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  1. The one previously mentioned as near Meechok is Tan Packaging, surely the best in CM. It's actually closer to the Thepanya Hospital at the bottom of the Mae Jo road. You'll find it on Google.
  2. Searching for the elusive Thermometer in CM

    Yup, I got a digital one there, sensor on wire to run outdoors, and tells the humidity, too. Needs batteries, but still working after 10 years. Few hundred baht.
  3. Page Of Remembrance

    Regarding my post above on Andrew Forbes, please note that Andrew passed away on February 5, not March 5. My apologies for the error.
  4. Page Of Remembrance

    Andrew Forbes, who lived in Chiang Mai for over 20 years, passed away suddenly in Luang Prabang, Laos aged 67, on March 5, 2017. He was in Luang Prabang to lead a tour of Indochina for Wilderness Travel. Hearing of his illness, his best friend and business partner David Henley rushed to LPB and was with him in his final moments. His wife Phet arranged a cremation there and his ashes were returned to Chiang Mai and spread on the Ping River, after a ceremony at his home in Nong Khwai, Hang Dong, attended by his daughter Isabel, who lives in London, and his many friends in Chiang Mai. Andrew, full appellation, Dr. Andrew Donald Wilson Rashid Forbes, led a life rich of travel and experience. He was a scholar, whose PhD thesis “Muslim and Warlords in Chinese Central Asia: A Political History of Republican Sinkiang 1911–1949 “ was published by Cambridge University Press, and a historian of great knowledge, particularly on East Asia and the Middle East. His series of books “Ancient Chiang Mai” give valuable insights into many esoteric corners of Northern Thai history and culture. I had the good fortune to work with Andrew and David some time ago, producing illustrated large format books to form a series called “Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia”. I was impressed not only with his powerful intellect and incredible knowledge, but also his sense of humor and appreciation of life’s absurdities and vagaries. His generosity of spirit gave me valuable encouragement in my aspiration to write, and always kept me laughing. We’ll miss you, Doctor Forbes!
  5. Strangely enough, it is much easier to get a license to distill clear alcohol, which if done improperly can be lethal, than the the much more benign brewing process used for beer. But then Mr. Beer Chang is Thailand's richest businessman, per Forbes magazine, so he must be right.