Richard Quest explores and experiences the spirit of Bangkok in this episode of Quest’s World of Wonder. Here is a sneak peek of what to expect.
If this is the first you’re hearing of the series, let us fill you in.
CNN travel show Quest’s World of Wonder is all about traversing the planet by exploring one destination at a time, and it has been doing so since 2018. In each episode, Richard Quest, the anchor, the correspondent, and the heart of the show travels to different cities.
The inaugural episode of the latest season, season 5, features our very own buzzing metropolis. In this soon-to-release episode, Richard voyages to Bangkok, where he explores and experiences the spirit of the city. Here is what to expect from the Bangkok episode.
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The episode commences with Richard immersing himself in one of the most cherished aspects of the city, the food. He embarks on his culinary odyssey by tasting world-famous roadside eats on the streets of Bangkok, and of course, makes a pit stop at Michelin Star eatery Jay Fai. He then joins Chef “Pom” where he takes a lesson in authentic Thai cooking.
Following the food fun, he’s then off for a boat ride on the Chao Phraya River to meet beloved local TV host Woody Milintachinda. Here, Richard receives a crash course on the river, Thai culture, the art of Sawasdee Kha, and more.
Visiting Thailand and not getting a massage is like visiting New York and not getting a bagel. Ergo, the anchor visits the Wat Pho Massage School. He also receives a personal tour of the temple’s famous reclining Buddha guided by Phra Debvajracarya Thiab Malai.
He concludes the night in one of the most iconic entertainment hubs in the city, House of Heals. At the bar, Thailand’s leading drag queen Pangina Heals gives Richard an insight into the country’s LGBTQIA+ community and its often misunderstood third gender. Expect to see Richard fabulously strutting in heels.
Airtimes for the 30-minute special:
Saturday, 22nd January at 8:30pm
Sunday, 23rd January at 2:30pm
Monday, 24th January at 9:30am
Saturday, 29th January at 1:30pm