SOCIAL SCENE

M.V. Krishna Kumar Ph.D., consultant for Chiang Mai University’s department of engineering for tourism from ‘Thunderbird’ - the American Graduate School for International Management, executive director of corporate consulting and professor of global business, Glendale – USA enjoyed spa treatments at Ban Sabai Spa Village. On the very right, Chitra Klanprayoon from Ban Sabai Spa and president of the Thai Lanna Spa Association.

During the last week in March, Chalermsak Suranant, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Northern Region 1 director, presided over the opening ceremony for the “In Mind’s Eyes” exhibition, which was created by students from the Fine Arts Faculty, Chiang Mai University. The exhibition is on display at the Northern Village on the 2nd floor of Central Airport Plaza until April 7.

Asst Prof. Montri Sirijanchuen, director of Rajabhat Chiang Mai Institute, along with his officers, greeted colleagues from Rajabhat Kanchanaburi Institute who visited Chiang Mai to exchange experiences they’ve had with their working systems.

One of the places famous for Guinness beer in Chiang Mai is O’Malley’s Irish Pub in Anusarn market, which Americans Mike and Cherryl Potter are enjoying. Or, are they of Irish ancestors, since sources told us they were seen wearing green T-shirts, as all the Irish did on St. Patrick’s Day

Hard to tell who had more fun at the restaurant Just Khao Soy. Movie star ‘Oui Suthita’ or her Swiss friend Tim Boda, while they were both eating this signature dish of the north but not forgetting to put an apron around their neck.

Romanian and sparkling wines were the name of the game last Sunday at the Bear’s Den, when Hannes Landolt (second right) from Landolt Wines held a public wine tasting. Despite some heavy-bodied reds, the afternoon turned out to be a very light-hearted affair, and one could see a number of wine lovers walking away with an ample amount of bottles at the end. From champagne-method sparkling, via beautiful Muscats and Sauvignon Blancs, to full-bodied Merlots and Cabernet Sauvignons, there was an array for everyone, and if you missed the tasting, take a look inside Rimping Department stores at their current special offers.

Samarn Tibibang (2nd right), deputy general manager of the Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai, presents a basket of flowers to congratulate Huns Christian (2nd left), chairman of Georg Jensen (Thailand), and Chaiyan Juta-apai (left), general manager, to celebrate the grand opening of the Jensen factory here.

This Wednesday, on the occasion of the inauguration of Thai Airways International Chiang Mai-Jinghong route, a number of VIPs and members of the press were invited to join the trip to Jinghong, Yunnan Province. Thai Airways Member of the Board Dr. Tatchai Sumitra (center) is seen here cutting the official ribbon, with Chaiwat Chanapai, Thai’s Vice president sales, and Prakaidao Hovatanakul from Thai’s Chiang Mai Bureau.