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What's inside the latest issue of Time Out Bangkok magazine
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What's inside the latest issue of Time Out Bangkok magazine

Now’s the time to book a staycation at one of Bangkok’s upscale hotels.

Healthy and hearty bowls and where to find them in Bangkok
Restaurants

Healthy and hearty bowls and where to find them in Bangkok

It may be difficult to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle while on lockdown. Self-isolation could result in inactiveness that gains you extra weight, and depression that calls out to endless junk food snacking. Perhaps it’s high time to turn to healthy bowls. Packed with muchneeded nutrients, and a good balance of and proteins, these all-in-one meals are an ideal choice for keeping healthy and hale during these difficult times. Here are a few restaurants that are offering these nutritious and healthy eats for delivery

How Bangkokians are helping each other during this COVID-19 crisis
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How Bangkokians are helping each other during this COVID-19 crisis

Help comes in many forms.

19 most iconic buildings in Bangkok
Attractions

19 most iconic buildings in Bangkok

If you take time to research, walk around the city or even just look up, you’ll realize that Bangkok is home to a number of beautiful buildings bearing a variety of architectural styles.

How Bangkok plan to adapt to the 'new normal' lifestyle
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How Bangkok plan to adapt to the 'new normal' lifestyle

People are exploring ways to deal with the changing life after the pandemic.

Cool things to do during your Time In

The best motivational podcasts to listen to right now
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The best motivational podcasts to listen to right now

The whole city is on pause and residents are asked to stay in for a few weeks. Instead of absorbing fake news and listlessly scrolling through your social media feed, why not take this time to enrich your mind with a bit of much-needed inspiration. We’ve listed some of the best motivational podcasts to keep your mind entertained and productive while isolating at home.

Best Japanese movies and series on Netflix
Movies

Best Japanese movies and series on Netflix

Whether you’re stuck inside on a rainy day or in the mood for a cheeky weeknight binge, Netflix is a gold mine of movies and tv shows to get stuck into when you’re bored. There is an abundance of titles in the anime category with new episodes available every week, but there are also seamlessly crafted documentaries, heart-tugging dramas and guilty pleasure reality TV shows that are just as worthy of your attention. Here are the best Japanese series and movies available with English subtitles on Netflix right now. RECOMMENDED: Best Thai movies and series on Netflix

Comedy specials on Netflix you need to see
Comedy

Comedy specials on Netflix you need to see

The whole world is dealing with anxiety and stress, as well as the physical complications of home quarantine. Even in these trying pandemic-tinged times, we find that laughter can still be the best medicine. At the very least, it can make things more bearable. Here are  stand-up shows on Netflix that, for at least an afternoon, will allow you to indulge in some comic relief.

Best Korean dramas on Netflix you should binge-watch now
Movies

Best Korean dramas on Netflix you should binge-watch now

K-dramas have been stealing plenty of hearts all year round and they're definitely worth a mention. So, without further ado, here are some of the most talked-about K-drama you need to be watching right now on Netflix.

The best meditation apps
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The best meditation apps

In times of chaos, what we all need is peace of mind and little moments of zen to help us get through the day. So we’ve listed some of the best meditation apps to help put you in the right frame of mind during these Covid-19 times—just in case scanning through endless menus of Netflix shows and doing breathing exercises on your own don’t cut it.

Latest restaurants and cafés review

Pimp My Salad
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Pimp My Salad

This place will make you rethink how a salad should look and taste—and it doesn’t involve just a bunch of mixed greens and sugary dressing.

Clara
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Clara

A gorgeous fine-dining den that delivers solid Italian delights in an art-filled atmosphere  

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Khum Hom
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Khum Hom

Celebrity chef Ian Kittichai creates Thai fare for a health-focused Bangkok hotel

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Crackhouse
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Crackhouse

The owners of Fowlmouth now brings us an eatery devoted to eggs. 

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MTCH
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MTCH

A minimalist matcha cafe in Ari 

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Latest bars review

Bar 335
Bars

Bar 335

Set in a quasi-residential lane that connects soi Sukhuvmit 39 and 49, Bar 335 offers an escape from Sukhumvit’s more chaotic bar and club offerings. 

Konkord
Bars

Konkord

The minds behind Sugar Ray and Tropic City have combined well-concocted cocktails with a well-curated music program

May Rai
Bars

May Rai

Ton Tassanakajohn explores pad thai and natural wine in a new bar venture

Crimson Room
Bars

Crimson Room

A theater-themed jazz bar that’s set to wow Langsuan drinkers

Time Out says
3 out of 5 stars
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The latest Time Out interviews

Pranitan Phornprapha and Perm Paitayawat
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Pranitan Phornprapha and Perm Paitayawat

Meet the masterminds behind Fruitfull

Saran Yen Panya
Art

Saran Yen Panya

The prolific furniture designer who is trying to change the way we appreciate design, tradition, and love.

Vichit Mukura
Restaurants

Vichit Mukura

The godfather of modern Thai cuisine reveals his journey.

Chudaree Debhakam
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Chudaree Debhakam

The first winner of Top Chef Thailand talks about her passion for local ingredients, home-based horticulture and her journey to becoming a full-fledged restaurateur

Best hotels in Bangkok

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

The stunning, brand-new Waldorf Astoria Bangkok shoots up from the bustling Rachaprasong intersection like a flower; in fact, it was designed to look like one—a magnolia, to be exact. Inside, design elements by Hong Kong-based architect Andre Fu—such as wrought iron sculptural panels and an assortment of intricate chandeliers—pay homage to local Thai culture as well as the Waldorf legacy. The property boasts 171 rooms and suites, each with interactive entertainment systems, well-stocked mini bars and sprawling bathrooms with rainfall showers, high-tech toilets and toiletries by Salvatore Ferragamo. Guests have access to three restaurants, two bars and a tea room lounge; our favorites are the Front Room, a lobby-level eatery serving innovative Nordic-Thai fare, and the top floor Champagne Bar, offering flutes of bubbly to be enjoyed on plush green velvet couches overlooking the city below. A small (three rooms) but lovely spa sits next to the open air, rooftop pool, scattered with giant wicker chairs and affording one of the best views from the property. There's also a 24-hour fitness center, as well as the aforementioned lounge, Peacock Alley, perfect for whiling away the hours between city exploration and dinner—look for the clock behind the bar, a quiet nod to the storied hotel brand's first property in Manhattan (every Waldorf Astoria has a version of the first location's beautiful wall clock).  Time Out tip: Book ahead at the spa and the Front Room, both popular must-d

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
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W Bangkok
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W Bangkok

W Bangkok integrates twisted Thai culture with quirky Western motifs

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Users say
5 out of 5 stars
The Okura Prestige Bangkok
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The Okura Prestige Bangkok

The Okura Prestige Bangkok has set a new standard for luxury hotels

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
SO Sofitel Bangkok
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SO Sofitel Bangkok

Gorgeous views and unique designs are the key reasons you’ll love SO Sofitel Bangkok. Located a few blocks away from Lumpini Park, the enclaves lush greenery can be spotted from most rooms. Room styles are crafted around four different themes: earth, water, wood and metal. The Earth rooms are embellished with playful, curvy walls inspired by prehistoric cave paintings found in Pha Taem National Park in Ubon Ratchathani. Metal rooms are decked out like an urban refuge with minimal, modern decor and pristine white furniture. The Wood room, on the other hand, is inspired by a traditional Northern Thai wooden house, while the Water room—the sexiest room of all—features concrete walls and semi-transparent glasses partitions.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars

Out of town

Off-the-beaten-track local destinations
Travel

Off-the-beaten-track local destinations

In these COVID-19 outbreak times, traveling is strongly prohibited. So if you still feel the itch to get out, why not start researching where to go when things are over? Here are some off-the-beaten-track local destinations that you might want to consider. Imagine yourself strolling away from the crowd, enjoying a bit of serenity, and also discovering something new.

Three things to do at Inle Lake
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Three things to do at Inle Lake

Shan State freshwater lake awaits your exploration

Siem Reap through new eyes
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Siem Reap through new eyes

Here are are new places you have to visit when you’re in Siem Reap

Unconventional museums around the world
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Unconventional museums around the world