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Save and sip with KLM

Passengers travelling from Bangkok to destinations in Europe on Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines can get a free soft drink at Suvarnabhumi Airport into the bargain by opting to check in on the airline's website.

Published on March 22, 2008

Log on to www.KLM.co.th, choose your seat, print out your boarding pass from home and drop off your baggage at the Internet check-in counters in Row P. Then, head to Burger King (Concourse F) and sip your complementary 22-oz refreshment.

Internet check-in is available 30 hours before departure.

Mini joins the fleet

Holiday Inn Bangkok goes hip with the introduction of the small but stylish Mini Cooper to the hotel's limousine service. Michael Kordys, pictured left, president of BMW Group Thailand, recently handed over the Mini to Brian B Connelly, regional general manager of InterContinental Bangkok and Holiday Inn Bangkok.

The Mini is part of Holiday Inn Bangkok's marketing strategy and aims to add style to the hotel's limousine service. Think the driver looks funny? You're right! The "Mr Bean" look-alike is indeed the chauffeur of this new, chic limo.

Cleaning up the city

JW Marriott Bangkok recently joined the Erawan Group-initiated environmental cleaning project "Rob Baan Na Mong".

The project aims to establish a community spirit in protecting a healthy environment around the hotel in lower Sukhumvit and also complements the core values of Marriott's own "Spirit To Serve the Community" programme that is focused on protecting and developing the environment.

Fragrant rice in the park

Less than a century ago, there was no such thing as an iced drink and Thais cooled down in the hot season with khao chae - a set of delicious snacks served with fragrant, watery rice.

Today, there's no need to suffer the heat but you still can enjoy classic khao chae. Check it out for lunch (Bt699/adult, Bt349/child) throughout April at ISO Restaurant, Nai Lert Park Bangkok, a Raffles International Hotel. Surrounded by a lush, leafy garden, the hotel is a short walk from Ploenchit BTS station.

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