Percussion and parades

Thailand July 30, 2014 00:00

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Ang Thong province celebrates Drum Festival tomorrow with colourful parade, fanfares and a stage performance at drum-making village of Ekaratch in Pa Mok district.

The beat goes on, with international drum performance and cultural shows, until August 3. Angthong is a two-hour drive to Bangkok’s north. Call (035) 811 015. 
A spa to remember
RarinJinda Wellness Spa Chiang Mai has been nominated for four awards for Thailand Spa & Well-being Awards 2014. The well-known spa resort is up for Innovative Spa Menu, Innovative Spa Treatment, Amazing Wellness or Medical Spa and Amazing Destination Spa. Fans of RarinJinda can vote for it at until September 17.
Japanese treats for mum
Okura Prestige Bangkok marks and celebrates Mother’s Day on August 10 and 12 with a special promotion under which mum gets to eat for free when dining with a family of four or more at Up & Above. The price (per person) is Bt2,400 with free-flow soft-drinks and Bt3,100 with free-flow of wine, beer and cocktail. Up & Above is located on the 24th floor of The Okura Prestige Bangkok. Call (02) 687 9000 or email 
The noble grape
L’Appart Restaurant at Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit is holding a Grand Cru Class Wine Dinner tomorrow night featuring Tupin Entre-Deux-Mers 2010, Francois Paquet Les Armanys Chablis 2011, Domaine de Baron’Arques 2005 and Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande 2005. Two other Grand Cru wines will also be served to complement Jeremy Tourret’s menu. The price is Bt3,400 a head. Book a table at (02) 126 9999 extension 3354 or 3353. Visit