Vol. IX No. 19 - Tuesday  May 11 - May 17, 2010
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 Elephant protest at City Hall

Elephants, mahouts and staff of the elephant camps protest at City Hall on May 4 asking for government help to restore tourism to Thailand and aid for the elephant camps, many of which have been forced to lay off employees as expenses far outweigh income with the loss of tourists.

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Royal Ploughing Ceremony May 13

The annual Royal Ploughing Ceremony at Sanam Luang near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, and the accompanying Cultivation Ceremony held at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha the day before, are of great significance in Thailand. This year the ceremonies take place on May 12 and 13.

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Six new models from Ferrari by 2013

GoAuto reports that Ferrari has revealed that a replacement for its Enzo supercar (I refuse to use the term ‘hypercar’ which this report had used) will be among six new Ferrari models to be produced within the next three years. Spider and Scuderia versions of the new 458, plus replacements for the 612 Scaglietti and 599 GTB Fiorano are also listed within the latest restructuring plan, announced in Europe.

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Ex Service Clubs keep the memory alive in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai is home to several ex service members clubs. The two most established being the British Royal Legion which meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Olde Bell on Loi Kroh and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW),

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EATING OUT
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Krok Mong

Not many weeks ago, I was bemoaning the declining standards in many local restaurants, both Thai and farang. Food seemed of poorer quality, portions smaller, service lack lustre: cost cutting was the order of the day to ward off falling business. By May, we have a situation far worse, with empty eating places to go along with the general drop in business and the absence of tourists both home grown and incoming.

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Shannon Morrow, left, wife of Michael K. Morrow, the US Consul General, and Amber Furry , 3rd right, of the U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai were on hand to welcome Sunetra Nimanant, 3rd left, the President of the Provincial Red Cross Chiang Mai Chapter, and wife of the Chiang Mai Governor, together with her associates who dropped by the US Consulate General to receive blood donated by the US Consulate General staff.

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