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Bangkok Tonight: La Casa Nostra restaurant pop-up at Small’s Bar

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If you live in Bangkok I know that it can be easy to very overwhelmed by all the choices around you, whether it is food, drink or partying, you have a lot of options, but not tonight.

Tonight head down to Sathorn’s Soi Suam Plu, for a very special pop-up event being hosted at one of Bangkok’s most celebrated and award winning bars, ‘Smalls’.

They will be hosting chef Nino Scognamillo from La Casa Nostra, one of the most talked about new restaurants in Bangkok, not only for its extensive wine list, but also for bringing rustic and authentic flavours of Italy to the heart of the big mango.

Nino has worked with the Jamie Oliver group in London, the iconic Sydney’s Yacht Squadron and after working in Phuket now runs the kitchen in the at La Casa Nostra.

Offering a small selection of his menu’s favourites, don’t miss a chance to try chef Nino’s famous roasted Mediterranean octopus on white truffle potato velute’ (320 baht) and his Catabrian anchovies with his homemade tomato relish (390 baht).

Small’s bar owner David Jacobson, has become a Bangkok icon with his cemented history in the bar and nightclub scene. A renown celebrity photographer, Jacobson has worked with stars such as David Bowie, Robert De Niro ad Andy Warhol, recently he has been highlighting different chefs in the Bangkok food scene in his Soi Suam Plu watering hole with various pop ups.

For the Facebook Event page click HERE.

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Bangkok is the best leisure city in the Asia Pacific – Business Traveller Asia-Pacific

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Despite few travellers actually being able to visit Thailand’s capital, including ‘business travellers, readers of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific have again named Bangkok the ‘Best Leisure City in the Asia-Pacific’. The Big Mango retains the top ranking on the list for the 5th consecutive year. Bangkok also got third place in the ranking of the Best Business city in the Asia. Singapore and Hong Kong beach out the Thai capital in that category.

Not only that. The 2020 ranking is also a record 10th time that Bangkok has won the award since 2008. Each year, Business Traveller Asia-Pacific confers the awards based on votes cast by its readers and subscribers.

Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the TAT says that, despite the current travel restrictions, Bangkok was able to win the award again.

“Bangkok remains top-of-mind with Business Traveller Asia-Pacific readers. We look forward to welcoming them back soon.”

The TAT were unable to contain their excitement with this PR fizz as they waxed lyrical…

“Bangkok’s rich diversity remains a major draw, showcased via its unique blend of New World experiences and Old World charms. And it is not just about mouth-watering Thai street food, though that remains a key attraction. the city now boasts multiple Michelin starred restaurants served by a modern transportation infrastructure.”

“This includes a new Blue Line underground train extension to historic Rattanakosin Island, where the grandeur of its amazing past remains on full display.”

Each year Business Traveller Asia-Pacific magazine, which gets around 750,000 readers a month online, confers the awards based on votes cast by its readers and subscribers. This includes frequent travellers who use airports, airlines and hotel services to visit a variety of regional destinations. Between April and June 2020, Business Traveller Asia-Pacific sent out a voting poll to subscribers with the results independently compiled by market research company Business Intelligence.

The Business Traveller brand leads the portfolio of titles belonging to international publishing house Panacea Publishing, which is based in London. Business TravellerAsia-Pacific is one of 13 titles around the world.

Since its first issue in 1982, Business Traveller Asia-Pacific has become a valuable resource for frequent travellers, as well as serving as a platform for their concerns.

Other winners in this year’s awards…

Airlines

Best Airline

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Cathay Pacific
  3. Qatar Airways

Best Asia-Pacific Airline

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Cathay Pacific
  3. Thai Airways (not bad considering they’ve been grounded since March 2020)

Best Chinese Airline

  1. Air China
  2. China Southern
  3. China Eastern

Best European Airline

  1. Lufthansa
  2. British Airways
  3. Swiss International Air Lines

Best North American Airline

  1. Delta Air Lines
  2. American Airlines
  3. United Airlines

Best Middle-Eastern/African Airline

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Emirates
  3. Etihad Airways

Best Low Cost Airline

  1. AirAsia
  2. Easyjet
  3. JetStar

Best Airline First Class

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Emirates
  3. Cathay Pacific

Best Airline Business Class

  1. Qatar Airways
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Emirates

Best Airline Premium Economy Class

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Cathay Pacific
  3. Qantas

Best Airline Economy Class

  1. Singapore Airlines
  2. Emirates
  3. Qatar Airways

Best Frequent-Flyer Programme

  1. Cathay Pacific – Marco Polo Club
  2. Singapore Airlines – KrisFlyer
  3. British Airways – Executive Club

Best Airport Lounge

  1. Cathay Pacific – The Pier First Hong Kong
  2. Qantas – First Class Sydney
  3. Singapore Airlines – The Private Room

Best Independent Airport Lounge

  1. Plaza Premium First Hong Kong
  2. American Express Centurion Hong Kong
  3. Plaza Premium Hong Kong T1 Gate 35

Airports

Best Airport in the World

  1. Singapore Changi Airport
  2. Hong Kong International Airport
  3. Dubai International Airport

Best Airport in Asia-Pacific

  1. Singapore Changi Airport
  2. Hong Kong International Airport
  3. Incheon Airport

Best Duty-Free in the World

  1. Incheon Airport
  2. Singapore Changi Airport
  3. Dubai International Airport

Best Business City in Asia

  1. Singapore
  2. Hong Kong
  3. Bangkok

Best Business City in the World

  1. Singapore
  2. London
  3. Hong Kong

Best Leisure City in Asia-Pacific

  1. Bangkok
  2. Singapore
  3. Tokyo

Hotels

Best Business Hotel Brand in the World

  1. Grand Hyatt
  2. Mandarin Oriental
  3. InterContinental

Best Business Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific

  1. Shangri-La
  2. Grand Hyatt
  3. Mandarin Oriental

Best Business Hotel Brand in Europe

  1. Sofitel
  2. InterContinental
  3. Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Best Business Hotel Brand in North America

  1. Marriott Hotels
  2. Four Seasons
  3. Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Best Business Hotel Brand in Middle East/Africa

  1. Jumeirah
  2. InterContinental
  3. Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Best Mid-Market Hotel Brand in the World

  1. Novotel
  2. Holiday Inn
  3. Courtyard by Marriott

Best Luxury Hotel Brand in Asia-Pacific

  1. Four Seasons
  2. The Ritz-Carlton
  3. Shangri-La

Best Independent Hotel Brand

  1. The Fullerton Hotels and Resorts
  2. Aman Resorts
  3. Ovolo Hotels

Best Hotel Loyalty Programme

  1. Marriott Bonvoy
  2. Hilton Hhonors
  3. IHG Rewards

Best Business Hotel in the World

  1. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
  2. The Peninsula, Hong Kong
  3. Raffles Singapore

Best Business Hotel in Asia-Pacific

  1. Shangri-La, Singapore
  2. Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong
  3. Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong

Best Airport Hotel in Asia-Pacific

  1. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Singapore
  2. Regal Airport, Hong Kong
  3. Hong Kong SkyCity Marriott

Best New Business Hotel in Asia-Pacific

  1. Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur
  2. InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay
  3. Andaz Singapore

Best Independent Hotel in Asia-Pacific

  1. The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Singapore
  2. 137 Pillars Suites Bangkok
  3. COMO The Treasury, Perth

Best Business Hotel in Bangkok

  1. Mandarin Oriental
  2. InterContinental Bangkok
  3. Grand Hyatt Erawan

Best Business Hotel in Beijing

  1. Grand Hyatt
  2. China World Summit Wing, Beijing
  3. The Peninsula

Best Business Hotel in Chengdu

  1. Niccolo
  2. Shangri-La
  3. Grand Hyatt

Best Business Hotel in Guangzhou

  1. Shangri-La
  2. Mandarin Oriental
  3. The Ritz-Carlton

Best Business Hotel in Hanoi

  1. Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
  2. Hilton Hanoi Opera
  3. InterContinental Hanoi Westlake

Best Business Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

  1. Park Hyatt Saigon
  2. InterContinental Asiana Saigon
  3. Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers

Best Business Hotel in Hong Kong

  1. Island Shangri-La
  2. Grand Hyatt
  3. The Peninsula

Best Business Hotel in Jakarta

  1. JW Marriott
  2. Grand Hyatt
  3. Shangri-La

Best Business Hotel in Kuala Lumpur

  1. Grand Hyatt
  2. Mandarin Oriental
  3. Doubletree by Hilton

Best Business Hotel in Macau

  1. Grand Hyatt
  2. The Venetian
  3. Conrad Macao Cotai Strip

Best Business Hotel in Manila

  1. Shangri-La at the Fort
  2. Makati Shangri-La
  3. The Peninsula

Best Business Hotel in Melbourne

  1. Grand Hyatt
  2. InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto
  3. Park Hyatt

Best Business Hotel in Mumbai

  1. The Taj Mahal Palace
  2. The Oberoi
  3. Four Seasons

Best Business Hotel in New Delhi

  1. ITC Maurya, A Luxury Collection Hotel
  2. The Taj Mahal Hotel
  3. JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity

Best Business Hotel in Seoul

  1. Lotte Hotel
  2. Grand Hyatt
  3. InterContinental Grand Seoul Parnas

Best Business Hotel in Shanghai

  1. Grand Hyatt
  2. JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square
  3. Pudong Shangri-La, East Shanghai

Best Business Hotel in Shenzhen

  1. Futian Shangri-La
  2. InterContinental
  3. Grand Hyatt

Best Business Hotel in Singapore

1. Shangri-La
= Raffles Singapore
3. The Fullerton

Best Business Hotel in Sydney

  1. Park Hyatt
  2. Shangri-La
  3. InterContinental

Best Business Hotel in Taipei

  1. Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel
  2. Grand Hyatt
  3. W Taipei

Best Business Hotel in Tokyo

  1. Grand Hyatt
  2. Shangri-La
  3. Conrad

Best Serviced Residence in Asia-Pacific

  1. Oakwood Premier AMTD Singapore
  2. Ascott Raffles Place Singapore
  3. Fraser Suites Sydney

Best Serviced Residence Brand in Asia-Pacific

  1. Ascott
  2. Frasers Hospitality Group
  3. Oakwood

SOURCE: Business Traveller

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Protesters switch today’s rally venue, will now take place at Lad Phrao intersection

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A planned protest outside the Constitutional Court in Bangkok this afternoon will now take place at the Lad Phrao Intersection, in the Chatuchak district. The Ratsadon (People’s Party) group have announced the change on the Facebook page of fellow activists, the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration. The rally is expected to kick off at 4pm.

It was originally due to take place at the Constitutional Court, to coincide with the court delivering its verdict on PM Prayut Chan-o-cha’s residence. The PM has come under fire from opposition quarters for occupying a military residence, despite having retired from the army in 2014. Critics say this is a violation of army rules, while the army argues that the arrangement is for security reasons.

The PM and deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan were both excused from an order issued by former army chief Apirat Kongsompong earlier this year, that gave all retired military personnel until the end of February to vacate state-owned residences.

Should the court’s verdict go against the PM this afternoon, it will mean the end of his premiership and his current cabinet. Anti-government protesters who have been campaigning for his resignation since July are calling on activists to assemble at the Lad Phrao intersection this afternoon for what they hope will be a significant event.

“If Prayut is found guilty in this case, he could be forced to step down as the court has deemed his action unconstitutional, rendering him unfit to be prime minister. Please come out at Ha Yaek Lad Phrao from 4pm to witness this historical moment together.”

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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18 Bangkok motorbike taxi drivers get prison for 2019 mass brawl killing a bystander

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18 motorbike taxi drivers are sentenced to prison for their involvement in a mass street fight in June 2019 where a bystander was killed by a stray bullet. Bangkok’s Prakhonong Court handed down prison sentences ranging from 5 years to more than 27 years, according to Thai media.

The fight broke out between two gangs of win drivers, named by Thai media as Soi 1 and Soi 2, on Soi Udomsuk 1 in Bangkok’s Bang Na district. Around 50 to 60 drivers from Soi 1 attacked 20 to 30 drivers from Soi 2 with knives and other weapons, apparently because Soi 2 drivers, who were unregistered and operated without the proper orange identification vests, took customers away from the Soi 1 group.

A 20 year old Kerry Express courier, Weerawat Pheungkrut, was shot and killed when a stray bullet struck him in the left eyebrow. The drivers who were directly involved with the murder were sentenced to the longest prison terms, including leader of Soi 1 known as Pramuk. He was sentenced to 27 years and 10 months in prison and ordered to pay a 5,000 baht fine as well as 280,000 baht in compensation with a 7.5% yearly interest.

Other drivers with high prison sentences and also ordered to pay 280,000 baht in compensation with a 7.5% yearly interest:

  • Best was sentenced to 27 years in prison and ordered to pay a 5,000 baht.
  • Am was sentenced to 25 years in prison and ordered to pay a 5,000 baht fine.
  • X was sentenced to 24 years and 6 months in prison and ordered to pay a 2,500 baht fine.

Drivers with lower prison sentences:

  • Beer was sentenced to 6 years and 8 months in prison and ordered to pay a 6,666 baht fine.
  • Too, Nui, Bank, Fluke, Mai, Tam and Moo and Jack were sentenced to 5 years in prison and ordered to pay a 5,000 baht fine.
  • Oo, Nott, Bank and Ae were sentenced to 4 years and 6 months in prison and ordered to pay a 5,000 baht fine.

SOURCE: Thai Visa

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