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Being part of sustainability support is not just a trend but a true commitment. Recently, MASON, the 5-star ultra-luxury modern pool villa resort in Pattaya’s Na Jomtien, engaged in activities such as sea turtle release, seagrass planting, and beach cleanup to promote environmental awareness and participation in the rehabilitation of Thailand’s marine ecosystem. These activities marked World Turtle Day on May 23, in line with the resort's “Better Together, Giving Together” concept, demonstrating its commitment to environmental care and sustainable growth. “MASON is committed not only to being a business that prioritizes delivering memorable experiences and services to its guests but also to integrating the sustainable development framework of Environment, Society, and Governance (ESG) into our daily betterment,” explained Ms. Pornpun Ratanapitakkul, General Manager of MASON. The event began with a visit to the Marine and Coastal Resources Research Center (Eastern Gulf of Thailand) and the Sea Turtle Conservation Center (Koh Man Nai) in Rayong. Participants then took part in seagrass planting, sea turtle releases, and a local beach cleanup. These activities were conducted under the guidance of center officials, who provided proper understanding of the environmental contexts and how to apply them to responsible and valuable service. For more information, visit: masonpattaya.com

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Jungceylon Shopping Center is now ready to unveil its refreshed look with new immersive concepts to elevate the retail experience for worldwide visitors. After undergoing extensive renovation, Jungceylon, one of Phuket’s largest malls, is set to unveil its new appearance following an asset enhancement initiative (AEI) to reposition the mall as “The Oasis of Shopping in Patong” – a one-stop destination offering fresh and immersive concepts in this lively and convenient locale. Mr. Prawit Janyasittikul, Chief Executive Officer of Phuket Square Co., Ltd., which manages Jungceylon, said, “We are delighted to mark Jungceylon’s new chapter with the completion of the AEI, which includes a full transformation of the mall, from refreshed and reconfigured spaces to new retail concepts. The development and renovation plan began in 2022, covering over 200,000 sqm with an investment of over 1 billion baht. The shopping mall now boasts over 300 stores fully operational across all four distinct zones, each thoughtfully decorated with nature themes to evoke a sense of freshness and relaxation.” It’s not only Jungceylon’s revamp; the hotel adjoining the mall, formerly known as Millennium Resort Patong Phuket, has also undergone a complete makeover and has been rebranded as M Social Phuket. Additionally, the highlights of the new look include four zones curated for multifunctional purposes and diverse interests. The Jungle Zone: A four-story building along Patong Road 2, beside the main entrance to the shopping mall, and connected to M Social Phuket. It is decorated with the concept of "Amid the Shady Trees," featuring a tropical resort mall style with lush greenery and wildlife-themed architecture and interior design. The Botanica Zone: A three-story building adjacent to Patong Road 3 and M Social Phuket, decorated with the theme "Color of Flower Blooming." This zone adds a vibrant touch with flower sculptures and gazebos in a modern park style. The main anchors are Big C, Robinson Department Store, and SF Cinema, featuring numerous fashion brand stores. The Bay Zone: A semi-outdoor multipurpose area in the heart of the shopping mall, with a "Sense of Sea Breeze" theme. It features a large junk boat and art sculptures of dolphins and whales in a central pool, surrounded by schools of fish and colorful jellyfish, creating an exciting and vibrant oasis. This area hosts promotional events and showcases leading stores such as Shabushi, McDonald's, Fuji Japanese Restaurant, Le Siam, KFC, Tim Hortons, and Superdry. The Garden Zone: Spanning over 4,700 sqm, this zone is connected to the entrance from Patong Road 3 and leads to The Bay Zone. It is a hub for international restaurants, lifestyle cafés, and chic hangout spots, decorated with the concept of "A Green Mythical Romance" and accentuated by Phuket's Sino-Portuguese shophouses in a modern classic style. The Garden Zone offers a spacious and relaxing atmosphere, akin to being in a beautiful garden. It includes leading restaurants such as Hachiban Ramen, The Thai Food Factory, Zen, Urban Food, Spoon, Wine Connection, Spice House, Wabi Sabi, Churrasco, Taco Bell, McDonald's, Roxane Café, Yayoi, Irish Time Pub, Greyhound Café,

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KTC has teamed up with The Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel to take privileges to another level with premium indulgences. This exclusive collaboration caters to the lifestyle preferences of KTC credit card members who enjoy indulging in hotel services and relaxation. Two exclusive privileges are offered upon applying for The Sukhothai Platinum Card annual membership and paying with any KTC VISA credit card from now until December 31, 2024. Miss Prym Panyasereeporn, Head of the Credit Card Marketing Division at KTC (Krungthai Card Public Company Limited), revealed that KTC credit card members have shown a preference for dining at hotels and indulging in holiday relaxation experiences. In response to this lifestyle trend, KTC has partnered with The Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok to introduce The Sukhothai Platinum membership card, offering exceptional value with exclusive benefits at The Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok. These benefits include a complimentary night's stay, up to 50% discounts at all hotel restaurants, spa services, and numerous other privileges. Those interested can download the Sukhothai application from the AppStore/Google Play or directly contact the hotel staff. All KTC VISA credit card members enjoy the following two special privileges upon applying for an annual The Sukhothai Platinum membership card and settling payments with any KTC VISA credit card from February 15, 2024, to December 31, 2024: Upon applying for The Sukhothai Platinum membership card, choose between the following privileges: 10% discount on the annual membership card package, at a special price of 10,710 Baht net from 11,900 baht, or receive two gift vouchers for a 30-minute spa treatment, with a total value of 4,500 baht. Enjoy an extra 5% discount on existing member discount privileges when dining at hotel restaurants and paying with any KTC VISA credit card (kindly present a membership card and pay with a KTC VISA credit card before every redemption). This privilege is available at six participating restaurants, including Colonnade (excluding Sunday Brunch), La Scala, Lobby Salon, Celadon, Pool Terrace, and The Zuk Bar. For more information: KTC PHONE: 0-2123 5000 Website: www.ktc.co.th/promotion/dining/hotel-dining

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Known for its distinctive modern Japanese cuisine, Fatboy Izakaya has recently expanded its ethnic dining experience to a second branch in the heart of the revamped REYNUE space at Gaysorn-Amarin, Chidlom district. Serving Bangkok’s prime location in style, Fatboy Izakaya delivers the unique essence of its original spot in Ekkamai, combining a sophisticated ambiance with a modern twist, using high-quality local and imported ingredients. “We’re thrilled to have a new home in the dynamic Chidlom district. At Fatboy Izakaya, our goal is to foster a welcoming atmosphere for all our guests, both local and international, by offering top-notch Japanese izakaya with a modern twist. We strive to be the best by prioritizing our guests on every occasion, continually innovating to provide a desirable, experience-driven menu that reimagines traditional Japanese flavors with contemporary flair and the finest ingredients,” said Atcha Wongchindawest, the CEO of Fatboy Izakaya, marking the launch of the new branch in the heart of Bangkok. It’s not just the atmosphere but the essence of the delicacies that focus on redefining the traditional izakaya experience. The tailored menu at this location exclusively presents a blend of contemporary and signature dishes, embodying the essence of modern izakaya cuisine. Everything is synchronized, from the menu to the curated selection of premium beverages, to ensure a unique experience from day till dusk. For reservations: https://linktr.ee/fatboyizakaya

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Maria Poonlertlarp takes us to paradisaical hub which lies a mere one-hour drive from Bangkok, THANN Wellness Destination serves its guests with three main philosophies: active lifestyle; balance of body, mind and spirit; and connection with others. Covering 40,000 sqm of land on the tranquil bank of River Noi, it comprises of 47 guest rooms ranging from 64 sqm to 460 sqm in size. With all-inclusive packages, guests can throw themselves wholeheartedly into the exercise and recreation activities that rotate throughout the day. THANN Wellness Destination provides healthy, modern farm-to-table cuisine to satisfy every palate, using vegetables and edible flowers harvested from their own farm. Head to the bank of River Noi to give yourself a well-deserved treat, and put yourself in the caring and professional hands of THANN Wellness Destination. THANN WELLNESS DESTINATION Location: Bangsai Ayutthaya, Thailand Tel. +66 (0) 35 910 910 Email: info@thannwellness.com LINE: @THANNWellness FB: THANN Wellness Destination IG: @thannwellnessdestination Model: Maria Lynn Ehren Photographer: Ploypat Stylist: Anansit Karnnongyai Make-up&Hair Stylist: Woranan yaowarat Clothes: PICHITA, JIM THOMPSON, H&M

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ChomSindh at Amari Bangkok is thrilled to present "Long Lost Recipe," an extraordinary 8-Hands Dinner event on June 6th and 7th, 2024. This special culinary event will feature the creative talents of celebrity chefs Boom Kanyarath - one of the final three contestants on "The Next Iron Chef Season 2" and Belt Aekkachai Saengkardsanee - a finalist from "TopChef Thailand Season 3," joined by ChomSindh’s consultant Chef Boy - Piyachart Puttawong and Head Chef Praween Deelee.   The exquisite 8-course menu revitalises long lost recipes with a modern twist by the ever-famous ranad entertainer, Fino the Ranad, and is priced at THB 5,888, with an optional wine pairing available for only THB 1,800. For more information about Amari Bangkok, please visit www.amari.com/bangkok or follow @AmariBangkok and @Chomsindhbkk on social media.

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There is always a good reason to go to the spa. It is not only about making time for yourself to relax your body and mind, but also about discovering a new scene and experiencing a new spa treatment created with local wisdom and a touch of modern wellness techniques. 1. This newly opened spa in Chiang Mai is the third outlet after a successful launch in Koh Samui and Phuket. 2. The 'YHI' was inspired by the goddess YHI, responsible for life and light and personified by the sun for the Karraur First Nations people in Australia. 3. The conceptual treatment at YHI Spa is derived from ancient Asian healing wisdom combined with modern wellness techniques. 4. Its extensive spa menu includes massages, body scrubs and wraps, hydrotherapy facials, manicures and pedicures, and more. 5. The seven treatment rooms are spacious and designed with an underwater theme, with a touch of a Thai herbal sauna and steam. 6. The signature spa menu here is the 90-minute treatment that combines an ancient Northern Thai massage (Tok Sen) with a Spanish massage aimed at relaxing muscles and providing fatigue relief. 7. YHI Spa pays homage to Thailand with designated massage treatments such as "Traditional Thai," which focuses on the body’s pressure points, and "Thai Lanna," which uses a Thai herbal ball. 8. "Kid Therapy" is a 45- or 60-minute treatment for children aged six to twelve years that aims to prevent hyperactivity. 9. YHI Spa uses products from HARNN, an organic Thai wellness brand. Their products are known for their natural ingredients and the wisdom of Thai artisans.  

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Designed for travellers of younger generations, Ying’nFlo, an upper midscale hospitality brand capturing the dashing spirit of of Millennials and GenZ excursionists, has been officially launched in Wanchai, Hong Kong, marking Langham's Hospitality Group's 20th anniversary, with more hotels in various cities in its roadmap. Ying’nFlo is designed as a place which feels like a friend’s apartment, but better, with spaces that invites people to connect and recreate in style, focusing on state-of-the-art design, arts and music, as well as facilities that brilliantly meet the needs of young travellers. Brett Butcher, Chief Executive Officer, Langham Hospitality Group said "Ying’nFlo is a bold colourful canvas for the younger urban travellers, at an affordable price. It’s a smart guest experience for a generation that has grown up with digital. The concept combines simple stylish design with brilliant basics which are efficiently executed with a strong social vibe." "We will locate Ying’nFlo in destinations where our guests want to travel. These locations would be the front door to cultural, entertainment and tech hub districts," he added. "There is a strong opportunity to grow Ying’nFlo in Asia-Pacific and beyond where 50% of the population are millennials or GenZers." For more information on the Ying’nFlo (Hong Kong), visit yingnflo.com

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The St. Regis Bangkok has recently unveiled its new afternoon tea experience, the 'Autumn Afternoon Tea', featuring tempting savouries and sweet treats made with seasonal ingredients at the side of the classics, reflecting the earthy shades of the season. The Autumn Afternoon Tea set includes specials like Pistachio Éclair and Raspberry Pate de Fruit; as well as Red Velvet Bread; Smoked Duck and Berries Sauce; Octopus and Heirloom Tomatoes; Beetroot and Mustard Marinated Salmon on Éclair/ and Organic Root Vegetable, Hummus; Green Olive Crumb; chocolate indulgences; and more. The afternoon tea experience is priced at THB 1,800++ per set including tea or coffee for two persons, served from 14:00 to 17:00, available until 20 November 2022 at The St. Regis Bar and The Drawing Room. Reserve your seats at +66 (0) 2207 7777 or fb.bangkok@stregis.com

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At @stregisbangkok, the spectacular VIU restaurant has a specially curated 5-course set menu for Valentine’s Day that you can spoil yourself and a loved one with and tick every taste box imaginable. Opening with the Amuse Bouche of Pan-Seared Sea Scallops before floating along to the fresh taste of the Yellow King Fish Ceviche and Caviar with a Beetroot Lemon Dressing that brings a wonderful zest to the freshness of the fish, and this, closely followed by the pre-main soup of Poached Langoustine with Lobster Cream with Truffle Foam that has the most warming aroma. For the main course, you will choose between a beautifully soft Beef Wellington, the ever-delicious Australian Wagyu cased in a puff pastry that is cooked with a touch of excellence and just melts in your mouth perfectly, or the freshly Baked Snow Fish with a creamy brandy lemon sauce that brings a delicate citrus flavour to the tenderness of the Snow Fish. Dessert brings this 5-course feast to an elegant and loving close with the heart-shaped Rose Bavarois, which is executed to creamy and fruitful perfection. The Champagne Jelly Sable Breton is the finishing touch that this exquisite dessert truly deserves. This Valentine's Day, VIU is serving one of the finest menus in the city, and with stunning views and a calming atmosphere, it is the ideal setting for romance.

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Jungceylon Shopping Center is now ready to unveil its refreshed look with new immersive concepts to elevate the retail experience for worldwide visitors. After undergoing extensive renovation, Jungceylon, one of Phuket’s largest malls, is set to unveil its new appearance following an asset enhancement initiative (AEI) to reposition the mall as “The Oasis of Shopping in Patong” – a one-stop destination offering fresh and immersive concepts in this lively and convenient locale. Mr. Prawit Janyasittikul, Chief Executive Officer of Phuket Square Co., Ltd., which manages Jungceylon, said, “We are delighted to mark Jungceylon’s new chapter with the completion of the AEI, which includes a full transformation of the mall, from refreshed and reconfigured spaces to new retail concepts. The development and renovation plan began in 2022, covering over 200,000 sqm with an investment of over 1 billion baht. The shopping mall now boasts over 300 stores fully operational across all four distinct zones, each thoughtfully decorated with nature themes to evoke a sense of freshness and relaxation.” It’s not only Jungceylon’s revamp; the hotel adjoining the mall, formerly known as Millennium Resort Patong Phuket, has also undergone a complete makeover and has been rebranded as M Social Phuket. Additionally, the highlights of the new look include four zones curated for multifunctional purposes and diverse interests. The Jungle Zone: A four-story building along Patong Road 2, beside the main entrance to the shopping mall, and connected to M Social Phuket. It is decorated with the concept of "Amid the Shady Trees," featuring a tropical resort mall style with lush greenery and wildlife-themed architecture and interior design. The Botanica Zone: A three-story building adjacent to Patong Road 3 and M Social Phuket, decorated with the theme "Color of Flower Blooming." This zone adds a vibrant touch with flower sculptures and gazebos in a modern park style. The main anchors are Big C, Robinson Department Store, and SF Cinema, featuring numerous fashion brand stores. The Bay Zone: A semi-outdoor multipurpose area in the heart of the shopping mall, with a "Sense of Sea Breeze" theme. It features a large junk boat and art sculptures of dolphins and whales in a central pool, surrounded by schools of fish and colorful jellyfish, creating an exciting and vibrant oasis. This area hosts promotional events and showcases leading stores such as Shabushi, McDonald's, Fuji Japanese Restaurant, Le Siam, KFC, Tim Hortons, and Superdry. The Garden Zone: Spanning over 4,700 sqm, this zone is connected to the entrance from Patong Road 3 and leads to The Bay Zone. It is a hub for international restaurants, lifestyle cafés, and chic hangout spots, decorated with the concept of "A Green Mythical Romance" and accentuated by Phuket's Sino-Portuguese shophouses in a modern classic style. The Garden Zone offers a spacious and relaxing atmosphere, akin to being in a beautiful garden. It includes leading restaurants such as Hachiban Ramen, The Thai Food Factory, Zen, Urban Food, Spoon, Wine Connection, Spice House, Wabi Sabi, Churrasco, Taco Bell, McDonald's, Roxane Café, Yayoi, Irish Time Pub, Greyhound Café,

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Being part of sustainability support is not just a trend but a true commitment. Recently, MASON, the 5-star ultra-luxury modern pool villa resort in Pattaya’s Na Jomtien, engaged in activities such as sea turtle release, seagrass planting, and beach cleanup to promote environmental awareness and participation in the rehabilitation of Thailand’s marine ecosystem. These activities marked World Turtle Day on May 23, in line with the resort's “Better Together, Giving Together” concept, demonstrating its commitment to environmental care and sustainable growth. “MASON is committed not only to being a business that prioritizes delivering memorable experiences and services to its guests but also to integrating the sustainable development framework of Environment, Society, and Governance (ESG) into our daily betterment,” explained Ms. Pornpun Ratanapitakkul, General Manager of MASON. The event began with a visit to the Marine and Coastal Resources Research Center (Eastern Gulf of Thailand) and the Sea Turtle Conservation Center (Koh Man Nai) in Rayong. Participants then took part in seagrass planting, sea turtle releases, and a local beach cleanup. These activities were conducted under the guidance of center officials, who provided proper understanding of the environmental contexts and how to apply them to responsible and valuable service. For more information, visit: masonpattaya.com

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Being the leader in mountain holidays for nearly 70 years, Club Med is thrilled to announce that Club Med Kiroro Peak will open its doors as an Exclusive Collection Resort this December as it welcomes guests to experience the art of living amidst a pristine snowscape. At Club Med Exclusive Collection Kiroro Peak, being different and distinctive is a celebrated lifestyle. Those who visit will find themselves at the fringe of the extraordinary with experiences that are first-of-its-kind, brought alive by the authentic Club Med spirit and an amazing international Gracious Organisers (G.Os) team. With the beautiful mountain landscape as its backdrop and interiors celebrating local craftsmanship, an all-new experience in redefined luxury awaits at this mountain Resort.   Exclusive Experiences for Guests at Club Med Exclusive Collection Kiroro Peak: Welcome champagne upon arrival Complimentary continental breakfast for Suites All-day room service for Deluxe rooms and Suites* Access to Club Med Kiroro Grand’s wellness facilities Enhanced access to Club Med Kiroro Grand’s restaurants and bar (including Yoichi, The Ogon – Asian hotpot specialty restaurant and Yotei Bar), in addition to Club Med Exclusive Collection Kiroro Peak’s restaurant, Otaru and The View Bar Priority reservation for all three specialty restaurants (including The Ogon, The Kaen* – yakiniku specialty restaurant and The Ebisu* – sushi specialty restaurant) Unlimited glasses of champagne daily at The View Bar after 6:00 pm And more: more surprises await at Club Med Exclusive Collection Kiroro Peak *Available at additional charges   Where Japanese Avant-Garde meets Contemporary Western Designs Designed by hospitality interior specialists, Studio HBA, Club Med Exclusive Collection Kiroro Peak seamlessly blends tradition and modernity with contemporary touches and upscaled comfort for the unconventional travel seeker. Take the first step into the lobby and be charmed by the art-inspired décor that effortlessly interprets local culture with a twist. The well-designed spaces flow organically into one another through the avant-garde design of Japanese clean lines combined with bold, contemporary Western elements, providing guests with high-end aesthetics and comfort to elevate the vacation experience in an informal yet chic ambience, all while complementing the holistic Club Med experience.   Experience the Best Powder Adventure Playground With a one-of-a-kind untouched snow experience in a natural environment complete with direct access to a pristine ski domain, Club Med Exclusive Collection Kiroro Peak offers some of the best powdery snow in the world of an average annual snowfall of 21 metres and long ski season lasting up till May each year, the only Club Med mountain destination in Asia to offer spring skiing. The 126-room Resort offers guests unlimited ski-in, ski-out access to an untouched ski domain with 23 courses and pristine off-piste ski slopes, and access to daily group ski and snowboard lessons, ranging from beginner to advanced.   Delivering an Unconventional Hokkaido Experience Discover local Hokkaido delights and craftsmanship in the nearby Otaru Coastal Town, a port city known for their glasswork and oil lamp factories, music boxes and sake distilleries just 40 minutes away from Club Med Kiroro Peak in the northwest of Sapporo on Ishikari Bay. Wander through streets that showcase

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The southern Thailand hospitality Icon, Kata Group, marking 40 years of hospitality reign by unveiling "Colors of Beyond" – a transformative rebrand for the Beyond resorts and a splash of excitement into vacations. A 500-million-baht investment in Beyond Skywalk Nangshi, a sky-high landmark destined to attract global travelers. This is more than a facelift – it's Kata Group redefining hospitality and painting unforgettable experiences onto Southern Thailand's canvas. . Unforgettable Phang Nga Adventure Awaits at Beyond Skywalk Nangshi! Forget the ordinary and step into an exhilarating escape at Beyond Skywalk Nangshi in Thailand's stunning Phang Nga Province. Here, 500 million baht has been poured into crafting a 57-room haven that caters to every travel style and budget. Thrill-seekers will conquer their fears on Thailand's highest and longest glass-floored viewing platform, while nature lovers soak in panoramic vistas from the infinity pool. Couples can create lasting memories amidst verdant valleys, and families can embark on unforgettable adventures together. Beyond Skywalk Nangshi redefines the Phang Nga experience with its diverse room types, each promising a unique perspective on the surrounding beauty. Seaview Tent, these cozies 23 sq m tents offer comfort and style, blending seamlessly with the surrounding nature, imagine waking up to the gentle murmur of waves and a panoramic sunrise over the sparkling sea. Forest Tent, nestled amidst lush greenery, these 23 sq m tents promise a tranquil escape. Breathe in the fresh air and wake up to the symphony of birdsong, surrounded by the emerald embrace of the forest. Seaview Pavilions, climb the stairs to ultimate relaxation in these 30-31 sq m pavilions. Located in a charming two-story building, they boast sweeping views of Samet Nangshi's pristine beauty, offering a haven of luxury just steps from the beach. Pool Villa, unwind in a private oasis with one-bedroom and two-bedroom villas. Featuring a refreshing pool or Jacuzzi, stunning sunrise views, and a distinctive design, these villas offer the ultimate escape for couples or solo travelers. A noteworthy feature is the 'Beyond Skywalk,' recognized as the tallest and longest glass-floor walkway in Thailand. Spanning 180 meters and positioned 80 meters above sea level, the walkway comprises three layers of thick glass (30 mm), capable of supporting weights up to 500 kilograms per square meter. It reveals dazzling turquoise waters with stunning clarity. Every step feels like hovering, every glance offers a breathtaking perspective. Admission to Beyond Skywalk, which includes food and drink credits, is priced at 500 baht for adults, 300 baht for students/children, and free for young children (during the launch period until February 29). Beyond Skywalk Nangshi offers a smorgasbord of delights beyond its breathtaking skywalk. Fuel your adventures at Horizon, an all-day restaurant serving delectable cuisine with a panorama that'll leave you speechless. Or grab a casual bite and invigorating coffee at Skywalk Café, the perfect spot to soak in the laid-back vibes. Afterward, take a refreshing dip in the infinity pool on the 4th floor of the Upper Lobby building. Breathe in the fresh air as the Andaman Sea stretches before you, a shimmering

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Known for its distinctive modern Japanese cuisine, Fatboy Izakaya has recently expanded its ethnic dining experience to a second branch in the heart of the revamped REYNUE space at Gaysorn-Amarin, Chidlom district. Serving Bangkok’s prime location in style, Fatboy Izakaya delivers the unique essence of its original spot in Ekkamai, combining a sophisticated ambiance with a modern twist, using high-quality local and imported ingredients. “We’re thrilled to have a new home in the dynamic Chidlom district. At Fatboy Izakaya, our goal is to foster a welcoming atmosphere for all our guests, both local and international, by offering top-notch Japanese izakaya with a modern twist. We strive to be the best by prioritizing our guests on every occasion, continually innovating to provide a desirable, experience-driven menu that reimagines traditional Japanese flavors with contemporary flair and the finest ingredients,” said Atcha Wongchindawest, the CEO of Fatboy Izakaya, marking the launch of the new branch in the heart of Bangkok. It’s not just the atmosphere but the essence of the delicacies that focus on redefining the traditional izakaya experience. The tailored menu at this location exclusively presents a blend of contemporary and signature dishes, embodying the essence of modern izakaya cuisine. Everything is synchronized, from the menu to the curated selection of premium beverages, to ensure a unique experience from day till dusk. For reservations: https://linktr.ee/fatboyizakaya

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In the world of records, a one-hit wonder comes as a quick surprise, but in the gourmet world, a compilation of flavorful hits is always impressive, especially at Bangkok’78 at the Sindhorn Midtown Bangkok Hotel. The restaurant's name is inspired by the Golden Era of Thailand’s capital city in 1978 and offers a well-curated compilation of the 'Greatest Hits' menu, including Pad Thai, Curries, and Mango Sticky Rice, to name a few. The restaurant's interior captures the retro ambiance of Bangkokian life, with vibrant streets aligned with the skyline. No matter how many times you have tried these 'Thai Hits,' it's worth checking out how Bangkok'78 brings together authentic flavors and retro vibes in a way that will definitely impress both your guests and yourself. Bangkok'78 Address: 2nd Fl. Sindhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok, Vignette Collection, an IHG Hotel Reservations: Tel. 02-796-8888

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ChomSindh at Amari Bangkok is thrilled to present "Long Lost Recipe," an extraordinary 8-Hands Dinner event on June 6th and 7th, 2024. This special culinary event will feature the creative talents of celebrity chefs Boom Kanyarath - one of the final three contestants on "The Next Iron Chef Season 2" and Belt Aekkachai Saengkardsanee - a finalist from "TopChef Thailand Season 3," joined by ChomSindh’s consultant Chef Boy - Piyachart Puttawong and Head Chef Praween Deelee.   The exquisite 8-course menu revitalises long lost recipes with a modern twist by the ever-famous ranad entertainer, Fino the Ranad, and is priced at THB 5,888, with an optional wine pairing available for only THB 1,800. For more information about Amari Bangkok, please visit www.amari.com/bangkok or follow @AmariBangkok and @Chomsindhbkk on social media.

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The South of Thailand now embraces the starry standard, and PRU stands as the sole Michelin Star-awarded restaurant in the region. It's an outstanding creation helmed by Executive Chef Jimmy Ophorst, designed under the concept of 'sustainable fine dining' and delivering an 'Inside-Out' experience that elevates the dining journey. This concept bridges the space between the kitchen and dining areas, formerly separate. Beyond the harmonious dining, the open kitchen fosters a bond between the guests and the diners, who can delight in the sights and sounds of food preparation and the culinary process. Ophorst explained, “We’ve been inspired by the kappo style of service, where the formality between the chef and his guests is eliminated as the chef ‘cuts and cooks’ the freshest seasonal ingredients based on interactions with each guest. We adopted this philosophy in the new restaurant design to create the Inside-Out experience and bring our guests closer to the best ingredients Thailand has to offer.” Located within the exclusive confines of the award-winning Trisara resort, the restaurant offers ten seats at the kitchen counter, granting guests an up-close view of Ophorst and his team in action. Reservations Email: reservations@prurestaurant.com Tel: +66 (0)76-683-344 Website: www.prurestaurant.com

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Taking a city break with tempting benefits to stay and dine. The location can’t be this prime. The Pathumwan Princess Hotel, which is located in the heart of Bangkok, offers deals for stays every Friday and Saturday from now until October 31, 2023, and the privileges and benefits include a 35% discount on the best available room rate as well as the following: Thai Twist Buffet Dinner, including free flow soft drinks @CiTi BiSTRo, for the special price of 800 THB per person 20% discount on food at CiTi BiSTRo, Kongju Korean Restaurant, and t@Lobby 30% discount on the hotel’s laundry service Complimentary super-high-speed WiFi (30+ Mbps) is also included in this promotion. For more information Website: www.pprincess.com Tel: (+66) 2216 3700

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Hilton, one of the world's leading hospitality companies, has recently unveil the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma, being the first Hilton Garden Inn in Japan. The hotel is situated in a premium location in central Kyoto, offering 250 stylishly-appointed guest rooms and appealing facilities. Throughout the hotel, you can revel in the sleek interior design that combines traditional Japanese elements with contemporary beauty, with 9 types of guest rooms, ranging from functional standard rooms to luxurious family rooms that can accommodate up to 6 people comfortably. To take care of your appetite, all-day-dining Together & Co. pampers your tastebuds with Western and Japanese cuisines created using Kyoto's seasonal ingredients, served in a cosy and lively setting. "Japan is one of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations and we are delighted to celebrate the timely debut of Hilton Garden Inn following the reopening of Japan’s borders to international travelers. Opening in Kyoto, Hilton Garden Inn Kyoto Shijo Karasuma will cater to the pent-up travel demand that we anticipate will sweep over the country. This debut is especially significant as it also represents the 600th hotel to join the Hilton portfolio in Asia Pacific, cementing Hilton’s position as the fastest growing hotel company in the region and a great milestone in our drive to have 1,000 trading hotels in Asia Pacific by 2025," said Alan Watts, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton. For more information and reservations, please call +81 75-320-5111 or visit hgikyotoshijokarasuma.jp

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JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa has officially unveiled the new face of the resort, with 127 additional rooms and villas, and new dining, recreational, and event facilities to become a stunning 'destination within a destination'. Situated by the long stretch of soft sands of Khuk Khak Beach in Khao Lak, Phang Nga province, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa now features a total of 420 spacious rooms, suites, and villas, including new Lagoon Pool View Rooms, Deluxe Lagoon Pool Access Rooms, Family Pool Access Studios, One-Bedroom Villas and a Two-Bedroom Villa, plus the debut of JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort Suites, an exclusive collection of 52 stylish two-bedroom suites. More additions encompass the Aqua Play Zone with a wave pool, fountain trampoline, a big a waterslide and outdoor playground setting along the 2.4 km lagoon pool waterway, which is the longest in Southeast Asia; beachfront Drift Beach Bar & Grill serving heavenly Mediterranean cuisine and seafood grills; a brand-new beautiful ballroom that can accommodate up to 810 people, being the largest in southern Thailand; JW Garden, where organic fruits and vegetables are cultivated, welcoming guests to enjoy a family picnic amidst fragrant herbs and flowers; and more to come! "We are delighted to be unveiling the reimagined JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa today. There is high demand for fully-integrated, beachfront resort experiences in Thailand from around the world and we are positioned to deliver this across multiple segments and market sectors. I believe Khao Lak is ready and I believe the destination will become one of Thailand’s leading leisure tourism and MICE hubs in the years to come," said Abhimanyu Singh, General Manager, JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa.  To find out more about experiences at JW Marriott Khao Lak Resort & Spa, please visit www.jwmarriottkhaolak.com

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Designed for travellers of younger generations, Ying’nFlo, an upper midscale hospitality brand capturing the dashing spirit of of Millennials and GenZ excursionists, has been officially launched in Wanchai, Hong Kong, marking Langham's Hospitality Group's 20th anniversary, with more hotels in various cities in its roadmap. Ying’nFlo is designed as a place which feels like a friend’s apartment, but better, with spaces that invites people to connect and recreate in style, focusing on state-of-the-art design, arts and music, as well as facilities that brilliantly meet the needs of young travellers. Brett Butcher, Chief Executive Officer, Langham Hospitality Group said "Ying’nFlo is a bold colourful canvas for the younger urban travellers, at an affordable price. It’s a smart guest experience for a generation that has grown up with digital. The concept combines simple stylish design with brilliant basics which are efficiently executed with a strong social vibe." "We will locate Ying’nFlo in destinations where our guests want to travel. These locations would be the front door to cultural, entertainment and tech hub districts," he added. "There is a strong opportunity to grow Ying’nFlo in Asia-Pacific and beyond where 50% of the population are millennials or GenZers." For more information on the Ying’nFlo (Hong Kong), visit yingnflo.com

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ChomSindh at Amari Bangkok is thrilled to present "Long Lost Recipe," an extraordinary 8-Hands Dinner event on June 6th and 7th, 2024. This special culinary event will feature the creative talents of celebrity chefs Boom Kanyarath - one of the final three contestants on "The Next Iron Chef Season 2" and Belt Aekkachai Saengkardsanee - a finalist from "TopChef Thailand Season 3," joined by ChomSindh’s consultant Chef Boy - Piyachart Puttawong and Head Chef Praween Deelee.   The exquisite 8-course menu revitalises long lost recipes with a modern twist by the ever-famous ranad entertainer, Fino the Ranad, and is priced at THB 5,888, with an optional wine pairing available for only THB 1,800. For more information about Amari Bangkok, please visit www.amari.com/bangkok or follow @AmariBangkok and @Chomsindhbkk on social media.

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Maria Poonlertlarp takes us to paradisaical hub which lies a mere one-hour drive from Bangkok, THANN Wellness Destination serves its guests with three main philosophies: active lifestyle; balance of body, mind and spirit; and connection with others. Covering 40,000 sqm of land on the tranquil bank of River Noi, it comprises of 47 guest rooms ranging from 64 sqm to 460 sqm in size. With all-inclusive packages, guests can throw themselves wholeheartedly into the exercise and recreation activities that rotate throughout the day. THANN Wellness Destination provides healthy, modern farm-to-table cuisine to satisfy every palate, using vegetables and edible flowers harvested from their own farm. Head to the bank of River Noi to give yourself a well-deserved treat, and put yourself in the caring and professional hands of THANN Wellness Destination. THANN WELLNESS DESTINATION Location: Bangsai Ayutthaya, Thailand Tel. +66 (0) 35 910 910 Email: info@thannwellness.com LINE: @THANNWellness FB: THANN Wellness Destination IG: @thannwellnessdestination Model: Maria Lynn Ehren Photographer: Ploypat Stylist: Anansit Karnnongyai Make-up&Hair Stylist: Woranan yaowarat Clothes: PICHITA, JIM THOMPSON, H&M

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The Thailand Polo Association (TPA) celebrates its remarkable success through an exhibition narrating the association's two-decade journey on its 20th anniversary. This event is dedicated to perpetuating the vision of Mr. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the association's founder, who aspired to elevate Thailand's polo to international standards. Accompanying this commemoration, Mr. Kanoksakdi Bhinsaeng, the President of the Thailand Polo Association, and accomplished Thai national polo athletes, including Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, Apichet Srivaddhanaprabha, Ploy Bhinsaeng, and Chonnarlite Thomongkhon, participate in insightful discussions on stage at the Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel on Soi Rangnam. Mr. Kanoksakdi Bhinsaeng, the President of the Thailand Polo Association, discloses that over the past 20 years, the association has been promoting Thai polo on the global stage and has hosted prominent international tournaments and major polo events, significantly contributing to the heightened recognition of Thai polo on a broader scale. Presently, there are many Thais and expats with an interest in polo. Athletes under the association follow structured training schedules with coaches providing guidance. This encompasses the planning of tournaments, both domestic and international. In the past, the association has sent athletes, including Mr. Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha and Mr. Apichet Srivaddhanaprabha, to participate in tournaments in the UK, renowned as one of the world’s leading polo hubs. Additionally, the association also intends to organise a youth camp for young individuals keen on polo. The association's current objective is to ardently advocate for the inclusion of polo in the 33rd SEA Games in 2025, with Thailand as the host country. The association is thoroughly prepared in all aspects, encompassing tournament venues, horses, personnel, and international-standard facilities. Presently, the association is in the process of seeking approval from the National Olympic Committee of Thailand, with the expectation of receiving the result shortly. The ultimate aspiration is to secure a gold medal for Thailand. Historically, the Thai polo team secured silver and bronze medals in 2017 and 2007, respectively. Mr. Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, a Thai national polo athlete, states that over the past 20 years, the association has continuously enhanced the popularity of polo. On behalf of the Thai national polo team, it is my pride to have contributed to its success and to continue supporting this sport to increase its recognition in Thailand and on the global stage through participation in various tournaments. In preparation for the 2024 tournament organised by the Thailand Polo Association, a total of four tournaments are scheduled. The first event is the All Asia Cup, taking place from 4th – 10th February. This year, teams from five countries, including Brunei, China, the Philippines, Mongolia, and Thailand, will participate, with Thailand set to compete in this tournament as well. Anticipation is high for such competitive tournament, as all teams are believed to have undergone intensive training. Ploy Bhinsaeng, a Thai national polo athlete, conveys that her initiation into the world of polo commenced with an introduction by Mr. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Upon trying the sport, she swiftly developed an enduring affinity for it. Polo demands a fusion of skills, encompassing strategic planning and teamwork.

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In alignment with the ethos of Dusit International, the Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort has introduced Devarana Wellness, an innovative concept transcending the conventional spa experience by offering meaningful encounters guided by the principles of 'Pause,' 'Focus,' and 'Growth.' Going beyond a mere spa retreat, Devarana Wellness seamlessly integrates its principles into the entire guest stay, ensuring a thoughtful and cohesive experience. The array of treatments encompasses body massages, facial treatments, body-based therapies, manicures, pedicures, and the incorporation of sound therapy to enhance mindfulness during treatments. Guests can indulge in signature treatments, emphasizing total relaxation and rejuvenation through herbal antidotes, Ancient Thai Massage techniques, and the exclusive Devarana Massage. Noteworthy features of the Devarana Wellness concept include Customized Wellness Retreats and an enticing membership program. Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort extends a plethora of special workshops, activities, and classes, ranging from Mindfulness, Tai Chi, Meditation, Sound Healing Therapy, Yoga, Kids Yoga, to Stretching, Muay Thai, Aerobics, and Tennis. For enthusiasts of specialized Wellness Retreat programs, the resort offers "Deceleration," a holistic wellness solution focusing on recovery from the fast-paced world, fostering a deep connection to oneself, and achieving inner balance. This 3-hour program comprises a Yoga session, Meditation, Ancient Thai Massage, and Active Stretching. The "Physical Vitality" retreat, spanning 3.5 hours, is a wellness program targeting core training for fitness and recovery, encompassing fitness classes with a personal trainer, Active Stretching, Therapeutic Massage, and Bath Recovery sessions. Discover more about the transformative offerings of Devarana Wellness at Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort and secure your treatments or activities by reaching out at +66 (0) 7562 8000 Dusit Thani Krabi Beach Resort 155 Moo 2, Nong Thale, Muang, Krabi 81180 Tel: +66 (0) 7562 8000, Fax: +66 (0) 7562 8028, Email: dtkr@dusit.com

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Known for its distinctive modern Japanese cuisine, Fatboy Izakaya has recently expanded its ethnic dining experience to a second branch in the heart of the revamped REYNUE space at Gaysorn-Amarin, Chidlom district. Serving Bangkok’s prime location in style, Fatboy Izakaya delivers the unique essence of its original spot in Ekkamai, combining a sophisticated ambiance with a modern twist, using high-quality local and imported ingredients. “We’re thrilled to have a new home in the dynamic Chidlom district. At Fatboy Izakaya, our goal is to foster a welcoming atmosphere for all our guests, both local and international, by offering top-notch Japanese izakaya with a modern twist. We strive to be the best by prioritizing our guests on every occasion, continually innovating to provide a desirable, experience-driven menu that reimagines traditional Japanese flavors with contemporary flair and the finest ingredients,” said Atcha Wongchindawest, the CEO of Fatboy Izakaya, marking the launch of the new branch in the heart of Bangkok. It’s not just the atmosphere but the essence of the delicacies that focus on redefining the traditional izakaya experience. The tailored menu at this location exclusively presents a blend of contemporary and signature dishes, embodying the essence of modern izakaya cuisine. Everything is synchronized, from the menu to the curated selection of premium beverages, to ensure a unique experience from day till dusk. For reservations: https://linktr.ee/fatboyizakaya

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KTC has teamed up with The Sukhothai Bangkok Hotel to take privileges to another level with premium indulgences. This exclusive collaboration caters to the lifestyle preferences of KTC credit card members who enjoy indulging in hotel services and relaxation. Two exclusive privileges are offered upon applying for The Sukhothai Platinum Card annual membership and paying with any KTC VISA credit card from now until December 31, 2024. Miss Prym Panyasereeporn, Head of the Credit Card Marketing Division at KTC (Krungthai Card Public Company Limited), revealed that KTC credit card members have shown a preference for dining at hotels and indulging in holiday relaxation experiences. In response to this lifestyle trend, KTC has partnered with The Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok to introduce The Sukhothai Platinum membership card, offering exceptional value with exclusive benefits at The Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok. These benefits include a complimentary night's stay, up to 50% discounts at all hotel restaurants, spa services, and numerous other privileges. Those interested can download the Sukhothai application from the AppStore/Google Play or directly contact the hotel staff. All KTC VISA credit card members enjoy the following two special privileges upon applying for an annual The Sukhothai Platinum membership card and settling payments with any KTC VISA credit card from February 15, 2024, to December 31, 2024: Upon applying for The Sukhothai Platinum membership card, choose between the following privileges: 10% discount on the annual membership card package, at a special price of 10,710 Baht net from 11,900 baht, or receive two gift vouchers for a 30-minute spa treatment, with a total value of 4,500 baht. Enjoy an extra 5% discount on existing member discount privileges when dining at hotel restaurants and paying with any KTC VISA credit card (kindly present a membership card and pay with a KTC VISA credit card before every redemption). This privilege is available at six participating restaurants, including Colonnade (excluding Sunday Brunch), La Scala, Lobby Salon, Celadon, Pool Terrace, and The Zuk Bar. For more information: KTC PHONE: 0-2123 5000 Website: www.ktc.co.th/promotion/dining/hotel-dining

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Tero Scenario and GWB Entertainment in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company is delighted to announce that the multi-award-winning production of Matilda The Musical will be touring to Bangkok at the Muang Thai Ratchadalai Theatre on 21 February until 3 March 2024. “Matilda The Musical” is adapted from the classic children’s book by Roald Dahl. The fantasy musical brings a magnificent production and guaranteed fun for all the family. The show has won over 100 awards worldwide, including 24 awards for “Best Musical”. Over the past 12 years, the show has been seen by more than 11 million people in 90 cities across the globe and is now making its way to Thailand for an exclusive season of 15 performances at Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre from 21 February to 3 March 2024. Don’t miss out! The UK’s “TheTimes” described the show as “Spectacular, satirical and emotional,” while the “Independent” raved that the show is “Utterly exhilarating – Matilda explodes onto the stage!”. “Matilda The Musical” brings to life Dahl’s wonderfully imaginative story with outstanding performances from an amazingly talented cast. The show features magnificent sets and set-transitions as the action moves from Matilda’s home to school with oversized props – from giant books to machinery - adding to the wonderfully whimsical fantasy elements of the story. The show’s brilliant award-winning score, combined with the stunning lighting and sound design all add up to an unforgettable night of musical theatre for all ages and genders. Get ready to be enchanted by this marvelous, fantastical story of an extraordinarily intelligent and imaginative young girl who uses her courage and smarts to change her life. “Matilda The Musical” will be live on stage for 15 performances only from 21 February to 3 March 2024 at Muangthai Rachadalai Theatre. Tickets start at Bt1,000 and are available at all ThaiTicketMajor outlets or via www.thaiticketmajor.com For more information, call 02 262 3838. Get all the latest updates at www.facebook.com/rachadalai

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The southern Thailand hospitality Icon, Kata Group, marking 40 years of hospitality reign by unveiling "Colors of Beyond" – a transformative rebrand for the Beyond resorts and a splash of excitement into vacations. A 500-million-baht investment in Beyond Skywalk Nangshi, a sky-high landmark destined to attract global travelers. This is more than a facelift – it's Kata Group redefining hospitality and painting unforgettable experiences onto Southern Thailand's canvas. . Unforgettable Phang Nga Adventure Awaits at Beyond Skywalk Nangshi! Forget the ordinary and step into an exhilarating escape at Beyond Skywalk Nangshi in Thailand's stunning Phang Nga Province. Here, 500 million baht has been poured into crafting a 57-room haven that caters to every travel style and budget. Thrill-seekers will conquer their fears on Thailand's highest and longest glass-floored viewing platform, while nature lovers soak in panoramic vistas from the infinity pool. Couples can create lasting memories amidst verdant valleys, and families can embark on unforgettable adventures together. Beyond Skywalk Nangshi redefines the Phang Nga experience with its diverse room types, each promising a unique perspective on the surrounding beauty. Seaview Tent, these cozies 23 sq m tents offer comfort and style, blending seamlessly with the surrounding nature, imagine waking up to the gentle murmur of waves and a panoramic sunrise over the sparkling sea. Forest Tent, nestled amidst lush greenery, these 23 sq m tents promise a tranquil escape. Breathe in the fresh air and wake up to the symphony of birdsong, surrounded by the emerald embrace of the forest. Seaview Pavilions, climb the stairs to ultimate relaxation in these 30-31 sq m pavilions. Located in a charming two-story building, they boast sweeping views of Samet Nangshi's pristine beauty, offering a haven of luxury just steps from the beach. Pool Villa, unwind in a private oasis with one-bedroom and two-bedroom villas. Featuring a refreshing pool or Jacuzzi, stunning sunrise views, and a distinctive design, these villas offer the ultimate escape for couples or solo travelers. A noteworthy feature is the 'Beyond Skywalk,' recognized as the tallest and longest glass-floor walkway in Thailand. Spanning 180 meters and positioned 80 meters above sea level, the walkway comprises three layers of thick glass (30 mm), capable of supporting weights up to 500 kilograms per square meter. It reveals dazzling turquoise waters with stunning clarity. Every step feels like hovering, every glance offers a breathtaking perspective. Admission to Beyond Skywalk, which includes food and drink credits, is priced at 500 baht for adults, 300 baht for students/children, and free for young children (during the launch period until February 29). Beyond Skywalk Nangshi offers a smorgasbord of delights beyond its breathtaking skywalk. Fuel your adventures at Horizon, an all-day restaurant serving delectable cuisine with a panorama that'll leave you speechless. Or grab a casual bite and invigorating coffee at Skywalk Café, the perfect spot to soak in the laid-back vibes. Afterward, take a refreshing dip in the infinity pool on the 4th floor of the Upper Lobby building. Breathe in the fresh air as the Andaman Sea stretches before you, a shimmering

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