Fah Thai Magazine Nov-Dec 2018

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OVERTURES

NEWS AND EVENTS

NOW-

26FEB

2019

27SEP

2018

BANGKOK

WORLD-CLASS MEGA-ARENAS

FOR BKK

It’s a thrill indeed, as two premium arenas in

Bangkok – EM LIVE and The Bangkok Arena

– are set to debut, serving as mega stadiums

for entertainment, sports and events that

can host anywhere from 6,000 to 16,000

people. Both are expected to open in 2022

and 2023 respectively.

Behind the projects is The Mall Group,

one of Thailand’s leading mall operators,

already known for retail and lifestyle

complexes like The Mall, Siam Paragon,

The Emporium and The EmQuartier. They

recently announced their partnership

with the globally-known sports and live

entertainment group, AEG. This is the first

major investment in Southeast Asia, and

hosting of large-scale business, retail and

entertainment events, including the

category of MICE (Meetings, Incentives,

Conferences and Exhibitions) and new lifestyle

experiences. The two new entertainment

districts position the city as a premier retail

and entertainment destination in Southeast

Asia. EM LIVE will be located at EmSphere,

a luxury & lifestyle retail and entertainment

district in the heart of the trendy Sukhumvit

area while The Bangkok Arena marks its presence

at Bangkok Mall, Bangna. themallgroup.com

2018

NOW- 18NOV

SINGAPORE

ROLL UP TO THE BIG TOP

After a decade, the stars of the Great Moscow

Circus make their long-awaited return to

Singapore. Recognised as one of the best

touring circuses in the world, this time around

over 45 performers are due to entertain under

the big top, including acrobats, clowns, jugglers

as well as daredevils.

Renowned for their theatrical flair and

breath-taking performances, the Great Moscow

Circus is set to showcase several

death-defying acts including

the Wheel of Death and

the Motorbike Sphere of

Fear. But there will be no

shortage of laughs

and guffaws as well,

making it a fun-filled

destination for the

whole family. The action

will take place under a

specially constructed big

top that, adjacent to the

picturesque Singapore

Bayfront, which will be

home to these circus

superstars throughout

their Singapore stint.

Bayfront Avenue, greatmoscow-circus.com

NOW- 25DEC

2018

BANGKOK

JOURNEY OF LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS

A Rattanakosin skilled master, National Artist

Chakrabhand Posayakrit is showcasing his

masterpieces for the first time in 15 years.

The Thai legendary artist’s collections include

drawings, sculptures as well as a highlight

collection of traditional Thai puppets which

he has spent time and effort collecting and

preserving. His first generation of puppetry

Phra Aphai Mani along with latter ones like

Sam Kok (Three Kingdoms) and Taleng Phai

will also be featured in the exhibition. Due

to limited space and large scope of the

exhibit, audiences are requested to submit

a request to schedule a visit in advanced.

The Chakrabhand Posayakrit Exhibition will

rotate every 4 months until 25 December

2018. Opens daily from 1-4.30pm, Chakrabhand

Posayakrit Foundation, Sukhumvit 63, Bangkok

HONG KONG

INK AND WOOD

Two distinct Chinese art disciplines are on

show at the Liang Yi Museum in a special

exhibition titled, “Ink and Wood: Modern

Chinese Paintings in the Scholar’s Studio.”

The exhibit will bring together 24 exquisite

modern Chinese paintings from a private

collection, as well as a total of 240 objects

from Liang Yi Museum’s classical Ming and

Qing dynasties antique collection.

The exhibited artefacts in Ink and Wood:

Modern Chinese Paintings in the Scholar’s

Studio are rendered as both mutually exclusive

and as interconnected components spanning

Chinese art history. This inter-disciplinary

exhibition not only juxtaposes classical

Chinese furniture alongside modern Chinese

paintings with references to history, but it

also provides visitors a chance to explore

the artistic traditions of furniture making

and ink painting. 181-199 Hollywood Road,

Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, opening hours

Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm (by appointment

only), liangyimuseum.com

2018

14NOV

KUALA LUMPUR

ROCK TO GUNS N’ ROSES

Legendary rockers Guns N’ Roses are making

their return to the capital city of Malaysia for a

one-night only gig as part of their ‘Not In This

Lifetime Tour’. This time around though, the

band will boast the classic line-up of Axl Rose,

Slash and Duff McKagan, who last performed

together during the band’s ‘Use Your Illusion

Tour’ way back in 1993.

The prospect of seeing these legendary

rockers reuniting on stage in Kuala Lumpur will

indeed be special as Guns N’ Roses will only

make stopovers in selected Asian cities. The

‘Not In This Lifetime Tour’ has already garnered

rave reviews from The Washington Times and

Rolling Stone, who proclaimed the concert tour

as “a triumphant return of one of the most

important bands of rock music history.”

Surf Beach, Sunway Lagoon, galaxy.com.my

21-23NOV

2018

CAMBODIA

WATER FESTIVAL

At the end of November, Cambodians across

the country celebrate Bon Om Touk, which

marks the end of the rainy season. Held on the

full moon of the Buddhist month of Kadeuk,

the celebration is one of the most important

on the Cambodian calendar.As such, people

across the country come together to partake

in the festivities that take place for three

straight days.

Across the nation, Cambodians celebrate

Bon Om Touk with musical and dance

performances as well as boat races and

parades. The festival also sees local festive

treats being prepared, most notably, Ak Ambok,

which consists of ground rice, banana and

coconut. As evening falls, illuminated boats

take to the rivers lending a colourful motif to

the celebration with some major towns also

lighting up their skies with fireworks displays.

tourismcambodia.com

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