What’s your Relationship EQ?
Interactive workshop to improve your romantic relationship and learn to use
your Emotional Quotient (EQ). Saturday, August 6 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at
Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel. Registration and Information 0 1884 4012.
‘The Musical Concert’ episode 3, Saturday, August
6, at Kad Theatre at 7 p.m. Featuring selected songs from famous
musicals. Guest artist former Broadway star Joan Eubank plus Richie Castro,
Sue Eubank, Sarisa Hongtong, Book Kitavadhana, Yuthtana Lopanpaibul, Kai
Pannipa, Tianchai Sooktiang and Rinnapa Sereesak. Tickets: 700, 500, 200
baht, available from Marion at Chiangmai Mail, Tel 0 5323 4102; Kad Suan
Kaew information counter, Tel. 0 5389 4498, 0 5322 4444 ext 19008, or at
Voice Studio, Tel. 0 5341 0123, 0 1602 4441
Formal Charity fundraising dinner hosted by The
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort and RZIM Wellspring International,
aiding women and children in ‘at-risk situations’, on Monday, August 8,
at 7.15 p.m. Just Food and Im Jai House will be the
beneficiaries. Guest speaker will be international author Dr. Ravi
Zacharias, founder of Wellspring International and vocalist Usha Uthup with
the children of Im Jai House will provide musical entertainment. Tickets are
2,100 baht per person and available through the hotel at 0 5388 8888 ext.
8944 for further information.
The next meeting of the Informal Northern Thai Group
(INTG) at the Alliance Francaise is on Tuesday August 9, when Carool
Kersten will talk about “Dr. Muller’s Asian Journey Thailand, Cambodia,
Vietnam and Yunnan”. For more information email Convenor Brian Hubbard,
bri [email protected], tel./fax: 0 5321 3972.
American Voices Concert: The U.S. Consulate
General Chiang Mai, U.S. Embassy Bangkok, and Payap University present an
‘Evening of Music’ at Payap University Chapel on August 18 at 7.30 p.m.
Entrance is free but bookings can be made by calling the Music Department,
at 0 5324 8037.
‘Proud Ladies, Pink Skies’, Burmese Art at La
Luna Gallery will run until August 14. La Luna is open daily except
Mondays from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tel. 0 5330 6678. Preview on
Prison Product Fair, organized by the Department of
Corrections until July 31 at Kamthieng Market. For more information call 0
Paintings and Sculpture Exhibition at Northern Park
Emporium on Mahidol Road from Young Artists of the Faculty of Fine Arts
until July 31 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tel. 0 5320 1911
CMU Art Museum: Music Show organized by
Acoustic Studio on Sunday, July 31. Call 0 5321 3040 for more information.
Don’t forget to visit Thapae Sunday Walking Street
every Sunday along Rachadamnoen Road running from 5 p.m. until midnight.
Dining and Restaurants
Enjoy the Amari Rincome Hotel’s daily Lunch
Buffet at La Gritta Restaurant. Let chef Dirk spoil you with a cornucopia of
special delights. Upcoming: Swiss National Day with Swiss gourmet treats at La
Gritta Restaurant on Monday, August 1, at 7 p.m. for the whole family.
Reservations 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.
Buonissimo, La Trattoria des Sergio now renovated and
back in full swing. Italian Restaurant, delicatessen and wine shop,
Chiangmai Prao Rd, 500 m past Ram 2 Hospital, opposite side of the road,
Tel. 0 5385 3098-9 or check out www.buonis simo.co.th
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 http://nest.
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 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 favourite cuts from a 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 flavour it with your choice of 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. Table reservations on Tel. 0 5327
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
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,
2005. For reservations, contact Khun Sutreeya at Tel. at 0 5388 8888, Ext.
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 on page
22. Reservation for table or catering service at 0 5321 5802.
Rachamankha Hotel serves afternoon tea for you and
your guests’ delight. Light cheese cakes, apple strudel with whipped cream
and scone mascarpone and jam among many other different sweets. Reservation
or more information, call 0 5390 4111.
Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel features a pizza margherita
promotion with free coleslaw for only 160 baht net. All through August at
the Chillies Restaurant from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. For more information,
reservation or outside catering, 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. saenkhamterrace.com or www.baansaendoi.com .
‘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. Children very
welcome. Telephone 0 5324 9231.
The Grillstation covers the Formula 1 Season and
shows every race in the season. Receive your personal race-info. Reserve
your table in advance at 0 5381 8355 or 0 1883 9361, Grillstation, opposite
Pornping Tower, Charoenprathed Road.
The House, restaurant, tapas and wine bar: Chef Pom
introduced a new menu during July. Delicatessen from Denmark and the
Mediterranean. Call The House for reservations at 0 5341 9011.
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 very popular but you have to be there 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.
The Writers Club and Wine Bar on Rachadamnoen Road
opens daily except Saturdays. Every Friday evening, the meeting place for
local and foreign writers and journalists.
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 cineplex.com/pda/show time.php
and go to ‘Chiang Mai Branch’ for local show times at Central Airport
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.
Art Films at CMU screens free movies every Saturday
at 6.30 p.m. in the Media Room of Arts and Design at CMU Arts Museum. More
information at 0 5394 4846, ext. 22
The Grand Opera Society of Chiang Mai starts its
membership register. If you enjoy opera evenings and would like to be a part
of it, send an email to Dr. Howard C. Graves, Jr. at [email protected]
Your name will be added to the membership registry and you will be notified
of the operas as they are presented.
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]
Co-Dependents Anonymous (Chiang
Mai) group - meeting every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. Email: co da [email protected]
or call 0 5863 9898. Al-anon (Chiang Mai) group - meeting every
Saturday from 3-4 p.m. Call 0 5863 9898.
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
31 Meter Taxis now in Chiang Mai!
40 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
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 comments, phone 0 5321 8006 or e-mail: TITS.