SOCIAL SCENE

Junnapong Saranak, Tourism Authority of Thailand northern office director, Boonlert Buranupakorn, Chiang Mai Mayor, and Pornchai Jitnawasatiean, deputy mayor, are seen congratulating Vorapong Muchaotai, M.D. of the Royal Peninsula Hotel, at the formal opening earlier this month.

From left: Wanphen Sakdatorn (left) from Baan Saen Doi with her mother Chirapa Sakdatorn (center) and visiting friends Tiemptip Kitibut (back row left) with her husband Preeda Ukranun (back row 2nd left), Rachamankha Resort owner Rooj Changtrakul (back row right) and Suchid von Boehm-Bezing (front row right) enjoy the ambiance at Rachamankha Resort.

On April 8, Eckhard Schuette, better known as “Mr. Gypsy”, and his wife Kanchana celebrated the 17th anniversary of Gypsy’s first restaurant Grillstation. The venue may have moved a couple of times during those 17 years, but so did their guests, and quite a number of customers (friends by now) moved with them from Grillstation 1 to the venue where it is today on Charoenprathed Road, opposite Pornping Hotel.

Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, together with the Rotary Club Chiang Mai and Rotary Clubs from Japan, plant trees on the occasion of the recent 100 years anniversary of Rotary International. Asst. Prof. Ruangdech Wonglah, President of Chiang Mai Rajabhat University and Dr. Suphawat Phuwakul led the delegation.

Officials from the Pha Muang Task Force gathered to pour holy water on hands and appeal for blessings for Maj. Gen. Pairat Thongjaktu, commissioner of Pha Muang Task Force, on the occasion of the Songkran Festival, at the force’s headquarter in Muang, Chiang Mai.

Jeicho Quek, Silk Air’s regional manager for Northern Thailand, held a meeting and seminar for their northern agents and representatives of Singapore Airlines & Silk Air at the Central Duangtawan Hotel, Chiang Mai.

Representatives of the Amari Rincome Hotel recently visited the offices of Chiangmai Mail to wish us happy Songkran.