Sat 1st Dec
TAT Chiang Mai Cleanup Activity at Mae Win
Tourism Authority of Thailand, Chiang Mai Office held a cleanup activity at Mae Win, Mae Wang District under the campaign “Amazing Thai Tae” to create awareness on environmental responsibility. The event also promotes travel destinations in Mae Wing including Mae Wang Waterfall, Pha Mon Waterfall and elephant camps in the area.
Wed 21st Nov
Opening of Loy Krathong, Yee Peng Festival 2018
Opening of Loy Krathong 2018, Yee Peng Festival at Thapae Gate by the Governor of Chiang Mai Supachai Lamsuwan.
Nov 21-22 7pm until 11pm Miss & Mr Yee Peng Contest at Thapae Gate // Yee Peng Kids Contests at Chiang Mai Municipality Office //Nov 22 @ 7pm & 10pm release Krathong Sai Lanna at Municipality office on the river bank // Cultural performances by the Folk Dance by Lanna Drum Association, Cultural Performance Art, Contemporary Dance by Performing Arts School at Chiang Mai Municipality Office 7pm until 10pm //Nov 23 Grand Krathong Procession 7pm start at Thapae Gate – to Chiang Mai Municipality office // Fireworks Display in honour of HM The King at Ping River Chiang Mai Municipality Office 7.30pm and 9.30pm// Between Nov 20 – 23 many of the City’s Temples will have various ritual ceremonies.
Tue 20th Nov
Yee Peng Buddhist Ceremony at Three Kings
There was a Buddhist ceremony at Three Kings Monument for the blessing from Lord Buddha for Loy Krathong 2018 / Yee Peng Festival. The ceremony also included opening of the ‘candle tray lighting ceremony’ accompanied by traditional dancers.
Details of what to expect in the coming days: Nov 21 @6pm Opening ceremony Yee Peng Festival 2018 at Thapae Gate // Nov 21-22 7pm until 11pm Miss & Mr Yee Peng Contest at Thapae Gate // Yee Peng Kids Contests at Chiang Mai Municipality Office //Nov 22 @ 7pm & 10pm release Krathong Sai Lanna at Municipality office on the river bank // Cultural performances by the Folk Dance by Lanna Drum Association, Cultural Performance Art, Contemporary Dance by Performing Arts School at Chiang Mai Municipality Office 7pm until 10pm //Nov 23 Grand Krathong Procession 7pm start at Thapae Gate – to Chiang Mai Municipality office // Fireworks Display in honour of HM The King at Ping River Chiang Mai Municipality Office 7.30pm and 9.30pm// Between Nov 20 – 23 many of the City’s Temples will have various ritual ceremonies.
Sun 11th Nov
Chiang Mai Yee Peng 2018 Press Conference
A press conference was held at The Three Kings Monument to announce details of the Chiang Mai Yee Peng (Loy Krathong) Festival 2018.
Highlights of the festival include
Nov 20 @6pm Opening ceremony lighting candle tray and traditional dance at Three Kings Monument
Nov 20-23 Light up the whole city by Yee Peng Lanterns and other colourful lanterns from 7pm until 10pm nightly.
Nov 21 @6pm Opening ceremony Yee Peng Festival 2018 at Thapae Gate // Nov 21-22 7pm until 11pm Miss & Mr Yee Peng Contest at Thapae Gate // Yee Peng Kids Contests at Chiang Mai Municipality Office
Nov 22 @ 7pm & 10pm release Krathong Sai Lanna at Municipality office on the river bank // Cultural performances by the Folk Dance by Lanna Drum Association, Cultural Performance Art, Contemporary Dance by Performing Arts School at Chiang Mai Municipality Office 7pm until 10pm
Nov 23 Grand Krathong Procession 7pm start at Thapae Gate – to Chiang Mai Municipality office // Fireworks Display in honour of HM The King at Ping River Chiang Mai Municipality Office 7.30pm and 9.30pm
Between Nov 20 – 23 many of the City’s Temples will have various ritual ceremonies.
The Mayor of Chiang Mai, Tassanai Buranupakorn told Citylife that Fireworks and release of Komloys are permitted on November 22 and 23 from 7pm until 1am
H.R.H. Prince Richard Duke of Gloucester’s Visit to Children’s Advocacy Center Chiang Mai. The center is in partnership with ATPD (Anti-Trafficking Police Division), TICAC- Thailand Internet Crimes Against Children, Hug Project, Zoe International and the Family Connection Foundation. His Royal Highness was accompanied by H.E. Brian Davidson British Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand and Honorary Consul Ben Svasti Thomson.
Read Pim Kemasingki (Editor in Chief Citylife Chiang Mai) upcoming indepth article for further information.
Sat 29th Sep
Opening of New Immigration Office
Official opening of the new Immigration Office. The relocation of Chiang Mai Immigration at 71 Moo 3, Sanambin Road, Suthep, Muang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50200 (near the airport) on September 24, 2018. For more information please contact General Staff and Service for Foreigner Sub-Division Tel: 0 5320 1755 Fax: 0 5327 7510 Investigation Sub-Division Tel: 0 5328 2289 Call Center 1178
Fri 7th Sep
Opening of Unseen Lanna 2018
Unseen Lanna 2018 is held at the International Exhibition and Convention Centre featuring top OTOP products from Chiang Mai and across the country, pavilion, ethnic handicrafts, and ‘Pracharath’ village Chiang Mai, Mouthwatering cuisines from throughout the northern region and other parts of the country, OTOP village tourism exhibition, Lanna performances, lucky draw and more. Now – 16th September from 10 – 8pm.
Wed 5th Sep
Unseen Lanna 2018 Press Conference
Unseen Lanna 2018, held by the Chiang Mai Provincial Development Office will be promoting a marketing channel for local entrepreneurs bringing over 580 OTOPs and SMEs products to the fair. Activities include live concert from celebrities, food sampling, lucky draw and more.
The fair will be held from September 7th – 16th at the International Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Thu 23rd Aug
U.S. Ambassador visits Governor of Chiang Mai.
U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, H.E. Glyn T. Davies, paid a courtesy call with Chiang Mai Governor, Supachai Lamsuwan. The Chiang Mai’s Consul General Jennifer A. Harhigh also attended the high-level talks. Following the meeting, the Ambassador held a press conference with local media discussing many topics including the new Consulate General’s Office to be built within the next 5 years. Just what economic impact is the new consulate campus expected to have on Chiang Mai? What are some of the Governor’s priorities? For these answers, read the full Diplomacy Briefing in our upcoming September Issue of Citylife Magazine.
For related news, check out CityNews http://www.chiangmaicitylife.com
Wed 15th Aug
Indian Independence Day in Chiang Mai
The Indian Consul of Chiang Mai, Shirish Jain welcomed guests from the Indian community and their friends, at the Indian Consulate for the 72nd Indian Independence Day.
The occasion also was the start of the Indian Food at le Meridien Hotel with two top chef’s from Indian. 15 August A La Carte (Live Cooking) Dinner / 16th – 18th August Lunch: A La Carte (Live Cooking) Dinner: A La Carte (Live Cooking) and on the 19th August Signature Brunch with Indian Highlights; reservations at Le Meridien call 053-253-666.
Sun 22nd Jul
Candle Offerings for Buddhist Lent Day
As the Buddhist Lent Day is coming up, local people have gathered to do the traditional candle offerings at three temples, Wat Tha Luk, Wat Sikong and Wat San Sai Ton Kok. Participants were travelling by boats and dressing up in the traditional costume.
Fri 20th Jul
Opening of Big Bang 2018 at Chiang Mai Hall
Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Digital Economy and Society presided over the opening ceremony of Big Bang 2018 at Chiang Mai Hall, Central Airport Plaza.
Big Bang 2018, under the theme of ‘Digital Transformation Thailand’ is open to visitors from 20 – 22 JUly 2018.
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.
Fri 22nd Jun
Grand Opening of Lanna Expo 2018
The Grand Opening of Lanna Expo 2018 at the International Exhibition and Convention Centre by the Deputy Prime Minister H.E. Mr Wissanu Krea-ngam
The Lanna Expo 2018 takes place until 1 July 2018, open Monday – Friday 10am until 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am until 9pm. FREE ENTRANCE
Photos of what to expect are on http://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/social-pics/opening-day-lanna-expo-2018/
Wed 20th Jun
Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce Fair 2018
Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce will be holding the thrid Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce Fair during Lanna Expo 2018 at Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre from June 22nd – July 1st. The fair aims to create market opportunity for entrepreneurs, promote local products and services and generate economic growth in Chiang Mai along with the northern region. The expo is expected to attract over 250,000 visitors generating over 50 million baht during the event.
Featured institutions and projects include Digital Super Cluster Thailand 4.0, Cross Border E- commerce, Lanna Tourism Enclave, Cosmetic Valley, Northern Innovative Startup Thailand: Batch 2, and more. Halal Science Center, Chulalongkorn University will be showcasing the potential of Halal market presenting high quality local products that are targeting international market by start out with ASEAN countries.
Thu 14th Jun
Press Conference Lanna Expo 2018
The Governor of Chiang Mai Pawin Chamniprasart held a press conference to announce the Lanna Expo 2018 will take place from 22 June until 1st July 2018 at the Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre. Opening hours Monday – Friday 10am until 8pm and Saturday – Sunday 10am until 9pm.
Lanna Expo 2018 theme is ‘Lanna Arts & Wisdom; Create the value of Sustainable Thainess’. The event goal is to showcase world cultures, international products and promote cultural exchange and opportunities for international education and tourism. Last year 22 countries participated in the 3-day event that attracted over 180,000 visitors. Lanna Expo will feature many OTOP porducts from the Northern Thailand. In the evenings there will be concerts from top Thai singers to entertain guests.
A long side Lanna Expo 2018 there will be the Chiang Mai World Fair and the Wellness and Thai Massage Convention. On June 22 Chiang Mai Sundowners hosted by AustCham Thailand and Australian Alumni – at Leelawadee 1 Room, Chiang Mai International Exhibition and Convention Centre – part of the opening of World Fair – Time: 17.30 – 21.00 (Last drink served at 20.30) Cost: Baht 550 for AustCham members, partner Chambers’ members, and Australian Alumni Members / and Baht 800 for non-members and all walk-ins – includes cocktail-style food, and free-flow beer, wine, soft drinkshttp://www.austchamthailand.com/event-2939047
The press conference was held at U Nimman Convention Centre.
Chiang Mai Mayor Tassanai Buranupakorn joined many local organisations and schools for the World Environment Day at Three Kings Monument. Over 200 cyclists rode around the old city promoting ‘Say No to Plastic; if you cannot reuse it, refuse it’.
Sun 27th May
Tree Planting at the Scar of Doi Suthep
Members of the Armed forces were joined by local government officials and residents of Chiang Mai, including ethnic minorities planting trees at the ‘Scar of Doi Suthep’.
The National Parks Wildlife and Plants Conservation Department (Chiang Mai Office) has been assigned to manage the reforestation of the judicial residences on Doi Suthep, following a long fight between the Chiang Mai people and judicial officers came to conclusion.
Credit last 2 pics from Chiangmai Paramotor Club
Thu 17th May
Consular Corps for Northern Thailand Reception
A reception was held last night at the Diplomat Single Malt Club to acknowledge and farewell the Dean of the Consular Corps for Northern Thailand, the Consul General of Myanmar, Kaung San Lwin, who is returning to his home country. The Corps also welcomed the next Dean of the Consular Corps, the Consul General of the USA Jennifer Harhigh. It was also an opportunity for the Corps to farewell the Governor of Chiang Mai, Pawin Chamniprasat who will be moving to a new role in Bangkok and thank him for being a good friend and for engaging with the Consular Corps on many matters over the past years.
Innovative Power of Lanna Women at Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport – hosted by Jennifer Harhigh, US Consulate General. Guest of honour was Governor of Chiang Mai Pawin Chamniprasart. The event was partnered with Chiang Mai University’s Technology Licensing Office, Science and Technology Park and College of Arts, Media and Technology, and Central Plaza Chiang Mai Airport.
Innovative Power of Lanna Women celebrated World Intellectual Property Day under the theme “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Technology.” They highlighted many northern Thai women who use a range of technology and products to help improve our quality of life, strengthen the economy, and preserve Thai culture.
Fri 11th May
Inthakin City Pillar Festival 2018
This year the City Pillar Festival is held between May 11th and 17th. The first day of the festival was carried out with an opening ceremony from the governor of Chiang Mai, Pawin Chamniprasart and a parade from Wat Chedi Luang to the Three Kings Monument.
Wed 25th Apr
ANZAC Day Commemorations in Chiang Mai
Pastor Jonathan Vickers led the service of commerations for ANZAC Day at the House of Praise International Church. Ron Elliot. This year’s event was attended by over 100 people, the largest crowd in recent years. Australian Honorary Consul in Chiang Mai welcomed the Chiang Mai Vice Governor Prachuap Kanthiya, along representatives from the Royal Thai Army and Royal Thai Police force. Australia was well represented by the Australian Defense force as well as personnel from HMAS ANZAC.
Sun 15th Apr
Annual Thai New Year Procession
To mark the beginning of the Thai New Year; local government officials, business people and representatives of local ethnic communities joined together in a procession delivering ‘Salutation Ornaments’ to pay respects to the Governor of Chiang Mai Pawin Chamniprasart.
Wed 11th Apr
Pre-Opening Dinner at King Mengrai Hall
To celebrate the completion of the new King Mengrai Hall there was a traditional Khum Khantoke dinner with guest of honour; Dr. Chao Doungduan Na Chiang Mai. King Mengrai was the founder of the Lanna Kingdom and the new hall is part of the celebrations to mark the 722th year anniversary of the establishment of Chiang Mai. The King Mengrai Hall is located behind the Three Kings Monument.
Sun 1st Apr
Press Conference Songkran 2018
The Governor of Chiang Mai Pawin Chamniprasart held a press conference at Three Kings Monument to announce the Schedule for Chiang Mai Songkran Festival 2018.
Songkran 2018 will officially last for 3 days; from 13-15 April 2018, there will be a Government holiday from 12-16 April 2018 and all Government offices will be closed during that period (including Immigration). Highlights of the Songkran Festival are as follows;
April 1 – 12 Various temples including Chang Man Temple, Phra Sing Temple, Lok Ma Lee Temple and Jed Lin Temple there will be Bathing Rites of Buddha Images.
April 4-6. 9am until 10pm; Poy Sang Long (Tai Novice Ordinance Ceremony) at Pa Pao Temple.
April 12 6am until 8am; Three Kings Monument; Alms-Giving Ceremony in the celebration of722nd Anniversary of the establishment of Chiang Mai City.
April 13 08.09am until 08.39am; Thapae Gate; Opening Ceremony for Pee Mai Muang (Songkran) Festival 2018.
April 13 7am until 12noon; Cycling Parade of women riding bicycles holding umbrellas along Thapae Road to Thapae Gate.
April 13 – 14 7pm until midnight; Thapae Gate; Miss and Mister Songkran Contest.
April 14 1.30pm until 5pm; Iron Bridge – temples along Thapae Gate; procession of Holy Bodhi Tree Supportive Wood and Sand Offerings to Temple.
April 15 1.30pm – 6pm; Klangwieng intersection; procession for the Salutation Ornaments for the Governor of Chiang Mai.
April 15 7pm until 11pm Thapae Gate Songkran Kids Contest.