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Magical Garden helps fund schools for the disadvantaged

Foundation director Ben Cheong chats with a customer on opening night.

By Shana Kongmun
Magical Garden opened its doors for business on Monday, September 30, 2013. The café is set in an enchanting garden and is currently open for dinner daily (except Wednesdays) from 5 – 10pm. It serves mainly non-Thai vegetarian food like hummus, macaroni and cheese, herbal drinks and more.
When you dine at Magical Garden, you are giving countless children a chance to be educated. The café supports the work of Magical Light Foundation, a non-religious, non-profit organisation that builds schools in Myanmar for children who do not have a chance to have an education. It also provides free computer, English and other practical classes for disadvantaged children and youths in Chiang Mai.
The well attended evening saw residents and tourists drop in to the restaurant located behind Wat Suan Dok and witness a charming traditional dance performance by the children of Shan and Tai Yai construction workers as well as coffee from Akha Ama coffee, and art by LiLi Tan. 24 Sriwichai Road (behind Wat Suan Dok), Suthep Road, Muang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand Opening hours: Thurs-Tues (closed on Wed), 5 – 10pm. Tel: 093 135 3288.

Friends and staff at Magical Gardens and Magical Light Foundation are ready for the crowds in the kitchen.

Lee of Akha Ama coffee provided drip coffee for guests,
he is joined by friend and artist LiLi Tan.


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Magical Garden helps fund schools for the disadvantaged