Prestige Planner: Best Things to Do This Week (December 9 – December 15)

Hotly discussed this week is the topic of Bangkok’s cool weather. As temperatures drop to 21°C, occasionally even going below the 20°C mark, Bangkok is in a very happy mood, with people flocking to the outdoor seats eager to soak up some sun. While unfortunately, this cool spell probably won’t last, now marks a good time to make the most of this nice weather, by spending some quality time in the great outdoors. Thankfully, this week sees plenty of opportunity to do just that, with the return of Sansiri’s Winter Market, and Gaysorn Village’s Wishbeer Garden. From where to get your dose of festive vibes, to what else is worth checking out this week, scroll to see your plans!

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181° New Dimensions of Nature Landscapes

ART & CULTURE — Japanese photographer Yoshiki Hase presents his first ever solo exhibition in Thailand, featuring a series of photographs that each unveils his remarkable attention to the soul of nature. Through images of landscapes, juxtaposed by geometric objects, the exhibition expresses the power of man-made creations when viewed against a background that lacks definition — as a result, each object seems almost surreal.

Until January 1, 2020. River City Bangkok. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page.

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Gaysorn Xmas Village and Wishbeer Garden

WINE & DINE — You know the festive season has finally arrived when the Christmas lights start showing up in Chitlom. Always up for making a statement, Gaysorn Village has returned once again with its annual Gaysorn Xmas Village, aweing Bangkok with a massive Christmas tree on its premises, and playful seasonal decor. To make things even better, the park out front has also been transformed into a dynamic beer garden, with an impressive selection of craft bears and vibing music.

Until January 6, 2020. Gaysorn Village. To find out more, visit Gaysorn Village’s official Facebook page.

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No Reservations: What the Funk? At Funky Lam Kitchen

WINE & DINE — Funky Lam will be hosting this decade’s last edition of No Reservations — their monthly wine event, where fiery Laotian fare is complemented by a specially selected genre of wines, curated and explained by a guest wine enthusiast (read: wine geek). In this edition, Funkly Lam will be welcoming Walter Giomi, to shed light on some of the more experimental wine options from around the globe. 

7-11pm, December 12, 2019. Funky Lam Kitchen. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page.

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Visual Thinking for Writing Process with Khun Veeraporn Nitiprapha

ART & CULTURE — Aspiring writers, this one’s for you! As part of the Peninsula Bangkok’s Writers Club, the luxury hotel will be inviting Khun Veeraporn Nitiprapha — a 2019 S.E.A Write Award-winning Thai author — for a special workshop. Audiences can expect insightful tips on brainstorming, and creating interesting story characters, as well as a chance to write their own novel centered around Christmas addventure. The workshop will also include a festive afternoon tea, promising an exceptional experience.

THB500 per person (includes a workshop and Festive Afternoon Tea). 1:30-4pm, December 14, 2019. The Peninsula Bangkok. To find out more, visit peninsula.com.

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Khaek Pai Krai Ma

ART & CULTURE — An exhibition by Navin Rawanchaikul, centered around the lives of Thailand’s Indian Diaspora, Khaek Pa Krai Ma offers insight into the rich nuances behind this community spirit, from their early beginnings when the first Indian migrants began their lives in Siam all the way up to today. Expect a range of activities, including talks, community tours, and film screenings that come together to form a moving travelogue that is at once both intensely personal and epic in scale. 

Opening launch event on December 14, 2019. The exhibition runs until January 19, 2020. Warehouse 30. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page.

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Winter Market Fest #7

NEWS & EVENTS — Bangkok’s hippest annual festival is back once again, promising a fun-filled weekend for family and friends to really get into the festive season. Hosted by Sansiri PLC, expect the best year-end party following the theme ‘What a Wonderful World’, complete with Green Earth activities, the coolest pop-up stores, great food options, and even better vibes. There will also be an impressive line-up of renowned musicians and artists, headlined by Lover Boy Phum Viphurit.

4-10pm, December 14 – 15, 2019. T77 Community, Sukhumvit 77. To find out more, visit the official Facebook event page

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