Deputy Minister of Interior Pracha Maleenond (right) presents a certificate of honor to Keatisak (Dang) Saythai (left), vice president of the Chiang Mai Provincial Administration Organization, for his support of and donations to a promotional fund for the welfare of good citizens. The presentation was made at a ceremony held at Thapae Gate grounds in Chiang Mai during the inspection tour and visit of the deputy minister in the north.

Deputy House Speaker Suchart Tancharoen (center) presided over the opening ceremony of a seminar to gather opinions from people concerned with the restructuring of local administration organizational framework, held at Lotus Hotel, Pang Suan Kaew. With him is Chiang Mai governor Pisit Khetphasook (right) and other senior officials.

Ms. Kannikar Thiraj (2nd left), senior sales manager of the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel presents a bouquet of flowers to welcome Vichien Viriyaprasit (3rd right), the supreme attorney-general and his wife (3rd left), on the occasion of their visit to Chiang Mai to attend a workshop organized by the supreme attorney-general’s office on budgeting and work planning in the north.

Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce (CCC) vice president Somsak Wanitchkajorn (left) and Somchai Sirisujin (2nd right), CCC director, are on hand to welcome Miss Marie Maajor, consultant to the Israeli ambassador for economics and trade to Thailand, and her delegation during their recent visit to the CCC.

Otto Geyer, regular visitor to Pattaya and Chiang Mai for over 10 years, recently celebrated his birthday at the Gallery here in Chiang Mai. The number of well-wishers increased as the evening progressed, and Otto promised to be back in Chiang Mai, his favorite town in Thailand, not only to spend his holidays, but also to celebrate many more birthdays.

Ladies Night Out - Last Saturday, we spotted this group of happy ladies at a fun night-out at To Nobody Restaurant. The dinner was as huge as it was delicious, as everybody knows the portions chef and owner Joerg Eisenschmidt serves his guests. It looks like everybody got her share, since they all pose happily with the chef.

Mr. Jean Louise (left), managing director of the Duede Palgrim Belgion Chocolate Shop, Ms. Pattarawadee Tunyachalerm (center), the manager, and Mr. Ian Longden (right), the senior vice president of Tesco Lotus presided over the grand opening of the Duede Palgrim Belgion Chocolate Shop on March 1.

Dealers of spa equipment and products for health care, Aroma Vera Spa Co Ltd. recently organized a seminar on the topic, “Spa 2003 for Health”, and held an Aroma Vera style massage for health, and a relaxation demonstration for owners of beauty salons and interested general public. The seminar and demonstration was held at the Novotel Hotel, Chiang Mai.