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On your bikes!

Bangkok Bike 2014, the biggest domestic bicycle expo for cycling enthusiasts in Thailand, returns to Impact Muang Thong Thani from May 1 to 4 on the theme "Get Ready to Ride".

There'll be plenty of advice for those looking to find their ideal bike, with models of city, mountain and road bikes on display. Check out the more than 100 booths selling cycles and accessories. Visit

Emirates goes Thai

Emirates, one of the world's fastest growing airlines, has announced the roll-out of Google Now cards for passengers who book via With Google Now app, the passengers can keep and recall their travel information and get access to upcoming flights. The airline has also introduced a Thai-language version of the Emirates website to ensure Thai customers enjoy the best booking experience. makes it even easier for Thai travellers to book online, buy upgrades or rewards with Skywards Miles or use the online check-in service.

Soaring with the butterflies

Pitch a tent in Pang Sida National Park Sa Kaew province, and make friends with the butterflies. From May to June, the park will host the annual Butterfly Watching Festival with an exhibition, watching demonstration and camp activities. During these two months, the national park attracts more than 300 butterfly species with most of the winged creates preferring to hover around the waterfall and camping area.

All sheets to the wind

The "Top of the Gulf Regatta 2014" sets out from Pattaya from May 1 to 5 with the yachts manned by sailors from around the world. More than 250 boats and 700 sailors are expected to take part from more than 20 countries. To mark the tenth anniversary of the race, the organiser is throwing two party nights to allow crew members to explore Pattaya's nightlife.

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