A short history of Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok

There’s nothing short or insignificant about Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok. Known also as Highway 3, it is one of the longest in the world. Named after the 5thchief of the highway’s department, Phra Bisal Sukhumvit, it goes along the southeastern coast of Thailand. The road starts in Bangkok and its length of 488km takes it to Cambodia.

Some parts of the street get particularly congested, especially when there are special events on or during peak traffic times.

A street you need to see to believe

It’s a mind-boggling road for sure, with the lower part being renowned for its red-light district while towards the west end its name changes but it offers many other kinds of vendors.

It is Bangkok’s main commercial artery and the main junctions of the road are Asok and Siam. Trains are departing every 5 to 10 minutes, with Asok beingconsidered the more convenient station as it has a direct transfer with Bangkok’s MRT metro system. The MRT Subway and the BTS Skytrain serve the road which interchange on the Sukhumvit line at Asok. The side roads or sois of West to East are evenly numbered while the side roads from North to East are odd numbers.

You can have it all

There are all kinds of restaurants, from luxury restaurants to your casual street stands. There are also bars, bright, modern shopping malls such as the Emporium, hotels, and other forms of accommodation along the road.

Some of the hotels have familiar names such as The Westin, Sheraton, and the beautiful 5-star The Landmark Bangkok. The hotel is conveniently positioned next to the BTS Skytrain station. Guests can choose between different room types, benefit from complimentary wifi, enjoy eating at a multi-award-winning rooftop restaurant and when the temperature heats up, relish the shimmering swimming pool.

A street in touch with Bangkok Life

The pavements of Sukhumvit also do a trade too and you can buy everything from jewelry to clothes, to cheap cosmetics to luggage and much more.

The Road is bigger than ever and it’s offering you the opportunity to sample a taste of Bangkok that you really need to see.

5 Spa treatments made just for Christmas

Speak to many people about the year about to close and they speak of migraines, headaches and aches and pains. They haven’t heard how healing the body, mind and soul at a spa is the perfect way to manage a tough year.

They may have been looking for ways to relieve them of stress and anxiety in all the wrong places. Surely there must be a wonderful way to at least end the year on a high note so they’re better prepared for the new one?

Soothing, Energising Treatments for Men and Women
The spa at K West Hotel & Spa offers a complete range of treatments for both men as well as women and a range of massages including aromatherapy and specialized sports massages too.

Now Christmas spa treatments have been added in at special prices to treat a range of those everyday ailments that have been plaguing you throughout the year. You’ll have access to –
• Thermal facilities
• The Snow Paradise cabin
• Bubbles in the hydro-pool
• Private Relaks Room
• A snooze on a sunken bed in the Sun Meadow

Treatments are unlike other treatments during the year –

1. Spa After Work

You get a full body massage that lasts 60 minutes and a 30 minute facial
Robe, towel and slippers are provided.

2. Private Spa Xperience for Two

You get exclusive use of the private spa suite and enjoy 2 hours of treatment which includes a rasul healing mud ritual followed by lunch and champagne.

3. The Journey From Head To Toe
You get a 60-minute Chinese Fusion Massage as well as a 30-minute Chinese Reflexology which involves half-day use of the facilities. Robe, towel and slippers are provided.

4. Seasonal Treat

One night’s bed and continental breakfast as well as being able to choose any treatment of your choice which will last for 25 minutes. You have full use of the spa facilities on the day.

5. BeauTEAful Stay

A night’s bed and continental breakfast, Retro Afternoon Tea as well as the use of the spa on the day.

So when you need to relax your body and unwind your soul, make your way to K West Hotel & Spa – so effective for coping with stress.

Five things kids under 12 will enjoy doing in Bangkok

Bangkok is a busy, congested city and comes with a lot of activities for kids under 12 years. There is a lot to see and learn in this city. All one needs is a good rest in a nice comfortable room.

Lancaster Bangkok offers its customers a five-star accommodation in their serviced apartments. Kids get to enjoy free stay here! There are several thing kids can do for fun, but here are five best activities.

1. Dressing up.

For kids who love to try out different cultural outfits. Several stalls hire out costumes for everyone. Dressing up in Indian cultural cloths and having arms and fingernails painted is a cheap but worth experience.

2. Tuk Tuk / Boat ride.

Children will love the mode of transport in Bangkok. Traveling in a tuk-tuk for the first time is mind-blowing, and everyone will love it. Boat rides across the river are relatively cheap and very enjoyable.

3. Visit KidZania.

KidZania is a major kid stop where kids engage in fun activities like actual vocations. Children can try any activity like photography, culinary arts, or even piloting.

Kids compete after learning various activities and earn real money.

KidZania is technically located in a shopping center, so after enjoying what they offer, one hopes right into shopping!!

Shopping in a floating market often leaves kids mesmerized. For a total feel of Thai life, shopping for food in such a market is necessary. There are many delicacies offered like mango sticky rice.

4. Eat!!

In Bangkok, there is delicious, unique food for every taste. Even the pickiest kid gets too much to eat. There is food on the streets, food in the fast-food chain cafes and food in the five- star hotels like Lancaster Bangkok. Food in this city is never easily forgotten.

After all the day’s activities and all the adventures, good sleep in well-serviced rooms comes in handy. At Lancaster Bangkok hotel, the whole family is treated to a good dinner consisting some of the best Thai food in Bangkok.

Kids always enjoy watching traditional Thai dances. They get to take pictures with the beautiful dancers and carry the memories home.


Everyone who visits Bangkok with his kids lives to here recurring stories of the never-ending flashbacks from the kids. From food to historical and religious sites and modernized venues, Bangkok has all one needs on vacation.

A short history of mid-morning brunch

Read on as we take a short historical exploration of brunch, a dish that has become an important element for family and friends.

The name brunch is a combination of the concept of breakfast and lunch. It is believed to have originated in Britain in the 19th century. It can be traced to a column written for the Hunter’s Weekly by Guy Beringer in 1895. The writer had put in a case for the invention of a meal designed to be taken late Sunday mornings, especially for those who had raved the previous Saturday night. He praised brunch as a meal that encourages people to socialize and do away with the worries and struggles of the week that has passed. He even suggested alcohol to replace coffee and tea, so as to make life even brighter. This resulted in the writer being mentioned the following year in the issue of Punch. It was claiming how popular brunch had now become, and how many were embracing it to be seen as fashionable.

How others received it

Although brunch is a British concept, it was embraced in other parts of the world and especially in America. It was especially made popular by film stars in the 1930’s, who would make train stops for a late morning meal in Chicago. Sunday brunch would even gain more popularity after World War II since few people were going to church.

What constitutes brunch

One of the main elements that has not changed with brunch was the original suggestion by Beringer to serve it with alcohol. You will typically find most brunch menus serve it with drinks, especially for those who want to cure hangovers from the previous night. While alcoholic drinks are not for everyone, some of the common ingredients for brunch include fish balls, sandwich, strata bacon and fried egg among others.

Where to eat your brunch

Brunch has popularly been perceived as a group affair where friends and family can get together and enjoy a sweet and savoury meal that combines elements of breakfast or lunch. However, there are times when it may not be possible to make brunch at home, or maybe you may need a change of scenery to make it even more entertaining. If this is the case, one of the best places to enjoy brunch Hyde Park at the Royal Lancaster London. Here you can enjoy brunch as you get a chance to enjoy breathtakingly beautiful views of the London Skyline as you wind up a hectic week.