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We have created a Chiang Rai Forum on your request.

Anyone want to be a moderator for the new forum branch?

Cheers!

Thanks George!

It is nice to know that booming Chiangrai from now on has its own corner in booming Thaivisa.com.

We shouldn't forget that Chiangrai is not only the town (muang), but a province.

Maesai, Chiang Saen, Mae Chan and Chiangkong are also part of it.

So it would be nice if we could cover the developments there as well.

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In one word yes I would like to see a Chaing Ria Forum

I know there is a huge Big C there does anyone know if there is a bowling alley Chaing Ria?

It is on its way Mr.Ray! You follow the superhighway south from Big C, pass the Homemart, the Ford dealership and then you see a big futuristic building at your left (next to the Shell station on the corner of See Yek Mae Kon). There it is going to happen.

There are no signs and they didn't start with the interior yet. But the building seems to be ready.

Might be a good idea to have an expat bowling-club. If you set it up now, it will be the oldest bowling-club of Chiangai, at leasdt as long as it exists, hahaha.

Limbo

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"I think Dutch people are the biggest group among the expats. Swedish people about six I think."

Of course they are, the place reminds them of home :o

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One (think)called the Easy Bar was owned by a big Thai guy who spoke really good English,had a pony tail,wore braces and used to be a racing driver....???

Reply Limbo:

Yes good old Mr.Easy, Khun Tui. About three years ago he passed away. He didn't feel well, but stayed behind the bar untill late. Then he asked some friends to bring him to the hosptal. They took some beers with them and he drunk a one-and-a-halve liter bottle of coca-cola. He fell asleep and never woke up.

The "Baitong" was I think round the corner on the square opposite the new hotel and next to a dept store... :o...o dear.....

Yes indeed. Now it is a massage-salon.

Last but not least would be the Bier Stub (believe now Boos bar) which even then did the only hamburgers in town

Yes evenso indeed. The hamburgers of Bo are even better than the ones of Karl-Heinz (120 Baht, including some salad and french fries.

Hopefully on next trip to C.M will get up there for another looksee.....Nice place. :D

Welcome!

Limbo.....many thanks for the update...

Sorry to hear about Khun Tui (Mr Easy) he really was a nice guy.

You are doing a great job as Mod...R

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Does anyone know any farang women who live in Chiang Rai?  And by any chance, are they in their 20s or early 30s?

Also, are there any teaching jobs going at the moment, in town or out towards Mae Lao (Wat Rong Khun area)?  I'm not sure who to contact, any help would be apperciated.

Hi Claudia,

here are several Falang women living around... About their age I'm not shure.

One French woman lives and has a shop at the Karen-Elephant-Village.

There are many Americans living here also Some of them you can contact sometimes at No. 1 Hamburger. (look for the Thread "Pumpernickel and Rollmops" for the description how to find it)

If you are looking for a job as a teacher why don't you go directly to the universities???

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Hi Claudia,

here are several Falang women living around... About their age I'm not shure.

One French woman lives and has a shop at the Karen-Elephant-Village.

.... Dr. Locker informed us.

Dear Dr. Locker,

I can recommend the shop between the little telephone shop and ST motorcycle rent close to the place where the new clocktower will arise.

Especially when you need different glasses in your glasses. I mean when your two eyes need a different strenght.

I finally went there and I must say that I see a lot of things much more clear now.

Very nice people, speaking English and with the state of the art machinery to measure your eyes. Not expensive!

Are you talking about the nice French lady who, together with her nice French husband, has some elephants walking around in Ban Ruammit?

Limbo.

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Are you talking about the nice French lady who, together with her nice French husband, has some elephants walking around in Ban Ruammit?

Limbo.

Yes, I guess we are talking about the same... :o

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So many people have told me about the farang lady who lives in Ruammit, but who is married to a hilltribe man and can speak Northern Thai. I hear about her all the time, but Ruammit seems too far to travel...I imagine I'll find someone, but no one actually knows where these farang women actually live, what they do, etc., etc. I hope we meet soon, I want someone to walk around Big C with, besides my hubby, than is!

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The AUA in Chiang Rai is now offering Thai courses. They have started out slowly, but now have a few teachers who can do private or group courses. There's a funny sign on Jet Yod road that says you can learn Thai in six hours. Congrats if you do. I'd put my stock in someone else.

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There's a funny sign on Jet Yod road that says you can learn Thai in six hours.

.... Mr. Chiang Rai Guy informed us.

Yes, six hours, but you get a lot of homework :o

I hear very good messages about the Thai courses of the AUA. Especially about the method they use. The people who went there are all very satisfied with the way it is done. Praise to their teachers!

Limbo

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Saturday 3 September: Big bikers meeting in Chiangrai!

From different towns in the province at about noon the Harleys and the smaller stuff (...) will start rolling in at the old prison area in the middle of town. Lunch at Cabbages and Condoms around the corner.

The fellows from Chiang Mai will push their starting buttons at 7 o'clock in the morning. We all wish them a good ride! Slow down when passing 'Charin' because some folks from Chiangrai will be there to join you for the last fifty clicks!

Welcome to Chiang Rai!

Limbo.

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Depending on when you read this, to-morrow or to-night, Thursday 8 September there will be a jazz concert at Sohub (on the corner next to Saen Puh Hotel, Sanam Bin Road). I asked several people what kind of concert it would be. Some played air-guitar, some played air-saxophone and some played air-drums.

So it will be airy, that's for sure. I should learn Thai, yes, I know.

Tables for four persons 1500 Baht including a bottle of whiskey.

Jazz in Chiang Rai? Soon it will be like Chiang Mai!

I will keep you informed. I am very curious to see what kind of public it attracts.

Limbo.

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Depending on when you read this, to-morrow or to-night, Thursday 8 September there will be a jazz concert at Sohub (on the corner next to Saen Puh Hotel, Sanam Bin Road). I asked several people what kind of concert it would be. Some played air-guitar, some played air-saxophone and some played air-drums.

So it will be airy, that's for sure. I should learn Thai, yes, I know.

Tables for four persons 1500 Baht including a bottle of whiskey.

Jazz in Chiang Rai? Soon it will be like Chiang Mai!

I will keep you informed. I am very curious to see what kind of public it attracts.

Limbo.

The whiskey was a bottle of Chivas Regal (normally 989 Baht) and the music of Bangkokian Puh Ottoban (spelling?) and two colleagues. Piano, guitar and xylophone.

The concert started at ten o'clock and not at eight. I could have anticipated that, but I didn't ...

I had the feeling that the Bangkokian jazz musicians didn't want to make it too difficult for us, provincials of Chiang Rai. Leaning against Thai popular music and variating on it.

But jazz musicians remain jazz musicians and during the second part of the concert they started to swing. And good!

All tables were occupied, I guess about 125 people attended (among them 2 foreigners, Mr. F. and me). A nice public, remarcably more women than men.

And the owner of Sohub had opened a can with the most beautiful young ladies of Chiang Rai (mainly Rajabhat students) to fill and refill and refill the glasses.

I don't really understand. Western (in this case American) music and no westerner (except Mr. F. and me of course) showed interest.

Probably because hardly anybody knew.

If you know about any event coming up, please use this forum to inform!

Limbo ('all the things you could have been by now, if Sigmund Freuds wife would have been your mother -Charley Mingus).

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