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Fun time over winter

Book yourself a winter break at the Thai International Travel Fair 2012, which runs from tomorrow to Sunday at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre on the theme "Amazing Winter".

Travel agents, airlines and hoteliers from destinations as varied as Chiang Mai and Tohoku will be preferring their best deals. Call (02) 214 6175 or visit

Seafood sensations

Phuket is playing host to a Seafood Fiesta until Tuesday. Expect lobster, crab, fish and all the delights of the Andaman Sea to add colour and taste to the island's gourmet scene. The annual fiesta takes place at hotels and restaurants around the island. Ask the waiter and waitress for the special of the day.

Drama in the dance

Performances of khon, the classical masked dance, take place every Thursday and Friday at Sala Chalermkrung theatre until December 28.

The performances are based on the Ramayana epic with tickets priced at Bt800 to Bt1,200 available at

Rallying for a cause

Drive to Hua Hin in middle of August, and spend a weekend the hard way. The Queen’s Cup Hua Hin Triathlon takes place this Sunday. Created to celebrate the Queen’s 80th birthday, the triathlon is scheduled to start at the picturesque fisherman’s village of Baan Tao Kao, 10 kilometres south of Hua Hin. The annual race is set to become one of the largest triathlons in Southeast Asia, with an expected attendance of 500 racers from around the world. Hua Hin, with its long crescent beach, is one of Thailand’s best beach holiday destinations. Visit

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