FMA 2022 is an all-encompassing showcase of ideas, technologies, and future automotive innovations, which will be held from 20 – 22 July 2022 at the BITEC Exhibition and Convention Center. The event will be held concurrently with Future Energy Asia, an exhibition and conference focussing on energy development and transformation in Asia.
Future Mobility Asia 2022 is hosted by the Ministry of Energy and will be an opportunity for connection between government ministers, policy makers, investors and industry experts, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), automotive innovators, after-sales suppliers, and technology solution providers driving the future of clean mobility in Asia. The focus will be on driving the shift to electric vehicles at national and regional level and attract further investment in all aspects of the clean-energy automotive industry.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/FutureMobilityAsia/
AMAZ ซิ่ง BKK is a festival of light and colour integrating three cultures and three ethnicities atop the King Power Mahanakhon building, the highest indoor observation point in Thailand. The spectacular lighting installation is inspired by three cultures and three ethnicities reflecting diversity through digital art:
1. Chinese Neon representing the Chinese culture in the Yaowarat area of Bangkok.
2. Farang Free Form reflects the diversity and freedom found around the popular Khaosan Road.
3. Indian Pattern inspired by the colour, hustle and bustle of Bangkok’s Phahurat district.
The installation is open from 7pm – 10pm, 1 June to 31 July 2022 on the 74th floor of King Power Mahanakhon. Take unforgettable photos with the sky-high digital art.
More information: https://kingpowermahanakhon.co.th
The Bun Luang Festival, which incorporates the Phi Ta Khon Festival, is an annual tradition celebrated by the people of Dan Sai district in Loei province. It is a fun-filled joyous event, and a tradition that is unique to the province. The event includes the Bun Luang Fair, Bun Bung Fai Festival, Bun Sam Ha Festival and the Phi Ta Khon celebration as one large merit-making festival. The festival features parades - including the famous Phi Ta Khon masks and costumes, offerings to monks, and rituals asking for forgiveness of past wrongdoings. There are grand stage performances, lots of local handicrafts and food for sale, and musical performances to delight both local and foreign attendees.
Att U Park Community Mall is a new lifestyle community mall and meeting point in the Bangna district of Bangkok. Whether you just want somewhere to sit and chill outside, or you need a venue for a business meeting, U Park Community Mall has you covered. Inside the mall is a wide range of shops, from local Thai brands to Chinese and Western, and lifestyle brands. Open 24 hours a day, the lifestyle mall hosts monthly fun activities throughout the year such as the “Love is all Around” campaign for blood donations. The venue also features a pet-friendly area where you can bring your four-legged family members, and if they’re smart, well-behaved pets you can bring them inside as well. For those travelling to or from the Eastern Seaboard, the 24-hour U Park Community Mall is a great stopover, a must-see venue, and convenient meeting point.
More information: https://www.attupark.com/
Sriayuthaya Lion Park is a new zoo in the style of a wildlife encounter park, and the very first in Phra Nakhon Sri Ayutthaya province which is located close to Bangkok. MICE travellers can find new experiences participating in a number of activities with the animals, both big and small, in the park’s shady environs: visit the park’s crocodile farm with more than 300 reptiles, the smart elephant and orangutan show, get a photo feeding milk to a baby tiger, and get up close to a “liger” a hybrid lion and tiger. The park features a number of restaurants and cafes and great vantage spots for you Instagram shots.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/sriayuthayalionpark/
Long Rak Na is an agro-tourism and organic learning centre in Phetchaburi province with a range of activities for MICE travellers to choose from. Enjoy the best of nature while participating in fun group tasks such as making jaggery, demonstrations of organic rice milling, feeding giant freshwater prawns from a paddle boat, and learning how to properly brew and appreciate the art of tea drinking. A wide selection of local dishes are available to enjoy with the freshest ingredients picked from the farm.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/LongRakNaBotanic/
Kaeng liang has long been a staple in Thai kitchens. Its properties are almost medicinal when the house is filled with the aroma of the fresh herbs, spices and vegetables used in the popular Thai curry – Chinese okra (square zucchini), gourd, basil, pumpkin, straw mushrooms, black pepper, and shallots. Kaeng liang is renowned for stimulating the production of breast milk in nursing mothers, but its other benefits include nourishing the bones and teeth, the brain and eyesight, reducing cholesterol, and controlling blood sugar levels. Its pleasant taste make it popular with all ages and sexes, and with easy-to-find ingredients it all adds up to making this dish a favourite in Thai kitchens for generations.
Miang kham bai cha phlu is a tasty snack that originated at the royal court and has been a popular choice at parties and other social gatherings since ancient times. There is a cultural tradition to the picking of the miang leaves that operates like the rhythms of a conversation whereby one person assembles their miang “packet”, then the next person follows, and so on in order around the circle. Each miang packet contains cha phlu leaves, roasted coconut, diced shallots, bird’s eye chilies, ginger, diced lime, dried shrimp, peanuts, and the sweet and salty miang sauce. You can choose the amount of each ingredient to include according to personal taste. It is believed that miang kham bai cha phlu has high medicinal value in its balance of the four elements (earth, water, wind, and fire) from the cha phlu leaves, herbs and other healthy ingredients.
Bua loy in ginger syrup is a popular dessert with medicinal properties. The bua loy are made from rice flour and have a soft chewy consistency. The dish is packed with vitamins and minerals from the black sesame seeds; it gets its sweetness from sugar, and spiciness from the ginger syrup. The dish is believed to help in the relief of coughs, phlegm, and flatulence, amongst other ailments. The addition of Chinese herbs including gingko and millet add an element of crunch. The gingko provides antioxidants which can help slow the onset of Alzheimer’s, and reduce cholesterol, while millet is high in vitamin A (good for eyesight), B1 (good in fighting adult beriberi), B2 (which aids in physical growth), and phosphorous which is good for the bones – all of which make bua loy in ginger syrup a popular dessert during Thailand’s rainy season.