The best things to do in Bangkok this week, including a fair on Thailand’s most luxurious vacations, a film festival, and the debut of Saladaeng Mid-Week Market.
As usual, Bangkok is abuzz with events and new concepts. This week in particular, we see quite a few reasons to celebrate, from Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin’s tenth anniversary — has it been a decade already? — to a fair on luxury vacations in Thailand. Those who’re looking to meet new people and have some fun should drop by The Commons Saladaeng for the debut of their bi-weekly market. If you feel like staying in this week, then be sure to catch this year’s Spanish Film Festival — held online for the first time this year! Scroll to see your plans.
Saladaeng Mid-Week Market
NEWS & EVENTS — The Commons Saladaeng is kicking off a series of bi-weekly lifestyle markets, set to take place on every first and last wednesday of the month! Promising an enticing array of items that range from home decor, to clothes, handmade gifts, delectable bites and more, pop by the community mall to mingle, shop, and eat. To celebrate its launch, guests at the inaugural market will receive THB50 vouchers to spend, once they’ve added The Commons Saladaeng on Line Official at the registration booth.
11am – 3pm, September 30, 2020. The Commons Saladaeng. To find out more about the Saladaeng mid-week market, call 09 6556 1596, or visit the Official Facebook Event Page.
Siam Paragon Thailand Luxurious Vacation Fair
TRAVEL — With a slew of public holidays and long weekends coming up soon, many of us are beginning to yearn for travel. Thankfully, while we might not be jetting off to faraway lands, there’s still plenty to do and see locally. To help you make your choices, Siam Paragon is hosting the Siam Paragon Thailand Luxurious Vacation Fair, joining hands with 140 hotels across the country to offer special deals that range from luxurious accommodation, to dining, spa, and other lifestyle activities. Hotels participating include Raya Heritage in Chiang Mai, Cape Fahn Koh Samui, X2 River Kwai and much, much more.
Until October 2, 2020. Lifestyle Hall, 2nd Floor, Siam Paragon. To find out more, call 0 2160 8000, or visit FB @SiamParagon.
Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin 10th Anniversary Dinner
WINE & DINE — Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin is back, and celebrating its tenth-anniversary milestone! Bringing back its most iconic plates of the past, the Michelin-starred dining destination is offering specially curated four, six, and eight course menus, available for lunch and dinner. From “mama noodles” in a syringe, to their classic frozen red curry, there’s a lot for both regulars to remember, and first-timers to enjoy. Of course, don’t miss out on completing your experience with wine-pairing, which takes you all the way from dry first-world wines, to Japanese plum numbers.
THB1,850 for four courses (available only for lunch), THB2,600 for six, and THB3,200 for eight. Available until October 11, 2020. Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok. To reserve your seats or find out more, call 0 2162 9000, or check out the menu here.
ART & CULTURE — Organised by the Embassies of Spain in Thailand, Philippines, and Australia, along with the Instituto Cervantes of Manila, this year’s Spanish Film Festival will be held online for the very first time. With eight feature films and four short films, along with a series of webinars, this year’s festival will be available for free viewing via pelikula.es. Each film will be streamed for 24 hours, starting at 6pm daily (Thai time), offering viewers in Thailand the chance to enjoy the films alongside audiences from the Philippines and Australia. The festival will start on October 3, 2020, with a screening of La filla d’algú (2019), a film directed by eleven students from the Escuela Superior de Cine y Audiovisuales de Cataluña.
6pm onwards, October 3 – 11, 2020. To see the schedule, film details, or find out more about the festival, visit pelikula.es, manila.cervantes.es , or FB @InstitutoCervantesManila.