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What to pencil into your calendar this November

by Aiden

A charity fair, sign-ups for the Thai Sikh Run, and more. 

1 | Wednesday

 From today onwards, registration opens for the 28th Thai Sikh Run 2024, which will be held on 4 February 2024, and will start and finish at the Old Siam Plaza. As always, the run will feature 5k, 10k, and 21.1k races, with an array of prices for different age ranges. Runners can also avail of exciting race pack collections, depending on which race they are running, spanning shirts, medals, a finisher medal, and more. For more information or to register, visit

4 | Saturday

Today and tomorrow, the Neilson Hays Library is hosting their annual Bangkok Literature Festival for the bibliophiles among us. Aiming to showcase the “richness and diversity of the literary world,” the festival will feature 50 authors, poets, and storytellers from Thailand and around the world. Expect author interviews, poetry readings, book signings, Q&A sessions, and opportunities to meet fellow book lovers and aspiring authors. For more information, visit their Facebook: @NeilsonHaysLibrary 

8 | Wednesday

Mia is bringing back its “Friends of Mia – Next Gen” Series, for one day only, and this time, the collaboration will be between Chef Top Russell, Chef Michelle Goh, and renowned Canadian culinary luminary, Chef Andrew Martin. The menu will feature sublime Thai fusion dishes, bringing together Thai flavours and innovative culinary techniques. 
Time: 5.30pm onwards
Price: THB 5,990++ per person for the 8-course tasting menu and wine pairing; THB 3,950++ only for the tasting menu
For more information, contact 098 862 9659 or email

24 | Friday

Today until 26 November, the World Hindu Congress 2023 (WH 2023 @ BANGKOK) will be held in Bangkok, at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center. A meeting of likeminded individuals who want to network, exchange ideas, and collaborate, the theme of the congress will be Jayasya Aayatnam Dharmah, meaning “Dharma, the Abode of Victory.”

For more information or to register, visit

25 | Saturday 

The British Community in Thailand Foundation for the Needy (BCTFN) is once again holding their annual Ploenchit Fair, which has been a staple in Bangkok’s social scene since 1957. A fund-raising event to help support Thai charities, the fair promises to be a fun day out for the whole family, all for a good cause. Held at Bangkok Patana School, the fair will feature children’s games and rides, raffles, shopping, food and drinks, live entertainment, and the chance for kids to meet Father Christmas!
Time: 10am to 9pm
For more information and to see prices, visit their Facebook: @ploenchitfairbkk

27 | Monday

Sirimahannop, the three-masted ship permanently docked at Asiatique the Riverfront, is hosting their Loy Krathong Celebration Dinner tonight by the River of Kings. Diners will have a sublime selection of Thai dishes, a ‘Sharing on the Table’ seafood on ice platter, and live stations, as well as an array of Thai khanoms. There will also be a selection of special Loy Krathong cocktails for the occasion, available from 24 November, and all guests will receive a complimentary krathong.  

Time: 6pm onwards
Price: THB 1,499++ per adult; THB 649++ per child
For more information, visit their Facebook: @Sirimahannop


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