Taco Bell, the world’s leading Mexican-inspired restaurant chain, is set to open its fourth Taco Bell restaurant in Bangkok at Samyan Mitrtown, G Floor on 5th November, 2019.
The Special prizes and fun activities for all fans to enjoy will start from 10.00 AM until 10.00 PM including Taco Bell limited edition T-shirts for the first 100 customers as well as numerous Taco Bell souvenirs. Taco Bell fans can’t afford to miss this event.
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Enjoy exploring the vibrant city and its many attractive offerings this winter break
Fly Emirates to Dubai and enjoy a fun-filled holiday this winter break. Solo travellers and families alike will be awed by the city’s many attractive offerings including shopping festivals, traditional souks, stunning beach resorts, fine dining, adventure waterparks and much more. With year-round sunshine and eclectic landmarks – the city is an ideal holiday or stopover destination with something for everyone.
See more for less with My Emirates Pass
Visitors can take advantage and see more for less with My Emirates Pass – a seasonal pass that turns an Emirates boarding pass into an exclusive membership package – allowing customers to redeem discounts and special benefits in over 500 locations across the UAE. Travellers flying to and through Dubai between 1 January until 31 March 2020* can avail the offer and enjoy up to 30% off on retail outlets and up to 50% off on leisure activities by simply presenting their boarding pass and a valid form of identification.* Fly Emirates and spend less on luxurious spa treatments, indulge in five-star culinary experiences, and embark on an adventurous outdoor activity. Families can also take advantage and enjoy thrilling waterparks across the city.
Dubai Shopping Festival 2020
Splurge on world-class shopping across the city’s many impressive malls including The Dubai Mall – one of the world’s largest shopping complexes. Visitors travelling to Dubai from 26 December 2019 until 1 February 2020 can take advantage of the Dubai Shopping Festival 2020* The highly anticipated five-week festival offers customers extraordinary discounts and rewards in various shopping outlets including unbeatable deals on fashion, jewellery, electronic items and much more.
Mohammad Al Hashimi, Emirates’ Vice President, Commercial Products Dubai, said: “Dubai is a fantastic city with an ever growing list of attractions and experiences our customers can enjoy year-round. The city is one of the world’s most preferred destinations for world-class shopping, sightseeing and fine dining. Passengers flying to and through Dubai can avail unbeatable offers through My Emirates Pass and the Dubai Shopping Festival 2020. We look forward to continue working closely with our partners and to ensure we always provide our customers the best Dubai has to offer.”
Fly Emirates, Fly Better
Fly better on Emirates to Dubai and enjoy over 4,500 channels of entertainment on ice – the airline’s award-winning inflight entertainment system. Passengers across all classes will enjoy regionally inspired meals, complimentary beverages and up to 20 MB of free Wi-Fi. With the airline’s generous baggage allowance – there’s no need to pack light. Economy Class passengers can enjoy up to 35 kgs, while Business Class passengers can enjoy up to 40 kgs and First-Class passengers can enjoy up to 50 kgs
Emirates customers who go on a shopping extravaganza during their visit to Dubai can also enjoy additional baggage allowance on their return journey. The offer is valid on return Economy Class tickets purchased to Dubai between 15 October 2019 and 1 February 2020.* Customers travelling back from Dubai to Emirates destinations within North America, Central America, South America or Africa can enjoy one extra piece of baggage.* For those travelling to other destinations within the Emirates network can also take advantage of an additional 10kgs of excess baggage. The offer is applicable for travel between December 26, 2019 and February 5, 2020.*
For more information on Emirates, including how to book flights and a complete list of terms and conditions, visit www.emirates.com, travel agent or through the local Emirates Sales Office at 02-664-1040.
*Local terms and conditions apply
The #1 green tea brand – OISHI Green Tea joins hands with ROV – Thailand’s #1 MOBA Game. Shout out to teen gamers with massive campaign “Oishi X ROV: Full Set of 5 Japanese Skins”!
Number 1 green tea brand 1 OISHI Green Tea spearheaded by Mrs. Jesdakorn Ghosh, Senior Vice President of Beverages Business at OISHI Group Public Company Limited in collaboration with Thailand’s #1 hot hit MOBA game “ROV” introduced campaign “Oishi X ROV: Full Set of 5 Japanese Skins” giving Oishi fans and teen gamers a chance to win the jackpot – Full Set of 5 Japanese Skins – along with over 50,000 prizes of the game’s special items daily. To emphasize the brand’s image as a modern Gen-M with technology relevance and youthful, trend-driven character, Oishi prepares to please the teen fans by bringing along 10 hot presenters from GMM Teen Idols with Krist-Perawat and Singto- Prachaya leading the team on the ROV talk at Royal Paragon Hall on Friday 25 October 2019.
Following the great success from the popular OISHI Honey Lemon, OISHI Group launched new products at the event including “OISHI Apple Honey” and, to answer to the healthy lifestyle trend, sugar-free “OISHI Apple Honey Light” with exclusive ingredients of Japanese apples harvested in Aomori and Hyakka-mitsu Honey from Hokkaido -Japan.
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas worldwide has received a total of eight top accolades at the World Spa Awards 2019 with Anantara Spa recognised as the World’s Best Hotel Spa Brand for the third consecutive year.
Named the World’s Best Hotel Spa Brand at both the 2018 and 2017 World Spa Awards, Anantara Spa retained this title in 2019 and once again received the award for World’s Best Hotel Spa Brand at the gala ceremony which took place in Dubai on Monday 21 October.
As the most prominent awards programme in the spa tourism industry, the prestigious World Spa Awards serve to celebrate and reward excellence in spa tourism. Nominated contenders are voted for by professionals working within the spa industry - senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media - and by the public.
The first round of the selection process saw an impressive total of 30 nominations for Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas in 12 countries across Europe, Middle East, Asia, the Indian Ocean Africa and Brazil.
Embassy of the Republic of Austria, led by H.E. Mrs Eva Hager, Ambassador, recently hosted “Austrian National Day Reception 2019” at the Swissotel Bangkok Ratchada’s Ballroom in celebration of 150 years of friendship between Thailand and Austria.
Mr Bruno Rotschaedl, Hotel's General Manager, gave a warm welcome and congratulations flower bouquet to the ambassador. The reception was presided over by Mr Sasiwat Wongsinsawat, Director-General of the European Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with guests of honour including Khunying Kalaya Sophonpanich, Deputy Minister of Education.
In Asia, adherents of rugby favour the same values as in the west: strength, discipline, courage, camaraderie and teamwork. To some, such values might seem old-fashioned, but their enduring popularity is underlined by the sheer number of rugby tournaments in Asia these days.
Many locals and expats watched the World Cup, marvellously managed by Japan, today a top-tier rugby-playing nation. But because of its tighter format and more open technique, Sevens has been blossoming across the region, helped by the lure of an entry to the Olympics next year for successful nations. Likewise, the womens' game has mushroomed in popularity with Thailand at the forefront – the national ladies' 7s team made the final of the most recent challenge last month, losing only to Japan in the final.
David Adamson would have reason to feel a little smug about all this: he is Tournament Director for the grand-daddy of all regional sevens tournaments, the Bangkok International Sevens which takes place November 9-10 on the beautiful playing fields of Bangkok Patana school. This will be the 24th year of this event, which pioneered the sevens (as opposed to 15-a-side, as in the World Cup) format locally. David also had the foresight to ensure the event was one of the first in the region to offer and encourage the women's game alongside mens' and youth rugby.
It's a fun weekend with some serious action for competitors, with teams from as far afield as Africa and New Zealand matching up against entries from Laos, Vietnam and Thailand itself, and some serious entertainment for spectators.
The Maldives’ much-loved eco-resort Gili Lankanfushi will once again open its doors on 1 December 2019 following an inspired renovation of the resort. Honouring its laidback philosophy and rustic chic aesthetic, the island will remain an intimate and sustainable paradise for the barefoot luxury traveller, with a new design concept and wellness programmes to further enrich the guest experience.
Originally opened in 2012, Gili Lankanfushi was previously voted ‘Best Hotel in the World’ by TripAdvisor for its relaxed air and impeccable service. Located in the languid waters of the North Malé Atoll, just a 20-minute speedboat ride from Malé, it is the ultimate place to get away from the world. The 45 refurbished villas will offer open-air living spaces, roof terraces and private decks with direct access to the lagoon below, and the revamped Residence and Villa suites will feature private pools, providing greater convenience for guests. The Family Villas with Pools are a new addition to the resort featuring two en suite bedrooms, a private swimming pool for children to splash in the sunshine, a rooftop terrace for additional space to dine and play, as well as a living room situated over the lagoon and accessible from a safe walkway. The vast 1,700m2 Private Reserve - the largest overwater villa in the world - is located 500m from the main island and offers four spacious bedrooms, a private open-air cinema, spoiling spa, air-conditioned gymnasium, infinity pool and a two-storey waterslide leading directly into the crystal clear lagoon.
The island’s natural surroundings, culture, and sustainability are very much at the heart of the property’s design to create synergy and cohesiveness between the external and internal environments. A warm, neutral palette is accented by colourful, locally sourced fabrics and every piece of furniture in the new villas and living areas are custom made by skilled local craftsmen using a variety of upcycled materials. These include charming recycled teakwood bed frames, lampshades handwoven from recycled wire mesh incorporating fish and sea turtles from the surrounding waters and cushion fabrics handprinted with coral patterns found on the reefs. The coffee tables have also been engraved with stars to reflect the clear night sky and hanging lamps are crafted from bamboo prawn catcher baskets. Guests will also have the option to set up luxurious rooftop daybeds for an atmospheric night’s sleep beneath the stars and each villa has a dedicated butler service catering to guests’ every wish.
Gili Lankanfushi will mark the re-opening of resort with a series of new educational and active wellness programmes that combine both the paradise that is the serene Meera Spa and the educational experience from the team of deeply knowledgeable experts at the Marine Biology Shack. Holistic Healing is a five-night programme for those seeking a soulful spa experience that nurtures the body and teaches natural beauty methods. The experience will include a one-on-one consultation on arrival, daily yoga classes, guided breath-work sessions, bespoke treatments and an essential oil making workshop to create remedies to take home. Dive & Discover is a five-night programme for budding divers with a passion for marine conservation including daily diving expeditions, guided night time snorkelling, a coral planting experience with a marine biologist to support The Coral Lines Project and a deep muscle massage to rejuvenate at the spa. Surf & Spa is a four-night programme for the eco-conscious sportsman in search of active exploration. Start your days with sunrise yoga followed by surf lessons in the lagoon and guided tours to a nearby wake break accompanied by a resident marine biologist to learn about local marine life. For a relaxing end to an activity filled day, book in a reflexology session at the spa, guaranteed to ease aches and pains for a deep sleep.
Food and Beverage
Days of exploring and relaxing will be complemented with delicious, sustainably sourced modern Maldivian cuisine from new live stations at the resort’s signature restaurant - Kashiveli located right on the beautiful, pristine beach. Helmed by Executive Chef Hari Govindaraj who has been with the resort for over 12 years, he is responsible for tending the organic Gili garden on the premises, growing organic herbs, vegetables and fruits for use in the various dishes. Guests will also have the chance to opt for one-on-one classes to learn the art of cooking with seasonal produce from Chef Hari who will also provide hand-written recipes for guests to take home as a memory of their stay.
Rates at Gili Lankanfushi start at $1,440 per night on a room-only basis, based on double occupancy. The new wellness programmes start from $1,443 per night.
Daniel said, “Harriet and I have selected a few of our all-time favorite songs from some of the classic Broadway shows. We will also chat about our experiences of performing on stage, including some of the amusing stories and show biz gossip.”
Harriet Jones added, “I saw some of the young Thai singers during my last visit, so Dan and I thought it would be great if we could invite them all to perform in our new show as our chorus. In fact, one 15-year-old girl called New, has been chosen to sing “Breathe” from In the Heights as a solo, which will be very exciting.”
These shows are being performed in one of Bangkok’s most beautiful theatre’s, the Aksra Theatre at the King Power Complex, near Victory Monument.
Broadway in Bangkok…unplugged, which is sponsored by Accor Hotels, Big Chilli and Thaivisa, will have its World Premiere here in Thailand, before Big Mango take it on tour around Asia and China in 2020.
So, if you love your big musicals, then this Bangkok show will be a night to remember! Tickets available from Thai Ticket Major.
Tickets prices. THB1,000, 1,500, 2,000 & 2,500 through www.thaiticketmajor.com
Nearest BTS: Victory Monument. Ample Parking AT King Power Complex.
Stay packages from THB3,884 available at Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel. Reservations: attn. Khun Donat, H6323-RE@accor.com Tel; +66 2 680 9999.
With the success of last year’s first Austrian Wine Week, the second edition will surely please diners in Bangkok and also Chiang Mai this year.
The annual collaboration between Wine Garage and Tastes of Austria and participating restaurant partners will extend beyond 20 venues, and include a party-style Schnitzelfest at the Crystal Box in Gaysorn Urban Resort on November 7th.
Kim Wachtveitl, Managing Partner of Wine Garage says “We are impressed by the warm welcome Austrian wines is receiving, and diners around Bangkok can enjoy both classical styled Riesling and Gruner Veltliner in hotels and restaurants, but also experience the lively unconventional expressions in wine bars and the many innovative Thai restaurants lead by young and talented chefs.”
Franz Hofstätter, sommelier / Managing Director of Tastes of Austria explains “export of Austrian wine has enjoyed a record-breaking year in 2018, growing by 6.9% year on year. Now that Thailand’s national carrier Thai Airways flies to Vienna, many more Thais are learning about our culture, music and of course get to know the exciting red and white varietals coming out of our small nation.”