Dr. Nopanand Chanorathailul will present “An Evening
with Talented Young Pianists” on Saturday, October 22 from 7.30-9 p.m.
at the Multi Media Room, Maekao Campus. Nicha Pimthong and Thaya
Kongpakpaisarn will perform pieces by J.S. Bach and Chopin. Free admission.
Goethe-Institute Bangkok and the Faculty of
Fine Arts at CMU Art Museum is staging an art exhibition “Sigma
Polke, music from an unknown source” until October 28 at the Front
Gallery (1st floor) from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
CMU Art Museum is the host for the art exhibition
“Cultural Identity” by Orawan Slis-Kusonsong from the Netherlands
until October 25, daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. For further information check
www.members .home.nl/orawan. At the back gallery on second floor.
The next dinner meeting for Skål
International Chiangmai and North Thailand will be on Thursday, October
27, at Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel. To assist the planning in this event, the
Skål Club would appreciate you advising your attendance by email to
[email protected] or by fax to 0 5390 4777 (with a copy to Michael Vogt
at Michael @chiangmai-mail.com)
Contemporary Art Exhibition W<>E until October
21 at the Back Gallery first floor, by eight female artists, Helen
Mastrandrea, Jackie Lancaster, Lisa Novelli, Nanthapa Cooper, Regine
Elliott, Rydal Hanbury and Siripan Kidd. For further information call
Siripan Kidd on 0 7187 4243, Nanthapa Coopernanthapa @tiscali.co.uk, or
check website: http://mis.finearts.cmu. ac.th/cmu
Exhibition One month in Norway: S๘rfinnset
Skole/the Nordland at the Land Foundation office. Contact Email:
[email protected] foundation.org or Tel: 0 5381 1555. Until November 30, 2005.
Panisa Gallery shows the work of Ajarn Tongchai Sisu
Prasead, Ajarn Ponjai Jayma, Ajarn Ritigon Magaeo and Anan Rechawanin at
their gallery until November 7, 2005, opposite the Niyom Panich Toyota
showroom, Mahidol Road. Open daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Next INTG meeting at the Alliance Francaise on
Tuesday, November 8 2005. Olivier Evrard will touch the topic: “Is
‘taization’ equivalent to assimilation? Acculturation and perpetuation
of ethnic boundaries in Northern Thailand and Laos”. More information,
e-mail Convener Brian Hubbard at [email protected] or Tel./Fax: 0 5321
“Shanghai in Chiang Mai” - art with the twist!
La Luna Gallery will host a solo exhibition for Christian
Develter’s work starting on October 29 at the gallery on Charoenrajd
Road. For more information check website: www.lalunagallery.com
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
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 the Daily International
Lunch Buffet for only 325 baht at La Gritta Restaurant and welcome back
‘old’ and ‘new’ Chef Stefan Frenzel. Reservations at tel. 0 5322
Amazing Sandwich Restaurant, the Sandwich Specialist
in Chiang Mai since 1998, with its third branch at the new Sompetch Gold
Place, a few meters before you reach the Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel. All
branches serve sandwich extravaganzas with amazing quality at reasonable
prices. Branches 1 is at 252/3 Prapokklao Rd. beside Thai Airways office and
and Branch 2 at 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.buonissimo.co.th
Bella Italia, new Italian venue in the middle of
town. Home cooked specials, changing daily, and pasta dishes as economical
as 35 baht per portion. Open for lunch and dinner daily except Sundays.
October Special: home cooked Zuppa di Pesce! For group reservation and/or a
map, call 0 9851 7607.
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.
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
Imperial Mae Ping Beer Garden will celebrate its
Oktoberfest from Saturday, October 15 – 25, daily from 5.30 p.m. –
11.30 p.m. More information and reservation at 0 5328 3900.
La Casa, true Italian cuisine serves over 200 dishes
of home cooked specialties at 5 Irrigation Canal Rd. and you will receive 10
percent discount by cutting out their advert from the Chiangmai Mail.
Reservation for table or catering service at 0 5321 5802.
Pum Pui, the one and only in Chiang Mai, might not be
easy to find but when you do, it is definitely worth it! Black Truffles
have arrived and are featured on various dishes. Table Reservation at 0
5327 8209, 24/1 Moon Muang Soi 2.
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.
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
Schmidt Co in Chiang Mai offers the best brands of
latest products for bakeries and pastry chefs to get ready for the high
season. Sweets, flours, imported chocolates and much more. Check advertising
for telephone numbers and contact details. Grand opening on November 3.
Seven Suns Restaurant and Guesthouse offers avocado
salad in season, and spinach and Parmesan cheese wrapped in filo pastry, as
fresh as you can get it in Chiang Mai. Great for a light lunch Seven Suns at
155 Rachamanka Road, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, telephone 053-814-325. Open
daily. Aussie BIG Breakfast served all day.
The Grillstation covers the Formula 1 competition 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 Pub on Huey Kaew Road celebrates the 200th
anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar on Friday, October 21. For
horse racing fans they have coverage of the Melbourne Spring Festival on
Saturday 22 with the Cox Plate and Saturday, October 29 the huge Derby Day.
Both events start at mid-day. Even though Christmas sounds a long way off
orders are being taken for boxes of Christmas crackers. Deadline is the end
of this month. For more info call Grahame. Don’t forget the Saturday night
special of 15 percent discount on all main course meals. Tel. 0 5321 1550.
To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan is getting
ready for Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 22. Ox on a spit,
different sausages, games, Oktoberfest Beer. All you can eat buffet
including welcome drink only 250 baht. Call Joerg or Sunisa Eisenschmidt at
0 5321 4483 or 0 7183 1202. Reservation needed!
Movie Schedule Chiang Mai
Interested in what is shown at ALL theaters in Chiang
Mai? Check this out: http:// www. movieseer.com/Display
PerDay.asp?Channel=2 It has all the movies and times at all the theaters
in Chiang Mai.
Art films at CMU. 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. October 15: Labyrinth (UK/USA 1986),
October 22: The nightmare before Christmas (USA 1993), October 29: The
Adventure of Iron Pussy (Thai, 2004, film award in Cannes)
Chiang Mai Expats Club.
Biweekly meetings, every 2nd and
4th Saturday of the month at
Art’s Cafe, 291 Thapae Rd, at Thapae Gate at 10.30 a.m., upstairs. October
meeting on Saturday, October 22 with guest speaker Michael Vogt from
Chiangmai Mail. For more info, email at: [email protected] chiangmaiexpatsclub.com,
LuckyDogs Club (a non-profit activity of the
LuckyDogs Ltd.) has moved to new premises, only 5 km from the old site.
Bigger kennels with wider running space for the necessary play and exercise.
For more information contact Nienke Parma, MD LuckyDogs, at 0 9997 8146 or
email: [email protected]
A matchmaker service of sorts is fixing up families
with pets who really need homes. The Lanna Dog Rescue, a very active
group in Chiang Mai, is determined to improve the lives of abandoned and
sick dogs that should have happy homes. Temples often act as shelters for
unwanted dogs. The Lanna Dog Rescue is working with temples by organizing
sterilizations, and providing vaccinations, medical care and food. For
information, please go to www.lannadog.net
Co-Dependents Anonymous (Chiang
Mai) group meeting every Tuesday from 7-8 p.m. Email: [email protected] or
call 0 5863 9898. Al-anon (Chiang Mai) group meeting every Saturday
from 3-4 p.m. Call 0 5863 9898 or 0 7892 7043. Email [email protected]
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
Thai Dance Classes at Chiang Mai Museum daily until
October 31st (except Mondays). Everybody welcome. Call 0 5321 9833.
32 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: