Bangkok May 22nd 2013
THE BARAI Sideshow Kuts Tunnel Opening V64’s New Artworks
Red Sky Dining
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Wild Wild Girl @ Koi Art Gallery. By Tanasan Kanakasem. Until May 31st. Wine and Wine Platter Promotion @ Flava, Dream Hotel. Until May 31st. Metamorphose @ Speedy Grandma. By six Thai artists. Until May 31st. Mulan @ Chulalongkorn University. Performing 24th 26th. Local Mussel Promotion @ The Terrace@72. Throughout May. Artists and Status @ V64 Art Gallery. Exhibition by 11 artists. 18th 31st. Woman. Touch @ V64 Art Gallery. Photography Exhibition. 18th 31st. The Best of Japanese Beef @ Taihei, Banyan Tree. Throughout May. Four Regions Thai Set Menu @ Babble and Rum. Until June 7th. Night Shift @ The Rooftop Gallery. May 10th 2013 June 10th. You Dee Me Suk @ Bangkok University Gallery. May 6th June 6th. Buddhadasa Bhiku Exhibition @ Kathmandu Photo Gallery. Until June 30th. Beat the Summer Heat @ Dream Hotel. Cool off with an icecold glass of your favourite refreshing drink and a dip in the Dream Pool. Until June 30th. Summer Cuisine @ Hong Teh Chinese Restaurant. Hong Kong Chef Lau Chi Kwong has created a special Chinese summer menu. Throughout May. Hip Herbs @ Studio Bar. Talented mixologists shake, blend and stir up a Thai herb sensation throughout May. Chen Man Exhibition @ Met Bar. April 25th to May 31st. Chen Man is Chinas leading fashion photographer. Exhibition Gerrit Engel: Berlin @ ASACenter, Siam Discovery. Phantom of the Opera @ Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre. May 7 to June 9. White Asparagus Promotion @ La Tavola & Wine Bar. May 8th 31st. East Meets West @ Luna Sky Garden Cafe. May 1st July 31st. Hardware Artware @ ATTA Gallery. Jewellery exhibition by five female artists from three northern European countries. May 2nd June 2nd. Hokkaido Food Festival @ Two Forty Eight Café & Bar. May 1st June 30th. Time Remapping @ 100 Tonson Gallery. April 25th June 16th. Thai Tapas Promotion @ Beer & Bites, Ambassador. Until May 31st. Pharmacide Arts @ BACC. Pictures, sculptures and videos. Until May 26th. Make Life Sweeter with Summer Ice Creams @ Four Seasons until May 31st. Cynthia Utterbach @ Bamboo Bar, Mandarin Oriental. Until June 30th. Page 2 www.bangkokscene.com
Wednesday May 22nd Old Skool @ Levels. Promises great music, live acts and a good vibe. Two Million Thanks @ Cosmic Cafe. The Canning Spring Summer. Come Short Party @ Demo. Featuring the Dirty Dash DJs. Sound Shade 7 Wednesdays @ Le Bar, Sofitel Sukhumvit. Nudism @ Grease. A weekly dose of stripped down grooves. Run BKK + Models Can Dance @ Bed Supperclub. Every Wednesday. Ladies Night @ Axis and Spin, Continent Hotel. Wednesdays. Vinyl Pharmacy @ Apoteka Lux. Old Skool hiphop Wednesdays. Girl Gangs @ Narz. Ladies get five free drinks before midnight! Spank Me Wednesdays @ Cafe Democ. The Silom nightspot introduces a regular naughty new theme night. Every Wednesday. Burlesque Wednesdays @ Levels. Capture the spirit of Burlesque with live performances from some of Bangkok's best dancers. Sexy outfits and scantilyclad young ladies. Super Foxes Ladies Night @ Bash. Belted, buckled and booted! Glitch Wednesday @ Glow. With DJ Oum and Guests. Minimal / House / Techno / Electro Above Eleven Ladies Night @ Above Eleven. Salsa music and 50% discount for ladies drinks. Wednesday Acoustic Jam Session @ Beer Vault. Featuring Vvienna and Band. Every Wednesday from 8pm High Heels and Lipstick Night @ Platinum Lounge, Novotel Bangkok Platinum Hotel. Every Wednesday. Buy 1 get 1 free drink plus 10 baht discount will be provided per inch of heel! Magic Mike Ladies Night @ Q Bar. Every Wednesday. Ladies free entry all night plus two free drinks. Barrio Latino @ Nest Rooftop. Every Wednesday. Latino inspired music and cocktails. Lobby Party @ Sofitel So. Every Wednesday the only lobby party in town, with two for one drinks and the latest sounds from guest DJs. Thai Teriffic @ Koi. All Thai DJs every Wednesday.
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Photos by Paul Hutton
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TUNNEL VISION Sukhumvits latest hotspot
Tunnel Bar and Eatery opened its doors on Friday May 17th with an exclusive party for socialites and trend setters, before members of the public were given a taste of the action with some of Bangkoks top Djs providing the sounds from the nightspots play lists. The aptly named venue aims to provide a different entertainment experience from its Sukhumvit 12 home.
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Latest Offers/Happy Hours/Happenings
Conrad Bangkok Welcomes Back Tabitha King Tabitha with Kevin Bacon One of Bangkoks favourite jazz singers has taken up residence at the Diplomat Bar at Conrad Bangkok once more. Tabitha King is making her fourth visit to the bar, and her fifth visit to Bangkok in total. The North Carolina native now calls Atlanta home, but spends most of the year on the road. Tabitha has just finished stints in Russia and Vietnam, spends most of her touring time in Asia, and names Thailand as her favourite destination. The singing star has been rubbing shoulders with other celebrities recently. During her visit to the Diplomat Bar two years ago she was surprised to see movie and TV star Kevin Bacon relaxing over a cocktail. She was even more surprised when the actor joined her on stage for a rendition of Midnight Train to Georgia. And while in Hanoi earlier this month she was watched by Joan Baez, who was in town visiting the bunker that served as the set of one of her earliest music videos. Tabitha performs four sets nightly, except Sundays, from 8pm at the Diplomat Bar until August 15th. Words and photos by Paul Hutton
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Thursday May 23rd Potato: Koddd Munzzzzz Party @ Fallabella and Monkey Bar. Colour Wars Party @ Sonic. DJs Yukie, April, Golf etc. Deftones Live in Bangkok @ Centerpoint Studio. Co2 Party Again @ Itchy, Samutprakarn. DJs April, Gift etc. Tomoki Tamura: Two Years of Love @ Glow. London based Dj/Producer/Label head of Holic Trax Tomoki Tamura. Pascal Jolivet Wine Dinner @ The Reflexions. With love from the Loire Valley. Ambar Ladies Night @ Four Points by Sheraton. Prosecco deals! Sukosol Ladies Night @ Sapphire Bar. Spanishstyle ladies night fiesta. F Party @ Love F Bar. Exclusive models night with free shisha. Latitude Lounge Ladies Night @ Banyan Tree. Every Thursday until June 30th. Future Funk @ Grease. Every Thursday some seriously funky tunes. Model Night @ Velvet Nightclub. Every Thursday. Funk Soul Brother Thursdays @ Playground Bubbles and Mixology. Thursday Live! Nest Rooftop presents Johnny O and Tapanee Manaves. Vibetown @ Route 66. Every Thursday mayhem, sexy people, unlimited drinks and offthewall jammin beats & four DJs. Too Sexy Thursday @ Levels. Every Thursday Three Free Drinks for Ladies before Midnight. UB Rising @ Q Bar/Bash. Each and every Thursday night the UB Radio crew will be showcasing their stable of cutting edge DJs. CM2 Ladies Night @ Novotel Bangkok On Siam Square. Now every Monday and Thursday. Pintsman Privileges @ The Pintsman. Ladies Night Every Thursday. Tokyo Lights @ Koi Fashion Lounge. Every Thursday electro, deep and tech house. Massive Thursday @ Narz. Get 5 Free Drinks Before Midnight. DJ Nut, MC Coga, DJ Don and DJ Champ. Ladies free entry. Rewind to the 80's @ Dickinsons Culture Cafe. Every Thursday.
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Red Sky High Chef Mikko’s New Daily Menu Dining out in Bangkok remains an ever changing experience, with a plethora of new outlets opening weekly so it seems. The city is also now host to a vast selection of rooftop venues. But one of the originals still remains one of the best, with the views from the 55th floor of Red Sky being hard to beat. And there is another reason to visit Red Sky these days, with chef Mikko Kataja implementing a new menu of daily specials. Chef Mikko hails from Finland and is a recent arrival at Red Sky, joining via way of London, where he served in some of the citys finest dining establishments, becoming a master in the art of French haute cuisine.
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Chef Mikko (pictured below), has created a range of dishes that are easy on the eye, but are, more importantly appealing to the tastebuds. It was important that the tastes stand out as the most memorable experience of dining at Red Sky, he remarked due to the nature of the restaurant and its romantic low level llighting. Presentation still matters of course, but the views and the tastes are what we want people to remember.
The new daily menu: Monday, White stew of Kurobuta pork cheeks with morels. Tuesday, Veal shank braised in white wine, tomatoes and herbs. Wednesday, Charcoal grilled Wagyu ribeye 26oz. Thursday, Panroast skirt steak with shallot red wine sauce. Friday, Whole fresh Atlantic lemon sole panfried in Echire butter and flat parsley. Saturday, Bouchot mussels with white wine, garlic, thyme and parsley. Sunday, French Charolais beef tenderloin baked in puff pastry, slice of foie gras, red wine sauce. Available for dinner only from 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm.
Words and photos by Paul Hutton
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Friday May 24th
Wild Nothing Party @ Rehab. Listen to their new EP "Empty Estate". Chic Mystique: Myth Models Night @ Myth of Mahanaga. Models withcomposite card get a free meal and drinks every Friday. DJ Master DEE @ Velvet. A night of hip hop. La Fete 2013: Les Mamelles de Tirésias @ Thailand Cultural Centre. Glamourpuss @ Q Bar. The new Friday night theme with Mikey Mike. Playfest 2013. Spring Awakening @ Blackbox Theatre. 24th 26th. Bastard Pop @ Bed Supperclub. Every Friday. Featuring DJ Knaz. Chef Kinki Goes Urban @ Kinki Rooftop. Every Friday. Friday Flight Night @ The Club Khaosan. House, Electro, Big Room, Funky and a two hour happy hour promotion. Every Friday. Manga @ Koi Fashion Lounge. Every Friday featuring DJ Birz and DJ Andre. Funky Fridays @ Leapfrog Rooftop Bar, Ramada Encore. Every Friday DJ Mello. Mon Cheri Models Night Special @ Narz. Every Friday. Hip Hop / RnB. Ladies Night @ MyBar, Dusit Thani Hotel. Roctopussy @ Bash. DJ Octo is Roctopussy every Friday. Speakeasy Funky Friday @ Hotel Muse. Every Friday. Thank God It's Friday! @ The Reflexions. Every Friday. Page 15 www.bangkokscene.com
V64 Artists and Status Art Exhibition by 11 artists will run until the end of May
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Woman.Touch Olga Volodina, left, also launched her photography exhibition on the same evening. Her exhibition is titled Woman.Touch and also runs until the end of May.
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S I D E S H O W
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Soundshade #7 DJ Lom Soundstylist was the musical host for the evening as Le Bars new nightly DJ fest kicked off at the Sofitel Sukhumvit last Friday night. Page 20 www.bangkokscene.com
Photos by Paul Hutton
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A Decade of Excellence Conrads Celebration Year
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2013 marks a special Year for Conrad Bangkok, with the hotel celebrating 10 years of trade. Opening page: Receptionists Tang Xi (left) and Surassada (Kwang) Makasup on the hotels iconic grand staircase that has featured in many fashion photo shoots. Left: the hotel swimming pool transcends into a shimmering oasis in the heart of the city as dusk descends. Below: Poolglin Yu Yupayong pours Traditional tea in the KiSara Japanese Restaurant.
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Anicha Ae Klamcharoen serves afternoon tea in the Diplomat Bar
Chalinee Emmy Sawangsagdi in the Seasons Spa
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Saisararn Yim Sirirannarong in the Executive Lounge on the 29th flooor
Located within stylish All Seasons Place in the heart of Bangkok, the Conrad Bangkok is close to the citys major commercial centres and Lumpini Park, while the BTS (Ploenchit station), Bangkok's efficient overhead mass transit system, is within easy reach. The Conrad Bangkok fuses luxury and technology, artistry and expertise, and presents guests with cuttingedge design, cuisine and service. Each luxurious guestroom and suite is furnished with beautiful silk and natural wood, giving guests a sense of contemporary Thailand. Each guestroom is open and spacious with inroom technology such as 50 Mbps highspeed broadband internet access, data ports and voicemail. Pimchanok Amy Duangpanya serves smoked salmon from the seafood selection in Cafe@2
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Personal trainer Nirun Tui Srimanta in Bodyworx
The hotels four restaurants and two bars offer a choice of dining, drinking and nightclubbing, from Café@2s international buffet, Lius Chinese cuisine with a contemporary twist, KiSaras authentic Japanese menu, to the Diplomat Bars assortment of afternoon teas and cocktails. The combination of 22 spacious meeting rooms and a grand ballroom that can host up to 1,200 delegates makes the Conrad Bangkok one of the citys most versatile and spacious meeting, conference and banqueting spaces. Each meeting room blends the opulence of Venetianglass chandeliers with hitech fibre optics and highspeed wireless internet access. The hotels seventh floor and adjoining rooftop garden is dedicated to fitness and relaxation with an outdoor pool, two floodlit tennis courts and a jogging track. The Seasons Spa boasts 12 luxuriously appointed treatment rooms, while Bodyworx offers a fully equipped gym and aerobics room. Ms. Zhang Jin Jie, founder of Green T. House, Beijings hottest restaurant, designed Conrads popular Chinese Restaurant Liu, while well known Thai designer Pichitra Boonyarattaphan was hired to design the stylish staff uniforms. Guests have 24 hour access to the gym, while a shuttle bus service provides transport to the nearby Skytrain station from 7am until 9pm daily. The business centre also offers 24 hour serive, with fully equipped private office space, high speed broadband internet access, mobile phone rental and a full selection of office equipment. The hotel also owns a BMW chauffeur driven limousine and a fleet of scooters. Page 27 www.bangkokscene.com
Phisit Bank Kumpong is the well known face behind the counter in the Diplomat Bar, mixing his trademark creations. He recently came second in the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition 2013. Guests can enjoy Diplomats Happy Hour promotion which runs daily, a 50% discount off selected cocktails, wine by the glass, house pour spirits and beers from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free flow house wine (THB 770 NET) and free flow local beer (THB 650 NET) are available from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Waitress Khanitha Koi Bundit in Liu, the Chinese Restaurant at Conrad Bangkok. The concept of the restaurant is: a single character, a sweep of meaning. New thinking. New feeling. Contemporary takes on classics of Chinese cuisine. The art of tea brought back to the future. Culinary revolutionary Zhang Jin R, creator of Beijing's amazing Green T. House, brings her vision of the New China to Bangkok. Page 28 www.bangkokscene.com
Saturday May 25th Isan Dancehall @ Cosmic Cafe. From Kingston to Ubon, Accra to Khon Kaen. Twogether Pod & The Orchestra by Majung @ Thailand Cultural Centre. Jae Danupon Kaewkarn Classical Concert @ Bitec, Bangna. Get Wet Go Wild @ Ambar. Afternoon pool party. So Pool Party @ The Water Club, Sofitel So. More afternoon high jinks. La Fete 2013: Yo Gee Ti @ Aksra Theatre King Power. HISO Full Moon Party @ Sofitel So. Dance in the moonlight! Punkadelic Volume 4 @ The OverStay. Sangsom Massacre, Wasabi Bytes etc. Girls Party @ Velvet. Featuring DJ Naanza and MC Jyll Peace. Our House @ Grease. From Deep to Soulful to Funky to Tech House. Funk You @ Glow. Free shots and drink promos with top DJs. Music For Society @ MBK. An afternoon/evening of fund raising mini concerts. Filthy Saturdays by Filthy Solid @ Cafe Democ. Saturday Bass Culture. Model Night @ Love F Bar. Every Saturday. Groups of five get a free shisha. Tonight Saturday @ Dickinsons Culture Cafe. Every Saturday. Workout Saturday @ The Club Khaosan.
Sunday May 26th Sunday Buffet Brunch. Brunches galore in our weekly round up: Events Weekly Paradox Concert @ Impact Arena. The band will play hits from their long career. Vivid @ Velvet. Models get five free drinks every Sunday. Purple Love @ Love F Bar. Every Sunday from 7pm to 2am. Remedy @ Apoteka Lux. Your weekly dose of Sunday bass, beats, eats and treats. Sucka Free Sundays @ Q Bar. A regular Sunday institution. After Party @ Bash. Party hard at Sucka Free Sunday at Q Bar, then come to the late late after party! Dubstep Sundays @ Cafe Democ. Every Sunday an event that's played a huge part in the development of dubstep since day dot. Soundset Sundays @ Levels. Every Sunday on the terrace. Atarichi Sunday @ Utage. Prepared table side, including Wagyu Beef, Alaskan King Crab, Oysters, Amaebi Sweet Shrimps, Lobster, Hokkigai Clams and more. Madness Night DJ Battle Zuper L vs. Skinny Mark @ Safe House. Sundays. Page 29 www.bangkokscene.com
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THE BARAI THE BARAI opened in early 2007, featuring 18 exotic treatment rooms and eight exclusive residential spa suites. The opulent spa is located on more than 4.5 acres (18,500 square metres) of serene beachfront land adjacent to Hyatt Regency Hua Hin. Vansamorn Wannamethee, Director of Chai Talay Hotel Co.,Ltd. said, THE BARAI, where the art of the architecture is your guide, is a unique spa set against Hua Hins natural landscape of lush tropical foliage with panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand. It is a perfect backdrop for individuals who seek a total sanctuary for the mind, body and soul. Since 1999, spas in Thailand have managed to consistently secure a place in the world's top spa lists and we are confident that THE BARAI will help promote Hua Hin to the international market as a true wellness destination, and Thailand as the spa capital of Asia. Page 31 www.bangkokscene.com
Hua Hins Ultimate Spa Experience
Photos courtesy of THE BARAI Photos courtesy of THE BARAI
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Inspired and designed by the renowned Thai architect, Lek Bunnag, THE BARAI, reflects his lifelong study of Thailands historic, cultural and artistic heritage. THE BARAI is named after barays, large manmade reservoirs created by the ancient Khmers to channel irrigated water for use in their daily lives. Barays were believed to have been lifearteries of the empire, a source of serenity, healing, spirituality and peace for the people. THE BARAI at Hyatt Regency Hua Hin echoes the roles of the ancient baray in its structural magnificence, visual harmony and dedication to wellness. Lek Bunnags interpretation of culture and history, eternal yet constantly evolving, is symbolised by THE BARAI; solid architecture to stand the test of time offering an oasis of wellness, contrasting with the impermanence of water, flowing serenely through THE BARAI.
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Monday May 27th White Asparagus Promotion @ Madison, Four Seasons. From May 27th to June 9th for lunch and dinner. Salsa Bachata @ Leapfrog, Ramada Encore. Every Monday. Caliente! Caliente! With DJ Pepe. Free nachos, performances. CM2 Ladies Night @ Novotel Siam Square. Now every Monday and Thursday. The party that pampers ladies. Mojito Mondays @ Nest Rooftop. Buy One Get One Free! Choose from a delicious selection: Classic Mojito, Peach and Ginger Mojito, Hazelnut Mojito etc. Boom Box Mondays @ Q Bar. Hailing from the land of the rising sun DJ ToRu eases you into the week with some classic hip hop, both old and new! Free entry all night. DJ Queen P @ Playground every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Tuesday May 28th The Best of the Fun 4 @ Narz. Pheromones, DJs Boom, Golf and Tee Freeman etc. Vegas Night @ Sonic. Beer Buffet and booze all night! Presented by The Snob. DJs: Roxy June, Helen and Dee. Velvet Ladies Night @ Velvet Nightclub. Every Tuesday. DJ Queen P Rules @ Axis and Spin. Every Tuesday. Explicit Tuesdays @ Levels. Chill Out, Jazz, Deep House, House, Tech House with DJ Smiley, DJ Neil Thorpe, DJ Brandon Neville. Free entry. Italian Tuesdays @ Patummat International Buffet Restaurant, The Sukosol. Buffet dinner smorgasbord with an Italian theme. What The Fox! @ Leapfrog, Ramada Encore. Ladies Night with free flow red wine, mojitos and martinis B99 per glass net. Tha Beatlounge @ Q Bar. With DJ Jedie: 5X National DJ Champion, DJ Jedie is the real deal when it comes to Hip Hop in Thailand. Flix Bkk Models Night @ Flix. Every Tuesday Flix welcomes all Bangkok models for a night of partying. Page 36 www.bangkokscene.com
Movie of the Week
Charles and Keith Fashion Show in Bangkok. Movie by Paul Hutton, Bangkok Scene
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