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Fah Thai Magazine May June 2018

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HAPPENINGS THAILAND CHIANG MAI / CHIANG RAI THAILAND PATTAYA / KOH CHANG SPOTLIGHT Soy Milk Heaven With a menu dedicated to soy milk – ‘slow coffee’ bar Yellow Crafts Café – opted out of using a high-tech espresso machine and instead makes each shot by hand, using the likes of an Aeropress. Expect an Americano to be done with the hand-drip method, thereby producing a cup of aromatic coffee per order. Their cold brew requires an overnight drip process that slowly extracts the coffee with cold water. Run by soy milk enthusiasts whose soybeans are supplied from a trusted farm in Chiang Mai, this small café serves vegan-friendly caffeine drinks and more. Their signature ‘soy milk coffee’ uses their blend of beans especially selected and roasted to SAY CHEESE IN CHIANG RAI The sleepy town of Chiang Rai has become a food destination of late with the number of high-profile chefs and food establishments drawing visitors from everywhere. Now it’s time for the spotlight to be on creamy cheeses. Made by artisan producers Chiang Rai Cheese, the cheeses rely on the milk of cows and goats from the area and provided by the Chiang Rai Dairy Cooperative. The cheese makers themselves produce original varieties such as ‘Chiang Rai Cremoso,’ and ‘Chiang Rai Blanco’ which is a blend of goat’s milk and cow’s milk, as well as ‘Chiang Rai Halloumi,’ blue cheeses and much more. On site is their factory outlet called ‘Baan Cheese’ retailing their cheese selections with tasting samples. Those looking for a new place to have a bit of a cool down can also drop by for coffee. T: +66 (0) 64 005 2405, withstand soy milk’s natural coagulation keeping the drink smooth; there’s also a ‘soy milk chocolate’ and a pure homemade soy milk available hot or cold and served with their own soy cookies. Dairy is also available as an option and can be found in the many baked items available, such as brownies and biscotti. The place is decked out with cheerful spots for photo opportunities, hence it’s a hangout for selfie-crazed teens in the area. Open daily: 7am - 7pm, Moo Ban Dao Dung Soi 2, Chiang Mai, T: +66 (0) 53 278 757 STITCHED ARTS OF BLACK LAHU Bold and spunky abstracts best describes the stitching patterns and signature of ‘Cha Arnon Phahompok’ apparel. Handmade by the Black Lahu people, find these collections at Cha Arnon café and boutique at Doi Pha Hom Pok National Park in Amphur Fang. With a modest start of sourcing hand-woven and sometimes raw cotton from the local villages, café owner Cha Arnon created designs that the Black Lahu people stitched into life, putting their own personalities and style into one-of-a-kind fashion in jackets, dresses, shirts, or a super-sized satchel. 8am - 5pm daily, Pha Hom Pok National Park, Amphur Fang, Chiang Mai, T: +66 (0) 91 139 5170 SPOTLIGHT A Special Time at Level 34 If it’s a grand night you’re after, consider going high. Special events can easily happen at the Horizon Rooftop Restaurant and Bar located on level 34 of Hilton Pattaya. The rooftop restaurant and bar is the only place in town with stunning panoramic views of the city in a stylish setting. The restaurant features both indoor and outdoor spaces which include private dining rooms with floor-to-ceiling glass panels to fully appreciate views of the city and bay as far as the eye can see. Signature dishes of Miso Glazed Snowfish, a 48-Hour Lamb Shank, followed by a Baked Alaska dessert round out a fine meal. Their signature cocktail, Horizon 8 Shot Tower makes a further impression. Bookings for that special night are recommended for the best spot in the house, guarantee to be a hit with your loved ones. 333/101 Moo 9 Hilton Pattaya, 34th Floor, Pattaya, +66 (0) 38 253 000, Horizonrooftoprestaurantandbar AWAKEN YOUR SENSE OF ADVENTURE Koh Chang as an island destination for everyone means you’ll never run out of things to do. Perhaps you’ve already chilled at the beach, gone diving, or have swum in the waterfalls. If a little more adventure is on the list, there’s Tree Top Adventure Park. Daredevil fun comes in the form of trying out rope bridges, air bikes, tight rope walks, Tarzan swings, a flying skateboard and expansive zip line courses with the abundance of nature. With a constant eye on safety, the Park offers packages for both adults and children at 1,250 baht. Located beside Bailan Bay in the lush forest, it’s the ideal group excursion with friends or family for a memorable Koh Chang day. 115 Moo 1, Koh Chang, Trat, +66 (0) 84 310 7600, BIKINIS ON THE RUN History tells us that bikinis are an ancient invention first worn by Roman gymnasts. Pattaya Beach will also see a sporting event in the two-piece swimsuit at the Central Festival Bikini Beach Race 2018. The event plans to bring sexy back in cheeky fun on 19 May 2018 by encouraging runners to join and wear their best bikinis to run for their health and keep fit. All fitness levels are welcomed to join the race – fees are 700 baht for the 9km run and 600 baht for 3km. To make the event more entertaining, special prizes will be given for best outfit, best body and more. Summer temperatures are just right to don a bikini for a fun run. If running’s not your thing, the event is still a spectator-friendly experience. 100 101