After cutting the ribbon to preside over the 41st anniversary ceremony for the Land Department on May 24, Chiang Mai Governor Suwat Tantipat (right) took a tour of the department.

Socializing at a reception in the Sheraton Chiang Mai Ballroom were from left to right: Julie Hopkinson, wife of the British Council Chiang Mai director, HSH Prince Bhisadej Rajani, Lieutenant General Phicharnmek Muangmanee, commander in chief of the Third Army Region, Dr. Jao Duan Dueng na Chiang Mai and Poo Baude, wife of the Alliance Francaise director and Hon. French Consul.

(Left) Ban Sabai owner Mathias E. Froehlich (left), Pimpattra Juntaranikool (center), marketing executive for the Old Classic Wine Ltd, and Chawalit Sirinirund (right), Old Classic Wine Ltd owner, take a break from the company’s wine tasting held at the Pornping Tower Hotel on May 22.

(Left) The ladies of the Rotary Club of Thin Thai Ngam held a “Dam Hua” Ceremony to say thank you for the continuous help they’ve received from US Consul General Eric Rubin. John Aloia, vice consul (seated left), Eric Rubin (seated center), consul general to the USA and honorary member of the Rotary Club Thin Thai Ngam, and Henry V. Jardin (seated right), administrative officer, were honored at the ceremony. The consulate was very helpful preparing visas for exchange programs through out this Rotary year.

(Left) Professional make-up artists from Shiseido and Pooying magazine flew in from Bangkok to arrange a workshop on facial make up using Shiseido cosmetics May 22 at Suan Pak Restaurant on Mahidol Road, Chiang Mai.

Ajarn Prapee Sujjakulnukij from the Overseas Education and Training of Civil Service Commission took students who received government scholarships to study abroad from every Chiang Mai district and sub-district to practice and learn European dining etiquettes. On this occasion, Anunt Ho-Jindarat, vice general manager of the Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel, was trainer for the students.