Vol. IX No. 16 - Tuesday  April 20 - April 26, 2010
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 City gets wet and wild for Songkran 2010

Revellers fill city streets despite drop in tourist numbers

The Phra Buddha Sihing image, one of Chiang Mai city’s oldest Buddhist images, is paraded from Nawarat Bridge to its’ home at Wat Phra Sing Woramahaviharn on Songkran day. Residents and visitors poured water over the image for luck, prosperity and good health.

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Poy Sang Long festival celebrates Thai Yai culture

Both Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son celebrated the Poy Sang Long ordination ceremony of the Thai Yai culture. Locally called ‘buad look kaew’, the ordination ceremony is annually held during the Songkran festival in April, which is regarded as an important merit-making festival for the Thai Yai living in the Northern provinces of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Mae Hong Son.

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Chiang Mai records 6 accident deaths in first two days of Songkran


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SPORTS
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Prem tennis stars on the march

Prem Tennis Academy scholarship and team elite players, Kana and Kanoon Vasupongchai, recently played in the TrueVisions Chiang Mai tennis event, winning their age divisions as the 14 and 16 under champions.

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Parade of Buddha images
for Songkran

Important Buddha images of Chiang Mai were carried in a procession to celebrate the Songkran festival on April 13. It was great event that excited the interest of Thai and foreign visitors as the carriage carrying the Buddha images moved through the city center.

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EATING OUT
SOCIAL SCENE

An old Chiang Mai standby worthy
of a second visit

A recent visit to Chiang Mai standby Koh Lanta Pizza reminded me that perhaps I should drop in more often. Previously located on Ratchadamnoen, they have recently moved.

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Tony Malhotra, Managing Director of the Chiang Mai Mail, presents a basket of flowers to Oriental Village Resort owners Suphap and Roy Rowland on the occasion of their grand opening in Mae On. He is joined by Chiang Mai Mail Editors Shana Kongmun and Phitsanu Thepthong.

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