H.E. Mrs. Evren Dağdelen Akgün (4th from right) Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Thailand together with Robert Maurer Loeffler (3rd from right), General Manager of Centara Grand at CentralWorld & Corporate Director of Operations (City Hotels Thailand) presided over the opening of the Turkey Food Festival by Chef Aydin Demir (far right), guest chef from Turkey. Event held at
The World Restaurant 24th floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld.
Seen in the photo from left to right:
- Ms. Emel Sevil Özer, Curator and Violin player
- Bernd Rudigier, Executive Assistant Manager – Food & Beverage of Centara Grand at CentralWorld
- Mr. Ayhan Coner, Culinary Designer and Hospitality Consultant
- Ms. Özlem Sűer, Famous Turkish Designer
- H.E. Mrs. Evren Dağdelen Akgün
- Mr. Robert Maurer Loeffler
- Ms. Madelein De Vries, Miss Turkey Universe 2018
- Mr. Aydin Demir
Caring Hearts for AIDS Foundation led by Saisom Wongsasuluck, President, together with Swissotel Bangkok Ratchada led by Vipavan Mahadumrongkul, Managing Director, recently organized a Grand Charity Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show, ‘Kid-Tueng-Por-Yang-Por-Piang’ at the hotel’s Le Concorde Ballroom. The event was presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Narendira Debyavati. Proceeds from the event, with no cost deduction, goes to support underprivileged children at Chalermprakiet 48 Pansa School under Royal Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
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Pornpimol Pakkhem (CEO) and Vasu Sakulanant (Senior Brand Development Director and Partnership) of Pennin Penny Patisseries Co.,Ltd has been organized the grand opening event of Pennii Popcorn Café, the Premium popcorn for popcorn lovers at 7th floor of Central World Plaza with Pakorn Pattanapat, Niti pattanapakdee, Salin Lamsam, Chalermchai Mahagitsiri and Surin kittiyapongpa as the honorable guests.
Rough terrain and logistical nightmares are no match for Shrewsbury sisters who have helped many people access necessary medical supplies through her charity – ‘The Jungle Box Project’
Doaia (Derya) and Keodeo (Deva) Lokitiyakul have been ardent trekkers in Thailand’s Northern provinces for as long as they can remember. Their parents instilled this love of the outdoors in all their children, taking entire summers to traverse some of the most challenging terrain in the country. On one such trip, their older brother fell seriously ill, miles from the nearest town. Luckily he was able to regain his health enough to make it to safety, but it was a near-death experience. However, Derya and Deva realised how life-threatening it must be for the local villagers, many of whom lack the necessary medicine, to get the help they need. This was when the idea for ‘The Jungle Box’ came to mind. An idea that has won a nationally recognised award and given them an audience to promote it extensively.
Each box contains a selection of over the counter medication and useful tools to take care of minor ailments. Alongside this, they also set up water filtration systems for each village and organise training sessions for health representatives. Derya says the desire to help others is deeply ingrained in her family, and it is something she feels is as important as academics and exam results.
“I believe we grew up as a problem solvers. We saw an issue that affected people and had an idea. After my siblings and I designed something we believed would work, we crowdfunded to access the necessary funds and began the process of distribution.
Derya and Deva named the charity ‘The Jungle Box Project’ and began the arduous process of accessing difficult to reach villages - most of which lie north of Chiang Mai, on the Thai-Myanmar border. Many of these locations are almost impossible to reach in the rainy season. So Derya, Deva, their family and friends made the trip when the weather is best; intending to get medicine to those in need as quickly as possible. As it stands, 56 villages and over 28,000 locals have graciously accepted ‘Jungle Boxes’.
“Perhaps one of the best moments we have had throughout this journey was a local doctor telling me that our supplies were making his job more manageable. Now that certain villages had a Jungle Box, he didn’t have to carry equipment long distances to reach communities not easily accessed by roads. That was awesome! If a doctor can do their job easier, then people are getting the care they need”.
Loy Krathong events at Regent’s International School, Bangkok are always spectacular and this year was yet another fantastic celebration of music and dance for the whole school community. Entitled “Four Eras of the Kingdom” the event saw students from Pre-Nursery to Year 13 as well as teaching staff taking part in Thai dances, theatrical performances and Noppamas contests.
The theme reflected the prosperity and preservation of Thai culture for people living peacefully in North, Central, Northeast and Southern Thailand through different dynasties.
Dr. Virachai Techavijit, Founder and Chairman of Regent’s International Schools presided over and opened the ceremony. Khun Kwanshanok Techavijit, Director of the school and Mr. Peter Hogan, School Principal were also present. An audience of 1,500 attended this event by wearing stunning Thai-style costume. The convention hall was filled with light, sound, fun, photo booths, food and drinks. It was a night to celebrate Thai culture and also the value of a whole school community working together
The school would like to thank and congratulate all who helped to make this Loy Krathong such a great success.
CAMPARI GROUP and Alchemy Wines & Spirits Thailand Co., Ltd., are hosting Campari Bartender Competition Thailand 2019 - Bangkok Round 2 as a part of Campari Bartender Competition Asia 2019. The winner will be ﬂown to Milan in Italy, the birthplace of Campari for the final competition.
Famous celebrities check out the New Year countdown program by the Chao Phraya River. “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2020” at ICONSIAM
The Tourism Authority of Thailand in association with ICONSIAM, The ICONSIAM Residence Corporation Limited, and The ICONSIAM Superlux Residence Corporation Limited along with main sponsors, True Corporation Public Company Limited and Kasikorn Bank, as well as public and private sectors and communities along the Chao Phraya River are uniting to create one of the grandest and most spectacular world class celebrations the “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2020”.
Designed on the concept “Seven Wonders of Blessings” and taking place on December 31, 2019 at River Park, ICONSIAM on the banks of the historical Chao Phraya River – an important travel destination and an exceptional landmark with a worldwide reputation – the event celebrates New Year’s Eve and welcomes the beginning of another year. Socially prominent celebrities have seen to check out the plans of New Year countdown 2020 celebrations namely, ML. Oradis Sanitwong, Sopidnapa Chumpani, Oliver Kittipong Veerataecha, Surat Leelataviwat, Supapan and Natapree Pichaironarongsongkram, Sangravee Kositpaisal, Vichien Paemanukornrak, Duangrit Bunnag, Saran Wanglee, Thiranan Chuangpichit, Linda Cheng, Geoffrey Webb, Arlada Jumsai na Ayudhya, Thanita Taminee Jirathateep, as well as famous teen actor and actress; Thiti “Bank” Mahayotarak and Nichaphat “Praewa” Chatchaipolrat.
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says of the Amazing Thailand Countdown 2020: “This celebration of New Year’s Eve and New Year is one of the biggest events marking the end of the year and one which TAT organizes every year in various destinations in Thailand to promote the travel industry, boost the economy and generate income during the festive
period as a gift to the Thai people. This year TAT is organizing the celebrations in Bangkok and six provinces namely Ratchaburi, Chiang Rai, Phatthalung, Kalasin, Sa Kaeo, and Lopburi.
For Bangkok, TAT is delighted to collaborate with ICONSIAM as well as partners along both sides of the Chao Phraya River for the world class celebration “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2020” on December 31 at River Park, ICONSIAM, this event will create a joyful atmosphere and valuable income for Thai tourism industry, which is expected more than 500 million Baht. We are also confident that the Amazing Thailand Countdown 2020 at River Park, ICONSIAM will play a major role in achieving our goal of making this country a world-class destination.”
Mr. Supoj Chaiwatsirikul, Managing Director of ICONSIAM Company Limited, adds that the countdown event is part of ICONSIAM’s mission to make the historical Chao Phraya River known all over the world. “To present the Chao Phraya river as a leading destination and a famous national landmark for the Global Countdown Destination, we are proud to have organized the “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2019” with TAT and other partners on the concept ‘Seven Wonders of Blessings’ on December 31 at River Park, ICONSIAM. The area will be decorated with fascinating and dazzling lights along the river. To bring happiness to Thais and foreign tourists, we will host spectacular entertainment with truly magnificent arts and cultural performances. The highlight is the fireworks show made of Thai sticky rice – an innovative and sustainable firework from Japan, which is also eco-friendly. It will be set up along the river over 1,400 meters. It is expected that within 2 kilometers of the venue, more than one million viewers will watch the magnificent fireworks. Specially for this year, apart from the event area at the River Park, we open the new area to watch the fireworks at the 7th floor of ICONSIAM. Viewers can also watch from Chaloem Phrakiat Park, Sathorn Pier, Wat Suwan Pier, Royal Thai Marine Sub-Division 2, CAT Bangrak, Klongsan Pier, Holy Rosary Church, and Sampheng carpark, including the partners’s venue such as Charoenkrung Creative District, Lhong 1919, Asiatique The Riverfront, The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, The Peninsula Bangkok, The Royal Orchid Sheraton, The Millennium Hilton Bangkok, and The Shangri-La Bangkok.”
Tirapongse Pangsrivongse (4th left), Chairman of Doctor Kasem Pangsrivongse Foundation, donated for the 2nd term of 2019 over 1,840,000 Baht to 26 funds to support pharmacy students and Thai pharmacists in scholarships and pharmaceutical research. Professor Dr.Chomchin Chantaraskul (3rd left), Executive Director of Doctor Kasem Pangsrivongse Foundation, graciously presented the scholarships in this ceremony at B.L.H. Building, Wireless Road, Bangkok.
This year, the Doctor Kasem Pangsrivongse Foundation has donated a total of 3,637,265 Baht.
In just five short months since its opening, OZO Phuket is proud to announce that it is now ranked as the number one hotel on Kata Beach based on rankings by travellers on TripAdvisor.
The team, led by General Manager Paul Halford, are grateful for the support from our guests and are looking forward to continuing their efforts in redefining the hotel landscape in one of the island’s most popular beaches. Offering practical yet stylish accommodation, combining value and comfort for travellers looking for insider experiences, OZO is also known for offering superior connectivity and a great sleep experience.
Among all of the non-beachfront accommodations located on Kata beach, OZO Phuket is the closest to the shore where the vision of coastal paradise is one that is grounded in reality. The hotel consists of 255 guest rooms and suites across seven different categories in a series of five-storey buildings. Each guest room highlights the essence of the locality with a signature feature wall inspired by the coastal charms and offers functional layouts designed to make our guests feel refreshed, recharged and energised.
“Receiving this recognition on TripAdvisor is absolutely an honour for the entire team at OZO Phuket. We are absolutely thrilled to be listed among other great properties in the area. This recognition is an affirmation of our commitment to service excellence and the efforts of our passionate hotel team in providing the experience and tools which will allow guests to explore and enjoy the essence of Kata beach as well as Phuket island itself,” says Halford.
OZO is currently present in Thailand, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka, with new hotels opening in locations such as Penang, Johor and Pattaya in the coming years. For more information, visit www.ozohotels.com
It was an eventful and momentous evening as the hotel management and staff with its owners and board of directors from Melaka Tong Bee (MTB), representatives from Wyndham Singapore Office, a host of dignitaries, valued partners and associates gathered to celebrate the hotel’s 35th Anniversary cocktail at the Bunga Raya Grand Ballroom.
The Peranakan themed evening cocktail was held in an elegant and joyous affair commencing with the Baba Nyonya opening dance performance. As the guests were ushered into the ballroom, they were treated to a sumptuous cocktail spread specially prepared by our very own kitchen team led by our in-house Chefs.
Commencing with a warm welcome speech by the hotel’s General Manager, Mr. Klaus Sennik who commented “we are proud to be a landmark within our beautiful historical city of Melaka and will continue striving to fulfil the vision of our owners and board of directors to be the hotel of choice and provide hospitality which surpasses our guests’ expectations.”, his opening speech was ensued by a speech from the President and Managing Director of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts South East Asia and Pacific Rim, Mr. Ooi Joon Aun who commended the milestone celebration and encouraged the team to continue seeking opportunities to offer the supreme service to our guest.