SOCIAL SCENE

Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Naresuan, Phitsanulok paid a visit to Youth Exchange program student Carlos Vargas Herrera from Mexico (in monkhood yellow robes) who was ordained to enter the monkshood to learn more about Buddhism for a week long at Wat Santiwan in Phitsanulok Province.

Novotel Chiang Mai Hotel general manger, Scot Ong (center) recently organized a traditional Songkran ceremony for the Thai New Year celebration. The hotel staff cooperated by dressing up in the Lanna Thai style, making merit to Buddhist monks, giving alms to monks, paying respect to the spirit shrine to prolong the lives of the people at the hotel, and listening a Buddhist sermon, and then pouring holy water onto the GM and other elders to bless them for good luck and prosperity.

The Lady Lunch Bunch Group turned out in a bigger crowd than usual when Rene Vines organized the last meeting at the beautiful 12 Gables Estate. The group consists of international ladies from all circles of life, living in Chiang Mai, who are always happy to welcome newcomers in their midst. The time and venue of the get together can be checked at Chiangmai Mailís Community Happenings section. (Photo by Dot Delaney)

Celebrating their wedding this week are the groom Withawas Tanprasit (3rd left) and the bride Ms Kanya Rattanasunthorn (4th left), the daughter of the commander of the Chiang Mai provincial police division, Pol Gen Kasem Rattanasunthorn (right). The wedding reception was held at the Empress Hotel where the bridal couple was given the best wishes by their relatives and friends.

Thank you star - Chatree Premanond (right), the director of business development at Kad Suan Kaew shopping complex, presents a bouquet of flowers to thank Kewalin Cortland (left), the famous movie and TV actress who came to Chiang Mai to be the guest of honor at the Motorola mobile phone companyís launching of a new product promotion.

The Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel sales team paid a visit to Chiang Mai Deputy Governor Bovorn Rattanaprasit (center) to pay respect and say thank you for the government officers having become some of the hotelís best customers. This is a part of the hotel sales blitz campaign launched during the low tourist season.

The management of Amari Rincome Hotel, Chiang Mai recently announced the appointments of the sales and public relations officers team. This sales staff from both Amari Rincome Hotel and Angkhang Nature Resort are willing to treat, serve and take care of all their guests with their lovely smiles and warm welcome. Here from left, Kaori (Mali) Koketsu, Junior Japanese assistant manager, Artchara (Pan) Pribwai, sales and banquet sales officer, and Kattika (Gift) Sae-tia, sales executive from Angkhang Nature Resort.

Cool Party ... The alumni of Prince Royalís College, Chiang Mai, get together at a party called, "Kin 2000 Cool party", which was held at Novotel Chiang Mai Hotel.