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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.

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New art galleries in Bangkok to visit right now

New art galleries in Bangkok to visit right now

Art spaces and galleries seem to be popping up every month all over Bangkok, providing a space and temporary home for inspiring exhibitions and art shows that you can check out over the weekend (or during weekdays if you want to steer clear of the crowds).  While the art itself is always the star of the show, we also appreciate the venues that play host to these amazing pieces. These following venues are the latest newcomers in Bangkok’s art scene, and each one has been conceptualized to create a memorable art viewing experience.

Major concerts and music festivals to save up for this year

Major concerts and music festivals to save up for this year

If you think 2022 was crazy for Bangkok’s live entertainment scene, then brace yourself for more fun all throughout 2023! This year, big musical acts and huge festivals are set to come to Thailand, within and outside of Bangkok, from the world’s biggest hip-hop festival to the highly anticipated gig by Arctic Monkeys. Take a look at all the events that have been announced and book your tickets as soon as you can. Your pockets will be left lighter, but you’ll be all the more happier for it.

Bangkok's best new bar openings this month

Bangkok's best new bar openings this month

We love how you lot were really dedicated to sobering up this month for dry January, but that’s all over now and we’re back to regular programming, i.e. it’s time to check out  Bangkok’s newest night spots and have some fun with a drink in hand. You’d be surprised to find out that a handful of bars have already opened up in the city, even though we’re only a month into 2023. We include five of them in the list and have added another one that pushed its way through Bangkok’s drinking scene in December of last year. Like our choice picks of 2022, we predict that these up-and-comers will be welcoming the city’s drinking connoisseurs and making their mark in their own way.

12 exciting restaurants to try in Silom and Sathorn now

12 exciting restaurants to try in Silom and Sathorn now

Silom and Sathorn may be Bangkok’s busiest neighborhoods. This main commercial business district (CBD) always sees a flurry of activity, from office workers rushing in and out of its towering skyscrapers, including Thailand’s tallest building (that would be King Power Mahanakhon), during the day to night owls trawling its many bars come sundown.  But among these office buildings and neon-lit night haunts, you also have casual eateries that contribute to Silom and Sathorn’s buzzy vibe. Friendly, informal places where you can wind down (or start the day) with a glass of wine or cup of coffee, and tuck into a comforting dish that nourishes the body and stirs the soul. You can find anything from the spicy Isaan dishes from the New York-born Thai restaurant to delectable international fare in the bustling food hub like Mahanakhon Eatery at the iconic pixelated building in Sathorn-Silom. It's time to get hungry and check out these 12 restaurants that are now on our radar in Sathorn-Silom.

Reconnect with Your City: Experience the best of Thai and Chinese cultures at Yaowarat Chinatown

Reconnect with Your City: Experience the best of Thai and Chinese cultures at Yaowarat Chinatown

Interchangeably called Yaowarat, Bangkok’s Chinatown reflects the perfect synthesis of Thai and Chinese cultures, as seen through the food at the many stalls and restaurants that line its streets and the merchandise sold from time-worn shophouses that grace its narrow alleys.  Chinatown Bangkok’s colorful history stretches beyond its present location. The first Chinese traders arrived in Thailand in the 16th century, but it was only in the 19th that the epicenter of Thailand’s Chinese community was actually established—along Yaowarat Road, where Teochew immigrants took over commercial exchanges and put up their own businesses. While many of the larger shops and trades have moved to more central neighborhoods like Sathorn, Yaowarat’s main road and small alleys are still crowded with people trying to go about their business, be it at the local markets, mom-and-pop shops, sidewalk eateries, teahouses, or at the area’s many Chinese shrines. Yaowarat is busy at any time of the day or night—a true embodiment of the neighborhood that never sleeps. Discover the pinnacle of Thai-Chinese fusion at this vibrant hub, whether you’re having egg noodles early in the morning, bargaining in the middle of the day at a labyrinthine market, or sipping a cold Tsingtao in the wee hours of the night. RECOMMENDED: Catch wonderful fireworks displays at Bangkok’s best festive hotspots. Visit ‘Reconnect With Your City’ to discover more Bangkok neighborhoods.

Reconnect with Your City: Swing through Bangkok’s swanky neighborhood Upper Sukhumvit

Reconnect with Your City: Swing through Bangkok’s swanky neighborhood Upper Sukhumvit

Bangkokians would tell you that Sukhumvit is the place to be when visiting the city. The Thai capital’s main road offers everything, from unpretentious fun to more sophisticated lifestyle pursuits, with plenty of casual and comfortable conveniences in between.  Trying to cover everything great about Sukhumvit in one go is nearly impossible—it is one of Thailand’s longest roads, after all. Earlier, we introduced you to Lower Sukhumvit. Running from Ploen Chit to Asoke, the first part of Bangkok’s most action-packed area is home to casual establishments that don’t necessarily come with a defined dress code, such as rough-around-the-edges pubs, pocket-friendly international restaurants, and cavernous nightclubs. Upper Sukhumvit starts from Asoke—specifically Soi Sukhumvit 23—and goes on through Phrom Phong to Soi Sukhumvit 53, where Thonglor kicks off. The three-kilometer stretch and its sub-sois are lined with establishments that reflect the swanky Bangkokian lifestyle, such as fashionable restaurants, five-star hotels, and ritzy shopping centers. This part of Sukhumvit is home to expat communities and particularly makes an effort to celebrate year-end festivities. The entire area is always dressed in sparkling lights and glittery decor during the holiday and cooler months, making exploring the city on foot—or via the speedy Skytrain—even more enticing.   RECOMMENDED: Find out the best places to ring in Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Bangkok or ‘Reconnect With Your City’ to di

Best of 2022: Best new restaurants

Best of 2022: Best new restaurants

Bangkok’s dining scene was unexpectedly exciting this year. There were so many new openings that we sometimes couldn’t keep up. From a celebrity chef’s new venture, to an Insta-worthy dining space up in the sky, to restaurants put up by fresh talents that have just returned from abroad, these new openings have only made the city’s eating and drinking arena more diverse, interesting, and appealing.  Kudos also go to those who paved the way before them, some of which may not have survived the pandemic.  Note: Establishments are listed in no particular order.

Top 4 activities to get into the holiday spirit at Resorts World Sentosa

Top 4 activities to get into the holiday spirit at Resorts World Sentosa

If you’re thinking of spending the holidays abroad, then you may want to consider Singapore—it’s only a short flight from Bangkok and, more importantly, it has Resorts World Sentosa (RWS).  The renowned lifestyle resort doesn’t pull back when it comes to celebrating the merriest time of the year. Enjoy a host of holiday-themed activities and create memories you’ll cherish until the coming year and beyond.  Here’s how you can best enjoy the year-end festivities in one of Singapore’s most famous destinations. RECOMMENDED: Find out other fun activities you can best enjoy with your whole gang at Resorts World Sentosa here.

Reconnect With Your City: Celebrate Christmas and NYE in style at these top hotels in Bangkok

Reconnect With Your City: Celebrate Christmas and NYE in style at these top hotels in Bangkok

There is definitely no shortage of holiday spirit in Bangkok. As early as November, everything in Bangkok takes on a more cheerful atmosphere as establishments start to put up towering light-strewn trees and beautiful ornaments in anticipation of Christmas and New Year.  Leading the pack are Thai capital’s hotels that go the extra mile to bring on the holiday cheer, whether dressing up their lobbies in Christmas finery, preparing festive feasts or throwing lively parties that bring friends and family together.  To help you make plans for the upcoming festive season, we’ve rounded up a list of Bangkok hotels offering tempting dining deals and amazing Christmas and New Year’s Eve packages in a joyous Christmas wonderland setting.   RECOMMEND: Discover the luxury side of Bangkok at Upper Sukhumvit or other cool neighborhoods with ‘Reconnect With Your City’.

Reconnect With Your City: The best locations around Bangkok to watch New Year's Eve fireworks

Reconnect With Your City: The best locations around Bangkok to watch New Year's Eve fireworks

Many cities around the world—big or small—set off amazing fireworks when the clock strikes midnight to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. In Bangkok, the fireworks are no less than amazing, with many dazzling displays shooting up all around town and over the Chao Phraya River.  These fireworks can be seen across the city, but you’d have to know where to go if you want a front-row seat to these explosive illuminations. Here’s a round-up of the best spots to behold fireworks on New Year’s Eve—from riverfront promenades to sky-high points to intimate room hotels—and ring in 2023 in a special way. RECOMMEND: Discover a marriage between two vibrant cultures in Bangkok’s Chinatown or many wonderful neighborhoods via the ‘Reconnect With Your City’ campaign.

Reconnect With Your City: Have a fun day at the tourist-friendly quarter of Lower Sukhumvit

Reconnect With Your City: Have a fun day at the tourist-friendly quarter of Lower Sukhumvit

Sukhumvit is one of Bangkok’s main drags. It impressively runs the length of almost 500 kilometers, all the way from Ploen Chit in the heart of the capital to as far as Trat province. But most of the fun is centered around Lower Sukhumvit, which stretches out from Soi Sukhumvit 1 to Soi Sukhumvit 20 or Asoke. This part of Sukhumvit is home to expat- and foreigner-friendly businesses, from restaurants and bars like Tony’s, to international hotel chains and entertainment spots, to world-class retail establishments like Central Chidlom. Situated only one BTS station away from Ploen Chit is Nana, an area known for its wide range of dining venues, pubs, nightclubs, and pocket-friendly accommodations. Marking the end of Lower Sukhumvit is Asoke, one of the busiest intersections in Bangkok, and the address of long-standing hotels like the The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok offering sophisticated accommodations for ​​business and leisure travelers, and Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok which provides premium and comfortable stays for travelers. You’d be surprised, however, at the gems this neighborhood reveals, such as rare pockets of greenery and eateries serving healthy eats. The best way to explore Lower Sukhumvit is by BTS Skytrain and on foot. That way, you can squeeze the most fun out of this lively stretch. Here’s how you can make the most of your Sukhumvit stay. RECOMMENDED: Discover the most in-demand Bangkok restaurants, or 'Reconnect With Your

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KICH Gallery

KICH Gallery

This new space in Ploenchit is owned by fine art printmaker “Kit” Chirachaisakul, who wanted to come up with a space where you can “disappear with art”. The building itself, with its all-white facade and sleek angles, is visually stunning. Inside, the space features hallways that you can follow, making it a bit easier to appreciate an exhibition.  KICH does not limit itself to displaying a certain discipline or style—as long as it can provide a place where any artist can showcase his or her vision.

Placemak BKK

Placemak BKK

The first international outpost of Hongdae-based gallery group Placemak is a collaborative  project with Thai artist and Rebel Art Space director Wannaporn “Sai” Chimbanjong. Placemak Bkk, located in Phrakanong, is aimed at promoting the boundless potential of Thai artists, as well as provide them with a platform where they can exchange their culture and vision with Korean and other international talents.

Storage BKK

Storage BKK

Initially meant to be a place for storing the pieces of artists Atit Sornsongkram and Prae Pupityastaporn, this reimagined space on Rattanakosin Island features a high ceiling, wide exhibition areas, and monochromatic and minimalist aesthetics. Apart from hosting an ever-changing line-up of exhibitions by both local and international artists, Storage also holds discussions, events, and art-related projects.

Mighty One Gallery

Mighty One Gallery

Bangkok-based art agency Mighty Creative One has launched their own eponymous gallery on Soi Sukhumvit 61, which focuses on art inspired by urban culture. Since it opened, it has exhibited Buddhist-inspired art with a punk twist, and graffiti art that celebrates the legalization of cannabis in Thailand.

Payaq Gallery Café & Bar

Payaq Gallery Café & Bar

On Soi Wat Mahannapharam 1 (near the Tiger God Shrine), stands a house that can be traced back to the era of King Rama V. It was abandoned for a long time but was recently revived as a café and community space for art enthusiasts called Payaq. It’s meant to be a haven where creative people can come and relax as if they’re visiting their art-loving friends at home. What’s not to love when you can pop by, see some cool art, relax with a drink at the bar, and exchange views with like-minded people?

Jeff Bernat live in Bangkok

Jeff Bernat live in Bangkok

Previously scheduled on 29 January, the Jeff Bernat Live in Bangkok 2023 now has a new date on 13 June at Central Ladprao’s BBC Hall. Organized by VERY LIVE, this upcoming concert will see the Filipino-American artist return to Bangkok for the second time after rapidly selling out his first show back in 2020. Expect the 32-year-old crooner to perform his sugary-sweet hits "Call You Mine" from blockbuster K-series You Are My Destiny, “Dream Team” from Oscar-winning film Birdman, and many more. Tickets are priced at B2,600 and are now on sale via Ticketmelon.

Nature Thai Massage

Nature Thai Massage

Owned by beloved Thai actor Tul Pakorn, Nature Thai Massage features simple but modern interiors that provide the perfect setting for enjoying a host of treatments that showcase traditional Thai techniques, including a relaxing oil massage and a massage that will relieve you of office syndrome. Now, there are three branches in Bangkok, so far, on Siam Square Soi 5, Siam Square Soi 6, and Soi Sukhumvit 24.

Wallows: Tell Me That It’s Over Tour

Wallows: Tell Me That It’s Over Tour

Alt-rock band Wallows, a favorite among hipster kids, will finally make it to Bangkok. The three-man act, composed of Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters, and Cole Preston, will be having their Bangkok debut on 20 February at Moonstar Studio. Wallows is now going around Asia to promote their sophomore LP Tell Me That It’s Over, which sees the trio mature both sonically and lyrically as they delve into more synth-oriented songs that tackle adulthood. Tickets are priced at B2,200 and are on sale now via Ticketmelon.

Conan Gray: Superache Tour

Conan Gray: Superache Tour

Global pop phenomenon Conan Gray is taking his Superache tour to the Thai capital on 20 February at Impact Exhibition Hall 5. The 24-year-old star, known for his sadcore sounds, is finally coming to serenade his Bangkok fans. Superache is Gray’s attempt at exploring a heavier sound of pop rock, as expressed through his poignant lyrics that touch on childhood trauma and heartbreak. Tickets start from B1,500 and are now on sale via Thaiticketmajor.

Paul Kim Live in Bangkok 2023

Paul Kim Live in Bangkok 2023

The “Me After You” hitmaker is ready to serenade Bangkok fans on 25 February at Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre. Paul Kim is known for his sweet ballads, which have been used in many hit K-series, including “So Long” for Hotel Del Luna and “Every Day, Every Moment” for Should We Kiss First? Tickets start at B1,800 and are now on sale via Thaiticketmajor.

NCT DREAM: THE DREAM SHOW2: IN A DREAM

NCT DREAM: THE DREAM SHOW2: IN A DREAM

NCT DREAM is making a comeback to the capital for their upcoming THE DREAM SHOW2 : In A DREAM on 10, 11 and 12 March. The sub-unit of SM Entertainment’s boy group universe NCT consists of seven members: Mark, Renjun, Jeno, Haechan, Jaemin, Chenle, and Jisung. This tour is in support of their second studio album Glitch Mode and special winter album Candy. Tickets start from B2,000 and will go on sale via All Ticket from 12 February onwards.

Sunset Rollercoaster: Infinity Sunset Tour

Sunset Rollercoaster: Infinity Sunset Tour

Taiwanese pop band Sunset Rollercoaster will soon make its debut in Bangkok on 4 February at Voice Space. The six-piece band is known for uplifting tracks that combine jazz and synth-pop. Breaking into Taiwan’s music scene in 2009, the band quickly rose to fame with debut album Bossa Nova, and then continued to build its name with performances at many popular music festivals around the world, including Japan’s Summer Sonic in 2011 and New York’s Waves in 2017. Tickets are priced at B2,200 and are on sale via Ticketmelon.

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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

Experience urban living at its finest, right smack in the heart of Bangkok! Settle in at lyf Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok — your new home where you can connect with other like-minded individuals. Ascott’s first lyf property in Bangkok landed in the city in 2019, branding itself as a “co-living” property where creative and passionate “millennial-minded” guests, from digital nomads to techno-preneurs to trailblazers, can come together and network, and live their best life.  The property is located in the heart of Nana, one of Bangkok’s most bustling neighborhoods, with restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and lifestyle spots lining its streets and alleyways. lyf’s convenient location within a few minutes walk to the BTS Nana station also makes it easy to explore the rest of the city.  lyf Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok Stay-wise, lyf has much to offer. The property has 196 one-of-a-kind studios that can accommodate both brief and extended stays, each one with an ensuite bathroom, a comfortable queen-size bed, vibrant decor, and in-room amenities that assure a convenient and hassle-free stay. lyf Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok The buzzing property’s “co-living” concept comes into play through various communal zones for guests, namely co-working space and lounge area Connect, shared kitchen Bond, and rooftop laundromat Wash & Hang, which also functions as an outdoor terrace for socializing.   lyf Sukhumvit 8 Bangkok The hotel-slash-apartment also promotes social gatherings and networking opportunities through

In pictures: Bangkok Art Biennale is back with over 200 captivating artworks

In pictures: Bangkok Art Biennale is back with over 200 captivating artworks

Reflect on social and political turmoil, and hope for better days at Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB) 2022. This year, the massive art festival returns with “CHAOS : CALM”, a theme inspired by what happened—both good and bad—in the last few years. More than 200 captivating art pieces by 73 artistic talents from 31 countries are featured at 11 physical locations and one virtual venue. We went to four highlight spots in the line-up, namely Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram Rajwaramahawihan (Wat Pho), Museum Siam, Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC), and the newly reopened Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC), and here’s what we saw. Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out BangkokCONNECT (2022)   Wat Pho Popular Buddhist temple Wat Pho has been transformed into an art house for four exhibitions. One of them displays Arokhayasala (1994) by the late artist and a pioneer of contemporary Asian art Monthian Bunma. The lung-shaped piece, which is being exhibited to the public for the very first time, is a tribute to the artist’s wife who lost her life to lung cancer.   Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out BangkokArokhayasala (1994) Respected British sculptor Antony Gormley also makes an appearance in BAB 2022 with two masterpieces—Contain (2022) and Connect (2022)—both of which portray the relationship between our existence and energy.   Tanisorn Vongsoontorn / Time Out BangkokCONTAIN (2022) Museum Siam Moving on to Museum Siam, this innovative institution dedicated to Thai cul

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