March 29, 2012

Air Asia BIG SALE 2012

AirAsia is back with its BIG SALE promotional fares available for a limited Booking Period from 28 March 2012 to 1 April 2012, while the Travel Period is from 1 October 2012 to 31 January 2013.

Some of the discounted one-way All-in-fare from Bangkok to the various destinations are as follows:


Bangkok to:
 - Chiang Mai, Nakhon Phanom, Surat Thani, Chiang Rai, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani and Nakhon Si Thammarat @ THB 450
 - Trang, Hat Yai, Narathiwat, Krabi  and Phuket @ THB 650


Singapore             THB 1,550
Macau                       THB 1,550
Hong Kong                THB 1,950

Kuala Lumpur THB 1,350
Penang THB 1,550

Ho Chi Minh City THB 1,350
Hanoi THB 1,550

Kolkata THB 1,950
Chennai THB 2,250

Phnom Penh THB 950

Yangon THB 1,350

Sri Lanka  
Colombo THB 1,750

Medan THB 1,550
Bali THB 2,250
Surabaya THB 2,350
Jakarta THB 2,590

Guangzhou THB 2,250
Chongqing THB 2,250
Shenzhen THB 2,250

There are also many connecting flights through Kuala Lumpur with promotion fares, and also flights from other Thai cities such as Phuket, Chiang Mai and more.  For more details, check out:

March 28, 2012

Red Cross Fair 2012

The annual Red Cross Fair is back this year, taking place from March 30 to April 7, 2012, at the Royal Suan Amporn Gardens and Sanam Suea Pa on Sri Ayutthaya Road.

The much awaited event will feature more than 200 booths by both the public and private sectors, offering various goods at discounted prices, as well as a variety of educational and entertainment activities.  All proceeds from the event will go towards the charity projects of the Thai Red Cross Society.

The annual fair is very popular for its carnival-like atmosphere with many games and lucky draws to take part in.  The opening hours on weekdays are 2 pm to 11 pm; and on weekends: 10 am to 11 pm.  Tickets to enter the fair are 20 Baht per person.

For more info, visit their website:

March 26, 2012

Italian Buffet Lunch at No.43 Italian Bistro

No.43 Italian Bistro is an established Italian restaurant located at the Cape House serviced apartments building on Soi Langsuan.  Opened in 1998, the restaurant is popular for its fine selection of Italian dishes and home-made pastas & pizzas prepared by skilled Italian chefs, and also their delectable desserts.

Most of us would not know that this eatery also boasts of a lunch buffet every day of the week, well-liked by the office crowds due to its bargain price.  The daily lunch buffet has a wide selection of Italian dishes, a live pasta corner, a salad bar, several Thai dishes, an endless selection of cakes and desserts, ice-cream, hot coffee and tea.

The buffet has been priced at the unbelievable rate of 350 Baht net per person, but is increasing in price from April 2012 after many years to 390 Baht, which is still a steal considering the variety of delicious and high quality food and desserts.

The lunch buffet timings are from 11:00 to 2:00 pm.  The restaurant is easily accessible from the BTS, being a mere ten-minute walk down Soi Langsuan from Chidlom BTS station.

Besides lunch, the restaurant also has buffet breakfast at 348 Baht net from 6 am to 10:30 am.

For more info or reservation, go to:

March 22, 2012

Commart Summer Sale 2012

Commart Summer Sale 2012 is on from March 22-25, 2012 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.  As usual, the event has many IT products and gadgets are on sale including notebook PCs, mobile phones, tablet computers, TVs, printers, cameras and lots more.

The exhibition is taking place at QSNCC's Ballroom & Hall A, Plenary Hall 1-3, Zone C and Meeting Room 1-4.  Most of the big name booths are at Plenary Hall and Zone C 2nd, as seen in the map plan below (click for larger images):

The price list of some of the popular discounted products at the fair are given below:

Sony Vaio
Vaio EG/EH - 23,900 Baht ++
Vaio EK - 16,900 Baht ++
Vaio YB - 14,900 Baht ++

Galaxy Note - 22,900 Baht
Galaxy Tab  - 15,900 to 19,900 Baht
Galaxy Nexus - 19,900 Baht
Galaxy S - 9,900; SII - 17,900; S Plus - 12,900 Baht
Galaxy Cooper 8,900 Baht
Galaxy Gio - 6,900 Baht
Galaxy Player - 6,900 Baht
Galaxy Y Duos - 5,900 Baht; Galaxy Y - 4,790 Baht
Galaxy Mini - 4,990 Baht
Samsung Wave 3 - 9,900 Baht; Wave Y - 4,790 Baht

Ultrabook XPS L321X  - 42,990 Baht
Inspiron N4050 - 22,490 Baht

Qosmio F750-1009X - 38,990 Baht (from 43,990)
Satellite P745-1005X - 26,990 Baht (from 32,990)
Satellite L745-1180XT - 18,990 Baht (from 22,990)
Satellite Pro C640-1070XT - 15,990 Baht (from 17,990)
Satellite C640D-1063UT - 12,990 Baht (from 13,990)
Satellite U840-1002UT Ultrabook - 31,990 Baht (new)
Portege Z830-1001UT Ultrabook - 39,990 Baht (from 42,990)
REGZA Tablet AT200 -  20,990 Baht

Aspire S3 Ultrabook - 29,900 Baht
Aspire 4830G notebook - 21,900 Baht
Aspire One D270 - 9,990 Baht; Aspire One 722 - 9,990 Baht
Aspire M1930 PC - 9,900 to 15,900 Baht
Iconia Tab A500 - 12,900 Baht (from 13,900); A501 - 17,900 Baht (from 19,900)
Iconia Tab A100 - 8,900 Baht (from 12,900); A101 - 13,900 Baht (from 14,900)
Iconia Tab A200 - 12,900 Baht

Epson printers:
Epson AcuLaser MX14NF - 6,590 Baht (from 7,590); CX17NF - 12,900 Baht (from 14,900)
Epson L100 Inkjet Printer - 4,790 Baht (from 5,290)
Epson L200 All-In-One Printer - 5,790 Baht (from 6,290)
Epson Inkjet Photo L800 - 8,900 Baht (from 9,900)

For more info, the official website is:

Ice Cream Festival 2012 at Central Plaza

With Bangkok's humid summer heat getting too hot to handle, a perfect escape has arrived just in time in the form of an Ice Cream Festival at Central Plaza.  The festival is taking place from March 22 to May 25, 2012 at all 7 branches of Central Plaza in Bangkok, with each branch hosting the fest for a week each, as follows:

Central Plaza Bangna              -  March 22–28
Central Plaza Rattanathibet    -  March 29-April 4
Central Plaza Rama 9              -  April 10–18
Central Plaza Rama 3              -  April  20–26
Central Plaza Ramindra           -  April 27-May 7
Central Plaza Chaengwattana -  May 11–17
Central Plaza Pinklao                -  May 18–24

At the fair, there'll be popular brands of icecream from all over the country, including the local favourite - coconut icecream, and other premium brands which are hard to find.  Some exotic ice-creams will be the main draw at the event, such as:  One More - a new brand of fruit ice-cream; Srimala - an icecream with Thai flowers; Turkish ice cream; and Tongue Fun Ice Cream - which is actually the name of a local trendy ice-cream shop where icecream scoops are served on a bowl placed over dry-ice, thus creating smoke off the scoops.   Other delights debuting at the event are Icecream flower gelato and the 15 inch mochi cream by i-maru - an icecream made from rice, which does not melt even when hot water is poured over it.  Three new flavours of icecream from Hokkaido Soft Serve will be introduced - Lavender icecream, Hokkaido Cheese icecream (made of Mascarpone Cheese and Mozzarella Cheese); and Sakura icecream made with Sakura flowers.  Some weird ice-creams at the fair are coconut ice-cream with shredded pork and salty egg, and the unimaginable som-tam icecream.


March 15, 2012

USA Fair 2012 at CentralWorld

The USA Fair 2012 is taking place at the Central World shopping mall from April 19 to 22 - which is the first weekend (Thursday-Sunday) after the long songkran holidays.  The fair will be divided into 4 zones and will occupy all areas on the 1st and 2nd floor of Central World.

Over 70 booths will present a promising variety of popular American brand products and services at special prices.  There will be food, wines, juices, etc., and also tour agencies, airlines and educational institutes.

Though the USA Fair runs for 4 days, past events have shown that the good stuffs often fly off the shelves within the first couple of days.  Many booths are empty and therefore closed on the last day.  So if you do not wish to miss anything, it is best to visit the exhibition early on, rather than the last days.

Dasa Book Cafe

Dasa Book Cafe is a second-hand bookshop in Bangkok with well over 16,000 used and new books in several languages, including Dutch, French, German, Italian, Russian, Scandinavian and Spanish, besides English, of course.  It is quite popular with English language bookworms out here, as there isn't much of a choice of secondhand book stores around.

The bookshop and cafe is conveniently located in the city center - on Sukhumvit Road between sois 26 & 28, about a 5-minute walk from the Emporium Shopping Complex or the BTS Phrom Phong Skytrain station; and is open daily from 10 in the morning to 8 at night.

A complete and updated list of all their books is available for download from their website; and besides, you can also place your order online and have the books delivered to your doorstep.  The shop also buys books in reasonably good condition for cash, credit or in exchange/trade-in for books in the shop.

Currently, Dasa Books is having an anniversary sale offering 20% discount off all books from March 15-31, 2012.

March 11, 2012

Chanintr Living Outlet Sale upto 75% off

Chanintr Living, a leading retailer of luxury furniture and furnishings, is having the Chanintr Outlet Sale at their outlet Studio 61 in Sukhumvit soi 61 from March 15 to 25, 2012, 10am to 7pm.  Chanintr Living is an exclusive lifestyle brand with high quality home furniture, and is also a sole representative in Thailand of well–known International brands such as Baker, Barbara Barry, Bolier, Bulthaup, Christian Liaigre, Dedon, Habitat, HBF, Herman Miller, Hickory Chair, Kravet, Martha Stewart, Mcguire, Minotti, Posh, Shaw, Sleep To Live, Thomasville, Visual Comfort, and Walter Knoll.  Founded in 1994, Chanintr Living now has 10 stores in Bangkok and Phuket; some of the locations are at:

 - Siam Paragon, 3rd Floor
 - The Promenade D├ęcor, G Floor (Wireless Road)
 - Nai Lert Tower, 10th Floor (Wireless Road)
 - Noble Solo Thonglor, Sukhumvit 55

For more info, check out their website and Facebook page: