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Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers' popular monthly wine and cheese event - "Say Wine and Say Cheese" returns on August 15 with free flow shiraz and chardonnay from South Australia's Ironbark winery and a selection of cheeses from all over the globe.

It's priced at Bt599 per person and runs from 6.30 to 8.30pm at Sambal Bar & Grill. Book a seat at (02) 266 9214 or email: events.rosh@sheraton.com.

Bangkok Airways flies high

Bangkok Airways recently added the Airbus A320 to its fleet and will be using the 165-seat plane on routes between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi, Udon Thani, Yangon, Mandalay, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, Mumbai and Dhaka. Billed as a "boutique airline", Bangkok Airways is based at Suvarnabhumi Airport and was named the World's Best Regional Airline at the recent Skytrax's 2014 World Airline Awards. Visit www.BangkokAir.com.

A festival for mum

King Rama II Memorial Park in Samut Sakhon province plays host to the "Love Mum the Most" event this Saturday in celebration of Mother's Day. The festival promises music from the Suntharaporn band, cultural shows and a mouth-watering array food. Samut Sakhon province is an hour drive to Bangkok's southwest.

A feast for the underworld

The annual Thingkrajard Festival is being celebrated in Suphan Buri province from August 13 to 17. The festival, which is influenced by Chinese-speaking communities, is designed to feed the hungry ghosts and wandering spirits of the underworld. But there is nothing spooky about it and it draws thousands of visitors for the colourful parade and Chinese cultural show. The highlight is on August 13 when the Chinese-speaking communities parade the city spirit around town.


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