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Inspired by beautiful ingredients from the eight regencies of Bali, The Warung at Alila Villas Uluwatu presents “8 Regencies Journey”, featuring four epic nights of gastronomy crafted by four esteemed guest chefs.  Consistently delighting diners with its wholesome authentic Indonesian cuisine, The Warung is a must-visit destination for local and international foodies and tourists, as well as acclaimed chefs who share a passion for Indonesia’s culinary heritage. In its latest culinary extravaganza, each chef will transform ingredients from two regencies into sensational dining experiences that celebrate the best of Bali. Embark on a culinary journey from coast to coast, including Tabanan, the ‘rice bowl’ of Bali; Badung, home to the tourist hot spots of Uluwatu and Seminyak; and less visited regions such as Buleleng in the north and Negara in the far west.     14 June 2019 Buleleng and Karangasem by Chef Kieran Morland Chef Kieran has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the restaurant industry and at some of the world’s most renowned venues, including Momofuku in NYC, Wapping Project in London, Syracuse in Melbourne, and Ku De Ta in Bali. Currently Executive Chef of Merah Putih and Sangsaka Indonesian restaurants in Seminyak, Kieran is a chef who not only understands the basic elements of a great dish, but also the finer details that make an exceptional meal. Representing Buleleng and Karangasem regencies, Kieran will present some dishes that are based from Boni (Balinese berries), cassava, kluwek, andaliman and many more. 9 August 2019 Badung and Bangli by Chef Nic Philip Chef Nic is Executive Chef of Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach, whose signature restaurant, Salon Bali, combines authentic Indonesian flavours and spices with contemporary techniques and presentation. Stints in Michelin-starred establishments in Europe coupled with his love of travel and passion for Asian flavours imbue Nic’s culinary style with plenty of inventiveness and enticement for the senses. Nic will transform Bali’s most favourite fruits Salak (snake fruits) and Plaga Pinneaples into some sensational dishes. 25 September 2019 Negara and Klungkung by Chef Wayan Kresnayasa Hailing from Nusa Penida in the Kelungkung regency, Wayan Kresnayasa is Executive Chef of Potato Head Beach Club and Kaum Global, where he plays an instrumental role in putting Indonesian cuisine on the map. With a Culinary Arts degree from Chicago’s Washburne Culinary Institute, Chef Wayan honed his skills in the acclaimed kitchens of two-Michelin-starred Acadia and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, New York. He was named Chef of the Year at Bali’s Best Eats 2018. On this event, Chef Wayan will recreate some local delights into world-class dishes that are based on Kaffir lime, Corriander, and Turmeric as they are known as the local products from Negara and Klungkung regencies. 10 October 2019 Tabanan and Gianyar by Chef Putu Dodik The final stop on the journey will be created by Putu Dodik, Chef de Cuisine of Nusantara by Locavore, and part of the original Locavore team. As an Indonesian, Chef Putu is proud to show what can be achieved with local ingredients and regularly invents new dishes that challenge traditional cuisine without losing the original ingredients and flavours. Chef Dodik will show his

With the great feedback and popularity, the first branch has received at Siam Takashimaya, “AZABU SABO” – Japan’s famous Homemade Hokkaido Milk Gelato Shop has become one of the top check-in spots of Icon Siam. The higher demands from Thai Gelato fans along with requests for new branches have reached the Japanese Restaurant Expert – JAO Prosperity Company Limited – and the decision has been made with the latest branch at Central World (7th fl.) complimented by new interiors and menus. AZABU SABO features Gelato type of the frozen dessert with the specialty rich texture that allow the treat to be served with the high tips that hold. The ingredients mainly sourced from Japan include the main ingredient of 100% authentic farm fresh Hokkaido milk which are expertly crafted with secret recipes and techniques resulting in distinctive gelato flavors available at AZABU SABO only! The special features that have all fallen in love range from the specially designed cones imported from Japan either the choice of Single Cone (triangular cone) or Double Cone (rectangular cone) onto over 30 delectable flavors to choose and combine. The top 2 most recommended flavors are “Green Teas” with the choices of original green tea, Genmai roasted rice green tea, red bean green tea and the all-time favorite “Hokkaido Milk”. The flavor selections at AZABU SABO are categorized into 1) Green Teas Selection with Original Green Tea – the robust one for true green tea lovers, Red Bean Green Tea – with the added texture from the delicious red bean paste, Genmaicha Roasted Rice Green Tea – the pleasing, soft and aromatic milky flavor, and Hojicha Burnt Roasted Rice Tea for the earthy Hojicha fans 2) Fruity Selection with the fresh Hokkaido milk base the fruity selection offers flavors inlcuding Strawberry, Double Berries, Durian made with authentic Golden Pillow Durian, Mango made with Mahachanok mango, Yuzu with authentic Japanese imports, Black Sesame – with the secret recipe for the smoothest nutritious flavor, Passion Fruit and Avocado 3) Western Classics Selection including Maple Syrup Walnuts with crunchy crackers, Cookie and Cream, Sea Salt Caramel and Chocolate Chips 4) Milky Chocolate and Coffee Selection including Chocolate Banana, Cocoa Pop, Chocolate, Oreo, Coffee and Rum Raisin and last but not least 5) Hokkaido Milk Selection including the must-try Hokkaido Milk, Caramel, Choc Chips and Vanilla. For the Double Cone mix and match, it is recommended to pair milky with tea or fruity flavors and not the fruity with the teas. One of the best combinations is Cookie and Cream with Black Sesame which mix really nicely and create the best palette cleansing duo! The latest AZABU SABO on the 7th floor of Central World provides over 15 seats for the gelato lovers who want to taste the different gelato flavors offering in various menus including soft ice-cream, parfait, and drinks as well as the new branch’s exclusives as follow, 1. “SLUSH” – the light and fragrant blended treat is made with Hokkaido milk and snowy ice drizzled in specialty syrups. Choose from 2 snowy

Prince Hotels, Inc., one of the largest hotel and resort groups in Japan, announces the three new properties that will be opening through the course of 2020, which are Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel, Prince Smart Inn Ebisu and Prince Smart Inn Atami. The company will also continue effort to be a hotel loved by guests the world over and locally. Currently, Prince Hotels has a line-up of 43 hotels in Japan, and 31 overseas, attentive to guests every need. It aims to provide the highest level of service and hospitality fitted for any guest situation, whether in a business or resort leisure setting. In Japan, Prince Hotels opened a series of large-scale hotels particularly in the Tokyo metropolitan area and major resort area such as Hokkaido, Kyoto. Looking to the future, the company intend to consolidate its extensive network of city hotels, resort hotels, golf courses and ski resorts in order to provide facilities and services which meet the needs of our guests in a manner befitting one of Japan’s largest hotel leisure businesses. Prince Hotels will also keep striving to remain in step with society through environmentally-friendly sound management. For example, Prince Hotels has progressively ceased the use of single-use plastic straws at directly-managed restaurants and banquet venues at its 43 hotels since January 2019. Patrons who request a straw will be offered paper straws. Prince Hotels will also proceed with the discontinuation of plastic straws at directly-managed restaurants at its ski resorts and golf courses throughout Japan. "Prince Hotel aims to be the hotel group loved by people from all over the world and will improve the value of hotels in Japan and accelerate new opening of hotels in Japan and overseas. We consider Thailand, which has great hospitality called " The country of smile " as an attractive market that is expected to have a higher number of tourists. We will grow from "Prince Hotel in Japan” to “Prince Hotel in the world" and fly to the world, said Mr. Masahiko Koyama, President of Prince Hotels, Inc. Prince Hotels has also nurtured its commitment to expand the brand overseas. Last year, StayWell Holdings and Prince Hotels Inc. have acquired The Arch Hotel London, located in Great Cumberland Place near Marble Arch & Marylebone. The hotel will be rebranded under The Prince Akatoki in 2019 and will be the first hotel globally under this brand. This signifies Prince Hotels’ continuous effort and commitment to expand the brand across the world. The Prince Akatoki brand will certainly help complement the wider portfolio of brands managed by StayWell Holdings that offers a luxury 5-star hotel brand to the Group’s already successful portfolio. Regarding new facilities over the course of 2019-2020, Prince Hotels has planned to launch three new hotels in Japan in order to enhance its capability in serving consumers’ demand in the prime areas, which are Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel, Prince Smart Inn Ebisu and Prince Smart Inn Atami. Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel Prince Hotels will open Tokyo Bay Shiomi Prince Hotel in July

Following the success of the first Thai Gastronomy Series I, Michelin one-star Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin is pleased to announce an exceptional collaborative “Thai Gastronomy Series II” on Saturday 8 June 2019, featuring Chef Chumpol Jangprai from one of Bangkok’s most innovative fine-dining establishment: one-Michelin-star R-Haan, Wisdom of Thai Cuisine.   Three culinary masters, each famed for producing memorable and innovative Thai cuisine, will join hands to create a six-course dinner that focuses upon Thai gastronomy with innovative interpretations. This exclusive dinner brings together guest chef Henrik Yde- Andersen, founder of Kiin Kiin restaurant in Copenhagen and the inspiration behind Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin; chef Chumpol Jangprai, Co-Founder of R-Haan Thai Fine Dining;  and Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin Head Chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan. Together they will prepare and showcase an extraordinary “Thai Gastronomy Series II” dinner. “This latest exquisite collaboration is between chefs of Michelin one-star restaurants with a proven passion to escalate Thai gastronomy to the next level. They will adapt the popular concept where guests witness theatre-style performances of the chefs and their team members as they prepare and present each course,” explained Alex Pichel, General Manager of Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. Each will create and produce two courses with interactive live-cooking demonstrations, tantalising guests as they create a very special culinary journey featuring different flavours and textures, each created with impressive passion and flair. Dishes created for this six-hand culinary collaboration include Thai Ceviche with Halibut and Passion Fruit by Chef Henrik Yde-Andersen; Phuket lobster tom yum prepared by Chef Chumpol Jangprai using a traditional recipe handed down through several generations; and roasted Alaskan King Crab Leg served with Turmeric and Krachai Root Foam, Coconut, and Pickled Radish by Chef Chayawee Sutcharitchan. Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin – Thai Gastronomy Series II with Chef Chumpol Jangprai will see the three culinary masters join forces to create an unforgettable experience for an exclusive collaborative dinner for one night only on Saturday 8 June 2019. The dinner will include a wine pairing with each label selected carefully to complement the dish, priced at THB 5,800++ per person for six courses. Dining prices are exclusive of 7% government tax and 10% service charge For more information or to make a reservation, call +66 (0) 2 162 9000

Be prepared ! From June 30th to September 22nd 2019, Disneyland Paris invite you with The Lion King and The Jungle Festival to be thrilled by the rhythms of the African Savannah and the Indian Jungle. The story of The Lion King will be brought to life in Disneyland Paris, as famous songs spanning generations will be revisited to tell the legend of Simba, Nala, Rafiki, Mufasa, Scar, Timon and Pumbaa. The immersive experience doesn’t stop there… Disneyland Paris is preparing more surprises to bring you back to the heart of these Disney classics. Timon and Pumbaa will be waiting for you at Adventureland to teach you their philosophy by dancing to Timon’s “Mata Dance”.  Singers, dancers, acrobats and drummers will give a new life to the Pride Lands with choreography and original costumes designed by Disneyland Paris. Disneyland Paris will celebrate The Jungle Book in the heart of Disneyland Park. Imagine a trip through the Indian jungle filled with colors and discoveries. The “Jungle Book Jive” show will proceed from every side of the Park. You will also be able to set off to discover the “Djembe Joy” village where you will live a new immersive and interactive experience dedicated to these two great Disney classics. The Lion King and Jungle Festival will welcome you at Disneyland Paris from June 30th to September 22nd, 2019.  

Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited strengthened its image as the foremost luxury brand with “The Taste of Legacy”, a special event in which a major vehicles for corporate customers business partnership with six five-star hotels across Thailand was sealed. More than 40 Mercedes-Benz S 350 d Exclusive were simultaneously handed over to all six signatories for use as luxury limousines for guests. Mr. Roland Folger, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited, began “Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) has been in the premium vehicles for corporate customers business for more than 20 years under ‘Mercedes-Benz Corporate Solutions’ branding and we currently offer our services to corporate clients across various industries. Our clients benefit enormously with the finest Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, superb after-sales teams, and tailor-made packages to suit all business demands. “Many leading corporations worldwide give their trust to us as owning a Mercedes is not just about business credibility, but also involves the ultimate in luxuriousness reflected in our material choices and class-leading safety systems on board. In Thailand, we are recognized as the number one luxury limousine for five-star hotels and the S-Class is the preferred vehicle family of our corporate clients. Vehicles in this family are distinctive in every aspect and are recognized as passenger limousines closest to ‘perfection’ in the automotive industry. “We present ‘The Taste of Legacy’ today as a celebration of partnership and a milestone for Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited, Belle Transport Limited—a foremost limousines operator, and six five-star hotels namely Capella Bangkok, InterContinental Bangkok, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, The Okura Prestige Bangkok, The Sukhothai Bangkok, and W Bangkok. This partnership allows all parties to present ‘THE BEST’ to their customers as more than 40 Mercedes-Benz S 350 d Exclusive limousines are handed over,” elaborated Mr. Folger. Mr. Frank Steinacher, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited, continued: “The handover of Mercedes-Benz S-Class to our partners in the industry of hospitality today is our most phenomenal delivery of the year with a total value of 300 million baht. Many of these hotels and private residences are recognized by us as corporate clients that have been served by us since our very first day in corporate customers business and they use Mercedes-Benz as their limousines accommodating their honored guests for more than a decade—with presence of many limousine models through time from Mercedes-Benz S 320 CDI and now Mercedes-Benz S 350 d Exclusive that we are more than pleased to deliver today. This longstanding partnership means our corporate clients are always certain that the three-pointed star marque is a symbol of meticulousness befitted for their guests. At present, Mercedes-Benz S-Class is Thailand’s most premium limousine family and all S-Class models should impress every guest at first sight.” “Our vehicles for corporate customers business under ‘Mercedes-Benz Corporate Solutions’ is designed to suit needs and support operations of business units, firms, or agencies with a complete range of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars from all key categories namely Compact Car, Contemporary Luxury, SUV, as well as luxury and ultra-luxury models like the S-Class and the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. Mercedes-Benz Corporate Solutions

Available in satin finished or black painted brass or in black anodized aluminum, it comes standard for Sony E, Canon RF and Nikon Z mounts. It features a smooth focus bokeh control ring and a dual aperture system - opening up various creative options for your photos and videos. A TRIBuTE To JoSEPh PETZVAL’S FIRST PoRTRAIT LENS oF 1840 In 1840, Petzval’s work in optics manifested in the mag- nificent Petzval portrait lens. The revolutionary invention not only created an iconic swirly bokeh effect but repre- sented the first portrait lens, which went on to charac- terize the 19th-century photographic aesthetic. In 2013, Lomography reinvented Joseph Petzval’s legendary optic for the modern SLR systems. Today, after 6 years of fine tuning this unique design, Lomography is proud to intro- duce the Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 to the mirrorless world. BokEh oR NoT BokEh Unlike contemporary lenses, designed to minimize field curvature resulting in images with higher overall sharp- ness, the Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 is characterized by an optic that makes this lens perfect for attaining crystal clarity, even alongside its signature swirly bokeh. The improved design, with a maximum aperture of f/1.7, allows strongly contrasting images at smaller apertures but also pro- vides a subtle, almost painterly rendering at larger ap- ertures. For even greater control, we added a dedicated bokeh control ring, which enables the adjustment of the bokeh in seven levels. FREEDoM oF CREATIVITY WITh ThE DuAL APER- TuRE SYSTEM With the Petzval 55 mm f/1.7, you can personalize your photographs thanks to the unique dual aperture system. The Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 gives you great freedom, not only because of the speed and versatility of the stopless aperture diaphragm but also because you can integrate special aperture plates through the Waterhouse Aper- ture System. The aperture plates, coming with the lens, facilitate different shapes of bokeh for an even greater range of creativity. ThE NEW FILMMAkER FAVoRITE With the expanding video performance features of pre- vailing mirrorless cameras, such as groundbreaking in- camera stabilization, we recognized the need to make the Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 more versatile and adaptable for filmmakers than ever before. Sporting a new long-throw focusing ring and stopless aperture diaphragm you can now seamlessly adjust focus and f-stop while the camera is rolling. A new design means you can easily integrate the Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 into your filmmaker’s arsenal. The new Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 is already available for pre-order, click! Estimated Delivery: Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 black anodized aluminum: July 2019 Petzval 55 mm f/1.7 brass and black painted brass: August 2019

The award-winning Royal Cliff Hotels Group and the ultra-exclusive Ferrari Owners Club of Thailand (FOCT) recently joined hands to support the Pattaya community by giving back to a local charity during the elite club’s recent visit. The president of FOCT, Pol. Col. Apinace Phornphiboon together with the members donated THB 250,000 to the Father Ray Foundation Pattaya who were delighted to receive such contribution which would help create a positive impact on the development and welfare of children in need. Guests of the Royal Cliff Hotels Group had a premier supercar experience as motoring enthusiasts and supercar fans were able to get up close and personal with an eye-catching line up of 24 sleek Ferrari supercars. The elite club also spent an enjoyable weekend visiting the Bira International Circuit and participated in an exclusive kid’s party held at the Funtasea – Kids World.  At night, a special dinner party was held at the Royal Opal Theatre of the Royal Cliff Beach Hotel where everyone enjoyed fantastic food along with amazing entertainment brought about by J Jetrin Wattanasin, a famous Thai pop musician. It was a weekend of relaxation and camaraderie as its prominent and influential members enjoyed the hotel’s superb services and exceptional hospitality. The Father Ray Foundation provides a home, education, nutritious meals, medical assistance and the opportunity for children and students to reach their full potential while becoming independent and decent members of society.  All services are provided free of charge to those in their care made possible by the generosity of the foundation’s supporters and sponsors. By coming together and taking collaborative action to help the less fortunate, FOCT together with the Royal Cliff Hotels Group,  has demonstrated the importance of community partnerships in creating a brighter future for these children. Situated on a 64-acre private parkland estate overlooking the stunning Gulf of Thailand, the Royal Cliff Hotels Group operates four award-winning hotels providing guests from home and abroad with the ultimate experience.  An ideal luxury destination for leisure and business travelers, it has won over 200 national and international awards and remains the perfect location for car rallies, walk rallies, team building, car shows and corporate activities. As part of its long-lasting CSR program, it has supported and worked with vital charitable institutions throughout the years that have significantly improved the quality of life of those in need.  Book your stay directly and get the best price guaranteed along with value-added optional extras that will enhance your hotel experience by visiting, contacting Reservations at (+66) 38 250 421 ext. 2824 or emailing: For more information on the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, please visit

Queensland, Australia, in partnership with Uber, today announces the launch of scUber, the world’s first rideshare submarine experience, coming to the Great Barrier Reef on Monday 27 May. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will offer riders an unfiltered lens to Australia’s underwater icon. For a limited time only, scUber riders will gain exclusive access to the world’s largest ecosystem, renowned as a biodiverse playground, rich in marine life and offering remarkable underwater experiences. From 27 May, scUber will be available for a limited number of riders to request through the Uber app and riders will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the exquisite beauty of the Great Barrier Reef – all without the need for a snorkeling mask or a diving license! The scUber experience will be available starting on Heron Island, off the coast of Gladstone in the Southern Great Barrier Reef region from May 27, before moving to Agincourt Reef off the coast of Port Douglas in Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef region from June 9. Availability is strictly limited. The scUber experience will cost $3,000 for two riders and includes: Pickup and drop off from your location with the Uber app; Scenic helicopter ride to either Heron Island (for riders requesting from Gladstone) or the Quicksilver Cruises pontoon off the coast of Port Douglas (for riders requesting from Cairns, Port Douglas and Palm Cove); One hour ride in a scUber submarine; Return trip back to your original pickup address with Uber. Today also marks the beginning of Uber’s partnership with Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef. The organisation is committed to engaging the world in the protection and conservation of the Great Barrier Reef and reefs all over the world, using tech, data and a collaborative approach to conservation. Uber’s partnership with Citizens will focus on supporting several initiatives including their Reef Tracks program and the Great Reef Census through a financial and resource investment program. Find out more about the partnership here.