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Fah Thai Magazine Jan-Feb 2017


HAPPENINGS THAILAND BANGKOK SPOTLIGHT In Bangkok, Jamie’s Italian Jamie Oliver’s got a new home in Bangkok. Rather, it’s his new eatery in town called Jamie’s Italian. This is the first restaurant in Thailand for the UK celebrity chef and down-to-earth food pioneer, and the latest dining option to his outlets in 25 international locations. Jamie’s Italian is the perfect post shop, drop and dine destination in the heart of Bangkok’s retail wonderland. Bangkok’s status as a truly cosmopolitan city is most strongly felt within the retail-therapy wonder of the newly revamped Siam Discovery – The Exploratorium; a lifestyle shopping concept that creates communal spaces where international and local brands rub retail shoulders. The offerings of Jamie’s Italian serve up gut-busting burgers, wonderful sharing plates of homemade pasta and artisanal pizzas, along with antipasti delights and deli-styled goodies served on a long plank. Superfood salads and robust entrees such as smoky grilled meats cooked under a brick round out the Italian repertoire. Light and airy in vibe, Jamie’s Italian has a relaxed cafe ambiance by day with industrial chic and vintage design details. In the evening, this cool, ground floor bistro is an Italian food lover’s beacon, lit up with hipster hanging Edison light bulbs. Open for drinks at 11:00 am, the kitchen opens at 12:00 pm, and the restaurant closes at 10:00 pm., +66 (0) 2255 5222 Eco-Lounge in Tranquility Located only 65 kilometres from Bangkok and a ten minute drive from the famous Damnoen Saduak floating market, the asita eco resort resides amidst peaceful nature. Designed to preserve the rural countryside, the resort is adjacent to a large tranquil canal. It’s a chance to escape the congested city and relax while surrounded by countless pine trees. Stay in a traditional Thai house or villa, all prepared with eco-friendly amenities. A private swimming pool in front of the porch provides for the ultimate in relaxation. And for a particularly atmospheric touch, the nearby Amphawa district is well-known as a place to see thousands of fireflies sparkling at night along the riverbank. 84 Fah Thai