Deputy general manager of the Imperial Maeping Hotel, Chusak Namhansawong (right, front row), is on hand to welcome Thai National police chief, Pol Gen Sant Surutanont (the tallest man) during his recent visit to Chiang Mai and stay at the hotel. With them, on the right of the police chief, are the hotel receptionists.

Scott Ong (2nd left), general manager of Novotel Chiang Mai, and hotel executives call on the president of Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Rachan Veeraphan (3rd from left) to present him a basket of flowers on the occasion of the New Year festive season. With them are CCC executive committee members.

Sir Worakit Kanthakalang (2nd right), secretary-general of YMCA Chiang Mai, and Ms Nalinee Pussathewa (right), deputy secretary-general, host a reception for visiting James Stabler-Havener (left) and Paul, coordinators for the visit of lecturers from the English Language Institute, China, during their training course organized last month

Sethaphan (Eddie) Buddhani, TAT director of North America, East Coast, recently brought a group of travel agents and journalists to Thailand in order to promote the Kingdom as a safe and appropriate destination for handicapped travelers. The agents and journalists, many of them handicapped themselves, were overall very impressed with Chiang Mai and its facilities, and promised to do their bit to promote Chiang Mai as a top destination for their customers and readers respectively.

Chinese New Year was celebrated with an “almost real” Chinese Girl at Darling Wine Bar, and the guests had a great time, even without firecrackers. From left to right: Lucas (Darling Wine Bar), Michael (Chiangmai Mail), Dang (Darling Wine Bar), Daisy (ABAC University), Pong (Darling Wine Bar), and Heinz and Helga Treubig, visitors from Germany.

During a wedding reception recently held at Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel, deputy managing director of Kad Suan Kaew, Ms Jirawilai Kengkarnkha delivered the congratulatory speech to the bridal couple, Ms Rungthiwa Thanasarn and Somkid Chairungruangsook, staff at Kad Suan Kaew shopping complex. Shown with them is Pol Lt Suchai Kengkarnkha (right), MD of the complex.

A combined team of actress trainees from the freshmen, junior, sophomore and senior classes at the Mass Communications Department of Rajabhat Institute of Chiang Mai pose for a photo session during a break from their performance at the Kad Theatre Drama institute, Kad Suan Kaew shopping complex.