Chiang Mai deputy governor, Udom Puasakul presided over the opening ceremony of the Chiang Mai Rose Festival at Khamtieng Flower Market.

The Crispy Juicy Dancing Team from Montfort and Prince Royals School won first prize, 10,000 baht, from the Sabina Company in the “Sabina Dance Contest with Girly Berry” recently held at Kad Suan Kaew.

The Swedish Scouts, led by Mikael Goldberg, head of the Swedish Contingent (2nd from left) delivers a thank you speech for the warm welcome they received from Chiang Mai people, Boonlert Buranupakorn, the mayor (2nd right), Chularat Pongtatsirikul, the president of the Swedish Jamboree Scouts Come to Chiang Mai Program (left), and Sir Worakitch Kantakalang (right), the consul for Sweden of Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai MP Yaowapa Wongsawas (standing center), presides over the opening ceremony of the new Korean restaurant, the New Star Palace with Jeon Hee Chul, managing director of the restaurant (standing right) on December 18.

Horse carriages are still famous in Lampang.

Doctor Wuttikrai Mungmai (3rd from right), Head of Chiang Mai Public Health Center presides over the Thai Health Promotion Exhibition with Tammarine Thanasukarn (2nd from left), a famous tennis player, Sirirat Yontyothinkul (1st from right), a national basketball player, Tob Thitiya (1st from left), a youth national sport girl, Doctor Chalerm Lewsrisakul (2nd from right), the president of the Northern Asthma Patients Club, and the owner of Glaxosmithkine Company (3rd from left) at Kad Suan Kaew.

Ms. Manapisut Mangalashthira, the marketing director of Swairiang Chiang Mai, left, recently dropped by the Chiangmai Mail Offices to greet the Mail staff and present New Year 2003 gifts to Phitsanu Thepthong, left, the Mail’s editor. With her is Duangthip Chunhaboonyathip, executive marketing, right, and Orn-anong Netsawan, the public relations marketing officer, 2nd from right.

Nattaporn Panyafoo (front and center), won the 10,000 baht first prize in the Santasy Young Designer Contest held on Christmas Day at Central Airport Plaza. Her winning design, the “Mrs. Claus” suit is being worn in the back row center. Eakapol Chartyap (front, right) won second prize with the “Santa Show Girl” suit, and the third prize went to Saran Chankaew (front left), with the “Magic” suit.

Christopher Callahan (left), the regional director of the Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs from the Australian Embassy made an unofficial visit to Chiang Mai stopped by Chiang Mai S.P. Hotel on December 26.

Ajcharapan Uttara (center) won the Santa Kids Contest 2003 and along with it a 5,000 baht scholarship from the Central Airport Plaza. First runner-up Prapaipan Nantasen (left) and 2nd runner-up Lakana Suakrajang (right) also show off their prizes.

Jumroen Chittaratsaenee, director of Rajavej Hospital held a welcome party for all of members of the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry during their visit to Chiang Mai. Jantana Jaruseranee, marketing manager of Lanna Hospital (2nd left) also welcomed the group.