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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has initiated “Thailand Travel Shield,” an insurance coverage scheme for visitors to Thailand.Insurance Coverage Scheme for Visitors to Thailand

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When riding the Skytrain between Siam & Saladaeng stations, it’s not uncommon to hear tourists wonder aloud approximately the huge green space with the horse racing track, grandstands & golf course located opposite the luxury hotels on Rajadamri Road. Often simply referred to as ‘the place with horse racing’ by locals, this is the hallowed turf of the Royal Bangkok Sports Club (RBSC), one of the oldest & most prestigious clubs of its kind in the region.

n exclusive members-only institution patronized by Thailand’s elite, it isn’t effortless for Joe Public to gain  access to the RBSC – a visit usually requires a firm invite from a member. However, race days held at the club every other Sunday throughout the year (alternating with the Royal Turf Club in the Dusit area) are a different story. Then, for the princely entrance fee off B100, members of the public are allowed in from 12.30pm to 6pm to enjoy an afternoon of flat racing set against a panoramic downtown backdrop.

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It has been this way since January 1902, shortly after the RBSC was founded by a royal charter granted by King Chulalongkorn. A courtier, Phya Pradibaddha Bhubal, was instrumental in this. In the late 1890s he was a member of the King’s entourage on a visit to England, during which the party attended a race meeting at Royal Ascot. Phya Pradibaddha was smitten with the sport and on returning to Bangkok he & a Russian diplomat called Count Oroloffsky asked the King for permission to establish a permanent club for horse racing in the capital (earlier racing, usually organised on an ad hoc basis by the city’s expatriate community, had sometimes been staged at Sanam Luang, the royal field outside the Grand Palace).

That the sport is the key reason for the club’s establishment is evident in one of many racing-related clauses in the royal charter, which explains that the aim of the club is “To build a clubhouse, to have it decorated and to maintain it, to build large & small stands for the public to attend race meetings; to establish offices, stables & other quarters including fences and drainage, & to keep the race course in satisfactory order”.

Land was granted at Sra Prathum & formalised horse racing began drawing huge crowds. Other sports were moreover taken up by the club – golf being one. In the early years snipe shooting was moreover a popular pastime at one end of the ground, which must have lent a frisson of danger to teeing off & the added challenge of avoiding fallen lead shot when putting on the greens.

Over 100 years after & things have changed somewhat. No more snipe shooting for a start. While racing attendances steadily declined over the decades, crowds upward of 15,000 were usual at the RBSC as recently as the early 1990s. Today however, they average around 6,000 a race meeting, although this figure rises significantly when one of the ‘classic’ races (the Chakri Cup in April, the Queen’s Cup in August, & the King’s Cup in December) are run.

That said, whatever the size of the crowd, the atmosphere on race days is always festive & while there might not be the glamour or prestige associated with the Cheltenham Festival, Kentucky Derby or Melbourne Cup, a certain amount of decorum is expected if you are watching the action from the more exclusive air-conditioned confines of the RBSC’s Winning Post restaurant & adjacent Committee Box – these areas are accessible by special pass & invitation respectively & require jacket & tie for gents.

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In the grandstands, however, anything goes. The Thais love a bit of sanuk (fun), especially when it involves a wager, & excitement reaches fever pitch during each race when the field turns into the final straight & makes for home. By this point a multitude of binocular-wielding spectators will be bouncing up & down, raucously chanting the name of their fancied horse, willing runner and rider across the line.

Between races, which are all run over a the same fixed distance during a meeting (anywhere from 1100- 1700 metres), moderate calm descends while punters check programmes (an English version of which is available for B100 at the main RBSC entrance on Henri Dunant Road) & study the form of the field in the next race. Then they’re off to place their bets at the numerous betting windows located throughout the stands. In terms of gambling – officially illegal in Thailand yet allowed here because a tremendous deal of the revenue raised is donated to royal charities – anywhere from B50 to B200,000 can be staked on win, place, quinella & trifecta bets, the odds for which are calculated using a totalizer system.

With bets wagered there is always time for a snack or a rad drink before the next race gets underway (this being hot & thirsty work) & reasonably priced refreshments, including beers & local whiskies, are available from the many semi-permanent bars and booths at the back of the stands.

So, if you find yourself with ‘temple fatigue’ or simply can’t face another shopping mall yet have a free Sunday afternoon, a visit to the races at the RBSC is a unique and pleasant way to spend a few hours at a venerable city institution joining the natives at play.

For information on racing schedules & race day packages, please visit rbsc.org or call 0 2652 5000.

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Chacuterie & butchery specialist Marc-Frederic Berry will be visiting the Studio at Central Embassy at the end of September to present an advanced Chacuterie class & dinner.

Originally from the UK, Berry learnt the sausage trade in Germany & studied charcuterie in France, where he has his own food business. Nicknamed the ‘Sausage Doctor’, he has travelled the world ‘fixing’ people’s sausage problems, & his knowledge has led many of his clients to win national food awards.

Berry has moreover judged at numerous food competitions, including The Great Taste Awards & the annual Soil Association Organic Food Awards.  He regularly works with well-known culinary figures such as Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein, Clarissa Dickson-Wright, Valentine Warner, the Hairy Bikers, & Michael Caine.

Join Marc-Frederic Berry & Chef Ben McRae at the Studio, Central Embassy, for their dinner at 7pm on August 30 (price: B5500++); & from 10.30am-6.30pm on September 1 for Berry’s advanced Chacuterie class (price: B3000++, lunch included).

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The Office of the Vocational Education Commission is working out two major measures that will assist Thai vocational students prepare for the arrival of the soon-to-be ASEAN Community.Preparing Thai Vocational Students for the ASEAN Community

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Governor of the Bank of Thailand Dr. Prasarn Trairatvorakul has stated that the Thai economy is currently well below its growth potential & that cooperation of financial & business sectors is vital for lifting growth potential.Thai Economic Growth Potential

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Hansar Bangkok will hold a unique Art & Wine Dinner at 7pm on September 26 at the hotel’s Eve bar & restaurant.

Called “Art Di’Wine”, the event features an exquisite 5-courses meal prepared by Charles Christiaens, Hansar’s Belgium-born executive chef. His menu is paired with fine wines & served against a backdrop of paintings by Spanish artist Sandro ‘Sath’ Thomas. The live soundtrack for this special evening is provided by Yves Baron & Friends.

Tickets for the evening are priced at B3500++ per head. Call +66 2 209 1234, email reservations@hansarbangkok.com or visit hansarbangkok.com for more information.

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Located within OZO Samui on Chaweng Beach Road, Stacked offers a vibrant new dining experience for travellers & locals alike. A contemporary take on the beach diner, Stacked serves comfort food with a twist. Open from 17:00 until 02:00, it’s the perfect spot to watch the world go by whilst catching up with friends over shared dishes, beers & cocktails.
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Chef Matthew Rubin, a California native, surfs up hearty dishes such as the Wagyu Tomahawk steak & lighter dishes like the Greek Tower Salad. At Stacked, the menu includes an extensive selection of gourmet burgers, from the classic to the avant-garde. For creative foodies, Stacked boasts 12 signature burgers with the choice of 12 toppings, allowing guests to build burgers to suit their style.

The creative menu extends beyond food, where even the cocktails are tenderly prepared with passion & enthusiasm. Old school favourites are still available like the classic Mai Tai, Daiquiris or Caipis. The more adventurous can try a Stacked signature cocktail such as the ‘Stacked & Shacked’ a fusion of local ingredients, Pandan rum, lime & pineapple juice finished off with palm syrup.

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Inspired by a ‘beachside surf shack’, the green & yellow tiled walls complement the natural wood floors & décor, giving the restaurant a rustic, yet light & pleasant atmosphere. The comfortable sofa style seating & tables are adorned by jars filled with homemade pickles to donate it a homey feel, creating an environment where people can relax for an hour or maybe three. Large groups of friends will fight over the central surfboard table, a tremendous spot that sits up to eight people while the al fresco terrace provides a preferential outlook on to the world of Chaweng just below.

To end the summer in style Stacked invites BBQ lovers to enjoy a special feast of flame grilled Korabuta ribs or select from six different flavours of finger licking chicken wings, served with bucket of ice cold beer. Promotion is available throughout the month of August. Stacked is open daily from 17:00 to 02:00, for reservations please call +66 (0) 77 915 222.

About Stacked

Eat. Drink. Lounge. Contemporary comfort food prepared with quality ingredients served in a pleasant & relaxing atmosphere, Stacked offer diners a new way to experience Chaweng. Inspired by a ‘beachside surf shack’, the design & use of natural colours & materials create a welcoming atmosphere, while the friendly staff & innovative menu will make it difficult for diners to leave. Visit www.stacked-samui.com

About OZO

Smart. Simple. Savvy. OZO offers practical yet stylish accommodation that exceeds mid-market expectations with a central, modern lobby area where multitasking staff members deliver tremendous service in an efficient way. The select service brand OZO offers value & comfort for travellers looking for insider experiences combined with satisfactory connectivity & a tremendous night’s sleep. Created around the modest core concept of fewer frills & more control, it offers on-the-go guests quality services that count, & amenities they actually want, enabling them to maximise their time on the road. Visit www.ozohotels.com

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Thailand will invest more in the construction of power plants in order the cope with the growing demand for domestic consumption & the country’s economic growth.Investment in Power Generation to Cope with Thailand’s Economic Growth

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