Kawila Army camp besieged
by Red Shirt demonstrators
Rak Chiang Mai 51 and members of other red shirt
groups rallied in front of Chiang Mai City Hall on February 4 demanding to meet
with Pairote Saengphuwong, Deputy Governor of Chiang Mai. The group was not
satisfied with the result of the government’s recent order for them to pull out
of the area and sought clarification from the Deputy Governor.
Chinese New Year Festival to be held at Warorot Market February 14 & 15
Chinese New Year Festival will be held at Chiang Mai’s Warorot Market on
February 14 and 15 and organizers proclaim it to be bigger and better than
The area will be decorated with Chinese lanterns, auspicious signs, and sayings,
with spectacular displays of Chinese acrobatics from Wat Saolin, a giant lucky
basket of oranges and Chinese biscuits for charity, and a parade featuring a
fire dragon more than 40 meters long.
Chinese food shops, booths and restaurants will set up market style for the two
day event. Mayor Tassanai added that this year’s Chinese festival is the City’s
8th, offering entertainment for visitors and residents alike. In addition, there
will be a lion dancing troupe, a parade of Chinese divinities, Chinese music,
and a parade of Thai –Chinese clubs and associations from Chiang Mai.