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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.

OVERTURES NEWS AND

OVERTURES NEWS AND EVENTS 24 CHIANG RAI RUNNING UP NORTH Avid runners showed up in full force for the Chiang Rai Marathon, with SEP 2017 the event kicked off by Mr. Kridhakorn Sirabhabhoj, Senior Director for 26 Market Communications at Bangkok Airways. The Chiang Rai Marathon SEP 2017 was the 4th event out of the 6 running programmes under Bangkok Airways Boutique Series 2017; organised in six of the airline’s destinations in Thailand, which are Trat (Koh Chang), Koh Samui, Phuket, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son. The series is divided into 2 categories with 4 marathons and 2 trail programmes. The starting point for the race began at Chiang Rai city hall with Mr. Boonwate Sipuangchai, the Deputy Governor of Chiang Rai, presiding as chairman for the opening ceremony. Four thousand local and foreign runners did their personal best on their way to marathon victory. If you’re interested in joining the other two remaining marathons at Chiang Mai and Mae Hong Son, please contact Teelakow Co., Ltd. at www.teelakow.com, T: +66 (0) 95 736 3066 or email: info@teelakow.com. THAILAND BANGKOK WORLD’S MOST POPULAR CITY 2 YEARS IN A ROW Congratulations to Bangkok once again! The City of Angels is the pride of the nation as the Mastercard 2017 Global Destination Cities Index survey recently announced that the capital of Thailand took the No.1 spot, winning as the most popular destination among travellers from across the globe. Even more exhilarating is the fact that this is the second year that vibrant Bangkok or Krungthep Mahanakhon, has won over 132 top destination cities – such as London which ranked second, followed by Paris, Dubai, Singapore, New York, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo, respectively. According to the index, Bangkok is projected to welcome nearly 20 million overnight visitors this year. 8-10 DEC 2017 PHUKET SPOTLIGHT Sail Away in Paradise December marks the yachting season in Phuket – Southeast Asia’s leading luxury location and superyacht hot spot – as various yachts and superyacht go on show on the island during this period. Among the events, Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR) 2017 takes place featuring the yachting and the luxury lifestyle with the gorgeous idyllic backdrop of Phuket. The first class three-day programme is open to both sailing and motor yachts measuring over 24 metres in length, whether they visit or are based in Phuket. Signaling the opening of Phuket’s luxurious charter season, KRSR offers superyacht owners a prime-time opportunity to showcase their flagship vessels. Participants include world-renowned yacht builders, including the famed Dutch superyacht builder Feadship, built by Benetti from Italy, and Vista Jet, one of the world’s most innovative private jet companies. Other partners returning for KRSR 2017 include Burgess, Azimut Yachts, Hemisphere Monaco, Northrop and Johnson, Bristol Charter, Princess Yachts, 77 Design, Lee Marine, Sea-Doo, Seal Superyachts and The Surin Phuket. katarocks.com 16-20 NOV 2017 BANGKOK SPOTLIGHT Floral Extravaganza It’s time to celebrate and yes, it’s also time to be surrounded by large and stunning flower displays in the heart of Bangkok. Thailand’s oldest department store, Central is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year with a super fresh idea that’s equally fragrant. Around this time of year, the retail branches of Central Chidlom and Central Embassy will be converted into a magnificent garden of splendour, with fresh floral arrangements masterfully created by Thailand’s notable designers. After long hours of shopping and exploring Bangkok, refresh your day and wander around the 7 floors of fragrant, colourful and beautiful displays, with rare blooms from around the world and an intricate wall of roses at the stores. Check this out whether you love floral arrangements or simply want to take time to smell the roses. central.co.th 2-15 NOV 2017 APR 2018 PHUKET CHARMS OF THE ANDAMAN It’s a new chapter for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts as the new property of Rosewood Phuket unveils at the beginning of this month. Nestled along an idyllic 600-metre beachfront at Emerald Bay in southwestern Phuket, the resort is offering guests the brand-new package of the “Charms of the Andaman” which includes a 2-hour Asaya wellness therapy session, a class on how to blend essential oils with ingredients picked fresh from the herb garden, or be part of a culinary journey at Ta Khai seafood restaurant and many more. For details, contact T: +66 (0) 76 356 888, or rosewoodhotels.com NOW-3 NOV 2017 VIENTIANE SHOW MASKS GO ON Vientiane, Laos’ capital, plays host to the 2017 IMACO international conference until November 3. Organised by the International Mask Culture & Arts Organization (IMACO). The biennale mask conference aims to promote intercultural exchanges in the world of mask art, ensuring stronger cooperation in their performance art and culture. Putting on a mask is a transformative experience and we have witnessed and learned from different forms of performance such as: the carnival in Venice, Guy Fawkes, Tibetan ritual masks, or the Lao ancestor masks. The city of Vientiane expects 100 international participants from over 30 countries involved in the world of mask arts, including mask artists and performers. worldmask.org 18 19