Loy Krathong week. Nine days of Yee Peng (Loy Krathong)
Festival in Chiang Mai. Check out our separate schedule on page 4 here in
Culture of Peace, November 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., a
one-day event at the Convention Hall, Chiang Mai University, by the Brahma
Kumaris Foundation, Chiang Mai. Workshops on culture for peace, values
harmony, - many games and music from Grammy.
‘Simply Nai’s’ latest exhibition of Nai Glinhom at
Panisa Gallery. 189 Mahidol Road, Haiya Sub-District. Tel 0 5320 2779 from 9
a.m. – 6 p.m.
Twin Lotus, Exhibition of Oil Paintings and Photo
Computer Graphic Prints at Gongdee Gallery from November 1-28.
‘Art by Alain’, at the Writers’ Club and Wine Bar,
Rachadamnoen Road, from November 16-30. Prices range from 6,800 to 9,000
baht and there are some prints even lower in price.
Sunday Bike Group will organize a ride up to Doi Suthep
on the King’s birthday on Sunday, December 5. Registration 180 baht.
Starts at Thapae Gate at 7 a.m.
Choral Society’s annual Christmas Concert is Saturday,
Dec 17, at 7 p.m. CMU Convention Center’s small theatre. More details
Rejoice Christmas Party for kids affected by HIV is
Saturday Dec 11, at The Pub, Huay Kaew Road. Support the event with
donations in form of toys or cash (to buy toys and medication). For more
information call Dot on 0 1671 1638.
The Bear’s Den Bar and Restaurant, Saturday, December 4
it’s a 60’s Party. Come dressed like in the old days.
Long Distance Bike Fund Raising for the Phansa Girl’s
School, Pasang, Lamphun, supported by Zonta International Chiang Mai. David
Curtz will ride 1500 km from Phuket to Chiang Mai in nine days. Meeting
point in Chalermprakiat School. Asking for pledges at 1 baht per km or
donate items for auction to support the 200 orphan girls at this school.
Contact: Hope at 0 5326 2691, 0 1783 5253.
Chang Klan Plaza Stage Challenge every Friday and
Saturday from 6–10 p.m. Singing and folk song contest during the month of
November. More information at 0 5382 0037-8.
Saturday, December 4 the annual Christmas Charity Dinner
benefiting the poor of the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Seven Fountains.
Tickets are 1,000 baht. Please contact: Than Hartman (053) 365349 Jo Steele
(053) 443110; (01) 724-1704 or email [email protected]
‘The economics of peace’. Thursday, December 9: Nobel
Laureate for Economics, La Jolla, Prof. Clive W. Granger gives a keynote
speech and dialogue at Chiang Mai University at 2 p.m. Clive W. Granger is
professor of economics at the University of California in San Diego and was
awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for the development of
methods of analyzing economic time series with common trends. Information
and free tickets: Phone 053-943-661-5, 224-076 and 941-007, Fax 053-219-252,
943-666 and 942-666, email [email protected] and [email protected]
Alois - Chiang Mai’s newest restaurant will explore
southern German (Bavarian) cuisine. Open daily (except Mondays) from 11.30
a.m. – 11 p.m. Tel. 0 5327 8515, opposite Golden Fern Guest House.
Celebrate Loy Krathong Lanna Style at the Amari Rincome
Hotel. Make a reservation at the guest relation desk or at La Gritta
Restaurant. Telephone 0 5322 1130.
Amazing Sandwich One and Two opposite Kad Suan Kaew
Shopping Mall and the ‘old’ Deli Restaurant and Takeaway between the
Thai Airways Office and Vista Hotel. Tel/Fax: 0 5321 8846.
‘Baan Rom Mai Garden Restaurant’ in 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. 0
5385 3098–9 or website www .buonissimo.co.th
Chez Gibus Grill House is featuring an ‘All you can eat
BBQ’ daily for only 219 baht. Chez Gibus is open from 6–10 p.m. daily
except Sundays. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Make your table reservations on tel. 0
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 Beer Garden is open now! Daily Happy Hour from
5–8 p.m. Special on Chiang Beer. Buy one, get one free for only 200 baht.
Ongoing ‘Daily Lunch Buffet’. Car park with direct connection to hotel.
For more information contact the Sales Dept. at 0 5325 1531, Rydges Amora
Thapae Hotel, Chaiyapoom Road, Chiang Mai.
Saenkham Terrace Restaurant was one of Chiang Mai’s
best kept secrets regarding Northern Cuisine until the Chiangmai Mail’s
Dining Out column revealed it. The place to meet after a relaxing spa
treatment at Baan Saen Doi. Both places are 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 5326 0404.
The Grillstation has a new menu and drinks list with
German and international specialties as well as German draught beer, a fine
selection of schnapps, fresh brewed coffees, wines by glass, carafe or
bottle. 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, recently
opened English Pub in the heartland of Chiang Mai 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
The Pub on Huay Road is open every day for cool cans of
Tetley smooth flow and draught Tiger. Full coverage of all live major
sporting events shown in the sports bar. Bookings for Christmas lunch are
now being taken. Call Grahame on 0 5321 1550 for more details.
To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan is taking
Christmas reservations and orders now. From cookies and cakes to turkey,
smoked trout and pork knuckles. Party reservations for the festive season
are being taken. Open daily for lunch and from 5 p.m. onwards, except
Tuesdays. For group or catering reservations, call Joerg or Sunisa
Eisenschmidt at 0 5321 4483.
In search of Santa! Unique hand made items from the
international community, second hand clothes or items for Zonta to sell for
the ‘Grandma Cares’ and ‘Thursday Club’ projects.
Needed! Helpers to work on one of the 40 booths at 500
baht a space at the Chiangmai Red Cross Station #3-way to Warorot market
(after you cross the Nakhorn Ping Bridge) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on December
18, (Saturday). Food and drink vendors also needed as well as musicians,
magicians and entertainers welcome to “show-off”. Contact Margaret at 0
5324 7083, 0 1472 8113, or Hope at 0 5326 2691, 0 1783 5253.
Attention all Chess players: an informal chess group now
meets at Home Restaurant (down a small soi to the left of Rydges Amora Hotel
by 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] 1stopchiangmai
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 mail to: c_
FT Fitness Thailand, Chiang Mai’s world class fitness
center offers daily fitness classes to fit your requirements. Located on the
second floor of Rimping Supermarket-Chotana, next to Novotel, open daily,
English speaking instructors and many ‘low season specials’.
CMU Art Museum Theatre is showing free classic movies
every Sunday from 3–5 p.m.
Blue Elephant Laundry. Washing clothes by hand is not
really a popular option in the modern lifestyle, but Blue Elephant Laundry
wants to change all that. Situated at the junction of Irrigation Canal and
Ton Payom Market, they say they can make all your cleaning nightmares
disappear. Call Panida and her staff at 0 5327 9166 or 0 6186 4785.
Taxi meter – more and more arriving in Chiang Mai. 30
baht for the first 2 km and 4 baht for each subsequent kilometer. Waiting
time – 1 baht per minute. Individual drivers with taxi: Call Nok tel. 0
9261 4290, Singkame at 0 1952 0900, Werapong at 0 1960 1391, Winyu at 0 1885
4469, Somboon at 0 9851 3708, Wisan at 0 7177 0929 and Somchai at 0 6181