Hello Songkran Day – Greeting Thai New Year Festival

One of the most important days in Thailand is Songkran. It’s not only a Thai way of celebrating New Year but also a time when we bind up and show some gratitude to our families. Songkran has been declared by the government as a long holiday from 13 to 15 April of each year. As a tradition, most people who work far away from home usually return to their hometown and pay respect to their families including making merits to their ancestors. In addition, Songkran festival demonstrates the smiles of Thailand that brings joy combined with ancient traditions harmoniously and reflects the true Thai culture with friendly water fights.

The most popular activities for Thai people during Songkran festival starts by making merits in the morning, releasing fish and birds in order to get good fortune. After that, they may bring some sand to the temple which would bring them prosperity and a wealthy life and most importantly pour water on the hands of the elders politely and ask for blessings. Having fun is not the only one subject for this festival but conserving Thai culture and inheriting a beauty of Songkran tradition and cultivating good moral traits to the next generation.

Where is the best place to go in Thailand for Songkran ?

      1. Khaosan Road

There is no doubt that Khaosan Road is one of the famous places for celebrating Songkran Festival and it’s always crowded with many foreigners and Thai teenagers. The fun of splashing water starts early in the morning until late evening with many activities for visitors such as concerts and a various out-door market.

      1. Asiatique

The newest check-in Landmark of Bangkok for tourist with retro concept Asiatique is the shopping scenic center along Chao Phraya river. There are a variety of gastronomical delights view, food and drinks with widely opened areas which are suited for outdoor events, especially Songkran festival. Splashing water is not the main idea, Songkran is mostly focusing on family celebrations, shopping, dining and savouring the river atmosphere.

      1. Silom

Do not miss the famous main road for water fights in Thailand. Many foreigners and Thais will join this battle together, in both ways in and out for splashing water from midday until late at night. Lined with shops from MRT Silom Station until Naralom intersection (Narathiwat Road intersect with Silom Road) is bustling with delicious food where you can fill your stomach and have a great time.

      1. Ratchaprasong Intersection

Bangkok Songkran Festival at Central World has been held successfully for several years. When the outer courtyard was transformed into the paradise of water with joy of lively music especially foam party zone instead of water suitable for everyone to have a good time. Easy to reach by Skytrain (BTS) linking to various points.

      1. Ko Kret

Escape from the city to visit this island and appreciate Mon culture. Because the Mon community settled here a long time ago. The Festival on the island offers culture and ways of life of Mon people through old tradition amusements. It takes less than 10 minutes from the ferry across the river to the island. (Do not forget the spectacular view from the river side). Taste the rice and the traditional desserts, enjoy shopping pottery, souvenirs, visiting the temple of the island and don’t forget to pour a bit of water onto the Buddha Image before going back.

      1. Chiang Mai

Another name for Songkran Festival in Chiang Mai is “Paweni Pee Mung Mai” always considered as one of the amazing highlights of the year because people truly pay attention to this festival. The whole city is surrounded by an atmosphere of happiness. The most popular point is Tha Pae Gate on Nimmanheamin Road but most of the crowd is around the moat. The locals and tourist are packed along the way including Folk activities, presentations of art and culture in Lanna style.

      1. Khao Niew Road, Khon Kaen

Songkran in Issan (North-Eastern Thailand) is one of the spectacular places just like the others. Khon Kaen’s province has become the ultimate Songkran Festival. By decorating the main roads where you can splash water just like on Khao San Road (hence, the name of the Khao Niew Road) supports of locals and Issan people and the tourists who want to experience water battle and listening to Issan music at the same time. In the festival, there will be the cultural zone to provoke the idea of preserving the old tradition with spectacular lights and sounds. If you are fond of music, you will love this. Khao Niew Road usually comes up with excellent concepts such as No Alcohol campaigns.

Tips for enjoying Songkran 2015

    • Songkran Festival in Thailand is ranked number 1 in 5 of the most colorful festivals in Asia.
    • Originally Thai people did consider Songkran as a New Year’s Day of Thailand. According to international standards it has changed to the 1st of January to ensure consistency with other countries.
    • Splashing water onto the Buddha image to show respect with flowers and candles before putting some perfume on the Buddha. Avoid pouring water directly on the head of Buddha. Politely pour water on the other parts of Buddha.
    • The purpose of this is tradition is not only to have fun but also wishing and blessings each other with water. Clean water should be used along with Thai aroma for the good smell. Perfumed powder can be applied on the face. Do not use dirty water or ice. Avoid using a water gun or hose pumping with high pressure water. As a Thai tradition, we should dress modestly and before putting powder on someone’s face it is better to ask for their permission. It is recommended to put around your neck a long line of jasmine garland for the great prosperity.
    • Pour water on the elders. (age 60 and above) The elders should not be blessed because we are younger. Just being blessed by them is enough. Start with inviting adults to sit down, put a small bunch of jasmine garland placed on their hands then we slowly kneel down in front of them and pay respect before gently pour water on their palms with a humble attitude. After the great blessing is over, we should pay respect again. When watering younger people or of the same age, be polite and ask for their permission before watering their shoulders and blessing them.
    • Traditional dishes for Songkran reduce the temperature of the body like Kao-Chae (Cooked Rice Soaked in Iced Water).

Sleep Your Way to Better Wealth: An Infographic

In support of World Sleep Day, the annual event established to celebrate sleep, promote sleep education and support important health issues related to sleep, Centre Point has put together the following infographic. Check it out to learn how you can improve your sleep with just a few simple steps.

World Sleep Day is organised by the World Sleep Day Committee of the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM). Their aim is to reduce sleep related issues through better prevention and management of sleep disorders.

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Centre Point Mini Marathon for Na Kitti Koon Foundation

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Centre Point Mini Marathon for Na Kitti Koon Foundation

Date: Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Location: Benchakitti Park, Bangkok How to Get There

Time: Registration from 5.30am, run commences at 6.30am

Centre Point is proud to announce their sponsorship of this mini marathon charity event to raise money for the Na Kitti Koon Foundation, which helps special needs children to develop life and communication skills through drawing, painting, music and theatre. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the foundation, without any deductions.

How You Can Help Advance purchase tickets are available from the front office at all branches of Centre Point and cost 350 baht. Tickets are available on the day but we’d prefer participants to buy in advance to guarantee their place and also contribute to the smooth running of the event. The mini marathon consists of a 3.6-kilometre run, which will take place on the jogging track that runs around the edge of the lake in Benchakitti Park. The money that we raise from enrolment fees will go to the Na Kitti Foundation and help children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and other conditions to lead more fulfilling lives by learning how to express themselves through art. It shouldn’t take more than 20 minutes, even if you walk the course, and you will have the pleasure of knowing that you have helped us to raise money for a very worthwhile cause.

Highlights of the Event  We want to make the day as special as possible for all participants, to thank you for your help. Register for the mini marathon and you can look forward to:

  1. Adding your handprint to our special Heart Wall, which will be set up at the finishing line. We hope that this wall will act as a symbol of our cooperation to do good things together and encourage others to do the same.
  2. Receiving a running top that has been designed especially by Centre Point as a souvenir of the event.
  3. Enjoying the Good Time Art Pieces created by the special kids with whom the foundation works. At the park will be an exhibition comprised of works of art that the Na Kitti Foundation children have produced so you can see for yourself how beautifully they are able to express themselves through paintings and drawings.
  4. Having your picture taken and printed using Instraprinta. Your picture will be automatically added to your Instagram account with appropriate #Hashtags, and a hard copy printed out for you to keep as a memento of the day.

In addition to the above, every running participant who completes the course will receive their very own Centre Point Mini Marathon 2015 medal. The race will be divided into 3 categories – 19 and under, 20-39, 40 and over – and the first three runners to cross the line in each category will receive a special trophy. The winner of each category will also be presented with a beautiful piece of art, created by the children of the Na Kitti Koon Foundation.

How to Get There  If you are coming by bike or car, Benchakitti Park runs alongside Ratchadaphisek Road, located near the compound area of Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) just south of Asoke Junction in central Bangkok. Alternatively, any good taxi driver should know the location. Or take exit no. 3 at the conveniently located MRT station ‘Queen Sirikit National Convention Center’ (Opeining times 06.00 – 24.00 hrs).

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“1 LIKE or 1 SHARE = 1 BAHT” on World Cancer Day

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World Cancer Day is indicated on February 4 by Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in order to raise awareness and education about the cancer, and to promote its prevention, detection, and treatment.

In 2015, the World Cancer Day tagline is taken place under ‘NOT BEYOND US’ with the campaign on four key focused areas:

  • Choosing healthy lives
  • Delivering early detection
  • Achieving treatment for all
  • Maximizing quality of life

We, Centre Point Hospitality, also care for the people affected by cancer. In February every “1 Like or 1 Share” on World Cancer Day campaign in our Facebook, we will donate “1 Baht” to support Thai National Cancer Institute.

Donate with us via: http://www.facebook.com/centrepointbangkok

source : Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

Thailand Tourism Festival 2015

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The 35th anniversary of Thailand Tourism Festival (TTF) has been changed from the scheduled event in June to 14-18 January 2015, at Lumpini Park, Bangkok, for the grand opening celebration of the “2015 Discover Thainess” campaign.

A showcase of the kingdom’s glorious culture and rich natural heritage is classified into five cultural villages, which are designed to represent the Thai way of life from the five regions of Thailand as follows:

  • The Central Region – Visiting the Central Region in a Variety of Styles
  • The North – Celebrated Cultural Treasures and Abundant Natural Beauty
  • The Northeast – The Land of Ancient Civilisation
  • The East – The Colors of the East
  • The South – The Sea of Natural and Cultural Heritage

The TTF 2015 will take place at the Lumpini Park at 16.00-22.00 hrs , on 14-16 January, and at 12.00-22.00 hrs on the weekend of 17-18 January. Admission is free.

source : TAT Newsroom

New Year Dinner Cruise Bangkok on New Years EVE 2015

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New Year Party Diner Cruise Bangkok along Chaophraya River, One of place for  Countdown and New Year’s Eve 2015 Dinner Cruise in Bangkok , enjoy with luxury Modern Cruises in Bangkok and  Cruising along Chaophraya River , with a touch of Bangkok Count Down Night ‘s Scenery. Don’t miss the exciting fireworks show on the Chao Phraya River Bangkok Thailand.

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Don’t miss the exciting fireworks show on the Chao Phraya River. enjoy wiht us on Tuesday 31 December 2014

New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise in Bangkok ThailandNew Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise : A  ( Time:  20.00 – 00.30 hrs. )

20.00 Hrs. Boarding. Welcome by our lovely crew.

20.15 Hrs.Departure from River City pier ( Charoen Krun Rd., Soi 30 )

20.30 Hrs.Dinner time & enjoy Live Filipino band  (Saxophones, Singer, etc…)

21.30 Hrs. enjoy the beautiful Chaophraya River and New Year Party Night

23.50 Hrs. Count Down Time and Watch the Fire works at Oriental Hotel

00.30 Hrs. Arrival at River City pier …

Thank you Hope to see you again.

Adults Price: 3,950 Baht

Childs Price: 3,500 Baht

Inlcuded : Special Fruit Cocktail Welcome Drink, Soft Drink International Buffet Dinner and Seafood New Year Party Gift Live Band Show Cabaret Show Spaking Fire work Show.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise in Bangkok ThailandNew Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise : B  ( Time:  23.00 – 01.00 hrs. )

23.00 Hrs.Boarding. Welcome by our lovely crew.

23.15 Hrs.Departure from River City pier ( Charoen Krun Rd., Soi 30 )

23.20 Hrs.Dinner time & enjoy Live Filipino band  (Saxophones, Singer, etc…)

23.30 Hrs. Enjoy the beautiful Chaophraya River and New Year Party Night .

23.50 Hrs. Count Down Time and Watch the Fire works at Oriental Hotel etc..

01.00 Hrs. Arrival at River City pier …

Thank you Hope to see you again.

Adults Price: 3,500 Baht

Childs Price: 2,700 Baht

Inlcuded : Special Fruit Cocktail Welcome Drink, Soft Drink International Buffet Dinner – Seafood B.B.Q. Live Band Show*

Places to celebrate New Year in Bangkok 2014

Bangkok is definitely one of the best cities in Asia for New Year’s Eve celebrations. The city is known for putting a good show every night of the year, but come December the 31st they pull all the stops out and end each year with a bang. There are the classic options, like rooftop dinners with Champagne and large firework displays at both Central World and near the River. Families will enjoy Asiatique, the night market which has become one of the top spots for the countdown. For those who like to dance the night away the clubs in Khao San Road, RCA and on Sukhumvit 11 bring in international DJs who spin records till the early hours of the morning. If large scale celebrations are not your thing, then there are plenty of other options. Local restaurants and bars will also be celebrating, and whether you are travelling with family, friends or by yourself, there is an event to suit everyone.

 

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Bangkok’s equivalent of Times Square in New York, a street countdown party happens every year outside Central World shopping mall. Find a good spot near the junction where you can enjoy the fireworks and cheery crowds that will have gathered here from the early evening, with over a hundred thousand people expected. In front of the mall there will be a beer garden and live entertainment including live bands and DJs. There will also be plenty of snack stalls. To really fit in, find one of the sellers who will be touting their flashing headbands and sparkly date sunglasses. Getting there and back is extremely easy as the BTS skytrain runs until after midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Opening Hours: 19:00 – 00:30
BTS: Chit Lom/Siam

 

Asiatique New Years Eve Bangkok 2015 Thailand

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Asiatique Bangkok NEW Years Eve Bangkok, The Riverfront will be one of the main attractions in Bangkok where everyone can have fun with lovedones and friends before taking in the splendid view of a fireworks display along the Chao Phraya River on New Year’s Eve.In collaboration with Chang, Oppo, Mekhong and Coke, the Asiatique Festival Countdown 2014 will be packed with happiness and entertainmentunder the concept “Light Up the Colours of Life”.Set to perform on stage from 5pm until late will be famous Thai artists, The countdown to midnight will feature fireworks along the Chao Phraya River, making it a night to remember. Asiatique is across Charoen Krung Soi 93. It can be reached by car and shuttle boat, which is available from 4pm to 11.30pm at the SaphanTaksin pier (BTS Saphan Taksin). There is no admission fee. find to more details and update for Asiatique New Years Eve Bangkok 2015  Visit asiatiquethailand.com or call 02-108-4488.Bangkok Countdown at Asiatique Every Year in Bangkok Thailand.

 

New Year Dinner Cruise Bangkok on New Years EVE 2015

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New Year Dinner Cruise in Bangkok,Thailand.Where to go for New Years Eve Bangkok 2015? Popular Place for New Year’s Eve Bangkok 2015 Best Place for Countdown Bangkok and See Sparking Fire Work with Dinner Cruise by River Cruises Chaophraya River Bangkok Thailand.

 

SKY-HIGH RESTAURANTS New Years Eve 2015 Bangkok Festival Countdown 2015

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Visit Bangkok to enjoy the biggest New Year’s Eve parties
Crowne Plaza Bangkok  – A red-carpet party with Hollywood-themed decor and live music, with optional New Year’s Eve Buffet available (B4,999). 8pm. Crowne Plaza Bangkok, 952 Rama 4 Rd., 02-632-9000. B1499 (open bar). MRT Lumphini.

Millennium Hilton – B5,900 for international buffet at Flow or B12,000 for 5-course set dinner with free-flow at ThreeSixty, on the top floor of this riverside hotel. Charoennakorn Rd., 02-442-2000.

Holiday Inn Bangkok Sukhumvit 22  - Indian buffet with DJ, open bar and count down at THB 2,500++ located at Maya on 29th floor. To make reservation 02 683 4745, and Indian buffet at B2,014 at Zeta Cafe, which is perched on the 22/F of this new hotel. Sukhumvit Soi 22, 02-683-4704.

Banyan Tree  – B21,999 for 7-course set menu of Mediterranean cuisine at Vertigo, the hotel’s dramatic rooftop restaurant. 21/100 Sathorn Rd., 02-679-1200.

Pullman Bangkok Hotel G – Seafood buffet at B2,999, including a welcome drink, at Ballroom 38, with stunning views of Silom. Silom Rd., 02-238-1991

Hotel Muse – B4,750 for a platter of seafood and a bottle of Prosecco or B1,500 for two glasses of Prosecco at The Speakeasy, a 1920s-style rooftop venue. 25/F, Langsuan Rd., 02-630-4000

Long Table – B5,999 or B7,999 (depending on the table location) for 3-course set dinner. Most of the table don’t really have views, but there’s a terrace overlooking Benjakitti Park to get started and see the fireworks. 25/F, Column Tower, Sukhumvit Soi 16, 02-302-2557.

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NIGHTCLUBS New Year Eve 2015 Bangkok 

Narz Countdown  – Four rooms with DJs, one live band room and an outdoor stage. 8pm. Narz Bangkok, 112 Sukhumit Soi 23. 02-258-4805. B800 (1 drink).
2014 @ Sukhumvit  11  – The three Soi 11 giants celebrate their partnership with a party across the three venues promising live performances,
sexy staff and new laser lights. Reservations at 082-308-3246. Dec 31, 9pm. Levels, Q Bar and Bash, Sukhumvit Soi 11. BTS Nana.

Great Gatsby Night Extravaganza – Drawing inspiration from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, this 1920s-styled celebration goes for a glitzy
feel, with dance shows and DJs. Reservations at 02-108-2000. 9pm. Ku De Ta Bangkok, 39-40/F Sathorn
Square Building, 98 North Sathorn Rd., 02-108-2000. BTS Chong Nonsi. B1,500.

One Night in Bangkok – The international party production team Fierce Angel from the UK organize a countdown party with founder DJ Mark Doyle spinning house alongside the crew’s DJs. Dec 31, 11pm. B3,388 before 12:30am (1 glass Champagne and 3 drinks) and B999 after 12:30am (1
standard drink). Heaven, 20/F ZEN World, 4-4/5 Rajadamri Road. BTS Chidlom and Siam. 02-100-9000.

BK PICK Brown Sugar Moulin Rouge -A New Year’s party drawing inspiration from the Baz Luhrmann film featuring music by Mint Blues, Pongsiri Quartet Jazz Band and June Kumarika & Attention Please Band, along with DJ DCXIX. Reservations at 092-616-7829. Dress code: Moulin Rouge. 8pm Brown Sugar, Phra Sumen Rd., 08-1805-7759. B900 (open bar all night).

Altitude: Midnight Kiss - A countdown party held at three venues within the hotel, Roof Bar, Pool Club and Theatre Bar (10/F), with DJs Lee
Cabrera and Aaron James (New York City) , Kid Chris (Ibiza) and Tech12 (UK). 9pm. Mode Sathorn, 144 North Sathorn Rd., 02-623-4555. Free entry, BTS Surasak

Countdown at Nest Rooftop – This rooftop countdown party lines up international DJs including Breaksjunky, One Touch, Morphelius and Soulboy, who will be joined by MC Emon and local DJs Job and Monte, plus live performances by saxophonist 7EVEN and guitarist Triple AAA. Reservations at 02-255-0638. 9pm. Nest, Rooftop/F, Le Fenix Hotel, 33/33 Sukhumvit Soi 11, 02-2550638/9. B800 (2 drinks, free entry after 2am). BTS Nana.

Dudesweet New Year: Tomorrow is the Best Day – A countdown party by the much-loved organizer promises a more chilled vibe than previous years’ events, with music by resident DJs and Chubby Chain on the Rock and an exhibition by visual artist Kob B.O.R.E.D, plus toy and gift giveaways.
9pm. Absolut Artelier, 42/F Column Tower, Sukhumvit Soi 16. Free entry. BTS Asoke

Countdown Under Siege at Maggie Choo’s  – A countdown party taking you back to New Year’s Eve 1937 which lets you take refuge in the venue
decorated as an underground cabaret, with instrumental duo Jul & Co. Reservations at 02-635-6055. 10pm. Maggie Choo’s, Underground @ Hotel
Novotel Bangkok Fenix Silom, 320 Silom Rd., 02-635-6055. Free entry. BTS Surasak.

X’mas Event ‘Warmest Winter’ at the Lobby of Centre Point Thong-Lo Bangkok

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Our warmest welcome to all our guests to take part in our X’mas Event ‘Warmest Winter’ at the Lobby(Ground Floor) of Hotel Centre Point Thong-Lo Bangkok http://www.centrepoint.com/CentrePointSukhumvitThong-Lo/PageHotel.aspx between 19.00 to 21.00 hrs on December 24, 2014. Please allow us the pleasure of your company to make this festive occasion even more special and delightful. Thank You!

‘Christmas Balloons Party’ at Hotel Centre Point Chidlom Bangkok!

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We cordially invite our guests to join in our X’mas Event ‘Christmas Balloons Party’ at Lobby(Ground Floor) of Hotel Centre Point Chidlom Bangkok http://centrepoint.com/CentrePointChidlom/PageHotel.aspx between 18.00 to 22.00 hrs on December 24, 2014. Don’t miss out on this Festive Fun Activity!!