Leading Myanmar artists’
work on display
Sculptor Sonny Nyein with gallery owner Mar Mar
during the opening of his exhibition.
The outstanding Burmese sculptor Sonny Nyein is a living example of the
power of individual creative energy and an exhibition of his work provides
vivid proof of this. The sculptures on show are as innovative and modern as
anything to be seen in the leading galleries of the West. They afford a
delightful surprise for anyone who still believes that Burmese art is
dominated by tradition and conformity.
The exhibition of Sonny Nyein’s work, “Contemporary Sculptures of Myanmar,”
runs until May 26 at Chiang Mai’s Suvannabhumi art gallery.
The exhibition is open daily 9am-6pm. The address of the Suvannabhumi art
gallery is: 9/10 Taewarit Road, Chiang Puak (off the Superhighway) Tel. 081
with luxury stay
International sales team
rewarded with a five day stay at the Dhara Dhevi Hotel.
EMC Asia-Pacific and Japan (EMC APJ), a well-known
software company, organized a vibrant Award Night Gala Dinner at Jum
Thong Hall during their stay at Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang
Mai recently. The company is a leader in employing Information Lifecycle
Management (ILM) strategies to accelerate the customer’s ability in
achieving the highest business value at the lowest cost.
In order to celebrate the sales achievement of EMC APJ Club 2006, the
company Senior Management organized a 5 day luxury all inclusive
program, and an Award Night Gala Dinner for 25 Top Sales Staff from
Asia-Pacific region, including; Australia, New Zealand, Japan, North
Asia and South Asia.
Care for Dogs
adoption fair a success
The Care for Dogs team out
in full force during the adoption fair at Airport Plaza.
The Adoption Fair at Chiang Mai Airport Plaza was
held May 5th and the event managed to raise in excess of 30,000 baht
through donations and sales and achieved 9 dog adoptions with many other
people expressing interest to adopt in the future. It was also an ideal
opportunity for people to talk about their animal welfare issues,
discuss doggy interests, offer their services as volunteers and enable
public awareness about the work of Care for Dogs.
Jo Baggaley, AllyTaylor and Karin Hawelka at the adoption fair holding
some of the abandoned puppies that found homes.
The puppies were ferried in from the shelter in several shifts, ensuring
that they were not over stressed and allowing them to have a break. The
puppies that were dumped in a sack at a temple three weeks ago were all
adopted, so too were the poor things that people had taken to temples in
Maejo, throwing them out of their cars and driving away.
For more information about Care for Dogs visit their web site:
Dental visit builds confidence among students
Open wide, I promise it’s
not going to hurt!
The KG3 class at Lanna International School has been
studying dental health awareness and oral hygiene. The learning
opportunities included classroom discovery/learning and visits to the
classroom by Dr. Jakkol from the Dental Department of Klaimor Hospital.
The unit ended with a visit by the students to the hospital’s dental
department where the students were able to see how the dentist cleaned
and x-rayed the teeth of their teacher, Ms Janet. This trip was a most
fitting way to conclude the students’ study and they really enjoyed
their visit. Further the unit and the visit will go a long way towards
encouraging the Lanna students to value their new adult teeth and to
have more confidence when they visit a dentist in the future.
The school is indebted to Dr Jakkol for the time he gave in helping Ms
Janet and her colleague, Ms Tip, in teaching this unit and enabling the
class to visit his department.
Students from Lanna
International School learn all about dentistry during a recent field
What’s in your pad thai?
The National Food Institute will announce the new
standard of Thai food by the beginning of next year, aimed at improving
the food safety standards while ensuring that proper ingredients are
Mr. Yutthasak Supasorn, the Director of the National Food Institute,
says his institute is cooperating with various education and research
institutes in setting the new standard of Thai food. He says the new
standard is called NFI STARE. He says it will oversee all food
production processes and inspect the ingredients being used. Mr.
Yutthasak expects the new standard will be enforced in the beginning of
2008, and it will be applied in food items with high values such as
shrimps, fruits, and vegetables during the initial phase.
At the same time, ingredients being used in 20 recipes such as tom yum
goong, green curry, and pad thai will be checked to ensure their
quality. However, it would be up to the government whether the
inspection will cover the Thai restaurants in foreign countries.