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Bid adieu to neck wrinkles

Published July 19, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30373246

Bid adieu to neck wrinkles

Jul 19. 2019
THANISORN THAMLIKITKUL MD

THANISORN THAMLIKITKUL MD
By THANISORN THAMLIKITKUL MD
Special to The Nation

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It is said that you can tell a person’s age by looking at their neck. Neck wrinkles were previously considered a skin issue that typically developed with age.

In recent years, however, due to the increasing use of smartphones and social media, they are becoming a problem for the younger generation too. I have seen an increasing number of younger patients visit my clinic with concerns about horizontal wrinkles that develop along the middle of their neck as a result of regularly looking down at smartphones, tablets, computers or other devices. Whether your concern is ageing wrinkles or premature lines aka “tech neck”, here are some non-surgical procedures that may reverse all these concerns.

Nu Pico Laser: To treat existing neck lines, state-of-the-art laser technology like Nu Pico Laser can be used to stimulate collagen and elastin production. The increase in collagen and elastin fibers will help diminish neck wrinkles and help with the overall skin texture. The Nu Pico Laser utilises a picosecond laser with ultra-short laser pulses which are faster than a conventional nanosecond laser. The laser produces a non-thermal effect that reduces both treatment discomfort as well as risk of side effects that may occur with slower, nanosecond pulse laser. As a result, the new collagen and elastin are rebuilt with no downtime and without harming the surrounding skin. It leads to fast results, you will see better tightening of the neck skin which helps improve the look of lines, wrinkles and discolouration.

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU): HIFU is another option to treat neck wrinkles. According to an article published in the current issue of Dermatology Times, two independent dermatologists, who evaluated the patients complaining about wrinkles in the nasolabial, jawline, submental and neck areas, reported that each area improved 80 per cent or more. HIFU technology works by delivering energy to target the deep layer of skin. The energy induces collagen contraction and stimulates collagen production in the dermis and SMAS, a layer of tissue underneath the skin and subcutaneous tissue. SMAS provides the structural support for the muscle as well as the skin. This results in tighter, firmer skin with fewer and smoother wrinkles.

Botulinum toxin injection: Although not a permanent fix, the injection can help relax the muscles that pull down the neck skin. The neck wrinkles created by those muscle contractions will then soften in appearance. The effect of the botulinum toxin typically lasts between four and six months.

Vitamins and fillers: Vitamins or filler injections can also be used as a form of neck wrinkles treatment. A doctor can use the vitamin injection to stimulate collagen synthesis. While the filler injection can be used to immediately plump out the wrinkles around the injection site. Each treatment makes the neck skin smoother and gives it a more youthful appearance. In general, fillers last from six to 12 months

THANISORN THAMLIKITKUL MD is a member of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery and certified in dermatological laser surgery. Send your questions for her to info@romrawin.com

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Stretch, balance and sip

Published July 19, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30373237

Stretch, balance and sip

Jul 19. 2019
By The Nation

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Drinking alcohol while working out seems an unlikely combination, but the two were successfully combined recently in the rooftop area of the 78th floor of Thailand’s highest building King Power Mahanakhon skyscraper as yoga lovers stretched and sipped wine during the “Sunrise Wine Yoga” event.

With the sun rising over the city, celebrities Karn Chatikavanij, Pitchana Ekachai, Stephanie Lerch, Chaiyapat Sadakorn, Paranya Lapudomsakul, Pathanon Treethepchanchai, and Jutarat Kaewmanee were put through their paces at the event sponsored by leading New Zealand leading wine brand, Brancott Estate and Brew Yoga Thailand, an event organiser who specialises in orchestrating bubbly workouts with a variety of favorite beverages.

“Yoga Wine” was recently introduced in Thailand and quickly gained popularity among health enthusiasts looking for an innovative workout.

Yoga Wine adapted the traditional yoga by bringing in wines to pair up with the balancing routine of yoga. The method creates artistic movements for the body while grasping a wine glass and posing elegantly. The challenge is the balancing of the wine-filled glass throughout the session without spilling in order to taste the drink after the session. The Zumba class that followed was designed to help relax the body, allowing all the muscles to work to their fullest extent.

The ambiance and the venue are two important factors and Sunrise Wine Yoga certainly met both criteria. The venue offered the experience of doing yoga on the biggest sky-high glass floor in the city as the warm sunrise gently bathed them in light,

The combination of classic yoga and a great white wine turned out to be a new exciting method of exercise with a fun vibe. Brancott Estate Flight was selected to pair with this yoga session for its characteristics that match perfectly with the wellness concept of the event. This low-calorie Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is a white wine that comes with 90 calories per 142 ml of serving, a light body, and medium acidity.

KOI ups the ante with new loyalty programme

Published July 15, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30372968

KOI ups the ante with new loyalty programme

Jul 15. 2019
By THE NATION

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KOI Restaurant and The Club@KOI announced a new loyalty programme, “KOI Experiences” at a fun party on the 39th floor of Sathorn Square Building.

The launch aims to firm up KOI’s reputation as an elite fine-dining establishment offering Japanese cuisine with a Californian twist in a modern setting and breathtaking city views. Started in Los Angeles in 2002 then opening in New York, Las Vegas and Bangkok, KOI has become extremely popular with celebrities and the business elite for its signature offerings.

 

The KOI Experiences programme offers a multi-tiered membership beginning with a Red Card allowing holders to collect points immediately for every baht spent enabling access to exclusive services such as welcome drinks and birthday gifts and across all services including hotel accommodation and care rental.

“Our customers are our greatest asset and KOI Experience is our way to thank and reward them for their loyalty and trust and will always continue looking to offer new exclusive benefits to our customers. KOI Experience is not just a loyalty programme, it is a way of living and well-being,” said Vittorio Bertini, executive general manager.

 

KOI Experiences Loyalty Programme has 4 card tiers: Red, Gold, Platinum and Black. The Red Card can be obtained by any KOI customer by completing the relevant application form on the KOI’s website. Every Red Card member can earn 10 points for every Bt100 spend, enjoy welcome drinks on select nights and receive a birthday gift card valued at Bt1,000.

 

The Gold Card is granted to customers who spend Bt24,999 in any of the KOI channels. As a Gold member, features include 15 points for every Bt100 spent, welcome drinks on select nights, an invitation to special events and a birthday gift card valued at Bt2,000.

 

The Platinum Card requires Bt39,999 spent at any of the KOI establishments and gives Platinum members 20 points for every Bt100 spend, welcome drinks on select nights, invitations to exclusive KOI events with guaranteed reserved seating, priority VIP bookings and a birthday gift card valued at Bt3,000.

 

The Black Card is the ultimate KOI Experience Card which can be obtained by invitation only. Black Card members earn 125 points for every Bt100 spend, enjoy welcome drinks on selected nights, receive bubbles and cake as a birthday gift, personal invitations to KOI’s exclusive events with a guaranteed reserved VIP table as well as invitations to special occasions available exclusively for Black Card Members.

 

Join the loyalty programme at https://koiexperience.com/koi-experience-loyalty

Myanmar’s breastfeeding campaign a resounding success

Published July 14, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30372933

Myanmar’s breastfeeding campaign a resounding success

Jul 14. 2019
By The Nation

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The “6 months: Mother’s milk is all you need” (#6la) campaign, initiated by Save the Children, Unicef and Alive & Thrive and created by the independent Myanmar agency Bridge, has been recognised by a panel of regional communications experts for its compelling message and the impact it has had on new mothers in Myanmar.

Launched in August 2018, the campaign aimed to combat the aggressive marketing of baby formula and show that breastfeeding for the first six months is best for mothers and babies.

“Campaigns like these are critical to creating an environment where mothers feel supported to breastfeed their children. With so many formula milk companies using advertising to sell their products, it’s important that mother’s milk maintains its position as the undisputed best for babies, and is fed exclusively in the first six months of life,” said Andy Nilsen, director of communications, advocacy and campaigns at Save the Children.

“In Myanmar, where close to one in three children are malnourished, adherence to recommended breastfeeding practices has been proven to reduce child mortality and improve their health, nutrition and cognitive development. It is essential that parents have access to correct, unbiased information about how to best feed their babies. That’s why campaigns like #6la are so important,” Hedy Ip, nutrition specialist at Unicef Myanmar, said.

Reaching close to 20 million people in Myanmar in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw, the #6la campaign helped mothers understand the importance of feeding babies nothing but breast milk for the first six months.

“The nutrition, protection and love that mothers give their child in the first six months of life should be celebrated,” Donald Eastwood, Bridge’s creative director, said.

The #6la teams, including trained midwives from Myanmar’s Health and Sports Ministry, visited mothers just after they gave birth and at prenatal groups, giving them a commitment bracelet pack containing basic information. The mothers were also encouraged to join the mHealth app, MayMay, for additional information and long-term engagement, and were given the option of seeking commitment packs for other mothers.

“The team championed the friend, father, sister, grandmother and doctor whose support helps a breastfeeding mother and influences social norms around breastfeeding. Singer Sung Thin Par was our archetypal mother and exclusively breastfed her daughter for six months,” Eastwood said.

The campaign owes part of its success to the support it gained from influential personalities.

Mra Thitsa Than, strategic planner for campaign designer Vero, said: “It was crucial that the campaign addressed family members, neighbours, health specialists, as they weighed in on core decisions made by mothers as well. We know the great role social influencers play in Myanmar, and we worked hard to develop key relationships with influential personalities who could help us bring our message to the right people. By the end of the campaign, close to 50 top tier influencers had taken part in the movement, online or offline, and were advocating for exclusive breastfeeding.

“We also believe in the power of a comprehensive approach to spark social change so we rolled out our messages across communication platforms. We also worked with leading publications to write empowering and educational articles on motherhood and on the benefits of exclusive breastfeeding. We reached out online too through the MayMay app and its Facebook page.”

The power of the movement induced a snowball effect, taking onboard key players of Myanmar’s private sector as well. By the end of the campaign, KBZ Bank had established and announced its first breastfeeding room as well as a revised HR policy to include paid breaks for breastfeeding mothers and were showing the campaign film in over 500 branches.

City Mart also joined the movement, giving supporter bracelets to all staff members, selling supporter packs and giving the proceeds to the campaign as well as displaying messages across 38 supermarkets.

“Globally, a woman’s return to work is one of the key barriers to successful breastfeeding. By addressing real barriers to exclusive breastfeeding in a relatively short period of time, this has proven an important starting point for further advocacy to create more breastfeeding-friendly workplaces in Myanmar,” said Roger Mathisen, program director for Alive & Thrive in Southeast Asia.

The campaign has helped break misconceptions about breastfeeding and has empowered mothers to make informed decisions. Testing before and after showed that three in five mothers recognise the brand, and more than 97 per cent of them agree that breastfeeding ensures a strong, healthy and happy baby.

After the campaign’s success last year, Myanmar’s Health and Sports Ministry is looking to see how the campaign can be used to support government efforts to improve nutrition across the country.

Harnn unveils magic of organic for ‘ultimate skincare’

Published July 14, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30372935

Harnn unveils magic of organic for ‘ultimate skincare’

Jul 13. 2019
By The Nation

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Renowned Thai skincare brand Harnn recently launched its latest collection, “The Legend of Organic”, that draws inspiration from the Vimanmek Mansion, depicting the delicate scents of the beautiful elements represented by the national heritage monument.

“Harnn” is now a part of Tanachira Group, an exclusive distributor of premium lifestyle brands. Founded by Tanapong Chirapanidchakul, the company unveiled at the Lady L Garden Bistro its new offering of it what it calls ultimate skincare – “The Legend of Organic”. It was launched along with a series of organic body oils and organic face oils, which are certified by Bioagricert from Italy as 95.28 per cent organic.

There are three aromatic scents to soothe the senses: dazzling organic body oil, serenity organic body oil, and leisure organic body oil. Each of the body oils consists of three main types of organic oils: virgin sunflower oil that helps improve skin health and lightens dark spots; virgin sesame oil, which helps soften skin; and virgin rice bran oil, which serves as a natural sunscreen for the skin, and helps the skin retain moisture.

Harnn organic face oil is extracted from 100 per cent natural ingredients, is dermatologically tested by ‘Dermscan Asia’ as non-irritant and suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. The face oil is carefully created for deep facial rejuvenation, and was launched with three formulas: deep hydrating organic face oil, ultimate revitalising organic face oil, and perfect clarifying organic face oil. They consist of four main types of organic oils: virgin sunflower oil, water lily oil, argan oil, and sea buckthorn oil, known for skin-rejuvenating qualities.

Beauty and health guru, Thidakarn Rujipattanakul, MD, dermatologist and anti-ageing doctor MS, and Stephany Auernig, actress and yoga coach, shared beauty tips including four easy steps for facial cleansing, facial massage, toner mist spray and moisturising for the daily use of the Legend of Organic collection, which promises to naturally add radiance and youthfulness to the skin.

Spotlight on the greying population

Published July 12, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30372853

Spotlight on the greying population

Jul 12. 2019
The adjustable bed by The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA).

The adjustable bed by The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA).
By Parinyaporn Pajee
The Nation

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With Thailand’s ageing population now making up more than 10 per cent of the total population, the holding of the 4th InterCare Asia 2019, an international exhibition of medical utility technologies and innovative health care products designed for the elderly, comes an at opportune time. It’s taking place Bitec Bangna until tomorrow (July 13) and features products for and seminars about an ageing society.

Organised by NCC Exhibition Organiser (NEO), the exhibition underlines how business related to the elderly continues to grow. Currently worth some Bt107 billion, it is expected to expand by another 10 per cent this year alone. Speaking to reporters earlier this week, NEO predicted that the expo would draw more than 5,000 consumers and see cash flow of at least Bt700 million over the 3 days.

“The InterCare Asia is designed to cater to the ageing society which will grow exponentially over the next 10-20 years. Today, being old doesn’t mean being ill or having weakened health. The elderly are now fit and lead healthy lives,” says Sakchai Pathpreechagul, NEO’s managing director.

 Sakchai Pathpreechagul

Sakchai Pathpreechagul

“Young people might be irritated by older members of the family Line group and sending picture of flowers with the greeting ‘Sawasdee Wan Jan’ (‘Hello Monday’) but in a way, it reflects how happy they are with life,” Sakchai adds.

The expo is divided into five zones showcasing different kinds of products and innovation in helping ageing people enjoy a better quality of life, namely homecare and medical equipment; utilities for patient and disabled people such as trolleys, gait trainers and wheelchairs; rehabilitation appliances for security and recovery plus devices for retired people, such as assistant robots, orthopaedic devices and hearing aids; services like geriatric hospitals, nursing homes, retirement housing estates; and innovative food created for older people who have difficulty swallowing and food supplements for people with different conditions like kidney disease. A newcomer this year is tourism, which includes medical tourism and special packages designed for an elderly lifestyle.

Seminar subjects cover the nursing home business and new regulations, how to travel in old age and food for the elderly.

Furthermore, the expo provides furniture and equipment along with recent innovations to make life more convenient. Advice for happy retirement is provided as well. Business matching sessions are available and representatives from the Department of Employment will be on hand to offer advice on career opportunities for the retired, Sakchai said.

Chatchai Panitchiwa, president of Business Matching for The Federation of Thai Industries, says that the Federation is supporting the InterCare Asia 2019 and sees the event as a good opportunity for entrepreneurs to develop their businesses. It has also arranged for the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) to host an academic seminar on topic of diet, which will explain the best nutrition for the elderly,

Among the more interesting innovations on show are the Aerolet Toilet Lift that helps older persons to be able to stand up and sit down on the toilet smoothly and an adjustable bed for seniors developed by the NSTDA to which SB Furniture has bought the rights and will launch the product in the next two months at a much more competitive price than the current imported beds.

Niti Siprae of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, says the agency is using the expo to launch its “Thailand Premium” project to encourage tourism among the elderly at prices they can afford. “It addresses convenient and safe travel as well as special sightseeing of each province that is suitable for the lifestyles of retired people.

InterCare Asia 2019 continues until tomorrow night at Bitec Bangna, Hall 99. For more information, visit Facebook.com/IntercareAsia.

Treating dark circles under the eyes

Published July 12, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30372773

Treating dark circles under the eyes

Jul 11. 2019
Thanisorn Thamlikitkul MD

Thanisorn Thamlikitkul MD
By THANISORN THAMLIKITKUL MD
Special to The Nation 

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If you’ve ever experienced dark circles or shadows under your eyes, you’ll know how annoying they are and how they typically give a fatigued and aged appearance to your face. So, what’s the treatment to cure the dark circles?

Dark circles are exactly what they sound like: dark areas that are located underneath your eyes. They are common, and unfortunately can develop as a part of the ageing process though they may occur in young people, too. While they aren’t a medical concern, they can be an instigator of cosmetic distress.

To treat dark circles, dermatologists must first determine the cause. Thin lower eyelid skin, hyperpigmentation, blood vessels, an orbital structural problem or some combination of all four, are the usual culprits. Medical treatment can vary depending on the underlying cause. Sometimes multiple treatments may be promising and efficacious. For example, if you have dark circles because of hyperpigmentation caused by inflammation in the skin as a result of an allergic reaction or frequently rubbing the skin under the eye area, the discoloration can be treated by topical medication combined with allergy treatment and simply avoiding scratching or rubbing beneath your eyes. Laser treatment is also an option and is effective in lightening the dark circles. And thanks to modern laser technology, the Nu Pico Laser, the latest generation of lasers, is the treatment of choice for pigmentation, especially at the delicate undereye area thanks to its safety profile.

The Nu Pico is a pigment-targeting laser which is named after the unit of time of its pulse duration. The laser pulse from the Nu Pico Laser is so fast that it offers a strong, photomechanical effect that shatters the unwanted pigment that will then be easily flushed by the body. This means that the dark eye circles will be cleared up in fewer treatments than if an ordinary laser is used. Besides, the Nu Pico Laser is suitable for all skin tones, including darker skin tone. Undereye hyperpigmentation, however, is more common in those with darker skin tones, particularly Indian women, and it is considered as having a genetic basis. The Nu Pico Laser is quite safe in treating skin of colour and minimising the occurrence of excessive pigmentation.

Another very common cause of dark circles is thin and translucent undereye skin that increases the visibility of blood vessels causing the undereye areas to look purple or bluish. In this case, a vascular laser that targets blood vessels might be recommended. The laser will destroy and cause vessels to shrink. The deconstructed blood vessels are then reabsorbed into the body and the bluish color under the eye dissipates.

Most often, dark circles are the result of a sunken tear trough or bone structure. These features create shadow that shows up as a dark circle. The problem can be addressed by filler injection. The treatment assists by filling the tear trough areas, making them look less tired and completely rejuvenating the lower eyelid areas.

Undereye filler injection is a quick fix but it is not risk free. Injecting into this area should be performed only by a dermatologist who specialises in this field to ensure that you’re in safe hands.

THANISORN THAMLIKITKUL MD is a member of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery and certified in dermatological laser surgery. Send your questions for her to info@romrawin.com

Free “Dora” viewing for MRT Club members

Published July 12, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30372862

Free “Dora” viewing for MRT Club members

Jul 12. 2019
By The Nation

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Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company (BEM) have joined with Esplanade Cineplex to offer privileges to MRT Club members to watch the upcoming movie “Dora and the Lost City of Gold”, which premieres in Thailand on August 7.

To join the activity, register via http://www.bemplc.co.th or the Bangkok MRT application from today until August 4 and you could be among the 20 lucky peoples (1 prize per 2 seats) to catch the movie at at Esplanade Cineplex Ratchadapisek (Thailand Cultural Centre MRT Station exit 3). The movie starts at 8pm and the winners will be announced two days earlier – on August 5 – at http://www.bemplc.co.th and on the Bangkok MRT App.‬

Cutting-edge time machines at Siam Paragon Watch Expo

Published July 11, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30372723

Jul 10. 2019
SBFIVE

SBFIVE
By Kupluthai Pungkanon
The Nation

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The 13th edition of the “Siam Paragon Watch Expo 2019” is up and ticking until August 7, with new collections and innovations from more than 180 brands spilling out into the mall from its Watch Galleria zone.

A whopping Bt45 million has been spent on the showcase, which unveiled exclusive timepieces flown in directly from the Swiss horology institute, SIHH.

Vatanika Patamasingh Na Ayudhaya.

Vatanika Patamasingh Na Ayudhaya.

The latest creation under Franck Muller’s Double Mystery collection – with a price tag of Bt25 million – was modelled by high-profile designer and celebrity Vatanika Patamasingh Na Ayudhaya. The dial of this dazzling piece is embellished with 21.28 carats of baguette diamonds interspersed with 0.98 carats of sapphires, rubies and savourites, all set on a classic crocodile leather strap. The complicated design lives up to its “mystery”, as there are neither numbers nor hands, but two discs that rotate with the gemstones serving as time markers.

Franck Muller

Franck Muller

Actor Warintorn “Grate” Panhakarn, meanwhile, showed off Corum’s Admiral AC-One 45 Double Tourbillon sports watch, which has a dodecagonal bazel surrounding the dial with nautical pennants on the flange. It comes with a price tag of Bt4.5 million.

Warintorn “Grate” Panhakarn

Warintorn “Grate” Panhakarn

Actor Chanatip “Champ” Phothongkam was spotted wearing Timex’s Q Timex limited edition, of which only 10 pieces are available in Thailand, while actress Kannarun “Prang” Wongkajornklai sported Titan’s Purple in rose gold with Swarovski crystals decorating the dial.

Chanatip “Champ” Phothongkam and Kannarun “Prang” Wongkajornklai

Chanatip “Champ” Phothongkam and Kannarun “Prang” Wongkajornklai

The band “SBFIVE” won the most cheers as they presented cool timepieces, such as Garmin’s MARQ Series designed for adventure lovers and Citizen’s Promaster 30th Anniversary Exclusive Collection, the world’s first multi-band radio-controlled watch powered by eco-drive technology, worn

Suradet “Bas” Piniwat modelled Casio’s MTG-B1000RB, one of only 4,000 pieces available in the world, and Luminox’s Navy Seals 3600 Series. Panuwat “Coper” Kerdthonglavee, wore Rado’s Caption Cook Limited Edition, which has only 50 pieces available in Thailand, and Hamilton’s Ventura, the official “Men in Black” watch.

Garmin

Garmin

Varodom “Kimmon” Khemmonta modelled Tissot’s Moto GP 2019 Limited Edition, which only has 50 pieces available in Thailand, and Seiko’s Prospex Spring Driver Diver 300m. LX Line. Darvid “Tae” Kreepolrerk presented Maurice Lacroix’s unique Aikon Venturer and SevenFriday’s SF-P3C/02 aka “Racer”.

The band wrapped up their modelling by bringing the cheers to fever pitch by performing their most popular number.

Grand Seiko

Grand Seiko

Apart from the fashion show, visitors were also given the opportunity to learn about each brand’s history and got to view special collections up-close-and-personal with popular celebrities like actor Mario Maurer and actresses Meen Pichaya and Taew Nathapohn showing off timepieces from Swatch, Gucci, Longines, Rado and Klasse 14.

Chanisa Kaewruen, senior deputy managing director for marketing and business relations of Siam Paragon Development, said this year’s watch expo features more than 30,000 timepieces covering every segment – from masterpiece to luxury and even smart watches. “Each brand has its special anniversary edition, which is sought after by collectors and investors,” she said.

Also on display were special timepieces created by Wise and Klasse 14 to mark the coronation of King Rama X.

Jakkrit Keeratichokchaikun and Chanisa Kaewruen

Jakkrit Keeratichokchaikun and Chanisa Kaewruen

Yuki Srikarnchana and Tipanat Lenbury

Yuki Srikarnchana and Tipanat Lenbury

Tevin Resanond Baechtold, Toon Mahadumrongkul , Panu Narongchaikul and Sasawat Tanmanasiri

Tevin Resanond Baechtold, Toon Mahadumrongkul , Panu Narongchaikul and Sasawat Tanmanasiri

Time for women to start tallying Big Data, seminar finds

Published July 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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https://www.nationthailand.com/lifestyle/30372644

Time for women to start tallying Big Data, seminar finds

Jul 09. 2019
By Kupluthai Pungkanon
The Nation

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Women are generally being left behind by one modern global phenomenon that many people would just as soon avoid – the collection and analysis of Big Data.

But it’s increasingly accepted that Big Data is not only beneficial but also essential in determining both state policy governing all our lives and in helping corporations fine-tune their strategies.

But as speakers noted at a recent seminar in Bangkok, “Utilisation of Women Information in Big Data” organised by ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs Network (AWEN), women’s roles in providing and evaluating the data are limited – to their collective disadvantage.

Irene Boey from Singapore

Irene Boey from Singapore

Irene Boey from Singapore, Cindy Chaw Khin Khin of Myanmar and Maria Cristina Coronel of Philippines-based Pointwest Technologies Corp joined Gwynpong Chatanon, head of data management at Thailand’s Advanced Info Services (AIS) in assessing the current situation.

Boey explained that “sex-disaggregated” data allow for the measurement of differences between women and men in various social and economic dimensions and were key to obtaining accurate gender statistics.

“Gender statistics rely on these data to reflect the realities of the lives of women and men and policy issues relating to gender,” she said. “This is a way to promote women’s economic power as the world transitions towards a digital economy. It starts with collecting sex-disaggregated data to differentiate the needs of female and male entrepreneurs.”

Khin Khin acknowledged that, among Southeast Asian nations, Myanmar was the “newcomer” to the world of technology.

“We are the last to open up,” she said. “Internet use, social media advertising and the Facebook audience all continue to growth, but women are so far not included in the digital economy. The challenge is how Myanmar can develop its digital economy and utilise women’s information in the form of Big Data.”

Gwynpong stressed the value of Big Data analysis in gaining insight into people’s behaviour, enabling better, more precise planning in response. Smarter technologies bring smarter insights, he said, so businesses can leapfrog past competitors in terms of performance.

Gwynpong Chatanon

Gwynpong Chatanon

“Big Data can be analysed for insights that lead to better decisions and strategic business moves. This is data in volumes too great to process by traditional methods, but Big Data is the new oil.”

Gwynpong noted that data can be analysed “descriptively” or “predictively”.

In one example of the former he cited, AIS research conducted via its Customer App found that 39 per cent of women enjoy playing games online, 36 per cent do their banking on the internet and 27 per cent shop online – and all these figures topped those of men by 1-5 per cent.

Predictive analytics, meanwhile, turned up the fact that 91 per cent of consumers are more likely to purchase brands they recognise, remember and trust to make them relevant offers.

The speakers agreed that more female talent is needed in the field of data analysis if “the right solutions” for women are to be identified.

 Maria Cristina Coronel

Maria Cristina Coronel

“In the US, only 25 per cent of STEM roles [science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are filled by women,” Gwynpong said. “AIS currently has 10 data scientist and all of them are men.

“By 2020 the number of positions for data and analytics talent in the US will increase by 364,000 openings, to 2,720,000. But today, 85 per cent of data scientists and 74 per cent of predictive analytics professionals are male, according to the executive-recruiting firm Burth Works.”

Coronel pointed out the “significant” economic force represented by women entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia. An estimated 61.3 million own and operate businesses in the region’s 10 countries, accounting for 9.8 per cent of the total population.

She cited research predicting that if the “credit gap” for women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises could be closed by 2020, average per capita income might rise 12 per cent by 2030 across the region.

“Lower education levels can influence factors such as the size of the business, due to lack of growth orientation, products and services innovation, and access to finance due to lack of information,” Coronel added.

“Women’s business skills are also negatively affected by the tendency to study subjects in school that are linked to traditional ideas. Women’s time and mobility constraints limit their ability to grow their businesses. Women in Asia handle over 70 per cent of the total domestic and care work. By addressing these gender gaps, we can achieve significant improvement to GDP and welfare.”

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