SOCIAL SCENE

Asst. Prof. Ruangdech Wonglah, president of Chiang Mai Rajabhat University and his team welcomed Richard Boyum, head of the English Language Department in South East Asia, the US Embassy in Thailand, on the occasion of pursuing works of Robert Schmitt.

Grandma Tong Nu Sandoy insisted on real German food when asked by her family where she wanted to spend her 84th birthday. Three generations of the Chaiiucome family were seen enjoying To Nobodyís Chef Joergís authentic German delicacies and (far right) his wife Sunisaís hospitality.

Checking out The Chedi Chiang Mai, the newest addition to Chiang Maiís first class hotels were (from left) Sun Suebsang, Skๅl president and MD of Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort; Eric Faivre, executive assistant manager at The Chedi; Eleanor Hardy, GM at The Chedi; David and Wanna Thomas of Wanna Tours, Valya Suebsang and Michael Vogt, MD Chiangmai Mail.

Nick Bauer (center), general manager of the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, was the guest of honor at the Northern Dutchie Boy and Girl Contest 2005, held at Central Airport Plaza.

Wiranan Niladanuwong, director of the Chiang Mai Branch of the Industrial Promotion Center Region 1, presided over Silp Withi Hang Ceramic opening ceremony, welcomed by Napong Sa-nguannapaporn, manager of northern SMEs.

Prinya Panthong, Chiang Mai vice governor, hosted a welcome dinner at Le Grand Lanna, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai for H.E. U Kyaw Thu, deputy minister for foreign affairs of the Union of Myanmar during his official visit to Chiang Mai. (From left) Narong Tananuwat, chairman of Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce; H.E. Suphot Dhirakaosal, Thai ambassador to the Union of Myanmar; H.E. Babdhit Sotipalalit, deputy permanent secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs; H.E. U Kyaw Thu, deputy minister for foreign affairs of the Union of Myanmar; Prinya Panthong, Dr. Marut Masayavanich, adviser to vice minister for foreign affairs; U Soe Lynn, officer of minister for foreign affairs of the Union of Myanmar.

Lady Pensri Watcharothai held a celebration for ML Preeyapan Srithawat on the occasion of her obtaining her Masters Degree, and receiving the diploma from HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

Scott Ong, departing general manager, and his management team at the Novotel Chiang Mai welcomed Suzie Shioyama on her arrival to take over as new general manager of the hotel.