Memorable New Year’s party for Rotary Club Chiangmai West
The Rotary Club Chiangmai West recently
held it’s New Year’s Party on home turf, namely at the Amari Rincome
Hotel. Club President Marc Dumur, who also happens to be the Hotel’s
general manager, explained briefly that he had to attend 2 parties at the
same time, which he did, and was therefore not seen for long. However, the
incoming president, Kh. Manit, as well as Secretary Banjob, did an excellent
job informing and entertaining members and their guests, and excellent
cuisine, prepared by the Amari’s new executive chef, Adrian O’Herlihy,
amber liquids and wines, as well as lots of games made the night a very
enjoyable and memorable one.
Rotarians once again ate out of the hands of the Master of Ceremonies, Rot.
Patrick Roberts, his wife Meao (left), and Rotarian John de Vloet’s wife
you missed it - and you don’t have a second run.
best-dressed award, male category, went to Rotarian Mathew Abraham, the
Honorary Consul of India, seen here with his son.
are these guys up to? Reminiscing, maybe? Anyway, Chiangmai Mail’s MD,
Past President Michael Vogt, and President Marc Dumur always have something
to chat about.
we have a beer or not? Past President Nilobol and Rotarian Dr. Amnuay.
cricket, music, or food? Rotarian Peter Dawson, left, and Rotarian John de
Pradit, Dr. Thinakorn, Rotary-Ann Phithamai, and her husband Rotarian
Manit during his welcoming address.
up for a round of golf? Well, all were, and one could easily see who uses
the time in the office to practice putting.
Adrian said he will stick to his culinary abilities and not try to become a
having a chit-chat.
A southern Chinese market - right here in Chiang Mai
How many of you are conversant with the Haw Market? For
those who are not, you will find many unfamiliar items on sale there. The
Haw Market was the shopping place for the Haw people, or Yunnanese, Burmese
and hill tribes and received its name as this area many years ago used to be
called Haw Town. Now it is better known as Jaroen Prathet Road Soi 1.
foods, pickled vegetables, tobacco, peppers, and patent medicines at the Haw
unfamiliar items can be found in the Haw Market.
Haw Market is nearby the Night Bazaar and in front of a
mosque on Chang Klan Road. Most of the products are from Southern China,
Haw-China and Burma. These include fresh vegetables, hill tribe fruits,
preserved foods, fermented liquors, sweets, tobacco, patent medicines and
many unfamiliar items.
The market is open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday.
Some vendors come from remote region such as Fang District, Doi Ang Khang,
and Doi Mae Salong, bringing their very inexpensive goods to sell here every
goods are from the highland and hinterland.
atmosphere at Haw Market resembles a hilltribe market.
Muslim vendor sells pickled vegetables.
The buyers are generally very well known to the vendors
and only some of them are new faces. Mei, one of the vendors of local food
called ‘Khow Laeng Feun’, said that she sells food at Haw Market every
Friday. Her food is from the borderland people and only a few people know
what it is. She said she has been in the Haw Market for 10 years and she can
speak at least 3 languages, Thai, Chinese, and Burmese, so she is well
prepared for the sales arena.
Next Friday, if you want to visit a different marketplace, don’t miss
the Haw Market.
Children’s Day festivities begin this weekend
Kids (and parents) will be busy
This year Children’s Day falls on January 11 and
celebrations in the greater Chiang Mai area feature numerous attractions for
children that are being promoted both by governmental and private agencies.
These are just a few of them.
At the Public Relations Department Office
Children’s Day activities at the outdoor ground of the
Public Relations Department Office Region 3 are being held from 8 a.m. - 3
p.m. There are stage performances from many schools in Chiang Mai, an art
competition by the Chiang Mai Vocational Training College, Quiz games by
Yupparaj Vittayalai School, news broadcasting training, Royal Project
Exhibition, and hill tribe show.
There will also be health checks by the Chiang Mai Health
Promotion Hospital, free haircuts by Chiang Mai Polytechnic College, an
energy saving campaign by YMCA, and football dribbling competition by the
Referee Club of Chiang Mai. The highlight of all the activities is the
police dogs show by the Chiang Mai Provincial Police Regional 5.
Chiang Mai Zoo
This year, Rossukhon Juikhamwong, PR of Chiang Mai Zoo,
says they will hold Children’s Day for 2 days on both Saturday and Sunday.
The activities start from 8 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at center stage. Visitors can
enter the zoo from Huay Kaew Road or Suthep Road. There will be stage
performances, games, competitions, exhibitions, feeding shows and animal
presentations. Children under 135 centimeters tall gain free entry
Kad Suan Kaew
Activities at from Kad Suan Kaew run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in
all areas. Activities include a walkathon, stage performances, exhibitions,
health checks and games. Exhibitions start around 10 a.m. at the ground in
front of Kad Muang, and health checks are being done by the Faculty of
Dentistry from Chiang Mai University. Games are being held at 10 outlets in
the open ground of the shopping complex.
FM 100 radio station
FM 100 staff and mass communication students in radio
broadcasting celebrate Children’s Day each year and this time the
festivities are being be held at HB7 building, Faculty of Humanities, Chiang
Mai University from 8.45 a.m. to 2 p.m. The activities include games,
painting contest, fairytale tellers contest and many interesting activities
with gifts and presents for children who come to visit them.
Activities have been organized in Wing 41 every year, and
all children are welcome. There will be many games and activities starting
from 8.30 a.m. and going to 3 p.m. at the Military Airport of Wing 41. There
are many performances from air force officers and personnel. Children will
enjoy food and beverages, stage shows, and presents from Wing 41 and main
The Government Saving Bank, Region 7
Pramote Prasit, deputy director of the Government Saving
Bank region 7, says they will organize activities for Children’s Day at
the office, on Chiang Mai-San Kamphaeng Road, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The
activities include interesting games, food and beverages, stage
performances, health checks and free haircuts. In addition, any child
depositing more than 50 baht at any branch of Government Saving Bank on the
Children’s Day will be given a present.
NOMEX night party and fashion show features at Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel
The Northern Handicrafts Manufacturers and Exporter
Association (NOMEX) recently organized its “night party” and displayed
some 30 booths of outstanding products produced by the NOMEX membership. The
“NOMEX Night Party” was held with a Lanna theme at Chiang Mai Orchid
Sukin Wongsah was
elected new president of NOMEX during the group’s night party at the
Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel.
Before the show, Sukin Wongsah was elected new president
of NOMEX, replacing the outgoing president Pairuch Toewivat.
Outgoing President Pairuch said that NOMEX aims to export
more products abroad. He added that the group plans to arrange booths at the
Bangkok International Gift and Household Fair in April 2003.
The night also featured a fashion show, with models presenting the Lanna
trend. “Honorary” models were a highlight of the show, as was the
fashions they wore and the home decor they presented.