SOCIAL SCENE

H.E. Pracha Maleenon, deputy minister of interior, seen here with asst. managing director, Marc Dumur, stayed at The Legend Chiang Rai, Boutique River Resort and Spa while attending the Cabinet meeting at Mae Fah Luang University.

The Sunflower Chinese Restaurant at the Central Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai was officially opened by Chiang Mai Governor Suwat Tantipat. Located on the 24th floor, it has a spectacular view of Chiang Mai.

Christopher, an instrument maker from Port Townsend, USA, normally plays ‘The Himalayan Didjeridu’ but here was showing his newest creation, which looks almost like an upside down wok, to Professor Guenther Faltin at The Writers Club and Wine Bar.

Leslie D Marmo, publicity and marketing director of the Second Thai Food and Cultural Festival, and secretary of the Australia-Thailand Association, invited Chiang Mai Provincial Vice-Governor Prinya Panthong to join him in the Songkran Festival in Melbourne Australia, on April 3, 2005. Governor Prinya is wearing a commemorative T-shirt which Leslie presented to him. Details of the festival can be accessed at www.thaifestvic.com

Orachon Janwiwattana (second right), general manager of the Central Airport Plaza Chiang Mai, presents a New Year gift set to the director of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Northern Region 1, Junnapong Saranak (second left) and Angkana Poomphaka (first left), assistant director at the TAT office.

Chef Joerg Eisenschmidt was happy to welcome Dr. Rebecca Lomax and Frank Weicks at his To Nobody German Restaurant. The two of them, along with Marion Vogt from Chiangmai Mail, talked about the new book and future projects with internationally renowned author Stephen Leather.

Assoc. Prof. Surapeepan Chatraporn (center), a lecturer at Chulalongkorn University; and Dr Thanes Charoenmuang (left), a CMU lecturer, at Chulalongkorn University’s Continuing Education Center seminar held at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, Chiang Mai. Also shown are University of Connecticut students who attended the seminar.

Chami Jotisalikorn and world renowned photographer Luca Invernizzi Tettoni (far right) at Ban Sabai Spa Village Chiang Mai for preparation and a photo shoot for their new Thai Spa Book.