Chiang Mai Governor ML Panadda Diskul met with and
awarded plaques to the organizers of the International We Love the King
Day and Parade that was held on Sunday, December 3, 2011 and saw the
participation of hundreds of people from many different nations and
ethnic groups show their admiration for HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej on
the occasion of his 84th birthday.
Kasemkij Hotels, one of the Miss Thailand
World 2012 sponsors was represented by PR Manager
Kulaseth Hovongratana (3rd left), at the pageant press
conference at Maleenont Towers; also attended by talk show host Nawat
Isarakraisin (4th left), and four Former Miss Thailand
Worlds. The Miss Thailand World 2012 Training Camp will be held between
March 3 - 5, at Kantary Hills Hotel, Chiang Mai, a property in
Kasemkij Hotels’ Kantary Collection. From left Som-Thammaros
Jaichuen Miss Thailand World 2007, Noosi-Sirirat Ruangsri Miss Thailand
World 2010, Kulaseth Hovongratana, Nawat Isarakraisin, Julie-Patcharida
Rodkongka Miss Thailand World 2011 and View-Pongchanok Kanklab Miss
Thailand World 2009.
Chiang Mai Creative City Committee held an
informal meeting at Su Casa Restaurant on Nimamnhaemin soi 11 on
Thursday, February 16, 2012. Attending the meeting were Committee member
Martin Venzky-Stalling, Chiang Mai Goodwill Ambassador Annette
Kunagigon, Peter Seidler who has worked in many creative IT projects,
chef Andy Ricker of Pok Pok, and travel writer and TAT Friend of
Thailand award winner Kristie Kellahan along with other local business
people, academicians and people interested in developing the creative
economy of Chiang Mai.
Mo Tejani and Ricky Ward at Sangdee Gallery
recently, Mo’s new book in collaboration with Lisa Keary, Global
Crossroads, is now out on Amazon.com as an e-book. Mo plans a launch
party when the book comes into print.
Shauna Shattida Pugh owner of Soho Bar and
Guesthouse, at a party held at Soho recently with editor of Out in
Thailand, James Barnes.
Dr. Chao Duenduang na Chiang Mai, President of the
Chiang Mai Culture Council, opened the Home & Wedding Fair at Central
Airport Plaza on February 9, 2012. She was joined by local
businesspeople and models as well as event organizers. The Wedding Fair
runs until February 15, 2012.
The Chiang Mai Night Safari is celebrating the
month of love with the Lucky in Love package which offers tours, food
and drink at the new Giraffe restaurant and an elegant dinner at the
restaurant on Valentine’s Day. Call 053-999088-89. Here,
CEO of the Night Safari Dr. Sarawut Srisakun is seen at the marriage
ceremony of two of the Safari’s gorgeous pythons.
The Payap Lifescapes Film Festival’s final
film screening was Hi-So by Director Aditya Assarat and stars Ananda
Everingham and Sajee Apiwong who joined Lifescapes organizer Jessica Loh
at Sangdee Gallery on Sirimangkalajarn Soi 5 for the closing
night party on February 5, 2012.
Sim Sarawut is joined by friends at his birthday
party held at Soho Bar and Guesthouse on Huay Kaew Road on
Friday, February 3, 2012.
Jon Nordeen won the grand prize at the recent concert
by ML Usni Pramoj organized by the Four Seasons Resort and Payap
University at Payap recently. Thanpuying Varaporn Pramoj presents him
with the prize of a night’s stay for two at the pool side villa at Four
Seasons in Mae Rim.
The grand opening of the Wine Shoppe in Chang
Phuak near the Mercure Hotel was held on Saturday, February 4, 2012.
Here the owner, Yotsaphon “Glid” Saokaew is joined by friends and guests
at the opening. Guests noted that they were impressed with the
selection and quality of the reasonably priced wines at the new wine
bar. (Photo courtesy of Martin Vanderklooster)
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