Congratulations Chiangmai Mail – 3 years and counting
Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) warmly
congratulates the Chiangmai Mail on the occasion of its third
anniversary. Thank you for your support and coverage of our school’s
activities and achievements over the past three years. We appreciate
how well you have kept city residents and visitors alike informed
about school and community events in Chiang Mai. CMIS wishes you
continued success, and looks forward to many more years of happy
association with the Chiangmai Mail.
P.S. I remember from our earliest days in this city - over a year ago
- Terry and I found your newspaper an invaluable resource for
information about Chiang Mai. We still do!
Terry and Nicky Gamble for CMIS
Congratulations to the management and staff of
Chiangmai Mail - the voice of the community!
Cheers and Best Wishes from the team at IC-ACE
International Center, Chiang Mai University, (an EducationUSA Advising
Center serving northern Thailand) and Ayana Highland Trust.
Congratulations to the Chiangmai Mail;
On behalf of the committee of the charity roof top parties please
accept my warmest congratulations and a very happy birthday to your
Your help at the tsunami appeal, in aid of HM the King’s Foundation,
earlier this year was amazing; without you both – Marion and Michael
and the Chiangmai Mail we would never have achieved such a good
Thank you in advance for your help with the second charity roof top
party to be held on 14 January 2006. With your support, help and
advice I am sure it will be another success.
Once again, congratulations and our best wishes for the future.
Wachara Tantranont and the Charity roof top party committee
The staff, students and parents at Lanna
International School (LIST) congratulate the Chiangmai Mail for three
very successful years.
May you continue to keep the community informed in the years to come.
Congratulations to the Chiangmai Mail on the
occasion of its 3rd
anniversary. We wish you a long and successful future. Congratulations
and thank you for all your help after all these years.
Delegation of the European Commission to Thailand
The British Council would like to congratulate the
staff at Chiangmai Mail on the excellent job they have done over the
last year in covering the news from the North of Thailand.
Director, Chiang Mai, British Council Thailand
It is known that there are many tourism places in
the north of Thailand that present natural atmosphere, art and culture
that are valuable to conserve. Both Thai and foreign tourists visit
this region all the time therefore it is necessary to consume news and
information to support their decision and for them to catch up with
Chiangmai Mail weekly English newspaper is one media source that
presents the economy, social, politics, culture, tourism and
environment news and information with the purpose to disseminate this
to residents and tourists. These three years proves that Chiangmai
Mail has been beneficial for society and on the occasion of three
years anniversary, I send you, administrators, reporters and all staff
best wishes to maintain this advantageous responsibility forever.
Pol. Lt. Gen. Panupong Singhara Na Ayuthaya
Commissioner of the Provincial Police Bureau Region 5
Good newspapers need to report accurately and
rightly without prejudice because what is presented through newspapers
is important and beneficial for society.
Chiangmai Mail newspaper, published in English, has served society for
three years. It presents advantageous information about Chiang Mai and
the north region’s economy, social and politics. There are many
foreigners who learn this information, including art and culture from
Chiangmai Mail resulting in that they might love Thailand more. I hope
Chiangmai Mail will continue this beneficial duty to society and I
wish administrators, staff and all officers accomplishment forever
Pol. Lt. Gen. Wutti Wittitanon
The Royal Thai Police Office commissioner
Congratulations to Chiangmai Mail on its 3rd
anniversary. A great asset to our community. What would our cultural
life be without it!
On behalf of the Consulate-General of Japan in
Chiang Mai, I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations for
the third anniversary of Chiangmai Mail, one of Chiang Mai’s leading
English newspapers which is very useful for both local people and
foreigners here. I wish Chiangmai Mail continued success and eternal
Mr. and Mrs. Katsuhiro Shinohara
Mass media is an honorable occupation that reports
social, economic, events and information to citizens and Chiangmai
Mail is the first weekly English newspaper in northern Thailand. It
presents news of all sections, police, army, economy, tourism,
politics and others. It has especially followed up news of our
soldiers in the north of Thailand. It reports the northern events to
people, especially to foreigners, to learn what is happening in the
north and accordingly on the third anniversary of Chiangmai Mail, I
would like to congratulate and encourage all staff to strive for
accomplishment and maintain your international standard forever more.
Maj. Gen. Manus Paorik
Deputy Commander of Third Army Region
On October 26 it was the occasion of the three-year
anniversary of Chiangmai Mail, the first weekly English newspaper in
the northern region. I am a representative of Chiang Mai Provincial
Police and would like to say congratulations in that you have
presented news and information to residents and tourists both through
paper and the World Wide Web.
I hope Chiangmai Mail will continue to champion what makes justice for
citizens and continue the vision of the newspaper including media
convention for you to be successful in work, business and occupation
Pol. Maj. Gen. Jiruj Promobol
Commander of Chiang Mai Provincial Police
As someone who is rather inept in reading the Thai
language, I have relied heavily on the Chiangmai Mail for local news
in English. Over the past three years, this weekly newspaper has
offered me valuable information on regional politics and business
matters, trade and investment, and provided fun and amusement through
its sport, events and of course gossip columns.
Also, the Chiang Mai social scene appreciates the brief summaries of
their events, and pictorial portrayal of the people involved.
I would like to congratulate Michael Vogt, Managing Director of
Chiangmai Mail, and his hard-working team for their immense
accomplishments so far, and wish them much success for the challenges
that lie ahead.
German Honorary Consul
To the Chiangmai Mail,
My colleagues at the U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai join me in
congratulating the Chiangmai Mail as you celebrate your third
anniversary. As Consul General, I particularly want to express my
appreciation for your assistance in helping publicize Consulate
programs and distributing information. Your newspaper plays an
important role in connecting foreign residents and visitors here to
the people and places of this wonderful Lanna region; we wish the
Chiangmai Mail many successful years ahead serving the local
U.S. Consul General
Congratulations to all at the Chiangmai Mail on
reaching the three year milestone. The one thing that was needed for a
long time in Chiangmai was a colloquial newspaper to serve our local
expat community - The Chiangmai Mail adequately fills this need.
I know it has been a big challenge for you, your partners and staff.
You can be justly proud of your hard work and the achievements made to
date. I for one, certainly look forward to your continued success and
Australian Hon. Consul Chiang Mai
(PS Australian nationals can register their presence in Thailand at
www.orao.gov.au or pass the information on to me.)
It is hard to believe that three full years have
passed since you began publication. Your newspaper has been a welcome
asset to the community in northern Thailand. We all look forward to
reading it each week.
Your events listings are an indispensable resource, and we very much
appreciate your helping us share news of important developments and
worthwhile information with the greater Chiang Mai community. Chiang
Mai is more and more becoming an aviation hub and a center of economic
development of the Mekong Sub-Region, so it is very important to have
a newspaper to acknowledge and disseminate this information.
I wish all the best success to Chiangmai Mail and hope to see the
further development of Chiangmai Mail to become the leading quality
newspaper of Chiang Mai and the North of Thailand.
Best wishes on your birthday, with hopes of many more years of success
Governor of Chiang Mai
On behalf of all the people of the North, the
Chiang Mai Municipality would like to congratulate the Chiangmai Mail
on the occasion of your third anniversary.
It is amazing how fast time goes by, and none of us
can imagine how we ever lived without the, now very integrated, weekly
newspaper. The Chiangmai Mail and its team have been very hard working
and have greatly helped the Municipality in promoting the northern
region and its events and activities. We are very thankful for your
ongoing support, and we hope that you will be around for at least
another 10 years to keep promoting and supporting our beautiful
All of us here wish you a very happy birthday, and many more to come.
Deputy Chiang Mai Mayor
Dear Chiangmai Mail team
The Prem Center and the Prem Tinsulanonda International School warmly
congratulate the Chiangmai Mail on its third anniversary and thank you
very much for your enthusiastic promotion of education in particular
and Chiang Mai generally.
Lister W. Hannah
President, Prem Center
I don’t think I had the pleasure of meeting Michael and Marion Vogt
before pulling up stakes in Chiang Mai (about a year and half ago now
- sob!), but a good friend faithfully keeps me up to speed on
noteworthy events over there - often by e-mailing me articles from the
Chiangmai Mail. Now he tells me that you’re about to celebrate your
third anniversary, so, along with a heart-felt “thanks” for
helping to keep me in touch with Chiang Mai and The Land of Smiles, I
wish to extend to you and your staff my sincere congratulations, and
all best wishes for an even more stellar future!
Khawp khun maak khrap and chok dii,
On behalf of the commissioner of Pha Muang Task
ForceChiangmai Mail is a local weekly English newspaper of the north
of Thailand that presents economy, social, politics, tourism,
environment and events that are useful for both residents and tourists
through paper and internet. On the occasion of the three years
anniversary of Chiangmai Mail on October 26, 2005, I would like to
congratulate you and hope you will continue to work for the public by
presenting news justly and accurately. Moreover I wish Chiangmai Mail
accomplishment and happiness forever more.
Deputy Commissioner of Pha Muang Task Force
To Marion and Michael,
Yes, you both and your whole team certainly are assets to Chiang Mai,
the Area News, the Fine Arts, and the Social Scene. When you are seen
arriving at any event, we immediately know that there must be
something important about to happen. Having local news written weekly
in English is such a blessing to us who yearn for something to read
that covers events of interest.
I appreciate so very much your constant efforts on our behalf. May you
continue on, doing the same for many more years.
Sincerely, Sid Richardson
Chiangmai Mail’s Third Anniversary
Only three years passed by and Chiangmai Mail is already an
indispensable part of our society. We feel as Chiangmai Mail has been
established since decades. For this, the Senior Experts Service, the
honorary volunteer service of the German Industry, wishes you all the
best to complete your first decade. Keep going as you do, be critical,
objective and independent.
SES Chiang Mai Office, www.ses.thehostserver.com
Alles Gute fuer die Zukunft!
Uwe, ARC Co., Ltd. Website: www.arc-inverter.com
Hi Chiangmai Mail,
Three years? When you arrived and jumped into the community with both
feet, you made more than a ripple. Thanks for giving us thought and
laugh-provoking information, making us so much more knowledgeable
about our incredible city and its wild and wonderful people.
Congratulations on turning three; may your life be long and prosperous
in newspaper years.
A l’occasion du 3่me anniversaire du
“CHIANGMAI MAIL”l’Alliance Fran็aise de ChiangMaiest tr่s
heureuse de pr้senterses sinc่res f้licitations.
Consul Honoraire de France
Alliance Fran็aise de ChiangMai
Dear Marion and Michael and your baby; the
There is a vicious rumor going around town that Chiangmai Mail is
about to turn three!
have dismissed this ugly bit of news as just another bit of the
malicious gossip that seems to create itself in this little town.
(Khun Wan always tells me; “Chiangmai lek lek!”)
How could it be possible to have reached such an advanced age as three
(which in newspaper age must be equivalent to at least forty-two) and
still have such a fresh and open outlook on life here in paradise?
Whatever the age, one thing is for sure, we could not get through a
week without Chiangmai Mail. Khun Wan rushes to Rimping every Saturday
to buy several copies to be combed thoroughly in search of friends and
people we know, lucky enough to have been caught in the act by
I wonder if Chiangmai Mail knows how hard some of us work to get a
mention or, even better, a picture on the social pages. Few of us
could ever even hope for an appearance on the pages of consequence.
Chiangmai Mail we wish you a great future and may we share many happy
birthdays with you. What a dreary place Chiang Mai would be without
Dear Chiangmai Mail, as you grow older, hopefully you will come to
realize what wonderful parents are Marion and Michael. They work
tirelessly to insure that you look your very best for every outing.
You never fail to do them proud!
Happy Birthday Chiangmai Mail!
Nakornping Community Productions
For some time now, Chiangmai has been experiencing
a good deal of physical change - not everyone would agree all of it
has been a step in the right direction - bringing about a more
beautiful, comfortable city. One would expect differences of opinion
where there are thinking, involved, interested and concerned people
abroad. One of the measures of a viable city meeting the needs and
desires of its citizens is the presence of meaningful communication
media - local television, radio, forums and newspapers. Chiangmai has
these for the Thai citizens but until three years ago there was no
regularly produced newspaper for the English speaking citizenry. When
Marion and Michael Vogt and their staff brought into being the
Chiangmai Mail that deficiency was no more. In the ensuing three years
the subscribers have come to depend on the CMM for news of up and
coming events potentially important to them, news of social happenings
with photos of identifiable friends, editorial comments on what is
being well done and what is not being well done by those in charge,
news of governmental plans that will affect our lives and all the rest
one would expect in a complete newspaper. In addition to all of the
parts is the often so subtle jibe, the tiny bits of humor dancing
along in sentences so easily missed if not read with care.
I often imagine I can see the twinkle in Marion’s or Michael’s
eyes as they wrote the article. There are many, many fortunate people
in Chiangmai who have come to be friends with them. One of the reasons
their newspaper itself feels like a friend is because they know so
many of us so well.
My most profound appreciation for your work, also in the name of the
Opera Society of Chiang Mai, your presence among us is truly enriching
Dr. Howard C. Graves Jr.
Halloween was a monster smash
Chiangmai Mail Reporters
Ghosties and ghoulies and long-legged beasties were out
in force around Chiang Mai on Halloween with parties held by hotels, pubs,
restaurants, discoth้ques and department stores, and of course plenty
of private houses too.
a character from a well known movie.
Central Airport Plaza held a ghost fancy dress contest
for children as a last hoot before they went back to school. Contestants
dressed as both Thai and foreign ghost characters, with Thai ghost Mae Nak,
Korean ghost Ju-on, movie ghost Shaky and others stalking the stage. Prizes
were 5,000, 3,000, 2,000 and 1,000 baht.
Halloween Night at the Imperial Mae Ping was as scary as
it gets. Frankenstein’s Pasta, Devil’s Tomato Soup, ghastly main courses
such as charcoaled and grilled alive beef skewers in red wine blood, and
even Dracula’s blueberry cheese cake was on the menu. General Manager Nick
Bauer and his team had not spared any expense to make sure the event went
off in the right blood curdling spirit.
The Halloween costume contest was won by “A Vampire from the Catwalks
of Paris” aka Miss Saowarod Kongtin, and The Thriller dancing contest was
so hard to decide that the judges had two winners at the end, Karnchanok
Yaemnean and Umpika Kaewbundit, both students from Chiangmai Ballet Academy.
ghostly Korean movie character.
Bea Camp and David Summers are being served a special Halloween offering by
a mummy while Sandy, who is here on a visit from the States, watches.
Manager Nick Bauer and his judges had a tough choice over who was to be
declared winner of The Thriller dance contest. Karnchanok Yaemnean (left)
and Umpika Kaewbundit (right) shared the prize. All five dancers are
students from Chiangmai Ballet Academy.
scare you the most? And the winner was “a Vampire from Paris”, Miss
Saowarod Kongtin, followed by from left to right: sexy witch, model ghost,
GM Nick Bauer, who did not take part this time, a Thai Dancing Ghost, Jane
and Baby Jack and in red, Bell from Payap Hotel Management School.