SOCIAL SCENE

The management team of Pornping Tower Hotel, led by new general manager Charn Prathummin (4th from left) went to see Lord Mayor Boonlert Buranupakorn (3rd from right) for an introduction visit.

Novotel Chiang Mai recently organized a ‘Sales Blitz’ at the ‘Frito Lay Company’ in the Northern Region Industry Estate in Lamphun to inform the company about the services at their hotel. Shown here, in black, is the Novotel Chiang Mai sales team with manager of sales on the very right -Srisuda Vitamonkol, and smiling in the middle with a white jacket is the manager of Frito Lay Chips - Chantanee Tiensuwan.

It is already a yearly affair, ‘The Whiffenpoofs Return’. Amari Rincome Hotel helped their guests experience culture & cuisine at the same time with guests of honor H.S.H. Prince Bhisadej (on the very right) and Consul General Eric Rubin. Even though the tuxedos made the Yale Whiffenpoofs look very formal, they could not hide the fun plus the professionalism which stands behind their a cappella concert. They treated the audience’s hunger for culture, and afterwards executive chef Adrian W. O’Herlihy (all in white in the middle) treated their hunger for food, creating delicious cuisine.

Methee Wongpradit (right), the director of Planning Division, of the Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB), Northern Region graciously presided over the closing ceremony of the Fresh Model Anti-Drug contest, and presented awards to contestants. The event was held at Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex. The model contest was organized to provide awareness among youths, or young children, to spend their leisure time for useful hobbies like sports, music, and modeling. Pictured here, Benchamas Mahawan (left), from Kawila School is seen receiving the first prize shield of honor, together with a scholarship worth 5,000 baht, from Methee Wongpradit.

Orachorn Chanwiwattana, manager of Central Airport Plaza, seen here with some employees, held a presentation ceremony towards a donation of a police box to the Phu Ping police station. This little house at the corner of Central Airport Plaza will make it a lot easier for the police to keep watch over the area and the surroundings protected.

A large team of employees from Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Complex dressed all in white on the occasion of the Anti Drug Day in a campaign to create more awareness against drugs, even to cigarettes. They proudly posed behind their banner which read: ‘Just Say No’.

For years ‘Khao Soy’ has remained hidden from the world at large in Chiang Mai, even if it is known to be a dish that shrinks social barriers. Now a new restaurant has opened and tries to give Khao Soy the place it deserves as the signature dish of northern Thai cuisine. At ‘Just Khao Soy’, - which is located at No: 108/2 on Charoenphratet Rd. - only the finest ingredients and spices are used in the vegetarian coconut base, as well as the finest cuts of marinated meat which is blended in their modern, hygienic kitchen. To honor this ancient cooking art, their Khao Soy is served on an artist’s palette, surrounded by your own choice of condiments. Chiangmai Mail reporter team paid a visit to congratulate them on the opening day. From left: Sriphan Beary, general manager of ‘Just Khao Soy’, her husband Shane Beary of ‘Track of the Tiger Tours’ and ‘Maekok River Village Resort’, Phitsanu Thepthong, editor Chiangmai Mail, Tew, sales department CMM, and Annop Chaithanee, asst. general manager.