By THE NATION
Blasts from the past
Finding the present too negative? Then nurture your nostalgia for the past at the City of Malika, and travel back to the early Rattanakosin Era. Tucked away in Kanchanaburi Province, “Malika 124” is a traditional and old-fashioned “town” boasting old houses, costumes and even foods enjoyed in the early 1900s. Visitors can change into traditional costumes before walking into the good old days of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). Within walking distance of Mueang Sing Historical Site, Malika 124 is located in Sai Yok district.
Walking on gold
The gorgeous Bua Tong flower, as it’s called in Thailand’s North, blooms just in time for the winter covering the valleys of Mae Hong Son in a sea of gold. The best place to walk through fields of sunflowers is Doi Mae U Koh – a mountainous valley in Khun Yuam district. The flowers last until December. Tucked away in Northwestern Thailand, Mae Hong Son, with its ethnic diversity and natural beauty, is one of the country’s most popular winter destinations.
The egg goes “Blu”
The Radisson Blu resort in Hua Hin, Thailand, celebrates the iconic "Egg Chair" designed by Arne Jacobsen with the Miniature Egg Chair Exhibition. The resort’s lobby is Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Asia Pacific’s venue of choice for the exhibition thanks to Hua Hin’s vibrant arts and culture scene, and will showcase the chairs from Friday to November 30. The iconic “Egg Chair” was created by the legendary Danish architect 55 years ago for the SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen. It was renamed Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Copenhagen seven years ago and is known as the world’s first designer hotel.
Tea for two
The St Regis Bangkok invites you to enjoy the tradition of high tea, reviving the elegant ritual, cultivated by the Astor family more than 100 years ago at the flagship St Regis in New York City. Afternoon Tea is offered each day from 2pm to 5pm at The Drawing Room and The St Regis Bar. Two afternoon tea sets are on offer: the Thai Afternoon Tea for Two (Bt850) and Western Afternoon Tea for Two (Bt1,500). Each set comes with an exclusive selection of TWG teas and coffee.