Exhibition ‘The Mysterious Mekong’,
- “From Simao Port to Ho Chi Minh City by Hovercraft” compiled by
Reinhard Hohler, will take place throughout January at the L’Ecole
Francaise d’Extreme-Orient, 131 Charoen Prathet Road, opposite the
Alliance Francaise to mark the 20th anniversary of the founding of the
Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG). The photographic exhibition
includes an exhibition of books, photographs, and documents from the EFEO
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.
Chamber Music Concert on Friday January
28, 2005, at Kad Theatre (5th Fl. Kad Suan Kaew complex), Season and Single
Concert tickets are available at Kad Suan Kaew Information Desk, Amari
Rincome Hotel, Rimping Supermarkets or from Marion at Chiangmai Mail.
Annual Winter Fair from January 2 onwards for 2 weeks
at the outdoor field behind Chiang Mai City Hall. Many products, presents,
OTOP products and the Miss Chiang Mai Beauty Queen Contest.
‘Chiang Mai Silver Street’, Wualai Road, is
adopting the ‘Walking Street’ concept on Saturday January 8, 2005 from 3
p.m. – 10 p.m. Wualai will host Lanna arts and handicrafts.
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.
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 has a historical photographic
exhibition “Lanna King Gilded Palace and Khum Kaew” at the Chiang
Mai City Art and Culture Hall (near the Three Kings monument) from 8.30 a.m.
to 4.30 p.m. until January 28, 2005.
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 traditionally if possible; casual
if preferred. Limited tickets are available at 480 baht. Call Adam 0 6920
1409 or e-mail [email protected] thaifocus.com for reservations.
‘Education for peace’, Bishop Carlos Filipe
Ximenes Belo will give a keynote speech at Payap University at 2 p.m. on
Thursday, January 27, 2005. Information & free tickets: Phone-Fax 0
5321 7271, E-mail [email protected] .ac.th. Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo is a
Nobel Peace Laureate and leader of the Catholic Church in East Timor, a
strong voice within the country consistently pleading for peace and freedom.
His attempts succeeded in May 2002 with the East Timorese independence.
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: pickleking [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 on viola
accompanied by Tasana Nagavajara (violin), Kittikhun Sodprasert (cello),
Siripong Tiptan (violin) and Apichet Payonlert (clarinet) will perform
classical pieces from Mozart and Beethoven. Space is limited and we
recommend booking early by calling 0 5329 8181 (Reservations) or email:
concert.c [email protected]
Alois Chiang Mai’s newest
southern German (Bavarian) restaurant invites you to explore the south
German (Bavarian) cuisine. Open daily except Mondays from 11.30 a.m. – 11
p.m. Tel. 0 5327 8515, 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 gourmet treats for the
whole family. Every Sunday from 11.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Telephone 0 5322 1130.
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. 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 order by Internet,
[email protected] Tel. 0 5385 3098–9 or website www.buonissimo.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
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 by 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 Charoenrasd 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.saenkhamter race.com or www.baansa
Subway, the Sandwich place, now open at Chiang Mai
Pavilion with great sandwiches, salads and the size to satisfy your
Tapas Bar, at The House now has an extended
covered terrace with a middle Eastern-Indian ambience. New exciting dishes
on the menu. Tapas bar is open daily from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tel. 0 5341
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 Pub on Huay Road is open everyday. Tetley Bitter
in cans and Tiger Beer on draught is 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. 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 anne
LuckyDogs Club (a non-profit activity of the
LuckyDogs Ltd.) is looking for volunteer teachers! (Students are welcome) We
need enthusiastic and serious people who are willing to help developing our
school program to establish 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]
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. Second floor of Rimping
Supermarket-Chotana, next to Novotel, open daily. English speaking
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 Sirimangkra
lajahn 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 0 5322 6135 or
e-mail for more information: Pha_mai_cli [email protected]
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.