The hills come alive
The Colours of Doi Tung Festival returns to the mountains of Chiang Rai every weekend from now through January 3. Visitors will experience a fabulous garden show, a shopping alley and a series of performances by local highlanders and hilltribes. This year’s festival is titled “20 Years…the Memory Lives On” and marks the 20th anniversary of the death of HRH Princess Srinagarindra, the Princess Mother. More than 20 artists from ArtBridge Chiang Rai have turned the mountain into a colourful garden.
Festive treats at Theo Mio
Christmas is in the air, and InterContinental Bangkok is getting ready to celebrate in style at Theo Mio Italian |restaurant by award-winning chef Theo Randall. Special culinary creations and holiday hamper treats are sure to delight, as the hotel’s enchanting Christmas decorations and festive backdrop. Guests can also take in the city sights from the restaurant’s popular outdoor terrace, which |features DJ music every Tuesday and Wednesday and live music every Thursday and Friday through the end of the month. An a la carte menu with festive specialities is available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
Messing around on the river
The Thailand International Swan Boat Races 2015 will rock the Chao Phraya River this weekend as international teams race traditional Thai-style long boats in various classes (the largest has 55 paddlers) along the river underneath Rama 8 Bridge. The races, which are being held on both Saturday and Sunday, are divided into two categories: Swan Boat Race (22 paddlers) and the traditional Thai Long Boat Races (30 and 55 paddlers).
The impossible becomes the possible
Armless Thai dwarf Ekachai Wankaew recently completed his “Impossible Mission” when on December 5, in honour of His Majesty the King’s 88th birthday, he reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Affectionately known as “Mr Penguin”, Ekachai was born without arms and is an aspiring artist who has just completed a portrait of the King. For his “Impossible Mission” campaign, Ekachai was trained by experienced mountaineer Vitidnan Rojanapanich.