SOCIAL SCENE

Sun Suebsang, Nong Pim, his wife Aed, brother Sekeson and his wife Maemm, sister Sasicha and mother Sansook celebrated his 47th birthday at the newly opened Bann Tazala, together with staff, friends, magicians, and balloon men.

Elton and Sara Frankental decided to let Chef Pom at The House create something delicious and extraordinary for their first wedding anniversary.

After the recent deluge, The Red Lion is dry again, and crowds of regulars returned, included Liz and Chris, Dot, Petra, Milena, Nadja, Michael and Tom.

Ban Sabai Spa in the middle of town re-opened after the flooding, with a Buddhist ceremony and offerings by five monks and the presence of Jao Suree Na Chiang Mai and owner Chitra.

The Office of the Narcotic Control Board (ONCB) held its ‘Look Thoong Band 2005’ contest at Central Airport Plaza. San Sai Witthaya Khom School won the championship for educational institutes, youth category.

Sunbelt Business Advisors celebrated their grand opening at their new premises nearby the Airport Business Park. Cutting the ribbon are Dr. Chao Duangduan na Chiang Mai (left) and HSH Prince Ticomporn Yugala, witnessed by Greg Lange, managing director Sunbelt Asia, Philip Wylie, manager northern branch, and John Shenk, managing director, and Ajarn Tianchai Sooktiang from Voice Studio (all back row).

Chiang Mai Lanna Business Services (CLBS) was founded on August 1, 2005 and opened its doors at the Chiang Mai Airport Business Park. CLBS is carrying out research for German companies and universities. The company is BOI approved with Asian Expert Jens Kronberg as managing director.

The Rachamankha Hotel under the leadership of owner Rooj Changtrakul held a fire drill training on Friday, August 19, with the Chiang Mai Municipality fire brigade. All employees were trained on emergencies in case of fire, a gas accident and on evacuating the hotel. Hopefully none of these events will ever occur but the staff are prepared.