Vol. IX No. 28 - Tuesday  July 13 - July 19, 2010
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 Sea turtles hatch for the
first time in the North

Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium was fortunate to have two sets of baby turtles hatch this week, with the first group, the first ever hatched in the North, on July 6 when 89 baby Hawksbill Sea Turtles emerged. On July 8, a further 50 baby Hawskbill Sea Turtles were hatched. The baby turtles will be on display at the Aquarium until HM the Queen’s birthday on August 10 when they will be released into the wild at the same time as 99 baby sharks in honor of Her Majesty the Queen and her tireless work to protect sea life.

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Lin Ping predicts World Cup win for Spain

Paul the Octopus was not the only one to correctly predict World Cup glory for Spain as Chiang Mai Zoo’s resident panda Lin Ping chose to drink milk out of a Spanish flag emblazoned cup three times on Saturday, July 11. Interestingly, in an unscheduled fourth time, she turned over the cup with the flag of the Netherlands on it.

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Happy Birthday HRH Princess Soamsawalee

Chiang Mai Mail joins the people of Thailand to humbly wish Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawalee a very Happy Birthday Monday July 13. (Photo courtesy of the Bureau of the Royal Household)


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Thailand’s Ford Focus takes
on the world

The next-generation Focus built in Thailand is earmarked for export to Australia. This will be a more competitively priced and/or specified Focus from Thailand, which has a free-trade agreement with Australia. Four-door sedan and five-door hatchback versions of the MkIII Focus made their global debuts at the Detroit motor show in January,

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Chiang Mai celebrates U.S. Independence Day

The local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 12074 and the U.S. Consulate General of Chiang Mai organized the celebrations held at the Chiang Mai Municipal Stadium on the 4th of July.

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Education
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Varee Chiang Mai School holds mini World Cup

Education should reflect major social and sporting events and nothing comes close to the popularity of the FIFA World Cup! Last month each class at Varee Chiang Mai School (VCS) chose one of the participating countries and not only studied it as a topic but decorated the classroom as well, offering a great stimulus to learning about other countries.

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Friends and pupils of Bennett Lerner joined him on 3 July for his 20th anniversary party and concert at the Bake and Bite restaurant. Marking several years in the capital and some 15 years in Chiang Mai where he established himself as a key figure in the City’s musical and social life and as a teacher at Payap University. From left to right, Song, Brian, Norm, Bennett, Neil and Tai. (Photo courtesy of CityNow)

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