‘Structures of the molecules of life – Impact on
modern biomedical research’. Address by Prof.
Kurt Wthrich, 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
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
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 nissimo.co.th . Tel. 0 5385
3098–9 or check www.buonis simo.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 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
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 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,
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 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
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
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:
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
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 @ hotmail.com
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] yahoo.com
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.