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Chiang Mai: The Cultural Centre of the North…

More tempting treats - another newly discovered restaurant

Is this racism?

 

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.
Jan Verwers

 

More tempting treats - another newly discovered restaurant

Dear Editor,
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.
Thank you.
Cindy Beyer


Is this racism?

Dear Editor
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?
Sincerely,
Paul Schoenkopf



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