Around Town

Chiang Mai Governor ML Panadda Disakul representing Her Majesty the Queen graciously presented blankets to elderly people at the Home for the Aged at a presentation ceremony held in Mae Taeng district, Chiang Mai recently.

Deputy Chiang Mai Governor Chuchart Keelapaeng, center, received a donation of 22,000 baht from Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wirat Pattanaporn, left, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boonlue Puakpong , right, of the Lanna Toastmasters Club of Chiang Mai and its members, to help tsunami and earthquake survivors in Japan. The donation ceremony was held at City Hall on March 22.

Kritkamol Sirichokepaisarn, 2nd right, the President of Chiang Mai Reporters' Association, and committee members presented the shield of honor for best public administrator to Chuchart Keelapaeng, Deputy Chiang Mai Governor, at the city hall, marking the celebration party held for the Reporters’ Day on March 5 at Sirinart Hotel, Chiang Mai.

Pakin Ployphicha and Toby Allen, the Managing Directors of Oasis Spa (Thailand), were recently honored for their superior performance in the use of information technology management with the Thailand ICT Excellence Awards 2010. Dr. Virachai Virameteekul, Minister of Science and Technology, presented awards to those organizations that raised the standards for ICT management during 2010. Thailand Management Association co-organized with National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Software Park Thailand and College of Innovation, Thammasat University single out Oasis Spa for this coveted award. The Oasis Spa (Thailand) also won the ICT Excellence Awards 2010 for implementing ICT in customer service processing using their innovative Spa Management System™.. The awards were made at the Plaza Athenee Hotel, Bangkok on March 23, 2011.

German Princess visits Chiang Mai

Princess Maja von Hohenzollern of Germany visits Thailand as ambassador of the Thailandfreunde e.V. organization (Phuenthai German International organization). She will present awards at the annual charity Gala of Thailandfreunde e.V. organization, the 25th of March in the Grand Ballroom of the Mercure Hotel Chiang Mai.

She will meet the Governor of the province of Chiang Mai, ML Panada Diskhul, Dr. Chao Duandueng na Chiang Mai, the chancellor of the cultural chamber of Chiang Mai, and MR Malinee Chakrabandhu, visit the Mae Sa Elephant Camp, the Chiang Mai Night Safari and the Northern School for the Blind and disabled children.

The Playhouse Cabaret invited HRH Princess Maja to a function in their show for Monday the 21st of March 2011 and also Auberge Chiang Mai, a French Restaurant located in Palm Springs..
Readers who are interested in tickets for the Playhouse Cabaret Show, the 21st of March 2011 can contact the Playhouse Cabaret Chiang Mai directly.

People who want to take part in the big charity gala the 25th of March in the Mercure Hotel) Chiang Mai, can purchase regular tickets for 1,000 THB or VIP tickets for 3,500 THB at the Mercure Hotel Chiang Mai, Fashion King Chiang Mai, The Podology Center Bangkok - Chiang Mai and COCO OK Coffee House and Restaurant. Information @ telephone 053-038084 (Podology Center Chiang Mai)

Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn met with Princess Maja von Hohenzollern at his offices at the Municipality on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. With them are City Administrator Dr. Ken Santhitham and Dirk Weeber-Arayatumsopon of the Podology Clinic and Pheuanthai. The Princess is in town to visit her favorite charity organizations, including the Northern School for the Blind and to attend the Thailandfreunde gala ball on Friday, March 25 at the Mercure Hotel.

Duenpen “Boong” Chaladlam of Boutique Travel and Chiang Mai Friends is joined by Raya Luelai and a friend at the Japan Summer Festival at JJ Market on Saturday, March 19, 2011.

The Chiang Mai Highlands Golf Club and Resort collected 253,330 Baht for the Japanese Tsunami Relief from one day of golf play from their guests on March 20th, 2011.

Dr. Nirund Jivasantikarn of the Yonok Foundation is joined by Dr. John Williams of the United States Peace Corps volunteers in Lampang for a teacher training session with the Yonok Foundation.

The Ladies Lunch bunch met at Oregano Restaurant on Canal Road on Wednesday, March 9 for their monthly luncheon meeting. Chaired by the organizer, Margaret Bhadungzong, the ladies enjoyed Italian food.

Ong –ard Kanchanaisak performs weekly at the Sangdee Gallery on Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5, delighting crowds with his beautiful voice. Visit on Wednesdays to hear him sing.

On March 15 2 female newborn tiger cubs from China’s goodwill ambassadors and a newborn lion are shown to tourists and visitors at the Chiang Mai Night Safari, here they are seen with Dr. Sarawuth Srisakun, CEO and safari staff.

On March 13, at the Thai Elephants Conservation Center, Lampang, Suwit Lekkamhaeng, Hangchat District Chief Officer led government officials, Center staff the general public in a merit making ceremony to mark the Thai Elephant Day celebration. 9 Buddhist monks, and 60 elephants took part in the Bai Sri So Kwan ceremony, held to bring good luck, fortunes and happiness to all at the Center.

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