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Experience the diverse designs of Southeast Asia under one roof

Published April 15, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Experience the diverse designs of Southeast Asia under one roof

Travel log April 12, 2019 01:00

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In a world where everything is connected and the latest trends tend to inspire fresh creativity, one thing seems clear: Thai design has proven to be one of the most emerging scenes in Southeast Asia. And STYLE Bangkok offers a full spectrum of lifestyle ideas and innovations.

STYLE Bangkok, Asia’s premier lifestyle show will take place from April 17 to 21, 2019 at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC). On display will be the latest collections of lifestyle products – from fashion and apparel, to gift and houseware, as well as furnishings and home decor, and so much more.

Trade days are from April 17 to 19, 2019 (10.00 – 18.00 Hrs.) while public days are from April 20 – 21, 2019 (10.00 – 21.00 Hrs.).

Set under the theme “Crenovative Origin” where creativity meets innovation and originality, the combined-trade shows underline the outstanding lifestyle products that are uniquely Thai. For instance, materials are locally sourced and intricately crafted by local artisans, to embody Thai creativity. The five-day trade show provides an international platform for over 50,000 buyers to source and be inspired by state-of-the-art creations from local talents and world-class creators, all under one roof.

Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, in collaboration with 24 organisations, first launched STYLE Bangkok in October 2017.

Occupying an exhibition space of more than 40,000 square metres, it combines three mega trade shows: Bangkok International Fashion Fair and Bangkok International Leather Fair (BIFF & BIL); Bangkok International Gift Fair and Bangkok International Houseware Fair (BIG+BIH); and Thailand International Furniture Fair (TIFF).

STYLE Bangkok has become the centre stage for approximately 1,000 brands, from local, regional, and international vendors to display their creations for the world to see in true Thai style.

For more information, see https://www.stylebangkokfair.com/

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Your guide to the Songkran Festival

Published April 4, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Photo: Tourism Authority of Thailand
Photo: Tourism Authority of Thailand

Your guide to the Songkran Festival

Travel log April 04, 2019 10:29

Songkran Festival is an event where boisterous fun and ancient traditions go hand-in-hand. For tourists, the event offers a chance to enjoy a huge celebration where water parties break out in the streets of Thailand’s towns and villages. For locals, it is a time when they can spend precious moments with their families and visit temples to observe ancient rites and make merit.

Some of the best locations to celebrate Songkran are Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen and Hat Yai.

For the Songkran Festival 2019, the Tourism Authority of Thailand is organising celebrations in three emerging tourist destinations – Tak, Mukdahan and Ranong – and is supporting activities in eight other provinces (Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Ayutthaya, Phuket and Songkhla).

Here’s a round-up of Songkran Festivals organised and supported by the TAT.

Songkran in Tak, Mukdahan and Ranong

Amazing Songkran 2019 @ Tak

Scheduled from April 12 to 14 at Wat Thai Wattanaram and Naresuan Maharaj Stadium in Mae Sot district, the event celebrates the time-honoured traditions of the Thai Yai ethnic group and the Thai people, with traditional activities including purifying a Buddha image, sand pagoda building and a colourful parade. Other activities are cultural and music performances, a water tunnel display, a folk village, a food fair and local art and craft workshops.

Muk-Savan Fun & Fin Festival 2019, Mukdahan

Taking place from April 12-16 at Hat Manopirom, Wan Yai district, the event is focused on the theme of ‘Cool Isan’ with a water tunnel and displays, an umbrella tunnel, and a five-region sand pagoda zone as well as a ‘Sand Art Contest.’ The opening ceremony and stage performance is scheduled on April 13.

Mineral Water and Songkran Festival 2019, Ranong

Taking place from April 13-15 at the multi-purpose ground in front of the Mueang Ranong Municipal Office, the event places emphasis on Ranong’s unique local culture with a colourful twist. Highlights include a traditional Songkran parade, an exhibition on the 12 Zodiac signs, and a food fair with 20 booths of rare indigenous food items. There’s an LED-decorated water tunnel display to welcome visitors to various other activities unique to the area including cooking shows, traditional dances, and music performances.

Songkran in Bangkok, Samut Prakan, Sukhothai, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Ayutthaya, Phuket and Songkhla

Songkran in Bangkok

  • Songkran Wisutkasat (April 13-15) on Wisutkasat Road, Under the Rama VIII Bridge. This year marks the 77th anniversary of Songkran Wisutkasat, best known for being the origin of the Miss Songkran Beauty contest in Thailand, with several other cultural activities, including merit making, purifying Buddha image, paying respect to the elders, and a colourful parade. One special activity for this year is free entry to the Bank of Thailand Museum (Bangkhunprom Palace).
  • Songkran Siam Square (April 13-15). This year’s event promotes “Pha Khao Ma” (Thai men’s multi-purpose loincloth) and a ‘safe Songkran’ theme, with cultural activities including purifying Buddha images from four ASEAN countries, cultural and music performances, folk market and water-based fun. Tourists and locals are encouraged to celebrate the festival without chalk powder (din sor pong), alcoholic drinks or wearing revealing clothes.

Songkran Phra Pradaeng 2019 (April 19-21) at the Phra Pradaeng City Hall. Phra Pradaeng is where the local people observe Mon ceremonies in a traditional way, and their New Year traditions are very different to those found in the rest of Thailand. For a start, the celebrations here take place a little later, and feature a range of cultural activities including a spectacular floral procession, a parade of the local Mon people in their colourful traditional outfits, a Miss Songkran parade and Mister and Miss Songkran Beauty Contest. Visitors will also have the chance to join merit-making activities in the local temples, pay respect to community elders and enjoy folk plays and cultural performances.

Sukhothai Songkran 2019

  • Thai Puan’s Elephant Ordination Tradition, Ban Hat Siew (April 7) at Wat Hat Siew in Si Satchanalai district. Held annually for over 175 years, this is an ancient ordination ceremony that all local men must become monks for at least seven days and every year, the ordinations take place on this date. The men prepared in the traditional way are taken to the temples on elephants while wearing local headgear. This ritual is based upon the tale of “Phra Vessandara Chadok” one of the Lord Buddha’s former incarnations. Most of the men leave the temples on Songkran day on April 15 to enjoy New Year with their families.
  • Song Nam – Oi Tan Ceremony, Songkran Si Satchanalai (April 8-12) at the Monument of Phra Mahathammaracha I (Lithai) in Si Satchanalai district. Oi Tan, is a phrase that means to make a donation and relates to the good morals of the people of Sukhothai. The highlight is a procession to pay respects to Phra Maha Thammaracha I, who was king of Sukhothai from 1347 to 1368. Other highlights include cultural parades from the 10 local communities, Lady Oi Tan beauty competition, a food fair and music performance.
  • Songkran and Sawankhalok Food Festival (April 11-15) at the Public Health Park in Sawankhalok district. Here visitors can Song Nam Phraor purifying the three highly-revered Buddha images from the three most important temples of the district, including Wat Sawang Arom Worawihan, Wat Sankaram, and Wat Klong Krajong. Other highlights are a local food fair and a chance to ‘check-in’ at the newly-created ‘Pop Culture’ street art created by famous ASEAN artists.
  • Retro Songkran Splendours, Sukhothai (April 12-14) at Sukhothai Historical Park. Celebrating the ancient city’s status as the cradle of Thai civilization, visitors can embrace the old-style features of the event with traditional costumes and age-old games, parades and merit making. One of the most popular events is the sand pagoda building contest in which families compete to make stunning designs.
  • Flowery Shirt Songkran on Khao Tok Road, Sukhothai (April 12-15) at the Sukhothai city and Sukhothai public park. Tourists and locals are invited to wear colourful Hawaiian-style shirts, which have become a firm Songkran tradition. Highlights include a float procession and the chance to pay respects to the Buddha images, water fun, retro Thai circle dance activities and beauty contests.
  • Hae Nam Kuen Hong Ceremony and Chao Muen Dong Bathing Rite (April 17-19) at the Monument of Chao Muen Dong, Ban Toek sub-district in Si Satchanalai district. Activities include a sacred ceremony to pay respect to the Buddha image of Chao Muen Dong at Ban Toek, folk plays and a procession of elephants as well as cultural parades from 14 local communities. Water-based activities can be enjoyed at Ban Toek-Ban Na Ton Chan tourism communities.

 

Paweni Pi Mai Muang, Chiang Mai (April 12-16).

Salung Luang Songkran Festival, Lampang (April 9 – 13) at Khelang Nakorn Park on Tha Kraw Noi Road. Enjoy a huge parade called the Salung Luang procession as well as the Miss and Mister Songkran Contests, floral horse-drawn carriages competitions, cultural shows and a many local performances.

Ayutthaya Songkran Festival 2019

  • Songkran at the Ancient Capital (April 13-15) along the Sri Sanphet Road in front of the TAT Ayutthaya Office. Celebrate Songkran in the most unusual exotic way – water splashing with the elephants in the environs of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ayutthaya Historical Park and the chance to enjoy the traditional Thai circle dances with the locals.
  • Mon Songkran (April 14) at Wat Thong Bo, Bang Pa-In district. The Mon people have their own traditions when it comes to celebrating Songkran and many of these can be seen in the Bang Pa-in district of Ayutthaya where a range of activities take place around the temple of Wat Thong Bo. These include merit making, bathing of the local Buddha images and cultural parade.

Phuket Songkran Festival 2019

  • The Water Festival on the Beach (April 11-13) at Patong Beach.
  • Songkran No Alcohol (April 13) at Limelight Avenue Mall.
  • Water Festival 2019 (April 14-15) at Dibuk Road.

Hat Yai Midnight Songkran 2019 (April 12-15) on the streets of Nipat Uthit 3, Sanehanusorn and Thammanoon Vithi. Cultural activities include a Buddha image parade, purifying Buddha image and local folk plays. Others are beauty contests, Muay Talay sea boxing matches, music concerts and the Songkran Carnival parade.

Songkran is a time when family comes first, respect is paid to seniors and people visit the temples to take part in age-old ceremonies. Visitors will get more out of Songkran if they take the time to understand its origins and its traditions. Above all, have an enjoyable and safe time for Thailand’s New Year celebrations.

Head North for the soaking of a lifetime

Published March 31, 2019 by SoClaimon

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The Chiang Mai Songkran festival in full swing. Photo: Tourism Authority of Thailand
The Chiang Mai Songkran festival in full swing. Photo: Tourism Authority of Thailand

Head North for the soaking of a lifetime

Travel log March 29, 2019 01:00

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The best-known Songkran celebrations in the whole of Thailand take place in the northern city of Chiang Mai, and this year the Chiang Mai Songkran Festival 2019, during April 1-16, will be focusing on “telling the story of the Lanna culture while celebrating the auspicious new year with safety and without alcohol.”

In Chiang Mai, Songkran is often called Paweni Pi Mai Muang. Chiang Mai offers a wonderful balance of water-based fun and sacred ceremonies that show the religious importance of this festival to the Lanna people.

Highlights include the procession of Chiang Mai’s prominent Phra Buddha Sihing image as well as bathing the image, and taking part in a parade bringing sand and Sali (the Bodhi tree) clutches to temples, cultural events and performances.

Check out the full list of activities spanning the first two weeks of April at the Tourism Authority of Thailand website on www.tatnews.org or call the Chiang Mai Office on Tel: 05327 6140-2

Experience an age-old ordination ceremony

Published March 21, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Photo: Tourism Authority of Thailand

Experience an age-old ordination ceremony

Travel log March 18, 2019 01:00

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The annual Poi Sang Long Festival is an age-old ordination ceremony undergone by boys between seven and 14 years of age of the Thai Yai ethnic group in northern Thailand, and particularly Mae Hong Son province.

The annual ceremony normally takes place at every temple in Mae Hong Son, but visitors are recommended to head to Mueang and Pai districts to witness more ceremonial rituals.

The ceremonies consist of taking novice monastic vows and participating in monastery life for a period of time. Usually, a large group of boys are ordained as novice monks at the same time, as the Thai Yai people in Mae Hong Son believe that it will help gain more merit than a typical ordination.

The ceremony normally goes on for three days.

In the ritualistic ceremony of the first day, or Sang Long receiving day, the boys will enter a tonsure ceremony and dress up in the Sang Long dress. Prayers are chanted that invoke the pre-enlightenment period of the Lord Buddha when he was the “Jewelled Prince”. The boys will then be called “Sang Long”.

On the second day or “Krua Lu parade day”, the boys will be carried on the shoulders of their male relatives or mentors, called “Ta Pae Sang Long”, as their feet are not allowed to touch the ground except at home and in the temple. Golden umbrellas or “Ti Kam” in Myanmar style are used to protect them from the sunlight.

On the last day of the ceremony, which is called “Kam Sang”, the Sang Long or novice monks will enter the monastery for a period which can vary between weeks, months or years.

This year, the grandest Poi Sang Long Festival is scheduled at Wat Hua Wiang in Mueang Mae Hong Son, from April 2-5, 2019. Ceremonies are also scheduled at other villages and temples across Mae Hong Son. Some temples hold the event as early as March 20-23 or later, from April 19-22.

Mueang district

  • March 20-23, 2019 at Wat Pang Moo, Pang Moo sub-district, with the Krua Lu parade day taking place March 22;
  • March 28-30, 2019 at Wat Huai Sai Khao, Huai Pha sub-district, with the Krua Lu parade day taking place on March 29;
  • March 28-31, 2019 at Wat Pha Bong Nuea, Pha Bong sub-district with the Krua Lu parade day taking place on March 30;
  • April 2-5, 2019 at Wat Hua Wiang, Jongkham sub-district with the Krua Lu parade day taking place on April 4;
  • April 8-10, 2019 at Wat Mai Hoong, Huai Pong sub-district with the Krua Lu parade day taking place on April 9;
  • April 19-22, 2019 at Wat Mokjampae, Mokjampae sub-district with the Krua Lu parade day taking place on April 21.

Pai district

  • April 9-13, 2019 at Wat Sri Don Chai, Pai with the Krua Lu parade day taking place on April 12.

Visitors can also head to other districts including Khun Yuam, Mae Sariang, Pang Mapha to witness the ceremony.

For more information, please contact the TAT Mae Hong Son Office on Tel. 05361 2982-3 or E-mail: tatmhs@tat.or.th

An event not to be missed for boxing aficionados

Published March 14, 2019 by SoClaimon

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An event not to be missed for boxing aficionados

Travel log March 12, 2019 01:00

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The World Wai Kru Muay Thai Ceremony, held annually at the Ayutthaya Historical Park, allows the opportunity for hundreds of Muay Thai practitioners from around the world to express their gratitude to their masters in the time-honoured tradition known as the Wai Kru ceremony, as well as to celebrate the aged-old martial art of Muay Thai.

This year, the event’s 15th edition, the ceremony will be held during March 16-17. The two-day event will include the Miracle Muay Thai Festival at Wat Langkha Khao (opposite Wat Maha That), organised by the Professional Boxing Association of Thailand and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), held on both days.

Demonstrations of Thai handicrafts will also be organized, including Yantra tattooing, Yantra writing, Aranyik sword making, Thai martial art performances, and energy testing through ancient Muay Thai boxing drills; such as, kicking a banana tree, punching limes, chopping water, etc., Thai food stalls, and Muay Thai boxing souvenirs. The Thai martial art performances include pole, and sword fighting. Visitors will also have a chance to meet and greet with well-known Muay Thai boxers.

A ceremony will also be held to pay respect to ancient Thai kings and warriors who protected the sovereignty of the land; namely, King Naresuan the Great, Phrachao Suea, and Phraya Phichai Dap Hak, with a Wai Kru dance performed by all participating Muay Thai boxers.

Music and sea breezes at the Krabi Naga Fest

Published February 27, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Photo: Krabi Naga Fest 2018
Photo: Krabi Naga Fest 2018

Music and sea breezes at the Krabi Naga Fest

Travel log February 25, 2019 09:44

The Krabi private and public sector in conjunction with the Tourism Authority of Thailand is holding the Krabi Naga Fest 2019 from March 1-3 on Khlong Muang Beach in Mueang District, Krabi.

Under the theme of ‘Breezing Beach & Music’, the event’s three-day programme offers festival goers a wide variety of activities to enjoy including performances by well-known pop-jazz musicians and singers, cultural shows, street shows and a local product fair. Fresh seafood and other local cuisine will be available throughout the event, produced by the area’s four- and five-star hotels and resorts.

The Krabi Naga Fest 2019 takes place from 17.00-24.00 hrs daily and entrance is free.

For more information, please contact the TAT Krabi Office on Tel. 07562 2163 or e-mail: tatkrabi@tat.or.th

Floral fair in the heart of Bangkok

Published February 19, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Floral fair in the heart of Bangkok

Travel log February 19, 2019 01:00

This year, the annual Nai Lert Flower & Garden Art Fair takes place at the Park of Nai Lert in the heart of Bangkok from February 21-24, 2019, from 09.00 – 20.00 hrs.

This event aims to enhance Thailand’s image as one of Asia’s most female-friendly destinations. The highlight of the event, a 575-square-metre floral carpet, is one of the largest floral carpets ever created in Asia, while the event’s specially curated “X Factors” ensures a unique floral experience.

The different “X Factors” on offer at the Nai Lert Flower & Garden Art Fair 2019 include:

Flower x Art – features flower installations under the concept of “Floral Carnival” by 20 by-invitation exhibitors. There is also an extravagant exhibition of floral garlands at Nai Lert Park Heritage Home.

Flower x Fashion – brings more than 40 talented young artists to showcase their skills with handmade products at the Art Market. Meanwhile, the Exhibition Gallery showcases 45 shops of luxury products from jewellery, decorative items and local textiles, to name but a few.

Flower x Taste – presents Nai Lert Pier, the floating market selling local delicacies; Ma Maison, and authentic Thai home cooked recipes with special floral ingredients to be featured during the event; Lady L, offering floral western recipes; and The Backyard, featuring more than 20 renowned food vendors and food trucks for sumptuous dining experiences.

Flower x Play – at the sales gallery presenting seven workshops for various interests such as floral mixology, frame loom weaving, art-to-wear and photography classes.

Flower x Competition – comprising a floral chandelier competition and a “Happy Garden” competition.

For more information, please see http://nailertflowershow.com/en/nai-lert-flower

Travel back to the times of King Narai

Published February 16, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Travel back to the times of King Narai

Travel log February 14, 2019 11:24

Local and international tourists are invited to travel back in time, and experience the glorious era of King Narai the Great that will be beautifully re-enacted during the King Narai Reign Fair 2019, from 8-17 February 8-17 at King Narai’s Palace in Lop Buri. The event is being organized by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Lop Buri Office, together with Lop Buri Province and the local public and private sector.

The 10-day event is being organised to pay homage to King Narai the Great, who lived from 2123–2198 B.E. (1580–1655 AD). During his reign, King Narai turned Lop Buri province as well as Thailand (then known as Siam), into the centre of culture, religion and diplomatic relations.

Highlights include a regal ceremony and a spectacular procession to pay homage to King Narai the Great, a specially-organised ‘changing of the guards’ performance, a light-and-sound presentation as well as a host of cultural displays and dances.

This year, the TAT Lop Buri Office has organised a ‘retro’ market bringing in more than 50 shops from across the province to offer traditional food and beverages in exchange for ‘ancient’ Thai bullet money. With vendors donning traditional Thai costumes, visitors are encouraged to arrive in their preferred forms of traditional costumes.

As well as the fair, tourists are recommended to visit Lop Buri’s iconic provincial symbol, Phra Prang Sam Yot, a former Hindu shrine built in the 13th century in the classic Bayon style of Khmer architecture. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/KingnaraiLopburi

“Fusing Forward” – Bangkok Design Week 2019

Published January 31, 2019 by SoClaimon

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“Fusing Forward” – Bangkok Design Week 2019

Travel log January 29, 2019 11:33

Bangkok Design Week 2019 (BKKDW 2019), is being organized through January 26 – February 3, 2019 under the theme “Fusing Forward” to reflect Bangkok’s potential as a gathering place for creatives and producers, who work to combine knowledge from various disciplines locally and internationally, new and old, to create products and services for commercial purposes and a better quality of life.

Five key activities will be held in different parts of Bangkok, including Charoenkrung, Klong San, Sukhumvit, and Rama I:

• Showcase & Exhibition

A showcase and an exhibition of prototypes and products which reflect the potential of designers and creative businesses in Bangkok and other cities around the world. 

• Talk & Workshop 

An activity aimed to enhance knowledge and inspiration by learning from Thai and international creative minds. 

• Creative District Project

A project to promote Charoenkrung as a Creative District, in support of both commercial activities and community wellbeing, acting as a prototype for creative area development which leads to practical use. Examples include the addition of green space, an adaptive reuse of unused space, an improvement of traffic flow in the Charoenkrung area, and tours.

• Event & Program 

A program to support creative practitioners to demonstrate their potential in various ways, including music performances, film screenings, artistic performances, as well as open house.  

• Creative Market 

Creative market for new and veteran entrepreneurs for building business opportunities, networks, and market channels. 

BKKDW 2018, the first Bangkok Design Week, attracted more than 500 partners and collaborators from the public and private sectors, academic institutions and cultural organizations. More than 400,000 visitors participated throughout the 9-day festival period.

For more information, please contact TCDC Bangkok at hello.bkkdw@tcdc.or.th or call 0-2105-7400.

Thailand Tourism Festival showcases 5 regions

Published January 22, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Thailand Tourism Festival showcases 5 regions

Travel log January 21, 2019 09:14

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The Thailand Tourism Festival 2019 takes place from January 23-27 in Bangkok’s Lumpini Park with five ‘tourism villages’ representing the regions of Thailand plus two additional zones:

Central Region Zone – presents the heritage of old Siam through a traditional Thai house and the former rural way of life back in the days through demonstrations, such as, traditional garland making.

Northern Zone – showcases the beautiful hand-woven cotton and silk textiles the region is famous for, presenting the intricate patterns. The zone reflects the artistic nature of the people of the North plus a range of contemporary arts inspired by the region.

Southern Zone – presenting new perspectives of the South that go beyond the beaches and islands including the secondary cities such as Surat Thani and Phatthalung, the hidden gems in major cities like Phuket’s Peranakan and arts in the three southernmost provinces.

Northeastern (Isan) Zone – brings Thailand’s more vibrant cuisine to life. Food is one major inspiration for travelling to this region, linking it with traditional festivals and cultural values while promoting its three main tourism clusters: North Isan, Central Isan and South Isan.

Eastern Zone – presenting new perspectives of the East under a ‘more fun’ concept through replicas of landmarks most synonymous with the region in combination with three dedicated corners for 3D photography backdrops reflecting the region’s identity.

Perhaps most importantly, there is also a ‘Reduce-Reuse-Recycle’ waste initiative zone to help raise awareness and promote responsible and sustainable tourism through various activities, games and more.

TAT Studio – provides daily live broadcasts of the TTF 2019 in all formats: news reports, special scoops, interviews plus activities and performances. It comprises a live digital TV studio, a 1672 traveller companion information centre, an ‘Or Sor Tho’ magazine section, and virtual reality games and lucky draws.

For more information, call the TAT Contact Centre on 1672.

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