Taking quite a few of us by surprise, Chinese New Year arrives rather early this year. As those of us who uphold the tradition get ready to make the relevant preparations, it is always nice to take a step back and keep in mind the spirit of Chinese New Year, which is to honour family, and reunite with our loved ones.

On another note, the month of January is also gradually coming to a close, and the city continues to buzz with exciting happenings. From the return of Patom’s Green Market, to the launch of a bookstore at Bangkok CityCity Gallery, we’ve rounded up the best events to catch in town this week.