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Everything you need to know about Awakening Bangkok
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Everything you need to know about Awakening Bangkok

Get ready for a festival of lights that will illuminate the historic Charoenkrung district after dark for 10 days

Michelin announces 2019 stars for Bangkok, Phuket and Phang-nga
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Michelin announces 2019 stars for Bangkok, Phuket and Phang-nga

Michelin today (Nov 14) reveals the second edition of Michelin Guide Thailand, Michelin Guide 2019 Bangkok, Phuket and Phang-nga, at the star revelation event at Park Hyatt Hotel Bangkok. 217 restaurants make it into this year’s red-covered guide, while 27 (26 in Bangkok and 1 in Phuket) are lauded with stars.

Time Out Bangkok's guide to the best restaurants in Phuket
Restaurants

Time Out Bangkok's guide to the best restaurants in Phuket

The historic East Asiatic Building is now open to the public to showcase Bangkok Art Biennale art works
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The historic East Asiatic Building is now open to the public to showcase Bangkok Art Biennale art works

The East Asiatic Company Building is one of the most discreet historic landmarks in Bangkok. It has always been there, precisely at the riverfront location next to Mandarin Oriental Hotel, but you probably never noticed it as it’s never been open to the public—until now!

7 great things to do this week
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7 great things to do this week

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Latest restaurants and cafés review

Sarath N. Chocolatier
Restaurants

Sarath N. Chocolatier

A new chocolate café dedicated to Thai cocoa and steered by Bangkok’s top chocolatier

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Thaan Charcoal Cooking
Restaurants

Thaan Charcoal Cooking

A hidden beef haven in Sukhumvit

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
BATT Tempura
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BATT Tempura

A kitschy tempura joint in Talad Noi offers only the freshest battered seafood bites

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
Front Room
Restaurants

Front Room

A fine-dining restaurant that injects the Nordic philosophy of hygge into Thai produce

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Karmakamet Conveyance
Restaurants

Karmakamet Conveyance

Karmakarmet’s take on Asian-inspired fine-dining fare

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Latest bars review

The Key
Bars

The Key

The hip hood of Ari has just welcomed a new face to its cocktail scene

Sugar Ray : You've Just Been Poisoned
Bars

Sugar Ray : You've Just Been Poisoned

The famed secret bar has been given a sleeker upgrade at a new Sukhumvit location

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
TaladNath
Bars

TaladNath

Funky cocktail bar specializing in fruit brandy and globe-spanning cocktails

The Bar Upstairs
Bars

The Bar Upstairs

A vibey wine bar has taken over the upper floor of French bistro Brasserie Cordonnier

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
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New movie releases

Overlord
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Overlord

Operation Neptune is in full flow as Allied troops storm the beaches of Normandy. Overhead, the US is flying in air support. One misfit team, led by a grizzled commander (Wyatt Russell), is tasked with destroying a radio transmitter located at a fortified church behind enemy lines. When their plane is shot down, the bruised and battered troops scramble to the church only to discover that, beneath its foundations, the Reich has been busily amassing an unholy army of undead mutants. On paper, Overlord sounds like a run-of-the-mill midnight movie. In reality, it has much more going for it, most significantly the talented young cast—including British actor Jovan Adepo as the captivating lead. Admittedly, the characters are thinly-written cliches – the brooding man-of-few-words commander, the wise-cracking crack shot, and the heart-of-gold newbie. But these simple archetypes are forgivable, especially in the case of the gloriously-over-the-top-jack-booted antagonist, played by Game of Thrones actor Pilou Asbæk. Meanwhile, Mathilde Ollivier impresses as a tough-as-nails villager who would be a worthy addition to the French Resistance. The story is also much more artful than the premise suggests, playing with the concept of monstrosity and asking what separates good from bad in times of war. And how far are each side willing to go? Or rather, who are the real monsters here? Be prepared for blood, guts and gore. The violence, both in the high-octane opening scenes and the more mon

Time Out says
4 out of 5 stars
The Girl in the Spider's Web
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The Girl in the Spider's Web

Lisbeth Salander, your #MeToo moment has arrived: If ever there was a perfect time for the avenging hacker of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series to make a rebooted comeback, it’s now. So call it a spectacular failure to read the room that the new action-tooled The Girl in the Spider’s Web—James Bond without the bondage—strips its hero of everything that made her spiky and singular. It’s not that the movie doesn’t have a terrific lead (The Crown’s Claire Foy, who knows from mining subtle shades of rebellion) or a sleek, inky visual template, established by David Fincher in 2011 with his Rooney Mara–led The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Problematically, Spider’s Web sees nothing to celebrate in Salander but a bland video-game avatar, someone who speeds across icy ponds on her Ducati, flees explosions in slo-mo and barely gets it on (one listless same-sex sleepover with a club kid hardly counts). Foy wasn’t made to frown at laptops; what little psychology there was in the literary version of this antihero has been scaled back to nothing. Meanwhile, sad little girls play ominous games of chess and several actual spiders make their long-legged presence known—but wouldn’t a properly cryptic Lisbeth have been better? Worse, she’s up against one of those generic madman-steals-a-nuke-app scenarios that went out with Roger Moore. (Ineffectual side characters include Get Out’s Lakeith Stanfield as an NSA agent and Sverrir Gudnason as this installment’s hero-journalist Mikael Blomkvist,

Time Out says
2 out of 5 stars
Whitney
Movies

Whitney

Director Kevin Macdonald is a skilled hand with docs and narrative features—the big show-off—and his new Whitney Houston documentary combines the analytical heft of the former with the storytelling beats of the latter. Expect big tunes and even bigger emotions.

Suspiria
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Suspiria

The best horror movies, just as major as the more reputable stuff, work on a primal level, beyond plot or words. They grab at your bowels. Dario Argento’s 1977 stunner Suspiria, an explosion of color, gore and vaulting stylistic ambition, is undoubtedly one of them. To know (and to love) the film is to appreciate Italian cinema in a deeper way, for its eeriness and hysteria. Still, it wasn’t quite a slam dunk when it was announced that a fellow Italian—even one as gifted as Call Me by Your Name’s Luca Guadagnino—would be re-imagining Suspiria, an obsession of his for decades. Guadagnino knows about getting good performances, and how to brew adult sexiness. But it’s a miracle that he seems to understand Argento’s witch-centric original on an almost molecular level—so much so that he can radically depart from it and still cast his own spell. Scripted by David Kajganich (who also did Guagadnino’s A Bigger Splash, itself an adaptation of the 1969 French thriller La Piscine), today’s Suspiria is a spectacularly strange affair, thrumming with wild blood and weird powers. It’s easily the classiest horror movie made in years, maybe ever, decked out in muted pinks and green marble, and scored, gorgeously, by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, whose arpeggiating piano lines, rumbling synths and cooing vocals create a Can–like propulsiveness. Traditional horror fans won’t be pleased: Almost transgressively, Guadagnino has deprioritized the shocks, even the fear. But in their place, he’s pumped u

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars

The latest Time Out interviews

Ryuichi Sakamoto
Music

Ryuichi Sakamoto

The musical polymath on his five-year documentary journey and the inspiration behind ‘async’, his first album in eight years.

Pat Chayanit
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Pat Chayanit

Meet the actress who’s redefining what it means to be a teen star

Wanchana Sawasdee
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Wanchana Sawasdee

If there's an actor who's best known for playing the part of the patriotic hero, that would be Wanchana “Colonel Bird” Sawasdee. 

Twopee
Music

Twopee

Rapper-of-the-moment Twopee shares his thoughts on Thailand’s music scene.

Where to stay in Bangkok

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
Hotels

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
The Peninsula Bangkok
Hotels

The Peninsula Bangkok

Perhaps the most luxurious hotel on the other side of the river

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars