BBC Holiday swings
through Chiang Mai
Somock Inthavong, Hotel Guru
(2nd from left), Lesley Orr, Programme Director (3rd from left), Nicola
Shackleton, the show’s presenter (2nd from right) and the TV crew.
The BBC Holiday Programme from the BBC
United Kingdom checked in recently at the D2 Hotel in Chiang Mai. The team
visited Chiang Mai to film episodes about the city that will air on the
highly popular show that draws about 4 million TV viewers.
The TV show introduces hotel and travel destinations and will also feature
the D2 and sites in Chiang Mai in one of their upcoming series.
Ban Nam Kong residents on
the steps of their temple.
Happy villagers looking
over the donated used clothing
For the past few months residents of Hillside Condo 4
has been collecting used clothes, shoes and blankets to be distributed
to the needy.
This past week they headed for Ban Nam Kong, about 60 kilometers north
of Chiang Mai to deliver 110 shirts and blouses, 60 pairs of pants,
jeans and shorts and 30 pairs of shoes.
The village of approximately 70 residents was very grateful for the
donation and all the clothes will be handed out to the needy via their
The Hillside used clothing collection is an ongoing project. If you
would like to contribute please drop by your used and cleaned clothes at
the reception desk at Hillside Condo 4 located at 50 Huay Kaew Road.
A 3 in 1 event celebrated
at the River Ping Palace
Left to right: Esther Ting,
the gracious owner of the River Ping Palace; the talented Chang Lek and
All smiles with so much to
celebrate. From left to right Julie Morris, Dominique Leutwiller, Mary
Berbae and Esther Ting.
The very social and entertaining Madame Esther Ting of
the River Ping Palace welcomed family and friends to celebrate three events
in one fun evening.
Chang Lek, one of Chiang Mai’s up and coming talented artists is off to the
US to exhibit his paintings. No doubt with much success as he has had here
in the city. Good Luck Lek!
We won’t say how many candles were on the cake but Lauren Knutson celebrated
in grand style surrounded by friends. And finally a Bon Voyage to Esther as
she begins her holidays away from Chiang Mai.
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