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Masala’s list of when to save the date this year

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What to look forward to in 2023

By Shaan Bajaj


• The New Year will witness a rise in AI technology, as software like ChatGPT makes it simple to interact and use every day
• You will no longer need a separate visa for Croatia, as it will be the latest member to join Schengen and they will also start using the Euro, making it the 20th member state of the Eurozone
• On the 1st, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will become the president of Brazil
BLACKPINK will be playing in Bangkok on the 7th and 8th at the Suphachalasai National Stadium
• Party-heaven Ibiza’s famous dance party, Circoloco, will be making an appearance in Phuket. You have two chances to catch them on either the 14th or the 21st
Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone return to the screen for Pathaan (2023), scheduled to release on the 25th
• Enjoy being serenaded by Cigarettes After Sex on the 27th at Moonstar Studio
• From the 27th onwards, Disney will be celebrating their 100th Year Anniversary across their parks
• Although Shack Shack have not released an official date, they are due to open in the first quarter.
• For all those headed to another family wedding in India, use the trip as an excuse to attend Lollapalooza in Mumbai. The festival will be held on the 28th and 29th, featuring 40 different artists including AP Dhillon, Diplo, Divine, and more.

• British pop band, The Vamps, will take the stage at Samyan Mitrtown Hall on the 10th
• If you’re looking for some serious laughs, world-renowned comic Russell Peters will be performing on the 18th at CentralWorld Live in CentralWorld
• Conon Gray will play at IMPACT Arena, Muang Thong Thani on the 22nd
• World-famous Irish boy band, Westlife, will perform also at IMPACT Arena, Muang Thong Thani, on the 28th
Hyatt brings the first ever Andaz hotel with Andaz Pattaya Jomtien Beach
• In this season of love, look out for this new dating trend: green dating. As we become more conscious about the planet, green dating refers to finding someone who shares your values when it comes to climate change.

• Starting this month with a bang, pop rock band OneRepublic will come back to Bangkok. Watch them perform live on the 3rd
Arctic Monkeys tour Asia, with a stop in Bangkok on the 9th, marking their first concert
in the Kingdom
• Everyone’s favourite fashion icon and pop star, Harry Styles, is set to perform at Rajamangala National Stadium on the 11th
Pelupo Music Festival will take place at Siam Country Club Pattaya on the 11th

The 1975 will play at IMPACT Arena, Muang Thong Thani on the 4th
• For the first time In Thailand, Rolling Loud music festival will be held from the 13th to 15th
• If you plan on making a trip to the US, the popular music festival, Coachella, will be hosted in palm springs across two weekends, 14-16 and 21-23.
Karan Johar brings Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Dharmendra and Preity Zinta together for the much-anticipated film, Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani (2023). Initial release date is currently set for the 28th.

• The UK will celebrate the coronation of King Charles III on the 6th
• The Thai general elections will be held on the 7th
• The French Open tennis tournament will take place in Paris, beginning on the 28th until the 11th of June

Marriott will bring the first Autograph Collection hotel to Thong Lo with the opening of Madi Paidi Bangkok, Autograph Collection
Dusit International will be opening a 181- key property on Si Phraya Road with dusitD2 Samyan, Bangkok

• Established since 1877, the Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament will begin on the 3rd until the 16th
FIFA Woman’s World Cup will kick off on the 20th with 32 teams playing. This will also be the first World Cup to be held in two countries, Australia and New Zealand. The finals will be held on the 20th of August

Masala celebrates its 14th Anniversary on the 15th, which will mark 14 years of connecting the various vibrant Indian communities in Thailand. This also coincides
with the 77th Independence Day of India
• On the 28th, talented tennis players will convene in New York to compete at The US Open, a championship that has been held annually since 1987

• After being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Games will commence on the 23rd in Hangzhou, China, until the 8th of October

• The 13th edition of the ICC men’s Cricket World Cup will be held in India, starting on the 10th, with the final on the 26th of November
Suvarnabhumi Airport is due to open its new terminals in Q4 of 2023

• Slated to open in Q3, Accor welcomes an all-new residence on Kamala Beach. The MGallery Residences, MontAzure Lakeside Phuket, is the first MGallery
residence in Thailand
• On the 10th, a new Bollywood movie, 100 Percent (2023) comes to cinemas. The
film is directed by Sajid Khan and features John Abraham, Riteish Deshmukh,
Nora Fatehi and Shehnaaz Gill

• We still have a bit of time before Sukhumvit traffic becomes unbearable with the newest addition of The Mall Group’s THB 15-billion development to revamp the Phrom Phong area. EmSphere is a dynamic and futuristic mall, situated near EmQuartier and The Emporium. The mall will also house Thailand’s first city-style Ikea
Courtyard Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport will open their doors to visitors

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