Food takeout and delivery options in Bangkok
Restaurants are one of the hardest-hit businesses during this global novel coronavirus pandemic. Empty dining rooms are not an unusual sight as people are preferring to stay in rather than eat out. Many restaurants have started offering delivery services to make sure their kitchen staff and service crew are financially supported during the crisis.
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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.
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.
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.
The best khao chae takeaways for delivery in Bangkok
Scorching summer in Thailand is synonymous with Thai summer food like khao chae. The traditional delight features steamed rice soaked in jasmine-scented water and served with savory mix-ins like luk kapi (deep-fried shrimp paste balls), hom daeng yud sai (deep-fried shallots stuffed with shredded pork), prik yuak sod sai (egg wrapped steamed green chili stuffed with minced pork) and moo foi (sweet shredded pork). For this year’s summer, we may miss a chance to enjoy khao chae at your favorite Thai restaurant because of the emergency decree to curb covid-10 pandemic, banning dine-in service at restaurants and eateries. The only option to savor the popular Thai summer food to have them delivered to your door. Here are restaurants, chefs and catering service in Bangkok offering khao chae takeaways for delivery in Bangkok.
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Check-in: Renaissance Koh Samui
If you’re looking to experience an extraordinary holiday, Renaissance Koh Samui might just be the place for you. Though you have the option to indulge in your usual tropical holiday activities, like sunbathing or chilling by the pool, Renaissance’s new global marketing campaign, titled “Discover This Way,” may just convince you to venture outside of your comfort zone—and even outside of the hotel—for an entirely unique travel experience. The Discover This Way program features activities within and beyond the hotel led by a Samui-born and raised navigator who knows every best bit of the island. Renaissance Koh Samui, located on the picturesque Lamai beach, has been a staple for many travelers for decades—not so surprising since the accommodations, facilities and impeccable service have never failed to impress. Deluxe rooms offer views of the 50-meter Leelawadee lap pool (said to be the longest pool on the island) and the resort’s lush grounds, while pool villas offer the ultimate privacy and spacious rooms consisting of 4-poster king-size bed. Your Renaissance journey starts soon as you check in, with Punchbowl Rituals, a cocktail-making session by the beach. A mixologist will guide you through the process of making a unique drink using only Thai ingredients —we’re talking lemongrass, galangal, Thai chili, hot basil, kaffir lime, and fresh cane syrup, all of which are mixed with renowned Phuket spirit, Chalong Bay Rum. After the session, you’ll be seated at the Navigator’s