Witness the longest golden dragon in Thailand as Central Department Store welcomes the Year of the Golden Rat with “CENTRAL HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2020”, transforming the store into a venue of luck and fortune
Central Department Store by Natira Chirathivat Boonsri, President of Central Department Store Ltd., A part of Central Retail Corporation, together with Central The 1 Credit Card and MasterCard, presents “CENTRAL HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2020” to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Golden Rat with the concept of “THE LUCKIEST STORE IN TOWN” at all Central Department Stores from today to February 2, 2020. Check out a 168m long golden dragon, the longest in Thailand, with a head made of gold weighing more than 70 grams. Be dazzled by a magnificent performance “The Legend of Golden Dragon and The Phoenix”, a story about the Golden Dragon and the Phoenix starring superstar couple “Mark” Prin Suparat and Kimberley Anne Woltemas to offer happiness and good luck. There are also other auspicious activities to welcome the Chinese New Year for Chinese and Chinese Thai customers for a lucky start to the year. The star-studded event, attended by many celebrities Ausanee Mahagitsiri Leonio, Akarat Vanarat, Munchumas Numbenchapol, Sorat Amatyakul and Kornkanok Yonsakul etc. takes place at Atrium Zone, 1st floor, CENTRAL@centralwOrld.
Rina Tatematsu wins National Qualifiers and Set to Join 70 of the World’s Best Golfers at the Honda LPGA Thailand 2020 in February
Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd joined with the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) to organize The Honda LPGA Thailand National Qualifiers from the 21st-22nd January 2020 to search for one winning Thai female golfer to qualify for the upcoming Honda LPGA Thailand 2020. The winner of National Qualifiers is Rina Tatematsu, who won after a playoff with Chanette Wannasaen and is now set to participate at the Honda LPGA Thailand 2020 to be held from 20-23 February, at the Siam Country Club Pattaya, Old Course.
Mr. Pitak Pruittisarikorn, Chief Operating Officer of Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., said, “From our successful event last year, that we held for the first time, we have once again organized the Honda LPGA Thailand National Qualifiers which provides aspiring local golfers the special opportunity to play in an elite tournament and compete with the best women players from around the world at the Honda LPGA Thailand 2020. Today, I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to Rina Tatematsu for winning the qualifiers.
“Honda is proud to be a part of major initiatives that aim to empower new generations of Thai female golfers, and help give them the inspiration to improve their skills to play in professional tournaments in the future. We would like to support and encourage those who did not achieve their dream today, to not give up focus on their goals, and make their dreams come true in the future”, said Mr.Pitak.
“I’m very satisfied with my performance in the Honda LPGA Thailand National Qualifiers 2020. It will be a great and special opportunity for me to compete in the Honda LPGA Thailand 2020 with so many world-class professionals. I would like to thank Honda and the Sports Authority of Thailand for initiating this competition and for providing opportunities for us golfers to learn and develop the competitive skills required of world-class players and who strive to be a top-level player in the near future. Lastly, I would like to invite all golf fans to give their support and cheer for us at the tournament.” said Rina after her win.
A perfect lunch break where fresh seafood meets delicious dim sum
Sometimes getting colleagues to agree on a simple lunch can be a real frustration. What will it be for lunch? Thai? Chinese? Or maybe Western cuisines? Why not go for one place with something for everyone? That’s what The SQUARE’s weekday international lunch buffet promotion and it makes the lunch decision easy.
This great value buffet features a wide range of dishes including seafood on ice with New Zealand mussels and shrimps. Also, there are many international and Thai hot dishes for you to choose from. Not to mention Thai and western soups, sushi, salad bar that will make a perfect addition to your lunch break.
Celebrate Chinese New Year with art appreciation at “Han Meilin’s Zodiac Art Exhibition” from January 21 to 27 at Fashion Hall of Siam Paragon
The Tourism Authority of Thailand has collaborated with China Cultural Center in Bangkok and Siam Paragon to organize “Han Meilin’s Zodiac Art Exhibition” featuring a collection of highly valued 200 paintings and sculptures by Chinese celebrated master Han Meilin from January 21 to 27, 2020 at Fashion Hall on the first floor of Siam Paragon.
To celebrate the 2020 Chinese New Year and the long-stream relationship between Thailand and China, The Tourism Authority of Thailand has collaborated with China Cultural Center in Bangkok and Siam Paragon to present works of the Chinese big-name figure “Han Meilin” who was designated the “Most Followed Chinese Figure in the World” by Global Times in 2011 and received the “Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Chinese Literature and Art” granted by China’s Ministry of Culture. “Han Meilin’s Zodiac Art Exhibition” is organized in grandeur style for the first time in Thailand for art lovers and the pubic to appreciate these invaluable arts from January 21 to 27, 2020 at Fashion Hall on the first floor of Siam Paragon.
Yuthasak Supasorn, the governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said “TAT has worked with China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the Kingdom of Thailand, China Cultural Center in Bangkok and Siam Paragon to organize Han Meilin’s Zodiac Art Exhibition that is a part of celebration activities for the 2020 Chinese New Year in Thailand. This event also marks two significant occasions; the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Thailand and China and the 60th anniversary of TAT. It is our great honour to have the Chinese prolific master Han Meilin whose works are versatile, yet well-known for his brush paintings to present a collection of his 300 works at Siam Paragon and China Cultural Center in Bangkok. This is the first time of his exhibition in Thailand allowing people to admire his greatest talents and invaluable works together.”
Fall in love all over again during a Valentine’s Day.
Join us for a night of romance at Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park. Celebrate Valentine's Day and express your romantic moment through the multi-course dinner, drinks, and desserts. Dine by the most elegant atmosphere with sumptuous offerings on 14th February 2020 at Panorama and Xin Tian Di restaurants.
6.00 pm – 11.00 pm
THB 3,000++ per couple
Merz Aesthetics sees the 2020 beauty trend and comes up with its Individual Beauty strategy to take a 20% market share and raise its revenue to B1 billion in 3 years
Merz Aesthetics, an aesthetics innovation leader from Germany, is launching its serious campaign in Thailand with its ‘Individual Beauty’ strategy and world-class beauty innovations that perfectly matches the beauty trend of 2020. It targets the premium market, intends to win a 20% market share within this year, paves the way for its position as a leading beauty innovation company in the local market and aims to generate revenue worth 1 billion baht within 3 years.
The market of cosmetic procedures is growing steadily in Thailand with its value reaching 5.2 billion baht. In 2019, three categories of products contributed to the growth. They are botulinum toxin that grew by 7%, dermal filler, 9%, and Skin Tightening device, 10%. Accordingly, the number of customers has been rising and 1,500 new beauty clinics have been opened in Thailand. Consumers have the feeling that ‘beauty’ rewards them with pride, confidence, self-esteem and thus happy life.
Today Thai women attach more importance to Individual Beauty, and this leads to The Best version of me trend. This refers to natural look, younger look with healthy and radiant skin, and confidence. Target groups have three common problems: forehead wrinkles, hollowness under eyes and facial shape showing cheek grooves but no facial contour. Consequently, women order more than one cosmetic procedure and want to make sure that they are cost-effective and safe. Therefore, consumers should look for reliable clinics with experienced physicians and standard instruments.
Master Crafter the 1st Edition: ‘Born Crafted’ The First 2D Visual Art Exhibition in Thailand!! By ‘MOOSE Cider,’ Thailand’s Premium Apple Craft Cider
BANG BANG: “THAILAND’S TOURISM INDUSTRY DOOMED IF WE DON’T EMBRACE NATURE”, WORLD LEADING DESIGNER AND ARCHITECT BILL BENSLEY TELLS 1,000 TRAVEL LEADERS AT TTF 2020
Quickfire two-hour industry forum to hear that sustainability and niche travel are the future, if the Kingdom hopes to maintain its growth and appeal to new groups of travellers
Thailand’s tourism industry stands on the brink of disaster if it continues along its destructive path of unsustainable growth and can only be saved if it learns from nature, the celebrated architect, landscape designer and disruptor Bill Bensley has warned.
Known affectionately as the Willy Wonka of design for the incredibly unique storytelling hotels he has created around the world, Bensley is more than just a highly respected designer and architect. He is also a concerned conservationist as well as a passionate philanthropist and one who genuinely walks his talk. He has spent a lifetime challenging the status quo.
Now, as the world faces an unprecedented ecological emergency, he told travel industry delegates at Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF) 2020 that they must change their ways if they want to survive.
Running under the appropriate theme, “BANG BANG”, TTF 2020 is a high-impact, quickfire two-hour stage event that focuses on the critical issues facing Thailand’s tourism and hospitality industries. Setting an adrenalin pumping pace, the fast, furious and in-your-face forum featured a series of brilliant blue-sky thinkers, including Bensley himself, who is Creative Director at BENSLEY, and Jesper Palmqvist, Area Director for Asia Pacific at STR, the hotel industry analysts and benchmarking company.
Also taking to the stage was some of Thailand’s next-generation talents, who lead the debate on modern millennial issues. These included Bonn Paramacharoenroj, Associate Director of Business Development for YOO Worldwide, who urged Thailand to cash in on the cannabis tourism revolution, and Khongchanok (A-care) Paepipatmongkol, Innovation Project Manager at Fuchsia MuangThai Life Assurance, who discussed cross-industry collaboration, and how the Thai tourism industry can enhance the customer experience by working with other industries.
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