SOCIAL SCENE

Ms. Ladda na Lamphun (2nd right), sales advisor for AIA Co., Ltd., presents a bouquet of flowers to congratulate Mr Boontha (center), the husband of guest speaker Busayaporn Boonth (right), who presented a special lecture during the Professional B Club sales seminar held at Novotel Hotel, Chiang Mai. At left are their two daughters.

Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolrattana receives a bouquet of flowers and a warm welcome from Ms Sawitree Chormchan (lower center), public relations manager of the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, while Vorapong Muchaotai (in dark suit, center), the general manager and other hotel executives are on hand to welcome the Princess’s private visit to the hotel on June 27.

A number of distinguished guests undertook the “arduous task” of checking “quality control” at the recent soft opening of the new German Microbrewery-Branch. The mini pub & restaurant is located off Chang Kran Road, about 150 meters before the Empress Hotel, coming from the Night Bazaar. From left: Yongyut Chobtamdee, FTI secretary general, Karl Eichhorn, product manager, Chiangmai Malting, Marion Vogt, Chiangmai Mail, Songsak Vattanapoon, MD Chiangmai German Microbrewery, Lord Mayor Boonlert Buranupakorn, Chalermsak Suranant, director TAT Office Chiang Mai, Saroj Ratanavadi, director Chiangmai Malting, Municipality-Councilors Noppawong Ratchai and Pornchai Jitnavasathien, as well as Siripong Patanakitikul, managing editor, Post News.

Having relocated and renovated, the New Darling has finally opened and Chiang Mai’ans once again have their place for that ‘last glass of wine’ before going home. Seen here last Saturday were from left front: Paul, Daeng and Dot, behind them Lukas, Marion, Frank and on the very right, Frank’s companion the sweet Miss Citra. The new Darling is very easy to find. It is situated on Huay Kaew Road, next to Hair Pro Salon and the wine selection is as good, if not better than before. See You at Darling!

The Minister of Tourism and Sports, Sontaya Khunpluem (front row center), was the guest of honor amongst a number of prominent business people from Chiang Mai and Bangkok, during a recent dinner at Saen Kham Terrace Lanna Restaurant, organized by “Priew Magazine”.

The judging committee, led by Ms Khanitha Srirat (right) the director of Radio and Television station, TV Channel 11, Chiang Mai, is seen considering work submitted to the local handicraft products contest, representing the northern Thailand, to honor Her Majesty the Queen on her birthday anniversary celebration on August 12. The winners of the contest were awarded on July 4, at the Public Relations Department, Region 3 Chiang Mai.

A recent Rotary Club Chiang Mai West meeting was the last opportunity for the outgoing Consul of India, Mathew Abraham, to join his Rotarian friends in fellowship. Mathew and Shanti will be returning to Delhi soon, where Mathew will take on a new challenge on the diplomatic playfield. In his farewell address, Mathew pointed out how much he enjoyed the friendship with the club’s members, and that he was privileged having been welcomed as an honorary member of the club a few years ago. Mathew regretted that he, due to lack of time, had not been a perfect Rotarian, compared to his father, who has been very much involved in Rotary in a number of clubs back in India. He will, however, remember the spirit, goodwill, and joyfulness of the club and all members of the community he met, and promised to visit whenever his tight schedule allows it.

AIS recently introduced their Mobile Life, a new service in Chiang Mai. Suvit Arayavilaipong (5th from left), manager of Advance Info Service Co., Ltd., recently held a press conference to introduce the new services for northern users at a fair titled, “Awaken your Life by mobile life” held at the Central Airport Plaza.