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BANGKOK: Girls night out

Yamazato at The Okura Prestige Bangkok continues its celebration of the traditional Japanese Girls Festival until Monday by offering special set menus for lunch (Bt800) and dinner (Bt3,000).

Hinamatsuri or Girls Day is celebrated on March 3 and it's customary to pray for a young girl's growth and happiness. Call (02) 687 9000. Visit

Glowing with happiness

Stay at the Glow Trinity Silom for three or more consecutive nights and you'll enjoy a 15-per-cent discount off the Internet rate, bringing the price for a Superior Room to an incredibly low Bt2,550 per night, Wi-Fi included. The promotion is also valid for Deluxe and Premier Rooms and is available from now until December 31. Call (02) 231 5050, e-mail or visit


Blushing brides

137 Pillars House offers a pre-wedding photography package at Bt12,400 per person. Included are one night's accommodation in luxurious suite, fruit basket and a bottle of chilled Italian Prosecco Sparkling Wine, breakfast for two, afternoon tea, 60-minute spa treatment, Wi-Fi connectivity, complimentary mini bar and access to the hotel grounds for photography. Call (053) 247 788 or email: Visit

In full bloom

U Chiang Mai offers special rates starting at Bt4,200 per night inclusive of U's unique services such as 24 hour use of room, free Wi-Fi and breakfast to travellers who want to experience the flowers in the Floral Festival at Royal Park Rajapruek. The deal is good until March 31. Call (053) 327 000 or visit


Ticket to ride

Jeststar Asia will be flying direct between Bangkok and Fukuoka from June 26 and those who book now could be lucky enough to pay just Bt3,900 for a one-way ticket starting. Checked baggage is priced at Bt405 (for 15kg) and Bt1,185 (40kg). Book early for the best prices on all trips to the Japanese city. The Bangkok-Fukuoka route will be operated on a 180-seat Airbus A320. Visit


Tropical treat

Stay in Thailand but escape from the everyday routine at Marriott's award winning hotels and resorts with the Thai Resident Rate", an exclusive offer that slashes 25 per cent off the regular "Stay for Breakfast" rate. It’s available from now until April 6. E-mail: quoting "IC9" as the booking code.

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