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‘Vijit Chao Phraya’ lighting extravaganza opens in Bangkok to great fanfare, A Harry Potter-themed land is coming to Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and more in top stories of the day.

‘Vijit Chao Phraya’ lighting extravaganza opens in Bangkok to great fanfare

The first ever ‘Vijit Chao Phraya’ lighting extravaganza, organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in cooperation with public and private sector partners, officially opened last night and will run until Sunday, 27 November, at six landmarks along the Chao Phraya River with enchanting night-time illumination, light shows, and projection mapping displays.

Taking place at Rama VIII Bridge, Wichai Prasit Fort, Wat Kalayanamit, Phra Phuttha Yodfa Bridge (Memorial Bridge), River City Bangkok, and ICONSIAM, the event aims to accentuate the exciting ambiance and colourful vibe of the famous waterway and create business opportunities for dinner cruises, boat tours, hotels, and riverside restaurants in the Thai capital. Tourists can choose to enjoy enchanting night-time illumination, light shows, projection mapping displays, and cultural performances at these locations, or across from each venue on the opposite side of the river, as well as from a cruise along the river itself.

A Harry Potter-themed land is coming to Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros. Discovery and Miral – the company behind many of Abu Dhabi’s incredible immersive destinations – today announced that an extensive new Harry Potter-themed land is coming to Yas Island, as part of the world’s largest indoor theme park, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is already home to a whole host of much-loved stories and characters, including The Flintstones, Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Tom and Jerry.

From thrilling themed rides and attractions to spectacular shows and fine-dining experiences, on Yas Island visitors can immerse themselves in everything Warner. Bros – and soon this will also include the magic of the wizarding world as a new Harry Potter-themed land is set to join the six existing immersive landscapes. : Warner Bros. Plaza, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch, Cartoon Junction, Gotham City and Metropolis.

Bhopal Railway Station awarded 4-star ‘Eat Right Station’ certificate

The Food Safety and Standard Association of India (FSSAI) has awarded Bhopal Railway Station a 4-star ‘Eat Right Station’ certification for providing ‘high-quality, nutritious food to passengers’.

It has been a norm that railway stations are awarded the said certificate after an FSSAI-empaneled third-party audit agency rates the railway stations in terms of hygiene practices and food storage. Apart from the Bhopal Railway Station, Chandigarh Railway station was the fifth Indian railway station that was awarded a 5-star ‘Eat Right Station’ certification in September 2021, whereas the others railway stations to have received such awards in the past include Anand Vihar Terminal Railway Station (Delhi), Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Mumbai), Mumbai Central Railway Station (Mumbai), and Vadodara Railway Station (Vadodara).

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