Dr. Nopanand Chanorathailul will present “An Evening
with Talented Young Pianists” on Saturday, October 22 at 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.
The next dinner meeting for Skål
International Chiangmai and North Thailand will be on Thursday, October
27, at Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel. For reservation, email
[email protected] or by fax to 0 5390 4777, (with a copy to Michael
Vogt at Michael @chiangmai-mail. com)
NGO forum on Tuesday, October 25 from 4 - 6 p.m. with
the topic: Older people’s potential in using culture to fight HIV/AIDS.
At the HIV/AIDS Action Centre, HDN, 21-22/1, Soi 1, Ratchaphakhinai Rd. Call
0 5341 8438 to reserve a seat or email ngo [email protected] for more
Gong Dee Studio in Soi Nimmanahaeminda 1 will
feature tenor Brook Kitavadhana with HIS favorite songs, before he
moves on. Sunday November 6, 2005. Limited Seating. Tickets available at
Gong Dee for 300 baht.
Ladies Lunch Bunch Group meets on Wednesday November
9 at noon at The Empress Hotel, 199/42 Chang Klan Road (main
restaurant - private room). Thai, Western, Japanese and Vietnamese Lunch
Buffet, for 160 baht p.p. Reservations through organizer Jo Ann Steele: jos
“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
Goethe-Institute Bangkok and the Faculty of
Fine Arts of CMU Art Museum is staging an art exhibition ÒSigma
Polke, music from an unknown sourceò 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 ÒCultural
Identityò by Orawan Slis-Kusonsong from the Netherlands until October
25, daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. For further information check www.mem
bers.home.nl/orawan. At the back gallery on second floor.
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
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.
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
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 three branches, serve sandwich
extravaganzas and burgers with amazing quality at reasonable prices. Branch
1 is at 252/3 Prapokklao Rd. beside Thai Airways office, Branch 2 at 20/2
Huey Kaew Rd. opposite Orchid Hotel and Branch 3 at Sompetch Plaza, near
Rydges Tapae Hotel.
Buonissimo, La Trattoria del Sergio. 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
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
Glass Onion, Restaurant or Meeting Place? Wine or
cocktail bar? Sundowner venue or late night cocktail? Expect the unexpected!
The Glass Onion is at 61 Nimmanahaeminda Avenue in the Room #1 Mall. Parking
at rear. Open daily from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m.. Reservations: 0 5321 8479
Imperial Mae Ping Beer Garden will celebrate its
Oktoberfest until October 25, daily from 5.30 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. Kick
back after work with friends and enjoy German food, live music and a steady
flow of beer. 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.
My Home, eat and feel at home at ‘My Home’
with daily changing specials, freshest ingredients and sweet western
desserts and cakes cooked to your liking. Open daily from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Parking available. 328/1 Charoenrad Rd. Watket District, Muang, Tel. 0 5324
2505, Fax: 0 5324 2506.
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 Pub on Huey Kaew Road celebrates the horse
racing season coverage of the Melbourne Spring Festival on Saturday 22 with
the Cox Plate and on 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 ideal
for expats and Thais alike. Enjoy all-time German favorites like Pork
knuckle, bratwursts, beer (even Oktoberfest beer) and trout from the Royal
Project, (not to be missed). 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.
Chiang Mai Movie Schedule
Interested in what is shown at ALL theaters in Chiang
Mai? Check this out: http://www.mo vieseer.com/DisplayPer
Day.asp?Channel=2 It has all the movies and times at all the theatres in
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 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.
November meetings on Saturday, November 12 and November 26. For more info,
email at: [email protected] maiexpatsclub.com, www. 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: c_dpro [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 answered.
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 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]