Who will be Mr. & Miss Nakhon Chiang Mai Games?
By Nuttanee Thaveephol Photos by Metinee Chaikuna
The first round of Mr. & Miss Nakhon Chiang Mai Games
was held on December 1 at Central Airport Plaza Department Store. 20
athletic boys and girls appeared as part of the National Games campaign. The
finals were scheduled for December 8 at the Thapae Gate.
boys were also willing to join the celebration of Nakhon Chiang Mai Games as
ready for the final round.
Great rewards were waiting for the youngsters, as the
overall first prize winner received a scholarship, shield and sash amounting
to more than THB 30,000, and more than 15,000 baht for the second place.
There was also a prize for the cultural ambassador being nominated as an
exchange student to the U.S. for one year including the scholarship.
dancers celebrated the opening of the contest
about some badminton? All the sports lovers had to show off their favorite
The winner of the media vote received a scholarship,
shield and sash worth more than THB 10,000.
To find out who won, please turn to the Sports pages.
Paramee Khamchompoo and Apiporn Isarasenee win Nakhon Chiang Mai Games Singing Contest
By Nuttanee Thaveephol Photos by Metinee Chaikuna
Paramee Khamchompoo and Apiporn Isarasenee wowed the
judges the most on December 1, winning the Nakhon Chiang Mai Games Singing
Contest. The duet will now go on to be a big part of the promotion of the
best 6 singers anxiously await the results.
Paramee and Apiporn received shields, presents and
scholarship worth over 20,000 baht. They also received the chance to show
off their voices during the finals of the Mr. & Miss Nakhon Chiang Mai
Games Contest at Thapae Walking Street on December 8.
The 2 duets of Noocharee Wangmee & Nopparat
Moolsathan and Chayanit Hongsaranon & Pongsak Rattanapong finished
runners-up and received 10,000 baht in prizes.
Namchai, the mascot of the National Games, cheerfully welcomes all the
Saksoong, executive editor of Chiang Mai News, presented flowers to
congratulate the winners, Apiporn Isarasenee and Paramee Khamchompoo.
All duets were judged on their performance of the
mascot’s “Singha Namchai” song, the song of this year’s National
The contest was held at Central Airport Plaza Department Store during the
Mr. & Miss Nakhon Chiang Mai Games Contest.
Udommit Restaurant officially opens
right: Monkol Paipilai, Buarawong Hotel’s technician, Worawit Ongkrutraksa
the owner of Buarawong Hotel, and Chatchai Niwatsayawanish, the owner of Nam
Pa Yon join the official opening of Udommit Restaurant and say
congratulation to Sawanit Sornsuchart, the owner of the restaurant.
Khum Khantoke Restaurant hosts travel show planning session
Tantranond (2nd from right, facing), the managing director of Thai Lanna
Food and Cultural Center Co. Ltd, recently hosted a dinner reception for the
working committee on the “Chiang Mai and North Travel Show 2002” at the
Khum Khantoke Restaurant. Pisit Khetphasook (seated right, facing), Chiang
Mai governor also attended this social function.
European food writer comes to Chiang Mai to learn to cook Thai
Rosario Scarpato, an Italian columnist arrived in Chiang
Mai to gain information about Thai food, guided by Suraphol (Eddy) Thubthong,
Gap’s Thai Culinary Art school, (featured as the local personality in
Chiangmai Mail Vol 1 No. 5).
R) Rosario Scarpato with Suraphol (Eddy) Thubthong, the owner of Gap’s
Thai Culinary Art, and the magazine photographer.
He began by shopping with Eddy in the Kad Ton Phayorm
fresh market opposite the Agriculture Faculty of Chiang Mai University. The
columnist said that he received much information on real Thai herbs and
ingredients, and he could see how fresh and authentic they were. He said
people in Europe liked making Thai food but had difficulty getting the
correct ingredients, so they did not know the real taste of Thai food.
The next step for the food correspondent was attending
Gap’s Thai Culinary Art cooking school in Suthep Rd. to see how Thai food
was prepared. At the time, the school’s cook was demonstrating to foreign
students just how to cook Thai food.
Rosario is a well-known columnist in Europe. He writes
articles mainly on food & wine, and soft adventure for four magazines:
Gambero Rosso (Italy), Sobremesa (Spain), Epicure (Melbourne), Divine Food
& Wine (Australia). He came to Thailand because of the world-wide
popularity of Thai food. “The trend to cooking Thai food is because people
are concerned with their health more than in the past, and Thai food
consists of many herbs which are good for health,” he said.
photographer is taking photo of foreigners who are learning to cook Thai
He said that Chiang Mai impressed him for its natural
environment. However, he said, “I want to maintain environments like this
forever, and it’s good if not too many people know the place.”
Rosario has not been “roughing it” on this trip, staying at the
Regent Resort & Spa. “Chiang Mai is known as a destination for the
back packer. I will write about the Regent to target another group of
tourists who require comfortable tourism in Chiang Mai.”
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