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Oct 31. 2018
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By The Nation

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Travellers looking for a local cultural experience while travelling will find spending time at local art galleries and museums enjoyable.

With hotels located near popular attractions of cultural interest, Onyx Hospitality Group invites artists and art lovers to visit Hong Kong, Bangkok and Phuket and take in all the creative and artistic highlights of each of these destinations.

Hong Kong

Besides being a great destination for shopping and blessing trips, Hong Kong is also home to a wide range of art and cultural offerings. Travellers should include a visit to Tai Kwun, Hong Kong’s latest centre for heritage and arts located in the heart of the Central district.

As a former Central Police Station compound, Tai Kwun is a massive revitalised heritage project offering an enjoyable experience in Hong Kong’s historical and cultural milestones through interactive tours, educational programmes, contemporary performance arts and thematic exhibitions. With its unique architectural style, Tai Kwun is a fascinating place to wander around, with visitors immersed in arts and culture and snapping cool hipster photos. After a day of inspirational insights, guests can recharge and relax at Ozo Wesley Hong Kong that is located just a short ride from Tai Kwun and near Wan Chai MRT station.

The property is offering an advanced purchase offer with up to 15-per-cent off room rates with best rate guarantee. Nightly rates start at 734 HKD-plus (Bt3,100-plus). Get 10-per-cent off when booking at least seven days in advance and receive an extra five-per-cent off when booking 21 days in advance. The deal is available until December 31. For more information and reservations, visit


Set in a charming heritage building in the heart of Bangkok’s old town, Museum Siam takes history-minded travellers on a journey through Thai history displayed in a range of creative and contemporary exhibitions. After four years of research and one year of renovations, Museum Siam was relaunched in late 2017 with a brand new permanent exhibition titled “Decoding Thainess”. Using innovative technology and unconventional storytelling methods, the exhibit’s 14 different zones explore all aspects of Thainess and its constant evolution from the past to the present.

After a day of fun, guests can hop on a tuk-tuk to return to Amari Watergate Bangkok and unwind by the pool or enjoy a wide range of dishes at Amaya Food Gallery, a signature restaurant inspired by the street food markets of Asia.

The property offers a hot deal package, with nightly rates starting at Bt4,292-plus, including a two-night stay in a Deluxe King Room together with Bt1,000 dining credit to experience the live cooking stations at Amaya Food Gallery and 25-per-cent off treatments at Breeze Spa. In addition, guests can take time to rest and relax, as the deal includes late check-out until 4pm. The package is available for stays until December 31. For more information and reservations, call (02) 653 9000 or visit


Renowned for its beautiful tropical beach paradise and unique culinary specialities, Phuket is also a destination to consider for its diverse collection of street art and graffiti scattered across the old town.

From Amari Phuket, guests can take a short ride to Phuket old town, where colourful Sino-Portuguese architecture is the true highlight. In between cafe visits and find hunting, travellers should look out for a series of vibrant graffiti and street art along the alleys of Krabi and Dibuk roads. Created under the artists’ strong intention to revive the city as a top tourist destination, this series of street artwork is an open-air art gallery that is approachable and comprehensible for all ages. More than just adding the fun for tourists, each artwork illustrates Phuket’s local way of life related to the area. After a day of arts immersion, travellers can retreat back to Amari Phuket for tasty delights and a favourite cocktail while soaking in the sunset views of the ocean.

The property is offering the super saver package, with nightly rates starting at Bt4,980-plus for a minimum three nights’ stay in a Superior Ocean Facing Room, complimentary round-trip airport transfers, dinner at Rim Talay Restaurant, 20-per-cent off soothing treatments at Breeze Spa and a complimentary late check-out until 4pm. The package is available for stays until July 31. For more information and reservations, call (076) 340 106 or visit


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