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Thailand event round up – May

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Those with a love for shopping should head to Pattaya for the Thailand One Stop Shopping Expo Pattaya, on until May 5. With more than 47,000 square metres of floor space, TOSSE Pattaya is Thailand’s largest shopping expo with departments showcasing everything from Wedding, Electronics, Garden & Pet Baby & Family and Fashion.

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The Samui Regatta is on from May 25 to June 1 in the waters around Samui. Held since 2002, it is known to attract some of the best yachts in Asia who enjoy a week of sailing and on-shore activities. Supported by the likes of the Sports Authority of Thailand and the Tourism Association of Thailand as well as various sailing associations, Samui Regatta attracts people from Thailand and beyond and acts as a great way to experience what the island has to offer.

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With the hottest of the weather hopefully behind us, there is no end to the running events and races in May. It starts off with the Run For King (distances of 7km and 10km) race on 5 May at the Indoor Stadium Huamak to mark the coronation of His Majesty the King which takes place on 4-6 May.

Then on May 12, no less than five races are scheduled: Hua Hin Marathon 2019 (5km, 10km, 21km, 42km, starting at Wat Khao Krailart in Hua Hin); Run 4 Dams Half Marathon Series 2019 (5km, 10km, 21km, starting at Pa Sak Jolasid Dam in Phattana Nikhon in Lopburi); Udonthani Half Marathon 2019 (5km, 10.5km, 21km, starting at Nongprajak Public Park); Bangkok Airways Krabi Half Marathon (5km, 10km, 21km, starting at Thara Park); and Ultraman Run 2019 (3km, 12km, starting at NongNooch Garden Pattaya).

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If that wasn’t enough, runners will get a second chance to get a sweat on the following weekend at Sattahip Sundown Run 2019 on May 18 which offers distances of 5km, 10km and 21km, and at Supersports 10 Mile International Run and PAT Mini Marathon (5km, 10km) both on 19 May. Not surprisingly, the last weekend of May offers more races, including the popular Amari Watergate Bangkok Charity Midnight Run 2019 (6km, 12km) on May 25 and Hat Yai Marathon 2019 (4km, 10km, 21km, 42km).

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May is your month if you’re into music. Australian indie rock band Last Dinosours will play at RCA on May 15 and Korean-American singer-songwriter Japanese Breakfast at Rockademy Thailand on 16 May.

Those looking for something a little different should check out Pink Cloud Music & Art Festival 2019 held at Thai Wake Park on May 25. The event poster that promises “a utopia for outcasts, underdogs & alt-rock lovers”, and if that doesn’t quite attract you, maybe the line up will. It includes Australian Dune Rats and Hockey Dad, as well as Turnover from the USA, Srirajah Rockers from Thailand, Verge Collection from Australia and Beddy Rays also from Australia.

Various local and overseas artists will also be exhibiting and there will be a wake and skate jam, open mic stage and food and drink vendors.

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Jason Mraz returns to Asia for the Good Vibes Tour and will play in Bangkok’s Impact Arena on 21 May. Expect hits like “I’m Yours”, “Lucky” and “I Won’t Give Up”.

Francophiles and/or movie buffs should head to Prince Theatre Heritage Stay for their ongoing French Weekend Movieclub on May 25 (and June 29). In collaboration with the French embassy, the hotel will showcase popular French movies with English subtitles on a big screen in the hotel lobby, the movie scheduled for 25 May being Hubert Charuel’s Petit Payson (Bloody Milk) from 2017.

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Also on May 25 is the Nelson Hays Library semi-annual book sale. Thousands of second-hand books in English and other languages donated from Neilson Hays Library supporters or withdrawn from the library shelves are put up for sale with prices starting at 20 baht.

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