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
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
he is joined by friend and artist LiLi Tan.