Upcoming activities at Central Airport Plaza during September:

Thursday - Saturday, September 1-3, 2005 at the G Floor - Aquarium area: World Vision Thailand organizes charity activities where you can bid for various belongings of superstars, singers, actors and others. The proceeds will be given to underprivileged children organizations.

Commencing Friday, September 9-18, 2005 at the 4th Floor in Lanna Hall, Jewelry Furniture Expo 2005. Various designs of ornamental and household decorative items on display.

Commencing Friday, September 9 -10, 2005 at the G Floor and 1st Floor the ELLE & ELLE Decoration Chiang Mai Celebration. ELLE Decoration magazine will feature fashion shows, updating on new trends and many free workshops on hip activities.

Exploring Sexual Diversity is the theme of this months NGO forum with a variety of games and activities used by Mplus+ in their interventions in schools, bars and cruising venues. Mplus+ seeks to address this issue among men, promoting safer sex. Date: Tuesday, 30th August from 4–6 p.m. Venue: The HIV/AIDS Action Centre, HDN, 21-22/1, Soi 1, Ratchaphakhinai Rd. RSVP: Please call 0 5341 8438 to reserve a seat. Please email: [email protected] for more information.

Change of Date: “Elite Model Look Thailand 2005” Contest in Chiang Mai now on Saturday, October 1, 2005 at Central Airport Plaza. Northern applicants should be between 16-24 years of age and of a minimum height of 168 cm. Thais and foreigners can apply from now until September 30, 2005. The winner in the final round in Bangkok will be the Thai model representative at the “Elite Model Look International 2005 World Competition”, in Shanghai in November this year with competitors from over 80 countries. Contact Barbizon International Bangkok at 0 2208 9946-9 for more information or apply at PR Counter at Central Airport Plaza now.

Debussy Festival 2, performed by Bennet Lerner and friends on Friday, September 9 at Gong Dee Gallery, Soi Nimmanhaeminda 1. 4 p.m. Video presentation of “Afternoon of a Faun” (Nijinsky’s ballet to Debussy’s music) and other ballets. Admission free. 7.30 p.m. Concert of music by Debussy, Ives, Satie, Ravel, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff, for one, two, three, and four pianists, performed by Bennett Lerner and his friends Bernard Sumner, David Wilson, and Remi Namtep. Entrance tickets: 250 baht. For more information write to Jan Verwers at jan [email protected] or phone at 053-868-209 or 09-757-9875.

The Writers Club and Wine Bar in conjunction with the Suvannabhumi art gallery is staging a six month season (until February 2006) of contemporary Burmese art, by leading artists, some of whose work can not be shown in Burma because of its political nature. Open Sundays – Fridays, 12 – midnight, closed on Saturdays on Rachadamnoen Road, opposite La Villa Restaurant.

Thai-US modern art show: Contemporary Art Exhibition: Thai-American” at the Chiang Mai University Art Museum on Nimmanhaeminda and Suthep roads until Tuesday, August 30. The works of Kamol Tassananchalee, Anthony Zepeda, Diana Wong, Hideo Sakata, Pongdej Chaiyakut, Vatcharee Trirapichit, Peerapong Doungkaew, Chaiyot Chandratita, Chaivut Ruamrudeekool and Pongsiri Kiddee will be featured.

Don’t forget to visit Thapae Sunday Walking Street every Sunday At Thapae Gate along Rachadamnoen Road, from 5 p.m. until midnight.

Every Saturday from 5 p.m. Wualai Walking Street, the Silver Street of Chiang Mai.

Midnight Market every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in front of Kad Suan Kaew Department Store from 6-11 p.m. Kad Sum Murd Market.

Dining and Restaurants

Cozy, diverse and tasty, the perfect family lunch is served at the Amari Rincome Hotel! Enjoy an exquisite selection of International, Oriental and Regional dishes, from salads to seafood delicacies and European specials, enriched with the carving of the day, yummy pastas and tasty hot dishes. Enjoy the Daily International Lunch Buffet at La Gritta Restaurant. 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 del Sergio now renovated and back in full swing. Italian Restaurant, delicatessen, and wine shop. The finest array of antipasti, traditional Italian cheeses, and breads. Chiangmai Prao Rd, 500 m past Ram 2 Hospital, opposite side of the road, tel. 0 5385 3098-9 or check out www. buonis

Chiang Dao Nest - Rainy Season Special 10 percent discount for Rimping Supermarket cardholders on all food, drinks and accommodation from now until August 31, 2005. For more details please see

Chiangmai Kebab, 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: >From the chilled buffet with meats, seafood, fresh vegetables, sauces, herbs and spices, select the finest ingredients to choose a meal to suite your appetite, cooked before you by Swiss Chef Alain. Open from 6-10 p.m. except Sundays. 42 Kampeangdin Road. Table reservations on Tel. 0 5327 2712.

Fillmore East’s famous tender juicy USDA and Argentinean Angus Steaks and huge burgers for the kids can be enjoyed at the ‘dry again’ River Restaurant on Charoenrasd Road. For table reservations call Ron at 0 5326 2418.

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.

Sunday Jazz Brunch at the Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 1,100 baht ++ per person, children up to 12 years 550 baht ++. A jazz trio provides lively and relaxed background entertainment. Reservations recommended. Tel 0 5329 8181.

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 back page. Reservation for table or catering service at 0 5321 5802.

Rachamankha Hotel serves Afternoon Tea 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. Reservation or more information, call 0 5390 4111.

Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel features a Pizza Margherita promotion until the end of August, followed by Salmon Promotion during September at the Chillies Restaurant from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Details in their advert on Front Page this week. For more information, reservation or outside catering, contact the Sales Dept. at 0 5325 1531, Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel, Chiang Mai.

Saenkham Terrace Restaurant offers a huge range of Northern Thai dishes with favorites like deep fried shitake mushrooms, spicy lemon grass salad, or a gurami fish salad. 6 to 8 km along the Kan Klong Chonprathan Road from Chiang Mai University, depending upon your navigation skills. Look for the over bridge into Baan Nai Fun 2 and look for the clubhouse building on the right. Reservation: 0 5383 8990, open 11 a..m. to 10 p.m.

The Bear’s Den Bar and Restaurant, beside Rimping Condominium. Savor the wide selection of British Pub grub and quench your thirst at their huge bar. Check out their ‘special promotion nights’. Tel/Fax: 0 5326 0404.

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: truly creative appetizers, exquisite entrees and do not leave without trying the ‘Symphony of Chocolates’. A combination of dark and white chocolate drizzled with raspberry sauce, topped with raspberries and a few sprigs of fresh mint, artistic, delicious and completely, totally satisfying. New menu! Call The House for reservations at 0 5341 9011.

The Oriental Shop Bakery at Kad Dhara - Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Resort has created moon cakes, a Chinese delicacy in the shape of a mini-sized moon with red bean paste, five mixed nuts paste, custard paste and ground lotus seed paste. They come in a festive eight pieces box set and are available from now until 20 September 2005. Call now for order at 0 5388 8888 ext 8834.

The Pub on Huey Kaew Road has as a NEW Saturday Night Special-15% discount on ALL meals. Sample their range of 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. For further details contact Grahame on 0 5321 1550.

To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan is ideal for expats and Thais alike. Coming up is the special of the month of September: Bavarian Pork Loin with Red Cabbage and German Bread Dumplings, 199,— baht per person. 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. Nobody does it better!

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 ar e shown at Kad Suan Kaew and across the street at 12 Huay Kaew Road. Check www.chiangmai 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 started 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 hcgravesjr 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] yahoo. com


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 answered.


31 Meter Taxis now in Chiang Mai. The correct fare is 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. Insist on the meter being used!

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 comments, phone 0 5321 8006 or e-mail: [email protected]