Her Majesty Queen Sirikit was guest of honor at the birthday celebration of H.S.H. Prince Bhisadej Rajani, who turned 82. Khunying Wanna Siriwattanapakdee, Asst MD of the Imperial Group was present to welcome H.M. the Queen at the Imperial Maeping Resort Spa & Sports Club.

H.R.H. Princess Ubolratana was given a royal welcome at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel after having received an honorary doctorate degree in social development from Chiangmai University.

Famous Thairat newspaper columnist, Miss Cathaleeya JaJa visited Central Airport Plaza and enjoyed the variety of shops and handicrafts at ‘The Northern Village’. From left to right: Prawit Janyasittikul, vice president sale’s promotion, Central Pattana Public Co, Ltd., Cathaleeya JaJa, Orachorn Chanwiwattana, general manager, Pornthep Attakijpaisarn, asst. manager, sale’s promotion.

The Grillstation offered a special treat for music lovers of any age. In addition to their weekly BBQ night, Joe (guitarist on the right), the winner of the Grammy newcomer award in 2002, jammed with his friends. One of them was author Joe Cummins, travel writer for the ‘Lonely Planet Guide’, who showed off his skills on the bamboo saxophone. From rock to blues to contemporary pop music, the palette offered something for everybody.

Long-time Chiang Mai resident David Thomas (standing, second right) celebrated his 50th birthday amongst family and friends in their beautiful hideaway home and gardens. With the support of his charming wife Wanna (standing next to him), David promised to meet the challenges of the next 50 years head-on, and will rent the 700-years stadium to celebrate his 100th.

Walailak Khenkum (2nd from right), the manager of Dalaabaa, and Busarin Larpadisorn (4th from right), the manager of Wine Gallery, plus the organizing team for the Khon Rak Wine Club (people who love wines), enjoyed plenty of company at the wine tasting held at Dalaabaa on Bamrungraj Road, on Saturday, February 7.

At Central Airport Plaza, Chi Chang Digital Lifestyle recently launched their CC Plus 2004 campaign, offering great benefits for all purchases of hardware at their outlets. Benefits vary from discounts to free trial offers, at 18 affiliated shops and institutions in and around Chiang Mai, with validity extended until April this year.

Last weekend, a group from Japan’s Public Health Department stayed at Ban Sabai Spa Village to enjoy the premises, the treatments, and have the benefit of Mrs. Chitra’s hospitality. From left: Toshitada Kameda, president of Private Hospitals in Japan, chairman of the Kameda Medical Center, Chiba, Japan, Takashi Minagawa, councilor for the minister of health and labor, Japan, Chitra Klanprayonn, Ban Sabai Spa owner, president of Thai Lanna Spa Association, 2 officers of the Japanese Health Department and Charoon Yanasan, department chief of the Food and Drug Administration, Health Department of Chiang Mai.