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Fah Thai Magazine May June 2018

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HAPPENINGS THAILAND

HAPPENINGS THAILAND BANGKOK SPOTLIGHT A Heartfelt Royal Exhibit The exquisite Phya Thai Palace now opens to the public at the main Phiman Chakri Hall, also the site of the ‘Forever in Our Hearts’ exhibition. Poignant and informative, it comprises an extensive collection of the life story of the late and beloved King Bhumibol Adulyadej. It was part of the multi-faceted series of exhibitions of the Royal Cremation Ceremony last year. Now, those who missed this invaluable presentation can visit Phya Thai Palace and walk through the comprehensive series packed with information about the King’s lifetime of comprehensive works and showcase of ancient Thai traditions. Phya Thai Palace itself is a very beautiful historical complex in architecture and historical value. Once a personal experimental farming plot of King Rama V, the space was later turned into the palace for King Rama VI. Towards the end of his reign, King Rama VI turned his palace into a luxurious MASTER PIECES You can find classic pieces from Danish designer Arne Jacobsen to those of German conceptual artist Ottmar Hörl in this “boutique of timeless objects” at The Object Room, opening at K Village. Enjoy browsing through a wide array of lifestyle products and accessories selected for their well-crafted quality and timeless charm from all over the world hotel. When Thailand went through the 1932 constitutional changes, the palace was used by the Bangkok military medical division and later became King Mongkut Memorial Hospital. Phya Thai Palace Conservation Foundation, Ratchawithi Road, Bangkok, phyathaipalace.org, +66 (0) 2354 7987, (0) 2354 7732 RICE AND SHINE After 35 years in Thai cuisine, Chef Vichit Mukura has unveiled his marvellous menu in a more contemporary setting in the heart of the bustling street of Ekamai. The renowned chef aims at crafting what he has gathered and mastered over the years into perfect Thai dishes accompanied by the magic of rice, an everyday staple, hence the name of the restaurant Khao (rice in Thai). SPOTLIGHT Next Level Green Dining Vegetables get their own gastronomic treatment at Haoma. The combination may not seem so out of the ordinary, but with executive chef Deepanker ‘DK’ Khosla’s culinary skills and finesse at Haoma (pronounced ha-o-ma), the vegetables excel. Green produce and local organic All dishes are wonderfully created using premium ingredients from Or Tor Kor, the Chef’s favourite market and venue for high-quality fresh products. Enlivened with blond wood and natural light, the space offers traditional à la carte Thai dishes, along with Chef’s Table options ranging from six, eight, to ten-course menus. Advanced booking is highly recommended. 15 Ekamai Soi 10, khaogroup.com, +66 (0) 2381 2575 ALL THE SAKURA YOU CAN DRINK Inspired by Japan’s Sakura cherry trees, Up & Above Bar is introducing cocktails and mocktails to celebrate the beauty of cherry blossoms. The delicately-crafted selection includes favourites like the floral champagne cocktail Sakura Royale, and a Sakura Martini which fuses sake, cherry liqueur, and gin together for a delightful twist. New selections include the Sakura 75, an alluring combination of champagne, gin, Sakura syrup, and lemon juice, and the Sakura Oriental Tonic that tweaks the classic Gin Tonic with a Japanese botanical touch. For mocktails, the bubbly Simply Sakura is the true manifestation of cherry purée, yuzu juice, and soda water, while the Blossoms offers a more adventurous experience with cherry purée, black pepper-infused syrup, cream and lime juice. Up & Above Bar at The Okura Prestige Bangkok, Park Ventures Ecoplex, 57 Wireless Road, okurabangkok. com, +66 (0) 2687 9000 and in Thailand. Originally from Auckland, New Zealand and founded in 2011, the multi-brand design store understands the desire to combine cutting-edge aesthetics with an everyday functional purpose. K Village, 93, 95 Sukhumvit 26, +66 (0) 2007 0767, facebook.com/theobjectroom ingredients create a progressive dining experience in line with the restaurant’s environmental approach. Nestled serenely in the corner of Sukhumvit 31, the restaurant’s two-storey glasshouse embraces the lush greenery of the surrounding area. Complete with its own organic garden, it perfectly sums up the concept of an urban farm with the mission to cook only what they grow and reap. Also, Haoma has drinks crafted by Bacardi’s brand ambassador mixologist Mitchell Kai Lum. His creations, in line with Haoma’s sustainable approach, feature an innovative way of interpreting spirits, fruits and vegetables. 231/3 Sukhumvit Rd, haoma.dk, +66 (0) 2258 4744 90 91