Vol. V No. 43 - Saturday October 21, - October 27, 2006
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Former Miss Universe joins 19th Chiang Mai Food Festival

D2hotel Chiang Mai appoints new F&B manager

Royal costume exhibition held by Bank of Thailand

Terry Fox run enjoys 10th success

Former Miss Universe joins 19th Chiang Mai Food Festival

Nopniwat Krailerg
The Chiang Mai Restaurant Club held the 19th Chiang Mai Food Festival at Laan Muan Jai courtyard of Central Airport Plaza between October 7 and 13. The festival was presided over by Chiang Mai deputy governor, Thongchai Wongrianthong. Special guests included Chao Duang Duan Na Chiang Mai who promoted the Clean Food Good Taste hygiene project, and Miss Universe 2005, Natalie Glebova.

Miss Universe 2005 Natalie Glebova joined the festival.

The former Miss Universe tried her hand at cooking Nam Phrik Ong (tomato chilli paste). Also launched at the festival was a campaign to encourage people to eat more vegetables.
The Chiang Mai Food Festival is an annual event now in its 19th year. This year’s festival was organised to take place before the opening of International Horticultural Exposition 2006. The festival featured 50 booths with well-known Chiang Mai restaurants cooking various items from their menus. Additionally, Chiang Mai Provincial Public health Office in cooperation with Chiang Mai municipality and the Chiang Mai Restaurant Club presented Clean Food Good taste certificates to 32 restaurants that had met hygiene standards set out by the campaign.

32 Chiang Mai restaurants received Clean Food Good Taste certificates at the 19th Chiang Mai Food Festival.


D2hotel Chiang Mai appoints new F&B manager

Vannasont Limprasutr has been appointed as food & beverage manager for the D2hotel Chiang Mai, a new hotel brand extension of Dusit Hotels and Resorts.

Vannasont Limprasutr, new F&B Manager of D2hotel, Chiang Mai.

Vannasont holds a certificate in Food & Beverage from the International Tourism and Hotel Industry Management School (I-Tim), a diploma in Hotel Operations from the Dusit Thani College and a certificate IV in Accommodation Management from Chisholm Institute in Melbourne, Australia.
He possesses extensive experiences in F&B and hotel operations from having worked at various restaurants and hotels in Thailand, as well as the USA and Australia. With a solid background in restaurant service and supervisory skills, Vannasont has occasionally been invited as guest speaker and trainer for F&B training programs. Most recently, he worked as Food & Beverage Manager at a resort in Pattaya, prior to returning to his hometown in Chiang Mai.


Royal costume exhibition held by Bank of Thailand

Preeyanoot Jittawong
The Bank of Thailand (BoT), north region, in cooperation with Thammasart University, has organised an exhibition displaying costumes worn at the Royal Siamese courts throughout history.

Obua Kruthanoot, senior director of the Bank of Thailand: BoT north region branch.

Obua Kruthanoot, senior director of BoT, north region, announced that the exhibition will run between October 13 and November 11 and be open to members of the public free of charge. The exhibition will be held at the BoT north region office on Chotana Road, Chang Mai-Mae Rim, 1 km from Kuang Sing Intersection (Muang District).
Obua went on to say that the exhibition was in order to honour HM the King on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of his ascension to the throne. The exhibition hopes to foster an interest amongst members of the public in Thai history and illustrate how royal dress has changed and developed throughout history. The opening ceremony featured a special lecture by Ajarn Phaothong Thongluang.
The costumes on display are all on loan from private collectors and include ceremonial dress worn by King Rama V and Queen Phatcharintra.


Terry Fox run enjoys 10th success

Staff Reporter and Hanni Oppel
Andrew Harrison, general manager of Four Seasons Resort, has announced the result of the tenth Terry Fox event.

First over the Finish Line. Sgt. Jirasak Suthichart.

The Terry Fox Run was held at the Chiang Mai 700-Year Stadium on Saturday, October 8 to raise money for the Cancer Institute of Thailand and to spread awareness about cancer. This year’s event raised over 590,000 baht for cancer research with 789 participants attending the event. Proceeds will be donated to the Oncological (Cancer) Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen. The resort also organised a tennis tournament and garage sale to help raise funds for this very worthy cause.
Although the run is not a competition, the event did reward the first person to cross the finish line. Sergeant Jirasak Suthichart was presented with the distinguished Queen’s trophy.
Meanwhile, Hanni Oppel, English and Social Studies teacher at Chiang Mai International School, reported on her grade 7 English class’s participation in the run:
“For weeks we have been studying Terry Fox. We have discussed his courage, his perseverance, and his commitment to friendship. We have puzzled over his determination to run a marathon every day even though it was so hard for him to run with a prosthetic leg. We have wept with the crowds that gathered to hear his story. And we have longed for the chance to meet him ourselves. Today we have been given a chance to participate in his dream and raise money for cancer research.
“When the run finally starts, we surge out of the starting line. Each one of us is racing in hope of a miracle - praying that someday a cure for cancer might be found. And when we cross the finish line, there is a sense of accomplishment. We made it. We ran the race, we raised 10,000 baht in support of our community, and we proved that we too can make a difference.”



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