Vol. II No. 2 Saturday 11 January - 17 January 2003
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Tibet through Nick Willis eyes

Chiangmai Hill 200 Hotel says happy New Year

Red Cross Winter Fair comes to a close this weekend

Tibet through Nick Willis eyes

Last Sunday saw the opening of yet another photographic exhibition at Darling Wine Bar. Nick Willis, a young English photographer, presented color and black and white prints from his various travels through Tibet.

Nick Willis surrounded by friends and visitors (from left) Liz, Lea, Nora, and Ugri kneeling in front.

People interested in the remoteness of the country, of its faces and colors, showed up in full force, and Nick was tirelessly on hand to personally show visitors around and to explain certain backgrounds and aspects of the various shots and angles.

All prints in the exhibition were for sale, and Chiangmai Mail found it particularly nice that a portion of the amount has been donated to the Bua Geow and the Disabled Center charities here in Chiang Mai.

By the time you read this, the exhibition will have been finished, but Chiangmai is looking forward to welcoming Nick Willis back very soon.

Chiangmai Hill 200 Hotel says happy New Year

The Sales and PR Department of the Chiangmai Hill 2000 Hotel paid a courtesy visit to the good offices of the Chiangmai Mail in order to extend New Year’s wishes to the team. Not only the beautiful faces, but also the cake which they brought along was very much appreciated.

Red Cross Winter Fair comes to a close this weekend

Miss Chiang Mai announcement one of the highlights

Metinee Chaikuna

The annual Red Cross Winter Fair, which has been going on since December 30 at the fairground behind city hall, comes to a close on January 13.

Chiang Mai Governor Pisit Khetphasook (seated center), organizers and contestants announced that the Miss Chiang Mai contest will be held tonight, January 11 at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel.

The small train is a popular attraction among the fair-goers at the annual Chiang Mai Winter Fair going on right now at the fairgrounds behind city hall. The fair ends on January 13.

One of the highlights of the fair is the Miss Chiang Mai contest to select a representative of the province to participate in the national contest.

Chiang Mai Governor Pisit Khetphasook revealed that the Miss Chiang Mai Contest this year had the slogan “The Modern Girl from the Ancient City”, which could directly convey the image of Miss Chiang Mai. “It is known that there are great numbers of beautiful women here and the city is also well known as an ancient one. So the contest this time would show the mixture of the modern Chiang Mai woman and the image of the ancient city,” he said.

Get your cool, refreshing drinks here!

Fun and games at the Chiang Mai Winter Fair.

There’s lots to do and buy this year at the Chiang Mai Winter Fair.

Samoekhae Khetphasook, the president of the Provincial Red Cross Chiang Mai Chapter said that the Miss Chiang Mai contest opened on December 29 last year at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, Chiang Mai. The final round will be held at the same place on January 11. There would be also be a special prize from the mass media.

Samoekhae also said that the girls’ dresses used in the contest were of four types. The first was the traditional dress, which supports the local weavers. The second outfit was aerobic ones, which would fit in with the government’s policy on supporting exercise. The third set was the office suit, which conveyed the image of the modern, workingwoman of Chiang Mai, and the final outfit was the ball gown to convey how Chiang Mai women are beautiful at night.

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