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‘Phuket FantaSea’ celebrates its 20th anniversary with the grand opening of the world’s first Thai Carnival Theme Park in Thailand. Built with a budget of over THB 5 billion (USD$ 160 million) and spanning over 40 acres (100 Rai), Carnival Magic aspires to become an exciting new landmark tourist destination in Asia and is expected to attract over 1 million tourists per year with annual revenue of no less than THB 1.5 billion. ‘Carnival Magic Co., Ltd.’ is an affiliate of ‘Phuket FantaSea Co., Ltd’ and is located in Kamala Beach in Phuket province, adjacent to Phuket FantaSea. Mr. Kittikorn Kewkacha, the CEO of ‘Phuket FantaSea Public Company Limited’ and ‘Carnival Magic Co., Ltd.’, explained the significance of creating this new project. “This year is the 20th anniversary of ‘Phuket FantaSea’. We are celebrating it with the opening of an astonishing and uniquely new project – ‘Carnival Magic’, one of the largest nighttime theme parks ever constructed, and the first of its kind in the world.” Inspired by the many traditional festivals, carnivals and market fairs that abound throughout the Kingdom, Carnival Magic aims to establish itself as the very first Thai Carnival Theme Park, rejoicing in the vibrancy of Thailand's rich cultural heritage and offering an experience unmatched by any other theme park on earth. “Our mission was to establish a landmark destination that would encourage more visitors to the island, and in so doing, help create jobs, stimulate the local economy and ultimately boost the local tourism industry. We wanted to offer something positive, entertaining, uplifting, and welcoming that would showcase the beautiful uniqueness of Thai culture with the enhancement of modern technology and special effects.” Carnival Magic’ consists of 4 main zones: Zone 1 - Carnival Fun Fair: an exciting and colorful carnival-themed street fair offering themed shopping arcades, boutique eateries and bars, street dancing and parade performers, fun games, kiddie rides and lots of guest activities.  Various quality products from all regions of Thailand will be featured in one-of-a-kind themed souvenir shops lavishly decorated with carnival lights and Thai inspired architectural features. Zone 2 – Bird of Paradise Restaurant: A fully air-conditioned gala buffet restaurant that can accommodate over 3,000 visitors and is reached by passing through an enchanted Garden of Paradise entranceway.  With an interior design suggesting a heavenly hall watched over by 2 giant peacock sculptures in full plumage, Bird of Paradise will offer over 100 varieties of menu items featuring delicacies from all around the world. Three separate dining halls are also available for private dining events. Alternatively, the River of Bliss Restaurant offers a more opulent dining experience within a design inspired by the world famous Loy Kratong festival.  The 400-seat dining room is lavishly accented with giant Kratongs (lotus float) reflecting the best of traditional Thai craftsmanship.  A special feature of this restaurant is that guests will first arrive at a waterfall known as “Happiness Falls” and ascend to the restaurant via a mystical barge called the “Barge of Happiness” which rises approximately 7 meters to deliver guests into this uniquely themed

The air is crisp and spooky jack-o-lanterns are popping up around the neighborhood, which means that Halloween is around the corner! Here are two places to celebrate Halloween in Thailand. Trick or Treat and Spooktacular Halloween Celebration JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa In celebration of the Halloween, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa will be hosting a fun-filled activities, themed buffet and whimsical Halloween experience on Thursday, 31st October. Kids’ Halloween Party: Get your little one ready to take on the action of Halloween. Dress up on the superhero theme and enjoy the fun-filled Halloween party together. Our Recreation team will transform the meeting function spaces, Layan and Rawai rooms into a haunted town. Halloween party starts from 5 – 7 pm. Price is THB 1,200++ per child. Inclusive of Halloween party, haunted house activity, games, dinner, prizes, trick-or-treat and more. Spooktacular Cocktails at Sala Sawasdee Lobby: Treat yourself for ghoulishly drinks, Halloween-inspired experience from our mixologists. The Zombie Punch and Undead cocktails are available exclusively from 28 – 31 October only. Price is THB 299++ by glass. Halloween Buffet Dinner at Marriott Café: Gather your family and friends for a wicked and to die for Halloween dinner and indulge in an international buffet selection alongside special Halloween treats. Price is THB 1,299++ per person. 50% discount for children aged from 7 – 12 years old. Children under 7 years old, Dine For Free with a paying adult. Children also receive a complimentary goodie bag after the meal. Marriott Cafe will be open from 6 – 10 pm. For more information or reservations, contact our dining experience team. Tel +66 (0)76 338 000   Bad Witches Halloween Party Woobar, W BANGKOK HOTEL Get ready to bring out your bad witches energy this Halloween and come cast your spells at WOOBAR—W Bangkok’s most happening signature bar on October 31, 2019, starting from 7PM and goes on until you drop. Prepare to be spooked with WOOBAR Horror Show, gathering all the bad witches from everywhere for the night. The exciting and scary live performance will be led by Pangina Heals—Thailand’s most phenomenal drag queen—together with her fellow bad witches Miss Gimhuay, and a very special guest from Hong Kong, Mocha Diva. Early bird tickets are THB 300 with limited offers, so save yourself some regrets, head over to Megatix.in.th and grab some before they’re gone. Standard tickets are THB 400—both ticket types come with one free drink. Table packages are also available, starting at THB 4,000, including entry passes and bottles. For more information please contact Woobar at 02 344 4000

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa joins nationwide to celebrate the Vegetarian Festival by offering delectable dining promotion from 28th  September to 31st October. The Phuket Vegetarian Festival also known as the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, the century old festival honours the Chinese community’s beliefs that abstaining from meat and other stimulants during the 9-day event, it helps to purify your body, mind and spirit as well as bring a good health and fortune into your life. In celebration of the Vegetarian Feast, Andaman Grill and Ginja Taste restaurants create contemporary non-meat cuisine by experimenting with original and surprising flavour combinations.  Serving mouth-watering Thai and International combinations and offering a special menu specifically for vegetarians, guests will leave with a new sense of appreciation for vegetarian dining. Phuket Vegetarian Set Menu: Ginja Taste, Thai restaurant invites you to try “Phuket Vegetarian Set Menu”, ideal for sharing between friend or loved one.  Highlights menu include Som Tum Khao Phod Jay – Thai sweet corn salad with soya sauce and fresh lime; Phad Thai Jay – wok-fried rice noodle, tofu, mixed vegetables with tamarind sauce; Phad Prik Thai Dum Med Mamuang - wok-fried bell pepper and cashew nut with black pepper sauce and save some room for dessert, Bua Loy Nam King – sticky rice ball in ginger syrup.  This promotion is available from 28th September – 7th October 2019. Dinner commences from 6 pm – 10 pm. Price is THB 1,999++ per set/couple. This promotion is also available on the a la carte menu as well. ‘Gin Jay’ Thai Tapas Set Menu: Ginja Taste restaurant continues to celebrate the World Vegetarian day by offering the ‘Gin Jay’ Thai Tapas set menu throughout the month of October.  Gin Jay in Thai means ‘Eat Vegetables / Non-Meat’. Our Thai chefs would like to encourage you to eat well and feel well by offering the sampling vegetarian menu of Thai tapas. The sumptuous dishes include Kien Mun Tes – Thai mashed potato wrarpped with tofu skin and tamarind chili dipping; Pha Kranoon - Thai young jackfruit spicy salad mixed with lemongrass and lime dressing; Panang Fux Kiew - braised winter melon with Panang cream sauce; Gaeng Massaman Fuxtong - Thai pumpkin Massaman curry served with steamed rice just to name a few.  Price is THB 1,299++ per set/person. Dinner commences from 6 – 10 pm. World Vegetarian Day Set Menu: Andaman Grill also joins worldwide to celebrate the World Vegetarian day. The Andaman Grill chefs present the tasting vegetarian set menu that delight the palate without the need for meat. Price is THB 1,499++ per set/person. Dinner commences from 6 – 10 pm. This promotion is available on the 2nd October only. Reserve your table, contact our Food & Beverage dining experience team. Tel +66 (0)76 338 000

Refresh your culinary skills and enjoy an authentic Thai experience by learning how to cook local dishes, explore a unique fish market, picking up lots of delightful recipes and cooking tips along the way. Explore Patong's local market, “Baan Zaan market” and learn how to select and buy fresh ingredients before doing the cooking in a fully-equipped workspace at Bubbles Restaurant for a half-day package at THB 2,500 per person and THB 2,000 minimum 2 participants. Travel to the popular Rawai fish market in Phuket and choose your ingredients. Lunch at a beachfront restaurant, where you can taste the local food in a beautiful natural atmosphere. In the evening, it’s back to your Thai cooking class at Bubbles Restaurant and dinner by the poolside for a full-day package at THB 3,700 per person and THB 3,000 minimum 2 participants. Complete the day with a tour of the local handcrafted rum at Chalong Bay Distillery where you learn the process of making the fine spirit from 100% natural sugarcane for full day package and visit Chalong Bay Distillery at THB 4,200 per person and THB 3,500 minimum 2 participants. For more information or reservation, please call +66 76 231 999 Grand Mercure Phuket Patong 1 Soi Rat-U-Thit 200 Pi 2, Patong, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand 83150

Features a rich assortment of delicious Thai cuisine, as well as our International Buffet Breakfast and imported treats such as Australian lamb and beef, Italian pasta, Indian kebabs, and homemade Chinese noodles. Get the perfect start to your day with one of Patong’s best breakfast selections! Whether sightseeing, shopping, or relaxing at the resort, let us take you on a culinary journey with European and Asian favourites, buttery croissants and pastries, or vegetarian and halal specialties! A-la-carte options for lunch and dinner as well as buffet themed evenings every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are also available for your enjoyment. Every Monday, we are delighted to introduce our traditional Thai cuisine “Phuket’s Night Market” Buffet Dinner. Choose from a unique and authentic selection of local cuisine, featuring traditional Phuket only THB 799 per person. Every Wednesday, Embark on a journey to the four corners of Asia and enjoy a lavish array of Thai, Chinese, Japanese and other Oriental recipes with our “Oriental Buffet Dinner” only THB 999 per person with a special promotion of “Dine 4 Pay 3”. Every Friday, savour a gourmet selection of local and imported seafood with our “Grand Seafood Barbeque” featuring a seafood-on-ice station displaying scampi, rock lobsters, French oysters and Japanese sashimi, while snappers and blue crabs are being prepared for the barbecue every Friday at THB 1,399 per person with a special promotion of “Dine 4 Pay 3”. Experience the ultimate of local and traditional cuisine “Jewel of Phuket’s Cuisine” prepared by our Executive Chef Anurak Kannittharat. The highlight of this set menu is not only its innovative use of great and fresh flavours but we use all ingredients that could be found in Phuket fresh market and seafood from the Andaman Sea for only THB 1,400 per couple. If you are looking for authenticity and a taste bud revival, Bubbles Restaurant represents a quality, reasonably priced alternative to touristy dining. Located on the ground floor and daily open from 06:30 – 24:00. For more information or reservation, please call +66 76 231 999 or email h8109@accor.com. 

Diners have a favourite casual American restaurant just steps away from Chaweng Beach. That is the essence of Stacked. Inspired by a beachside “surf shack” and American classic summer, the eatery itself is spacious and modern – the restaurant design of natural colours and materials reinforces the welcoming atmosphere with reclaimed tin roofing, playful wall decorations and a chic LED chandelier making for an ambience that is both funky and sabai sabai. Whether you’re opting for a traditional burger or one that is unique, Stacked has got it covered for those who are looking for a flavourful Thai taste. Stacked offers three iconic menus inspired by three renowned Thai specialities. “Taste of Siam” conjures up a trio of traditional Thai dishes that have been morphed into burgers. The “Kraprow Moo Burger” features warmly heated burger bread stacked with gently grilled spiced pork and the full flavour of aromatic Krapaw sauce and basil leaves herb aioli and chilli along with a fried egg on top. It definitely works. Similarly, opt for the popular “Tom Yum Pla Burger” with battered Alaskan pollock, or the “Larb Gai Burger”, which is all about crispy chicken and northern-style spices. Each of these delicious burgers comes replete with French fries and Stacked coleslaw. Stacked is open daily from 12:00 to 24:00. For reservations, please call +66 (0) 7791 5222 or book through www.stacked-samui.com.

Praya Kitchen Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse Praya Kitchen, an authentic Thai buffet restaurant brings back the forgotten recipes that passed down from generations to generations. The simple yet sophisticated delicacies are recreated from chefs’ childhood memories, using seasonal local ingredients. “Pak Nam Seafood Market Night” serves the delectable variety of fresh seafood every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in a reasonable price. Every Friday-Sunday | 6:00pm-10:30pm | THB 1,388++ (Children below 6 years old eat free) |Reservation   Madison Steakhouse Anantara Siam Bangkok Direct from Michelin-starred Vermeer restaurant in Amsterdam, Chef Chris Naylor brings his quirky creativity and passion for pure flavours to Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel for two nights at award-winning steakhouse, Madison. The five-course culinary journey at Madison will feature mackerel marinated in apple and ginger with red pepper and olive bouillon, a roasted and braised veal blade with pumpkin puree and horseradish granola, a choice of mouth-watering desserts and much more. 7-8 June | THB 4,000++ THB 5,500++ | Reservation    Zaab Nua Premium Beer & Funky Molam Jim Thompson Cafe Jim Thompson calls all foodies and fans of Isaan cuisine and modern Molam to join the feasts “Zaab Nua Premium Beer & Funky Molam.” Expect some good old northeastern dishes, a wide range of beers and enjoy Funky Molam Music by DJs Maft Sai and Kanehbos, who will take turns spinning their funky tracks in the event. 24-25 May | 5pm-10pm | THB990, or for THB900 if bought before 23 May | Buy Tickets   SATURDAY FAMILY BRUNCH WITH JAK VIU restaurant at The St. Regis Bangkok The St. Regis Bangkok invites families to gather around the table on Saturdays with a new weekend offering – Saturday Family Brunch with Jak. The Saturday brunch features a dedicated children’s buffet with delectable savory and sweet highlights. Offerings include a sumptuous sampling of kids’ favorite dishes including tomato pizzetta, chicken hot dog with pineapple, creamy macaroni and cheese, crispy fried fish and homemade potato fries, as well as sushi, vegetable spring rolls, chicken and pork satays. Children can look forward to a fun-filled activity area which features a family-friendly setup with engaging entertainment for the little ones. Every Saturday | 12:00pm-3:00pm | THB 1,288++ per adult and THB 644++ per child aged 4-12 years (free for under 4 years old) | Reservation    Bubbles Restaurant Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas is pleasure to introduce a gourmet selection of local and imported seafood with “Grand Seafood Barbecue” A few highlights on the menu include a seafood-on-ice station with scampi, rock lobsters, French oysters and Japanese sashimi while snappers and blue crabs are getting prepared on the barbecue. A chef also thought of meat lovers with grilled Australian sirloins and New Zealand lamb chops to please the most discerning palates. Every Friday | 6:00pm-10:00pm | THB 1,399 | Reservation     

Celebrated chef and former holder of three Michelin stars hosts an exquisite epicurean evening on the shores of Koh Lanta, as Pimalai continues to enhance its culinary reputation Pimalai Resort & Spa, the luxury resort surrounded by nature on Koh Lanta, has further elevated its culinary reputation by welcoming celebrated French chef Bruno Menard back to the resort for his second annual “Gastronomic Journey”. Hosted on the evening of Sunday 31st March 2019, this exclusive epicurean evening saw Chef Bruno create an extraordinary four-course dinner for guests at Seven Seas Wine Bar and Restaurant, Pimalai’s stunning fine dining destination which overlooks the Andaman Sea. This year’s Gastronomic Journey took place almost exactly a year after Chef Bruno hosted his inaugural culinary event at Pimalai. This will now become an annual occasion, as the luxury resort strives to become a world-renowned gastronomic destination and put the island of Koh Lanta on the global culinary map. A former holder of three Michelin stars and a judge on the Asian edition of MasterChef, Chef Bruno is a culinary genius whose stellar 35-year career has taken him to some of the world’s leading restaurants. He is currently the Food Director at JUNON, the acclaimed French restaurant in Hong Kong, and Executive Chef at Vranken-Pommery Monopole, which owns a collection of vineyards, including many in the Champagne region of France. “Thailand’s food culture has been famous for many years, but we are now seeing the country’s culinary influence spreading across the globe. Many of the world’s leading chefs are now being attracted to Thailand’s shores, and Bruno Menard certainly fits into that category - he is one of the few chefs to have achieved three Michelin stars, the holy grail of fine dining. We were delighted to welcome Chef Bruno back to Pimalai and our guests were dazzled by his cuisine. This is another important step in establishing our resort as an exceptional gastronomic destination,” said Franck de Lestapis, Pimalai’s long-serving general manager. Chef Bruno’s refined four-course menu at Pimalai focused on light, vibrant flavours, with dishes that blended exquisite French cooking techniques with Asian influences. To ensure a deep connection with Koh Lanta, many ingredients were sourced from the resort’s own herb garden. The evening commenced with an amuse-bouche of borscht emulsion with marinated mushroom, followed by an appetiser of confit salmon with caviar, asparagus and Chantilly sauce. The main course showcased lightly poached turbot with white wine and extra virgin olive oil emulsion, ikura and condiments, before the menu concluded with a dessert of textured red fruit with espuma de crème Catalane. Pimalai’s second annual Gastronomic Journey was attended by in-house guests and outside diners, plus local and international media from Thailand, Hong Kong, UAE and Singapore. Publications represented at the event included the Bangkok Post, Robb Report Thailand, World Travel Magazine, Travel + Leisure Southeast Asia, South China Morning Post, and Destinations of the World. Guests were also treated to an exclusive itinerary at Pimalai, including sunset cocktails, a wildlife tour to a mangrove forest, a sunset cruise to Koh Haa,

Escape the summer heat and experience the Thai New Year Songkran festival with traditional celebrations and a feast of Thai. Here are 4 places to celebrate the Songkran festival.   Amari Koh Samui Beach Wing Pool from 14:00 to 16:00 Join the parade around our Beach Wing Pool where the celebration begins, with traditional water-pouring and then a fun all-out splash fest with friends and family. Amaya Food Gallery from 19:00 to 22:00 Come to enjoy live entertainment and traditional Thai dancing performances while feasting on a delicious Thai and barbeque buffet. The Songkran buffet dinner is at 950 THB net per person including your choice of a glass of wine or local beer. Children under six dine free of charge and kids from age 6 to 11 enjoy half price. For reservations, www.amari.com/koh-samui/   Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square International Buffet Lunch 12:00 to 14:30 Enjoy the traditional taste of Songkran with ‘Khao Chae’ during lunch at The Square, Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square., ‘Khao Chae’ is a refreshing must-try dish during the Songkran period. Along with ‘Khao Chae’, enjoy western and eastern dishes along with an assortment of desserts, fresh fruit and free flow soft drinks. International Buffet Lunch is available during April 6 – 16 on Monday – Saturday from 12.00 - 14.30 hrs. For reservations, http://www.novotelbkk.com/special-offers/   Siam Songkran Music Festival The newest four-day Songkran music festival is set to be held on 12 – 15 April, 2019 at the SHOW DC Arena. Siam Songkran is set to blend Thai and Western cultures with a packed music and entertainment programme and the largest water fight in Bangkok. Held over four days with four outdoor zones and two huge stages showcasing live music from top Thai performers, as well as talent from around Asia. Tickets can be purchased online at www.siamsongkran.com and range from 1,500THB for a single day pass, to 6,400THB for a VIP 4 Day Pass. VVIP Packages range from 100,000THB (for 6 pax) to 385,000THB, the first festival pack with pool suite. Mandarin Oriental Sala Rim Naam Restaurant 12:00 to 14:30 From 1 – 30 April 2019 - come and stay cool with this Thai specialty at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. Enjoy the delicious sweetness of the jasmine scented water on the palette, coupled by the sharp flavours of fried sweet peppers, battered salted eggs, stuffed shallots, fried shrimp paste, sweet fish, salty beef and pickled vegetables and fruits. For reservations, www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok