The Chinese-influenced Vegetarian Festival or Tesakarn Kin Je has long been a practiced ritual in Thailand. Its origin can be dated back to more than 400 years.
During the festivity, devotees are abiding to strict vegan diets and refrain from consuming any kind of meat or animal products. They also focus on maintaining physical and spiritual purity. This year marks the first ICONSIAM Vegetarian Festival Wonder, where ICONSIAM and its alliances bring forth a grand festivity of savory vegan treats from over 100 shops and restaurants across the country to celebrate the festival of merit making and good blessings from today – 8 October 2019 at ICONSIAM, Charoen Nakhon Road.
SOOKSIAM “Im Boon Im Je, 4 Regions Vegetarian Delicacies”
SOOKSIAM, the town of amazing Thai charm, and its alliances turn its famous food and cultural space into a land of vegetarian heaven in “Im Boon Im Jay, 4 Regions Vegetarian Delicacies.” Over 100 assortments of vegetarian menus from the most sought-after street foods and restaurants from across the country including the Bangkok’s Chinatown are served. Central Region boasts wide arrays of dishes from recommended restaurants in Thonburi and Charoen Nakhon areas including Papa Tiamsim Talat Phlu Chinese Chive Dumpling, Hormok Pudding, Kao Tom Plaeng Nam 24 Nor, Sutunthip Vegan and Je Ngor’s Kitchen. From Northern Thailand are Kanom Sen Jiang Hai Tem Aim from Lampang and Khaosoi Lamduan Faham from Chiangmai. Northeastern treats include spicy Isaan dishes like green papaya salad with imitated fermented fish and spicy herbal soup from Maderla by Phuthai Kaiyang 1971. Southern food on offer is pleasing selections from Homemade Ice-cream made with fresh local ingredients like Baegu, Kumquat and varieties of local fruits from Thung Tako, Chumphon. Fresh premium ingredients are also available such as organic vegetables from Suan Pak Rai Sarn Baan Tai located at Huai Phlu, Bang lane, Nakhon Pathom and Sweet Corn from Suwan Corn Farm, Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima.Local brands from Phuket offer the famous Car brand Soy Sauce and Swallow brand Noodle. Available also is homemade yellow tofu specialty from Pga K’nyau communities in Prabat Huay Tom, Thailand’s only vegetarian community located in Li district, Lamphun.
Join a blessing festival of physical and spiritual purityat ICONSIAM Vegetarian Festival WonderToday – 8 October 2019 at ICONSIAM, Charoen Nakhon Road
Visitors can also worship Guanyin or the Chinese Goddess of Mercy for good blessing and get a chance to taste for free an auspicious dish “Nine Emperor Gods Fried Rice” made by an expert in Chinese history and culture Wiroj Tangwanich and the third generation successor of a legendary Chaozhou restaurant Kamol ‘Gigg’ Chobdee-ngarm. There is also a Chinese Opera Performance “Blessing of the Eight Deities” at the opening ceremony.
TCEB’s annual high-profile event helps drive Thailand towards becoming Asia’s Top MICE destination.
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) recently successfully staged the Thailand MICE Forum 2019 and for the first time brought together leaders of the world’s top MICE organisations under one roof in Bangkok, helping to drive Thailand towards its goal of becoming Asia's top MICE destination.
In just its third year, the event attracted leaders of the world’s most prominent MICE associations including Mr. Philip Eidsvold, President, The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE); Mr. Senthil Gopinath, Chief Executive Officer, International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA); and Mr. Kai Hattendorf, Managing Director and CEO, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI). They joined Thai entrepreneurs to share their viewpoints on how to strengthen Thailand’s competitiveness amid the global trends.
Top guest speakers, which totalled 18 in all, included Ms. Yumiko Iwata, CMP, Director Convention Promotion at Chiba Convention Bureau who spoke on the topic of Digital Optimization for Smart Hospitality, Tokyo Olympic 2020', Mr. Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya, President, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) on the topic of 'Move Beyond MICE “Open”'. Thailand’s key business sectors, including the Dusit Thani Group, Siam Piwat and ThaiBev, also exchanged ideas during a special session on the 'Customer First Experience Creation for Business Events’.
TCEB staged the event under the theme of 'Thailand’s Opportunity: Asia’s Top MICE Destination' to serve as a platform to create awareness and enthusiasm for Thai entrepreneurs to collaborate and seek new opportunities together. The event attracted 637 participants. During the two key breakout sessions, the “Collaboration over Competition” topic by TCEB’s Meetings and Incentives Department was attended by 239 delegates, while the “Differences Worth a Distance” topic by TCEB’s Area-Based Section, M2I Department and Mega Event Department was attended by 331 delegates.
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Maximum heart rate is the heart pumping the highest amount to supply the oxygen your body's needs. Your maximum heart rate dictates your aerobic capacity – the highest amount of oxygen consumed during maximal exercise. Therefore, people who have a high maximum heart rate strongly have a high aerobic capacity. Moreover, there are many observational studies demonstrating that, with a high aerobic capacity, you can lower the risk of a heart attack. You can estimate your maximum heart rate by subtracting your age from 220 to get an age-predicted maximum heart rate (the simplest calculation). For example, if you are 27 years old, your maximum heart rate would approximately be 220 - 27 = 193.
Global movement aims to shift Thailand towards a plant-based diet for sustainable agriculture, innovative natural food products, and healthier living.
Green Monday, a social venture originating and based in Hong Kong promoting sustainability and a plant-based lifestyle, officially launched in Thailand today.
Global movement shifts Thailand towards a plant-based diet In light of the imminent catastrophic consequences of climate change, Green Monday has been raising public awareness of the correlation between diet and the environment since its establishment in Hong Kong on 22 April (Earth Day) in 2012. Committed to championing a wholesome plant-based diet to reduce environmental footprint and improve public health, the movement successfully shifts 1.75 million Hong Kong people to adopt such a diet at least one day per week. The synergistic model of Green Monday is recognised internationally as it has been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg and CNN. The movement has launched in Singapore and Taiwan recently while China will be the next after the launch in Thailand.
Mr David Yeung, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Green Monday, was awarded Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum/the Schwab Foundation in September 2018.
“Food & Agriculture is what Thailand has always been known for. There has also been a long history of Thailand being a Buddhist country and that vegetarianism is deeply ingrained in the Thai culture. That’s why I am particularly excited about the launch of Green Monday movement as well as the many exciting global plant-based food innovations in Thailand. We believe this is a milestone that connects Thailand’s cultural roots to a wholesome sustainable future,” David said.
“From a Food Innovation standpoint, Beyond Meat is taking the world by storm and we know many in Thailand have been eagerly waiting for its arrival. Meanwhile, OmniMeat is a perfect match with the Thai cuisine. I think both meat-eaters AND vegans/vegetarians will be impressed with the offerings at many of our partner hotels and restaurants, from the Beyond Burger to Pad Kra Pao!” He continued.
BY ISSUE Co., Ltd by Roj-Bhubawit Kritpholnara, the legendary fashion designer and the founder of “ISSUE” hosted the party to celebrate “20th Anniversary ISUUE” to tell the success story of the brand during its 20 years in fashion business in an international level. The party also featured a spectacular fashion show presented by 99 famous supermodels to ignite inspiration for young generation designers and also to share happiness to its customers.
ISSUE 20th Anniversary celebration party was recently hosted at GMM Live House, 8th floor, Central World and the event was crowdedly participated by celebrities, fashionistas and supermodels such as Korn-Vorakorn Chatikavanich, Lee Puengboonpra, Pattarapol Puengboonpra, Supornthip Choungrangsee, Suquan Bulakul, Intira Thanavisuth, Orawan Inkhasit, Siriyos Devahasdin na Ayudhya, Prim Bulakul, Jittima Wattanasin, Ploy Pinsaeng, Nachanok Ratanadaros, Srikanya Saktidej Bhanubandh, Phiyada Chutarattanakul, Sopitnapa Choompanee, Usamanee witayanon, and just-married couple Dome-Pakorn Lam and Metal Sukkhao. All the guests were warmly welcome by Bhubawit Kritpholnara, designer and founder of ISSUE.Bhubawit Kritpholnara revealed that “during 20 years, beside our collection, we also put a lot of effort in creating the exciting show. Today’s fashion show, we are presenting 99 supermodels and it is the highest number of models we have ever done in our fashion show history to celebrate our 20th anniversary. This spectacular show created by our 20 years of experience in international fashion business and from worldwide fashion runways and I wish this show will be a great inspiration for next generation designers. 20 years of ISSUE brand is our pride and excitement, and years to come is bonus we will get from our work.
Reinforcing the brand’s commitment to support the empowerment of women all over the world, Swarovski is proud to unveil its bold new Swarovski Power Collection.
The Swarovski Power Collection of dazzling bracelets takes the stacked bracelet trend to the next level by positioning itself as the must-have empowerment accessory for every modern woman’s wardrobe. Swarovski’s Creative Director Nathalie Colin explains her inspiration for this exciting range, “Today, a piece of jewelry is not just a fashion accessory. It means so much more to women – it is an expression of identity, a confidence booster, and, I believe that confidence can be amplified by what you wear.
Women are truly a force to be reckoned with, and the Swarovski Power Collection is a symbol of this. This new Collection is one that truly transforms, and that's brilliantly liberating.”
The Watch and Jewellery Maison, Piaget chose Bangkok to launch its stunning High Jewellery Collection Golden Oasis in Asia Pacific this year. The collection which includes more than one hundred sparkling creations was unveiled at the Park Hyatt hotel which was transformed into a real Oasis for the occasion.
Piaget celebrated the launch of its new High Jewellery collection Golden Oasis with a festive night hosted at the hotel on Sep 19th. Inspired by the mysterious curves of a breathtaking desert landscape Golden Oasis captures the vivid light and intense hues from dusk till dawn. An ode to nature, the new collection invites a captivating journey across a vast desert, portrayed in three chapters: Native Bloom, Mineral Desert and Play of Lights. Harnessing Piaget’s artisanal craftsmanship and visionary imagination, Golden Oasis epitomizes the Maison’s bold style with its gold and vivid gemstone details.
Piaget’s CEO Chabi Nouri wore Nightfall Celebration earrings for the evening. Chabi Nouri welcomed APAC brand ambassador, Kong Hyo-Jin, digital influencer Nicole Warne, model and actress Sririta Jensen, actors Phupoom ‘‘Ken’’ Phongpanu and Pichaya ''Golf'' Nitipaisalkul, TV presenter Kelly Latimer and fashion influencer Chau Bui. Also, the party was attended by many Thai Piaget Society such as Suthin Jiramaneekul, Chanya Swangchit, Piyarat Kaljaruek, Jantana Selby, Onchuma Durongdej, Pitipat Preedanont, Kornkanok Yongsakul, Tanyamon Navakunvichitr.
Special offers available from September 25-29 inclusive
Traveloka, a leading travel & lifestyle experiences booking platform and one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Southeast Asia, has launched an “EPIC SALE” program in Thailand during September 25-29, 2019 with discounted bookings accepted in five travel & lifestyle products: Hotels, Flights, Xperience, Packages (Flights + Hotels), and Airport Transfers.
An example of the available special offers includes those for hotel bookings from 12.00 p.m. – 1.00 p.m. during Sep 25-28, 2019 with discounts of as much as 80% on each of these days.
The EPIC HOUR price discounts apply to hotels in countries, including Thailand together with international destinations, such as Singapore, Japan, and South Korea and many more.
For flights the EPIC HOUR discounts will be as much as 30% for bookings made during Sep 25-29, 2019 from 2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.
According to the Pacific Asia Travel Association, APAC destinations are in aggregate expected to receive 728.4 million international arrivals in 2019, which is over 40 million more than the volume received in 2018. As for dollar receipts data, the top four destinations in percentage growth terms for 2019 in APAC were Macau, Thailand, Maldives, and China. Thailand is expected to generate more than USD 69 billlion in tourism related receipts in 2019, an increase of 13.7 percent in comparison to 2018.
EPIC SALE presents a large and diverse mix of travel experiences including the wide appeal of secondary destinations that will continue to support further growth in tourism in Asia Pacific over the near to medium term.
Siam Discovery Selects and Assembles a List of International Brands For an Outstanding Fall/Winter 2019 Season of Exclusive Collections
Siam Discovery: The Exploratorium is bringing back the hype by assembling an exclusive list of international brands and fashion houses to delight fashionistas and enthusiasts alike to find the perfect goods from the latest fall/winter collection in ‘Siam Discovery Presents Fall/Winter 2019’. All fashion goods are fine-tuned in the style of Discovery Selection, straight from international runways to the racks at Siam Discovery: The Exploratorium.
Striving to stand out, Discovery Selection is the raising the bar with a curated set of exclusive fashion brands that match the specific attributes: modern, trendsetting, and practical. In Siam Discovery’s style, innovative products from around the world are brought together to prompt visitors and shoppers to experiment with their fashion persona and character in order to inspire them to create fun and memorable fashion experiences, while encouraging them to cultivate a sophisticated sense of fashion that projects their personalities. These selected brands reflect the eclectic mix of consumer lifestyles including the contemporary and practical wear such as Samsøe & Samsøe, Yaya, Second Female, Oliver Spencer, and Universal Works; the up-and-coming labels, which are highly exclusive in Thailand, such as Maison Kitsune, ADER error, Ambush, Ganni; and streetwear brands which have recently gained a serious following including Alpha Industries, Alltimers, HUF to entice a wide range of hypebeasts. In addition, Siam Discovery is constantly keeping itself ahead of the trend by welcoming promising brands including the likes of pushBUTTON and Afterhomework — a few names Discovery Selection has embraced in the new lineup, all suitable for men and women.
Starting off with women’s side of fashion, a brand from Europe, more accurately from Copenhagen, Denmark, is set to make its arrival in Thailand as Siam Discovery is thrilled to launch GANNI’s latest collection ‘Life on Earth’ (from the creative minds behind the brand, Creative Director Ditte Reffstrup and CEO Nicolaj Reffstrup). The collection blends the energy and inspiration from the experience of traveling where a lot of its design reiterate the migration from urban surroundings into nature, as seen by the inclusion of nature-inspired colors such as azure blue, moss green, and desert beige, and the intricate prints and patterns on the textile include a light-colored collar dress, a camo coat, and a wool jacket to fend off the cold weather.