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Monday, December 22nd, 2014 - by new thaiairport - No Comments

The ASEAN Charter sets out the purposes of ASEAN in particular to develop human resources through closer cooperation in education & life-long learning, in science & technology, for the empowerment of the peoples of ASEAN & for the strengthening of the ASEAN Community.Direction of Thailand’s Human Resource Development toward ASEAN

Princess Suvarnabhumi Residence 549/18 Onnut-Lat Krabang Road, Thapyao 02 172 9919 Excellent BKK Bangkok International airport Hotel – professional friendly staff, one of the closest & most popular hotels in the immediate BKK Suvarnabhumi airport location.

<If you are looking for outstanding Bangkok Airport Hotel deals – look no further – we have selected 3 of the hottest deals in the immediate BKK Bangkok International airport vicinity. Our pick provides some of the most competitive deals, all 3 hotel are within a 10 minute drive of Suvarnabhumi airport.

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Monday, December 22nd, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off

Appealing to business & leisure guests who appreciate a prime location in the Thai capital, a passion for design & a relaxing stay, the new refreshingly contemporary & simple AVANI Atrium Bangkok is the first upscale hotel under the AVANI brand to open in Thailandon 28 November 2014. The new hotel blends contemporary style & an upbeat vibe, Thai hospitality with professional & welcoming services plus AVANI’s signature hallmarks for sleep satisfaction, a lifestyle zone, honest food & a warm welcome.

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AVANI prides itself on a tremendous night’s sleep by offering essential comforts & amenities for all the senses. The hotel has 568 rooms & suites in a range of categories & sizes that are designed with every travel style in mind. Guests can rest effortless knowing that all the modern conveniences are provided in their rooms to make their stay as comfortable as possible. The top levels of the 23 storey hotel are Executive Floors, with rooms & suites boasting upgraded amenities  such as 40” LCD TV’s plus DVD player, a hi-fi stereo,  a trouser press, fax machine, office amenities, in addition to Executive Lounge access for a special breakfast, complimentary evening cocktails & canapés, & a host of executive privileges.

A design for life living space is signature to AVANI, & the hotel’s 12 storey atrium lobby creates an impressive central area for the trendy lifestyle hub.  Social & private spaces mean guests can interact, catch up with friends, meet for business or just enjoy a quiet time out.  A connect space makes it effortless to email, chat online, surf the web, print boarding passes or charge up a device.  Ideally located in this communal living area, Pantry@AVANI is a casual venue serving drinks, snacks & light meals, either to eat in or grab on the go.

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AVANI’s refreshing approach to honest food focuses on freshness, flavour & vitality & at AVANI Atrium Bangkok, options to sip, snack, wine or dine come without any hassle or fuss.  Guests can chill out by the pool with refreshments, eat whenever they like thanks to all day dining, kick back with daytime drinks, pre-dinner cocktails & nightcaps at the Pantry@AVANI or simply pick up the phone & order room service. The   famous Japanese teppanyaki restaurant Benihana will add an thrilling eastern dimension in early 2015.

An AVANI stay is all approximately guests enjoying what matters most to them.  Well-rounded leisure facilities allow travelers to rad off with a dip in the pool, or top up their tan on a lounger.  Parents can take a break watching little ones play in the children’s pool.  Those with stress or energy to burn can stay in shape at the gym or aerobics studio – then relax afterwards in the steam & sauna.  When it’s time to unwind, a busy day of sightseeing or meetings can be followed by a massage or beauty salon pampering. Guests can call upon the concierge 24 hours a day, stop by the tour desk to plan tremendous days & evenings out, & take the stress out of a family holiday with babysitting available.

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Corporate guests benefit from seven meeting, boardroom, function & ballroom venues that cater for 10 to 400 people, with flexible layouts & seating options, the latest audio-visual equipment & a host of supporting services.  A team of professional planners ensure everything flows seamlessly for every kind of event, be it a private meeting, large conference, seminar or exhibition, a cocktail reception or grand banquet.

Located in central Bangkok, getting to & from AVANI Atrium Bangkok is easy.  The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle bus service to the Makkasan Station just over a kilometre away, which operates an Airport Rail Link every hour  between 6:00 am & 9:00 pm daily.  For those who prefer airport taxi or chauffeur transfers, the hotel is well placed for expressway access to Bangkok’s two airports, as well as popular parts of the city.  Just a 10 minute walk away, the MRT subway station links to the BTS sky train system, connecting to everything Bangkok has to offer.  The city’s premier shopping, dining & business districts are a short distance from the hotel & the Thailand Cultural Centre, Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre & several key embassies are a quick train or taxi ride.

AVANI adds first hotel in Thailand AVANI Atrium Bangkok
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Travel Lifestyle at its’ Best; Luxury Hotel/Resort Reviews , Fine Dining Experiences, Hot Promotions Bangkok Thailand

bangkok airport transit hotel Excellent dayroom deals, flexible payment options, Professional friendly staff, one of the closest & most popular hotels in the immediate airport location.

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Monday, December 22nd, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off

Christmas is around the corner & Kai welcomes this season of joy with a Christmasy  specials that invite all diners to enjoy your favourite modern Kiwi cuisine along with quality drinks.

Happy hours from 5pm to 7pm
-Buy 1 Get 1 free on all local beers & house wine by glass
-Buy 2 Get 1 free on all imported beers, spirits, other wines by glass.
-Buy any wine by a bottle gets 30% off

The special festive cocktails are mixed for this special season as well.

Kai New Zealand
Sathorn Soi 12 | 0 2635 3800 | kai-bangkok.com

Kai New Zealand Festive Season Specials
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Monday, December 22nd, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has stressed the importance of competitiveness & connectivity, as they would assist move Thailand forward on a sustainable basis.Prime Minister Stresses the Importance of Competitiveness & Connectivity

Princess Suvarnabhumi Residence 549/18 Onnut-Lat Krabang Road, Thapyao 02 172 9919 Excellent BKK Bangkok International airport Hotel – professional friendly staff, one of the closest & most popular hotels in the immediate BKK Suvarnabhumi airport location.

<If you are looking for outstanding Bangkok Airport Hotel deals – look no further – we have selected 3 of the hottest deals in the immediate BKK Bangkok International airport vicinity. Our pick provides some of the most competitive deals, all 3 hotel are within a 10 minute drive of Suvarnabhumi airport.

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Monday, December 22nd, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off

Recently I’ve been hopping around Thailand’s Andaman coast to see what has been spared by mass tourism. If all you’ve ever seen is Khao Lak, Phuket & Koh Phi Phi, you might be convinced that high-density resorts, high-rise beach condos & 7-Eleven clones were the norm for Thai beaches & islands.

Amazingly enough, I found there are a few places that are still untouched by this general trend. I first stopped over on Koh Jum in the early 1990s while updating the Lonely Planet Thailand guidebook. I arrived on one of the tourist boats that link Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lanta, with a quick stop at the southern pier on Koh Jum. I’d already been to Koh Lanta a few times by that point & could see where the latter was heading – and as swift as it could. Koh Phi Phi by this time was unrecognisable compared to my first visit there in 1981.

Back then amoeba-shaped Koh Jum was relaxed, friendly & undeveloped. A couple of rustic beach bungalow developments perched near the southern tip, where a quiet breed of backpackers congregated.

Meanwhile the wild, undulating west coast to the north offered a string of empty beaches, while tidy fishing villages clung to the placid, mainland-facing east coast. Travelling for a guidebook update is usually so fastpaced and deadline-driven that one rarely has a chance up country to actually enjoy the attractive places one is writing about.

My 1990s trip to Koh Jum was no exception. No sooner had I completed a quick motorcycle survey of the island and spent a single night in a wood & bamboo-thatch bungalow, I was on another tourist boat heading to Koh Lanta, looking back over my shoulder & promising myself that someday I’d come back with more time to spare & less editorial pressure.

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But then as I took on co-authors for LP Thailand, I found myself leaning more towards the north of the country, letting the newbies handle the labour-intensive islands slog. Hence, though it’s difficult even for me to believe, I didn’t make it back to Koh Jum until this year.

As my chartered longtail boat comes to rest on the island’s southwest coast, I’m expecting the worst. But instead of finding Koh Jum over-run by tour groups, multi-storey resorts & throbbing beach clubs, with relief I realise it doesn’t look much different. Coconut orchards & coastal mangrove backed by hillocks tufted
with rainforest is how I remember the topography, and that picture hasn’t changed one bit. The sound of waves crashing on the beach & birds in the trees – striking for the complete absence of humming air-con compressors, zooming jet skis & unnecessary beach music – completes the nostalgia trip.

I’m staying at Koh Jum Beach Villas, which makes a fine point of cultivating the laid-back approach coupled with high-quality, low-density development. Spread thinly amid 40 rai (about 16 acres) along 700 meters of beach, the privately owned villas are rented out to visitors by the night or the week. Around 80 percent of the land is covered in natural vegetation or landscaping, with an abundance of cashew & almond trees, pines & palms. The villas, which depending on the size will sleep from two to 10, are built with high-quality, licensed teak and other hardwoods, & feature thatched roofs, large wooden decks & well-designed windows that allow for generous cross-ventilation. For those of us who want to taste the salt air & fall asleep to the murmuring sea while enjoying comfortable, canopied beds & well-equipped kitchens, it doesn’t obtain any better than this.

Houses are designed with low-energy, green design elements & maximum air flow; which provide cool microclimates in the villas & avoid the use of energy draining air conditioners. Passive solar heating on the roof supplies hot water, while electrical appliances & lighting are chosen for low-energy efficiency.

After settling in at a striking one-room, two-person villa with floor-to-ceiling windows facing the beach & a private splash pool, I arrange to rent a motorcycle for a tour around the island.

One of the oddities approximately the island is that it has two names. If you’re in the hilly northern half of the island, it’s called Koh Pu, & if on the flatter southern half, you’re in Koh Jum. Each end has a village named accordingly, Ban Koh Pu & Ban Koh Jum.

As I motor away from the resort, my next big surprise is finding that most of the island roads are still unsealed. This is almost unheard of for a Thai island with a population of 2,000. There is one sealed road that links the main north-south dirt road with Ban Koh Jum on the southeast coast, & another that spiked of to Ban Ting Rai, yet that’s it.

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Heading north, I stop off at the pretty bays of Ao Liya, Ao Ting Rai, Ao Maphrao & at the very northern tip, Ao Luwo, on each of which there is minimal, rustic bungalow accommodation available, much in the style I remember from the 1990s.

I come around the northern end of the island to find a short road leading to Ban Koh Pu, a very tidy village with a long pier to accommodate local fishing boats. No one pays me any attention. Local men lie napping on their motorcycles. No tours to sell, no over-priced restaurants to hustle; what a pleasure. A painted sign at the entrance of the pier notes the times for ferryboats running between here & Laem Kruat on the mainland.

Zigzagging south along the island’s mangrove-lined eastern shore, I finally reach Ban Koh Jum, which is slightly larger & more tourist-oriented then its northern counterpart. As the sun drops low in the sky, I park the motorbike & stroll through the seaside village looking for cold beer & fresh seafood.

I find just what I need at Koh Jum Seafood, which appears to be the only real waterfront restaurant in Ban Koh Jum, perhaps on the entire island. Sitting at a wooden table on the restaurant’s pier, I enjoy an impressive meal of fresh steamed crab along with serene views of the shimmering water & islets to the east.

In the distance I can just make out the profile of Koh Lanta, & take a moment to congratulate myself for not being there.

Koh Jum Beach Villas 
320 Moo 3, Koh Sriboya, Nua Klong, Krabi, Thailand 81130
kohjumbeachvillas.com | 08 6184 0505

Old-School Island Tripping
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Monday, December 22nd, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off

Count down to 2015 in style from the 32nd floor balcony at the L’Appart “DecaDANCE” Party. The set menu for al fresco dining is B9500++ per person & includes a bottle of Moët Chandon champagne for every two guests. For indoor dining, the price comes in at B7500++ per person & moreover includes a bottle of bubbly.

The party kicks off at 7 pm on December 31 & lasts until 1 am, long after the ball has dropped. (Minimum spend of B7000++ per person if only enjoying drinks on the balcony.)

Hotel Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit
189 Sukhumvit Rd | 0 2126 9999 | sofitel.com

Dance through the New Year at the L’Appart “DecaDANCE” Party
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bangkok airport transit hotel Excellent dayroom deals, flexible payment options, Professional friendly staff, one of the closest & most popular hotels in the immediate airport location.

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Saturday, December 20th, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off

The Reclining Buddha image at Wat Pho, or Wat Phra Chetuphon, in Bangkok has been named among 10 of the world’s most impressive religious statues.Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho Named One of the World's Most Impressive Religious Statues

Princess Suvarnabhumi Residence 549/18 Onnut-Lat Krabang Road, Thapyao 02 172 9919 Excellent BKK Bangkok International airport Hotel – professional friendly staff, one of the closest & most popular hotels in the immediate BKK Suvarnabhumi airport location.

<If you are looking for outstanding Bangkok Airport Hotel deals – look no further – we have selected 3 of the hottest deals in the immediate BKK Bangkok International airport vicinity. Our pick provides some of the most competitive deals, all 3 hotel are within a 10 minute drive of Suvarnabhumi airport.

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Friday, December 19th, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off

Leaders of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) are gathering in Bangkok on 19-20 December 2014 for the Fifth GMS Summit, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.Gathering of the Leaders of the Greater Mekong Subregion in Bangkok

Princess Suvarnabhumi Residence 549/18 Onnut-Lat Krabang Road, Thapyao 02 172 9919 Excellent BKK Bangkok International airport Hotel – professional friendly staff, one of the closest & most popular hotels in the immediate BKK Suvarnabhumi airport location.

<If you are looking for outstanding Bangkok Airport Hotel deals – look no further – we have selected 3 of the hottest deals in the immediate BKK Bangkok International airport vicinity. Our pick provides some of the most competitive deals, all 3 hotel are within a 10 minute drive of Suvarnabhumi airport.

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Thursday, December 18th, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off
Celebrate the New Year at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit. With decadent dining, live music, DJs, & a fabulous rooftop venue where you can watch the fireworks light up the night sky, you can see out 2014 & welcome 2015 with style.
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New Year’s Eve Dinner at Voilà!
On 31st December 2014 From 6 p.m. until late
At Voilà! see out the old & welcome the New Year 2015 with a touch of French savoir faire. Our themed New Year’s Eve Glamourous Gold Dinner will feature a spectacular buffet of gourmet cuisine including beef carpaccio, pan-fried foie gras, braised short ribs, baked salmon, & an array of mouth-watering desserts.

After dinner you can continue your celebrations at the Lobby bar. From 10:30 p.m., there’ll be a DJ mixing up a rad groove into the early hours. Guests of Voilà! can moreover enjoy a complimentary drink at the Lobby Bar.

There’ll moreover be a special lighting, & a balloon drop at the stroke of midnight. You can moreover enjoy bottles of Champagne at a special price before 10:30 p.m. & a fabulous Countdown Party in the Lobby until 2 a.m.

Prices:
THB 2,400 net per person with a glass of Chandon
THB 2,800 net per person with free flow soft drinks.
THB 3,950 net per person with free flow sparkling wine Chandon, red & white wines, beer, cocktails, soft drinks & juices.
THB 4,950 net per person with free flow Moët Chandon, sparkling wine Chandon, red & white wines, beer, cocktails, soft drinks & juices.
50% discount for children aged 6 – 12 years, free for under 6 years.

Enjoy ‘Early Bird Discount’ on food & beverage. Book before 15th December, 2014 & receive a 10% discount. An advanced payment is required.
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New Year’s Day Buffet Brunch at Voilà!
On 1st January 2015 From 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Join us at Voilà! for a special New Year’s Day Buffet Brunch. The perfect start to 2015, the buffet will feature an array of festive cuisine & delicious highlights including Canadian lobster bisque,

Royal Project smoked trout, Alaskan king crab, green lipped New Zealand mussels, strawberry saint honoré, mango cheese mousse, ice cream station & more. A professional DJ and a talent Trio Band will moreover add to the festive ambience.

Prices:
THB 2,200 net per person with free flow soft drinks.
THB 3,750 net per person with free flow sparkling wine Chandon, red & white wines, beer, cocktails, soft drinks & juices.
THB 4,750 net per person with free flow Moët Chandon, sparkling wine Chandon, red & white wines, beer, cocktails, soft drinks & juices.
50% discount for children aged 6 – 12 years, free for under 6 years.
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L’Appart “DecaDance” Party New Year’s Eve Countdown Party
On 31st December 2014 From 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

On New Year’s Eve, dine in style & then sip Champagne at L’Appart & take pleasure in one of the best skyline views of Bangkok as fireworks fill the night sky.
Enjoy the rooftop view of Bangkok & the magnifique night sky. Outdoor 5-course set menu on the 32nd floor balcony at THB 9,500++ per person including a bottle of Moët Chandon Champagne for every 2 guests. Indoor 5-course set menu at THB 7,500++ per person including a bottle of Moët Chandon Champagne for every 2 guests. Outdoor drinks minimum spend of THB 7,000++ per person.

Amuse Bouche
French Fine de Claire oyster, gin & tonic espuma, sweet pickled cucumber
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Atlantic blue fin tuna carpaccio, finger lime & citrus fruits, Ricard dressing, grissini, juvenile leaves
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Second Course
Poached lobster with squid ink risotto, confit cherry tomato, asparagus, champagne froth & gold leaf
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Third Course
Pan seared “Rougie” foie gras, toasted brioche, L’Appart compote, roasted hazelnut
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Main Course
Tajima Wagyu loin, eryngii mushroom, parsley puree, white truffle sauce, mustard shoots
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Dessert
Chocolate truffle cake, pistachio cream, strawberry jelly, buttermilk crumble & ice cream
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Tea/coffee & Christmas inspired petit foursThe exclusive party will include Can Can dancers, top DJs, Broadway Baroque dance shows & much more. Advance reservations essential.

Entry fee from 5pm. onwards to L’Appart Bar, THB 2,015 net per person with access to the terrace inclusive of 1 drink from the selected menu.

Enjoy ‘Early Bird Discount’ on food & beverage.
Book before 15th December, 2014 & receive a 10% discount. An advanced payment is required.

For reservations or further information, please contact: 02-126 9999 ext. L’Appart

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NEW YEAR DINING & ENTERTAINMENT AT SOFITEL BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT”
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Travel Lifestyle at its’ Best; Luxury Hotel/Resort Reviews , Fine Dining Experiences, Hot Promotions Bangkok Thailand

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 - by new thaiairport - Comments Off

The Cabinet, during its meeting on 16 December 2014, approved two draft bills concerning the digital economy & society.Two Draft Bills Concerning Digital Economy & Society

Princess Suvarnabhumi Residence 549/18 Onnut-Lat Krabang Road, Thapyao 02 172 9919 Excellent BKK Bangkok International airport Hotel – professional friendly staff, one of the closest & most popular hotels in the immediate BKK Suvarnabhumi airport location.

<If you are looking for outstanding Bangkok Airport Hotel deals – look no further – we have selected 3 of the hottest deals in the immediate BKK Bangkok International airport vicinity. Our pick provides some of the most competitive deals, all 3 hotel are within a 10 minute drive of Suvarnabhumi airport.

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