Asia Cab has joined hands with the Mall Group to launch a taxi service at seven shopping malls in Bangkok.
Asia Cab is the manufacturer and operator of Cabb brand public taxis. The Cabb vehicle differs from other taxis due to its design that is a prototype from London taxis, with each cab painted in dark blue.
According to Asia Cab CEO Assist Prof Dr Sarayut Rueangsuwan, Cabb taxis have functions to ensure passenger safety including a security partition separating the driver and passenger areas.
An intercom system is used for the driver and passengers to communicate. Air conditioning systems also work separately. Other features include USB chargers and free wireless internet throughout.
The Cabb taxis are available at Emporium, EmQuartier and five branches of The Mall from 11am to 9pm.
The fair starts at 60 baht. Booking can be done two hours in advance at 02-026-8888.
Prachuap sees street art as a draw
The Tourism Association of Prachuap Khiri Khan (TAP) has joined hands with the Provincial Cultural Office and Hua Ban Community to a launch street art programme on Su Suek street in the city.
About 10 murals will be painted on old shophouses in the community. The first painting has been finished and will be followed by the rest soon.
TAP expects the street art to be a new attraction in the province.
Toward cleaner waterways
The test run of an electric passenger boat has been conducted recently along Klong Saen Saep.
The project is a joint venture among the Marine Department; Family Transport Company (2002), which operates the commuter boats; Kasetsart University, which built the vessel; and Beta Energy Solution, a Thai manufacturer and distributor of specialised battery cells.
The aim is to reduce noise pollution and make the commuter boat service environmentally friendly, according to the Marine Department.
The boat can accommodate up to 100 passengers and can run up to 22kph. It can travel 60km per charge.
During the test, the boat took its regular route starting from Phan Fah Lilat to Pratunam piers with 92 passengers on board. It took about 20 minutes for the 4km journey. The information will be used for a further study before launching the e-boats for public service in the future.
Changi rated top airport
Singapore Changi Airport has been named the World's Best International Airport by readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.
As part of its World's Best Awards survey that closed on March 2, the magazine asked readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe on top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines and more.
Readers rated airports on access, check-in/security, restaurants/bars, shopping and design.
Coming in second is Hamad International Airport in Qatar. Third is Dubai International Airport, followed by Hong Kong International Airport, Incheon International Airport, Haneda International Airport, Zurich Airport, Abu Dhabi International Airport, Copenhagen Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
HOTEL DEALS & UPDATE
– Chatrium Hotel Riverside Bangkok has joined hands with Theptarin Hospital to launch a "Sleepless Society" package. The programme includes a two-night stay in a 60m² Grand Room River View for one guest, 60-minute psychotherapist consultation, which is available two rounds per stay, doctor consultation two times per stay, a dietitian consultation, a registered nurse on standby at the hotel 24 hours and three meals a day. Prices start from about 25,700 baht.
The hotel also offers a Health Check-up package with prices starting at 8,400 baht for a two-night stay. Both health programmes are available until Oct 31.
– Anantara Hua Hin Resort has launched a Staycation package. The offer includes a two-night stay in a 32m² Premium Garden View room, daily breakfast, late check-out at 3pm and free stay for kids.
Prices start from 5,940 baht.
– Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort offers a staycation package for booking a minimum of five consecutive nights with prices for a night stay starting at 1,800 baht net for a Deluxe Garden View room. The price also includes breakfast for two.
Booking is available until Dec 23 for stays until June 30 next year.
– Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok has introduced a "Stay Longer Pay Less" promotion.
The package offers a 25% discount on river view rooms for guests who book at least five consecutive nights. Also included are daily breakfast for two, 20% off on in-house restaurants, 500 baht laundry credit and 20% off additional laundry services.
Prices for a night stay start from 3,750 baht.
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