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Fine Art Exhibition 2004 at the Central Airport Plaza

Tamarind Village receives award

Northern Rotary Centennial focuses on fitness

Fine Art Exhibition 2004 at the Central Airport Plaza

Saksit Meesupkwang

Central Airport Plaza, at its northern village on the second floor, was the venue for an art exhibition displaying work by the institute students of the Fine Arts faculty put on by the Local Lanna Arts and Cultures Club of the Rajamangkla Institute of Technology, Payap.

Ajarn Chaiyong Uaviriyanukul, centre, cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony of the exhibition.

It began with a local instrumental performance by members of the campus, and Ajarn Chaiyong Uaviriyanukul, the director of the institute, presided over the opening ceremony.

One of the student’s works on display.

The Rajamangkla Institute of Technology believes in the significance of arts in terms of entertainment, relaxation, and showing different perspectives, so they organized the exhibition for the public.


Tamarind Village receives award

New 5 Star Hotel opening in April

Marion Vogt

The Tamarind Village Chiang Mai, one of the new operations in town received an award from the Association of Siamese Architects (under Royal Patronage) for ‘the best building in Lanna style’.

Amaradist Smuthkochorn, Chief de Village of Tamarind Hotel and Chief Operation Officer of the about to open Rachamankha Hotel.

Tamarind Village is a peaceful picturesque haven in the middle of the old town, built around a huge Tamarind tree, and has just 40 rooms. However, during the two years since the opening, they have built up a good report with their northern hospitality.

Amaradist Smuthkochorn, the ‘Chief de Village’ told Chiangmai Mail that due to the extremely high occupancy and positive responses, they decided to build another small luxury, boutique hotel which is due to open in April this year. Called Rachamankha Hotel, it will be a five star property with its own identity, quite different from ‘Tamarind Village’, but with its own special touch towards interior and design. 24 rooms, each one individual, cozy but stylish.

The structure and d้cor of the Rachamankha Hotel is a mixture of Lanna, Lao, Burma, Tai hill tribe and Chinese art. Projected room rate will be around 12,000 baht per night which is aimed at individual high class tourists who want to enjoy the privacy and elegance of Lanna hospitality.


Northern Rotary Centennial focuses on fitness

100 aerobic minutes to celebrate 100 years of service

Michael Vogt

Rotary International District 3360 will celebrate Rotary’s 100 years of civic service with a 100 minute aerobic massed exercise at the Chiang Mai Municipal Stadium, Ratanakosin Road, on Friday, 27 February, at 8 p.m.

Among the special guests who will address the Rotarians are Chiang Mai Governor Suwat Tantipat, as well as Rotary District Governor Vivat Sirijangkapattana.

The aim is to have 1500-2000 people to come and join in the exercise for fitness, and all Rotary Clubs of the District are involved. A great number of aerobic associations from the North will assist the Rotarians and public to undertake this aerobic exercise, with Rotary itself, and your health, benefiting greatly. Everyone is invited to join in the fun, free t-shirts will be distributed, and information on local projects will be posted for all to know about Rotary International’s far-reaching efforts in service to the community.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards, and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. Paul P. Harris formed the Rotary Club of Chicago, Illinois, USA, the world’s first service club, on 23 February 1905.

The name Rotary came from the early practice of rotating meetings among members’ offices. Today there are approximately 1.2 million Rotary club members of more than 30,000 Rotary clubs in 164 countries.

One of many remarkable achievements of Rotary and its partners includes having vaccinated more than 2 billion children against polio, and Rotary has pledged to fully eradicate Polio from the world by its centennial in 2005.
 Jatusripitak’s trophy.



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