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Praya Dining at Praya Palazzo relaunches with an exquisite culinary journey through time.  The cuisine at Praya Dining is curated to showcase the history, opulence of ingredients and culture of each Siamese era from the ancient Kingdom of Sukhothai until today’s prosperous Rattanakosin. With the relaunch of Praya Dining at Praya Palazzo, Montara Hospitality stays true to its mission to re-imagine how lifestyle travelers encounter local heritage. Praya Dining has been reconceptualized to portray Praya Palazzo’s heritage as a century-old Palladian-style river mansion built in the reign of His Majesty King Vajiravudh (Rama VI). Montara’s newest restaurant authentically presents Thai cuisines in manners that enable diners to appreciate the historical context of each dish. By doing so, Praya Dining builds upon the group’s momentum in other culinary destinations. In Phuket, Montara’s “PRU” restaurant at the luxurious resort Trisara won the the island’s first and only Michelin Star with its farm-to-table fine-dining vision. Montara’s “Seafood at Trisara” also won the Michelin Plate designation for its authentic southern Thai cuisine heirloom recipes. Praya Dining guides diners on a culinary journey through Thai history. Each dish highlights how Thai cuisine evolved during each era throughout history. The journey begins with the Thai relish “Lon” (หลน). Pronounced “lohn” (in Thai meaning to simmer), the relish became prominent during the Sukhothai era. As the first Thai Kingdom, Sukhothai was a time when Thailand was self-sufficient in terms of food, which was cooked at its most simplicity. Served with fresh vegetables, variations of Lon include ‘Salty Mackerel relish’ (หลนปลาเค็ม) or ‘Crab relish’ (หลนปู). The culinary journey at Praya Dining continues to Ayutthaya era when Thai cuisine was influenced by foreign traders. This era saw the arrival of chili, which has since become the heart of Thai Cuisine, and of exotic spices from which the first curries were born. In addition, during Ayutthaya era, new cooking techniques such as stir-frying, frying and deep frying emerged and are reflected in dishes such as “Koong Sarong” (กุ้งโสร่ง Deep fried prawns wrapped with vermicelli noodles), “Nam Prik Kapi” (น้ำพริกกะปิ Shrimp paste relish with condiments and fresh herbs), “Khanom Jeen Nam Ya Pla” (ขนมจีนน้ำยาปลา Thin rice noodles served with Snake Head fish sauce) or “Massaman Beef curry” (แกงมัสมั่น). Finally, diners at Praya Dining arrive to Rattanakosin era, the current kingdom which established Bangkok as the capital city of Thailand. This era marks the beginning of the Chakri dynasty leading to today’s modern metropolitan city. The period had great influence on Thai food today, from the emergence of street food which was initially influenced by Chinese settlers, to the creation of Thailand’s world-famous noodle dish, ‘Phad Thai’. Throughout the culinary journey at Praya Dining, diners will discover rarefied Thai dishes derived from storied Thai poems, and literatures. The culinary team has researched and prepared the dishes derived from the epic love poem, “Kap Heh Chom Khrueang Khao Wan” (กาพย์เห่ชมเครื่องคาวหวาน), composed by King Rama II, “Tam Ra Kub Khao” (ตำรากับเข้า) by Lady Somjeen, “Khuu Meuu Maae Kruaa” (คู่มือแม่ครัว) by Lor. Phaehtraarat and ‘Chivid nai wang’ (Life in the

Italian cuisine at its best; what does it taste like? In the heart of Bangkok, Attico is there to treat your evening with edible mastery pairing with witty wines.   On the 28th floor of Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok, Attico is a utopian urban place to relish in a dreamy candlelit dinner with a view through large glass windows, or on airy terraces overlooking Bangkok’s stunning sunset. By crafting first-rate traditional Italian tastes with a playful twist while using only well-selected ingredients, the restaurant relentlessly impresses food aficionados, as well as fine wine lovers. The Tuscan-inspired eatery serves the edible zest of nationwide Italy, and we can indulge in the rich flavours of Italian culture. Its design is one of the most attractive features. Stepping inside Attico, its elegantly rustic design with bricks and wooden barrels greets me with enigmatic warmth, while the high ceiling adds a sense of lighthearted luxury to the whole room. The semi-open kitchen alongside a butcher counter makes this place feels more like a home, together with photography of old-time suburban memories hanging on the walls. A pan of temperate pizza can say a lot about an Italian diner, and at Attico, the Rustica pizza (THB 490) tells a story of hearty cooking back in the kitchen, using charismatic Tuscan ham, mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, head cheese, and sundried tomatoes that add subtle sweetness into this cheesy plate. Risotto (THB 460) is rather mild in flavours, but rich in creaminess and the charming aroma of pan-fried tiger prawns, sautéed zucchini, tomato confit and a bit of lemon zest. Appetising cold cuts (THB 820 for a portion for four) are a perfect pairing with red wines, and cured meats at Attico are of high quality that shows in every chew. Upon finishing the main dish, don’t miss trying tiramisu (THB 320) which is lusciously moist and is one of the most delightful tiramisus I’ve ever tried. This special year comes with mouth-watering festive cuisine to amplify the delights of the months-long feast. Ribiolina cheese mousse (THB 820) topped with black truffle is a comforting appetiser to try, with its unique texture of cream cheese that gives a faintly fluffy feeling, reminding me of a tender childhood. Homemade tagliolini with Boston lobster and sautéed jerusalem artichokes (THB 850) is led by an intense bounciness and charming flavour of the lobster, and followed by a merry seasoning in an Italian style. Attico opens only for dinner (17:00 - 23:00), which is the best time to enjoy the city lights. I remember leaving the restaurant with a big smile, being happily satiated and fascinated by the sight of the skyline. I remember others looked more than happy too. ATTICO Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok 489 Sukhumvit Road, Klongtoey Nua, Wattana, 10110 Bangkok, Thailand T: +66 (0) 2 302 3333 E:

Step into a world of winter magic as you enter the golden box entrance at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel. This Christmas, share a joyous meal with your loved ones, curate personalised hampers for business partners or simply join and marvel at the magnificent Christmas display in the hotel lobby. This year’s Christmas decoration is a first in Singapore as Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel presents the replica of famous trains in Switzerland like the Bernina Express and the Rhaetian Railway. These replica trains are specially flown over from Switzerland and are making their first appearance in Singapore. The Bernina Express is displayed as a 100-year-old old-timer model when the trains were still painted in yellow. In contrast, there is also the ultramodern Allegra train which plies the mountainous train system of the Rhaetian Railway in the Swiss Alps today. Today, the trains are red which makes a beautiful contrast to the white snow scenery in the winter. These moving replica trains that will operate from 20 November 2018 throughout the day are supported by a huge 5 layer infrastructure that measures 6.3metres by 4.8metres and 3.8metres in height. The beautifully hand-crafted structure holds more than 100 ginger bread houses & approximately 1000 miniature Christmas trees. Guests will be wowed by the lights and these intricate trains that will manoeuvre in tunnels and along the tracks of this structure that took 6 months to conceptualise and build. Food Capital– Dazzling Festive Buffet Executive Chef, David Toh and his dedicated culinary team is set to impress your palate with a dazzling array of festive creations. Celebrate the Yuletide season and usher in the New Year with creations such as Christmas roast turkey, honey baked gammon ham, baked lobster with macaroni gratin, herb-roasted pork belly roulade, wok-fried chilli clams with crispy bun, tandoori turkey, festive log cakes, stollen and more.* Festive Buffet 3 to 30 December 2018 (excluding 24 & 25 December 2018) Buffet Lunch: $64++ (Sunday to Friday), $66.60++ (Saturday) Buffet Dinner: $88++ (includes free flow of juices) Christmas Eve 24 December 2018 Buffet Lunch: $64++ Buffet Dinner: $98++ (includes free flow of juices) Christmas Day 25 December 2018 Buffet Lunch & Dinner: $98++ (includes free flow of juices) New Year’s Eve 31 December 2018 Buffet Lunch: $64++ Buffet Dinner: $98++ (includes free flow of juices) New Year’s Day 1 January 2019 Buffet Lunch: $64++ Buffet Dinner: $76++ Top up an additional $40++ per person to enjoy free flow of bubbly, house pour wine, soft drink and juices. Make your reservations before 15 December 2018 and enjoy 20% early bird discount. OPENING HOURS Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm (Mondays to Sundays) Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm (Mondays to Sundays) *Buffet menus are on a rotational basis.   Grissini- Exquisite Italian Festive Set Menu Rekindle the spirit of Christmas with those who matter and feast on an exquisitely crafted set menu by Grissini Head Chef, Mirko Vinci. Highlights from the festive menu include slow-cooked veal loin carpaccio, pan-seared Atlantic cod fish wrapped with smoked pancetta, braised Angus beef cheek, panettone and more. 3 to 30 December 2018 (excluding 24 and 25 December 2018) 4-Course Festive Set Menu: $78++ per person Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 24 and 25 December 2018 3-Course

Thai food has a unique culinary style, distinctive use of ingredients and delightful flavours. Often admired as one of the world’s bests, Thai food was recently ranked eighth in CNN’s 10 World Best Food Cultures. Besides, as many as seven Thai dishes got voted into CNN’s list of the World's 50 Best Foods—Tom Yam Goong (No. 4), Pad Thai (No. 5), Som Tam (No. 6), Massaman Curry (No. 10), Green Curry (No. 19), Thai Fried Rice (No. 24) and Moo Nam Tok (No. 36)—thanks to characteristic flavours and rich taste of each dish that have delighted locals and visiting bon vivants from across the world. Ratchaprasong’s ever-growing strengths as a premier business and lifestyle district have earned it the status as “The Heart of Bangkok”. The district is also recognised as an area of delicious food. To please diners from across the world with delightful flavours and aesthetics, Ratchaprasong today would like to present Taste of Ratchaprasong with eight signature Thai dishes contributed by in-hotel restaurants across the district under a creative culinary concept of Thai Taste With A Modern Touch.   Blue of the Sea – Front Room, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok Chef Fae Rungthiwa Chummongkhon, Chef de Cuisine of Front Room whose have had more than ten years of experience in the culinary scene, was inspired by Thai stir-fried crab with curry powder and since seafood is one of Thailand’s most popular food ingredients, chef has paired crab with celery root from the Royal Project, which is a popular ingredient in Scandinavia, to create Blue of the Sea as a Thai dish with Nordic touch. Stir-fried curried crab is innovatively presented with modern visual appeal in a cylindrical inset sprinkled on top with celery, plus more celery on the side together with salmon roe and vivid adornment of purplish verbena flower. Blue of the Sea has a rich and well-balanced taste. It pairs perfectly with beetroot juice that contains beetroot, pineapple and jicama, which nicely enhances aroma and flavour of the already superb dish. Location: Front Room, Lower Lobby, Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. It is opened daily from 5:30pm to 10:30pm. For further details, please call 02-846-8888. Price: Bt380++   Seared Tuna Tom Yum Soup with Tamarind Sauce – BAR9 Beer Garden, Novotel Bangkok Platinum Pratunam   An innovative dish that fully embodies traditional characteristics of Thai cuisine, Seared Tuna Tom Yum Soup with Tamarind Sauce features ingredients that are unmistakably Thai including tamarind sauce as well as homemade tom yum seasoning made from kaffir lime leaf, galangal, lemongrass and cayenne pepper. Many of these vegetables are sourced from the Royal Project. Tuna is marinated in tom yum seasoning and then cooked with tamarind sauce, resulting in a modern, tasty Thai dish with just right degree of seasoning. In the dish, seared fillet of tuna is stylishly presented on shrimp toast and pork shoulder and dressed with BAR9’s special tamarind sauce. BAR9 Beer Garden is supervised by Chef Sompong Wisungray, an award-winning chef who has more than eleven years of extensive experiences in Thai and European cuisines, plus special expertise in

Celebrated annually on the night of November’s full moon, Loy Krathong marks the ancient Thai tradition of honouring the Water Goddess. On lakes, canals and rivers throughout the country, people float small lotus-shaped vessels, known as Krathong, to ‘wash away’ their sins and ask for good luck in the coming year. Celebrate Loy Krathong in truly memorable fashion with traditional dance show, delectable feasts and a spectacular firework display over the Chao Phraya River at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. RIVERSIDE TERRACE The sound of live traditional Thai music will greet you at the Riverside Terrace, where waiters dressed in traditional Thai costume will help you choose from their magnificent buffet. While enjoying the Thai cuisine, you can also watch a classical Thai dance performance, a beautiful parade and Krathong contest. After dinner you can float your own Krathong on the river while fireworks light up the sky. Adult: THB 6,000 net per guest / Child: THB 4,000 net per guest TERRACE RIM NAAM Traditional Thai folk musicians and dancers will perform as you enjoy a delicious Thai Market-Style buffet. Later, float your Krathong underneath the glow of an unforgettable fireworks display. Adult: THB 4,600 net per guest / Child: THB 3,000 net per guest LE NORMANDIE Celebrate Loy Krathong with contemporary French cuisine by 2 Michelin Stars Chef Arnaud Dunand-Sauthier at Le Normandie. Pure and precise flavours, wonderful taste combinations and the subtlety of herbs and seasonings offer a genuine and unique experience of haute cuisine. Adult & Child: THB 9,500 net per guest LORD JIM’S The traditional of Loy Krathong meets the vibrant and elegant ambience of Lord Jim’s. Enjoy classical Thai dance, marvelous views over the Chao Phraya River and their spectacular firework displays, all while savouring a special set menu created by Lord Jim’s resident Chef Tijn Bremmers and his talent team. Adult & Child: THB 5,250 net per guest CIAO TERRAZZA Enjoying an idyllic setting on the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Ciao Terrazza offers alfresco classic Italian dining with an unparalleled intimate view of the Loy Krathong celebration. Ciao features wood fired artisanal pizzas and home-made pastas, which are guaranteed to appeal to savvy gourmands and those with the most discerning palates. Adult & Child: THB 4,000 net per guest

King Power Mahanakhon unveils Mahanakhon SkyWalk – Thailand’s highest 360-degree observation deck and rooftop bar at 314 meters high, offering spectacular panoramic views of the city from Thailand’s tallest building. The new premium attraction opened its doors to the public on 16 November 2018. Located on the 74th, 75th and 78th floor of the King Power Mahanakhon Building, highlights of the indoor and outdoor observation deck include one of the world’s largest glass tray floors, Thailand’s highest Rooftop Bar, and Thailand’s fastest video-themed elevators—which allows visitors to ascend to the 74th floor in 50 seconds. Located in the heart of Bangkok’s central business district and directly connected to Chong Nonsi BTS station, the attraction is to become a global landmark destination that transforms Thailand’s tourism scene into a truly international force. Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, CEO of King Power Mahanakhon, said, “The launch of Mahanakhon SkyWalk, Thailand’s highest 360-degree Observation Deck and Rooftop Bar sets a new milestone in King Power’s history. As a Thai company, we are extremely proud to create a new landmark in the heart of Bangkok that enhances Thailand’s tourism image as a phenomenal world-class travel destination. The new attraction is the first of its kind in Thailand to offer a completely new experience and impressive perspective on Bangkok’s skyline.” Mahanakhon SkyWalk is being promoted to both Thai and foreign visitors in order to stimulate the nation’s economy and long-term spending while sustainably enhancing its tourism and retail industries. Mahanakhon SkyWalk consists of: • 1st Floor: Lobby, main entrance and ticket counter for Mahanakhon SkyWalk. After purchasing tickets, visitors will proceed to the elevator boarding area via a Bangkok-themed digital corridor. Experience Thailand’s fastest elevators and reach the 74th floor in 50 seconds. • 74th Floor: Indoor Observation Deck. Experience 360-degree panoramic views and learn about Bangkok’s key landmark destinations through interactive screens and an Augmented Reality experience. Send postcards to loved ones from Thailand’s highest post-box! • 75th Floor: Mezzanine, Restroom facilities, and Glass elevator boarding area • 78th Floor: Rooftop area and outdoor observation deck with the following highlights: o Glass Tray, one of the world’s largest glass tray floors at a height of 310 meters. o The Peak, Bangkok’s highest viewpoint at 314 meters up from ground level. o Thailand’s highest rooftop bar with signature drinks and cocktails. Visitors can enjoy direct BTS Skytrain access to the attraction via Chong Nonsi Station, exit 3. (Conveniently located 3 stations away from Siam BTS Station). The attraction is open daily from 10.00 – 24.00 hrs, with the last admission at 23.00hrs. To celebrate the launch, special promotions include a complimentary upgrade to the rooftop with the purchase of a Mahanakhon SkyWalk ticket at 765THB (from the normal price of 1,050 THB) from today until 31 January 2019*. *Terms and conditions apply. Ticket type Description Adult Admission Children/Senior *Children under 12 years of age *Seniors over 60 years of age Mahanakhon SkyWalk Indoor Observatory Deck (74th Floor) 850 THB 250 THB Mahanakhon SkyWalk & Rooftop Indoor and Outdoor Observatory Deck (74th and 78th Floor) 1,050 THB 450 THB  

Whether you are a fan of crispy gins or an aficionado of darker spirits, head to Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park for everything you need for the precious after-hours. At ABar Rooftop, this full bar especially designed for gin lovers, you can enjoy the evening with over 60 (and counting) gins with strong characters from around the world. From London Dry, Genever,

Three top chefs are joining hands at Michelin one star Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin restaurants to present a six-course Thai gastronomic dinner. The dinner, which takes place, on Saturday 1 December 2018, brings together guest chef Henrik Yde Andersen Kiin Kiin restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark, and chef Ian Kittichai of Issaya Siamese Club restaurant in Bangkok to work with Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin Head Chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan. Together they will prepare and present the exciting “Thai Gastronomy Series I” dinner.

Vana Nava Sky, Hua Hin’s newest destination bar is bringing mixology to new heights with its glass-bottomed sky deck and world-class cocktails with local flavours. Proudputh Liptapanlop, Executive Director of Proud Real Estate Company Limited that manages the Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle and Holiday Inn Vana Nava Hua Hin, says, “What great cities around the World – be it Paris, London, or Bali – have in common are destination roof top bars among other things. Tourists are always seeking a spot offering not just a panoramic view of the city, but somewhere that they can literally drink in the view and basks in the livelihood of the city.