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  • News & article

    Revelations in Convent

    Life, Vanniya Sriangura, Published on 19/01/2018

    » Soi Convent has a strange pull. Crawling with office workers by day, it welcomes drinkers and diners by night. At one end is a cloistered convent protected by high walls, at the other a hospital and a church, and in between a motley selection of an Irish pub, street stalls, cafés, bars, dessert shops, dining venues, a som tam joint and an all-girls school. Flanked by the gaudy lights of Patpong and the business-minded Sathorn, the 800m soi in the busy financial district has a discreet but unfailing, perennial charm.

  • News & article

    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 13/01/2018

    » 1It's a good start to the new year for music lovers as English indie pop band The XX will make their debut in Bangkok on Jan 29 at ThunderDome Muang Thong Thani. The London-based pop trio -- Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith are known for their minimal and hypnotic sound, drawing in huge raves from critics with their first album XX (2009) and later on Coexist (2012). After four years, the band just released their latest album I See You in early 2017. Prepare to be hypnotised by their biggest hits like Intro, Crystalised and Say Something Loving. The tickets are on sale now via www.ticketmelon.com, 02-026-3068. 2,800 baht per person for standing tickets only.

  • News & article

    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

    Our top 10 stories in a year that will be hard to forget

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Over the past year 'Spectrum' has reported a wide range of issues to give readers valuable insights. Our reporter ambushed the monk who helped Leicester City to their shock English Premier League title to get an exclusive. Another reporter blended in with Chinese yuppies in the new business district of Bangkok to find out why they decided to migrate to Thailand. Two reporters did a series of stories on the Tiger Temple by hanging out with the veterinarian, monks and national park officers to listen to all sides. We were determined to find the truth. Last month we also went up to Chiang Mai to talk to Hmong girls wrongly accused of stealing a British tourist's watch. Here are the top 10 stories in another exciting year of reporting.

  • News & article

    A place among the dead

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 26/07/2016

    » Cemeteries are a sanctuary for the dead and the mourners. But the Bangkok Protestant Cemetery on Charoen Krung 72/5, known as Soi Susan Farang, has been known as a tourist attraction, due to the beautiful architecture of the memorial sites and splendidly carved gravestones. The cemetery, besides being one of the oldest burial grounds that remain unaffected by the urban development of the city, has a cultural value as a testament of foreign cultures present in Thailand from the mid-19th century until the present day.

  • News & article

    Fun on a bun

    Brunch, Published on 27/09/2015

    » A small group of young office employees in smart suits gathered in front of the Thaniya Building shortly before lunchtime. Despite a range of air-conditioned restaurants at that end of Silom Road, these yuppies were happy to queue under a hot sun while waiting for their meal.

  • News & article

    Tackling child pornography on all fronts

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 23/09/2015

    » To stem the proliferation of child pornography in Thailand I believe it will take more than just a stringent set of penalties for offenders.

  • News & article

    Life on the small stage

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 13/05/2015

    » Three new English-speaking theatre companies in Bangkok make a name for themselves.

  • News & article

    Sidewalks for people to walk on?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 07/03/2011

    » More pedestrians means less cars, less pollution, more healthy people, but crowds of vendors and motorcycles makes sidewalks unwalkable.

  • Forum

    Weekly ‘Sanook’ column

    By modsquad, Created on: 08/11/2010, Last updated on: 08/11/2010

    » Andrew Biggs writes the weekly ‘Sanook’( roughly translated sanook means fun ) column which appears in the Sunday Brunch section. A fluent Thai speaker and long time resident, his columns explore the sometimes humorous and subtle traits of the Thai people. Forum readers might enjoy re-visiting...

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