Café In Bangkok Allows Guests To Try A Coffin
A taste of luxury awaits you at 4 star boutique hotel in Sukhumvit, one of the neighbourhoods in the Central Business District of Bangkok. The location is a perfect fit for both business and leisure travellers because most of the local attractions are nearby. After a business meeting, a traveller can relax in one of the restaurants, cafes or nightclubs.
Are you willing to try the coffin test at an informal, trendy outdoor courtyard café? Some people readily agree while others are terrified. Those who have experienced the coffin test came out shaken, horrified, relieved and blissful. The coffin test was actually created for a thesis on “how to decrease greed, how to decrease the corruption index and how to increase the transparency [accountability] index in Thailand.”
Aside from the white coffin on a raised platform that is next to the café’s tables, there is a small fishpond and Buddha statue amidst the generally black background and décor. There is a life-sized skeleton sprawled on a sofa which is reminiscent of a Halloween joke.
Nobody laughs when they see the white coffin adorned with traditional gold angelic spirits. The coffin is just waiting for the next person who is brave enough to try it for free. Assistant professor VeeranutRojanaprapa created the café for his philosophy and religion thesis at Saint John’s University in Bangkok. He wanted to utilize the teachings of Buddha about death awareness.
According to Veeranut, when a person is aware of his death, there is the tendency to decrease “me” in his mind and do away with greed and anger. Veeranut asks his customers to write about their dealt awareness experience in the café’s notebook including a design of their own funeral that the café will host. Sounds morbid but it is definitely a unique experience for people.
However, do not forget that the 4 star boutique hotel in Sukhumvit is close to Bangkok’s tourist attractions. It makes sense to choose a hotel that is near all the attractions not only to save on the cost of transport but to make the most of the short holiday period.