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Avani Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of its newest rooftop destination, SEEN Restaurant & Bar with picturesque views overlooking the majestic Chao Phraya River at Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel.  The city’s newest hot spot is the culinary brainchild of Portuguese chefpreneur, Olivier da Costa, following its success from the first two SEEN locations in Sao Paolo and Lisbon. SEEN Restaurant & Bar is a rooftop restaurant, lounge and garden designed by M&J London that incorporates a series of indoor and outdoor spaces on the rooftop of Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel. Respecting the SEEN brand’s 1980’s-meets-Art Deco vibe, a sense of place is imbued through local materials such as bamboo, along with the use of fluid flowing forms and furniture inspired by the curves of the Chao Phraya River. Upon entering, guests will be immersed in the trendy yet relaxing atmosphere, with catchy beats from a lineup of jet-setting DJs brought in by Music Director Scotty B. In terms of food, the floor-to-ceiling windows-wrapped restaurant on the rooftop offers a mix of international delights, synonymous with the SEEN experience. The regionally inspired cuisine designed by Chef Olivier da Costa is a rendition of locally sourced, fresh and bold flavours, presented with a flair that is best to be shared. Guests will be able to enjoy an array of culinary delights in the fluid ‘S’ shaped dining room that takes form from the SEEN logo, at the formal dining room or at the sushi bar. After dining, guests can ascend to the exclusive skybar for daybed seating overlooking the skyline, accompanied by surreal cocktails from award-winning Head Mixologist, Mochammad Fadli. Well-known for his whimsical creations, the cocktails at SEEN are a concoction of Asian, American and European flavours, with the use of fresh ingredients and local products. There is also the addition of a specially curated list of wine and champagne available at the bar that plays well with the rooftops’ iconic abstract wall, and starry surface underfoot that reflects the night sky. SEEN Restaurant & Bar is open daily from 6.00 pm – 1.00 am.

Built during the reign of King Rama V, Surawong Road is one of Bangkok’s most vibrant and historic business neighborhoods. Connecting to the first road ever built in Bangkok, The Charoen Krung Road, and also to the banks of the Chao Phraya River, Surawong Road is revered as the Creative District. Thanks to its heritage, classic architecture, contemporary designs and authentic local food, this road is a cultural yet contemporary tourist destination. Here are 9 highlights of this area that you should not miss.     The Neilson Hays Library the monument of love   Amid the bustling business district, is a quaint neoclassical building called The Neilson Hays Library. Established in 1920, the library is a monument of love, by Dr. Thomas Heywood Hays, the former Chief of the Royal Thai Navy Hospital and the first medical professor of Siriraj Hospital, in loving memory of his wife, Jennie Neilson, an avid reader, who devoted herself to library work until her last days. The elegant structure was designed by Mario Tamagno, an Italian architect, responsible for numerous landmarks around Bangkok such as the Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall, Hua Lamphong Train Station, Makkawan Rangsan Bridge, and Phayathai Palace. The construction was executed with the same meticulous approach as those used with the aforementioned landmarks, prompting the public to call it “a grand palace on a small scale”. The still functional library offers more than 20,000 books for keen booklovers, and a gallery and café that have played host for special events and functions. It was awarded the status of “Historic Landmark” by the Association of Siamese Architects in 1986.     Bangkok Folk Museum Bangkokians’ treasured history   Bangkok Folk Museum, also known as Bangkokian Museum, is originally home to Professor Waraporn Surawadee who donated to property to become a museum that offers an insight into the lifestyles of Bangkokians amid lush, green garden. Located in the heart of bustling Bang Rak District that is now filled with commercial buildings and skyscrapers, Bangkok Folk Museum is a rare sanctuary that is open to the public for free. Visitors can also learn about the history of the house as well as Bangkok from knowledgeable staff members who will show you around and share delightful and fun stories along the way. Bangkok Folk Museum offers an insight into the lifestyles of well-off Bangkokians during World War II and its aftermath (circa 1937 – 1957). The museum consists of three zones in three quarters with display many of the possessions of original family members in good condition as well as memorabilia from early Rattanakosin Era and art pieces.     Bangkok General Post Office Bangkok’s design hub   In 1885 Thailand joined the Universal Postal Union and used the former British Embassy of Charoen Krung as office, which was later known as Bangkok General Post Office. In 1940, the building went through a major renovation, led by Mew Jitsame Apaiwong and Phraya Sarote Rattaniman. Under the brutalist concept that tends to use geometric shapes and showcase original surface of the materials, Bangkok General Post Office looks like a giant box paved

Just only a few days before we bid farewell to 2018! What a year it has been. Now it’s time to celebrate the coming year with family and friends. Bangkok is one of the unique cities to celebrate this festive season. It’s truly the city of opportunities filled with good, fun, and wild times and sleepless nights like no other! If that’s what you’re yearning for all year long, here is the list of restaurants with special NYE menus & offers that you can rave up and wrap up the year 2018. Let’s toast to the end of the marvelous 2018 and cheers to the new adventures that 2019 has to offer! URBAN CULINARY ADVENTURE Sunday, December 31, 2018 from 18.30 hrs. at Lelawadee Restaurant A five course gala New Year’s dinner party in Lelawadee Restaurant and Rainforest Rooftop Bar. The luxurious dinner will be highlighted by menu options of Australian beef tenderloin in truffle oil and red wine or black Seafood Casimir with Alaskan Crab, Tiger Prawn, New Zealand Mussels and Seabass Fillet. Following the dinner, music by a live DJ will help count down the year’s end up on the rooftop bar, and dinner guests will also have access to the Rainforest Rooftop Bar. Price: Adult THB 1,599++ including soft drink. Blue Elephant Restaurants Bangkok and Phuket Home to a lavish selection of cuisine options not only influenced by Portuguese, Indian and Chinese traditions but also by epicurean cuisine of the West, French and Italian in particular. The New Year’s Eve menu features such delicacies as “Disco Scallops” from Patong Beach, and “Baba Yaya Andaman Lobster” inspired by the Phuketian Peranakan Heritage, the spicy “Hot Pot Tom Yum Roasted Duck” inspired by Yaowarat China Town, “Drunken Snow Fish” and the fiery “Phad Phong Alaska Crab Curry” will keep you awake and vibrant to ring in 2019 great energy and fanfare! For reservations, please call 02 673 9353 (Bangkok) or 076 354 355 (Phuket). ATTITUDE Rooftop Bar & Restaurant Monday 31 December 2018 from 7.30 pm. until 3.00 am. Enjoy an exclusive 4-course set menu dinner of their fresh seafood menus and order your favorite from their wine station. Finish with a lavish dessert or a plate from the huge cheese station. The set menu dinner included a complimentary Billecart-Salmon Champagne for each patronage/couple. Live DJ’s and musicians will fulfill your happiness on this biggest night as the splendid firework light up the sky. Prices: THB 28,019 nett per couple includes a 750ml. bottle of Billecart-Salmon Champagne or THB 15,019 nett per person includes a 375ml. bottle of Billecart-Salmon Champagne. *Without attending the dinner, the price is THB 2,019 nett per person, including one glass of Billecart-Salmon Champagne. La VIE – Creative French Cuisine Monday, 31st December 2018 New Year’s Eve Grand Buffet Dinner featuring a delectable feast of the finest treasures of the ocean, such as six kinds of imported oysters, local and fresh imported seafood, mainly from Japan, including lobsters, Hokkaido scallops, Japanese King Crabs, French crabs, Giant River Prawns and much more to completely tantalize your taste buds. Enjoy this convivial celebration along

Ho Ho Ho! It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere as all stores and hotels have put up  Christmas trees, lightings and glittering items. When it comes to this festive time of year, there is nothing more exciting than a festive dinner. And if you’re looking forward to really enjoying the season with your loved ones instead of finding yourself behind a kitchen table, here are 8 places to celebrate this festive season. Let the festive season begin! Ballroom 38 at Pullman Bangkok Hotel G Celebrate the holiday season in 8-Bit style filled with childhood memories. Come and dine at their Christmas Eve Dinner on 24th December at Ballroom 38 as they present the freshest International Buffet Dinner and a stunning panoramic view of the Bangkok skyline. The buffet will include all your festive favourites such as roast turkey, pork chops, lamb leg, an array of seafood like rock lobsters, river prawns, New Zealand mussels, French oysters and salmon. While there’re many assorted cheeses and cold cuts, you can also enjoy the Japanese corner and seasonal desserts including Paris-Brest, Christmas pudding, chocolate fountain, grilled marshmallow, and more. Price: THB 1,499 net per person (food only). Feast (Food by EAST) Hong Kong To complement the eco-decorations, EAST’s bustling café, Feast (Food by EAST), will be offering festive feasts on 24 and 25 December with sittings from 5:45pm to 8pm and 8:30pm to 11:00pm. Designed to encourage social dining and evoke a celebratory atmosphere, the unlimited menu will be served semi-buffet style, with a variety of antipasti, such as freshly shucked oysters and king crab legs. Main course options include traditional favourites, such as Slow-Roasted Turkey with Sausage, Sage and Chestnut Stuffing and Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon as well as Roasted grass-fed beef tenderloin with Roasted Bone Marrow, French Beans, Green Peas and Hand-cut Chips and more. Price:     HK$728* per adult HK$364* for children under 12, who will all be treated to a surprise gift. Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin (at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok) Indulge your loved ones with a mesmerising Christmas Day dinner on 25 December at the one-Michelin-star restaurant Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin – where every magical bite is full of surprises. The mesmerising dinner at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin begins with “street food” nibbles: lotus in lotus; pad krapow; and khanom kruk The eight-course set dinner menu includes beef carpaccio with tomato sorbet and lovage purée; sweet and sour lobster with tamarind and Thai orange-baked lobster head with red curry foam; buttered red cabbage with five spices and crispy pork; and lightly smoked chicken with creamy lemongrass foam. This romantic Christmas Day dinner ends in style with pineapple BBQ Mekong rum and coconut. Price:     THB 6,000++ per person for the eight-course dinner THB 7,500++ per person for the eight-course dinner with wine pairings The World at Centara Grand at CentralWorld Promising a cozy Christmas setting with none of the fuss, The World will be laying out an enormous all-you-can-eat/drink buffet. Pick Christmas Eve Dinner (18.00 – 22.30 hrs., Monday 24th) or Christmas Day Lunch (11.30 – 14.30 hrs.,

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: attico.bangkok.blu@radisson.com

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