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5 Cultural Tips for Visiting Thailand

5 Cultural Tips for Visiting Thailand

The “Land of Smiles” is enchanting. Thailand is a country filled with beauty, wonder, culture and religion. It is unlike that of the western world, and adheres to different standards and cultural norms. Without a doubt, this country will leave a mark on you well after your visit. However, it is important that people coming […]

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Mix It Up at Bangkok’s Cafes, Street Food, JT Silk Shopping, and Fashion Markets

Mix It Up at Bangkok’s Cafes, Street Food, JT Silk Shopping, and Fashion Markets

Bangkok is a city of contrasts, from the mega malls and high fashion brands to the local crafts, temples and shrines; they all come together to make a truly unique place. The city never sleeps and a night out can last until the sun rises. From shopping, to dining out one can mix it up […]

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Top 5 Things to Do in Koh Samui

Top 5 Things to Do in Koh Samui

  Top 5 Things to Do in Koh Samui Sure, Koh Samui is known for its lush beaches and soft white sand. And, no trip to this island is complete without experiencing a dip into the Gulf of Thailand from our private beach. But, there is more to this tropical paradise than just the beach […]

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Shop ‘Til You Drop: The Bangkok Market Guide

Shop ‘Til You Drop: The Bangkok Market Guide

There is no place like Bangkok to shop. With massive shopping malls in Sukhumvit to street stalls hawking the latest knock-offs, getting the baht out in Thailand’s capital is an intoxicating and fun experience. No place is this more true than in the many markets the city offers. From the small alley-way markets to the […]

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Tips for Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

Tips for Celebrating Songkran in Thailand

In Thailand, there are two New Year celebrations – one on 31 December and then one in April. But, the celebration in April isn’t what you’d imagine. Fireworks, a countdown, a night of partying and being with a special someone isn’t the name of the game. Instead, the Thai New Year celebration – known as […]

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Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Thailand – Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2013

Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Thailand – Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2013

Thailand offers a diverse range of dining options and whilst it’s predominantly renowned for authentic street food favourites such as Pad Thai and Som Tam, to Moo Ping (Pork Skewers) and Mango Sticky Rice. If you’re looking for the best fine dining experiences, The Land of Smiles certainly doesn’t disappoint either! With plenty of outstanding […]

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The Third Annual Arts for The Planet Competition

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The Third Annual Arts for The Planet Competition

Arts for The Planet was first launched in 2010 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. This year, we are delighted to be holding The Third Annual Arts for The Planet Competition. The event aims to inspire critical thinking about environmental responsibility by engaging Thai youths through art.   Students from primary school, junior high […]

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First impressions of Bangkok – a guest’s perspective

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First impressions of Bangkok – a guest’s perspective

A recent guest at the Amari Watergate Bangkok gives us his first impressions of Bangkok. Wow! Neither written material nor first-hand reports prepared me for the stimulating sights, smells, and sounds of Bangkok. This Rorschach should be required for ALL. One finds so many people of different cultures and geographic locations moving about in limited […]

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Taxis in Bangkok – 10 Key Thing to Remember

Taxis in Bangkok – 10 Key Thing to Remember

Metered Taxis in Bangkok are a comfortable way to get around town – but there are some key things to remember. Key Things to Remember: If the driver claims that your destination is closed, doesn’t know where it is, or tries to take you elsewhere, just get out of the taxi All taxis are metered […]

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8 Things to Remember When Visiting Thailand

8 Things to Remember When Visiting Thailand

Thailand is an exciting country that pulsates with life. Some embrace this, while others are intimated. Here are 8 things to remember when visiting Thailand: Maintain a high level of situational awareness at all times Look both ways when crossing the road If it’s too good to be true it usually is Be diligent with […]

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