Aye, twas a good night at the Amari
Good food - good drinks - good music -
plain fun: that’s the bottom line of the recent totally Irish evening at
the Amari Rincome Hotel. A huge variety of food items made it difficult to
decide what to enjoy next, and a great performance by No Fixed Abode plus
local artists Fiona and Miranda made this evening a very memorable one.
Adrian O’Herlihy, Amari’s executive chef, outdid himself, and the full
house at La Gritta insisted on a repetition of the St. Patrick’s Day
celebration in 2004!
hosts of the evening (from left to right’): No Fixed Abode, all in green
shirts, Marc Dumur, GM of the Amari Rincome, Phichit, Hon. Consul to
Austria, and Adrian O’Herlihy, executive chef of the Amari Rincome.
Session - No Fixed Abode was joined by Fiona and Miranda, two local
musicians, who regularly perform at popular, Irish-language watering holes
here in Chiang Mai.
18 Northern ladies make it into the
2nd round of the Miss Thailand Pageant
The first round selection for the Northern Region of the
Miss Thailand Pageant was held at the Imperial Chiang Mai Resort (Spa and
Sport Club) in Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai, on March 23.
Miss Thailand Pageant contest committee selected 18 beautiful girls to
compete in round two in Bangkok. Patiporn Sittipong, Miss Thailand 2002 (2nd
right, lower row) also witnessed the Northern Region 1st round selection.
18 beautiful women passed the first round selection of the Miss Thailand
Pageant for the Northern Region and will again put their best foot toward on
April 23rd in Bangkok. Miss Thanida Chaiwong (3rd left lower row), was
chosen as Miss Photogenic of the Northern Region.
Some 35 local lovelies entered the beauty contest. All of
the contestants wore brightly colored T-shirts and white mini-skirts. 18
contestants passed the first round scrutiny of the selection and contest
Miss Thanida Chaiwong, who was Miss Floral Beauty Queen
in the 2003 Flower Festival, was chosen as Miss Photogenic to represent the
All of these 18 contestants will compete in the second round, along with
60 contestants from every region on April 23 at the S.C. Park Hotel in
Bangkok. The third round, with the field narrowed down to 40 contestants,
will be held on April 24 at the Bangkok Theatre.
Classical Music Featured at Gong Dee Gallery joint recital
Classical musicians Remi Namtep and Surachai Cheyavanij
performed to a packed house at Gong Dee Gallery, with a concert simply
titled “A Joint Recital”. The pre-event anticipation was such that many
were forced to stand for the entire performance.
Namtep and Surachai Cheyavanij gave virtuoso performances.
Pianist Remi Namtep began with Tocata in C Major by Bach-Busoni
and continued with Grande Sonata Opus 69 by Friedrich Kuhlau and finished
her solo performance with Andante and Rondo, Opus 25 by Franz Doppler.
After the intermission, Suratchai Cheyavanij, the flautist joined with
Remi for Claude Debussy’s Six Epigraphes Antiques, then followed this with
Sonata in C major by J.S. Bach, finishing with another three works by
Debussy, Masques, D’un Cahier d’Esquisses and L’isle Joyeuse.
Road show in Malaysia to promote North Thailand tourism
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Northern Region 1
organized a road show to promote Mae Hong Son Province as a tourist
destination. The road show visited Malaysia hoping to open a new travel
TAT expects to deal with more new tourist markets in
Malaysia after the number of European and American tourists visiting
Thailand has decreased.
The road show was organized from March 10-17, by the
Tourism Authority of Thailand, Northern Region and the Tourism Co-Ordination
Center of Mae Hong Son.
Fifteen tourist-related businesses in Mae Hong Son
arranged a trip to the open road show in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with other
operators from Indonesia, Philippines, Korea and Japan.
The purpose of the road show was to promote traveling in
Mae Hong Son and attract tourists from Malaysia to travel to northern
Thailand, especially Mae Hong Son.
Tourists and clients in Malaysia gave excellent feedback
from the road show and some tourists have already made plans to travel to
the North of Thailand.
The Tourism Authority of Malaysia reported that Thailand
has become very popular for Malaysians since war erupted in the Middle East
between U.S.A. and Iraq. It said many tourists want to travel to Thailand
instead of going to Europe and America.