesday  January 5 - January 11, 2010
Dining Out & Entertainment
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Social Scene
Long Live His Majesty The King
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 Chiang Mai rings in the New Year

Countdown to New Years at Tha Pae Gate, where 1000 Khom Loy hot air lanterns were released by revellers to greet the New Year.

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Lucky 9999 license plate goes for 1,810,000 baht

Lucky license plate number 9999 sold under auction for 1,810,000 baht, with proceeds to be donated to the Department of Land Transport’s fund for road accident victims.

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Happy New Year Chiang Mai

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Our Children

Thailandfreunde enjoys Christmas with students from the School for the Blind

Members of Thailandfreunde celebrated Christmas Eve with a surprise visit to children at the School for the Blind near Suan Dok gate. The approximately 230 students that live and study there enjoyed presents, Christmas treats and singing Christmas carols with the members of Thailandfreunde.

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A visit to Chiang Mai’s newest district, named in memory of HRH Princess Galyani

The Galyani Vadhana District, named after H.M. King Bhumibol’s Adulyadej’s late sister, H.R.H. Princess Galyani Vadhana, has become not only Chiang Mai Province’s newest district but also the latest tourist attraction to offer visitors and residents the sights and sounds of nature. The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) invited members of the press on a 2-day trip to Galyani Vadhana district starting December 26.

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A new year round up of favourite eating places

Last week I listed three restaurants which I will certainly add to my list of ‘regular favourites’. To start this year: a selection of those which have remained consistent in providing decent quality food at sensible prices and where the service is friendly and efficient and the ambience pleasant.

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Claude Gariepy of Fitzcarraldo Inc, Sally Ward, the 200 Club’s event organizer and Gary Newitt of Mr. Moo Co. Ltd at the 200 Club’s charity dinner at the Amari Rincome Hotel. The event raised 100,000 baht on December 19, with the 200 Club raising 370,000 baht during the year, to be divided equally between Lanna Dog Rescue centre and the new elephant clinic at Maetang Elephant park. Presentation of the money will be at a gala dinner at the Chedi Chiang Mai on January 19. Tickets 1500 baht. Contact [email protected] for tickets.

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