Commemoration Event honoring the Princess Mother at Rai Mae Fah Luang in Chiang Rai on Sunday, July 17. Beginning at 9 a.m., and an opportunity to honor the Princess Mother and see the beautiful gardens and museum. More information can be obtained from rcweldon

Big Band Jazz and Swing Concert! Look forward to the visit from the incredible US Air Force jazz ensemble at Payap University on Monday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at Payap University, Somsawalee Theater. Contact the Music Department at 0 5324 8037 for more information.

‘Proud Ladies, Pink Skies’, Burmese Art at La Luna Gallery from July 16 – August 14. ‘La Luna’ is open daily except Mondays from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tel. 0 5330 6678

Sport of a different kind at ‘The Pub’. The 2nd Annual Yorkshire Pudding Eating Contest will be held on the evening of Saturday July 23. Come along to either participate or simply cheer them on. The reigning champion has already signed up and will be there to defend his title.

“Art and Amity II”, a watercolor art exhibition by Chiang Mai foreign and Thai residents can be viewed in Galerie Panisa, opposite the Toyota Showroom and Niyom Panich, three minutes from Chiang Mai International Airport, on Mahidol Road. Daily until July 11.

A Debussy Festival presents classical music by the French composer Claude Debussy and some of his contemporaries. Piano, vocal and chamber music performed by pianist Bennett Lerner and Friends. Opening concert on Friday, July 8, 7.30 p.m, Gong Dee Studio. Tickets 250 baht.

Concert with piano and vocal music by Bennett Lerner, Sheilagh Angpiroj (Soprano) and Book Kitavadhana (Baritone) on Sunday, July 10, 7.30 p.m. (Introductory lecture by Dr. Lerner at 6.30 p.m.) at Gong Dee Studio. Tickets 250 baht.

On Saturday, July 9, 2 p.m. Debussy’s opera Pelleas et Melisande will be shown in a TV recording at Vista Cinema No.5, Kad Suan Kaew. Tickets 100 baht. For more information, contact Jan Verwers at [email protected] or at 0 9757 9875.

Don’t forget to visit Thapae Sunday Walking Street every Sunday along Rachadamnoen Road from 5 p.m. until midnight and Saturday’s Wualai Walking Street where you can purchase silver products and many home decor items.

Dining and Restaurants

Enjoy the Amari Rincome Hotel’s ‘Longan’ July promotion at all outlets and their ‘Seafood’ promotion at La Gritta Restaurant. Let chef Dirk spoil you with a cornucopia of special delights. Make a reservation at La Gritta Restaurant and enjoy gourmet treats for the whole family. Reservations at telephone 0 5322 1130.

Amazing Sandwich Restaurant, since 1998 the Sandwich Specialist in Chiang Mai, has opened branch number 3 at the new Sompetch Gold Place, a few meters before you reach the Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel! All branches serve individual kinds of Sandwiches, Burgers, Baguettes, Subs, Buns or Cold Platters with amazing quality at reasonable prices! Branches 1 and 2 are at 252/3 Prapokklao Rd. beside Thai Airways office and 20/2 Huey Kaew Rd. opposite Orchid Hotel.

Chiang Dao Nest - Rainy Season Special 10 percent discount for Rimping Supermarket cardholders on all food, drinks and accommodation from now until August 31. Chiang Dao Nest Mini-Resort 1 and 2 is situated in a peaceful, mountainous area nearby Chiang Dao Cave, just over an hour north of Chiang Mai. For more details please see

Chiangmai Kebab, the newest Kebab shop in Chiang Mai opens daily at 5 p.m. – 2.30 a.m. 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.

Farang Ses –French Restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort Chiang Mai offers a four course Seasonal Menu plus Petit Fours for 1,800 baht per person until July 31. For reservations, contact Sutreeya at Tel. at 0 5388 8888, Ext. 8842.

‘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. You don’t know what you miss until you try. Call Chef and Owner Tutu for reservation and direction at Tel 0 5349 1604, mobile 0 1530-4386.

Chef Jovi from Fujian, the Chinese Restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort Chiang Mai has created a new lunch Dim Sum Menu for only 500 baht per person. Open daily for Lunch from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and evenings from 6 p.m. onwards. Table reservations recommended at 0 5388 8888.

‘La Casa’, true Italian cuisine serves over 200 dishes of home cooked specialties. La Casa is at 5 Irrigation Canal Rd. and you will receive 10 percent discount by cutting out the advertising in this issue of the Chiangmai Mail. 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 or www.baan

‘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. Try the largest family pizzas in Chiang Mai! Children very welcome. Te lephone 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 Pub on Huey Kaew Road has revamped their menu and included a new range from Yorkies Pies. 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 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

Look at http://www.major 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.chiangmaivista. com for those times.

Open Air theatre at CMU screens free movies every Saturday at 6.30 p.m. July 9: ‘Gunner Palace’, July 16: ‘Super Size Me’, July 23: ‘Kurosawa’, July 30: ‘Winged Migration’. More information at 0 5394 4846, ext. 22


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: c_dproject @yahoo. com.


Co-Dependents Anonymous (Chiang Mai) group - meeting every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. and Saturday from 3-4 p.m.. Email: co da_cn[email protected] or call 0 7189 7280 or 0 9894 7869 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.

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.


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