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New museum pass launched

Published December 8, 2019 by SoClaimon

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New museum pass launched

Dec 08. 2019
By The Nation

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Museum Siam sets out to make learning more fun with the launch of the “Thailand Museum Pass” that allows holders to visit 64 museums across the country for free and enjoy a range of special privileges at participating stores for just Bt299. It is hoped that the card will encourage Thais as well as foreign tourist to travel round the country and discover Thailand’s rich history, ancient cultures and far more.

The Thailand Museum Pass is available from now through December 31, 2020 for Bt299 and is valid for one year from date of activation. It is on sale at 38 museums nationwide and online from the museum’s website and through the Museum Thailand app. Find out more at www.facebook.com/thailandmuseumpass.

Hong Kong studio unveils message on global air quality at Wonderfruit Festival

Published December 8, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Hong Kong studio unveils message on global air quality at Wonderfruit Festival

Dec 08. 2019
By The Nation

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Ceekayello, the first Hong Kong art-design studio officially awarded by Wonderfruit Festival in Thailand this year, is launching Haiijaii, a bamboo neon-light art installation about global air quality Haiijaii (meaning “breathe” in Thai) is a light installation fuelled by data of air quality index collected from various locations around the world.

The lights “breathe” according to the pureness of the air. Some will flicker, emulating people choking from pollution and some will pulse slowly, like steady inhalation and exhalation from a healthy atmosphere. The art installation is made out of recycled used and unwanted materials. Haiijaii aims to give a second life to the materials they use.

“In this modern single-usage era, we would like to restart the practice of giving a ‘second life’ to our once-loved items like bamboo woods, commercial neon signs and beach mats. These materials serve as visual stimulation for inspiring cohabitation in the world; the city, the forest and the beach, nourishing them, nourishing us,” Ceekayello said.

Traditional commercial use of neon light peaked in the 1950s, where it became the inspiration for a lot of futuristic sci-fi movies. With its downturn due to the rise of commercial LED neons and lightboxes as well as government regulations, neon became a declining and shrinking scene globally. However, in recent years, there has been an artistic revival to bring back the neon, as seen around the world in artworks, commercial spaces and signage. “We are reconstructing used and unwanted commercial neons, and giving them a new life in terms of visual shape and purpose. In Haiijaii, our art installation, each set with a neon piece would represent a country or region,” Ceekayello said.

The Wonderfruit Festival has become one of Asia’s biggest events. Known as the Asian “Burning Man”, it aims to be a celebration of art, music, food and ideas to catalyse positive impact on sustainability and lifestyle. In its sixth edition, Wonderfruit is being held from December 12 to 16 in Pattaya.

Runderful, One Piece host runs for health, friendship and the environment

Published December 7, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Runderful, One Piece host runs for health, friendship and the environment

Dec 06. 2019
By The Nation

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Runderful, under Pico Thailand, a leading Brand Activation company is joining hands with Dream Express (DEX), a leading Japanese content merchandising company to organise a running festival “SKETCHERS Presents Runderful One Piece Bangkok 2020: Run Together, Friendship Forever”.

One Piece is a world famous Japanese manga series which has set the Guinness World Record for “the most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author”.

This activity is held on the occasion of the 20th anniversary celebration of its animation series, aimed to encourage the new generation to care for their health with exercise, as well as promoting Thai people to reduce the use of plastic containers. Currently, Thailand was ranked sixth among countries littering the ocean with the most plastic waste.

The concept of “Run Together, Friendship Forever” was inspired by the main core of One Piece which represents the importance of friendship in various aspects in order to overcome problems and obstacles together and not giving up.

The main activity of this event is Virtual Run which enables runners to accumulate distance in order to achieve the target of 40 kilometres, while every 1 kilometre run equals to Bt1 for donation.

The activity also features the mission for every runners to achieve a goal of 200,000 kilometres together which equal to a donation of Bt200,000. (The distance calculation will be limited at a maximum of Bt40 per person and not exceeding 5,000 people)

The income will be given to the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources to organise CSR activities for collecting ocean waste. In addition, running shirts for activity were made from recycled plastic bottles in 11 designs for One Piece fans to collect as a souvenir.

Running activity will be categorised as follows;

1. Virtual Run, a run to accumulate distance. Runners who complete a distance of 40 kilometres will be rewarded a commemorative medal with an e-certificate from Japan.

2. Celebration Run, a run on the actual day. Runners who reach the finish line within the specified time will be rewarded a commemorative medal. The run consists of two distances: 5 kilometres and 11.5 kilometres.

The competition will be categorised as follows

• Male and female category (only 11.5 kilometres): First, second and third- place will be rewarded a plate and a certificate.

• Team category (maximum 9 persons, 11.5 kilometres): Only the winner will be rewarded a plate and a certificate.

• One Piece Fancy category (two phases): The winner will be rewarded a special prize from One Piece and sponsors worth Bt7,000, a plate, and a certificate. The second-place winner will receive a special prize from One Piece and sponsors worth Bt3,000, a plate, and a certificate. Third-place winner will receive a special prize from One Piece and sponsors worth Bt1,500, a plate, and a certificate.

The event will start on March 29 from 4am to 10am at Makkasan Park (Makkasan on Airport Rail Link) Runners will receive shirts and running number in Expo Day from March 14 to 15 between 10am to 9pm at a booth located inside the building before entering the platform.

Application fees start at Bt749 for children and Bt849 for adults. Early registration for adults is scheduled from December 1 to 15, while the official registration period is December 16 to February 20 next year. Registrants will receive a One Piece Giant Pin (5.7 centimetres in size).

Applications are accepted via website www.runderfulthailand.com, or contact line mobile application @RunderfulTH by clicking http://bit.ly/2ItdcKQ, Facebook and Instagram:RunderfulTH for more information.

Siam Paragon brings French balloon show for its 14th anniversary

Published December 7, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Siam Paragon brings French balloon show for its 14th anniversary

Dec 06. 2019
By The Nation

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Siam Paragon has joined hands with the Tourism Authority of Thailand to bring a world-class balloon show from France to the mall from December 6-10.

“Siam Paragon World Magical Celebrations Presents: The Quest of Adventure in the World of Magical Tales” will have more than 20 large magic-creature balloons and light shows.

The show is being held to celebrate the 14th anniversary of Siam Paragon.

King Power Mahanakhon offers highest countdown to 2020

Published December 5, 2019 by SoClaimon

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King Power Mahanakhon offers highest countdown to 2020

Dec 05. 2019

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King Power Mahanakhon will celebrate New Year’s Eve with Bangkok’s Highest Countdown to 2020, featuring famous DJs and performance by Burin and Season Five on the 78th floor rooftop of the iconic pixelated building.

The landmark property is ringing in the New Year with three parties on three different floors with a full entertainment lineup of artists and DJs.

Guests can also celebrate on the 74th floor of Thailand’s highest indoor observatory with Krist- Singto, Max Jenmana, Daboyway and DJ Buddah, or enjoy a Broadway style celebration with a 7-Course Dinner at Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar on the 76th floor.

Located in the heart of Sathorn, King Power Mahanakhon is directly connected to Chong Nonsi BTS, Exit 3. At 314 meters, it is home to Thailand’s highest rooftop with spectacular 360-degree panoramic views of the Bangkok skyline.

Dazzling light and sound spectacular’ for festive season

Published December 4, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Dazzling light and sound spectacular’ for festive season

Dec 03. 2019

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Property developer Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Ratchaprasong Square Trade Association (RSTA) jointly announced on Tuesday (December 3) that they are organising the year-end “Beautiful Bangkok 2020: A Blossom of Happiness” event.

The dazzling light and sound spectacular will turn the landmark Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard tower into a stunning attraction, lighting up Bangkok’s skyline during the holiday season, culminating with a New Year countdown, they added.

Beautiful Bangkok 2020 will premiere on December 16 from 6pm to 9pm. The show will continue through to the New Year countdown on December 31. Activities in front of Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard are open to the public from December 17-31 between 6pm and 11pm.

“Beautiful Bangkok 2020 is designed to spread happiness and goodwill to all and to strengthen the tourism industry of Bangkok and Thailand,” said Visit Malaisirirat, CEO of Magnolia Quality Development. “We are investing heavily to make this year’s edition even bigger and more spectacular than ever and are also creating ‘The Wonder Flower Land’ on the square in front of Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard.

“Advanced AI technology and a highly creative team from Japan have enabled us to design and execute a sensational light and sound show. We will project images onto Magnolias Ratchadamri Boulevard, which is a 60-floor super-luxury residential complex and a Ratchaprasong landmark with a distinctive design inspired by magnolia petals,” he added.

The event’s highlights include an interactive feature to personalise the light show to the heartbeats of individual spectators.

Magnolias said it has organised a free shuttle service running along Ratchadamri, Rama IV and Siam Square for the public throughout the festive season.

A photography contest will also seek out the best images, with the overall winner receiving a Leica camera. Other prizewinners will have their images reproduced by TAT on postcards to promote tourism. The winning photos will be chosen by TAT and Magnolias for their composition, beauty, energy, and creativity.

“Ratchaparasong Square is an important tourism and commercial district visited daily by more than 600,000 people, rising to 900,000 during the high season,” said RSTA president Chai Srivikorn. “The previous two editions of Beautiful Bangkok were major magnets for Thai and foreign visitors. Business owners in the area have prepared a wide range of activities this year in a joint effort to delight and entertain everyone, reinforcing Ratchaprasong’s status as [one of] the region’s top shopping and lifestyle destinations.”

Disney characters with a Thai touch at Iconsiam

Published December 2, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Disney characters with a Thai touch at Iconsiam

Dec 01. 2019
By The Nation

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Iconsiam has joined hands with Disney to install large character statues to celebrate the first anniversary of Iconsiam. The giant 3.5-metre Mickey mouse and Minnie mouse sculptures will be draped in Thai royal style costume and unique traditional dresses from the King Rama V period.

Disney and Iconsiam are also cooperating for a special collection launch called “Disney’s Mickey Glorious Celebration at Iconsiam”.

Designed by Disney’s graphic designer, it combines the famous characters with Thai tradition and culture resulting bin Mickey mouse and Minnie mouse dressed in gold with hand gesture saying Sawaddee [greeting]. The collection is limited to 400 pieces with running number in each. There are also other items such as T-shirts, bags, pillow, etc.

The collection is available till January 12, 2020 at Iconsiam.

TAT plans grandest countdown at ICONSIAM

Published November 21, 2019 by SoClaimon

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TAT plans grandest countdown at ICONSIAM

Nov 20. 2019

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has teamed up with public and private partners, as well as communities along the Chao Phraya River for “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2020”, promised to be the grandest and most spectacular event in welcoming in the New Year.

Companies involved in organising the event include ICONSIAM, ICONSIAM Residence Corporation Limited, ICONSIAM Superlux Residence Corporation Limited along with main sponsors, True Corporation Public Company Limited and KasikornBank.

Designed under the concept “Seven Wonders of Blessings” and taking place on December 31 at River Park, ICONSIAM, on the banks of the historical Chao Phraya River, the event celebrates New Year’s Eve and welcomes the beginning of another year.

TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn said:” It is one of the biggest events marking the end of the year and one which TAT organises every year in various destinations in Thailand to promote the travel industry, boost the economy and generate income during the festive period as a gift to the Thai people”.

This year TAT is hosting the celebrations in Bangkok and six other provinces: Ratchaburi, Chiang Rai, Phatthalung, Kalasin, Sa Kaeo, and Lopburi.

In Bangkok, TAT will collaborate with ICONSIAM as well as partners along both sides of the Chao Phraya River for the world-class celebration “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2020” on December 31 at River Park, ICONSIAM.

Supoj Chaiwatsirikul, Managing Director of ICONSIAM Company Limited, said the countdown event is part of ICONSIAM’s mission to make the historical Chao Phraya River known all over the world.

“To present the Chao Phraya river as a leading destination and a famous national landmark for the countdown to 2020, we are proud to be involved in the organisation of “Amazing Thailand Countdown 2019” with TAT and other partners under the concept ‘Seven Wonders of Blessings’ on December 31 at River Park, ICONSIAM.

“There will be dazzling lights along the river. To bring happiness to Thais and foreign tourists, we have lined up truly magnificent art and cultural performances. The highlight will be a fireworks show of Thai sticky rice – an sustainable and eco-friendly innovation from Japan. It will be set up along the river over 1,400 metres in length and expects more than one million viewers within 2 kilometers of the venue.

” Apart from the main venue at River Park, visitors can also watch the display on the 7th floor of ICONSIAM and from Chaloem Phrakiat Park, Sathorn Pier, Wat Suwan Pier, Royal Thai Marine Sub-Division 2, CAT Telecom’s Bangrak building, Klongsan Pier, Holy Rosary Church, Sampheng carpark, Charoenkrung Creative District, Lhong 1919, Asiatique The Riverfront, The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, The Peninsula Bangkok, The Royal Orchid Sheraton, The Millennium Hilton Bangkok, and The Shangri-La Bangkok,” Supoj said.

The magnificent fireworks are broken down into seven acts on the concept of “Seven Wonders of Blessings”, all illustrating the rich heritage of Thai history, the kingdom’s prosperity, the nation, religion, monarchy, and the agricultural abundance due to the expanse of water, as well as paying respect to the royal institution that has overseen the happiness of the people for a long time. All Seven Acts have auspicious meanings.

1st – The Glory: begins with golden showers of fireworks representing the glorious victory over the land and water and telling the world that this is the golden land blessed by the reigns of Thai Kings until the present time.

2nd – Health Giving: wishes the King a long life. The fireworks blast up into the sky and expand like a big tree spreading out its branches. This represents the loving kindness of His Majesty the King towards Thai people.

3rd – Way up High: points to the moral glorification of the religion. The fireworks that light up the sky can be compared to the enlightenment that leads the way to a peaceful life.

4th – Joy to the World: felicity and peace. Colourful fireworks in thin and big lines spread through the sky with joy of happiness, representing the contentment of people at leading a happy life in this peaceful land.

5th – Diamond in the Sky: wealth and the national resource called Suvarnabhumi – the land of abundance. The fireworks are like diamond flashes that scatter over the sky, resembling seeds that have been spread and will soon grow.

6th – Lucky Star: fortune and harmony. Small and large fireworks in various colours light up the sky on the New Year’s Eve and welcome the New Year as if bringing an auspicious blessing to the Thai people as well as their everlasting happiness.

7th – Power of Love: divinity to protect the country. The red fireworks represent the power of love, care, and protection that will prevent the water from allowing evil to step on land.

Public and private organisations, including the Marine Department and the Chao Phraya Express Boat Ltd, will provide services, various modes of transport and other facilities for visitors.

Chareonkrung Creative District, Sino Port Ltd (Lhong 1919), Asiatique The Riverfront Bangkok, and hotels along both sides of the Chao Phraya River will also organise countdown activities.

The area along Chao Phraya river will be filled with beautiful decorative lights throughout the festive New Year’s Eve and New Year celebration.

Thailand continues to show off its beauty

Published November 19, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Thailand continues to show off its beauty

Nov 19. 2019
By The Nation

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Peerachada “Ploy” Khunrak was crowned the queen of the night on Sunday at the Face of Beauty International 2019 pageant in Manila.

Ploy was also recognized with the titles Miss APC Smile, Miss People’s choice and Best in Swimsuit. Her confidence and grace won over the judges who placed her over Alina Mikhalchuk (Russia), Meghan Pearl (South Africa), Man-Jung Kao (Taiwan), and Sabrina Peretto (Brazil).

BRICKLIVE brings the force to Iconsiam

Published November 15, 2019 by SoClaimon

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BRICKLIVE brings the force to Iconsiam

Nov 14. 2019
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LEGO fans are celebrating national LEGO week with the grand opening today (November 14) of “BRICKLIVE” – the biggest BRICK-Built festival in Southeast Asia.

This year brings a new theme from the fan favorite franchise-movie “Star Wars.” BRICKLIVE FORCE welcomes all LEGO and Star Wars fans to enjoy more than a million BRICKS in 15 various zones including special activities to make visitors feel like they’re roaming the vast universe.

The event is being held from November 14 to 17 at True Icon Hall, 7th floor, Iconsiam, Charoen Nakhon Road.

It features rare and exclusive LEGO “Star Wars” sets at Fan Zone. At the Star Wars zone, fans are free to create their own spaceship, take photos with rare collectible sets from the cinematic franchise and enjoy the fantastic parades, as well as other fun inter-galactic activities.

Brick pits

The Green and red pits are full of 2×4 standard system bricks while the Duplo brick pit is filled with larger bricks, which are easier to grab and hold, designed especially for children aged 1.5-5 years old.

NINJAGO zone, LEGO Friends zone and Minecraft zone offer opportunities to create your own version of your favorite films, cartoons and games. And if you love complex world-building, the Race Track zone, Technic zone, Architecture zone, City zone and Map Build zone will let you build your own city from scratch.

The Graffiti Wall zone is a giant stud-covered wall waiting for you to pick up a few bricks and bring your ideas on it. Lastly, check out the rare collections of LEGO from die-hard fans from all over the world.

This Year BRICKLIVE offers a LEGO workshop ‘Brick Camp Thailand’ for the 2nd generation. Children can learn and enjoy at the creative LEGO class and be certified. Moreover, there is ‘Duplo competitions’, the LEGO building contest for children to receive scholarships, plus many other activities for children to enjoy the experiences and get awards.

Tickets start at Bt500 each. Visitors will receive one souvenir and a Bt150 discount coupon for every Bt1,500 purchase of LEGO products.

Tickets are available at all ThaiTicketMajor outlets. Visit www.thaiticketmajor.com or call 0-2262-3838.

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