City Buzz

 |  September 1, 2011

Golden Triangle is an antique shop selling house decorations, situated in a pleasant area shaded by trees. The name ‘Golden Triangle’ is pretty self explanatory as products come from this region: antique furniture from Burma, wickerwork from Laos, fabric dolls from Hang Dong, etc. You’ll find both contemporary and modern house d?cor items: cupboards, beds, tables, doors, musical instruments, lamps, cement and wooden works, at prices that range from any man’s 40 baht, to a select few’s multi million baht.

Located on Chiang Mai-Hang Dong Road
Open Daily
Tel: 053 434 700 and 081 602 6676

If you’re interested in being part of the fast-growing climbing community in Chiang Mai, now is the time to do it. CMRCA offers classes for everyone from kids to adults at their very own office on Ratchapakhinai Road where you’ll be attended to by some of Chiang Mai’s most qualified and enthusiastic climbers. Day tours include lunch, transportation and guides, but if you’re a climbing pro who already knows the ropes, CMRCA can rent them to you and provide transport to and from the world famous Crazy Buttress Horse climbing site.

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily (store only)
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily (facilities)
55/3 Ratchapakhinai Road
Tel: 053 207 102

Based on Waldorf and Steiner’s philosophies on education, this kindergarten teaches children how to learn via their heads, their hearts and their hands. Boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 6 are invited to join the fastest growing school system in the world. A regular school day will consist of practical learning as it is believed that children at this stage of development are prone to imitation. Children will engage in painting, gardening, storytelling and other similar activities which foster interactive and practical skills. The language of instruction is English, but all students are welcome. Schedules are flexible and range from half days, to full days, or even just 3 days a week.

311/1, Village no. 6 Nongphueng Sub-district, Sarapee District
Tel: 080 122 8832

This new garden and indoor funky restaurant is bound to bring in hordes of hungry farang, as well as some Thais who have a penchant for American style snacks and English sausages. Think Mexican burritos, all day breakies with homemade sausages and baked beans, steak and gravy, club sandwiches, cheesy potatoes on English muffins…all at very competitive prices and with a home-cooked taste. From September 11-14 log on to (discount site) and buy a card for 99 baht that can be used at Mozzarella for 200 baht’s worth of food. Eat in their garden or inside at their partner company, Chocolate Fact, where you’ll find comfortable sofas and loads of sweet treats.

Open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Nimmanhaemin Soi 7 (very bottom of soi)
Tel: 080 120 0001

Try to become a chef and learn how to cook at Ge’nie Chef. This bilingual cookery school for kids is one of the biggest cookery schools in Thailand and could be the start of something delicious for all kids aged between 3 – 12 years old. Great for birthday parties, school trips, weekend activities, or for the more serious budding mini chefs out there. The facilities are excellent, the décor adorable and child-friendly, the staff super professional and the entire experience exudes fun fun fun.

Located on the Ring Road, Tasala
Tuesday – Sunday (Closed Mondays)
10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.

Sit in this chilled coffee shop, a new edition to the ever expanding Ratchadamneon Road (Walking Street), and watch the world go by. The owner of this new venture is Chatree Treelertsakul, who has worked for over 10 years in the coffee industry and helped build many famous coffee shops in Thailand and abroad. Pacamara is now offering a premium coffee called Synesso as well as tons of other flavours from around the world. A delivery service is also provided within the vicinity of the shop.

Open Daily
8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Tel: 053 327 324