Lanna Spa Festival Chiang Mai 2004 to be held later this month
The Lanna Spa Academy in cooperation with the Tourism
Authority of Thailand (TAT), Department of Export Promotion and Chiang Mai
Public Health Office will hold the Lanna Spa Festival Chiang Mai 2004 from
October 27-31 at the Lanna Spa Academy, situated near the Wing 41 gate, Ton
Phayom market site.
Mai deputy governor, Prinya Panthong at the press conference held at the
academy. With him is Prof Dr Kannikar Pornpatkul (right), the president of
Chiang Mai Health Services Promotion Association.
HRH Princess Ubolratana will preside over the
festival’s opening on October 28 at 5 p.m.
demonstration held at the academy.
The festival, implemented by Haniba (Thailand) will bring
together spa operators in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phayao, Lampang, Lamphun,
Phrae, Nan and Mae Hong Son provinces to present their services to the
The main objective of the festival is to inform the
general public and tourists about spas. There will be spa services booths,
spa OTOP fair, exhibition on spa media, Lanna spa cuisine, Lanna spa health
market, seminars on topics involving spas, a competition dealing mainly with
Spas and a Lanna art display.
The spa service booths will be divided into four zones:
HydroTherapy, Aromatherapy, Massage Therapy and meditation. The spa OTOP
fair will include spa products, decorations and accessories.
The festival will run daily from 10.30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Russian Ballet Institute officially opens
performances introduce the school to general public. (Photo by Saksit
The official opening ceremony
of the Russian Ballet Institute was held at the Central Airport Plaza on
October 17 and presided over by Ornadda Tantipat, the wife of the Chiang Mai
Governor Suwat Tantipat. (Photo by Saksit Meesubkwang)
(Left) The grand inale. (Photo
by Saksit Meesubkwang)
The House was swinging
“I’m in the mood for - food!”
Once again a culinary event took place at The House,
which set the Chiang Mai partygoers in a jazzy swinging mood. Sipping rose
champagne, let the guests get ‘in the mood’ for another gastronomic
included US Consul General Bea Camp (seated right). (Photo by Nopniwat
The elegantly decorated restaurant was filled to capacity
and the ‘networking’ between tables gave the gourmets an opportunity to
chat and enjoy a comfortable evening.
all. (Photo by Nopniwat Krailerg)
The House, by now already known for their combinations of
music and food had arranged for guitar entertainment with two highlights in
Garth (right) had The House swinging. At left is pianist Bernard Summer.
(Photo by Nopniwat Krailerg)
Highlight number one came after a selection of starters
was served, in form of popular tenor Antoine Garth, who delighted the diners
with his renditions of their favorite jazz music. Accompanied by pianist
Bernard Sumner they were musically superb and the thirty minute spot passed
much too quickly.
Main course was a choice between ‘swing time salmon’
or a ‘lamb medley’ and each was equally chosen. Chef Pom saying it was
exactly 50/50 with some guests regretting they were too full to eat both.
Just before the sweet and sassy white chocolate truffle cake with
raspberry sauce was served it was time for the second session of Antoine and
Bernard and the marvelous jazz had guests and waiters enjoying the swing
late into the night.
Obituary: Pete E. Hoepner
Pete E. Hoepner
1933 - 2004
Pete E. Hoepner, 71, long time resident of Tampa,
Florida, USA and Zaire, West Africa and most recently retired and living in
Chiang Mai, Thailand, died on October 15, 2004. He was preceded in death by
his parents, Bessie and Carl “Pete” Hoepner, sister, Margie Simpson, and
two sons Timothy and Steven Hoepner. Timothy died at 6 months old and Steven
was killed in an automobile accident a few years ago.
He is survived by his former wife, Janette Hoepner;
daughter, Patricia Buck; and sons Wayne and James Hoepner, their respective
spouses, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild and a very close
friend and housemate, Somchai.
He had retired from the United Methodist Board of
Missions and from the Hillsborough County School District where he assisted
with supervision of the adult education system. He was most recently
teaching at the Payap University in Chiang Mai.
The cremation was held at Wat Pa Paeng on Monday, October 18 and his
ashes are to be sent to the USA to be buried with his son Timothy. A
Memorial Service will be held on Friday October 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the First
Thai Church chapel (Sala Janpeng) near Nawarat Bridge. Enquiries: Kathryn