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The Power of LGBT Diversity in the Workplace and Marketplace

Fridae and IBM will hold the first conference of its kind in Bangkok, Thailand on May 8 as part of its ongoing efforts to promote the empowerment of LGBTs in Asia.

Titled “The Power of LGBT Diversity in the Workplace and Marketplace”, the conference is expected to bring together human resource professionals, senior executives, diversity champions, corporate decision makers, labour union leaders and policy makers, and LGBT community advocates to discuss key diversity issues relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees.

Key speakers of the event include Anthony Tenicela, a Business Development Executive and Global Leader for Workforce Diversity and LGBT Markets at IBM and Paul Thompson, Executive Chairman of Fridae Limited.

They will be joined by a panel of experts to promote the understanding of the business case for LGBT diversity practices in corporations, share best diversity practices to leverage on LGBT human capital and the impact on the revenue, growth and productivity of companies; and discuss role of LGBTs and the understanding of diversity in Asian markets.

Event details
Date: May 8, 2012 (Tues) Time 9 am to 2 pm (includes lunch)
Venue: VIE Hotel Bangkok, 117/39-40 Phaya Thai Road (Ratchathewi BTS Station)
The event is free.

For more information and to register, visit fridae.asia/diversity. Registration closes April 25. As this is an exclusive seminar, limited seats are available. We will send you a confirmation email following successful registration. If you are unable to attend the seminar after registering, please notify us as soon as possible.


Baan Suk Jai Bed & Breakfast Bangkok

Baan Suk Jai Bed & Breakfast Bangkok  |  Bangkok, Thailand  |  Stay as a local, while you enjoy this personalized, friendly, comfortable and informal Bed and Breakfast only minutes away from the main attraction of Bangkok. A complex of Thai houses, almost unique in the city, run by both Molly, the owner and Pen, the local Thai lady that will show you what local camaraderie and Thai cuisine are supposed to be. Unpretentious, welcoming, cozy and overall great value for money/comfort/experience. See and Read full post @ CarlosMeliaBlog.com

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30 Thousand Buddhist Monks take over Bangkok


( Post by Carlos Melia ) This morning at 7AM the streets on Chinatown in Bangkok, where literally taken over by a sort of Buddhist Monks Flash Mov, commemorating the Buddha Enlightenment and the 84th. Birthday of King Rama IX. 30 thousand Buddhist monks, gathered from corners of Thailand at 6.30AM in the morning at Chinatown to collect the Alms Giving by the local Thai people. (more…)


Thailand welcomes LGBT Press & Travel Professionals in Luxury

 The Tourism Authority of Thailand – New York office is proud and pleased to welcome and announce the first ever, official Gay and Lesbian Media and Travel educational/promotional trip to Thailand the Land of Smiles. Leading members of the LGBT Press and Travel Professionals from United States and Canada will arrive tomorrow to Bangkok to experience Thailand and all its highlights in a ten days itinerary that will cover Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Golden Triangle. Go Thai Be Free. !!!! Sawadee. Thailand Gay Travel / Thailand Gay Travel Blog. Some of the leading media outlets where you will be able to read about this trip are: GayTravel.com, Passport Magazine, DOT429.com, Xtra.com, CarlosMeliaBlog.com, Queerty.com and GayCities.com. We are also very proud count among our travel professionals members of IGLTA, Virtuoso and Signature Travel. Safe travels to everyone and see you in Thailand. CM

(*) Special Thanks to all our sponsors all over Thailand for their support and commitment to the International LGBT Travel Community. Sponsoring Hotels: Four Seasons Hotels Thailand, (Bangkok) The Muse Hotel, Le Meridien, St. Regis Hotel, Oriental Residences, Banyan Tree and SIAM Hotel. (Phuket) Paresa Resort, Andara Resort, Trisara Resort. (Krabi) Rayavadee Resort, Ritz-Carlton Phulay Bay. (Chiang Mai) Tamarin Village, Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi. Sponsoring Restaurnts: (Bangkok) Issaya Siamese Club, Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Ruen Urai, Biscotti. APSARA Dining Cruise. (Phuket) LIM’s Restaurant.

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Eat Me Bangkok never disappoints you

( Post by Carlos Melia ) Unassuming. Fabulous Restaurant. Hidden. Secret. Never a dissapointment. No attitude are the words to define this hidden gem in the heart of Bangkok. Of course, the name can be a bit of a turn off, assuming it will be  an over the top pretentious restaurant. And it is indeed, but in the best way possible. From the bar tender to the Darren his owner, they will all make you feel so welcomed and cozy that you will just feel like at the living room of your own home, with the twist of great cocktails, ambiance and fusion dishes. Eat Me, was inspired by the classic of Alice in Wonderland. A cake with “EAT ME” on it causes Alice to grow to such a tremendous size her head hits the ceiling, well in this case, I felt that my tummy was growing to he point of bursting. (more…)


Stay 03 Nights and only Pay 02 at Siam City Bangkok

Stay 03 Nights and only Pay 02 at Siam City Bangkok. The Siam City Hotel would like to announce a fabulous offer that is available from now until October 2012. For every two-night stay you book, they’ll give you one extra night for free. !!! This offer includes international buffet breakfast, unlimited WiFi access and no cancellation fee within 24 hours of arrival. Bookings and More @ www.carlosmeliablog.com

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Ban Chiang Traditional THAI Cuisine in Silom

 ( Post by Carlos Melia ) Ban Chiang Traditional Thai Cuisine is a melting pot for the international crews of every single airline in the world, Ban Chiang is a charming Thai Restaurant where flavors, scents and great traditional Thai cuisine meet simile street food in style with excellent prices and atmosphere. Your choose, you ma seat outside or inside a typical Thai house, with tree floors and most important during this time of the year… air conditioning. Not local enough, but not touristic either, it is a great option for those looking for a first full Thai meal in Bangkok, without paying high prices. Located just behind the Holiday Inn hotel in the area of Silom. (more…)


Amulet and Talisman Market in Bangkok

 ( Post by Carlos Melia )  Bangkok, Thailand  |  During your visit to the ChinaTown in Bangkok, which by the way, prides itself to be the oldest ChinaTown in the entire world, you must save sometime to visit the Amulet Market. Located next to the Wat Mahathat, between Maharat Road and the river, the biggest amulet market in Bangkok. Mingle with the local crowd, monks and tourist and be amazed by the things you will find and surprised by those that people praise to. (more…)


Song Kran 6 biggest gay circuit event in Asia

gCircuit is proud to present Song Kran 6, which will be held on the 13th-15th of April 2012. This year, the biggest gay circuit event in Asia will feature some of the biggest DJs ever lined up, with DJ Alexander (US), Tony Moran (US) and Alex Acosta (MX) headlining the event. Both DJs Alexander and Alex Acosta will be making their debut in Asia at the SK6 parties and the legendary Tony Moran returns to Thailand to work with gCircuit for the first time. Three of Asia’s finest DJs, DJ Louis T. (MY), DJ Head (TW) and DJ Preeda (TH) will be opening the parties over the long party weekend. The parties will be designed by award winning Paul Marin, so expect nothing less than world class production and lighting. Look out for special performances throughout the event and this year, 5 of the hottest Japanese gogo dancers will be performing at the event. gCircuit promises that in 2012, the biggest gay party event in Asia will be bigger than ever. (more…)


Saiyok Elephant Park in Thailand

 ( Post by Carlos Melia ) Have you ever dream on either getting up close and personal or ridding an elephant? Well it was indeed part of my bucket list, and as from today, I can say that I have done it and enjoyed very very much. Adventure ,new born elephants ,feeding them and observing Thai wisdom on how elephants and mahouts live together at Saiyok Elephant Park. You will also get to learn and spend some time with the local Mahouts. (more…)