SOCIAL SCENE

A contest for twins was recently held at Kad Suan Keaw shopping plaza. The first prizes were won by Piyapon& Piyapan Chuemuangphan, first and second runners up were Pornpan Chailom & Patdarat Lanyot and Nida Pieawong & Chanadtha Yeated.

Scott Aung Lee (front row, right), general manager of the Novotel Chiang Mai, held a party and gave souvenirs to 6 hotel administrators from all over the world, for observing Thai hotels’ administration under the campaign ‘Accor International Vivier 2002’.

The usual mixed crowd of people was seen at Darling Wine Pub on Huey Kaew Road, enjoying wine, beer and snacks. From left: Daeng with Suwat looking over his shoulder and standing next to ML Nong, Ae, Deja and Kevin Kemp, long time Chiang Mai resident on the very right.

Amari Rincome Resort once again celebrated another National Day. This time it was the German one on October 3rd. You could’ve called it a Dutch-Irish-German fusion with a touch of Thai, as it was a very nice touch for all the different nationalities living in Chiang Mai. So next time your national day is coming up, check with the Amari Rincome, they will most probably present a special lunch buffet on that day.

Michael Vogt (2nd left), managing director of Chiangmai Mail, presents a money donation on behalf of the company and staff to Phasuk Thepthong (Sudchukiart) (2nd left), the sister of Wittaya Sudchukiart, a bank manager at Thai Farmers Bank (TFB) who passed away of cancer on September 29. The presentation was made during the funeral rite and merit-making ceremony hosted by Chiangmai Mail on September 30 at Wat Pa Paeng nearby the CMM offices. With them are Marion Vogt (right), the marketing manager and Phitsanu Thepthong (left), editor of the Mail.

Imperial Mae Ping Hotel general manager, Vorapong Muchaotai (center), sent four of his hotel staff who work in the tourist services section, abroad for an English language study course in Folkstone Kent, United Kingdom. It was the 5th class of its kind. This month long English summer course was sponsored by the hotel and SAGA Holidays Co., Ltd. .UK. The trip was organized from September 20 - October 19, for Boonyarat Boonthawong, Apiwan Tathongkham, Netnapha Suwannalert, and Sawang Kongboon.

Brian Sinclair Thomson, seated center, country manager for Swiss International Airline recently presided over the opening of the “Swiss Sales Seminar” for travel agencies in Chiang Mai, held at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel.

The Brooker Group Public Co., Ltd. recently launched the 5th edition of their “Thai Business Group” book. Brian Cahill, Brooker Group managing director, is shown here at the MAI Stock Exchange handing the book to Sophawadee Lertmanaschai, chairperson of fund raising.