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Will the 40th Miss Thailand come from the north?

Summertime is coming

The Regent Chiang Mai celebrates the official opening of their Cooking School

Will the 40th Miss Thailand come from the north?

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The Miss Thailand 2003 titleholder will win more than 4 million baht and a luxury 1.2 million baht Citroen C3. The prizes go down as far as 5th and the organizers expect entries from all over Thailand. The winner will be performing a very important duty as the Goodwill Ambassador for Culture and Tourism.

The press conference held at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel was presided over by Ms Suchada Wongnitikorn (3rd from left), wife of the Chiang Mai Provincial Office permanent secretary, with (from left) Cholavit Suk-udom, manager of the contest committee, Pratchya Pisaisat from Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, Sommart Limpraphan from the Vajiravudh Alumni Association, Sanchai Tiewprasertkul of iTV, Miss Thailand 2002 Patiporn Sithipong, and Rangsan of TAT and other guests.

In the North, applications are being taken for the first round of the contest that will take place on March 23. One of the contestants will win the title Miss Popular Northern Lady and receive 25,000 baht and go on to compete against all the other regional finalists.

The final of this year’s pageant will take place on May 10 in Bangkok at the Muangthong Thani, with the event being televised live from 9.30-12.00 and is being organized by iTV (having been granted permission by Vajiravudh Alumni Association under Royal Patronage).

A specially commissioned painting of the previous 39 winners has been commissioned and will be printed on souvenir postcards, with the sales proceeds going towards the running of the anti drug club called “Puan Tuan Puan Tor Tan Ya Septhid” (friend warn friend about drugs).

This year, the event is being held in cooperation with the Tourism Authority of Thailand, National Women’s Council, under the Queen’s patronage, Bangkok Metropolitan, State Railways of Thailand, Chiang Mai Provincial Authority, Songkla, Ubon Ratchathani, and Surat Thani provincial authorities.


Summertime is coming

At Kad Suan Kaew shopping complex, the “Fashion On Seasoning” theme will be organized for a summer promotion on March 15-16, from 3 p.m. - 6p.m. at the central stage in the shopping complex. There will also be a fashion show and trends contest, followed by a Mr. and Miss modeling contest. The winner will receive the first prize of 5,000 baht cash.

Beautiful models in the latest fashions at Imperial Mae Ping.

Beautiful models at Kad Suan Kaew.

Meanwhile, at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, Chiang Mai, the event will be organized in the form of a beachwear fashion show for this upcoming summer, called “Hula Hula & Summer Festival”. This event will take place every Wednesday and Thursday until the end of this March at the hotel’s bee garden. Beautiful models will show the latest fashions on the catwalk from 4 p.m., and this will be alternated with spectacular dancing by teenagers on stage at the beer garden of the hotel.


The Regent Chiang Mai celebrates the official opening of their Cooking School

H.E. Rear Admiral Mom Luang Usni Pramoj, the Privy Councilor and his wife Thanpuying Varaporn presided over the official opening ceremony of the Regent Chiang Mai’s spectacular new Thai Cooking School. M L Usni Pramoj chopped a string of long green beans and fresh garlic to commemorate this occasion.

H.E. Rear Admiral Mom Luang Usni Pramoj and Thanpuying Varaporn, surrounded by the resort’s management and staff, chop a string of beans to officially launch the Regent Chiang Mai’s Cooking School.

The school’s stunning ‘Lanna’ style design was created by the Bangkok based Bensley Design Group.

Mouth watering northern Thai cuisine, a charismatic Thai chef and an interactive curriculum introduces guests to local culture and customs which make for an experience that many are already saying will be the most popular teaching venue in Asia.

Its intensive six-day program, created by the resort’s culinary team, operates from Monday to Saturday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Weekly cooking modules feature: Spicy Salads, Traditional Soups & Noodles, Savory Rice & Sweet Desserts, The Secret of Thai Curries, Thai Appetizers and Tasty Vegetarian dishes.

Five mouth watering dishes are taught each day. Students can also learn to carve fruits and vegetables, venture off-property on an escorted market tour and participate in spirit house blessings.



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