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Feel like having a mini-party with your family in the comfort of your home? To keep you safe and satisfied, UNO MAS is now offering an assortment of premium seafood and Champagne to be delivered fresh to your doorstep, taking inspiration from its famous 'Domingo Fabulouso' Sunday Brunch series. The fabulous stay-at-home brunch set includes: Seafood on Ice: One whole Canadian lobster per person, Alaskan king crab, Black tiger prawns, Slipper lobster, New Zealand mussels, Smoked salmon Spanish and Mediterranean Delicacies: Tapas selection, Cold cuts including Iberico Jamon and condiments, Pulpo (octopus) salad, White anchovies in vinegar (boquerones), Royal cut smoked salmon salad (cogollo de Tudela), Seafood Nikkei ceviche, Spinach salad with raisins and manchego Drink: G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne (0.75l) Sides & Extras: Baked baguettes & butter, Condiments, Assorted petits fours Please note that the all-inclusive price of THB 7,999 net for 2 people includes a 0.75l bottle of G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon Champagne, while the all-inclusive price of THB 15,555 net for 4 people includes a 1.5l Magnum bottle of G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne. Orders are to be placed at least 1 day in advance before 12:00 (subject to availability). Foods are delivered daily from 12:00 - 19:30, with free delivery within a 10-km radius (THB 20 for each additional kilometre). To order, please call Dinning reservation at +66 (0) 2 100 6255 or email diningcgcw@chr.co.th

Set to open in the fourth quarter of 2021, five-star Meliá Chiang Mai will bring world-class hospitality to the heart of the charming city, with a modern design that pays tribute to Chiang Mai's alluring culture. Situated at the most convenient location in close proximity to tourist attractions, the 260-key hotel is just a few minutes away from Chiang Mai International Airport. Towering over the River Ping, guests can relish the best views of Chiang Mai city with a backdrop of endless mountain ranges. On its top is a 360-degree rooftop bar, which is the highest in the city, boasting an unrivaled panorama of the city. On the 21st floor are an exquisite dining room, offering contemporary Northern Thai dishes with Mediterranean touches, as well as The Level executive lounge, an intimate area for indulging an upgraded breakfast and afternoon treats for 'The Level' guests. The all-day-dining restaurant Mosaic will serve authentic Mediterranean cuisine in a vibrant marketplace setting. The hotel also hosts a number of contemporary facilities, including those suited for business, special events and weddings. To learn more about the soon-to-be-open hotel, visit www.melia.com/en/hotels/thailand/chiang-mai/melia-chiang-mai/index.htm

By 2030, Bangkok will become greener with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's plan to increase green space per capita to 10 sq.m. per person. The 'Green Bangkok 2030 Project' is one of the major projects of the BMA to increase green spaces with cooperation from the people of Bangkok. To create sustainability, the BMA invites and encourage all sectors to become part of the green improvement. This includes the use of the BMA's master city plan in enforcing construction areas and unused public spaces along roads, on footpath, or on traffic islands to be transformed into green spaces. In this regard, the BMA has set up rules for the consideration of tree planting on the roads with traffic islands, aiming to infuse the sense of 'nature' into urban environments. For example, on traffic islands that are more than 3 metres wide, grass shall be laid and flowering plants, ornamental plants or perennial plants shall be planted; on traffic islands of 2–3 metres width, small-sized perennial plants, shrubs, and ornamental plants shall be planted. There are also rules for tree planting along the roads with footpaths: 3-metre-wide footpaths without awning shall have perennial plants planted; footpaths that are over 4 metres wide with awning shall have medium-sized perennial plants planted; and more. Choices of plant species to suit certain environments are to be taken in consideration as well. In case of trees along the roads or footpaths, suggested are trees of medium height (5–15 meters) with strong root system that don't require much pruning and trimming, and have capacity to absorb pollutions and trapping dust. In some areas, only ornamental plants or shrubs should be planted instead to avoid impacts to the communication cable conduit systems. For more updates, visit www.prbangkok-eng.com

As one of Thailand’s top family-friendly hotels, Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin remains committed to providing the kind of relaxing and fun experiences families expect, alongside 'IHG Clean Promise' hygiene programme to ensure highest safety for all guests and staff, in compliance with the advices of the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and local public health authorities. Aside from temperature checks and hygiene amenities, the hotel also applies enhanced deep-cleaning, touchless procedure, and strict social distancing in all public areas. If you seek a safe getaway with your family, Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin is now offering an all-inclusive package, including perks as follows: Daily Breakfast for 2 Unlimited access to Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle during the stay 1 cake and tea of coffee at Thalay Bar (not accumulable) One time set lunch & one time set dinner at Plamong restaurant for 2 adults on food only (not accumulable) Early check in from 10:00 (subject to availability) Late check out until 16:00 (subject to availability) *'Kids Eat Free' is not applicable for this package For room rates, A one-night stay in Vana Nava Room is priced at THB 3,799 net per room, and a one-night stay in Ocean View Room at THB 3,999 net per room. To make a reservation, please contact +66 (0) 32 809 999 or visit vananavahuahin.holidayinnresorts.com for more information.

Since the reign of King Buddha Yot Fa Chulalok the Great (Rama I), Saphan Han in Sampheng area has long been a famous and bustling trade area of the royal capital in the past. Originally, Saphan Han was a bridge crossing Ong Ang Canal, also known as Rop Krung Canal (meaning 'the canal that rings around the city'). Back then, the bridge was just a single plank for people to cross the canal, with one side of the bridge firmly fixed, while the other side could be turned over to allow boats to pass through, and this is where the name 'Saphan Han', meaning 'the turning bridge', came from. Saphan Han had been renovated and modified several times, with the most prominent modification occurred during the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV). It had been rebuilt with steel structure and wooden floor. Under the bridge, there was no iron wheels on the rail but it can be raised and moved to allow boats to pass through. In the reign of King Chulalongkorn the Great (Rama V), the bridge was once again reconstructed, using the design of bridges in Italy, to become a more curved wooden bridge with broader corridor. Along both sides of the bridge, there have been small rooms or shophouses for rent, with a walkway in the middle. It has been one of the most photographed bridges in Bangkok. The area of Saphan Han or Saphan Lek (meaning 'metal bridge') has been famous as a shopping spot for games, electronic devices, and toys (both legal and violating intellectual property law). Makeshift shophouses were built and encroached entirely around Ong Ang Canal. As a result, the bridge and the canal was polluted and full of garbage. At present, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has successfully reorganised and improved the landscape of this area with cooperation from vendors and hawkers who agreed to move out of the area. In addition, people living in vicinal communities also agreed to improve and renovate their houses. All these cooperation has helped transforming the Saphan Han area into an eye-pleasing spot, as well as a tourist attraction with charming atmosphere of historical communities. For more news on Bangkok, visit www.prbangkok-eng.com

If you can't get enough of natural creaminess and unique sweetness of durians, Ventisi - The Thai at Centara Grand at CentralWorld invites you to indulge into their durian delicacies filled with sheer lusciousness. Famous Chanee and Mhon Thong durians are creatively transformed into full-flavoured cakes, chocolates and pastries, made fresh daily, at prices starting from just THB 30++! For those who love pastries, taste-worthy are Durian Choux, Pistachio Éclair with Durian Cream, and Purple sweet potato Montblanc with durian cream. For a fluffier sensation, don't miss Chocolate Durian Opera Cake, Durian Double Cheesecake, and Pandan & Durian Roll. Divinely melt-in-your-mouth are Durian Tiramisu, Durian & Coconut Mousse, Durian Rocher Chocolate, and Durian White Chocolate Truffle, while Monthong Ice Cream will definitely be your favourite on a hot day. In addition, you can enjoy one-off 'Durian Afternoon Tea' featuring the above-mentioned durian delicacies, traditional scones with durian jam and hot beverages served at Ventisi - The Café for THB 888++ for 2 persons. The sweet treats are available at Ventisi, Zing, and GrabFood from now 31 August 2021.

The fifth of June is recognised as the World Environment Day, designated by the United Nations to raise awareness on environmental issues. Additionally, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has been established to carry out environmental activities that encourage people around the world to jointly take action in environment protection. In 2021, UNEP has announced that this year's observance of the World Environment Day will be under the theme of 'Ecosystem Restoration'. Since 2007, the Department of Environment at the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has organised the World Environment Day activities to promote public awareness among all sectors to participate in environmental protection together with world communities. As Thailand still faces the ongoing spread of COVID-19, BMA, in cooperation with UNEP and network partners, will organise environmental activities online under the theme of the Decade of Restoration Towards Sustainable Green Metropolis, campaigning for environmental protection, raising awareness on environmental issues, and inviting people to help restoring ecosystems of the metropolis. The activities will be available as 360° virtual experience. For further updates, visit www.prbangkok-eng.com

In collaboration with outstanding design teams, Novotel has embraced new design concepts to turn the brand into a hospitality leader in the midscale hotel space. The new designs will be the next paramount chapter of the brand, transforming the hotels' signature experience into a whole new level. The four non-standardised concepts will be applied at Novotel locations across the globe. The modern, intuitive and ageless designs incorporates high-quality, sustainable materials. The teams and their winning design submissions include: RF Studio - adaptable, sustainable, easy to renovate, this concept delivers a homey feeling and unexpected atmosphere; guests are encouraged to discover a new way of hotel living and feel like they are at the heart of a village. Metro - modelled around Novotel’s of "Time is on your side", this modern design concept features natural tones and raw materials, inviting guests to enjoy a multifunctional and flexible space that evolves throughout the day. Sundukovy Sisters - This concept blends business with pleasure and mixes well-being among unique ‘co-living’ spaces that embrace lively, social surroundings, current trends and timeless comforts. Hypothesis - With a focus on reducing not only physical waste, but also reducing wasted space and time, this design concept allows guests to achieve the balance they seek during their stay. "Novotel is endowed with strong brand characteristics and a history of innovation and excellence within the global hospitality industry. We were inspired to build upon these strengths, with the goal of continuing to offer the best guest experience amid the evolving expectations of locals and international travellers alike," said Damien Perrot, Global Senior Vice President of Design at Accor. "We pushed the boundaries to conceive modern, intuitive design ideas, where the way we organize the space, the decor and every single object or element serves a specific purpose. All the chosen designs responded to this request brilliantly, allowing us to re-interpret the way we design Novotel hotels around the world. We look forward to writing the next chapter in the brand's acclaimed success story and to taking Novotel to new heights in the years to come." Over the next several years, guests can expect to see these new designs appearing at a number of Novotel locations worldwide.

If you seek an isolation in nature or a long stay on an island, this is your good news! Meliá Koh Samui is now offering the "Isolation Indulgence" long stay package with tempting benefits to allow you to work from this beautiful island, or simply unwind until you are ready to get back to the city. The package is priced at THB 29,999 nett for a Deluxe Room, THB 38,999 nett for a Premium Pool Access Room and THB 47,999 nett for a Boat Suite for 15 nights – half  the regular double-occupancy room rates! In addition, the "Isolation Indulgence" offers a 30% discount on food and beverage, a 30% discount on YHI Spa services, complimentary morning yoga sessions, two complimentary pieces of laundry daily, four complimentary bottles of water daily, and complimentary in-room stationary. Optionally, an in-room breakfast is available at THB 200 per person per day, while a preset two-course lunch is priced at THB 400 (USD 12.72) per person per day and a preset two-course dinner at THB 500 per person per day. Safety and cleanliness has been priorities at Meliá Koh Samui with a raft of stringent health, safety and hygiene measures in place to protect guests, staff and the community from COVID-19. The "Isolation Indulgence" package is valid for bookings and stats from now until 31 October 2021. To book or to inquire, please call +66 (0) 89 184 0725 or email reservation.kohsamui@melia.com