Thai tycoon plans to build snow park in Bangkok

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AsiatiqueChances are high that tourists to Bangkok in the near future will be able to book a ski holiday in the tropical metropolis. The hot, humid and – in every sense – sultry city of 10 million, where the temperature rarely falls below 30 degrees Celsius all-year-round, will see the construction of a ski dome slated for opening in 2014.

The plans have been revealed by Thai newspaper Khaosod on October 12. According to the report, one of the richest men in Thailand, Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, the billionaire owner of Chang Beer brewery and chairman of Singaporean industry conglomerate Fraser and Neave, plans to invest $31 million into a snow dome on the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river together with Japanese investors as part of a larger new retail complex called Asiatique Charoen Nakhon.

The snow park, reminiscent of the iconic Ski Dubai hall, will cover 5,000 square meters and will be the largest artificial snow venue ever built in ASEAN. The plan includes a cable car that will travel up to 800 meters across the Chao Phraya river and connecting the snow dome and the new mall to an existing shopping mall on the other side of the river developed by Sirivadhanabhakdi that opened in 2012, Asiatique Choreon Krung.

The project will be developed by TCC Property,  a property development company among the many subsidiaries of Sirivadhanabhakdi’s empire. There are also plans to develop two more Asiatique shopping mall projects in Hua Hin and Chiang Mai at a combined investment of $225 million.

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Chances are high that tourists to Bangkok in the near future will be able to book a ski holiday in the tropical metropolis. The hot, humid and – in every sense – sultry city of 10 million, where the temperature rarely falls below 30 degrees Celsius all-year-round, will see the construction of a ski dome slated for opening in 2014.

Reading Time: 2 minutes

AsiatiqueChances are high that tourists to Bangkok in the near future will be able to book a ski holiday in the tropical metropolis. The hot, humid and – in every sense – sultry city of 10 million, where the temperature rarely falls below 30 degrees Celsius all-year-round, will see the construction of a ski dome slated for opening in 2014.

The plans have been revealed by Thai newspaper Khaosod on October 12. According to the report, one of the richest men in Thailand, Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi, the billionaire owner of Chang Beer brewery and chairman of Singaporean industry conglomerate Fraser and Neave, plans to invest $31 million into a snow dome on the banks of Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river together with Japanese investors as part of a larger new retail complex called Asiatique Charoen Nakhon.

The snow park, reminiscent of the iconic Ski Dubai hall, will cover 5,000 square meters and will be the largest artificial snow venue ever built in ASEAN. The plan includes a cable car that will travel up to 800 meters across the Chao Phraya river and connecting the snow dome and the new mall to an existing shopping mall on the other side of the river developed by Sirivadhanabhakdi that opened in 2012, Asiatique Choreon Krung.

The project will be developed by TCC Property,  a property development company among the many subsidiaries of Sirivadhanabhakdi’s empire. There are also plans to develop two more Asiatique shopping mall projects in Hua Hin and Chiang Mai at a combined investment of $225 million.

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