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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts brings the romantic charms of a Tuscan country estate to the biodiverse ecological wonderland of Khao Yai with Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai. Within less than a three-hour drive from Bangkok situated the 112-room resort, which is the ideal getaway for families, friends and couples looking to indulge in a castle-style experience surrounded by a mountainous landscape. The stunning landscape is complemented by the hotel’s unique Tuscan architecture and spacious rooms are decorated in the Renaissance and Modern Baroque styles. The resort features 62 guestrooms, ranging from a 45 sqm Deluxe Room to the grand three-bedroom Penthouse as well as 50 villas, many with garden and pool views. Ideal for intimate events and large groups, the palatial five- bedroom pool villa offers a luxurious sanctuary immersed in nature. All guest rooms overlook the sweeping fairways of the golf course and a serene European garden. Offered alongside is an all-day dining experience at Flavours of Khao Yai with a choice of indoor and al fresco seating where diners can enjoy an unobstructed mountain view alongside a range of delectable local and international cuisine, as well as Castleton Café for a relaxing dining experience drawing on the bucolic charms of the natural surroundings. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea in the mountains and a varietyof refreshments including a farm-to-table organic salad with fresh produce from the onsite organic vegetable farm. Panacee Wellness Khao Yai provides optimal wellness with health-recovery programmes, while a myriad of leisure facilities are available for both kids and grown-ups. Set to open on 1 October 2020, Mövenpick Resort Khao Yai is offering a Deluxe room stay with breakfast for two at THB 3,200 net per night for weekdays, and THB 4,200 net per night over weekends to celebrate its opening, valid from now until 20 December 2020. For reservations, please email or call +66 (0) 44 009 100. For more information, visit

On 25 and 26 September 2020, the first Indian woman to be awarded a Michelin star and Asia’s Best Female Chef 2019, Garima Arora from one-Michelin-starred Gaa restaurant, is bidding farewell to Soi Langsuan with a two-nights-only culinary affair at Spice Market restaurant, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Award winning Chef Garima and her culinary team will take over Spice Market restaurant to offer her loyal fans an opportunity to delight in her “So Long Langsuan” set menu showcasing the glamour of modern Indian cuisine. The farewell menu will feature twelve of her most famous dishes that meld traditional and forgotten Indian cooking techniques with local Thai ingredients, including frozen chicken liver pâté with longan; savoury betel leaf with duck vindaloo; Kerala “surf and turf” with caviar, koji bread and banana water; and the mouth-watering grilled baby corn. Her inventive and refreshing desserts include eggfruit ice cream with spiced nuts and jackfruit; and sweet paan leaf and betel leaf with chocolate and cardamom. An alumnus of Le Cordon Bleu school in France, Chef Garima has worked alongside many world-renowned chefs such as Gordon Ramsay; René Redzepi; and Gaggan Anand. In 2018, she became the first Indian female chef to earn a Michelin star at the age of 32. In 2019, she was voted Asia’s Best Female Chef by Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. In March 2019, Restaurant Gaa made its debut on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list at no. 16 with the Highest New Entry award, and shortly after claimed its place at no. 95 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Gaa is currently ranked at no. 15 on the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2020 list. Chef Garima is also the founder of Food Forward India, a not for profit initiative which aims at cataloging of and reforming the narrative on the “cuisines of India.” The “So Long Langsuan” menu will be served on 25 and 26 September 2020, starting at 18:00 at THB 3,800++ per person and optional wine and juice pairings are also on offer. Reservations are requored and can be made by calling +66 (0) 2 126 8866 ext. 1232 or email

Set to reopen on 27 September 2020, Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas is offering several special stay packages designed for you to make the most of your Maldives vacation.   SUITE & VILLA EXCLUSIVE Be amongst the first to experience the newly refurbished two-, three-, and four-bedroom beach pool residences and two-bedroom over water pool residences, just steps from your own private beach or endless horizon blues whilst perched over the crystal-clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Wellbeing and fitness are also not forgotten – with each residence outfitted with its own private enclosed spa room and gym. For stays from now until 23 December 2020, book and enjoy savings of up to 30% on these residences. Stay inclusive of daily breakfast and dinner and complimentary dining for children.   THE BEST OF THE MALDIVES AT KIHAVAH PACKAGE A culmination of experiences unique not just to the destination but also exclusively available at this idyllic Indian Ocean retreat, this carefully curated stay package includes three distinct once-in-a-lifetime adventures; snorkelling with manta rays, stargazing at the only over water observatory in the Maldives, and fine dining underwater at SEA, one of the world’s few oceanic restaurants. Valid for stays of six nights or more, choose from accommodation options of a beach pool villa or over water villa on half board consisting of breakfast, and dinner at three restaurants. For stays of up to five nights, the package will include only the underwater lunch experience at SEA. Both packages are valid until 31 October 2021, with rates starting from AED 3,636. TIME FOR ROMANCE AND WONDER PACKAGE Setting the stage for romancing from dawn till dusk, celebrate your journey of bliss with an escape of four nights or more, accompanied by a host of experience designed for two, including: Choice of a beach pool villa or over water pool villa A Dining by Design experience on the beach, catered by your own private chef Champagne breakfast served in the privacy of your villa Stargazing experience at SKY, the Maldives only over water observatory Romantic Slumber Guru night-time ritual for enhancing a restful sleep An array of romantic welcome amenities MALDIVES FAMILY ADVENTURE PACKAGE Embark on an amazing five-night family vacation with dining, resort activities, children’s club and babysitting benefits all packaged into your Maldivian holiday of action-packed adventure. Package includes: Private beach barbeque with the family with a choice of menu selection Four-course family lunch at SEA, the resort’s award-winning underwater restaurant Turtle Quest marine adventure, a two-hour cruise with the family in search of turtles Complimentary activities at Thiththi Boli Kids’ Club for the little ones, including cooking classes, arts & craft sessions and more Complimentary activities in the recreation centre for the adults including yoga classes, Pilates and more Two-hour private babysitting service at your preferred time Welcome kids’ amenity pack for every child Daily complimentary ice-cream for kids Children stay and dine with our compliments Family portrait framed as a departure gift STAY LONGER SPECIAL OFFER Escape to Anantara Kihavah and discover amazing ways to indulge, where the longer you stay, the more you

To cool of the tropical heat in the afternoon, these top-notch hotels and resorts in Asia offer sensational sets of Afternoon Tea, curated by their skillful culinary team, along with engaging experiences unique to each stay.   Thailand - Meliá Koh Samui Luxurious afternoon tea by award-winning executive chef Azizskandar Awang with a selection of premium TWG loose teas and the obligatory scones with clotted cream and homemade jam, as well as more tastebuds-pampering bites. Held every Saturday from 15:00 until 18:00. ON THE MENU: lemon and pistachio éclair canelé de Bordeaux chocolate mousse and strawberry macaroon passion fruit, chocolate croustillant and raspberry egg, mayo and mixed cress grilled brie cheese and cranberry cucumber, dill and cream cheese smoked salmon finger VENUE: Yod Maprao, a stunning room with floor-to-ceiling windows affording spectacular vistas of the resort’s infinity pool and Choeng Mon Beach. PRICES: THB 800 (USD 25) per person (add Nua Prosecco or Moët & Chandon Piccolo for an extra cost)   Thailand - Banyan Tree Samui A heavenly opportunity of having an afternoon tea for two by an infinity pool overlooking the frisky sun-dappled sea. ON THE MENU: English Tea set - Earl Grey, fresh scones and clotted cream Mango Paradise Tea set - mango-flavored eclairs, tarts, mousse, cheesecake, macarons, and more VENUE: The pleasure can be all yours right at your beautiful secluded villa. PRICES: USD 30 - 35 per set   Vietnam - The Anam Cam Ranh The Anam fondles your peaceful afternoon with your beloved one with a set of indulging afternoon tea crafted by professional culinary team who knows so well how to make your day. ON THE MENU: English and raisin scones with jam and clotted cream Bailey’s cheesecake, coconut tart and macaron a ham and cheese sandwich grilled pork belly with mustard seed sauce and mini ciabatta a caprese burger VENUE: At the guest's villa or other scenic locations across the resort of the guest's choosing. PRICES: USD 15++ per person   Vietnam - Banyan Tree Lang Co Banyan Tree Lang Co is very well-known for stunning traditiondal architecture amidst the mountains and the gleaming East Sea. For an ultimate Vietnamese sense, a special set of afternoon tea served in bamboo baskets are served right at your door on a daily basis. ON THE MENU: a choice of premium teas nem lui (pork on lemongrass skewers) banh ngot (sweet cakes) VENUE: At your exquisite villa. PRICES: Complimentary daily for villa guests.   Vietnam - Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Afternoon tea at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi is now featuring an all-new selection of all good things you can savour in an afternoon in a stunning setting. ON THE MENU: traditional sandwiches oven-fresh scones scrumptious patisseries signature madeleines an expanded menu of teas from around the world, from bold Assam tea from India to locally produced Vietnamese teas VENUE: Le Club Bar, a bright, airy venue with a timeless feel overlooking the hotel’s garden courtyard. PRICES: VND 690,000++ (USD 30)   Vietnam - Azerai La Residence, Hue In Vietnam’s former imperial capital, Azerai La Residence, Hue boasts its breathtaking architectural finesse, while offering daily afternoon tea with a fascinating will that will leave you relentlessly impressed. ON THE MENU: Traditional Afternoon Tea - mini club sandwiches, mini quiche,

In his youth, Thai artist Kraisak Chirachaisakul intensely enjoyed creating oil canvas paintings that expressed the complexity of desire, beauty, sweetness, innocence, and peace. More often than not, he captured this in still life movements and poses of the female form. As is often the case, the time for these paintings gave way to the responsibilities of a young family; putting food on the table, educating children, and dealing with the everyday pressures of life that we all face. Kraisak turned from art to a more secure career as a business man. In 2018, on randomly meeting a woman in an art gallery, Kraisak was reminded of his passion for still life painting. Her name was Anastasia and her gentleness, sweetness, and calm flooded his mind with memories of his younger self. He realized that his passion for romanticism had been frozen in time. Feeling his creative energy reignited by Anastasia, Kraisak took to his studio to create a series of paintings catching her fragility, beauty and youth. Drawing upon the techniques learnt as a printmaker, many of the works in this exhibition are in dry-point printmaking and mezzotint. In naming his exhibition, Kraisak turned to Greek mythology. ‘Anástasis’ means ‘resurrection’: significant as Anastasia sparked his passion for painting. Venus Resurrection is a free-entry exhibition, starting from 12 September until 11 October at RCB Galleria 3 (2nd floor), River City Bangkok.

There is only one way to make traditional Chinese “la mian” noodles – and that that’s by skillfully hand-pulling the dough, which can often stretch over a meter long! This process creates thick strands that are cut up, quickly boiled just for a minute or two, and then served al dente-style with a choice of toppings. The impressive length of these la mian noodles actually symbolizes longevity – hence why they’re particular popular during the Chinese Lunar New Year. At Dynasty restaurant, Centara Grand at CentralWorld in Bangkok, you can order a freshly-prepared serving of la mian all year round. Choose to have them in a broth or without (‘dry”), with our signature toppings including premium ingredients like Cantonese-style prawn with La Mian and Sichuan sauce or Wagyu eef La Mian “Hong Kong style”. Special la mian dishes to look out for on Dynasty’s menu include: “Tom Yum” with sea bass “Ma La” with spicy numbing Sichuan pepper sauce “Zha Jiang Sauce” with minced pork and fermented soy beans For more information or reservations, please contact +66 (0) 2 100 6255 or email

Sheraton Manila Bay’s oven-baked gourmet pizzas, composed of fresh tomatoes, specialty hand-knead doughs, and oil giving a refined taste that matches the sauce and toppings, and premium choice ingredients that further accentuated the flavor in every bite, are undoubtedly of the best-tasting premium savouries you can find in Manila. Guests can choose their thin-crust favorite from a tasty selection of four: Mushroom Pizza topped with spinach, garlic and shiitake mushrooms on zesty ricotta and mozzarella cheese; Pizza Meat Supreme topped with pepperoni, ground beef, cured bacon and ham, topped with capsicum, pineapples and shimeji mushrooms, in homemade pomodoro sauce and mozzarella cheese; Seafood Pizza topped with herb marinated freshwater shrimp, mussels, local scallops and red squid in homemade pomodoro sauce and mozzarella cheese; and Pizza Prosciutto di Parma topped with Parma ham, burrata cheese, fresh arugula, shaved parmesan, with fresh tomato, farm egg and olive oil. Crafted by the hotel’s seasoned culinary team, Gourmet Pizza is available for takeaways daily from 9:00 to 18:00 and is ready for pick-up in just 45 minutes. Indulge in these premium crusted goodness at home by calling +632 5318 0788, 09175837294, 09175837326 or email Advance order is required. Diners shall arrange pick-up with their courier of choice. For a full listing of gourmet takeaways menu, click here.

The Slate Phuket, the whimsical art-inspired beachfront resort, is inviting Thai residents and expats to immerse their senses in a world of art, design and heritage with its latest promotion, “Value By Design”, which includes an amazing array of benefits and bespoke services to ensure unforgettable stays for three days and two nights. Guests can get away from the world and discover luxury hospitality and unique experiences, including exceptional accommodation and world-class dining, all interwoven with Phuket’s rich tin mining history. This quirky seafront sanctuary, which was conceived by maverick hotel architect and designer Bill Bensley, is surrounded by 25 acres of landscaped gardens, leading to Nai Yang Beach and the Andaman Sea. The Value By Design package includes: A two-night stay The Slate’s signature welcome drinks upon arrival Daily breakfast for two at the Tin Mine One complimentary lunch at the Underground Café One couple’s dinner at Tin Mine or Black Ginger A generous 20 percent discount on food and beverages and selected items at Stockroom throughout the stay For families, up to two children (aged seven and under) can stay free-of-charge, including daily breakfast. Guests staying in the D-Buk Family Suite will also receive one kid’s lunch at the Underground Café and one dinner at the Tin Mine or Black Ginger, from the Little Miner’s menu (when dining with their parents). And naturally, Wi-Fi is free-of-charge throughout the entire stay. Value By Design is valid for a wide range of rooms, suites and villas, with two-night package rates starting from just  just THB 9,000 net for two nights in a Pearl Bed Suite, THB 10,800 net in a D-Buk Family Suite, THB 19,500 net for a Private Pool Suite, or for the ultimate indulgence, THB 51,000 net for a Two Bedroom Pool Villa. Thai residents who sign up to the “Rao Teaw Duay Kan” promotion will enjoy additional discounts. Bookings can be made between now and 30 September, for stays taken between 16 October and 23 December 2020. For booking the Value By Design package, please call the hotel direct on +66 (0) 76 327 006 or email For more information about The Slate, please visit

From 5 September until 13 October 2020, La Lanta Fine Art showcases artworks in various forms under the concept of “Small is Beautiful". The exhibition presents paintings, sculptures, and mixed media in the size of no larger than 1m. by 1 m. by 1 m. (W x D x H) by 9 artists from 6 countries including Argentina, Israel, Japan, France, South Africa, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. Artworks on display include Buddhism-themed mixed media circular work by Pannaphan Yodmanee, portraits of homeless people by Pairoj Pichetmetakul, dot paintings by Chamnan Chongpaiboon, oil on paper sketches by British artist Thomas Donaldson, delicate hand printed woodblock by British printmaker - Ralph Kiggell, abstract compositions by South African painter Natasha Barnes, and photographic work using Google technology by Argentinean artist Federico Winer. Sculptures in the exhibition include limited edition figures with a clever twist of the classic by French sculptor Olivier Duhamel, standing metal art by world renowned Israeli artist David Gerstein, and one-off blue and white ceramics by Japanese ceramist Shin Koyama. The exhibition covers 3 adjacent spaces on the 2nd floor of River City Bangkok. All exhibited artpieces can also be viewed online at