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Siam Piwat Takes Thailand on to World Stage in Malaysia

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Siam Piwat Takes Thailand on to World Stage in Malaysia - TRAVELINDEXBangkok, Thailand, October 14, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / Siam Piwat, the owner and operator of prestigious world-renowned retail developments, such as Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery, and a joint venture partner of ICONSIAM and Siam Premium Outlets, is launching Thailand further onto the world stage and bolstering confidence among partners as well as all sectors involved by announcing its partnership with Pavilion Group, a leading developer, investor, and operator of shopping centers in Malaysia. In this collaboration, Siam Piwat will debut its own curated Thai brands to showcase the height of creative Thainess at Pavilion Bukit Jalil, which is set to become the largest fully integrated regional lifestyle mall in the Southern Corridor of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as part of its plan to expand to various platforms globally.

– A milestone in the history of Asia’s retail industry is reached as two retail giants join hands as business partners.
– The historic partnership reinforces Siam Piwat’s vision to launch Thailand further onto the world stage and take Thai entrepreneurs to showcase creative crafts and products while expanding to other international platforms.
– ICONCRAFT, Absolute Siam and Ecotopia, three Thai brands popular among foreigners, will establish their first overseas presence.

Ms. Usara Yongpiyakul, Chief Executive Officer – Retail Business Group, Siam Piwat Co., Ltd. remarked on this collaboration: “One of Siam Piwat’s primary policies is to build awareness of Thai brands on the global stage as well as to transform ‘local heroes’ into ‘global heroes’ and expand their business internationally as COVID-19 has hindered travel to Thailand. Therefore, this collaboration will not only open up additional sales channels for SMEs to help them expand beyond online or e-commerce platforms but will also help drive the Thai economy. As part of this expansion, we have joined hands with a strong partner like Pavilion Group, a veteran large-mall operator and developer.

We have selected Pavilion Bukit Jalil to debut our first brick-and-mortar stores in Malaysia for three carefully selected Thai brands in a way that will captivate and resonate with both Malaysian and international visitors. Pavilion Group is one of Siam Piwat’s Global Privilege Partners, and we have been collaborating to offer exclusive privileges to our customers. This new partnership to introduce Thai products to an overseas market will make Siam Piwat’s another significant stride towards building a solid network with powerful business leaders.

For more than 10 years that Siam Piwat has been working in collaboration with many government agencies, such as the SUPPORT Arts and Crafts International Center of Thailand (SACICT) and the Creative Economy Agency (CEA), to incubate entrepreneurs, we enhance their products by partnering them with experts and offering assistance with product design and packaging design. We also teach them how to use data management systems to manage their business, create an e-platform, and raise sponsorship. Moreover, we share knowledge with them on managing their finance, finding new sales channels, and gaining publicity. All of these initiatives have not only enhanced their ability to generate income but also empowered them, filling them with a sense of pride and giving them more exposure and international business opportunities.”

Siam Piwat’s three Thai brands, namely Ecotopia, ICONCRAFT, and Absolute Siam, are massively popular among foreign tourists thanks to the unique identity and creativity of their products. Developed by Siam Piwat, Ecotopia, ICONCRAFT, and Absolute Siam seek to showcase the height of Thai craftsmanship ranging from innovative, contemporary crafts to products by Thai craftsmen, SMEs across the country, designers ,and the ingenuity of young eco co- creators. The products under these three brands all deliver the experience of creative Thainess and distinct appeal to international shoppers.

Ecotopia: Ecotopia is an eco-conscious community of like-minded people who believe in ‘Together, We Co-Create a Better World’. that is approachable and practical for all walks of life.It reflects Siam Piwat’s Co-Creation’ business model to create shared value, which is the company core vision of all of its retail developments. Together with 12 eco-creators, Ecotopia presents a new and amicable eco-centric experience.

ICONCRAFT: Siam Piwat launched ICONCRAFT as a hub of inspiration to showcase the height of Thai craftsmanship first domestically then to the world. ICONCRAFT celebrates local wisdom in a new perspective while presenting it through Thai craftworks. Above all, ICONCRAFT is the opened door for over 800 craftsmen, designers, and local communities across Thailand, forging paths for them towards modern trade. Efforts include educating, create branding, marketing, and providing financial advices in order to be the retail ecosystem that truly creates sustainable success and gives mutual benefits for all involved. The product categories are wide and interesting, namely jewelry, souvenirs, home decors, unique art and craft, lifestyle and everyday artifacts, scents and aroma, and food and snacks.

Absolute Siam: A trendsetting multi-brands concept store that features a mix of leading fashion and lifestyle brands under one roof. Many first ever and distinctive collaborations by leading and upcoming Thai designers producing exclusive collections. A space that houses over 60 fashion, art, tech, and lifestyle brands, offerings one-of-kind innovative and bold products and set new trends and services in Absolute Siam’s style.

“Thailand has just as rich and unique a culture as any other country. This uniqueness and richness is shaped by extraordinary creativity and conveyed through a wide range of exquisite artworks and design products that have proven to appeal to people across the globe. We recognize the value and delicate magnificence of Thai culture and the creativity of Thai artisans, designers, and creators. We are proud to have Siam Piwat’s presence exclusively in Pavilion Bukit Jalil as they continue to expand abroad. These new stores will provide Malaysians and international visitors the chance to experience a hint of Thai culture without leaving KL,” said Dato’ Joyce Yap, Chief Executive Officer of Retail for Kuala Lumpur Pavilion Sdn Bhd, the Retail Planner of Pavilion Bukit Jalil.

“Malaysia and Thailand have very close ties and share not only borders but also various cultural similarities. We believe that this collaboration is just the beginning and will lead to even greater things, such as joint efforts to boost the region’s economy and initiatives to showcase and nurture the uniqueness and magnificence of ASEAN nations,” concluded Usara.

Siam Piwat has continued to launch Thailand further onto the world stage and support SMEs by curating a selection of products across various categories that have proven popular among foreigners from its affiliated stores and joining forces with various retail partners overseas to have them featured on high-potential international platforms for sale both online and offline in Asian countries with high purchasing power and economic growth rates, such as China, Malaysia, Vietnam, among others.

About Siam Piwat Co., Ltd.
Siam Piwat is a leading world-class retail and real estate developer from Thailand. Over 60 years, we have owned and operated Bangkok’s most visited retail and lifestyle destinations such as Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery, ICONSIAM, and Siam Premium Outlets. We are recognized as a thought-leader in our sector who creates extraordinary prototype properties as well as management excellence in retail development, aiming to consistently deliver unparalleled experiences that delight and inspire customers. Absolute Siam, ICONCRAFT and Ecotopia are the one-of-a-kind prototypes that are curated and operated by us.

About Pavilion Bukit Jalil
Located in the heart of Bukit Jalil, Pavilion Bukit Jalil, the Icon of Connectivity – Malaysia’s lifestyle shopping mall sets to transform the southern corridor of Kuala Lumpur into the new cornerstone of metropolitan lifestyle and retail. With Net Lettable Area (NLA) of 1.8 million square feet, Pavilion Bukit Jalil will offer a vibrant retail mix, gastronomical wonders and innovative recreations, reinforcing its position as the lifestyle shopping destination connected to the best-in-class retail, dining and leisure experience.

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Orizonte Investment Elevates Aroeira Golfing Experience

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Orizonte Investment Elevates Aroeira Golfing Experience

Lisbon, Portugal, August 25, 2021  / TRAVELINDEX / Orizonte at Aroeira Golf Resort – a two-time host of the Portuguese Open. Fresh from the rebranding this spring of its two 18-hole championship courses – Aroeira Pines Classic and Aroeira Challenge – Portugal’s leading golf management company has continued its spending by upgrading the golf leisure facilities at the resort.

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Among the renovations made, the clubhouse for Aroeira Pines Classic, host venue of the 1996 and 1997 Portuguese Open, has been given a fresh new look with a modern contemporary décor inside and outside the restaurant, new kitchen facilities and refurbished changing rooms.

In addition, the resort’s swimming pool area has been refurbished with a new bar and décor while the Kids’ Club has also received a makeover, making it the ideal place for parents to leave their children while they’re playing golf or enjoying a relaxing meal in the clubhouse restaurant.

Nestled amid tranquil natural pine forest, Aroeira Golf Resort – 25km south of Lisbon – is rated among Europe’s top 50 golf resorts and has been dubbed the ‘Wentworth of Lisbon’ by many observers.

Among the many attractions on the stunning Aroeira estate is the Aroeira Lisbon Hotel. Providing the ultimate in chic modern design, the hotel includes 68 bedrooms and suites, an outdoor pool, a spa and a choice of five bars and restaurants, and offers easy access to the many golden sandy beaches in the Costa Azul region.

Alternatively, golfers can enjoy a staycation break in one of Aroeira’s choice of villas and apartments with stay-and-play packages, while a short drive from Aroeira, Ribagolfe boasts two of the finest layouts in the Lisbon region – Ribagolfe I and II.

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As part of ORIZONTE’s golf maintenance programme, both courses were the subject of an upgrade at the start of the golf season while a new hotel partner for 2021, the Four Points by Sheraton Sesimbra, offers the ideal base to play the club known as the ‘Valderrama of Portugal’.

ORIZONTE provides golfers with the opportunity to play four of the leading courses in close proximity to Lisbon in the stunning Costa Azul, together with exceptional value for money on a wide range of accommodation options.

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Global Real Estate CEOs Plan for Industry Transformation

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New York City, NY, United States, April 25, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / The real estate industry needs to transform to serve the needs of people and cities in the next decade, according to a new report released today by the World Economic Forum. COVID-19 has revealed vulnerabilities throughout the real estate industry, ranging from indoor air quality problems to excess supply and accelerated underlying…


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WISeKey and SUNx to Introduce First Ever Climate Change and Sustainability NFT

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 6, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / WISeKey to launch the NFT auction of the original SWATCH created for the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. This unique, first-off-the-line watch, designed by Maurice Strong under the theme “It’s in our Hands” it was given to his widow Hanne Strong, by the wife of the founder of Swatch Nicolas Hayek.


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Topgolf to open doors in Thailand by mid-2022

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Dallas, Texas, United States,March 30, 2021 / TRAVELINDEX / TG SEA Development Pte Ltd, an authorized developer of global entertainment leader Topgolf Entertainment Group, announced today plans to bring the Topgolf experience to Bangkok within the second quarter of 2022. The first Topgolf entertainment complex in Southeast Asia will open adjacent to the popular Megabangna shopping centre…


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