A total of 2,250 saplings were planted in Mae Kampong by over 100 volunteers. This is the second tree planting activity of the year with another activity to be held later this year. The event was supported by Flight of the Gibbon’s staff, members of the public and national park officers Mae Kampong villagers, the National Park staff, members of the public, government officials, travel agents, volunteers, media and Forest Restoration Unit (FORRU) Chiang Mai University. The area is under the control of Mae Takhrai National Park and Chae Son National Park which is water source of Chiang Mai, Thailand. Overall Flight of the Gibbon aims to plant 20,275 trees in 2018.
For more information visit https://www.flightofthegibbon.com/conservation
Fri 20th Jul
Pai Jazz and Blues Festival 2018
A year has come and gone, and the Pai Jazz and Blues Festival is back in full swing once again! The festival, hosted by Tourism Authority of Thailand in collaboration with HIP Magazine Thailand, has been jazzing up the mood of this little town in Mae Hong Son this last weekend with a range of local artists performing at various venues across town.
For more information, please visit www.paijazzandbluesfest.com
Fri 6th Jul
Coffee Camp: Chiang Mai Coffee Cultivation
Industrial Promotion Center Region 1 held trip between July 6th and 8th to promote Chiang Mai coffee culture inviting Siraphun Wattanajinda, an awards winning actress, along with Chiang Mai Coffee City, Thai Coffee Association, The Federal of Thai Industries, and media to visit local coffee farms.
This long running project initiated in 2015 targets the whole supply chain of coffee industry, from cultivation, processing to distribution aiming to push Chiang Mai to be a ‘coffee destination’.
Visitors were introduced to the Mae Kampong Village where coffee has been the alternative income for villagers alongside fermented tea and tourism. With over five tonnes of coffee beans produced a year, the village is moving vertically on the supply chain – from production to merchandising.
Thepsadej Coffee in Ban Mae Ton, Doi Saket was the second model where the unique coffee influenced by the distinctive environment has received the Geographical Indication (GI) Thailand, among other certificates. The trip also introduced a long running coffee brand, Wawee Coffee, a significant player of Chiang Mai coffee who not only holds over 20 tonnes of coffee in trade but also initiated numerous projects in enhancing coffee farmers across northern Thailand.
This project of Industrial Promotion Center Region 1 targets over 300 coffee farmers, entrepreneurs and related businesses under the budget 25 million baht this year with more activities to come.
We will publish an article about this project in details on our August issue.
Thu 21st Jun
Pai Jazz and Blue Fest 2018 Press Conference
The Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mae Hong Son Office, together with HIP Magazine, invites all to join the annual music festival in Pai that will be jazzing up the village with warm music. This year Pai Jazz and Blues Fest 2018 will be held from July 20th – 22nd. Live performances will be held at various venues across the town, featuring both local and international artists. All are welcome. Free entry. For more information please contact [email protected].
Sun 17th Jun
Memorable Flight of the Gibbon Zipline Canopy Tour for Underprivileged Children in Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai, Thailand – June 17th – 18th 2018, Flight of the Gibbon recently welcomed Suksasongkroh school, based in Mae Rim Chiang Mai to participate in our world famous Zipline canopy tour free of charge as part of our commitment to helping the lives of underprivileged children throughout Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. Suksasongkroh school was founded in 1976 and teach underprivileged children from grades 1-6 and is supported by Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
More than 60 children got to experience one of the leading attractions in the region and were thrilled zipping from tree to tree accompanied by our fantastic team of Sky Rangers. Aside from providing a unique and memorable Zipline experience, Flight of the Gibbon is committed to teaching future generations about the flora and fauna in the region. In doing so, Flight of the Gibbon hopes that the knowledge they gained during their experience will provide future life skills and even an interest in pursuing careers in this area.
The trip provided for Suksasongkroh school is just one of many planned for 2018 and such activities form part of a wider program of CSR / conservation projects Flight of the Gibbon is engaged in, which includes reforestation projects, a camera trap project and more. For more information visit https://www.flightofthegibbon.com/en/conservation
Thu 14th Jun
A&A Solution Live 2018
A&A Solution Live 2018, the IT solutions fair, was held at Duangtawan Hotel Chiang Mai with the theme of Digital Transformation in the era of AI. It was attended by top technology brands such as Dell, APC, Sophos, Cisco, Hikvision, Macrocare, Microsoft, QNap and many more who were showcasing the latest solutions in security, infrastructure and enterprise.
A campaign to share the knowledge in child care to enhance early childhood development that is held at Central Group’s shopping malls throughout the nation. In Chiang Mai, this campaign is held at Central Festival Chiang Mai between 11th and 20th June.
Thu 24th May
Classic Thai Films Screening
The National Film and Video Committee from the The National Federation of Thai Film Associations has selected 70 outstanding films from over four thousands films that have been produced during the reign of His Majesty the late King Rama IX. Nine of these films are being screened here in Chiang Mai at SFX Cinema MAYA Lifestyle Shopping Centre, for free, between May 24th and 27th. The programme includes the Palme d’Or winner, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, and more.
The opening ceremony was joined by the Deputy Governor of Chiang Mai and the legendary actor Sombat Metanee.
SF Corporation, GDH, KlongDinsor and ThaiHealth held a screening of a Thai romantic comedy, Brother of the Year, for visually impaired persons at SFX Cinema MAYA Lifestyle Shopping Centre.
PANNANA is available on iOS and Android, and provides audio access to numerous films. The application is user-friendly and syncs with the movie, so even if they leave the auditorium, the app will re-sync with the movie when they return.
Sat 17th Mar
Flight of the Gibbon Thank You Party
Flight of the Gibbon hosted a thank you party to express their gratitude towards agents and press for their support over the past year. The party was held at Kantary Hills Chiang Mai under the theme Hollywood. Flight of the Gibbon is an adventurous experience provider with services include zipline canopy tour, segway tour and more.
On February 16 The Biggles Big Band will perform at The Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, to celebrate the hotel’s 30th Anniversary, from 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Biggles Big Band Amsterdam is a jazz orchestra from The Netherlands conducted by Mr Adrie Braat (musician of the renowned Dutch Swing College Band since 1988) that plays music from the great swing era, recreating the magical sounds of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and jazz singers like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. The orchestra consists of 5 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones, guitar, piano, acoustic bass, drums and vocalist André Rabini. An extra string quartet consisting of 2 violins, viola and cello adds a sensational musical experience to Biggles Big Band. At the Garden Bar, the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel. Ticket Price @Baht 900. – Net per person (Including International Buffet Dinner) RSVN: 053-283900 or 053-276420 Buy a ticket at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel’s reception counter.
This event is sponsored by Bangkok Airways, Thai Beverage, Thai-German Association, The Podology Center MFT, AIS Siam Food. The sponsors have generously donated for the Lucky Draw; Round Trip tickets for two persons from CNX to Hanoi by Bangkok Airways, Round trip from CNX to BKK, gift voucher 2 night stay at the Imperial Golden Triangle and gift voucher Imperial Spa Signature Massage.
For details of last year’s concert check out http://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/social-pics/biggles-big-band-at-the-imperial-mae-ping/
Mon 11th Dec
Chiang Mai Step by Step with Toon Bodyslam
Over 6,000 people joined a minimarathon in supporting Toon Bodyslam’s charity run, Step by Step for 11 hospitals. Hosted by Nakornping Hospital, the event has raised over 3.8 million baht which will be donated when Toon arrives at Mae Sai, Chiang Rai.
Mon 4th Dec
Masterpiece Regional EXPO 2017
Masterpiece, a beauty supplement distributor revealed its goal to reach 1.3 million baht sales in 2018. The new product line, ADALINA is guaranteed with Swiss Quality Formula, Lab Mibelle Biochemistry and Halal Standard. For more information please contact Master Piece Life Vision 082 866 3272.
Fri 10th Nov
Keep Walking Collaboration
This was the first collaboration between Johny Walker Style, Warm Up Cafe and Hold’em, featuring exclusive designs from Johny Walker and a party with live performance. The Johny Walker Style is an alternative clothing brand for those who have their own unique style of fashion. For more information please visit www.johnniewalkerstyle.com.
Thu 2nd Nov
Australia V Thailand Rugby in Chiang Mai
Thailand Presidents XIII verses NRL South Australia in the Lanna Rehab Cup at Prince Royal Chiang Mai. The Ajan Vinai Sujarit memorial match was the NLR Australias first ever Asian Tour. Prior to the game Chiang Mai took on Chiang Rai in the local derby.
Sun 15th Oct
Chiangmai Ice Hockey Challenge Cup 2017
PEPSI presents Chiang Mai Ice Hockey Challenge Cup 2017 at Sub-Zero, Central Festival Chiang Mai. The winners are following:
Open Division 1 – Thunder
Open Division 2 – Dream Team
U12 – Griffin
U10 Division 1 – Griffin
U10 Division 2 – Southern Wolf
Sun 16th Jul
Zipline Adventure with Flight of the Gibbon
The canopy tour took place at Mae Kampong within the abundant forest rich in its nature. There are 30 stations in various lengths from under 300 m to the longest 800 m, plus a challenging jump from a 40 m tree, so called a Superman station. During the adventure, three sky rangers are there for safety concern. Prices are 3,999 baht per person and 2,999 baht for Thais and foreigners with work permit.
Tue 18th Jul
AIS Announced Aorsormor Application Challenge
AIS collaborated with Ministry of Public Health and Ministry of Digital Economy and Society announced Aorsormor application challenge inviting medical service providers to participate in community health care online network. The activity is emphasising on company’s commitment supporting with the Thailand 4.0 roadmap.