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Fah Thai Magazine Sep-Oct 2018


OVERTURES NEWS AND EVENTS 8SEP 2018 1JUL 2018 SAMUI AS GOOD AS GOLD Congratulations are in order for the 88-villa resort Banyan Tree Samui, recently recognised as the first and only resort in Thailand to be given a “Gold Certification” by EarthCheck. As the leading organisation for scientific benchmarking and the world’s certification and advisory group for travel and tourism, EarthCheck gave the luxury hotel the highest level recognition award as soon as it met with excellence standards in ten key performance areas. The green certification process assesses greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency, management of freshwater resources, ecosystem conservation and management, management of social and cultural issues, land use planning and management, air quality protection and noise control, wastewater management, solid waste management, and storage of environmentally harmful substances. The Banyan Tree Samui, nestled against a lush 38-acre hillside, overlooks a secluded cove of beach. With their green certification, guests are encouraged to join in their sustainable ecotourism activities, such as walking along a nature trail for bird-watching, along with participation in a coral regeneration project. NOW- 30SEP 2018 CHIANG MAI RUN HERO RUN 2018 Bangkok Airways Lanna Marathon 2018 is calling all running enthusiasts and the ‘heroes’ in their lives in Thailand to participate in the “Run Hero Run” in the North and run together for our heroes in the south of Thailand. Register now until the end of September to be part of the charity run on Sunday 11 November 2018 at the Chiang Mai 700th Anniversary Stadium in Chiang Mai and a chance to win Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s Cup. The marathon’s objective is to raise funds to provide the highest quality bulletproof vests for officers that serve the country in the 3 Southern border provinces. So, let’s protect those who protect us and the country and turn your sweat and effort into a bulletproof vest! For more information and registration, go to,, SINGAPORE 80S POP REVIVAL Two of the biggest female pop icons from the 1980s will perform together on stage at the Lion City this September. Far from being rivals, pop princesses Tiffany and Debbie Gibson will unite in Singapore for a once-in-alifetime concert, where they will belt out their signature hits. The Smash Hits Concert will see the duo perform their sing-along hits, which topped the global music charts in that era. Both stars broke into the music scene in their teens with Tiffany riding the charts high with hit songs, ‘All This Time’ and her chart-topping hit, ‘I Think We’re Alone Now’. Gibson became a worldwide sensation at only 17 with her high energy pop singles ‘Only In My Dreams’, ‘Shake Your Love’ and ‘Out of The Blue’. For fans of 80s pop, this one-night only performance is a rare opportunity to see these two icons on the stage for the first time in Asia. The Star Theatre Singapore, 15, 17, 19 2018 SEP SINGAPORE, BANGKOK, HONG KONG THE KILLERS LIVE Influential American rock band The Killers will draw the curtain on its 2018 Asia Tour with a highly-anticipated one-night only performance in Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong this month. Following their stops in Singapore on 15 September for the Singapore Grand Prix and Bangkok on 17 September at Thunder Dome, the Las Vegas rockers led by Brandon Flowers will be bringing their brand of music to Asian fans. The Killers last performed in Hong Kong in 2013 but this latest tour is bound to an exciting and entertaining affair as the American rock band will perform tracks from their latest album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ along with their enviable back catalogue of songs such as ‘Mr. Brightside’ and ‘Somebody Told Me’. 16SEP 2018 KUALA LUMPUR POSTMODERN JUKEBOX LIVE Following their sold-out performance in Kuala Lumpur in 2016, the collective known as Postmodern Jukebox will be making their way back to Malaysia for their Asia tour. The brainchild of Scott Bradlee, the band has garnered a huge following on YouTube since their debut in 2009 with their catchy soulful and jazzy renditions of modern songs. To date, Postmodern Jukebox has amassed more than 925 million YouTube views with 3.2 million subscribers and over 1.3 million likes on Facebook. Nevertheless, watching the group live is an occasion that should not be missed, especially if you are a music fan with a penchant for enjoying great renditions of hit numbers done with a vintage twist. KL Live, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 19 2018 OCT -32019 FEB BANGKOK BLISSFUL ART With the notable participation of artists from across the globe, the Bangkok Art Biennale 2018 marks its inaugural event in Thailand. With much time devoted to planning, the Bangkok Art Biennale 2018’s theme is “Beyond Bliss.” The concept of ideal happiness and its creative interpretations get manifested and discussed by the world’s leading artists. Among those headlining are the likes of influential performance artist Marina Abramović who will be communicating art through her body to open up a better understanding about the physical and mental limitations as a human being. Korean artist/ designer Choi Jeong Hwa who is known for his whimsical creation of large-scale and massive size different art forms, is among the roster of artists to show his work along with other artist heavyweights like Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and more. 18 19