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Event Round-Up – January 2019

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Into a new year and a month packed with activities around the country.

The highly anticipated Thailand Yacht Show & RendezVous 2019 kicks off at Phuket Royal Marina on January 10-13. A collaboration between some of the most respected and experienced figures in the Southeast Asian yachting industry, Thailand Yacht Show & RendezVous is the country’s new and improved yacht show bringing together the industry in one, big event. Expect an extravaganza of everything luxury lifestyle with luxury yachts, properties and services on display.

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The popular Made by Legacy Flea Market returns on January 11-13 at Sermsuk Warehouse by the Pepsi Pier. This 10th edition of the market will see more than 200 shops and vendors selling everything from vintage clothing and accessories, arts and crafts, vinyl, jewelry, furniture, homewares and knick-knacks. Shop until you drop, then enjoy a wide range of foods and drinks.

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Thailand’s National Children’s Day takes place every year on the second Saturday of January (this year 12 January). A celebration of children, the National Children’s Day sees businesses put on special promotions for children and families.

If the festive season has been a little tough on your waistline, fear not! Less than two weeks into the new year you will have the chance to burn off some holiday calories at the BITEC Half Marathon 2019 which kicks off on 13 January at 4am in the morning. Participants can also choose shorter distances of 10km and 5km.

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Those interested in Thai culture should not miss the Bo Sang Umbrella & Sankampang Handicrafts Festival held in the town of the same name in northern Thailand from January 18-20. Over three days, the skilled craftsmen of Bo Sang display their immense creativity beautiful crafts which includes not just umbrellas but also parasols, fans and lanterns made with mulberry bark paper and skilfully hand-painted. We can guarantee you will want to buy something to take home with you!

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For a night of guaranteed laughs head to Scala Theatre on January 18 for Jim Jeffries The Night Talker Tour Live in Bangkok. The Australia-born stand-up comedian and TV star is best known for his late-night show on Comedy Central, The Jim Jeffries Show, in which his political commentary is as hard-hitting as it is funny.

A day later, on January 19, make your way up to Chiang Mai for the Bond Women’s Festival, Asia’s first women-led festival to celebrate women empowerment, entrepreneurship and expression. The one-day festival will feature workshops and events on entrepreneurship, business and empowerment as well as yoga and Zumba classes and an all-female DJ set in the evening. The festival is fully organised by women but men are welcome to join the festivities.

The annual Thailand Tourism Forum (TTF) returns for the 8th edition at InterContinental Bangkok on January 21. Held under the theme of ‘Destination Management’, the TTF will discuss how various industry players can come together to manage the entire tourism experience. If you’re in the tourism industry, this is your event!

Japanophiles should not miss the Japan Expo Thailand 2019 at CentralWorld on January 25-27. This is all about Japan so expect a hefty mix of beauty products, J-pop paraphernalia, anime and manga, food, fashion and everything in between. The expo will also feature Japan Festa, which is the biggest Japanese pop culture event in the country.

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Tax on salt content being considered

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The Excise Department is considering imposing a tax on the salt content of food to encourage food producers to reduce the sodium content of snacks, instant noodles and seasoning cubes.

The director of the Office of Tax Planning said that the department is discussing a limit on the amount of sodium food can contain, in line with the standard set by the World Health Organization (WHO), which is 2,000 milligrams of salt per day.

In reality, Thai people consume an average of 1,000 milligrams per meal, making their daily intake well above WHO guidelines, according to the director.

He said any tax imposed would be at a level which would encourage food producers to reduce the sodium in their processed food without being punitive, adding that the proposal isn’t intended to generate more tax revenue, but to help protect the health of consumers. Excessive sodium in the diet can lead to high blood pressure and kidney disease.

Fish sauce, soy sauce and salt would not be taxed.

SOURCE: thaipbsworld.com

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Water shortage warnings in 22 provinces

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People living in 22 Thai provinces are being warned to prepare for shortages of drinking water during the upcoming dry season, due to start on November 1st.

The warning was issued by the National Water Resources Office, citing low levels in reservoirs, which are the main sources for tap water production waterworks in 22 provinces.

Areas at risk identified by the office are in northern, north-eastern, eastern and southern provinces.

Measures have been adopted by agencies charged with dealing with water shortages. including dredging water channels to allow greater volumes of water to flow into reservoirs, drilling underground wells, enlarging storage ponds and the purchase of water to supply to those in urgent need.

The Royal Irrigation Department has announced that people should use water sparingly.

There are currently about 6 billion cubic metres of usable water in reservoirs in the affected provinces, with 5 billion cubic metres reserved for consumption and ecological preservation, leaving only 1 billion cubic metres for use in agriculture.

This means farmers in the Chao Phraya river basin may not be able to grow a second crop of rice this year.

SOURCE: thaipbsworld.com

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Green Day heading back to BKK in 2020

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Green Day, five-time Grammy Award winners, are embarking on a global tour in 2020, including a stop-over in Bangkok during March. The rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame inductees will perform a series of concerts throughout Europe, UK, North America and Asia.

“Green Day Live in Bangkok” takes place on March 11, 2020 at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani. But it’s not their first time. Green Day sold out concerts in their last Thai live gigs in 1996 and 2010.

Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, California, Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with more than 70 million records sold worldwide and 10 billion cumulative online streams of their music and performances. Their 1994 breakout album “Dookie” is widely credited with popularising and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, catapulting a career-long run of No 1 hit singles.

In 2004, Green Day released the rock opera “American Idiot”, selling more than 7 million copies in the US alone and taking home the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. In 2010, a stage adaptation of “American Idiot” debuted on Broadway to critical and commercial acclaim. Entertainment Weekly called Green Day, “The most influential band of their generation,” while Rolling Stone said, “Green Day have inspired more young bands to start than any act this side of KISS, and that doesn’t seem to be changing.”

Green Day Live in Bangkok 2020 is on March 11, 2020 at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani.

Ticket prices start at 2,000 baht and tickets go on sale on November 2 at all ThaiTicketMajor outlets via www.livenation.co.th or www.thaiticketmajor.com or call: 02 262 3838 for more information.

SOURCE: The Nation

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