SOCIAL SCENE

Hagen Dirksen (left), senior project advisor for the German Technical Cooperation Agency, GTZ, and the honorary German consul-general to Chiang Mai, held a reception for the Afghan delegation at Saen Kham Terrace Restaurant.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wanchai Sirichana (center), rector of Mae Fa Luang University, and the prime minister’s secretary-general Yongyuth Tiyapairat (right) presided over the traditional music competition held at Mae Fa Luang University.

Vorapong Muchaotai, general manager of Chiang Mai Imperial Hotel Group, together with hotel executives and staff joined the candle lighting ceremony to bless His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great on December 5, on the occasion of his birthday.

The CDSC hosted a Thai German Church service given by missionary Frank Hildebrandt on Sunday, December 5, with some surprise guests being an Akha choir who entertained the congregation.

A total of 56 contestants participated in the recent Miss IT contest, with the lucky winner taking home 50,000 baht. The event took place at the “Chiang Mai IT Show 2004”, Central Airport Plaza.

The management, staff and guests of Novotel Chiang Mai made a donation to underprivileged children under the care of Operation Blessing Foundations in Chiangmai. Scott Ong, general manager (right) and his team give the organizers an encouraging hand.

Deborah Thompson, Doris Kraushaar, Adi Sahar, Robert Tilley (back) and Eric Lynn met at the Writers Club and Wine Bar where the media and art crowd come together, especially on Friday nights.

Carole and Michael Eker from London enjoy a cocktail at the Amari Rincome. This is their fifth visit to Chiang Mai.