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Acoustic at l'Appart

Bangkok-based vocalist Jennifer Lackgren, who was voted the public's favourite on the second season of The Voice Thailand, performs Saturday night in the Fete de la Musique being hosted by Sofitel Bangkok's rooftop venue L'Appart overlooking Sukhumvit Road.

The event also features seductive Latin grooves and smooth jazz from Caribesound, a trio of talented musicians from Colombia. Tickets cost Bt2,000 including a bottle of Chandon sparkling wine, for two. Call (02) 126 9999 or e-mail H5213-FB10@sofitel.com.

Transiting in style

Low-cost airline Thai AirAsia X is now offering a "Fly Thru Service" to passengers flying out from Myanmar and transiting to other destinations at Don Mueang International Airport. The new service lets passengers travelling on two different flights enjoy greater speed and less hassle as they don't have to go through immigration pass or collect their baggage. The new service covers AirAsia's eight international destinations including Chongqing, Jakarta, Macau and Singapore and five domestic destinations - Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Krabi and Phuket.

Waxing wonderful

Ubon Ratchathani marks the Buddhist Lent retreat once again with its famed Candle Festival that runs from now until the middle of July. The festival culminates with huge, decorated candles being formally presented to local temples in a form of merit making for khao phansa. Until July 12, artists from Germany, Mexico, Japan and China will compete in a wax-carving competition at the National Museum. The highlight is on July 12, when more than 100,000 devotees will join a procession of carved candles on floats. A sightseeing tour of the eight candle-making communities is a must. Visit Facebook.com/tatubonratchathani.

A walk on the wild side

The annual Pattaya International Marathon returns to Thailand's famous resort town on July 27 and offers something for everyone, no matter how high (or low) their fitness level. You can tackle the full 42-kilometre course or putter along for 10km, and there's a route for people in wheelchairs too. The starting times are staggered from 3.30am on Pattaya Beach Road. Find out more from the city administration at (038) 253 129 or visit www.Pattaya-Marathon.com.


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