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Sawat Dii Location: Pong Yaeng, Mae Rim district/ Photo by Nibiru Marry

April is the year’s hottest month and the one in which plenty of time is spent relaxing in air-conditioned spaces. Unfortunately for yours truly, during March and April, when most people’s electricity bills spiral out of control, I was travelling around to various tropical locations. Chiang Mai people may complain how severe the hot weather is; and I am no different. But it’s nothing compared to the weather in central Thailand, such as Tak or Sukhothai. When visiting here as soon as I had ĂŒPKUJGFVCMKPICUJQYGT+YCUKPUVCPVN[EQXGTGFCICKPKP sweat even though I was standing in front of a fan going at full blast. When you’re on the sunny streets of Malacca, the Malaysian city on the equator, locals live with never-ending sweat all year round, except those who spend all day in department stores. As this is a similar solution applied back home, I wondered whether this is the only way to TGNKGXGQPGUGNHQHVJGUVKĂ?KPIUWOOGTJGCV!6JGSWGUVKQP became more pertinent when I got to Singapore where people live with air-conditioning all day, in both private and public places. I thought of Libya, one of the hottest countries in the world, nowhere near as rich as Singapore and where air-conditioning is far from being readily affordable.

Sometimes, I think just sitting under a tree along the river to get a fresh breeze is enough; however, over the past few days this seems like nothing but a remote fantasy. I’m actually afraid that the sustainable way of dealing with the summer is air-conditioning; and that’s a very scary prospect. P.S. As I travelled around Mae Rim (which is our theme of May Issue), its hilly places with thick forest can often make one forget about air-conditioning from time to time.

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MAY 2012 Publisher Sor.Siri Suvannaphoum Co., Ltd. President Dr. Anuchit Ruksomboondee Consultants Chongchet Siri, Rachen Intawong, Wattana Autachaiwat and Assoc. Prof. Nakarate Rungkawat Consultant to Editor in Chief Jirakrit Sirithanawat Editor in Chief & Reporter Adithep Nuamcherm Editor Jirat Prasertsup Sub-editor Adam Lynton Japanese Editor & Translator Mayumi Kashiwa Art Director & Camera Toy Kriangkrai Chaimanat Graphic Designers Thodsaphon Ninsin and Sathaporn Kongyoo Event & Organizer Manager Pakin Thanutrapong Sales & Marketing Director Alisa Sompong Stylist & Assistant to Marketing Director Khaimook Sangmearnuparp Accounting & Finance Nutthaya Patthamachaiyant Assistant to Accounting & Finance Nataya Pitida Assistant to Accounting & Customer Service Chawisa Nuamcherm Trainees Nisachon Jaipang, Nuengrutai Sankeaw FOR ADVERTISING Please contact 0 5381 0801, 08 5694 4123 and 08 1530 5185 E-mail: alisa.sp8@gmail.com (Alisa) & nobita.svp@gmail.com (Nobita) OFFICE Address Sor Siri Suvannaphoum Co. Ltd.

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Color of the city Calendar Art Exhibitions Artist Display - NHD Art Gallery Design - Take Me Anywhere Hints About Mapping Culture - Phrathat Bathing Ceremony Feature - Chilling Start - Hideaway Bright - Wild Route Hints - Wild Fun Facts Travel Feature - Get To Know The Red Dot ‘The National Museum Of Singapore’ Dining - Grandma Kitchen, Duang Sompong Restaurant, Somtam Nue Sor Test Taste - Traditonal Fusion @ Chompor Lanna Restaurant Wellness - Rajeev Suchada Wellness Center Timeless Wisdom For Today Sleep - Classic Feel @137 Pillars House - Riverside Boutique @ Zensala Chiang Mai Check it out Residences Recommended

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Northern Auto Show 2012

Air Asia Opens Chiang Mai – Macao Route

Mom Chao Thikamporn Yukol, Chao Duangduen na chiengmai and Worakan Yokying, Chiang Mai Deputy Governor, presided over the Northern Auto Show 2012 at Chiang Mai Hall, Central Plaza Chiang Mai Air Port.

The Guidebook Launching M.L. Panadda Diskul, Chiang Mai Governor, presided over the launch of the Upper Northern Region 1 Guidebook and Travel Calendar at Chiang Mai Gate Hotel.

Bangkok Airways launches New Route Samui- Kuala Lumpur M .L. Nandhika Varavarn, Vice President Corporate Communications of Bangkok Airway, was a representative at the launch of the new route Samui-Kuala Lumpur. He was welcomed by Yang. Berbahagia Dato’Azmi Murad, Senior General Manager Operations of Malaysia Airports, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

M.L. Panadda Diskul, Chiang Mai Governor with Zhu Weimin, Chinese Consul General of Chiang Mai, and Tassapol Bijleveld, Thai Air Asia CEO, presided RYHUWKHODXQFKRIWKH&KLDQJ0DL0DFDRGLUHFWÁLJKW at Siripanna Villa Resort and Spa Chiang Mai.

The 3rd ASARC Conference 2012 M. A. Associate Prof. M.R. Wutilert Devakul presided over the 3rd ASARC Conference 2012 at Leelawadee Hall, Furama Hotel Chiang Mai.

Consulate-General of Japan Makes Chiang Mai Donation The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Scheme (GGP), is providing funds amounting to 3,635,500 Baht for a project entitled ‘Improvement of a Support System of Education for Learning-Disabled Children in Mae Taeng District’.

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The 1st Anniversary Central Plaza Chiang Rai

The Annual Don Luang Cotton Fair and Nong Nguerk Cotton Fair Surachai Khanasa, Lamphun Governor, presided over the press release of the annual Don Luang Cotton )DLUDQG1RQJ1JXHUN&RWWRQ)DLUDW*Ă RRU&HQWUDO Plaza Chaing Mai Airport.

Thanin Supasaeng, Chiang Rai Governor, presided over the 1st anniversary celebration of Central Plaza Chiang Rai.

Chiang Mai Feat 2012

The Juvenile and Family Court of Chiang Mai’s Party

Tourism Authority of Thailand together with Earth, Wind and Fire organized ‘Chiang Mai Fest 2012’ at the Three Kings Monument Lawn from 23rd March – 7th April 2012.

The Juvenile and Family Court of Chiang Mai held a party for Morakot Wattanarungruengyot, the Chief Judge of the Court and Thanapong Ujjin, the Leader of Judges, at Le Coq d’Or Restaurant on the occasion of assuming these positions.

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Lanna Spa Kita Pirom Press Release 2IÀFHRI&RPPHUFLDO$IIDLUV&KLDQJ0DLWRJHWKHU ZLWK2IÀFLDORI3XEOLF+HDOWK&KLDQJ0DLRUJDQL]HG the press release of Lanna Spa Kita Pirom at Yaang Come Village. The event was organized between 31st March – 1st April 2012 at Botanic Resort Mae Rim Chiang Mai.

CPN launches Digital Platform Central Pattana Co. Ltd. launched the new innovative digital platform and launched the campaign ‘Fashionista Hits World Game’ at Central Plaza Chiangmai Airport.

41-Year Celebration of Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center

Hollywood Night

Jumpol Chutima, Managing Partner of the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center, presided over ‘The 41 years of Inheritance Lanna Art and Culture of the Old Chiang Mai Cultural Center’ at Reun Sor Hong Ancient House.

Centara Duangtawan Chiang Mai organized a thank \RXSDUW\WRÀWQHVVFHQWHUDQG6SD&HQYDUHHPHPEHUVXQder the concept ‘Hollywood Night’ at Chiang Saen Room.

Cris’s Collection by Sabina

Zonin Italian Wine Dinner

Sabina organized the fashion show ‘Cris’s Collection by Sabina’ under the concept Breakfast in Bed & Candle Light Dinner at the Grand Hall, 1stÁRRU of Robinson Chiang Mai.

/H0HULGLHQ&KLDQJ0DLLQYLWHGÀUVWWLPHUVWRZLQH connoisseurs to a wine dinner with an Italian set dinner and excellent wines at FAVOLA Restaurant.

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Le Meridien Chiang Rai’s Open House Le Meridien Chiang Rai organized ‘Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort Open House – ‘Discover Chiang Rai From A New Perspective’.

AIS Campaign for Gold Challenging AIS launched a campaign to AIS customers throughout the country. Also AIS Serenade customers get the chance to receive free Bangkok Airways domestic tickets and other rewards.

Grand Opening All New Suzuki Swift 2012

DELL XPS 13 Launching

Suzuki Ariyakij GP Chiang Mai launched the All New Suzuki Swift 2012 City Car.

Apiphol Rikkhasitthananont, GM of Dell Corporation Thailand, and Sahassa Inthaiwong, MNC Account Manager of Microelectronics Thailand, ODXQFKHG WKH '(// ;36  WKH ÀUVW HGLWLRQ RI WKH Ultrabook at Le Meridien Chiang Mai.

Horace 2012 Arrivals

Star Avenue-McDonald’s Meeting

Parinya Srisuk, Managing Director of Horeca Supply Co. Ltd., organized ‘Horeca 2012 Arrivals’ launching its new imported products and free menu design service. The event was held at dusitD2 Chiang Mai.

Kullateep Srisakulchawala, CEO of Star Avenue Co. Ltd., and Esther Shew, CEO of McThai Co. Ltd. (McDonalds) together signed the agreement to open McDonalds at Star Avenue Lifestyle Mall at Chiang Mai Bus Arcade. The agreement was arranged at Holiday Inn Chiang Mai.

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Throughout May, 2012 NANG LAE FRUIT FAIR

1st May - 30th June, 2012 CHIANG MAI GOLF FESTIVAL

Near the Kok River Bridge, Chiang Rai downtown Nang Lae is the district famous for its pineapples, lychees and other fruits. Chiang Rai city annually organizes this fair to promote these forefront products. For more information Tel. 0 5360 1758, 0 5371 7400

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Until 5th June, 2012 CHANG FINE ART PHOTO CONTEST

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Venue: Chiang Mai and Lamphun golf courses These dates represent a promotional period for almost all golf courses in Chiang Mai. The Chiang Mai Golf Festival offers one price green fees of 800 Baht per person and 900 Baht for participating in a challenge event. For more information Tel. 0 5324 8604, 0 5324 8607

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pictures in a set, from 1st - 5th June, 2012 to the Royal Photographic Society of Thailand, The winner will receive a 300,000 Baht award. For more information www.rpst.mobi or tel. 08 7076 4564

3rd June 2012 WALKING UP DOI SUTHEP

Doi Suthep and Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai Every night before Visakha Buja Buddhist Day, Chiang Mai people will walk up to Phrathat Doi Suthep to make pilgrimage to the Buddha relic. For more information Tel. 0 5324 8604, 0 5324 8607

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19th May, 2012 CANCER CARE FAMILY DAY

17th - 23rd May, 2012 CHIANG MAI CITY PILLAR INTHAKIN FESTIVAL

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Mae Rim district, Chiang Mai Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai will hold the 5th Cancer Care Family Day. Beginning inside Huay Tung Tao Reservoir in Mae Rim district, the charity run promises to be a fun and enjoyable outing for joggers, families, and students. Enjoy the scenic verdant views throughout the 3.5 km route while jogging or walking. Entertainment activities will also be taking place on the day, and the Queen’s Trophy will be awarded to the largest group of runners. Registration is at 6.30 COCPFVJGQHÌEKCNUVCTVKPIVKOGKU at 7.30 a.m. For more information Tel. 0 5329 8181

Venue: Wat Chedi Luang, Chiang Mai

This is an annual festival to celebrate the city pillar of Chiang Mai or ‘Inthakin’ situated at Wat Chedi Luang. Flowering alms around the pagoda is the highlight of this event. For more information Tel. 0 5381 4119

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International regatta and yachting from Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Thailand. For more Information Tel. 08 9726 5728

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9th -13th May 2012 PHRA BUDDHA TAK PHA BATHING CEREMONY

Venue: Wat Phra Buddhabat Tak Pha, Pasang district, Lamphun Phra Buddhabat Tak Pha is the famous Buddha’s footprint in Pasang district, Lamphun. The people of Pasang annually organize the ceremony to celebrate the footprint by bathing it during May. For more information Tel. 0-5352-1274


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25th May - 30th June, 2012 ONCE UPON A TIME

Venue: Ardel Gallery of Modern Art,

Boromrachonnanee Rd., Bangkok Once Upon A Time presents a painting and mixed media art display inspired by Tinnakorn Kasornsuwan’s past experiences. Rural Life and city lifestyle are full of differences both in terms of happiness, misery, imagination and emotion. For more information Tel. 0 2422 2092

5th - 27th May, 2012 ART OVERFLOW DIMENSION

Venue: Lampang Art Center,

Old Market Rd., Lampang See the artworks in different dimensions of Asst. Prof. Sugree Gesorngetsara from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University. For more information Tel. 0 5423 0651 4th May -31st May, 2012 THE PLAYING FIELD

Venue: 2nd Floor Gallery, Chiang Mai

Art Relief International proudly presents ‘the playing field’, an exhibition of the artworks created by the Young Lions Global Art Program, Relief and Cultural. The 2nd Floor Gallery is located near Yupparaj 5EJQQNQPVJGUGEQPFĂ?QQTQH-QFCM Shop. For more information www.culturalcanvas.com

Now - 7th May, 2012 FRIGHT IN SIGHT

Venue: Preeseepanomyong Academy, Thong Lor, Bangkok The first performing project of $Ă?QQT)TQWREGNGDTCVGUVJGKOOQTVCN poetry of William Shakespeare via 2nd - 16th May, 2012 contemporary dancing, relating the TRUE & BEAUTY tragic story of King Lear about a father and three daughters. Tickets Venue: Jamjuree Art Gallery, are 450 Baht. Bangkok For more information Artist Kiattisak Siriphala will Tel. 08 9167 4039 organize his solo painting exhibition about the spiritual beauty and reality of nature entitled ‘True & Beauty’ at Jamjuree Gallery. For more information http://jamjureeartgallery.blogspotcom/

Now - 27th May, 2012 THE TWO JOURNEYS 2

Venue: CMU Art Center, Chiang Mai

Insom Wongsarm and Venetia Walkey showcase their long journey from Lambretta in Italy to their recent passion for Dharma. The result is a painting and sculpture exhibition. For more information Tel. 0 5321 8280 13th May, 2012 DUET RECITAL

Venue: Chiang Mai Art & Culture

Museum, Three Kings Monument Orchestra recital by students of Acoustic Studio at the Theater of Chiang Mai Art & Culture Museum on 13th May; 1-2.30 p.m., 3 -4.30 p.m. and 5 – 6.30 p.m. For more information Tel. 0 5321 3040, 0 5330 0456

Now - 27th May, 2012 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF CMU FINE ARTS EXHIBITION

Venue: Bangkok Art & Culture

Center, Bangkok Assoc. Pongdej Chiayakut, Dean of Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University, presents the academic exhibition by Faculty of Fine Arts’ lecturers. The exhibition is for students and other interested parties to showcase the strategic plan of the HCEWNV[QHĂŒPGCTVUKPVGTOUQHEWNVWTCN preservation and for celebrating the VJCPPKXGTUCT[QHVJGHCEWNV[QHĂŒPG arts in 2012. For more information Tel. 0 2214 6630

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ARTIST DISPLAY Text: Kittiya Moonsarn/ Photo: Nookhook Design

We are in the age of online. People may not need to meet but can work together. So this gallery will be a bridge. I make it as best as I can. The space is limited because I don’t have much money but it can grow endlessly in the online world.

NHD ART GALLERY NHDアートギャラリー

This compact size gallery (10 sq.m.) collects art, designs, sketches, printed arts and illustrations. NHD Art Gallery is owned by Anukun Hamala, a native Chiang Mai graphic designer and his partner Kittiya Moonsarn. Four years after his shop Nokhookdesign opened, he decided to open a space to show off his works as well as some of his friends. “Many customers often ask me ‘Are there any other shops selling original designs in Chiang Mai?’ and I realized that there aren’t many designer shops here, especially from graphic designers like me. Most of my friends work at home or in a private studio. So I wanted to make a space where other designers could showcase their work. It will serve as an index so if you like someone’s work, you can contact them directly,” said Anukun. “I hope it can act as a vehicle to sell alternative kind of arts like illustrations or character designs. It could also house some mad products by famous or unheard of artists. They sell their work and they get money, that’s the way to prolong art and artists’ lives. Right now the gallery is showcasing an exhibition; it’s kind of an experiment. I’m asking people to send their works on A4 paper: all kinds of work are accepted. I collect them in an e-book and printed books as well. Open daily 1-7 p.m. except Sundays 50 Rachamankha Rd. Soi 6, T. Phra Singh Muang Chiang Mai Tel. 08 6195 6677, http://www.nokhookdesign.net


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DESIGN Text: Siritorn Aiemfaeng, Creative Thailand Magazine Thailand Creative & Design Center (TCDC)

It’s in out nature to explore and the map was invented during the time when people believed the HDUWKZDVĂ DW,WZDVĂ&#x;UVWXVHG for commercial and colonial purposes, and after the world was discovered to be round the map was used mainly for traveling.

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FYI To see a world map with meaning, visit www.bigthink. com/strang-maps to be fun with strange maps that inform about history, political, science and technology.

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PHRATHAT BATHING CEREMONY ăƒˆăƒ‰ ďźˆăƒ‘ă‚´ăƒ€ďź‰ ĺ…Ľćľ´ă Žĺ„€ĺź?

After the traditional Thai and Lanna New Year known as Songkran Festival ends, Lanna Buddhists complete a bathing ceremony for Buddha relics, following the similar concept of Songkran Festival where people pour water on their elders and parents to show their gratitude and respect. Bathing Buddha images is held during VJGHWPĂŒNNGFYCVGTĂŒIJVKPIRGTKQFDWVVJGRCIQFCU or Phrathat, and Buddha Relics must wait until later. The history books say that Lanna kings would always travel to Phrathat Hariphunchai to bathe Buddha relics, as this was in the former Lanna capital Lamphun and the Phrathat was the prominent sacred place of the city (though the capital was moved to Chiang Mai in 1296, the kings still visited Lamphun for the ceremony), and thereafter it became a tradition followed by locals to travel to bathe a Phrathat. As the Buddha relics are located under the Chedi, it’s impossible to bathe them directly, so people pour water onto the Phrathat or the pagoda. Also, as the Phrathat is too big for people to pour it from the top, a pulley is therefore used to carry water up above the Phrathat. It’s a cute folk intellect. The period of Bathing Wat Phrathat Hariphunchai, Lamphun, 29th April - 5th May Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, Chiang Mai, 3rd June (a night before Visakhabucha Day) Wat Phrathat Doi Kham, Mae Hia, Chiang Mai, 5th June Wat Phrathat Sri Chom Thong, Chom Thong, Chiang Mai, 5th June www.svpmagazine.com

Did you know? A Phrathat (pagoda) is a huge building containing a number of the Buddha’s relics which are as small as the size of a bean and packed in a glass container installed inside the pagoda.


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THRILLING DIVERSITY DELIGHTS メーリムの多様性

Offering a nature route, strawberry hills, orchids, botanical gardens, animal shows, adventure houses, and numerous resorts, Mae Rim stimulates the senses, both relaxing and exhilarating all kinds of visitors. Just 20 minutes from Chiang Mai’s downtown, it’s been so long since we’ve updated you on things in the district, so let’s check out what’s new and what’s still hot! いちごの丘、蘭、植物園、動物ショー、 アドベンチャーハウ ス、 そして数多くのリゾートを提供し、 メーリムは、全ての 訪問者のリラックス、 そして爽快な感覚を刺激する。 チェン マイのダウンタウンからわずか20分、久々にこの地域を 更新しましたので是非ごらんください!

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Tea Garden

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Chiang Mai is the new capital of coffee and cakes, evidenced by the number of cafes that can be found in town, especially on Nimmanhaemin Road, which are crowded with people hanging out every day. That doesn’t stop the city’s caffeine addicts and amateur RJQVQITCRJGTUHTQOJGCFKPIVQ/CG4KOVQIGVVJGKTĂŒZ CVCNVGTPCVKXGEQHHGGLQKPVUJQYGXGT+VÂżUPQVFKHĂŒEWNVVQ TGCEJCPFVQĂŒPFGZEGNNGPVEWRUQHEQHHGGQTVGCCUYGNN as photogenic corners. Whether for a coffee trip or as a happy start to the day, Mae Rim has plenty to offer.

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A hidden tranquil place located in the deep village of Tambon Mae Ram, the small charming Thai .CPPCJQWUGJCUDGGPFGUKIPGFURGEKĂŒECNN[CUC place of tranquility in the foothills of Mae Rim. Lying back in the shady garden, in the airy cellar under the house or at terrace, one can admire the peaceful hills with Italian coffee, made of Thai Arabica seeds. A la carte dishes and vegetarian food are also served with fruit teas, Italian soda and smoothies.

Open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 133/ 11 M.5 Mae Ram, Mae Rim district Tel. 0 5386 0996, www.salacafe.org www.svpmagazine.com


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This chic hang-out space beside the lagoon opened at the end of last year as part of Mae Rim Lagoon. The second generation of the Mae Rim Lagoon is fresh and creative; the cozy stylish bistro boasts a British homemade ambience – from the cool wine-bottle-chandelier through the vintage British accessories to the messy but cool DQQMUJGNXGU5V[NGEQOGUĂŒTUVDWVVJGVCUVGUCTG what counts. Try the signature Uruguay Sweet – a mellow caramel ice-cream topped with cookies or Ba Ba Pop – cookie stuffed with Mars bar. Also, don’t miss Hung Lay pie – a tasty combination of local curry cooked in a western style. The bistro also offers set breakfast and brunch, fresh coffee, and Thai dishes created by Grandma Kitchen (see more in DINING).

Open 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mae Rim Lagoon, Mae Rim – Samoeng Old Rd. Tel. 0 5329 7288

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Take a break with Art Tita Gallery is now showing ‘Silent Wish’, a collection of acrylic paintings by Pearapong Khiriwong, from now until 31st May, 2012. The gallery is open 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Call 0 5329 8373 www.svpmagazine.com

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Four Seasons Resort is a reason why Mae Rim remains the long-lasting natural resort district.

The Lan Sai Shopping Village

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Did you know? Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai’s YQTMKPI TKEG ĂŒGNFU RTQFWEG  MI of rice annually. The rice is donated to local charities.

Open 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai Tel. 0 5329 8181 www.fourseasons.com/chiangmai


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Tiger Kingdom

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As everyone knows, Mae Rim is the place for wild shows, CPFVJGTGEGPVGZJKDKVKQPMPQYPUKORN[CUžVKIGT¿VJCVEQOGUYKVJ a restaurant – Tiger Kingdom. The dining space is essentially a big tiger cage amongst stunning scenery. For a memorable GZRGTKGPEG[QWECPCNUQRNC[UCHGN[YKVJVJGVKIGTUYJKEJCTG EQPVTQNNGFD[GZRGTKGPEGFRTQHGUUKQPCNIWCTFU

The suitable time for playing with tigers is around 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 51/1 M.7 T. Rimtai, Mae Rim Tel. 0 5329 9363, www.tigerkingdom.com

Jirung Health Village ă‚¸ăƒŤăƒłăƒ˜ăƒŤă‚šăƒ“ăƒŹăƒƒă‚¸

The one and only full optioned health resort with GZEGRVKQPCNGOQVKQPCNFGVQZKĂŒECVKQPRTQITCOUCPF Pyramidic and Pranic practices (this process has been successfully been developed into a treatment program, that has attracted interest from health lovers CNNQXGT +VU'OQVKQP&GVQZKĂŒECVKQPRTQITCOENGCPUGU VQZKPUWPFGTKVUWPKSWGTGEKRGYJKEJEQODKPGUCNN 3 disciplines of the natural sciences together for healing and restoration. Recently, the resort launched VJG,KTWPI4GUKFGPEGVJGĂŒTUVNWZWT[JGCNVJTGNCVGF community in the country.

99 M. 7 T. Rimtai, Mae Rim Tel 0 5386 1511-3 www.jirunghealthvillage.com www.svpmagazine.com


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Mae Sa Elephant Camp

ăƒĄăƒźă‚ľăƒźă‚¨ăƒŹăƒ•ă‚Ąăƒłăƒˆă‚­ăƒŁăƒłăƒ— The bold attraction of Mae Rim district as well as a highlight of Chiang Mai visitors, Mae Sa Elephant is located in a lush tropical jungle of Mae Sa Valley and home to over 50 elephants that all are well looked after in a professional nursery and trained D[GZRGTKGPEGFOCJQWVUYJKEJRWVQP shows for tourists every day. The show consists of a parade, playing music and football, logging and painting. The daily show times are 8 a.m., 9.40 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. Before the shows take place, you can watch the mahouts bathe the elephants, while for an additional fee you can GZRGTKGPEG VJG VJTKNN QH TKFKPI QP CP elephant. Tickets are 200 Baht.

Open 7 a.m. - 2.30 p.m. Mae Rim – Samoeng Km. 10 Tel. 0 5320 6247 (Dowtown Office) www.maesaelephantcamp.com

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Elephants are amazing. They have so much personality, and are by far the most intelligent animal


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Mae Rim Monkey School ăƒĄăƒźăƒŞăƒ ăƒ˘ăƒłă‚­ăƒźă‚šă‚ŻăƒźăƒŤ

“Many people ask whether I have a special charm. I grin and tell them that training monkeys requires only passion and good intentions. Monkeys are like people. Some are very intelligent and can be trained in a week; others will never learn a thing,â€? Tawee Pantachang, Mae Rim Monkey School’s owner 6JKUKUVJGĂŒTUVOQPMG[UEJQQNKP%JKCPI/CKYKVJ monkeys made up of two species: pig tailed monkeys and long tailed monkeys, as well as gibbons. The highlight is the show that runs all day long, including the young pig tailed monkeys that ride bicycles, swim, climb trees to get coconuts, and count. They are so funny and naughty, especially Kaimook – the star monkey that has many special talents. Tickets are 200 Baht for a 30-minute show. Open 9 a.m. - 4.15 p.m. Mae Rim – Samoeng Rd. before km. 5 Tel. 0 5304 4288

Crocodiles look like slow and idle animals; however when you get within their attacking range, you may discover the strength of its bite - four times that of a lion,

Wild Asia Crocodile Show

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Surachai Boonprasert, MC of Wild Asia Crocodile Show

Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mae – Rim Samoeng Old Rd., km. 2 Tel. 0 5329 7111, www.wildasia-chiangmai.com

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Mae Sa Snake Farm

ăƒĄăƒźă‚ľăƒźă‚šăƒ?ăƒźă‚Żăƒ•ă‚Ąăƒźăƒ  The snake show is held every day by DTCXG CPF GZRGTKGPEGF UPCMG EJCTOGTU with angry king cobras, cobras and other poisonous snakes. Established in 1990, this is one of the biggest snake reserves in the 0QTVJYKVJXCTKQWUURGEKGUQHUPCMGUGZJKDKVGF in safety cages and wells around the garden. During the thrilling show the vigorous king cobra can be witnessed up close being tamed by the energetic charmers. Tickets are 200 Baht and the show lasts for about 30 minutes.

A snake charmer is not meant to teach snakes, but to teach oneself how to play with them, Kammul Kaewtep, senior snake charmer at Mae Sa Snake Farm

Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mae Rim – Samoeng Rd. Km. 3 Tel. 0 5386 0719

Siam Insect Museum ă‚ˇă‚˘ăƒ ć˜†č™Ťĺ?šç‰Šé¤¨

You can either call it â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;; however, 5KCO+PUGEV<QQKUCPGZEGNNGPVRNCEGHQTVJQUGYJQ interest in insects or bug collectors. Apart from the specialist place, it is also a great tourist attraction and educational leisure place where you can see many YQPFGTHWNCPFWPGZRGEVGFUVQTKGUCDQWVYQTNFKPUGEVU that concern us in nice graphic design.There are displays of some weird insects such as the world stuffed DWVVGTĂ?KGU ITWDU DGGVNGU GVE .KXKPI +PUGEV <QPG shows alive insect farms with scorpions, centipedes, ETKEMGVUGVE6JGJKIJNKIJVKU$WVVGTĂ?[)CTFGPYJGTGC NCTIGPWODGTQHDWVVGTĂ?KGUCTGKPCIQTIGQWUICTFGP #NUQUWOOGTUGCUQPOCMGUVJGDWVVGTĂ?KGUĂ?[XKXKFN[ giving visitors a wonderful sight.

Open daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. /CG4KO5COQGPI4F-O PGZVVQ/QPMG[5EJQQN Tel. 08 9184 8475, www.siaminsectzoo.com www.svpmagazine.com www.svpmagazine.com


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14 centimeters is the height of the smallest monkey species, called Pygmy Marmoset or dwarf monkeys. Found in Latin America, it is also the smallest primate in the world, weighing in at just 120 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 140 grams.

1,363 kilograms is the force of a crocodile bite. To put that in perspective, a lionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bite is just 318 kilograms, a sharkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is 272 kilograms and a human can bite with the force of just 41 kilograms.

References: http://wiki.answers.com www.thewildclassroom.com www.bestfunfact.com Information from Siam Insect Museum, Mae Rim Wild Asia Crocodile Show, Mae Rim www.svpmagazine.com


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feet is the length of the longest recorded king cobra and the longest venomous snake in the world. Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper. The honor of being the world’s longest snake goes to a Green Anaconda that measured in at 37 feet in South America.

A tiger’s striped coat is the perfect camouflage among tall weeds and grass. Also, if you were to shave all the fur off a tiger’s skin, the stripes would still remain!


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Uphill Pleasing

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Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden

クイーンシリキットボタニックガーデン Thailand’s oldest and foremost DQVCPKEICTFGPCPFOCLQTEGPVTGHQTUEKGPVKÌE research, dedicated to the conservation of Thai flora, this 6,500 rai area holds collections of, and carries out research on rare, endemic and endangered species. Although the main focus is on the Northern Thai flora and surrounding regions, the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden (QSBG) is a fantastic place for tourists to see a large number of vivid blossoms, as well as being a nice setting for Pinetum, the rock garden,

Open 8.30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mae Rim – Samoeng Km.12 Tel. 0 5384 1000 the Moraceae collection and The Thai Orchid House in the lower portion of the garden. At the upper level, don’t miss the large glassJQWUGEQORNGZGZJKDKVKPITCKPHQTGUV plants. Tickets are 50 Baht; electric cars can be hired at the gate. www.svpmagazine.com


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%XWWHUà\ )ORZHU Blooms Restaurant バタフライ&フラワーブ ルームレストラン The new chic restaurant on route to the Botanic Garden serves fresh coffee, smoothies, sweets, and Thai & international dishes. The decoration is pretty and it’s nice to take a break in its garden in the evening. Open 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Mae Rim – Samoeng Km. 10 Tel. 08 1034 1972

The Post Bar ザ・ポストバー

Located on the hill, on route from the Botanic Garden to Pong Yang and Mon Chaem, it is located half indoors and half outdoors on the slopes. The setting is simple but cool and attractive. A shelf of books is stylishly placed outdoors, while swings and UVTGVEJGTUOCMGVJGRNCEGTGNCZKPI6JGOCKPCVVTCEtion; however, are the mouthwatering dishes such as the deep fried mushrooms with choices of sweet and seafood dips, Gaeng Liang Goong (below right picture), and Fried Chili with Bacon ( below left picture), all of which go down very nicely with a cold beer.

Open 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Mae Rim - Samoeng Rd. Km. 14 Tel. 08 7086 0697

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Panviman Chiang Mai Spa Resort @ Magical Ratreat

ĺ?&#x152;質㠎ă&#x192;&#x2018;ă&#x192;Šă&#x192;&#x20AC;ă&#x201A;¤ă&#x201A;šďź ă&#x192;&#x2018;ă&#x192;łă&#x192;&#x201C;ă&#x192;&#x17E;ă&#x192;łă&#x192; ă&#x201A;§ă&#x192;łă&#x192;&#x17E;ă&#x201A;¤ă&#x192;Şă&#x201A;žă&#x192;źă&#x192;&#x2C6; Panviman is a perfect place to unwind after a VKTKPILQWTPG[YKVJKVUQYPURCUGVKPCPGZQVKETCK NQECVKQPQHHGTKPIGZEGNNGPVVTGCVOGPVU#NNTQQOU and suites are a perfect blend of traditional northern Lanna architecture and the comforts of the modern world setting on the other side of the hill. The high ceiling in the open air lobby and restaurant area CNNQYUHQTEQQNDTGG\GUVQĂ?QYVJTQWIJ The resortâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Viman Spa is another prominent part. This nature spa offers over 40 programs of treatments in the peaceful setting near the waterfall. Furthermore, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also the spa academy for those who interest to learn massaging. At Panviman, which in Thai means â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;heavenlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, the aim of the resort is to help guests feel like they are living in heaven. With its breathtaking mountain views, beautiful landscape and architecture you could say the resort is like a little bit of heaven on earth.

197/2 M.1 T.Pongyang Mae Rim Tel. 0 5387 9540-5 E-mail: reservations@panviman.com www.panviman.com

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Natural Therapy @Proud Phu Fah

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Located 1,150 meters above sea level, Proud Phu Fah is calmly hidden in a near perfect forest. The lily ozone and lively weather can be felt here throughout the year particularly during the night. The scent of lush green mountains and the UQWPFQHVJGĂ?QYKPIUVTGCOVJCVRCUUGUD[GXGT[ terrace of the resort harmonize with sentimental music, while birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songs and the chirping of various tiny insects will peacefully lure you into FGGRTGNCZCVKQP All 21 rooms, both villas and suites, are tastefully and delicately designed to suit various guestsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; demands. Furthermore, healthy Thai cuisine is served packed with nutrients, different herbal ingredients and fresh vegetables. All the elements here are defined as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;natural therapyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; enabling guests to be entirely refreshed and TGNCZGFKPDQVJDQF[CPFUQWN www.svpmagazine.com

97/5 M.1 Mae Rim-Samoeng Rd. Tel. 0 5387 9389, 0 5387 9286 'OCKNTGNCZ"RTQWFRJWHCJEQO www.proudphufah.com


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TRAVEL FEATURE Text & Photo: John Lemon/ The National Museum of Singapore

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The establishment of the small country of Singapore is something astonishing and should DGEQPUKFGTGFCUQPGQHVJGGZQVKEYQPFGTUQH the world. An island of the Malaysian peninsula’s southern tip, 42 kilometers wide and 23 kilometers from north to south, a country with no natural

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About the Red Dot

At the entrance, a Glass Rotunda is surrounded by numerous screens showing a feature video of recent Singapore around the wall.

Some call it the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Little Red Dotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, the name is an epithet for the nation of Singapore. It describes the manner in which the main and subsidiary islands comprising the Republic, with a small total land area, are marked on many world maps. Originally, it was apparently used to refer to Singapore in a disparaging manner by former Indonesian President B.J. Habibie (though this was denied), but has come to be used by both Singaporean politicians and ordinary citizens with pride and a sense of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success despite its physical limitations. 10 Singapore dollars for an adult, and 5 for a EJKNFKUXGT[KPGZRGPUKXGVQICKPGPVT[VQVJGOQFGTP renovated site of the original 19th century Victorian building and see things that happened throughout 5KPICRQTGÂżUJKUVQT[6JGDWKNFKPIJCUVJTGGĂ?QQTUCPF CDCUGOGPVUGEVKQPGFKPVQUKZRGTOCPGPVGZJKDKVKQPU CPFQPGQTOQTGURGEKCNGZJKDKVKQPU/QUVKORTGUUKXG is the History Gallery where various techniques are used to tell the stories of Singapore. At the entrance zone, a Glass Rotunda is surrounded by numerous screens broadcasting a feature video of recent Singapore around the wall. At the bottom of the Glass Rotundaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s corkscrew ramp is a 2,800 sq. m. gallery that opens chronologically with VJG6GOCUGM<QPGGZRNQTKPI5KPICRQTGÂżUGCTNKGUV documented pre-colonial history. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great appetizer before visiting the air-conditioned tunnel of the archaeological section where the mobile companion audio guide informs about all the facts behind the pottery shards, stone fragments, ornaments and other ancient materials.

Like walking from the origin of the land, I climbed to the establishing of the city; a 10-minute film, Sejarah Singapura, which proposed several hypotheses on the origins of Temasekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first inhabitants and rulers. After the dramatic moving images, I hit an intersection; two different paths GZRNQTKPI VJG EJTQPKENGU QH VJG EKV[ 1PG VJG major headline event via the Event Path while those interested in the effects of the same history on the individuals on the street could elect the Personal Path. It was actually quite easy to move from one to the other and back again.

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SLEEP Text & Photo: Passport to Suvannaphoum

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CHARMING LANNA PACKAGE @ Spa Cenvaree

Spa Cenvaree at Centara Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai offers ‘Buy 1 Get 1’ promotion. Purchase 2-hour Spa Package at 1,495 Baht++ get free 30 minutes Cenvaree Body Wrap from now until 31st July, 2012. For more information Tel. 0 5390 5000 Ext. 7 or www.spacenvaree.com

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Splash Jungle at Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas Phuket, covering an area over 14 rai is the island’s wettest wildest water park, providing gallons of excitement for all the family. The park has thrilling rides suc as the Boomerango and Superbowl. If the exhilarating UNKFGUCTGPQVHQT[QWVJGPYJ[PQVKFN[ÍQCVCTQWPF the 225m lazy river or treat yourself to some hydrotherapy in the hot-spring pool. The water park operates daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exclusively for Centara Grand West Sands Resort’s guests, accommodation prices includes the Splash Jungle entrance fee. Outside guests’ tickets are 1,295 Baht for people aged over 20 years, 950 Baht for 15 to 19 years, 650 Baht for under 15’s and free admission for under 5’s. For more information Tel. 0 7620 1234, www.centarahotelsresorts.com

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SAEN KHAM TERRACE PROMOTION @Saen Kham Terrace Restaurant

Saen Kham Terrace Restaurant in Baan Nai Fun 2 Village, Chiang Mai, offers a Wednesday promotion at 30% discount for food only. Also, don’t miss the summer dish ‘Khao Chae’, rice in jasmine-scented water served with side dishes with original recipe for just 190 Baht. For more information Tel. 0 5383 8990, www.saenkhamterrace.com

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HAPPY HOUR @ FURAMA HOTEL

Furama Hotel Chiang Mai offers the Happy Hour for drinkers. Any purchase of a beverage at the Lobby Bar of the hotel, get another 1 for free. From 6 – 7 p.m. daily. For more information Tel. 0 5341 5222

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SAMUI WOW PROMOTION @ BANGKOK AIRWAYS

Bangkok Airways launches its latest sales promotion campaign ‘Samui WOW!’ offering special roundtrip airfare at 4,900 Baht (all inclusive) for Bangkok – Samui and Pattaya (U-Tapao) – Samui routes. The promotional ticket is reserved to travel between 1st May – 15th July, 2012. For more information Tel. 1771 or www.bangkokair.com

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Enjoy classic-style Afternoon Tea as Chiang Mai’s early foreign visitors used to at the 137 Pillars House, on The Deck or The Lawn. All offer relaxed environments for guests to meet & mingle over bespoke unlimited tea blends & coffee concoctions. Price is 600 Baht++ per person or 1,000 Baht++ per couple. For more information Tel. 0 5324 7788

Khum Phaya Resort & Spa, a Centara Boutique Collection property in Chiang Mai, is offering a meeting package between now until 31st October, 2012 that brings the cost of a half-day meeting down to 450 Baht net per person, and a full-day meeting to 550 Baht. Included are the cost of the meeting room with full standard equipment, a Thai buffet lunch or set lunch, and morning and afternoon coffee breaks. The package is for a gathering of a minimum 30 persons, and is inclusive of 10% service charge and 7% prevailing government tax. For more information Tel. 0 5341 5555, www.centarahotelsresorts.com/kpc

The vibrant Spa in Bangkok at Sukhumvit 51 is new, different, and seriously cool! A more carefree time would have labeled it “groovy”. Those who appreciate style with a more casual CRRTQCEJVQNKHGYKNNKPUVCPVN[ÌPFVJKU7TDCP$QJGOKCPEJKEFC[ spa a refreshing relief and freedom from its stuffy world and formal contents. The new spa offers all the signature treatments and effectual massages for which Oasis Spas are famous along with professional pampering: Lanna Style. The spa also offers free transportation from the BTS Phrom Phong station. For more information Tel. 0 2262 2122, www.oasisspa.net www.svpmagazine.com


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V ICTORIA NIMMAN HOTEL

Located on Sirimangalajarn Road just a few minutes from Central Kad Suan Kaew, this brand new hotel comes with Victorian style decoration and complete facilities, free Wi-Fi internet and rental motorcycles. Some rooms come equipped with a kitchen corner and terrace. The hotel also features a USWCTGHQQVOWNVKHWPEVKQPOGGVKPITQQOURCCPFĂ&#x152;VPGUU center, award-winning cuisine and customized menus, plus a team of very experienced Les Clefs dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Or concierge. Prices start at only 600 Baht including breakfast. Sirimangalajarn Rd., Nimmanhaemin Soi 17 T.Suthep, Muang Chiang Mai Tel. 0 5321 2775, www.victorianimman.com

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The new modern downtown living space â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Punna Residence 2 @ Nimmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offers 79 units spread over an 8-storey-condominium; 45 ÂźUSWCTGOGVGTUKPUK\G#JKIJUVCPFCTFĂ&#x152;VPGUUEGPVGTUCWPC swimming pool and parking lots are highlights of the communal facilities. Safety features include a 24-hour-on-site security guard, Ă&#x152;PIGTUECPPKPIU[UVGOCPFQWVFQQTCPFKPFQQT%%68OQPKVQTKPI systems. This is an excellent choice for those looking for a monthly stay, with prices starting at 18,000 Baht a month. Nimmanhaemin Rd., Soi 6 (close to Choeng Doi Market) T.Suthep, Muang Chiang Mai HE EMPIRE RESIDENCE NIMMAN Tel. 0 5340 0808, www.punnagroups.com The Empire Residence is a classy serviced apartment available either for daily and monthly rental with service as good as a luxury hotel. All rooms come fully equipped with modern appliances such as in-room wireless internet and cable TV. It offers a variety of room types and sizes such as Superior room, Deluxe room and Super Deluxe room. Prices start from 1,350 Baht per night for 2 persons including breakfast.

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HE AIRPORT GREENERY

6JG#KTRQTV)TGGPGT[KUCUGTXKEGFCRCTVOGPVYJKEJJCUDGGPEGTVKĂ&#x152;GF by the Ministry of Energy for being an alternative energy building. To heat water, the building utilizes solar energy and high temperatures from a compressor instead of a water heater. Wind power and solar energy is also used for a third of all energy consumed. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s located in the heart of Chiang Mai, very close to Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport, only a few minutes to the Chiang Mai International Airport and many places such as the walking street market, Cultural Center and Night Bazaar are just a quick taxi ride away. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great place for families with prices starting at 1,990 Baht per night for 2 persons including breakfast.

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Next to the parking building of Ton Lamyai Market, there is a local bus station where you can ride a minibus or cab to many districts in the province as well as Lamphun. All bus leaves every 15 minutes.

3FE$BC to anywhere started at 20 Baht

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( There are also shuttle buses with air-condition from Chiang Mai to Lamphun for 20 Baht) 

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to Bo Sang in San Kamphaeng district and to Doi Saket district

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to Mae Rim district

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to Mae Jo in San Sai district

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SUVANNAPHOUM MAGAZINE MAY 2012