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    Such great heights

    Holiday Time, Gary Boyle, Published on 21/12/2017

    » When was the last time you were this high? We’re 60 floors above Sathorn Road and if you haven’t been up here for a while, you might have forgotten how spectacular the view is.


    ZOOM with a view

    Holiday Time, Gary Boyle, Published on 25/12/2015

    » If 2015 has been a year of difficult decisions -- which organic, artisanal single origin coffee to buy, which hipster burger truck to chase, which empty new mall to haunt -- then solace is to be found in the realisation that only one decision remains. The choice of where to spend the last hours of the year is, however, often fraught with an abundance of options.


    Prime Time

    Holiday Time, Gary Boyle, Published on 11/12/2015

    » Steak lovers are spoilt for choice in Bangkok these days. Cattle are being pampered around the world and their best chunks of beef are flying in daily, landing on plates across the capital. But for the true beef fiend, only the best will do. 


    Northern Explorations

    News, Gary Boyle, Published on 26/12/2014

    » Famed explorer Sir Edmund Hillary racked up a fair amount of frequent flyer miles in his life of adventuring. He was the first man to stand atop Mount Everest, and the first to score the hat-trick of doing Everest and both the North and South Poles. His 1953 expedition to conquer the world's highest mountain was done wearing just a thin cotton and nylon jacket and carrying a scant 20 kilograms of supplies.


    Truffle Hound Heaven

    News, Gary Boyle, Published on 30/12/2014

    » It's odd how we ascribe value these days. We're happy to spend several hundred baht daily for a couple of coffees and a stale bun, but baulk at rewarding a musician's soulful outpourings by actually paying the same amount for an album. Food, however, in its stubborn refusal to be digitised, has avoided devaluation and Bangkokians are seeking ever higher and more expensive culinary experiences. Michelin-trained chefs used to be enough but now we crave an actual multi-Michelin-star celebrity in the kitchen. Decadent treats like foie gras perennially pop up on every festive menu whether people actually enjoy them or not. But this month Centara Grand at CentralWorld has trumped them all with its truffle menu.


    Uptown is the new downtown

    News, Gary Boyle, Published on 12/12/2014

    » Sorry CBD dwellers, zone 1 citizens and heart of the city hipsters: downtown is over. Developers have ripped the soul out of your neighbourhood and hoodwinked you into paying astonishing rent for the privilege. Who wants to pay more for a macaroon in Ploen Chit than in Paris, or buy a New York Deli-style brunch for the price of a flight to Phuket?

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