As a fast-growing city, the number of multinational enterprises escalates, so does the number of expatriates from around the world. The more the city flourishes, the more it attracts tourists. Apparently, Phnom Penh is now a multicultural modern town where people can have fine, edible comforts as in other major cities around the world, plus one-of-a-kind charms of authentic Cambodian cuisine. THE FRENCH INFLUENCE One of the most recognisable features of Phnom Penh city is the trace of Colonial influences intermingling with Cambodian ambience and young skyscrapers. The French influence that lives on from Cambodia’s so-far-gone history is so palpable in Phnom Penh, especially in its dining scene. In Phnom Penh, a multitude of French diners are at hand if you want to try some, and many of them serves authentic French taste. On the Okha Ket Street, Bouchon Wine Bar is a colonial house with homemade French cuisine in the cosiest setting, serving different dishes from day to night. Apart from choices of wines, its home-made Rose Sangria is a must-try. There are a lot more places to have it the French way, but Bouchon Wine Bar is one of the best ones downtown. Another unmissable stop is Brasserie Louis at Rosewood Phnom Penh, where top-notch French tastes and authentic Cambodian dishes are feasted in the midst of marvellous panoramas of Phnom Penh city. Also at Rosewood Phnom Penh, Patisserie is the place to delight in fine pastries and desserts crafted with real French technique. HAVE IT HEALTHY Vegans and health aficionados are going to love it in Phnom Penh, as the city is bustling with scrumptious vegan-friendly dishes and healthy bowls. To grab some, Eleven One BKK1 is a house in a verdant garden with a myriad of health- and environmentally-friendly choices made from local produces and with zero MSG. Popular is the one-off Amok Burger and Khmer Beef Steak. There is an out-of-the-ordinary alley hidden in the city, and it is the Street 240 ½. The alley is home to artsy venues and fascinating street art, as well as the fantastic ARTillery Café. On the menu for this easy-going café are creative healthy choices, which can be the ideal breakfast to have on a regular basis. Its Poke Bowl fills up the stomach so well and tastes great. Its smoothies and superfood dishes are also worth loving. Aside from the aforementioned spots, vegan and healthy options are available at many restaurants and cafés, so don’t worry about your health plan once you are in Phnom Penh. DRINK THE DRINKS As previously stated, with the Western influences, wines and cocktails can be commonly found at most restaurants. For the ultimate drinkable experience, recommended is Sora Sky Bar at Rosewood Phnom Penh. Even though it is famous for its unbeatable views from the 37th floor, especially during sunset, its drinks are indeed second to none. With highly-skilled bartenders, whether you want to sip classics, signatures, or tailor-made glasses, you are sure to be elated. Rare whiskies are also its strong suit. In Phnom Penh, with big and microbreweries on site, the
As lockdown is gradually easing in Thailand, Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort, Bangkok is offering irresistible voucher packages of up to 50% off until 8th June 2020 and with the flexibility to book stays until 23rd December 2020. The health-focused urban retreat is situated in one of the most convenient spots in Bangkok, while elegantly hiding away from hustle-and-bustle. Nestled amidst private tropical gardens filled with soaring trees, the top-notch wellness experience at Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort will sublimely rejuvenate your body and mind, without having to leave the city at all. For Thai residents, you are invited to treat yourself with placidity with voucher packages now at discounted rates from THB 3,900 to enjoy your stay later. Additionally, you can choose from three exclusive packages with plenty of added value: Deluxe room | 2-night stay – THB 3,900 net: one free night for one paid night, healthy lifestyle breakfast for two people, all minibar soft drinks (first consumption), and complimentary daily Mövenpick Chocolate Hour at 5 pm. Deluxe Bangkok Getaway | 1 Night – THB 4,200 net: healthy lifestyle breakfast for two people, F&B credit of THB 500 per day (inclusive of room service), daily BTS pass for 2 guests, all minibar soft drinks (first consumption), and complimentary daily Mövenpick Chocolate Hour at 5 pm. Valid for stays starting from one night. Wellness Suite Package | 1 Night – THB 4,900 net: healthy lifestyle breakfast for two people, F&B credit of THB 1,000 per day (inclusive room service), daily BTS pass for 2 guests, all minibar soft drink (first consumption), and complimentary daily Mövenpick Chocolate Hour at 5 pm. Valid for stays starting from one night. All rooms come with a balcony and feature wellness equipment such as sleep therapy speakers and yoga mats. To book these packages until 8th June 2020, please visit this page.
Hidden away from all hustle and bustle, Away Pranburi Beach Resort is heaven on Earth especially begotten for peace seekers. SETTING THE SCENE After a three-hour drive from Bangkok, I found myself surrounded by the shades of soothing green and blue, with no other sound than singing birds. The haven called Away Pranburi Beach Resort is a mid-sized escape where one will never get tired of such delightful quietude. Even though it is located away from other tourist spots, once you are here, you will know that there’s no need to go outside. GETTING COMFORTABLE Comprising 20 Deluxe Sea View rooms, 20 more Deluxe Pool Access rooms, One Bedroom Suite, and Three Bedroom Villas, all of which offer you the best view to behold, the palette used within the buildings harmoniously blends the construction into the surrounding sea-and-mountainscape, to make you feel immersive with the gorgeous nature. I spent a night at a pool access room, where swimming in the embrace of untouched ridges is less than a stone’s throw away. I cherished waking up for sunrise and dipping myself in the serene pool, enjoying the silence. I wish I’d stayed longer. To set off from the shore and explore fascinating Sam Roi Yot Mountains, a boat trip is one of the to-dos at Away Pranburi Beach Resort. On the photogenic boat, you can savour yummy sweets along with afternoon tea or refreshing champagne, and enjoy the most stunning sunset you’ll ever see. DINING OPTIONS The only outlet, Pulakorn Restaurant, serves freshest seafood dishes thanks to the nearby fisherman village. As Pranburi is an intersection between the central and the southern parts of Thailand, many on the list are unique cuisines to the area, cooked by locals. Apart from the local fares, grills here are unbeatable. If you wish for a romantic getaway, arranging a private candlelit dinner by the sea is also doable, and is recommended. WHY I’D RETURN Its ultimate seclusion with stylish design is the first thing to come to mind when asked about my impression of staying at Away Pranburi Beach Resort. Besides, comparing to the sheer relaxation I could have here, prices of the room, boat trip, and foods are completely legitimate and feasible, so this could be my favourite getaway when I need a retreat from the busy city life. ONE OR TWO QUIBBLES
Belmond invites you to look forward to your future adventure with Tomorrow Time Travel Pass, offering extra privileges to help you plan your next dream trip, with no expiration date. Whether you are looking for simple pleasures, cherished luxuries, explorations in nature or celebrations, Belmond can unequivocally appease your unique desire for good times and explorations when the world of travel is open again. SIMPLE PLEASURES By strolling barefoot on super soft sands on a private paradise at Belmond Cap Juluca, simple pleasures are lavish in a marvellous way. Thanks to its unrivaled whereabouts, the resort offers a secluded sanctuary for an indelible escapism. CHERISHED LUXURIES Amidst verdant gardens of Belmond La Residencia, you can exclusively savour a romantic 'The Art of Gastronomy' dinner for two, pampering all of your senses with delectable fares made with seasonal island ingredients, along with musical and poetry recitals, as well as being surrounded by sweet aroma of orange blossoms. EXPLORATIONS IN NATURE If adrenaline is your thing, you can try soaring up on a helicopter above the Okavango Delta from Belmond Eagle Island Lodge to witness like-never-before paranoma of the Delta and experience the wildlife enjoying nature's perquisites. However, if you seek for the healing power of nature, Belmond Hotel Cataratas in Iguassu Falls offers 'First Light' experience in partnership with Leica to privately feel the force of the falls and get to witness native wildlife at the dawn of the day. CELEBRATE THE GOOD TIMES For an impeccable celebration, a private charter of Belmond Royal Scotsman train offers a house party on wheels. The luxury sleeper train takes you to the remote highlands and islands of Scotland with bespoke experiences. If you prefer a slow travel, Belmond’s fleet of private barges, Afloat in France, offers total seclusion for intimate family gatherings as the barges meander along the canals of France; in Champagne, Burgundy and Provence. The Tomorrow Time Travel pass is available to purchase with no expiration date and can be purchased as a gift or simply to ‘bank’ future travel plans. Belmond will top up the value of each purchase - for example: Spend £500, and receive a voucher to the value of £100. Spend £1000 or more, and receive a voucher to the value of £200 For more information and to book visit: belmond.com
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 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb6ZC53-u7AO0e8v86LbcD4dyGSujlba4
After a bit of break, Praya Kitchen at Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse is now open with over 70 delectable items. You can indulge into the authentic taste of Thai favourites with creative twists, as wll as Chef's Signatures. For this grand come-back, Praya Kitchen offers new mouth-watering selections of Thai and international fares, as well as seafood options such as Tiger Prawns, River Prawns, Blue Crab, Rock Lobsters, and more. Also, you can savour the tenderness of Dry-aged Prime Ribs and Australian Wagyu. Private rooms are available. Operating hours and prices: - Lunch (Saturday and Sunday) from 11.00 hrs - 15.00 hrs at THB 1,088++ with a complimentary dish of Chef’s Signature, Stir-fried Crab with Yellow Curry Powder - Dinner (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from17.00 hrs – 21.00 hrs at THB 1,388++ with 1 portion of Banana Blossom Salad with Foie Gras, Baked Lobster with Cheese and Steamed Australian Mussels with White Wine Sauce. - Free-flow Juice Bar is offered for additional THB200++ (2hours) Definitely, safety comes first. Praya Kitchen will strictly adhere to safety and social distancing measures, as well as pampering you with highest hygiene. For more information and reservation, please contact +66 (0) 2 088 5666.
Hidden in the bustling Ekamai area is an unmissable spot for all food connoisseurs: Restaurant Stage. Led by Chef Jay Sangsingkaew, who has obtained years of experience in French gastronomy, every single dish she and her team design is filled with creativity that creates utmost delectability. Having been a “stage”, meaning apprentice in French, at world-famous L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, she implements French techniques and adds touches of Modern European cuisine to the fares. Besides, the team is devoted to finding ingredients of highest quality and makes the best use of it. This is why their crafts are purely charming. By the time I visit the place, they are serving Nordic-inspired cuisine, which is quite an unusual experience in Bangkok. Snacks served to trigger the appetite are melt-in-your-mouth dried aged duck with shallot gel and cracker topped with ikura, to be enjoyed with kombucha. From the Sea comes next inside a shell. The pearl inside comprises 3 types of seaweed, poached-then-grilled squid giving fantastic texture, and passion fruit gel dressing. After the appetisers is a metallic box of wonders with ultimately refreshing senses. Placed right before me is fresh Hokkaido Bafun Uni that hides brown crab below itself. The sided white foam is made with Hokkaido milk corn and vanilla with subtle saltiness added. The bites are paired with Junmai daigingo sake, which is the highest grade of Japanese rice wine. As preservation has been a Nordic lifestyle for a long time, the chefs play with such tradition in a creative way. The slices of white tuna belly confit, smoked trout, and pickled mackerel may look quite simple, but they are exceptionally tasty, especially with pickled white asparagus and horseradish ice cream. Apart from being heavenly in taste, it is a very nutritious dish with essential fatty acids. Moving on from the sea, From the Land is quite a unique dish of meticulously dry-aged venison tartare, served with truffle dressing, lavender, and clove. Pairing with a glass of earthy Pinot Noir, this is a blissful sensation. The previous dishes are already wonderful, but the next plate surprises me even harder. A Spanish Carabineros is transformed into palatable cuisine. Its head is added to the stock, which is used to cook the rice, and then transfigured into a crispy chip. Its alluring body is brushed with citrusy olive oil that helps bring out the best of its flavour. The Carabineros is to be savoured with classy Wiener Gemischter Satz wine with the right balance between sweetness and bitterness. It’s time to take a short break before the next best thing with some small bites. Delectable Caviar Bun and mouth-watering Abalone are served with rare Savoie Chignin-Bergeron wine with amazing aftertaste. Before the experience ends, they make sure that I am satiated with special Meat Loaf, a homey menu that is turned into an impressionable encounter. It is a combination of A4 Hokkaido Wagyu and A5 Australian Wagyu, topped with truffle, served alongside with peach jam and mashed potato. It’s stunning how such simple-looking food can taste and smell elegantly good. Granny
Silavadee Pool Spa Resort is ready to welcome back all guests with new measures from 1 June 2020 onwards and introduces flexible and valuable promotions, as well as “Stay with Confidence and Travel Worry-Free” measures to keep you safe. After its re-opening, new safety measures will be implemented based on guidelines of the Thai government and the World Health Organization (WHO). The new measures highlight the extra level of sanitation, disinfection and wellbeing as follows: Temperature check, availability of hand sanitisers, increased frequency of cleaning, using Ozone machines in each accommodation prior to check in. Online Registration to shorten the check in procedure at the resort. The international standard of social distancing with limited contact between guests and team members is respected during arrival, staying, dining and facility usage in the hotel Disinfection procedures to high contact surfaces and more. Sanitiser and complimentary masks are available for each guest. Means of communication between guests and team members are offered online by Line or Whatsapp. Fitness center is available for private usage with appointment. Flexibility to enjoy facilities and services such as a-la-carte breakfast, open air dining venues, private resort activities and spa treatments. Paperless check out with electronic invoices issued online by email. At Silavadee, all guests can rest assured that safety and security are the resort’s top priority. The resort is offering flexibility and support for all new reservations made through special offers, which can be found at www.silavadeeresort.com/promotion For new reservations or adjustment of reservations, please contact email@example.com or call +66 (0) 77 960 555.
You can now add a prestigious touch of Rosewood to your meals at your beautiful home! Rosewood Bangkok debuts "Rosewood Bangkok On The Move Drive-Through" service, offering easy yet luxury experience, in accordance with the new normal lifestyles. Right in your car, you can get fresh and premium produces, butchery and artisanal sauces for you to cook at home. If you would like to taste Rosewood's delectable healthy fares like Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas, Roasted Salmon Glazed with Red Pepper Coulis, and Broccoli Quinoa Casserole, you definitely can. Additionaly, freshly baked breads and mouth-watering pastries, including Lemon Meringue Tart and Apple Cinnamon Crumble Tart, are available as well. With one hour’s advance order online, by email or phone, freshly prepared, healthy meals can be picked up at Rosewood Bangkok’s doors from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information and to place an order, please call +66 (0) 2 080 0088, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit megatix.in.th/events/rosewoodbangkokonthemove.