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Fah Thai Magazine July/August 2017


HAPPENINGS THAILAND BANGKOK PROJECT 189 BANGKOK Opposite the studio is a door that leads visitors to Project 189 Bangkok. Project 189 Bangkok is an artist-in-residence programme housed in a functional ruin of an older building in Chinatown. The project is privately funded and collaboratively curated. Artists and guests are invited to join the creative working space in the aged building situated in a historical neighbourhood. Creative juices get going in a space that produces work that reflects the surroundings and lifestyle that’s different from traditional art spaces., +66 (0) 89 890 0450 BA HAO Before the curtain closes on the day, hop into a bar that brings back the 70s vibe to Bangkok’s Chinatown again. Ba hao, or “house no. 8” offers a completely unique experience from a comfortable living space to delicately done foods in the old Chinatown quarter of Bangkok. Ba hao aims to bring guests friendly service, affordable and Chinese-inspired bar comfort food with recipes that combine favourite old-time snacks and China’s popular street food with a touch of signature savoury and sweet. The place is also an ideal venue for an evening enjoying tea, beer, signature cocktails and other spirits with fixed price for cocktails at 288 baht, a memento of Ba hao’s name. Plus, the 3rd and 4th floor of Ba hao offers accommodation, with “MAITRI CHIT” that gives guests a spectacular view of Soi Nana and “SANTIPHAP” that boasts magnificent image of the sacred Traimit Temple., +66 (0) 81 454 4959 C GET GOING, GET INSPIRED A little bit further away from Soi Nana, inspiration seekers will find themselves in the creative district where various representations of street art call Soi Charoen Krung 28-32 home. Seeking for the best, the most captivating piece? Then walk along to see the district’s highlight graffiti on the wall of the Embassy of Portugal in Soi Charoen Krung 30. The wall sculpture was from the creative mind of famous Portuguese artist Vhils from the Scratching the Surface Project in February. The same soi is also the location where artwork from Italian street artists STEN † LEX is featured. THAILAND CREATIVE & DESIGN CENTRE OR TCDC CHAROEN KRUNG is a few steps away. As the resource centre of creativity and design, TCDC strives to incorporate art and creativity into real-life application. Regarding Charoen Krung’s significance as the cultural and historical melting pot, TCDC at the Grand Postal Building or TCDC Charoen Krung was officially opened in May 2017 with the goal to serve as creative space for artists, aesthetic seekers and creative entrepreneurs to get inspired amidst the rich and cultural district of Charoen Krung., +66 (0) 2 105 7400 #213, 214 M Y CM MY CY CMY K DIFFERENT ERAS, SAME CLASSIC TOUCHES Originally built in the late 1800s as the residence of the royal governess of His Majesty King Vajiravudh or King Rama VI, the Raweekanlaya Bangkok underwent a modification that now features 38 guestrooms and artfully reflects the charm of the Old Siam days with the contemporary. The style and the design theme of this residence are a sophisticated interplay between modern comfort and traditional Thai décor from the era of King Rama VI with precious artistic elements. Located on 900 square metres of lush greenery, the hotel promises to offer guests the warm ambience as well as the holistic and rejuvenating experience amidst the serenity of classic Siamese heritage., +66 (0) 2 628 5999 88