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Fah Thai Magazine May June 2018

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HAPPENINGS THAILAND

HAPPENINGS THAILAND KRABI / PHUKET SPOTLIGHT Super Bowls Lion & Shark, a healthful and veganfriendly hub of food and lifestyle in scenic Ao Nang is best-known for their signature tropical smoothie bowls whose unique superfood tastes and impressive sizes can easily fill up one’s appetite for the entire day. The eye-catching bowls are named after Krabi’s scenic beaches, namely Lanta Bowl (Mango and Passionfruit), Railay Bowl (Coconut and Pineapple), Poda Bowl (Peach and Mango), and Tonsai Bowl (Spinach and Kiwi). Apart from their offerings, Lion & Shark cares for the Krabi environment by arranging activities for the public to engage in, such as “Ao Nang Trash Hero”, “No Straw Movement”, “A Bucket of Beach Trash for a Coffee” and much more. 247/3 Moo 2, Ao Nang, Krabi, facebook.com/LionandShark, +66 (0) 87 681 9008 A 24 YEAR LOVE In a town where the main food culture is mostly influenced by Chinese and Muslim dishes, Je t’aime, Phuket’s longest-standing Vietnamese restaurant, has ample reasons to celebrate its 24th anniversary. They’re the first restaurant to break the mould of typical eating out habits in Phuket by bringing in Vietnamese and Thai selections to their menu. Their popular dishes include Naem Nueang, or grilled pork sausages, whose do-it-yourself wrapped rolls come with a tray of assorted herbs and vegetables. Also popular is Chạo Tôm or grilled shrimp wrapped around a sugar cane eaten with a sweet and tangy sauce and rice vermicelli. If you’re looking for something warm and hearty, there is always a good bowl of Bánh Canh, a thicker type of Vietnamese noodle served with choices of meats – typically pork spare ribs. Open daily: 11am - 10.30pm, 183/93 Phang Nga Road, Amphur Muang, +66 (0) 76 219 103, facebook.com/jetaimevietnamese LAGUNA PHUKET INTERNATIONAL MARATHON The ‘Laguna Phuket International Marathon’ from all over the world. The event offers a takes place this year from 8 to 10 June at the selection of different races that’s open to people Laguna Phuket resort complex in the Cherngtalay of all ages. Kids can join the 2km run, while area that’s located north of the island. Held for adults can choose from 5km, 10.5km or half 13 consecutive years, the event expects to draw marathon (21km), a marathon relay (42km) and more than 7,000 runners and enthusiasts full marathon (42km). The races start and finish at Laguna Phuket. Runners follow the course out of the resort and head north through local villages, with pineapple and rubber plantations en route. The proceeds of this marathon go to the Laguna Phuket Foundation, established back in 2009, to support education and social development in the Phuket area. phuketmarathon.com PERANAKAN FOR THE DAY A theme museum where visitors can immerse in the vibrant lives of Phuket’s Peranakan clans, the Peranakan Phuket Museum showcases the vast and private collection of Phuket families in colourful portrayal. From depicting their deep roots in the jewellery trade of Phuket to featuring toy size models the likes of a traditional Phuket Anglo-Chinese shop house adorned with fine details – the exhibit illustrates life as it was back when Phuket was the main mining hub of the Thai South. Since jewellery plays a big part in the Peranakan tradition and spans centuries, stories of these precious objects and their creation see heavy representation alongside displays of traditional clothing like the exquisite kebaya, batik sarong, embroidered slippers and everyday accessories. The entrance ticket comes with guided tours available in English, Chinese, Korean and German (advance booking recommended.) A portrait studio and traditional apparel are also available for rent. Drop by ‘Ya Ya Kitchen’, a restaurant where you can try a Phuket -style delicious Peranakan meal, or the lovely Piñana Café for coffee and sweet treats. Open daily: 9am - 6pm, 124/1 Moo 1, Thepkasattri Road, Tambol Si Sunthon, Amphur Muang, Phuket, +66 (0) 76 313 556, (0) 92 224 4574, peranakanphuketmuseum.com 98