SOCIAL SCENE

Mark Bradford (right), the new General Manager of Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai, welcomed Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Kreau-ngam to the resort, during a private visit to Chiang Mai.

Chris Koppers (center), with businesses in Phuket and Chiang Mai, presented 100,000 baht to the Chiang Mai airport immigration, as an initial payment from the Chris Koppers Foundation, supporting the immigration officers provident fund. An additional 3,000 baht was received from Hiroyasu Amano (third right), H. Asian P. Co. Pol. Col. Phirojana Paresakul, Superintendent (third left), among some of his Immigration Officers, and representatives from ICO International Group, led by its President Kiettisak Phantawong (far right) were also present.

Orachorn Chanwiwattana (third left), General Manager of Central Airport Plaza Department Store, presented a basket to Suchon Karnwaehanasirikul, Branch Manager of Bank of Ayudhaya, at the opening of their new branch on the plaza’s G Floor.

Charoon Boonsuan (center), Thailand’s leading senior Impressionism artist, with guests at his exhibition at Gallery Panisa, Mahidol Road. The exhibition will be open until February 6.

Chatting at Chiang Mai’s Writers Club and Wine Bar were Paris-based German author and art historian Stephan Reimertz (center), with Prof. Guenter Faltin of the Freie Universitaet Berlin, and Mandalay Nipawan.

Marut ‘Tor’ Sarowat and Thianchai Sukthiang from Voice Studio led more than 50 performers from the great musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at a press conference outlining preparations for the “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” musical. There will be two performances at Kad Theater, on February 4-5, 2006. Tickets can be purchased at Voice Studio institute, 3rd floor of CM Computer building, at 1,000, 800, 600, 500, and 300 baht and at Kad Suan Kaew information counter.

Toy from Chiang Rai and Lance from Florida USA celebrated their marriage in Chiang Rai, along with 300 guests and The Just Thai Ladies Team.

Ornadda Tantipat, president of the Chiang Mai Red Cross, presented awards to Miss Chiang Mai 2006. The winner will work to promote Chiang Mai province.