WORLD MUSIC DAY

World Music Day (« La Fête de la Musique » in french) is coming back to Bangkok for its second edition!

On June 20th and 21st, music will be celebrated for free and, for the first time, online!

Originally created in France in 1982, the World Music Day is a worldwide music celebration which takes place each year in June. In 1981, the French Government developed an important project for the music industry and create a big and popular event that allows all musicians to express themselves for free.

This event aims to promote amateur and professional artists and give them an easy access to the public. It is conceived as a « revolution » for the cultural field, which tends to gather all kinds without hierarchy.  

Due to COVID situation, the cultural service of the French Embassy in Thailand has created a free online event, in the spirit of the original project : promoting music from everywhere and for all.  

During two days, La Fête and Alliance Française will respond to the beat of electro music, pop, french and thai music, DJ sets and live bands.  

On June 20th, the movie French Waves will be shown at Alliance Française, following by hours of set with United We Stream Asia, live from Studio Lam Bangkok.

On 21st, La Fête will stream live music (thaï and french) played from the emblematic pool of So/Bangkok.

Both online events will be streamed on Facebook  by Premiere.  

Music will be streamed on the facebook page La Fête https://www.facebook.com/lafete.festival/

Tickets for French Waves are available on Alliance Française de Bangkok website https://afthailande.org/fr/accueil/

Pullman Luang Prabang launches guide to celebrate sustainability in the UNESCO World Heritage city

The 50-page print publication shares the inspirational stories behind the innovative practices, individuals and experiences that have earned Luang Prabang a reputation as of one of southeast Asia’s most sustainable destinations

Organic rice fields at Pullman Luang Prabang

Five-star Pullman Luang Prabang recently launched its first annual Sustainability Guide, designed to introduce and encourage guests and a wider global audience to experience the city’s celebrated sustainability ethos.

The former Lao capital has long been renowned for its deep connection to cultural heritage, tradition and community — all of which have fuelled the rapid take-up of sustainable practices in recent years, especially within the hospitality sector. It therefore came as no surprise when, shortly after opening in 2018, Pullman Luang Prabang began to champion, and establish partnerships with, community-based tourism enterprises and organic farms, as well as introducing its own initiatives in tandem with the city-wide efforts.

“Everything here is about preservation and this mentality is deeply rooted within the community, laying the fundamentals for openness towards sustainable practices,” says Denis Dupart, the resort’s general manager. “Beyond our own efforts, we wanted to showcase this collaborative spirit and ensure our guests and other visitors to Luang Prabang appreciate how unique this destination is.”

An Ock Pop Tok master weaver works with silk threads

The decision to highlight these success stories in the guide also chimes with AccorHotels’ global sustainable development programme, Planet 21, which promotes onsite and community-based practices, eco-design, the use of environmentally-friendly products and locally-sourced ingredients for the kitchen and spa.

But it is Pullman Luang Prabang’s hyperlocal approach to sustainability that forms the basis of the guide. Such initiatives include the development of an expansive onsite garden that supplies the resort’s all-day dining restaurant, L’Atelier, with an abundance of fruit and vegetables.

Other ingredients, meanwhile, are locally-sourced from the city’s famous morning market and organic farms such as Living Land, with the exception of some highly unique — to Laos at least — dairy products. For its mozzarella, ricotta, feta, blue cheese and yoghurt needs, the resort calls on the services of Laos Buffalo Dairy, the country’s first dairy farm. The socially-responsible enterprise rents local buffalos for dairy production, providing local farmers with a steady income and training on how to effectively care for the valuable animals. It welcomes individuals and groups to experience the interactive farm, dairy facilities and of course the delicious products firsthand.

Pullman Luang Prabang also organizes its own interactive experiences, namely seasonal rice cultivation classes for families and corporate groups, as well as complimentary tours of the organic garden that can be booked at reception. After the harvest, the rice husks, a byproduct of the cultivation process, are donated to MandaLao Elephant Conservation camp — another admirable program that combines responsible tourism, animal conservation, and local community involvement.

In addition to joining in with the hands-on activities at the 123-room resort, guests can explore the onsite craft store, which features products from other local partners including Ock Pop Tok. Launched in 2000 by local Laos weaver Veo Douangdala and British photographer Jo Smith, what initially began as a small-scale venture selling a handful of designs has evolved into one of the most successful, socially-responsible and sustainable startups in Laos. It now operates stores throughout Luang Prabang and a nearby handicraft centre on the banks of the Mekong River.

Dupart explains that collaborative efforts to ensure sustainable practices are effective in the city to go way beyond the private sector. “Both the public and private sectors are aware of the importance of retaining Luang Prabang’s authenticity while still growing in a sustainable way. If tourism in the city fails, we all lose, so it’s essential that this is done properly.”

View of the Lilypad Pond at Pullman Luang Prabang

Recent accolades received by Pullman Luang Prabang suggest it already doing its fair share to ensure the city’s future remains green. The resort was the only property in Luang Prabang to be awarded the Green Hotel Standard Awards at the seventh annual event in January. The recognition covers a wide range of areas such as waste and water management, use of green products, human resources, pollution control and energy efficiency.

Indeed, Pullman Luang Prabang operates in a way that is fully integrated with its eco-system. Guests can therefore rest assured that the food they eat is locally sourced, the water they use is treated and recycled and that everyone in the supply chain benefits from the success of the resort.

Moreover, guests receive a complimentary copy of the first annual Pullman Luang Prabang Sustainability Guide upon arrival and can schedule private and group day tours to discover for themselves all the attractions and enterprises featured in the publication and that make the city one of southeast Asia’s most sustainable destinations.

For more information about Pullman Luang Prabang, please visit www.pullman-luangprabang.com, email H9112-re1@accor.com or call +856 71 211 112 (Mr. Bong).

The Sustainability Guide can be downloaded here.

Tasty Traditional Paella with Socarrat rice cooked in Llauna at UNO MAS Central Chidlom

Here’s another reason to visit UNO MAS’s second location in the Foodhall of Central Chidlom: to try the restaurant’s “Socarrat” rice, which is the lightly toasted, slightly caramelized crust of rice found in a good paella.

Following Catalan traditions, this style of rice is cooked in a “Llauna”, a type of tin container that’s often used to cook one of Spain’s more unusual delicacies… snails.

While you won’t find snails on the menu here priced at just THB 199 net, the crispy, caramelized thin layer of Bomba rice does come four different ways here at UNO MAS, with either shrimp; chicken, mushroom & squid; Mediterranean-style with white fish & mussels; or with green seasonal vegetables.

Find our second, smaller location in the Foodhall of Central Chidlom in Central Bangkok (accessable directly via Chid Lom BTS.

Our new “Socarrat rice cooked in Llauna” is available daily from 09.00 – 21.30 alongside a tasty menu of tapas and UNO MAS signature dishes and drinks.

Find out more about UNO MAS below:
Website: www.unomasbangkok.com
Facebook: UNO MAS
Instagram: unomas_bangkok

Avani Hotels & Resorts Debuts in the Republic of Korea
 with the Launch of Avani Central Busan Hotel

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Avani Hotels & Resorts  announces the opening of the  brand new 289-room Avani Central Busan Hotel (www.avanihotels.com/central-busan), in the Republic of Korea. Renowned for its status as the country’s main commercial port, home to the Korea Exchange, and a renowned leisure destination, Busan was selected as the perfect host for Avani. The stylish and relaxed Avani Central Busan Hotel offers convenient access to business travellers and holiday makers to enjoy the city’s hotspots from the heart of Busan’s financial centre

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Guests to Avani Central Busan Hotel can choose from seven room types, ranging from studio-style accommodations to one-bedroom suites with separate living areas. Each guest room and suites boasts amazing city or mountain views, and in some cases both, no matter the room category, each is designed for optimal comfort and convenience, from flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi to rainfall showers and tea and coffee making stations – delivering every amenity for the perfect stay.

Business travellers and holidaymakers alike will find all they need at Avani Central Busan Hotel. The Lobby Lounge welcomes visitors with refreshing beverages and light snacks, ideal for a casual business meeting at the open workspace or a respite between exploring the city on one of the comfy sofas. The CUBE all-day dining offers delicious local Korean flavours and international favourites, featuring Avani’s honest approach to food by sourcing ingredients locally. The AvaniFit gym is open 24/7 so a workout can fit into any schedule, while the fully equipped meeting room can be arranged to host up to 150 guests for business or leisure events.

Avani Central Busan Hotel – The CUBE Restaurant

Avani Central Busan Hotel is conveniently located within the Munhyeon Finance Complex, at the centre of Busan’s commercial district, where business travellers can head directly to the Busan International Financial Centre, Bank of Korea’s Busan headquarters, and the regional headquarters for several government financial bodies as well as one of the largest musical theatre in Korea – Dream Theatre. The complex also has a direct connection to the Busan subway system and is a 15-minute drive to Korea’s bullet train KTX stop and international cruise terminal.

Avani Central Busan Hotel – Lobby

For leisure guests, the Avani Central Busan Hotel is only a 30-minute drive to the most popular beach in Korea, Haeundae Beach, while shopping at Seomyon is just a 10-minute walk away. To savour local culture, Jagalchi Fish Market and Gamcheon Village are a short drive, as are the spectacular views from Hwangnyeongsan Mountain. No matter the experience, Avani Central Busan Hotel can assist in curating experiences to enhance any traveller’s journey through the seaside town.

Avani Central Busan Hotel – Lobby Bar

Launched in response to a growing global group of discerning world travellers whose priorities are style and value, Avani Hotels & Resorts (www.avanihotels.com) is a contemporary, upbeat brand that delivers the perfect balance of sleep, space, sustenance and service.

Avani Hotels & Resorts currently operates over 30 properties in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, most recently debuting in Cambodia. The brand has a strong pipeline of new properties under development, including in new destinations such as the Maldives, Vietnam and Thailand.

For more information about Avani Central Busan Hotel, please contact central.busan@avanihotels.com or +82 (0) 51 791 5800.

GAIGAI’S MEGA CRUISE EVENT POSTPONED TO 29 – 31 MAY 2020 IN VIEW OF COVID-19

  • GaiGai partners Zouk At Sea for singles cruise event – summer edition happening on 29-31 May 2020
  • This is their second singles’ cruise event with an expected turnout of 100 attendees
  • Event postponed from initial February dates to safeguard well-being of participants and facilitators

Local leading dating agency GaiGai has postponed its Valentine’s Day Mega Event onboard Genting Dream Cruise to new dates in May 2020 (29 May to 31 May 2020), in view of COVID-19 outbreak in Asia. GaiGai at Sea on The WKND by Zouk at Sea: Valentine Edition was slated to sail-off on 14 February to 16 February 2020, with an expected turnout of 100 single attendees.

The 3D2N singles’ event is held in collaboration with Zouk At Sea, and marks GaiGai’s second time working with Zouk after their first edition in October 2019, where it was met with overwhelming response, with slots being snapped up within one week. The event was also a resounding success, with highly positive feedback from participants and a successful match rate of 30%.

Mr Alex Tam, Head of GaiGai said: “The well-being of our participants and facilitators are at the top of our concerns when the COVID-19 situation was rapidly developing in January 2020. GaiGai immediately worked with Zouk At Sea and Genting Dream Cruises on precautionary measures and also provided timely updates to our participants. Our priority is to safeguard the interests of our participants – both in terms of the booked cabins as well as their safety. Even though the cruise event has been postponed, we will continue to monitor the situation closely. Our GaiGai team is still highly excited and driven to deliver the GaiGai experience during this romantic 3D2N getaway.”

Mr Jason Kong, General Manager of Zouk At Sea said: “We are excited that GaiGai has chosen to work with us again for their second edition of GaiGai At Sea as we share a common vision in providing opportunities to bond and  to create  real social  connections. Hosted  as part of Zouk At Sea’s The WKND travel lifestyle experience, we look forward to collaborating closely with GaiGai to foster connections among like-minded individuals and to be a bridge to connect millennials across different cultures and lifestyles.”

GaiGai at Sea: Valentine Edition has been postponed to GaiGai at Sea: Summer Edition, happening from 29 May to 31 May 2020. The mega event will happen onboard Genting Dream Cruise, Asia’s first luxury cruise line. Participants will be treated to an attractive fare with a fun-filled curated itinerary, which includes meals in fine-dining establishments, games and challenges in Zouk Club, interest-based activities with guaranteed rotations, a romantic-themed gala night, and the famous Foam Party at outdoor club Zouk Beach Club. Fleek, GaiGai’s coaching arm, will also come on board to provide enriching talks to participants.

This event is supported by Spark Connections, a bi-annual signature initiative by Social Development Network  (SDN), for eligible individuals to expand their social network and make new friends while pursuing their hobbies and interests. Spark Connections 2020 will happen from 14 February till 29 March 2020. By signing up for Spark Connections at www.sdn.sg before 23 March 2020, singles will get to enjoy $100 worth of free credits to offset GaiGai at Sea: Summer Edition mega event!

Registration for the cruise event is still open. Check out more details, FAQ and register for GaiGai at Sea on The WKND by Zouk at Sea: Summer Edition HERE.

VILLA DE PRANAKORN, A LUXURIOUS NEW BOUTIQUE RETREAT, OPENS ITS DOORS IN OLD BANGKOK

Unicorn Hospitality’s 47-key urban oasis in the Thai capital’s historic Sam Yot district promises stylish stays with premium accommodation and amenities, including a pool and restaurant

Villa de Pranakorn blends the time-honored charm of this heritage with a contemporary attitude towards luxury hospitality and five-star service

Unicorn Hospitality, the forward-thinking Thai hotel management company, has announced that Villa de Pranakorn, its elegant new luxury boutique hotel in Bangkok’s historic Sam Yot district, will open for bookings on 14th of February 2020.

Nestled in the Thai capital’s captivating old quarter, Villa de Pranakorn blends a refined urban style and luxury amenities with Thailand’s rich heritage, culture and cuisine. This intimate 47-key hotel provides the perfect base to escape the hustle and bustle of this 21st Century metropolis and discover Bangkok’s old-world charm, including landmarks such as the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Yaowarat, the city’s vibrant Chinatown.

Thailand’s world-famous street food can be savoured at a selection of roadside stalls, chic cafés and traditional shophouse restaurants such as Jay Fai, the famous Michelin-starred noodle joint. Then after dark, this trendy neighbourhood comes to life as locals and visitors rub shoulders at hip cocktail bars.

Villa de Pranakorn features a choice of accommodation for every occasion, from solo-friendly Superior Rooms to couple-focused Premium and Grand Deluxe Rooms, all the way up to the luxurious Mahachai and Pranakorn Suites. Every room is equipped with contemporary amenities and adorned with a modern yet understated design and images of old Bangkok. Comfortable beds, rain showers and complimentary Wi-Fi ensure that guests can stay well rested, refreshed and fully connected throughout their stay, and some rooms even offer standalone or circular bathtubs.

The elegant bathroom 

Villa de Pranakorn is committed to a plastic-free future. Working with eco-friendly company, Panpuri, in-room amenities are made from bamboo or packed in stone paper. The hotel has also teamed up with Nordaq, a water filtration company, to produce its own drinking water onsite. This enables every guest to refill their own glass water bottle free-of-charge during their stay, rather than using harmful plastic versions. Every room is equipped with two complimentary water bottles – one still and one sparkling.

The launch of Villa de Pranakorn follows the recent opening of Sam Yot MRT subway station, a brand new light rail station located just a short walk from the hotel, which puts the entire city within easy reach. The lively streets of Silom and Sukhumvit are only a few stops away on the Blue Line, and Bangkok’s main railway station, Hua Lamphong, can be reached in just two stops. Further down the line, Chatuchak Park station allows shoppers to alight at one of Asia’s biggest markets.

“It gives us great pleasure to welcome guests to Villa de Pranakorn, our beautiful new boutique retreat in the historic heart of Bangkok. This luxurious urban oasis allows travelers to unwind with deluxe accommodation and amenities, amid an enchanting ambiance that reflects the grace of old Siam. Guests can taste exquisite local cuisine, enjoy a traditional Thai massage, plunge into our inviting pool, or head out and discover this enticing area of the city. We invite curious explorers to discover Bangkok’s past, present, and future at Villa de Pranakorn,” said Erik Lannge, the hotel’s General Manager.

Suite room at Villa de Pranakorn


The opening of Villa de Pranakorn forms part of a period of rapid growth for Unicorn Hospitality, with several other hotels and resorts scheduled to open their doors in the coming months. The company’s overall aim is to triple its worldwide portfolio to 12 properties by early 2021.
 
To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Villa de Pranakorn has created a special promotion. Guests can enjoy a two-night stay from 14th February to 31st March for just THB 14,900, including Champagne breakfast, roundtrip airport transfers, dinner for two from our chef’s special set menu, a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival, and a one-hour Thai or aroma massage for two people. This fantastic package is valid for bookings made until 31st March.
 


To experience a new era of hospitality in old Bangkok, please visit www.villadepranakorn.com

Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas Brings Authentic Luxury to Malaysia’s Golden Shores

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas’ first luxury hotel in Malaysia – has opened its traditional kampong doors, ready to welcome discerned travellers to the golden shores of Malaysia’s south-eastern coastline with authentic Anantara luxury and indigenous-inspired hospitality.

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Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is located along a pristine 17-kilometre beachfront facing the South China Sea, in a new high-end resort development that offers a range of luxury accommodation nestled in lush tropical gardens.

For those who seek a superior holiday experience that can be as spirited, laidback or personalised as their heart and soul desire, the new-build resort offers a serene luxury seaside escape where adventurous voyagers and armchair travellers alike can enjoy first class services – from plush contemporary surrounds to gourmet meals and bespoke experiences.

Desaru Coast, Malaysia’s rising-star luxury resort destination, is located in Johor Darul Ta’zim  and spans over 16 square kilometres.  It is near Iskandar Malaysia and is easily accessible via a 45-minute drive from Malaysia’s Senai International Airport (JHB) and a two-hour drive from Singapore.  Additionally, visitors from Singapore can travel to Desaru Coast by ferry, followed by a short drive.

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The resort’s 108 accommodations comprise 90 tastefully decorated en-suite deluxe rooms in low-rise traditional Malay buildings that overlook the gardens, lagoon and ocean.  They are adorned with indigenous materials and fabrics, such as woven textiles, renowned Malaysian wicker elements and silhouettes of traditional Malay crafts. 

Thirteen stand-alone double storey luxurious one- and two-bedroom pool villas are located around a lagoon.  Their design draws heavily from traditional kampong houses that are designed to suit the tropical Malaysian climate with floor-to-ceiling windows, slanted carved wooden panels, louvres and vents under the roof, and wide-open doors that allow natural airflow to cool the interior.

Five expansive family sized three- and four-bedroom residences offer guests utmost privacy with an infinity pool, spacious contemporary living areas, full kitchen and chef and butler service.

Dining at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is a gastronomic nod to fresh coastal dining with an array of options ranging from freshly caught seafood to flavours from across Asia and gourmet international dining, to Dining By Design, Anantara’s signature private dining experience in exotic locales.

Dining By Design

The resort’s signature alfresco beachfront restaurant, Sea.Fire.Salt., specialises in succulent grilled seafood and steaks served beachside, poolside, or adjacent to a show kitchen where diners can enjoy the action as the chefs demonstrate their culinary flair.

The Turmeric restaurant serves authentic local Malaysian fare and delicious Thai, Chinese and international cuisine.  Menu highlights include Nasi Lemak that is considered Malaysia’s national dish and comprises rice made fragrant with coconut cream and pandan leaves – the light meal is traditionally accompanied by fried anchovies, sliced cucumbers, fried fish known as ikan selar, and a sweet chili sauce, and Otak Otak, grilled Malaysian fish cakes served in a banana leaf.

The elevated Observatory Bar is set to become everyone’s favourite hangout spot, enjoying 360-degree views of the lush resort and ocean and an extensive range of top vintages and spirit, and imported cigars.

Two swimming pools offer refreshing freshwater alternatives to the azure ocean, while kids and teenagers alike can laze the day away playing the latest high-tech games or partake in cross-cultural educational activities in separate dedicated clubs.

Inifnity Pool

A signature Anantara Spa and well-appointed health and fitness centre offer wellness fanatics and adrenaline junkies a welcome respite to relax or reinvigorate.  Here signature experiences include a 90-minute The Roots of Malaysia Massage treatment that combines the healing traditions and techniques of Malaysia; and a 120-minute Golfers’ Remedial Massage that focusses on sore areas that are a result of repeat movements, and features firm pressures combined with a signature oil blend to release tension and stimulate blood circulation for overall release.

Attractions in the area include The Els Club Desaru Coast that comprises two beautifully manicured golf courses that feature 45 holes in total: Ocean Course, a 27-hole golf course designed by four-time major champion, Ernie Els; and Valley Course, an 18-hole golf course designed in collaboration with another major champion, Vijay Singh.

Guests at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas can also partake in luxury leisure and sport adventures, including diving and island hopping. Heritage and food tours of Johor Bahru and eco tours of the local area are also on offer.

Additionally, an adventure waterpark; a waterfront retail village and a conference centre make Desaru Coast a premium integrated destination resort and one of Malaysia’s most anticipated new tourism developments.

Rates at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas start from USD 222 per room per night, inclusive of breakfast; rates exclude six percent Sales Service Tax.  For further information or to make a reservation, contact +60 7 8280 888 or desaru@anantara.com

UFF20 HONORS CULINARY HEROES WITH 90+ SPEAKERS IN ITS SIXTH YEAR

Indonesia’s leading culinary event, Ubud Food Festival 2020 Presented by ABC (UFF) has today announced its full lineup of over 90 chefs, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, farmers, food writers, researchers and activists. From 17-19 April, the three-day cross-culinary discovery will be filled with an action-packed program of cooking demos, special events, food tours, masterclasses and more, in over 30 venues in Ubud.

In its sixth year, the Festival has grown into one of Southeast Asia’s most popular gourmet gatherings and the nation’s primary platform for sharing its diverse culinary cultures, unique local produce, and top restaurants with the world. UFF20 is set to inspire national and international foodies with the theme Heroes.

“One of the most significant aspects about the food on our table is the people behind it. When we’re eating, we tend to forget that there’s a story behind every food item, every meal, every cuisine,” explains UFF Founder and Director Janet DeNeefe. “We want to highlight the people behind the process and the significant role they play in creating the exemplary flavors that we have today.”

In line with this year’s theme, UFF brings together local food heroes to collaborate with acclaimed chefs from across the world, encouraging cross-cultural exchange and forging new pathways. From Amsterdam to Adelaide, Bangka to Banjarmasin, Düsseldorf to Dubai, Maluku to Manila, and from all around Bali, the lineup is testament to Indonesian food’s rising status on the world culinary stage.

Named as Chef of the Year by Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards 2020, Barbados-born Paul Carmichael is ready to serve eight courses of Caribbean- Japanese-Indonesian cuisines along with chef-writer Matt Abergel, whose book Chicken and Charcoal won a 2019 James Beard Foundation Book Award, local legend Chris Salans, and Khanh Nguyen, Head Chef of Sunda Dining (listed in Australian’s Hot 50 Restaurants 2019).

The Festival creates space for exciting collaborations. Germany’s youngest female Michelin-starred chef, Julia Komp, will present a romantic fine-dining experience of contemporary European artistry with Dennis Huwaë of Amsterdam’s Daalder, awarded as the Most Talented Chef of 2018 by French restaurant guide Gault Millau, acclaimed chef Nic Vanderbeeken of Apéritif Restaurant and Bar, Viceroy, and the award-winning Executive Pastry Chef from Belgium, Yannis J. Janssens.

There is a feast of culinary opportunities waiting to be discovered at UFF. At Chapung Sebali, Peruvian chef Cristian Encina, Argentinian chef Fernando Trump and Mexican chef Tamara Chavez come together to create a six-hand dining of reinvented Latin American dishes. At Desa Visesa, two of the Philippines’ finest culinary figures, Liquido Maestro Kalel Demetrio and modern Filipino chef Niño Laus, will create a four-course menu that celebrates indigenous Filipino food.

An impressive lineup of Italian artisan producers and chefs is set to startle with a an outstanding feast, featuring Alberto Panciera of Settimo Cielo and Marco Bertini of Labuan Bajo’s Made in Italy at Uma Cucina. Collaboration between female culinary figures, Audra Morrice and Euis Isnawati, will spice up the kitchen with a six- course Southeast Asian tasting menu at Chris Salans’ famous street-side eatery, while mixologist Amelia Azzai serves her award-winning cocktails.

On a mission to bring Indonesian food to the world, Eddrian Tjhia presents an extraordinary celebration of traditional dishes from his island home of Bangka, Southeast Sumatra to Plataran. While at bridges, MasterChef Indonesia judge Renatta Moeloek brings her millennial effervescence to creating dazzling French- Indonesian modern fare alongside Head Chef of bridges, Wayan Sukarta.

The Kitchen Stage gives Festival-goers a chance to get up close and personal with celebrated chefs. Bringing a new level of appreciation of meat and natural ingredients, chef-owner of the highly-acclaimed SI JIN Steakhouse Joel Lim Si Jin will serve tender steak incorporating Korean techniques with local ingredients sourced from across Bali.

“We’re thrilled to announce the full lineup of speakers joining us for our sixth year,” DeNeefe commented. “We’re also delighted to have more regional  Indonesian cuisine than ever before. From local warungs, farmers, artisan producers and village cooks to breathtaking venues and world-class chefs, we have your gastronomic desires covered at UFF20.”

      More Information

  • Tickets for Special Events, Kitchen Stage, Food Tours and Masterclasses are on sale now!
  • The three-day program from 17-19 April, 2020, spans a range of ticketed and free events, from cooking demonstrations and workshops, to markets, film screenings, live music and in-depth panel discussions.
  • Special Events will take place at various locations around Ubud.
  • A not-for-profit initiative, Ubud Food Festival is underpinned by a mission to support Indonesia’s vibrant and sustainable culinary and tourism industries.
  • UFF20’s artwork was created by Marishka Soekarna.
  • Visit ubudfoodfestival.com for the full lineup and program.
  • Follow @ubudfoodfest on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, please use the hashtags #UFF20 and #ABCUFF20

Testimonial

  • “One of Southeast Asia’s most popular gourmet gatherings” – Travel + Leisure

“X” the Xhibition slowmotion x Tul Waitoonkiat

How to cope with “departing”.

A poet and A group of designers joined forces.

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slowmotion, leading design studio with years of experiences in fashion, music, and creative industries, is introducing mix-media art exhibition based on Tul Waitoonkiat’s new set of 26 poems under the theme of “X”, which related to wide range of subjects from love to depression to politics.

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Since writing is a common way of poets to heal their pain and cure a depression from breaking-up. Tul, a singer, a composer, and a poet, beautifully transforms his sorrow from ended relationship in to a flow of verses. slowmotion, starting from a curiosity to explore the way to deal with the feeling of loss in any aspect of life, designs art experience, based on graphic design with various materials and presentations.

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This exhibiton is also a part of Bangkok Design Week 2020, which is under the theme of “Resilience” in digital era. The period will start from 1st to 16th February 2020 and end with the concert of Tul and Zweed n’ Roll on 14th February, Valentine’s day.

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The exhibition will demonstrate that poetry is not just letters or words on the paper. It can be interpreted and modified through visual designs and art objects in order to expand the way to appreciate literature, the way to examine nature of life, and realize that art and the process of making art can be an effective therapy for people’s suffering.

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“X” the Xhibition

Location : Woof Pack building, Sala Daeng 1 Alley BTS Sala Daeng • MRT Lumpini

Date : 1st – 16th February 2020 Time : 11:00 AM – 08:00 PM

  • Valentine Concert & Party by Tul Waitoonkiat x Zweed n’ Roll Date : 14th February 2020

Time : 09:00 PM – 12:00 midnight

Please follow our activities at     Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/slowmotion_design/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/slowmotionbkk/

For more information: som@slowmotiondesign.com or pitch@slowmotiondesign.com