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Fah Thai Magazine March/April 2018 - Infight Magazine of Bangkok Airways

Fah Thai is the inflight magazine of Bangkok Airways. It is YOUR MAGAZINE. It is distributed with our compliments on all Bangkok Airways flights. We hope you enjoy it.


HAPPENINGS VIETNAM DANANG / PHU QUOC SPOTLIGHT A Sunset Bar After a day being barefoot at the beach, end it by catching a sunset. Chuon Chuon Bistro & Sky Bar, perched high over the city and beach is your place to watch the sun slip into the horizon. Chuon Chuon Bistro & Sky Bar started as a small bar up on a hill and has now turned into the largest and highest location in town. It’s usually packed with young locals, tourists and expats who come to wind down as they listen to some R&B. Chuon Chuon offers a variety of drinks with their signature being the “Five Elements” cocktail. The bar serves dinner with the beautiful night sky, together with a view of the ocean, mountains, and the town itself. Sao Mai Hill, 69 Tran Hung Dao, Phu Quoc, T: +84 (0) 297 3608 883 A CONTINUOUS BIG BANG The Danang International Fireworks Competition (DIFC) returns to the Han River waterfront in 2018 with a longer, more spectacular series of duelling fireworks from teams across the globe. The first event in 2008 saw the participation of four international pyrotechnic teams, and the festival always draws crowds of spectators and pyrotechnics enthusiasts to the waterfront for enormous fireworks displays. This year, the competition will be spread over a month. From April 30 to June 9, a pair of eight pyrotechnic design teams from Poland, France, US, Hong Kong, Italy, Sweden, Portugal, and Vietnam will be fighting for top prize, culminating in the finale and awards ceremony on June 30. SPICE UP YOUR TRIP Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island may be noted for its beaches and chill vibe. However, this southern island has more to offer holidaymakers beyond its seafood and beaches. Because Phu Quoc’s soil is rich in minerals and produces quartz, it is also an ideal environment for growing pepper. Anyone can take a side trip to explore this popular souvenir item. The pepper plant here is among the world’s finest in its aroma and grown from such a unique terroir. With exposure to the sun and sea breezes, the vines of the plants produce outstanding peppercorns. A visit to a pepper plantation can literally spice up your holiday in the discovery of how the pepper finds its way from Phu Quoc farms to dining tables everywhere. Currently over 400 hectares of pepper plantations and farms can be found throughout the central and northern regions of Phu Quoc Island. DANANG STREET PARTIES The Rumba, Cha Cha, Tango and other dances that complement a street party will be demonstrated as Danang plays host to a series of street bands and party music with Street Festival 2018. Street Festival 2018 is scheduled to take place on the Han River banks for two hours (7.30 - 9.30pm) on the last Saturday of each month. Brass bands performing Vietnamese and international music gets the dancing going and the partying in full swing. Cultural and festive shows with activities ensure a festive mood while dancers wearing masks do the Paso Doble, Rumba, Cha Cha, Tango, Disco, Salsa moves. In addition to the brass bands and parades – expect spontaneous dance demonstrations. Photo: Danang Visitor Centre Photos: Chuon Chuon Bistro & Sky Bar DO THE TASTIEST TREATS TOUR IN DANANG What you get is a promise to sample authentic Vietnamese food and Danang specialties when you sign up with Danang Food Tour. But beyond just eating, the tour regales participants with stories on how people in Danang live and play, with an itinerary that’s culture and lifestyle focused as well. Whether it’s during the day or night, you decide. For the early birds, the Danang Morning Food Tour (40 US$/person) promises walking and eating adventures on the streets of Danang. For the night owl, the tour (45US$/person) starts at 5pm off the city centre before making its way down bustling side streets to check out some local eateries. T: +95 9 302 58388 112 113