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Sponsors are responsible for the legality of the products, services and activities they provide. CEC assumes no responsibility for any activities of the sponsors, nor are the sponsors acting on behalf of CEC. CEC in no way warranties the services or products of the sponsors.



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Able Insurance

Able Insurance offers a variety of insurance policies including Health, Serious Injury and Life insurance for expats living in Thailand, whether it is Domestic or International coverage that is required. Chompoo is Thai and heads up a team of Thai and English speaking staff and has over 10 years experience and will find the right …

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Absolute Health Chiang Mai

Absolute Health

Absolute Health is a registered premium health facility established in 2004 with its headquarter located on Soi Ruamruedee, Phloen Chit Road, Bangkok. Recently, the newly established Chiang Mai branch on Nimmanhaemin Soi 7 has been fully operational since October 2012 under the supervision of Dr.Chatchai Sribandit and Dr.Supagee Srikade certified from the American Board of …

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  • 053-223-023
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Assist Thai Visa Services Chiang Mai Expats Club ChiangMaiExpatsClub

Assist Thai Visa

2 Locations to Assist you with Visa Enquiries 410/4-5 Chiang Mai Land Road, Chan Klan A.Muang Chiang Mai 50100 Tel: +66 5327 2293 Star Avenue 5 169-47 Moo 4 Sanpakwan Hangdong Tel: +66 5344 1669 Monday to Friday 8.30-5.30pm Website:

  • +66 5327 2293

Bangkok Bank

Foreign Currency Deposit Accounts Bringing a world of foreign currency banking to your fingertips. No matter where you are in the world, you can: • Check your balance • View transaction history for the last 2 months • Instruct funds transfers from your foreign currency deposit (FCD) account to your baht deposit account. Read more …

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    Bangkok Hospital Chiang Mai

    Bangkok Hospital Chiang Mai

    Bangkok Hospital Chiang Mai is the first private tertiary care hospital from the Bangkok Hospital Network in Northern Thailand. Located on the Chiang Mai-Lampang (Superhighway) Road, our 180-bed medical facility will be a major healthcare center providing comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and ancillary services from a multidisciplinary team of physicians.

    • +66 5208 9888
    Chiang Mai Removals

    Chiang Mai Removals

    We can provide you with a professional removal and storage service. We can also provide international shipping if you plan to move abroad (or back home). Our core business is a packing and shipping company. Our staff is fully trained in packing and transportation and we provide a full one-stop service for all your home …

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    • 083 7834440
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    ChivaCare is a medical and physical therapy clinic. We provide treatments for body pain and headache, intensive stroke rehabilitation, therapy for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and preventive care like body and lifestyle adjustment and medical massage. Phone: 096-980-0126 Website: Facebook: Location: 8 Soi 11 Sirimangkalajarn Road T Suthep, A Muang, Chiang Mai 50200 Google Maps: …

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    • 096-980-0126
    • 8 Soi 11 Sirimangkalajarn Road, T Suthep, A Muang, TH
    CNX Insure


    CNX INSURE is a foreign run insurance brokerage for expats living in Thailand.  We offer no age limit health policies, Home insurance cover on all risk basis and a guarantee to beat your car insurance premium. Why wait? Get a quote today! Website: Facebook: Call: 087-0520 389

    • +66 870 520 389
    Eagle Planet Tour Chiang Mai Expats Club ChiangMaiExpatsClub

    Eagle Planet Tour

    Eagle Planet Tour (License No.21/00858) is Thai owned travel company with over 10 years’ experience in organizing high quality tours and travel. Our head office is in Chiang Mai. Our organization offers a one stop service for all travelers, including outbound, inbound, domestic, ticketing, visas, group tours, events, hotel and car rental. We also offer …

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      Expat Auto expatauto Chiang Mai Expats Club ChiangMaiExpatsClub

      Expat Auto Chiang Mai

      Expat Auto was founded in 2009 by two guys with a passion to help the community in Chiang Mai to navigate through the car buying and ownership process. We aim to make it easy and bring you peace of mind!  We all know that many used car dealers around the world have given the car …

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        Girasole Ristorante Italiano Italian Restaurant Chiang Mai Expats Club ChiangMaiExpatsClub

        Girasole Ristorante Italiano

        GIRASOLE Restaurant is a family restaurant in downtown Chiang Mai serving delightful Italian & Western food.  The menu covers a wide array of pizzas, pastas, fish, steaks, salads, and an attractive list of homemade desserts. Alternatives such as ‘vegetarian’, ‘low-glycemic’ or ‘gluten-free’ are also available. Major ingredients are homemade or from Italy or from sustainable …

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          Lanna Lawyers

          Lanna Lawyers

          Lanna Lawyers is a professional general practice law firm in Chiang Mai, Thailand that provides dedicated and focused legal advice and services. Our practice includes a number of specializations including Family, Business/Corporate, Property/Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Civil, Contract and Criminal Law. It also provides other professional services including immigration, notary services, translations and accounting. …

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          • 084 904 7797
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          Le Méridien

          Le Méridien Chiang Mai presents an intriguing blend of Le Méridien’s European heritage and local Lanna style to deliver a uniquely contemporary experience, offering a new perspective in accommodation in the heart of Thailand’s northern capital. A multi-sensory adventure awaits at The Spa with its healing massages, body spas, and holistic therapies. A state-of-the-art gym …

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          • +66 5325 3666
          LongStayHub Chiang Mai Expats Club ChiangMaiExpatsClub

          Long Stay Hub

          Long Stay Hub are Real Estate, Relocation and Investment Specialists with more than 20 years experience helping foreigners relocate and settle in Chiang Mai. We have acquired knowledge and skills over many years in Chiang Mai that allow us to assist those looking for a trustworthy partner in Thailand.   “It is easy to find someone …

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            OS Thai Visa

            O.S Thai Visa


            Express Service for Expats – O.S Thai Visa will complete all the required paperwork and accompany you on your trip to Thai Immigration to ensure the process is completed properly, and without additional costs or confusion. • Business Visas • Education Visas • Marriage Visas • Retirement Visas

            • +66 5322 3778
            Perfect Homes in Chiang Mai

            Perfect Homes


            Perfect Homes Chiang Mai has grown into the agent of choice in Chiang Mai, with our extensive industry experience, local knowledge and focus on customer service. We aim to offer you a personalised service whether you are a landlord, tenant, property investor, vendor or buyer.

            • 053-352 532
            • 609/105 Rimping Plaza, Chareonrat Road, Fa Ham, TH

            Siam Move Management Services


            Siam Move Management Services serves expats moving to and from Thailand. Based in Chiang Mai, they maintain extensive contacts throughout the world. Owner Alan Dick, an expat himself, has operated international moving companies around the world including in Germany, Australia and Singapore.

            • +66 931 346 321
            Star Visa Service Chiang Mai Expats Club ChiangMaiExpatsClub

            Star Visa Service

            Star Visa provides a full range of visa services and has a specialty in Thailand Elite Visas for those of you who want the security of a multi-year visa with few restrictions. Please feel free to contact us.   Contact Ning at: 094 693 5692  or 094-263-5916 Line: @elitevisa   or   p_starvisas   …

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              Stay in Chiang Mai

              Stay in Chiang Mai


              Renting one of our holiday rentals in Chiang Mai is the perfect hotel alternative if you want space, privacy, flexibility and value for money. You’ll save on high hotel bills, have the freedom to holiday at your own pace and be able to experience life like a local in Chiang Mai. We have holiday rentals …

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              • 089-851 5741
              • , TH
              Thai as a Second Language (TSL Chiang Mai

              Thai as a Second Language (TSL Chiang Mai)


              Established in February 2016, TSL-Chiang Mai is a Thai Language education center for working professionals and serious students. We offer a broad range of classes priced competitively. We provide a professional academic setting that is suitable for group classes and private tutoring. Website address: Facebook link:

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              Oriental Health Club Chiang Mai Expats Club ChiangMaiExpatsClub

              The Oriental Health Club

              OHC Clinic by The Oriental Health Club, located behind Chiang Mai Grandview Hotel opposite MAYA Shopping Mall, offers ​ natural and chemical-free therapies for chronic disease treatment, beauty care and holistic wellness. Our practitioners are licensed Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors specializing in therapeutic and cosmetic acupuncture, cupping, guasha, traditional massage and herbal remedies​ , which …

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                Vivo bene village chiang mai

                Vivobene Village


                Peace, relaxation and recreation in a perfect environment Vivobene Village is only 18 km from Chiang Mai and is surrounded by paths and rice fields. Our guests are also nature lovers looking for relaxation in a beautiful and quiet environment. Thanks to our medically qualified staff, recreation can be combined with professional care. You can …

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                • +66 53 496 000
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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.

                David (

                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 (

                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 (

                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 (

                Chiang Mai Travel Club

                For interesting presentations about people’s travels around the world! 
We are currently “On Vacation” for the 2019 summer, but will return to monthly meetings in September 2019. We meet on the second Monday of each month (recently changed from the second Tuesday) at Food 4 Thought ( Presentations begin at 7:00 pm, and we encourage members to come early for a delicious dinner and good conversations with fellow travelophiles. 
Like to join our mailing list for updates? Just email us using the address below and we’ll add you to the list.

                Coordinator: Jennifer Davis. Inquiries:

                Facebook page:

                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 (

                Horseshoes with John

                A new Horseshoe court has been built for playing Horseshoes with John.  For More Information, please contact John at 0958650624

                Disc Golf with Chaz

                Disc Golf with Chaz

                A great new opportunity for playing disc golf with Chaz is happening weekly.

                Location Huay Tung Tao.


                Disc golf (often referred to as frisbee golf) is a flying disc game, as well as a precision and accuracy sport, in which individual players throw a disc at or into a target.  The object of the game is to complete a course (like golf, usually 18 holes) in the fewest number of throws.  It is one of the fastest sports in the world and is played in over 50 countries.

                Contact: Chaz Burton   or 095 786 2677

                Location: Running/Riding track in front of Huay Tung Tao Park

                Times: Tue, Thus and Sun 4:30pm (apx)  or, contact and suggest a time


                For More Information, please contact Chaz at 095 786 2677

                Expats Ladies Lunch Group

                The Expats Ladies Lunch group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Everyone is welcome. We try and pick a new place every time. Please email Susie Gerber (

                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.


                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 ( 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

                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 for more information.

                Writers Without Borders

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

                Place: Khun Mor Restaurant, Nimmanhaemin, Soi 17

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

                Fee: None

                Contact: Lee Thomas (

                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

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


                Democrats Abroad

                dems-thailandDemocrats 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.



                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  

                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:


                Chiang Mai Gay Men's Group

                The Chiang Mai Gay Men’s Group is a social organization of gay men and their friends. The objective of the Group is to foster and develop friendships within the gay community in Chiang Mai, both expats and Thai. We meet regularly every Saturday morning at 11:00 AM in the large open dining area adjacent to Vanilla Coffee Shop on the lower level of KadSuanKaew Shopping Center. Newcomers are invited to come to these Saturday get-togethers for a one-time visit, or regularly, and to have their names added to the membership roster of the Group.  In addition to the regular Saturday meetings, we strive to organize a variety of social events at various times throughout the year; such events will be announced to members of the Group.

                Organizer: Robert at

                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 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:  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

                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,


                Lannacapella Chiang MaiLannacapella is back with a new director, Clare Lyons. If you enjoy singing then this group is for you. The group meets every Wednesday at 1:30 – 3 pm at All Saints Church.


                If you are interested in joining the singing group, contact Clare Lyons at

                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

                Each person’s health journey is an individually unique one. Our brain is the computer that controls our body.

                If our computer (brain) is properly programmed it will serve us well IF we provide all the necessary elements needed to nourish the WHOLE body.

                These include –

                Taking responsibility for your own health has many rewards…..BUT….it requires courage…effort….stickability….AND time!

                SO….is this you?

                If you would like to join the Health as a Hobby Network and would enjoy sharing information to aid anyone and everyone who is seriously focused on their own good health then please feel free to contact Heather Crofskey 



                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 or 093 171 4525


                Writers and Readers

                You are invited to the Writer’s Club to hear authors reading from their writings. Come celebrate the spoken word. We meet on Wednesdays, 1:00pm at the Writer’s Club & Wine Bar on Rachadamnoen Rd. Come listen or participate with live authors!

                Contact: Steve Mellow

                Chiang Mai Scrabble Group

                chiangmaiexpatsclub Chiang mai Expats Club Scrabble ClubThe Chiang Mai Scrabble Group meets Sundays and Wednesday at 1:00 PM. On Sundays we’re at TOPS Supermarket Chotana and on Wednesdays we play every week at varying venues. We welcome players of all skill levels.  For Wednesday venues or to get on our mailing list contact Frank at .

                Friends of Bill


                Informal Northern Thai Group

                The Informal Northern Thai Group (INTG) is delighted to share our information with the Expats Club. Our website is: or

                Contact is Rebecca Weldon Convenor, Informal Northern Thai Group

                Magic Theater Poetry Reading

                The contacts are Matthew J Wells and Connie Mudore. The email is magictheatrechiangmai@gmail.comMagic Theatre does not have a website but does have a facebook page., Magic Theatre Poetry

                Not Chiang Mai Hiking Group