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Hi.It was mentioned to me some time ago, by a certain dr. that we have no source of news and information about whats happening around Chiang Rai.

I am sure that there are plenty of events going on that we would like to be informed about.

I would suggest that we post a heading of some kind on this page, and add to it as we get information.

For instance, for the last few days we have had a large multicultural festival with participants from Laos, Burmah, China, and Thailand.

Wednesday was Loy Kratong day and yesterday was Lady Kratong day with beautiful ladies parading through the town on floats.

Anything happening tomorrow?

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Riced harvest.....loads of fun for the entire family!!! It's free....and....you don't have to wait in line!!!

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Very good idea about advertising happenings here.

But there is another channel too:

Everybody in Chiangrai wants to know what is happening aroud the city.

Everybody says that CR needs a magazine like the numerous ones already existing in CM, to advertise events and make reports about social life, etc...

But apart from "wanting", nobody in CR does anything about it.

Chiangmai Mail and Good Morning Chiangmai News LOVE to cover what is happening (or what will happen) in Chiangrai.

The only thing to do is to write them an email and maybe send pictures.

If you do that, it will be reported in their paper and online version.

The recent Doi Tung race was reported. The classic car weekend will be reported this week, ... Just need to send them the information.

It's up to the CR residents to put their city on the map. It just costs a few minutes to write an email.

It has been said already a few times that these newspapers and magazines want CR news, but nobody looks like interested, unfortunately.

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Very good idea about advertising happenings here.

But there is another channel too:

Everybody in Chiangrai wants to know what is happening aroud the city.

Everybody says that CR needs a magazine like the numerous ones already existing in CM, to advertise events and make reports about social life, etc...

But apart from "wanting", nobody in CR does anything about it.

Chiangmai Mail and Good Morning Chiangmai News LOVE to cover what is happening (or what will happen) in Chiangrai.

The only thing to do is to write them an email and maybe send pictures.

If you do that, it will be reported in their paper and online version.

The recent Doi Tung race was reported. The classic car weekend will be reported this week, ... Just need to send them the information.

It's up to the CR residents to put their city on the map. It just costs a few minutes to write an email.

It has been said already a few times that these newspapers and magazines want CR news, but nobody looks like interested, unfortunately.

gerry1011,

You have made a good post....but.....this thread is about what IS HAPPENING in Chiangrai and your post is mostly about what IS NOT HAPPENING in Chiangrai or at best what MIGHT HAPPEN in Chiangrai. I'm not wanting to rain on your parade since rain IS NOT HAPPENING in Chiangrai right now....just a friendly suggestion is what IS HAPPENING right now and that suggestion is to start another thread to discuss what MIGHT HAPPEN in Chiangrai soon.

Chownah

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Besides your 'clever', ironic blurb, any news on events in Chiang Rai area, Chownah? :D:o

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Very good idea about advertising happenings here.

But there is another channel too:

Everybody in Chiangrai wants to know what is happening aroud the city.

Everybody says that CR needs a magazine like the numerous ones already existing in CM, to advertise events and make reports about social life, etc...

But apart from "wanting", nobody in CR does anything about it.

Chiangmai Mail and Good Morning Chiangmai News LOVE to cover what is happening (or what will happen) in Chiangrai.

The only thing to do is to write them an email and maybe send pictures.

If you do that, it will be reported in their paper and online version.

The recent Doi Tung race was reported. The classic car weekend will be reported this week, ... Just need to send them the information.

It's up to the CR residents to put their city on the map. It just costs a few minutes to write an email.

It has been said already a few times that these newspapers and magazines want CR news, but nobody looks like interested, unfortunately.

gerry1011,

You have made a good post....but.....this thread is about what IS HAPPENING in Chiangrai and your post is mostly about what IS NOT HAPPENING in Chiangrai or at best what MIGHT HAPPEN in Chiangrai. I'm not wanting to rain on your parade since rain IS NOT HAPPENING in Chiangrai right now....just a friendly suggestion is what IS HAPPENING right now and that suggestion is to start another thread to discuss what MIGHT HAPPEN in Chiangrai soon.

Chownah

Uh?

I guess I drank too much today, don't understand anything of what you want to say :o

In fact, I was answering to : "we have no source of news and information about whats happening around Chiang Rai" ...

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Besides your 'clever', ironic blurb, any news on events in Chiang Rai area, Chownah? :D  :o

Yeah, I already posted about one. Didn't you read it? Now, the question is, do YOU have any news on events in the Chiang RAi area?

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Very good idea about advertising happenings here.

But there is another channel too:

Everybody in Chiangrai wants to know what is happening aroud the city.

Everybody says that CR needs a magazine like the numerous ones already existing in CM, to advertise events and make reports about social life, etc...

But apart from "wanting", nobody in CR does anything about it.

Chiangmai Mail and Good Morning Chiangmai News LOVE to cover what is happening (or what will happen) in Chiangrai.

The only thing to do is to write them an email and maybe send pictures.

If you do that, it will be reported in their paper and online version.

The recent Doi Tung race was reported. The classic car weekend will be reported this week, ... Just need to send them the information.

It's up to the CR residents to put their city on the map. It just costs a few minutes to write an email.

It has been said already a few times that these newspapers and magazines want CR news, but nobody looks like interested, unfortunately.

gerry1011,

You have made a good post....but.....this thread is about what IS HAPPENING in Chiangrai and your post is mostly about what IS NOT HAPPENING in Chiangrai or at best what MIGHT HAPPEN in Chiangrai. I'm not wanting to rain on your parade since rain IS NOT HAPPENING in Chiangrai right now....just a friendly suggestion is what IS HAPPENING right now and that suggestion is to start another thread to discuss what MIGHT HAPPEN in Chiangrai soon.

Chownah

Uh?

I guess I drank too much today, don't understand anything of what you want to say :o

In fact, I was answering to : "we have no source of news and information about whats happening around Chiang Rai" ...

I was encouraging you to start another topic to organize an effort to get the happenings in Chiang Rai either included in mags already running or to start one specifically in Chiang Rai....but....having read what I posted again it is clear that my meaning is not. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

As to the topic at hand: there must be something happening at the art gallery in town....if I knew what it was I'd post it here....but I don't....I do know about the rice harvest and it is still happening but don't procrastinate too long or you'll miss out!!! And just to give you some lead time for the next big event; soybean planting will be in the first half of January so talk to you local farmer now to confirm a date and pencil it in on the calendar today!!!

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Chiangmai Mail and Good Morning Chiangmai News LOVE to cover what is happening (or what will happen) in Chiangrai.

The only thing to do is to write them an email and maybe send pictures.

If you do that, it will be reported in their paper and online version.

The recent Doi Tung race was reported. The classic car weekend will be reported this week, ... Just need to send them the information.

It has been said already a few times that these newspapers and magazines want CR news, but nobody looks like interested, unfortunately.

The editorial part of David's Chiang Mai magazines has the function to fill the space inbetween the advertissements. It is a free magazine which derives its income from the adds. With a deadline more than three weeks before printing it never can be informing 'hot of the needle'. It's all news 'afterwards'.

I wrote an article of five hundred words about the Doi Tung Bicycle Race.

'Thank you' was David's response and he put a photo in his magazine with a caption of twenty words.

I went to interview the managers of the Maekok River Village Outdoor Education Centre in Tha Ton. They are really doing a great thing. It took me a day and I drove more than 160 kilometres for it. Do you really think I am going to spend more time and effort on writing an article when it might be reduced to three or four lines?

Of course David would like to have some articles on Chiang Rai to be able to attract advertisers from Chiang Rai. But is his interest really coninciding with ours?

Five years ago I was filling an English language page in a local newspaper for more than one and a half year.

Believe me, it doesn't work.

This Chiang Rai Forum can work better! There are no price tags attached.

It is not depending on advertissements, there is no money involved. There are no other interests other than our own interests.

We don't need a Chiang Mai magazine editor to select what information we want to share. We just do ourselves!!!!!

It sounds horrible, but for the time being I am living together with a cat.

I can't ask my cat to translate the banners which are hanging everywhere in town.

But there must be some of you who are living together with Thai reading partners.

Please ask them what is on the banners and forward this information to all of us!

Limbo :o

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As to the topic at hand: there must be something happening at the art gallery in town....if I knew what it was I'd post it here....but I don't....

Thanks Chownah!

Look at the topic 'Art in Chiang Rai'.

It is very fine work. It is Thai art, Buddhist art.

Today I went to the new Gallery of Gare Garon, the bookshop (main street, Old Dutch, then the little travel agency of the lovely and helpfull Khun Porn, then another little shop and then Gare Garon).

Really great! And very affordable prices. I love this this little gallery (it is upstairs).

I asked the ladies who run it to send me information about the next exposition and I will immediatly forward it to the readers of this forum.

Thanks agian!

Limbo.

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The recent Doi Tung race was reported. The classic car weekend will be reported this week, ... Just need to send them the information.

Please pay attention Gerry 1011!

The only medium reporting on forehand on the Chiang Rai Classic Car Weekend was ........ yes, THIS FORUM!

For knowing what has been happening weeks ago you can consult the Chiang Mai News (news?). Also in the Bangkok Post of to-day you can read about the same event, happening one week ago.

This forum wants to inform about things which are going to happen, giving us an opportunity to participate or to go and look!

Please understand the difference!

Limbo :o

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Sorry Gerry1011,

I must apologize. Finally it was you who informed us IN THIS FORUM about the Classic Car Weekend to come.

Ashes on my head :o

Limbo.

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The recent Doi Tung race was reported. The classic car weekend will be reported this week, ... Just need to send them the information.

Please pay attention Gerry 1011!

The only medium reporting on forehand on the Chiang Rai Classic Car Weekend was ........ yes, THIS FORUM!

For knowing what has been happening weeks ago you can consult the Chiang Mai News (news?). Also in the Bangkok Post of to-day you can read about the same event, happening one week ago.

This forum wants to inform about things which are going to happen, giving us an opportunity to participate or to go and look!

Please understand the difference!

Limbo :o

My friend Limbo, let me disagree with you.

The Chiangrai Classic Car Weekend appeared two month in a row as a preview

in Good Morning Chiangmai News, it also appeared three weeks before the event in Chiangmai Mail, and about one month before the event in Bangkok Post.

The agenda of 9Art Gallery also appears in Good Morning Chiangmai News.

Now, being based is CM, these are certainly not the easiest source of information, I admit.

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Limbo :o

My friend Limbo, let me disagree with you.

The Chiangrai Classic Car Weekend appeared two month in a row as a preview

in Good Morning Chiangmai News, it also appeared three weeks before the event in Chiangmai Mail, and about one month before the event in Bangkok Post.

The agenda of 9Art Gallery also appears in Good Morning Chiangmai News.

Now, being based is CM, these are certainly not the easiest source of information, I admit.

Whilst I agree with Gerry about Good morning ChiangMai news or other publications in Chiang Mai, being good sources of information, they are for Chiang Mai not for Chiang Rai even though they occassionally will put in something about Chiang Rai.

We need information about Chiang Rai, what on , and one of the best ways to do it is here.

This week from 25th Nov to end of the month is Chiang rai food festival.

There will be a lanna style show/dance in front of Sammarki school/Saenphu Hotel on Friday..........more details to follow

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