‘Structures of the molecules of life – Impact on modern biomedical research’. Address by Prof. Kurt Wthrich, the 2002 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Chiang Mai University. 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]

Thursday, December 16 at 7 p.m. American Voices Concert at the Chiang Mai University Convention Center. Free tickets from office of International Relations 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 starring 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. See advert on this page.

Chiang Mai Community Church (CMCC) meeting Friday, December 17, 2004 at 7 p.m. Christmas carols by candle light at Chiang Mai Gymkhana Club, Sunday December 19 at 4.30 p.m. a family service, featuring a children’s play. December 24, at 11 p.m. late night Candlelight communion service. December 25, at 10 a.m. Christmas Day family service and on December 26, at 4.30 p.m., evening service.

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

Saturday, December 18 at 7.30 p.m. charity piano recital by David Willson at Gong Dee Studio. Entrance tickets, 200 baht. Available at Gong Dee Studio, Nimmanhaemin Road or Classic Touch at 0 1881 9226.

Shadow theatre and puppet show on December 10, 11 and 12 at Thepsiri Gallery at 100/4 Soi Wat Umong. From 1.30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Information: Call CMU PR at 0 5394 3628 or e-mail art-cul[email protected]

ZONTA Christmas Bazaar 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.

Northern region Cheerleader Championship at Central Airport Plaza on Sunday, December 26, 2004. More details next week.

Charity Christmas Piano Concert, Saturday December 25 at 6 p.m. at the A.U.A., 24 Rajadamnem Road. Different pianists from Chiang Mai playing compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Musorgskij. Free admission. Donations for children’s home are welcome.

Annual Rose Show 2004 will be from December 24 – 26 at Kham Thiang Flowers and Plants Market. Open 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Doi Kham Royal Project Fair: December 23–26 at CMU exhibition hall. Agricultural products from the Royal Project at unique prices.

Anti Drug Sport Competition from December 16–19 at the 700 Year Anniversary Stadium. More information in CMM sports section.

Classical piano recital by New York concert pianist, Bernice Silk at Gong Dee Studios on January 15, 2005 at 7.30 p.m.. Only 200 tickets (200 baht) available. Gong Dee Studio, Nimmanhaemin Rd. Soi 1. 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 . Tel. 0 5385 3098–9 or check www.buonis

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 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. 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 BBQ buffets every Tuesday! 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 will offer an ‘All-You-Can-Eat BBQ’ party for 195 baht on Friday, December 24. Great music! Saturday, December 25, traditional Christmas lunch served at 2 p.m. Bookings needed. See menu at the bar or call Grahame 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. Call Joerg or Sunisa Eisenschmidt at 0 5321 4483.


Scandinavian Christmas Party on Thursday, December 23 at 6.30 p.m. at Fred and Anita’s garden. 888 Sukkasem Soi 12 (behind Lanna Hospital. Tel. 0 5322 6969 or e-mail: [email protected]

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

Lady Lunch Bunch Group is holding their next pot luck at Doi Saket, 16 km north of Chiang Mai. Date: January 19, 2005. Email for more info anneliehendriks @

LuckyDogs Club (a non-profit activity of LuckyDogs) is looking for volunteer teachers! (Students are welcome) We need enthusiastic and serious people who are willing to help developing our school program that aims at establishing an understanding in children on how to safely and hygienically interact with dogs. Interested? Please contact Nienke at 09 99 78 146 or email: [email protected]


Bon Traditions, HE Yongdzin Lopon Tenzin Namdak at the Prem Center in Chiang Mai, speaks on Zhang Zhung Nyan Gyud, the highest teachings of the Bon traditions. December 16–22. More information call 0 5330 1466 or e-mail [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.

Ongoing Space UK exhibition until January 17, 2005 at the observatory in CMU. Workshops, lectures and more to understand the solar system. More information at British Council Chiang Mai, 0 5324 2103.


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, or 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.