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On the 4th-5th floors of ICONSIAM and the 3rd floor of Siam Discovery, ICONCRAFT, the creative inspiration platform for Thai craftsmen and the largest creative hub of Thai craftworks, is pleased to honor Thai textile heroes who preserve Thai heritages and local wisdom by organizing a grand exhibition “ICONCRAFT Thai Textile Heroes” featuring exquisite Thai textiles created by the masters who bring Thai textile to life including Meechai Taesujariya of Ban Kham Pun, Ubon Ratchathani province and Weeratham Trakul-ngernthai of Ban Chansoma, Surin province, as well as collaborative works between three leading Thai fashion brands ASAVA, Hook’s by Prapakas and Wisharawish and Ban Tomthong Weaving Group from Buri Rum province. Importantly, a special collection of silk bags by Sirivannavari Bangkok has been exclusively launched at this event for a limited edition of 35 handbags. Hand woven fabrics in ancient patterns created by artisans from around the country together with an array of products crafted from Thai textiles such as dresses, bags and accessories by leading designers are also offered for sale. Admire and take pride of Thai heritages and local wisdom that are presented in the grand Thai textile exhibition featuring intricate handicrafts by textile artisans as well as an array of handworks ranging from works of art, sculptures, home decorative items, ceramic tableware and stylist accessories by craftsmen throughout the country at ICONCRAFT on the 4th-5th floors of ICONSIAM and the 3rd floor Siam Discovery. The precautionary measure of social distancing, hygienic and safety practices have been strictly put in action. For further information, please call 1338 or visit ICONCRAFT branch on the 3rd floor of Siam Discovery can be reached at 02-658- 3500 or

Bangkok Airways has participated in “Rao Tiew Duay Gun” campaign by Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), offering 40% cashback or up to 1,000 baht per person per ticket (this is applicable to all Thai citizens and up to 2 million flight tickets throughout the campaign). To be eligible for the “Rao Tiew Duay Gun” campaign, passengers may register at TAT’s official site www.เราเที่ยวด้วยกัน.com from 15 July 2020 onwards. Flight reservations with Bangkok Airways can be made from now until 31 October 2020 with travel period from now until 31 October 2020. The offers are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the campaign, please visit www.เราเที่ยวด้วยกัน.com or call +66 (0) 2 111 1144. Bangkok Airways currently operates 6 domestic routes, which are Bangkok – Sukhothai (roundtrip), Bangkok – Lampang (roundtrip), Bangkok – Chiang Mai (roundtrip), Bangkok – Phuket (roundtrip), Bangkok – Samui (roundtrip) and Samui – Phuket (roundtrip). For more information and flight reservation, please visit

This October, Banyan Tree Krabi will be ready to graciously welcome you unwind in one of Thailand's most beautiful settings. The Banyan Tree Krabi is transitioning from the dream like-state of design to a reality. While many resorts can trumpet an oceanfront perch on azure waters, it’s not every new resort that commands a vista of limestone towers scattered across the sea like chess pieces on a clear jade table. Or cable car access to a restaurant perched high on a hill on the edge of Tubkaek National Park. The 10-acre property is surrounded by national parks on three sides: the rolling green mountains of a conserved forest serve as a backdrop to the north and east, while the jutting limestone peaks command a hypnotic view to the west. This intimate 72-key resort is creating an effortless bridge between luxury resort and a pristine, untouched environment. There are six categories of accommodation: Deluxe Pool Suite; Premium Ocean Pool Suite; 2-Bedroom Ocean Pool Suite: Beachfront Pool Villas; two 2-Bedroom Beachfront Villas; and one Presidential Beachfront Pool Villa, which has no less than seven bedrooms and covers 1,335m², including multiple verandas and balconies, as well as three pools. For its compelling dining scene, Saffron Restaurant offers top notch tastes at one of Krabi’s premier evening dining venues. With seating for 70 guests both indoors and out, Saffron is accompanied by three “Bird’s Nests” - private tables perched precariously among the trees, offering diners not only intimacy, but that magical Instagram moment to make all their friends at home green with envy. The resort’s all-day dining destination will be called Naga Kitchen, catering breakfasts, lunches and dinner with a plethora of international choices. Executive Chef Jakkrit Traibun, who was the sous-chef at Banyan Tree Samui for seven years, is a southern Thai and specializes in the aromatic and spicy flavors of that culinary style. The signature Rainforest treatment is a must-do while at Banyan Tree - an Amazonesque journey through vitality pools, a steam room and sauna, an ice fountain, and rejuvenating water jets. Aside from that unique experience, guests can always opt for traditional Thai massage and beauty therapies. Banyan Tree Krabi is due to open its doors to guests in the fourth quarter of 2020. For reservations and inquiries, visit

JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, a five star luxury resort, located on the finest and pristine Mai Khao beach of Phuket, is once again recognized by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Award 2020. With an impressive overall score of 94.09, JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa was named and ranked No. 4 out of Top 10 Southeast Asia Resort Hotels category. The resort is also the only resort on the Phuket Island that has achieved this acclaimed award & recognition for second consecutive year. Click here to view a comprehensive list of this year’s winners. In celebration of this award and hotel reopening, the hotel offers numerous promotions and packages that you can select as your choices. Promotions among Tiew Hai Kum; Phuket Staycation – Family by JW; Phuket Staycation – Couple by JW package; Summer Dreaming; Splendid Cash Vouchers with the value added up to 50% which you can use to redeem on accommodation, food & beverage, spa and resort incidentals. For more information or reservations, call + 66 (0) 76 338 000 or contact us on Facebook messenger.

SEEN venues in Bangkok and Koh Samui are now ready to welcome back guests with an unmissable selection of reopening parties!   SEEN Restaurant & Bangkok Bangkok x MAMABLUES Graffiti Art SEEN Restaurant & Bar Bangkok (, the city’s newest rooftop hot spot reopens with a vibrant art exhibition in collaboration with one of Bangkok’s most celebrated graffiti artists – MAMABLUES. The poolside sky bar atop Avani+ Riverside Bangkok Hotel invites guests to celebrate the return of Bangkok’s world-famous nightlife amid vibrant colours and bold shapes of MAMABLUES’ mini-exhibition. Upon arrival, guests will have their first brush with art: bold illustrations communicating the new health guidelines make following the latest safety protocol a breeze.  “Sin and be Safe” – the updated elevator sign and a play on the bar’s slogan “Sin and be SEEN” – sets the tone for the night and sees the guests off to the dizzying heights of level 26. Offering sweeping views of the Chao Phraya River and the city’s sparkling skyline, SEEN Restaurant & Bar Bangkok is known for its sophisticated setting, signature cocktails and chill-out vibes. Injecting a dose of colour with MAMABLUES’ vibrant art, the venue introduces patrons to the iconic style of one of Thailand’s most prolific street artists. From Museum Siam and Lido Cinema in Bangkok to Seenspace in Hua Hin and countless entertainment hotspots from Chiang Mai to Chonburi, his art is synonymous with modern Thailand. The new exhibition at SEEN Bangkok celebrates the city’s return to living life to the fullest post-COVID, with images of butterflies, flowers and other natural elements as symbols of hope, encouraging visitors to embrace the changes with confidence. SEEN Restaurant & Bar Bangkok is now open and is accepting reservations. For bookings, please call +66 (0) 2 431 9120 or email   SEEN Beach Club Samui x SIN@SEEN Pool Parties With a prime location in the very heart of Chaweng Beach’s party scene, SEEN Beach Club Samui ( relaunches with SIN@SEEN Pool Parties. Taking place every Saturday and Sunday, the party blends 1950’s retro-chic Californian vibes, stunning sea views, golden sands, great music, incredible food, tropical cocktails and plenty of Instagram-able moments in one perfect recipe for the ultimate beach club experience. Celebrate the never-ending summer in Samui with top DJs and live saxophone sessions as balmy afternoons dissolve into starry nights. Grab SEEN Samui’s limited-time Red Hot Deals to get bonus dining credit: Spend THB 1,000 and receive a THB 250 bonus Spend THB 3,000 and receive a THB 900 bonus Spend THB 5,000 and receive a THB 2,000 bonus SEEN Beach Club Samui is now open and is accepting reservations. For booking, please call +66 (0) 7795 6800 or email

This august, you can witness 128 original works and memorabilia by Andy Warhol at River City Bangkok (RCB). World's renowned Andy Warhol (1928-1987) became well known in the 1960s as a Pop artist choreographer, director, and writer, blurring the lines between fine art and mainstream culture. He predicted that "In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes", foreshadowing our own social media-fueled reality. ANDY WARHOL: POP ART showcases four categories of his work: Self-Portraits and Photos; Celebrity Portraits; Magazine and Album Covers; and, Silk Printing and Others. Portraits include Marilyn (1984) and Liz Taylor (1971). Other works include Interview Magazine Covers and Campbell’s Soup Can (1967). Early bird tickets are offered for adults (THB 300), students and seniors (THB 200 with ID required) until 11 August only at Ticketmelon. Discover ANDY WARHOL POP ART from 12 August until 24 November at RCB Galleria, 2nd floor, River City Bangkok. Stay updated for more activities via Facebook: River City Bangkok.

Recently, Angsana Laguna Phuket and Angsana Villas Resort Phuket have been awarded the “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration: (SHA)” certificate, ensuring strict standards of hygiene and sanitisation for ultimate safety, in compliance with the SHA standards determined by Thailand's Ministry of Public Health. The SHA logo appeared at the resorts is a mark of quality certification of the high standards of service and cleanliness, and will be valid for 2 years. Angsana Laguna Phuket and Angsana Villas Resort Phuket under the Banyan Tree Group are committed to going the extra mile to ensure our safety and services strictly exceed the SHA standard. Furthermore, Banyan Tree Group has launched its own Safe Sanctuary Programme’, an integrated health and wellbeing programme that incorporates protocols of assurance and wellbeing standards. The Safe Sanctuary Seal demonstrates the rigour of Protect, Provide and Prevent, to assure all guests and associates of the Group’s enhanced health and safety measures at all guest touch points as they plan, book and stay with us. This programme encompasses over 40 areas of enhanced protocols, including screening procedures, hygiene stations, and redesigned processes throughout the guest and associate experience. Within the Safe Sanctuary programme, additional global standards will focus on deep rest through sleep and activities emphasising the connection to Nature, and culinary offerings emphasising plant-forward menus and ingredient integrity.

One of the must-visit spots for foodies, Michelin-starred PRU at Trisara Resort Phuket, is now open again. In addition to elevated safety and sanitisation, PRU returns with stronger relations to the local farming and artisan community, an exciting new dinner menu, and gourmet product line available for delivery, in accordance with Trisara's "Dine Good Do Good" ethos. Trisara has implemented numerous updates at PRU to allow for a safe dining experience, including: Tables and chairs removed in the dining room to further limit restaurant occupancy and allow for physical distancing without detracting from ambience Tables and chairs reconfigured for increased physical distancing while still offering magnificent ocean views  Restaurant hosts will guide physical distancing at entrances, waiting areas and queues All surfaces will be sanitized regularly, and UVC sterilization of entire table setup QR Code menus will be implemented that enable guests to scan and access on their mobile phones. Strict HACCP guidelines enforced for food preparation, receiving, and storage of all products Hand sanitizer will be readily available to guests\ Face masks are required for staff Moreover, PRU restaurant and Trisara resort also launch a special gift voucher ‘A Night Under The Stars at PRU and Trisara’ for an exquisite evening under the starlit sky of Phuket. Enjoy a 5-course eco-system based meal with wine pairing at PRU Restaurant, followed by a one-night stay in our Ocean View Pool Junior Suite with panoramic views of the Andaman Sea. Purchase gift card for THB 24,000+++ and valid for a stay until 30 September 2021. For more information, click here or contact  and call +66 76-683-320 PRU restaurant is now open Friday to Monday for 6 pm dinner service. Reservations are required. For more information on PRU, please visit To make a reservation please contact +66 76-310-232 or

Where the whole gleaming peninsula is yours, Amanpuri at Phuket makes a grandiose return now with intriguing programmes to enhance the wellness of your body and soul, as well as to augment the quality of time spent with your beloved ones. Designed to reflect the country’s classic architectural style in harmony with its verdant natural surroundings, the resort provides the space, peace and discretion of a private island with 40 standalone guest pavilions and 40 private multi-bedroom villas. With its tranquil setting, Amanpuri has long been a sanctuary for those seeking a positive shift in terms of wellbeing. The resort’s extensive Aman Spa features 12 treatment rooms, hydrotherapy areas with steam rooms, traditional saunas, two infrared saunas, Jacuzzis and cold plunge pools, and a finishing salon for nails and hair. The fitness studio includes a glass-walled gym, a Pilates studio, a Muay Thai studio and boxing ring, yoga pavilions and a juice bar. An Andaman Escape As an invitation to residents of Thailand, Amanpuri is offering exclusive rates for the ‘Andaman Escape’ programme, which includes daily breakfast and private return transfers for stays from a minimum of two nights, as well as special reductions on spa experiences and dining across the resort’s restaurants. Perfect for those looking to escape the city, even if just for the weekend, and reconnect with nature, Amanpuri is a serene sanctuary to relax, rejuvenate and spend time with loved ones. Wellness at Amanpuri In February 2019, Amanpuri became the brand’s first resort to provide medical services with the launch of its revolutionary Holistic Wellness Centre and transformative multi-day Medical Wellness Immersion programmes. A certified medical team from Phuket’s renowned health and sports resort, Thanyapura works alongside Aman’s alternative-therapy specialists at the Holistic Wellness Centre to offer medical services for those who desire optimal health. New this year, Amanpuri has introduced a five-night Integrated Medical Immune Support Immersion designed and led by expert physicians who have selected therapies supported by medical literature to contribute to improved immune defence, aiming to restore peak physical health. The Immersion begins with an orientation and wellness assessment on the day of arrival, as well as a 90-minute Aman signature massage. The programme includes six intravenous infusions (IVs) and one injection, four medical sessions, two 90-minute spa treatments, two 60-minute private movement sessions and all meals and daily health juices from a personalised nutrition plan. A final consultation assesses progress and provides guidance for the future. In addition to the new Immersion programme, guests are able to select from a choice of one-off immune-supporting medical treatments at the Holistic Wellness Centre. For those looking to kickstart their wellness journey, the Detox & Cleansing Immersion is the perfect way to recalibrate and reassess the body’s needs. The personalised programme naturally stimulates the detoxification pathways of the body, removing the obstacles to wellness created by emotional eating, bad habits and high-stress lifestyles. Treatments concentrate on clearing toxicity, draining the lymph, and releasing tension to relax and renew the body and mind. Guests will leave with tips on how to dispel negativity, forge new neural pathways and increase their mental acuity. Activities offered as