SOCIAL SCENE

Mom Chao Thikhamporn Yukhon (center) guest of honor and Suwat Tantipat (2nd from left) Chiang Mai governor presided over the grand opening of Imperial Mae Ping Spa at Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, Chiang Mai on July 9, 2006.

Prof. Shimamoto Kan, president of Kyoto Seika University, Japan (2nd from left) and Manabu Kitawaki, director of the International Office (left) visited Chiang Mai University for academic discussion and were met by Prof. Dr. Pongsak Angkasith, president of Chiang Mai University on July 18.

Ugandan-born Mo Tejani (second right) celebrates the launch of his book “A Chameleon’s Tale; True Stories of a Global Refugee,” with friends at Chiang Mai’s Writers Club and Wine Bar. From left: Jane Blagus, Andrew Bond, Peter Wingfield-Digby, Mo Tejani and Greg Kennedy.

Savas Rattakunjara (right), executive assistant manager and Josephine Png (left), director of sales of Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai welcomed the world’s famous violinist, Ms. Vanessa Mae, who spent a week’s holiday at the resort recently.

(Above) Ajarn Siriluck Wantanapong, assistant dean of the Faculty of Nursing, presents a basket of flowers to congratulate Academic Service Bureau of Chiang Mai University on the occasion of the 17 year anniversary of establishing the bureau, accepted by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anurak Panyanuwat, director of the bureau at Chiang Mai University on July 13.

Peruvian Ambassador; H.E. Caslos M. Velasco (3rd from left) and Jarres Wilson, general manager of Pathumwan Princess Hotel hosted “Pisco Evening” to launch Pisco; the Peruvian alcoholic drink at the hotel in Bangkok recently. Joining them were Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, Minister of Foreign Affairs (5th from left) with VIP guests and ML Preeyapun Sridhavat; Honorary Consul of the Republic of Peru in Chiang Mai (2nd from left).

(Left) Dr. Duang-hathai Kadwiboon and Dr. Natcha Kamon, Mathematics lecturers from the Faculty of Education, Chiang Mai University, and 3 teachers from Maricopa Community College, U.S.; Roberto Ribos, Michael Crow, and Natalie Rivera on a study trip for English Mathematic Teaching Program at Varee Chiangmai School, were welcomed by Arjarn Varee Pathravanich.