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Privilege News August 2015


Dear Members,

Sawasdee kha and Happy Mother’s Day! 

You may be wondering why we are greeting you Happy Mother’s day in August. But we do have a very good reason. Members familiar with Thailand will know that Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday anniversary falls on August 12th and on this day the whole country celebrates this auspicious occasion. Because of Her Majesty’s unwavering benevolence towards the needy and poor throughout the nation she is regarded as the mother to all Thai people. The Queen has captured the hearts of the nation through her devotion towards the welfare and the well being of everyone in the Kingdom. Throughout the country children express their love to their own mothers by presenting a beautiful handmade garland of sweet smelling jasmine flowers to thank her for her unconditional love.

In this newsletter we would like to let you know some information on how the Thai people celebrate Mother’s Day and about a fantastic concert in the Royal resort town of Hua Hin. We will also introduce you to an exceptional arts and crafts center established by HM the Queen and a place where you can see Her personal collection of exquisite Thai silk dresses. And we wrap it all up by telling you about two of our partners who offer special services that feature items mentioned within this newsletter. Enjoy!






Hua Hin Jazz Festival

In this year’s annual Hua Hin Jazz Festival the lineup of artists performing is a combination of new artist and seasoned veterans coming together in an atmosphere of soul and music at Hua Hin Queen's Park. Surrounded by manicured gardens and located on pristine Hua Hin beach, the festival will be a real treat for all jazz lovers and music aficionados alike. It brings together local communities and international visitors together to appreciate and experience the wonders of jazz music. The festival will offer a platform for home-grown jazz talent, with some of the best Thai bands and performers having been invited to play. One of the best known of these is Saxophone Madness, a popular local group who will open the event with their unique sax-based music. It is a special musical event that should not be missed, especially jazz lovers

Time : 05:00 p.m. - 0:00 a.m.
For more information : Click Here!

HM Queen Sirikit Birthday Celebrations

On August 12th, the whole country pauses and expresses their love to HM the Queen by dressing up in blue, the Queen’s official color, and decorating households and businesses with Her Majesty’s portraits. Rachadamnoern, the royal avenue, is decked in millions of lights and at exactly 7p.m. the entire country tunes in to a live telecast of the celebrations taking place in Sanam Luang. It is then that senior government officials lead the nation in lighting candles and paying homage to Her Majesty by song. Truly and incredible sight with a myriad of lights and sound this is an experience unique to Thailand and should not be missed.




HM the Queen has countless projects designed to benefit the country and develop the skills of the people. Below are just two projects that visitors can readily visit and experience.



Bang Sai Arts and Crafts Centre
Located on the left bank of the Chao Phraya River in Ayutthaya this impressive centre will give you a glimpse of how farmers in the four regions live and work and how their products of arts and crafts are produced. The centre was established under the Royal Patronage of HM the Queen on the 21st July, 1976 with the purpose of providing education and training courses for villagers to produce handicrafts and to demonstrate farming techniques for the improvement of the local’s livelihoods. Products and activities which can be seen here are Fern Vien Basketry, Weaving Basketry, Artificial Flowers, Hand-Woven Silk and Cotton, Silk Dyeing, Wood Carving, Miniature Hand - Modelled Thai Dolls, Furniture Making, Cloth-Made Products, etc. All the products are sold at the Centre and in every branch of the Chitralada Store. The Centre covers a total area of approximately 1,000 rai and houses several places of interest including Asia’s largest freshwater aquarium, an arts and craft village, an aviary housing 30 rare and endangered birds, an arts and craft training center for local villagers and Royal residences.


The Bang Sai Arts and Crafts Center is open Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30a.m. to 4.30p.m. However you should check with the center as some of the buildings and attractions have different operating hours.
For more information : +66(0) 3536 6252-4



Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles

Within the grounds of the Grand Palace in a newly renovated classic European building is a unique museum dedicated to telling the story of how HM the Queen helped turn Thai silk from local handicraft into a luxury material and a symbol of Thailand. The highlight of the museum is an exhibit of Her Majesty’s personal collection of dresses designed and tailored by famous designers both local and international. Lovers of fashion, design and dressmaking will find the exhibits enjoyable as the dresses on display feature a very high level of craftsmanship and was actually worn by Her Majesty during official events. Highly prized among fine garment makers, Thai silk is known for it’s lustrous and knotty fibers, suitable for hand weaving. Its color ranges from gold to light green and can last for over a century.

Thai massage is known for its therapeutic benefits. What isn’t common knowledge are the different techniques and materials used for each of the oh-so-good treatments. Today we’ll talk about how one luxurious spa uses Thai silk, yes you heard that right – silk, to give you a smooth and silky complexion.

For more information : Click Here




Thai massage is known for its therapeutic benefits. What isn’t common knowledge are the different techniques and materials used for the different treatments. Today we’ll talk about how one luxurious spa uses silk, yes you heard that right – silk, to give you a smooth and silky complexion.

Divana Spa

Located in the upscale neighborhood of Thonglor in the Sukhumvit area, the multiple award winning Divana Spa places emphasis on combining the Oriental wisdom of healing with indigenous products to provide a luxurious and relaxing experience. Taking from Zen teachings, the spa is designed to relax you from the very moment you step into the premises. The Divana Spa’s signature treatment is the Organic Golden Silk Royal Pampering. Over the course of 3 blissful hours, you will be pampered using a fist-full of golden silk thread rich in protein, mulberry leaves for the vitamins and gold silk cocoons laden with 18 essential amino-acids perfect for the hair and skin. The treatment nourishes and restores the balance of moisture giving your skin a subtle radiance, feeling smooth and looking healthy.

Divana Spa is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11a.m. to 11p.m.
For more information : Click Here!





Lastly the company is pleased to inform you that our business partner Siam Paragon is providing their exclusive VIZ Titanium Card free to Thailand Elite members without having to spend the usual minimum amount to obtain membership.

For a peek at some of the exclusive privileges and services accorded to VIZ members Click here!

Should you be interested in applying for this membership, please send a confirmation to email indicating the address for the card to be sent to. Siam Paragon will have it delivered to you within 15 days after the request has been received.

The company does hope that all of our members will have enjoy shopping at the Siam Paragon and we will continue to introduce attractive privileges to our members.


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