UNHCR holds exhibition to commemorate 70 years of protecting, helping refugees #SootinClaimon.Com

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UNHCR holds exhibition to commemorate 70 years of protecting, helping refugees

What’s onDec 18. 2020

By The Nation

Forced displacement of people globally has nearly doubled in the past decade, with nearly 80 million or one in every 100 people becoming refugees.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is marking its 70th anniversary with an exhibition at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) to recognise the support it has received from all sectors in Thailand and across the world.

The UNHCR was formally entrusted with its mandate on December 14, 1950, and since then, it has been working to protect people forced to flee, provide humanitarian assistance and solutions to millions worldwide. There are more than 17,000 people working for the UNHCR in 135 countries.

UNHCR was invited by the government in 1975 to commence operations in Thailand in response to the Indochina refugee crisis.

“This is not a moment for celebration as the continuous need for protection and humanitarian assistance highlights the tragic displacement situation in the world today,” said Giuseppe De Vincentiis, UNHCR representative in Thailand.

“However, this anniversary is an opportunity to recognise the dedication, courage, and contributions of those who continue to support, work and collaborate with UNHCR, including the Thai government, NGO partners, civil society, private sectors, media partners, donors and the people of Thailand.”

“It’s has been more than five years since I first went on a mission with UNHCR to report on the refugee crisis,” said Thapanee Eadsrichai, founder of The Reporters, which has raised awareness and funds to support UNHCR.

“As both a member of the media and a human being, I am proud to be able to make a difference to millions of lives regardless of race, religion or belief, which inspires me to keep doing good for society at the local and global level and provides me with a sense of fulfilment.”

The “UNHCR 70th Anniversary Exhibition” is open to the public until December 20 at BACC.

The exhibition will take visitors on a trip through UNHCR’s history, work and achievements over 70 years, refugee stories, core relief items provided during displacement situations, archive footage and stories of people forced to flee around the world. There will also be a daily activity, game and documentary screening supported by UNHCR goodwill ambassador Praya Lundberg, The Standard and National Geographic for participants to enjoy.

Bangkok’s Siam Kempinski offers a ‘magical’ Christmas this year #SootinClaimon.Com

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Bangkok’s Siam Kempinski offers a ‘magical’ Christmas this year (nationthailand.com)

Bangkok’s Siam Kempinski offers a ‘magical’ Christmas this year

What’s onDec 04. 2020

By The Nation

Building on last year’s success, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok is bringing back the “Nutcracker” ballet weekend festive afternoon tea buffet.

On Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 5pm the hotel’s lobby will be transformed into a Christmas extravaganza with ballet dancers performing parts of the Tchaikovsky classic around a 7-metre-tall Christmas tree. There will also be a sumptuous festive spread paired with delectable hot beverages for diners to feast on.

The hotel’s Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin Restaurant is also offering a special dinner every Saturday this month accompanied by a rendition of “Swan Lake” and contemporary Thai dance. The eight-course meal will also be paired with carefully selected wines.

While ballet and culinary offerings may keep the adults happy, some of the younger guests may enjoy a visit from Santa at The Addition restaurant. He is there every Saturday, and will also appear on Christmas Eve.

Meanwhile, Christmas Eve will be marked with the singing of carols in the lobby from 6pm and guests can continue their celebration by either tucking into a festive buffet at ALATi or a special eight-course meal with wine at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin.

In keeping with the festive season, ALATi will be serving a special Christmas Day brunch with all the trimmings and a “semi buffet à la minute” or sauces cooked to order served at the table.

Siam Kempinski will mark New Year’s Eve with a countdown and afterparty in its lobby. Before the countdown, diners can either opt for a buffet feast at the Niche restaurant, a 10-course dinner at the Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin or à la carte options at ALATi.

Since this is the season for giving, the hotel also offers hampers and other festive goodies at a counter in the lobby.

Visit www.kempinski.com for more information.

Seacon brings Japanese heritage and winter to malls #SootinClaimon.Com

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Seacon brings Japanese heritage and winter to malls (nationthailand.com)

Seacon brings Japanese heritage and winter to malls

What’s onNov 20. 2020

By The Nation

Seacon Square and Seacon Bangkae are holding “Shirakawako”, an event celebrating Shirakawago Village, a village more than 250 years old in Japan’s Gifu prefecture.

The village is a Unesco World Heritage Site, along with Takayama’s old town, which is known as the “land in the embrace of mountains”.

“Shirakawako” will be held at Seacon Square from November 20-29, at the Fountain Activity Zone furst floor, Seacon Square, Srinakarin, and from December 11-20 at the main atrium zone, first floor, Seacon Bangkae, Phetkasem Road.

The event is organised in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Thailand to give visitors and the public an experience of winter through the simulation of winter atmosphere and the snow in Shirakawago Village. The village has an architectural style known as Gassho Tsukuri, a traditional Japanese style with palm trees. The roof slopes at an angle of 60 degrees, which looks like two hands paying obeisance. In addition, the event has replicated many interesting places to see, such as Takayama Old Town, known as the land in the embrace of mountains where the water pipes are so clean that koi fish live.

Visitors can also experience artificial snow in the middle of a shopping centre. In the open there is a special zone for playing with artificial snow to make a snowman every day, 45 minutes per round.

Plus there will be a mini-concert by Thai idol bands who will take turns for entertainment from Friday to Sunday, such as I-MI, SIXTER, Daisy Daisy, Aster, Wishdom and Shining Stars. A Sarubobo doll workshop will be held on Saturday and Sunday.

Seventy famous Japanese souvenirs will be on sale and food will be sold in the atmosphere of the famous Sanmachi Street shopping district, also known as Hida Takayama.

Focus shifts to Thai breeds in this year’s dog show #SootinClaimon.Com

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Focus shifts to Thai breeds in this year’s dog show

What’s onNov 06. 2020

By The Nation

IMPACT’s 19th International Dog Show this year focuses on the “Dogs of Thailand”. The four-day event, which runs until Sunday, features more than 200 exhibitors as well as dog shows and competitions. 

Organisers expect more than 100,000 visitors, generating as much as Bt80 million in revenue. 

Tiraya Thongkerd, senior project manager for IMPACT Exhibition Management, said this dog show is a collaboration with the Thai Pet Product Industries Association and the Kennel Association.

“This event was initially supposed to be held in July, but was delayed due to the Covid-19 crisis. Even though the overall situation has improved, every sector needs to take necessary precautions. With this in mind, we will strictly practice social distancing. The space in every booth will be allocated appropriately to accommodate visitors based on guidelines and regulations of the public health agencies to ensure the safety of customers and their dogs.”

This year’s show aims to highlight and promote local breeds, like the Thai Bangkaew, through special contests. Dog lovers are also encouraged to take their pooches out on a shopping spree for goods and services offered at huge discounts. Vets are also at hand to provide free health check-ups and consulting services. 

The show offers other fun-filled activities, like a dog beauty contest, American Pitbull weight pulling championship, dog grooming competition as well as “Who is the Fastest?” “Woof! And Jump” and “Detective Doggie” contests. Visitors who register stand to win special prizes in the lucky draw, while celebrity dog lovers like Kae Chollada, Yo Yossawadee, Boom Yutthaphum and Moota will also be around mingling with the crowds.

The event is being held in Impact Exhibition Centre, Halls 9 and 10, from 10am to 8pm. Visit http://www.thailand-dogshow.com or Facebook.com/ThailandInternationalDogShow for more details. 

Apple opens largest retail shop at CentralWorld #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Apple opens largest retail shop at CentralWorld

What’s onJul 31. 2020

By The Nation

Apple CentralWorld, Thailand’s largest Apple retail shop, opened its doors on Friday (July 31) with Covid-19 preventive measures fully applied.

The two-storey shop, sitting outside the department store, is all glass and wood with a tube-shaped lift made of polished stainless steel.

Visitors can wait outside on benches strategically placed under trees.

The shop also features a video wall, boardroom and exhibition zone called “Today at Apple”, in which artists, musicians and content creators are showcased.

On hand are 130 staff members who can communicate with clients in 17 languages. Visits to the shop can be booked via www.apple.com/th/centralworld.

ABC Book Fest 2020 brings together arts in a new format #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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ABC Book Fest 2020 brings together arts in a new format

What’s onJul 26. 2020

By The Nation

Discounts of up to 80 per cent are on offer at “ABC Book Fest 2020”, a book exhibition that is bringing together fun with art, film, music and chic activities.

Charan Homtienthong, former president of the Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand and director of the event, said that independent publishing groups had joined together to organise “ABC Book Fest 2020”, in a new format with an interesting identity, as

it combines various arts that are linked to reading.

“This event is being attended by 76 publishers, small, medium and large, with a total of 147 booths over an area of ​​more than 2,000 square metres at Mit Town Hall, Floor 5, Sam Yan Mit Town. This year’s event is being held in a new format and the new location, Sam Yan Mit Town shopping centre, is in the heart of Bangkok, easily accessible by MRT subway. We are back to living life again even if life is not the same anymore,” said Charan.

Aside from the bookselling booths of the publishers, there are also art and crafts workshops for artists, illustrators and book cover designers.

ABC Book Fest 2020 runs until August 2.

Taiwan ‘Fairy tale town’ becomes #Instaworthy #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Taiwan ‘Fairy tale town’ becomes #Instaworthy

What’s onJul 26. 2020Another row of red, blue and earthy European-style cottages, each with their own distinctive features, is located in the middle of the park surrounded by the greenery. (Courtesy of IG/@sadie12123/@@whitepoohtop111)Another row of red, blue and earthy European-style cottages, each with their own distinctive features, is located in the middle of the park surrounded by the greenery. (Courtesy of IG/@sadie12123/@@whitepoohtop111)

By The China Post

TAIPEI (The China Post) — A recent series of dreamy photos making you feel as if you were in a European fairy tale town has attracted a lot of attention online.

Located in the mountains of Yuanli Township, Miaoli County, the “Green Village” is a scenic restaurant and B&B featuring a row of European fairy tale wooden houses which have become one of the most picture-perfect #Instaworthy destinations on social media.

After entering the park, the first thing that catches your attention is the pink windmill wooden house. With its bright red exterior wall, colorful fences and greenery surrounding it, the windmill is the perfect photo-op spot to start your journey.

From the pink windmill cottage, you can enjoy the breeze and look out over the countryside of Miaoli Yuanli township.

Another row of red, blue and earthy European-style cottages, each with their own distinctive features, is located in the middle of the park surrounded by the greenery.

This is the place where Internet influencers take their dreamy pictures.

If there watching and taking photos at the fairytale-like town isn’t enough fun? There is also a Japanese shrine in the park where you can indulge in Japanese culture without going abroad.

Japanese shrine in the park. (Courtesy of IG/@miss9290)If you’re hungry, there are restaurants in the park serving hot pot set meals, afternoon tea and desserts. At night, you can choose to stay in a bubble camping tent and watch the starry sky lying in the bed.

At night, you can choose to stay in a bubble camping tent and watch the starry sky lying in the bed. (Left). (Courtesy of IG/@miliyah.h680/@@lj_01792)

At night, you can choose to stay in a bubble camping tent and watch the starry sky lying in the bed. (Left). (Courtesy of IG/@miliyah.h680/@@lj_01792)

If you want to visit the Green Village, you must note that starting from Aug. 1, 2020, the park will not be open to visitors, and only customers who book the rooms or reserved meals in advance will be allowed to enter the park.

At night, you can choose to stay in a bubble camping tent and watch the starry sky lying in the bed. (Courtesy of IG/@miliyah.h680)

At night, you can choose to stay in a bubble camping tent and watch the starry sky lying in the bed. (Courtesy of IG/@miliyah.h680)

PowerBuy, B2S launch “pioneering store that meets all lifestyles” #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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PowerBuy, B2S launch “pioneering store that meets all lifestyles”

What’s on

Jun 30. 2020

By The Nation

PowerBuy and B2S have invested Bt100 million to launch their PowerBuy x B2S flagship store, an “innovative new shopping destination and Thailand’s electronics and speciality book and stationery flagship store that meets all passions and lifestyles”, the companies said in a press release today (June 30).

“To provide a superior shopping experience to customers, PowerBuy and B2S have teamed up to launch the PowerBuy x B2S flagship store, a 6,000 square metre store located on the 4th floor at Central World,” COL Plc chief executive officer Laurent Pauze said. “This exciting new flagship store combines the expertise of two leaders, PowerBuy and B2S, bringing a complete customer experience around electronics, home appliances, gadgets, books, stationery, arts and much more. Customers can discover a wide array of products and a host of new categories – manga, smart home, and gadgets, among others.”

According to the press statement, the store will provide an exciting shopping experience focusing on twelve key areas – Vision & Sound, Gadget Paradise, Wireless World, Cooking Studio, Smart Home Living, AirZone, Gaming Arena, Computers, CreativeLeisure, “Plearnground” (Play &Learn), Passion Library and Stationery Gallery.

“We believe that bringing more excitement and interactions to the shopping experience will make the PowerBuy x B2S flagship store much more attractive and relevant to consumers. But our success will be measured according to our ability to serve customers through different channels,” Pauze said.

Organic Gourmet Festival to highlight sustainable Asian fare #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Organic Gourmet Festival to highlight sustainable Asian fare

Feb 12. 2020
By The Nation

Chefs trailing Michelin stars will be keeping the spotlight on Asian cuisine throughout the 137 Pillars Organic Gourmet Festival, a gourmet food and drink extravaganza taking place on the weekends of February 27-March 1 and March 5-8.

The festival, hosted by luxury boutique hotel group 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts and sponsored by Thai Airways, will also feature after-parties with renowned mixologists and an Organic Farmers Market stocked with local sustainable produce.

Part of the proceeds will go to the Autistic Thai Foundation, a non-profit organisation that runs 20 centres where autistic children are taught the skills that they need to take care of themselves.

“I have always been a firm believer in nature and the wealth that it has to offer,” said 137 Pillars chief operating officer Christopher Stafford. “Given the changes in our society, it is now more important than ever to share, celebrate and acknowledge the importance of being in tune with nature and being innovative in its offerings.

“Our previous organic festivals have proved extremely popular in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, and we hope this edition will encourage our guests to closely examine the way the food they eat is produced and hopefully support the efforts made by farmers and companies to bring to the table ingredients that are organic and sustainable.”

The Organic Farmers Market will have among its vendors the Royal Project Foundation, Butcher shop by Arno’s, Le Cordon Bleu, Kad Kokoa and Captain Hook’s Smokehouse.

The first gala dinner on February 28 features Australian chef and ambassador of Thai cuisine David Thompson, founder of the Aylmer Aaharn restaurant group, whose first restaurant in Hong Kong, Aaharn, was recently awarded its first Michelin star.

Chef Thaninthorn Chatrawan of the one-Michelin-star Chim by Siam Wisdom presides in the kitchen on February 29 with a fantastic menu including centuries-old recipes prepared using modern techniques.

On March 6, Malcolm Lee brings a piece of Candlenut, the world’s first Michelin-star Peranakan restaurant, to Thailand.

On March 7, Japanese chef Masafumi Hamano of the two-Michelin-star Au 14 Février Saint-Amour-Bellevue will fuse French with Japanese to create stunningly colourful masterpieces.

There will also be Sunday brunches on March 1 and 8, the first with Thaninthorn “Noom” Chantrawan, the hotel’s executive chef Maxim Baile and chef de cuisine Nanang Prasetya Aditama from Nimitr, and the second with Malcolm Lee and Masafumi Hamano.

Prices for the gala dinners are Bt6,000 and Bt7,000, for the Sunday brunches Bt2,800 and for the after-parties Bt2,500.

Wedding fair offers ‘exquisite’ choices #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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Wedding fair offers ‘exquisite’ choices

Feb 06. 2020
By The Nation

The St Regis in Bangkok is organising the “Exquisitely Yours” Wedding Fair, inspiring couples to capture precious moments on their upcoming engagement or wedding celebrations, on March 21-22.

This year’s wedding showcase draws cues from the Pantone colour of the year – classic blue.

Ballroom spaces will be specially styled and curated to bring visions of love to life, St Regis said. There are customisation options to create out-of-the-ordinary celebrations, including personal consultancies from Hug Wedding Planner, Tepparit Wedding Gown, Miidear Invitation Card, Lalin Product, Social Touch, Smallmoon Photography, and Ploenjit the Music Organizer.

Of the many exceptional benefits for celebrations confirmed during “Exquisitely Yours”, one, in particular, stands out – Caroline’s 400 promotion, in which any confirmed wedding party of a minimum 400 guests is gifted with a complimentary after-party.

The promotion draws reference to the number of guests hand-picked by Caroline Astor for one of the most spectacular of parties hosted in January 1900, when 400 tastemakers representing the highest echelons of New York society gathered at the dawn of the city’s Gilded Age.

Valued at Bt80,000, the complimentary after-party is offered from 10pm to midnight. Free-flow soft drinks are offered for 100 guests, as well as one complimentary 100-portion food station.

The top spender at the Wedding Fair will also receive a two-night stay in a Reserve Pavilion including breakfast for two persons at Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Krabi.

All bookings confirmed at “Exquisitely Yours” stand to receive double Marriott Bonvoy Events points.

Special lunch and dinner wedding packages are offered during “Exquisitely Yours” with a minimum spend starting from Bt650,000 net. All packages include complimentary corkage for duty-paid wine and whiskey (valued at Bt30,000++). Fees to bring in decoration, light and sound systems are also waived (valued at Bt40,000++ and Bt10,000++ respectively).

The normal charge to bring in food from outside suppliers is also lowered from Bt20,000++ to Bt10,000 net per station (maximum 2 stations x 200 portions per station).

KTC credit cardholders enjoy special privileges at “Exquisitely Yours”, including double points (maximum 52,000 bonus points). Cardholders who spend a cumulative minimum of Bt650,000 net on any three transactions until June 30 will also receive an additional one-night stay in a Deluxe Room at The St Regis Bangkok, including breakfast for two persons, on the couple’s wedding day.

The “Exquisitely Yours” Wedding Fair 2020 will take place from 11am to 7pm at Astor Ballroom, The St Regis Bangkok.