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Arpiwach Supateerawanitt

Arpiwach Supateerawanitt

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Arpiwach "Jay" Supateerawanitt is part of Time Out Bangkok since 2020.

Considering himself as a human embodiment of culture clash (born and raised in a Thai-Chinese family in Bangkok but pretty much charmed by what happens around the Atlantic Ocean), he takes joy in turning thoughts into words about anything on lifestyle and culture spectrums—but there's nothing he loves more than music, comedy series, horror films, spicy food, and pretending to be a wholesome bougie in a swanky bar or hotel.

arpiwach@timeoutbangkok.com is where he can be reached.

Articles (191)

Breathe clean, fresh air at Bangkok’s Green Lung, Bang Krachao

Breathe clean, fresh air at Bangkok’s Green Lung, Bang Krachao

Bangkok has its share of good parks where urbanites can relax and enjoy fresh air in a verdant green setting, but none of them compares to Bang Krachao. Located in the southern outskirts of Bangkok, the 16-square-kilometer man-made island is known as the “green lung” of the Thai capital with a shape resembling the organ. Its mangrove forests, ponds and natural environment provide a sanctuary for a variety of flora and fauna.  Over the last few years, the government has put a lot of effort into preserving the area and promoting it as an eco-tourism destination. Environmentally-friendly hotels and cafés have sprung up in Bang Krachao, and more outdoor activities are hosted on the island to attract visitors. Getting there is already an adventure. You have a few options, but we recommend taking the skytrain to BTS Udom Suk and then riding a tuk tuk or motorcycle to Wat Bang Na Nok before boarding a boat to Bang Krachao. This way, you see different parts of Bangkok and experience the various modes of transport available to the local residents. There’s a long list of things to do in Bang Krachao. Most people start by cycling around the island to get a better feel of what it offers and its natural attractions. If you don’t fancy working up a sweat, you can have a leisurely visit to the weekend market to shop for souvenirs and local delicacies, visit a museum, or play with farm animals.  Here are a few tips on how to best enjoy Bangkok’s green lung.RECOMMENDED: Fill up your lungs wit

Harness your thirst for knowledge at the 7 coolest libraries and bookstore

Harness your thirst for knowledge at the 7 coolest libraries and bookstore

While Bangkok might be better known for its street eats, hidden bars and epic parties, it’s also home to places where introverts can unwind with a good book in hand away from the city bustle. Check out these bookish retreats around the city, known for offering a slice of quiet and loads of reading options to bibliophiles. RECOMMENDED: Explore hip lifestyle spots in Bangkok’s central business district of Sathorn or click here to explore more diverse neighborhoods.

Cap off your night at these 7 hidden bars located near train stations

Cap off your night at these 7 hidden bars located near train stations

Every major neighborhood in Bangkok has a secret—a hideout where you can spend the night, or cap it off, in a space that serves up cool vibes and creative cocktails. These amazing hidden bars are ideal for carousing the night away. But first, you have to figure out where they are. Good thing is, they’re all within a few minutes walk from a train station so you’ll always find a way to stumble back to your room. RECOMMENDED: Looking for neighborhoods to explore? Head to Bangkok’s hip neighborhood Ari or click here to explore more diverse neighborhoods.

Rediscover the spirit of youth at the vibrant neighborhood of Siam-Pathumwan

Rediscover the spirit of youth at the vibrant neighborhood of Siam-Pathumwan

Wonder what all the cool kids do in Bangkok? Satisfy your curiosity at Siam-Pathumwan, the neighborhood that’s known for its youthful ambiance, fun activities, diverse food choices, and trendy shopping.  Local youths, curious tourists, the young at heart, and students from nearby Chulalongkorn University have long accounted for the area’s buzzy energy. Siam-Pathumwan is one of Bangkok’s oldest commercial areas—Siam Square, one of its most popular shopping areas, was developed in 1963 and was then considered a trailblazing endeavor for how it introduced global retail and fashion trends to Bangkok. (The area has just had a much-needed facelift and looks cooler than ever.) More shopping destinations have mushroomed since, from tourist-favorite MBK Center to the lavish Siam Paragon, while the city’s arts and culture scene found worthwhile representation in the likes of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC) and Jim Thompson House. It wasn’t too long before the popularity of this vibrant district rippled to surrounding areas such as Ratchaprasong, Charoenkrung, Sathorn, and Upper and Lower Sukhumvit. It may have been some time since you were in Siam-Pathumwan last, so take your next trip to Bangkok as a chance to revisit the entire neighborhood and see what you’ve missed.   RECOMMENDED: Discover 10 coolest art galleries around Bangkok or check out Marriott's Bangkok guide to explore more diverse neighborhoods.

10 must-visit French restaurants in Asia, according to the 50 Best committee

10 must-visit French restaurants in Asia, according to the 50 Best committee

Natural ingredients, rich flavors, fancy presentations—these characterize French fare, one of the most popular cuisines in the world. You can travel to any major metropolis and come across restaurants that serve delectable fare from the republic, be it escargot, soupe à l’oignon, coq au vin or a soufflé. Even Asia has its fair share of amazing French restaurants.  Here are the ten best French restaurants in the region for 2022, as recognized by the prestigious 50 Best Restaurants committee. 

Discover Bangkok’s trendiest lifestyle venues at bustling Thonglor

Discover Bangkok’s trendiest lifestyle venues at bustling Thonglor

There’s a reason why Thonglor is known as Bangkok’s most happening neighborhood. Bordered by the affluent areas of Phrom Phong and Ekkamai, Thonglor encompasses all 2.5 kilometers of Soi Sukhumvit 55 and its side streets. The stretch is home to a lively nightlife scene that’s anchored by sophisticated fine-dining restaurants, trendy cafés, posh bars and diverse clubs. The wide range of choices in Thonglor is the reason why it tops everyone’s list, be it locals who need a cool night out with friends or tourists wanting to explore the swanky side of Bangkok.  There’s always something new happening in this vibrant neighborhood. Here’s your guide to reconnecting with and making the best of a day in Thonglor. RECOMMENDED: Why don't you go all in with the best dining experience in Bangkok? Check out the best fine-dining Thai restaurants in Bangkok or this website to see more!

Discover the chillax spots in Sathorn central business district

Discover the chillax spots in Sathorn central business district

Now one of Bangkok’s major commercial CBDs, Sathorn started out as a thoroughfare that connected the roads of Charoenkrung and Rama IV back in the late 19th century. The area only started to see more development in the 1970s, during the reign of King Rama VII, thanks to the arrival of foreign business and multinational companies.  These days, Sathorn is one of the city’s most intriguing neighborhoods, with streets lined with towering skyscrapers that see countless white-collar workers rushing to their next meeting or to grab a quick lunch. As in any other CBD in major metropolises, the bustle of the daytime hustle gives way to a vibrant dining and drinking scene come nightfall. Sathorn has an impressive selection of upscale establishments that cater to global tastes and attract discerning nine-to-fivers, from  swanky restaurants to hip cafès to friendly neighborhood bars. The presence of art and cultural venues also adds to the area’s appeal.  Read on to discover the best of what Sathorn has to offer for the next time you visit Bangkok. RECOMMENDED: Escape through books at the 7 coolest libraries and bookstores in Bangkok or click here to explore more diverse neighborhoods.

Treat yourself to great food and good vibes at the hip neighborhood of Ari

Treat yourself to great food and good vibes at the hip neighborhood of Ari

The hype over Ari hasn’t died down. Before COVID-19 hit, this neighborhood in the northern part of Bangkok was known as an upscale residential district located near the Victory Monument, Siam, and Chatuchak, and as an area for hip drinking and dining establishments.  During the pandemic, Ari became even more popular for its local community initiatives, where residents and business owners would come together to carry out virtual gatherings and creative pop-up ventures. As a result, Ari has become hipper than ever. More visitors have started to show up to experience its modern restaurants and cafés, its old-but-gold eateries that have stood the test of time, and creative venues like Gump’s and Somewhere. For its inviting establishments and many attractions, Ari deserves all the love and accolades it can get. Allow us to guide you as you reconnect and explore the area we nominated as Bangkok’s coolest neighborhood in 2021.   RECOMMENDED: Discover 8 Bangkok hidden bars near train stations or click here to explore more diverse neighborhoods.

13 most sacred places of worship in Bangkok

13 most sacred places of worship in Bangkok

Bangkok is an impressive melting pot of different cultures, religions and customs. All across the city, you can find influences from around the world leaving an indelible mark on Bangkok’s cultural scene, architecture and of course, the hearts and minds of its people. While Thailand is generally regarded as a Buddhist country, it has a long history of welcoming foreign settlers who have brought their religious ideologies to the country. They have established communities anchored by a central place of worship and given the spiritual nature of most Thais, these religious practices are welcomed and embraced. Today, Bangkok is home to shrines, temples, and churches that see believers of different faiths offering prayers in hopes of good luck and fortune. These are the most sacred places of worship in the Thai capital, where you can ask for blessings from the gods and learn a thing or two about different religions. RECOMMEND: After offering prayers, find out more about what you can do in Ratchaprasong and Bangkok’s other featured neighborhoods with Marriott Bonvoy.

9 spas and wellness centers in Bangkok to find true bliss

9 spas and wellness centers in Bangkok to find true bliss

Looking to pamper yourself with a spa program or a Thai massage? We’ve got you covered as we round up the best spots in the city to get an indulgent massage or a luxurious treatment.  We’re sure you’re a bit rundown after (re)connecting with Bangkok and (re)visiting its many glorious sights. Now that you’ve danced ’til you drop at the nightlife haunts in Lower Sukhumvit, walked from one hipster hangout to the next in Ari, and ate the delicious food peddled by street food stalls in Yaowarat, it’s time to slow down and treat yourself to a relaxing treatment, be it a wellness program at a spa at a five-star hotel or an authentic Thai massage on the grounds of a Buddhist temple.  So pop into these establishments to experience a day of bliss in the Thai capital. 

7 best open-air food markets in Bangkok

7 best open-air food markets in Bangkok

When was the last time you visited a fresh market to buy fresh food and produce? Forget what you think you know about fresh markets. Many of them are no longer dirty, smelly, chaotic, rat-infested labyrinths with slippery floors. Food markets around Bangkok have been upgraded, and now boast clean floors, well-manned stalls, cozy and airy vibes—and, of course, plenty of quality goods that retail at cheaper prices. But those chatty vendors are not going anywhere, although a short exchange with them makes produce shopping more entertaining than just picking fruits from shelves and loading them into your cart. Plus, it’s fun to stroll around and browse through these individual stalls, whether you’re shopping for ready-made meals or fresh ingredients to cook at home.

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Stage Fright

Stage Fright

Prominent Thai artist Wantaya Thitipaisal took over a year to perfect this new collection of works. Stage Fright acts as a “self-negotiation” and helps him explore the complexities of human relationships. Each painting in the show captures themes from daily life, from gossiping, to social construction and ethics. The postmodern discipline is the inspiration for these gorgeous and highly thought-provoking art pieces that you need to see.

Not Exactly 'A-No-Ne'

Not Exactly 'A-No-Ne'

Four artists—Ravit “Pip” Tuetvongse, Prinya “Benzilla” Sirisinsuk, Nateepon “Tee” Charoenthurayont, and Chalat Kanjaratanakorn—come together for this visual-heavy exhibition inspired by the nostalgia Japanese pop culture evokes.The show features a variety of artistic disciplines, ranging from abstract paintings to prints and photography.

Playroom

Playroom

Erotic artist Oat Montien is hosting an exhibition yet again. Playroom has been described his edgiest work to date, and sees Oat exploring sex toys and sexual activities, blurring the fine line between high art and sexual taboo.Bookings are available and highly recommended.

Fire Tiger (Siam Square)

Fire Tiger (Siam Square)

This boba tea purveyor with the eye-catching flaming tiger logo is famous for its over-the-top take on the beloved sugary drink. The crème brûlée-inspired option, which comes with aromatic milk tea, brown sugar tapioca, and burned sugar on top is a bestseller for a reason.

The Gate Immersive Theater

The Gate Immersive Theater

Seoul-based digital art studio Topos Studio brings its digital art exhibition, The Gate Immersive Theater, to Bangkok at True Digital Park West. Art lovers can get lost in a world of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) that takes inspiration from popular films and musical scores.

A New Encounter: Immersive Gallery of Korean Art

A New Encounter: Immersive Gallery of Korean Art

Explore Buddhism in Thailand and South Korea through this digital art exhibition hosted by National Museum Bangkok. Learn about the extensive history and stories of Buddhism as told through digital images and projections. Highlights include two immersive showcases—“Journal of the Soul” and “Royal Procession with the People”—the latter of which illustrates the rites of the Joseon royal court and core Confucian values.

Inside Manga Bubbles

Inside Manga Bubbles

Japanese artist Eri Imamura, whose art usually centers around textiles and sculptures, explores a new genre in Inside Manga Bubbles. In this exhibition, visitors are taken into a world of bubbles made with countless round mirrors, where they can reflect on their lives and while questioning their own perceptions of  spirituality.

The Story of Our Hero

The Story of Our Hero

Payaq Gallery Cafe & Bar is celebrating its grand opening with a group exhibition featuring six artists, including Bipo, Jornbehindthehouse, Nawat Lertsawaengkit, Phai Tanasan, Sumetha Pech In, and TRK.

Cocoon: Lost and Found

Cocoon: Lost and Found

Somnuek “Parn” Klangnok, respected art teacher and emerging generational artist from Buriram, is hosting his very first solo exhibition entitled Cocoon: Lost and Found. The central character, Cocoon, plays an important role in this painting collection, which depicts him reaping “simple joys” while seeking “asylum from the mayhem of the real world”.

Hello Strangers

Hello Strangers

Krit Chantranet recalls the past 10 years of his artistic journey through a representative exhbibition that reveals a “unique perspective on the human body” and uses humor as a “powerful tool for expression”.

Neverland

Neverland

Seven up-and-coming artists—Anothai Niruttimetee (ANO.), Arrinya Kuntino, Mira Sureeratana (also known as “I draw a house for my friend”), Pimchanok Teepapong (Paerytopia), Prang Vejjajiva, Puttipong Pratanavanich (Hifly) and Wichuda Khuntijit—have come together for a group exhibition inspired by Neverland, the fanstastical place from the Peter Pan series where children never grow up. These artists have taken inspiration from this fictional realm to create a series of paintings that “envision sanctuaries from this wretched world”.

Thaï Love

Thaï Love

JonOne's Thaï Love is the never-seen-before exhibition by the talented graffiti artist whose real name is John Perello. The event showcases JonOne's adoration for explorations of colors.

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Sunday brunch at Sindhorn Kempinski gets an extravagant refresh

Sunday brunch at Sindhorn Kempinski gets an extravagant refresh

  Sindhorn Kempinski Bangkok Is Sunday brunch just an excuse to start drinking champagne early in the day? We’re not going to pretend that it’s not true, but we will say that sipping a bubbly and fizzy drink is much nicer when you can pair it with a huge spread of scrumptious food.   Watcharapong Thongyan / Time Out Bangkok   And we will also say that you can probably have one of the best brunch and sparkling bubbly experiences in the city at Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. The five-star establishment in Langsuan has revamped its Sunday brunch offering and has tagged it with a new name: Extravaganza. So you can just imagine how lavish it is.    Watcharapong Thongyan / Time Out Bangkok   Set at all-day-dining restaurant Flourish, the hotel’s Extravaganza Sunday Brunch features an all-new line-up of dishes from a range of international cuisines, including Japanese, Thai, Italian, and Arabic. Feast all you want on Canadian lobster, Fine De Claire oysters, and black mussels, as well as a wide selection of sushi and cured fish prepared by Chef Hiroyuki Yokoyama of KI Izakaya. From there you can move on to Middle Eastern staples, from hummus to moutabal to chicken shawarma, made by Lebanese chef Omar Hazim. The spread also includes house-made pizzas, pasta, and decadent desserts.   Watcharapong Thongyan / Time Out Bangkok   Sindhorn Kempinski’s Extravaganza Sunday Brunch is available every Sunday from 12 to 3pm, and is priced at B3,200++ per person. Add B1,600++ if you w

Lovely afternoon tea and 4 other romantic events to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Lovely afternoon tea and 4 other romantic events to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

Don’t panic, but this is a gentle reminder that Valentine’s Day is closely imminent! If you’re one of the lovebirds looking for a sweet spot to celebrate the relationship milestone with your other half, be quick before others swoop in.   This is why you should have a look at these great deals from Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. This NY-born institute on Ratchadamri Road is going bigger than ever this year with the Valentine’s celebrations by opening up all of their elegant dining and drinking rooms for couples to have the “Taste of Waldorf Astoria” and mark their unforgettable moment in style.   Now, call your boo to check out these five romantic promotions together and book one now for the best Valentine’s date ever.   The passionate afternoon tea rendezvous   Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out BangkokValentine Afternoon Tea at Peacock Alley   If dining or drinking doesn’t tickle your fancy for Valentine’s date, we’re confident that a nice afternoon in a glamorous tearoom like Peacock Alley is definitely worth it.   Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out BangkokValentine Afternoon Tea at Peacock Alley This sipping lounge offers a space for you to achieve a daytime swooning with an exquisite set of afternoon tea available only on Valentine’s Day. Executive sous chef Chalit and executive pastry chef Andrea Noli pair up for this occasion to create an array of photogenic and (of course) delicious pastries like Marco Polo Butterfly Sphere and Foie Gras Torchon with Brioche and Raspberry Ge

Teleport back to the ’80s Thai art scene through this new virtual exhibition

Teleport back to the ’80s Thai art scene through this new virtual exhibition

Thailand is shaping up to be an important destination for art enthusiasts in Southeast Asia. More and more, local artists are being exhibited at the galleries and exhibition spaces that continue to open all across Bangkok. And support is pouring in from both huge corporations and the public.    PTTLocating the Locals: A Virtual Exhibition by PTT   PTT is the latest big name to fuel the artistic flames in the country. The state-owned energy company has launched Soft Power for Better Thailand, a project aimed at supporting nationwide economic rejuvenation after the COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from that, the project also marks the very first time that PTT has adapted the use of digital technology to promote Thai culture and artistry after having been the nation's strong voice on this front for decades.  PTTLocating the Locals: A Virtual Exhibition by PTT   As part of the initiative, PTT has brought a series of precious artworks from the 1980s back  to life as an online showcase. Entitled Locating the Locals: A Virtual Exhibition by PTT, it allows audiences to teleport decades back and see how locals lived back in the day through the eyes of award-winning Thai artists.   PTTLocating the Locals: A Virtual Exhibition by PTT   Accessible via this website, the virtual art show walks you through a make-believe gallery, via a simulated character, to see multiple paintings that have won awards from PTT’s art competitions since 1986. PTTLocating the Locals: A Virtual Exhibition by P

This buzzy festival on Chao Phraya’s river banks is coming back in February

This buzzy festival on Chao Phraya’s river banks is coming back in February

The Bangkok Riverside Fest 2023 returns to the capital after a three-year hiatus. and will feature an exhilarating line-up of fun-filled activities and events throughout its three-day run, including live performances by Thailand’s latest musical acts. Anantara Riverside Bangkok ResortBangkok Riverside Fest Booked for the stage are popular artists such as PiXXiE, POLYCAT, VIOLETTE WAUTIER, MEAN, LIPTA, 4EVE, patrickananda, and Wanyai Feat. Mon Monik. Talented DJs will also be playing lively sets to make sure there won’t be any lull in between the performances. Anantara Riverside Bangkok ResortBangkok Riverside Fest Food lovers can gravitate towards the Gourmet Zone, where stalls and kiosks will be selling both local and international cuisine. You are also welcome to explore the Community Zone, a space dedicated to the artistic creations and eye-popping installations of local artisans, as well as vintage and pre-loved merchandise sold at the lifestyle markets. Visitors with kids won’t have to worry as there will be a Play Zone where young ’uns can engage in fun activities. Anantara Riverside Bangkok ResortBangkok Riverside Fest But the main highlight of the Bangkok Riverside Fest is the boat races. The 2023 edition will see a bevy of teams participating in this high-energy competition, including The Royal Thai Navy Seals, who will be rowing their iconic elephant-themed boats. Teams and individuals will also try their luck at winning a medal for other watersports, includin

Shop from over one million items this year-end season at this riverside landmark

Shop from over one million items this year-end season at this riverside landmark

The holiday season is upon us and the question is: Have you found something for your loved ones for the Christmas and New Year celebrations? Fret not if you haven’t because ICONSIAM has got you sorted out.  Especially for this gift-giving season, Charoen Nakhon’s riverside landmark has transformed into the World of Gifts, and is offering a huge selection of over one million items—you’ll surely find something that’s perfect for your nearest and dearest. ICONSIAMICONSIAM’s World of Gifts Pop into Charoennakorn Hall on Floor M and Rassada Hall on Floor 1 and browse through lifestyle items by various iconic brands, or go up to ICONCRAFT on Floor 4 and 5 to look over artisanal goods made by local craftsmen from all over Thailand. Don’t forget to check out the Thai Artisan Craft gift set, which the shop has curated especially for this festive season.   ICONSIAMICONSIAM’s World of Gifts Siam Takashimaya also awaits your visit, displaying a huge collection of cool stuff by international brands. Japanese outdoor brand SNOW PEAK, for instance, has launched limited-edition tumblers and mini cups that can be easily stored in a backpack, while Swiss knife manufacturer Victorinox has released a new Swiss knife designed with Adidas.   ICONSIAMICONSIAM’s World of Gifts Looking for the perfect present for a foodie friend? Dear Tummy Lifestyle Supermarket on Floor G has a selection of 200 festive hampers to choose from. And if you’re wondering what to give the artistic and creative peopl

Score big and win amazing prizes at Topgolf Megacity’s special NYE event

Score big and win amazing prizes at Topgolf Megacity’s special NYE event

Gathering at home to watch the crowds ring in 2023 on TV is so passé now that there are many things to do out there to celebrate the New Year. Topgolf Megacity, for one, is now the place to be during the year-end season where you can cheer to the new beginnings with friends and family while trying your luck in scoring a gigantic prize!  Topgolf MegacityTopgolf Megacity The sports and entertainment venue is holding a special event called Golden Mega Draw. And to share the joy over the coming of a new year, Southeast Asia’s first Topgolf joint is raffling off a lavish holiday in Dubai for three days, inclusive of business-class tickets, a stay at a five-star hotel, and a visit to Topgolf Dubai. You just need to spend B5,000 at the hitting bays or any of its F&B outlets from 15 to 31 December to be eligible for the draw. You can also join the draw by booking a bay for Topgolf Megacity’s Fun-filled Swing Into 2023 New Year's Eve party on New Year’s Eve. Form a group of up to 10 people and then opt for the special Swing Into 2023 package (B750 net per guest), which comes with a five-hour session, a complimentary beer tower (per bay), and access to The Puttyard as well as the evening’s entertainment. Each of the guests will receive a ticket for the Golden Mega Draw, which will take place at 23:00 of that night. Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out Bangkok Winners will be announced on 31 December at 11:00. Other amazing prizes include a full and half year of free gameplay at Topgolf

9 new restaurants in centralwOrld that you need to check out

9 new restaurants in centralwOrld that you need to check out

Things are looking up for Bangkok’s food scene in 2023. Megamall centralwOrld, alone, has nine new dining spots that are getting us all excited. Scattered across the mall, from the first to the seventh floor, as well as Groove, these restaurants will certainly tickle your tastebuds, whether you’re craving for freshly made pasta or traditional Chinese fare. Scroll down to get a peek at centralwOrld’s new culinary offerings.   1. Baan Benjarong Pai Baan Benjarong PaiBaan Benjarong Pai     Given a Bib Gourmand recognition by the Michelin Guide, this Thai restaurant is committed to serving authentic dishes from the northern town of Pai in Mae Hong Son, including crispy vermicelli with sweet & sour sauce, baked pork ribs with salted fish, and fried snapper with aromatic green vegetable in chilli paste. 📍 Hug Thai (1/F)   2. Siam Parasite Siam ParasiteSiam Parasite   Enjoy the Thai version of Oktoberfest all-year-round at this new Groove spot. Sizzling barbecued meats, drinking games, and as much beer as you can drink are to be expected. 📍 Groove at centralwOrld (1/F)   3. CHAGEE CHAGEECHAGEE Thailand’s first rebranding branch of the teahouse chain from China’s Yunnan province named CHAGEE has opened up at centralwOrld. This Bangkok shop joins 500 other spots all over Asia in purveying premium tea leaf drinks, including the brand’s famed white peach oolong tea. 📍 Beacon (6/F)   4. KOGORO KOGOROKOGORO This katsu joint prides itself on its special sauce, which is made

Hotel Indigo brings the party to Wireless Road this holiday season

Hotel Indigo brings the party to Wireless Road this holiday season

Wireless Road during the holidays can be pretty quiet, with all the offices and embassies that line it shutting down in the days leading up to the new year. But there is still one address along this stretch that remains busy and bustling during the year-end season. Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road, an IHG hotel, has a lot up its sleeve to take the merriest time of the year up a notch, including dining and entertainment events where you and your nearest and dearest can make lasting memories. Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless RoadFestive Afternoon Tea Set at Metro This December, gather friends together for lunch at Metro On Wireless, which is serving a pocket-friendly two-course set for only B440++. Or you can also bond over sweet treats and aromatic brews with Hotel Indigo’s afternoon tea, a treat at only B1,200++ for two, including free-flow selected drinks like tea, coffee, iced matcha, and choco-orange mocha.   Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless RoadFestive Drinks at CHAR Rooftop Bar More good deals await when the sun goes down. CHAR Rooftop Bar on the hotel’s 26th floor is serving special cocktails and mocktails that start from only B250++. Have these tipples with a three-course dinner (B1,900++) that was exclusively curated for the New Year festivities, served between December 1 and 30 at CHAR Restaurant on the 25th floor.   Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless RoadFestive Dinner Set at CHAR Restaurant Over at CHAR Restaurant, one floor down from the rooftop bar, Christmas feasti

Have yourself a merry year-end at Sindhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok, Vignette Collection with these jolly December deals

Have yourself a merry year-end at Sindhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok, Vignette Collection with these jolly December deals

Looking for a place to celebrate the coming of 2023? There’s no need to look further than Sindhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok, Vignette Collection in Langsuan. Asia’s inaugural property under IHG’s luxury lifestyle brand is rolling out a series of festive promotions throughout December to help you ring in the new year in style. There’s something to cater to everyone’s preference. Party animals can join the Horizon Pool Countdown Party (B2,299++ per adult and B999++ per child aged four to 11) on New Year’s Eve. Enjoy a huge BBQ spread and free-flow drinks, and dance to pumping bangers until the clock strikes midnight, when eye-popping fireworks will light up the sky. Early bird tickets are available for B1,999++ until December 11. For something more filling, Bangkok’78 makes New Year’s Eve a grander affair, with a buffet (B1,199++ per adult and B599++ per child aged four to 11; from 18:30 to 22:30) serving Thai and international favorites, such as seafood on ice and pasta, and loads of dessert. Early bird reservations are offered at B999++ per adult until December 11. A special bundle deal for the New Year’s Eve buffet at Bangkok’78 and the Horizon Pool party can be purchased at the price of B3,299++ per adult and B1,499++ per child aged four to 11. Sindhorn Midtown Hotel BangkokNew Year’s Eve buffet at Bangkok’78 Another party will be hosted at The Black Cat. The feline-inspired lobby bar is welcoming everyone—cat lover or not—for a fun gathering over everyone’s favorite comfor

These are the artists and songs people in Thailand are obsessed with in 2022, according to Spotify

These are the artists and songs people in Thailand are obsessed with in 2022, according to Spotify

Every December, it’s become a tradition for Spotify users to flaunt their musical taste to the world with the audio streaming app’s Wrapped feature. If you happen to be out of touch with digital media—or an Apple Music loyalist (oops)— Spotify Wrapped is a year-end feature that the Swedish streaming platform launches at the end of the year, and it basically gives a summary of the songs, albums, and artists, not to mention playlists and podcasts, you repeatedly listened to throughout the year. Spotify Wrapped then presents this in a vibrantly designed and personalized layout that you can share on your social media.  The feature also allows you to find out which musical acts were huge in a certain area that year. In Thailand, we’re not surprised to see K-Pop phenomenon BTS leading Thailand’s Top Artists on Spotify this year. Proof, the band’s latest album, also peaked as number one on the Top Albums list. At number two is global pop sensation Taylor Swift, who recently dropped her 10th studio album, Midnights, while “Pink Venom” hitmaker, BLACKPINK, comes in at number three. Two local bands, Tattoo Colour and Tilly Birds, made it to number four and five, respectively, on the same list. SpotifySpotify Wrapped 2022 The viral hit, “Sooloopaka Tapahey” by Thai indie singer THEMOONWILLALWAYSBEWITHME takes the highest place on the Top Songs category, followed by “Until Then” by Tilly Birds and “Pink Venom” by BLACKPINK. For those who want to get into T-Pop, try listening to Bowkyli

Glenfiddich’s new luxury single malt series, TIME RE:IMAGINED, is a great new addition to your whisky collection.

Glenfiddich’s new luxury single malt series, TIME RE:IMAGINED, is a great new addition to your whisky collection.

Year-end festivities are just around the corner, and many of us are starting to look for the best gifts for our loved ones and respected peers. If you really want to make an impression, then consider this latest release from Glenfiddich. The famed whisky brand has just launched TIME RE:IMAGINED, a rare collection that includes three decades-old aged single malts in gorgeous, artistically unique packaging. This extraordinary offering was created to celebrate the brand’s 136-year legacy and to showcase its renowned single malt-making traditions. Glenfiddich TIME RE:IMAGINED features exclusive single malts characterized by their aging period 30 years, 40 years, and 50 years. Each one is packaged in a beautifully crafted outer casing inspired by its flavors and the processes used to develop each whisky. 30 Year Old: Suspended Time (B75,000) is a complex expression that comes in a casing that resembles a twirling ribbon. It is meant to depict how time has been captured at precisely three decades, the duration that whisky reaches its maturity. Tanisorn Vongsoontorn/Time Out BangkokSnow aging Tajima beef served with Glenfiddich 30 Years Old Tanisorn Vongsoontorn/Time Out BangkokGlenfiddich 30 Years Old Meanwhile, 40 Year Old: Cumulative Time (B300,000) has a luxuriously bold and dark taste that was developed through remnant vatting, Glenfiddich’s own special technique where remnants of the previous batch are used and married with selected casks. This process is represented in

Live your freedom at the newly reopened lyf on Soi Sukhumvit 8

Live your freedom at the newly reopened lyf on Soi Sukhumvit 8

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