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From 1 June to 31 July 2022 at dusk and nighttime, King Power Mahanakhon will heighten your excitement at the iconic skyscraper with the 'AMAZ ซิ่ง BKK' event, featuring light installations that tell the stories of Bangkok Metropolis, presenting the amazements of the 3 outstanding districts that are famed for vibrant nightlife: CHINESE NEON represents the one-off charm of street food scene at Yaowarat Chinatown. FARANG FREE FORM brings the vibrance of bustling and fun-filled Khao San Road into arts. INDIAN PATTERN takes inspiration from the rich-in-culture Little India area covering Pahurat Road, Triphet Road, and Chakraphet Road. The event will take place on 74th floor, King Power Mahanakon from 19:00 to 22:00. Entrance ticket is priced at THB 250. To buy ticket: HERE. For more information, please call +66 (0) 2 677 8721 or kingpowermahanakhon.co.th

Grown up and more experienced, Stage, French & global-inspired restaurant led by Chef Sainisa 'Jay' Sangsingkaew, has stepped up their culinary techniques as well as choices of ingredients and created 'Stage Menu 7.0', a series of modern dishes with playful twists. 'Stage Menu 7.0' focuses on the use of Modern European Culinary Techniques, alongside the increasing uses of premium local ingredients sourcing within Thailand, designed to be enjoyable from first to last. The highlights of the menu includes  White Asparagus served with Razor Clam, Caviar, and Aspic Ox & Bone Oxtail Terrine with Bone Marrow Croquette and Terragon Emulsion; Suratthani River Prawn served with Riso, Prawn Bisque, and topped with Summer Truffle; Soft-Shell Crab brandy battered, served with Seablite Dumpling, Lemon Confit, and Dashi Broth; among others. For sweet treats, Texture Of Pear is the special dessert presenting the fruit in different tastes and forms. The 7-course tasting menu is priced at THB 2,900++ (Wine pairing 4 glasses at THB 1,700++) and ‘Stage Experience’ 10-course tasting menu at THB 4,500++ (Wine pairing 6 glasses at THB 2,500++). Book your spot at +66 (0) 2 002 5253, info@restaurant-stage.co or visit www.restaurant-stage.co

Accor, a world leading hospitality group, in collaboration with Nomura Real Estate Development, a leading real estate company in Japan, introduces Fairmont Tokyo, slated to open in 2025. Fairmont Tokyo is the luxury brand’s first hotel in Japan. The hotel comprises 219 guest rooms and features awe-inspiring views of Tokyo Bay. Located on the upper floors of the South Tower of the Shibaura Project, it is part of a development designed under the National Strategic Special Zone Program. It is unique in that it is the only location in the cosmopolitan area that offers access to business, culture, and well-being amenities. This hotel’s enviable location is also convenient as it’s just an 18-minute drive from Haneda International Airport and within close proximity to Hamamatsucho Railway Station. Fairmont Tokyo will also offer a range of suites, three restaurants and bars, a spa, fitness centre, swimming pool, meeting rooms, banquet facilities and chapel, offering a respite from the city’s hustle and bustle. Find out more about the brand at www.fairmont.com

on Friday 27 May 2022, Phuket's leading-edge sustainability-centric JAMPA will join hands with acclaimed Thai craft chocolate maker, Kad Kakao, to host the second epicurean event as part of the compelling 'Garden Table Series', featuring heavenly eco-friendly dishes prepared by a team of award-winning chef. Together with Kad Kakao's team, JAMPA’s Chef Rick Dingen has created an exciting menu using local ingredients and byproducts from chocolate making such as husk, pod, nibs and juice, affirming the restaurant's zero-waste ethos. 'JAMPA & KAD KAKOA' price starts at 2,500 THB++ for food only and 3,900 THB++ with beverage pairing. Seats are limited so early booking is recommended. Reserve your spot at +66 (0) 76 342 122 or reservation@jamparestaurant.com. Keep yourself updated at Facebook: @JampaRestaurant

Recently in late April, Capella Bangkok's Côte has welcome its founding Chef Chef Mauro Colagreco to Thailand. After one year and a half of the restaurant's inauguration, Côte by Mauro Colagreco has been one of Bangkok's most acclaimed culinary gems, keeping food aficionados coming back for more and more, thanks to its exquisite concept of 'Riviera to River' – bringing the Mediterranean Riviera flavours to the bank of Chao Phraya River while paying homage to the origins and the destination alike. The culinary team led by highly-talented Chef Davide Garavaglia plays a massive role in its success, flawlessly translating Chef Colagreco’s philosophy and passion for sustainable and seasonal produce through a range of fascinating tasting menus and a signature '9-course Carte Blanche' gastronomic journey. Côte's excellence stands out from the crowd that it has been awarded one Michelin Star. 'I’m so delighted to be in Bangkok to finally celebrate the first Michelin star with all the team. It such an achievement,' said Chef Colagreco. 'This trip is a dream come true. It has been so challenging to travel the last years, being here in Bangkok, feeling the energy of the city, of my team and meet our dedicated guests, it’s incredible.' During his stay in Thailand, Chef Colagreco with his team met with organic farmers at Poomjai Garden located next to the Bangkhuntien canal in Bangkok and Plean Yod Tarn community in Samutsongkhram province to source vegetables and herbs of the highest quality. 'For me, working with sustainable ingredients not only means following the seasons, it also means working the land with full respect and embracing what nature brings into the kitchen. We have to be flexible and resourceful in adapting the menu to highlight the best produce available every single day.' Chef Colagreco explained. Côte by Mauro Colagreco is located on the second floor of Capella Bangkok, and is open for lunch from 12:00 to 14:00 and dinner from 18:00 to 22:00 (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). For reservations, email cote.bangkok@capellahotels.com, call +66 (0) 2 098 3888 or visit www.cotebkk.com. Keep yourself posted at Facebook: @cote.bangkok or Instagram: @cote.bangkok.

The great outdoors has always been a thing in New Zealand thanks to the country's sensational landscapes full of skyscraping mountains, dense woodlands, and soul-soothing rivers. A road trip may offers you convenience as you relish the nature's glamour, but trekking allows you to access off-the-beaten places and provide you with one-of-a-kind immersive experiences amidst stunning nature. If you are up for some adventures, the stunning Great Walks may already be in your bucket list. Here are some of the multi-day treks in New Zealand that you should not miss:   Abel Tasman Coast Track Easy / 2–5 days Ideal for beginners and families with young children, the Abel Tasman Coast Track lets you easily stroll along the well-marked trails and overnight at huts or campsites (advance booking is required). It takes just around 2-4 hours per day, and the terrain is relatively flat, so it's good for people of all ages. In addition, you may opt for kayaking in the pristine ocean if you want to add a different zest of adventure to your trip! More details on the Abel Tasman Coast Track: HERE   Rakiura Track Easy to intermediate / 3 days The 32-km circuit takes hikers on an island adventure along open coastline. The trail's peaceful surroundings are top-notch and it offers you a chance to discover Māori land and early Māori settlement sites, as well as to spot tokoeka, the native brown kiwi. Being the southernmost Dark Sky Sanctuary, Stewart Island can surprise you with breathtaking Southern Lights. More details on the Rakiura Track: HERE Heaphy Track Intermediate / 4–6 days For those who are ready to embark on a bit more adventurous days, this ancient trail in the Kahurangi National Park is a great choice. The lush track was once walked by Māori pounamu (jade) hunters, and you can discover native plants, ancient rocks, and rare wildlife including the great spotted kiwi and Poweilliphanta, world's largest carnivorous snail. Mountain biking is allowed from May to November. More details on the Heaphy Track: HERE   Routeburn Track Intermediate / 2–4 days This trail lets you revel in otherworldly landscapes within both Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park. What you'll find along the way are soaring mountains, majestic valleys, cascading falls, and gleaming lakes, as well as native birds. Different seasons offers you different challenges and vistas, but if you are not an experienced hiker with full-option hiking gears, it's better to take a walk in the Great Walks season from November to April. More details on the Routeburn Track: HERE   Milford Track Intermediate to difficult / 4 days Optimal for trekking from October to April, the historical route is known as the 'world's finest walk' thanks to its jaw-dropping sceneries that can be witness throughout the tramp – mesmerising waterfalls, untouched nature, and awe-inspiring mountains. This is quite a challenging hike so make sure you are fit and well-equipped enough for steep terrains and lengthy distance in each day. More details on the Milford Track: HERE     Source: New Zealand Tourism

After months of transformation, Dusit Thani Hua Hin has rolled out a number of new exciting facilities including an onsite organic farm. On top of that, the five-star beachfront resort has recently launched Nómada, a thrilling dining concept inspired by South American indigenous fares, made using fresh ingredients from local sources and its garden. The name is derived from the nomadic ways of living – hunting, gathering, and fishing sustainably, and the experience is led by Chilean Chef Andre Josef Nweh Severino, who fuses his knowledge about traditional South African recipes with his passion for sustainability. Nómada's culinary team delivers a stunning array of authentic South American dishes as well as juicy grills made over an open flame. The menu comprises small bites like Fish and shrimp tiradito (Fresh sea bass and grilled river prawns with Chilean yellow chilli sauce and pebre); Rock lobster in Chilean sauce (deglazed with white wine); Ceviche with mango; and Nómada wanton cones, at the side of choices of premium cuts including 120 days grain-fed Angus Tomahawk, Ribeye, and Tenderloin, and slow-cooked Picanha, and fresh catches from the sea. In addition, creative sweet treats and tantalising cocktails are served at the seaside restaurant as well. Nómada opens every Wednesday to Sunday for lunch (12:00 - 15:00) and dinner (18:00 - 22:00). For more information and reservation, please call +66 (0) 3252 0009.

Centara Grand at CentralWorld has unveiled its exclusive Durian delicacies made with the creamy, sweet, buttery flesh of the 'King of Fruits', available at Ventisi restaurant and Zing bakery from now until 31 August 2022. Enjoy the distinct flavour of the Chanee and Monthong durians creatively and freshly created by talented Executive Pastry Chef Thawat and team. A selection of 12 different sweet treats is priced from just THB 45++, including Durian Double Cheesecake, Durian Tiramisu, Kanyao Durian white Chocolate Truffle with Green Durian Skin, Durian Strawberry Chocolate Truffle, Chocolate Durian Opera Cake, Durian & Coconut Mousse, Monthong Ice Cream, as well as new savoury creations such as Purple Sweet Potato Durian Roll THB, Macaroon Sticky Rice with Durian, Chiffon Coconut Cream with Durian, Durian Pandan Shortcake, and more. On top of that, you can also enjoy one-of-a-kind 'Durian Afternoon Tea' featuring a variety of durian delicacies alongside traditional scones with durian jam and a choice of hot beverages for THB 888++ per set for 2 persons, served daily at Ventisi restaurant and Zing bakery. To find out more about the hotel's tantalising culinary scene, visit www.centarahotelsresorts.com/centaragrand/cgcw/restaurants-and-bars

Mr. Chatree Wattanakhajorn, Deputy Permanent Secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), revealed that presently, Bangkok has green areas in the category of public park and small garden of 8,917 locations covering the area of 25,893 rai 61.05 square wah. The ratio of public green area per capita is 7.49 sq.m. per person. It is essential to speed up the process of increasing public park areas and develop capacity of the existing public parks so that people can access quality public spaces with more convenience. The BMA realises the importance of Lumphini Park, which is a large public park at the heart of the city and the year 2025 will mark the centennial of Lumphini Park. Thus, it is an opportune time for improving Lumphini Park to be the metropolitan public park for the future. This also enhances the capacity of the area to respond to city development and ways of life in the new era. The implementation of the plan for construction and renovation will be divided into various phases to avoid any impacts on service provision to the general public. Lumphini Park is the first public park of Thailand. It has been open since 1925 with the area of 360 rai (576,000 sq.m.), located in the CBD of Bangkok. According to the survey on the current condition of Lumphini Park, buildings and premises are in bad and damaged conditions. In addition, designing public parks and public green areas in the cities all over the world has moved toward land use that is in line with the changing urban environment and ways of life of people. Other than being a place for relaxation, public parks also play an important role in reducing impacts of natural disasters. For example, the use of public park as a water retention area or to attenuate stormwater runoff before discharging to public draining system of the city to solve flood. There is also the use of bioengineering system for water circulation of the public park to treat wastewater. The treated water will be reused for park irrigation which can reduce the use of tap water. Moreover, large trees and various kinds of plants in the public park can help reduce the city’s temperature, alleviate air pollution, and capture fine particles that are harmful to public health. After the renovation of Lumphini Park is completed, it is anticipated that the park will produce various benefits for the people of Bangkok. It will become a quality public park, a comprehensive functional area for all activities, the 'Lungs of the City' in the heart of Bangkok, and a versatile solution for urban problem. Read more: www.prbangkok.com/en