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    What's trending and happening this week.

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 04/11/2017

    » 1 Vive La France! From this month forward, citizens of Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, India and Russia won't have to wait 10 days for their visa delivery time. The French government has now significantly reduced visa delivery times to merely 48 hours in order to try to increase the number of foreign tourists following a dramatic dip due to the wave of terrorist attacks in 2016. This year, the country is targeting 89 million tourists from 83 million last year, and plans to bring in 100 million tourists in 2020.

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    The volunteer spirit

    Life, Published on 24/10/2017

    » Over 2 million Thais registered to serve as volunteers during the royal cremation period, carrying out several unpaid tasks, at Sanam Luang and elsewhere, from venue preparation, catering, public information services and funeral flower distribution to first aid and traffic safety. Here we talk to some of them about their duties and their pride in serving King Bhumibol one last time.

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    In search of big ideas

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 18/01/2018

    » BangkokEdge Festival, billed as an "idea festival", returns to its old quarters of Bangkok this weekend. Spearheaded by MR Narisa Chakrabongse, the two-day event is a vibrant smorgasbord of literature, music, art, history and politics, anchored in the charming venues of Museum Siam, Chakrabongse Villas and Rajini School. There will be talks -- plenty of panels and discussions, on subjects ranging from "What Makes The Chao Phraya A World Monument?" to "The Power Of Slam Poetry", from "Populism, Religion and Neo-Nationalism In The 21st Century" to "Years Of Living Dangerously: A Woman's Take On War". The list of participants is starry, including writers, journalists, poets, historians and artists, Thai and international. Come evening, the lawn of Museum Siam will play host to film screenings (Pop Aye on Saturday and Citizen Dog on Sunday), as well as concerts by Hugo, Yena, Rasmee Isan Soul and more.

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    What was hot on the net in 2017

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 05/01/2018

    » As the curtain is being raised for the tech world of 2018, let's have a quick look at what internet users searched for on the world wide web last year.

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    Driven to Drink

    Brunch, Andrew Biggs, Published on 07/01/2018

    » There are two categories where you can find Thailand sitting at the top of the world charts.

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    Where cherry blossoms bloom in Thailand

    Life, Peerawat Jariyasombat, Published on 09/01/2018

    » The month of January is quite a good time to enjoy blossoms. Many places offer an impressive flowery atmosphere.

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    Living a full life, late in life

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/08/2017

    » Thailand is an ageing society, as defined by the United Nations, which means a country's population consists of more than 10% elderly. Based on 2015 data from the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, around 11 million Thais are over 60, which means 16% of the entire population.

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    The game-playing life

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 29/11/2017

    » They're known as gamecasters -- those who sit around all day making videos of themselves playing video games and getting paid for it. It is work and play rolled into one, in the age of gaming, YouTube and online celebrity.

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    The heat is on

    Muse, Published on 02/12/2017

    » Ginger and broccoli in pad see eiw, Thai basil and tamarind sauce in som tam, and peanut butter drenched in every stir-fry possible. If you've ever visited YouTube in search of how-tos on Thai cookery, it's a given you've done some head-scratching, if not outright offensive interpretations of beloved dishes.

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