The new home stay resort ‘Siam Garden’ opened last weekend and the minute you enter the tranquil natural gardens, you forget that this is actually just 10 minutes outside of the city. A perfect hide away place with exclusive Thai-style houses in a tropical paradise, with an oval 65ft pool with integrated waterfall, beautifully decorated Lanna style houses and an atmosphere to dream off. Erica and Chris have opened their own dream resort which they will share with people who come to Chiang Mai, either for short or long term.Visiting Siam Garden from Chiang Mai on their first “Open House Day” were Robin, Chris, Margaret and Marion who had a ‘personal tour’ of the premises from host of Siam Garden Resort Chris (sitting in the front on the very right) with his wife Erica (sitting on the very left). If you are curious get in touch at or call: 0 5342 9878

Sunisa Eisenschmidt celebrated her birthday despite all the Christmas cooking and baking currently going on at ‘To Nobody’. (From left) Bic, Burkhardt, Sunisa, Joerg, and the new family member, a baby Dalmatian dog Ellie.

Flowers from the Hon. British Consul (left) for the ‘London Theatre Production’ at the end of a 2 hours play at Kad Theatre on Saturday Night. From left: David Hopkinson, Ben Dudley, Mary Hanley and the director of ‘Educating Rita’. Mary Hanley did an outstanding performance of Rita. Everybody watched, saw and felt the transition from the Liverpool hairdresser girl to the educated young woman who took the chance and believed in herself. Ben Dudley as teacher Frank played well but he ‘played’ a role whereby Mary Hanley really became Rita. A very powerful young woman who held the more than 400 people of the audience completely in her spell while for sure many students from the audience would have put teacher Frank in the ‘drawer’ of –another boring flat teacher…

Dr. Valerie J. McKenzie, known nationwide as the presenter for her programme “Morning Talk’ on Channel 11, seen at Chiang Mai International Airport taping an interview with Suthep Suebsantiwongse, the Exec. Vice President of Thai International. The main issue were the new air links promotion Chiang Mai as an aviation hub in the north. And of course when and if the runway will be extended

Sathaporn Promsri (right from the center), President of the Lions Club of Chiang Mai Maejo Chapter, congratulated President and Chairman of Orient Thai Airlines, Kajit Habananda (left from the center), who once was the World Lions President. She wished him lots of luck and success in the name of all Lion members during the Gala reception party at ‘The Grand Lanna Restaurant’, due to the opening of the new route Chiang Mai - Bangkok - Chiang Mai.

Suwirin Sanguansuk and Jim Messenger (2nd and 3rd from left) dropped by at the Chiangmai Mail offices not only to announce the opening of the new ‘Plearn Center for Language Arts and Culture’ on December 21st, 2003, but also to wish a Merry Christmas to everybody. The ‘Plearn Center’s’ courses will include ASA for youth, English through songs, situational Thai Conversation, Foundations of Horseback Riding as well as the normal courses in communication arts.

A representative (2nd right) from the Lotus Pang Suan Kaew Hotel, with hotel staff and Penthida’s parents, presents a bouquet of flowers to Miss Penthida Mohprasit (3rd left) having just graduated from Payap University.