Community Happenings and
Today, May 1, all day: ‘Talent Search Football
Road Show’ – a fun event for the whole family will take place at
the 700-year anniversary complex. Promotion show for AFA 999 fan members,
game stalls for boys and girls, performances, a chance to meet famous
football stars, and a chance to receive a scholarship in Stefan
Effenberg’s Asian Football Academy.
Fun Rally to Angkhang Nature Resort. The 8th
Amari Rincome Doi Season Rally. Fun
for the whole family with a one night stay at the Angkhang Nature Resort.
The winner trophy will be presented by HSH Prince Bhisadej Rajani. Price for
one car with 2 person 3,650 baht. More information at the guest relations
desk of the Amari at tel. 0 5322 1130.
Gossip Star Contest 2004 at Central Airport
Plaza - the magazine “Gossip Star” will give males and females
between 14 and 25 a chance to become a star and live a dream. When? On May 1
and 2. Prizes include a Toyota car and others, worth over 200,000 baht.
Interested? Contact the Public Relations Counter at Central Airport Plaza or
The annual Lychee Fair will take place
during the month of May at the Provincial Stadium in Chiang Rai.
Various agricultural displays, Lychee wine and exhibitions, folk dancing,
local handicrafts, and of course the ‘Miss Lychee’ beauty contest.
Chiang Mai will once again host the Mango Festival
for 2 weeks in May at the Buak Hard Park with a fair, ‘everything
around Mango’ and the obligatory beauty contest.
Chiang Mai Art Museum and Valentine Willie will
co-host the opening of a new painting exhibition called, “Chang Fee
Ming” on Friday, May 7, at 6 p.m. For more information contact
CMU at 0 5321 8280.
May 29: Charity Classical Concert
for Chiang Mai’s ‘Foundation to Encourage the Potential of
Disabled Persons’. Classical music by W. A. Mozart, A. Borodin and
Thai Folk music, played by M.L. Usni Pramoj, (viola), Tasana Nagavajara
(violin), Kittikhun Sodprasert (violoncello) and Siripong Tiptan (violin).
Begins at: 5.30 p.m. with a cocktail reception before the concert at the Four
Season Resort’s Intanin Room. The minimum donation of 500 baht per
person will go 100% directly to the Foundation. Complimentary shuttle
transfer provided. Ticket holders will be eligible to enter a lucky draw.
Limited space! Reservations: at 053 298 181 or email: concert.chiangmai
Upcoming Thai Holidays in
Saturday, May 1 National Labor
Monday, May 3 Substitution for Saturday!
Wednesday, May 5 Coronation Day of His Majesty King
Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great.
Friday, May 7 is Royal Ploughing Day.
This means that airlines, banks, post offices and
government departments are closed. If the day falls on a weekend then the
holiday is ‘generally’ taken off the following Monday. Please re-check
but Monday, May 3 should be an official substitution for National Labor Day
(Sat May 1).
Amari Rincome’s May promotion
is called “The British Table”. Traditional and
contemporary British Flavours. It features Chef Adrian’s creations like
chartreuse of poached salmon, English peas and broccoli with stilton
vinaigrette and English pea coulis, or English style roast beef with
Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes, Brussels sprouts and natural roasting
juices (carved in the dining room by the chef). Reservations at the
Amari Rincome Hotel. Tel 053 221 130.
Amazing Sandwich now has two Restaurants:
‘The shady island in a sea of rice’ opened Branch No. 2. opposite Khad
Suan Keow Shopping Mall and the ‘old’ Deli Restaurant and
Takeaway between Thai Airways Office and Vista Hotel. Lunchtime
orders for delivery have to be faxed in no later than 10.30 a.m. Please
phone after faxing to check if your order has been received. Tel/Fax: 053
Chez Gibus Grill House offers BBQ, salads &
french-fries except Sundays from 6 p.m. to 10.p.m. All you can eat
for only 219 baht. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Make your table reservations at tel.
053 272 712.
Darling, Wine Pub, on Huay Kaew Road, Chiang
Mai’s best known wine bar in town offers a daily Happy Hour from 5 p.m.
– 8 p.m. For wine testing evenings or table reservations, call 053 227
427. Mondays closed!
Kurt’s Restaurant, formerly known as Formula 1,
will show every F1 race and pamper guests with buffets, Swiss and
international food as well as their tasty pizzas. Kurt’s Restaurant is
located at Anusorn market.
The Grillstation’s famous Formula 1 Sundays
continue with specials prepared by Gypsy and his staff. Come early or
reserve your table in advance at 01 883 9361.
Rydges-Amora Beer Garden is now open 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. Table reservations at 053 251 531.
The Bear’s Den A/C main bar & restaurant,
Garden Bar & Beer Terrace, has ‘Sports on a Big Screen’
whenever a big sporting event is on, like Formula 1 or rugby. New opening
hours - noon to 2 a.m. daily - lunches served from noon to 3 p.m.
‘Special’ all day big English breakfast has been added, in addition to
the regular three-course Sunday roast lunch. Saturdays and Sundays from 3
p.m. onwards – BBQ your own choice from the ‘specials board’ or the
chef will cook it for you. Every Wednesday is Ladies Night -
free drinks for the ladies between 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Offer applies to draft
beers, house wine, house spirits, mixers and soft drinks only – Sorry but
guys have to pay regular prices.
The Pub, on Huay Kaew Road, one of the best known
places in town has a new improved menu, offering pub grub and tasty Thai
dishes. Fridays, Happy Hour from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Every weekend Australian
Rugby and the complete sports schedule displayed in the bar.
The Tavern, under new management, offers a ‘All
you can drink’ Heineken draft beer from 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. for
only 199 baht! Open daily from 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. Daily live music! Tel. 053
The House, restaurant, tapas and wine bar: May
specials, party arrangements, birthday parties, Spanish nights. Call Manager
Joe for information and reservations at 053 419 011. Closed Sundays!
Lucky Dogs Club Chiang Mai
needs volunteers (students are welcome!)
More information at 09 997 8146 or email: c_dproject @
Open Mike every Tuesday at the Irish Pub.
From 9 p.m. onwards. Show your musical skills, no matter if it is just
singing or with an instrument. Spoken or sung word. Email treeberstein
@hotmail.com for more information. Mikes are provided, just bring along a
good mood and help us to jam.
Training Course and
Demonstration on Aroma Oils, Therapy and Massage May 20 – May 21,
from 8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m. Lectures on massage products, spas, spa
treatments and more at the CMU Agricultural Faculty. Applications are
available at CMU. Cost is 2,500 baht p.p. Call 053 944 088 for more
Childbirth Preparation Classes - Especially for
first time parents who are interested in the Bradley method, Juanita Duong,
Diane Smith and Lori Rowe work together to teach a series of two 2-hour
classes that will help prepare a couple for the birth of their baby. After
the birth, one of these nurses will also do a follow-up visit to answer any
newborn questions as well as assist with breast-feeding if needed. Contact Raintree
Community Resource Center (053-262-660) if you are interested in the
classes, which are offered free of charge.
Ballroom Dance Class at the 700 Year Anniversary
Complex. Monday – Friday from 6.30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Instruction fee: 600
baht per person.
“Celebration of Worship” at
4 p.m. on May 2, the pastor of the evangelical German community in Thailand,
Burkhard Bartel is coming to Chiang Mai. This Sunday, May 2, he will be
holding a celebration of the Eucharist in German language. As always there
will be a fellowship event from 3 p.m. onwards at the CDSC (Christliche
Deutsche Schule Chiangmai). Everybody is welcome! For more information, call
053 816 624 or Fax 053 816 270.
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 a.m. -
noon and Sundays 4 - 4.45p.m. (Closed on Wednesdays). Free library
membership with more than 600 videos and 5,000 English books available.
Info-line 053-262660. Movie-line 053-262661, e-mail: [email protected] cmcchurch.org
Taxi Meter - important for the wet season. Call Nok -
tel. 09 261 4290- 20 baht for pick up, 30 baht for the first 2 km and 4 baht
for each subsequent kilometer.
The Phamai Clinic (Methadone Clinic), a
governmental organization in Chiang Mai treats people who have problem with
alcohol, smoking and drugs of any kind. Files are confidential! Call 053 226
135 or e-mail for more information: [email protected]
Back on the air! Tune-in to the English language radio
program ‘Helping Hand’, broadcasting live, daily from
7.30-9 pm. The program can be heard on Radio Thailand Chiang Mai FM 93.25
MHZ, and provides useful information for Thai nationals and foreigners.