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BBC Holiday swings through Chiang Mai

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A 3 in 1 event celebrated at the River Ping Palace

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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.


Community Spirit

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 temple.
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 Lauren Knutson.

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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