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    Four inspiring tales for the price of none

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 25/10/2017

    » The gift of love, kindness and generosity from the late King Bhumibol lives on in the minds of all Thais. It serves as the inspiration behind the anthology film Khong Kwan (The Gift), comprised of four short films by four Thai directors to be screened free of charge beginning Saturday at cinemas nationwide.

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    The fruits of collaboration

    Life, Napamon Roongwitoo, Published on 11/09/2014

    » Thailand's three southernmost provinces, Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat, are often regarded in a negative light thanks to ongoing unrest. But they are home to many great cultures, travel destinations and high-quality agricultural products.

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    A place where indies can thrive

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 08/03/2018

    » The stone latticework of Cinema Oasis gives its façade a vaguely Middle Eastern look. Up on the 2nd floor gallery that runs along the screening room, pockets of sunlight shine in through the gaps in the pattern. Looking down, you see what's left of what was once a large pond. An oasis, maybe, as the name suggests.

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    A trip down South

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 13/09/2017

    » The audiences looked on eagerly as throngs of classical musicians from the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO), all smartly dressed in black, slowly filed onto the stage of Yala Rajabhat University's auditorium. Once the men and women in black were seated, and the conductor flicked his baton, the first melody struck. The powerful sounds of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No.5 soon engulfed the hall, filled with locals of Thailand's southernmost province.

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    The Deeper South

    Muse, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 19/08/2017

    » In the contemporary art created by Muslim women from Thailand's restive southern provinces of Narathiwat, Yala and Pattani, there is a depth that reaches out and speaks to the heart.

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    Southern discomfort, by those who live it

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 04/08/2017

    » 'I'm not really a photographer. In fact I hated photography," said photographer Mumadsoray Deng from Pattani.

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    Why Chiang Mai is the place to be this weekend

    Life, Published on 14/07/2017

    » There's a couple of reasons for you to be in Chiang Mai this weekend and next.

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    The women of Wanita

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 08/03/2017

    » Nine years ago, Ropita Mahamat almost lost her son in a shooting incident, a dishearteningly familiar story in the Deep South. One night at 9pm in Pattani, her son was picking a relative from a pondok school when unidentified gunmen opened fire on him -- or, more likely, on someone else, though the bullets hit him. This circumstance, like so many similar ones in the region, was never clearly explained.

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    It's all go

    Life, Kanin Srimaneekulroj, Published on 15/08/2016

    » Ever since its release on August 6, Pokemon Go has taken Thailand by storm, prompting hordes of enthusiastic players of all ages and genders to take to the streets in search of these virtual critters. It has also come with news of accidents (or near-accidents), a national security debate (seriously?), a ban threat (already denied) and academic seminars on the impact of the game on society.

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    Home away from home

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 22/07/2014

    » It is the final week of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. During the day, one of Ramkhamhaeng’s busiest roads, Soi 53, is still devoid of activities. But come sunset, as the muezzin calls for evening prayer from the nearby mosque and announces the time of the fast-breaking meal, the soi comes alive and the air is filled with chatter and aroma of food and tea.

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