The next INTG (Informal Northern Thai Groups)
meeting will be on Tuesday September 9 at the Alliance Fran็aise
at 19:30. Dr. Hans-Dieter Bechstedt will give a talk regarding “The Role
of Upland Ethnic Minorities’ Organizations and Networks in Sustainable
Resource Management”. INTG contacts are Convener: Brian Hubbard, Email:
<[email protected] loxinfo.co.th>; tel./fax: 053 213 972, Address: 200/16, Moo
2, T. Chang Phuak, A. Muang, Chiang Mai 50300 or Louis Gabaude: e-mail: gab
The new ‘Chiang Mai Spa Society’ is looking
for members. Their aim is to make Chiang Mai the “Wellness Capital of
Asia”. The Spa society is supported by the Ministry of Public Health and
Chiang Mai Public Health office. To become a member your field and interest
should be from one of the following categories: health service (spas &
long stay lodgings); health products (herbal products) or medical service
(private hospitals). The Spa society would like to set up standards of spas
and to support tourism - regarding spas - in northern Thailand. For more
information contact President Ms Kanokwan Soonthornnond of Northern Heritage
Spa Resort, Vice President Ms Ampai Sheehan of Siam Spa or Vice President
Siwapong Kumwang from Jirung Health Resort (053 861 511-3).
Official English Toastmasters - Be one of the charter
members of the official USA Toastmasters Club in Chiang Mai by contacting:
Mr. Krit at tel. 053 861 511, or Mrs. Margaret at tel. 053 247083.
Attention Vietnam food lovers! Tuesday September 2 is the
Vietnam National Day. The Amari Rincome Resort will pay
respect to this with a ‘Vietnam Corner’ during their lunch
buffet. So, all Vietnam food lovers, come to the Amari and for only 280 baht
per person, spoil yourself with their sumptuous extended buffet.
The well known restaurant‚ Le Coq d’Or’ in
Chiang Mai offers new light summer lunch menus, starting at
only 390 baht ++ for a 4-course menu plus coffee or tea. So next time you
feel like dining in a most elegant, yet relaxed, setting, take your business
partners or family there. For reservations call Khun Kitti, the restaurant
manager at 053 282 024 or 053 801 501.
Are you pining for some homemade breakfast
before hitting the town? Or maybe a light lunch? Stop in at Petri’s,
a small neighborhood restaurant, opposite Kad Suan Kaew. Toast, homemade
pita bread, juice, butter, jam, coffee as much as you like plus a big
selection of breakfast items to choose from. Like Swedish potato pancakes
with bacon or an omelet with cream stuffing of shrimp, ham, bacon or
mushroom. All served for only 95 baht.
La Gondola Restaurant, located at the Riverside
Garden of Rimping Condo (next to Nakornping Bridge), now features a Weekend
Pasta Buffet at 189 baht (children 129 baht), every Saturday and
Sunday from noon until 3 p.m. Phone 0 5323 5942 for reservations.
Sunday Brunch is back! By popular demand, the Amari
Rincome Hotel has re-introduced the famous Sunday Brunch,
which is now more deliciously tempting than ever before. So, forget about
your diet for one day and spoil yourself with a cornucopia of special
delights created by the executive chef from Ireland, Adrian O’Herlihy.
Make a reservation at La Gritta Restaurant and enjoy unlimited
gourmet treats for the whole family. Every Sunday from 11.30 – 14.00 hrs.
Adults 350 baht, children 200 baht net.
Environmental education for free!
Chiang Mai University’s Forest Restoration Research Unit is pleased to
announce that its new education program can provide free training and
extension services to schools and other community groups in forestry and
other environmental issues. Discover biodiversity along a forest trail,
learn how to grow trees at our nurseries or join a tree planting day.
Classroom events or field workshops; 1/2 day to 3 day programs to suit your
needs. Contact [email protected] cmu.ac.th or call 053 943348 or 053 943346 x
1134 or 1135.
Free Aerobic Classes - Chiang Mai Municipality is
teaching aerobic classes free of charge. Monday through Friday at the old
municipality sports stadium (gym 2) between 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
To celebrate the friendship of two countries, Nat
Studio and Payap University in association with the Embassy of
Brazil proudly present Piano Four-Hand Concert by Thai
pianist Nat Yontararak and Brazilian pianist Paulo Zereu on Saturday
September 6 at 19.00 hrs. at the Kad Theater. The two pianists will
join hands in the sweet and fun piano music in a Latin mood. They will wrap
up the program with Liszt’s famous Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 which was
heard in the academy award cartoon “Tom & Jerry”. All
proceeds support Leukemia patients. Get your tickets at Kad Theater, 5th
Fl., Kad Suan Kaew, tel. 053-224444 ext. 19008, 19919, Public Relation
Counter, Kad Suan Kaew, or at CCI Studio, Payap University, tel. 053-242090,
248191 and in front of the theater on show time. Tickets: Adult 300 Bt. -
children 100 Bt.
The Zonta International Chiangmai Club is
organizing the “Dance with an Angel” fund-raising event on
Friday, September 12 at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel Ballroom. It will be an
action packed evening with Teh and Bella leading the Jazzliners band to
perform great dance music along with lucky draw prizes, dinner with wine,
and more. Prem Center Glee Club will perform. Call for more information at
tel. 053 247083. Get your tickets from Zonta Chiangmai members, Margaret
Bhadungzong, tel. 053 247 083, 053 260 705, Jiamjit Boonsom, tel. 053 363
602-3, Parkers, 10/5 Huay Kaew Road, tel. 053 218 377, 053 406 127, Somboon
Suprasert, tel. 053 801 232, Nahathai Lin Viriyachon, tel. 053 422 060, Hope
Watcharapreecha, tel. 053 262 691, 053 240 822, www.chiangmai-chiangrai.com/zonta
The life of Tarzan, a young boy abandoned
in the wilds of Africa, has been set to music and dancing. The young actors
of the Kad Suan Kaew Drama School present an original musical about the life
of Tarzan and all the animals under his protection. Popular entertainer Bob
Supagorn will star. Scheduled performances on Saturdays at 2.30 p.m. and 7
p.m. and Sundays at 3.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. through August 31 at the Kad
Theatre. For more information call Khun Rungtiva at tel. 053 22444 ext
Wanted: Singers! Can you sing? Would you like to
try out for Chiang Mai’s only community choir? Contact Ellen Clark, choir
secretary, on 053 309 187 (office), 053 853 265 (home), 01 883 2423 (cell),
or email [email protected]
Saturday jazz at the Amari Rincome Hotel -
each Saturday at 6.30-10.00 p.m., La Gritta Restaurant at the Amari Rincome
Hotel, Chiang Mai arranges a live jazz performance by Daeng Fantastic team
of four. Listen to jazz favorites down the years, and enjoy a specialty
theme buffet created by expert chef, Adrian O’Herlihy. Bring along family
You, your family, friends and colleagues are invited to
the Saori Hand Weaving Exhibition on the weekend of
August 23 & 24 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Kad Suan Keaw Shopping
Center open space on G Floor in front of the promotion counter. See and
touch beautiful hand woven ‘artworks’ made by people with disabilities.
CMU Convention Center on Nimmanhaemin Road will
present a light and shadow play “Mochi Mochi No Ki” next
Friday and Saturday, August 29th at 18.30 hrs and August 30th at 13.00 hrs.
The Kageboshi: Light and Shadow Play troupe from Japan is one of the
happenings to celebrate ASEAN Japan Exchange Year 2003 as well as the 40th
anniversary of the founding of Chiangmai University. Free Admission.
‘Beauty Suit’ performance & installation
art exhibition at Chiang Mai University Art Museum from
Thursday September 4 - until Friday September 26. An entertaining mix of
mediums including video, sculpture, performance and sound. The exhibition is
a collaboration between young Chiang Mai and international artists. An ‘Opening
Night Fashion Parade’ will showcase the work of young
artist/designers. For information contact Kat Olston 07 172 7833, [email protected]
Saturday September 27 – Sunday September 28, the 7th
Family Fun Rally from Amari Rincome Hotel to
Anghang Nature Resort will be held. A great weekend of fun for the
whole family including games, activities and a prize for the winner
presented by HSH Prince Bhisadej Rajanee. The cost of 3,490 baht net for two
persons includes one night’s accommodation at the Anghang Nature Resort
for 2 people, plus breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack. For reservations
please call: 053 221 044.
The Japanese Consulate, Chiang Mai invites
interested persons to see a Japanese puppet show for free on
August 29 from 6.30 p.m. - 8 p.m. and August 30 from 1.30 p.m. -3 p.m. at Chiang
Mai University Convention Center. For the reservation call: 0-5320-3367.
Gong Dee Studio on Nimmanhaemin Soi 1 currently has a
new painting exhibition on display, featuring 10 local
artists, such as Chatre Yuonyong, Anutin Intakaew, Songwut Kawwizard, and
others. Open daily, and entrance is free.
A land and house fair and auction,
part of a joint project between Siam Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. (Public) and
Legal Execution Department, Chiang Mai will be held three more times this
year: August 23, September 6 and Oct 25 at Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel.
Confiscated properties will be auctioned and special interests in personal
loans will be offered to bidders.
North Thailand’s first food trek! - Rainy
season special. Free room. Chiang Dao Nest Mini-Resort is proud to
present North Thailand’s first food trek. No hiking, hilltribes, elephants
or rafting, just fine food and wine in the mountains. The special offer is
this - enjoy a three-course evening meal with a good bottle of wine, and a
large breakfast the following morning. The room is free. Price for two
people: 1390 baht, equivalent to just 695 baht each. Offer available until
31 August 2003. Transport can be arranged from Chiang Mai at additional
cost. Offer open to all - expats, tourists, and Thais. Chiang Dao is 80km
north of Chiang Mai, home to the famous Chiang Dao Caves. It is very
convenient for people living in or visiting Chiang Mai, taking under 1 1/2
hours by road. For further info tel. 053 455 795, mobile: 060 171 9875,
email: [email protected] lycos.com or visit the web site: www.chiangdao.com
Looking for a wheelchair? Hopefully not! But many poor
disabled children in Chiangmai are. So why not donate one for only 7000 baht?
Visit the Freedom Wheelchair Workshop across from the Chiangmai Disabled
Center, 133/1 Rajapakinai Road, Chiang Mai (near Thapae Gate).
Laundry and Internet service, traditional Thai massage,
Thai language courses. You find it all at the Chiangmai Disabled Center,
133/1 Rajapakinai Road, Chiangmai (near Thapae Gate).
Tune-in to the English language radio program
‘Helping Hand’, broadcast daily from 7.30-9.00 pm. The program
can be heard on Radio Thailand Chiang Mai FM 93.25 MHZ, and provides
useful information to both Thai nationals and foreigners alike.