Plunge Pool Party

There is no better place to beat the heat than at Le Méridien Chiang Mai’s Plunge Pool Party! Join us for the most talked about pool party in town with great beats by acclaimed DJ Groove and DJ Richie B, mixologist cocktails and incredible sunset by our infinity pool. Date:           Saturday 9 September 2017…

Re-Energising Spa

  We appreciate you trust in ‘The Spa’ to take care of your health, wellness, and beauty. As our way of saying thank you, The Spa would like to invite you to enjoy exclusive offers up to 50% off in our Spa Workshop, with the followings; 50% off for Spa membership 50% off for all…

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Thailand is typically thought of as tropical. For those of us who have lived here for some time, however, we know that a hat, scarf and coat are often needed during the winter season here in the north. Up in the mountains it gets much colder and people can die from the cold. You can…

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Olga Leskiw-Suzuki (Guest Judge) Olga has been involved with photography for many years having had her own wet dark room set up in Moose Factory, Ontario, Canada where she worked as a Public Health Nurse for the Department of Health and Welfare Canada.   She was also the co-editor and photographer for the local rag called…


Rules & Conditions: Information provided below on how to enter and related prizes form part of these Terms & Conditions. Participation in this competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.   Participation is open to all expats and Chiang Mai Expat Club members currently living in Chiang Mai. Entrants can submit a maximum…

Rotary disco #3

Dig out those old 70’s threads get your disco groove on with Chiang Mai International Rotary Club on Saturday, 23 September.   Do the hustle and do good – funds raised at the party go straight to support CMIRC’s children’s projects. We’ll have great raffle prizes, dinner, special prices for quality wine and a super fun…

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Guided Hike on Doi Sutep: Dr. Chris Carpenter, an environmental science professor, will discuss ecology on this “fairly relaxed” hike on Sept 18. The cost will be 500฿. Meeting time and place will be announced shortly. Religion in Thailand and Southeast Asia: Professor John Butt, trained at Harvard University’s Center for the Study of World…


Asia Justice Marathon – Join the Corporate/Team Relay Challenge – 20 Jan 2018 – Chiang Mai Thailand  

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The Consular Section of the Australian Embassy in Bangkok will be undertaking a consular outreach visit in Chiang Mai at: Le Méridien Chiang Mai 108 Chang Klan Road Tambol Chang Klan, Amphur Muang Chiang Mai 50100 Thailand T +66 (0)53 253 666 The outreach visits will take place in the ‘VIP Room’ between 9.00am to…

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Bridge Club of Chiang Mai

We play Duplicate Bridge at the Oak Tree Restaurant located on Canal Road, just north of the Phucome Intersection (Canal Road and Huay Kaew Road). Map link.

We play in the large, air-conditioned room which is behind the main building. The main restaurant opens at 5 p.m. and serves excellent Thai food. There will be staff available in the afternoon to serve drinks.

Monday 1:15pm Monday Pairs, beginners welcome.
Wednesday 1:15pm Summer or Winter Pairs Friday 1:15pm
Friday 1:15pm Pairs, a more relaxed game
Sunday 1:15pm Winter Pairs, high season only

Website here.

Chiang Mai Hiking Group

Hike Leaders offer their hikes on the Website.  This active group offers hikes, special treks and other events in and around Chiang Mai province.
Newcomers are welcome to this friendly group, especially hike leaders. There is usually a variety of hikes and walks coming up.

Michael ([email protected])

Chiang Mai Photographic Group (CMPG)

The CMPG meets every other Wednesday and all those with an interest in photography, be it film or digital are warmly invited. See the website for dates and locations of meetings. The CMPG aims to further all aspects of the picture taking abilities of its members through the sharing of skills and mutualsupport in an informal, inclusive and enjoyable atmosphere.

CMPG is run solely for the benefit of its members and a fee of 40bht per person is collected at each meeting to help defray expenses. Meetings last two hours after which we encourage you to stay for a while and chat with other members over a drink in the bar. We can’t cover everything in the formal bit and this is a good time to explore interests you share with other photographers.

Wyndham Hollis & Mike See ([email protected])

Chiang Mai in Stitches (Quilting and Textile Workshop)

We are open to persons who have an interest in or enjoy doing most anything with textiles, be it weaving, quilting, knitting, embroidery, etc. We come together to learn, receive help from each other, and always have a good social time. We meet every other week.

Karen Sengel ([email protected])

Chiang Mai Video Group

Small but perfectly formed including a BBC Cameraman. No formal meeting dates but getting together for projects as required.

Sid Perou ([email protected])

Chiang Mai Travel Club

This group meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm and meets at Food 4 Thought ( . There are always interesting presentations about people’s travel around the world.

Chairperson: Jennifer Davis. Inquiries: [email protected]

Computer Club

The goal of the group is to educate and help each other. The club members are from all levels of computer experience from novice to expert.

Day: Every Tuesday;
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm (13:00 – 14:30 h);
Place: River Market Restaurant at the end of Loi Kroh Road on Charoen Prathet Road. (link to a location map)

Bill Dahm ([email protected])

Dining Out Group

Dinner every other week at selected restaurants alternating between Asian and Western food.

Paul Schoenkopf ([email protected])

Expats Ladies Lunch Group

The Expats Ladies Lunch group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. The lunch on the first Thursday is at a different restaurant each month. Lunch on the third Thursday is at the Grandview Hotel for their splendid low-cost buffet. Susie Gerber ([email protected])

Hypnosis for Health

Hypnosis for HealthWhile many people have an interest in hypnosis, often their biggest hurdle is finding someone to practice with. In this group we help each other learn real-world skills in both conventional and conversational (covert) hypnosis. In other words, we get together to learn hypnosis and to practice it. We also share experiences on how to use self-hypnosis for such things as changing habits, increasing confidence, overcoming fears, self healing and reducing pain.

Contact: [email protected]

Landscape Gardening

Garden enthusiasts meet in people’s homes, parks and other interesting venues to learn about and discuss garden topics. After the meetings we usually share a meal because we also enjoy the social side of being in this group.

Since 2015 many members of the group have been involved as ‘Friends of the Chiang Mai Foreign Cemetery’ helping to beautify this international resting place.

Cathy Andrews ([email protected]) Facebook Page

Writers Aloud

Writers Aloud Chiang MaiFormerly “Performing Artists”, now meeting at Apt. # 1508 Nakornping Condo (off Huay Kaew , west – towards Doi Suthep – across from the Shell Gas Station) every Monday at 8 pm.

The purpose is to read 5 or 6 minutes of your own work (or dear favorites) to a group of your peers.

No fee. Only rules: practice your piece aloud before you come . . . and please bring your own refreshments.

Information: Arnold Lasky 083-209-1583 [email protected]

Reading Group

Our Chiang Mai Reading Group is a friendly, mixed group of couples and singles. We meet at a member’s home in the morning on the 2nd Thursday of each month for a lively discussion. Periodically we select books for discussion a few months in advance, accepting whatever genre members recommend and choosing democratically. We are always open to welcome new members.

Contact Janet Greenleaf by writing to  [email protected] for more information.

Writers Without Borders

This group is dedicated to everyone who has an interest in writing

Place: The Why Not? Restaurant, Nimmanhemin Rd, Soi 11 (in a private air-conditioned room)

Time: Every Thursday evening 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Fee: None

Contact: Lee Thomas ([email protected])

Scrabble Club

The Chiang Mai Scrabble Club now meets every Wednesday at 1:30 pm at Gecko Gardens Restaurant, near Pantip Plaza.
This is a fun, friendly, open minded group of people who get together for the love of the game. All levels are welcome. For further information please feel free to contact me at [email protected]

Here’s a link on how to get to Gecko Gardens.


Democrats Abroad

Democrats Abroad Chiang MaiDemocrats Abroad is the official Democratic Party arm for the millions of Americans living outside the United States. We strive to provide Americans abroad a Democratic voice in our government and elect Democratic candidates by mobilizing the overseas vote. Democrats Abroad has committees throughout Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

The Thailand Country Committee keeps Americans in Thailand informed of their rights and help them participate in the U.S. political process. In addition to assisting voter registration for Americans in Chiang Mai the group also holds debate watching parties and will participate I the Global Presidential Primary which enables the Democrats Abroad to be recognized as a “state” Party in its own right by the Democratic National Convention and send a representative to the Democratic National Convention to select the Democratic Presidential candidate.

[email protected]

EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique

Practice tapping, a self-administered, gentle but effective energy healing technique focusing on a topic that the group suggests or one provided by Michael, the facilitator. 6 pm every Tuesday at Wawee Coffee Nimmanhaemin, Soi 9.

For details please contact Michael Allman at [email protected]  

Exceptions to meeting times and further details on Facebook:



Bird Watchers Group

The Bird Watchers are meeting for the first time this coming Friday, September 26, 2014 at Wawee coffee shop, 200 metres along Soi 6, Nimman at 10:00 a.m.
All welcome! For more information please contact Adrian Martin: [email protected]


Chiang Mai LGBT Group

LBGT CHiang Mai The objectives of the LGBT group are to foster and develop friendships amongst LGBT people in and around the CM area, both expats and Thai; to hold regular, ad hoc meetings, whenever possible, and to organize a variety of social events at various times during the year.

Meetings of the new LGBT group will be held at various gay friendly venues within the central Chiang Mai area. Social events have so far this year included dining out nights, gentle hikes, pool parties, film nights, theatre and concert visits.

Additional ideas for future events are always welcome from the group’s members. There is no fee involved to join the group.

For more information and signing up, please contact David Cartwright at [email protected]


Chiang Mai Vegetarian Club

Chiang Mai Vegetarian ClubThe Chiang Mai Vegetarian Club is a place for vegetarians and vegetarian-friendly people to get together once or twice a month for meals and other events.  We aim for improved health AND increased deliciousness! 

Email Judith [email protected] for a current newsletter.

Positive Ageing

We are bombarded with information on how to change our behaviour to live better, more fruitful, more satisfying lives. This information is sometimes confusing and generates more questions than answers –what should we eat (eggs? fish?), drink (alcohol? coffee? tea?), do and how often? (exercise? sleep?). What is now clear is that we are not simply slaves of our genes but can, to an extent, control how we age. Therefore we have to make decisions about how we live and we can only make good decisions with good information.

This outside group is created to:

Share information about how to combat the effects of ageing by changing our behaviour. There is a great deal of research-based evidence that can help with this but it is of variable quality. It therefore needs careful consideration before we make changes.

Help change any behaviour and habits that are likely to limit the quality and length of our lives.

Assist members to determine how they may change their lifestyles and habits to use this knowledge.

Test out ideas and generate information as to the viability of making particular change and find better ways of making change generally.

Provide specialist input (e.g. yoga, tai chi, meditation and more) that is known to benefit the ageing process in ways specifically adapted to an older audience.

The style of the group is informal, interactive and humorous in order to encourage change. The group will be responsive to particular issues that members may want to pursue. You don’t have to be committed to any change, but check out what is known so that you can “audit” your present lifestyle.

Contact:  Mike Partner, email: [email protected].  I am sociologist/psychologist by training and have been involved in helping people change in various settings.
You don’t need to be a member of CEC to join us.  Come and learn, maybe change and enjoy yourself!

Chiang Mai Pickle Ball

pickle-ball-chiang-maiA bit like tennis but more fun. Chiang Mai Pickleball is a great way to exercise at any age. It’s a fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

Chiang Mai Pickleball meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8.30am (earlier in summer), just minutes from the city centre. See facebook page for full details and a quick video of where the courts are and how to get to there. John, the group co-ordinator supplies paddles, balls and equipment for everybody to use. Contact John: Phone 0829-829 396 or email [email protected]

Chiang Mai Lawn Bowls

The current lawn bowling green was opened with a lavish affair on September 6 2015. (See here for more photos courtesy of City Life Magazine. We are the first world class lawn bowling green in Northern Thailand. Situated at Tong Kai village, near the Chiang Mai night safari park the inks are constructed of Supergreen II imported from Tigerturf from New Zealand and installed by the SEARA Sporting Systems of Bangkok.

• Chiang Mai Lawn Bowls Club play regular matches on Tuesdays at 8 am and Thursdays at 4 pm (under lights). The price is 50 Baht per hour in daytime and 60 Baht per hour under lights.

• Bowls are available for free.

• Free tuition available for newcomers from our experienced bowlers.

• Relaxed dress code although flat sports shoes recommended.

• Tong Kai bowling green can be hired for private use when not used by the club.

• Give it a go and join in the fun, whether you’re young or old, fat or thin, professional or a novice, we guarantee you will enjoy the experience.

• We also have a bar and food available so you can relax after your game and meet new friends over a cool drink and your favorite dish.

For further information contact Don Bishop at 0877280465 to book the green or Malcolm Tetley at 0868203635 to join the club. Contact Don at 087 728 0465 or  website

Chiang Mai Cinema Club

This group will view, analyze and discuss intellectually stimulating films such as documentaries, art films, foreign films, independent films, and the occasional quirky Hollywood anomaly.

Place: Arts Center Chiang Mai University, 239 Nimmanhaemin. Free on-site parking available.
Time: Every Tuesday evening, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Fee: None
Contact: Brian Hull, [email protected]


Lannacapella Chiang MaiIf you like to sing for fun and improvement then the new acapella group is for you. They would love to welcome more singers into the newly formed group.

The Expats Singers meet every Wednesday at 3 pm in Deb Child’s Studio, Payap University, Kaew Nawarat Rd, right behind the Payap University Pharmacy. If interested in joining the singing group, contact Pam Manning at [email protected]

Chiang Mai Badminton Recreational Group

Join this group of badminton enthusiasts who get together on Tues & Fri at 2 pm to enjoy a social game at the Municipal Stadium in town. The hall offers 6 courts and there are usually between 10 to 16 people playing mostly doubles games. Players of all levels welcome. Cost is B50 per player.

Contact: June Unland

Chiang Mai Badminton Recreational Group

Health as a Hobby

This INFORMAL GROUP  is all about THINKING ….it’s all about  D.I.Y….it’s about the KISS principle….. it’s about keeping your eyes on the ball! Being passionate about your hobby is very different from being obsessed or paranoid!

AIM to be informed
AIM to be healthier
AIM to have fun while you’re doing it!

1. Body alkalinity is the basis for good health.  Agree/disagree?      Prof. Google has the answers!
2. Understanding how your digestive system works empowers you to make healthier choices should you choose to do so. Agree/Disagree?
3. Seek the Truth.  Agree/Disagree

Health as a Hobby participates in the FREE Health Classes at ABSOLUTE HEALTH Clinic

ADDRESS: Nimman…Soi 7.

The Free Health Classes are usually held on a Saurday morning each month (fitting in with Dr Wittawat’s schedule)…except December (no meeting)

Topic for each class will be advised at CEC monthly meeting or ….. email [email protected] for further information.
Time: 10.30am – noon

Topics are wide ranging….from learning how the body works….nutrition…active workshops etc. Focusing on managing your own health as much as possible and encouraging attendee participation is also a feature under development.

Because space is limited to seating for 15 people it is necessary to RSVP if you wish to attend. Do join us!

Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous Chiang MaiAre you obsessing about food? Your weight? Are You a Compulsive eater?

If you want to stop your compulsive eating, OA welcomes you to their weekly meeting every Monday at 4 pm at Nakorn Ping Condominium on Huey Kaew Rd, at the 12-Step room on the 1st Floor. Contact: 087-579-0755.

This group is affiliated with Overeaters Anonymous (OA) which offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating, using the Twelve Steps of OA. OA is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.

Chiang Mai Disc Golf

Disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, however, players use a flying disc, or Frisbee®. The sport shares with “ball golf” the object of completing each hole in the fewest strokes (or, in the case of disc golf, fewest throws). It is one of the fastest growing sports in the world.

We play Wednesday and Sunday afternoons at running/riding track, and other times can be arranged. See flyer for map.

Contact: Chaz Burton [email protected] or 093 171 4525