All about fruit

lifestyle May 09, 2018 01:00

By The Nation

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The much-loved Rayong Fruit Festival returns to Ta Phong Fruit Central Market from June 1 to 5 and will once again promote tourism while supporting farmers in the province.

Visitors can enjoy shopping for quality fruits and other fresh agricultural products at reasonable prices. The local orchards are offering their usual fruit buffet programmes through the end of July, inviting tourists to pick and savour durian, rambutan, mangosteen, langsat and salacca straight from the tree. 

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Seoul in full bloom

South Korea’s capital bursts into bloom this month as the Seoul Rose Festival transforms the Jungnang-gu area into a picturesque flower garden. From May 18 to 20, thousands of roses in full bloom will stretch to form a 5.15km-long rose tunnel, making it a perfect spot for proposals and engagement photos.

The festival also presents a colourful Rose Parade joined by a military band and Bulgarian performance team, a “Rapercussion”, singing contest, a Rose & Music Party by singers AOMG and Glam Beats, the Wife’s Day Garden Dinner Show and KBS Symphony Orchestra’s “Rose Concert” conducted by Yoel Levi. At night, visitors can inhale the heady fragrance of roses and breathe in their visual beauty enhanced by a variety of lighting effects. 

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And Fido came too

Vacationers travelling with a pet can now treat Fido or Fifi to a luxury stay at Mandarin Oriental, Guangzhou by paying extra CNY800 (Bt4,000) per night. 

Specially designed for dogs and cats, the pet-friendly accommodation is complete with water and food bowls and a sumptuous sleeping cushion. 

Other animal-friendly treats include a tailor-made pet menu created by executive chef Jonathan Shea, a “pet on vacation” door sign, a pet-edible welcome cake and an exclusive Mandarin Oriental “fan” collar tag engraved with the pet’s name.

Thanks to the Suite Temptations package, guests booking two or three consecutive nights in a suite will receive a complimentary third or fourth night, daily breakfast for two, one-way limousine airport transfer and a CNY880 credit voucher at The Spa. 

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Luxury for the lights 

The five-star David Citadel hotel is gearing up for Jerusalem’s Festival of Light from June 27 to July 5 by offering 10-per-cent discount on the standard room rates when visitors book a room at least 7 days in advance.

Overlooking Jerusalem’s old city walls and adorned with innovative light art installations, this newly renovated hotel will spoil guests with public spaces, luxurious suites and guest rooms, as well as modern facilities like a pool, spa, well-equipped gym, banqueting spaces, dining room, and the executive lounge. 

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