Kasemkij Hotel hosts eighth exclusive moment

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A memorable Orchard Trip for all

Kasemkij Hotels recently hosted their annual ‘Exclusive Moment’ thank you activity for guests. The activity, which was held exclusively for long-stay guests from the Kasemkij Hotels and Serviced Apartments in Sriracha (Cape Racha, Kantary Bay, Kameo House and Karavel House), was attended by a resounding 70 Japanese guests.

Most of them were businessmen working in the area and their families. The activity, the eighth of its type, was organized as an Orchard Tour to the province of Rayong, to give guests an exotic taste of traditional Thai fruit.

Some of the Japanese guests are tasting certain types of fruit for the first time.Some of the Japanese guests are tasting certain types of fruit for the first time.

Bright and early on Saturday, May 28th, the group headed for Suphattra Land, a sprawling fruit farm in Rayong, led by Cape Racha’s general manager, Sathawuth Sermprasert. Here they were welcomed with refreshing coconut juice served in the shell, before boarding trams to begin their exploration of the farm.

The final station on the tour is “Bees and Honey”.The final station on the tour is “Bees and Honey”.

The first station was the Rambutan Orchards, where the group was received by “Mani”, the Rambutan Mascot whose entertaining ways were most appreciated by the children. Here everybody enjoyed themselves picking the sweet, juicy little fruit directly off the trees to taste.

The second station was the “Fruit Buffet”, the largest station of all and definitely the most exciting for the group. The tables, which were laden with an extensive and colorful array of popular Thai fruits, including durian, mango, papaya, pineapple, contained items that some of the Japanese guests were tasting for the first time.

Seven-year-old Susuka, mango in her mouth, said via her father, “My favorite fruit is grapefruit. But today I have tasted many delicious fruits that I’ve never seen before.”

This little one enjoys fresh sweet mango.This little one enjoys fresh sweet mango.

After having their fill of these popular Thai fruits the group moved on to the next station, along the way passing large hydroponic gardens and the farm’s automatic reservoir, which is its main water supply. At this station the guests were introduced to the famous Thai delicacy “som tam”, a spicy green papaya salad that we are sure, in time, they will come to love. To neutralize the spicy aftertaste of the papaya salad they were also served some mouthwatering fruit salad made with beautiful hydroponically grown fruit.

The final station on the tour was “Bees and Honey”. Here the guests, adults and children alike, were most intrigued by the beekeeping demonstration and the honey testing procedure. So much so that everybody in the group bought themselves fresh honey to enjoy back home at Cape Racha, Kantary Bay, Kameo House and Karavel House.

Sakaguchi Sun, a 44-year-old executive commented, gesturing to the farm, “Normally, I buy my fruits and groceries at the supermarket or fresh market without ever giving a thought to where the stuff comes from or the process involved, like in the case of honey. I have never been to such an awesome place!”

Even though all good things, like this Exclusive Moment Trip, have to come to an end, Kasemkij Hotels is glad the guests have their souvenir honey and tons of photos to remind them of this happy day. And of course, the company promises to organize something extraordinary and just as special next time.

Guests tour the park via tram.Guests tour the park via tram.

Buying fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the farmers.Buying fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the farmers.

The group is received by “Mani”, the Rambutan Mascot.The group is received by “Mani”, the Rambutan Mascot.

Kasemkij Hotels recently hosted their annual ‘Exclusive Moment’ thank you activity for guests.Kasemkij Hotels recently hosted their annual ‘Exclusive Moment’ thank you activity for guests.