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Fah Thai Magazine Jan-Feb 2018

HAPPENINGS THAILAND

HAPPENINGS THAILAND BANGKOK of King Rama IV. Apart from the chill vibes felt when one is next to the iconic Chao Phraya River, there’s also a wide selection of eateries and design stores to enjoy. Lhong 1919 is also recognised for a renovation that preserved the original structure. Chinese mural paintings, for instance, were given the gradual touch-up with colours that were closest to the original shades. 248 Chiang Mai Road, Khlong San, facebook.com/LHONG 1919 SPOTLIGHT Turf and Surf Treat After keeping Bangkok fidgeting in high anticipation for the opening of mega-treat dining, Burger & Lobster finally launched their first venture in Thailand on the ground floor of Gaysorn Village and its second branch in Southeast Asia. SPOTLIGHT Lhonging for the Past Since the old days, riverine areas have been hailed as the melting pot of trade, culture, and lifestyle. An appreciation for such unique features and the desire to preserve a glorious past inspired the creation of Lhong 1919. A pier and its riverside stretch along the 6-rai (2.3 acres) land has warehouses transformed into a mix-use project that retains its former structure’s aesthetics and details of ancient Chinese heritage. While the site holds a contemporary function, its history ties in with the prosperity enjoyed during the golden age of Thai-Chinese commerce during the reign From its modest beginning in a small Irish Pub in the affluent neighbourhood of Mayfair in London, the restaurant has made a delicious reputation with exceptionally made lobster rolls and more than pleasing burgers. Its Bangkok branch also boasts the special combo-sharing tower menu, which is exclusively catered to suit the Thai sharing culture. facebook.com/burgerandlobsterbkk, T: +66 (0) 2656 1111 ALWAYS A CLASSIC TNOP is recognised as one of the world’s leading names in the graphic design scene. Inspired by culture and its contemporary existence, the brand has recently launched the collection of Siamese Girls Notebooks. At first glance, we may be transferred back to the old days of vintage images of Siamese girls in a bold, colourful background and retro font types. But looking closely, the cover designs of these notebooks combine Thai mainstream culture with the backdrop of traditional landmarks portrayed in a humorous and stylistic presentation. tnop.com A HIT AND HIP The word JUA comes from the Thai blackjack game that means, “hit me!” The name for this restaurant and bar is a playful reference to the establishment, a former gambling house that now houses the unpretentious restaurant and bar. It’s the latest addition to Charoen Krung, a popular hangout area now casually known as “the creative district.” JUA offers a place that serves an assortment of Japanese and Korean drinking food as well as a wide collection of craft beers, wine, cocktails, sake, and spirits. Apart from the keen ambience of social gatherings and friend get-togethers, JUA is noteworthy for its design aesthetics – an ode to a combination of Thai and Japanese modernist elements. facebook.com/juabangkok, T: +66 (0) 61 558 7689 CULINARY SANCTUARY Among various Middle-Eastern dining establishments in Thailand, Al Saray stands out as the venue that whips up the marvel found together in Lebanese and Indian cuisines and interpreted into one fine dining restaurant. Striving to introduce sophisticated and tasty Lebanese and Indian dishes to the palate of Thai diners, Al Saray voiced a commitment to maintaining its authentic cuisine with quality ingredients that ensure all diners will be thrilled by the impressive experience to be had at Al Saray. One way to begin the culinary adventure is with hummus, which awakens the senses with its balance of garlic, acidity of fresh lime, and the drizzle of olive oil before indulging in the hearty and aromatic Grill Platter, or try their popular Indian signature dish of Butter Chicken and Naan. And to round off the meal, don’t forget to enjoy it with some Lebanese wine to complete the enjoyment of the inspiring menu. alsarayrestaurant.com, T: +66 (0) 2234 4988 DINE HIGH, REALLY HIGH In Bangkok’s mesmerising dining choices, here’s the latest addition that requires being strapped in. In what is a daredevil feat of a meal, Dinner in the Sky offers 22 thrill-seeking diners a chance to enjoy a meal close to the heavens. Dinner guests will be strapped to their seats around a dining table before being taken up in the air by a crane. Those who are not intimidated by the 50-metre height will be rewarded with the spectacular view of the Em District sparkling on Sukhumvit Road while enjoying a 4-course dinner created by Chef Gaetano Palumbo of the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit. The meals cost 4,990THB for weekdays and 5,390THB for weekends. Dinners are scheduled for 6pm and 7.30pm daily and run until the end of February 2018. 546 Sukhumvit Rd, dinnerinthesky.co.th 90 91