The annual ‘Kolour in The Park’ by Singha Music is the biggest outdoor house and techno festival of its kind in Bangkok. This year marks its fourth edition with exciting rendition, sponsored by Rip Curl, Pullman Hotel G and Red Bull, takes place from 24 to 25 February at Thai Wake Park Lumlukka Klong 6, Pathumthani.
Highlights from the two-day event include an eclectic range of music including live performances, distinctive house music beats from DJ Techno Mat.Joe, German duo Matze and Johannes, plus the rhythmic soul and progressive hip hop sounds from Berlin-based Thai Techno icon DJ Nakadia.
There will also be exclusive parties with underground concepts including Kolour Warehouse Kolour Live, Kolour Beachside and Kolour Sundays. Visitors can join other activities combining music, art, sport, and interactive games. There is also lake swimming, more art and crafts exhibitions plus free massage.
The open layout at Thai Wake Park offers a superb experience between the two stages, each with 180-degree visibility, affording a dynamic view of the main acts from alternating perspectives.
Bangkok’sKolour in The Park event attracts over 30,000 revellers on par with Wonderfruit Festival, 808 Festival, Sunshine Nation in Singapore and Quest Festival Vietnam. Kolour in The Park is part of the Kolour Event Series, each one offering an inclusive, multi-cultural, pan-ethnic party and Thai local experience, that welcomes all and embraces unique lifestyles.
His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has graciously initiated the organisation of a winter festival under the theme ‘Un Ai Rak Khlai Khwam Nao’ (Love and Warmth at winter’s End) event, from 8 February to 11 March, 2018, at the Royal Plaza on the grounds of Dusit Palace.
The event reflects the long-standing bond between the Royal Institution and the Thai people, plus corresponds to the wishes of the late King Rama IX to carry on, conserve and continue to further develop all aspects of life for the benefit of the Thai nation. In addition, the public are invited to take part in charitable activities with proceeds going to assist the under-privileged and needy in all regions of Thailand.
Event activities will feature many unique elements, including:
The ‘Siam Pracha Ramluek’ (The Memoir of the Siamese People), to be held on the grounds of Dusit Palace, will display the biography and life work of King Rama V the Great through photographs and a QR code. The exhibition and activities show the bountiful love and endless reverence the Thai people have for their monarchy.
‘The Trees of Kings’ exhibition will be housed in a Rama V the Great-era architectural style space displaying in-depth biographies and achievements dating from the days of King Rama V the Great through to King Rama IX. Storytelling though photographs and VDOs, using advanced mapping projection techniques, will chronical Thailand’s development from the King Rama V the Great period to the King Rama IX period while emphasising the conservation and development efforts for the benefit and happiness of all Thai people.
2: Royal Family shops, and those of invited guests, plus ancient Thai food stalls and products, will be on display at Sanam Suea Pa under the theme of ‘Tai Rom Phra Borom Bodhi Som Bhan Sueb San Choom Chon Withi Thai’ (Under His Benevolence, Conserve Thai Local Communities). The public will get an opportunity to enjoy Thai-style lucky draws and games from the Kalapaphruk Tree, proceeds going to assist the under-privileged and needy in all regions of Thailand.
3: Main stage
Daily cultural performances from all regions of Thailand will liven the main stage, including retro-style open-air cinema airing period films. There will also be demonstrations of fine art from the Royal Court that was passed down through generations including fresh floral garland making and cloth stitching, from the Royal Traditional Thai Crafts School for Women (Wittayalai Nai Wong Ying) and Royal Craftsmen College (Wittayalai Nai Wong Chai). Interested members of the public can take courses to learn these fine arts that remain viable ways to make a living today.
In addition, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will present a replica cinema of the reign of King Rama V the Great airing period commercials of Thailand’s tourism.
The event will be open from 10.30–21.00 Hrs., and until 22.00 Hrs. on Friday and Saturday. Entry is free.
The public is encouraged to dress in traditional Thai period costume from the golden reign of King Rama V the Great, or wear Thai textiles or polite attire of this bygone era.
The 17th annual Rajamangala Orchid Festival takes place this year from 10-18 February, 2018, at Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-ok Chanthaburi Campus. This flower festival promotes conservation of local ‘Rajamangala orchids’ every February when the yellow orchids are widely propagated and in full bloom.
The nine-day event also awards students and teachers for outstanding academic research and innovative technology as well as technology transfer for the development of sufficiency economy.
During the flower festival, visitor are invited to experience first-hand how to make wine, herbal drinks (Chong Cao, Longan, Cardamom), string less herbal aloe soap and other sundries. There will also be exotic desserts including caviar with durian sticky rice, durian pie and durian energy bars. Fresh fruit from Royal Projects include fresh strawberries and other local agricultural products.
Other activities include several competitions for the best fern, best bonsai plant and best local Rajamangala orchid. There will also be Thai singing contests and academic skills competitions for children.
Romantics at heart attending this flower festival can even register for marriage on Valentines’ Day, 14 February.
The Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-ok Chanthaburi Campus is located in Phluang sub-district, Khao Khitchakut District, Chanthaburi, Thailand.
For more information, please contact: TAT Rayong Office Tel. +66 (0) 3864 5510-1; +66 (0) 3865 1405 Fax. +66 (0) 3864 5510; +66 (0) 3865 5422 E-mail Address: [email protected]
Or Contact Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-ok Chanthaburi Campus Tel: 039 307 261-4 ext: 112