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    A mountain palace

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 18/12/2014

    » Anyone travelling to the south of Thailand by car or bus must have noticed a palace atop a mountain at the entrance of Phetchaburi town along Phetkasem Road. Many Thais know this place as Khao Wang, but not all of them have visited the summer palace of King Rama IV, or King Mongkut, and even known its full name, Phra Nakhon Khiri. 

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    Thai hopes still high in boxing, badminton

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 01/08/2012

    » Boxer Kaeo Pongprayoon and badminton athletes Ratchanok Inthanon, Sudket Prapakamol and Saralee Thoungthongkam kept Thailand’s medal hopes alive with easy victories as Michael Phelps becomes the all-time Olympic medal champion.

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    Who's LAUGHLIN now?

    Christopher Lombardi, Published on 30/08/2017

    » A small but lively leisure destination located in the far southern tip of the US state of Nevada, Laughlin (LAW-flin) sits on the banks of the mighty Colorado River.

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    Halloween in Hong Kong

    Guru, Catherine Faulder, Published on 07/10/2016

    » Alright, October is upon us. It's time to drop the H word. H... well hell, a month ago we would have hated saying it! Truth is, we were never really the biggest fans of the tooth decaying celebration Americans call Halloween. And let's be honest, these days, the majority don't dress up in the true spirit of the occasion; it's blatantly become more about how many people you can impress with that rocking hot bod. Come on, admit it. You can't lie to Guru.

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    Hot-to-trot spa offer

    Life, Noel Maclean, Published on 06/12/2013

    » As a kind of Christmas present to everyone in need of a little respite and a fresh perspective during the festive season, the Centara Grand at CentralWorld flagship branch of the burgeoning SPA Cenvaree brand, has created a new "Spa Pick & Mix Package" that's almost too good to be true.

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    History of the museum

    Life, Published on 24/12/2013

    » The Metropolitan Museum of Art's earliest roots date back to 1866 in Paris, France, when a group of Americans agreed to create a "national institution and gallery of art" to bring art and art education to the American people. The lawyer John Jay, who proposed the idea, swiftly moved forward with the project upon his return to the United States from France. Under Jay's presidency, the Union League Club in New York rallied civic leaders, businessmen, artists, art collectors, and philanthropists to the cause. On April 13, 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art was incorporated, opening to the public in the Dodworth Building at 681 Fifth Avenue. On November 20 of that same year, the Museum acquired its first object, a Roman sarcophagus. (Read more about this historic acquisition.) In 1871, 174 European paintings, including works by Anthony van Dyck, Nicolas Poussin, andGiovanni Battista Tiepolo, entered the collection.

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    Repository of Romance

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 14/02/2013

    » Shortly after dawn one fine morning during the cool season, a couple from Monaco climbed into a hot-air balloon in Doi Saket district, about 10km from downtown Chiang Mai. Then it was up, up, up to float over the countryside in their rainbow-coloured conveyance, feasting their eyes on the refreshing green expanse of rice fields dotted with villages and Buddhist temples.

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    Two years after ash-cloud chaos, Iceland tourism soars

    AFP Relax News, Published on 20/12/2012

    » According to a report published by the Icelandic Tourist Board, the number of foreign travelers visiting Iceland so far in 2012 has increased by 19.1 percent.

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    After the revolution

    Life, Vasana Chinvarakorn, Published on 15/05/2012

    » How irresistibly intoxicating the taste of freedom can be! Even for a non-drinker like me, a glass of Cuba Libre (Free Cuba), a mix of rum, Coke and lime, seemed to have unlocked a new door of endless possibilities. Soon I found myself clapping hands along with those dark-skinned dancers engaging in the colourful orgy of salsa up on the stage right in front of us.

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