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PHANG NGA: Tropical treat

Le Meridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort lures weekenders to explore the pristine Andaman Sea with its Great Holiday Sale campaign, offering accommodation rates starting from Bt5,600 per person inclusive of complimentary daily breakfast for two.

The offer is valid for booking from now until December 31 for stays to March 31. Book online at


Bargain city stay

SM Grande Residence is offering a promotion "Stay 3 Nights & Save 20 per cent" promotion and invites visitors to book a Deluxe, One Bedroom or Two Bedroom at prices that start at Bt2,440. The promotion is available from now until December 31. Call +66 (0) 2 656 0818, e-mail: or visit

Cooking up a storm

Join Food Expedition Bangkok tour and learn how to cook Thai food. Meet at Exit 3 of Phra Khanong BTS Skytrain station, any day at either 9am or 2pm before walking to the fresh market to get all the ingredients. Then embark on a long tail boat, stopping over at Wat Mahabut and enjoying life along the canals before making som tam, tom yum goong, laab muu and panang kai and tasting what you cook. The fee is Bt2,000 per person. Call +66 (0) 2 321 2973 or e-mail: Visit

Lunch on the go

Plaza Athenee Bangkok, A Royal Meridien Hotel offers lunch solutions at four remarkable restaurants, featuring frequently rotating set lunch menus and a buffet. Prices range from Bt333 for a set lunch at Utage Japanese restaurant, to Bt666 for a Chinese set lunch or Bt888 net for an All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum lunch at Silk Road, and Bt 1,100 for a lavish buffet at Rain Tree Cafe. Call + 66 (0) 2 650 8800 or e-mail: Visit

Perfect pairings

Escape the hustle and bustle of Bangkok to enjoy an evening by the River of Kings. Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers presents its monthly wine and cheese event, every third Friday of the month, as an extension of its global signature wine program, Sheraton Social Hour. Enjoy an evening full of gourmet cheeses coupled with South African Wines such as Two Oceans Chardonnay and Two Oceans Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot. Discover new wines from the world and indulge in a wide selection of gourmet cheeses on December 20 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Sambal Bar & Grill. The cost is Bt599 per person inclusive of free flow of wines and a wide variety of cheeses. Complimentary shuttle boat service is available from Saphan Taksin BTS Station every half-hour. Call +66 (0) 2 266 9214 or e-mail:


A very Centara Christmas

Enjoy the festive season on the beach with a special package that covers accommodation and breakfast at the Centara Sandy Beach Resort in Da Nang. The Christmas package is for two nights between December 23 and 26, and priced at US$315 per couple. Two New Year packages are also available: two nights' accommodation valid from December 30 to January 2 and priced at US335 per couple, and three nights' accommodation, valid from December 29 to January 3, and priced at US410 net. Call +84 511 3961 777 or e-mail: or go to "centarahotelsresorts" on Facebook.

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