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Single Malt Vault: Whisky tasting in a Bangkok speakeasy
A whisky repository might not be the most obvious way to describe Bangkok, but that undercover nature is what makes the burgeoning “uisge beatha” bar scene here all the more exciting. In a riot of hidden venues and tucked-away gems, it never hurts to have a spirit guide or two... say a gent from Scotland and one from Japan, homes of the world's best single malts, unlocking the door to a whisky experience that ranks as the Thai capital's most intriguing.
Sound therapy has been used for centuries to detoxify, heal, and clear emotional blockages. A gong bath, of course, has nothing to do with water, but it is immersive in a deeper sense: the resonant rolls and soaring crescendos from the ancient instrument sweep over and through you to raise the frequencies in your body to more optimal levels, like an energizing sound massage. Join Jen – a professional dancer turned yoga teacher, Reiki healer and sound therapist – for your vibrational reset.
Spend an evening out with a legendary storyteller. Joe Cummings is an award-winning journalist, musician, actor, and scholar who wrote the first Lonely Planet Thailand guidebook. He’s been fully immersed in all rhythms of life in Thailand and the region ever since. Joe will take you to some of Bangkok’s best-hidden bars and night spots.