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HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn pilots Royal Charity Flight

Mass Media Club’s first formal gathering since new committee is New Year party

Burapha Music and Performing Arts Festival 2007

City hall turns up for Koh Larn New Year celebration

HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn pilots Royal Charity Flight

HRH Prince Vajiralongkorn checking all systems and flight plans.

All systems Go!

The Royal passengers on their way to board the plane.

HRH Srirasm holding the baby prince waiting for takeoff.

HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana enjoying in flight entertainment.

HRH Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti getting the Royal Orchid service.

The little prince greets passengers on the plane.

The Royal family poses for a photo after disembarking from the plane at Chiang Mai International Airport.

HRH the Crown Prince presents commemorative pins, followed by dinner and entertainment.

Passengers and flight crew stand proudly beside the Royal family at the end of the historic flight to Chiang Mai.

Story and photos courtesy of Thai Airways International
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn piloted a Royal Charity Flight on January 5 to raise funds for the families in the three Southern provinces who have been affected by the troubles there, and to procure medical equipment for hospitals in the region.

Prime Minister General Surayud Chulanont and Khunying Jitravadee enjoying the Smooth as Silk flight.
His Royal Highness the Crown Prince arrived at the VIP Reception Hall at Suvarnabhumi Airport at 13.30 hrs, where he was welcomed by Prime Minister General Surayud Chulanont and his wife Khunying Jitravadee, Air Chief Marshal Chalit Phukpasuk, chairman of Thai Airways (Public) Company Limited and his wife, and Flight Officer Aphinant Sumanasaranee, managing director of Thai Airways.
His Royal Highness, who was to act as first pilot on the company’s Boeing 737-400, attended a briefing of the flight plans and proceeded to the aircraft for the pre flight checks and preparations for Royal Charity Flight TG 8870.
At 15.00 hrs HRH Srirasm, Royal Consort to His Royal Highness, HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana and HRH Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti boarded the aircraft. Flight TG 8870 took off from Suvarnabhumi Airport at 15.10 hrs.
The Royal Charity flight landed at Chiang Mai International Airport at 16.25 hrs. where Chiang Mai Governor Vichai Srikhwan, Air Chief Marshal Chalit and his wife, Flight Officer Aphinant, and Lt Gen Chiradach Khacharat, Military Commander of Region 3 were on hand to greet the Royal visitors.
That evening at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi HRH the Crown Prince presented commemorative pins with the Royal Insignia to passengers on the Royal Charity Flight who had made donations towards the charitable cause.
Following the presentations, the Royal pilot, his entourage and the privileged passengers joined the gala dinner and entertainment, which was attended by guests from the government and private sectors including Prime Minister General Surayud and his wife Khunying Jitravadee, Gen Dhira Hawcharoen, Minister of Transport and his wife Khunying Manchumat, Suvit Yodmanee, Minister of Tourism and Sport and his wife Khunying Songsuda, Sithichai Phokhaiukhom, Minister of Technology, Information and Communications and his wife Phornphan, and Air Chief Marshal Chalit Phukpasuk and his wife Dr Phorthip.
The return flight TG 8871 on January 6, was again piloted by the HRH the Crown Prince left Chiangmai at 15.30 hrs landing at Suvarnabhumi 16.40 hrs.

Mass Media Club’s first formal gathering since new committee is New Year party

Mayor Niran Wattanasartsathorn presents a New Year blessing to officially open the Pattaya Mass Media Club Party.

Chanyuth Hengtrakul, former Chonburi MP, cooperatively drew the New Year’s gift for the Pattaya Mass Medias Club members.

Former Chonburi Senator Sansak Ngampichet was delighted to welcome the new committee and all to the party.

Chaiyot Phoopattanapong, president of the Pattaya Mass Media Club, thanks everyone that attended the party and promises a hard working year.

Narisa Nitikarn
The Pattaya Mass Media Club held a New Years party at the Grand Sole Hotel on January 5, the first formal gathering of the club since the choosing of its new chairman, Chaiyot Phoopattanapong, and the new committee on December 8.
Honored guests included Mayor Niran Wattanasartsathorn, Chanyuth Hengtrakul, and Sansak Ngampichet.
There was a drawing of names for New Year gifts, in which everyone brought something to exchange with each other.
Lucky recipient of the grand prize of the night, the 50-satang gold chain valued at 6,000 baht that was presented by Pattaya Mail Publishing Co., Ltd. was Mrs Ranoprid Onthian of Sophon Cable TV, who was handed her gift by the company’s executive director for sales and marketing and vice president of the club, Suwanthep Malhotra.

Ranoprid Onthian (center) from Sophon Cable TV was the lucky winner of the 50 Satang gold chain (valued at approximately 6,000 baht) from Pattaya Mail Publishing Co., Ltd., presented here by Suwanthep Malhotra, vice president of the Pattaya Mass Media Club.

Montree Kotchawong (left) from Pattaya Mail Television won the special price from Deputy Mayor Verawat Khakhay.

Chatchanan Boonak (left) from Pattaya Mail Television was the lucky winner, winning the prize from Pisai Panomwan Na Ayutthaya, member of Pattaya City Council.

Many local celebrities attended the Pattaya Mass Media Club Party.

Towards the end of the evening partygoers assemble for a group photo and wish everyone a fond farewell.

Burapha Music and Performing Arts Festival 2007

Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Burapha University is hosting a song and dance extravaganza from January 22 until February 14 at the Cultural Hall, second floor, Burapha University, Bangsaen, Chonburi.
Burapha’s Music and Performing Arts Festival 2007 is an artistic creation that involves music and performances by university lecturers. The highly skilled performances are being organized by Ajarn Sanchai Uasin from Burapha University, who is also conducting many of the performances.
For more information, contact: Ajarn Sanchai Uasin at tel. 0-3874-5900 ext. 2513 or 089-9961-226

Performances Schedule
Date Performances Type of show
22 January2007 Opening Night Gala “I am A Demon”
Life Work Dance Company by Pichet Klanchuen
Contemporary Dance
23 January2007 “All Track”Track Company Music by Sinnapa Sansart Contemporary Music
26 January2007 “Krai Tong”MUPA by Noppadon Chanroenthong Thai Classical Dance(Male Theatre)
29 January2007 “Declare”MUPA conducted by Sanchai Uasin Modern Theatre
30 January2007 “The love of I Add”Conducted by by Pichet Klanchuen Modern Theatre
1 February 2007 “Blood in Thai soul”MUPA Conducted by Pattara Komkam Thai Classical Music
3 February 2007 Mouth8x8 Theatre Theatre
5 February 2007 “Jazz”The Trio Jazz Jazz Music
6 February 2007 My VoiceSingle performance by Chutima Kaewniem Vocal
7 February 2007 “Chorus”MUPA Composed by Santi Dechkamron Choral
8 February 2007 Piano RecitalMUPA Classical Music
12 February 2007 “Manohra”by the Western Arts Students, Srinakarinvirot University Modern Dance
14 February 2007

“Sound of Hollywood”MUPA music by Jakree Kijprasertdirected by Sanchai Uasin Hollywood Sound Track.Titanic, Phantom of the Opera,Harry Potter etc.

City hall turns up for Koh Larn New Year celebration

Pattaya Administrators and Pattaya Councilors led by Mayor Niran Wattanasartsathorn present a New Year’s speech blessing the Koh Larn people.

Narisa Nitikarn
Koh Larn’s traditional New Year party took place on January 7 in front of Wat Mai Samran, with Mayor Niran Wattanasartsathorn presenting a speech and a folk concert taking place featuring top country singer Tai-Orathai and the Marihuana band.

Sutam Phetchgate, director of the Pattaya City Office, Koh Larn Branch welcomes the Pattaya Administrators.
Because of the sea journey to the island, city hall officials rarely have the opportunity to visit Koh Larn as a group, but in addition to Mayor Niran there was a gathering of deputy mayors, the chief advisor to the mayor, and a member of Pattaya City councilors, all of whom were warmly welcomed by Sutam Phetchgate, director of the Pattaya City Office, Koh Larn Branch.
Nearly 1,000 island residents and tourists attended the party, which was considered a great success and further enhanced Koh Larn’s image as a tourism destination.

Top of the line country music singer Tai-Orathai sang a song for the Koh Larn people.

Tai-Orathai’s fans give her flowers to support her.

Nearly 1,000 Koh Larn people and tourists attended the party.