The CDSC will host a Thai German Church service on
Saturday, December 24 at 3 p.m. by Johannes Janzen at the Christian
German School Chiang Mai. Coffee, punch, hot chocolate and Christmas cookies
for all and an extra program for smaller kids during the service.
Community Church Chiang Mai December dates: Saturday,
December 24 — 11 p.m. Candlelight Communion Service (CMCC), Sunday,
December 25, Christmas Day Family Service at CMIS, 10 a.m.
Doi Kham Royal Project Fair: December 22 – 25 at
CMU exhibition hall. Agricultural products from the Royal Project at unique
Hatha Kriya Yoga, Preksha Meditation Retreat Atonement
from December 27, 2005 – January 09, 2006. Daily classes and seminar.
Information from e-mail: [email protected] , Uli, 0 1881 4486, Monika,
0 5864 0146.
A Classical Piano Recital on December 29, 2005 at
6.30 p.m.at Gong Dee Gallery, 1 Soi Nimmanhaemin. Raymond Banning of the
London Trinity College Of music will perform selec-tions from Bach,
Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and Rach-maninoff. Ticket sales at Gong Dee
Gallery and Disabled Centre. 350 baht adults, 100 baht students.
“Earth, Wind and Water”, exhibition by Jason
Tamthai and Jittiwut Sriyang at La Luna Gallery, 190 Charoen-rajd
Road, Chiang Mai, Tel.: 0 5330 6678. From January 14-28, open daily except
Mondays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Monday by appointment only.)
“Experience Bamboo” at CMU Art Museum from 16
December 2005 - 20 January 2006 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. New Bamboo
Architec-ture and Art by Markus Heinsdorff and Christoph Toenges,
organized by The Goethe Institute. Bamboo is one of our fascinating building
materials, fast renewable and ecological resource.
ArtSpace offers on-going community classes for
beginners or intermediate levels, focusing on a variety of painting classes.
Professional lecturer/artist Chad-wick and Laura are currently displaying
work at ‘Ginger’, beside ‘The House’ Restaurant.
Professional quality, stretched canvases are available. Info at 0 4041 7982
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
Informal Northern Thai Group meets Tuesday, January
17, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Alliance Fran็aise Chiang Mai. Everybody is welcome. The
speaker will be: Kwanchewan Buadaeng: “Continuation and Disruption of
Karen Religious Movement: Case of the Myitta Byamasoe in Burma” For more
information e-mail: [email protected] loxinfo.co.th
Hillside 4 Charity Rooftop Party. Entrance tickets,
T-Shirts and raffle tickets at all Rimping outlets on the following dates:
at Mee Chok Branch on Saturday 17 December. At Chotana Branch on Sunday 18
December, and at Rimping Nawarat on Monday 19 December, 2005. Also available
at Hillside 4 reception desk, The Pub on Huay Kaew Road, and Soho
Bar Huay Kaew Road. Or from Marion at the Chiangmai Mail office
(0 5323 4102). For sponsorships from your company call board member Steve
Yarnold at 0 9555 9179,
Amari Rincome Hotel is ready
for Christmas. Christmas Eve Gala Buffet, Christmas Brunch on December 25,
Christmas Gala Dinner on Saturday December 25, and a huge count down for the
year end. Make your reservation well in advance at the Guest Relation
desk or at La Gritta Restaurant. Telephone 0 5322 1130.
Amazing Sandwich Restaurant, the Sandwich Specialist
in Chiang Mai since 1998, has opened 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 and 2 are at 252/3 Prapokklao Rd. beside Thai Airways
office and 20/2 Huey Kaew Rd. opposite Orchid Hotel.
Bella Italia will serve an authentic Southern Italian
Menu with traditional Italian food on New Years Eve, (31.12.2005). Every set
dinner for two will receive one bottle of Italian sparkling wine to ‘get
in the mood’ for saying Good Bye 2005 and Welcome 2006. Reservation and
directions at 0 9851 7607, 0 4614 2783.
Buonissimo, La Trattoria del Sergio. Italian
Restaurant, delicatessen, and wine shop will offer a tasting 14 course menu
for Christmas, 24 and 25 December from 7 p.m. onwards. 1,180 baht net per
person. Reservation required at 0 5385 3098 – 9. New Years
champagne orders being taken now. Call, come to the shop, or even
order by Internet, [email protected] buonissimo.co.th. or check: www.buonissimo.co.th
Chiangmai Kebab opens daily at 8.30 a.m. – 2.30
a.m. From breakfast to traditional home made Pita bread, salad and your
choice of chicken or beef Kebab with the sauce you choose. They also serve
Falafel and Samosa fresh daily. Parking next to DK Book Shop behind
Oriflame. Tel. 0 7188 1832
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. Place your table reservations for the festive season now. Call 0
9423 1688 or 0 5320 1551.
Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai will host an exclusive
‘Christmas Sunday Brunch’ at Lanna Terrace on Christmas
Day, from 11.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 2,000 baht plus tax and service charge
per person and half price for children under 12. Reservations highly
recommended at 0 5329 8181 or email: siriluck. [email protected] fourseasons.com.
Fresh Farm Company delivers delicatessen to your
door. Beers in barrels, wines from Germany, Italy, Rumania, even Crikova
Sparkling wines from Russia. Add smoked salmon or fresh rainbow trout and
make your festive season a success. Alfred Herbold, phone and fax 0 5386
Glass Onion, Wine, Piano or cocktail bar? Every night
a different theme. Expect the unexpected! The Glass Onion, 61
Nimmanahaeminda Road in the Room #1 Mall. Parking at rear. Open daily,
except Mondays, from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. Reservations: 0 5321 8479
Imperial Mae Ping Hotel Christmas Day Brunch buffet
December 25 at the Mae Ping Coffee shop from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Baht 495++ per person. Children 4-12 at baht 245++ per child. New
Year’s Party December 31 at
the Mae Ping Beer Garden. Cuisines from around the globe with variety shows
and live bands plus lucky draw leading to the midnight countdown for baht
2,999 net per person. Children 4-12 years at baht 1,499 net. New Year’s
Day Jazz brunch in relaxed atmosphere with international culinary
delights and Jazz tunes at the Mae Ping Coffee shop from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
baht 495++ per person. Children 4-12 at baht 245++ per child including a
glass of sparkling wine or NY fruit punch. Early reservations recommended.
Ticket sales at the lobby from 9 a.m – 9 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.
Le Crystal, new French Restaurant offers special
menus for Lunch and dinner throughout December plus an extensive menu for
Xmas and New Year. Good tasty French dishes, outstanding service and a wine
cellar which is a showpiece in itself. For more information or reservations
please call 0 5387 2890-1. The restaurant is just north of Lanna Hospital
along the river. An interactive map can be viewed atwww.lecrystal
Mi Casa, homely, artistic and Mediterranean in the
middle of Chiang Mai on Suthep Road holds a Sunday Jazz Brunch on
Christmas Day (25) and New Years Day (1.1.2006) with lots of specialties,
prepared by Spanish chef Kike. Open from Tuesday to Sunday from noon –
2.30 p.m. and for dinner 6 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. Telephone 0 9536 4540 or
email [email protected] .com. Mi Casa, 60 Moo
8, Suthep Road, Chiang Mai.
My Home, eat and feel at home at ‘My Home’ with
daily specials like their
specialty: Burmese chicken or Burmese goat….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! Pizzas, freshest
Italian salads and a huge wine selec-tionษTable Reservation at 0 5327
8209, 24/1 Moon Muang Soi 2.
Rachamankha Hotel is known as the chic place
to celebrate Christmas and/or New Year. Reservations for their Lanna
New Years feast can be made at 0 5390 4111. Check advertising with menu
details on Page 3.
Saenkham Terrace Restaurant will have a Christmas
specialties buffet on Sunday, December 25 at 7 p.m. Turkey, German
sausages, and everybody’s favorite Christmas goodies. Entertainment: Jazz
Music, door prizes and wine by Ambrose Wines. Adults 800 baht, children 400
baht. Reservation needed at Clubhouse Ban Naifan 2 or Tel. 0 5383 8990.
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 more. Call 0 5329 7880-1 for
Seven Suns Restaurant and Guesthouse are rumored to
have the finest Fish and Chips you can find. Worth a try! Great for a light
lunch. Seven Suns at 155 Racha-manka Road, Muang, Chiang Mai 50200,
telephone 0 5381 4325. Open daily. Aussie Big Breakfast served all
The Green Oasis (behind Bake & Bite near Thapae
gate) will celebrate New Years with a 5-course Gala Dinner on Saturday,
December 31. Including one glass of Crikova Sparkling Wine only 599 baht net
per person. Reservation 0 6911 5976. Open daily from 8 a.m. –
The House celebrates Christmas and New Years with
luxurious different Gala menus. The chic and warm feeling of the antique
house and the middle eastern-Indian ambiance of the Tapas Bar will give you
the feeling of a dinner in the surroundings of your own home. For
reservation call 0 5341 9011, or e-mail: [email protected] cm.ksc.co.th
To Nobody, German Restaurant in Soi Tewan will pamper
their guests with three huge sumptuous buffets on Saturday 24, Sunday 25
and Saturday December 31 from 6.30 p.m. onwards. Smoked Salmon, Venison,
Turkey, home made sausages, pates, ham and many more goodies. Be sure to
reserve your table in time. Adults 599 baht, Children 299 baht. Open for
lunch and then dinner from 5 p.m. onwards, (daily except Tuesdays). Call
Joerg or Sunisa Eisensch-midt at 0 5321 4483 or 0 7183 1202.
TTK, The Thai Kebab, on Changklan Road opposite CM
Central Hospital serves kebab, schnitzel, falafel, hummus and much more.
Free salad, pickles and sauce to every meal. Open daily from 11.30 – 22.30
except Sunday. Telephone 0 5382 0234, or 0 9634 4249
Movie Schedule Chiang Mai
Interested in what is shown at ALL theaters in Chiang
Mai? Check this out: http://
www.movieseer.com/DisplayPerDay.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 Roof Top of
Media Arts and Design Building at CMU Arts Museum. More information at 0
5394 4846, ext 22.
Chiang Mai Expats Club. Meets
every 2nd and 4th
Saturday of the month at the Chiang Mai Orchid Hotel on Huey Kaew
Road at 10.30 a.m. For more info, email [email protected] club.com,
LuckyDogs Club (a non-profit activity of the Lucky
Dogs 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 Lucky Dogs, 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 ab
andoned 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.