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Arpiwach Supateerawanitt

Arpiwach Supateerawanitt

Writer

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 (158)

Best art exhibitions to visit this month

Best art exhibitions to visit this month

If someone said in the past that there's nothing much to see in Bangkok when it comes to art, we probably agreed without hesitation—but that day has so far gone. The current Bangkok has now come a long way for the art scene to rise exponentially with many art galleries opening up everywhere in the city, all the while talented artists also increase in number. This means Bangkok in each month has a plethora of art exhibitions to visit across the town, and we have rounded up what's good to see here for you. Due to the current situation of COVID-19, each venue may have different regulations for the visitors, such as social distancing and limiting the number of visitors. Please check with the galleries before the visit.

8 new bars you’ve probably heard of but have never been to

8 new bars you’ve probably heard of but have never been to

Global health crisis aside, we can all agree that Bangkok is coming back to life. People seem to be more confident about enjoying life outside of their homes, and are patronizing restaurants and bars more and more. The government is even cooperating—they’ve now permitted bars to operate until midnight! So now’s the time to finally pay a visit to those drinkeries you may have heard of but have never been to, and enjoy a cocktail or two.

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. 

20 artists we’d love to see live in Bangkok when the pandemic’s gone

20 artists we’d love to see live in Bangkok when the pandemic’s gone

Before Miss Corona made her presence felt, Bangkok played host to many an international artist—big and small—from every corner of the world. There would be as much as two to three acts playing in the city in one month! Those were the good old days. But now here we are, living in an era of entertainment drought, waiting for that time when we can once again safely gather in a hall or arena for a mind-blowing concert. Surely we’ll get to do that again. Hopefully next year? To build up excitement for that day in the future, here’s a list of musical acts who have never done a show (gasp!) in Thailand before. We think it’s high time someone made these concerts happen.

We tried a posh cannabis massage treatment at Mandarin Oriental and we were so happy and high

We tried a posh cannabis massage treatment at Mandarin Oriental and we were so happy and high

ICYMI, Thailand has legalized the use of cannabis, and has become the very first country in Asia to decriminalize the controversial plant! Soon after it was legalized, many businesses began using and infusing CBD, the active ingredient in cannabis, into their products and services, from eats and drinks to spa treatments. Mandarin Oriental Bangkok is the latest establishment to take on the hype. The luxe hotel’s spa has launched Cannabis Relax and Restore Massage, a new treatment that focuses on  104 identified cannabinoids and its health benefits (with collaboration with Sawasdee Clinic), such as relieving muscle fatigue, promoting calmness, and promoting a state of relaxation. Cannabis is used in almost every element of the treatment, from the massage oil, to the warm tea, to the inhaler, to the poultice. The Oriental Spa, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok We had the privilege of trying the Cannabis Relax and Restore Massage firsthand. First off, we were taken on a brief boat trip to The Oriental Spa, which is located on the other side of the Chao Phraya River. It took less than five minutes, but the trip made it feel like you were about to leave the crazy world behind for an indulgent experience in a hidden sanctuary in a hundred-year-old Thai teakwood house. Arpiwach Supateerawanitt/Time Out Bangkok Stepping into the spa, we were welcomed by amiable staff, who quickly escorted us to the lounge area where we answered a questionnaire on our health and preferences. Afterwards, we

Awakening Khaosan: The complete list of 8 ‘Borderless’ lighting installations

Awakening Khaosan: The complete list of 8 ‘Borderless’ lighting installations

Awakening Khaosan hopes to reinject good vibes and vibrant energy to the Khaosan neighborhood, which suffered from a lack of patrons during the height of the pandemic, with eight new lighting installations. Created by local artists, who worked with the theme “Borderless”, these artworks represent the seamless blending of cultures and identities in a place that knows no boundaries.

52 lighting installations of Awakening Bangkok

52 lighting installations of Awakening Bangkok

The fourth edition of Awakening Bangkok, working with the concept of “RE:VIVE”, hopes to bring back positive energy to Bangkok’s Old Town, which experienced many devastating setbacks at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally held in the neighborhoods of Charoenkrung and Talad Noi, the lighting festival has expanded to the cool and vibrant hub of Soi Nana in Chinatown this year. Time Out Bangkok Join us in our mission to revive the spirit of the city. Here’s the complete list of 52 art installations you will get to see and where you’ll find them.

The best music bars in Bangkok

The best music bars in Bangkok

What makes a bar worthy of a visit? A welcoming ambiance, good drinks and, for audiophiles, great music. If you’re one of those who think that a bar’s playlist is as important as its cocktail menu, then check out these 11 venues. You can also check out our picks for the best bars for introverts if you're into a more low-key kind of vibes.

Best stores and shophouses to get mango sticky rice in Bangkok

Best stores and shophouses to get mango sticky rice in Bangkok

Apart from hot papaya salad, throat-warming tom yum, comforting pad thai and many dishes that we can’t possibly cover in one go, mango sticky rice is one of Thailand’s biggest culinary delights. We cannot claim the dish as our own, however. Other Southeast Asian countries, such as Laos and the Philippines, have their own variations. But one element is constant: ripe and sweet mangoes with a bit of tartness to them. In Thailand, the mangoes—in season at the peak of summer—are paired with glutinous rice cooked with coconut milk and a sweetener like palm or cane sugar. It’s easy to make this treat at home, but sometimes we prefer to get them from these well-known shops. 

Bangkok's best Easter Sunday brunch deals

Bangkok's best Easter Sunday brunch deals

April 4 is the date of 2021's Easter Sunday, which is coming very, very soon now. So if you're still looking for a nice spot to celebrate the joyful occasion, look no further because we have rounded up for you.

4 cool rooftop spots to indulge in Moo Kra Ta (Thai-style pork barbecue)

4 cool rooftop spots to indulge in Moo Kra Ta (Thai-style pork barbecue)

Thais love their grilled pork. We eat moo kratha even in the height of summer when the weather is sweltering, straight out of the sizzling pan, preferably in an open-air setting.  Moo kratha eateries dot every inch of the city, served by big-chain restaurants as well as local street vendors. It’s so popular that it even has its own English-language Wikipedia page! Essentially, Thailand’s version of grilled pork is similar to Korean barbecue, but Thais cook their meat on a raised round grill that’s surrounded by a canal of hot soup. This soup serves as a base where you can cook fresh vegetables and fish balls. You can probably say that the end result resembles sukiyaki. Recommending good spots to enjoy moo kratha can be tiring (the list is endless), so we’ve decided to take it up a notch by listing all the places that have, literally, elevated this grilling experience to the highest heights. Take a look at these rooftop spots where you can let your meat sizzle away as you relish the best vistas of the capital. 

8 shops that deliver lip-smacking ice cream

8 shops that deliver lip-smacking ice cream

We all get that feeling: sitting at home or in the office—and suddenly being overcome by a craving for something refreshing and sweet—like ice cream! But sometimes, we’re too lazy to move our bums to actually go out and buy a tub, especially when it’s hot outside. Thankfully, there are now ice cream shops across Bangkok that are equipped to send out their ice-cold confections for delivery. Here are our recommendations.

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Yardside Entertainment System I

Yardside Entertainment System I

Up-and-coming creative and lifestyle studio Haus41 Studio will host Yardside Entertainment System I on May 20 (17:00-21:00). The market will see live music performances from a big horde of artists across the genre like Bangsue Electrix, Baank & Tommy, and Gate Garnglai. Tickets are B350 per person (inclusive of one drink). Don't forget to bring chairs and mats for a more comfy evening on the backyard.

PULSE Chroma 2022

PULSE Chroma 2022

LGBTQ-focused PULSE Galleries are hosting art exhibitions to celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and social well-being that showcase a variety of art formats, ranging from photography, digital art, sculptures, and lighting installations. The PULSE Chroma 2022 series takes place at all five establishments of PULSE clinics in Silom, Asok, Phrom Phong, Ploenchit, and Phayathai.

Love Exquisite Wedding Fair

Love Exquisite Wedding Fair

The St. Regis Bangkok plays host to a wedding fair, Love Exquisite Wedding Fair, on May 21-22 (between 11:00 and 19:00) and all the lovebirds around Bangkok are welcome to check out special promotions from various wedding organizers and hotels.

Exquisite Sunday Brunch x Feiya

Exquisite Sunday Brunch x Feiya

The St. Regis Bangkok's VIU and Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel's Fei Ya will host a special Sunday brunch on May 29 (12:30-15:30) for B3,200++. The Chinese restaurant's Peking Duck signature freshly cooked for guests to enjoy alongside many more dishes like stir-fried shrimp with XO sauce and jellyfish salad with sesame oil. For more information and reservations, please call 0 2207 7777 or email: fb.bangkok@stregis.com.

Toxic Effect

Toxic Effect

Chainapa Lepajarn, Thai sculptor whose work deals with challenging the male-dominated world, showcases the collection of her art from 1990 to 2022 at this exhibition.

The Colors of Jazz

The Colors of Jazz

Jirapatt Aungsumalee showcases his first solo exhibition, The Colors of Jazz, to explore the artistic power lying in this genre of music through a series of 19 abstract paintings.

Tinder Hell

Tinder Hell

The best thing to do with our past failed relationships is to look back and laugh about them. Comedy Club Bangkok has brought the latest edition of Tinder Hell, the improv comedy that takes jabs at love and relationships, on May 20 (19:30-21:00). If you're one of the people who experience nightmares from Tinder, unexpected hilarious hook-ups and other laughable relationship stories, come and have some laughs with improvisation performances from the audience and the reenacted live of horrible dates. Tickets start at B350, which are available here.

Independence Bar

Independence Bar

Part of Yolo Group—home to Teens of Thailand, Asia Today, and TAX—Independence Bar is the newest introduced to Chinatown’s Soi Nana as a wine bar where you can relish a wide range of traditional and natural wine.

People and Their World

People and Their World

Thai photographer Jatenipat "JKBoy" Ketpradit went on a worldwide journey at many rare locations, such as the Altai Mountains, the Mongolia–Russia border, and the remote island of Siberut in Indonesiaand collected awe-inspiring moments as beautiful photographs that you can see at the People and Their World exhibition.

POV: Street of BKK

POV: Street of BKK

MOCA Bangkok and Bridge Art Agency invite you to get inspired by seven artists who bring their work exploring the culture and lifestyle of people in Bangkok at ART Space, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok.

OFTR Bar

OFTR Bar

Have you seen One for the Road, that Nattawut “Baz” Poonpiriya big dick energy-driven tearjerker about two friends recounting their bittersweet memories with their ex-girlfriends? If not, then stream it on Netflix ASAP. If you have and liked it, then you may want to check out this new bar called OFTR. Run by director Baz and his friends, OFTR Bar (on the ground floor of the same building where cinema-inspired café FICS is located) replicates the bar set-up from the film’s final scene. The bar’s doorway is designed like a New York subway entrance, while the space itself resembles a dive bar in the Big Apple—dim lighting, a wide wooden counter bar, and faux leather couches. The echoing clinks and clanks from glasses and shakers add to the intimate vibe. Baz collaborated with Mahaniyom Cocktail Bar's co-founder Ronnaporn “Neung” Kanivichaporn to create 10 signature cocktails that realize the ones you see in the film, such as Alice’s Dance (B360), Noona’s Tears (B360) and After the Rain (B360). There’s also a special concoction called WKW (B420), a tribute to legendary filmmaker—and One for the Road’s producer—Wong Kar-wai. The drink reworks the classic negroni by combining whisky with cherry wine and chrysanthemum campari. When the clock is about to strike midnight, the barkeeps go around and offer guests “one for the road”. If you say yes, get ready to chug down a pint of beer with a shot of whiskey (B380 each) for that one last hit before heading home.

Freaking Out the Neighborhood

Freaking Out the Neighborhood

On a lazy evening, there’s nothing better than to sip a good drink while listening to great music—and you can do both at Freaking Out the Neighborhood. Situated on Soi Sukhumvit 36 (Soi Naphasap 1), Freaking Out the Neighborhood, spearheaded by Kiratra Promsaka Na Sakolnakorn (one of the founders of music promotions company Have You Heard?), offers a different music bar experience by playing a record front-to-back instead of blasting out random tunes put together into one long playlist on loop. Kiratra rotates the albums depending on the mood of the day or to celebrate a special occasion like International Jazz Day. She even allows guests to bring their own records to play at the bar, as long as it falls into the category of the day. As such, the whole Freaking Out the Neighborhood feels like you’re chilling in your own room or hanging out at a friend’s place. A wooden counter bar takes up over half of the room, the design intended to help guests engage in the music rather than in conversation. Small tables have been set up, however, for more extroverted guests who want to chat in between tracks. One corner of the bar features a small shop selling vinyls and music merch curated by Have You Heard? Records. Freaking Out the Neighborhood also makes it easy for you to choose your drink for the night. The menu only includes classic cocktails like highball, gin and tonic, and negroni (starting from B200). Wine and beer are also served, as well as bar nibbles such as chicken teriyak

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7 best things to do this weekend (May 20-22)

7 best things to do this weekend (May 20-22)

It's a huge weekend for the people of Bangkok. Why? Well, we're simply going to cast our votes for the gubernatorial elections for the very first time in nine years! There's no denying how most of us are excited to see who will be the next representative of the city that will drive Bangkok for the better. Apart from the elections, there are also fun things to do to make the best of the weekend delight.   Use your right to choose the next Bangkok governor. Mark the date: Sunday, May 22 is when all the Bangkok residents are encouraged to go out and voice your democratic right to choose the next governor of Bangkok. If you're still unsure who's the right one to choose, maybe this brief breakdown of the big players will help you more or less. Read more here. Tanisorn Vongsoontorn/Time Out Bangkok   Plan your next trip to Bangkok's up-and-coming watering holes. In case you didn't know, drinking alcohol isn't permitted this weekend (on both Saturday and Sunday, to be specific) due to the gubernatorial elections on May 22, but you may want to have a look at this list of the city's relatively new bars that you may have heard of but never got the chance to check out. If you find the one that interests you, pick up your phone and book a table for the next weekend. Read more here. Tanisorn Vongsoontorn/Time Out Bangkok   Get inspired by these art shows opening throughout this month. Although drinking isn't allowed this weekend, you can still get out of your house and enjoy all the b

Backseat passengers will soon be required to buckle up to avoid B2,000 fine

Backseat passengers will soon be required to buckle up to avoid B2,000 fine

This coming September, commuting in Thailand will be safer than ever, thanks to a new regulation requiring backseat passengers to fasten their seat belts. The Royal Gazette announced the new rule on May 7, 2022. A fine of up to B,2000 will be applied to those who don’t buckle up. Individuals with certain health conditions are exempted. Those seated in front are still required to wear their seat belt. The authorities also implemented the compulsory use of a car seat for children up to six years old. Both of these accident-prevention measures will be in effect from September 5, 2022.

The Thai government is adjusting the requirements for a long-term resident visa

The Thai government is adjusting the requirements for a long-term resident visa

The government recently announced that the authorities are adjusting the requirements for a Long-Term Resident Visa (LTR) in hopes of attracting more foreign residents to the country.  Deputy spokeswoman Rachada Dhanadirek added during the press briefing that the LTR, which allows a non-Thais a 10-year residency, can help boost the country’s economy and investment prospects. Individuals who can apply for the visa include the following: High net worth global citizens Foreign retirees Those aspiring to work in Thailand, and Those with special skills One of the most significant adjustments pertain to the reduction of the application fee from B100,000 to B50,000. This will allow the applicant and up to four family members, including spouses and children, to live in the kingdom. Affluent citizens and foreign retirees have to declare a bank account with at least USD100,000 deposited in the last 12 months before submitting an application. The adjustments will be in effect 90 days after they are officially announced in the Royal Gazette. Source: TNN Online

Kinu by Takagi has launched a special May menu—and it involves caviar

Kinu by Takagi has launched a special May menu—and it involves caviar

Throughout the month of May, Mandarin Oriental Bangkok’s Japanese dining room Kinu by Takagi will be topping every dish in its special course menu with black ikura aka the expensive roe of a sturgeon. Executive chef Norihisa Maeda is experimenting with the French variety, which has a distinctly different taste from the intrinsically Japanese red caviar or salmon roe. The special menu is available as a five-course lunch (B4,000++) and a ten-course dinner (B8,000++), but since this is a kaiseki restaurant, the dishes in each menu change on a daily basis, depending on the ingredients that are available. You can check out the preview of what to look forward to from the images below. Kinu by Takagi Kinu by Takagi For reservations and more information, call 0 2659 9000 or email mobkk-restaurants@mohg.com. Kinu by Takagi is open from Wednesday to Sunday. Meals are limited to only ten diners per round.

A full-on tropical fruit market is now open at Siam Paragon

A full-on tropical fruit market is now open at Siam Paragon

Siam Paragon, Bangkok’s main destination for shopping and lifestyle pursuits, is hosting Tropical Fruit Parade, an open-air market dedicated to best-in-season produce grown by local farmers and communities across Thailand. Running until 15 May 2022 at the Parc Paragon event space on the shopping center’s mezzanine floor, the pop-up market is offering a wide range of fruits, including exotic yields such as 20 varieties of durians including the renowned Nonthaburi durians, Crystal Longan from Phattalung, and Golden Pineapple from Rayong, not to mention other summer favorites such as mangoes, lychees and rambutans. Siam Paragon Siam Paragon Aside from loading up on the ripest and juiciest fruits on offer, you can also treat yourself to delectable summer snacks and desserts from famous shops, including the highly sought-after mango sticky rice by Mae Varee, fruit ice cream by Bendito, and coconut products by Universal Coco and COCO Chuey Ban Phaeo. Siam Paragon Siam Paragon You can also step inside Siam Paragon and get yourself a sweet treat from two of the most famous dessert and snack shops. Tea purveyor TWG Tea (on G Floor) is getting into the heat of things with the launch of special beverages and menu products like its Summer Time Set, while After You (on G Floor) is churning out scrumptious Mango Sticky Rice kakigori. Those who are serious about their fruit can anticipate the Golden Hour promotion, which happens daily from 12:00 to 13:00 and 17:00 to 18:00. Irres

Renowned Nordic restaurant Frantzén to open in Bangkok

Renowned Nordic restaurant Frantzén to open in Bangkok

Apart from Rocket Coffeebar, the Scandi food scene in Bangkok isn’t much to speak of, but that will soon change this year with the coming of a new restaurant under the Frantzén group. The Frantzén group is home to the eponymous Nordic restaurant by Chef Björn Frantzén that was originally founded in Stockholm in 2008 focusing on creative Nordic cuisine with an Asian. It received its first Michelin star after only one year after the grand opening, and is now a holder of three stars and the sixth spot on World's 50 Best Restaurants. Later in 2022, Chef Björn's empire is slated to set foot in Bangkok with a new restaurant named Villa Frantzén. The speculations emerged after a Facebook page under the same name was launched, hinting at the arrival of the world-renowned establishment. The page also hints that it may be somewhere in Chong Nonsi. Further information reveals that Villa Frantzén, expansive at 600 square meters, will be stylized as a 60-seat venue and three private dining areas, with an open kitchen set-up.  Unlike Restaurant Frantzen in Stockholm and Frantzen Kitchen in Hongkong, the Bangkok outlet will have a more casual ambience and different concept but still serving a set menu that guests can order from a selection of dishes. The restaurant will also have a space dedicated to a Nordic-inspired bar. Stay tuned for more updates.

Asia Today has opened a pop-up cocktail bar at the Rajadamnern boxing stadium

Asia Today has opened a pop-up cocktail bar at the Rajadamnern boxing stadium

The idea of sipping a cocktail while watching Thai martial arts may bring about a laugh, but we're here to tell you that it’s now no joke. Asia Today has announced a pop-up venture with an unlikely partner. The region's 46th best bar on the Asia’s 50 Best list has teamed up with Rajadamnern Stadium to open a kiosk that serves its creative cocktails to muay Thai fans. This surprise collaboration is reportedly a part of the 77-year-old boxing venue's modernization project, which includes all-new features and a different look. The Asia Today x Rajadamnern Stadium collab will run throughout the month of May on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays when the matches are on. The bar will be serving two new concoctions made with Issan Rum (a sugarcane-based spirit from Nong Khai), namely Issan Coco (B200) and Issan Sour (B220).

5 best things to do this weekend (May 13-15)

5 best things to do this weekend (May 13-15)

The vibes in Bangkok this week are getting more low-key with the coming of heavy rain all through, signaling the summer's last goodbye. Our weekly round-up, in the same way, is quite modest with a smaller number of full-on best things to do, but don't you worry, they are still great enough to get you out of home to enjoy the city.   Explore the scene of comic art and creators in Thailand at this festival. BKK Comics Art Festival will make a grand debut in Bangkok this weekend to shed more light onto Thailand's creators and their work, with a series of showcases from both veteran and up-and-coming artists as well as many activities and talks. Venue: BACC / Date: Until May 22 / Free Entry / Read more here. bkkunzineBKK Comics Art Festival   See what the human lives would look like without all the filters. Explore the mystery of "how human perceives an unadulterated reality" at this exhibition titled Pure Perception? (Her) by Kamin Lertchaiprasert (and curated By Vipash Purichanont) taking place at ATTA Gallery. Venue: ATTA Gallery / Date: Until June 12 / Free Entry / Read more here. Kamin Lertchaiprasert   Brighten up your day with these uplifting artworks dedicated to the summer. Eight artists—Chubbynida, Huatoh Story, MEimo, Munins, Smaisiam, Tuagomstudio, Tum Ulit and Warbie Yama—are coming together to brighten up the summer with a wondrous collection of uplifting art to depict the hottest season as the romantic time of the year through many characters and stories abo

Bangkok Elections 2022: The big players running for governor and their platforms

Bangkok Elections 2022: The big players running for governor and their platforms

Bangkok is about to have a new governor after NINE YEARS. Yes, it’s been almost a decade since the city’s residents were able to exercise their democratic right to vote. Rewind back to 2013 when the current prime minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha (who was then the leader of the National Council for Peace and Order or NCPO), chimed in and appointed Assawin Kwanmuang as the governor of Bangkok. Since Mr. Kwanmuang assumed the position, he’s authorized a few development projects in Bangkok, including the restoration of several canals and the expansion of green spaces. We thank you for your service, sir, but maybe it’s time for Mr. Kwanmuang to pass on the torch to new blood. The Election Commission of Thailand announced in March that Bangkok will host its very first gubernatorial election in nine years on May 22, and we’re excited to see who will take the highest seat in local government. A total of 31 individuals are running for governor. Here’s a list of the most interesting candidates and a rundown of their policies and plans, and their stand regarding transportation and green spaces in Bangkok.    No. 1 -  Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn (Move Forward Party) The nominee from the youth-beloved party is proposing campaigns surrounding equity, and promises to tackle bribery issues in civil governance,  which seems to be right up his valley after he exposed discrepancies in the Prayut government’s Information Operations (IO) propaganda campaign. Green spaces: Turning abandoned space

Here’s why multi-award-winning Siam Paragon is worth visiting when in Bangkok

Here’s why multi-award-winning Siam Paragon is worth visiting when in Bangkok

Are you thinking of visiting Bangkok soon? The city has resurfaced from lockdown and is now waiting to be explored or rediscovered. Thailand has minimized its entry requirements for tourists and requires no quarantine for most travelers entering the country, making a visit to Bangkok even more appealing. Plus, the Thai capital boasts great shopping and eating options at establishments, both old and familiar. Many of these must-visit establishments can be found at Siam Paragon. The popular mall  on Pathum Wan Road has always been a main attraction in the area, welcoming both locals and tourists for fulfilling shopping and dining experiences. Siam Paragon was recently recognized with three prestigious awards, marking it as a spot worthy of a visit. Luxury Lifestyle Awards named Siam Paragon as the Best Luxury Mall of 2022 for its wide range of stores that house top-tier brands, from popular fashion labels, to beauty and wellness brands, to sports cars. Tripadvisor, the globetrotters’ go-to platform, has also recognized Siam Paragon with a  Traveler’s Choice Award for 2021, based on a streak of positive reviews from its users. Lastly, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has granted Siam Paragon with the Best of SHA Award, in conjunction with the Amazing Thailand Safety & Health Administration (SHA) campaign, which is aimed at promoting hygiene and safety in certain establishments during the pandemic. Siam Paragon In addition to the best shopping experience to find in town,

6 best things to do in Bangkok this weekend (May 6-8)

6 best things to do in Bangkok this weekend (May 6-8)

The weather in Bangkok is really unpredictable, isn't it? One day, it's boiling the sweat out of us, and the next day, the cool breeze comes out of the blue. This weekend seems to give another cooling surprise by the cooler temps blowing around the city, and that means there's no better time to go out and enjoy all the festivals and cool things to do.   Change up the grocery mission from the AC-equipped malls to these open-air markets. It's not that often for us to get a chance to enjoy a nice day without the boiling heat. Browsing at these local markets is one of many great ideas to do during the week where you won't get all that sweated out. Read more here. Sereechai Puttes/Time Out Bangkok   Climb up to the top of the high-rise drinkery and chill. If you're more of a nightlife wanderer, check out all these coolest spots rising to the Bangkok sky where you can bask in all the nice breeze and great vibes. Read more here. Above Eleven   Be a part of the new generation to drive the art scene in the country. Mango Art Festival is back with the new theme of "A Vision for a Better Tomorrow" at River City Bangkok for this weekend. You are cordially invited to join a lot of like-minded art enthusiasts in many activities. Venue: River City Bangkok / Date: May 3-8 / Free Entry / Read more here. Mango Art Festival 2022   Treat yourself to a special four-hand dinner at this emerging supper club. Kate's Place will host a special dining event in collaboration with Max Wittawat fro

Marriott Bonvoy is launching a two-month food festival featuring hot dining deals at over 40 hotels in Thailand

Marriott Bonvoy is launching a two-month food festival featuring hot dining deals at over 40 hotels in Thailand

Marriott Bonvoy has announced that it’s planning to launch “Eat Out with Marriott Bonvoy”, a new campaign that celebrates Thailand’s wide range of cuisines. The hotel group is rolling out dining promotions at over 40 of its hotels and resorts in the country throughout the months of May and June. The Eat Out program offers three different dining deals. Restaurants in Tier 1 will offer meals priced at B950 at restaurants such as Long Talay, the beachfront restaurant at Sheraton Samui Resort & Spa (Southern Thai set menu for B950 for two), and Le Méridien Chiang Mai’s Italian restaurant Favola (B950 for a family set menu). Tier 2 offers mouth-watering deals at the likes of the newly opened Courtyard by Marriott North Pattaya, which is offering its signature roasted pork ribs at Café 22, or the pizza at Le Méridien Khao Lak Resort & Spa, for B1,250. Savor wonderful feasts at restaurants in Tier 3, which are promoting meals for B1,450. These include Fei Ya at Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, which is offering its renowned Lychee Roasted Peking Duck, or Giorgio’s at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers for a three-course meal plus a bottle of wine for two. Eat Out with Marriott Bonvoy is exclusive to members of Marriott Bonvoy. If you’re not a member, it’s easy to join. Click on this link to find out how you can enjoy enticing discounts and more rewards. The promotion runs from 1 May to 31 June 2022. Find out more about participating restaurants and the campaign here.