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Chef’s Inspiration Package for Travelling Gourmets

What: Are you an epicurean, foodie, or gourmand? Hansar Bangkok’s Chef’s Inspiration Package for two includes: sip a glass of French wine or a premium cocktail at ROUGE; enjoy a stunning appetizer set from the bites’ menu at ROUGE; indulge in a three-course dinner from the chef’s weekly Inspiration Menu; sleep in the spacious Edge Suite with interior garden wall, custom Terrazzo tub, luxurious bedding, and pillow menu; and enjoy the spicy mystique of Thai cuisine with a 20% discount at the Café Boca.
When: From now until October 31
Where: Hansar Bangkok
How much: Two nights for two people at THB 19,750 or one night at THB 9,875; three nights for two people at THB 27,400 or THB 9,133 per night.
More info: 02 209 1234;

Summer Family Fun

Junior Super Chef2What: Thailand is an ideal location for families as Thai people have a fun loving nature and adore children. Laguna Phuket’s hotels are child-friendly and set up to accept families, with family rooms offering children’s amenities, kids’ menus, mini-marts and four dedicated kids’ clubs organizing daily activities. Most have babysitting services too. Toddlers to teenagers can be entertained for the day whilst parents explore resort’s boutique shopping, spas, and golf club with the knowledge that their young ones are in safe and friendly hands. Available activities range from games to arts and crafts, face-painting, fish feeding, and supervised swimming for toddlers, to internet access in well-equipped games rooms with play stations, video games, pool tables, etc. Teens can ride bikes, play tennis, golf, go sailing or canoeing, or take a Thai cookery class and more.
When: From now until October 31
Where: Laguna Phuket
How much: Kids stay, play, and eat for free (terms and conditions apply)
More info: 076 362 300;

Viber Hits 100 Million Concurrent Online Users

Image_EN_June2014What: Viber, the leading mobile communications platform offering free messaging and HD-quality phone calls, announced a key milestone revealing that it now has more than 100 million concurrent online users. This milestone is a clear sign of the surging popularity of the platform and its active and highly engaged community of users. “As usage increases, our priority remains the same: introducing features, adding more platforms, and improving Viber with every new version. This is exactly what we’ve done with the new Viber Desktop, and we’re really excited for our users to try it out,” said Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber.
When: Ongoing
How much: Free

ZALORA Brings the Fashion High-Street Online

What: ZALORA, Asia’s leading online fashion destination, has expanded its assortment with the addition of international fashion brands Mango, Aldo, American Apparel, and New Look. Bringing the best of the fashion high-street online, ZALORA will make it easier than ever to access these popular and well-loved brands with 1–3 day delivery time, free and easy returns within 30 days, and multiple payment methods including cash on delivery.
When: Ongoing
How much: Varies

Family Flavor at Dusit Thani Hua Hin

What: Let your little ones unleash their culinary creativity and find out if there is a future king or queen of the kitchen! Dusit Thani Hua Hin has cooked up a tasty two-night Junior Super Chef Package, where great food and family fun are the main ingredients. Your child will enjoy a hands-on 60-minute cooking class, learning basic baking techniques under the watchful guidance of one of the hotel’s own master chefs. After tasting their Super Chef’s creations, everyone gets to enjoy the delectable Dusit buffet dinner.
When: From now until December 15
Where: Dusit Thani Hua Hin
How much: THB 17,000++ per package
More info: 03 252 0009

Hua Hin Jazz Festival 2014

passakorn1What: The Hua Hin Jazz Festival, a recognized jazz festival in Thailand for the past 12 years, will take place in July at Hua Hin Queen’s Park, surrounded with beautiful gardens. The lineup this year consists of The Saxophone Madness, a jam session of leading saxophonists in Thailand with the legendary Tong Tewan as a special guest; Steve Cannon, one of the most recognized trumpet masters with his special show “Tribute to the Trumpet Legends”; for the first time on stage, new jazz stars who proved themselves to the Thai audience through various singing competitions; the highly acclaimed band from Japan, The Travelers; The Infinity, the first fusion jazz band in Thailand; and Soul After Six with their well-known “sing along songs” and featuring the repertoire from their new album.
When: July 26 from 5 p.m. till midnight
Where: Hua Hin Queen’s Park (Suan Rachinee National Park), Amphur Hua Hin, Prachuab Kiri Khan
How much: Varies
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Great Value Bento Set at The Eatery

What: Grab a Lunch Bento Set featuring a variety of Japanese dishes plus dessert at The Eatery, Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok. The Bento Box Menu is available in four options: Pork Tonkatsu, breaded fried pork with Japanese barbecue sauce, steamed rice, and cheese cake; Beef Yakitori, skewered beef, grilled vegetables and teriyaki sauce, garlic fried rice, and sliced fresh fruits; Hibachi Chicken, sautéed chicken, zucchini and mushrooms, garlic fried rice, and carrot cake; Salmon Teriyaki, salmon teriyaki, steamed rice, and sliced fresh fruits. All sets are served with miso soup and house salad.
When: Ongoing, daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Eatery, Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok
How much: THB 450 net per set
More info: 02 309 3201,

Popping Up at Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok

What: This is the last month that Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok is hosting the Pop-Up Charcuterie Room dining concept at the Parichart Court. Stop for a glass of wine or two enjoyed alongside the cold cuts from around the world: a wide selection of hams, salamis, chorizo, saucisson, speck, and much more, served in a casual, cozy environment. Wines are selected from different regions around the world to pair well with the day’s charcuterie selection, with an extensive selection available both by the glass and the bottle.
When: Only during July, Monday to Saturday from 5 p.m. onward
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok
How much: Varies
More info: (02) 126 8866

Bastille Day

What: Commemorate the French Independence Day indulging in some scrumptious delectable food at Romsai. A grand buffet layered with some of the greatest French culinary treasures such as oysters, foie gras, coq au vin, beef bourguignon, scallops Provencal, crêpes Suzette and much more awaits you.
When: July 11 to 14, daily for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch
Where: Romsai, Banyan Tree Bangkok
How much: Varies
More info: 02 679 1200

Celebrate the U.S. Independence Day with Burger Month at Café Claire

What: To celebrate the U.S. Independence Day, Café Claire is offering a selection of burger choices. Enjoy an assortment of delicious “U.S. city” themed burger dishes such as the Los Angeles Burger (grilled chicken burger with Thousand Island, white onion, lettuce, tomato, coleslaw, and pickles on pretzel bun, served with French fries); New Orleans Burger (grilled wagyu beef burger with Cajun hot sauce, lettuce, tomato, gherkin, and grated cheddar on sesame bun, and spicy baked potato); New York Burger (grilled wagyu beef burger with Shack sauce, lettuce, grilled avocado, pickles, crispy bacon, and cheddar cheese on sourdough bun, served with garden salad and potato wedges); Boston Burger (grilled Boston lobster and prawns burger with Hollandaise sauce, crispy fried onion, tomato, and cheddar cheese on brioche bun, served with garden salad), and many more.
When: From now until July 31
Where: Café Claire, Oriental Residences Bangkok
How much: Varies
More info: 02 125 900 ext. Café Claire

So Spa Membership at So SPA Sofitel So Bangkok

What: Discover So SPA’s concept combining French cosmetology with Thai’s best well-kept beauty traditions. The So SPA Membership will receive exclusive privileges such as: a value of THB 20,000 net to be spent at So SPA at Sofitel So Bangkok; one complimentary night in So Suite Spa for two people (valued at THB 18,000++); discounts that range from 10 percent to 40 percent on treatments, So FIT memberships, beauty salon (Style Paris) services, retail products, and food; and complimentary car parking for four hours.
When: Daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: So SPA, Sofitel So Bangkok
How much: THB 20,000 net
More info: 02 624 0000;

La Fête de la Musique

What: Created in France in 1982, La Fête de la Musique is a worldwide not-to-miss event. The Bangkok edition will rise over the city from the 17th floor of ZEN World, at Zense, offering a unique view of the Thai capital. For one dazzling evening, La Fête de la Musique brings together Thai bands and the French duo Systaime/Kantes, an explosive and corrosive VJ and DJ mix, combining electronic music and live video projections.
When: June 6 from 8 p.m. onward
Where: ZEN World, at Zense
How much: THB 500 (including two drinks)
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Business in Heels’ Networking Mixer

What: Woobar at W Bangkok will be holding Business in Heels’ next event: the Networking Mixer. Come along for social night and mingle with professional women living and working in Bangkok. The Networking Mixer will feature fun speed networking, delicious finger food, a yummy glass of sparkling bubbles on arrival, and discounted drink prices from the bar thereafter. Plus, walk away with an exciting goodie bag filled with gifts including a copy of Lookeast magazine! This is a women’s event only.
When: July 2 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: Woobar, W Bangkok
How much: THB 1,000
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Bangkok’s Broadway Babe is Back

What: Don’t miss Burlesque at Betty’s, with Bangkok’s Broadway Babe, Kristen Evelyn Rossi, every Wednesday. Popup cabaret style performances throughout dinner, and if you still until the last set, you may just get a little extra with your dessert!
When: Every Wednesday
Where: Bangkok Betty, Sukhumvit 22
How much: Free; table booking suggested
More info: 02 633 4223

All You Can Eat at

What: Eat all you can with these promotions: mussels and barbeque ribs at THB 990++ per person; crab at THB 1,490++ per person; beverage package at THB 500++ (free-flowing beer and house wines); free-flowing mussels and French fries on Wednesdays; free-flowing barbeque ribs, pumpkin gratin, and grilled vegetables on Thursdays; free-flowing crab, rice, and som tam on Fridays.
When: Ongoing
Where: Viu, The St. Regis Bangkok
How much: See above
More info: 02 207 7777;

Salmon Steak Burger (1)Salmon Creations at Dream Hotel
What: Enjoy a selection of healthy and tasty salmon specialities with market fresh ingredients at Flava Restaurant & Bar’s Salmon Promotion. Highlighted dishes include salmon teriyaki; grilled salmon with spicy salad (laab salmon); salmon steak burger with mixed salad and French fries, and more. All dishes are served with rice or boiled potatoes.
When: From now until July 31, daily from 12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Flava Restaurant & Bar, Dream Hotel
How much: THB 189++ per dish
More info: 02 254 8500;