Up in the air

Thailand February 21, 2018 01:00

By The Nation

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The Thailand International Kite Festival returns to the Army Non Commissioned Officer School in Hua Hin from March 23 to 25 and this year is attracting 20 teams from several countries including Switzerland and France to showcase their colourful kites.

Visitors can also enjoy an exhibition that uses interactive multimedia technology to tell the history of Thai kites, a musical performance, a stunt kites competition, a Chula and Pak Pao show to the sound of a traditional ensemble, plus a workshop on making and painting a kite and a boomerang class. 

Learn more from www.TatNews.org.

Big bargain in Phuket

Best Western Patong Beach hotel will participate in the Thai Tiew Thai fair 2018 fair by offering a special promotion for any stay between April 1 and October 31. 

Priced at just Bt1,299 per room, the package includes breakfast for two, free Wi-Fi and a free upgrade to a Pool View Room. Those planning a longer stay can take advantage of a Bt3,699, two-night package for a Superior Room that includes breakfast for two, free Wi-Fi and a complimentary airport transfer. 

Find out more at www.BestWesternPatongBeach.com. 

Singapore celebrates Chingay

On Friday and Saturday, Singapore’s festive season continues with the Chingay Parade that was mooted over four decades ago as a way to compensate for the ban that had been placed on firecrackers, a customary New Year practice to drive away evil spirits.

This is the largest street performance and float parade in Asia that extends from the original F1 Pit Building to the NS Square (Marina Bay floating platform). It features multi-ethnic cultural performances by local talents and international acts with elaborately decorated floats, dazzling array of colourful costumes, creative props and wearable art, Street Party, a colourful display of lights, lasers, pyrotechnic and fireworks. 

Find out more details at www.Chingay.org.sg.