Fund Raising Jazz Concert and Jam Session on Sunday, August 29, from 6-10 p.m. at the San Pra Nate Room, Lotus Pang Suan Keaw Hotel. Featuring jazz cellist Beate Starken from Germany and many local musicians, poets, and performers from Chiang Mai. Admission fee is only 199 baht for students and 299 baht for general admission. Free coffee & snack! The concert proceeds will go to the Wat Thaton Vipassana Meditation Center.

Promotion of Agriculture and Agricultural Tourism exhibition at CMU Art Museum, opening Saturday August 28 at 4 pm. The exhibition is running from August 28, - September 1, 2004, daily from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Classic Touch proudly presents Tenor Antoine Garch at Gong Dee Studio on September 11, at 7.30 p.m. Accompanied on the piano by David Wilson. 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]

The next NGO Forum discussion on the follow-up to the 15th International AIDS Conference is the last Tuesday of August, (August 31, 2004) from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Everybody is welcome. Questions, concerns or comments, please do not hesitate to contact at ngo-forum or 0 5341 8438 for venue.

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]


‘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.

Buonissimo 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 www.buonissimo

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. - 10.p.m. daily except Sundays. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Make your table reservations on tel. 053 272 712.

Fondue House opposite Central Airport Plaza has 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 www.saenkhamterrace .com or www.baansaendoi .com

The Bear’s Den Bar and Restaurant, beside Rimping Condominium. Mondays – House Spirits 50 baht all night long. Wednesdays – Ladies Night and free Bingo. Ladies drink free from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. it’s 2 for 1 on House Draught, Bottles, Spirits and Wines. Tel/Fax: 0 53 260404.

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 another 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 5p.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] .com 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 0 9997 8146 or mailto: [email protected]

Lanna Dog Rescue has rescued dogs and they are ready for adoption by a loving home. Call: (Thai) 0 5394 5332 ext 101 (day) 0 5389 4774 (evening) Wilaiwan, (English) 0 5321 2810 Roshan or e-mail: [email protected]

Shower singers - come forward! Do you sing in the shower? Consider sharing your hobby in a more social setting. The Chiang Mai Choral Society is looking for singers, people who can read music (or pretend to) and who love to have a good time on Monday nights while practicing. Find out more by contacting Ellen Clark, choir secretary, on 0 5330 9187 (office), 0 5385 3265 (home), or email: [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 0 5386 1526 (mob: 0 9261 3042) email [email protected]


The International Research Center of Natural Sciences, 444/6 Regent II, Sansai Road, is conducting another two workshops, 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 0 1319 7566

Inter Mini Golf August Promotion, If you play Mini Golf at Inter Mini Golf, ask for the manager and tell her you read Chiangmai Mail. You will receive a discount of 50% throughout August and food & beverage will be discounted 10%.

CMU Art Museum Theatre is showing free classic movies every Sunday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. August 29: Winged Migration.


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 p.m. – 10 p.m. Call 0 5322 5977 – 8.

Taxi Meter - important for the wet season. Call Nok - tel. 0 9261 4290 - 20 baht flag fall, 30 baht for the first 2 km and 4 baht for each subsequent kilometer.

The Phamai Clinic (Methadone Clinic), a government organization in Chiang Mai treats people who have problems with alcohol, smoking and drugs of any kind. Files are confidential! Call 053 226 135 or e-mail for more information: [email protected] hotmail .com

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: 0 5327 1227. The program can be heard on Radio Thailand Chiang Mai FM 93.25 MHZ, and provides useful information for Thai nationals and foreigners.