‘Royal Ascot Ladies Day’
at Mae Rim Racecourse Chiang Mai on Saturday January 29, starting at 12.30
p.m. Experience the thrill of ‘Ascot Day’ CMSCA style in the private air
conditioned ‘Royal Box’ with Bucks Fizz welcome drink, salmon and
cucumber and assorted sandwiches, strawberries and cream, all included at
250 baht per head. All Ladies must wear a suitable hat for the occasion, and
there will be a prize for the best hat. Space is limited to 40 persons only,
and tickets must be purchased or reserved in advance by email or by
telephoning Linda Buck on 0 7191 3807.
The next meeting of the Informal
Northern Thai Group (INTG) is. Tuesday, January 25, 2005.
“Redeveloping and Repositioning Chiang Mai as a Tourist Destination” by
Shane Beary. For more information email: [email protected]
Classical Music Concert by Chiang Mai
Symphony Orchestra 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.
Subsequent concerts Friday, February 25 and Saturday, March 12.
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 email [email protected] for
‘Education for peace’,
Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo’s keynote speech at Payap
University at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2005. Information and
free tickets: Phone-Fax 0 5321 7271, email [email protected] payap .ac.th. Bishop Belo
is a Nobel Peace Laureate and leader of the Catholic Church in East Timor,
consistently pleading for peace and freedom, succeeding in 2002 with the
East Timorese independence.
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 (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! Reservation: 0 5329 8181 or email: concert.chiangmai
Chiang Mai Flower Festival will
take place the first weekend in February.
Exhibition ‘The Mysterious Mekong’,
“From Simao Port to Ho Chi Minh City by Hovercraft” compiled by Reinhard
Hohler, can be seen throughout January at the L’Ecole Francaise
d’Extreme-Orient, 131 Charoenprathet Road, opposite the Alliance Francaise
to mark the 20th anniversary of the Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG). The
photographic exhibition includes an exhibition of books, photographs, and
documents from the EFEO library. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 opens 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
CMU 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.
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,
order @ buonissimo .co.th. Tel. 0 5385 3098–9 or website
Central Duangtawan Hotel hosts a daily Dim
Sum lunch for only 270 baht per person. Their Sunflower Chinese Restaurant
is open for lunch from 11 a.m. – 2.30 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. –
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.
opposite Central Airport Plaza! Fondues for everybody’s tastes. Check it
out and 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.
Chinese Restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort Chiang
Mai where you can enjoy the extraordinary! Dim Sum and Chinese Nouvelle
Cuisine. Open daily for Dim Sum Lunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and evenings
from 6 p.m. onwards. Table reservations at 0 5388 8888.
Sunday Jazz Brunch at
the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1,100 baht ++
per person, children up to 12 years 550 baht ++. A guitar, percussion and
bass trio will provide lively and relaxed background entertainment.
Reservations recommended. Tel 0 5329 8181 or email: siriluck. lertlarpyot @
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
The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel
is offering all Suki lovers the special “Shabu Shabu card”. Spend 500
baht and you will receive the card free. Card holders will have Shabu Shabu
meals discounted from 220 baht each to 120 baht (adults) and 85 baht each
(children) from Tuesday to Sunday. On Monday, card holders only pay 99 baht
each (adults) and 69 baht each (children).
Celebrate Valentine’s Evening at
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai. At the FarangSes Restaurant
enjoy the Set Menu for 6,600 baht net or at the ‘Le Grand Lanna’ for
3,100 baht net for two persons. FarangSes guests who select the Valentine
set dinner menu will be given chocolate take away at the end of the meal.
Every lady will receive a red rose.
Rydges Amora Hotel spoils
its guests in their heated beer garden terrace. Enjoy the warmth of the
charcoal heaters while you grill your sausages. Beef Tenderloin and Salmon
promotion throughout January at Chillis Restaurant. Open daily from 11 a.m.
- 10 p.m. 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
are at Baan Naifan 2. Check it out at www.saenkhamterrace.com or
Sandwich place, is now open at Chiang Mai Pavilion with great sandwiches,
salads and the size to satisfy your appetite.
Tapas Bar at The
House now has an extended covered terrace with middle Eastern-Indian
ambience. New exciting dishes on the menu. Tapas bar is open daily from 6
p.m. to midnight. Tel. 0 5341 9011.
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.
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 3824.
The Pub on Huay
Road celebrates BabyCham time! 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. 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.
(a non-profit activity of the LuckyDogs Ltd) needs 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]
Creative Meditation every Wednesday
at 6.30 p.m. from the Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centre in Changpuak, Chiang
Mai. More information tel 0 5321 4904 after 5 p.m. Foreigners very welcome.
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 instructors.
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_
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: 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
Tune-in to the English language radio
program ‘Helping Hand’, broadcast daily from 7.30-9.00 pm.
The program is on Radio Thailand Chiang Mai FM 93.25 MHZ, and
provides useful information to both Thai nationals and foreigners.