SOCIAL SCENE

Princess Ubolratana (right) graciously paid a private visit to the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel where she was warmly welcomed and presented a bouquet of flowers by Ms. Sawitree Chormchan (lower center), public relations manager, while the hotel’s general manager, Vorapong Muchaotai (standing center) and other hotel executives look on.

The past district governor of Rotary International District 3360, Dr Suthep Nimpitakpong (far left), and assistant governor 2002-03, District 3360, Charin Adha-On-Ake (far right) recently welcomed a group study exchange from District 5260, North Hollywood, California, USA.

Dr Patchara Srisilapanant (seated center) has been appointed committee chairperson of the Northern Women Development Foundation, succeeding Khuankham Singhanetre (seated right), who’s term as the committee chairperson expired in April this year.

The groom Songchat Moolkham (4th from right) and his bride Ms Pakaphan (4th from left) this week celebrated their wedding in Lanna Thai style. The wedding ceremony and reception was held at Jaiya Mongkol Bed and Breakfast in Hang Dong District, Chiang Mai, where the bridal couple was given the best wishes by their friends and relatives, including Norachai Prasertmanukitch (3rd from left), the owner of Jaiya Mongkol B&B and Mrs. Naruemol Prasertmanukitch (right).

Famous singer Palaphol Pholkongseng (2nd left), recently paid a visit to Kad Luang Airport, the air-conditioned fresh market, tasted the local Northern food in nice atmosphere, and went shopping at the Northern village, the center of local Lanna contemporary arts and handicrafts at the Central Airport Plaza.

Ms. Tassanee Sungkerd (left), the assistant managing director of Kad Suan Kaew 2545 Co., Ltd., led the company’s staff to pay respect to elders and executives, including Pol. Lt. Suchai Kengkarnkha (2nd from left), MD and Ms Vilai Kengkarnkha (right), deputy MD of Kad Suan Kaew shopping complex, by pouring holy water onto them.

Mr. U Tin Aung Swe (fourth from left) and Mr. U San Din (fourth from right), the two delegates of the National Council of YMCAs of Myanmar paid a visit to the YMCA of Chiang Mai recently to observe the community empowerment program, especially skill training and income generating for villagers. Sir Vorakit Kantakalung, general secretary (center) and executive staff welcomed them and discussed with them the possibilities of sending Burmese trainees to take part in a food preservation program.

Payap Technical College could be seen, and heard, at its latest promotional act at Kad Suan Kaew Department Store, when a number of school bands and groups performed, much to the delight of everyone, especially the younger shoppers.