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What’s happening this January in Bangkok

by Mahmood Hossain

This month’s events to look out for.

January 1

Today and for the rest of the month, the fine dining experience at Akira Back Restaurant and Bar of Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park will be elevated with the introduction of Black winter truffles to a series of dishes. Only available for dinner, the restaurant’s talented group of chefs aims to transport diners and their tastebuds on an atmospheric stroll through cool, lush forests.

Time: 5.30pm to 10.30pm

Price: Starting from THB 390++

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January 8

If you’re an Asian woman interested in boosting your knowledge in valuation and finance, AWR Lloyd is partnering with A. Stotz to sponsor a scholarship programme for 25 Asian women through the ‘Valuation Master Class Boot Camp’ starting today. The Asian Women in Valuation scholarship is powered by AWR Lloyd, which was ranked 1st by Vault for Women and Minorities in the Asia-Pacific consulting sector in 2023, and aims to empower women to master company valuation and enter the workforce at higher levels of responsibility and pay. The deadline for the first part of the application is 2 January. To apply for the scholarship or for more info, visit:

January 20

One of Bangkok’s largest fundraisers is back, attracting over 1,000 visitors from the community in order to raise funds for student-driving initiatives. The KIS Community Fair, held at KIS International School, will be hosting a day filled with live music, international food vendors, family-friendly activities, games, and crafts, as well as product vendors, which include books, toys, games, clothing, gifts, and more.

Time: 2pm

Price: THB 170

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January 25

Today, the 2024 Asia Pacific Anmol Ratan Awards Night and Annual Business Conclave will be held at the Rembrandt Hotel & Suites Bangkok, gathering entrepreneurs, key business figures, and industry leaders to exchange meaningful business insight and wisdom. The collaborative interactions will be in the company of the guest of honour, Dr Bu Abdullah from the UAE.

Time: 6pm onwards

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January 27

Garnering more prospective students, the KIS Open House at the KIS International School will open its grounds for visitors to appreciate the institution’s facilities and academic and extracurricular programmes, led by a strong group of teachers who are essential to the school’s warm and welcoming educational space.

Time: 9am to 1pm

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February 3

A highlighted fixture on Thailand’s education calendar, the 14th edition of the ‘Study in India Expo’ will host a larger delegation of Indian boarding schools and universities, providing greater opportunities for students to embark on new and enriching educational journeys. Today until tomorrow, the expo will be held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, primarily showcasing the benefits of studying in India for Thais, Thai-Indians and Indians living in Thailand.

Time: 10am to 6pm

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