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Fah Thai Magazine Sep-Oct 2018

HAPPENINGS THAILAND

HAPPENINGS THAILAND SAMUI SPOTLIGHT Running the Distance The annual Samui Festival Marathon & Trail Run is returning for its 12th year on 30 September, 2018. In conjunction with the annual Samui Festival, the marathon draws long distance runners from around the country. A number of different race lengths are available. Each year participants come together to push themselves past physical limits amongst the picturesque island setting. After the race, runners can enjoy entertainment, food, and fun at the Samui Festival in Nathon town. gotorace.com/event/ samui-festival-marathon-2018 CHILL OUT BEACH CAFÉ Emerging as Lamai’s new favourite café on the beach is Yousabuy Samui, which offers guests fresh food and drinks on an idyllic beachfront setting. Positioned perfectly on a low-tide area of Hua- Thanon beach, the café draws guests from all areas of the island. Beautifully painted wood, breezy white drapes line the café, adding to the relaxed island feeling you can only find on a beach. Located only 700 metres from the Guan Yu Shrine of Koh Samui, the Yousabuy is an obvious stop after a day of cultural activities on the island. facebook.com/ Yousabuysamui, +66 (0) 89 450 0895 Photos by Chatta Phoyen SIBLINGS CAFÉ One of the most unique and true-toits-roots restaurants, Sweet Sisters Café lies far off the normal beaten tourist paths of Chaweng and Bophut. It’s proven to be well worth the journey to its southern location. Khun Noi’s emphasis on local, organic, and healthy ingredients combined with her creative flair keep her customers coming back for more. Not to mention the impressive and extensive menu featuring over 100 options, and special that change daily. After a healthy and fulfilling meal enjoyed in the open-air café, guests can go to the connected shop to purchase local snacks, imported and local health foods, and handicrafts made by skilled Thai artisans. facebook.com/sweetsisters.cafe.samui, +66 (0) 86 470 8631 A MIND-BENDING EXERCISE With the rainy season approaching here in the South, you might find yourself looking for adventure while being sheltered from the rain. Those adventure seekers need not look further than the Escape Break Room housed in Beach Republic in Lamai. For those who want a true challenge, a night in the EBR allows guests a one hour to escape from a locked room full of riddles and mysteries. Deductive reasoning and a group effort are needed to escape before time runs out. Opened in 2014, the Escape Break Room has only continued to grow in popularity while offering a number of different options and themes in each room. While not required, advanced bookings are advised, either by phone or website. facebook.com/escapebreaksamui, +66 (0) 77 458 100 118