Coming Soon… Khum Hom, A Tale of Fragrant Thai Bites at Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort

Opening in January 2020, this unique dining destination will specialise in regional dishes created by Chef Ian and featuring a creative twist and hand-picked local ingredients

Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort, the health-focused retreat in downtown Bangkok, is preparing to introduce its in-house guests and local residents to a new era of Thai dining at Khum Hom. Chef Ian delivers a unique take on authentic and honest Thai cuisine at Khum Hom.
Scheduled to open in January 2020, Khum Hom will deliver a unique new take on Thai cuisine, by recreating authentic and original recipes from the four culinary corners of Thailand: north, northeast, central and south.
The word ‘khum’ is Thai for a ‘bite-sized portion’, while ‘hom’ means ‘aromatic’, so diners can look forward to a delectable selection of wholesome dishes that are both fragrant and full of flavor. By focusing on the origins of its ingredients, including responsibly-sourced and organic produce, the restaurant’s highly-skilled culinary team will craft outstanding dining experiences that are dedicated to well-being, while also demonstrating a deep respect for Thailand’s rich culinary heritage.
Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort understands that in Thai culture, food is about much more than just sustenance; it is an integral part of life that brings people together. Chef Ian and his team of young chefs now invite all Thai and international diners to savor wholesome and heart-warming cuisine at Khum Hom, overlooking the resort’s lush tropical gardens. The aim is to create a casual and competitively-priced fine-dining concept where families and couples can return time and again.
Khum Hom will become the fifth F&B outlet at Mövenpick BDMS Wellness Resort, joining Tamarind, the healthy all-day dining restaurant, Rim Klong Café, a canalside bakery and coffee shop, Cinnamon Lobby Bar and Sala Pool Bar.
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Anantara Siam Introduces Private Sacred Inking Sessions by Bangkok’s Revered Bamboo Tattoo Master

Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas’ flagship hotel, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel, is introducing private sacred tattoo sessions by one of the City of Angels’ most famous Sak Yant masters, Ajarn Neng Onnut. 

Anantara Siam is the only hotel in Thailand that offers this exclusive private service by the revered master.

Sak Yant tattoos also referred to as bamboo tattoos, are expertly engraved into the skin entirely by hand using a traditional Khem Sak – a handcrafted metal rod designed to replicate the shape of a bamboo stick that is often passed down to an Ajarn, meaning master in Thai, by their own master.

These tattoos are popular among Thais who mostly visit a temple to get inked by a Buddhist monk and are traditional forms of tattooing magical ancient geometric and deity symbols with Buddhist prayers onto the body.  The tattoos are sacred blessings that are believed to impart magical powers for luck; protection; charisma; fortune; and other powers onto the wearer to help in their own personal journey.

In recent years the practice has become increasingly popular with foreign tourists to the Kingdom, thanks in part to Ajarn Neng who inked Sak Yant tattoos on Hollywood actors including Ryan Phillippe; Jesse Bradford; and Brooke Shields; and famed Hong Kong actor, Alex Fong. 

The most famous Yant is the Haah Taew or five-line Yant; and Ajarn Neng also inks simple one-line Yants and Gao Yord, a nine-spine Yant; or much bigger Yants designs like Twin Tigers.

A master, teacher and learned scholar in the sacred art of Sak Yant, Ajarn Neng Onnut has more than ten years of perfecting his expert craft on over 10,000 people under his Khem Sak, and his fascination with this sacred art has been described as something of an obsession. 

“Being an Ajarn in Sak Yant was not something I planned, but when I realized it was what I must do, it was as if everything before had been leading me to that moment,” Ajarn Neng explained.

Sak Yant is one of the world’s most ancient and sacred traditions and becoming learned in it includes mastering the intricate artwork of the tattoos, which consists of almost 1,000 different graphic images.  Ajarn Neng’s passion to become a master also saw him learning how to read and write the entire ancient Khmer and Pali scripts, memorizing all the unique prayers and secret spells, chants, and mantras that relate to the sacred tattoos.

Commenting on the introduction of private Sak Yant tattoo sessions by Ajarn Neng Onnut at the luxury urban retreat in the heart of one of the world’s most enigmatic capital cities, Daniel Simon, Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel’s General Manager, said that Anantara takes pride in connecting travelers to the indigenous with passionate expertise.

“We are honored and thrilled to welcome Ajarn Neng to one of Bangkok’s most exclusive addresses and to offer our guests an authentic, once-in-a-lifetime experience that is a quintessential Thai tradition.

“Perfectly blending an elegant location with an indigenous experience, every detail has been carefully considered to ensure the traditional sacred tattoos are executed with the utmost care given to hygiene and comfort,” Simon concluded.

The private Sak Yant tattoo sessions by Ajarn Neng Onnut are performed in the privacy of a guest’s suite, or in a private treatment room.  A consultation by the Ajarn takes place the day before when the master meets and learns about the guest’s life and goals in life and decides on a fitting Yant.  Before and after inking the Yant, the Ajarn performs a ceremony where the body and art are blessed, giving the wearer a permanent and deeply significant reminder of the unique experience.

Prices for a private Sak Yant tattoo session by Ajarn Neng Onnut at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel start from $800 USD for a small symbol called Na and $1,000 USD for a one-line Yant, to $3,000 USD per hour for a Twin Tiger design.

A prior reservation is essential and can be made by contacting Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel on telephone +66 2 126 8866 or email

GALLERIES’ NIGHT – 7th EDITION – FEBRUARY 14th & 15th 2020

The seventh edition of Galleries’ Night returns to Bangkok on February 14th and 15th, with a record gathering of more than 65 galleries and 250 artists from Thailand and all over the world.

During two nights, Galleries’ Night connects art lovers, serious collectors and enthusiasts and invites them to discover famous or hidden art spaces through two different journeys :

Feb. 14th on Silom/Sathorn/ Riverside

Feb. 15th on Sukhumvit/Pathumwan

Getting from one gallery to another by our dedicated tuktuks, the audience will enjoy special events and unique contemporary creations in the galleries, which join us every year on this magical night , reflecting the truly global nature of Galleries’ Night.

On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, the two nights will invite the Bangkokians to fall in love with art, culture and beautiful places. One watchword: “Love is in the art”.

The Press Conference for Galleries’ Night will be held on Wednesday, January 15th 2020 from 5.00 p.m., at the Residence of the French Ambassador.

This year, Galleries’ Night breaks new ground. In a new format, the press conference will enhance exchanges and discussions, with the aim of fostering enriching encounters between artists, galleries and journalists.

You will have the opportunity to talk and interview galleries, artists and organization members in a relaxed and beautiful venue.

GALLERIES’ NIGHT – 7th EDITION – 14th & 15th FEBRUARY 2020

2 nights to visit more than 65 galleries

Friday 14th February 2020 : Launching Ceremony (Venue to be confirmed) Silom/Sathorn/Riverside  line

Saturday 15th February 2020 : Sukhumvit line

From 5 p.m. onwards

Free admission for every gallery Free dedicated Tuktuks

More info: Galleries’ Night BKK


First launched in Thailand in 2013 and inspired by “La Nuit Blanche” (The white nights of Paris), Galleries’ Night is nowadays a highlight of the cultural season in Bangkok bringing together, year after year, a larger audience of curious-minded people and art lovers.

On the night visitors will discover Silom/ Sathorn / Riverside galleries and on the night they will discover Sukhumvit galleries.


The audiences are invited to go from one gallery to another.

To help the visitors through this journey, 30 dedicated tuk-tuks will travel through specific routes.

Of course, audiences can also take public transportation as well as walking to access each gallery. The dedicated mobile application of Galleries Night (powered by Pimclick) is available for free on Android and Apple stores and aims to help the visitors to choose and find the galleries.

The website and Facebook page La Fête and Galleries’ Night BKK will also be here to update all related info.

For something a little more classic, a print map with all the galleries and tuk-tuk routes will be provided for free. Also, more than 80 volunteers will be available to answer your inquiries.


The galleries will be open from 5 p.m. onwards; the list will be available on Facebook, printed map and mobile application.

Some of them will host special events such as dance, painting performances or live talks. For the official opening ceremony, we will invite partners, press, guests and the public to join us for a special launching drink on Friday, February 14th, 2020 (venue to be announced).


We invite all the participants of Galleries Night 2020 to connect with our community of Galleries’ Night in online by sharing pictures or videos on Facebook and Instagram with the official hashtag #GNBKK20.

The 4th edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World is about “Food Education: A Taste of Culture”

The Embassy of Italy in collaboration with the Thai-Italian Chamber of Commerce (TICC), the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) and the Italian Board of Tourism (ENIT) is pleased to announce the 4th Edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, Thailand edition 2019, based on this year’s theme: “Food Education: A Taste of Culture”.

From 19 to 29 November several activities will take place throughout Thailand, offering a unique opportunity to share with food lovers and friends of Italy some great culinary experiences and delight, based on the notion of healthy food correct information to the consumer.

The official opening of the Italian Cuisine week will be the “Ospitalità Italiana Awarding Ceremony on November 19th at Gaysorn Urban Resort.

At its 9th edition, this gastronomic event will recognize and certify Authentic Italian Restaurants in Thailand and showcase new food products from Italy. The President of ALMA, the prestigious Italian International School of Cuisine of Colorno, in the Parma province, will be a special guest for the evening.

In the course of the Week, dedicated menus will be presented by 20 top-notch Italian restaurants in Thailand: Gianni Ristorante, Galleria Milano, Mio Food&Art, Peppina, Enoteca, Italian Osteria, Brunello, La Scarpetta, Il Bolognese, Appia, Rossano’s and La Scala in Bangkok; Portofino, Acqua, Rossovivo, La Carbonara and Bocconcino in Phuket; Da Antonio in Chiang Mai; Acquapazza in Pattaya; and Pepenero in Koh Samui.

If you wish to taste Italy’s best wine with internationally acclaimed wine critic James Suckling do not miss the eighth edition of The Grand Tasting event that will take place on November 27 at Grand Hyatt Erawan, Grand Ballroom. This is Bangkok’s largest premium Italian wine event, showcasing more than 100 top-tier Italian producers handpicked by James Suckling himself at the walk-around tasting.

A Sicilian Journey with Chef Martina Caruso’s menu at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok on 22-23 November and 29-30 November at Banyan Tree Phuket. Chef Martina Caruso recently won the Michelin Female Chef Award 2019.

On 29 November the Week will be concluded by the 3rd edition of the acclaimed Charity Gala Dinner followed by a Live Opera concert “The Taste of Music 2019” at the Mandarin Oriental. For the first time in Thailand, a rare museum copy will be displayed of the Codex of the Flight of Birds by Leonardo da Vinci on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the passing of the Italian genius. For tickets:

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Bangkok – Asia’s Most Visited city

The City of Angels is garnering awards. In 2013 Trip Advisor’s user survey recognized Bangkok as the most visited in Asia. According to Aaron Hung their Director of Partnerships. “The city offers genuine hospitality, a smile that comes from the heart, the amazing diversity of food that’s being served, a shoppers paradise and value for money. The award was given to Bangkok based on the listing reviews of 729 hotels, 395 bed & breakfast and Inns, 7,323 restaurants and that numbers are growing every month plus 657 things to do.” 

This was followed by Smart Travel Asia, the Hong Kong-based online travel website naming it 2013’s Best Holiday destination due to the city’s versatility and its ability to cater to traveler’s varied needs. 

Here is our pick of the best to visit while you are in Bangkok. 


Mandarin Oriental Bangkok 

Consistently voted The Best Hotel in the World this iconic legend of hospitality was established in 1887 on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. It has hosted The Who’s Who of visitors to Bangkok ranging from Royalty, Head of State, Celebrities and Pop Stars. This is due to its impeccable standards of service, luxurious facilities, and personalized guest recognition. Throughout the hotel, the staff at all levels address guests by their names. 

Most recently it was awarded Best City Hotel in Bangkok at TTG Travel Awards 2013 

Address: 48 Oriental Avenue , Bangkok 10500 Tel +66-2659-9000 

The Siam 

Located upriver on the edge of the Rattanakosin old city area its a sublime example of next-generation boutique luxury. The architecture and decor are inspired by Paris’ Musee d’Orsay creating a serene world, lush in natural beauty yet quite simple. The emphasis was on muted colors, black, white, cream and great, capturing the colonial architectural elements that King Rama V brought back to Siam. The result is a big hotel that feels small. with just 37 suites and Villa. The ultimate arrival experience is the Venetian yacht departing from Saphan Taksin Pier. 



When Australian born David Thompson opened Nahm in 2001 within six months was the first Thai restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star. He opened this restaurant in April of 2012, in 2012 it was the first restaurant in Thailand to be listed in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants. In 2013 it moved up the rankings to 32nd in the World and 3rd in Asia. He sourced his recipes from old cookbooks of former Thai matriarchs, such as southern-style grilled mussels smoked with coconut husks then cooked with curry-infused coconut cream. All have an authentic taste, the perfect balance of sour, sweet, salty, and spice flavors; true to Thai culinary heritage. 


A unique gastronomic Indian dining experience. Before moving to Thailand in 2007 Gaggan Annand was the personal chef to The President of India and once cooked for Bill Clinton. He was the second Asian and first Indian to study under Ferran Adria at the famed El Buli in Catalonia, Spain. That inspired him to give a new twist to classic Indian recipes creating his style of progressive Indian cuisine. His interpretation of papad chaat transforms the traditional afternoon street- food snack into a spherical yogurt egg resting on a wafer. In 2013 the restaurant was 66th at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants. 

Water Library Grass Thonglor 

Potentially the smallest and most expensive restaurant in Bangkok. On arrival, guests are offered a glass of Louis Roederer NV Champagne at the bar. When all 10 guests have arrived they proceed upstairs to the Dining Room. The 10 seat Chef’s Table is a deep counter with a space behind for Chef Haikal and his brigade of two young chefs’s from Singapore to cook and present each of the 10 courses with meticulous precision. 


The latest indoor-outdoor rooftop dining experience spread over three levels. 

Zenses brings five top restaurants together under one roof, Thai by White Cafe, Italian by Gianni Ristorante, French by Le Beaulieu, Indian by Red and Modern European by To Die For. 


Horizon@ Heaven offers international tapas cuisine and award-winning mixologists. The hangout for those who want to enjoy partying from sunset into the late hours. 


Founded in Taipei by Jeremy Guo with branches in Beijing and Tokyo now in Bangkok. Here the focus on simplicity and the importance of nature. The food is very contemporary Japanese drawing on other Asian influences, a delightfully presented exquisite dining experience with a stunning view. 


The Siam 

Dusit, 3/2 Thanon Khao, 


+66-2206 6999 


The Metropolitan by Como Bangkok 

27 South Sathorn Road 

Bangkok 10170 

Tel +66 2625 3388 


68/1 Soi Langsuan, 

Ploenchit Road, 

Tel +66-2652-1700 

Water Library Thonglor, 

Grass Thonglor, 

264/1, Sukhumvit 55, (Thonglor 12) 

Tel 089-205-0318. 

The perfect present with none of the work: Zing’s Festive Hampers have arrived!

This year, let Centara Grand at CentralWorld do all the hard work when it comes to picking out fancy festive gifts – with Zing’s selection of Gourmet Christmas Hampers.

Available from Zing Bakery, these can be picked up any time from now until Christmas from the ground floor of the hotel. Starting at just THB 2,500, the hampers come packed full to the brim with a selection of gourmet food and drinks – the ideal gift for friends, family or as an end-of-year “thank you” to a colleague or client.

Zing’s Festive Hampers come in three different sizes to suit different budgets, from the small ‘Thai Festive – Surprise’ (at THB 2,500++) to the medium ‘European Christmas – Treasure’ (at THB 4,000++) and the largest one, ‘European Christmas – Magic’ (at THB 6,200++).

Check out (below) what each hamper contains:

Thai Festive – Surprise, THB 2,500++ (SMALL)

PB Valley Shiraz grape juice

Rose Jam

Mango and passion Jam

Chocolate Markin (Thai Chocolate)

Organic dried mango “Doi Kham” 150g


Chamomile tea

Cereal bar

European Christmas – Treasure, THB 4,000++ (MEDIUM)

Prosecco Follador

Fruit jam

Berry jam

Duck terrine with green peppercorn

Almond hazelnut dark chocolate

Belgian pralines with ribbon

 X’Mas cookies

Christmas Stollen


Panettone Mignon

European Christmas – Magic, THB 6,200++ (LARGE)

Chivas XV

Prosecco Follador

Campo Viejo Spanish red wine

Duck Terrine with Green Peppercorn

Fruit Jam

Berry Jams

Almond Hazelnut Dark Chocolate

Almond Hazelnut Dulcey Chocolate

Christmas Stollen

Ginger bread

Penettone Mignon

Please note: All prices are subject to government tax and service charges.

Orders for these hampers can be made at Zing Bakery from 18th November until 25th December 2019.  To place an order for the hampers, please call 0-2100-1234 ext. 6485

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ASIA MILES’ MEMBER-EXCLUSIVE FLIGHT TO BUZZING BANGKOK With over 200 Exclusive Complimentary Local Experiences and Travel Offers

Asia Miles’ 20th-anniversary celebrations continue with another exciting launch of four Member-Exclusive Flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok, one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan cities with a vibrant and diverse lifestyle that offers something for everyone. Members can also choose from over 200 exclusive complimentary local experiences** and travel offers that are bound to satisfy every type of travel personality!

Asia Miles and Marco Polo Club members can redeem seats for one-way or round-trip flights on Cathay Pacific A330 aircraft through the designated webpage. In addition, they can match a one-way member-exclusive flight with other scheduled Cathay Pacific flights to fit their individual preferences and itineraries.

Starting today, Silver-tier and above members of Marco Polo Club in Hong Kong and Thailand, as well as cardholders of American Express® Cathay Pacific Credit Card (Hong Kong/ Taiwan), Standard Chartered Asia Miles Mastercard (Hong Kong), Cathay United Bank co-branded card (Taiwan), Taishin Bank Cathay Pacific co-branded card (Taiwan) and China Citic Bank co-branded card (Mainland China) can enjoy a three-day priority redemption* starting from 8th July 2019. Other members can start redemption from 11th July 2019. 

*Please refer to our webpage for details.

In the true spirit of Happy Moments Everywhere, Asia Miles is taking a step further this summer, partnering with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (HK) to help members discover Bangkok like a local. Whether traveling solo or with friends, or with family and children, members can choose from over 200 exclusive complimentary local experiences such as a firefly-themed dining experience, award-winning spa treatments, interactive Thai cooking classes and more. To enjoy one of the complimentary experiences**, members have to redeem seats on CX8653 or CX8656 flight.

To make members’ journey more rewarding, Asia Miles is offering exclusive deals on hotels and travel experiences such as enjoying one night free at a luxurious and tranquil hotel, a complimentary 3-day car rental services, free chauffeured rides in Bangkok**, or up to 50% Miles off on redemption of hotel and travel experiences awards in Bangkok. For more details and terms and conditions, please visit our webpage.

Asia Miles is excited to continue creating more happy moments with members in Hong Kong and around the world. Stay tuned on all upcoming offerings!

**Each member is entitled to one complimentary travel experience on a first-come-first-served basis. 

About Asia Miles

Asia Miles, Asia’s leading travel and lifestyle rewards program, was launched in February 1999 and has more than 11 million members and over 800 program partners worldwide.

Asia Miles aims to deliver Life Rewarded and offers members extensive opportunities to earn miles by spending daily from a wide range of travel and lifestyle categories including flights, hotels, dining, financial services, retail, technology brands and much more.

With 25 airline partners, Asia Miles members can earn miles when flying to more than 1,000 destinations worldwide. With 400 dining partners to choose from, Asia Miles offers one of the largest ranges of lifestyle food & beverage options in Asia to earn miles.

In addition to flight awards, Asia Miles members can also redeem miles and enjoy fabulous awards such as hotel stays at 60,000 hotels, car rental services in 20 countries and over 35,000 lifestyle and experience awards.

Asia Miles is open to anyone aged 2 or above and is free to join.

Asia Miles Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways Limited, which gives members a variety of benefits that complement the privileges offered by Marco Polo Club, the loyalty program of Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon. Upon joining, Marco Polo Club members are automatically enrolled as members of Asia Miles to enjoy the best of both worlds.

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Turkish Delights: The World to hold a mini-food fest from 21-30 November! Centara Grand at CentralWorld

At the end of November, The World restaurant in Bangkok celebrates the eclectic cuisine of Turkey, a culturally rich county straddling Eastern Europe and Western Asia. 

We are delighted to welcome Culinary Designer Mr. Ayhan Coner, as well as Executive Chef Mr. Aydin Demir and their culinary team who are all looking forward to welcoming you with an additional Fashion Exhibition with garments by famous Turkish designer Ms. Ozlem Suer. This 10-day food-meets-fashion event is being curated by Ms. Emel Sevil Ozer from Turkey.

With influences from ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, Turkey boasts some of the oldest ‘fusion’ dishes in the world, with flavors and recipes refined from Central Asian, Middle Eastern, Eastern European and Balkan cuisines.

The World’s Turkish Food Festival runs from 21 – 30 November 2019 at our location on the 24th floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld.

The all-you-can-eat menu of Turkish delights is priced at just THB 850++ person (lunch, food only) and THB 1,690++ person (dinner including free-flow drinks package).

Alongside The World’s regular international buffet, special menu items to look out for include Steamed beef with vegetable and mastic gum, Lamb Chops Casserole with dry fruits, Sirloin beef cook in pot with cinnamon stich, Pumpkin Soup with chestnuts, Milk pudding with icing sugar and rose water and much more.

Book your table now by calling 0-2100-6255 or email

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Dine in the comfort of your own home! Centara Grand at CentralWorld to be the first five-star hotel in Bangkok to partner with GrabFood

For the first time ever in Bangkok, you can now bring the luxury of hotel dining to the comfort of your own home or office since Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld is now partnering with GrabFood!

Treat yourself without the frustration of sitting in the city’s traffic, with a range of menu items now available from Zing Bakery (healthy breakfasts, salads, cakes & pastries), Uno Mas Restaurant (authentic Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine) and Red Sky  Restaurant (European style Bistro flavors). To guarantee the highest quality we have listed selected menu items of each restaurant for you to indulge such as Chicken Avocado Wrap at Zing Bakery, American Wagyu Beef Short rib at Red Sky, COCHINILLO at Uno Mas and etc.

For more information about any of our restaurants, feel free to contact Centara Grand at CentralWorld by emailing or calling 02-100-6255 or simply download the GrabFood app.

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