Vol. IX No. 38 - Tuesday   November 16 - Tuesday November 30, 2010
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 Yi Peng Lantern Festival
lights up the city

Yi Peng Lanterns surround the city and can be found lit up in a beautiful display around the city, every evening on the moat, and at the city gates. Lanterns are considered noble objects to show prosperity according to the legend in Phra Dharma Tesana ‘Anisong Pang Pathit (Prateep)’scripture. Anyone who worships the Lord Buddha with a lantern during the Yi Peng festival will receive merit and live peaceful and happy lives. The grand parade of the Lanterns will be held on November 20, starting from Tha Phae Gate and travelling to Chang Klan Road. The Loy Krathong parade will take place on the night of November 22. (Photos by Phitsanu Thepthong and Jittarporn Charasrum)

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Helicopter rides give a bird’s eye view of spectacular Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai has a new attraction.The AA Division Helicopter Service is now offering a helicopter charter service.

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EATING OUT
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Soup ‘n’ Steak

Despite many recommendations from friends and acquaintances to visit this increasingly popular eating place on Huay Kaew Road (it opened in June), I was never that tempted. Odd you might – justifiably – think when people were extolling its ‘great value’, ‘friendly owner’ (formerly of Mike’s Burger fame), ‘tasty food’ and so on. My feeble excuse? Mainly the name.

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Northern BCCT inaugural meeting

The establishment of the British Chamber of Commerce of Thailand (BCCT) first Northern group kicked off at a dinner sponsored by Mentor International Chiang Mai at the Le Meridien on November 11, 2010 with a visit from Deputy Head of the U.K. Mission, Daniel Pruce and Chairman of the BCCT Graham MacDonald discussing Thai politics and the economy and its effect on British expats.

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PTIS International Day Picnic

This year’s international day at PTIS International School couldn’t have come at a better time. As the rainy season tails off in place of crisp winter mornings and warm days,

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Lamphun Governor Direk Kornkleep, 2nd left, presided over the wedding reception for the bride and groom Wipavee Kruadkaew, 4th left, and Amarin Ruadrew, 3rd right, the daughter of Somporn 2nd right, and Sopin Kruadkaew, right, and the son of Pol Maj Gen Chamnan Ruadrew,left , the commander of Lamphun Provincial Police, and Pol Lt Col Aree Maneewara,3rd left,respectively. A thousand guests turned up to the grand party celebration held late last month at the Empress Hotel Grand Hall of Empress International Conference Center.

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