Arie de Keijzer, outgoing general manager of the Rydges Amora Tapae Hotel was given a surprise farewell party by his staff. Arie will be taking on a new role on the island of Koh Samet, and will be missed in Chiang Mai.

Col. Somchai Utama, Pha Muang Task Force commissioner, and the Japanese Consul Itara Yoshida exchanged views and opinions concerning situations in the area of the force’s responsibility, on the occasion of the consul’s visit.

Guests of honor Dr. Chao Duang Duan na Chiang Mai and Deputy Governor Kritsadaporn Siampakdi struck the Lanna drums and declared the Thai Airways December promotion ‘Spoil your Dad in December’ officially open.

Administrators and officers the Y.M.C.A. Chiang Mai gathered to celebrate the birthday of Patcharin Awipan, director of the Y.M.C.A. Sao Hin, at their Chiang Mai office 5.

The Pub, one of the coziest established restaurants in town, is always good for a surprise birthday party. Barbara (far left) celebrated hers, together with Thomas, Bait, Nong Sa, and proprietor Grahame Quinn and his wife Tong.

Entrance tickets, raffle tickets and the t-shirts of the upcoming Charity Rooftop party on Hillside 4 are on sale at all Rimping Department stores from December 10 onwards. Dates and list can be checked in Chiangmai Mail. (From left) Khaekhai Maimaethee, Rachin Tantranont, marketing manager Rimping, Govornweth Tantranont, purchasing manager Rimping, Sangla Intajak, marketing manager Hillside 4 and Steve Yarnold, representative of the board of the organizers of the Rooftop party at Hillside 4.

Michael Walther, Australian honorary consul to Chiang Mai, welcomed HE William Paterson, Australian ambassador to Thailand, and his charming wife Helen Paterson, at the Australian consulate, on the occasion of the ambassador’s visit to Chiang Mai.

(From left) Ajarn Ben Wongthong, Puttipong Thayaping and Ajarn Manope Manasam joined the 36th birthday celebration of Ongkarn “JoJo” Chiaongkarn, administrator of Indeed Creation Co., and Man Muang Chamber Co., on November 24 at Plub Pla Restaurant, before going to Wiang Ping Orphan’s Home in Mae Rim, Chiang Mai.