It’s that time of year where the winter wardrobe starts to emerge and new glad rags are to be bought. Doll yourself up with some fancy clothing this month or even get tagged if you can handle the commitment!
We don’t really have a theme this month; we just wanted to share some of the new finds we made last month and make sure you hear about them too!
So began my cover story, ‘Doi Suthep in Crisis’ in our August 2006 issue of Citylife. Over a course of three months, I’d interviewed over a dozen people on the ‘health’ of Doi Suthep; from the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the infamous Plodprasop Suraswadi, to the abbot of Wat Phra That Doi Suthep as well as a number of botanists and entomologists. My conclusion was grim; water resources were diminishing, encroachment on national park land was rife, overpopulation had resulted in lack of waste management, wild plants and animals were disappearing, and the mountain was getting ‘sick’. A botanist from Chiang Mai University told us that only about 25% of the park remained somewhat close to its original condition, explaining that the rest was, at best secondary growth, and at worst developed. Coming across that old issue recently, I thought that it was time to revisit this topic and I shall be borrowing liberally from the past to ease the step into the present so that perhaps we can navigate a path towards a healthy future.
Like most of you, I dare say, I don’t give much thought to what happens once my rubbish has been collected, assuming it ends up somewhere far away and that someone is sorting it all out. But this month I got curious and decided to look into how much garbage we produce as a city, who manages it, where it goes and generally sticking my nose into some stinky business.
On September 16th of this year, the excise department finally released their much anticipated tax overhaul regulations on cigarettes and alcohol.
Remember the harrowing descent into Hong Kong’s old Kai Tak airport? A strong gust of wind would have the plane wobbling from side to side as passengers peered out in alarm straight into the living rooms of equally alarmed residents whose apartments lined the approach.
Last month something remarkable happened. On three separate unprovoked occasions I found myself confronted by a subject I think we’ll all agree is of utmost importance considering the general state of everything in the world right now.
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Citylife is proud to announce that our independent committee of volunteers led by Dr. Joanne Robinson has chosen the following organisations to be the beneficiaries of our upcoming fair.
This month we talk to a couple of the club’s most valued members who fell in love with the big biking world after moving to Thailand and buying their first Yamaha bike.
Karaoke is for (nearly) everyone, as long as you find the right venue. Private, public or even impromptu, we’ve got you covered.
From family-friendly bestsellers like Agricola and Catan to Dungeons & Dragons and a broader role-playing resurgence, the global popularity of tabletop and board gaming continues to rise — and Chiang Mai has not been spared. Around our beloved city people are putting aside their phones and tablets, and looking away from their screens (for a while at least!), in order to flip cards, connect til … Continued
We’ve all experienced the irritating feeling of walking into a room and forgetting what it is that we’re looking for. Or the embarrassment of forgetting someone’s name, even though they just told you. But imagine forgetting where your own home is, or what your own family members look like.
Just over eleven years ago our cover featured my story ‘Doi Suthep in Crisis’, where I offered up an alarming prognosis of a mountain range being sucked dry of its natural resources — water, wildlife, biodiversity, land — while at the same time being inundated by the alien —people, waste, traffic, development. Thankfully, much of the damage many experts anticipated at the time never materialised due to the Herculean efforts of so many, from academics and researchers to the private sector.
Citylife’s annual charity fair will be moved to a fabulous new location on Nimmanhaemin Road. With space, we will have more stalls, more food, more drinks, more performances and activities and raise MORE for charity. ***Booth Booking Now Closed*** ***Please contact [email protected] for more information*** Book your stall now! Suggest a charity for our donations (last year we raised over 400,000 for three charities). And donate deep! We are asking you to donate anything we can use in our auction or tombola, all proceeds will go to charity. This will be a fun and fantastic day out and we can’t wait to see you all again.
A British national who was reported to police after he was seen firing an unidentified weapon at homes from his condominium balcony has been arrested.
A man suffering from stage four terminal cancer murdered his girlfriend out of jealousy on November 22 after he thought she might be cheating on him.
NEST Mae Rim Chiang Mai is a boutique hotel which is true to its concept of a nest – warm, natural, homey. The signature kanom jeen nam ngiew, or rice noodles with spicy pork sauce, is based on a family recipe that has been passed down for generations and will impress even the most particular of kanom jeen aficionados. Also, the khao soy with meat or puff ball mushrooms is delicious, though if you are not in the mood for Thai food there is an excellent international menu to choose from.
Tea Gallery was inspired to create teas which reflected Thainess by drawing upon the properties of the famous nine noppakao gems of Thailand. To that end they now feature nine auspicious teas to honour the gems such as the ruby tea which is infused with green tea, rosella, pomegranates and lychee; the pink diamond tea with pink oolong, rosella and strawberries; and white pearl tea with jasmine rice infusion.
วัฒนธรรมการดื่มชามีมากว่า 3,000 ปี เนื่องจากชาเป็นเครื่องดื่มที่มีการบริโภคมากที่สุดเป็นอันดับสองของโลกรองจากน้ำเปล่า ด้วยคุณสมบัตินานัปการทั้งเป็นยารักษาโรค อาหารเพื่อสุขภาพในการดำรงชีพ และ ประกอบสำคัญในศาสนพิธี ชาจึงเปรียบได้ดั่งเครื่องดื่มอันทรงคุณค่าต่อร่างกายและจิตใจ ไม่ต่างจากเครื่องประดับอัญมณี และด้วยเหตุผลดังกล่าวจึงเป็นจุดกำเนิดของ gemstone tea หรือ ชาสีอัญมณี ของ บริษัท ทีแกลเลอรี่ กรุ๊ป (ประเทศไทย) จำกัด
เติมเต็มความอร่อยตลอดวันในบรรยากาศเย็นสบายและใกล้ชิดธรรมชาติ ที่ เนสท์ บูทีค การ์เด้น โฮม แอนด์ คาเฟ่ หรือในอีกชื่อที่นิยมเรียกกันอย่างสั้นว่า เนสท์ แม่ริมเชียงใหม่ โรงแรมที่พักขนาดเล็กกระทัดรัด แวดล้อมไปด้วยสวนสีเขียวและเงาร่มไม้ใหญ่ประหนึ่งรังนกที่อบอุ่นเป็นกันเองแบบครอบครัว
Google Thailand has launched a new ‘near me’ feature in Thai language, giving users the option to add ‘near me’ after their search to find local restaurants, services, amenities and more.
Maejo University students have rallied against a pub in San Sai after a student died from injuries sustained from the bouncer at the bar after a fight.
An earthquake of 3 on the Richter scale occurred in San Sai at noon today.