River City Bangkok presents the multimedia exhibition about one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art – Vincent Van Gogh: “Van Gogh. Life and Art” at the Museum of Digital Art Bangkok (MODA)
Vincent Van Gogh was the Dutch post-impressionist painter who lived and worked at the end of the 19th century. In just 10 years, he created 930 paintings, 1,100 drawings and sketches. During his lifetime, Van Gogh’s work never gained recognition. He sold only a few paintings and died in poverty and obscurity. Today Van Gogh is one of the most famous and recognizable artists in the world. Even those people who know nothing about fine arts can identify his works. Van Gogh’s paintings are traditionally the most expensive and coveted lots at any auction.
Van Gogh sought to render his emotional and spiritual condition in each of his works. His entire life was full of suffering. His deep melancholy and mental instability became a full-flowing source that filled each of his paintings with a profound psychological content. Every picture is a straightforward representation of how the artist saw each scene, interpreting it with his eyes, mind and heart. Van Gogh’s explosive temper became synonymous with a romantic image of an unappreciated genius.
The artist’s innovation was not only in that boundless mental nakedness rendered through paintings, it was also in the new artistic interpretation of the form, color symbolism, brushstroke expression, which were all used to define personal emotions. Though Van Gogh expressed his own inner life, his emotions and impressions survived through generations and became sort of universal symbols of deep feeling, which is still recognized even by people of the 21st century.
This month, K11 MUSEA, Hong Kong’s Silicon Valley of Culture adds to its reputation as an innovative cultural-retail destination with MUSE EDITION delivering the most forward-thinking brands in luxury streetwear, sophisticated ready-to-wear and runway.
Previously, New World Centre, where K11 MUSEA MUSE EDITION stands today was the site where many fashion brands first laid down their roots in Hong Kong. It’s fitting that today MUSE EDITION can bring together an unmatched fashion edit for the tastes of the city’s contemporary fashion insiders and global millennials alike. MUSE EDITION continues to pioneer an unparalleled fashion experience by welcoming one of the world’s most directional and influential fashion forward style maker Antonia to Hong Kong with the launch of the K11|ANTONIA multi-brand flagship store. To mark its arrival, over 50 boldly styled key Spring/Summer looks curated by co-founder Antonia Giacinti and her team will be presented on customised mannequins at the heart of K11 MUSEA’s Opera Theatre to MUSE EDITION. K11 MUSEA also sees Global Fashion icon Chiara Ferragni’s first flagship store open in Hong Kong.
A ground-breaking collaboration between K11 and Antonia, the new K11|ANTONIA is set to become a top destination for style mavens as a focal point of MUSE EDITION in K11 MUSEA. With over 5,700 square feet of space, K11|ANTONIA will debut both co-founders Antonia Giacinti’s & Maurizio Purificato’s handpicked selection and signature blend of high fashion, streetwear and ready to wear brands. With its unique styling and fashion edits, K11|ANTONIA is a platform for positioning niche brands beside fashion heavyweights. Over 50 established and trailblazing brands including Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Chloé, Miu Miu, Jacquemus, Balmain, Alessandra Rich, The Attico, Alanui, Ambush, Kolor, White Mountaineering and more are available.
True Understanding of Parents DBS Denla British School aware of the economic impact from the coronavirus pandemic Provides Tuition Fee Discount for Distance Learning And Revises its Policy so as not to Increase Tuition Fees for the Next Academic Year
* 30% discount for the distance learning or online teaching, conducted by DBS’s teachers.
* Policy not to increase tuition fees for the next academic year, in contrast to normal international school practice.
The outbreak of the Covid-19 virus has had a major impact on the Thai and global economy. Consequently, one of the businesses that is directly affected is education, especially international schools.
DBS Denla British School, as one of the leading international schools providing an Enhanced British curriculum, has also been impacted by the situation when the government ordered all schools to be temporarily closed. Students and teachers alike had to adapt to the distance learning via an online platform instead. The most important group of individuals who contribute to the successful implementation of this new type of teaching and learning are the parents, who will be assisting their children at home so that they can learn smoothly.
Viu deepens partnership with GMM Grammy to bring highly anticipated premium Thai content to Viu’ers in Asia
With each content partnership, Viu grows the ecosystem to serve up exceptional Asian content, and promote talent in the entertainment industry to the region
Viu, a leading pan-regional OTT video streaming service from PCCW Media Group with more than 41 million monthly active users (MAU), further deepens its partnership today with Thai entertainment giant GMM Grammy to offer top-notch One31 Channel and GMM25 content on its platform to the region.
With the partnership, Viu offers near real-time simulcast – within two hours – of One31 Channel’s content in Thailand, giving Thai Viu’ers more choice about when and how they may watch their favourite shows.
The same content will be available to all Viu’ers in Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar and Singapore, with local language subtitles in Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, Burmese and English, soon after the initial broadcast in Thailand. The partnership brings over 300 hours of near real-time simulcast content from One31 Channel to these markets, with a significant 812 hours’ worth of library content to Thailand.
Furthermore, 290 hours of GMM25 content will now also be available to all Malaysia and Indonesia Viu’ers, complete with English and Bahasa Indonesia subtitles respectively.
EARTH HOUR 2020 KICKS OFF BUSY YEAR OF SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES FROM CENTARA GRAND BEACH RESORT & VILLAS HUA HIN
As a responsible member of the Hua Hin community and a truly iconic resort, Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Hua Hin is devoting significant resources to its sustainability program, embracing inspiring Earth-friendly initiatives throughout 2020 that align with the resort’s continual commitment towards long-term sustainable development.
Most recently, the resort lent its full support this past weekend to Earth Hour 2020, an annual global event organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) that raises awareness and takes action on important environmental issues that aim to protect the planet. Centara Grand Hua Hin was proud to be a part of Earth Hour 2020, one of the world's largest movements for the environment, marking the event with a variety of activities carried out in support of this year’s featured theme on eliminating single-use plastic and other materials.
Along with energy-saving measures such as switching off non-essential lighting in public areas, and turning off all non-critical electrical appliances that don't affect the safety of guests, the hotel also offered a week of special activities leading up to the March 28 celebration for guests to take part in. Activity highlights included included creating lampshades from recycled paper; making new candles using leftover wax and old candle jars, giving guests the chance to enjoy the many benefits of arts and crafts while boosting their design creativity. The newly-made lampshades and candles were put to good use in the hotel’s lobbies, around the swimming pools and beachfront, as well as across the resort premises during the symbolic lights-out event that was held on March 28, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
By launching the "Top 10 Spicy Restaurants: Put out the Fire with Yen Yen" campaign; Customers to get Yen Yen Supercool for FREE for all delivery orders from selected restaurants via Wongnai and LINE MAN on April 1-30
Yen Yen ready-to-drink Jab Liang herbal tea, in collaboration with Thailand’s leading super-lifestyle platform Wongnai, today announced the launch of the "Top 10 Spicy Restaurants: Put out the Fire with Yen Yen" campaign. Through this exclusive campaign, Yen Yen will be serving the perfect herbal drink to pair with delivery spicy meals from top 10 spicy restaurants in Bangkok and the vicinity during the social distancing period when consumers stay at home to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Yen Yen will provide food delivery customers with the new Yen Yen Supercool 400 ml which bursts with the ultimate cooling effect for free when they order from participating restaurants via Wongnai and LINE MAN.
Tan Passakornnatee, President and CEO of Ichitan Group Public Company Limited, said, "The food delivery service market is seeing a rapid growth in light of the current pandemic that practically forces people to stay at home to avoid the spread. Due to the shift in consumer demand and the restaurant industry, Yen Yen has partnered with Wongnai, the leading super-lifestyle platform known for its users’ food reviews and end-to-end restaurant assistant solution, to launch a campaign that responds to the needs of today's consumers. Through the ‘Top 10 Spicy Restaurants: Put out the Fire with Yen Yen’ campaign, we will give away the new Yen Yen product which highlights the ability to cool down the heat and neutralize spicy flavors. The product is a perfect match with summer spicy dishes as it helps soothe the hotness of both chili and weather during this summer under the concept of #MakeAllHotThingsYenYen. Customers who order food from the selected 10 spicy restaurants via Wongnai or LINE MAN on April 1-30 will receive a free Yen Yen Supercool 400 ml, and another bottle will be given to the LINE MAN delivery driver of the order."
Beiersdorf Thailand donate NIVEA medical hand sanitizersto 1,000 hospitals in the nationwide fight against Covid-19 Outbreak
Beiersdorf Thailand has started production of medical grade disinfectants to support the fight against coronavirus pandemic in Thailand. In total, the company expects to manufacture more than 20,000 liters to help up to 1,000 hospitals all over Thailand
Currently, Beiersdorf has converted the production sites for NIVEA and Eucerin in Thailand to produce 80% alcohol medical hand sanitizers. It is estimated that hand sanitizers will be ready for distribution to hospitals and relevant agencies starting from 31 March 2020 onward.
The hand sanitizers will not be available for purchase but will be delivered free of charge to more than 1,000 hospitals, various foundations, homes for orphanage and also underprivileged children in Thailand with the hope to alleviate the current shortage of hand sanitizers. DHL, will support the free distribution. In addition, the company will be giving out sanitizers to more than 1,780 employees and retail salespersons for NIVEA and Eucerin across Thailand to increase customer safety and peace of mind.
“In this challenging time, it is our responsibility as a company to contribute to the collective effort in the fight against the spread of Covid-19. Through this initiative, Beiersdorf aims to help address the risk of a lack of hand sanitizers in hospitals and help the health authorities in Thailand. This will enable healthcare workers to protect themselves while working tirelessly at the frontline amidst the fight against the outbreak.” commented Rakshit Hargave, Senior Vice President Southeast Asia and South Asia of Beiersdorf
Another level of innovative service!!! Central Food Hall becomes the first supermarket to introduce disinfection robot using UV-C light to reduce the spread of COVID-19
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, supermarkets are still open to facilitate consumers who need to purchase items of necessity for their everyday lives.
Supermarkets have to ensure their customers of safety, and Central Food Hall, Thailand’s leading food store, recognizes the importance of this. Therefore, it has implemented a new innovation to ensure its employees and customers of safety, with the launch of UV-C Disinfection Robots. Central Food Hall is the first supermarket to implement disinfection robots, researched and certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The robots will help disinfect the store and reduce the spread of COVID-19. The robots, operated by staff, are now used at Central Food Hall Central Chidlom as the first location, during non-opening hours. There are plans to introduce the UV-C Disinfection Robots at other Tops Market and Central Food Hall branches to ensure another level of safety for its employees and customers.
Virtual Meditation, Soulful Workshops, Food for Thought by Journey to Love’s Founder, Sabina Ahuja to Ease Your COVID-19 Anxiety & Light Up Your Life During Self-Quarantine
Experienced Yoga Teacher and Life Transformation Coach, Sabina Ahuja committed to host FREE virtual gathering on Facebook, Instagram and Zoom to elevate your energy, uplift your mood, ease off your stress and boost your mental immune system during this global crisis of COVID-19.
Sabina is the founder of Journey to Love, a health & wellness company that educate, empower and elevate people to live the flow of health, wealth, happiness and joy. Since 2013, Sabina has been serving thousands of clients from Singapore, Australia, United States, Thailand, France in-person and virtually.
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