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Bangkokpost.com : Travel

  • Emirates, Etihad Airways to trial Covid-19 travel pass
    Dubai’s Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways have partnered with the International Air Transport Association to introduce a travel pass for passengers who have been inoculated against Covid-19 or have tested negative.
  • Top travel trends to watch in 2021
    The Covid-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. While there had been signs that the tourism industry was about to pick up this year, along came a second wave of Covid-19. It may be hard to predict what lies ahead, but allow me to gather some thoughts and list my travel trends for 2021.
  • Disneyland opens mass Covid vaccination center
    ANAHEIM, United States: California's Disneyland opened a giant coronavirus vaccination center Wednesday, some 10 months after the pandemic's appearance forced the closure of the world-famous theme park.
  • Virtual visit to Wat Arun
    Wat Arun Ratchawararam has introduced a virtual tour for those who want to know more about the temple while it remains closed until the end of this month.
  • Blu Hotel
    Located on a 12 rai plot of land on the banks of the Mekong, the seven-storey hotel was launched in 2017 by local property developer Ruamkiat 2015. The property is known for offering a great view of the famous river.

Bangkokpost.com : Leisure

  • Sex and sustenance
    Why is it that a box of chocs makes such a great gift for lovers?
  • Savour the charm, Warmth and seafood of ban sakha
    There are places whose charm does not lie in any historical monument, gorgeous beach or other obvious tourist attraction, but rather in the local style and special atmosphere on offer. When rushing around in a big city, it is easy to forget that there are small towns nearby where people spend their days in the same traditional and unhurried way they did in the past.
  • One for the books
    When was the last time you went into a bookshop? You know, the place that sells those ancient things Thai people don't read, but rather use to swat flies and shield their delicate skin from the sun's harsh rays. But even if you prefer to keep your face glued to your smartphone, don't be deterred from entering fancy new venue The Bookshop, because the only reading you'll have to do here is perusing...
  • Classic confucian cuisine
    Shang Palace at Shangri-La hotel, Bangkok, is offering diners a rare opportunity to experience Qufu's famed Kong family cuisine for lunch and dinner from tomorrow until March 15. Unique in style, the cuisine of the Kong family features creative presentations of skilfully combined ingredients that express the four most important elements in the art of Chinese cooking: colour, aroma, flavour and...
  • In the mood for one more love
    Regardless of its much younger age, In The Mood For Love One, which first opened a few months ago in the middle of a serene residential soi, is a mature version of the popular two-year-old sushi bar of the same name in Sukhumvit Soi 36.

Bangkokpost.com : Entertainment

  • Sex-filled SXSW now gets app for hooking up with strangers
    Austin's annual music, film and interactive fest South by Southwest (SXSW) -- dubbed spring break for geeks -- now has a whole new way for attendees to hook up with each other, a sex app called Bang with SXSW, a spinoff of the recently launched Bang with Friends.
  • Novel interpretation of a classic
    Last last month, Opera Siam celebrated Verdi's 200th birthday by mounting the Southeast Asian premiere of Otello, considered by many to be the master's masterpiece. Aware that, in this Verdi year, he needed a new twist, artistic director Somtow Sucharitkul went to Phya Rachawangsan, a play by King Rama VI which is adapted from Shakespeare's Othello and which just happens to be having its own 100th...
  • Kaleidoscope of instrumental hues
    Listening to almost anything written by the modern French composer Henri Dutilleux it is hard to understand why his work was a specialists' preserve for so long.
  • Food for thought
    Eating is the most important activity for humans, both individually and socially. Food is not only necessary to maintain survival but also reflects society and culture.
  • Never gonna give the 80s up
    Looking at the line-up, you can predict the "Big 80s Rewind Festival" will become the concert of the year.

Bangkokpost.com : Life

  • Vogue to release new Kamala Harris cover after controversy
    NEW YORK: Vogue will publish a limited edition of its latest issue featuring a different photo of Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris after the original cover image sparked controversy, the magazine said Tuesday.
  • Let your fingers do the walking
    The Covid-19 pandemic can't stop us from shopping and Iconsiam is offering special online services to make it easier and more convenient right from the comfort of your home.
  • Artists lend a hand to help strays
    Lovers of cats and arts are invited to bid for nine cat figures painted by volunteer artists as part of the "Si Sawat Pun Sook" project to raise funds for stray animals.
  • Coping with Covid
    For a month, the new wave of Covid-19 has disrupted Thailand's economic recovery and people's lives. Authorities ordered some businesses and entertainment venues in high-risk areas to close temporarily, resulting in some entrepreneurs and workers losing income or jobs.
  • K-culture moves in on podcasts
    Entertainment content from South Korea is still popular among Thai audiences, but aside from dramas, movies and game shows on Netflix, VIU and YouTube, people may want to try audio programmes. Here are two programmes that are available on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast and Spotify.

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