Lanna Health Fair brings healthy living to the forefront
The Chiang Mai Governor and
Deputy Governor were joined by one of the Fairs organizers Ms. Panjit Pisawong,
Director of the Office of Commercial Affairs, Chiang Mai as well as Consul
Generals and Honorary Consuls and health professionals at the welcoming
reception for the Lanna Health Fair, 2011 at Central Airport Plaza.
The Lanna Health Hub seminar and Lanna Health Fair held at
Central Airport Plaza during the past week brought together like minded health
and caregivers to focus on healthcare in Chiang Mai and the North.
The meeting on health promotion in Chiang
Mai and the North was attended by the United States Consul General Susan N.
Stevenson as well as members of the Chiang Mai Creative City Committee and other
members involved in promoting health and care in Chiang Mai.
The exhibition opened with a fanfare, with
Chiang Mai Governor ML Panadda Diskul joined by Japan Consul General Kazuo
Shibata, Deputy Governor Naruemol Plawat, German Honorary Consul Hagen Dirksen,
French Honorary Consul Thomas Baude , Bangladesh Honorary Consul Rachan
Veeraphan, British Honorary Consul Ben Svasti Thomson and organizer Ms. Panjit
Pisawong, Director of the Office of Commercial Affairs, Chiang Mai. The
exhibition featured health care centers, as well as alternative health and care.
The Lanna Health Hub exhibition ran at Central Airport Shopping Plaza from
October 20-24, 2011. (Photos courtesy of the Lanna Health Fair)
Martin Venzky-Stalling (left) and
Dr. Nat Vorayos (far right) of the Chiang Mai Creative City Committee join U.S.
Consul General Susan N. Stevenson (2nd right) and Ms. Panjit Pisawong, Director
of the Office of Commercial Affairs, Chiang Mai (2nd left) at the Lanna Health
Dancers performed traditional
dances at the welcoming reception
for the Lanna Health Fair, 2011.
Lions Club members dance the evening away
Dancers filled the hall, enjoying
the music and entertaining the onlookers.
The Lion’s Club Inthanon held a Tea Dance at the Phucome
Hotel on Sunday, October 2nd and the evening was filled with swirling
skirts and nimble feet as dancers whirled around the floor to a variety of
different music styles. Dancers showed off their moves with the cha cha, the
waltz, swing, the mambo and of course, the very popular chicken dance.
Book Kitavadhana and Wijitpailin Sereesak entertained the
crowd with song and the band kept the dancers moving. The Club President
presented awards and many lucky draws were handed out to the nattily dressed
members. (Photos courtesy of Martin Van der Klooster)
Lion’s Club members enjoyed the
evening, dancing and drinking
tea and light snacks.
The Lion’s Club Inthanon held a
Tea Dance at the Phucome
Hotel on Sunday, October 2, 2011.
Book Kitavadhana (right) convinced
well known tenor Ong-ard Kanchaisak to join him onstage to entertain the crowd.
Chiang Mai Skålleagues move to the Rachamankha Hotel
New member Martin Venzky-Stalling
passes out Chiang Mai Creative City stickers to Chiang Mai Skål President Marc
Dumur (far left), Penang Skål President Marco G. Battistotti, and Annette
Kunigagon of Eagle House.
The Chiang Mai members of Skål initially planned to meet at
the Shangri La on Thursday, September 29, but the high flood waters forced a
move to the Rachamankha Hotel in the heart of the untouched old city.
The evening was well attended although many
hotel general managers were absent, busy coping with the rains and flood waters.
Chiang Mai Skål President Marc Dumur announced the upcoming elections for
President, Vice President, members of the board and asked for volunteers in
taking over responsibilities for membership, and event arrangement. He
encouraged members to let him know of nominations as soon as possible.
Marco G. Battistotti of the Penang Chapter
of Skål was on hand to announce the upcoming Skål Asia Congress in Penang, to be
held from May 10-13, 2012 on the island. He encouraged members to sign up and
noted that if enough people and their families signed up he would help organize
a charter flight direct from Chiang Mai to Penang.
The evening concluded with an excellent
meal in the lovely restaurant at the hotel and GM Paul Walker was a gracious
last minute host.
introduces the new Executive Chairman of Flight of the Gibbons, Charles Farrell
(far right) to Penang Skål President Marco G. Battistotti, and Annette Kunigagon
of Eagle House.
The monthly Skål
group photo in the courtyard of the Rachamankha Hotel.
Rain didn’t dampen the Chiang Mai Friends
Ruchuchai Potha of the Labor
Office in Chiang Mai and his wife joined Boong and Sydney Moss for the dinner
Although the rain didn’t keep away many of the Chiang Mai
Friends from enjoying an evening at the Steak House, it did, unfortunately keep
away this week’s speaker, Sitthichai Sereesongsaeng, Cheif of Doi Pha Hom Pok
National Park, who was marooned in the park after flash floods and landslides
closed the roads.
However, that didn’t keep Duenpen “Boong”
Chaladlam from making sure the evening was still fun, as the Steak House
provided excellent food and a great atmosphere in their newly renovated
restaurant at JJ Market, Boong discussed upcoming plans for the International We
Love the King Day to be held on December 3 at JJ Market, noting that performers
who wish to join in need to email her before October 15 so that legal work
permits can be applied for and obtained.
She also announced the January Chiang Mai
Friends Anniversary Party set for the 21st, with a theme “We are one”
encouraging members to wear the costumes of their native countries.
Although the guest speaker was washed out,
the evening was not, and many vowed to return to the Steak House to again enjoy
their excellent food.
Khun Oh and her
assistant at JJ Market join every meeting and
provide great help for the group.
Friends enjoyed the excellent meal at
the Steak House for their September meeting.
Live Jazz every Sunday
This week the crowd was
entertained by the wonderful voice of Taeng Mo.
Next Sunday will feature Big Band.
Jazzamatazz has certainly taken off as its third week proved
as successful as earlier ones. Live jazz at the Playhouse every Sunday evening
from 9 p.m. A happy hour takes place earlier where guests can listen to Sydney
Moss’s live jazz show on the helping hands radio station, 93.25 FM.
The Helping Hands radio station first
launched an English language program in 2002 and has since then grown to include
punk, jazz and news all hosted in English.
The Jazzamatazz live show takes place every
Sunday evening, so be sure to join in the fun at the Playhouse Entertainment
Complex in Chang Phuak, behind the Tops and Mercure Hotel.
Get up and
dance! And they did!
both Thai and foreign enjoyed the evening at the Playhouse.
Chinese Consulate General celebrates National Day
City Clerk Dr. Ken Santitham and
his wife join Consul General Zhu Wei Min and his wife on either side of Chao Dr.
Duengduan na Chiangmai, and Chiang Mai Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn.
The People’s Republic of China’s Consulate-General celebrated
their National Day a few days early on September 23 at the Empress Hotel where
the event was attended by Dr. Chao Duengduan na na Chiangmai, Chiang Mai
Governor ML Panadda Diskul, Mayor Tussanai Buranupakorn, the Japanese and
American Consul-Generals, Honorary consuls and other distinguished guests.
The People’s Republic of China celebrates their National Day
on October 1, to celebrate the date the PRC was founded in 1949 in a ceremony at
Tiananmen Square. Thailand and the PRC set up formal relations in 1975 and now
have a very close relationship with Chinese companies growing in investment in
the country and the numbers of Chinese tourists continue to rise. Thailand
bilateral trade exceeded $ 50 billion in 2010, there are around 10,000 exchange
students between the two countries and over a million tourists visit Thailand a
Chinese Consul General Zhu Wei Min works hard to expose the
Chinese to Chiang Mai and all it has to offer and hopes to see increased direct
flights to Chiang Mai from cities in China.
The Chinese Consulate General is located on Changloh road.
http://chiangmai.chineseconsulate.org/ (Photos courtesy of the Chinese
Chiang Mai Governor ML Panadda
Diskul joins the American Consul General Susan N. Stevenson, Bangladesh Honorary
Consul Rachan Veeraphan, German Honorary Consul Hagen Dirksen, French Honorary
Consul Thomas Baude, British Honorary Consul Ben Svasti Thomson, the German
Consul’s wife Khun Wanphen Sakdatorn, and Chinese Consul General Zhu Wei Min at
Japan Consul General Mr. Kazuo
Shibata presents Chinese Consul General Zhu Wei Min with flowers to celebrate
China’s National Day.