Sydney Film Festival: Virtual Edition
For everyone’s safety, we must cease to gather in large groups for a long while, but it does not stop highly-awaited events from happening online. This year, the 67th Sydney Film Festival brings watch-worthy motion pictures to the houses of movie buffs. After taking part in We Are One: A Global Film Festival, the Sydney Film Festival: Virtual Edition will focus on 3 of the event’s popular programme: the Documentary Australia Foundation Award for Australian Documentary, the Dendy Awards for Australian Short Films, and Europe! Voices of Women in Film. Get your snacks and couch ready, and enjoy numerous short films from rising-star filmmakers, Aussie eye-catching and thought-provoking documentaries, and latest features from Europe’s female directors.
The Sydney Film Festival: Virtual Edition will take place from 10 to 21 June 2020 at www.sff.org.au
Inspired by African gems mining, The Gems Mining Pool Villas Pattaya is a new gleaming stay with unique experience nearby Bangkok, which is set to open on 14 November 2020. The resort consists of 78 keys in five room types including Topaz Jacuzzi, Emerald One-Bedroom Pool Villa, Sapphire Two-Bedroom Pool Villa, Ruby Three-Bedroom Pool Villa and The Legacy Conceptual Residence with five bedrooms. For facilites, Club Amethyst Wellness Centre houses fitness centre, onsen, spa, steam, sauna and The Quartz exercise studio, with 2 outlets: The Tram Restaurant Bar & Wine Cellar and The Pit Sundowner Bar offering Thai, Western and South African inspired menu. To celebrate the opening, the resort offers an Introductory Promotion with complimentary benefits including breakfast, cocktail/mocktail, The Gems Welcome Refreshment, discount at spa and restaurant, free access to Club Amethyst wellness centre with onsen, gym, steam and sauna etc., priced at THB 3,178 per night for Topaz Jacuzzi (93 sqm.), THB 4,943 per night for Emerald One-Bedroom Pool Villa (100 sqm.), THB 10,005 per night for Sapphire Two-Bedroom Pool Villa (140 sqm.) and THB 15,066 per night for Ruby Three-Bedroom Pool Villa (207 sqm.). Prices are inclusive of service charge and VAT. For booking 2 nights and more, guests will receive complimentary lunch or dinner for Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby villas, while guests will receive a free upgrade to Emerald One-Bedroom Pool Villa when booking Topaz Jacuzzi for stays on weekdays. The promotion is available for booking from now until 15 December 2020 and valid for stays from 14 November 2020 until 28 February 2021, with free cancellations and date change. For more details and reservations, visit www.thegemspattaya.com. Enter promo code INTRO.
Make a perfect getaway from the metropolitan buzz to relax at Grand Mercure Phuket Patong Resort & Villas, while enjoying an exclusive room rate for all Thai residents or resident expatriates. Superior Room - THB 799 per person per night (A minimum of 2 persons per booking), breakfast included Deluxe Pool Access - THB 899 per person per night (A minimum of 2 persons per booking), breakfast included One Bedroom Pool Villa – THB 1,999 per person per night (A minimum of 2 persons per booking), breakfast included Two Bedroom Pool Villa – THB 2,999 per person per night (A minimum of 3 persons per booking + free breakfast for child 4 – 12 years old), breakfast included Terms & Conditions: Rate is inclusive of service charge and applicable government taxes Guests are kindly requested to present valid Thai work permit or valid Thai identification card to qualify upon check in Book from now until 31 October 2021 Valid for stays from 15 October 2020 until 31 October 2021 Blackout dates: 28 December 2020 – 3 January 2021 / 11 – 17 February 2021 / 1 – 7 October 2021 A minimum of 2 persons per booking for Superior Room, Deluxe Pool Access and One Bedroom Pool Villa A minimum of 3 persons per booking for Two Bedroom Pool Villa Free shuttles bus service to Patong Beach, Jungcylon Shopping Centre and Central Festival Phuket Shopping Centre (according to shuttle bus schedule) For more information or reservation: Phone: +66 (0) 76 231 999 Email: email@example.com Website: GrandMercurePhuketPatong.com Faceboook: @grandmercurephuketpatong
At the Regent Hotel, Taipei, the highly anticipated Coast opens its door to welcome guests to an elevated culinary experience of Taiwanese ingredients colliding with Thai flavours, creatively crafted by acing chefs – Thailand's Chef Ian Kittichai and Taiwan-based Chef Richie Lin, bringing the concept of "modern coastal cuisine" to the table, featuring seasonal ingredients and seafood from Taiwan, alongside herbs and spices from Thailand. Ian Kittichai is renowned for his influence on and approach to Thai cuisine. He is an award-winning chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and television personality. He has founded and partnered in diverse restaurant concepts around the world in locations from Asia to Europe and the United States, including Issaya Siamese Club in Bangkok, Spot Dessert Bars in New York City and Tangerine in Singapore. Richie Lin is the chef/owner of Taipei’s Michelin-starred MUME which in 2020 placed at No.18 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S. Pellegrino and Aqua Panna. Dedicating himself to seasonal local ingredients at MUME, Chef Lin presents new dishes with familiar flavors. Coast is now open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday and offers a seasonal set menu of 9 courses for NT$ 2,280 plus service charge. Lunch service will be added every Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting from the 25 September 2020 with a seasonal set menu of 5 course for NT$ 1,280 plus service charge. Visit www.coast.tw for further details.