In accordance with Songkran water festival and traditional Thai new year celebration, Y.M.C.A. Chiang Mai executives and officials arranged a "rod num dam hua" blessing ceremony to pay respect to seniors and elders, also blessing for good health and luck Dr. Boonrerm Singhanetre (3rd left), YMCA president, and Sir Vorakit Kantakalang (left), the secretary-general of the association, at the YMCA building.

Miss Kanokwan Fun-ngern (3rd from right), 18-year-old grade 6 student at Mathayomsuksa Sankamphaeng School, was crowned Miss Thida Phra Chao Luang at Doi Saket District’s 100th year anniversary celebrations. Miss Kanokwan last week paid a visit to the Chiangmai Mail offices, accompanied by first-runner up Miss Thamolwan Wongviwat (2nd left) and Miss Popular Vote Waranya Sirichan (right), where they were welcomed by Chiangmai Mail MD Michael Vogt (3rd left), Chiangmai Mail Chairman Norachai Prasertmanukitch (2nd right), and Phitsanu Thepthong, Chiangmai Mail’s editor (left).

Ms Watcharaporn Jongphaophan (2nd left), director of the Sales and Promotions Department at Chiang Mai Hills Hotel 2000 presents a khantoke containing sweets, souvenirs and gifts to Muang Chiang Mai District Chief Officer Chumporn Saengmanee (3rd left), on the occasion of Thai New Year during the Songkran festival at the Muang District Office.

Chiangmai Mail MD Michael Vogt (left) presents a basket of flowers to congratulate Kobchai Jirathiwat (2nd right), the managing director of Central Pattana Pub Co Ltd., on the occasion of the grand opening ceremony of Phase 2B of Central Airport Plaza, which was graciously presided over by Deputy Prime Minister Korn Dabbharangsri last week.

A different feeling was experienced at the Rotary Club Chiangmai West’s Fellowship Night, held at the Amari Rincome earlier this week - ‘receiving’ instead of ‘giving’. Game Master Rtn. Banjob came up with a handful of games, such as fruit tasting, bingo, and karaoke exercises, and seen here are the winners of this evening’s single men’s bingo game: Rtn. Somchin, Rtn. Preecha, Rt. Banjop, and Pres. Elect Rtn. Manit. A full house of over 60 Rotarians and spouses attended the successful and light-hearted event, which ended, due to the ongoing karaoke sessions, quite late, and had a number of people waking up with a severe headache the next morning.

Popular Interior Designer Markus Don Madduma Baddakarange and a friend enjoyed a decent glass of wine at Darling Wine Pub, seen here with proprietor Lucas in the back, and Chiangmai Mail’s MD Michael Vogt on the left.

The winners, contestants and participants of the "Super Model on Seasoning" contest pose after the event at Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex. Female first prize and Miss Popular Vote went to Nutthaporn Suwarattananon (seated 3rd left), while male first prize and Mister Popular Vote belonged to Autsawin Wutjanamonksal (seated 4th left).

Thailand supermodel Ornapa "Khun Mah" Kritsadee (center) recently attended the grand opening ceremony of the professional hair salon Hair Pro, the Schwarzkopf Professional Partnership in Chiang Mai. This is the only hair shop in the North that uses the color bar expert system. With him are Kowit (Thanabarn) Boonma (left) and Piyapong Siribunkosai.