NAP, Annual Arts and Design Promenade at Soi Nimmanhaemin 1, behind Amari Rincome Hotel. December 3–6, 2004, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Art, crafts, textiles, food, music, entertainment, fashion shows. Perfect for Christmas shopping!

Chiang Mai Motor Show at Central Airport from November 27–December 5, 2004.

H3, Hash House Harriers. The next Bunny run is on November 28. More information in the sports section.

Lunch Bunch Ladies group is heading to the Lampang ceramic fair on December 2, 2004. Call organizer Anne Dawson for details and reservation. 0 5321 6132.

60’s Party at the Bear’s Den Bar and Restaurant, Saturday, December 4, 2004. Come dressed like in the old days.

Christmas Charity Dinner Benefiting the Poor of the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Seven Fountains Saturday, 4 December. Tickets are 1,000 baht. Contact: Than Hartman (053) 365349 Jo Steele (053) 443110; (01)724-1704 or email [email protected]

Sunday Bike Group will organize a ride up to Doi Suthep on the King’s birthday, Sunday, December 5, 2004. Registration 180 baht and start will be at Thapae Gate at 7 a.m.

The CDSC will host a Thai German Church service by missionary Frank Hildebrandt on Sunday, December 5 at 4 p.m. Meeting starts at 3 p.m. at the Christian German School Chiang Mai.

‘The economics of peace’. Address by Prof. Clive W. Granger Nobel Laureate for Economics, on Thursday, December 9, 2004 at Chiang Mai University at 2 p.m. He was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. 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]

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). More information needed? Just call Mrs. Dot on 0 1671 1638 for more details.

INTG. The next meeting of the Informal Northern Thai Group is Tuesday, December 14, 2004 at the Alliance Francaise. Bertil Lintner will speak on Demystifying North Korea under the Kim Dynasty. For more information e-mail: [email protected]

Choral Society’s Christmas Concert is Saturday, Dec 17, at 7 p.m. CMU Convention Center’s small theatre. More details later.

Chang Klan Plaza Stage Challenge every Friday and Saturday between 6–10 p.m. Singing and folk song contest during the month of November. More information at 0 5382 0037-8.

Saturday, December 18, 2004, 10 Year Bakery Concert at central Airport Plaza. Showtime 6 p.m., doors open 4 p.m., Tickets on sale at first floor at Central Airport for 600, 900 and 1,200 baht.


Alois, Chiang Mai’s newest southern German (Bavarian) restaurant. Open daily (except Mondays) from 11.30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Tel. 0 5327 8515, opposite Golden Fern Guest House.

Amari Rincome Hotel is ready for Christmas. Buffet dinners, Brunch on December 25, Gala Dinners and a huge count down for the year end. Make your reservation well in advance 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 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. Christmas Orders being taken now. New wines and champagnes have arrived! Call for table reservation, just come to the shop or even order by Internet. Tel. 0 5385 3098–9 or website

Chez Gibus Grill House is featuring an ‘All you can eat BBQ’ daily for only 219 baht. Chez Gibus is open from 6–10 p.m. daily except Sundays. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Make your table reservations on tel. 0 5327 2712.

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 Chang Beer. Buy one, get one free, only 200 baht. Ongoing is the delicious Daily Lunch Buffet. Car park with direct connection to hotel. For more information contact the Sales Dept. at 0 5325 1531, Rydges Amora Tapae 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 at Baan Naifan 2. Check out or

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 7-9 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays 7-9 p.m. it’s 2 for 1 on House Draught, Bottles, Spirits and Wines. Tel/Fax: 0 5326 0404.

The Grillstation features a new menu and drinks list with German and international specialties, a fine selection of schnapps, 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 Chiangmai where you can tuck into traditional Fish and Chips, 39/7-8 Ratchamanka Rd., T. Phrasing, Tel 0 5328 3824

The Pub on Huay Kaew Road open every day for cool cans of Tetley smooth flow and draught Tiger. Full coverage of all live major sporting events in the sports bar. Book now for Christmas Lunch. 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. 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 projects ‘Grandma Cares’ and ‘Thursday Club’ needed!

Helpers to work on one of the 40 booths at 500 baht a space at the Chiangmai Red Cross Station from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday December 18, 2004. At 3-way to Warorot market (after crossing Nakhorn Ping Bridge). Food and Drink vendors also needed as well as musicians, magicians and entertainers. Contact: Margaret: 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 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]

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: [email protected]


FT Fitness Thailand, Chiang Mai’s world class Fitness Center offers daily fitness classes to your requirements. 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 shows free classic movies every Sunday from 3–5 p.m.


Blue Elephant Laundry. Hand washing clothes is not a popular option today. Blue Elephant Laundry at the junction of Irrigation Canal and Ton Payom Market, say they can make all your cleaning nightmares disappear. Call Panida and her staff at 0 5327 9166 or 0 6186 4785.

Meter Taxis. 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 6386.