National Children Day on January 8, 2004.
If you want to do something good and caring for needy kids in your
community, bring something to the children of the Chiang Mai Home for
Boys. Food, gifts and stationary, anything is appreciated and warmly
welcome! The Home for Boy is situated on Tambon Don Kaew, Mae Rim district.
For more details please contact 0-5322-2596.
Annual Winter Fair from December 30 - January 10, at
the outdoor field behind Chiang Mai City Hall. Many products, presents and
the Miss Chiang Mai Beauty Queen Contest.
‘Chiang Mai Silver Street’, Wualai Road is
adopting the ‘Walking Street’ concept on Saturday January 1st
and January 8, 2005 from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Wualai will host Lanna arts and
Pell Mell - an Art Exhibition by Austrian
artist Doris Kraushaar at The Writers Club and Wine Bar, 141/3 Rachadamnoen
Rd. opposite La Villa Italian restaurant.
Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova Tennis matches at
the 700 Year Anniversary Stadium on January 2, 2005. Tickets available at
Thai Ticket Master, first floor Central Airport Plaza for 1,500 baht. Check
the website www.thaiticketmaster.com for more information. Match time 3 p.m.
Exhibition of Thai and Japanese Contemporary Art
until January 25, 2005 at the Exhibition Room CMU Fine Arts Faculty.
Exhibition open Monday to Friday office hours. In collaboration with
Tokohgakuen University, Aichi Prefecture Art University, Jurashiki Art and
Science University, Nagoya Zokei Art University, West Fujeda High School
Tokohagakuen High School and Namazu Special Education.
CMUs Fine Arts Faculty have a historical photograph
exhibition on “Lanna King Gilded Palace and Khum Kaew” at the
Chiang Mai City Art and Culture Hall (near the Three Kings monument) until
January 28, 2005 from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Exhibition ‘Mysterious Mekong’, to mark the 20th
anniversary of the founding of the Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG) will
take place throughout January at the L’Ecole Francaise d’Extreme-Orient
opposite the Alliance Francaise. Opening ceremony January 7, 2005 at 6.30
Only 200 tickets available at 200 baht 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.
Burns Night, on Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 8 p.m.
at Chiengmai Gymkhana Club. An evening of Scottish culture, bagpipes,
poetry, haggis, dinner and drinks. Dress traditional if possible; casual if
preferred. Limited tickets are available at 480 baht. Call Adam 06 920 1409
or e-mail [email protected] for reservations.
Chang Klan Plaza Stage Challenge every Friday and
Saturday between 6–10 p.m. More information at 0 5382 0037-8.
From matter to life: Science and Society. Public
dialogue by Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn, Nobel Laureate for Chemistry, Strasbourg.
Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 9.30 a.m. at Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang
Rai (Information & free tickets: Phone 0 5391 6000 and 0 5391 7034, Fax
0 5391 6034 and 0 5391 7049, E-mail [email protected]) and on Wednesday,
January 5, 2005, 9.30 a.m. at Chiang Mai University (Information and free
tickets: Phone 0 5394 3661-5, 0 5322 4076 and 0 5394 1007, Fax 0 5321 9252,
0 5394 3666 and 0 5394 2666, email [email protected] and
The Pickle Debate. Do your pickles taste better then
the Pickle King’s pickle? The great pickle debate will be held on January
15, 2005 at 11 a.m. at the Amazing Sandwich Restaurant # 2, opposite Kad
Suan Kaew. Entry fee is 3,000 baht and all the money will be donated to a
charity here in Chiang Mai. Interested people should fax to 0 5335 7690 or
email: [email protected]
Benefit Concert at Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai, in
aid of the Thailand Business Coalition on AIDS and Viengping Children’s
Home, on Saturday, January 29, 2005. M.L. Usni Pramoj, will play viola
accompanied by K. Tasana Nagavajara (violin), K. Kittikhun Sodprasert
(cello), K. Siripong Tiptan (violin) and K. Apichet Payonlert (clarinet) to
perform classical pieces from Mozart and Beethoven. Space is limited and we
recommend booking early by calling 0 5329 8181 (Reservations) or email:
concert . chiangmai @ fourseasons .com
Alois Chiang Mai’s newest
southern German (Bavarian) restaurant will feature Ducks ‘German Style’
from December 25 - January 2, 2005. For outside orders, please arrange with
Alois in advance at Tel. 0 5327 8515, open daily (except Mondays) from 11.30
a.m. – 11 p.m. Opposite Golden Fern Guest House.
Enjoy the Amari Rincome Hotel’s famous Sunday
Brunch, more deliciously tempting than ever. Forget about your diet for
one day and spoil yourself with a cornucopia of special delights. Make a
reservation at La Gritta Restaurant and enjoy unlimited gourmet
treats for the whole family. Every Sunday from 11.30 – 14.00 hrs.
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. Call
for table reservation, just come to the shop or even order by Internet,
[email protected] buonissimo.co.th. Tel. 0 5385 3098–9 or website www
Chez Gibus Grill House is featuring an ‘All you
can eat BBQ’ daily for only 219 baht. Chez Gibus is open from 6
p.m. - 10.p.m. except Sundays. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Make your table
reservations on tel. 0 5327 2712.
Fondue House opposite Central Airport Plaza has
changed its look. Check it out to be surprised even more when tasting their
delicious Red wine or Chocolate Fondue. Traditional fondue, but light and
tasty. Call for reservation 0 9423 1688 or 0 5320 1551.
Fillmore East’s famous USDA and Argentinean Angus
Steaks can now be enjoyed at the new River Restaurant on Charoenrat Road.
For table reservations call Ron at 0 5326 2418.
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 presents a ‘Daily Lunch Buffet’. Designed
to cater for the needs of the busy people in town throughout the week, the
Business Lunch invites you for a quick but tasty bite. 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, one of Chiang Mai’s
best kept secrets regarding Northern Cuisine. The place to meet after a
relaxing Spa treatment at Baan Saen Doi. Both places are to be found
at Baan Naifan 2. Check it out at www.saenkhamterrace.com or
Tapas Bar, at The House now has an extended
covered terrace with a middle eastern-Indian ambience. New exciting dishes
on the tapas menu. Tapas bar is open daily from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tel. 0
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 Hole-In-The-Wall, Public House Chiang Mai.
English Pub in the heartland of Chiangmai where you can tuck into
traditional Fish and Chips, 39/7-8 Rachamanka Rd., T. Phrasing, Tel 0 5328
The House, restaurant and tapas and wine bar on Moon
Muang Road is always worth a visit. Sparkling wine promotion and
strawberries dipped in dark chocolate which come with each bottle. Tel. 0
5341 9010, Fax: 0 5341 9010 or e-mail: [email protected] cm.ksc.co.th
The Pub on Huay Road is open everyday. Tetley Bitter
in cans and Tiger Beer on draught are available. Full coverage of all live
major sporting events shown in the sports bar. Special occasions catered
for. Call Grahame on 0 5321 1550 for more details.
To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan promises to
spoil you. During the cold season they also serve homemade mulled wine
promotion for only 80 baht per glass. To Nobody is open daily for lunch and
from 5 p.m. onwards, except Tuesdays. Call Joerg or Sunisa Eisenschmidt at 0
5321 4483 or 0 7183 1202.
Lady Lunch Bunch Group is
holding their next pot luck lunch in the countryside of Doi Saket, 16 km
north of Chiang Mai on January 19, 2005. More info email annelie
LuckyDogs Club (a non-profit activity of the Lucky
Dogs Ltd.) 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 0 9997 8146 or email: [email protected] yahoo .com
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.
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.
The Phamai Clinic (Methadone Clinic), a government
organization in Chiang Mai treats people who have problems with alcohol,
smoking and drugs of any kind. Files are confidential! Call 053 226 135 or
e-mail for more information: Pha_mai _clinic @hotmail.com
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.