Around Town

Central Airport Plaza, Chiang Mai, held a merit making ceremony on May 29, with alms giving to 99 Buddhist monks, to mark Visakha Bucha day celebration at its premises. Gen Jane Khirithaweep presided over the opening ceremony of the Buddhist religion, and was accompanied by Orachorn Chantarawiwattana, Central Airport Plaza manager.

AA Insurance Gary Nesbitt (left) handed over one of their first local policies to happy Chevrolet V8 owner Rob Kelly at the latest monthly meeting of Classic Cars of Lanna. AA Insurance, with their Chiang Mai office at Meechok Plaza, are offering attractive rates of cover for classic cars. The next classic Run is planned for June 27th from NIM City Daily near the airport to Mae Jo to view a private collection of 30 smart old cars. More info from David Hardcastle on [email protected]

On June 9, Profascino Co., Ltd. opened its new Fascino drug store center and services in Chiang Mai with pharmacist and Managing Director Chaisen Pisalwalert, center, presiding over the ribbon cutting ceremony. He was accompanied by his management team of pharmacist Siriratch Tem-udom, left, General Manager, and pharmacist Assoc Prof Dr. Ampai Panthong, the center manager . The new pharmacy is located on Kaewnawarat road, and opens daily from 8.00 a.m. -9.00 p.m.

Due to the backlog of service requests built up due to the temporary closure of the Australian Embassy in Bangkok during last month’s demonstrations, a unique one day “clinic” was arranged locally by Honorary Consul Mike Walther.

No fewer than 16 northern-based Australian expats took the chance to meet the Embassy’s Second Secretary & Consul, Naomi Vowels, at The Garden Guesthouse & Restaurant, Rachadamnoen Road.

Naomi’s flying visit meant that many official functions could be carried out here which would have meant furthur delays, plus the expense of northerners travelling south.

All the clients expressed their great appreciation for this helpful initiative in unusual circumstances. A happy local Australian (left) with Honorary Consul Mike Walther and Naomi Vowels.

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