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Fah Thai Magazine Sep/Oct 2017

"FAH THAI" is the in-flight magazine of Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited and is edited and published by MPMI Group Ltd.

HAPPENINGS MALAYSIA

HAPPENINGS MALAYSIA KUALA LUMPUR / PENANG MYANMAR YANGON SPOTLIGHT Festival of Arts After a month-long celebration of arts, culture, heritage and community, the George Town Festival will be drawing to a close in September. The arts and culture fest has grown to become one of the most highlyanticipated events, and the 8th edition this year was certainly no different with over one hundred shows, performances and art shows and exhibitions performed by local as well as international artists. As the event heads towards its final curtain, there will be several notable theatre performances, workshops and showcases being held throughout its final few days. Events to look out for are; the Adventures of Alvin Sputnik puppetry showcase, the Human Voice, a direct local adaptation of the works of French playwright, Jean Cocteau as well as a traditional drum performance by renowned Malaysian troupe, Orang Orang Drum Theatre and JB Drum Team. September 1-3, georgetownfestival.com SPOTLIGHT A Cruise to Memory Old world nostalgia abounds in Yangon and just a short walk from downtown docks a yacht that provides both accommodations and dining on that theme. The Vintage Luxury Yacht Hotel offers 3 different restaurants for fine dining; one being the 1920 Industrial Restaurant so named to remember the era of the Burmese Industrial Revolution. Another restaurant serves traditional European food and houses the Pirate Restaurant and Robinson Crusoe Bar, serving dishes from Myanmar, Europe and India. At the Victoria Bar and Lobby, one can sit and chill with a glass of a favourite cocktail or wine and capture the mood of yesteryear. vintageluxuryhotel.com, +95 9 254 443326 GLIMPSES OF MYANMAR CULTURE Karaweik Palace Restaurant is another one of the more famous landmarks in Yangon, distinctive for its floating barge on the Kandawgyi Lake. If you have limited time in Yangon and would like to get a bit of Myanmar culture, Karaweik Palace Restaurant is indeed a good choice. Cultural offerings go handin-hand with lunch or an international buffet dinner. Expect Myanmar traditional dances and marionette performances. As an added souvenir, get a personalised Myanmar name based on your birthday. karaweikpalace.com, +95 1 295 744 MUSICAL ESCAPE The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO) is tuning up for an eventful 2017/18 concert season at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas. In the coming months, the highlyrespected orchestra will deliver a mix bag of sensational performances ranging from classical to pop concerts. In September, the MPO will host a special concert series with the live performance and screening of the local sports movie, Ola Bola. The 2016 box-office hit will be screened in its entirety along with ‘live’ orchestral music performed by the orchestra themselves. September 15-16, mpo.com.my RACE TO THE FINISH After 19 years, Malaysia will host its final Formula One Grand Prix. Although it’s bittersweet to see the world’s hottest race end, there’s no doubt that this final event will deliver all the ontrack action racing fans deserve. And the festivities will not just culminate in four-wheel action at the Sepang International Circuit in October. Just a few weeks later, the hallowed circuit welcomes the world’s best riders who will do battle in the 2017 Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. With three classes of races including the premier MotoGP class with names like Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez, this racing event has continuously packed in the crowds since its inception in 1998. September 29 to October 1 (Formula One); October 27-29 (MotoGP), sepangcircuit.com 106

Fah Thai Magazine Nov/Dec 2017