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Bangkok July 16th 2014

Campari Morning Glory Resort French Masquerade Ball Miss Russia in Thailand

Jaguar’s

Playmate of the Year

Your Fortnightly What’s On Guide to Bangkok


Highlights

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COVER: Campari Launch. Photo by Paul Hutton. ---------------------------------------------Page 4 New Jaguar Launch.

Page 16 French Tuesdays Masquerade Party.

Page 20 St. Regis Afternoon Tea Fashion.

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Celebrity Elephant Painting.

Page 36 Miss Russia in Thailand.

Page 40 Campari New Look Launch at Woobar.

Page 42 Beach Bikini Night at Perfume Fragrance.

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Daily Events Seafood Friday Specials @ ISO Restaurant Friday euphoria gets an added boost at Swissôtel Nai Lert Park with a sumptuous seafood dinner spread throughout this July. The freshest and finest local and imported seafood forms the backbone of the evening buffet in every imaginable permutation, from sashimi to BBQ, steamed, laid on ice to special recipes from East and West. Among the prime specimens inviting indulgence are plump French oysters, scallops, King crab, green-lip mussels, tiger prawns, and whole salt-baked sea bass. There are also lots of exquisite meat and vegetarian dishes. Served from 18:00-22:00 hrs., the decadent seafood dinner buffet is priced at THB 999++ (adults) THB 499++ (children between the age of 6-12 years), per person (food only) or THB 1,999++ (adults) with free flow Prosecco. Children under the age of six dine for free. Throughout July.

Thai Bento Box Promotion @ Royal Orchid Sheraton Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers invites you to experience a great delight - a delectable Thai set menu created in a Bento box at THB 450++ inclusive of a glass of draught beer or soft drink at the Lobby Lounge on the ground floor from 11.00 – 17.00 hrs. Throughout July and August.

Midsummer Day of the Ox @ Yamazato Legend states that eating eels provides the strength required to survive the hot summer weather in Japan. The award-winning Japanese signature restaurant Yamazato, located on the 24th floor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok, brings this legend to life with a special Donburi set lunch menu and à la carte dishes for lunch and dinner that feature traditional unagi (freshwater eels). These traditional summer dishes are available from 20 to 29 July 2014. Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm. From July 20th to 29th.

Ravioli and Rolls @ Thien Duong Restaurant Tantalise your taste buds with new Vietnamese Spring Roll and Ravioli creations, such as Smoked Salmon in Fresh Spring Rolls and Steamed Vietnamese Ravioli Filled with Minced Scallop. This exceptional promotion is available from THB 280++ per dish for lunch and dinner at Thien Duong at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok. Throughout July and August.


Jaguar’s New Playmate

Sleek Lines Unveiled at Central Embassy City Automobiles, Jaguar Land Rover’s authorised distributor in Thailand announced the official arrival of Jaguar’s breathtakingly hard-edged All New F-TYPE Coupé , an incredibly focused hard-top version of the ‘2013 World Car Design of the Year’-winning F-TYPE Convertible, at a glamorous unveiling ceremony at Central Embassy in Bangkok. Combining an uncompromised supercar mantra of “Come Alive” with contemporary British style and sophistication, the All New F-TYPE Coupé epitomises aggression, power and indomitable spirit, in a sharply tailored suit. Performance is shattering, with the range-topping F-TYPE R Coupé delivering a 680Nm adrenaline hit, and over 300KM/h. The entry level V6 to the top speed F-TYPE R Coupé feature all-aluminium construction and the stiffest chassis ever featured in a production of Jaguar, hauling its beautiful silhouette to 100KM/h in 4.2 seconds, with a scintillating soundtrack to match. Visual appeal is fundamental to Jaguar, and as such the All New F-TYPE Coupé embodies the uncompromised design vision of the stunning Jaguar C-X16 concept sports Coupé, its dramatic cabin-rearward stance being defined by three heartlines. It is from the twin ‘shark gill’ openings that sit either side of the grille that the essential first heart line flows and begins to take shape.

The Coupé’s second heartline, also shared with the Convertible, begins at the rear edge of the door, swelling outwards and upwards to create a visually strong wheelarch, emphasising the car’s rear-wheel drive layout, before dropping vertically through the tail lamp. The third heart line is the sweeping Coupé roof profile which provides an unbroken silhouette while emphasising the visual drama of the tapered cabin sitting between powerful rear haunches. Jaguar’s expertise in aluminium technology has enabled the design vision for the All New F-TYPE Coupé to be delivered in a lightweight yet extremely strong chassis and body shell. The All New F-TYPE Coupé’s body side is made from a single piece aluminium pressing, probably the most extreme cold-formed aluminium body side in the automotive industry. Torsional rigidity for all variants is 33,000 Nm/degree – greater than in any previous production of Jaguar. The All New F-TYPE Coupé is the most dynamically capable, performance-focused sports car that Jaguar has ever produced. The car’s pure sporting credentials are reinforced by a raft of trackderived equipment and innovative technology, all aimed at giving the


driver the most electrifying experience possible, with next-gen Electronic Active Differential and Torque Vectoring enhance agility and handling going into curves while a Carbon Ceramic Matrix braking system featuring 398/380mm discs front/rear offers tarmac-rippling stopping power and absolute consistency of performance and excellent fade resistance, as well as a total unsprung-weight saving of 21kg. The new model represents the pinnacle of the F-TYPE range. Powered by Jaguar’s 5.0-litre supercharged petrol V8 all-aluminium engine in 550PS and 680Nm form, the F-TYPE R Coupé achieves headline figures of 0-96KM/h in 4.0-seconds with an electronically limited top speed of 299KM/h, 80-120KM/h taking a mere 2.4-seconds. Secondly, the F- TYPE S Coupé is powered by Jaguar’s 3.0 V6 Supercharged petrol engine, propelling it from 0-100KM/h in 4.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 275 KM/h. Revolving around the seductive and emotional appeal of Jaguar cars, the new campaign speaks of Jaguar’s confidence and its progressive spirit. Most of all, it is a demonstration of how each Jaguar car is built to be truly “Alive” in every aspect. As part of the campaign, Jaguar has collaborated with three game-changers from different fields who share Jaguar’s passion and drive. “Alive” focuses on three key senses: Design, which is exemplified by famed film director Aditya Assarat; Innovation, which is embodied by Ian Kittichai, Thailand’s most renowned chef; Performance, which is personified by acclaimed dancer Pichet Klunchun a.k.a. “Khon Performance.” These brand friends were chosen for their dedication to delivering passionate works which inspire others, and epitomise Jaguar’s vision of what it means to feel “Alive”, setting the perfect tone for the All New F-TYPE Coupé, a car designed to excite the senses in every way. Jaguar Land Rover General Manager Richard Haigh said “Jaguar Land Rover is dedicated to growing its market position and customer base in Thailand, and is committed to launching one important new model every year in the Thai market. 2014 witnesses the birth of the All New F-TYPE Coupé, an important model for the brand as it represents a push into the very high performance market by Jaguar. This F-TYPE Coupé is the most dynamically capable, performance-focused production Jaguar ever represents the apex of innovation. The All New F-TYPE Coupé promises to satisfy each customer’s needs for styling and craftsmanship, performance and design. Moreover, the All New Jaguar F-TYPE Coupé serves clients who are heavily motivated by distinctive styling, performance and handling; these are car and driving enthusiasts, who are knowledgeable about cars, love driving and find every opportunity to indulge their passion. It is truly a car for any occasion.


Photos Courtesy of Jaguar


Din and Tonics to Return

Sukosol Hotels’ have a reputation for showcasing world-class talent, and they are to welcome back Harvard University’s Din & Tonics (aka the ‘Dins’) from July 21 – 26 for performances in Pattaya and the City of Angels at three of their luxury properties. Embarking on their 13th world tour, the group’s repertoire will include ‘Round Midnight, Summertime, Blue Skies, and Puttin’ on the Ritz, just to name a few. For three exclusive nights the Dins will be performing in Pattaya and Bangkok for Sukosol Hotels. On Monday (July 21) at 7:00 p.m. they will perform at Siam Bayshore Hotel, Pattaya. The ticket costs 500 baht net, including refreshment. The hotel is also offering a special package of one-night stay for two persons and two tickets at 4,000 baht net, including cocktails and snacks before the performance. The Sukosol (formerly Siam City Hotel) will host the boys on Friday night (July 25) at 8:30 p.m. in Rattanakosin Lounge. The entry price of 500 baht net entitles all attendees to one standard cocktail at Sapphire Bar. For students (with valid student ID), the ticket costs 250 baht net, including one soft drink. They also have a ‘dine & show’ package available, including the performance, cocktail and gourmet International buffet dinner at Patummat Restaurant for 1,200 baht net. On Saturday July 26 at 7:00 p.m. The Dins will perform at the group’s newest property, The Siam. This exclusive event is priced at 1,200 baht++ and features one hour of free-flow cocktails and canapés before the performance.

Monkey Shoulder Tipples Dean Callan, Global Brand Ambassador of Monkey Shoulder, played host to guests during his guest bartending shifts at two of Bangkok’s most in-vogue venues, Hyde & Seek Gastro Bar and Ku De Ta, at which he presented special cocktails featuring the world’s First Triple Malt Scotch Whisky, Monkey Shoulder. The self-confessed whisky geek treated guests to a high-energy session in concocting whisky-based cocktails emphasizing the rich taste and mellow vanilla smoothness of Monkey Shoulder. “Monkey Old Fashioned” is made using Monkey Shoulder with sugar syrup and Angostura bitters. “Penicillin” combines Monkey Shoulder with smoky whisky , lemon juice, ginger juice and honey for a knock-out punch, while another product of William Grant & Sons, Tullamore Dew, an Irish Whiskey, is a key ingredient in “Cameron’s Kick” (with lemon juice and Orgeat syrup).


Mysteriously Gold French Tuesdays Goes Undercover At Conrad Hotel’s Diplomat Bar

Photos by Paul Hutton


Wednesday July 16th

Carabao In Concert @ Hard Rock Cafe The legend of Thai country rock is back! Hard Rock Cafe Bangkok presents “Carabao Concert” on Wednesday, 16 July at 9pm.-11 pm. Enjoy probably the most popular Thai rock group of all time, Carabao, who have blended the acoustic/folk style of 'peua chiwit' with other forms of Thai music, western rock and country music, and various kinds of world music like Latin music and reggae, earning such labels as 'ethnic rockers' and 'Kings of 3Cha' or “Rolling Stones of Asia”. They will sing many well known songs like "Lung Kee Mao", "Wanipok", "Made in Thailand", "Bua Loy", and more. Carabao will rock you for a full two hour set. Standing tickets:THB 600 Table for 2 persons: THB 2,200. Table for 4 persons: THB 4,200. All tickets include free beer and snacks. Love and Peace Party @ Grease Free Entry. Free Bar between 9pm and 10pm. Dress Code: Hippies from the 60’s Line Up: See poster on the right.

Thursday July 17th Shunju Hargun @ Wax Support: Dan Buri & Toby White. Sunju Hargun is a Producer/DJ from Bangkok , Thailand. With his roots deeply embedded in his earlier years as a drummer, his transition into the electronic music scene started at the early age of 17. As an extremely promising new kid on the block, he has been well schooled in the art of groove long before he started making music himself. His low slung tones combined with trippy percussion's and techno-influenced elements has gathered the interest of record labels such as Little Helpers, Microzoo, Kosmophono, Yippiee and many more. Pasjel Night Party @ Bottoms Up Tnonglor Free Entry. Featuring etc., /Sixty Miles, DJ Tae. Time: 8pm - Late. Dress Code: Pastel

Friday July 18th Rock ‘n’ Roll Party @ Harmonica From 8pm onwards. Featuring: Triggs & the Longest Day Plastic Section Bloodshakers Chladni Chandi Live at Harmonica Garage rock, psych, rock 'n' roll, surf rocking craziness!


Saturday July 19th Dirty Dancing @ Bangkok Convention Centre, Central Plaza Ladprao Tata Young Tattoo Colour Gancore Club Jetset’er J Montonn 8pm onwards. Tickets are 1,200 baht. Get Wet Go Wild Pool Party @ amBar Free Entry. This July, officially welcome Thailand’s rainy season with amBar. Soak up the fun with their upcoming Get Wet Go Wild Pool Party of the month: “Rock ‘n’ Rain”! Don’t let the rain spoil your perfect weekend! From 4pm – 10pm. Catering for both rock music fans as well as the regular monthly pool party goers! Cocktail by the bucket @ THB350 Beer popsicles @ THB50 for 3 BBQ meat (chicken/pork) and grilled meatballs @ THB100 for three DJ IK DJ SOMA DJ Barbosa DJ Souldust Guest DJ Masta JFK Young Adult Fiction @ Rehab, RCA Schedule: 20.30-21.15 : Handicat 21.25-22.10 : Hope the flowers 22.20-23.10 : Hariguem Zaboy 23.20-24.10 : Monomania

Nudism @ Oskar Bistro Join the Nudism boys DJ Tim Coates & Mikus for a double dose of House grooves from 9PM onwards!

Tuesday July 22nd Models Night @ ONYX, RCA Every Tuesday. Special deals for models.


St. Regis Fashion Afternoon Tea Haute couture came to the fore as the St. Regis Hotel showcased the new collection by British queen of Fashion. DVF. Guests enjoyed front row seats and a champagne afternoon tea service as the hotel presented some of the most stylish looks of the season, in a catwalk show compered by leading model and celebrity Cindy Sirinya Bishop.

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Early Morning at Hua Hin Bea

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W-I-D-E

ach in front of the Hilton Hotel Composite Photo by Paul Hutton


Le Meridien To Unveil First Golf Resort in Asia Pacific Combining Contemporary Design with the Lush Surroundings of the Nick Faldo-designed Golf Course, Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa to Set New Heights of Inspiration in Bangkok’s Bangna Area

Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa is set to make its debut in September 2014. Owned by Summit Windmill Corporation, the resort will be the first Le Méridien golf resort in Asia Pacific, with a professional course designed by golfing legend Nick Faldo. Combining chic contemporary design with a passion for the arts, creative cuisine and inspiring local culture, the Le Méridien brand provides an enriching atmosphere for creative-minded travellers and locals alike. Just a short 15-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi International Airport and a 40-minute drive to the city centre, Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa offers an ideal location to unlock one of the world’s most fascinating and dynamic destinations – Bangkok, a true juxtaposition of historic treasures, colourful street culture and cosmopolitan lifestyle offerings. Conveniently located on Bangna-Trad Road KM10.5, the resort features easy access to Sukhumvit Road, one of the city’s main thoroughfares, which connects Bangkok to the eastern coast, home to the renowned beach areas of Pattaya and Rayong. Within five minutes from the resort, guests can discover a world of shopping delight at MEGA Bangna, one of the largest shopping malls in Southeast Asia. Other nearby attractions include the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Ancient City, Crocodile Farm and Zoo, and Erawan Museum. With sleek modern touches amid inspiring artworks and a relaxed style, Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa will be comprised of 223 well-appointed guestrooms, including 22 Grande Suites and one Presidential Suite. All rooms will sport balconies with uninterrupted views of the golf course, providing business and leisure travellers with an urban retreat from bustling Bangkok. Also, guests will discover Le Méridien’s distinctive amenities, including the Le Méridien signature bed for a beautifully restful experience; a state-of-the art entertainment system; seamless internet connectivity; and a luxurious bathroom featuring separate showers and oversized bathtubs. The hotel’s expansive 740-square metre meeting and function space will efficiently accommodate major international conferences, weddings and other large gatherings while its inspiring outdoor venues will be the perfect place for creative events or team building. Taking an innovative approach to cuisine, Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Golf Resort & Spa will offer three Le Méridien concept restaurants and bars. Latest Recipe, the brand’s signature interactive dining restaurant, will feature an evocative mix of international, Asian and Local Thai cuisines. Favola, the sensational Italian restaurant, will offer freshly seasoned Italian fare, highlighting pizzas from its wood-fired oven and a well-stocked wine cellar. Guests can choose to dine al fresco amidst the verdant surrounds of the golf course or opt for a private dining room. At the heart of The Hub™, Le Méridien’s signature hotel lobby, lies Latitude 13° 39’, a creative bar concept which transforms from a casual coffee house by day to a vibrant ‘sparkling bar’ in the evening. Golfers will enjoy playing a round of golf at the resort’s premier 18-hole golf course, Summit Windmill Golf Club. With scenic lakes, overlapping hills and sand bunkers strategically placed throughout breathtaking fairways, the course reflects the vision of Nick Faldo, who aspired to bring golfers a challenging and pleasurable experience – both day and night. For the latter, the floodlit setting and twilight scenery will ensure a magical sensation, with cool breezes and nocturnal tranquility accompanying the game.


Thailand Welcomes New Mall and World’s First Cartoon Network-Themed Water Park The eagerly anticipated Cartoon Network Amazone water park and sensational Siam Square One are set to make visits to Thailand this summer a whole lot more special. Situated in Pattaya and Bangkok respectively, the new facilities are just two of the many attractions that continue to make the country one of the world’s leading holiday destinations.

Cartoon Network Amazone, the world's first Cartoon Network-themed water park, is set to open its doors on July 31, 2014. Located in Bang Saray on Thailand's east coast – just 15 minutes from Pattaya City – the entertainment complex is modelled after the Amazon rainforest, as well as the interesting Cartoon Network television shows and characters we’ve come to know and love including The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Johnny Bravo, The Amazing World of Gumball etc. The water park features nine entertainment zones in all, each based on different Cartoon Network characters. Of those zones, six are fully constructed and ready to commence operations following the soft launch in July. From its high-speed water slides and exhilarating wave pools to its Adventure River attraction, Cartoon Network Amazone strives to delight guests of all ages and interests. The park is also home to Asia’s largest aqua playground, Cartoonival, which features over 150 interactive elements specially designed for children, such as curly slides, fountains, tubes, and two 1,000 liter giant tipping-buckets.

A Shopper’s Paradise at Siam Square One Opened in June, Siam Square One is among the latest additions to the Bangkok shopping mall scene. The six-storey facility is situated across from Siam Paragon and specializes in trendy fashion, lifestyle, and digital technology. The mall has also reserved extensive space for restaurant and cafes on its upper floors, making it a great place to spend the day.


Top Celebrities Paint a Brighter Future for Thailand’s Elephants As Anantara Hotels, Resort and Spas prepares to host the 13th King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament which takes place in Bangkok in August, they are taking a larger than life approach to help raise awareness and money for Thailand’s national symbol – the elephant. Anantara has partnered with Elephant Parade® and some of Thailand’s biggest personalities of the stage and screen and asked them to share their larger than life artistic talents to help raise money through a silent ele-auction to be held during the tournament in Bangkok. The auction’s concept is for each celebrity to paint and decorate an Elephant Parade plain elephant, give him some love, attention and a lot of colour and make him larger than life in order to brighten up the future for all elephants of Thailand.

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Some of Thailand’s top celebrities including: Woody Milintachinda, Cindy Bishop, Tanya Engtrakul, Pip Rawich, Mutmee Pimdao, Put Putthichai,View Wannarose, Poo Anirut, Bee Matika, Paul Pattarapol, Data Daranratch, Jeab Karnjanaporn, Kae Chollada, Took Chanokwanun,havelet their imaginations run wild and created their own elephant designs, bringing new life and unique characteristics that are sure to bring smiles to the future owners. The annual tournament, now in its 13th year, has become one of the biggest charitable events in SE Asia. Over $US 750,000 has been raised and donated to projects that better the lives of Thailand’s wild and domesticated elephant population, including supporting research and clinics using elephants in therapy sessions for children living with autism; building the first elephant hospital in Krabi and donating a gantry to help lame elephants stand to the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre.

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A total of 50 street elephants will take part in this year’s tournament, during which they are well fed, provided with a native forest environment, and receive essential vitamin supplements, full veterinary checks and care for the duration of the event. Street life and ‘unemployment’ can be tough for an elephant, walking through crowded tourist areas and busy roads for ten hours a night, forced to rest during the day on small green spaces within the cities, often without shade and water. The King’s Cup schedule is deliberately designed to give these elephants rest and relaxation on a scale they are never afforded in their ‘normal’ lives. Due to the popularity of the tournament the event is moving from the Royal seaside town of Hua Hin to take place this year at the Siam Polo Park at VR Sports Club in Bangkok. The four day festival will have something for everyone including an impressive opening parade, Children’s Day, Ladies Day and wide a range of fun elephant related activities for the whole family.

Photo Courtesy of Anantara Hotels

All the celebrity designed elephants will be displayed at the King’s Cup Elephant Polo pitch prior to the final auction at a gala dinner at Anantara Bangkok Riverside on 29th August.


Korean Celebrity Chef Myeong, Hyeonji in Bangkok

Parkview Restaurant at Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel welcomed back Korean Guest Chef Myeong, Hyeonji, whose extraordinary repertoire in Korean cuisine is internationally acclaimed. In addition to receiving numerous awards, Chef Hyeonji Myeong has appeared as the guest presenter of renowned KBS World TV and the MBC TV programme New York during an episode filmed at Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai. Using the finest ingredients to create a harmony of Korean Cuisine, Chef Myeong, Hyeonji proudly presented her authentic range of favourite dishes to an appreciative Bangkok audience. Highlights included Spicy Fried Soft Shell Crab, Stir-Fried Spicy Pork, Rice Cakes mixed in Hot Chili Sauce, Roasted Pork Rib, Bi Bim Bab, Mackerel Boiled in Soy and Chili Sauce, Short-Rib Stew, Kimchi Cakes and tempting selection of desserts such as Ginseng Honey Tea, Iced Yuzu Tea, Flower Pancake and Kyung Dan.

Gary Baseman at Groove Opening Gary Baseman crosses many lines of art as a painter, illustrator, video and performance artist, animator, TV/movie producer, curator, and toy designer. His work has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Time, and Rolling Stone; and he designed the best-selling board game “Cranium”. His “Play With Me Or Else” exhibit has been displayed in galleries and museums all over the world including in Brazil, Germany, Israel, Italy, Philippines, Russia, the United States and Taiwan, but took pride of place at the official opening party for Groove @ Central World this month. The exhibition features eight styles of art installation and is worth more than a million baht. Page 32

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Wednesday July 23rd

Plastic Funk Mixx Discotheque Progressive House, House, Electro House, Tech House, Nu Disco, Minimal, Techno, Electronica.

Dirty Beatz Records Label Night Grease The Swedish house label is celebrating their two year anniversity in Bangkok with four new releases this month.

Cray Cray Saturday July 26th Insanity Catch the hottest divas of Bangkok spinnin' at Insanity Nightclub! SO JI SUB 1st Asia Tour: Their non-stop sexy beats will Let’s Have Fun in Thailand surely keep you pumped all night So Ji Sub, one of the most seasoned long! actors from South Korea who can easily get into any roles without a proble, was made famous from the series "I'm Sorry, I Love You", and his latest role in "The Master's Friday July 25th Sun". Besides acting, So Ji Sub has also featured on the cover of many magazines and modelling many Miguel Matoz famous clothing lines. Levels Miguel Matoz is still proving to be an excellent DJ and Producer in the house scene nationally and internationally. Proof of this was this past half year, with major performances in Brazil (Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro), Thailand, Lithuania, and with gigs scheduled for Switzerland, Morocco and Ibiza. As a producer, Matoz stood out with the release of remixes "Jesus is my Judge" (Tiger Records) for Jesus Luz, and "Oppression".

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Thursday July 24th HI-SO Deep House Party Sofitel SO Bangkok Underground music goes up to the rooftop. Diarize a date with international model DJ Vadim on 24 July from 9pm onwards till late with special drink promos, beer & wine at THB 150 net. Deep house known for complex melody & use of unrelated chromatic chords underlying most sequences, ready yourself as international Model DJs kick off this party! PARTY INFO: Date: Thursday, 24th July 2014 Time: From 9 pm till late

Delicate Elements Jam A full live set from special guest "Dee.F" electronic musician, DJ, Producer from Hanoi. Also a live set from Thai Legend and pioneer of E Music Nolens.Volens and DJ Dragon. Support act by Space360. Live Visuals by Akaliko. Time: 21.00 - 24.30 Entry: 200 THB + 1 Drink

Sunday Rehab Crave @ Aloft Vibrant never ending live cooking stations. Mix and create your own free flow cocktails. All with DJ beats. Feast over an array of Suckling Pig, Yakitori, Seafood, Sliders, Cotton Candy, Ice creams and more. For THB 1,490++ per person Admission from 1-5 PM


New Hotel Public Relatio Earth Saiswang, below right, President of The Hotel Public Relations Association of Thailand, recently organised an election to vote in the new incoming President of the association. Kanokros Sakdanares, below left, Corporate Director of Marketing Communications of Centara Hotels and Resorts was unanimously elected by the members, who are Public Relations Directors of hotels all over Thailand. The new President will hold the position for a two year term.


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Miss Russia in Thailand Centara Grand Phratamnak To Host The Pattaya Event Thirty contestants for the inaugural Miss Russia in Thailand 2014 pageant were selected during the first casting session that took place at Centara Grand Phratamnak in Pattaya. The semi finals and finals of the competition, which is being organised by Centara Grand Phratamnak Pattaya, will take place in the lobby of the hotel on 12 July and 29 August. The event is planned to be held yearly, and is in recognition of the fact that Thailand is a very popular destination for Russian tourists. Last year, 1.2 million Russian tourists visited Thailand, with Pattaya being a op destination, and there are also 134,600 Russian residents living in Chonburi province, in which Pattaya is Located. Russian residents from other locales such as Bangkok, Phuket and Samui are also being involved in the event. The final casting took place in the spectacular lobby of Centara Grand Phratamnak, which in the brief period that the five-star hotel has been open has become a renowned venue for high society and other glamorous events. “Centara Grand Phratamnak is very proud to be the organiser of this exciting new beauty pageant, in cooperation with our owner the Tulip Group,” says the hotel’s general manager Dominique Ronge. “This is a perfect opportunity to further build on the good relationship between Thailand and Russia.”

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Headphones and Fashion

Jane Suda at the Maggie Choo’s Fashion Night

Fashion and music were fused at Maggie Choo‘s when headphone maker Sennheiser held a fashion night dedicated to the beats of DJ Paulie Sirisant, featuring a fashion show of local designers Issue, Asava, Sunshine, Jane Suda Brand, Fri 27 Nov, Painkiller and Hook’s.

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Campari Reborn

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The Campari New Look Launch Party at Woobar, W Hotel, when talented bartenders from the Campari Academy in Thailand provided Campari classic cocktails, such as Campari Soda, Campari Orange, Campari Americano, and the famous Negroni.


Beach Wear was the norm as revellers hit Perfume Fragrance Bar in Thonglor for a Coronita Extraordinary Night. Top models Bowie Atthama and Bow Chotima strutted their stuff in a bikini fashion show held along a beach specially constructed for the evening, and popular musicians Singto Numchoke and Funky Gangster kept the vibe going late into the night.

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GETAWAY

Morning Glory Resort and Bakery: A Just a Hop, Skip and a Jump from Ratchaburi

Nestled in a secluded location at the end of a winding track just two or three minutes from the centre of tourist town Suan Phueng, Morning Glory Resort provides a back to nature retreat for city weary travellers. Not only does the resort boast marvellous sweeping views of the surrounding hills, but it also is home to a burgeoning rabbit community. The entire region of Suan Phueng is known as animal country, but it is more renowned for domesticated fauna as opposed to wild breeds. A multitude of rambling resorts can be found here, many with their own wildlife stocks on the premises. Suan Phueng is home to sheep farms, horse and cattle ranches, goat pens, alpaca sanctuaries and duck ponds, all set among rolling hillsides around the town itself, with trickling streams and manicured European gardens adding to the appeal. A secret getaway just two hours from Bangkok, this region is popular with Thai nationals, and has been discovered by a few Japanese tourists in the know, but is rarely found by western travellers exploring the more well-trodden tourist trails. Or maybe the Mediterranean themes of many of the resorts is considered just too close to home. Whatever the reason, many Europeans are missing out on natural attractions that include the Sirikit Forest Garden, the Som Maew Rapids, the Gao Jone Waterfalls and the Bo Klueng Hot Springs. Weekend travellers are advised to book in advance however, as this region is very popular with Bangkokians wanting to get away from the rat race for a couple of days. Morning Glory itself is a great place for petting the aforementioned rabbits, swimming in the full sized pool, hiking, cycling or just lazing back and enjoying


A Sanctuary for Humans and Rabbits in Idyllic Suan Phueng the homemade sweet treats and pastries on offer at the stand alone bakery. The clean mountain air is tangible here, and early mornings are often mist bound as the cool air circulates around the villas that dot the hillside. Accommodation varies from one bedroom apartments to two and even three storey villas so larger parties are more than welcome. Words and Photos by Paul Hutton. Right: Owner Pirun Chinachot Bottom: Pannasorn “Aeh� Patamapinunt in The Bakery Photo Courtesy of Morning Glory


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Photo Courtesy of Morning Glory

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GETAWAY

Baan Hom Tian Loosely translated as “Fragrant Home of Candles�, Baan Hom Tian is a compound built on a steep hillside with candle shops galore and its own restaurant perched at the top of a winding path, full to the brim with bric a brac and serving coffees, snacks or more substantial meals. Fill yourself up here before dawdling back down the hill exploring the brightly decorated shops full of oversized candles. You can find full sized alpaca candles and giant wax patchwork hearts along the trail, plus a make your own candle studio, perfect for keeping the kids amused for an hour or so while you put your feet up. Baan Hom Tian is located close to the centre of Suan Phueng and is easily reached from Morning Glory Resort and Bakery.

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Hua Hin Jazz Festival 2014

Steve Cannon The annual Hua Hin Jazz Festival, the most recognized jazz festival in Thailand for the past 12 years, is due to be held once again this month. Scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 26th 2014 from 5:00 pm to midnight, the event promises to present a new experience with a new artists’ lineup amid the wonderful atmosphere of Hua Hin Queen's Park (Suan Rachinee National Park). Surrounded by beautiful gardens and located on Hua Hin beach, the festival is sure to be engraved in all jazz lovers' memories. The new line-up consists of The Saxophone Madness, a jam session of leading saxophonists in Thailand featuring the legendary saxophonist Tong Tewan as a special guest. Following this will be Steve Cannon, one of the most recognized trumpet masters, with his special show “Tribute to the trumpet legends”. Then comes the highlight: performing for the first time on stage together will be the new jazz stars who proved themselves to Thai audiences through various singing competitions, i.e., The Star, The Voice, KPN and Thailand Jazz Singing Contest. This will be followed by the highly acclaimed band from Japan - The Travellers, who represent "Hip Jazz", the perfect combination of jazz-rock-swing and bossa nova. The Infinity , the first fusion jazz band in Thailand, will keep on jazzing up the evening with their special kind of music, before Soul After Six conclude the night with their well-known ‘sing along songs’, featuring a repertoire from their new album.

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Honda Launches new Accord Hybrid

Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. announced the launch of the new Honda Accord Hybrid, which is equipped with the most effective full hybrid system called the Sport Hybrid i-MMD (Sport Hybrid Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive). It is driven by a 2.0-Litre, Atkinson Cycle Double Over Head Camshaft (DOHC) i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine developed under Honda’s “Earth Dreams” technology specially for hybrid systems together with two motors, E-CVT transmission, and a high-energy Lithium-Ion battery, offering high driving performance, energy savings, and eco-friendliness. The new Honda Accord Hybrid retains a luxurious and elegant design. Many new refinements have been added to offer a more modern touch, such as blue-framed LED headlights with a Clear Blue lens, LED taillights, a Clear Blue accented front grill, a wide and comfortable passenger cabin that ensures silence during a journey, full premium functions, and advanced safety technology. The new Honda Accord Hybrid offers two variants for customers who are premium car users, with pricing ranging from 1,659,000 to 1,899,000 baht. The sales target for the new Honda Accord Hybrid is 6,000 units within one year. Mr. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, Chief Operating Officer of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., said, “In 2013, Honda received great feedback on the launch of the Honda Accord , the 9th generation, from Thai customers. We achieved accumulated sales of more than 18,000 units for the period of March 2013 to June 2014, the number one share in the family car segment. Not only have we got the biggest market share, we are also number one for family cars. Honda has strived to achieve our goals regarding the environment and developing innovative automobiles. Therefore, we have developed an automobile with advanced hybrid technology to offer the best and most perfect hybrid technology to our customers”. The new Honda Accord Hybrid was first launched in Japan in June 2013, followed by the United States and Canada in October 2013. Thailand is the fourth country to launch this vehicle. The new Honda Accord Hybrid features the most advanced Full Hybrid Sport Hybrid Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD). It delivers great driving performance with the highest fuel savings of its kind at 23.6 kilometres per litre*. The launch of new Honda Accord Hybrid today marks a milestone in premium hybrid automobiles, with many innovations that make everything possible. The highlights include: An advanced full hybrid powertrain, the Sport Hybrid Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD). It is powered by a 2.0 litre Atkinson-Cycle DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder “Earth Dreams Technology” engine. Exclusively developed only for the hybrid system, the engine offers 143 horsepower and torque of 165 Newton-meters at 4,500 rpm. It works with two motors that provide 169 horsepower and torque of 307 Newton-meters; an E-CVT transmission; and an ultra-high 1.3 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery that has better performance for electricity transmission and generation. This provides longer and continuous driving output in EV drive mode. The ultimate performance full hybrid system combines enjoyable driving with high responsiveness and exceptional fuel economy. Other outstanding features are a power and charge meter, Eco Coaching that enhances fuel economy driving performance, and an ECON Mode button that controls and maximizes the efficiency of fuel consumption. The engine is E20 fuel compatible. The new Honda Accord Hybrid has three drive modes that can be changed to fit all driving conditions: 1. EV Drive Mode - The motors use the electricity from the battery to turn the drive wheels. During deceleration, the motors regenerate and supply electricity to the battery. EV Drive delivers the exceptional performance and quietness of an electric car, ideal for the city driving environment. 2. Hybrid Drive Mode - This drive mode uses electricity generated by the gasoline engine combined with electricity from the battery to turn the motors and provide maximum torque and instantly responsive acceleration. During deceleration, the engine stops and regenerates electricity. Hybrid Drive offers smooth, powerful acceleration and is ideal for accelerating when driving. 3. Engine Drive Mode - Engine Drive uses the gasoline engine to provide driving power directly. The lock-up clutch in the E-CVT transmission directly links the output axis of the gasoline engine with the drive axis of the vehicle. It provides high efficiency and low friction and makes constant high-speed cruising possible. Exterior design expresses unmatched luxury in every detail. The new Honda Accord Hybrid is more modern with blue-framed LED headlights, LED taillights, and a Clear Blue accented front grill. The spacious interior has a full range of equipment with premium functions. The range of equipment includes an intelligent control audio system, a navigation system, wireless phone connection, an Intelligent Multi-Information Display (i-MID), a multifunction steering wheel with mounted controls supporting many functions at your fingertips, and Interface Dial touch screen.


New Marriott Ballroom Designed to Shape the Future Opening in September 2014 Purposes for meetings and gatherings are becoming bolder, more defined and more necessary than ever as we are all faced with new challenges, new destinations, higher expectations, and greater competition all in all to succeed. Embracing this enduring and dynamic industry and city for the future of business, JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok has announced an exciting transformation of its grand ballroom and function spaces. The new ballroom will introduce a new sophisticated look and dynamic feel aiming to be a compelling venue, for business meetings and social functions to be taken to the next level. A complete radical modification of the ballroom enhances the aspirations of the urban achiever and shape Bangkok’s MICE Venue for Thailand’s next chapter.

Having commenced renovations in early June, designers Mr. Carl Almeida and Mr. Paul Panja of P49 Design & Associates Company Limited infuse 2015’s ‘Style-Setting’ colour pantone trend to provoke residential elegance with urban flair. The core design concept aims to reflect the personal lifestyle of the metropolitan achiever that is elegantly confident and smart. The designer duo have restyled 1,521 square metres of venue space that includes the grand ballroom and nine meeting rooms with luxury details to complement the stylish and exclusive Manhattan Studio and Sukhumvit meeting rooms. Design modifications will include a new maze carpet, wall coverings of metal screening held up with wooden brown-hued wall panels accented with violet and orange chairs. Manhattan art and design elements are configured to resemble and enhance this bespoke environment. The new ballroom will also be equipped with the latest lighting design system employing LED-RGB technology, multiple modern chandeliers for a contemporary highlight, new audiovisual arrangements and the installation of a new WIFI conference system, applicable to multiple function rooms. There are three separate zones that express a variety of aesthetics. “The Arrival Hall” is designed to welcome and is ideal for pre-cocktail events and social gatherings complemented with unique elements of class and comfort including a sophisticated bar, lounge seating, library shelves and an art gallery to satisfy enthusiasts. “The Open Kitchen” is a platform for guests and the Chefs to interact, perfect for cocktail receptions, coffee breaks and especially cooking classes. Designed to engage, this space fosters interaction, networking and inspiration. “The Residential Style Ballroom and Meeting Room” comfortably hosts up to 700 guests cocktail style and up to 600 guests for extraordinary gala events. This is ideal for crafted business meetings of all kinds and memorable celebrations.


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