SOCIAL SCENE

Erwin Ruser, BMW Motorrad manager Thailand (3rd from left) met with representatives from the Chiang Mai Community at Chia Tong Haeng Restaurant to talk about the upcoming Bike Week during the long weekend of December 10, and the main aspect will be security, safety and fun. Chiangmai Mail will keep you informed regarding upcoming details.

Chiang Mai Deputy Governor Prinya Panthong presided over the opening ceremony of the ĎWeek of International Letter Writing 2004í at the Ground floor at the Central Airport Plaza.

Metawin Angkatavanich, presenter for "Tenee Prathetthai Channel 5" stayed at Ban Sabai Spa Village, enjoying a getaway and relaxation holiday. From left: Metawin Angkatavanich together with Chitra Klanprayoon, president of the Lanna Spa Association, and Matthias E. Froelich from Ban Sabai Spa.

The Bearís Den Garden Terrace was the venue for a birthday bash for Chris Newman and a great number of his friends who had a marvelous time, enhanced by amber liquids and mouthwatering food. He remained coy about his real age, but those interested should direct their questions to Chris through the good offices of The Bearís Den.

Central Aquarium hosted the one-year anniversary celebration of their Kids Club at the Ground Floor of Central Airport Plaza. The event was hosted by the stars of the Chiang Mai based TV show, "Kids Only."

Wim Fagel, general manager of Amari Rincome Hotel and the hotelís executive staff held a farewell party for the hotelís popular assistant sales manager, Miss Wongsanurug.

Sir Warakit Kantakalung, secretary of the Y.M.C.A. Chiang Mai was delighted to meet with Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Jane Ball, the Canadian couple who established the Y.M.C.A. 34 years ago. They were in Chiang Mai to accompany their daughter Jennifer Ball who will be working as a volunteer at the Chiang Mai Y.M.C.A.

Arie J. M. De Keijzer, general manager, and Chatjane Kiatbumrung, assistant sales manager of Rydges Amora Tapae Chiangmai Hotel, welcomed to the Rydges Ballroom the management team from Total Access Communication PLC (DTAC) Sigve Brekke, CO-CEO of DTAC, and Nattawat Wanasathitya, general manager of DTACís Northern Branch Office. (From left) Arie J. M. De Keijzer, Sigve Brekke, Nattawat Wanasathitya, and Chatjane Kiatbumrung.