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For everyone's safety, we must cease to gather in large groups for a long while, but it does not stop highly-awaited events from happening online. This year, the 67th Sydney Film Festival brings watch-worthy motion pictures to the houses of movie buffs. After taking part in We Are One: A Global Film Festival, the Sydney Film Festival: Virtual Edition will focus on 3 of the event's popular programme: the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary, the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films, and Europe! Voices of Women in Film. Get your snacks and couch ready, and enjoy numerous short films from rising-star filmmakers, Aussie eye-catching and thought-provoking documentaries, and latest features from Europe's female directors. The Sydney Film Festival: Virtual Edition will take place from 10 to 21 June 2020 at www.sff.org.au https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb6ZC53-u7AO0e8v86LbcD4dyGSujlba4

After a bit of break, Praya Kitchen at Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse is now open with over 70 delectable items. You can indulge into the authentic taste of Thai favourites with creative twists, as wll as Chef's Signatures. For this grand come-back, Praya Kitchen offers new mouth-watering selections of Thai and international fares, as well as seafood options such as Tiger Prawns, River Prawns, Blue Crab, Rock Lobsters, and more. Also, you can savour the tenderness of Dry-aged Prime Ribs and Australian Wagyu. Private rooms are available. Operating hours and prices: - Lunch (Saturday and Sunday) from 11.00 hrs - 15.00 hrs at THB 1,088++ with a complimentary dish of Chef’s Signature, Stir-fried Crab with Yellow Curry Powder - Dinner (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from17.00 hrs – 21.00 hrs at THB 1,388++ with 1 portion of Banana Blossom Salad with Foie Gras, Baked Lobster with Cheese and Steamed Australian Mussels with White Wine Sauce. - Free-flow Juice Bar is offered for additional THB200++ (2hours) Definitely, safety comes first. Praya Kitchen will strictly adhere to safety and social distancing measures, as well as pampering you with highest hygiene. For more information and reservation, please contact +66 (0) 2 088 5666.

You can now add a prestigious touch of Rosewood to your meals at your beautiful home! Rosewood Bangkok debuts "Rosewood Bangkok On The Move Drive-Through" service, offering easy yet luxury experience, in accordance with the new normal lifestyles. Right in your car, you can get fresh and premium produces, butchery and artisanal sauces for you to cook at home. If you would like to taste Rosewood's delectable healthy fares like Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas, Roasted Salmon Glazed with Red Pepper Coulis, and Broccoli Quinoa Casserole, you definitely can. Additionaly, freshly baked breads and mouth-watering pastries, including Lemon Meringue Tart and Apple Cinnamon Crumble Tart, are available as well. With one hour’s advance order online, by email or phone, freshly prepared, healthy meals can be picked up at Rosewood Bangkok’s doors from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information and to place an order, please call +66 (0) 2 080 0088, email bangkok@rosewoodhotels.com or visit megatix.in.th/events/rosewoodbangkokonthemove.

If your plan to explore world's wonders has been postponed, luckily, you still get to visit Egyptian heritages with virtual tours brilliantly exhibited by the country's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and The American Research Center in Egypt. The interactive Egypt's Map takes you on a marvelous time-traveling journey back to the early civilisations, where you can discover Egyptian treasures by location or by historical era. You can also learn about the six UNESCO World Heritage culteral sites in Egypt, or even explore remarkable museums right from your comfy couch. To travel with them, visit: egymonuments.gov.eg   To dive into specific sites, ARCE allows you to walk with them in their past conservation projects, for you to be compelled by geniusness of humankind, from Bab Zuwayla in Cairo to Tomb of Menna, and more historical places. The virtual tours let you explore freely, while giving you descriptions at remarkable spots, as if you are having a guided tour. To travel with them, visit: www.arce.org/virtual-tours   Not only these free tours let you enjoy traveling in stunning places while tourism is on hold, they can help you practically plan your future trips in this wondrous country.   Photo by Alex Azabache from Pexels

In order to maximise safety, Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort and Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel offer award-winning luxury dining in the new ways, adhering to safety measures and social distancing guidelines, while keeping the experience as extraordinary as ever.   Private Cruises on Chao Phraya River For a special occasion, the Manohra Sun, Moon or Star are yours for the evening with your personal chef. You can choose from the fresh Portuguese-Brazilian flavours of Chef Alexandre Castaldi of SEEN, or indulge in modern Thai cuisine by Chef Ton of Michelin-starred Le Du. Prices start at THB 2,800 per person, with a minimum spend of THB 45,000.   Trader Vic’s Aloha Brunch Trader Vic’s brings all intrigues of Anantara's Sunday brunch straight to your home. A chef and bartender will set up a buffet and tiki bar, and serve up all your favourite Pacific-Rim dishes and rum cocktails. Prices start at THB 3,500 per person, with a minimum spend of THB 30,000.   The Riverside Tables You can enjoy the privilege of a candlelit dinner by the river or a private little party with your beloved ones on a rooftop at a beautiful place all to yourself.   Please note that for all dining experiences, the Anantara team has enhanced health and safety precautions according to Ministry of Health standards, including thorough disinfecting, daily temperature checks for staff, and the use of masks, gloves and hand gel. For reservations or more information, call +66 (0) 2 476 0022 ext. 1416 or email riversidedining@anantara.com

Good news for those who long for creative modern Chinese cuisine and captivating Bangkok panorama! Yào Restaurant and Rooftop at Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse is now ready to welcome you back with brand new menu at Yào Restaurant. Up on Yào Rooftop, you can now enjoy the new set of Midnight Dim Sum. Yào Restaurant - Lunch available at 11:30 – 14:30 from 23 May Special BUY 1 GET 1 promotion for Dim Sum from 25 May – 10 June (only Monday – Friday) - Dinner available at 18:00 – 21:00 from 22 May Special for the first 50 tables book directly via www.yaobangkok.com and with a minimum spending of THB 3000, get 1 complimentary Peking Duck. - Chinese Afternoon Tea available from 14:30 – 17:00 on Saturday and Sunday. Offered at THB 1,200 per set for 2 persons. Special complimentary 1 Dim Sum basket per person from 23 May – 10 June. Yào Rooftop The new Midnight Dim Sum selections along with signature refreshing mocktails. Open daily from 17:00 – 21:00   All guests are ensured with the highest safety and hygiene standards. Bangkok Marriott Hotel the Surawongse has put in place safety measures including temperature check station, restricting the number of customers in dining zone, providing hand sanitizers and strictly follow social distancing guidelines.   For more information and reservation, please call +66 (0) 2 088 5666 or visit www.yaobangkok.com

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In honour of this milestone, Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas turns the lens on its sustainability champions with the release of a short video showcasing some of the company’s most impactful green initiatives worldwide. From reef rehabilitation to elephant conservation, Anantara’s environmental programmes are woven into each property's operations. Responding to an increased awareness among travellers of the impact mass tourism is having on the planet, these initiatives are designed to encourage sustainable travel through meaningful community involvement. Cardamom Tented Camp In Cambodia, Anantara sustainability efforts are focused on protecting forests that have been ravaged by illegal loggers, poachers and sand dredgers. Nestled in Southern Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountain range, the Cardamom Tented Camp is a non-profit eco lodge resting within 18,000 hectares of pristine land. All the funds generated by tourism are channelled into running the camp and into financing park ranger patrols. Since funding began, a vibrancy has returned within this corridor of land and wildlife is thriving. Anantara’s Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF) The ongoing maintenance of the Cardamom Tented Camp is funded in part by Anantara guests via Anantara’s Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation (GTAEF). Set up in 2006 to improve the plight of Thailand’s elephants, it has since diversified to include welfare projects that incorporate broader philanthropic and cultural objectives with unprecedented success. Over 30 elephants have been rescued from Thailand’s city streets, accompanied by their entire mahout family. English lessons, education for children and a silk worm business are all part of the rehabilitation programme. Holistic Approach to Reef Protection (HARP) Programme Launched in 2015 to reverse coral bleaching in the Maldives, the Holistic Approach to Reef Protection (HARP) programme is bearing fruit. For years, Anantara staff and guests have been painstakingly attaching fragments of rescued coral to ropes and tables at coral nurseries of Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Veli and Naladhu Private Island. A 2019 field study by marine biologist Dr. Andy Bruckner revealed that rehabilitation efforts have encouraged extraordinary growth across all the nurseries, giving hope for the future. Zero Waste Commitment at Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort has made operational sustainability the linchpin of its green programme. A reverse osmosis plant produces 2,000 litres of clean water per day which is bottled for drinking – critical for Tangalle, which suffers from regular dry spells. Degradable waste is composted and then used to fertilise a vegetable garden and rice field that supply the resort’s restaurants with fresh produce. In partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the resort also educates the public and local school children about turtle conservation and organises turtle walks. Smallholder Farmer Engagement Programme The Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia team works hard to ensure smallholder farmers get a share of the tourism economy. In addition to buying all the crop directly from the smallholders and forgoing the middleman, the hotel supports Maramba Women’s Mushroom Farm and trains the 3,000-plus workers at Nsongwe Women’s Farm in sustainable agriculture techniques. Just as impactful is the Libuyu Women’s Peanut Butter Project empowering HIV-positive women by outfitting a peanut butter factory and helping run

Commanding a prime position on the magnificent shores of Krabi’s Klong Muang Beach, Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort offers 240 spacious and comfortable guest rooms and suites spread out in 8 units of low-rise buildings that intertwine beautifully with lush tropical gardens and ponds. Superb facilities include a plethora of dining options featuring cuisines from across the globe, two outstanding swimming pools, fitness center, spa and a host of fun water sport activities including sailing, snorkeling, kayaking and speedboat excursions to unspoiled tropical islands in the Andaman Sea. The resort has recently introduced a holistic “BeWell” program that is designed to improve lives through fitness and wellness and to provide experiences that have long-lasting, positive and health-enhancing benefits. Innovative and flexible, “BeWell” consists of 6 individual premium retreats - Muay Thai; Fitness; Spa & Wellness; Weight Loss; Yoga; Active Wellbeing. The retreats makes full use of  Dusit Thani’s wonderful fitness and spa facilities. DFiT, Krabi’s biggest and best equipped fitness center, provides a comprehensive selection of free weights, state-of-the-art cardiovascular equipment, tennis and badminton courts and a professional-standard Muay Thai ring; The aptly named Linger Longer Spa, set in tranquil, calming surrounds, offers a carefully chosen menu of health, beauty and massage treatments that combine a global fusion of influences from Bali, Thailand, Hawaii, Japan and China. Each “BeWell” retreat runs for 3 - 14 days (up to 21 days for the Weight Loss retreat) and can be structured to meet the needs of every individual, to ensure the perfect balance between “BeWell” and holiday leisure time. Each includes a health and wellness consultation, personal training in the chosen activity, a selection of massages at Linger Longer Spa, access to over 30 weekly group classes and free use of all facilities at DFiT. Resort General Manager, Urs Lienhard explained the reasoning behind the introduction of “BeWell”…”We want to provide something for everyone who visits us here at this beautiful spot on the Andaman Sea. Our aim with the “BeWell” program is to help create the perfect holistic time away from home by bringing balance to a vacation so that when people move on they feel healthier, energized and revitalized.”

Today Edge, the New York’s highest outdoor sky deck, officially opened to the public offering unparalleled 360-degree views of the iconic city skyline. Beginning at 1:00 PM, the first ticketed visitors stepped out onto Edge’s outdoor viewing area featuring a thrilling glass-floor, angled glass walls, and outdoor skyline steps from the 100th to 101st floors of 30 Hudson Yards. Visitors also experienced the immersive, multi-room ‘Journey to Edge’ show telling the history of New York City’s newest neighborhood from construction over an active rail yard to sustainability achievements and more. To mark the opening, Edge has also launched a nightly light show designed by L’Observatoire International which will run from sunset to midnight daily through 4 April. Hudson Yards also announced today a program offering New York City public school groups free visits to Edge and Vessel every Tuesday. The program kicked-off today with fifth grade students from neighboring elementary school P.S. 33 in Chelsea getting a sneak peak of the entire experience prior to the first ticketed guests. NYC Public School bookings can be made online at www.edgenyc.com/group-bookings “The overwhelming public response to Hudson Yards over the past year – making us part of everything from their morning coffee run to a place to celebrate special occasions – has been incredibly humbling. With the opening Edge, one of the final pieces of the first phase of Hudson Yards, it was important to us to extend an invitation not only to the world to experience our great city from new heights, but also to New Yorkers who have made us part of the City’s cultural fabric. We are proud to ensure Edge is accessible to New York Public School students which we hope will inspire the next generation of New Yorkers to fall even more in love with this great city,” said Stephen Ross, Chairman of Related Companies. “Our goal at Oxford is to connect people to exceptional places, and Edge is another incredible attraction that Hudson Yards has to offer New Yorkers and visitors from across the globe. It’s truly one of the best views of one of the best cities in the world, and we’re excited for everyone to experience it first hand,” added Michael Turner, President of Oxford Properties. A bar, located on the 100th floor, offers a glass of champagne or signature cocktail and light bites to enjoy indoors or outdoors on the sky deck. Situated one floor above Edge, on the 101st floor, is Peak a stunning restaurant, bar, and event space operated by hospitality group RHC. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) and extending out 80 feet from the 100th floor of 30 Hudson Yards, Edge redefines the New York skyline. Its monumental triangular form completes the tower’s architectural dialogue with the city. A marvel of modern engineering and structural design, the 765,000-pound observation deck is comprised of 15 sections, each weighing between 35,000 and 100,000 pounds, bolted together and anchored to the east and south sides of the building. The 7,500-square-foot outdoor viewing area is surrounded by