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Discover the rustic charm and sophisticated elegant holiday of New Zealand is now easy with the ‘Forest to Fairway’ package at Treetops Lodge & Estate and Kinloch Club in Rotorua. Escape to a secluded forest getaway for 2 nights and indulge in the ultimate lakeside getaway to the greens challenging yourself on the championship golf course with the view of Lake Taupo for another 2 nights and enjoy an additional night on complimentary. Located in New Zealand’s North Island, Treetops Lodge & Estate is only 20 minutes from downtown Rotorua. At this estate, you can escape and sink into the embrace of a genuine welcome of virgin jungles and rolling hills of the estate. Treetops Lodge & Estate prides itself of its outdoor activities and its views of hot springs, rivers, lakes and waterfalls; allowing guests to explore the natural heritage and wilderness of New Zealand and forge enduring connections with the people and the land. Treetops offers a variety of unique activities related to its surroundings. Guests can explore the spectacular views in a helicopter ride, interact with wildlife in nature sanctuaries, go horseback riding and mountain climbing, explore Maori culture, fishing, archery, and trips to the active White Island Volcano. All these activities can easily be organised by private assistants that are provided along with the great selection of rooms including 8 villas, 4 chalet apartment suites, a family cottage and the Pheasant Cottage. The villas overlook the spectacular surrounding of wildlife habitats and lakes, fully immersing visitors into jungle life. The villas are fitted with comfortable furnishings and period decor, designed in union with natural wood to give the villas a warm, cozy and relaxing feel. The rooms boast spacious bathrooms with jacuzzi, fireplaces, large beds, WiFi and kitchens. Being the sister property and offering the same excellent standard of services, the Kinloch lodge and Kinloch Club welcomes its guests with an 18 hole golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus and the stunningly designed accommodation. Here, you are invited to indulge in the ultimate lakeside getaway and enjoy sweeping views over Lake Taupo as you relax and marvel at the play of sunlight as it rolls over the undulating landscape and down to glitter across the lake’s crystal blue waters. Whether spending a day on the greens to challenge yourself on the championship golf course, heading off for a day of adventure in Taupo, or relaxing at the spa, the choice is all yours. Discover the best of both worlds with ‘Forest to Fairway’ package that includes • 2 night stay at Treetops Lodge & Estate • 2 night stay at Kinloch lodge • Enjoy a complimentary 5th night at your choice of either lodge The package is available all year and subject to availability. The 5th complimentary night can be taken consecutively or at another night prior to 30 April 2019. Terms & conditions apply. For more information or reservation, contact Tel: +64 7 333 2066 or email:

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

Thinking of spending some precious time with your family or friends to reunite and enjoy the last days of the year to the fullest? Looking forward to welcoming 2019 with a bang? Hong Kong is an excellent destination for Thai revelers because it proposes new, exciting options that cover all age groups and interest categories, a relaxing yet vibrant atmosphere topped with the perfect wintry weather, and an excellent opportunity to pick up some great year end deals and offers. During the festive season, brilliant illuminations and decorations are everywhere, accompanied by contagious holiday music and cheer. There are also endless selfie, twofie and wefie-perfect sights in the entire city, to the delight of millennials and all! There are loads of activities to make you feel the unique vibes of Hong Kong during the merriest time of the year! Here is a shortlist of 8 exciting ideas, including 2 eating spots, to make sure you enjoy the Hong Kong holidays to the max! 1. Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival 2018   Hong Kong is famous for its lightshows especially during the festive season. This year is not looking to disappoint with new ideas and installments to enchant Hong Kong’s promenade with magical lights. As part of the Hong Kong Pulse Light Festival, an International Light Art Display featuring both local and overseas light art installations will be held to delight visitors of all ages. The installations will be displayed at the iconic sites along Central Harbourfront and Tamar Park and would provide a brilliant atmosphere to create wonderful winter memories with loved ones. Dates: 29 Nov 2018 – 24 Feb 2019 Venues: Central & Western District Promenade (Central Section) and Tamar Park 2. Christmas Treasures @Harbour City   Harbour City this year has been transformed into a magnificent spot to soak up the unique festive atmosphere that brings joy to all. The largest-ever 60-ft outdoor Christmas Tree is sure to awe all holiday visitors, while the 40-meter long Christmas Bridge will surely attract those who want to write wishes and loves messages on the heart-shaped Love-Locks. Here’s a picture-perfect venue to record precious moments with loved ones as you walk through the world’s largest video keleidoscpope - a surreal world with dynamic Christmas themed scenery such as snowflakes, Christmas tree, stars and more. Dates: until January 1, 2019 Registration: Level 3, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City 3. A Disney Christmas at Hong Kong Disneyland   Be transported to a stunning winter wonderland, filled with yuletide carols, magical lights, shimmering snowflakes and more! The best shows with multimedia effects will dazzle you, as you walk through the streets with the magical glow, musical festivities and enchanting moments that will warm your heart. Capture all the cherished moments with your family, and especially with your favorite Disney friends, as they are all dressed in their holiday finery form. Dates: From 15 Nov 2018 – 1Jan 2019 Time: 10:30-20:00 (Fri-Sat till 22:00) Address: Hong Kong Disneyland, Lantau Island, Outlying Islands 4. Experience Snow Village in Ngong Ping 360   Ngong Ping 360 brings you Snow Village experience and outdoor fun this year. Step into Ngong

In less than one week the seventh edition of the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show will take place at the award-winning Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya, showcasing the best of Thailand's marine industry from 29 November to 2 December, 2018 to visitors from around the world. At the heart of the show is an impressive multi-billion baht line-up of power and sail boats for sale and charter with almost 30 global and local boat brands represented ranging from dinghies, trailer boats and speedboats to larger luxury boats and superyachts. The the largest in the show is the MCY96 from Monte Carlo Yachts which is being making its first appearance in Asia at the show and is being displayed by Simpson Marine. “We have one of the best ever line-up of boats and brands at the show this year. Showcasing the diversity of boating in Thailand, visitors will be able to see some of the biggest global brands from Italy, France, the UK and around the world, alongside high quality locally built boats. In addition to the boat displays, there are more than 60 exhibitors on shore ranging from the latest marine products, water toys and accessories to lifestyle, technology and luxury property,” said Mr. Scott Finsten, Harbour Master of Ocean Marina Yacht Club, organisers of the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show. Onshore visitors will enjoy displays from Thailand's leading coastal property developers as well as home products, gadgets and gizmos, the latest marine products and technologies, watersports and much more. In addition to the near 100 exhibitor displays in-the-water and onshore, highlights this year include the in-water Demo Platform, free yacht cruises for visitors, a Jet Surf competition, kids area with bouncy castle and a number of pop-up restaurants creating an unrivalled waterfront dining experience. A beer garden with live entertainment daily, makes for the perfect meeting point and enjoyable atmosphere for all. “Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show offers something for everyone. For boat-lovers we have it all from the smallest gadget to superyachts, while for new-comers to the yachting lifestyle there's plenty of opportunity to learn from the many experts at the show. For families we have kids activities, lots of booths and activities and come sundown the waterfront pop-ups will make Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show the place to be, and be seen,” added Mr. Finsten. The 7th Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show takes place 29th November to 2nd December at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya and is open 11:00 – 19:00 (Thursday 29th November to Saturday 1st December) and 11:00 – 18:00 on Sunday 2nd December. Entry is free to all. For more information: website:

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

Independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv has announced today he will be returning to Asia in May 2019, with a run of extensive dates throughout the region. This will be Lauv’s third time returning to Asia, second run of headline dates after touring with Ed in the Fall of 2017. The Pre-sale starts 14th November with general on-sale staring 23rd November (Japan on-sale on 1st December). Lauv has also just released new single ‘There’s No Way’ featuring Julia Michaels and currently on a run of US headline & Ed Sheeran support dates. Thailand: Tickets at THB2,200 will go on general sale starting 23th November, 10am via, hotline +662 026 3068. Artist fan-club, spotify and VIJI CORP fans will be able to purchase pre-sale tickets from 14th November, 9.30am to 22th November, 10pm ‘There’s No Way’ already has over 38 million streams, featured on 32 Spotify New Music playlists plus added to Hot Hits local playlist across Spotify Asia and soaring up the local charts! The single has seen support from key international media including; MTV Global PUSH, Sirius Radio, Radio Disney, BBC Radio 1, Billboard, Rolling Stone, and countless others. The pair recently performed a stunning rendition of the single on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. This past summer, Lauv performed his hit single, ‘I Like Me Better’, on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as the 2018 Teen Choice Awards and 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. The single reached the Top 10 of Top 40 US radio, and top 10 airplay hits around the globe including Australia, Germany, New Zealand & more. A highlight of his 2018 project ‘I met you when I was 18.’, the song recently went double platinum in the US, triple platinum in Australia & platinum in multiple other markets, and he has now surpassed well over 1 billion cumulative streams worldwide. ASIA TOUR 2019: 5/13 Mumbai Famous Studios 5/15 Singapore Capitol Theatre 5/18 Bangkok Moonstar Studio 5/20 Manila Smart Araneta Coliseum 5/21 Cebu Waterfront Hotel 5/23 Hong Kong The Vine 5/24 Jakarta Tennis Indoor Stadium 5/28 Osaka Big Cat 5/29 Nagoya Club Quattro 5/30 Tokyo Blitz

SO Sofitel Hua Hin launches its brand new wing with state-of-the-art of leisure facilities and room types for business and leisure travellers. Guests staying at the hotel can look forward to the new 16-meter x 60-meter Signature Pool, consisting of a water playground anchored by a Wibit adventure course running down the middle of the pool, Thailand’s first Wibit signature pool! The new wing also includes the new One-bedroom SO Pool Villas and SO Family Suites complete with bunk beds. The new SO Studio and SO Lofty Pool Access rooms feature an open concept design complemented with a customized television/wardrobe console which can swivel and can be enjoyed from the bathtub or bed. The refurbished SO Comfy Pool Access and brand new SO Lofty Pool Access rooms boast private outdoor terraces providing direct access to the Signature Pool. The latest expansion brings the total number of guest rooms, suites and villas from 78 to 109. Facilities also include a dedicated kid’s pool area and a SO Sundae poolside ice cream bar. An added family friendly feature includes Kids Tent, a kids club where young children can enjoy fun activities and entertainment. Guest can also enjoy a round of golf at the mini 18-hole golf course and a game of tennis or basketball at the resort’s multi-purpose court that will open on December 1st. For an evening bike ride, the resort’s private 627-meter bicycle track will be opening year-end where bikes will also available for rent. Situated on the beachfront in Cha Am, 200 kilometers on the west coast from Bangkok, the hotel is 30 minutes from Hua Hin, one of Thailand’s most popular beach town destinations. Visit for more information.

Come and feast on great tasting cuisine by legendary Michelin-starred Chef Akira Back who has designed a special menu inspired by his happy childhood memories and life journey. Food lovers will enjoy a long culinary journey to explore and savor Akira’s East-meets-West cuisine that’s cooked using top-quality ingredients. A special night of fine dining is set in an impressive atmosphere at Akira Back Restaurant & Bar, Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park.