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What’s On – August

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Koi’s Taste of Summer

What: Designed with refreshing, smooth, and cooling flavors in mind, Koi has created a five-course dining set with imported sashimi of tuna, lobster bisque, organic salad with Californian raspberries, New Zealand grass fed rib eye beef, and the Koi Bangkok signature creation of nigiri sushi, made with fresh mangos and coconuts.

When: Ongoing

Where: Koi Restaurant Bangkok

How much: THB 1,599++; pairing with French wine and Japanese sake for an additional THB 600++

More info: 02 258 1590

Mother’s Day Celebration at Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok

mothers-day-aug-12What: Treat your mother to the most unforgettable Mother’s day at Silver Waves Chinese and feast on a variety of Dim Sum creations, and receive a special “Siew Tor” gift exclusively for your mum. Or celebrate it at the River Barge Restaurant with a lavish buffet lunch, featuring international and local cuisine.

Where: Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok
How much: THB 988++ per person and THB 488++ per child (6-12 years) at both restaurants

When: August 12

More info: 02 307 8888;

Desserts Festival at Patummat

dessertWhat: Enjoy a parade of cakes, pastries, and desserts in a gastronomic tour of Austria, Germany, Italy, and France at The Sukosol Bangkok’s Desserts Festival. Delight on the classic Viennese dessert, sacher torte (chocolate cake with apricot fillings), German raspberry cream cake, Italian zuppa inglese (made with custard, chocolate and liqueur-flavored ladyfingers), French crème brûlée, Paris Brest, and much more.

When: Daily from now until August 31

Where: The Sukosol Bangkok

How much: THB 1,160 net per person for lunch (11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.); THB 1,300 net per person for dinner (6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.); THB 1,600 per person for Sunday brunch (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

More info: 02 247 0123 ext. 1810;

Anantara and Elephant Parade Bring the World’s Largest Open Air Art Exhibition to Bangkok

What: Anantara Hotels Resorts and Spas has announced their partnership with the founders of the world famous Elephant Parade® bringing the largest open-air art exhibition in support of Asian Elephants to Bangkok in 2015. The exhibition will see a herd of more than fifty 1.5 meter brightly colored elephants—which have been decorated and hand-painted by artists and celebrities—to be exhibited in the streets of Bangkok and then auctioned off with the proceeds going to The Asian Elephant Foundation. To give Bangkok a taste of Elephant Parade 2015, Anantara will showcase ten of the elephants at the 13th Annual King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament.

When: August 27 to September 1

Where: Siam Polo Park at VR Sports Club, Bangkok

How much: Free

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Bangkok’s Broadway Babe is in Town

BKK BettyWhat: 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

Moms Eat Free

LobbyWhat: Honor your mom at Thailand’s new beachside playground with wholesome dining options! Moms eat free on August 9–12, when together with another paying adult. Moms can also redeem a free special jasmine cupcake at Java+, while kids can impress their moms by engaging in free activities such as drawing competitions, hand garland crafting, and creating “I Love Mom” bracelets. At Quan Spa, moms can also relax and rejuvenate with any treatment or massage with a 50 percent discount. Offer includes nightly accommodation in selected room category, daily breakfast for two people, 50 percent spa treatments for mom, dinner buffet for two people, garland. No minimum length of stay required.

When: From now until August 12

Where: Rayong Marriott Resort and Spa

How much: THB 4,200 to THB 8,000 net

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All You Can Eat at The St. Regis Bangkok

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;

K Village Street Market

What: Market lovers will enjoy this street market, that takes place the third weekend of every month. Shop for clothing, handbags, shoes, accessories, products for children, gifts, gadgets, food, and more.
When: Third weekend of the month; Friday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: K Village, Sukhumvit Soi 26

How much: Varies

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Unlimited House Wine & BBQ Corner

BBQ5What: FLOW Tasting Room is offering a weekend special promotion: the “Unlimited House Wine & BBQ Corner” offers a wide variety of worldwide both white and red house wines, with an unlimited BBQ corner including Pork Loin, Chicken and Seafood BBQ, Wild Mushroom, Potato wedge, Sauerkraut and Assorted Tostadas for 2 hours.
When: Fridays and Saturday 7–9 p.m., from now until August 31

Where: FLOW Tasting Room, Le Fenix Bangkok

How much: THB 599 net

More info: 02 305 4000;

Unique New Zealand Produce and Craft Beer Dinner with Chef Ben McRae

winning dishWhat: Beervana, Thailand’s first curator of craft beer is on a self-described mission to advance Bangkok’s beer scene, and teamed up with Issaya Cooking Studio to present the “Unique New Zealand Produce & Craft Beer Dinner with Chef Ben McRae,” a five-course craft beer pairing dinner with “wildly indigenous” ingredients from New Zealand. Seating is limited to 18 people.

When: August 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Issaya Cooking Studio

How much: THB 4,500 per person, includes a welcome gift, five courses, and free flow beer for the evening

More info: 02 160 5636;

So Spa Membership at So SPA Sofitel So Bangkok

Sofitel So Bangkok - So SPAWhat: 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;

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

Girls Night Out: 2-for-1 at Whisgars Ploenchit

10486969_730197463685978_2376515089746349351_nWhat: It’s Girls Night Out every Wednesday at Whisgars Ploenchit, the New York-inspired whisky and cigar bar. The promotion offers two cocktails, or two glasses of wine or Prosecco for the price of one for ladies all night! Enjoy chillout, lounge, and downtempo bossanova with the live DJ and saxophone player from 9 p.m. Also, the first Whisgars Lipstick Society event will be held at the same place on August 5. Ladies will enjoy a glass of bubbles and sweet treats upon arrival, followed by complimentary manicures.

When: Every Wednesday from 6 p.m. onward

Where: Whisgars Ploenchit, Mahatun Plaza

How much: Two drinks for the price of one

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Summer Family Fun

What: 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 classes 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;

Mother’s Day by the River

Thara Thong RestaurantWhat: Mother’s Day is the time to show gratitude by treating mum to a delicious and a wide variety of culinary specialties! Escape the hustle of Bangkok’s busy city life and experience the Mother’s Day Brunch at Feast, with a selection of international and BBQ buffet, as well as live cooking stations. Alternatively, try the Royal Thai Set Dinner at Thara Thong, an authentic Thai cuisine restaurant where traditional cuisine and hospitality meet modern comfort and innovation.

When: August 11 and 12

Where: Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers

How much: From THB 1,000 to THB 2,680 net per person

More info: 02 266 9214;