HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn receives a flower wreath from Ms Tasanee Sungkert, the assistant managing director for Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel, during her graciously presiding over the opening ceremony of the 3rd World Congress on Medical and Aromatic Plants for Human Welfare Exhibition and Trade Shows recently held from February 3-7 at the hotel..

Privy Councilor Gen Phichit Kullayawanitch receives a flower wreath from an Imperial Maeping Hotel receptionist during his visit to Chiang Mai and stay at the hotel. On hand to welcome the guest of honor is deputy general manager Chusak Namhansawong, right.

A surprise farewell party was held for Holly and Jerry Rose at the Dawson’s residence. It was less of a ‘Good Bye’, but more of a ‘we will stay in touch’ party for the two Roses who have resided in Chiang Mai for quiet some time. Although they both are looking forward to becoming honorary Kiwis in New Zealand, they will greatly miss Chiang Mai and all their friends in the area. In the picture, Jerry and Holly are holding hands, sitting on the stairs in the front, with lots of good friends surrounding them.

Scott Ong, 2nd right, the general manager of Novotel Chiang Mai Hotel, and PR officer Artchaporn Bhadhiya, 3rd from left, host a reception for visiting popular Thai movie and TV stars, Sarunyoo Wongkrachang, left, Sawit Phetvisetsiri, right, and Khem-arksorn Nookao, 2nd left, from Bangkok, who were recently in Chiang Mai to perform their local drama show. The stars stayed at the hotel.