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    Thailand in film

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 27/07/2018

    » It has been a few weeks since the rescue of the Wild Boar soccer team from Tham Luang cave. With the successful and miraculous feel-good news of the rescue, it was inevitable that plans to dramatise the entire ordeal will be made into a movie. Reportedly, six film production companies are in talks with the Thai government and have expressed interest in obtaining rights to make a dramatic movie version of the events.

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    In tune with the times

    Brunch, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 08/07/2018

    » For over 30 years, Pongsit Kampee has been telling stories about people, their struggles, grievances, and of love lost. To say that he is Thailand's Bob Dylan may be a bit of an overstatement, but he's one of the few we have who may merit that comparison.

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    Sick healthcare system

    News, Postbag, Published on 25/06/2017

    » As I watch Republican congressmen try to make healthcare unaffordable for tens of millions of old, poor and chronically ill Americans, I am gaining a new appreciation of Thaksin.

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    Down the rabbit hole

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 03/02/2018

    » Help me, somebody, I think I must have fallen down a rabbit hole and found myself in a world as crazy as Alice did. In this strange, topsy-turvy world the people who ousted an elected government, an action usually considered more serious than sedition is now arresting protesters and dissidents for actions and speech inciting people to rebel against their government.

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    Pedestrians, once again, get raw deal

    News, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 24/08/2017

    » After watching the documentary Citizen Jane: Battle for the City last weekend, I finally found something in common between New York City and Bangkok -- the obsession with infrastructure development at the cost of local communities. What happened to New York City planning six decades ago reminds me of what's happening to development in Bangkok nowadays.

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    Livin' La Vida Mocha

    Guru, Lydia Bilton, Published on 10/03/2017

    » Here's a Friday fun fact for you. Did you know that Starbucks (that world-famous green and white coffeehouse you Bangkokians love) failed miserably in Australia? In 2003, the American coffee giant opened eighty-four stores Down Under, and eight years later, sixty of those closed.

  • News & article

    Let's get high

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 03/03/2017

    » Many restaurants aspire to give their patrons an elevated dining experience, and in some cases, this has been taken literally. Bangkok is home to a vast array of rooftop restaurants and bars, some of which are well-known, go-to places for a dinner with a magnificent view of the city's skyline. This week, we have rounded up a number of relatively new rooftop restos for you to check out and enjoy. Protip: don't look down. Seriously.

  • News & article

    Bonkers for Burgers

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 02/09/2016

    » Bangkok has become the capital for burgers and Bangkokians seem to be going bonkers over them. The city's overrun with them and you'll find them everywhere, at fast food chains, food trucks, restaurants and 7-Elevens too.

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    Stimulus hopes and chinese gdp cheer stock investors

    Business, Published on 18/07/2016

    » Recap: Hopes that British and Japanese policymakers would ramp up economic stimulus bolstered risk appetites in global stock markets. China's better-than-expected second-quarter GDP also buoyed sentiment. The Thai market tracked the global trend.

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    Not-so-easy decisions

    News, Postbag, Published on 13/07/2016

    » Like a hungry dog at a fresh food market, it requires little imagination to grasp the difficulty government types have in distinguishing right from wrong.

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