Saturday, 14th September, about thirty members of the CLBS team took part in one of the most genuine cultural experiences to be had in Chiang Mai: an excursion into muddy fields for some hands-on rice planting at Ginger Farm Chiang Mai!
They clambered out of the songtaews and into “Mor Hom” to transform themselves into real Thai farmers. The half-day activity began with learning about rice cultivation, harvesting, and cooking techniques before the group headed into the garden to pick butterfly pea flowers, used as a natural dye for blue rice. Whilst the rice was cooking on the stove, the team was taken to meet the farm’s most relaxed water buffalo named “Khao Neung” which means “sticky rice” in Northern Thai language. The day’s highlight activity was the planting of rice, ankle-deep in the mud of the rice paddies under the clear morning sky, enjoying the therapeutic effects of gentle labor in natural surroundings. The final activity of the day was to shoot down a mudslide into a cooling muddy pool, before devouring a healthy organic lunch which included the self-made blue rice. It was a “rice” day, full of fun and new experiences for all the CLBS staff.
CLBS is an international company in Chiang Mai that offers professional business support with an emphasis on secretarial services for European companies. They not only provide the opportunity to work at modern office facilities in the beautiful city of Chiang Mai, but they also value their employees as the biggest asset of the company. CLBS hires German, Swiss, English, Italian, French, Spanish, and Japanese native speakers, as well as Thai professionals, and they provide their employees with all the necessary assistance to obtain a visa and work permit. If you want to work within a fun, innovative and multicultural atmosphere, contact them through their website.
Chiang Mai Lanna Business Services Ltd. (CLBS Ltd.)
Chiang Mai Business Park. Chiang Mai.
Tel. 02-107 0668