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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.”

Her Royal Highness Princess Hajah Masna binti Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Ambassador at Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this evening officiated the launch of Brunei Darussalam – The People’s Republic of China Year of Tourism 2020 at Jerudong International School, Arts Centre. Accompanying Her Royal Highness was Yang Amat Mulia Pengiran Lela Cheteria Sahibun Najabah Pengiran Anak Haji Abdul Aziz bin Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar, Chief of Adat Istiada Negara. Upon arrival, Her Royal Highness was greeted by Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism and Yang Berhormat Retired Major General Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. Her Royal Highness was also greeted by His Excellency Mr Zhang Xu, Vice Minister of Culture and Tourism of People’s Republic of China and Her Excellency Madam Yu Hong, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China. At the opening ceremony, Her Royal Highness consented to officiate the Brunei Darussalam – The People’s Republic of China Year of Tourism 2020. Prior to the launch, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism in his welcoming remarks read the Royal Congratulatory Message from His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam to His Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China on the Brunei Darussalam and the People’s Republic of China Year of Tourism 2020. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Ali bin Apong also thanked Her Royal Highness for gracing this evening’s event and to officiate the Opening Ceremony of the Brunei Darussalam – The People’s of China Year of Tourism 2020. In his speech, Yang Berhormat Dato highlighted on the connectivity between Brunei Darussalam and the People’s Republic of China that has expanded with flights to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Changsa, Nanning, Kunming, Hanhgzhou, Haikou and, most recently, Beijing. This reflects the support to strengthen the network development, built on the basis of strong bilateral relationship between both countries and has been made possible through dedication, continued and coordinated efforts. With today’s event, and with the two countries’ strong network initiatives, coupled with Brunei Darussalam – the People’s Republic of China Year of Tourism 2020; Yang Berhormat Dato in his Opening Remarks said that both countries could further enhance cooperation with a view to increasing two-way tourist visits and promoting greater people-to-people exchanges between Brunei Darussalam and the People’s Republic of China. The opening event of the Brunei Darussalam – The People’s of China Year of Tourism 2020 showcased a variety of cultural performances from the two countries. Before leaving the event, Her Royal Highness consented a group photo with the cultural performers. At the event, His Excellency Mr Zhang Xu, Vice Minister of Culture and Tourism of The People’s Republic of China also delivered a

For those not planning to cook on Christmas Day, here's a list of restaurants to celebrate the festive season. Let's approach the beginning of New Year with a selection of festive treats at one or two of these places with your family and friends. Eat, drink, and be merry!!! 57th Street at Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit Soak in all the jolly vibe with your loved ones. The Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day brunch buffet at 57th Street provide a wide selection of local and international fare. Indulge in luxurious freshest seafood highlights such as king crabs, oysters, and lobsters. Guests may sample exceptional menus from carving stations and many more premium selections from the kitchen. Roasted Turkey is a special highlight for Christmas Eve and Roasted beef is available for Christmas Day. End the perfect meal and spoil yourself with enticing Yule Log cake and mouth-watering Christmas dessert specialties. 24 December 2019 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm THB 2,800 net per person for Christmas Eve dinner buffet THB 3,900 net per person for Christmas Eve dinner buffet with free-flowing wine, local beers and soft drinks 25 December 2019 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm THB 1,950 net per person for Christmas Day lunch buffet Reservation: 02-797-0000 The Allium Bangkok at The Athenee Hotel Chef Roxanne Lange at The Allium Bangkok is preparing an eight-course Modern French degustation menu for an elegant occasion during the evening of both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. A choir will stop by and sing traditional Christmas carols, while Santa will also make an appearance with goodie giveaways. 24-25 December 2019 THB 4,988++ per person. Premium free-flow select beverages are available with additional charge. Reservation: 02-650-8800 Mia (Sukhumvit 26) Mia is presenting a special set menu with highlights from the festive season a la carte menu as well as traditional European Christmas foods. Stand-out dishes include Pan-seared scallop with winter roots purée, black pudding, crispy potato and black truffle as well as a Christmas favourite: Roasted turkey with parsnip purée, chestnuts, cranberry gel and pancetta. 24-25 December 2019 THB2,250 ++ per person for minimum two persons. The set is served on 24 December from 6pm until late, and on 25 December from 12-6pm as Mia opens for lunch for the first time. Reservation: reservation@miarestaurantbkk.com Yamazato at The Okura Prestige Bangkok Celebrates Christmas with exquisite Japanese Gozen lunch, Kaiseki dinner and Teppanyaki menus. the special dishes include simmered scallop, dried fig, shrimp with cream cheese sauce, seafood soup with eel, salmon, clam and shrimp with hint of pepper, Spanish mackerel and snow crab with white miso Hollandaise sauce, wagyu sukini with eggplant, shitake mushroom, and young Japanese pepper with starchy soy milk sauce and much more created by Master Chef Shigeru Hagiwara. 24 - 25 December 2019 THB 1,700++ per person for Gozen lunch THB 4,700++ per person for Kaiseki dinner Christmas Teppanyaki served at the Teppanyaki counter is THB 7,600++ for 2 persons. Reservation: 02-687-9000 Up & Above at The Okura Prestige Bangkok Enjoy the Sparkling Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet at Up & Above Restaurant with fine food, live music and a visit from Santa Claus with presents for the children. The decadent buffet includes

Soneva Kiri is set to welcome back the 3* Chef Kenji Gyoten from February 1-7, 2020. Lucky diners will get the chance to skip the young sushi master’s 12-month long waiting list at his restaurant, Sushi Gyoten, in Fukuoka, and dine with only four other guests for an intimate Chef’s Table experience. After Soneva Kiri, he will be at Soneva Fushi, Maldives from February 8-15, 2020. Chef Kenji was born in 1982 in the Yamaguchi Prefecture and was influenced by his grandfather, a sushi chef, into becoming a sushi chef himself. After working underneath his mentors in Tokyo, the chef opened Sushi Gyoten in Fukuoka at the age of 26, and has received three Michelin stars in three consecutive years since 2014. Chef Kenji is known for using the hontegaeshi (hand flip) technique of Endomae nigiri to prepare his bite-sized sushi - a technique that is rarely seen these days. At Sushi Gyoten the chef uses rice that has been sourced from a region in Kyushu, where there are extreme temperature differences between night and day for its unique flavour. He sources his seafood both locally and from the renowned Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo to ensure he only serves the very best. For more information about Soneva, visit www.soneva.com

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest hotel franchising company with approximately 9,200 properties across more than 80 countries will be opening its new Wyndham Grand resort located in Nai Harn, Phuket, Thailand.  The resort will make its debut with a total of 353 guest rooms ranging from standard deluxe rooms to studio suites all with pool access and its very own private balcony or terrace, allowing guests to catch the surrounding views of Nai Harn. The opening of Wyndham Grand Nai Harn Beach Phuket marks the brand’s second hotel in Phuket after Wyndham Grand Kalim Bay located in Kamala. “Wyndham Hotels & Resorts has been on a fantastic trajectory. We are delighted to be working closely with our owners; Cissa Group Co Ltd, for the opening of this beautiful resort. With Thailand being an ideal tourist destination for its tropical climate and Nai Harn charming its guests with its serene beach setting and surrounding iconic attractions, the opening of the new Wyndham Grand Nai Harn Beach Phuket could not have come at a more opportune time. As the island’s first upper upscale resort, we want to provide guests not only a place to stay but also a great experience that they would remember,” said Joon Aun Ooi, President and Managing Director, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, South East Asia and Pacific Rim. Elaborating about the progress of the hotel, Joon Aun said, “Initially, the plan was to open the resort under the Wyndham brand, but as the project progressed, we felt that the positioning strategy and brand identity was more suited for a Wyndham Grand hotel. We realigned the unique selling points of this hotel’s concept and built an effective branding strategy, not only visually but also hotel concept development wise. We don’t only consider the aesthetics, but all the intangible features this brand provides.”  Joon Aun further added, “Wyndham Grand Nai Harn Beach Phuket, a stunning oasis of serenity is designed surrounding clear blue lagoons and lush forests allowing authentic experiences and touchpoints for the modern traveller. Our beautiful new resort perfectly blends modern sleek design as well as offers an array of options to keep everyone entertained.”  Guests staying at Wyndham Grand Nai Harn Beach Phuket will also have easy access to many different local attractions, bars, restaurants and some of Phuket’s best beaches such as Nai Harn beach. A short walk from the resort, Nai Harn beach is surrounded by hillsides and is an open front beach facing the Andaman sea. Guests staying at the Wyndham Grand Nai Harn Beach Resort should not miss this opportunity to visit the beach for a swim in the sea’s clear waters.  The resort is within immediate tourist landmarks for first-time or returning guests to venture out into:  Nai Harn Beach Rawai Beach Kata/Karon Beach Big Buddha Chalong Spiritual Buddhist Temple Phromthep Cape Lookout Point Guests staying at the resort will be treated to numerous amenities and services including: Complimentary Wi-Fi Fitness Centre Business Centre A kids club and babysitting service COCO Sea Spa; Wyndham Nai Harn Phuket’s

South-East Asia’s wildest New Year’s Eve celebration is back to help you ring in 2020! In recent editions, NEON Countdown has conquered Malaysia and become one of the largest music festivals in the country. Following on from this, in 2018 NEON reaffirmed its reputation as Asia’s fastest-growing paint party by expanding into Thailand, with other destinations planned for the near future.  This time round, Neon Countdown has joined forces with the renowned Meta Music Festival to bring you Meta: The Rebellion of Neon Countdown. Attendees are warmly invited to celebrate the end of the decade with a myriad of international and local DJs, creating a community built on the brand’s core values: love music and experience.  Confirmed line-up for the festival are Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, who have just been crowned as DJ Mag’s No. 1 DJ in the entire world! Not only that, but Armin van Buuren (currently no. 4 on the list and the highest ranking of all trance acts) will also be headlining the event. The bar has already been set extremely high with the announcement of these two world-class artists.  Vini Vici, the most iconic psytrance artist in the world, their cataclysmic, yet authentic and mesmerizing sound took them away beyond the psychedelic world spectrum. Following after, Valentino Khan, Will Sparks, Ben Nicky, Dimatik and many more.  Slap that paint across your face and watch the Show DC Arena come to life under the ultraviolet glow; it won’t just be the skies that are lit up this December. With extravagant production scale, this 2020 countdown will be the event to be waited for. There aren’t really enough words to describe the level of production at the stage, one must simply experience them in person.  Each night promises to be a beautiful display of color and coordination, and the closing night is bound to be a true spectacle. Fireworks are designed to for the beautiful countdown. NEON Countdown Music Festival 2019 take place on December 30-31 2019 at SHOW DC. Phase One Tickets are 2,500 baht. For more information, contact Facebook page NEON on Messenger.

Revolutionising the festival landscape with a celebration of art, music, food and ideas that positions it as one of the world’s most unique musical experiences, Thailand’s sustainable utopia Wonderfruit returns for its sixth edition on 12th-16th December 2019 at The Fields At Siam Country Club, Pattaya. Nestled within lush greenery as far as the eye can see and situated just 2 hours from Bangkok, Wonderfruit champions a trailblazing ethos of inspiring lasting sustainable change through its yearly gathering in eastern Thailand, a famous meeting point for like-minded travellers in search of a rare and beautiful festival experience. With creative forces from across the globe and locally, plus welcoming diverse regional and international talent, many influences combine to create Wonderfruit’s living and breathing pop up city. The vibrant culmination is built on 6 key pillars at its core: Art & Architecture, Music, Family, Farm To Feasts, Talks & Workshops and Wellness, all of which are heavily steered by Wonderfruit’s aim to create meaningful environmental impact on an ever-growing scale. With breathtaking experiences as wide-ranging as the world’s first 360-degree sound structure within the stunning Polygon or Solar Stage’s shaded cover to witness sunrise and sunset, Wonderfruit is a hedonistic playground for all its global citizens, with hidden thrills, visual delights and a challenging, 24- hour musical programme on offer throughout. Further deconstructing the Wonderfruit experience into a cluster of villages connected by social spaces, a main stage is replaced in favour of the bustling Living Village that boasts music, dining options and workshops in a new interactive area assembled from recycled plastic materials and designed to offer new ways to touch, taste, hear, see and feel the world around us. Cited as the location for “bold statements and unashamed self-expression”, the impressive all- bamboo structure of Forbidden Fruit welcomes all, while The Quarry plunges dancers into a jungle where beats meet nature. Explore The Fields to find the Molam Bus, a party of authentic Molam performances to celebrate the Isaan way that influences so much of Thai culture, or head to 24-hour hub Neramit for cocktails, brunch or dinner. Scratch Talks’ takeover of the Eco Pavilion will challenge and change how we view the world by assembling some of our greatest speakers and Wonderness offers city dwellers the opportunity to take part in wellness and workshops, with world- class cuisine served up along communal dining tables in the Theatre of Feasts. Providing the soundtrack across Wonderfruit’s multitude of experiences are a groundbreaking clutch of artists from near and far that explore the broadest corners of genre. Four Tet reigns as one of modern dance music’s most influential figures and he’ll be demonstrating why with an eagerly-anticipated set on the Solar Stage, built by Burning Man artist Gregg Fleishman, while Rush Hour boss Antal promises house, disco and undiscovered gems for dancers everywhere. Beatboxing legend Beardyman unleashes his trademark blistering style and flow, Raphäel Top-Secret and John Gómez push the boundaries of club music and Sarathy Korwar showcases the frantic sounds of his unique spiritual

GAYSORN VILLAGE, “Urban Lifestyle Village” in Thailand hosted “GAYSORN XMAS VILLAGE 2019″ to usher in the festival of fun and happiness and celebrate the end of the year in the “XMAS SPIRIT & FUN”.  Unleash the fun of the magic and charms of Christmas in a fabulously festive atmosphere, with rule-breaking decorations that treasures the traditions of Christmas while infusing it with a modern sensitivity. Visitors can indulge themselves in style. Do not miss highlight activities throughout the festive season: witness the spectacular beauty of 15-meter Christmas tree; stand a chance to win special prizes from the “Soi Dao” signature promotion that everyone has been waiting for, with prizes totaling over 10 million Baht; lose yourself in countless of dazzling entertainment options; chill with mugs of craft beers in the joyous atmosphere at Wishbeer Winter Garden at the Gaysorn Cocoon Drop-off. Participate in and enjoy special promotions, activities, and sharing opportunities: GAYSORN EXCLUSIVE POP-UP STORE Gaysorn welcomes pop-ups stores from leading Thai and international brands that have lined up to lighten and brighten up the shopping and eating experience during this festive season. THE SKI EDITION The first multi-brand store in Thailand to bring together premium clothing and ski and snowboard equipment from famous brands from across the globe. THE SKI EDITION: From Piste to Après Ski tears away the tired image of skiing to present a new skiing experience that reflects one's personal lifestyle through clothes and equipment that are outstanding in both function and design. Among the curated popular brands are PERFECT MOMENT, FUSALP, GOLDBERGH, BOGNER and FALKE Open today - February 2020, 2nd Floor, Gaysorn Tower SMALL A minimalist frozen yogurt store unique for its seasonal cones and flavors. This Christmas, try the fun green fro-yo on a red cone that captures the festive mood. The word SMALL comes from the different cup sizes, from S, M, A for cone, to L. Open today - 29th February 2020, 1st Floor, Gaysorn Centre KAD KOKOA KAD KOKOA, the cafe for cacao lovers made by Thai people for both Thais and foreigners to learn that Thai chocolate is just as good as any. The brand has sourced high-quality cacao from all over the country, from Chiang Mai, Chanthaburi, Chumporn, and Prajuab Kiri Khan. Not to be missed is the Hot Chocolate Pure 70%, otherwise known as the classic hot chocolate for anyone who loves the rich taste of cocoa. Open today - 29th February 2020, G Floor, Gaysorn Centre WISHBEER WINTER GARDEN Enjoy craft beer outdoors in an atmosphere filled with festive lights and colors and a giant Christmas tree in the chillest beer garden by Wishbeer, which is offering a weekly rotation of craft beers from all over the globe, more than 10 taps at a time. Enjoy a food menu selected to go perfectly with the beer, along with live acoustic music every Friday to Sunday from 05.00 pm – 12.00 am from today till 6 January 2020. Gaysorn Cocoon Drop-off, G Floor, Gaysorn Village GAYSORN ART GALLERY Do not miss “The Art Of Modern Luxury Surface” exhibition from the brand Stone and Style which invites you to experience the innovation of aesthetic cladding

The world’s most remote destinations are often its most exceptional. From the lofty peaks of Bhutan to the legendary reefs surrounding Indonesia’s fabled Spice Islands, Aman is renowned for making these destinations accessible to its guests in consummate privacy and comfort. Aman’s dedication to offering ease of access and the finest service available has now taken to the skies, with the launch of the Aman Private Jet – an airborne extension of the Aman resort philosophy. Available for charter to elevate existing multi-destination Aman journeys, to create bespoke itineraries incorporating several Aman destinations around the world, or for use between non-Aman destinations, journeys can be tailored specifically to the needs and interests of its guests. Each booking is fully customisable and every itinerary flexible, with passengers having access to their very own Aman Jet Concierge, who will plan every detail of their travels, ensuring that each journey is an all-encompassing start-to-finish immersion in the Aman way of life. Aman’s Bombardier Global 5000 is one of the world’s most luxurious and spacious personal aircraft. Seating a maximum of 12 passengers, the plane can reach top speeds of 574 mph, with a range of 9,630km. With flexible departure times and seamless customs clearance overseen by Aman’s expert staff, passengers can commence their journey relaxed and stress-free. The Aman Private Jet itself is best-in-class in terms of speed, range and field performance, promising the smoothest ride possible for a restful flight. Guests can choose their in-flight meals ahead of their journey and will have access to their luggage throughout their flight, as well as constant, high-speed Wifi connectivity. Other unique Aman touches include a tea ceremony and amenities from the brand’s all-natural range of Aman Skincare products. Catering for both short- and long-haul trips, the Aman Private Jet is ideal for group, family and corporate travel. To celebrate the launch of the jet, Aman has curated four new journeys, incorporating multiple Aman properties, that explore some of the world’s most beguiling destinations in a unique and insightful Aman way. These include ‘Bali & Beyond’, ‘The Secrets of China’, ‘Indochina Past & Present’, and ‘From the Himalayas to the Sea’. Bali & Beyond offers passengers the chance to build a bespoke Indonesian itinerary including up to five Aman destinations. These include Aman’s trio of Balinese retreats – Amandari, Amankila and the Aman Villas at Nusa Dua – as well as Amanjiwo overlooking Borobudur in Central Java’s spiritual heartland, and Amanwana a tented camp on the island of Moyo in the Flores Sea. This is an unparalleled opportunity to experience the cultural, spiritual and natural diversity of this spectacular archipelago. From the rural peace of Hangzhou’s West Lake and the thousand-year old history of Lijiang, to the 21st century dynamism of Shanghai, The Secrets of China combines stays at Amanfayun, Amandayan and Amanyangyun to create a personalised private-jet tour of the country’s hidden wonders – both ancient and modern. Indochina Past & Present takes in the ancient culture and timeless scenery of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam – an enticing proposition for anyone curious to explore Southeast Asia. With their proximity