Sat 18th Aug
Otome Klein Hutheesing’s Birthday
Otome Klein Hutheesing’s 88th Birthday with family and friends.
The petite and charming Dutch anthropologist has spent decades documenting the lives of the downtrodden – especially, in recent decades, the hill-tribes of northern Thailand. At her home near Wat Gate, she has amassed an impressive collection of hill-tribe costumes, bags and embroidery, as well as old paintings, handicrafts and antiques.
Read more about her amazing life on http://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/news/at-home-in-the-hills-an-interview-with-dutch-anthropologist-otome-klein-hutheesing/
AirAsia held a press conference today to announce a new direct flight between Chiang Mai and Hanoi which will be available from October 28th onwards. This is the 8th AirAsia’s Chiang Mai international direct flight following Macau, Hong Kong, Hangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, Changsha, Yangon, and Taipei.
Chiang Mai-Hanoi direct flights will be available four times a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) with 180 seats aircrafts.
A special promotion will be available for AirAsia members travelling beween October 28th 2018 to March 29th 2019 at only 1,090 baht one way.
Chiang Mai – Hanoi Flight FD870 Departs Chiang Mai 13.20 – Arrives Hanoi 14.50
Hanoi – Chiang Mai Flight FD871 Departs Hanoi 15.20 – Arrives Chiang Mai 16.55
For further details www.airasia.com
The Consul General of the United States of America Jennifer Harhigh and Colin Furst held a reception at the Shangri La Hotel to celebrate the 242nd Anniversary of the Independence of the U.S.A and 200 Years of Friendship between the United States and Thailand. Special guests included U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand H.E. Glyn Davies and Mrs Jacqueline Davies. Local officials included the Governor of Chiang Mai Pawin Chamniprasart
The Ambassador gave an interview to local media prior to the event, where amongst other topics he talked about the hopes of the young footballers and their coach lost in the Tham Luang cave network in Chiang Rai. He announced the Thai Foreign Ministry had requested assistance, and a U.S. Search and Rescue team specializing in underwater / underground searches has now left Japan and is on its way to help under the direction of the Thai Authorities.
Guests were also able to view an exhibition dedicated to Vimol Siddhipranner who was a U.S. correspondent who died whilst performing his duties in an insurgency in northern Thailand in 1970.
Wachara Tantranont, the Honorary Consul of Republic of Korea held a reception at Khum Kham Convention Center to mark the 60th Anniversary of Thailand – Republic of Korea Diplomatic Relations. Guests of honour were H.E. Mr Noh Kwang II Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Kingdom of Thailand and The Governor of Chiang Mai Pawin Chamniprasart.