Katy Perry returns with her second single of 2019, “Small Talk.” The sparkling track is a poignant acknowledgement of the emotional distance that develops after a break-up, with Katy observing, “We had conversations about forever now it’s about the weather okay/I just can’t believe/We went from strangers to lovers to strangers in a lifetime.” She wrote “Small Talk” with Johan Carlsson, Charlie Puth and Jacob Kasher Hindlin. Johan Carlsson and Charlie Puth produced the track with Peter Karlsson producing the vocals. “Small Talk” follows Katy’s summer hit, “Never Really Over”, which marked her first new solo music since 2017. “Never Really Over” was the biggest streaming launch of Katy’s career and has been certified Gold. Hailing it as a “euphoric breakup anthem,” PAPER proclaimed, “Katy Perry Is Back and Better Than Ever.” Earlier this week, Katy was awarded a plaque commemorating 100 million RIAA song certifications. She is one of only five artists in history to have topped 100 million certified units with their digital singles – and the first-ever Capitol Records recording artist to join the elite RIAA 100 Million Certified Songs club in the U.S.
It was 50 years ago today, on August 8, 1969, that the world’s most famous band stepped out from London’s EMI Recording Studios to stride, single-file, across the black and white stripes of Abbey Road’s nearby zebra crossing. With photographer Iain Macmillan balanced on a stepladder and one policeman stopping the street’s light traffic, The Beatles crossed back and forth three times, led by John Lennon, followed by Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. Just six photos were taken, with the fifth selected as the cover shot for The Beatles’ penultimate studio album, Abbey Road, named after the tree-lined street in which the studios are located. Released September 26, 1969, Abbey Road was not The Beatles’ final album, as Let It Be followed in 1970, but it was the last one John, Paul, George, and Ringo recorded together as a band. The Beatles will celebrate Abbey Road’s anniversary with a suite of beautifully presented packages to be released worldwide on September 27 Now available for preorder, the album’s 17 tracks are newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell in stereo, high res stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos, accompanied by 23 session recordings and demos, most of which are previously unreleased. “The Beatles recording journey had gone through many twists and turns, learning curves and thrilling rides. Here we were – still wondering at the magic of it all,” McCartney recalls in his written foreword for Abbey Road’s anniversary edition packages. This is the first time Abbey Road has been remixed and presented with additional session recordings and demos. The album’s sweeping new edition follows the universally acclaimed remixed and expanded anniversary editions of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and The BEATLES (‘White Album’) released in 2017 and 2018, respectively. To create Abbey Road’s new stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos mixes, Martin and Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios. All the new Abbey Roadreleases feature the new stereo album mix, sourced directly from the original eight-track session tapes. To produce the mix, Giles was guided by the album’s original stereo mix supervised by his father, George Martin. “The magic comes from the hands playing the instruments, the blend of The Beatles’ voices, the beauty of the arrangements,” Giles Martin explains in his written introduction for the new edition. “Our quest is simply to ensure everything sounds as fresh and hits you as hard as it would have on the day it was recorded.” Abbey Road’s Super Deluxe box set presents 40 tracks – including “The Long One” Trial Edit & Mix for the album’s epic Side 2 medley – on three CDs (stereo) and one Blu-ray disc (Dolby Atmos, 96kHz/24 bit high resolution stereo, and 96 kHz/24 bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1). The four discs are housed in a slip-sleeved 12” by 12” 100-page hardbound book with McCartney’s foreword; Martin’s introduction; insightful, in-depth chapters written by Beatles historian, author, and radio producer Kevin Howlett covering the months preceding The Beatles’ Abbey Road sessions, track-by-track details and session notes, the cover art and photo shoot, and the album’s reception upon its
Dinosaurs are once again roaming international soil on the World Tour of the globally-acclaimed production, Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular. Watched by over 9 million people in more than 250 cities around the world, Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular, opened its World Tour in the UK in July 2018 and has embarked on an international tour, taking over arenas across Europe. The $20 million production features updated, state of the art technology, underlining its position as the biggest and best dinosaur show in the world. This updated production showcases spectacular and colourful changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular is produced by Global Creatures. The one-hour, 40 minute show depicts the dinosaurs’ evolution with almost cinematic realism. Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular has scenes of the interactions between dinosaurs, how carnivorous dinosaurs evolved to walk on two legs, and how the herbivores fended off their more agile predators. Nine species are represented from the entire 200 million year reign of the dinosaurs. The show includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the terror of the ancient terrain, as well as the Plateosaurus and Liliensternus from the Triassic period, the Stegosaurus and Allosaurus from the Jurassic period and Torosaurus and Utahraptor from the Cretaceous period. The largest of them, the Brachiosaurus, is 11 meters tall and 17 meters from nose to tail. It took a team of 50 – including engineers, fabricators, skin makers, artists, painters and animatronic experts - a year to build the production. The history of the world is played out with the splitting of the earth’s continents, and the transition from the arid desert of the Triassic period is given over to the lush green prairies and forces of the later Jurassic. Oceans form, volcanoes erupt, a forest catches fire – all leading to the impact of the massive comet, which struck the earth, and forced the extinction of the dinosaurs. The show originated from Australia, where after years of planning and work Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular came to life in January 2007. Soon after this the show went on to conquer the whole world with record-breaking audiences. Show date: 12-15 September 2019 Venue: Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani Ticket prices: start at THB600 Rounds: 10 shows THU 12 Sep 18:30 FRI 13 Sep 10:30 / 14:30 / 18:30 SAT 14 Sep 10:30 / 14:30 / 18:30 SUN 15 Sep 10:30 / 14:30 / 18:30For more information: www.bectero.com
Nestlé Pure Life has continued its commitment to sustainable water management and environmental conservation by receiving the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS)certification, the world-class standard that recognizes good water resource stewardship practices, for the company’s factory in Surat Thani. Last year, Nestlé Pure Life ‘s factory in Ayutthaya was the first to be certified. This recent achievement marks Nestlé Pure Life as the only company in Thailand to be certified by this prestigious institution, emphasizing the company’s success that reflects thecommitment to sustainable water management and environmental conservation, in line with Nestlé’s purpose of ‘Enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future’. “At Nestle Pure Life, we recognize the importance of sustainable water resources for today and for the future. Water is a scarce resource with less than 1 percent of the world’s supply usable for consumption. Nestlé Pure Life, as the no.1 drinking bottled water in the world, cares for water conservation and has been committed to responsibly and sustainably managing water resources for future generations by following water stewardship practice, starting with where we operate. Therefore, we are truly pleased that our Surat Thani factory has been certified by the international AWS standard. As part of the commitment to making water resource stewardship the topmost priority, we strive to achieve the AWS standard in all our Nestle Waters factories around the world by 2025.,” says Luca Chioda, Business Executive Officer – Waters, Nestlé (Thai) Ltd. The AWS Standard is the only recognized international standard for water stewardship. It requires that water-using operations understand shared challenges within the catchment where they operate as well as the water risks and opportunities facing the site itself. The AWS Standard recognizes and encourages best practices by water-using sites, continuous improvement and collaboration between sites and their stakeholders on catchment challenges. AWS seeks to achieve four water outcomes at a site and catchment level; sustainable water balance, good water quality, good water governance and healthy important water-related areas Chris Wootton, Chief Executive Officer - AWS Asia-Pacific adds: “AWS is leading a global movement for responsible use of freshwater in a way that is socially and economically beneficial and environmentally sustainable. Over recent years, we have been joined in that movement by major companies, non-government organisations (NGOs) and governments. Nestlé has been at the forefront of that movement, so we are delighted that Nestlé Pure Life has shown such strong commitment to sustainable water stewardship. The achievement of Surat Thani factory as the second site in Thailand certified to the AWS standard, following Ayutthaya factory, reflects the commitment of Nestlé (Thai) Ltd that helps setting a new benchmark for others to focus not only on quality of the product but also on the sustainability of water resources, ecosystems and communities around their operations.” The key objectives of Nestle Pure Life’s efforts in encouraging environmental sustainability and water resource conservation include understanding the local communities around their factories expectations towards water usage and consumption, constant monitoring of water quality to safeguard water resources where they operate, as well as implementing the long-term sustainability project, especially the community surrounding the company’s factory. Recently, Nestle Pure Life’s factory in Surat Thani has invited the representatives of local community and students from Wat Thung Siad School
Mr. Kevin J. Beauvais, Founder and CEO of InVision Hospitality Co., Ltd. and Mr. Thanin Laohapiengsak, Managing Director of Chaophraya River Place Co., Ltd. signed the (HMA) Hotel Management Agreement for the GLOW Bangkok Riverside in Bangkok, Thailand. The signing ceremony took place at the office of InVision Hospitality on Sunday, July 28th. The riverfront property is slated for opening in Q1 2020 and is the 9th GLOW hotel from industry experts InVision Hospitality. Located near tourist friendly areas and Thewes and Tha Phra Athit piers, GLOW Bangkok Riverside will feature beautifully appointed modern décor, relaxed riverside dining options, a fitness gym and fabulous riverside infinity pool from which guests can enjoy life in sublime comfort along the River of Kings. Consistent with the GLOW brand promise, GLOW Bangkok Riverside will offer the same 5 signature GLOW brand guarantees: Better-than-home bedding, a great shower and amenities, free WiFi, a satisfying breakfast and fitness facilities With marvelous river views that feature fascinating day-to-day commerce and bustling tourism activity, GLOW Bangkok Riverside blends harmoniously with the vibrant city life. A private pier and riverboat transportation will offer convenient river access for guests who wish to visit the unlimited sights and cultural attractions in Bangkok. The majestic Grand Palace, Queen Sirikit Textile Museum and the awe-inspiring Reclining Buddha are nearby, or venture further out to the National Museum or backpacker hangout, Khao San Road. Day or night, GLOW Bangkok Riverside is a welcoming respite and place to call home in, whether traveling for holiday or on business. Live life in full colour, just GLOW!
Experience impressive fashion show and enjoy delightful afternoon tea set created from the beauty of jewelry from the famous brand form Italy, ‘MISIS’. The multi-brand store and importer of stylish design jewelry, ‘MISIS’ hosted ‘MISIS Gems of the Sea’ to unveil beyond experience of jewelry appreciation with the fashion show of latest collections from ‘MISIS’ inspired by the beauty under the sea and feature uniqueness and highlight of design in the new format through the creation of delicious afternoon tea set in both savory and sweet menu by talented chef at The St. Regis Bangkok at The St. Regis Bar on the 12th floor of The St. Regis Bangkok recently. This highly exclusive afternoon tea is honored by H.E. Mr. Lorenzo Galanti, Ambassador of Italy to participate the event in Thailand, including special highlight from talented designer Karatphet Issara, Creative Director of KEMISSARA to create impression for the show by creating gorgeous outfit to present MISIS collections. ‘MISIS’ is a jewelry brand from Vicenza in Italy, established in 1986 by Alberto Piaserico, who’s been recognized in jewelry industry and ladies around the world for a long time. Imagination and freshness have become the distinctive features of MISIS linking them to fashion and to the season’s style trends demonstrated through the premium quality jewelry crafted by expert jewelry makers that has become remarkable uniqueness of MISIS. The first shop was opened in the heart of Verona city. The stopless ride of MISIS let it conquer the shop-windows of the most prestigious jewelleries and access to the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles worn by many international stars. Lush nature, multi-coloured, facet of happiness in life, and outstanding lifestyle of a lady, lie at the base of every MISIS creation. These key concepts are interpreted in a different way depending on design concept of each collection through the colorful creation of exquisite jewelry that become evocative, suggestive accessories, sometimes ironic and sometimes romantic as the gems which can well characterize the distinctive uniqueness of a lady. The new collections of MISIS being introduced this time also featured as the concept to create special afternoon tea set include 5 collections. ‘Reef Party’ reflects the beauty of coral reef filling with mystic charm but with a vibe of cheerfulness beyond imagination, including the sea life along the reef magnificently, from bright star fish, red coral, and golden seashells. ‘Ama’ feminine style collection inspired by women of the sea who are specialized in free diving to gather sea shells. ‘Positano’ presents the magical beauty of the sea in Positano, famous beach area since the ancient Roman times by the historic Tuscan hills. ‘Poseidon’, another collection which remains the inspiration of the sea but with hidden interpretation of the marine life conservation. ‘Isla de mujeres’ the collection telling story of the voyage to the world of abysses and discover the beautiful starfish and galleons between the blue of the sea under the sun. Experience the precious gem collections from ‘MISIS’ now at SETTE PECCATI BOUTIQUE on the M floor at Siam Paragon, G Floor at female accessory zone (HER LAB), Siam Discovery, and the 2nd floor at female accessory zone, Siam Takashimaya. Savor special afternoon tea set, Gems of the Sea
With the groundbreaking song “come thru” which has not only reached over a staggering 140 million Spotify streams and 100 million video views to date, but was recently re-added to Spotify’s Today’s Top hits playlist over 10 months after its release. Before entrancing listeners across the world, 21-year-old singer, songwriter, and producer Jeremy Zucker had been quietly carving out his distinct sound from a bedroom in suburban New Jersey. A fusion of organic airy beats, lush soundtrack-style soundscapes, and biting tumblr-worthy lyricism, Zucker’s catalog is eclectic: equally care-free and effortless as it is introspectively cathartic. In the summer of 2015, Zucker released his first official EP entitled “Beach Island.” The project saw a small amount of success and from there Zucker steadily began to build a dedicated fan base. Later that year he released a number of singles that would eventually be packaged together as an EP titled “Breathe.” The project’s breakout single “Bout It” quickly garnered millions of streams as it organically spread across Soundcloud and Spotify, drawing the attention of curators and fans across the world. In 2016 Zucker released his third EP, “Motions,” the most prominent of the three projects, which continued the momentum of his quickly growing profile. After signing to Republic Records in 2017, he released his major label debut EP, “idle”, led by his breakthrough single “talk is overrated”. The single features blackbear and has over 16 million streams on Spotify since its release. He kicked off 2018 with his most recent EP “glisten”, including the single “all the kids are depressed”, which was featured on The New York Times. Fresh off of his North America and Europe tour supporting Lauv, he will embark on his North American headline tour this Fall. Earlier this summer, Jeremy also collaborated with friend and fellow singer, songwriter and producer Chelsea Cutler for their 5-song extended play brent, which features lead single “you were good to me” and fan favorite track “please.” Meet rising star Jeremy Zucker for his first appearance in Bangkok, at the intimate Nakarin space . Tickets available at Ticketmelon on 4th august 10 am.
Gucci unveiled its latest timepieces and jewelry novelties in Bangkok, Thailand, at the Siam Paragon Watch Expo. The special presentation opens its doors to visitors from now until August 7th, 2019. The overall design concept brings together dusty blue blocks of color to place the latest watches and jewelry firmly in the spotlight, enabling their beauty and stories to shine. The counters, wallpaper, and carpet are all adorned with this distinctive yet timeless shade of blue, offset by elegant pale pink and pistachio tower displays and touches of tactile jewel-tone velvet. Sharp black lines, discreet steel studs, shining curved glass surfaces, and illuminated logos add a modern touch. On displays are the most recent watch and jewelry lines and novelties from Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry. The new models include: new creative combination of the G-Timeless watch and a playful Gucci Strawberry print, a bold new look for the G-Timeless Automatic line as well as characterful jewelry from Fine and Silver collections.
Leading hotel management company Cross Hotels & Resorts has continued its strategic expansion into the global visitor hot spot of Phuket, announcing today its third hotel management agreement on the Thai island. Phuket has been included in the ‘World’s Best Places to Visit’ and ‘Best Places to Visit in Asia’ 2019 rankings released by U.S. News & World Report. Phuket was ranked number eight out of 30 in the ‘World’s Best Places to Visit’ list and number three out of 15 in the ‘Best Places to Visit in Asia’ list. Cross Hotels & Resorts is very pleased to announce the signing of a hotel management agreement with PT Three Land Co., Ltd. for its third Phuket property, X2 Vibe Phuket Patong Center. The hotel enjoys a strategic location in the center of Phuket Patong Beach. Set to open in mid-2021, it is only 50-minutes’ drive from Phuket International Airport and a 10-minute walk to Patong Beach and the bustling Bangla Walking Street. X2 Vibe Phuket Patong Center offers 323 guestrooms, all day dining restaurants, café and bar, meeting room and fitness facilities. Key features include specially designed family rooms and state-of-the-art kids club, large, adult swimming pool with sunken DJ Bar, underwater speakers, relaxing music and cocktails. The announcement follows the successful debut of X2 Vibe Phuket Patong in September 2018 and the signing of Away Phuket Le Coral in May 2019. X2 Vibe Phuket Patong is perfectly located close to key tourist attractions, large shopping mall and a two-minute walk from the beach. It features 136 modern rooms and villas and facilities including large central swimming pool and sundecks, spa, fitness center, restaurant, bar and meeting facilities. Away Phuket Le Coral is currently undergoing renovation with completion scheduled for late this year. Located on the beachfront of Natai Beach in Phang Nga Province, the hotel is only 40-minute drive from Phuket International Airport. Featuring 58 suites, it offers guests the experience of unspoilt nature and a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere complete with private beach stretching along the Mangrove Forest Reserve. Highlights include nature inspired designer rooms, spectacular sea view infinity pool, restaurant and bar, spa, island tours, treks through virgin jungles and rafting adventures along scenic lakes and rivers. Cross Hotels & Resorts CEO, Peter Lucas said the company was very pleased to be signing its third hotel in Phuket within the past 12 months. “It is a significant milestone to be adding X2 Vibe Phuket Patong Center to our growing portfolio of hotels in Phuket – officially recognised as one of Asia and indeed the world’s best places to visit,’’ Mr. Lucas said. “It reinforces that we are delivering on our stated development aspirations of acquiring quality hotels with large inventories in the world’s most popular visitor destinations and gateway cities.” “Phuket has been clearly identified as a key target destination for Cross Hotels & Resorts now and into the future,’’ he said. Cross Hotels & Resorts EVP Commercial, Paul Wilson said the company was passionate about delivering unique commercial solutions for hotel owners and enriching experiences for our