Subhasaen, Governor of Chiang Mai.
I’m very grateful to have seen the
growth and the Chiang Mai Mail newspaper which serves as a connection, a
reflection and offers guidance in developing Chiang Mai from the creative
point of view of foreigners through their newspaper. Chiang Mai Mail was the
first English newspaper in Chiang Mai ten years ago and has shown itself to
be the newspaper which foreigners use to get the news and survey of Chiang
Mai and the North.
Congratulations to the Chiang Mai Mail on its tenth birthday! And my wishes
that the Chiang Mai Mail and its team will continue to offer the people of
Chiang Mai and the foreigners who visit and live here the same great
Congratulations Chiang Mai Mail!
I was present at your birth and watched as you took those first few
faltering steps. I saw you fall over and skin your knees. I saw you rebel
against your parents as you strove to be independent. I watched you become
more assured and gain your own identity as you learned to stand on your own
two feet. Congratulations Shana and all your staff. Chiang Mai Mail has
never been forgotten by your “obstetrician”!
U.S. Consul-General in Chiang Mai
to the Chiang Mai Mail on its tenth anniversary(!), and thanks to Chiang Mai
Mail for a decade of bringing important local news and interesting features
to Chiang Mai’s English-reading residents and visitors.
On your 10th Year for Chiang Mai’s First English Language Newspaper, Chiang
To Pratheep S. Malhotra, Shana and the hard-working staff-you all have come
a long way for making this paper Best in The North. We all do appreciate
your time, efforts, hearts and money put into this little paper of ours.
of JJ Market.
My wishes that your business shall
bloom and that your revenues will zoom! Sales volumes will be grow and your
customers so satisfied that they grab the newspaper out of your hands! Best
wishes to the Chiang Mai Mail.
Venzky-Stalling TDCI, Chiang Mai Creative City Committee
Through the sharing of local news in
the English language, Chiang Mai Mail has made an important contribution to
local community building and cultural understanding in Chiang Mai. I wish to
congratulate its team on the occassion of the tenth anniversary and the
publication a prosperous future.
Consulate-General of Japan in Chiang-Mai.
a blessing kiss for a terrific paper! Chiang-Mai Mail is my favorite and
trustworthy friend. Wishing you a Wonderful 10th Anniversary.
Miguel’s in Nong Hoi.
I would like to express my
Congratulations to the “Chiang Mai Mail” on their 10th Anniversary!
I personally look forward to reading the Chiang Mai Mail regularly, as do my
customers. I own Miguel’s Cafe in Nong Hoi and find the paper to be
consistent in covering the local news, business achievements, social events
and much more! Special Congratulations to the hard work and dedication of
Chiang Mai Mail’s Managing Editor; Shana Kongmun! A job well done and
Congratulations to the Chiang Mai Mail
for completing 10 years successfully in northern Thailand. The contribution
to our community has been commendable. The dedication of the writers and
staff have been the backbone of its success. Keep up the good work. Wishing
Chiang Mai Mail continued success in the years to come.
Buranupakorn, Mayor of Chiang Mai Municipality
to the Chiang Mai Mail, Chiang Mai’s First English Language Newspaper on the
occasion of its 10th Anniversary.
Chiang Mai Mail has proven that it plays an important role in not only
communicating situations, activities, and other happening in the city for
foreigners and tourists, but also addressing various problems to be solved
as well as providing useful suggestions to city for further development.
I wish Chiang Mai Mail continued success, progress and prosperity, forever.
Weeber-Arayatumsopon, The Podology Center
It was in 2005 when I first had contact
with the Chiang Mai Mail. Reporters met me as I was visiting to support a
charity project here. The Chiang Mai Mail has been the first newspaper
reporting these social activities. In 2008 I settled down and became a
resident of Chiang Mai and they covered numerous Pheuanthai events. The
Chiang Mai Mail is a part of the society of this city. I hope that we will
see the newspaper active and fruitful for many more decades. Happy Birthday
Chiang Mai Mail!!!!
years ago when I was on one of my business trips to Chiang Mai, I met a local
businessman who approached me and asked why I hadn’t thought of opening an
English language newspaper in Chiang Mai. I was amused and thought that it
was a pretty good idea. But seeing as I had my hands full with the Pattaya
Mail I wasn’t ready to take on another publishing venture.
Almost 2 years later, on another one of my trips up north, I chanced upon an
old friend who brought up the subject again. I said that if he was willing
to jump on board I’d do it. As fate would have it, he said “yes”. So
together with our team of faithful editors and writers we formed an
administrative team and launched the first issue of the Chiang Mai Mail on
26 October 2002.
The Chiang Mai Mail has been through many ups and downs in the past 10
years. We might say, more downs than ups, but we did manage to come through
the obstacles albeit with a few cuts and bruises.
I am so happy to say that now with Shana Kongmun at the helm as Managing
Editor and Nopniwat Krailerg as Editor; we’re seeing a resurgence of
interest and enthusiasm for our paper in the Chiang Mai community. You all
are showing tremendous support for ‘your’ English language newspaper. For
that I am truly thankful.
We are here for you and pray that you are here for us too. Together we can
work for the good and progress of our community and see Chiang Mai reclaim
and retain our reputation as the most desirable destination for short-term
local and foreign visitors as well as for long-term residents who have made
Chiang Mai and the north their home.
Pratheep S. Malhotra
MD Chiang Mai Mail
to the Chiang Mai Mail upon reaching your 10th Anniversary!
You remain one of the principal sources of News in town and we’d be lost
without you. Best Wishes from us all at
Joy Huss and
the Hand to Paw Temple Dog Outreach kids
Congratulations to Shana Kongmun, and
to everyone at Chiang Mai Mail, on your 10th anniversary of publication. We
at ‘Hand to Paw Temple Dog Outreach” admire your commitment to help bring
change and awareness to your readers about the welfare of street and temple
dogs in Chiang Mai. With gratitude and appreciation, we look forward to
another decade of continued coverage of stories, events, issues, individuals
and institutions shaping animal welfare in our community.
University congratulates Chiang Mai Mail on 10 years of service to the
community with their coverage of local news and events. Best wishes to your
future endeavors in the next 10 years.
Congratulations to Chiang Mai Mail on
your 10th anniversary. I look forward to the continuing enjoyment of quality
print and online Chiang Mai Mail editions keeping the Chiang Mai community
informed and connected to all the diverse aspects that make up our wonderful
home town of choice.
Annette Kunagigon, Vol. Rep. to the Irish Consul, Bangkok. President Skal
International – Chiang Mai & North Thailand Club. Chiang Mai Goodwill
Ambassador. Business woman. Mother
Rattanakit, Art Relief International
For the past decade, the staff at
Chiang Mai Mail have been bringing our community’s issues, people and events
into light. Now, on their tenth anniversary, it is time to put Chiang Mai
Mail in the spotlight. From all of the staff and volunteers at Cultural
Canvas Thailand and Art Relief International, we thank you for your support,
and wish you nothing but the best in the future.
Sirichokpisarn President of Chiang Mai Reporter Association
Congratulations to Chiang Mai Mail on
their 10th anniversary and for offering news of interest for both residents
Wongkasem, Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce/Office Plus
With your serious efforts and sincere
dedication, you were sure to succeed. I wish you a hearty Congratulations on
this pleasant occasion and wish you all the best for your future. Well done.
May you always keep up the good work.
Tuvanalin , Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium.
We at the Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium join
the Chiang Mai Mail in celebrating 10 years and thank them for the stories
on the Chiang Mai Zoo Aquarium. We congratulate and wish them a long life in
Chiang Mai as well.
Schoenkopf (far left) of the Dining Out Group, is joined by friends at the
fundraising dinner held at the Spirit House on October 6.
By Shana Kongmun
The Sangob Foundation works to teach villagers and children on sustainable
agriculture using permaculture methods. They held a fundraiser at the Spirit
House on Saturday October 6, 2012 to raise funds to further several
Project Manager Laurent Chiarelli reported that the traditional Lanna
evening with musicians performing classic songs for the dinner guests saw
about 40 people which earned enough money to accomplish the first two phases
of their next school project.
This project will start on November 12, 2012 in the Karen minority school of
Baan Chaem Luang, near Wat Chan. The school hosts about 300 students
(primary and secondary levels) while 36 of them reside in their boarding
The main goal of the project is to eventually provide the children with
daily organic free food that they learned how to plant and take care of, the
permaculture way. At the same time, the Foundation hopes that the school
will act as a role model within the community, spreading permaculture
knowledge in their families, neighbors and friends.
These “Permaculture Impact” school projects are divided into 3 phases: the
first one is about composting (E.M., compost tea, worm bins, pests etc), the
second phase is about planting vegetables and herbs (through designing
beneficial guilds and raised beds) and the final phase is about creating a
mini eco-system/food forest including fruit trees, bushes, timber trees,
flowers, as well as a pair of ducks/chicken/pigs and fish.
All seeds, trees, animals, tools and material necessary for the project are
fully donated by the Sangob Foundation. More info at www.
Chiarelli (right), Project Manager for the Sangob Foundation, is joined by
fellow health and agriculture enthusiast Wouter Van der Stichel.
Chai (far left and far right) Santitharangkul join the owner of the Spirit
House, Steve whose charmingly decorated restaurant hosted the event.
Lanna performances entertained the guests to the Lanna Charity Fundraising
Dinner held by the Sangob Foundation.
Rattanakit (Wad) Executive Director, is joined by volunteers and staff at
the exhibit opening.
By Shana Kongmun
Art Relief International is a small group of dedicated volunteers and staff
who visit various
children’s organizations around Chiang Mai in a bid to help disadvantaged or
disabled kids find their voices through art.
Severely disabled kids can still express
themselves by painting these stencils of their faces.
From the kids with cerebral
palsy who paint with their feet and find delight in seeing the visions in
their minds come to life on paper, to the street kids who express their
dreams and fears in picture, Art Relief makes sure kids aren’t inarticulate
They held an exhibition opening and fund raiser at the Meeting Room on
Chareonrat Road on Friday, October 12, 2012 which saw not only many guests
and visitors but also the kids from Thai Freedom House, many of whom are
displaced young Burmese kids, who also contributed to the art on the walls
as well as adding to the party atmosphere of the school.
The exhibition features prints, watercolors, etchings, stencils and more, as
the kids give rise to their creativity and learn to express themselves with
art. Art is available for sale, as are really adorable greeting cards,
t-shirts and bags. The exhibiton will be on dislay at the Meeting Room until
the end of October so next time you drive down the river, cross over and
visit the Meeting Room.
dropped in and enjoyed the art on display, here a quilt made by some
students is on display.
Art Relief International are joined by the kids of Thai Freedom House whose
presence added to the festive atmosphere.
the fitness trainers have a bit of fun at the start.
By Shana Kongmun
Krin Promwanna or Ong as he is more popularly known, is expanding his
empire. He said he wants to make you look beautiful all over, not just
beautiful hair at Absolute Hair or beautiful skin at Absolute Skincare but
Absolutely fit and healthy in his latest partnership with exercise guru
extraordinaire Michelle Ring.
They held a grand opening for the newest Absolute Bootcamp on Friday,
October 5, 2012 on Nimmanhaemin Soi 13 which saw not only a lot of fit
trainers but fun and games for friends and guests. Including Lulu
demolishing one of the trainers in a sit-up completion! Although most of the
other competitions against trainers saw the trainers winning handily.
The afternoon and evening saw a steady stream of guests and well-wishers
come through, some brave souls trying out the body measuring device that
tells you your body’s physical age (I said only if nobody else could look at
the results!) while others gave the hula hoop a try, usually for the first
time in many, many years.
Absolute Bootcamp Fitness is offering hard core full week packages for those
are really serious about an intensive lifestyle changing camp. Then there is
a weekend package for those who want a kickstart to their exercise regime
and finally a mid-week bootcamp course in the mornings at 70 Years Stadium
for those who want a more gradual yet longer term fitness regime.
Michelle said, “We want people to learn how to exercise out of doors.
Everyone gets in their car or motorbike and drives to the gym where they
exercise indoors on machines.” Absolute wants to teach you not only how to
exercise but how to do it without all the equipment.
For more information, and if you are serious about getting fit go to wwww.
joined by Jonas Dept, one of her protégés in fitness.
Golding managed to twirl the hula hoop after a few tries and more than few
off her fitness by beating the trainer handily in sit-ups.
one of the yoga instructors, joins Ong and friends for the evening.
Ong are joined by good friends at the opening event including the owner of
the Rachamankha Hotel, K Rooj Changtrakul.