Sizzling summer: Phuket & Phangan vibes at The EM District World’s Pop-up Beach


Staying in the city this Songkran doesn’t mean you have to give up your dream beach vacation. The tropical vibes at The EM District are all you’ll need for a sizzling, stylish summer.

Head to The Em District World’s Pop Up Beach at Quartier Avenue, G Floor of Emquartier this April to experience the chill beach vibes of Phuket and Koh Phangan.

Each day features a funky lineup of mixologists, indie music, DJs, tempting cuisine and eye-catching performances. Expect high fashion and high energy to match the high temperature!

From Thursday April 7 to Wednesday April 13, 2016 the alluring Phuket beach is transported to The EM District. Sample summer treats from top restaurants and bars like The Never Ending Summer, Nittaya Kai Yang, San Saab, Phuket Town, Saab Eli, Ban Jong Pat, We Love Fruits Free and Studio Lam.

Get in the spirit of Songkran with summer food and flowers.

Join summer inspired workshops like How to Create Thai Traditional Perfume (Nam-Ob). Then join Khun Duang as he shares his expertise on Thai summer food styling. Gotji, the award-winning mixologist who works alongside Jamie Oliver, will show you how to make a sinfully delicious summer cocktail.

Gotji will show you how to refresh your summer palette.

The entertainment lineup features Rasmee Isan Soul on Thursday April 7 (6-7pm) followed by a set from the renowned DJ Maftsai of Studio Lam (7-10pm). On Saturday April 9 Thai contemporary acoustic band Chairman will perform a set curated by Duangrit Bunnag from 5-7 pm, followed by DJ Ben of Studio Lam. Sunday, April 10 Paradise Bangkok takes to the decks from 6-7pm followed by the return of DJ Maftsai to close the night.

Smooth electronic sounds take over the pop-up on April 13, Phuket’s closing night. First listen to Cyndi Suei’s funky electro stylings. Then be entranced by the unique sounds of DCNXTR, Bangkok’s underground electronic rock band. The haunting vocals coupled with synthesizers and pulsing beats makes their latest single “Summer Rain” the soundtrack for the season.

Once you’ve had your fill of Phuket festivities, it’s time to experience Koh Phangan.

Thursday April 14 – Wednesday April 20 #empopupbeach and Cheeze Magazine will bring the  island party to you. In the spirit of Koh Phangan, there will be neon face paint, a T-shirt painting workshop plus Cheeze street style photographers snapping the hottest summer looks. (And if fashion is your thing, don’t forget to check out the latest styles at the Roxy Pop-Up shop, Another Summer Story and Vacation Shop.)

Design your own summer style.

Cheeze Magazine will curate the indie soundtrack for each day too: Manute Mee on Thursday April 14, 6-8pm and Aomsin & The Boys from 8-9pm. Got Father will perform Saturday April 16 at 4-5pm followed by Noong Tor at 8-9pm.

There’s also an LED and neon juggling shows plus a live performance by Bucket Drummers curated by Bottles of Beer on Sunday April 17 at 6-7pm.

Be entertained by island-inspired juggling shows by Thai Circus.

The Em District World’s Pop Up Beach is on from now until April 27, 2016 at EmQuartier and Emporium. Check out updates on The Em District’s Facebook page or visit the website for more info. Beach vibes, here we come!

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