In honor of Payap University’s 30th
Anniversary, the annual Payap Christmas Concert
will be offered free to the public at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 8. The
concert will be held at the Henry Luce Chapel at the Mae Khaw (Main) Campus.
Selections will include sacred and secular Christmas favorites performed by
the Music Department’s Choir, the Bell Choir, and the Instrumental
ensemble. The University invites one and all, young and old, to join in this
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 still on at Central
Airport until December 5, 2004.
OTOP Fair at Chiang Mai University Art museum daily
until Monday, December 6, 2004.
60’s Party at The Bear’s Den Bar and Restaurant,
Saturday, December 4, 2004 at 8 p.m. Come dressed like you did in the old
days. Only ‘60’s music, 60’s nibbles, prizes for the best
60’s dancer and 60’s costume. 250 baht per person. Reservations contact
David Strudwicke on 01 288 4037.
The CDSC will host a Thai German Church service by
missionary Frank Hildebrandt on Sunday, December 5, 2004 at 4 p.m. Coffee
meeting starts at 3 p.m. at the Christian German School Chiang Mai.
Sunday Bike Group is riding up to Doi Suthep on the
King’s birthday, Sunday, December 5, 2004. Registration 180 baht and start
from Thapae Gate at 7 a.m.
‘The economics of peace’. Address by Prof.
Clive W. Granger, 2003 Nobel Laureate for Economics, on Thursday,
December 9, 2004 at Chiang Mai University at 2 p.m. 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]
IV Chiang Mai Bike Week 2004 organized by the North
Comets Motorcycle Club on Friday 10 - Saturday 11 December 2004 at Central
Airport Plaza. More information in the sports section.
Shadow theatre and puppet show on December 10, 11 and
12 at Thepsiri Gallery at 100/4 Soi Wat Umong. Information: Call CMU PR at 0
5394 3628 or e-mail [email protected] mai.ac.th
Rejoice Christmas Party for kids affected by HIV is
Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. on 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.
Bon Traditions, HE Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak will
be speaking at the Prem Center in Chiang Mai, on Zhang Zhung Nyan Gyud, the
highest teachings of the Bon traditions. December 16 – 22. More
information call 0 5330 1466 or e-mail vs[email protected]
American Voices Concert, December 16 at 7 p.m.
at the Convention Center of Chiang Mai University. Free tickets from office
of International Relation CMU, Tel 0 5394 3665 or at the Faculty of Fine
Arts CMU, 0 5394 4805. ‘Variations on America’ will feature a program of
Traditional American songs, Broadway and American Opera. Performers are
soprano, Teresa Seidl and pianist John Ferguson.
Choral Society’s Christmas Concert is
Friday, Dec 17, at 7 p.m. CMU Convention Center’s small theatre. More
details next week.
Christmas Bazaar by ZONTA to raise money for the Red
Cross HIV patients, 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). Check out Christmas goodies.
Chang Klan Plaza Stage Challenge every Friday and
Saturday between 6–10 p.m. Singing and folk song contest during the month
of December. 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
Only 200 tickets (200 baht) available for a Classical
piano recital by New York concert pianist, Bernice Silk at Gong
Dee Studios, Nimmanhaemin Rd. Soi 1, on January 15, 2005 at 7.30 p.m.
Proceeds go to The Chiang Mai Disabled Center.
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. Christmas
Eve Gala Buffet, Christmas Brunch on December 25, Christmas Gala Dinner on
Saturday December 25, 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! New wines and champagnes have arrived! Cheese, homemade pasta, bread
and even Italian olive oil. Christmas Orders being taken now. Call, come to
the shop or even order by Internet, [email protected] buo nissimo.co.th . Tel. 0 5385
3098–9 or check www. buo nissimo.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 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 Amora has ordered and confirmed Santa
Claus! Friday, December 24, he will make an appearance during a
sumptuous Christmas Dinner Buffet with festive entertainment as well as
during the Christmas Brunch Buffet on Saturday, December 25 at the Chilies
Restaurant. Rydges Amora has car park with direct connection to hotel. For
more information contact the Sales Dept. at 0 5325 1531, Rydges Amora Tapae
Hotel, Chai yapoom 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 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 7-9 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 BBQ buffets every Tuesday! New: 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
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 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.
Interested in forming a Mahjong, Bridge, Canasta,
Cribbage group, to help women of all nationalities to get together on a
regular basis. Please contact Sharen on 0 1289 4719 or Carol 0 5349 8207
email mailto:castreet @loxinfo.co.th
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:
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:
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.
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 Laundry#1:
8/5 Suthep Rd. Tel. 0 5327 9169, 0 6186 4785, Laundry#2: 27
Sirimangkralajahn Rd. Soi 7 Tel. 0 5389 4647.
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.