IF you are willing and able to pay more for privacy, comfort and freedom from commercial flight schedules, MJets may be for you. The innovative air service based in Bangkok allows you to fly in style in one of their private jets whenever and wherever you want. Shareholders William Heinecke and Nishita Shah launched the company under the name of Minor Aviation Limited in 2007 with two aircraft.
Now you can join the jet set and fly in style to London, the Himalayas or simply nip down to Pattaya for the day in one of MJets luxurious aircraft operating out of Don Mueang airport. Maxmilian Wechsler reports
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By Adam Purcell
The 25th edition of the Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon will be held on November 19. Here, Khun Lyn Kok, President and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, explains more about the run and why everyone should ‘Run for a Reason’
Since this is the 25th marathon organized by the bank, it is clearly a special occasion, right?
Yes, it has always been a very special occasion as it is a traditional and premier running event in Bangkok and the Asia-Pacific region. And Standard Chartered marathon is run in nine markets spanning four continents. In Thailand, this is the 25th Bangkok Marathon while the 7th consecutive marathon sponsorship for Standard Chartered.
Internally, our bank staff raise funds all through the year for the ‘Seeing is Believing’ project, a global initiative to help tackle avoidable blindness. It’s been our commitment since 2003 to raise USD 100 million by 2020. Every dollar raised is matched by our Group which doubles the impact. Since 2003, Standard Chartered staff have raised USD 43 million and this money has helped 2.8 million cataract sufferers see again, protected 3.9 million people from Vitamin A and river blindness and trained over 68,000 health workers. So, let me reconfirm that this year is a very special event as the marathon is not only about running, but it’s more of aspiration.
Christoph J Knichel, General Manager of Pathumwan Princess Hotel, on steering the hotel to five-star status and what the upgrade has meant for business
Accor team members saddle up this month in support of the esteemed Ecole d’ Hotellerie et de Tourisme
Paul Dubrule in Siem Reap
Convenient and secure, Bangkok Self Storage offers high quality storage solutions for every budget
The Managing Director of Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Bangkok tells us how he made the switch from the medical industry to the hotel trade, and reveals the strategies he’s implementing to ensure the hotel’s long term success
Blending French and Thai cultures to superb effect, The Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit opened in April and has fast become one of the city’s hippest hangouts. Here, the hotel’s GM, Christophe Caron – who’s also Vice President, Sofitel South East Asia & India – talks more about the hotel and its main attractions
If you’re playing music in your restaurant, bar, hotel, or even your office, you could be breaking the law
Maxmilian Wechsler investigates the murky but highly lucrative world of music copyright
How seafood brought together a family while bringing smiles to the dinner table
TUESDAY: Several kilometers out at sea near Brittany, France, captain Donnart makes his way back to port after a freezing day out searching for monkfish, an ugly-looking creature, highly valued for its delicious firm flesh, made famous by French monks. The fish is notoriously difficult to catch, but captain Donnart has plenty of skill and experience on his side – he and the other men in his family come from a long line of fishermen who over the generations have all spent cold days at sea in the search for this deep sea bounty.
The boat arrives at port and the atmosphere is electric. Buyers peer into crates loaded with all kinds of fish and bargain with fishermen for the best price. Captain Donnart and his crew join the din, unloading their day’s catch to buyers from all around the world.
Thailand’s buyers add captain’s Donnart’s monkfish to their list of purchases and immediately put everything on ice. Their goods are then taken to a refrigerated holding in Paris by Wednesday morning, and then put on a flight bound for Suvarnabhumi airport.