Upcoming activities at Central Airport Plaza during
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
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] fo.co.th 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
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
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
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 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, 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
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
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 cineplex.com/pda/show time.php
and go to ‘Chiang Mai Branch’ for local show times at Central Airport
Similar movies ar e shown at Kad Suan Kaew and across the
street at 12 Huay Kaew Road. Check www.chiangmai vista.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
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
@yahoo.com. 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
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
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: [email protected]