Chiang Mai: The Cultural
Centre of the North…
The KAD THEATRE seems to make it very clear to us:
Foreigners not welcome! Not only is the publicity announcing events there
mainly in the Thai language, as well as the biggest part of the printed
programs, also during the events the audience is addressed in the local
language only. Of course, we are in Thailand, and we foreigners should be
able to understand, but the fact is that many of us don’t. So we either have
to sit through the often extensive addresses and ‘talk shows’, waiting
patiently for the concert to start again, or we just have to stay at home. I
am considering choosing the last option and playing a DVD.
More tempting treats - another newly discovered restaurant
May I suggest that Brian Baxter, your food and restaurant reviewer,
investigate a new Thai restaurant in Chiang Mai. It is called Aom Ngurn
Restaurant on Ratchawong Road next to the New Mitrapap Hotel. I live here
and discovered it several weeks ago and have been returning several times a
week to sample it’s varied menu. The Lemongrass Salad and Catfish Salads are
a meal in themselves and exceptional. It also features wild game curries
beyond just wild boar. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with aircon and
large Chang beer for 35 baht, it’s hard not to stop by when in the Chinatown
area. I highly recommend a visit and hope that Mr. Baxter has an opportunity
to visit and sample the menu.
Is this racism?
The last two times Nop, (a native of Chiang Mai), and I went to Rimping
Condo, the staff there required Nop to wear a tag around his neck whilst
nothing was required of the farangs he was with. If this isn’t racism, could
you please enlighten me with another word?