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, facebook.com/

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.

parkhotelgroup.com/en/maldives

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

bookmyshow.com/mumbai.

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