Vol. IV No. 21 - Saturday May 21 - May 27. 2005
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COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Events

Barry Snyder Piano Recital” on Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 8.00 p.m. at A.U.A Language Center on Rajdamnern Road. D&M Music Studio in cooperation with A.U.A Chiang Mai proudly present “Barry Snyder Piano Recital”. Tickets are 300 baht and 200 baht for students - available at the door at 7 p.m. For more information call Khun Mongkol 0 1682 8000.

Last week of the Elephant Exhibition at Chiang Mai National Museum. An exhibition from eight national museums in the north, which demonstrates the relationships between elephants and Thai people. History, beliefs, importance, elephants and art. Performances, photographs and souvenir sales. Last day on May 31. More information from 0 5322 1308.

The 1st Street Basketball Competition at the Lanna Hall, 4th floor of the Central Airport Plaza on May 28 and 29. Open to young men and women aged 15-25, with the winning team receiving the prize of 100,000 baht. Details at 0 5328 1661-80 ext 1301-8.

Last week of Exhibition ‘Human being’ at the Four Seasons Resort in Mae Rim. Paintings and sculptures by Kasemsak Tranucharat. Daily from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

First initiated by two artists from Thailand, ‘the land foundation’ invites you to visit their ‘One Year Project’ exhibition until June 30 at the land foundation. For more information and a map, please visit www.thelandfoundation.org or call 05381 1555.

The Writers Club and Wine Bar is showing work of young Thai artists until the end of May. Amongst others, artist Kom Suwanakerd, a graduate of Rachamongkon Technology Institute’s Fine Arts Department is exhibiting works entitled “Pace of Life”. Every Friday evening, meeting place of local and foreign writers and journalists.

Dining and Restaurants

Amari Rincome celebrates May with a Mediterranean Food Promotion at La Gritta. Favorites from Greece, France, Italy and Spain. For information and reservation call 0 5322 1130.

At Amazing Sandwich you order your individual type of Sandwich, Baguette or daily specialties. Chiang Mai’s Sandwich Specialists since 1998 offers steady quality at reasonable prices in a relaxing atmosphere. Now at two venues: 252/3 Prapokklao Rd. beside Thai Airways office and 20/2 Huey Kaew Rd. opposite Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel.

Central Duangtawan Chiang Mai ‘Lunchtime Rendezvous’. Daily from 11.30 a.m. - 2 p.m. for only 180 baht p.p. Northern and Thai specialties from delicious Sashimi to live cooking stations, northern specialties and much more. For reservation please call 0 5390 5000 ext. 3227.

Chiangmai Kebab, the first Kebab shop in Chiang Mai opens daily at 5 p.m. - midnight. Traditional home made Pita bread, salad and your choice of chicken or beef Kebab with the sauce you choose. They also serve Falafel and Samosas made fresh daily. Parking next to DK Book Shop behind Oriflame. Tel. 0 7188 1832.

Chez Gibus Grill House lets you have ‘your’ daily BBQ season. Choose your favorite cuts from an assorted display of prime quality meats and seafood and have them cooked the way you want. Match your meal with a fresh salad from the salad bar and flavor it with your choice of yummy sauces. All you can eat for only 219 baht per person. Chef Alain is there from 6-10 p.m. except Sundays. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Make your table reservations on Tel. 0 5327 2712.

Fondue House opposite Central Airport Plaza. A haven of good food to let you relax after a hectic day and enjoy Fondue with the family. Try it, you won’t be sorry. 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 recommended at 0 5388 8888.

‘Food for You’, at the old Jinda Needle Works factory, 28 Moo 5, Chiangmai-Doisaket Road, Sansai, Chiang Mai. Open three days per week on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays by reservation only from 5 p.m. onwards. A secret hideaway place with Fine Dining Thai Cuisine. Call chef and owner Tutu for reservations and directions at Tel 0 5349 1604, mobile 0 1530-4386.

‘La Casa’, true Italian cuisine serves over 200 dishes of home cooked specialties. La Casa is situated at 5 Irrigation Canal Rd. Reservation for table or catering service at 0 5321 5802.

Rachamankha Hotel serves Afternoon Tea Menu for you and your guest’s delight. Light cheese cakes, apple strudel with whipped cream and Scone Mascarpone and jam among many other different sweets to make your afternoon tea most enjoyable. Reservation or more information, call 0 5390 4111.

Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel serves a delicious International Lunch Buffet at the Chillies Restaurant inside the hotel. Daily 11.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Price 200 baht++ per person / children half price. For more information, contact the Sales Dept. at 0 5325 1531, Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel, Chiang Mai.

Saenkham Terrace Restaurant. Live music every Friday and Saturday evening, featuring tenor Book Kitavadhana at the Ban Naifun 2 Clubhouse. The place to meet after a relaxing Spa treatment at Baan Saen Doi. www.saenkham terrace.com or www.baan saendoi.com

Tapas Bar at The House has an extended covered terrace with a middle Eastern-Indian ambience. New exciting dishes and wine promotions on the menu. Tapas Bar is open daily from 6 p.m. to midnight. Tel. 0 5341 9011.

‘The Duke’, on the East Side of Ping River, near the ‘little’ Rimping Supermarket is open daily for lunch and dinner with a menu created for the expatriate and the Thai community. Huge tasty family pizzas! The largest in Chiang Mai. Children very welcome. Telephone 0 5324 9231.

The Grillstation covers the Formula 1 Season and shows every race and pampers the guests. Receive your personal race-info on every race. Reserve your table in advance at 0 5381 8355 or 0 1883 9361, Grillstation, opposite Pornping Tower, Charoenprathed Road.

The Oriental Shop Bakery at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort offers a wide new tea selection to compliment their dark and white chocolate creations. Also taking orders for special birthday cakes. Tel. 0 5388 8888.

The Pub on Huey Kaew Road has revamped their menu and included a new range from Yorkies Pies. Order at wholesale prices. The weekly prize draw on a Wednesday is proving to be very popular but you have to be in THE PUB at the time of the draw (7 p.m.) to win. Aussie Rules Football every weekend. Games schedule is displayed in the bar. Every Friday 20 percent discount all night. For further details contact Grahame on 0 5321 1550.

To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan. If you are looking for a good night out with great food, look no further. To Nobody is ideal for expats and Thais alike. Indulge yourself and discover new delights from Germany. Open for lunch and then dinner from 5 p.m. onwards, (daily except Tuesdays). Call Joerg or Sunisa Eisenschmidt at 0 5321 4483 or 0 7183 1202.

Movie Schedule Chiang Mai

Check out http://www.major cineplex.com/pda/show time.php and go to ‘Chiang Mai Branch’ for local show times at Central Airport Plaza.

Similar movies are shown at Kad Suan Kaew and across the street at 12 Huay Kaew Road. Check www.chiang maivista.com for those times.

Heinrich Boell Foundation will present ‘Maria full of grace’ (by Joshua Marston, Colombia/Ecuador/US 2003) on Thursday May 26 at 8 p.m. on a big screen at the HBF compound. The Berlin Film Festival award winner tells the story of one young woman’s journey from a small Colombian town to the streets of New York, where she is transported into the ruthless world of international drug trafficking. (Spanish with English subtitles).

Clubs

LuckyDogs Club (a non-profit activity of the LuckyDogs Ltd.) has moved to new premises, only 5 km from the old place. Bigger kennels with wider running space for the necessary play and exercise. For more information get in touch with Nienke Parma, M. D. LuckyDogs, Please contact Nienke at 0 9997 8146 or email: [email protected]

Education

Different upcoming workshops at Vitality Zone, at the entrance of Wat Prasing. Thai Massage Ball/Herbal Massage Oil workshop day on Monday May 30. How to make massage oil and Thai herbal balms on Monday May 23 and a Candle Making Workshop on Tuesday May 24. Each one-day workshop is 1,900 baht, sharing of expenses with 500 baht deposit and pre-registration. If you are interested, please e-mail Marike at marikevan [email protected]

Co-Dependents Anonymous (Chiang Mai) group - meeting every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. and Saturday from 3-4 p.m.. Email: [email protected] or call 07-1897280 or 09-89 47869 for details.

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.

Buddhist Meditation class every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. sharp. Venue: The Yoga Studio, 90/1 Rachamanka St., 200 m west of Prappoklao St. junction in the old city. Map at www.yoga-chiangmai.com. Suitable for beginners although everybody welcome. Call John 0 7172 7500 for more info. Afternoons only please.

Monk Chat at Wat Suan Dok every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. First hand information in English from English speaking novices and monks concerning questions you always wanted answered.

Services

Meter Taxis. 30 baht for the first 2 km and 4 baht for each subsequent kilometer. Waiting time – 1 baht per minute. Taxi Call Center, Tel 0 5327 9291, 0 5327 1242 ext 16, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 20–40 baht charge for call-out service, depending on location.

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.

T.I.T.S. - New English Language Radio Station, daily from 8 a.m. – midnight. FM 106.50 MHZ to stay informed about your community. Requests and comments, phone 0 5321 8006 or e-mail: [email protected]



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