Voralak Tulaphorn, Chief Marketing Officer, The Mall Group Co., Ltd. said: “As the world class shopping destination and shopping landmark for Thais and international customers, Siam Paragon receives millions of visitors a year. We collaborated with our partners to hold Blooming Goddess campaign to delight shoppers with a variety of flowers in the department store. Pramote Garam and Jirawat Supaksritiwat designed the beautiful floral landscape, inspired by nature’s seasonal changes, resulting in a colourful garden with small animals. Shoppers can be the Queen of Blooming Flowers when they sit at the magnificent floral throne and take photos of this special occasion. The garden is held from 10 to 16 October 2019.”
There are special promotions for shoppers at every The Mall Group shopping complexes- The Mall, Emporium, EmQuartier, Paragon Department Store- from 10 October to 7 November 2019. Throughout 29 days, enjoy promotions such as receive up to 40% discount with 1,500 to 10,000 baht spent or redeem 80 to 1,000 M points. Offers from M Card and participating credit cards include up to 31% additional discounts, vouchers, cash back and points.
Special offer only for M Card and SCB M Visa cardholders on Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s during the campaign, spend according to conditions to receive free item from the special Blooming Goddess Collection designed by famous artist Kook Chanida Voraphitak of Cuscus the Cuckoos: M Card spend 3,000 baht / SCB M VISA spend 2,000 baht receive a Blooming Bag, M Card spend 8,000 baht / SCB M VISA spend 5,000 baht receive a pair of Blooming Cushion, M Card spend 12,000 baht / SCB M VISA spend 9,000 baht receive a Blooming Bean Bag.
To uphold its status as the world class shopping destination and landmark destination in Bangkok, Paragon Department Store holds Blooming Goddess campaign for shoppers to shop in a garden filled with an assortment of flowers from today to 16 October 2019.
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, led by General Manager Daniel Simon (4rd right), held an exclusive reception to launch the hotel’s newly renovated gourmet cafe – Mocha & Muffins. With its beautiful new look, the cafe reopened with a menu of freshly baked pastries as well as homemade light meals, ice cream and drinks, on the hotel’s ground floor.
High quality teachers are essential for successful international education. Thailand has become a top destination for attracting teachers from the UK
DBS has expanded its team of expert teachers to focus on Personalised Learning. Teachers create an intensive and enjoyable learning process to prepare students for world-class universities, and to become happy, effective global leaders.
The international school market in Thailand is becoming the focus of Thai and foreign new generation parents. Thailand in 2019 has 205 international schools. Recently, Denla British School (DBS), a leading international school that utilises the enhanced teaching curriculum of private British schools that are considered the best in the world, is now expanding its team of expert teachers from the UK. The move is to support the growing number of students, and to contribute to over 40 intensive academic and co-curricular activities, such as music, sport, dance, drama and social interaction activities, and to lay a strong foundation for students, preparing them for the world's top universities and to become happy and effective global leaders.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Toryos Pandejpong, DBS Board Director, says that the teacher is the key element of a good school, and it is one of the major differentiating factors among schools. Therefore, the process of recruiting expert teachers is considered a primary strategy of the school, as they are the most important resource to encourage students to become well-rounded adults who will succeed in learning and in their careers.
The British private school curriculum is a personalised learning process.
Teachers must have the ability to train students with various skills, and have a forward-looking vision on what students will need to learn, and what contents and teaching methods will need to be applied to suit each student. Teachers should identify students’ expectations, what they like, and their outstanding talents, as each student has varying skills, abilities and preferences. A hundred people possesses a hundred skills. DBS’s Enhanced British Curriculum utilises a curriculum from leading private schools in the UK, which is considered the best system in the world, and it is based on a personalised learning focus. A personalised learning focus is about concentrating on each individual student according to their skills and preferences. Teaching methods vary from individual to small group work, supervised by the teacher and, often, learning assistants.
“The personalised learning method for children’s deep understanding helps us to support students as individuals to reach their academic excellence goals. We support students who need careful guidance to achieve these goals and we also offer additional learning opportunities for students who are confident and highly talented. In this way, students and parents can recognise that we are laying the foundation for academic excellence with the best teaching curriculum,” Asst. Prof. Dr. Toryot says.
To focus best on the personalised learning method, teachers must be qualified to the standards expected in British private schools. They have teaching experience of at least two years, they have a graduate degree in the subject that they are teaching, and they have sufficient English language and Mathematics knowledge. In other words, regardless of what field teachers have expertise in, they will be able to communicate very well in English and have a sound mathematics base.
Foreign teachers choose to teach in Thailand.
According to the survey of the 2018 International School Market Research and Trends, the UK curriculum is the most popular curriculum in the world. Over 3,500 international schools, from approximately 10,000 schools worldwide, use the UK curriculum. For Thailand, there are 205 international schools, the highest number in South East Asia, whist in Bangkok, DBS is one of very few international schools that uses the UK curriculum the way it is practised in British private schools, considered the best system in the world. DBS therefore attracts expert teachers from the UK, teachers who want to engage with students and oversee the students’ enormous potential development.
UNILEVER’S CLEAR BRAND COMMITS TO HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE BUILD RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF RISING SOCIAL ANXIETY
On World Mental Health Day, CLEAR haircare commits to boosting the resilience of young people in response to rising levels of social anxiety caused by the pressures of our always-on and competitive world.
Studies shows that when young people are more resilient, they are able to overcome social anxiety and unlock their full potential. Therefore, to equip young people with the tools to overcome social anxiety, the brand has developed, in partnership with the Resilience Research Centre (RRC), the CLEAR Resilience Bootcamp - a comprehensive training programme to power up resilience in young people.
CLEAR believes that everyone should be able to perform at their best. However, social anxiety, defined as the ‘fear of being judged’, can be a barrier to young people doing this. A new study by CLEAR reveals that almost two thirds (57%) of young people suffer from social anxiety. A surprising 2 in 3 feel pressure to perform, either at school or more generally in society, fuelling a lack of confidence and self-doubt. Social media is heightening the issue, with 1 in 2 young people worrying about being judged on social media.
Over half (52%) of young people feel that social anxiety is hard to overcome. Whilst there are tools which boost resilience, young people do not understand how to access the resources available to them. The CLEAR Resilience Bootcamp will deliver a resilience-building programme via both in-person and online trainings expertly developed for young people, equipping them with the tools and resources they need to be more resilient.
Quillberry, the woven delicacy brimmed with elegant designs from exquisite curation of Raffia Fibre Cords materials, opens its doors to a new pop-up store on the first floor of the Siam Center department Store from today until 31 March 2020 only.
Discover the sophisticated items that appeals to both men and women from the Around the World Tote, Chloe’s Rucksack, the city handbag, to messenger bags that presents the brand’s passionate details and classic motifs and will be available for shoppers in store as well.
The appellation “Quillberry” is a merge between the two words, “Quill” and “Berry” with “Quill” being a feather writing tool was used in Europe for over 17 centuries due to its sharp precise rhythm and flexibility of functionality. Similarly, Quillberry bags offer various functions with its purely natural feather-weight material, ensuring the highest quality of craftsmanship of Thai masters who have over 25 years of weaving experience. As for “Berry,” a superfood burst with freshness and youthful nutrition, reflects the brand’s youthful aura radiating from every piece into the wearers and the unique crisp designs that scream classic and sophistication.
The material Raffia Fibre Cords is eccentric in the weaving of each of the brand’s piece. Fabricate from the veins of palm trees that are available only in certain regions of Africa, the raffia material is 100% natural and sustainable due to the lack of chemical processing. With its light and flexible touch, alongside the highest quality of craftsmanship of Thai masters who have over 25 years of weaving experience, Quillberry has also been a fascination amongst Japanese, Korean, and other foreign admirers
SIAM PARAGON presents GUNPLA EXPO THAILAND 2019 The ultimate GUNPLA, World-Class Model from Japan Meet RX-78 Gundam (last shooting), 5 meters high!! October 9-20, 2019
A great collaboration between Siam Paragon and the giant toy company of Thailand “Dreamtoy”, the official distributor of toys and collectible models under the brand “BANDAI” from Japan.
Organizing the greatest event of the year called “The 8th SIAM PARAGON presents GUNPLA EXPO THAILAND 2019”, the ultimate GUNPLA, World-Class Model from Japan, meet RX-78 Gundam (last shooting), 5 meters high, spectacular with more than 200 kinds of Model Kit and the official launch of Gundam Build Divers Re: Rise in Thailand.
Mr.Tanaphon Kitlertphairoj, the marketing manager of Dreamtoy Co., Ltd. has mentioned about the details of Gunpla Expo Thailand 2019 that ” SIAM PARAGON presents GUNPLA EXPO THAILAND 2019 is considered as an annual event of Dreamtoy which has been organised continuously until now. This is the 8th year and the 40th anniversary of Gundam as well. This year especially, we brought the GIANT MODEL RX-78-2 GUNDAM (LAST SHOOTING), over 5 meters high which is a highlight and landmark of the event. There will be 40 kinds of modified mega size Gundam Unicorn model for celebrating Gundam 40th anniversary and attracting fans of Gunpa-Gundam and general customers to visit our event. The concept of this year’s event is a simulation of Gundam Factory and the highlight that cannot be missed is the first appearance of MG 1/100 GUNDAM BARBATOS, the newest item which will be launched in this coming December, only this event in Thailand”.
In addition to the highlights mentioned above. There is one activity that all modelers are waiting for, ”GUNPLA BUILDERS WORLD CUP 2019 or GBWC 2019” , the competition to find Thailand representatives to join the GBWC2019 competition in Tokyo, Japan. 4 years ago, Thai modeler had won this competition as a first Thai winner who received the GBWC 2015 World Champion award. You will also experience the GUNPLA Modify by Mr. Katsumi Kawaguchi, the greatest master of GUNPLA Master Grade, and one of our judges who will show the demonstration of GUNPLA Modify on Saturday, 19th October 2019.
TCEB launches four economic corridor projects Strengthening MICE to boost trade, investment and logistics in GMS
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is implementing four economic corridor projects, co-hosting and supporting conferences as a platform to enhance trade and investment with the neighbouring countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS), in line with the Thai Government’s economic policy to strengthen Thailand’s position as a regional hub.
All projects are initiated with the objectives to help realise Thailand’s economic corridors in various regions that are linked with the GMS countries and the CLMV (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam) bloc as well as to strengthen linkage with China’s One Belt One Road initiative.
Mrs. Nichapa Yoswee, TCEB's Senior Vice President – Business, said the four GMS economic corridor projects reflect TCEB’s role as a co-creator of business opportunities, under its ‘Thailand Redefine Your Business Events’ branding. It is also in alignment with the government’s policy to strengthen economic ties with neighbouring countries to become ‘Stronger Together” and make Thailand a regional hub. Apart from that the projects meet the objective of the government’s policy to promote regional cities as a destination.
"TCEB has a policy to use conference and trade show as a tool to drive economic growth and generate economic impacts. So far four conferences have been held in regional provinces located in the economic corridors that connect with GMS countries. Co-hosted and supported financially by TCEB, the conferences have gathered entrepreneurs from Thailand, CLMV and GMS to form networks and join table-top sessions for business exchange. The total value of business exchange between 2018 and 2019 is now standing at 307 million baht,” said Mrs. Nichapa.
The first conference is International Conference on Luang Prabang-Indochina-Mawlamyine Economic Corridor (LIMEC), which spans two cities in Lao PDR, five Thai provinces in the lower northern region, and three key cities in the south-eastern part of Myanmar. Run by the Provincial Chapters of the Federation of Thai Industries, Provincial Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Council of Thailand and co-hosted by TCEB, the conference has been held in Thailand for the fifth consecutive year since 2015, each one attracting between 400 to 500 delegates. TCEB’s involvement has contributed to 20 business exchanges in 2018 alone, totalling 226 million baht in such sectors as agriculture, food, construction, logistics, health and tourism.
KTC Cardholders Enjoy Generous Discounts and Extra Benefits with Best Western® Hotels & Resorts All Across Asia
Best Western Hotels & Resorts has launched an exciting new promotion for customers of KTC, one of Thailand’s largest and most popular banks.
Under the new campaign, KTC cardholders will be offered up to 15 percent off the Best Available Rate (BAR) at participating Best Western branded hotels and resorts all across Asia¹! Best Western Rewards® members also have a chance get extra privileges whenever they spend.
The first 100 Best Western Rewards members who spend a minimum of THB 2,000 (per sales slip) on their KTC credit card at Best Western properties in Thailand will be rewarded with a FREE Best Western Travel Card® worth US$25. And that’s not all! KTC Best Western Platinum Mastercard® holders will be able to earn 2 percent cashback as a special offer²!
With hotels and resorts in many attractive Asian destinations, from major mega-cities to blissful beach resorts, this promotion is perfect for all types of stay, including family vacations, weekend breaks and business trips.
The KTC promotion is valid for bookings made from now until November 30, 2019. Reservations must be made directly with Best Western using the promotional code “KTCHOD” and the entire stay must be pre-paid with their KTC card.
Best Western Rewards members can enjoy a wide range of additional benefits in Asia! Not a member yet? Sign up for free today at www.bestwestern.com/rewards.
For more information and to register for the new KTC promotion, please visit https://www.ktc.co.th/en/promotion/hotel-resort/domestic-hotel/best-western-hotels-and-resorts
¹ Valid at participating hotels in Thailand, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam
² Terms and conditions apply
Warship Ceremony “SEE PAN DIN THE LEGEND MUSICAL @ LHONG 1919” An outdoor musical on the bank of Chao Phraya River with stunning light and sound To celebrate the 100th anniversary of “Lhong 1919”
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