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    Fireworks festival

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 16/05/2019

    » The Pattaya Fireworks Festival 2019 is taking place on May 24-25, with pyrotechnicians from five countries taking turns to light up the sky over the popular beach resort.

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    The Sukosol Bangkok

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 16/05/2019

    » One of Bangkok's legendary hotels, this property, which bears the name of the family that owns and runs it, boasts 500 guestrooms and suites. Using several eco-friendly initiatives, the hotel has made its 12th storey greener than the rest. For example, beddings, towels and shower robes on this floor are washed without bleach. Although it results in such fabrics not being conventionally bright white, it helps reduce the use of hazardous chemicals.

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    Phuket's hidden pearl

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 09/05/2019

    » During one of last year's downhill mountain biking competitions, there was a new team participating. The group was made up of skilled riders I had never met before. They were from Phuket. I must admit I wasn't aware that the Pearl of the Andaman is home to an active community of downhillers. Where's their training ground?

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    Balancing act

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 09/05/2019

    » Ban Non Salao in Phu Khieo, Chaiyaphum province, is known for its unique tradition of hae nak hot (brutal ordination parade) in which each would-be novice has to stay seated on a severely rocking bamboo stretcher during the 3km-procession to Wat Ta Khaek, a local temple. This rodeo-style test is meant to prove one's determination to become a Buddhist monk. Those who make it to the temple without falling will get to undergo the ordination.

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    All cyclists great and small

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 08/05/2019

    » Taking place in an air-conditioned convention hall in Impact Muang Thong Thani, the Indoor Eliminator Fun Race 2019 promises to be one of the year's coolest cycling competitions.

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    InterContinental Hua Hin Resort

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 02/05/2019

    » One of the most prominent upscale properties in Hua Hin, the resort comprises two zones: the seaside Beach Wing and the BluPort Wing on the other side of the road next to its namesake mall. Guests can enjoy privileges outside the property such as free access to Vana Nava water park, True Arena sports complex, Le Colonial Beach Club and BluPort's Platinum Lounge.

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    Trip to Phetchaburi

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 02/05/2019

    » The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and the Phetchaburi Office of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) are co-organising special train trips to the old city of Phetchaburi every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays throughout May.

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    Outing extraordinaire

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 25/04/2019

    » Less than 40km from the capital and packed with an assortment of attractions, Nakhon Pathom's districts of Nakhon Chai Si and Phutthamonthon (the latter neighbouring Bangkok's Thawi Watthana district) are a great destination for a day trip.

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    The water fest continues

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 18/04/2019

    » In most parts of the Kingdom, Songkran takes place on April 13-15. In certain areas, however, that's too soon for the fun to be over.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Learn to start your own spa

    Life, Pongpet Mekloy, Published on 17/04/2019

    » If you dream of owning or operating a spa, here's a piece of good news. The award-winning Chiva-Som International Academy of the internationally renowned Chiva-Som International Health Resorts is opening Thai and English courses on spa management and development for interested members of the public.

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