Street art scenes

Street art on Thawai Road in Tha Chalom. (Photo courtesy of Tha Chalom Municipality)

Samut Songkhram has launched Street Art in Muang district to promote tourism.

The project is a joint-effort of the province, Rangsit University and King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.

Art students of architecture faculty of both universities and well-known graffiti artists including Alex Face, Muay Cola and Jecks BKK created nine wall paintings and coloured nine manhole covers with pictures that represent popular places of the province.

The street art project can be found on Thawai Road in tambon Tha Chalom.

Samui hosts turtle eggs

Green sea turtles have laid eggs on the Lamai beach on Koh Samui.

Three nests were found not far from Banyan Tree Samui Resort in separate occasions including during the middle of last month, Feb 24 and March 9. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources was informed. More than 100 eggs were found in each nest.

The resort helped build an enclosure to keep the nests safe from monitor lizards and other possible predators. The incubation period is around two months. The green turtle is the largest sea turtles. It can grow up to 1.5m in length and can weigh more than 300kg.


- VietJet Thailand will launch direct flights between Udon Thani and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, starting on June 12.

The service will be available four times a week every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. The flight will depart Udon Thani airport at 9.10am and will arrive in Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City at 10.55am. The return flight will depart from Ho Chi Minh City at 11.55am and will arrive in Udon Thani at 1.35pm. The travel time is one hour and 40 minutes.

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- Thai Airways waived ticket change fees for its Rome and Milan routes after the airline cancelled the direct flights to Italy after the Italian government announced the country lockdown measures.

The round-trip flights from Bangkok-Rome will be cancelled from March 15-29 while round-trip flights from Bangkok-Milan will be cancelled from March 13-30.

Passengers may make changes to airline tickets and/or the route before the flight date specified on the ticket within the ticket validity date. They can choose to extend the departure date at THAI's sales office until Dec 15. The ticket change fee will be waived with terms and conditions apply.

Visit or call the airline's Contact Centre at 02-356-1111.


- Melia Koh Samui has been opened.

The property is owned by Asset World Corp, the lifestyle real estate group under TCC Group of Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi. The resort is the first property in Thailand operated under Spanish hotel group, Melia Hotels International which has about 390 hotels in its portfolio and pipeline in 40 countries.

The resort features 159 rooms and 41 suites including two-storey boat suites (91m²-100m²), Family Suites (104m²) and Presidential Suite (156m²). Other facilities are a 1,600m² lagoon pool, two restaurants, bar, executive lounge, spa, fitness centre, seven meeting/function rooms, ballroom which can accommodate up to 200 guests, kids' club, playground and mini water park designed for children.

Located on Choeng Mon Beach at the northeast of in Koh Samui, the property is about a 15-minute ride from Samui International Airport.


- The Okura Prestige Bangkok has launched a "Thai Resident Offer" promotion.

It includes special rates starting at 4,900++ baht per night in a Deluxe Room, daily breakfast, F&B credit of 1,000 baht net per night that can be redeemable at Up & Above Restaurant & Bar, Yamazato Restaurant and Elements Restaurant.

Children under 12 years of age stay free and with a maximum of two children per room. Complimentary extra bed and daily breakfast are also included. Guests can ask for late checkout until 4pm (subject to availability).

The promotion is available for bookings and stays from now until June 30. The offer is for Thai nationals and expatriates residing in the Kingdom. ID/residence card or work permit must be shown upon check-in.

Visit or call 02-687-9000.

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