ACM. Kongsak Wanthana, Minister of Interior
(right), was warmly welcomed by Chusak Namhansawong, Resident
Manager (middle), on the occasion of his visit the Imperial Mae Ping
Mah Bow Tan, Minister of Natural Resources and
Environment from Singapore came to Chiang Mai for a Charity Golf Tournament and
made a donation for the Children’s Home Chiang Mai, and stayed at Central
Duangtawan Hotel, Chiang Mai. He was welcomed by Boonchai
Suwatsakulsawasd, GM of the hotel.
The Writers Club and Winebar is a place
to meet socially where much news and gossip are exchanged. (From left) Phil
Thornton, author of the just-published and widely-acclaimed book “Restless
Souls”; Robert Tilley (proprietor) and Australian writer and academic David
Wilat Rujiwattanapong, Chiang Mai Deputy Governor (3rd
left) together with Dr. Chao Duang Duan Na Chiang Mai (3rd right) and
Orachorn Chanwiwattana, GM of Central Airport Plaza, Chiang Mai (2nd left)
presided over the opening of Kad Khong Fak Zone at Central Airport Plaza,
Somsak Wattanacheewanopakorn, deputy director general
of Land Transport Department and Chanchai Kilapaeng, head officer of Chiang Mai
Land Transport Office presided at the opening ceremony of the Northern Village
Free Shuttle Service. They were joined by Edward Whiteridge, GM of Amora Thapae
Hotel; Laiad Boongsithong, assistant manager of Central Duang Tawan
Hotel; Panida Khuanprasert, Office Excutive of Ratchamankha Hotel; and Saranya
Chaiwong, PR officer of Sheraton Chiang Mai Hotel and Orachorn Chanwiwattana, GM
of Central Airport Plaza, Chiang Mai.
A charity gathering was held to raise funds for
the Thai Red Cross and the Northern Mentally Retarded Welfare Centre (under
the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen). In attendance were (from left)
Somsak Kaelroumwong, Secretary of the Office of the Judiciary Region 5; ML
Preeyapun Sridhavat, Hon. Consul of Peru ; Patchara Anansuchatkul, Jakkis
Anansuchatkul the Chief Judge of Region 5, US Consul General Bea Camp
with her husband David Summers, Dit Pothiyarom, Director of the Drama Arts
College and Krongthong Pothiyarom.
Watchara Tantranont, president of Chiang Mai-Lamphun
Real Estate Trading Association (center) opened Northern Land and House
Exhibition 2006 at Pantip Plaza, Chiang Mai.
Gen. Sirichai Thanyasiri (front right), Permanent Secretary
of Ministry of Defense visited Pha Muang Task Force where he was welcomed by
Maj. Gen. Wanathip Wongwai, commissioner of the Task Force.
A birthday is a special day and to mark the occasion,
Joyce Jeffrey and her husband Thomas (seated front row, left) invited their
friends to an Italian lunch at the newly opened Arcobaleno Restaurant
when Joyce’s birthday came along.