Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce president, Rachan Veeraphan (right) presents a bouquet of flowers to congratulate Dr Pisit Lee-artham (left), the managing director of TT&T (Pub) Co., Ltd, and the former deputy minister of Finance, who had been conferred an honorary doctorate degree in the field of economy from Chiang Mai University, Class 37, on February 28. With them are Yuthapong Jeeraprapa (2nd right), president of the Federation of Thai Industry, Chiang Mai branch, and Visin Pichitpanya (2nd left), president of the Chiang Mai Bankers’ Club.

Happy folks at Darling’s Wine Bar - back row left Ms. Ann, a long-term visitor from Switzerland, William, from the US, Adrian, executive chef of the Amari, all the way from Ireland, seated left Darling’s very own Lucas, Switzerland, next to him David from Bonnie Scotland.

Jarin Pongyen (2nd left), director of the Laddarom Chiang Mai Housing Project, and Miss Marayart Ariyawong (left), marketing executive, last week signed an advertising contract with Chiangmai Mail for their housing project promotional plan at their housing estate on Maejo-Chiang Mai City Hall Road. Chiangmai Mail editor Phitsanu Thepthong (2nd right) received the signed contract from director Jarin. Witnessing the event is Miss Minatra Chaiphun (right), Chiangmai Mail sales executive.

Chiangmai Mail “on air” - Chiang Mai’s own English-language Radio station “Helping Hands” team recently welcomed to the program Chiangmai Mails’ very own Michael & Marion Vogt, as well as news reporter Supatatt. The show, which lasted an hour, was received as entertaining information, and many listeners phoned-in to ask specific questions and give fruitful comments about the Chiangmai Mail.

Khunying Jitrawadee Chulanond and Gen Sampao Chusri (right) celebrate their birthdays at a party held at Khum Khantoke Restaurant in Chiang Mai. Wishing them happy birthday are group members of the National Defense College.

Tara Roberts (center with floral tiara) celebrated her 9th birthday last Sunday poolside at the Amari Rincome. There were games, food and drinks prepared for the kids, and even the parents were seen enjoying themselves.

Denmark’s Prince Joachim (center) visited Swai Riang Chiang Mai Water Restaurant to view the spectacular light and sound show titled “The River”, and had dinner at the reception organized to welcome Him by Mr Pairote Kosumkajornkiart (standing next to Him, in black). Shown with them, the actors and actresses were granted an audience with His Highness.

Austrian artist Doris Kraushaar (2nd right) and Italian artist Susanna Tavernari (2nd left) on Saturday invited guests of honor to the opening of their “Ladies Paint The Blues” art exhibition at Prof. Dr Gunter Faltin’s (left) residence on Nimmanhaemin Road, Soi 1, Chiang Mai. The exhibition will continue until March 31.