and Festivals

August 11-15, Chiang Mai Lanna Pruksachat Festival at Suan Luang Ro Kao, near Suan Dok Gate in the heart of the city. Organized by Chiang Mai Municipality.

In celebration of Payap’s 30 Year Anniversary Celebration, the music department announced a Flute and Harp Concert on Saturday, August 21, at 7.30 p.m. at the Multimedia Room (library building) of the main campus. Xavier Pitijet Vichitporn, Annette George and Judith Utley will perform classical pieces by Beethoven, Cimarosa, Shostakovich and others.

Music In The Park: The Doi Suthep Nature Study Centre will be holding a free outdoor musical event between 4-5 p.m. On the free space right before the entrance of the Chiangmai Zoo. August 21, Thanabodi Brass Quintet and September 4, A Capella Music.

The 2004 Jazz Ambassadors “The Chicago Jazz Quartet”, selected through a competition of talented professional musicians from across the United States will play in Chiang Mai. Vocalist and trumpeter Matt Lewis, pianist Benjamin Lewis, bassist Lorin Cohen, and drummer Michael Raynor. August 21, at 2.30 p.m. at Television of Thailand (Channel 11) in Chiang Mai on Prachasamphan Road. To reserve seating, free tickets are available on a first come, first served basis, by calling Television of Thailand (Channel 11) Chiang Mai at 0 5328 3742.

‘Ejection Life Is Equal’, an art exhibition from August 1-31, 2004 at the Art & Cultural Centre behind the Three Kings Monument. The Ejection Group 2004 will exhibit contemporary art, many styles from Thai and International artists from Chiang Mai. Open Tuesday–Sunday, 8.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Classic Touch proudly presents Tenor Antoine Garch at Gong Dee Studio. Accompanied on the piano by David Wilson on September 11, at 7.30 p.m. Tickets available soon. Sponsors welcome. Call Maew 0 1881 9226.

The next meeting of the Informal Northern Thai Group is Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alliance Fran็aise Chiang Mai. Everybody is welcome. The speaker for this INTG talk will be Jack Kelly on the theme, “Chiang Mai Tourism, Problems and Solutions”. For more information e-mail: [email protected]

Official opening of The-Hole-In-The-Wall on Saturday, August 28, 2004 from 2-8 p.m. Introduction of this new public house in the heart of the city. 39/7-8 Ratchamanka Rd., near Wat Phra Sing or call 0 5328 3824 for detailed directions.

Give the gift of life! Blood Donation together with the Chiangmai Immigration Office at The Red Cross on Wichayanon Road on Monday, August 23, 2004. Everybody is welcome to help in honor of H.M. Queen Sirikit’s birthday. Maybe one day it is YOU who needs blood…

Panasonic Star Contest at Central Airport Plaza on August 21 and August 22 takes place at the Lanna Hall on 4th floor. Applications for singers and bands can still be sent to the PR Counter at Central Airport. More information at 0 5328 1661 – 80 ext. 1234.

Opera Club: The next grand opera evening performance will be on August 19, 2004 at 7 p.m. at the home of Dr. Howard C. Graves, Jr. The opera offered will be “AIDA.” The first 20 members indicating they will attend, will be invited. YOU may become a member. E-mail [email protected] or phone 0 53219 683.

The CDSC will be host to a Thai German Church service of Pastor Burkhard Bartel on Sunday, August 22, 2004 at 4 p.m. Meeting to socialize starts at 3 p.m. in the premises of the Christian German School Chiang Mai.


Amari Rincome Hotel in Nimmanhaeminda Road. August is Swiss Food Month, a reflection of Switzerland’s long culinary history. Table reservation on 053 22 1130.

‘Baan Rom Mai Garden Restaurant’ in the newly opened Chang Klan Plaza on Chang Klan Road. Thai and Isaan Food in a Bali style environment. Small Conference and karaoke Rooms, delicious Thai food! Open daily from 10 a.m. – midnight. Table reservation, tel. 0 5382 0037-8.

Buonissima Italian Restaurant and Shop! European Deli! Cheese, wine, homemade pasta, bread and even Italian olive oil. Call for table reservation, just come to the shop or even order by Internet. Tel. 053 853 098–9 or website

Chez Gibus Grill House is featuring an ‘All you can eat BBQ’ daily for only 219 baht. Chez Gibus is open from 6 p.m. to 10.p.m. daily except Sundays. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Make your table reservations on tel. 053 272 712.

Fondue House opposite Central Airport Plaza changed its look. Check it out to be surprised even more when testing their delicious Red wine or Chocolate Fondue. Traditional fondue, but light and tasty. Call for reservation 09 423 1688 or 053 201 551.

House of Palm, traditional and southern Thai cuisine. Happy to assist in party arrangements. Closed every Wednesday. On Doi Saket Highway. For directions and reservations call 0 5329 1401, Mr. Montri.

Rydges also presents a ‘Daily Lunch Buffet’. Designed to cater for the needs of the busy people in town throughout the week, the Business Lunch invites you for a quick but tasty bite. Evening time is British time during the month of August! Car park with direct connection to hotel. For more information contact the Sales Dept. at 053 251 531, Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel, Chaiyapoom Road, Chiang Mai.

Saenkham Terrace Restaurant, One of Chiang Mai’s best kept secrets regarding Northern Cuisine. The place to meet after a relaxing Spa treatment at Baan Saen Doi. Both places are to be found at Baan Naifan 2. Check it out at or

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 0-5381-8355 or 0-1883-9361, Grillstation, opposite Pornping Tower, Charoenprathed Road.

The Hole-In-The-Wall, Public House Chiang Mai, just opened English Pub in the heartland of Chiangmai where you can tuck into traditional Fish and Chips, Shepherd’s Pie or have a three course English Lunch for only 90 baht net. 39/7-8 Ratchamanka Rd., T.Phrasing, Tel 0 5328 3824

‘The Pub’ on Huay Kaew Rd. has a new promotion throughout August. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 2 sirloin steaks and a bottle of Australian wine for only 999 baht. Tetley Bitter is now available as well. Friday Happy Hour from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. wide variety of sports, including Aussie Rules Football shown in the Sports Bar. Special occasions catered for call 0 5321 1550 and speak to British Manager, Grahame, for more details.

The Tavern, under new management, offers ‘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. 053 249 231.

To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan celebrates 3 years in Chiang Mai. August promotion: Grilled Duck Breast on Sauce Malteser, croquette potatoes, asparagus and Brussels sprouts. Daily from 5 p.m. onwards, except Tuesdays. For group reservations, call Joerg or Sunisa Eisenschmidt at 0 5321 4483.


The Writers’ Group has re-launched itself and appeals to all writers to join their informal discussions and work critique. There are two meetings (each about 90 minutes); the informal ‘Scribblers’ meets on the second Wednesday of each month to discuss elements of novel and short story writing, while the more serious ‘Wordsmiths’ meet every fourth Wednesday to critique selected work of the members. These take place at the Writers’ Club and Wine Bar on Ratchadamnoen road from 7:30 p.m. sharp. More information: [email protected]

Attention all Chess players: an informal Chess Group now meets at Home Restaurant (down a small Soi to the left of Rydges Amora Hotel on the Moat), every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. All levels welcome, simply show up (with a set if you have one). More information: [email protected]

The Chiang Mai Stage Club holds many activities for people who are interested in all aspects of drama. The group meets every Monday evening at 7 p.m. Are you interested in plays, readings and performances? Just contact [email protected] for further information.

Lucky Dogs Club Chiang Mai needs volunteers (students are welcome!) Health and Happiness for ‘underprivileged’ dogs can also be given with canned dog food or small (even big) donations. We greatly appreciate any help. More information at 09 997 8146 or mailto:[email protected]

Open Mike August 31, at the UN Irish Pub from 8 p.m. onwards. Show your musical skills or your reading skills; share your talent, no matter if it is singing, poetry or playing an instrument. Mikes are provided, just bring along a good mood and help the jam. Anything goes, just be original and yourself. More information needed? E-mail: [email protected]

Ladies Slimming Club, (men are welcome!) healthy, satisfying and flexible weight loss programme. We supply group support and motivation. Members follow a “food optimising”, healthy eating plan that offers a safe and efficient way to lose weight and stay a healthy weight for life.

Every Thursday morning at 10.30 at The Bear’s Den (next to Rimping Condominium). Details 053-861526 (mob: 0926-13042) email [email protected]


The International Research Center of Natural Sciences, 444/6 Regent II, Sansai Road, is conducting another two work shops, directed by Dr. Rajeev Marwah, President of the World Congress on Holistic Medicine. September 12 with the theme, Past Lives and on October 10 called Soul Travel. Everybody is welcome. More information call 01-319-7566

CMU Art Museum is showing free classic movies every Sunday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Check at CMU for the updated plan!


The next NGO Forum discussion on the follow-up to the 15th International AIDS Conference is postponed until the last Tuesday of August, (August 31, 2004) from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Everybody is welcome. Questions, concerns or comments, contact at [email protected] or 053-418-438 for venue.

Don’t be in despair! The Samaritans, a charity organization with a worldwide presence might be able to help YOU solve YOUR problem. Ask for advice first. We try to help you Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 6 – 10 p.m. Call 0 5322 5977 – 8.

Taxi Meter - important for the wet season. Call Nok - tel. 09 261 4290 - 20 baht flag fall, 30 baht for the first 2 km and 4 baht for each subsequent kilometer.

On the air! Tune in to the English language radio program ‘Helping Hand’, broadcasting live, daily from 7.30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Request line: 053 271 227. The program can be heard on Radio Thailand Chiang Mai FM 93.25 MHZ, and provides useful information for Thai nationals and foreigners.