COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Events

Don’t miss the 6th Annual Benefit Gala of FERC (Foundation for the Education of Rural Children) on Saturday February 19, 2005 at 7 p.m. Guest star and Grammy Award winner Barbara Bailey Hutchinson will be the main attraction of the night. For more information check advertisement on page 15.

Suberbowl Finals can be watched at The Pub on Monday, February 7, 2005 at 6 a.m.. Breakfast will be served at half time!

New Feng Shui Basic Seminar in English language will be held on the weekend of February 12 and 13. Cost of seminars: 2ญ4 people, B. 4000 each incl. seminar materials. More information by Int. Diploma Feng Shui consultant Corinna Gogel, tel. 0 7270 3288 or email: coringogel @ hot mail.com.

Classical Music Concert by Chiang Mai Symphony Orchestra on Friday February 25, 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 at Chiangmai Mail.

The 29th Chiang Mai Flower Festival February 4-6, 2005 will be held at the Nong Buak Hard Park.

‘Puppets Unite’ at the CMU Arts Museum. Southern Asian Puppetry until February 20, 2005. More information at 0 5394 3625

“Peace and disarmament - Prospects after Iraq” by Dr. Hans Blix (former head of the UN Weapons Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) in Iraq) on February 9, 2005 at 2.00 p.m., Main Auditorium, Faculty of Social Sciences, CMU. Seat reservation: Tel. 0 5394 3502.

Pray for Peace on Sunday, February 13, 2005. Several churches and organizations will hold a combined service for the tsunami victims. In front of Montri Hotel on Rachadamnern Road from 4–7 p.m. For more information email [email protected]

INTG. The next meeting of the Informal Northern Thai Group is on Tuesday, February 8, 2005: Henri Locard - ‘The Khmer Rouge ideology, as drilled into people’s ears under Democratic Kampuchea’. For more information email: [email protected]

Ang Khang Season Fun Rally will take place on the last weekend in April. The winner will receive a trophy presented by HSH Prince Bhisadej Rajani. More information, please contact the Amari Rincome Hotel, Sales Department.

Dining

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, followed by fresh strawberries. 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.

Central Duangtawan Hotel has a daily Dim Sum lunch for only 270 baht per person. The Sunflower Chinese Restaurant is open for lunch from 11 a.m – 2.30 p.m. and dinner from 6 p.m. – 10.30 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.

Fondue House 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.

Fujian, the 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 jazz trio provides lively and relaxed background entertainment. Reservations recommended. Tel 0 5329 8181 or email: siriluck.lertlarpyot @fourseasons.com

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.

Celebrate Valentine’s Evening at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai. Farang Ses Restaurant has a set menu for 6,600 baht net or ‘Le Grand Lanna’ for 3,100 baht net for two persons. Farang Ses guests who select the Valentine set dinner menu will be given take home chocolate at the end of the meal. Every lady will receive a red rose.

Rydges Amora Tapae 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. www.saenkhamterrace.com or www.baansaendoi.com.

Subway, the Sandwich place, now open at Chiang Mai Pavilion with great sandwiches, salads and the size to satisfy your appetite. Fresh baked bread, salad and deli style sandwiches. Outside catering with giant Subs and Party platters. Tel 0 5381 8970.

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 9011.

The Hole-In-The-Wall, Public House Chiang Mai. English Pub in the heartland of Chiang Mai 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 Baby Cham time! Tetley Bitter in cans and Tiger Beer on draught available. Full coverage of all live major sporting events 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. At their restaurant or even home catering. To Nobody is open daily for lunch and then for dinner from 5 p.m. onwards, except Tuesdays. Call Joerg or Sunisa Eisenschmidt at 0 5321 4483 or 0 7183 1202.

Clubs

LuckyDogs Club (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: c_dproject @yahoo.com.

Education

Creative Meditation every Wednesday at 6.30 p.m. at 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.

Services

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 6386.

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.