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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https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30382035?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

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.

Comedian Shlesinger coming to Bangkok to crack you up #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30381289?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

Comedian Shlesinger coming to Bangkok to crack you up

Jan 30. 2020
By The Nation

American comedian Iliza Shlesinger, star of five Netflix comedy specials, is bringing her wickedly funny stand-up show to Bangkok as part of “The Forever Tour” around the globe.

Shlesinger is one of today’s leading comedians with a fan base who show their loyalty by creating their own Iliza inspired swag to wear to her shows. Her fifth Netflix stand-up special “UnVeiled” premiered on November 19, 2019, and delves into her journey of getting married. Her past specials include “War Paint”, “Freezing Hot”, and “Confirmed Kills”. Her last Netflix special, 2018’s “Elder Millennial”, is the subject of “Iliza Shlesinger: Over & Over”, her “fan-u-mentary” which is currently streaming and gives fans an inside look into what goes into the making of one of her specials.

On the acting front, she will next be seen co-starring opposite Mark Wahlberg in the movie “Wonderland”, directed by Peter Berg, and recently wrapped production on “The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show”. Both will premiere on Netflix in 2020. Her first book “Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity” (Hachette Book Group), is a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on a confident woman’s approach to friendship, singlehood, and relationships.

Her new podcast “AIA: Ask Iliza Anything” offers up her unique perspective to listeners, answering their questions on virtually any topic.

She brings her unique humour in “Iliza: The Forever Tour Live” to Bangkok on February 22 at Scala Theatre, Siam Square

Tickets go on sale at all ThaiTicketMajor outlets or visit http://www.thaiticketmajor.com. Tickets are priced at Bt1,800, Bt2,400, Bt2,800 and Bt4,800 for VIPG “Very Important Party Goblin” Package.

For more information, call 0-2262-3838 and stay updated by visiting www.livenation.co.th and www.bectero.com

MyOne organises art show to raise sexual-health awareness #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30381128?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

MyOne organises art show to raise sexual-health awareness

Jan 27. 2020
By The Nation

MyOne, the next-generation condoms, is making an official debut in Thailand at Warehouse 30 with an art exhibition featuring local Thai artists from February 14 to 16.

“Through the mission to make condom use as socially acceptable as toothpaste and as second a nature as wearing a seatbelt, MyOne strives to empower consumers by encouraging people to stand up and express their personal beliefs about sex, in addition to raising awareness on sexual health and protection against HIV/Aids/STIs and unwanted pregnancies,” a statement from the brand said.

“Our goal to enter the Thai market is not just to become another condom brand on the shelf but also to aspire to cultivate an inclusive community of open-minded individuals and in turn to de-stigmatise the perception of condoms within Thai communities,” said MK Goh, CEO of global condom maker Karex.

The exhibition next month will feature “unique masterpieces” from P7, Mauy and Riety, inspired by MyOne condoms. Admission is free.

Blessings and spectacular shows on offer at Iconsiam Chinese New Year celebrations #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30380950?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

Blessings and spectacular shows on offer at Iconsiam Chinese New Year celebrations

Jan 23. 2020
By The Nation

Iconsiam, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, the Chinese Opera Association, the China Cultural Center, Citibank, and AirAsia is staging a grand Chinese New Year celebration “The ICONSIAM Eternal Prosperity Chinese New Year 2020”.

The event takes place from January 22-26.

The God of the Green Dragon from the Green Dragon Shrine, one the most respected temples in Guangdong province in China, has exclusively been relocated to Iconsiam for public worship for blessings and good fortune. In addition, the global tourist destination also offers lineups of spectacular performances, including exciting world-acclaimed acrobatic shows from Beijing, topped with duo dragon show and traditional lion dance that comprises four types of lions from the Chinese Opera Association, all complemented by the dazzling panoramic view of the Chao Phraya River.

To mark the Year of the Rat, the riverside celebration started with an auspicious drum show called “The Rhythm of the Golden Year of Rat”. The drum is believed to ward off bad luck and obstacles. Then the excitement hyped up with the roaring sound of firecrackers to welcome the dragons and lions to the scene. The troupe from The National Acrobat of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing also took the stage with awe-inspiring performances. This iconic troupe has won countless national and international awards. Celebrity actress and model Khemanit ‘Pancake’ Jamikorn also joined the blessing finale as the Drummer Angel to lead the lion troupe from four Chinese regions and the duo dragons.

Yupha Taweewattanakitborvorn, deputy permanent secretary for Culture, said: “Representing the Thai government, the Ministry of Culture is very pleased to celebrate the auspicious Chinese New Year with Thai people on the banks of Chao Phraya River. The ‘Iconsiam Eternal Prosperity Chinese New Year 2020’, has been completed with great collaboration between the government and the private sectors to present a phenomenal Chinese New Year celebration, which is a very significant culture and a tradition of the Chinese and Chinese-Thai descendants.

“The celebration also plays a crucial role in enhancing Thailand’s tourism, not only to the Chinese but also visitors from across the globe who visit our country during the Chinese New Year holidays. The longstanding relations between China and Thailand could be traced back to the reign of King Taksin the Great. For generations, trade has paved the way for the rich exchange of culture, traditions and beliefs. Thonburi has been a key historic area where two cultures merged. Klongsan, Tha Din Deang and the Kudeejeen community are the areas dense with Chinese populations.”

Iconsiam also has invited celebrated Thai fortune-teller master Katha Chinabunchorn to mark “The Year of The Rat” with prosperity and good fortune. He travelled to Guangdong province in China for a special ceremony to invite the God of the Green Dragon from the Green Dragon Shrine to Bangkok, to bless Thais and tourists with luck and fortune. Visitors can obtain Chinese talisman said to ward off bad luck and bring auspiciousness, distributed free of charge at 500 pieces per day, five times a day at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 7pm.

Over 10 exciting acrobatic performances from The National Acrobat of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing are open to the public like hoops, black and white fantasy, ball catching, swing high crutches and the 9th Wave. Plus a grand performance of Duo dragons and lion dances that combines traditional lions from four regions — Guangdong, Beijing, Hakka and Hainan. Admission is free.

For further information call 1338 or visit www.iconsiam.com

Couples invited to table by the pool for the ‘Season of Love’ #ศาสตร์เกษตรดินปุ๋ย

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https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30380875?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral

Couples invited to table by the pool for the ‘Season of Love’

Jan 21. 2020
By The Nation

Conrad Bangkok is inviting couples to celebrate the “Season of Love” in style with a sensational set menu that showcases some of the world’s most indulgent ingredients.

On Valentine’s Day, 14 February (Friday), couples can enjoy an enchanting private table for two overlooking the glistening waters of the hotel’s outdoor pool. Adorned with red roses, surrounded by candles and shaded by palm trees, this is a stunning setting to fan the flames of romance.

The chefs have crafted an outstanding eight-course menu that features many highly-prized delicacies from the land and sea. The night starts with “Oyster Champagne”, a premium David Hervé oyster served with Champagne jelly, watercress and caviar, accompanied by a complimentary glass of Champagne. To follow, “Hamachi Ceviche” combines hand-sliced amberjack fish with samphire, white sesame and ponzu sauce, before the “Alaska King Crab Gratin” treats diners to light yet warm and creamy dish, served with salmon roe, baby salad leaves and aioli sauce.

The chefs focus on the finest flavours from the earth, with a silky “Mushroom Tortelli” accompanied by foie gras sauce and black truffle. The first main course of “Ora King Salmon” is then served on pink salt with a spring vegetable garden, for a beautifully fresh and flavorful dish.

Following a refreshing, palate-cleansing “Caipirinha Sorbet”, the second main course of “Miyazaki Wagyu” combines a wonderfully tender cut of Japanese beef with red cabbage slaw, shiso leaves and a rich red wine sauce. The evening ends with “Chocolate Art”, a dramatic couple’s dessert that is served at the table.

The Valentine’s Day private set dinner at the City Terrace is priced at Bt6,900* per couple. Advance booking is required. For more information and reservations, please call +66 (0) 2690 9244 or email bkkci.info@conradhotels.com

* Prices are subject to 10 per cent service charge and 7 per cent government tax