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Thai people from all walks of life in the public, private, & civic sectors, have been urged to donate their cooperation in the fight against corruption.Serious Action against Corruption in the Reform Process

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By royal command on 24 August 2014, General Prayut Chan-o-cha was appointed Prime Minister of Thailand, & on 30 August 2014, another royal command was issued appointing Cabinet members.Members of the Cabinet

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For his second solo exhibition, Kraising Sudsa-nguan’s paintings are form part of a meditative process that draw from Buddhist philosophy, with associations to suffering & mindfulness on the path to finding inner peace & enlightenment.

Until October 24

Whitespace Gallery
One Sala Daeng 1, Rama 4 Rd | 08 1699 5298 | whitesp-cegallery.com

 

Kraising Sudsa-nguan brings with him the second solo exhibition ‘Human Shell’
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With a distinctive recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation, Trang roasted pork is known to be the best of its kind. Trang Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with local public sectors has been organizing the festival for years to promote local products as well as to boost tourism. Apart from selling these tantalizingly delicious delicacies, locals moreover showcase the preparation techniques for roasted pork so everyone can have a go in the comfort of their home. What makes the pork so special is its crispy skin, tender meat, & herb infused flavours.

September 5-7

Trang roast pork festival
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In recent weeks Satoshi Onuki, the engaging head chef at Zuma, the popular contemporary Japanese restaurant & bar at the ground floor of St. Regis Hotel & Residences on Rajadhamri, has added a number of reinterpreted fish dishes to the outlet’s selection of ‘authentic yet not traditional’ menu items.

While Zuma has a decidedly sophisticated feel – the plush interior designed by the renowned Noriyoshi Muramatsu features organic materials, natural textures and traditional textiles – the outlet is inspired by the ‘Itzakaya’ dining concept in which there is no prescribed etiquette for ordering from the menu & no differentiation between starters & main courses…you simply select whatever takes you fancy from the sushi bar, robata charcoal grill & open kitchen offerings & pile in. In fact, this is tremendous venue for gathering with a group of friends to share a meal.

But before you obtain to the food, pony up to the inviting bar or grab a spot on the Zen-like outdoor terrace for a pre-dinner drink. Here you are spoilt for choice and can select a glass of wine from a 1,500 bottle walk-in cellar stocked with fine wines from around the world or a taste of old Japan from a selection of unique, hand-crafted sakes. Better still, try the signature Zumanuka cocktail (B335), a heady pale green mix of honey vodka, pineapple, fresh basil & a dash of  apple.

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To start our meal we opted for one of the refreshed signature dish on the menu, the yellowtail (B410). It comprises thin slices of fish served chilled on a platter with green chilli relish, ponzu & pickled garlic. The fish is delicate on the palate & yet somehow not overpowered by the relish & citrus-based ponzu sauce, which provides a lovely tanginess.

No less impressive is the selection of special nigiri sushi dishes that follow. These comprise otoro (tuna) nigiri with wafu sauce (B880), seabass nigiri with jelly tosazu sauce (B230) & Zuma salmon nigiri with sesame sauce & salmon roe (B380). Thanks to the counterpoint of the zesty sauces & some finely sliced ginger, each bite is a mouthful of the most delicately textured seafood packed with light yet still intense flavours.

At the same time we enjoy a selection of vegetable tempura (B340). At Zuma the vegetables are shallow-fried in a very light crispy batter & anything yet run-of-themill; think tomato, mushroom & broccoli rather than carrot, onion & eggplant. We round out the savoury component of our meal with Chilean seabass (B880) perfectly complimented by a green chilli & ginger dressing. It has just enough fire to raise eyebrows yet not enough to deaden the taste buds altogether.

Following the delicacy of the savoury dishes, we end our repast with a towering Special Chocolate platter (B335) served with citrus sorbet & portions of fruit on ice. The pick if the confections has to be the Jasmine crème brûlée, which is dark, rich & deeply satisfying, which is not a offensive epitaph for Zuma as a whole.

Zuma
St. Regis Hotel & Residences, 159 Rajadhamri Rd | 0 2252 4707 | zumarestaurant.com
Lunch noon-3pm, Dinner 6pm-11pm

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Sunday, August 31st, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off

Head of the National Council for Peace & Order (NCPO) General Prayut Chan-o-cha has stated that he was pinning his hopes on the National Reform Council & the Constitution Drafting Committee, which have to work together in building a better future for Thailand.NCPO Head Calls for the Nation’s Help in Reducing Conflicts & Working toward National Reform

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Saturday, August 30th, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off

The Immigration Bureau has allowed citizens of 48 countries & Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to obtain a 30-day extension of their stay in Thailand after the expiry of their normal period of stay.30-Day Extension of Stay for Visitors from 48 Countries & One Territory

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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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Saturday, August 30th, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off

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).

Issaya Cooking Studio
Central Embassy, LEVEL LG, 1031 Ploenchit Road, Lumpini | 02 160 5636 | issayastudio.com

Marc-Frederic Berry will be visiting Issaya Cooking Studio to present an advanced Chacuterie class & dinner
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