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ON ANGEL'S WINGS: Angel Airlines, which in October became Thailand's second international carrier, is expanding its network of routes. In addition to its current daily flights from Bangkok to Udon Thani, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Singapore, the airline plans to launch service in early 1999 from Chiang Rai to Mandalay, Kunming, Jinghong, Chengdu, Luang Prabang and Siem Reap.

TRUNK SALE: When logging was banned in Thailand in 1989, hundreds of elephants lost their jobs. Some are now finding second careers through the Asian Elephant Art and Conservation Project, which recently held an exhibition at the Bangkok Hilton of elephant artworks. The creations by the pachyderm painters sold for an average of $250 apiece, with proceeds earmarked for elephant conservation efforts in Thailand promoted by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Organizers say Starbucks and Walt Disney are considering promoting the elephantine images, described by one viewer as resembling the abstract "action painting" style of American artist Jackson Pollock.

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January 11, 1999

Off the Shelf
For almost three decades, members of the city's Australian-New Zealand Women's Group have been compiling their collective wit and wisdom in their self-published Bangkok Guide

Hot Deal
Fans of the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong can now enjoy the same brand of swank accommodation in Bangkok

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The homepage for Thailand's largest Internet service is a font of useful information

Short Cuts
Angel Airlines, Thailand's second international carrier, is expanding its network of routes

Detour
The Chatuchak weekend market is a must-squeeze for Bangkok visitors with time on their hands and plenty of stamina

Main Feature
The Asian Games that swept through Bangkok in December left a spirit of goodwill behind--good news for anyone planning a visit or stopover in 1999

POLL
In light of the uncertainty about how computer systems will cope with the looming Y2K problem, would you fly on January 1, 2000?



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