June 24, 2010

On Sukhumvit Road at The living room Sheraton Grand.

The Living Room Sheraton Grand Sukhumvit Road 

         Perhaps the cosiest of all Bangkok's luxury hotel bars, the leathe couches at The living room are so snug it'll be hard to get up again once you're seated. It's a stylish place. and the usually middle-aged patrons live it up on great wines, champagne and strong cocktails in a quiet way. The high-ceilinged foyer offers perfect acoustics for the fabulous jazz band. Be prepared to be well-entertained. World-class talents are booked in continuously, guaranteeing top-notch jazz and always a warm audience rapport. Currently The Living room plays host to Trio Live, performing every Tuesday jazz clubs through Thursday nights from 9pm to 11:45 pm, plus friday and saturday nights from 9:30pm to 12:15pm. You can also catch them during the Sheraton Grande's legendary Sunday jazzy Brunch ..



by bangkok 101

June 22, 2010

Bangkok Sukumvit at Bed Supper club Wattana 26 Soi Sukhumvit 11

Bed Supper club Wattana 26 Soi Sukhumvit 11
            Like Ridley Scott's blade runner,Sukhumvit Road is afuturistic thriler- aflawed,frenetic,yet often compeling urban streetscape.Towering hotels,condominiums and offices sprawl east across its skyline,while down below a global who's who races anonymausly among them,Along its main stretch cars and c oncrete assail the senses, while sown its many flanking sois calmer, more serene atmoshers ufold.
           
         One a suburvan backwater dominated by a stretch of rice fields,Sukhumvit has evolved ito the residential destination of choice for aspirational Thais and the expats who work with them.As a result, it has developed its own village culture-marked vy twee cafe's achingly hip boutiques and a veriable nations of fantastical day spas. In other woeds,when temple and museum-weariness set in, Sukhumvit could very well offer the perfect antidote. Only helping matters is the Skytain,which swooshes like aslo-mo vullet above ti.
         Get a quick jump on the day and loosen up with a morning stroll aronund the lake in Benjakitti Paek. Located adjacent to the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Which hosts world class expos weekly ,It is easily accessible via the cente's MRT stop. Next head to the Siam Society for a quick shot of culture. On Asoke Road (the unofficial "border" die-hard Sukhumvit dwellers rarely cross) it's an organisation dedicated to the preservation of Thai heritage, art and culture through study trips, lectures and exhibitions. And out back is a stunning Northern Lanna teak house/ethnological museum. ........

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June 20, 2010

TRAVEL UPDATE NEW ON SUKHUMVIT

                         The Four Points by Sheraton, Bangkok, has put back its opening date from Aug 1 to Oct 1. The hotel is part of the Starwood Hotels and Resorts group, and will be the first Four Points by Sheraton in Thailand. It is in Sukhumvit Soi 15, and is only a short walk from the underground and skytrain stations at the Asoke intersection.
It will have 268 guest rooms and suites, ranging from 32-74 square metres. There will also be a ballroom, restaurants, a rooftop bar with views of Sukhumvit Road and wireless internet service. For more details, call 02-309-3000.

IT'S ALL ONLINE

Accor's accorhotels.com website allows you to book a room in any of the group's hotels worldwide, including Sofitel, Pull-man, Mercure, Novotel, Suitehotel, All Seasons, Ibis and Etap hotels. "The new system provides attractive and personalised information to ensure customer satisfaction," said Jean-Luc Chretien, executive vice-president of marketing and distribution. The website offers a map showing hotel locations and an advanced search engine enabling users to refine their search using criteria such as budget and the presence of a car park or a swimming pool. There are also videos and tourist guides.

A HELPING HAND

Singapore Airlines has donated supplies for 210 students and contributed 210,000 baht to a school in Chanthaburi as part of its Smile Together charity project.
The Singapore Airlines Border Patrol Police School under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn was partly built by Singapore Airlines in 1999 in Nong Bon village in Chanthaburi's Soi Dao district. The airline has continued to maintain the school to promote education in the provincial city.

A FOREST IN THE MAKING

Staff and executives of Laguna Phuket Resorts and Hotels have planted 2,500 mangrove saplings in Phuket at the Ban Aow Nam Bor coastal area in Muang district.
The event was part of the company's annual tree planting programme to raise awareness of global warming and to mark the recent National Tree Planting Day.

by: bangkokpost-travel

Condo cluster sprouts along Airport Link

 Condo cluster sprouts along Airport Link.
               Several projects worth more than Bt10 billion each are under construction or on drawing boards in popular locations including Asoke, Phetchaburi, Rajprarop and Makkasan, at the city end of the link.
   Property developers began launching residential projects around the Airport Link when its construction began two years ago. Among the early projects were The Complete Rajprarop by Prinsiri, which is worth Bt1 billion and offers 547 units; Ideo Verb Rajprarop by Ananda Development, which offers 447 units and has a market value of Bt1.5 billion; and Chiwathai Rajprarop, which has 329 units and a value of Bt1.3 billion.
   The Fragrant Property Group launched a condominium project, The Circle, last year. With a market value of Bt4 billion, 90 per cent of its 901 units have already been sold.
   My Resort by Equity Residential, which launched pre-sales in 2008 and will be completed this year, is offering more than 200 units on Phetchaburi Rd and a 400-unit condominium called True Thonglor, developed by Pool Asset.
   Asian Property Development introduced its latest luxury condominium, the Address Asoke-Phetchaburi, last year. With a market value of Bt3.3 billion, it offers 574 units at a starting price of Bt5.23 million per unit.
   TCC Capital Land, a joint venture between Singaporean-based CapitaLand and TCC Land, which is owned by beverage tycoon Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, launched Villa Asoke, with a market value of Bt3 billion, last year.
   Alan Lin, CEO of real estate firm Harrison, said the area around the Airport Rail Link was a new focal point  for property developers because of the convenient transportation offered by the rail service.
   The company is negotiating management deals with developers who own four land plots near the Airport Link, and plans to launch residential projects worth nearly Bt5 billion next year, he said.
   "We believe that this location will continue to be popular through 2010. More than five projects are currently being planned that will offer a total of 4,400 units between now and 2011," he said.
   Condominium units in the area have starting prices between Bt75,000 and Bt150,000 a square metre.
   Asian Property Development's managing director Pichet Vipavasuphakorn said his company had launched The Address Asoke-Phetchaburi because the location would become a new destination for homebuyers when the Airport Link was complete and there was easy transportation in the area.
   Land prices in the area also remain lower than those in the Sukhumvit, Sathorn and Silom areas. Homebuyers around the Airport Link will be offered new condominium units at lower prices than those in the inner central business district, although the inner CBD will be within easy reach, he said.
   TCC Capital Land chief executive Soammaphat Traisorat said that after introducing Villa Asoke to the market earlier this month, a number of customers had shown enough interest to visit the project. As a result, the company believes that when bookings open this weekend, there will be positive feedback from customers.
   "We believe that this area will be the new destination for residential development after the Airport Link starts operations," he said.
   Agency for Real Estate Affairs managing director Wasan Kongchan said demand for residences around mass transit systems continued to grow despite the economic downturn, adding that the behaviour of many homebuyers has changed away from single detached houses to condominiums because of last year's spike in fuel prices.
   "We believe this is a good time to buy a residence around the Airport Rail Link, before land and condominium prices in the area begin to rise," he said.
   Wasan said that when the Airport Rail Link began full operations, nearby land and residential prices would rise 10-20 per cent, depending on supply in the market.
   Airport Link plans to begin full operations at the end of this year.


By SOMLUCK SRIMALEE
THE NATION

June 19, 2010

Summer with a Japanese sparkle at Sukhumvit soi 26

 A small downtown boutique offers an attraction collection of unique and unusual fashion and jewellery designs.
                     
                                  Two sisters with a penchant for all things sparkly recently opened their new boutique at the community mall K-Village on Sukhumvit Soi 26 and already they're attracting fashionistas with an eye for something different.
"We called our boutique Kirameki, which in our mother's language, means sparkly things," says Patrawadee Wongwasin, the older of the two half-Japanese, half-Thai sibs. Neeranuj, or Nuj as she's affectionately known to friends and family, a graduate in fashion design from Chulalongkorn University, is responsible for the intricately designed jewellery and clothes for sale in the shop.
"It really started as a hobby, I made some accessories for myself. Friends liked what I wore and word spread around about my designs," says Nuj modestly.
Her hobby quickly became a career, as more and more friends ordered her accessories. One of her clients worked for trendy boutique Soda in Siam Centre and before long Nuj was making accessories for Soda too. The feedback was good and Nuj has now completed three entire collections for the store.
"I always wanted to be a fashion designer. As a kid, I used to design dresses for my dolls. I learned how to make accessories by myself. When I went shopping with my mother to Sampeng market, I'd always ask her to stop by the bead shops," Nuj says.
Big sister Pat graduated from England with degrees in finance and risk management.
"In the beginning I wanted to import brand name cosmetics so I worked with the Mall Group for three years. I'm putting that experience to good use now by looking after the management and marketing at Kirameki," she says.
The boutique offers stylish blouses, pants, dresses, skirts, shorts and shirts along with a jewellery corner featuring rings, earrings, necklaces and shoes. The summer collection has a tribal theme that focuses on bright colours and is made primarily from wooden beads and feathers.
"When I design something, I search for the materials first. Then I rearrange them in different ways until I have an image in my head of how I want the piece to look," says Nuj.
Each design is limited to no more than five pieces, with the emphasis on quality. All are handmade from scratch in the shop. "It's all about experimenting," says Nuj.
Kirameki also offers limited collections from Korea and Hong Kong.
"We want our items to be unique, something that customers won't find elsewhere.
In the future, Kirameki hopes to rely less on imports but for now, Nuj is its only designer, both for the clothes and the accessories.
A new collection will soon be available. Inspired by impressionist school of art, the new designs will focus on colours and flowery patterns, showing summer's softer side.

By NATSHA NANDABHIWAT
THE NATION ON SUNDAY

June 17, 2010

Bangkok Sukumvit at REMBRANDT TOWERS SERVICED APARTMENTS.

Bangkok Sukumvit at  REMBRANDT TOWERS SERVICED APARTMENTS.

The Apartments

Rembrandt Towers offers 231 Serviced Apartments providing guests a choice of Studios, One or Two Bedroom accommodations. These contemporary apartments combine the comforts of home with the luxury of our full service hotel. Located right in the center of Bangkok and with easy access to both of Bangkok's mass transit rail systems (BTS and MRT), Rembrandt Towers is a great location - whether you are here for business or for a holiday.
We offer our own Tuk Tuk service which includes an hourly drop-off for our guests to the Asoke Sky Train and to select stores.

All of the one-bedroom apartments have a separate living room and bedroom, a fully-equipped kitchenette with a microwave, an induction cooker, an electric kettle, a toaster, cutlery, crockery, and glassware. Sizes of the one bedroom apartments range from 50 sq-m (537 sq-ft) to 95 sq-m (1,022 sq-ft). These are perfect for a couple that wants a little extra space.
  • 50 sq-m (537 sq-ft)
  • 60 sq-m (645 sq-ft)
  • 70 sq-m (753 sq-ft)
  • 80 sq-m (860 sq-ft)
  • 95 sq-m (1,022 sq-ft)
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June 16, 2010

Live in bangkok Sukhumvit Nightlife

The Performing Arts

Although the large shopping malls and international hotels often sponsor a cultural show, most travelers experience the Thai classical performing arts at a commercially staged dance show accompanying a Thai banquet; several hotels and restaurants offer this program. Generally there's a fixed-menu dinner of Thai favorites accompanied by a small orchestra, followed by a dance performance. Combined, you won't get the best food or the best dance.



For a different experience, visit the Erawan Shrine, at the corner of Ratchadamri and Ploenchit roads (near the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok and Sogo Department Store). In front of the large, white marble altar to Brahma, the Hindu god of creation you'll often find musicians and beautifully costumed dancers commissioned to amuse Brahma by a grateful or hopeful worshiper.



The Joe Louis Theater, located in the Suan Lum Night Market (adjacent to Lumpini Park) holds nightly puppet theater performances of stories from the Ramakien as well as comic vignettes of rural Thai life. Complex puppets are manipulated by up to three puppet masters and the theater is also a training facility for Thai kids interested in the ancient art. Shows are nightly at 7:30 and 8:30pm. Tickets start at just 250B ($6). Located at the Suan Lum Night Market along Rama IV Road (tel. 02252-9683).




The Club & Bar Scene

Bangkok is huge, and there are nighttime adventures to be found down any soi in the town. If you'd just like to unwind with an evening cocktail, check out what's happening at your hotel's lobby bar; many set up jazzy live music to entertain folks. For the best lobby bar atmosphere head for the Bamboo Bar at the Oriental Hotel (Oriental Lane off Charoen Krung Rd.; tel. 02236-0400), with classy live jazz -- some of the best in the city. For the infamous Bangkok sex show scene, check out "Patpong" below. Bars and discos are all over the city and the main areas are listed below, but small nightclubs pop-up here and there around town (and many disappear just as quickly). If you're looking for Bangkok's gay scene, start at Silom Soi 4.
The Oriental Hotel 48 Oriental AvenueBangkok, 10500 Telephone: 00 66 236 0400Hours:Sun - Thurs 11am - 1am, Fri - Sat 11am - 2am-->

Silom Road & Patpong--Most visitors won't leave Bangkok without a stroll around Patpong, the famous sex strip and Night Market with myriad streetside market vendors and blocks of bars and clubs. The Patpong scene centers around Soi Patpong 1 and Soi Patpong 2 between Surawong and Silom roads. It's the home of Bangkok's raunchier sex shows, but even if you're not exactly after any risqué entertainment, most visitors come to wander the Market area (lots of knock-off goods and pirate recordings), at least just peak in the doors of the go-go dens and hit a casual bar or club. It's a good little wander, but be prepared for big crowds and beware of pickpockets.
Siam Square
--Siam Square, on Rama I Road between Henri Dunant Road and Phayathai Road, houses quite a few popular joints. Here's where you'll find Bangkok's Hard Rock Café, featuring good live bands, 424/3-6 Siam Square Soi 11 (tel. 02254-0830). At the Hartmannsdorfer Brauhaus, 2nd floor, Siam Discovery Center, Rama I Road (tel. 02658-0223), you'll find home brews in a nice atmosphere -- with special beer discounts on Sundays.
The area around Siam Square has become the undisputed center for shopping in Bangkok. It stretches for a km or two from MBK-Center in the West to Central Chidlom in the East. Most, but not all, shopping malls and department stores are close the the skytrain stations of Siam Square and Chitlom.


Sukhumvit Road--One of the most happenin' areas of Bangkok, the small sois along busy Sukhumvit play host to a wide range of bars as well as Bangkoks top clubs. You can hop the skytrain from one to the next or, after midnight when the skytrain stops, hop a tuk-tuk or taxi.
photo by :dannyman