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

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HAPPENINGS LAOS / MYANMAR VIENTIANE / YANGON INDIA / MALDIVES MUMBAI / MALDIVES SPOTLIGHT Meal with a View For those wanting a break from the local hotel breakfast, there’s always dim sum near Kandawgyi Park. Signature Fine Dining and the Garden Bistro serves steaming hot dim sum in the early morning as well as a delicious Western-style breakfast. Lunch and dinner are also offered in both Asian and European cuisines. You can choose to sit inside the SPOTLIGHT Goan Good and More ON THE RUN Think of it this way: when you go on a run – you’ll be sightseeing on foot and working out at the same time. And to achieve this along the most pristine banks of Mekong River? Well, bring a comfortable pair of running shoes if you are in Vientiane in early March when the annual Vientiane International Half Marathon takes place. This annual run starts at That Luang Pagoda, winding through Vientiane’s interesting and hidden parts. March 4, vientianehalfmarathon SPIRIT OF LAO TEXTILES Lovers of traditional and even antique textiles are in for a treat in Vientiane, as the Lao Textile Museum is one of the many must-see attractions. Located just a little outside of the capital, the Lao Textile Museum is a labour of love from the Sisane Family. It began as a private collection whose inventory turned into the remarkable Lao Cultural Centre showcasing Lao traditional textiles, architecture and handicrafts. The museum stands on a leafy traditional Lao compound — where a large traditional house stages the private museum. On the ground floor are traditional looms used air-conditioned room or have a meal in comfortable outdoor seating. The restaurant is located just right at the park, where the views go well with your meal. Corner of Kaba Aye Pagoda Rd. and Kanyeikthar Rd., Yangon, open daily from 7am - 10pm, T: +95 1 546 488 over the last century, while the second floor features antique silk pieces made by different ethnic groups in Laos. The life in Laos and its history have been woven into the fabric, inspired by present and past weavers. Many fabrics on display are mostly ceremonial and have been made for all occasions – weddings, religious and shrouding events. Some of these priceless fabrics take many months to make, whilst others are quite old and delicate. Visitors would definitely enjoy the stories beyond the traditional looms, shuttles and yarns, further appreciating a textile before grabbing a piece or two at the retail space. Lessons on natural dyes and the process are also available for those who want to get down with the indigo process. Ban Nongtha Tai (4 kilometres from Vientiane’s downtown), open daily from 9am to 4pm. Admission is 30,000 kip. Goa seems to be the flavour of the season in Mumbai. Lady Baga brings the relaxed Goa beach shack vibe with an ambience of deck beds, hammocks, and bean curtains. This is coupled with some authentic Goan fare such as prawn curry, pork vindaloo, Rechado crabs, and more. The cocktails are also Goa-inspired with ingredients such as Goan port wine, tamarind, and even a chorizo-infused vodka! Other new openings worth checking out are Keiba at Mahalakshmi ALL INCLUSIVE PARADISE The world-class holiday destination of the Maldives never runs out of hospitable choices for a dream sojourn. It has recently welcomed Park Hotel Group’s first luxury resort Grand Park Kodhipparu, the one-island-one-resort masterpiece created from award-winning hospitality firm Hirsch Bedner Associates. Calling on the design firm’s artistic spirit, the resort sets a state-of-the-art standard for the property. Its unique combination of contemporary interior design and traditional charisma calls on native wood and rattan aesthetics. As an oasis of cherished peace, the resort located in the North Malé Atoll, is blessed with pristine beaches and cobalt sea as well as marvellous sites for snorkelling and diving. The property has one of the best house reefs in Maldives, with a stunning display of coral, other marine life like turtles, sting rays and hundreds of colourful fish species – all seen from your villa. Racecourse, where you can relish Japanese & Chinese delicacies while overlooking the stables, and The Wine Rack, a stylish wine bar where you can choose from more than 300 wines and pair them with a menu curated by celebrity chef Sarah Todd (of MasterChef Australia fame). Lady Baga, Kamala Mills, +91 49731012 Keiba, Mahalakshmi Racecourse, +91 8976040121 The Wine Rack, Lower Parel, +91 8452833377 THEATRE TALES NCPA, the city’s premier theatre venue starts the Spring Season of the Symphony Orchestra of India (SOI) with a stellar line-up. On March 4th, the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus will join SOI to bring two glorious choral works to Mumbai – Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Haydn’s Mass For Troubled Times. This will be followed by their rendition of Handel’s Messiah on March 6th. Both performances will take place at NCPA’s Jamshed Bhabha Theatre. On March 10th and 15th, NCPA’s Godrej Dance Theatre will stage an opera screening of Puccini’s La Bohème followed by a theatre screening of the French play Scapin the Schemer on March 21st. Book tickets on 114 115