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  • TRAVEL

    Disneyland, Thai style

    Life, Pattarawadee Saengmanee, Published on 22/09/2022

    » While the sunset lights the sky over Phuket and our car swirls down a mountainous long road to Carnival Magic, it is like we are travelling through a wizardly land straight out of a fairy tale.

  • OPINION

    Focus on low-carbon tourism

    Life, Pattarawadee Saengmanee, Published on 19/09/2022

    » This month, Thailand launched long-term resident visas, allowing affluent and high-income foreigners to stay in the country for up to 10 years to boost the economy and tourism. Approximately 400 people filed for the visa in the first 12 days, indicating considerable demand.

  • TRAVEL

    Spotting whales close to the city

    Life, Pattarawadee Saengmanee, Published on 15/09/2022

    » Despite the Meteorological Department's warning last week that Thailand, the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand would be hit by severe rains, my travel companions and I decided to continue a long-awaited Bryde's whale-watching trip to Samut Sakhon.

  • LIFE

    Enjoy the view: Hong Kong's Peak Tram reopens

    Life, Pattarawadee Saengmanee, Published on 15/09/2022

    » After undergoing a massive facelift, Hong Kong's iconic Peak Tram has reopened to take travellers on a delightful journey to the Peak, where you can admire breathtaking views of Victoria Harbour and the skyline from 396m above sea level.

  • TRAVEL

    In the footsteps of the Buddha

    Life, Pattarawadee Saengmanee, Published on 08/09/2022

    » Once the epicentre of Theravada Buddhism, the ancient region of what is now Sri Lanka had extended its border to Siam through the Buddhist faith. Its spiritual journey marked its beginning during the Dvaravati era (6th–11th centuries) and culminated with the adoption of Buddhism in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Sukhothai, Ayutthaya and Lanna.

  • LIFE

    Ibis opens new property in Silom

    Life, Pattarawadee Saengmanee, Published on 08/09/2022

    » As tourism bounces back, ibis Styles Bangkok Silom recently opened its doors to welcome the first savvy vacationers to discover colourful designs that highlight charming Thai festivals. This brand-new hotel collaborated with talented Thai artist Tikkywow to create a striking mural at the hotel's entrance with vivid flashes of colour spilling into Silom Road.

  • TRAVEL

    A journey back in time

    Life, Pattarawadee Saengmanee, Published on 01/09/2022

    » Sharing a border with Bangkok, Nonthaburi once served as a fortress town, but nowadays it is a popular weekend hideaway where local tourists can unwind and discover Ayutthaya-era history. To save time, King Thai Sa constructed the Lat Kret Noi network as a detour on the maritime trade route connecting the Gulf of Siam and the former capital of Ayutthaya.

  • TRAVEL

    Rediscovering Penang

    Life, Pattarawadee Saengmanee, Published on 25/08/2022

    » As the bus takes us to George Town for breakfast, I glance out the window and see how similar Penang and Phuket islands are to one another. Both old cities are home to a unique collection of magnificent classic Sino-Portuguese buildings that harmoniously fuse Eastern and Western architectural styles.

  • LIFE

    Hong Kong looks to SEA artists to tell its story

    Life, Pattarawadee Saengmanee, Published on 17/08/2022

    » To promote its city as a hub of arts and cultural exchange, the Hong Kong Tourism Board has expanded its creative horizon with the Arts in HK with SEA Artists campaign, which features 18 talents from Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines to create a collection of imaginative artwork that captures the iconic Hong Kong way of life.

  • LIFE

    Celebrating motherhood

    Life, Pattarawadee Saengmanee, Published on 11/08/2022

    » Tomorrow is National Mother's Day and families will spend valuable time together strengthening bonds. Meanwhile, museums, art galleries and shopping venues will present a variety of interesting exhibitions and other leisure activities to mark Her Majesty Queen Sirikit The Queen Mother's 90th birthday. If you're staying in the city or looking for places near Bangkok to celebrate this long weekend, check out the following list.

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