From now until April 18, visit Central Embassy for ‘A Sense of Thai 2021’, an indoor Songkran festival presented in partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)
Known for high end fashions by the likes of Hermès, Gucci, Givenchy, Burberry, Prada, Versace, and Chanel, as well as selections of exquisite jewellery and watches – Hublot, Matara, Rolex, Omega, etc. – Central Embassy is also positioning itself as a family-friendly Songkran spot this month, with an event entitled ‘A Sense of Thai 2021’. Presented in partnership with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and running until April 18, the displays inside and out at the mall celebrate different aspects of Thai identity, with playful activities, music, food, and arts and crafts gifts for purchase. So, if you’re one of the few not escaping the city to a seaside villa or hillside chalet, put this on your holiday hit list.
Colourful traditional-style umbrellas, unique to the north of Thailand, are on display in front of the shopping centre, while the Atrium Space, Level G, has been restyled as ‘Lanna Land’. There’s also a Bathing Buddha zone, featuring a smaller scale version of the famous Maha Muni Sri Hariphunchai statue (the original being located at Phra That Hariphunchai Woramahawihan temple, Lamphun Province).
Fashionistas are invited to check out the Songkran Collection Early Preview at the Sretsis shop, the first launch of the Songkran Collection 2021, as well as a scarf styling demonstration by Jim Thompson. Meanwhile, men’s clothing brand, Leisure Projects, lets you hop aboard the tie-dye clothing trend with their special T-shirt collection, showing their unique tie-dye techniques. And although it’s not directly connected to the Songkran celebration, be sure to take a peek at the display of future-forward fashions by legendary Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen.
On Level 6, Open House presents a Thai Coffee Bean Community Fair, especially for coffee lovers, while Levels 2 and 3 play host to the ‘Songkran Marketplace’, organized by the TAT, where you can shop for premium tours, hotels, and spa packages from top domestic properties from such names as Anantara Siam, Vana Belle (Koh Samui). Six Senses, SALA, Centara, Hotel Muse, X2, Rosewood, The Athenee Hotel, Cape & Kantary, and many more.
Finally, for a quick bite, Eathai at Level LG, brings the best of Thailand into one spot by hosting Food Festival by TAT x EATHAI, but true foodies might be more interested in the ‘Chef Boy Piyachart x Leisure Projects by Eathai’ collaboration between Natthaphon “Nat” Kanokwaliwong, founder and designer of Leisure Projects, and the famous chef Piyachat “Boy” Puttawong (Saneh Jaan). There will be two special dinners, held on April 10 and 11 only, priced at THB 3,600 for two persons (limited to 16 people per round). For reservation information call 02 160 5995, or book via Line @eathaibycentral.