Songkran Issara speaks to the Chiang Mai Mail about the development, his company
Chiang Mai Mail’s General
Manager Peerasan Wongsri chats with K. Songkran Issara at the Issara
Showroom in Chiang Mai on December 26, 2013.
GM Chiang Mai Mail
On a beautiful sunny Chiang Mai morning on December 26,
2013, Chiang Mai Mail General Manager Peerasan Wongsri met with Khun
Songkran Issara of Chan Issara Development Public Co. Ltd. The cozy
conversation was held at the Issara showroom in Chiang Mai as K. Issara paid
a flying visit to the city.
Songkran Issara of Chan
Issara Development Public Co. Ltd. chats about their new development in
K. Issara is originally from Songkhla Province in the
South, the son of Chan and Malee Issara. Married to Sri Issara, he has three
children; two sons and a daughter. He was recently appointed as Managing
Director fo the Chan Issara Wiphapol Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Chan Issara
Development Public Co. Ltd. Chan Issara Development Public Co. Ltd. have
built housing in Bangkok, Phuket and Cha-am - Hua Hin and their over 25
years of experience has made them the leading real estate company in
Thailand. Known for quality construction and design, the company’s newest
development will feature 570 units in 4 low rise buildings in a Northern
Contemporary design with a large central green area on 6.5 rai of land on
the 2nd ring road.
Khun Peerasan: Where and how was “Chan
Issara“ established ?
Khun Songkran: The company was
established in1987; we began to develop and facilitate real-estates in
Bangkok and have gradually expanded its business to tourism destinations
such as Phuket and Hua Hin before becoming the leading real-estate company
in Thailand. The company has continued its expansion of developments to
other popular locations in Thailand, like Chiang Mai.
Khun Peerasan: How have resources been
allocated for this project?
Khun Songkran: For THE ISSARA
Chiangmai , we have allocated the project over 6.5 Rai of land, situated
near the 2nd Ring Road, a short
5 minute drive from Central Festival at San Dek Intersection.
The company will build condos in a
Northern Contemporary style style under the concept ‘Special uniqueness
inspired by inherited cultural arts amidst the natural charms of Chiang
Mai’. Unique features of the project include a central green area, which
covers over half the project, a library, a jacuzzi, children’s swimming
pool, a gym, and a swimming pool next to Maenam Kao. Providing 24 hour
security and a spacious lobby, the condo offers a peaceful and secure
THE ISSARA Chiangmai will have 7 storey
low rise buildings, with a total of 4 buildings consisting of 570 units. We
will offer 1 bedroom condos from 35-40 sqm starting from 1.89-3.28 million
baht and 2 bedroom condos from 70-77 sqm from 4.99-7.25 million baht.
Reservations will be available from May 2014 and the project is most likely
to be completed in 2016.
The Chan Issara will offer
resort style living with serviced units and 24 hour security for both the
regular visitor and full time resident.
Khun Peerasan: What was the objective
of choosing Chiang Mai ?
Khun Songkran: There are many
projects under construction for ISSARA GROUP, including Bangkok, Phuket,
Cha-am – Hua Hin and now Chiang Mai. Personally, I prefer up country
projects, and to make them resort style. I have had my eye on Chiang Mai for
15-20 years but back then Chiang Mai was not ready in many aspects.
Today the infrastructure is ready with an
international airport, an international conference center, the Night Safari
and schools. The roads have been developed plus the launch of the ASEAN
Economic Community in 2015 will make Chiang Mai the Northern hub. In
addition, Chiang Mai has seen higher income growth resulting in higher
purchasing power by locals.
Khun Peerasan: Is it true that the Sri
Panwa project by THE ISSARA in Phuket has earned a world class reputation
and is attracting a large amount of tourists in Phuket ?
Khun Songkran: “Yes, the Sri Panwa
project in Phuket has developed a lot and was constructed as a hotel and
resort atmosphere. Recently, the Sri Panwa has received notice as a world
class attraction which brings income to the people in the area as visitors
come. As for the previous projects, we have enhanced the service for
customers and are still developing a new look to serve customers in Chiang
Khun Peerasan: Why did you choose
Khun Songkran: “In the past, Chiang
Mai real-estate did grow quickly but itwas not ready; we are doing a project
here because we believe the Chiang Mai is ready for such a development.
Real-estate developers in Chiang Mai are known as developers with potential,
including investing power and there is high competition here.
The Chan Issara will have 570
units in 4 low rise buildings with a large central green area on 6.5 rai of
land on the 2nd ring road, the construction site is now open for interested
This requires that our project have unique
features whether it is design, environment, and accessibility to such places
as Tesco Lotus, Central Festival, Meechoke Plaza and the hospital. Plus it
is located next to the Kao river, which will be integrated into the project
offering the convenience of city life amid the pleasurable ambiance of a
resort. The project will focus on after-services, we expect 40% of customers
will be locals, 30% from Bangkok and another 30% will be foreigners. For
those who do not live here regularly, the project will provide cleaning
services including looking after the unit after every visit and the project
will allow customers to rent according to their wishes. Unit bookings can be
made from May 2014 onwards.”
Interested customers please visit the site
or contact 095-8855818-9. For more details visit