The well known restaurant‚ Le Coq d’Or’ in Chiang Mai offers new light summer lunch menus, starting at only 390 baht ++ for a 4-course menu plus coffee or tea. So next time you feel like dining in a most elegant, yet relaxed, setting, take your business partners or family there. For reservations call Khun Kitti, the restaurant manager at 053 282 024 or 053 801 501.

Are you pining for some homemade breakfast before hitting the town? Or maybe a light lunch? Stop in at Petri’s, a small neighborhood restaurant, opposite Kad Suan Kaew. Toast, homemade pita bread, juice, butter, jam, coffee as much as you like plus a big selection of breakfast items to choose from. Like Swedish potato pancakes with bacon or an omelet with cream stuffing of shrimp, ham, bacon or mushroom. All served for only 95 baht.

La Gondola Restaurant, located at the Riverside Garden of Rimping Condo (next to Nakornping Bridge), now features a Weekend Pasta Buffet at 189 baht (children 129 baht), every Saturday and Sunday from noon until 3 p.m. Phone 0 5323 5942 for reservations.

Sunday Brunch is back! By popular demand, the Amari Rincome Hotel has re-introduced the famous Sunday Brunch, which is now more deliciously tempting than ever before. So, forget about your diet for one day and spoil yourself with a cornucopia of special delights created by the executive chef from Ireland, Adrian O’Herlihy. Make a reservation at La Gritta Restaurant and enjoy unlimited gourmet treats for the whole family. Every Sunday from 11.30 – 14.00 hrs. Adults 350 baht, children 200 baht net.


Environmental education for free! Chiang Mai University’s Forest Restoration Research Unit is pleased to announce that its new education program can provide free training and extension services to schools and other community groups in forestry and other environmental issues. Discover biodiversity along a forest trail, learn how to grow trees at our nurseries or join a tree planting day. Classroom events or field workshops; 1/2 day to 3 day programs to suit your needs. Contact [email protected] or call 053 943348 or 053 943346 x 1134 or 1135.

Free Aerobic Classes - Chiang Mai Municipality is teaching aerobic classes free of charge. Monday through Friday at the old municipality sports stadium (gym 2) between 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.


Attention all Easter bunnies – egg fights will be going on all night at Darling’s Swiss Wine Pub on Nimmanahaeminda Road, opposite Amari Rincome Hotel, on Saturday, 19 April (the night before Easter Sunday). Check it out and compete, the winners will receive a glass of South African House Wine, red or white, and can keep the egg, or what’s left of it.

Gongdee Gallery and Studio will organize a painting exhibition by Wichit Chaiwong, the owner of Gongdee Company Limited, at Gongdee Art Room, which is located on Soi 1, Nimmanheminda Road. The exhibition opened on April 1 and will last until April 28. Please note that the exhibition will be closed during the Songkran Festival celebrations.

Make a Happy Easter date with the Amari Rincome on April 20 at the La Gritta Restaurant. Choose delicious treats from the generous buffet-brunch. Admire the ‘Easter Egg’ themes and colorful decorations. Watch the children enjoy games, including an ‘Easter Egg Hunt’ and many others, with prizes for the winners. Starts at 11 a.m., price 350 baht net, children 200 baht net. For more information please contact guest relations at 053 211 044 ext. 14.

Message from the Lunch Bunch Group, a group of farang and Thai ladies who meet once a month to exchange ideas, tips (and gossip): The next Lunch Bunch gathering will be on April 23rd at noon at Twelve Gables. Everybody is welcome. It will be a pot luck, and please remember that on occasion the bunch has gotten too many deserts, so salads are a good selection. However, anything is welcome. Please let Renee Vines know by April 21 if you are coming (by email, see below). Newcomers, as always, are welcome. Directions how to get there will come later. Reservations with Renee: [email protected]

German pianist Gabriel Guljakin will perform a concert in Chiang Mai on May 3, 2003, at A.U.A. School beginning at 6 p.m. Everybody is welcome and best of all, admission is free! Gabriel told Chiangmai Mail, “I will play compositions by Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Rachmaninoff.” It sounds like an event not to be missed. All listeners who enjoy classical-piano music are invited to attend this classical event.

On May 4th at 8 p.m. the Chiangmai Branch of the Agnostic Society invites everybody to come along to the Anywhere Bar for a social get together to debate nothing. For more information and directions how to get there call Ewan from the Anywhere Bar at 053 227 195.


Looking for a wheelchair? Hopefully not! But many poor disabled children in Chiangmai are. So why not donate one for only 7000 baht? Visit the Freedom Wheelchair Workshop across from the Chiangmai Disabled Center, 133/1 Rajapakinai Road, Chiangmai (near Thapae Gate).

Laundry and Internet service, traditional Thai massage, Thai language courses. You find it all at the Chiangmai Disabled Center, 133/1 Rajapakinai Road, Chiangmai (near Thapae Gate).

Tune-in to the English language radio program ‘Helping Hand’, broadcast daily from 7.30-9.00 pm. The program can be heard on Radio Thailand Chiang Mai FM 93.25 MHZ, and provides useful information to both Thai nationals and foreigners alike.

Do you like to party but don’t want to bother with cooking for hours? Let To Nobody’s Restaurant take care of it all. Homemade sausages, pork knuckles, smoked trout, different smoked fish specialties or even roasted duck and quail. You decide, then let To Nobody do the cooking. For more information, call or come by To Nobody at 99/8 Moo 10, Suthep Road, Tel. 053 278 794. Open daily except Tuesdays from 17.00 onwards.

For the kids

The Humanities Faculty, Chiang Mai University, is holding an International CMU Summer Camp 2003, which is being scheduled during the summer semester. There are 4 classes in the camp, with the first a Culture Tour experiencing cultural eco-tourism, the second is [email protected] using an English language program in computers and mobile phones. The third covers Communication, developing conversational skills, and finally there is Presentation, showing how to creatively present information. The dates for the classes are as follows: [email protected], Communication and Presentation are ten days each and will be held on April 17-30, and May 2-10. The enrolment fee for the first class is 3,500 baht and for the other classes are 2,400 baht. Interested people can apply at the Humanities Service Center, Humanities Faculty, Chiang Mai University, telephone 053 943 217 and 053 942 308.


The 700th Anniversary Sport Complex is offering a special promotion for its sport complex members and clients who stay at the 700th Anniversary Dormitory. In accordance with the Songkran festival and celebration, the complex is providing 4-inch diameter Saloong bowls (silver bowls) to thank all applicants for being sport complex members and clients who check in at the 700th Anniversary Dormitory during April. Moreover, on this occasion, the dormitory has been decorated in the Lanna style to welcome Songkran. There is also a special 20% discount from 700 baht to 500 baht during April through June. For more information or room reservations call 053 210 825, 053 212 928.