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VIVA Bangkok

January 2016

Motor Expo

Hyatt Regency Hua Hin

Dracula Comes To Bangkok BOUNCE! Trampoline Time is Here

Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

Your Lifestyle Guide to Bangkok and Beyond


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COVER: Motor Expo 2015. Photo by Paul Hutton.

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---------------------------------------------Page 4 Motor Expo 2015 at Impact

Page 16 Grande Centre Point Ratchadamri

Page 22 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

Page 28 Elephant Parade

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Page 32 Sculptor Pimpisa Tanpalit

Page 34 Celebrity TV Chef Pailin Chongchitnant

Page 42 Dracula to Haunt Bangkok

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Page 56 Getaway: Hyatt Regency Hua Hin


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Photos by Paul Hutton

Motor Expo 2015


The 32nd Thailand International Motor Expo 2015 was held in December at Impact Arena in Bangkok, with the launch of new models and enticing promotional offers. Kwanchai Paphatphong Organizing Chairman of the 32nd Motor Expo revealed that the event this year was held under the theme concept of “New Standards…Thai Vehicles Care About The Earth”. Kwanchai continued, “Exhibiting companies represented 33 car brands from 11 countries and 15 motorcycle brands from eight countries. Highlights of the event were four concept/prototype cars plus more than 10 launches of new car models.


The total display area, both inside and outside the halls, measured over 100,000 square metres. Visitors got to see 33 brands of cars, namely BMW, Carlsson, Changan, Chevrolet, DFSK, Ford, Foton, Fuso, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, MG, Mini, Mitsubishi, Moke, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Sammitr Green Power, Subaru, Suzuki, Swift, Tata, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo plus 15 brands of motorbike, namely Benelli, BMW, Ducati, GPX, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Keeway, KTM, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, UDA, Vespa, and Yamaha. Concept/prototype cars on display included the Hyundai HED-9. First unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, it is designed under the concept “Fluidic Sculpture Design 2.0�, using a small hydrogen fuel cell engine with 36Kw Lithium-ion batteries which can be fully recharged in just a few minutes, ready for a range of over 600 km.


MG CS, the new Crossover SUV Concept that MG plans to manufacture and distribute in Thailand also featured, along with the Subaru Viziv 2 Concept. The AWD 5-door Crossover SUV Viziv 2 Concept has a plug-in hybrid powertrain consisting of a 1.6-litre direct injection turbo (DIT) engine with CVT transmission, an electric motor working with the engine to drive the front wheels, two electric motors to drive the rear wheels, and a lithium-ion battery pack. The Toyota FT-86 Open Concept is the convertible version of the Toyota Sport GT 86 – replacing its top by a navy blue folding soft top with glass rear window while retaining coupé form with the 2+2 configuration. The Concept is designed by Toyota Boshoku Milan Design (TBMD). Numerous other activities included exhibitions by the Vintage Car Club of Thailand, Thai Arts, Culture and National Identity Showground, Motor Expo Young Artists Exhibition, “Skill Driving Experience with IMC", “Motor Expo Photo Contest 2015”, The 6th Motor Expo Automotive Innovation Award 2015, and activities of Spirit of The 4x4 Driving School, plus activities to give back profits to visitors offering prizes worth over 5 million Baht altogether, comprising “Buy a Car Win a Car”, “Buy a Ticket Win a Car”, “SMS to Win a Car”, “Buy a Motorbike Win a Big Bike”, “Buy Merchandise to Win a Prize”, etc.


Ratchaprasong Sophistication Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri


Central Bangkok is well known for being home to a plethora of high rise tower blocks, but there is one, Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri, that looms high above its neighbours. The Sukhumvit landmark sits just off Ratchadamri Road, close to Chitlom BTS Skytrain station, surrounded by other hotels, office buildings and embassies. The elegantly appointed building provides a home from home for busy travelling executives and relaxed holiday-makers in a range of accommodation designed to cater to all living and sleeping needs. Contemporary interiors have sweeping views across the CBD, nearby Silom and notable landmarks such as Siam Paragon, Central Embassy, Central World and The Royal Bangkok Sports Club. With 526 fully furnished rooms and suites complete with cooking and washing facilities, guests have the option of sauntering out for meals and shopping in nearby high class venues, or simply luxuriating in the five star surroundings of the hotel. Facilities include a tranquil tree lined swimming pool, an outdoor lap pool with expansive sundeck and Jacuzzi, an all-day dining restaurant (Mesamis CafÊ), a fitness centre, an entertainment room, a library, a resident lounge, a play room and a kid’s room. Business people can make use of four fully functional and fashionable meeting and conference rooms that are perfect for events both big and small. Up to 100 delegates can be accommodated in a theatre style configuration in the largest outlet, but smaller boardroom styles provide a more compact alternative. And at the end of a hard day attending meetings, or carrying shopping bags from mall to mall, the hotel provides the perfect spa retreat to soothe the mind or the tired legs. Words and photos by Paul Hutton and courtesy of Grande Centre Point Hotel Ratchadamri Page 18

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2015 Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

Santi Kanchanabandhu, The Phuket King's Cup Regatta Organising Committee; Anoma Vongyai, Director Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Phuket Office; Chamroen Tipayapongtada, Phuket Governor; Rear Admiral Kittipong Rumakhom, Deputy Commander, Third Naval Area Command; Kevin Whitcraft, President of Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organising Committee and Andrew Swatdipakdi, General Manager of Kata Beach Resort and Spa (from left) joined together at the official Opening Ceremony at Kata Beach Resort and Spa.

One of the standout international sporting events in the Asia region, the 29th Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, under Royal Patronage, hosted the official opening ceremony at Kata Beach Resort & Spa, attended by the Governor of Phuket and high ranking representatives from the Royal Thai Navy, Yacht Racing Association of Thailand and over 1,500 international, local sailors and participants. The opening ceremony hoisted the flag on what has long been recognized as one of the top events in the yachting world, both regionally and internationally. Over 168 keelboats, multihulls and dinghies from over 40 countries registered for the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 2015. They took part in a beautifully orchestrated sail pass, saluting His Majesty the King of Thailand on the glorious occasion of his 88th birthday. The sailpass took place before the start of the first day of racing on Monday 7th December, as teams competed for one of sailing’s most prestigious trophies, bestowed by His Majesty the King of Thailand. Kevin Whitcraft, President of the Organising Committe said, “We are incredibly proud that the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is able to take a regional role in contributing to the growth of the Thai sailing community and the yachting industry in Thailand. The King’s Cup gives Thai sailors a superb opportunity to experience international competition, and raise the cachet of Phuket as one of the world’s premier sports sailing destinations. The Regatta is hugely beneficial for Phuket, a part of Thailand already famed for its beautiful surroundings, legendary hospitality and suitability for hosting Asia’s ultimate regatta. We would like to thank all of the sponsors that support the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, working together to make the race an annual success for Phuket Island.” Consisting of five days of racing on scenic courses amidst the beautiful Andaman Sea islands, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta drew sailors and support crews from over 40 countries, including USA, Australia, Great Britain, Russia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and China. This international gathering is a key event for Phuket tourism, generating over 400 million baht for local businesses, and offering residual value as it helps to grow the Island of Phuket brand as a premier sports paradise on the world stage. Sailing in Thailand also enjoys a great boost from the regatta as young Thai sailors are able to develop their sailing skills in dinghies, and go on to join international keelboat crews competing for class honours. Phuket Governor Chamroen Tipayapongtada spoke of the benefits the Regatta offers to Phuket’s marine tourism that both hotels and restaurants which enjoy a surge of custom before, during and after Regatta Week: “The seven-day regatta not only provides a direct boost to the local economy; it creates global media attention at the beginning of the high season, ushering in the holiday season with stirring images of the competition. It is a massive drive for sports and marine tourism throughout the island. Most importantly, this is the event that Phuket people have been very proud of as all international and local sailors are vying for the trophies, bestowed by our HM the King of Thailand” As well as bringing some of the world’s fastest independent racing teams, the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is famed for its beachside party series. Revelry and camaraderie to the backdrop of fireworks and live music form a big part of the attraction for competitors and for sponsors also; a draw for Thai companies and international brands keen to grow their presence on a cosmopolitan platform, the parties are an essential event on the Phuket social calendar. The regatta offers sponsorship and media engagement opportunities as well as premier networking opportunities hosted across the party venues each night. Page 22

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WindSikher, winner IRC 0 Phuket King's Cup 2015. Photo by Guy Nowell Keelboats and Multihulls were scheduled to compete firstly between 7-9 December, with 10th December reserved as a lay day for c ompetitors to adjust their strategies or fix their boats. The race continued on 11-12 December. The full complement of classes for the 2015 race year included IRC Zero (international 'Grand Prix' boats), the highly competitive IRC 1, IRC 2, along with Sports Boat, Modern Classic, Classic, Premier, Open Charter, Bareboat Charter, Cruising, Firefly 850 Sports, Multihulls Racing, Multihulls Cruising and Performance Catamaran. Opening day saw a grand fleet of 90 keelboats and multihulls in competition. The 2015 Regatta remained faithful to the classic King’s Cup formula of around-the-island courses in spectacular sunshine and light to moderate winds; the first day was particularly kind on both counts. Hannes Waimer, Skipper of Team Premier, chartered Oi! this year in IRC0, and competed with Phuket King’s Cup regulars Frank Pong (Jelik) and Sarab Jeet Singh (Windsikher II) for grand prix class honours. Hannes’ team put in a solid early claim to the Cup with a win in race 1, but Frank Pong’s Jelik hit back in race two, setting up a very open Class this year. Windsikher II was runner-up in both races but claimed winner of Day One.

IRC 1 on the beat. Photo by Guy Nowell


Due to damage to the rigging of their new TP52 in transit, Kevin Whitcraft’s team were now racing on the GP42 Won Ma Rang in IRC1. Joining the class for the first time were Black Baza, Imagine (Ex. Babe) owned by Scott Bradley on their first outing, and Rerefine (Ex Windsikher) now owned by Kenn Eyears. Kenn’s team chalked up a victory in race one, winning by a scant 10-second margin on corrected times. Wan Ma Rang performed superbly in the second race, to nose home after time corrections were applied. Challenging the IRC2 Class this year was Evgenil Nekiforov’s new Cookson 12 Megazip, which headed the ratings, followed by two 44.7’s, Roland Danes’ Jessandra II, Simon Piff’s Kerr32 Rekering Dream, and Krabi Sailing School’s Mumm 30 Judy, all competing with the Japanese 40.7 team on Krasu. The Commodore of Phuket Yacht Club, Scott Duncanson, was racing on Jessandra II in IRC 2. In race one it was the Japanese who were dominant, immediately rising to the top of the Class. Roland’s team won out in the second race ahead of the Japanese team by just five seconds on corrected times – a classic Phuket King’s Cup day one contest! In the Premier Class it was a battle of the X55’s with defending Champions Pine Pacific challenged by Australian Team Audeamus, previous Champion Baby Tonga, newcomer Jeanneau 57 Raincloud and the Perennial Swan 55 Big A. Pine Pacific threw down the gauntlet with a first round win, taunting rivals with a huge victory.


EFG Mandrake III - Photo by Guy Nowell Bareboat Charter Class comprised a fleet of 14 traditional shallow draft bareboat yachts, including four Japanese teams and seven Russian teams. Andrey Novikov skippering Alexa was quickest in race one, with compatriot Andrei Duvanov and Uhuru second. The racing-spec charter yachts competing in Open Charter included past champions Popeye (Ex Sailplane) and Venture, being challenged by the Big Boy Sailing Team on the new charter configured J130 “Jing Jing”, Phuket Yacht Club’s Vice Commodore Mick Kealy on Beaux Esprit and the ever-present Russian charter team on the First 45f5 Sita. Popeye took the first race, and by a not inconsiderable margin ahead of Big Boy Sailing Team. The Modern Classic Class saw the first battle of the three Phuket-based Farr 1104’s challenging previous King’s Cup Winners Windstar and Madam Butterfly closely followed by 2 Platus and the Chinese team from Krabi Sailing School on Mas Alegre. Thai Navy 1 came in five minutes behind day one winners Farrgo Express skippered by John Vickery. Cruising Class featured a range of returning boats including previous winner Lady Bubbly. She was victorious again on the first day, with a clear performance margin over the trailing pack.


The final day of the 29th Phuket King's Cup Regatta 2015 was sponsored by Kata Group, with Kata Beach Resort & Spa providing the home of both race control, the regatta's Royal Awards Ceremony and the closing party. Before the fireworks were lit, there was some serious class warfare to play out. Keelboats and multihulls hit the water for one last run, as teams fought for the honour to claim Phuket King's Cup victory in the name of His Majesty the King of Thailand. In IRC0, Windsikher II skippered by Sarab Jeet Singh made a great fist of challenging for King's Cup glory in 2015 with a string of first and second place finishes. They carried an advantage in both points and momentum going into the last day, and seemingly only an unexpected upset could derail their fantastic run. They took both race 10 and race 11, two bullets, as if underlining the completeness of the week's massive performance. Sarab Jeet Singh, skipper of Windsikher II, is delighted to finally win a Phuket King's Cup Regatta, after coming second and third in the past in many runs out since 1997: "We had the points advantage going in, but anything can happen, any equipment failure or other issue en route. Second place is a threat, and so we decided to sail the same way, no messing about, with keen roundings. This is my sixteenth King's Cup since 1997, and my first win. Our Welbourn 52 custom boat had the same crew as my other boat (Sydney 40), and we've basically enjoyed ourselves and did really well. Courses were well organized but the light breezes are always challenging here. The team did well and the only reason I bought this boat was because I knew we had a team that could step up."

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Among the IRC1 entrants, Kenn Eyears and Rerefine (formerly Windsikher) led the class ahead of Kevin Whitcraft's Wan Ma Rang which chased by a single point. Wan Ma Rang took line honours in race 10, but placed 90 seconds behind Rerefine on corrected times. In race 11, Rerefine won again to finally nail home their Regatta trophy claim for 2015. Japanese team Karasu skippered by Yasuo Nanamori led IRC2 with a total of four race wins. Just one point behind was Roland Dane's Jessandra II team, with a proper grudge match to be decided on the final day. Mick Tilden's Fujin team threw a spanner in the works by claiming race 10, leaving the two leaders to fight it out for second place. An incredible battle ensued, with Jessandra II beating Karasu by 24 seconds on elapsed time and a skinny nine seconds on corrected. In race 11, Karasu struck back, the resulting final day's points scramble seeing Karasu sitting pretty and three points clear. A classic Phuket King's Cup finale! Pine Pacific had already won the Premier Class and settled into a gentle cruise home on the final day, although, true to form, still taking line honours (and then another win, just for luck). Audeamus skippered by Kim Ramen and Adrian Fini took a consolation win in race seven. Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa was the setting for Friday's celebratory party, with sponsors TAT, Siam Winery & Montclair and Haadthip PCL treating sailors and VIP guests to a magnificent party around the Orchid's beautiful central swimming pool. Live music and complimentary drinks were the perfect ingredients to a happening and fun evening at the popular Phuket Orchid Resort & Spa, as sailors and media guests partied until late.


Elephant Parade Bangkok Opening Night Celebrities Showcase Their Creative Designs

Cindy Sirinya Bishop with her elephant design Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas along with Elephant Parade® and Siam Paragon Shopping Centre launched the world’s largest open air art exhibition in December - Elephant Parade Bangkok 2015 - in the heart of the Thai capital. The exhibition, featuring eighty eight brightly decorated elephant statues has been staged to honour the 88th birthday of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world’s longest reigning monarch. The first Elephant Parade was held in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in 2007 and has since exhibited in many cities around the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Milan and Hong Kong. Bangkok Elephant Parade 2015 is a first for Thailand and will be the only one for the capital. All eighty–eight elephants showcased in Elephant Parade Bangkok are available for the public to bid for and own in an online auction and in February 2016 a final selection of elephants will be auctioned off by Christies at a gala dinner to be held at Anantara Siam Bangkok. Proceeds from both auctions will be donated to the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation who in turn will select strategic partners to drive forward key projects including building the first elephant clinic in Chiang Mai’s Mae Teang Valley, expanding their Positive Reinforcement Target Training Project to even more elephants and helping protect the wild elephants in Thailand’s National Parks. “The more awareness that is raised on the plight of domestic and wild elephants in Thailand, the better the chances we have for their survival,” William E. Heinecke, Chairman and CEO of Minor International, the parent company of Anantara, Hotels Resorts & Spas, commented. “I can’t think of a better way to raise awareness and money than bringing the largest open air art exhibition in support of Asian Elephants to Bangkok.” Mayuree Chaipromprasith, Senior Executive Vice President, Marketing Promotion Division of Siam Paragon Development Co.,Ltd., said, “Siam Paragon, as the world-class shopping destination in Bangkok is proud to be part of giving support in hosting the Elephant Parade® Bangkok. This exhibition is destined to pay homage to His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej on the auspicious occasion of His Majesty the King’s eighty-eighth birthday anniversary on the fifth of this December. The event also aims at raising funds for the world’s biggest campaign for giving support to elephants. We are also willing to be a spokesperson who promotes and shows the power of love and compassion among Thais toward elephants. They really deserve conservation. We expect this exhibition will create a very good impression and encourage the general public to give more their love and protection to elephants.”


Artists who have been painting a brighter future for the country’s national animal include: Actors: Singers: Designers: Authors: Artists: Architects: International:

Nirut Sirichanya, Tony Jaa and Sirinya Bishop Pae Arak, Kong Saharat and Pod Moderndog Milin, Moo Asava, Senada, Tutti, Jitsing Somboon and Hiroka Limviphuvadh Ploy Chariyaves ML Jirathorn Jiraprawat, Maitree Siriboon, Wisut Ponnimit and Pongsuang “Note” Kunprasop Duangrit Bunnag Paul Smith, DJ Hardwell, Nancy Chandler, Elizabeth Romhild, Elsie Evans and Gavin Fifield.

“I am so excited and honoured to be chosen to be one of the artists for the Elephant Parade. What a wonderful way to get people talking and taking action in elephant conservation,” actress and Elephant Parade Bangkok ambassador, Sirinya Bishop said. “The elephant is our country’s national animal and symbol, but somehow this once-revered and noble creature is now forced to beg for food on the busy and dangerous streets of the capital. I truly hope that this magnificent colourful pachyderm parade will raise the awareness and inspire us all to take more concrete steps to ensure their survival and well being.” To help raise more awareness and funds for elephant welfare and conservation projects, Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spas are giving Elephant Parade visitors the chance to win a seven day trip to Anantara's resorts in the Maldives and other exceptional prizes through an Instagram competition. The grand prize winner will enjoy the authentic luxuries of Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort and Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, other prizes include a four day stay at Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort in Thailand and a 75-cm Elephant Parade statue of the winner’s choice from a selected range of designs. For more information on Elephant Parade Bangkok 2015, plus the online auction and Instagram competition please visit www.elephantparadebangkok.com The 1.5 metre elephants are on show from 1st – 18th December 2015 at the world-class luxury shopping centre, Siam Paragon; the herd will then move to Asiatique on the banks of the Chao Phraya River from 20th December 2015 – 11th January 2016 and finally Lumpini Park, in the heart of the city, from 18th – 29th January 2016.

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FLYING THE FLAG

Pimpisa Tinpalit

Flying the Flag in Australia


Pimpisa hails from Bangkok, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Fine Art. After numerous years of studying, and then teaching art in various universities, she felt like getting away for a while and decided to travel. She fell in love with Melbourne in Victoria and lives there to this day. Pimpisa found that there were great opportunities in the world of art in that city and she therefore decided to settle down there and continue her life as a full time artist. She often returns home and feels that Bangkok offers a lot more chances for young artists to shine these days, with the opening of a lot of new galleries. Nevertheless, she is very happy in Australia, where she has now lived for seven years. Specialising is sculptures, with animals and humans being her favourite subjects, Pimpisa recently completed her latest exhibition “Freedom and Captivity”, which she exhibited at La Lanta Fine Art Gallery in Bangkok. Pimpisa sculpts every day, and aims to maintain her childlike sense of wonder by constantly creating a whimsically surreal world using mainly fibreglass and bronze. She uses her skill at rendering a wide variety of textures to give each of her pieces a vivid physicality, bringing her fantastic characters to full blooded life. Inspired by her desire to tell “the story of imagination,” Tinpalit also brings the viewer’s imagination into it as well.


FLYING THE FLAG

Pailin Chongchitnant Flying the Flag in Canada


Pailin “Pai” Chongchitnant was born and raised in southern Thailand, where she spent most of her childhood in the kitchen, squeezing fresh coconut milk and grinding pork. Moving to the USA, Pailin studied Cordon Bleu cuisine in San Francisco, before moving up the coast to settle in Vancouver, British Columbia. After creating and hosting a popular You Tube cooking show, Hot Thai Kitchen, where she famously instructed a host of devoted supporters on the joys of Thai cooking, she boosted her following by becoming one of the regional experts on One World Kitchen, a TV show where she expounds further on the cooking techniques of the country of her birth. Pailin is also training to be a high school cooking teacher, and says that if she had to choose one Thai meal above all others it would have to be her grandma’s Hainanese chicken rice. When Pailin debuted on One World Kitchen her choice of demonstration dishes were Thai hot and sour soup, a beef Penang curry using her own curry paste and deep fried shrimp in a tamarind sauce. She also recently showed viewers how to make two different styles of stir fry. Describing her Hot Thai Kitchen videos Pailin says “If you’re looking for a recipe for a Thai dish, you can usually find it on the internet in less than a minute. But I want to share something more: a true understanding of the steps and the ingredients, and even the cultural background of the dish. This is what really excites me, and this is what Hot Thai Kitchen is all about”. “After high school, I headed for the University of British Columbia in Vancouver to study nutritional sciences (it had to be food-related!). Vancouver’s multicultural food offerings absolutely marvelled me and deepened my passion. Convinced I wanted to devote my life to food, I started working in professional kitchens after university. My love for cooking later took me to San Francisco where I studied culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu, and continued to work in the restaurant industry after graduation.” “Though I was revelling in the new foods of the West, I always delighted at any opportunity to tell my friends all about Thai cooking, and that’s when I realized how much I loved to teach people about Thai cuisine, and how much I missed it. And at the suggestion of my brother, Hot Thai Kitchen was born in my little San Francisco apartment!” “I am now back in Vancouver, but I go home to Thailand every year to see my family, to stay in touch with my culture, and to find more interesting things to share with you all!” “Pai’s Kitchen is the second show on my YouTube Channel where I share recipes and other food-related videos outside the scope of Thai Cuisine.” Pailin (right) with her fellow One World Kitchen hosts. The show is currently airing on weekdays at 6 pm Eastern Time on Gusto TV and recipes can be found online at gustotv.com and oneworldkitchen.ca


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“ULTRADISTANCIA” by Argentinean artist, Federico Winer La Lanta Fine Art Until January 7, 2016 As part of the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Argentina, La Lanta Fine Art in cooperation with the Argentina Embassy are currently showcasing “ULTRADISTANCIA,” an exhibition of the Argentinean artist, Federico Winer, who transforms the aerial view of the world into a stunning photographic art project. Base on the capabilities of Google Earth’s satellite camera, “ULTRADISTANCIA” features fifteen unconventional perspective of our planet. Neighborhoods, roads, mountains, stations, shipping containers, and houses turn into kaleidoscopic compositions. Enhanced through the digital interplay of colour and luminosity, the series distorts our perception of the earth surface, where common landmarks resemble paintings and topography is visualized through a spectrum of colour. Metaphorical to endless travels from one corner of the earth to the next, Winer’s photography represents the encounter of natural and human creations as well as the crossbreed of both. Winer allows viewers to travel vicariously through Google Earth’s trips from airports to highways to famous cities. “ULTRADISTANCIA” reminds us of the existence of these places. The acclaimed “ULTRADISTANCIA” series strikes the news with articles and reviews from prestigious media all over the world such as The Huffington Post, The Creators Project, Vice, La Reppublica, DesignBoom, Archdaily, Le Journal de Montreal, Forbes, Courrier International, PEI Magazine, Gizmodo, Pixable, Lens Culture, Art Slant, CO. Design, City Lab, 6sqft, Urbanophil, among others. “ULTRADISTANCIA” was exhibited in JanKossen Contemporary Gallery of New York and in GSPF 2015 in Melbourne Australia. About Federio Winer Federico Winer (b.1973, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a multitalented artists, photographer and producer. An inveterate traveller, professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Buenos Aires, with backgrounds coming from Political Science, Philosophy, Architecture and the arts. Founding member of the Experimental Group of Experimental Thought Soy Cuyano, with several academic and art performances in Argentina and Europe.

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Bounce Thailand to be Asia

Australian Phenomeno Australian Ambassador Paul Robilliard will this week preside over the opening of the new complex in Ratchadaphisek Road. The giant trampoline complex sits on the fifth floor of The Street Lifestyle Mall (the former Robinson’s complex). The opening day for the public is this Sunday 20th December. With more than 100 interconnected trampolines housed within huge, colourful spaces at a growing number of locations around the world, Bounce is a spring-loaded urban playground with a wide range of things to do with the kids; where hard surfaces are replaced with circus-grade sponge, giant air bags and springs. Page 38

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a’s Largest Trampoline Area

on Comes to Bangkok The Australian enterprise already has locations in South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong and Portugal. The brand’s first outlet in Thailand is crowned Asia’s largest, occupying the whole fifth floor—more than 5,600 square metres—of The Street Ratchada Shopping Complex, in Bangkok. Besides the Trampoline Zone, with 105 trampolines, guests can climb up 8.6 metres in the Clip ’N Climb Zone, with 24 adventurous stages, celebrate together in the Party & Banquet Zone, with more than eight private rooms, large enough for 10 to 80 people or hang out with friends at the Food & Beverage Zone South 38, whose offerings are inspired by the book 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die by Mimi Sheraton.


SUPERFLOW Khao San Road’s Very Own Beach Club in Bangkok Superflow Beach Club Khaosan is a new player for one of the most frequented roads in Bangkok, combining the best elements of a day and night open air party destination, lounge bar and restaurant by fusing it seamlessly with what Thailand is so famous for: the open air beach club. Think beach party in a proper club setting, where you can actually see the sun and the moon. Here you can feel the sand while you sip your delicious drinks while fine dining on a Modern Thai tapas menu indoors before hitting the dance floor amid palm trees that reach for the sky. Music by today’s hottest international and local acts is already being provided, and the club is now in full swing, with exclusive collaborations with leading party brands in the global club circuit happening on a regular basis.

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DRACULA to Haunt Bangkok


Bram Stoker's Dracula, the pinnacle of brooding erotic horror and benchmark for the self-made lustful gothic genre is making its Asian theatre premiere in Bangkok. Produced by award-winning producer Paul Ewing and Ewing Entertainment Worldwide (UK), the world's most infamous tale of obsession, savagery and desire spawned a hundred years of derivative sub-genres in vampire fiction (Twilight, True Blood, Buffy, Interview with a Vampire etc.), and now is retold through a terrifying and lavishly produced stage adaptation starring Hugo Chakrabongse (far left) and Myra Molloy, in Dracula: Blood is Life.

The production fuses Thai, European and British cast and production teams to create a premium retelling of the Dracula legend for International and Thai audiences. Hugo Chakrabongse's sexy energy, masculine power and inescapably captivating charm make him an ideal Dracula; Myra Molloy's beauty, grace and towering performance ability connect the tale to new audiences in a beautifully real way. This production is a major ground-breaking moment for the Arts in Thailand; a fashionable, amatory and bitingly modern production appealing to audiences seeking a very premium entertainment experience. Ewing Entertainment Worldwide is launching the Asian Premiere at the magnificent Siam Pic-Ganesha Theatre, an ultra-modern world class venue with 1046 seats, right in the heart of Bangkok, with a run in Thailand spanning from February 12th to 6th of March. The opening night will feature special guest Dacre Stoker, author and filmmaker, the great grandnephew of Irish author Bram Stoker, as well as a large gathering of Thai celebrities and VIP guests. The play itself uses Steven Dietz's 1997 stage version as a starting point and focuses on the essence of Stoker's original – sexual scandal, moral uncertainty and fear of the unknown. It also recognises the energies of Bangkok as the location of the production, combined with the wealth of modern vampire material on TV, film and in popular fiction. Rachael Forbes' (above) incredible costume designs give a high-end, fashionable connotation to the dark, sexy and gothic themes throughout. The production team led by director Joe Harmston (below, left) has created a production that is dynamic, contemporary, alert to the issues inherent in the material - and utterly terrifying. Joe Harmston, Director, explains, "True horror arises out of engagement with real people; we believe passionately in Stoker's characters in order to care for them when peril stalks. The set design, lighting and illusion effects will illuminate the minutiae of our exploration of the erotic tensions at the heart of the battle between Good and Evil. We have focused on delivering a high-end production suitable for Bangkok's luxury-obsessed audience; in this respect, Dracula is the brand people recognise, but we present it in stunning, modern and very exclusive way. It is a glamorously cutting edge production in every sense." Paul Ewing, Producer of Dracula: Blood is Life, said, "Although this production is in English, the use of subtitles, visual effects and special effect will ensure every audience member has an exhilarating theatrical experience, and will be able to enjoy the storyline, which remains accessible to all (a remarkable facet of the original novel). Our production promises to be an exciting moment for Theatre in Bangkok, and we look forward to welcoming you into the intoxicating and terrifyingly dark world of Dracula!" Being one of the world's top tourist destinations, Bangkok is also home to hundreds of thousands of British, American and European expats hungry for Western theatre experiences. Moreover, Dracula: Blood is Life will be a must-see attraction for high-end Thais seeking to enjoy premium, fashionable experiences. Thai schools and universities (daily matinees available except Mondays) will also find this a terrifying and highly entertaining production of a story that has enjoyed unending popularity globally. Dracula: Blood is Life will premiere in Bangkok, before opening in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and eventually UK and European theatres. Show PREVIEWS from 12th – 14th February, starring William Belchambers as Dracula. GRAND OPENING – 18th February – 7.30pm Dracula: Blood is Life, starring Hugo Chakrabongse as Dracula – from 18th February – 6th March. Closes 6th of March. RATED 12 and over. Tickets can be bought at both theatre and Thai Ticket Major, from 12th December.


Signature Mediterranean Dishes Launched at UNO MAS Centara Grand at CentralWorld recently opened a new distinctive dining destination in the heart of the city. At the opening ceremony (above) were, from left, Pachara Chirathivat, Chanadda Chirathivat, Robert F. Maurer – Loeffler, Group Director of Operations – Bangkok & City Hotels, Thirayuth Chirathivat, Chief Executive Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, Suthikiati Chirathivat, Chairman of the Board of Centara Hotels & Resorts, Chris Bailey, Chief Operating Officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts, Gerd Steeb, Advisor to the Board of Centara Hotels & Resorts, Atthama Chiwanitxhaphan and UNO MAS Chef Manager Joan Tanya Dot. UNO MAS aims to provide fascinating recipes created by Chef Joan Tanya Dot, Chef De Cuisine Manager. His creative signature dishes will give guests a taste of authentic Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine. The unique atmosphere and stylish decor are topped off by a large menu that delivers favourite southern European dishes. Delicious signature meals include “Cochinillo” Roasted Suckling Pig made with a specialised cooking technique, served with natural gravy, green mojo sauce and namjimjeaw. For seafood lovers, Seafood on Ice features Chef Joan’s selection of oysters, king prawns, lobster and king crab, Galician Octopus and razor clams with Spanish lemon, Aioli and Thai seafood sauce. Another option on the menu that is definitely worth a try is Joselito Jamon Iberico “Bellota” Gran Reserva, considered to be the best cured ham in the world, with a unique taste and aroma. UNO MAS restaurant sits on the 54th floor of Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, and is open daily from 16.00 hrs. – 01.00 hrs.


Lonely in Bangkok: A Photographic Exhibition by Jean-Sebastien Faure 9 January – 28 February 2016 [Opening party Sat 9 Jan from 6.30 – 9 pm.] Jean-Sebastien Faure’s ‘Lonely in Bangkok’ is powerful, formal, and static, with almost military precision and barely concealed violence and frenzied activity—the concrete itself was poured onto the earth and made to rise by ecologically violent means, after all. “I engaged in a dialogue with this city,” he says, “that speaks of itself and of those who form it. Because, even without the shadow of a silhouette, there is everywhere in this city an imprint of what people are.” It’s rare to find a photographer who has chosen to depict loneliness and disorientation in a teeming city like Bangkok with empty streets in the vertical frame, which is harder to get right than the ever popular horizontal composition. Alienated by his inability to speak Thai or even English, French freelance photographer Faure used this technique to convey his four lost years in Bangkok, wandering through the labyrinthine concrete jungle whose horizons are hidden behind billboards and high-rises, leaving him with no sense of direction. “There was never a city that so rattled me with the violence and the richness of its contrasts: Bangkok, and the spectacle it unfurls, force-feeds us to nausea but never really satisfies us… Of course, I needed to photograph it but I wanted to inscribe it with this profound solitude.” Self-taught photographer Jean-Sebastien Faure, born 1969 in Paris, started his career in 1989 capturing music concerts and festivals. His work straddles the line between fine art and documentary photography. He has been published by numerous well-known newspapers and magazines such as Le Monde, Liberation and The Independent. Kathmandu Photo Gallery Open daily except Monday, from 11 am to 7 pm


JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW La Lanta Fine Art January 9 – February 11, 2016 La Lanta Fine Art in cooperation with Tokyo’s Kogure Gallery and Osaka’s Yod Gallery are featuring a new exhibition showcasing the work of eight Japanese artists in the first show of 2016 titled “Japanese Contemporary Art Show.” The exhibition presents a curated selection of artwork by world renowned Japanese artists together with a new breed of Japanese artists who are starting to make their own marks in the international art scene. Selected work in this exhibition includes artwork by mega names Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara and Takeshi Murakami whose reputations have hit a global scale in the past decades. The show also presents the breadth of the Japanese current art movement with works by Stitch Dog, Motonori Uwasu, Hiroyuki Matsuura, Shinichi Wakasa, and Arata Higuchi.

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AVANI Riverside Bangkok Set to Re-Energise Thailand’s River of Kings A new star is ready to shine fresh light on the banks of Bangkok’s picturesque Chao Phraya River with the opening of AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel in April 2016. Rising 26-storeys, AVANI Riverside Bangkok overlooks the city’s bustling waterway and will boast uninterrupted views across Asia’s most dynamic city. Each of the 251 stylish guest rooms and suites will feature a stunning uninterrupted river and city view. On the hotel’s rooftop sits Attitude Bar and Restaurant, which is set to become one of the city’s new it-spots to see and be seen. The views are unmatched, with panoramas over the thriving metropolis, as well as a designer infinity pool for a very chilled perch to tower above the energy of capital. Ideal for parties, private events or sunset drinks, Attitude is just one of the four crave-worthy bars and restaurants at AVANI Riverside Bangkok. Long Bar and Skyline dish up an impressive choice of mouthwatering plates, while the stylish-casual Pantry offers up grab-and-go delights in the lobby. Designed with business travellers in mind, in addition to being a magnet for the leisure set, the lobby is digitised with computer connections and open meeting spaces making check in a breeze. The hotel also raises the bar with its modern Grand Ballroom, a flexible space of nearly 4,500 square metres, perfect for any event accommodating up to 1,500 people. AVANI’s passion for design will ensure that weddings, product launches, corporate events and conferences all go off without a hitch. The ballroom kicks things up an even higher notch with its own open-plan kitchen. Party planners are invited to wow guests, letting them get up close and personal with the action of the chefs. The highest ballroom ceilings in Bangkok vault overhead, while its skylights flood the venue with natural light. Situated on the 10th floor, the venue showcases the same stunning views found throughout the hotel and is like no other space found on the River. Helping guests visit the city’s cultural and colourful attractions with ease, AVANI Riverside’s complimentary shuttle boat reaches the BTS Skytrain station and pier at Saphan Taksin in only 15 minutes. However, with 60 world-renowned retail brands, restaurants, bars, spas and entertainment outlets at the adjoining Riverside Plaza guests will have everything at their fingertips, even without venturing into the city’s excitement.


Louise Truslow: A Retrospective Neilson Hays Library January 14-31, 2016 Opening Reception January 14, 2016 7-9 pm Marking 20 years since she started painting, the Neilson Hays presents a Retrospective of British artist Louise Truslow; featuring works from many of her exhibitions of the past two decades and encompassing all of the media she now works in. The exhibition opens with a Reception on Thursday, January 14th from 7-9 pm. and continues until the end of the month. Over the years Louise has become well known for her evocative oils and watercolours - particularly those depicting monks, umbrellas and South East Asian scenes. More recently she has started working in glass and to a lesser extent, bronze. Her glass is kiln-formed and all her work is created using recycled crystalline glass, which she sources from a local manufacturer.


Some of the works in this exhibition are from the artist's private collection and the latest paintings were exhibited at the Royal Overseas League in London during 2015. Louise came to Thailand in 1990 and has lived in Asia for over 30 years. Her background is in Performance Arts and although she has no formal training in painting or glassmaking, her work has been exhibited in several cities and is held in private and corporate collections around the world.


“Genii Loci” An Exhibition by Rush Pleansuk at S Gallery

Despite the deterioration of the physical body of a person we cling to, the personal belongings that are left as the keepsakes will replace and represent their existence in this world and as remain as traces to our spiritual journey to another. From the simple joys in childhood to his personal displacement to the concrete jungle, Rush has certainly come a long way. Currently caught up in the rat race in the big city, Rush is longing for a return to the nature that he once left behind. The artist sees himself living in a time that's a fusion of the past (background), present (reality) and future (dream). This world view forms the basis of his life and art that portrays the monstrous city in which one's survival depends on having both abstract and material needs met. Rush came to prominence as an artist when his artworks were selected for La Fête's "Designer's Week". Thanks to his love of art and science, Rush studied architecture at Kasetsart University and graduated in 2001. His architectural process has often involved searching from the cultural and spiritual root of his customers. His passion with architecture and habitation has a direct impact on the way he creates his masterpieces, themselves symbols of the transition between the living and the dead, past and present, invisible and visible. Through his art he reveals our memory in tangible form. Rush's latest art collection titled "Genii Loci" is the result of his journey in search of raw materials mined from the ancestors memories. It's the nostalgic memories of his childhood that have endowed his art with its spirit. His artworks tell the story of spiritual growth from these personal belongings that have been passed down through the generations and have now turned into a variety of elegant tangible forms. Each piece has its own character depending on the story behind the derived materials used to create them. Rush's art celebrates not only the beauty of form and function, but it goes a step further by exhibiting a cultural dimension as evidenced by the embedding of his childhood memories in his art form.

"Sense" portrays the transience of human life through the message that the texture of a wooden home, like that of human beings, is subject to decay through time. "Memory" reflects the artist's desire to search for spirits dwelling in objects. "Memory" reflects the use of memories of people and places as embedded in a collection of old personal effects. These objects serve as the artist's raw materials for creating works of art that can grow into the "homes of spirits" the same way mushrooms have sprouted up from a piece of wood. The artworks in this section bring back memories of his family and are used as a memory box to store the valued keepsakes from our loved ones. "Samsara" (or "time") represents the cycle of the seasons as well as the many moments in our life that we have wanted frozen. The changing of the seasons is like the rise and fall of a curtain in the theatre symbolising the beginning and the end of a real-life drama. The artist uses gold leaf to illustrate the stark contrast between the fragility of gold leaf and the durability of gold as a substance. The exhibition is an intentional integration of time, memory, loss and recollection that, through art, has transformed the abstract into the concrete and bridges us to relate to the past once again. The exhibition portrays both a lost environment and an existing chaotic one in which people struggle to survive emotionally. The exhibition serves as a dialogue that attempts to turn our society on to the memory of our ancestors and the need to preserve our cultural roots.

"Genii Loci" is a Latin term for the protective spirit of a place. Some Asian cultures regard personal belongings and idols as the dwelling places of spirits, a belief that still resonates to this day. The artist is able to render this spiritual belief in physical form by drawing his inspiration from the Thai Traditions assigned as the dwelling place of the guardian spirit who is responsible for the safety of its occupants. Rush's art is a reinterpretation of this traditional belief through the right blend of design, function and artistic value. The Genii Loci collection – on the theme of "the cycle of life" – is divided into three parts: "Body, "Sense", "Memory" along with another element: "Samsara". "Body" focuses on the cycle of growth and the human body." Page 52

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Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya Opens on December 15 to Usher in a New Era of Upscale Tourism

The Swiss hotel management company Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts will bring its unique international standards to Na Jomtien in Pattaya with the opening of Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya on 15 December 2015. Owned by Siam Motors Group, Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya is poised to usher in a new era of upscale hospitality experiences, with elite beachfront accommodation, gourmet cuisine and superb destination experiences, such as yachting and island exploration. Located next to Ocean Marina Yacht Club, a 75-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the 262-room resort is the first five-star beachfront property in Na Jomtien, as it leads a trend that is fast turning Pattaya into a supreme family-focused destination. "We are delighted to announce our opening in December, our fifth hotel in Thailand," said Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts Senior Vice President Asia, Andrew Langdon. "We have a long and successful track record in Thailand and are firmly committed to the destination in the long term." Siam Motors Group President and Siam at Chonburi Co., Ltd Chairman, Dr. Phornthep Phornprapha said he was confident that the destination would be an attractive draw, especially with Mövenpick managing the hotel, as it is a brand that truly represents quality, a hallmark of Swiss hospitality, and one which would resonate well with guests. Mövenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya offers spacious accommodation with panoramic sunset views of the Gulf of Thailand, with three gourmet dining outlets and signature culinary services.


The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok Welcomes an Exclusive Preview of the All-New BMW 7 Series

The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, the super-luxury residence situated by the Chao Phraya River at ICONSIAM and the first Mandarin Oriental branded residence in South-east Asia, welcomed BMW Group Thailand at an exclusive launch of the all-new BMW 7 series, the most innovative premium vehicle that BMW has ever built. The all-new BMW 7 series has been designed and engineered to enhance its capability, driving agility and also safety for driver and passenger to enjoy their long-distance route. Pictured are Thanawan Chaiwatana (third left), Managing Director of ICONSIAM Superlux Residence Corporation Limited, together with Peachpattha Pakakan, (second left), Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Sales Projects, Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited, welcomed Matthias Pfalz (fourth left), President of BMW Group Thailand, together with management team including Krisda Utamote (far left), Director Corporate Communications, Lars Nielsen (far right), Sales and Marketing Director, and Prapatsara Aramvongsamut (second right), General Manager Marketing, at the all-new BMW 740Li launch in Thailand at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok.

Intercontinental Bangkok Welcomes Michael Learns To Rock

InterContinental Bangkok, led by Simon J. Hall, Area Director of Sales and Marketing (Thailand) - InterContinental Hotels Group, welcomed Michael Learns to Rock this month. The Danish pop-rock band was in Bangkok for their show in Thailand – Michael Learns To Rock 25th Anniversary Live in Bangkok – held recently at Royal Paragon Hall. From left to right: Simon J. Hall. Mikkel Lentz, Guitarist, Kare Wanscher, Drummer, Jascha Richter, Vocalist and Keyboardist and Natthapha Chaithirasakul, Director of Marketing Communications – InterContinental Bangkok and Holiday Inn Bangkok


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Hyatt Regency Hyatt Regency Hua Hin Hua Hin


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The award-winning Barai (above) provides eight exclusive residential spa suites and 18 exotic wellness treatment rooms within 18.5 square metre of beachfront land adjacent to the Hyatt Regency Hua Hin resort. Inspired and designed by the renowned Thai architect, Mr. Lek Bunnag, The Barai is a journey of the body, mind and spirit with architecture as its guide. The art is the defining aspect of the architecture which has been designed to create moods and elicit an emotional impact. Exuding a holistic approach to wellness and a path to inner tranquillity, custom-designed spa treatments, signature massages, yoga sessions, fitness and lifestyle programmes are offered in luxurious residential spa accommodations. There is also a tranquillity court that covers more than 1,000 square metres that is ideal for swimming and yoga. The eight luxurious residential spa suites range from 126 – 149 square metres and are designed for spa treatments as well as overnight stays. The ground floor suites have a verandah with a private plunge pool and garden, while those on the upper floor have spacious balconies and spectacular views of the Gulf of Thailand. Blending ancient Thai rituals with the best Western therapies, The Barai focuses on balancing the elements of earth, water, fire and air to create the spiritual path that is best suited for each guest. Hyatt Regency Hua Hin features 213 luxurious rooms and suites with views of the tropical garden, lagoon or pool. Complimentary WIFI is available throughout the resort, even within the comforts of all guestrooms. Large free-form interconnecting pools with a 22-metre long water slide are major attractions, while tennis courts with floodlit facilities and a Fitness Centre that includes a well-equipped gym and steam rooms are on hand for the more energetic.


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Pattamaporn Singkananon serves cocktails on the Executive Club Terrace

Bar and Restaurant Choices Galore


Nipa Somsri at Flow Express in the Executive Tower

Hyatt Regency Hua Hin caters to the tastes of the most discerning traveller. Figs Restaurant dishes out Italian fare and also serves an international breakfast buffet daily, while Talay Thai is a beachfront restaurant that offers authentic Thai cuisine and seafood delicacies. McFarland House is a two-storey 19th century restored pavilion with lounge-style seating and a selection of western and Thai tapas-style cuisine. You & Mee Noodle Shop and Poolside Bar is perfect for relaxing in the evening, or guests have the option of gathering for drinks and live music at the Fountain Lounge lobby bar. A total of 213 guestrooms include a three-bedroom Presidential Pool Villa, eight residential spa suites, a Premier View Suite, three Premier Suites, five Regency Executive Suites, two Regency Suites, 41 Club Rooms, 20 Club Deluxe Rooms, 49 Deluxe Rooms and 81 Hyatt Guestrooms. The hotel offers six function rooms, including The Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 400 persons, and has its own separate entrance and private pre-function area. WIFI connectivity is also available at the entire event space. All the rooms have floor-mounted computer dataports for efficient computer access, built-in modern audio-visual equipment, an individual sound system, while most also feature motorised projection screens. The resort also features a host of unique outdoor banquet venues from which to choose.


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Poolside Market Buffet Dinner Launches Amari Watergate Bangkok Transforms Friday Nights

Live Music and Food for all Tastes Amari Watergate Bangkok now offers a special dining experience that will bring spice to any hotel guest’s trip to Bangkok with their new “Market at Pool Buffet Dinner” at Pool Bar on the eighth floor every Friday evening from 18:30 to 22:30 hrs. The tropical poolside is transformed into a live market of local favourites and international dishes, with authentic Thai cuisine that includes zesty dishes such as Phad Thai, Thai Fish Cakes, Thai Pomelo Salad, Som-Tam, Thai Pork Salad and many more including a BBQ live station, Hot and Cold station along with an array of sweet traditional desserts, which include the all-time favourite Mango Sticky Rice, Khanom Bueang (Thai crepes) and Thai fresh fruits. Guests can also enjoy an international Buffet with items such as Salmon Salad, Smoked Prawn with Mango Salad and Baby Potatoes Indian Curry along with many more. Market at Pool Buffet Dinner is priced at 899 THB nett per person, including Thai beverages from the list.


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