Bangkok is forever a city filled with fun things to do and see and amazing places to go and be, and the remainder of this month of love will be no exception. Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day may be long gone, but Bangkok‘s thriving art, event and activities scene continues to be in full bloom. From a ladies’ polo tournament in the name of raising awareness for breast cancer to a wedding fair, music in its many forms, a femme fatal play and more, there’s one thing that’s for sure: your electronic diary will be flashing constant reminders of what to do, where to go and who to see. Read on for our hand-picked selection of things to do in Bangkok during the next two weeks and don’t forget to click “add to your calendar” for the ones that catch your eye.
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Although not in Bangkok, the Queen’s Cup Pink Polo 2019 will no doubt be an event many of Bangkok’s equestrian lovers will attend. Held in the name of breast cancer awareness, this will be the 11th year the ladies polo tournament will take place at the idyllic Thai Polo and Equestrian Club Pattaya. There will also be a flea market, a fancy dog fashion show by the Yorkshire Terrier Club Thailand and a fashion show by celebrities on horseback and young horse riders. All funds raised will be donated to The Queen Sirikit Centre for Breast Cancer. Scheduled to run from noon until 6pm.
If you’re looking to get hitched this year or early next, you may just want to consider what St. Regis has to offer brides and grooms looking to make the best day of their lives even greater. From a beautiful location in the heart of Bangkok to a fantastic wedding team, exquisite flower arrangement options and custom catering, these are some of the things you will delve deeper into at the hotel’s wedding fair. Hopefully, you may walk out finding you have your special day sorted. Scheduled to run from 11am until 7pm on both days in the Astor Ballroom.
If you aren’t daydreaming enough these days, you best head on over to Reveries, a day and night of dancing in an electronic music lover’s paradise that’ll be sure to offer you an escape from the madness of Bangkok. The quality and music-focused event is a collaboration between Neverest Records and Late Night Bangkok who have been at the forefront of putting Bangkok on the map as a hub for quality sounds, namely house, nu-disco, techno and more techno. Expect delicious and fine food by ‘Chef Steven’ and wine by Siam Winery as well as epic music pouring out of a Funktion One Soundsystem. Scheduled from 3-10:30pm.
The Siam Sinfonietta, Thailand’s beloved youth orchestra is well known around the world particularly because of its interpretations of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies, having performed them far and wide in the renowned concert halls of Berlin Konzerthaus, the Musikverein Vienna, the Prinz Regententheater Munich as well as during many occasions at the Thailand Cultural Center. In its ninth season, the Sinfonietta goes back to the first Mahler symphony it ever took on, taking audience members on a journey through the mysteries of love and death. Conducted by Somtow Sucharitkul and featuring an appearance from soprano Barbara Zion, this will be a Sunday afternoon you won’t want to miss. Scheduled for 4pm.
Here’s your chance to see Thailand’s hottest modern rock bands, as well as some international rock sensations, all under the name of Thailand’s most iconic queen fruit, the mangosteen. Headlining the festival will be Irish rock band, Kodaline, who will bringing in their hits such as ‘All I want’ and ‘Love Will Set You Free’. Thai acts such as synthpop sensation Polycat and acoustic singer-songwriter Phum Viphurit, who brings with him his experiences growing up in New Zealand. Both will be sure to secure their place as Thailand’s hottest musical topic right now. Scheduled from 5pm until late.
It’s always interesting to see screen actors and actresses take to the theatrical stage and show you what they’re made of outside of a camera. In this interesting femme fatale titled ‘Nang Rai’, which means evil female character in Thai, three well-known female actors come together in a performance that explores the boundaries of stereotypes and self-identity. We wonder how this one will turn out. The melodrama will be enacted in Thai, but there will be English subtitles.
One of Asia’s most prestigious flower and garden shows returns to the Park of Nai Lert this February, and this year again sees the largest floral carpet in Asia laid out. Held under the ‘Flower Carnival’ theme, there will be competitions, food tastings, fashion shows and more – all serving to highlight the exquisite craftsmanship of Thai hands and the wonder of Thai traditions and heritage. Daily 9am-9pm.
If you’re into your sauces and spreads and you’re also always constantly looking for ways to be healthier, this workshop is for you. In this 2.5 hour workshop, certified culinary nutritionist, health coach and founder of Vitamin L Celia yu teaches you how to make nutritious condiments as an alternative to the artificially flavoured ketchup and horribly sweet mayonnaise you’ve been having. You’ll learn how to make (from scratch) cinnamon spiced almond milk, roasted pumpkin seeds pesto sauce, honey mustard sauce, tangy BBQ sauce and a raw cacao spread, which is a much healthier alternative to Nutella. Scheduled 10am-12:30pm.
The Millenium Hilton Bangkok has invited Chef Jacque Marcon of the 3-michelin-star Régis et Jacques Marcon in France to bring his French flair and natural flavours for the Hilton Hotels’ centenary celebrations. Having worked closely with his father Regis Marcon since the age of 9, both have built and sustained a restaurant that focuses on the beauty and tastes of mushrooms. And eating their dishes is like a journey into a magical forest. Available for lunch and dinner for 3 days only, we’re looking forward to this dining pop-up and we think you will too. To book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valentine’s Day may be long gone, but February is still here and technically it’s still the month of love, so a pampering session in the name of romance should still really be at the top of your agenda. If you’re looking to spice things up, you and your love would definitely enjoy the ‘Sweet February’ treatment at the Shangri-La Hotel’s notorious CHI SPA, an experience that uses the seductive scent of chocolate candles to unlock feelings of love and adoration. Choose between a 30-minute or 90-minute treatment that comes with a complimentary detoxifying steam bath, just to keep the temperature hot.