The next Lunch Bunch is ‘pot luck’ at the house of Annelie Hendriks on  Wednesday January 14, 2004 at noon. Please bring a plate of food, homemade or bought, cold or warm, sweet or savory. Annelie will supply plates, cutlery, coffee, tea and of course her own dish. For the brave ones, you can join at around 02.30 p.m. for a bicycle tour of maximum one hour (flat surface was promised) in the beautiful countryside around Annelie’s house. Bikes can be rented. Please reserve if you are coming and if you will join the bicycle tour before January 11th. Telephone number 0 5386 6086 or my e-mail: [email protected]

If you have a passion for making movies using film or video, and are looking for others who have similar interest - then ‘IndieClub’ is the community for you. Whether your interests lie in acting, directing, producing, writing, lighting or any other skill that is associated with making great film or video, join for free. Need more info about the Chiang Mai ‘IndieClub’? Email: [email protected]


Enjoy the Amari Rincome Hotel’s famous Sunday Brunch, more deliciously tempting than ever. So, forget about your diet for one day and spoil yourself with a cornucopia of special delights. 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.

Amazing Sandwich, ‘a shady island in a sea of rice’ Deli Restaurant and Takeaway, between Thai Airways Office and Vista Hotel is also delivering to your door for orders over 350 baht. Lunchtime orders for delivery have to be faxed in not later than 10.30 a.m. Please phone after faxing to check if your order has been received. Tel/Fax: 0 5321 8846

Grillstation will do a big BBQ on Saturday, December 20 from 6.00 p.m. until late. Menu will be -rump steaks on a skewer, where you are your own creator. Imported New Zealand rump steaks on the long spit, grilled over charcoal fire. Eat as much as you can for 250 baht p.p., children 100 baht.

Saturday 27th December from 6.00 p.m. onwards will be a southern style barbecued spare-ribs night!

The Rydges Chiang Mai offers a daily buffet lunch from Monday to Saturday from 11.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at “Chillis” Restaurant - Thai and international buffet at 200++ baht per person. The Rydges at Thapae Chiang Mai is also a perfect place to take the family to dinner in the evening. Buffet dinner every day from 6-10 p.m. at 300++ baht per person. Rydges Beer Garden is open now from 5 p.m. – midnight, Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m. buy 1, get 1 free (glass of beer or jug), snacks and special dishes only 40 baht net per serving, BBQ and suckling pig every Sunday, freestyle live music with female singer. Parking available at the hotel.

To Nobody Restaurant has begun to take orders for Xmas Buffets and new Years Buffets. Urgent: Xmas office receptions, cookies, ‘stollen’ and home smoked goodies which you might need for the upcoming festive season should be ordered well in advance~. Call Joerg or Sunisa at 053 214 483 or just drop by for more information.

German Xmas Cakes (Stollen) have arrived at the Grillstation (opposite Porn Ping Hotel) ready for you to purchase. Either for yourself, or as a surprise for friends and family. 3 different kinds are available. Plain Stollen, with marzipan filling and even with a marzipan-rum filling. To place your order, just call, 053 818 355 or 01 883 9361.

Chez Gibus Grill House Restaurant has his BBQ, Salads & French Fries Buffet daily except Sundays from 6.00 p.m. to 10.p.m. All you can eat for only 199, — baht. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Table reservations –Tel. 05327 2712

X-Mas Events 24th, - 26th December 2003

Amari Rincome Hotel: 24th December at 7.p.m. -Christmas Dinner around the Pool, Santa, Carol singers & dance. Price 1’400 baht, Children under 12 years 800,— baht.

December 25th: Leisure Brunch at La Gritta from 11.00 a.m. – 14.30 p.m.

Adults 450, — baht, children under 12 years only 250, — baht.

Chez Gibus: Wednesday 24th December at 19.30 p.m. 6 course Gala Dinner including a ‘Kir Chardonnay’ 1’350, — Baht. Special children menu for children until 12 years of age free of charge- Reservation (and more information) until latest 21st December at 0 5327 2712.

Fondue House (opposite Central Airport Plaza and Custom Office) created a special Christmas menu for 700 baht p.p. This includes Prawn salad in mustard sauce, Quail soup, Roasted turkey or grilled salmon in champagne sauce, Fruit Sabayong (pudding in vanilla sauce) and coffee or tea. For table reservation call: 0 5320 1551 or 0 9432 1688.

Kurt’s Restaurant, former Formula 1, will celebrate Christmas on 24th and 25th December with special Buffets. 24th and 25th from 7.p.m. for only 280, — baht per person and Lunch Buffet on 25th December for only 250,— baht. Table reservations can be made direct or via e-mail: [email protected]

La Veranda will do special X-Mas menus on the night of 24th of December, starting from 6.00 p.m. and on 25th December for Lunch (11.00 – 2.00 p.m.) and dinner. Guests can choose between two different Gala menus. Children will be served a special children menu on these days. Table reservation at 0 5321 4420.

Le Grand Lanna will celebrate the New Year in style on 31st December 2003. Please reserve a table in advance to avoid disappointment. Le Grand Lanna offers delicious cuisine in charming surroundings. Call: 0 5385 0111.

Rydges Tapae Chiangmai Hotel will celebrate 24th of December with a extravagant International Buffet including turkey, Live Music, Santa Claus- Adults: 1000,— baht, Children ฝ price

Thursday, 25th of December will feature a mouth watering Christmas Brunch Buffet and a Santa Claus Show at the Chillis Restaurant at Loobby Level for only 350,— baht for adults and 150,— baht for kids.

Saenkham Terrace Restaurant at the Clubhouse of Ban Naifan 2 will hold a Christmas Party on 25th of December from 6.00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. Baht 450, — p.p. including a glass of wine. The menu offers Turkey, Duck, a variety of soups and salads, delicious Thai cuisine and lots of sweets and Christmas cookies. Call or Fax 0 5383 8990 for reservation.

The Tavern, will offer on December 24th - 25th from 11.00 a.m. - 2.00 a.m., a Special Set Menu for 320B (Children 150B). This menu includes Soup or Salad, Roast Turkey, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Vegetables with choice of baked Potatoes, Mashed potatoes or corn on the cob, plus a glass of red/white wine. And of course a piece of their famous Apple Pie, Blueberry Cheesecake or Ice-cream with Coffee or Tea.

To Nobody German Restaurant will present on all 3 Christmas days (24th, 25th and 26th December) a huge sumptuous Dinner Buffet, including Seafood, BBQ, fish & game specialties, turkey and all kinds of Christmas goodies. Table reservations needed. Call Joerg or Sunisa at 053 214 483 or just drop by for more information.


Reiki workshop: Ms Masami Kondo, a peace worker from Japan, together with the Asian healing arts center offers a workshop on Sunday 21 December from 9.00 to 13.00 hrs to introduce the “Divinity IN”, a tool for personal and planetary peace, which involves vocal sounds, breathing and hand movements. It is organized at the new premises of Cory Croymans in Chiang Mai Lake Land, located close to Chiang Mai University at 3.2 km from the intersection between Sutheep Road and Canal Road (direction Hangdong). For more information and registration visit the Website: www. Reiki and Asian Bio-Energetic Classes (all levels), E-mail [email protected] CMU -P.O. Box 51, Chiang Mai 50202, Thailand or call Tel. 01/88 11 004

Childbirth Preparation Classes - Contact Raintree Community Resource Center (053-262-660) if you are interested in the classes, which are offered free of charge. Raintree just changed the times of opening on Sundays to 3.30 - 4.15 p.m. Also Raintree Resource Centre will be closed from 22nd Dec. - 3rd Jan. (inclusive). It will reopen on 4th Jan. ’04.”


“Luminous Anonymity” -Solo painting exhibition by Doris Kraushaar - ongoing until December 31st, at The House, Restaurant, Gallery and Ginger Shop. You can combine looking at beautiful paintings with ‘last minute’ Christmas shopping at the Ginger boutique which offers something for everybody. Open until 9.00 p.m..

Tonight: Christmas Carols and Barbershop favorites at the Amari Rincome Hotel from 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m., December 20th. Entrance fee including post-concert cocktails and snacks 450, — baht net and finally at the Church of the Seven Fountains on Sunday, December 21st. Close harmony boys’ choir from King’s School Ely, UK, who have a long tradition of excellence in ‘barber shop’ style singing.

December 25th and 26th Thailand’s Guitar King ‘Lam Morrison’ with band will play at the Imperial Beer Garden. More information needed? Call 0 5328 3900


Doi Kham Fair 2003 from the Royal Project and the 3rd Agricultural Fair, Northern Region will take place from December 17 - 21, 2003, at the Arts and Culture Center areas of Chiang Mai University on Nimmanhaeminda Road and on Suthep Road, Chiang Mai from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. daily.

The Chiang Mai Red Cross and Winter Fair will take place from Dec 30th until Jan 11th nightly at the big field behind City Hall.


Last Minute Christmas Shopping?

SINAI CHRISTIAN BOOKSTORE’s Christmas Sale. 129/4 Thung Hotel Road (opposite the road from the entrance to Soi 4). Phone number is 053-244-234. Sale still ongoing until Dec 24th.

Christmas CDs, cards, tapes, and other Christmas products. CD’s for 200-250 baht only, imported from the U.S., local tribal handicrafts, Spanish and European Christmas music products and a limited number of lovely baby books for families who would like to collect precious memories for children born in Thailand. Store hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m..

Raintree Resource Centre - located just east of the Nawarat Bridge. Free booklet: “Helpful Hints for getting settled in Chiang Mai”. Open Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 10.00 - 12.00a.m. and Sundays 3.30 - 4.15p.m. (Closed on Wednesdays). Free library membership with more than 600 videos and 5,000 English books available. Info-line 053-262660. Raintree Resource Centre will be closed from 22nd Dec. - 3rd Jan. (inclusive). It will reopen on 4th Jan. ’04.” Movie-line 053-262661, e-mail: [email protected]

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.