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Fah Thai Magazine Nov/Dec 2017

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


HAPPENINGS CAMBODIA PHNOM PENH SPOTLIGHT The 240 by Maads For more contemporary fashion and designs in Phnom Penh, The 240 by Maads offers colourful selections of designed products by both local Cambodian, regional and international artists. The result is a wide choice of fashion, accessories, and home decorations that serve as ideal souvenirs. The bright yellow concept store is adjacent to a café, also run by Maads, one of Cambodia’s leading hospitality groups with a repertoire of hotels and restaurants. The café serves light meals, coffees and a myriad of drinks. The 240 Starting off as an NGO-based entity back in 1955, Rajana Crafts was founded to revive the Cambodian arts and design grandeur that existed from the 9th to 14th century, with an emphasis on resurrecting the creative talents of the local people. By offering Cambodian people a sustainable income through their crafts, the organisation has also offered people a chance to work from home while caring for their family. Now an independent Cambodian-run nonprofit and social enterprise, Rajana has two shops in Phnom Penh, one on Street 240 and the other on Street 450. features sustainable craft products from Pomelo for Myanmar, a non-profit craft shop that supports the livelihoods of 30 disadvantaged group and artisans, as well as Laurent Villate’s collection of paintings with the “Views of Phnom Penh,” series. Vibrant patterned jackets by designer Anna Lou and a handcrafted map by Travel Roll from Raphael Seyfried are among the striking pieces. Eclectic pieces of furniture are potential buys to surely change the design mood of your abode back home. GOOD THINGS On the leafy street of 240 in Phnom Penh sits a special shopping destination for memorable Cambodian souvenirs. Rajana Crafts dedicates its inventory to showcasing and selling handcrafted items made and designed by Cambodian villagers and craftspeople. In one of its stores on a hip street in Phnom Penh, products range from Khmer-art inspired jewellery, pottery, clothing, and accessories to Cambodian’s signature shawls and scarves. A POOLSIDE CINEMA PARADISO Enjoy movie classics under the nostalgic Cambodian sky. From November until December 20, 2017, the Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh is organising their annual ritual of ‘Cinema Paradiso’, showcasing film classics by the pool. The screening schedules beckon movie buffs with a classic selection, ranging from Amadeus (1984) on November 15 and Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (1967) on November 22, to Jackie (2016) on November 29 and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1990) on December 6 and Home Alone (1981) on December 20. Seating for the feature starts at 6.30pm, while the movie comes on at 7.00pm. Held every year at Raffles Hotel Le Royal, guests and non-guests alike can enjoy the hotel’s iconic pool garden. Price is US$23 per person, inclusive of half a bottle of wine, finger foods and canapés or US$35 for half a bottle of Cava. So, bring a friend, order a whole bottle and indulge in an evening in the hotel’s elegant surroundings and its atmospheric past of the Cambodian capital. 122