Community Services

 |  September 28, 2010

01 The Informal Northern Thai Group

12 October: A Tribute to Edward Rose.

If you cannot attend and would like to write in a message for the tribute please send it by email to one of the organisers below and your message will be read during the programme on the evening of the tribute.

For more information, please contact Pete at or Jack at

02 Dog of the Month – Serious Sophie

Hey – I’m Sophie! I’m a lovely little dynamo who can be walked on or off the lead as I always come back when called. I am a 1-2 year old small to medium sized dog with a lovely reddish coat. I’m very energetic and healthy with all my shots alongside being sterilised _ as are we all here at the shelter. I’ve been here so long now that my usual doggie smile is starting to turn into a frown…If you think you could make me smile again, I would love to meet you! Come on down to the shelter…

If you think you can offer Sophie a place in your heart forever. Contact the shelter English 084 752 5255, Thai 086 913 8701 or Visit to make an appointment to meet her.

03 Female Tuk Tuk Driver

There now number a few female tuk tuk drivers, who are happy to cater to women travelling alone at night, and day for that matter. If you are interested please call Vadcharin at 085 030 8448. Up until midnight in front of the UN Irish Pub on Ratwitthi Road, there are usually a couple of female tuk tuk drivers too.

04 Name the new baby hippopotamus at Chiang Mai Zoo

Chiang Mai Zoo invites people to name the new baby hippopotamus, who was born on the 23rd August. Win a prize of 5,000 baht and a 1 year zoo ticket free.

The public relations department of Chiang Mai Zoo said that the baby hippopotamus was born by his father named Weerachon, 36 years 10 months old, and his mother named Maliwan, 33 years 4 months old, who gestated for 240 days. Chiang Mai Zoo invites people to send the names for this hippopotamus

from now – 23rd November or until the hippopotamus is 3 years old. One person can send only one name. Send the name to, or send a letter to Chiang Mai Zoo, 100 Huay Kaew Road Suthep Muang Chiang Mai 50200. The For more information call 053 358 116.

05 Plea for Books

Every week Citylife sends ten books to English speaking prisoners in Bang Kwang prison as per their request, as well as copies of Citylife magazine once a month. We are running out of books, so if you have any old books – novels, biographies, anything at all – please contact us and we will donate them to Bang Kwang, where they will be hugely appreciated. For more information please call 053 225 201 or