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

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OVERTURES

NEWS AND EVENTS

2018

NOW -24MAR

HONG KONG

A CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS

Hong Kong welcomes a performance arts

extravaganza starting late February when the

Hong Kong Arts Festival takes place throughout

the island. Heading into its 46th edition, the

Festival continues to present a wide array of

music, opera and dance performances, ranging

from the traditional to the contemporary and

experimental. This year, the programme directors

have curated an impressive list of performances

around the theme of “What’s Real to Me,” a

commentary on today’s “post-truth” era.

Highlighting the HKFA will be the World

Music Weekend with klezmer music from

eastern Europe, the presence of Korea’s singerstoryteller

pansori tradition, and Buryat-Mongol

music from the vast and distant Lake Baikal

region of Siberia. The line-up also includes the

Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and the

B’Rock Orchestra, a unique group whose

repertory combines classical music with theatre,

visual art or video. Grammy-award winners

like trumpeter Chris Botti and jazz artist

Cecile McLorin Salvant and the Aaron Dhiel

Trio will be there, along with other renowned

performance troupes like the Ballett Zürich and

the American Ballet Theatre.

The 46th Hong Kong Arts Festival will also

present a number of theatre performances,

such as a new take on flamenco dance and

adaptations of Chinese opera. For lovers of the

performing arts, choices abound.

Various locations throughout Hong Kong,

hk.artsfestival.org

2MAR

2018

MUMBAI

FESTIVE MOOD

Spring is in the air as the city gears up for two

important festivals in March. First comes Holi

the Hindu spring festival, India’s second biggest

festival after Diwali, which gets celebrated with

much fanfare. In Mumbai, street jamborees

compete with private Holi parties and the city

takes on many colourful hues. The festival falls

on March 2nd this year. Turn to page 44 to feast

your eyes on some lip-smacking Holi delicacies.

In the second festival, On Gudi Padwa,

people in this Maharashtra state bring in the new

year. March 18th marks the first day of spring.

Many households erect a gudi (a bamboo staff

topped with a garlanded copper pot and a piece

of silk cloth) outside their homes to usher in

prosperity in the New Year. In the Girgaum area

of Mumbai, residents march in huge processions

to celebrate. It’s a street spectacle worth seeing

as women dress in traditional nine-yard saris,

young men beat the dholak (drum), and kids

perform with lezhim (a musical instrument made

up of small cymbals). indianholiday.com

2018

25MAR

CHIANG MAI-HANOI:

A NEW ROUTE

If you love the aromatic flavour of pho soups,

cha ca (grilled turmeric fish with dill), bun cha

(grilled pork patties), a café culture, along with

a mixture of French culinary and architectural

influences. Bangkok Airways “Boutique Airline”

will open a brand-new route directly from

Chiang Mai, starting this coming 25 March with

one flight per day.

A few days in Chiang Mai on your way

to Hanoi would be a nice bonus. Thailand’s

northern city has the slow pace, tribal offerings,

and increasingly eco approach to travel

compared to Hanoi’s vibrant, fast-paced,

free-wheeling street ambience.

Check out flight schedules for

booking and information

at bangkokair.com.

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MAR

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2018

2018

NONTHABURI

MOTOR SHOWTIME

This is the biggest automotive event in

Southeast Asia and you can expect the world’s

latest innovations, technology and designs from

the automobile industry.

Apart from the futuristic concept cars, the

leading car manufacturers are moving towards

the same direction – producing electric

vehicles, autonomous driving technologies,

with smart and connected vehicles. This

will all be showcased at the 39th Bangkok

International Motor Show held from 28 March

until 8 April, 2018 at Challenger 1-3, Muang

Thong Thani, Nonthaburi. Entrance Fee: 100

baht, open 12 - 10pm on weekdays and 11am -

10pm on weekend, 12 - 10pm on VIP Day

(26 March 2018), bangkok-motorshow.com,

facebook.com/BangkokMotorshow,

T: +66 (0) 2522 1731-8

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2018

2018

BANGKOK

TIME TO READ

Pencil this in! Bangkok’s annual book fair will

come alive again and thousands of books await

their readers to discover them. Organised by

the Publishers and Booksellers Association

of Thailand, approximately 450 publishing

houses and more than 900 booths will be

offering books and interesting activities at the

46th National Book Fair and 16th Bangkok

International Book Fair 2018 at Queen Sirikit

National Convention Center, Ratchadaphisek

Road. Events include a book exhibition, rare

books, titles from local and international

publishers, new book launches and other

publishing-related activities. Open 10am - 9pm,

pubat.or.th, facebook.com/bookthai,

T: +66 (0) 2954 9560-4 ext 101

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2018

MAY

2018

MUMBAI

CRICKET MANIA

After the major festivals of Holi and Gudi

Padwa, a celebration of the another “major

religion” takes place in India – cricket! Cricket

is a national obsession and it reaches fever

pitch with the annual Indian Premier League

(IPL) Championship. The 2018 season will

begin on April 4th and carry on until May

27th, with 60 matches being played in the

Twenty20 cricket format. This is the 11th

edition of the championship and matches

will take place across India. In Mumbai, the

iconic Wankhede Stadium will host the city

matches. It promises to be a season of great

cricket with both Indian and international

cricketers competing across 8 teams. Get

set to watch the city’s team, Mumbai

Indians defend its championship title

amidst high-octane competition. Book your

seats in advance and soak in the charged

atmosphere. bookmyshow.com/mumbai

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