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Q&A with Jean Jullien
Art

Q&A with Jean Jullien

French illustrator on living in global cities, how people of the world inspire his work, and how to deal with social media

12 Best new dessert cafes in Bangkok
Restaurants

12 Best new dessert cafes in Bangkok

To celebrate our very first anniversary, Time Out Bangkok gathers new venues that freshly whip up some of the most indulgent desserts in town.

Things to do in Charoenkrung
Things to do

Things to do in Charoenkrung

A complete guide to the best restaurants, bars, shops and galleries in Bangkok’s hottest neighborhood

Best cheap eats in Bangkok
Restaurants

Best cheap eats in Bangkok

Bangkok’s street eats worthy of a Michelin inspectors’ attention

Let's see how five international mixologists interpret Mekhong Thai spirit
Bars

Let's see how five international mixologists interpret Mekhong Thai spirit

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Latest restaurants and cafés review

Canvas
Restaurants

Canvas

The culinary genius behind Rabbit Hole’s creative bar chow now heads Thonglor’s newest standalone fine-dining establishment

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Bangkok Trading Post
Restaurants

Bangkok Trading Post

A new all-day brunch and comfort food spot near Phrom Phong BTS station

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Gismo
Restaurants

Gismo

Here’s another botanical-themed café serving up casual bites

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Kiew Kai Ka
Restaurants

Kiew Kai Ka

Lad Prao is now home to one of this year’s most photogenic restaurant openings

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Townhouse
Restaurants

Townhouse

Hong Kong eatery Townhouse has made its way into Siam Paragon

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Latest bars review

Just A Drink (Maybe)
Bars

Just A Drink (Maybe)

This newly opened gin bar, Just A Drink (Maybe), makes Thonglor Soi 1 finally worth checking out

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Alfresco 64 - A Chivas Bar
Bars

Alfresco 64 - A Chivas Bar

Chivas Regal, a global purveyor of Scotch whisky, partners up with Lebua The Tower Club to launch the world’s highest whisky bar.

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Pijiu
Bars

Pijiu

Charoenkrung’s Soi Nana welcomes a new craft beer bar that takes on a Chinese retro theme (yeah, another one)

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Ba Hao
Bars

Ba Hao

A Chinese-themed bar that’s worth a return to Soi Nana

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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New movie releases

Before I Fall
Movies

Before I Fall

Samantha Kingston (Zoey Deutch) seems to have it all: popularity, a loving boyfriend (Kian Lawley) and a seemingly perfect future. Everything changes in the blink of an eye when she dies in a car crash but then magically wakes up to find herself reliving the same day over and over again. As Samantha tries to untangle the mystery of a life derailed, she must also unravel the secrets of the people closest to her and discover how the power of a single day can make a difference.

Kedi
Movies

Kedi

Impossible to resist (and 100 percent allergy-free for us afflicted souls), Kedi is almost shamelessly satisfying: a documentary about the thousands of scrappy wild cats that prowl Istanbul with insouciance. Whose streets? Their streets. This isn’t a documentary for disbelievers. Historically the ancient city has, for centuries, dealt with what might be termed a cat problem. Still, Ceyda Torun’s warm-hearted exposé definitely sees the army of felines as an asset. Sometimes captured in high-angle drone shots and elsewhere via a slinky roving camera, Kedi is The Shining, but with cats. We’re down on the ground with these animals, whose day-to-day impulsiveness finds a sinuous expression in some of the most elegant camerawork to ever 
grace a nature doc. Somewhat predictably, we follow seven especially brazen subjects, and it’s easy to get swept up in their individual dramas. There’s the little guy who paws every afternoon at the window of a café like he’s auditioning for a new production of Oliver! We also meet amorous alley strutters, psychotic yowlers and regally pampered pusses that know they have us gamed. Kedi is so likable that it would have benefited from a single voice of disapproval—some crank who we could laugh at for being humorless. (The cats are a serious health issue and, I’ve heard from Turks, a little scary.) But that presence is nowhere to be found, slightly reducing the film from what it might have achieved as a statement about urban coexistence. Glowing,

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Wonder Woman 3D
Movies

Wonder Woman 3D

Before seeing Wonder Woman, I got a sinking feeling. It’s been more than a decade since a woman headlining a superhero film saved the world. I had visions of middle-aged male studio execs huddled together in a conference room Googling feminism and group-thinking how to make a lady-hero. Would the result feel like a two-and-a-half-hour tampon advertisement? Actually, no. Wonder Woman feels like the real deal, a rollicking action adventure in the tradition of Indiana Jones, with a fully functioning sense of humor and the year’s most lip-smackingly evil baddie. It has a wobbly opening on a women-only island where hot chicks in fabulous Ancient Greek sandals appear to have wondered in from a Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign. This is Themyscira where the Amazon tribe have lived in peace for thousands of years. Actress and former Miss Israel Gal Gadot (Gisele in the Fast & Furious franchise) is their princess, Diana (Wonder Woman), who was sculpted from clay and brought to life by Zeus. The island’s tranquility is broken by the arrival of a cocky American soldier played by Star Trekactor Chris Pine, who is adorable. He knows he’s here as eye-candy and does smoking-hot sexy sidekick with a good sense of humor. The plot is functional. It’s World War I and Pine is an American spy who has discovered that evil German chemist Dr Maru (Elena Anaya)—a.k.a. Doctor Poison—is cooking up a dirty bomb to wipe out Allied soldiers on the Front. Wonder Woman volunteers to save humankind, strapping on

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
The Promise
Movies

The Promise

This ambitious, sweeping, occasionally wobbly WWI-era epic arrives with the noble aim of raising awareness of the still-disputed Armenian genocide, in which 1.5 million people died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire (modern-day Turkey). Director and co-writer Terry George (Hotel Rwanda) goes for historical education by stealth, folding the chief milestones of this horror—the round-up of people in Constantinople, violent oppression and mass killings, the siege of Musa Dagh in 1915—into an English-language romantic melodrama that plays out across 1914 and 1915 and takes in city, village, forest and mountain. Oscar Isaac is an effective leading man, solid and troubled as Mikael, a go-getting ethnic-Armenian villager who arrives in the big city to study medicine. He's already committed to marry a girl back home, with some reluctance. A new friendship with Ana (Charlotte Le Bon), a dancer, complicates things, not least because she’s with Chris (Christian Bale, brash and brooding), a bullish American correspondent. But the outbreak of war and the beginning of a vicious official policy toward the Armenian community and its supporters sends all their lives in a far more complex and dangerous direction. You have to swallow some inadequacies to get the most out of The Promise. It is appealingly photographed and boasts some stunning location work, yet it’s also saddled with the tone of a biblical epic, invisibly watermarked with the label important. The fictionalized personal tragedie

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars

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Q&A with Image
Music

Q&A with Image

A music sensation, Suthita “Image” Chanachaisuwan, has released her latest single “Not a Goodbye,” an English song she wrote and composed herself.

Q&A with Ludi Lin
Movies

Q&A with Ludi Lin

The Chinese-Canadian newcomer steps into the role of Zack Taylor, aka Black Ranger, in the remake of the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. 

Buakaw punching through silver screen
Movies

Buakaw punching through silver screen

Buakaw Banchamek steps out of the boxing ring and, once again, lands his foot on the big screen

Q&A with Flure
Music

Q&A with Flure

The Thai pop band’s official reunion after nine years is making fans weep for joy

Where to stay in Bangkok

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok
Hotels

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok

Bangkok’s longest-running hotel isn’t praised for being one of the best hotels in the world for nothing. 

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 4 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
The Okura Prestige Bangkok
Hotels

The Okura Prestige Bangkok

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

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

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