Around Town

The Community Development Department, Chiang Mai PAO, Chiang Mai Provincial Authorities, and the Chiang Mai Provincial Community Development Office recently organized the ‘Gifts for Mum’ festival at Central Airport Plaza from August 6-10 in anticipation of the celebration of HM the Queen’s Birthday on August 12. The festival featured 3-5 Star OTOP gifts and good quality selected products from throughout the province, ideal gifts for mum.

Well known long term expat Jerry Nissen celebrated his birthday a day late on Saturday, July 31 at his house with friends. Here is Jerry Nissen, left, Sherman Miles, Jerry, and Volker Unland.

On August 2, Roj Thuwanasin, center, Chairman of Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium drew the lucky winning tickets from those who sent in the answers to the aquarium for the Q&A fun and games. The lucky winners are Tiwathip Praphanjul and Aphitchaya Padlar from Lampang, Phanthep Thanool and Thanathat Nilkaew from Chiang Mai, and Naisakarn Chantarajfrom from Phitsanulok. The winners are invited to join in the releasing of the turtles and sharks back into the sea on August 10 at the Sea Turtles Conservation Center in Sattahip District, Chonburi.

Deputy Governor of Chiang Mai Worakarn Yokying, centre, presides over the opening ceremony of Chiang Mai Innovation Market and Lanna OTOP Village Exhibition (CIM & LOVE 2010) , which was held at CMU ‘s Conventional Center on July 30. With him are the organizing committee members.

Deputy Governor of Chiang Mai Chumporn Saengmanee, 4th right, presided over the opening ceremony of the first joint fair, called “Lanna Ways of Life, and exposing the Andaman,’ which was organized at the Chiang Mai University’s Art and Culture Center on July 30, to promote tourism products and services for Chiang Mai and the links between the North and South. With him, are the organizing committee members.

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