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Hosted every other month by Latinos Sabotaje, this Latin food and music night does a national theme each time. This time around it’s Cuba, so expect traditional dishes, drinks and mixes of salsa, samba and more.
230/1-2 Ekkamai Soi 11, 02-392-2704-5. www.junkiesth.com. Open daily 10am-6pm
Randomly arranged, the secondhand furniture here is mostly imported from England but also comes from other European countries. Apart from the retro home pieces, they also have old vinyl records and collectibles such as antique figurines and old postal stamps.
Embrace the past with our retro roundup of furniture, cameras, fashion and more.
There is some good riding to be had here in the company of shirtless dudes choreographing fight scenes and joggers. Yeah, the 140-acre park gets a bit crowded, but its smooth slabs of cement in the heart of the city are perfect for a quick fix.
Rama IV Road. MRT Lumpini.
Some might say that the mark of a true gentleman is polished shoes or the perfect watch. Well, we say that the oft-overlooked detail is the perfectly-fitted shirt. There isn’t a ready-to-wear store in the world that can match the elegance of a custom-tailored shirt. But bespoke shirts, where you select everything from the fabric, the prints and the buttons to the cut and design, come with steep price tags. And with thousands of tailors in Bangkok offering this service, it’s hard to know which are good and which ones are cutting corners.
Made-to-measure shirts for refined sartorial looks.
Accommodation choices for backpackers and budget travellers have long been limited to dorm-style hostels and low-quality rooms down dodgy alleys. No longer. It’s 2011, and we have to thank all the young entrepreneurs who have pioneered much nicer options for flashpackers (aka upscale backpackers). Here are our favorites around the region.
Wherever you travel in Asia, cool rooms don’t have to cost the earth.
Memorial and buses aside, the Victory Monument area is best known for its many food stalls, all within walking distance from the BTS.
G/F, Siam Paragon, 991 Rama 1 Rd., 02-610-9311. Open daily 11am-11pm
The place: The lone Bangkok branch of the American barbecue chain, Tony Roma’s has a classic family vibe, thanks to its tucked away location at Paragon, its glassfront street entrance, and bits of Midwestern Americana (the music, the exposed brick, the booths).
This American Independence Day (Jul 4), we put on some bibs to discover the best bbq’ed pig in town.
Picture yourself on holiday. Right now. There’s a good chance that the first image that springs to mind is swaying coconut trees, sand and colorful cocktails garnished with fruit and miniature umbrellas. No matter what sort of person you are in your day-to-day life, when it comes to places to rest, relax and simply get away from the grind, beaches are almost universal in their appeal. For whatever reason you're heading to the seaside, here are eight of the best around Asia. Like the best beach to…
Pack your bags and hit the shore.